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LEE \>I> SI'MITCH INVOLVED.
Supreme Court Will Pass oil Cane
1 Irani Before Magistrate, hi Rail?
The Supreme Court yesterday is?
sued a per curlam order, providing;
for an en banc meeting on November
27 of five cases against the Atlantic
Coast Line road from Sumter county
Involving the question of whether
two stations. St. Charles and Wisacky
are in Lee or Sumter county. R. M.
Jenkins Is the plaintiff in four of the
cases and W. W. DesChamps Is the
plaintiff In the other.
The per curlam order is as follows:
"These five cases Involved the ques?
tion whether a magistrate In Sumter
county has Jurisdiction In so far as
the actions Involved recovery of a
penalty, whether the question of Jur?
isdiction related to the subject mat?
ter or to the person, and so whether
contest upon the merits before the
magistrate was a waiver of objection
to jurisdiction, and incidentally
whether in considering such question
raised here for the first time, this
court could take judicial notice that
St. Charles and Wisacky, where the
canes of action are alleged to have
arisen, are in Lee county and not in
Sumter county.?The State.
THE DISPENSARY CLOSED.
Everything Sohl Out Except a Few
Bottle* of Wine.
From The Dally Item. Nov. 16.
The county dispensary was closed
last night and Sumter county is now
prohibition territory. Whether or not
It Is to be dry remains to be seen.
The enforcement of the law against
the sale of Intoxicating beverages de?
pends more upon public sentiment
than upon the county and city offi?
cials, and If there Is not a strong sen?
timent in favor of the rigid enforce?
ment of the law, the law will be a
dead letter. Irrespective of the efforts
the officials may make to suppress
the Illicit sale of liquor. They may
be able to apprehend many o fthe
blind tigers, but if any considerable
number of people conspire with the
blind tigers to violate the law by pat?
ronising the tigers the police of this
city and the county officials will not
be able to cope with the evil.
Dispenser Windham acting under
the orders of the County Board of
Control closed the dispensary prompt?
ly at the usual closing hour la?t
nl>;M I dispensary became a
thing of the pant so far as Sumter is
concerned. The stock of liquors was
? i--d out st?ernl days ago and on' ? i
small remount of wines was left on
hand at closing time last night. There
remained unsold only two cases of
champagne and three or four cases
of other wines, the total value of
which was less than $200. The Sum?
ter county dispensary will pay all
outstanding accounts and have re?
maining about $30.000 In ca-h to he
divided between the school fund.
Sumter county, the city of Sumter
and the town of Mayesville. The final
settlement and distribution of funds
will be made as soon as possible un?
der fhe provisions of the law.
?Lame hack comes on suddenly and
la extremely painful. It Is caused by
rheumatism of the muscles. Quick re?
lief Is afforded by applying Chamber?
lain's Liniment. Sold by W. W. Si
The schedule of the new Coast
Line flyer Is no Improvement on the
old except that one does not have to
rise so early to get to Augusta, but
that Is offset by the lateness in get?
ting there. If the schedule were to
be advanced a little so that the new
train would connect at Sumter with
the train going to Greenville, and re?
turn a few hours ahead of train 32
going north there would be a ma?
terial gain In schedules for all this
section. That train would get to
Charleston earlier in the day and
leave earlier In the afternoon, giving
Just about the same time In Charles?
ton and getting our friends In Dillon.
Fayettevllle and other points home
before night. It would be an advan?
tage to us all. to say nothing of the
earlier train to Columbia and the
connection for the up-country. We
sincerely urge these modifications to
our friends who run the railroad. It
seems like too much of a good thing
to have two fast trains leaving here
for the north so close together as 32
and the new train do. The Coast
Line run* plenty of trains, but It
keeps them so clone together that
there Is little or nothing gained to the
traveling public.?Florence Times.
Golden Seal Stock
A Poultry Medicine
an Ideal remedy for Honte?,
tuwi, Mult'm, llotfH, Hheep
and Poultry. Never fall?
to give relief. Acta direct?
ly on the liver. feverj
Stock and Poultry ral?er
Hhould have a can handy
for u?e when needed. Hold by drugglftt?
and dealers. Price ftc, GOc and $1.00a
can. Alno Huach'n I Mulnfectant and
IUp. guaranteed to destroy MITKS&
Lit'Bon chick ens. Sampleon request.
Golden Chain Remedy Co., Ino.
SI HE R l s TuucrsT?HE.
EM BEZZ LEB IXDICTED.
Grand Jury Amines Wnrrlner of
Grand Larceny and Misapplication
Cincinnati. Nov. 15.??Charles L.
Warriner. formerly local treasurer of
the Big Four railroad, was indicted
today on chages of grand larceny and
embezzlement In the amount of $5,
000 on each count.
While $643,000 is known to have
been stolen from the railroad, It de?
veloped today that the company's
cash books prior to 1905 have disap?
peared and that it will never be pos?
sible to tell the full amount of the
The comparatlvedly small amounl
>n which Warriner was indicted rep?
resented the latest known theft.
Amazing figures were presented to?
day, showing the progress of the
thefts for the last five years. The
shortage thus estimated amounts tu
something more than $58.000 foi
1905, 1906 and 1907 to $62.000 in
1908, and $83.000 in 1909. The total
for five years reaches $322,000.
Of this sum Warlner says he paid
$400 a month to each of two persons
n the form of blackmail. The rest,
ne alleges, he lost in speculation, try
ng to replace his thefts.
The most Interesting person to ap?
pear before the grand Jury today was
Mrs. Jeanette Stauart Ford , whose
oonnnectlon with the case Is still
Hhrouded In mystery. Mrs. Ford de?
clared that she had said nothing to
the grand Jurors beyond the Indefi?
nite statement which she has already
After the grand Jury had adjourn?
ed for the day, Prosecutor Hunt an?
nounced that Warriner would be
summoned as a witness to give evi?
dence against the persons whom he
accuses of blackmail.
SUPREME COURT DIVIDED.
A Petetion of C, C. & O. For a Man?
damus to Compel (.ranting of Its
Columbia, Nov. 15.?The Supreme
Court today issued an order calling a
meeting of the whole circuit and Su?
preme bench on Nov. 27 to pass upon
the C, C. and O's. petition to man?
damus the Secretary of State to issue
the road a charter.
PIEDMONT ELECTRIC RAILWAY.
Anderson Car Cotii|mny Soli* Out to
Great** Mb* Syndicate.
Greenville, Nov. 15.-?Th< \uder
son Traction Company was today
purchased in Greenville by a Green?
ville syndicate, composed of L. W.
Parker, W. J. Thackston, H. J.
Haynsworth J. B. Duke and B. N.
Duke, the last named being associat?
ed with the American Tobacco Com?
pany. The purchase was made from
E. W. Robertson, who has recently
bought in this company's holdings.
The Messrs. Dnke came to Green?
ville today to med the other parties
In the transaction, and returned to
Charlotte tonight. The amount of the
purchasing price has not been stated.
This is one of the most Important
business transactions that has taken
place in this section for some time.
The Dukes in the syndicate have tak?
en over the property with the pur?
pose of extending the lnter-urban line
of the Anderson Traction Company
from Helton to Greenville and from
Gnenvllle to Spartaniuirg. Papers of
Incorporation will nt once be applied
for and the name of the new corpora?
tion will be the Greenville, Anderson
and Spnrtanburg Traction Company.
Subscriptions will be opened within
a short time and the people of this
section will be given an opportunity
to subscribe to the stock on the basis
of the purchase. Within a reasonable
time a survey will be made for ex?
tension of the line to Greenville and
?Croup is most prevalent during th?
dry cold weather of the early winter
months. Parents of young chlldrer
should be prepared for It. All that If
needed Is a bottle of Chamberlain'*
Cough Remedy. Many mothers arc
never without It in their homes and it
has never disappointed them. Sold b?
W. W. Slbert.
Order No. 74, to be effective De?
cember 1, has been adopted by the
railroad commission, requiring the
Atlantic Coast Line Road to operate
the COSW8X Coast and Western Road
as one and the same system ns the
Atlantic Coast Line, and thereby to
BOS continuous mileage and assess
one straight local rate. This will
mean a great saving to the people
along the line of the Conway, Coast
and Western Road In the matter of
freight rates. Formerly in making
rates from one station on one line to
a station on the other the local ratal
of each line would be added and 20
per cent, deducted.
?The old. old story, told times with?
out number, and repeated OVOf and
over again for the last 36 years, hut
it s always a welcome story to those
In search of health There Is nothing
In the world that cures cough? and
eohis as quickly as Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Sold hy W. W. SI
Health Officer Reardon Will Begin
Vaccination of School Children
Owing to the prevalence of small?
pox In other portions of this State,
and desiring to take no chances
whatever, Superintendent of City
Schools S. H. Edmunds and Health
Officer Reardon decided today to or?
der a general vaccination, and re
vaccination of all scholars and teach?
ers in the city schools.
The city health department and
the State board of health rules and
regulations require that every schol?
ar shall be succesfully vaccinated as
a pre-requislte to attending school,
and that at east once every six years
all scholars shall be re-vacclnated.
The laws place the responsibility for
compliance with these regulations
upon the teachers, parents and guard?
ians of the scholars and Impose heavy
penalties for neglect or refusal to
comply with the regulations.
The teachers In the different grades
and divisions today notified every
scholar that on next Wednesday,
November 24th, the work of vacci?
nation will begin in accordance with
the prescribed rules and regulations.
Smallpox, in the last two or three
years has become much more viru?
lent and fatal. Seven out of every
ten persons afflicted with this disease,
In a recent severe outbreak lh this
State died, and every case was of a
malignant and serious nature.
It is preferred that all scholars be
vaccinated at home by their family
physicians. But following out a cus?
tom in vogue for years the health of?
ficer will go to each of the city school
buildings for several hours each day,
beginning November 24th, to see that
all scholars are vaccinated, or to vac?
cinate, without charge all who may
wish to be vaccinated at the schools.
All physicians, and others will be
furnished with vaccine virus by the
health officer, upon application, with?
out cost as the State health board
furnishes the city health departments
with puredt glycerinlzed virus for
The same precaut'ons taken with
school children Should be adopted by
all Individuals in a community.
While it is preferred that every
citizen desiring to be vaccinated, or
re-vaccinated will go to, or have a
prnctfclng physician to do this \vo:lr.
nevertheless, the city health ?iopart
m^nt requires the city health ojftcer
to vaccinate, without charge, m:v
who apply to him.
In the case of ladies the health of?
ficer will go to the homes upon re?
ceipt of one day's notice in advance
by telephone, or mail. Gentlemen
will be vaccinated free at the city
hall or at their places of business.
NEGRO STATE FAIR.
Will Not Be Held in Sumter Says
?'The negro State fair," said Rich?
ard Carroll, the president of the as?
sociation, yesterday, 'will be held
next eyar in Batesburg, if I have
anything to do with it. There is a
rumor that it would be carried to
Sumter, but I do not think that ;.t
will for we are thinking of buying a
tract of land at Batesburg for the
Over 20.000 attended the fair duv
Ing the past week, which was accord?
ing to reports received very success?
ful and orderly, there being few ar?
Richard Carroll, in speaking of the
fair yesterday, said: "The negro State
fair at Batesburg last week was a
success in every way. The white citi?
zens of the community presented me
with a nice horse and buggy and
paid the expenses of a banquet for
me, at which were about 75 of my
friends. The fair will be held in
Batesburg next year if the members
of the association have a chance to
vote on ft. I do not think of going
elsewhere and there is a movement
on foot to purchase 50 acres of land
at Batesburg. The white merchants
will subscribe for more than half of
the stock. The white people of Ba?
tesburg were pleased with the fair
and are willing to aid It. An office
for the fair association has already
been rented in Batesburg.?The State.
?When a cold becomes settled !n the
system. It will take several days' treat?
ment to cure It, and the best remedy
to use is Chamberlain's Cough Rem?
edy. It will cure quicker than any
other, and also leaves the system In a
natural and healthy condition. Sold
by W. W. Sibert.
Frederick Warde's lecture will be
gln at 9 o'clock on the evening of
the 24th of November. This is done
that those who attend the mid-week
player service may not he deprived of
the pleasure of hearing this distin?
?Many school einloten suffer from
constipation, which is often the cause
of seeming stupidity a*, lessons. Chain
ltCain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
are att Ideal medicine to give a chli?
for they are mild and gentle In their
ffftct. and will cure even chronic on
siit-ction. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
FELL AMONG THIEVES.
E. A. Edwards of Zirconia. N. C. Has
John Davidson, Karl Adams and
??Daddy" Giant Arrested.
Sp&rtanburg, Nov. 15.?E. A. Ed?
wards, a business: man of Zirconia, N.
C, claims he was robbed Sunday
night of $108 and a fine gold watch
while he was in the room of John
Davidson in the Walker building. He
claims that he was invited and taken
up in the room by one Karl B. Adams
to "have a good time," as he under?
stood. While in the room he claims
to have been robbed of his purse and
his watch. Tonight, in the presence
of poli^o o' ..ers, Edwards Identified
Adam " ^ on and "Daddy" Grant
as three - . the men who helped to
rob him. Accordingly warrants were
sworn out for their arrest. They
were taken to the city jail, but gave
bond and were freed.
E. A. Edwards is a business man
of Zirconia, N. C. His family recent?
ly moved to Greenville, but he still
does business in Zirconia. Sunday
night he was in the city on his way to
Greenville, and having some time be?
tween trains he came down in the,
city to take in the sights. He says
he got with a young man who took
him in an upstairs room to have a
good time. While in the room he
claims he was robbed.
IMPRISONED FOR CONTEMPT.
Supreme Court of United States Sen?
tences Chattanooga Lyiiohers.
Washington, Nov. 15.?For the first
time in American history, six men are
in prison tonight for contempt of the
Supreme Court of the United States.
Foi the first time, too, the Federal
government has placed men behind
the bars as an outcome of the lynch?
ing of a negro.
At the United States jail in this
city, Capt. Joseph F. Shipp, former
sheriff a Chattanooga, Tenn., Jere?
miah Gibson, his jailer, and Luther
Williams, Nick Nolan Henry Padgett
and William Mayas of the same city
this afternoon began serving terms of
imprisonment imposed a few hours
before by the Supreme Court of the
Shipp and Gibson had been found
guilty of failing to protect from a
mob Ed Johnson, whose legal execu?
tion for assault had been stayed by
the Supreme Court until it could re?
view the case The ohers had been
found guilty of parti ilpatlon In the
lynohlng of a Fe? ral prisoner,
shipp. Williams and Nolan were giv?
en sentences of 10 days imprison?
ment each, while Gibson, Padgett
and Mayes each received 60 days.
A striking manifestation of the
Providence of God was manifested on
the Seaboard Air Line road, Tuesday
night, at CounciU's, a station about
twelve miles out from Wilmington.
A west-bound passenger train pack?
ed with people returning from the
Toft celebration had stopped at the
station, when a freight train follow?
ing, crashed into the rear coach. The
impact was sufficient to mash the
people into a mass in the front por?
tion of the car. The seats from the
rear were closed up against each
other like folding opera chairs. The
smashed In and the freight engine
lost pilot, head-light, smoke stack
and all its upper works, even includ?
ing the cab, and while twelve or
fourteen people in the car were badly
hurt, no one was killed. The most
seriously hurt was a doctor of Lum
berton (Dr. Thompson, we believe)
and he escaped with a broken arm
and internal injuries from which fa?
tal results are not expected. We are
not speaking of the cause of the ac?
cident, so much as of miraculous cir?
cumstances of the escape from death
of those occupying the car and it
was crowded to the aisles. Any one
viewing the apparently inextricable
mixture of wreckage and humanity
would have wondered that there was
no loss of life.
i 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, ant how are you to
know when some is guess?
ing. WE NEVER GUESS
I have fi graduate Optician
In charge of my Optical Parlor
and all work Is guaranteed.
w. a. Thomson,
Jeweler and Optician.
6 S. Main St. Phone 333.
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT.
ting the Stomachs and?owelsof
ness and Rest.Con tains neitttr
Jfrctpt of Old DrSMLZLPnWJl
Jgj _ frmi/
rrwvt oera -
"J* *- +mw . -
Aperftct Remedy for Consflp*
tton, Sour Stomch.Dlarrti?
ness andLoss of Sleep.
ftcSimfe Signature of
Atb months old
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have \
For Over *
TMI OKKTAWB MHMNTi NC? TOR? CITV.
Birnie's Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. 0.
Pure Drygs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES 'AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUN EMMES A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ::
OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
the growth of our lumber
s -n something phenomenal.and
- due to strict adherence to sound
1 usiness principles. Always provid?
ing full measure* and the highest
qualities of well-:-easoned lumber, we
have succeeded in retaining all of
1 ur old customers, and in attracting
new ones all the tiTie. For reliable
lumber at fair prices and prompt de?
liveries, come to us.
The Sumter Door, Sash & aiind Factory,
J. W. McKeiver.
? safety for
Promptness in all transactions, and unexcelled
facilities for handling your business in every
department of banking is the basis upon which
this bank, the Oldest und Largest in the city of
Sumter, invites your account.
First National Bank, Surrter, S. C.
HORSES, MULES. BUGGIES, WAGONS, HARNESS,
Lime, Cement, Acme Wall Plaster, Shingles, Laths,
Fire Brick, Clay, Stove Flue and Drain Pipe, Etc.
f f * g~*\ ? All kinds, Horse, Cow, Hog and
Hay and Grain?Chlcken Feedi *
SEED OATS, WHEAT, RYE AND BARLEY.
A car load or a single article. Come and see us, if
unable to do so, write, or phone No. io.
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
SUMTER, S C.