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Jill BREAKER FOILED.
XSGRO CONDEMN ED TO BE
HTJNO TKIES TO ESCAPE.
Mol vi n WMmmi, Slayer of a White
Farmer at Or sennet.. In Horry, In
Janr, Makes a Desperate Attempt
To Escape From the Jail at Con
Con way. Nov. 11.?Melvln Watson,
the negro who killed John Watson at
Oreensea on June 2. and who was
at the September term of court sen?
tenced to be hanged tomorrow at
noon, made a very bold and murder?
ous attempt to escape from Jail this
morning. With the heavy lid from
sue of the Jail buckets he struck Kel
Fowler, a white fellow prisoner, full
to the forehead, felling him on the
?pot. and rushed out of the Jail door
over the bleeding form of Fowler
aad gained entrance to the stairway,
down which he was escaping when he
was interrupted by Jailer Burton, who
heard the commotion and rushed Into
the hall just in time to grab the pris?
oner. Another Jailer and the prison?
er scuffled until well out on the front
porch of the Jail, when Fowler, who
had recovered from the blow, ran
down-stairs and assisted the keeper
In putting Watson back in his cell.
Nashville has been having an ex?
hibit of home-made products. One in?
dustry that is exploited is the manu?
facture of shoes, and citizens are en?
couraged to patronise the local In?
dustry in order to incrase employ?
ment. It Is urgeu that the cltlsens
should spend their money at home.
But Nashville is not isolated, and Its
business with the outer world keeps
growing. The deeper significance of
the movement seems to be an ambi?
tion to encourage the manufacturing
industries of a more diversified nature
The cooperation of the region round?
about, whose people buy and sell In
Nashville, might promote the desired
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There Is only one way to cure deaf?
ness, and that Is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous lin?
ing of the Eustachlan Tube. When
this tube la Inflamed you have a rum?
bling sound or Imperfect hearing, and
when It Is entirely closed, DoAfness Is
the result, and unless the inflamma?
tion can be taken out and this tube
restored to Its normal condition, hear?
ing will be destroyed forever; nine
eases out of ten are caused by Ca?
tarrh, which Is nothing but an in?
flamed condition of the mucous sur?
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Deafness (caused by
catarrh* that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. 8end for circu?
lars free. F. J. CHENEY A CO.,
Sold by Druggists, 7Sc.
Take Hall's Family Pilla for consti?
Not That Kind.
Chstrile came to the doctor's office
In 9 state of great excitement and
said, "Please, doctor. c?me right
straight down to aee Freddy?mother
?aye he'a wreathed in agony."
The Bast Food for Workers.
The bent food for those who work
with hand or brain is never high
The beat example of this is found In
Quaker Oata. It stands at the top
among foods that supply nourishment
and vigor, without taxing the diges?
tion, and yet it is the least expensive
food one can eat.
This great food value and low cost
snake It an ideal food for families who
want to get the greatest good from
what they eat.
Laborers, factory or farm hands, fed
plentifully on Quaker Oats will work
better and with less fatigue than if
fed on almost any other kind of food.
All of these facts were proved and
very Interesting Information about
human foods were gathered by Pro?
fessor Fisher of Yale University in
190s You'll And Quaker Oats in reg?
ular size packages, and hermetically
aealed tins; the latter Is best for hot
??The (\\\f Watch that has given perms
e< i.r i N OUR f ithcr, to MY
father. YOU and MB, ll
Tlit Watch De Luxe."
Why not be able to lay the same to Your
f>< l/e Tell You About HOWARDS
W. A. Thompson,
Jeweler and Optician.
Phone U& 6 S. Main St.
PROBING SUGAR FRAUD.
Evidence Expected to Reveal "Man
Higher Up" Handed to Govern?
New York, Nov. 11.?Evidence,
which 1? confidently expected to re?
veal the "man higher up" In the su?
gar weighing frauds, unearthed dur?
ing the term of Henry L. Stlmson as
United States district attorney for the
Southern district of New York, has
been placed In possession of the gov?
ernment, It was authoritatively stat?
ed today, and Is being used as the
basis of a Federal indictment soon
to be filed against one of the officials
of the American Sugar Refining Com?
Since surrendering the duties of
United States district attorney Mr.
Stlmson, acting as a special United
States Attorney Qeneral, has had in
hand the work of building up the
government's case against the custom
house weighers and the employees of
the American Sugar Refining Com?
pany, who are charged with having
conspired together to defraud the
United States of $2,000,000 of sugar
duties. The inquiry is now approach?
ing a climax.
Mr. Stlmson himself refused to dis?
cuss the nature of the new evidence,
but it is learned that the evidence
furnished by one of the implicated
government weighers was regarded
as conclusive enough to make practi?
cally certain the indictment of a high
official of the American Suger Refin?
W. M. Thomas, president of the
American Sugar Refining Company,
speaking of the government investi?
gation, said today:
"Our company is Just as anxious as
the government to bring out the facts
in the sugar frauds. We are doing
everything in our power to aid Mr.
Stlmson in his investigation."
Resignations of James F. Bender
nagel, the superintendent of the Wll
llamsburg plant, and several other
department heads in the plant, were
accepted today, it is said, and other
changes are contemplated in the
house cleaning that the company has
Henry I* Stlmson, special counsel
for the government in the sugar fraud
cases, tonight denied a statement
published here today that the true los?
ses to the Federal treasury by short
weighing of imported raw sugar
would total $30.000.000.
Mi. Stlmson in his denial says:
"The reports that the record show
a loss of $30,000,000 to the govern?
ment from the weighing frauds at the
American Sugar Refining Company
docks are not true, nor is there the
slightest basis for believing that there
was any such loss. If there had been,
the settlement for $2,136,000 never
would have been made.
"The custom records were carefully
examined under my direction before
that settlement wa3 mide, and I be?
lieve that the payment made was
complete restitution to the govern?
ment of the amount of its loss."
ii IG HAM NOT A FUGITIVE.
Brother Saya Convicted Man Is in
Florence, Nov. 12.?The local paper
carries a story to the effj^t that
Judge R. C. Watts has declared that
?. C. Bigham, convicted of man?
slaughter for the killing of his wife,
has not forfeited his bond.
Judge Watts, the story runs, says
that Bigham is free to come or go as
he pleases until some competent au?
thority rules that the ball bond Is not
longer competent. Notice of an ap?
peal, says Judge Watts, whether regu?
lar or not. puts the defendant under
the Jurisdiction of the higher court
until that court cancels the bond and
orders the arrest of the defendant.
J. W. Ragsdale.a ttorney for Big?
ham, asserts that Bigham is not a fu?
gitive from Justice. He says the notice
of appeal was duly given, though
certain formalities were waived, pend?
ing the settlement of some questions.
Ii. S. Bigham, brother of the con?
victed man, was In Florence yester?
day, and said that his brother was on
a visit In Greenville and would return
on Monday. Mr. Bigham says his
brother has made no attempt to hide,
and will report to the Judge If called
up??n to d(, s<?.
nf.giio hanged at conyvay.
Maffia Warna Pays Death Penally
IXlff K Ilin- a White Farmer.
Conway, Nov. IS,?-At high noon
Kelvin Wateon was legally hanged,
paylag the penalty for tin- murder of
Mr. John Watson, at Oreensea on
Jans I, The trap was sprung it 12:
27, and in 12 mlnutea he was pro*
nouneed dead by Dr. D, Morton, Bev*
en minutes afterwards the body was
< nt down and prepare d for burial.
There were In the large erowd of
nearly three hundred people, several
Oreensea people present, and it wai
rumored that there would be trouble
if the relative of the negro sought to
I \ him bark to hi* home for bU"
rial. Hence i.He claimed the body.
and the county supervisor had It In?
terred In the woods near the Jail.
PRESIDENT AND HOSPITAL.
Coatin's Observation on President
Tuffs Visit to Columbia and Perti?
nent Crltcisms of Hospital Manage?
ment From Personal Experience.
I was at Columbia last week to the
State Fair, met a lot of my friends.
Everybody seemed to have plenty of
money and having a good time.
There were no drunkards on the
streets, nor did not see anyone arrest?
ed. Saturday the president was there.
Everybody was glad to see him, both
whites and .blacks. The largest crowd
I ever saw in Columbia was there at
The president is certainly a fine
looking man and as he came from
the State House in an automobile ev?
erybody was greeting him and smil?
ing and he was smiling and lifting
his hat to everyone. Everyone was
glad to see him and he seemed pleas?
ed to see the ladies and gentlemen of
the Southern States.
On Friday morning I went to the
State Hospital for the Insane. Now it
has always been customary to have
the hospital open to visitors during
Fair week. I myself think it an out?
rage to have these poor innocent in?
valids put on exhibition for the peo?
ple of the Southern States to look at
and laugh at. I know myself that
they do laugh at them and have seen
nurses point at the patients and gig?
gle and the crowd would giggle. Now
It makes anyone feel bad to be laugh?
ed at and especially do these poor pa?
tients feel hurt when they are looked
at and laughed at as though they
were some kind of an animal. They
are human beings and just as inno?
cent as little babes. God said, "Suf?
fer the little children to come unto
me and forbid them not for of such
is the kingdom of heaven."
The newspapers have for sometime
been printing writings on the State
Hospital for the Insane. I wish to
say that the fare there is not fit for a
sick person to eat, nor indeed a well
person, much less those who are com*
pelled to stay there. The meat they
give them to eat is old butt meat,
which smells like It has been con?
demned. The bread is never cooked
done. The top crust is done but the
Inside is just like a piece of putty and
cannot be digested. The black mo?
lasses, so-called syrup, is not fit for
an African to eat much less a poor
Invalid. The coffee is four waters
and one coffee. The hominy is old
and musty. In fact all the food is
old and musty and seems to be con?
demned foods and not fit for these
poor invalids to eat. They can nev?
er revive on such food.
Mr. Austin, the head nurse I know
has slapped, jerked, cuffed and
abused the poor invalids, and when
tubing has torn their mouths and
broke out teeth and handled them
very roughly, and I do not consider
him a fit person to have any postion
In the State Hospital for the Insane.
Dr. Thompson, the assistant super?
intendent is one of the finest men I
ever met. When he goes through the
hospital every morning he stops and
answers all questions put to him by
the patients and is polite and extreme?
ly kind to everyone, rich and poor
alike. If I had the power Dr. Thomp?
son would be made superintendent of
the Hospital for the Insane of South
I know that the superintendent has
not treated a lady who went there to
visit her son wlh common politeness.
Dr. Brown one of the nurses is B
very fine man and never abuses the
patients but is always so kind and
gentle with them and if anyone
should be promoted I think Mr. Brown
WILLIAM B8AUREOARD COSTIN.
Sumter, S. C, Nov. 13, 1909.
An Odd Legacy.
Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the
Jefferson family of actors, was re?
membered curiously in the will of
Weston, who was himself an esteemed
member of Gnrrick's compnuy. Wes?
tern's will contained this item:
"I have played under the manage?
ment of Mr. Jefferson at Richmond
and received from him every polite?
ness. I therefore leave him all ray
stock of prudence, it being the only
good quality I think he stands In no**
A few dozen taxpayers are still
wondering if Expert Accountant W.
W. Harrelson will ever return to
Sumter to explain that report of his
for which the city paid $600 ami
which nobody in Sumter could under?
stand. The only plain fact in connec?
tion with tin- proceeding was that
Mi-. Harrelson goi his money (he in
alated on having it hi New York tX_
Change) and pulled out without stop?
ping to tell City Council what his re?
port meant. Alderman Ligon. who
was chairman of the special commit?
tee that had charge of the Investiga?
tion, may Know more nhout the re?
port than the lest of us, for the rea?
son thai lie has given it closer Btudy
than anybody else In the effort t<> as
certaln what the city got lor the $G00,
but even he does not know exactly
What the report purports to be. If In
studies it a few months longer, per?
haps he may be able to throw some
light on the mutter.
TWO BOYS ROB KANSAS BANK.
Banker Is Wounded And $800 In
Eudora, Kansas, November 12?
Earl Bullock, a boy bandit of Law?
rence, Kansas, accompanied by Wm
McKay, 15 years old, of Jacksonville,
Fla., to-day in an attempt to repeat
his exploit of a month ago, robbed the
Eudora State Bank of $800, after
shooting Fred Starr, a banker, and
later probably mortally wounded
himself, when closely pressed by ar?
In his first hold-up of the Eudora
State Bank, Bullock, who is 17 years
old, shot and instantly killed a police?
man. Officers had about decided that
Bullock had left the State with the
loot of the previous hold-up. He and
McKay entered the bank about closing
Fred Starr, Cashier of the Kaw Val?
ley State Bank, with his day's clear?
ings, stood by as the outlaws held up
the State Bank's cashier, Henry Wil?
son. Although Starr offered no re?
sistance to the hold-up, Bullock shot
him through the Jaw. Snatching more
than $800 Bullock and McKay fled.
Each youth had two revolvers.
Wilson spread the alarm and cit?
izens armed with shotguns, rifles and
revolvers pursued the bandits across
In attempting to swim the Kaw
River the boys lost ground, and a few
minutes later the pursuers were at
McKay surrendered, but Bullock
wrenching the revolvers from his
faltering'partners hands, sped on into
John Miller, a farmer, who knew
nothing about the pursuit, stepped In?
to Bullock's path and the boy, think?
ing him a pursuer, fired several shots
that barely missed Miller. Seeing that
the youth was ready to shoot at any
one, the pursuers fired a score of
shots at Bullock, who returned the
Thus the chase continued for some
time, none of the shots exchanged be?
tween the citizens and their quary
taking effect. The robber gradually
losing ground, he stopped and shout- I
"1 have only one bullet lef>, but
I'll beat you yet." Then he fired his
remaining bullet through his own
Thinking Bullock dead, most of the
pursuers turned their attention to Mc?
Kay, with the intention of lynching
him, some announced.
Officers, however, hurried McKay
to the Lawrence .iail in an automobile*
DISPENSARY BOARD ADJOURNS.
Adjudication of Claims Will be Made
Columbia, NOV. 12.?The dispensary
winding-up commission took a recess
until Wednesday, when the adjudica?
tion of claims will be made public.
The matter is now being put into
shape and the claimants will all know
next Wednesday where they stand In
regard to the money owed them by
the State. It is generally expected
that the scallngs will average about
20 per cent, as this has been hinted
at from time to time. One claim will
be held up, that of the New York and
Kentucky Company. Dr. Murray stat?
ed that this would be done for a short
while, until some further information
can be secuied it is understood. A
number of prominent attorneys were
here this week while the dispensary
commission was in session, apparent?
ly keeping in touch with the situa?
It is stated, though no official in?
formation is given out to this effect,
that there will be much more "con?
science money," that the amount may
reach into the hundreds ot thousands
list. Already the Bernhelm Distilling
Company and the Weiskopf "fund"
placed the amount at $37,500.
It is stated today, and the names
are not made public yet, that one
sum of $'.>,(>no and another of $500
has been deposited to the credit of
the commission by firms represented
In the list of claimants.
The list of claims have been adju?
dicated, and Dr. Murray states that
the commission Will return Wednes?
day and the findings will be made
public The money, he states, has
been ordered in from the banks to pay
the claimants. Hardly more than
half the amount on deposit will be
needed to wind up the affairs of the
dispensary just at this time so far as
the claims are concerned.
<>ne of the contributors to the
Young Men's Christian Association
building fund recently raised in Hos?
ten was George 8, Baldwin, who gave
$500 ln memory of his father, William
ir. Baldwin, for many years president
of the Boston Christian Union, an in?
stitution similar to the Young Men's
Tlier.' was an unusually large crowd
in town Saturday and business in all
lines was good.
A good crop of wild oats will gTOW
where weeds wouldn't even sprout.
SUGAR TRUST MAN ARRESTED.
Official Who Resigned Thursday In?
dicted for Fraud.
New York, Nov. 12.?After months \
of quiet work behind the scenes by
the government investigators, who
have been scrutinizing the ins and
outs of the complicated sugar Import
frauds, there came suddenly today
the indictment and arrest of an im?
portant former officer of the Ameri?
can Sugar Refining Company, charg?
ed with conspiracy to defraud the
government by false weighing of su?
The man arrested is James N. Ben
dernagel, for thirty years superinten?
dent of the Havemeyer & Elder Re?
finery in Williamsburg, the largest
plant of the American Sugar Refining
It was regarded as significant that
Bendernagel's resignation was an?
nounced by the company only yester?
When arraigned before United
States Commissioner Benedict and
asked to give $5,000 for his appear
acne at an examination set for next
Monday, he produced a roll of bills
from a waistcoat pocket and counted
out the required amount.
The Indictment returned against
Bendernagel is of the blanket variety,
Including in Its terms a so-called "big
six"?Oliver Spitzer, Thomas Kehoe,
Edward E. Boyle, Leon M. Voelker,
John R. Coyle and Patrick J. Hennes
sy, all of whom have been previously
Indicted on similar charges.
The specific charges against Ben?
dernagel are that he defrauded the
government out of duty to the amount
of $1,640, In connection with the false
entry of the nine million pounds of
the steamer Eva.
At one point the indictment relates
the old charges made against former
members of the so-called "big six,"
alleging the use of fraudulent devices
on the scales at the docks to short
weigh sugar for the purpose of avoid?
ing customs duties.
Following fast upon the announce?
ment of the American Sugar Refining
Company that a reorganization of the
entire working force of the Williams
burg Refinery would be effected as a
result of the weighing frauds discov?
ered under the regime of Henry L.
Stimson as United States district at?
torney came the development today
that anoher large sugar importing
concern, the Arbuckle Brothers Com?
pany, has begun negotiations with Mr.
Stimson for the purpose of paying in?
to the treasury duties on sugar im?
ports which the government author!"
ties claim should have been paid on
CAUSEY'S SLAY'ER CONVICTED
??Peg-Leg" Hughes Found Guilty at
Bamberg, Nov. 12.?Guilty, with a
recommendation for mercy, was the
verdict rendered here tonight in the
trial of "Peg Leg" Hughes for the
killing of Wilson B. Causey.
Buys Darlington Postofllcc Site.
Darlington, Nov. 12.?The Hon.
Drayton Hastie, assistant district at?
torney of Charleston, was in Darling?
ton today and formerly accepted the
postoffice lot, paying to Mrs. Ida S.
Jeffords a check for $1,500. This
opens the way for the immediate be?
ginning of the building of the new
The Court of Common Pleas ad?
journed Friday afternoon after a
lengthy session. Practically all cases
on the docket were disposed of. Judge
Sease who presided made a decided?
ly favorable impression, this being
his first visit to Sumter.
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always bought
THE KIND OF
To be used is very much a
matter of taste. It is im?
portant, though, that the
frames set properly on the
nose and at the right dis?
tance from the Eyes; that
the lenses be perfectly cen?
tered, and how are you to
know when some is guess?
ing. WE M A ER GUESS
I have ? graduate Optician
in charge of my Optical Parlor
ami ail work is guaranteed.
W. A. THOMPSON,
Jew eler and Optician.
6 S. Main St. Phone 333.
County Teachers' Association.
The first meeting of the Sumter
County Teachers' Association was
held in the Hampton School building
Saturday. Ow^ng to the extreme
illness of one of his daughters, the
president, Col. Dargan, was not able
to be present. His absence was a
cause of great regret to the teachers.
The Executive Committee, of which
Miss McLean is the chairman, has de?
cided upon the folowing course of
work for the year: Primary methods,
Manual Training, Music, and Draw?
ing. The teachers began the drawing
and manual training that morning. It
is believed that the Association will
be a working one and that much will
be accomplished by those who attend
regularly. The meetings will be held
The only way th s city can obtain z.
live and progressive, but at the same
time a thoroughly business-like, ad?
ministration Is for eight successful
and busy business men, who know
what the city needs and now criticise
the manner in which municipal af?
fairs are conducted, to stand for elec?
tion on the next council. There is no
good in criticising unless the crictlcs
are willing to lend a hand at better?
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I straightened quickly, sharp, dart?
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friend finally told me about Doan's
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China's drug store. They helped me
in every way and I have not had any
backache since, the kidney secretions
are clear and I feel better than I have
In months. I consider Doan's Kid?
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