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6M COCKS IN FINE FORM.
HJMTEK HIGH SCHOOL WALLOPS
TEAM OF COMBINES) COLUM?
BIA SCHOOLS S3 TO 0.
Cooks Completely OvU'UmwhI
Opponent* In Every Point of Game.
Opponent* Never Made Distance
During- Game. Some Spectacular
The Foot Ball Team of the Sumter
City Schools has maintained the splen?
did reputation of the team of 1908,
and equalled ita record by never
baring Ita goal line croased or being
?cored agalnat during tha entire sea
eon. In Thursday's game, the beat of
the year, tha little Qams Cocks piled
vp a score of 3 5 sgslnst a team of
the picked playera of tha University
School and tha Columbia High Sohool.
wuile they allowed the visitors no
Chance to score. During tha entire
game the Columbia boys never made
the required 10 yard gain In three
downs while the Sumter boys gain?
ed conalstantly and loat poaaeaalon of
the hall only on one mlsplsy, and
when the visitors elected to receive
the klckoff. The way In which the
home boys ran their Interferences,
kicked, bucka through the line and
their splendid endurance evidenced
their superb training and coaching,
and was largely the reason of the
The game atarted at 12.80 o'clock
Columbia won tha toaa-up, and
elected to receive the klckoff. Cap?
tain Dick booted the leather well
hack towards Columbia's goal?Co?
lumbia's ball, first snd ten. Two un?
successful efforts to gain through the
line, forced Columbia to kick. Nlglea
broke through the line, blocked the
kick, and Bowman fell on ball. It
was than Sumter's ball on the 80
yard Una. Four rushes brought the
ball within striking distance of the
visitors' goal. Davia was given the
hall, and was hicked over for the first
touch-down of the game In 4 minutes
of play. Dick kicked goal. Score,
Sumter I, Columbia 0.
The next touch-down was madi In
most spectacular style Sumter re?
ceived the ball on her ten yard line,
and In six long rushes tha ball was
again behind Columbia's goal line,
Davia carrying the ball over again.
End runs by Dick and Nlglea were
brilliantly executed. Another goal by
Pick brought the socre to 12 to 0.
Sumter kicked off to Columbia.
Two downa without any hopes of
gaining forced another kick. Dick
then made the most brilliant run of
the game, carrying the ball 40 yards
for a touch-down. Referee Patrott
sailed the ball back on accoun- of
tripping, and Imposed a penaltj of
If yards on the Sumter team. Sumter
tost the ball on a fumble, but toon
regained possession of It, and aftir a
series of plays. Davis once more
acored a touch-down. Dick added an*
other point by kicking goal. Score:
Sumter 18; Columbia 0.
Columbia kicked to Nlgles, who
advanced the ball 5 yards. D ck*
long run brought the ball to Colum
bla'a 20-yard line With one ml tute
to play. Molse executed a beau Iful
forward pass to Richardson fot 15
yards gain. Dick carried the ball
over for another touch-down, but
missed goal. Score: Sumter 23, Co?
Dick kicked off to Columbia! the
ball was not booted properly, but
Bowmsn'a quick work kept the ball
for ths locals. It took the Sumter
boys nine minutes to acore again A
fake play. Dick carrying the ball, and
a forward pass. Molse to Dick pi iced
the ball close enough for Davli to
again hammer his way over for an?
other touch-down. Dick's sure foot
added an additional point. Score:
Sumter 29; Columbia 0.
8umter then kicked off to Co'um?
hin. It was here that the visitors
showde rare nerve In pulling cff a
rery hasardous p ay. Waring receiv?
ed the ball, and booted It backe to
Heidt, a play that netted the visitors
a gain of 40 yards, and which took
ths locale by surprise. Columbia
was again forced to kick. By long
gains Columbia's goal was again In
danger. Dick carried the ball over
and kicked goal. Score: Sumter, 3f>;
There was no more scoring. The
game ended shortly after with the
ball In Columbia's possession arid In
her own territory.
Waring and Duncan played the
best game for Columbia. and the
whole Sumter team played so bril?
liantly as not to allow any mi n to
atar conspicuously. The way that the
line held and opened up for the backs,
and the breaking of the lnterfe*encto
by the ends was splendid.
Sumter 3A. Columbia 0.
Jenkins.lg. . ..Flnkey, Heidt
Itichardson. . ..rt.Eth<rldKo
Dick (Capt.) .. ..lh.Kollock
Summary: Touch-downs, Davis 4,
Dick 2. Goals, Dick 6. Umpire Green
(Carolina). Referee, Parrott, (Car?
olina) Halves, 26 and 20 minutes
St 'PR KM K COURT LIBRARIAN.
The Rev. H. A. Whitman Appoln cd
Mr. Reynold's Successor.
Columbia, November 26.?The Rev.
H. A. Whitman, of this city, has re?
ceived the appointment as Supreme
Court librarian, succeeding Mr. John
S. Reynolds, who recently died. Mr.
Whitman today was officially named
for this position by the Supreme
Court, having held the place tempor?
arily since Mr. Rynolds' death. Mr.
Whitman Is eminently fitted for his
new appointment, being a graduate
of Harvard, where he took a master's
He Is also a graduate of the Uni?
versity of Georgia In the class with
Henry Grady and of the Theolog cal
Seminary, then located In Greenville.
The Rev. Mr. Whitman was pastor of
the 1 ; itarlan Church in Charleston
for thirteen years. He has also pre?
sided over congregations in other
parts of the country. The new Su?
preme Court librarian has read law
and has been in a law office, so that
he Is well up In the work required by
the position to which he has been
(,RAM> JURY PRESENTS EDITOR
Mr. W. D. Grist, of Yorkvllle, Charg?
ed With Carrying Concealed Weap?
on?Echo of Windle Case.
Yorkvllle, Nov. 26.?In Its final
presentment on Wednesday the York
County grand Jury presented Mr. W.
D. Grist, editor of the Yorkvllle En?
quirer, for carylng concealed weapon,
and along with the presentment fur?
nished the names of a number ol al?
leged witnesses to prove the charge.
This Incident Is an echo from the
case of the State vs. W. H. Windle,
who was convicted at the summer
term of the Court of General Sessions
of assault of a high and aggravated
nature and sentenced by Judge R W.
Memmlnger to serve a term of six
months on the county chain gang or
pay a fine of 6500, because of an at?
tack he made on Editor Grist in the
office of the clerk of court of York
County on the 27th of August, 1908.
At that trial, it will be recalled, the
defence put Mr. Grist on the stand as
its witness and asked him whether
or not he was armed at the time he
was assaulted by Windle, and that he
replied that he was. One of the at?
torneys for the defence then told the
witness to come down, but Solicitor
Henry told him not to, but to tell the
story of the assault. The story was
told In detail, and in telling It the
witness explained that while there
was a pls*ol In his pocket at the time
Windle assaulted him, it was in such
position that had he attempted to
draw it he could not have succeeded
in doing so without long delay, thus
giving Windle an excuse and ample
opportunity to murder him, and he
also stated that he was not carrying?
the pistol because of any anticipated
assault by Windle, for the reason
that he was expecting none, but had
been carrying the weapon constantly
for eighteen months previous to that
time because of two or three assaults
that had been made on him when un?
armed and at great disadvantage, and
because of threats conveyed to him
by some of the best men in the com?
munity to the effect that certain par?
ties had stated that unless he did cer"
tain things that they had demanded of
him, and which he had refused to do
while said parties covered him with a
loaded revolver, he would be killed.
While It Is a fact that your corres?
pondent has not looked the matter
up, still he Is advised that there is a
statute law In this State that provides
that It shall not be Illegal for a per?
son whose life has been threatened
by another, or who has reason to be?
lieve that his life Is In danger, to
arm himself. Wh'lo It Is a fact, of
course, that Solicitor Henry Is entirely
familiar with all the facts recited
above, It Is not known as yet what
action he wdll take with reference to
the matter, but it is safe to say that
he will do his full duty as he
sees It, as he does on all occasions.?
News and Cuorler.
Fire and Water.
Christmas will soon be here and we
are looking forward to a pleasant
time. All the farmers are getting a
fancy price for their produce and the
merchants are expecting much busi?
ness for Christmas week. .
We all know that fire and water
are the most powerful things in the
world. Last Christmas the big tire
on West Liberty street was caused by
some person shootinK ? Roman Can?
dle In tho street and it happened to
fall In the hny and fodder in the
stables. A fire was the result and
tho business portion of the city of
Sumter was endangered by that one
Mttle candle. And indeed many
borne* were endnnKered. The polnl
I wish to bring out is this: Fire Is
dangerous and tire works should not
be allowed In the business portion of
COTTON MARKET CONDITIONS.
SITUATION RESOLVES ITSELF
INTO A SPECULATIVE DUEL.
Uncertain Tone Prevails?Manipula?
tive Character of Trading Causes
Apprehension?Supplies of Staple
New York, Nov. 26.?The cotton
market has resolved Itself into a
speculative duel between large trade
Interests, who think that prices are
unwarrantably high, on the one hand,
and certain New Orleans, Chicago
and Wall street operators, who sup?
port the thesis that supplies are cer?
tain to be short and the consumption
large, and that prices are due tc go
higher. Spot sales have been very
small. Manchester has sent gloomy
reports as to the condition of trade,
polticis in England and India, it is
contended, may affect British trade
unfavorably, and if there is any
shortage of crop in American and
Egypt there will be a much larger
yield than usual in India. Believers
in lower prices contend that con?
sumption must be unfavorably affect?
ed by the ruling prices and that there
will be enough cotton and to spare.
Not only are some speculators fight?
ing the advance, but spinners at
home end abroad are doing the same
thing. For over a month many spin?
ners have bought but sparingly. An
English estimate of the crop, too, of
11,250,000 bales was Issued on
Thanksgiving day, when the New
York market was closed, and the av?
erage guess of the members of the
Liverpool exchange is 11,460,000
Liverpool keeps selling straddles
here against purchases across the wa?
ter on the theory that the difference
between the two markets are only
about half what they should be. At
times there has been considerable
liquidation by Wall street, Western
and Southern traders. Now and then
It appears that leading bulls have dis?
posed of some of their manipulative
business i! they have stood by their
principal holdings. The tone has
been nervous, uncertain and more or
less apprehensive, owing to the man?
ipulative character of much of the
trading on both sides of the market.
But even on days when liquidation
was heavy, it has been remarked that
the cotton on the whole has been well
taken. The receipts have been stead?
ily increasing. Those at the ports at
times have been only about half what
they were on the corresponding days
last year and bullish weekly statistics
are expected by many from now on.
One Southern house estimates the
crop today at only 10,200,000 bales,
Including 2,450,000 ables in Texas and
1,950.000 in Georgia.
The South has sold so much cotton
at high prices that Its financial con?
dition, It is argued, enables farmers
to hold cotton back If they are dis?
posed to do so. A Baltimore author?
ity puts the value of this year's crop
with the seed at between $900,000,
000 and $1,000,000,000. That would
be the most profitable crop on record
and would have a distinctly favorable
effect on the finances not only of the
South but of the nation.
A rumor has been current that 10,
000 bales of the local stock would be
shipped to France. Bulls, It is said,
will meet efforts to bring cotton here
on the part of their opponents with
equally determined efforts to dispose
of the New York stock in Europe.
James A. Patton in interviews in
newspapers here expresses himself as
very bullish on the outlook, partly
owing to the presence of boll weevil
In the South and also that he consid?
ers it in the same position that wheat
was a year ago.
As the case stands some consider
the prices dangerously inflated, and
others think that a further advance is
in order. Stocks are increasing, but
at a much slower rate than they did
a year ago, but on the other hand
spinners' takings for the week are
much smaller than for the same time
Sumter, nor any where at all except
In private yards. A law should be
made forbidding the shooting of any
tire works ?n the streets and a pen?
alty should be added to enforce that
Fireworks are very nice to have
Christmas, It || amusement for the
children; but I myself think and oth?
ers agree with me, that there should
be a law prohibiting any and all per?
sons shooting fireworks In the busi?
ness portion of the city. One little
ten-cent fire cracker has the power
to destroy fifty or one hundred thou?
sand dollars worth of property and
maybe many lives lost in trying to get
that lire under control.
The people should have the priv?
ilege of shooting their fire works, be?
cause It Is a great pleasure for the
children, but I do think they should
be shot only In their private yards
and not haremscarem up and down
WM. BBAURBGARD COSTIN.
Nov. 27th, 190H.
(There Is a city ordinance pr>hlblt
Ing the shooting of fire works within
the tiro limits.?Ed.)
THE IMMM WAR.
Nicaraguan Situation Continues Un?
State Department will Delay Taking
Action Until Consul Caldera Sends
of Dispatches Believed.
Washington, November 26.?As no
word has been received by the State
department from Mr. Caldera, Amer?
ican vice counsul at Managua, the in?
ference is that his dispatches have
been interrupted by the Nicaraguan
officials u'/der President Zelaya, at
least to the extent of cuting the tele?
graph wires. The department has no
doubt that Mr. Caldera has attempted
to communicate with it sveral times
during the last week or more. Owing
to the absence of specific information,
which was sought to be obtained
through Vice Consul Caldera, and
other agencies, the officials here un?
doubtedly will delay at least for a
short time before taking further act?
A dispatch receivd from Bluefields
reassures the United States as to
whether American interests or Amer?
ican citizens are being interferred
with by the revolutionary army. In
effect the dispatch states that great
care is being exercised to protect
It is also reported that Amelior
Espinosa, of the revolutionary pro?
visional government, has - given up
his post as minister general. It is gen?
erally understood that Mr. Espinosa,
who is a brother of the former min?
ister from Nicaragua to the United
States, and who recently resigned
will be elected president of the new
Republic, under Gen. Estrada, should
the revolution be successful.
Mexico to Take a Hand.
Mexico City, Mex, November 26.?
The department of foreign relations
has declined either to affirm or deny
the reports of the Mexican press to?
day to the effect that Mexican Min?
ister Bartolome Carvajaly Rosas, ac?
credited to the Government of Costa
Rica and Nicaragua, had been In?
structed to proceed from his post in
Costa Rica to Nicaragua.
Mexican newspapers to-day publish
reports that the minister now in Cos?
ta Rica will go to Nicaragua as soon
as the secretary of the legation now
here on leave, can relieve him, and
that he will make first hand reports
of affairs in Nicaragua to his Gov?
ernment. Newspapers here also assert
that such action indicates that Mexico
is taking a deep interest in develop?
ments In Central America.
NEW TURN IN ALSOP CLAIM.
United States and Chile Will Ask
King Edward to Arbitrate It.
Santiago, Chile, Nov. 26.?William
Plerrepont, the American charge
d'affalrs, today made a proposal to
the Chilean government that the Al
sop claim, Which is in dispute be?
tween Chile and the United States,
be submitted to the arbitration of
King Edward, who is friendly to both
The proposal was accepted, and the
two countries will ask the British
monarch to act as arbitrator.
Washington, Nov. 26.?While n?
expression of opinion c^ould be ob?
tained here tonight on the proposed
selection of King Edward as arbitra?
tor in the Alsop claim, which this
government is pressing on Chile for
settlement, it is generally understood
that the State department will wel?
come any more that will bring about
an adjudication of the vexed question.
The claim, which involves more
than $1,000,000 has been held against
Chile for more than a quarter of a
century. It is based on concessions
made by the Bolivian government to
a syndicate of Americans.
The question, so far as the United
States government views it, is clear
and unmistakable, and no fear is felt
that an unbiased arbitrator, such as
King Edward is known to be, will
not settle the affair in favor of the
CONTRACT FORM SUGGESTED.
Committee of Cotton Men Headed by
Ii. W. Parker Makes Re|M?rt.
New York, Nov. 26.?A number Jf
prominent cotton clothes yarn manu?
facturers from Boston, Philadelphia
and some of the Southern States met
here today and discussed the advisa?
bility of adopting a proposed uniform
"sales note" or contract.
A committee of the manufacturers
under the chairmanship of Louis W.
Parker, of Greenville, S. C, has been
working on the universal sale con?
tract for the past year and the results
of their labors were reported at the
meeting today and a form of contract
presented which it is hoped will be
adopted generally by the cotton
goods manufacturers. The proposed
uniform sales notes does not In any
way regulate the price of cotton
goods, but provides for uniform term
and condition! of sale which are now
made individually by the various
manufacturers and dealers.
The highest medical authority
Sir James Crichton Browne, L.L.D.?F.R.S.
gives the best reasons for eating more
In an article published In the
Youth's Companion of Septem?
ber 23rd, 1909, Dr. Browne, the
great medical authority on
foods, says, about brain and
"There is one kind of food
that seems to me of marked
value as a food to the brain and
to the whole body throughout
childhood and adolescence
(youth), and that is oatmeal.
"Oats are the most nutritious
of all the cereals, being richer
in fats, organic phosphorus and
He says oatmeal is gaining
ground with the well-to-do of
Great Britain. He speaks of it
as the ma:nstay of the Scottish
laborer's diet and says it pro?
duces a big-boned, well-devel?
oped, mentally energetic race.
His experiments prove that
good oatmeal such as Quaker t
Oats not only furnishes the best
food for the human being, but
eating it strengthens and en?
larges the thyroid gland?this
gland is intimately connected
with the nourishing processes
of the body.
In conclusion he says?
"It seems probable therefore
that the bulk and brawniness of
the Northerners (meaning the
Scotch) has been in some
measure due to the stimulation
of the thyroid gland by oatmeal
porridge in childhood.''
The Scotch eat Quaker Oats
because it is the best of all oat?
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facilities for handling your business in every
department of banking is the basis upon which
this bank, the Oldest and Largest in the city of
Sumter, invites your account.
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SHOT BY HIS SON.
Father Attacking the Whole Family
Was Fired Upon.
Laurens, Nov. 26.?Jesse V. Fuller,
substantial and hard working farmer
of this county, was fatally shot at
an early hour this morning by his
18-year-old son, John Irby Fuller,
death ensuing four and a half h^urs
The shoocing took place at
o'clock and was, it seems, the sequel
of a series of domestic troubles, per?
iodically precipitated by the head of
the family himself. Apparently
brooding and fretting over the treat?
ment yesterday of another son, Ben
Tillman Fuller, whom he is alleged
to have brutally assulted out In the
field, Jesse Fuller, the father, arose
this morning in an extremely bad
mood and became furious upon find?
ing that Ben Tillman Fuller had left
home during the night.
Jesse aroused the entire family
and started in, as he declared, to
clear out every member of the house?
hold, by assaulting Mrs. Fuller with a
heavy brogan shoe, after which he
secured his pistol and was in the act
of leveling it on his wife, when the
boy, John Irby Fuller, standing on
the stairway with gun in hand, warn?
ed his father not to shoot or strike
his mother another blow.
Instantly Fuller, who was standing
in the living room across the hall?
way, faced the son and was shot
down, the entire charge of shot tak?
ing effect in the abdomen. After
coming to town for a doctor, young
Fuller returned to the city at 8
o'clock and gave himself up to the
sheriff, requesting that he be per?
mitted to attend the funeral in the
event of his father's death. He is at
the county jail tonight, but will pro?
bably secure bail tomorrow. Jesse
Fuller was 4 3, and a member of the
Woodmen of the World.
ville probably on December 7th or
8th and continue open until the 17th
or 18th. The preparatory camaplgn
will continue in Columbia so that not
alone the city but the entire State will
benefit by having the exhibition in
this city after the holidays.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE BANK OF MAYESYtLLE
Located at Mayesviile, S. C.
At the Close of Business Nov. 16, 1909.
Loans and Discounts
Furniture and Fixtures
Due from Banks aud Trust
Silver and other Coin,
Checks and Cash Items,
Capital stock paid in, $14,725 00
Surplus Fund, 1,520 10
Undivided Profits, ltss Cur?
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid. 2,435 87
Due to Banks and Trust Co's 1,093 77
Individual Deposits subject
to check, 57.642 94
Savings Deposits, 8,635 15
Certified Checks, 16 60
EXHIBITION FOR COLUMBIA.
Columbia City Council Appropriates
800 for Tuberculosis Exhibit in
Columbia, S. C. Nov. 27.?Last
Tuesday night the City Council voted
eight hundred dollars to meet the ex?
pense of holding the American Tu?
berculosis Exhibition in this city. Im?
mediately after State Health Officer
Williams realized the splendid oppor?
tunity through having the exhibition
In Columbia at the time of the state
legislature. Negotiations were taken
up immediately with the Greenville
committee so that Greenville agree 1
to take the December date. Arrange?
ments are now b-dng made to trans?
fer the exhibition from Charleston to
Greenville where Director Routiabn
will take personal charge of the cam?
paign Tuesday or Wednesday of this
week. This exhibition which has re?
ceived so much commendation at
Charleston will be opened at Green
Total, $86,069 43
State of South Carolina, / gg
County of Sumter. )
Before me came C. E. Mayen, Cash?
ier of the above named Bank, who,
being dnly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con?
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
0. :e. mayes.
Sworn tu and subscribed before me
this 26th day of Nov. 1909.
C. D. cooper,
Mayesviile, s. C.
RICH'D L MANNING,
Per C. E. MAYES,
R. J. MAYES, JR.,
M. B. WILSON,
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