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IQVIN6 TOWARD NICARAGUA.
WARHHII'S AND MARINES BOUND
FOR TROUBLE ZONE.
Troop Hhip Prairie Hall? From Phi la
aWptila for the Canibee>n( Carrying
Seven Hundred Men end Beer Ad?
mired Klmhall, Who WIU Direct
The Navel Operation*.
Washington, Dec. 3.?Naval forces
of the United States ere being; moved
forward tonight to both coaata of Cen?
tral America, for the purpose of pro?
tecting American life and property in
Nicaragua by force of arma, if the
With the departure late today from
Philadelphia of the troop ship Prairie
with aeven hundred marlnea aboard
for the Iathmua of Panama, and If It
be so decreed, for Nicaragua, and
with the sailing from Magdalena Bay
of the protected cruiser Albany and
the gunboat Torktown for Corlnto
on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, the
warlike activity of the navy depart?
ment was becoming manlfeat on both
oeeana that waah the Nlcaraguan
Beside* the cruisers Des Molnes
and Tacoma, and the gunboat Mari?
etta are lying off Port Umon, Costa
Rica, ready for any call upon them
and the guns of the little gunboat
Vtckaburg are pointed toward the
custom house and town of Corlnto.
The gunboat Princeton is endeavor?
ing to make her way from the Bre?
merton navy yard Washington to Co?
In addition the transport Buffalo,
according to what la aaid to be the
plana of the officials reaponatble will
?ail from Panama for Corlnto with
probably as many aa 1,100 marlnea
aboard, soon after the Prairie which
left Philadelphia this afternoon with
about seven hundred marines arrives
On the Albany aro about 280 blue
Jackets and the Vlckaburg, Torktown
and Prtncetown about ISO each.
The**, together with the marines,
would make an army equal to any
organisation reported to be serving
At the same time, the United
?fates will have a formidable force
Within striking distance of the At?
lantic coast in case of danger to
American Uvea or property In that
?action of Nicaragua. At Port Lim?
es*, Costa Rica, are anchored the
ewnl**r* DesMolnes and Tacoma, each
wtth 180 men aboard and the gun?
boat Marietta with ISO men.
With the probability of many del?
icate questions arising In Nlcarsgua
gesd of their demanding Immediate
response the navy department decided
to eend a nag officer to Nicaragua to
take command of the American naval
gercee. Rear Admiral Wm. W. Kim
ball was chosen for that duty. He
?ailed for Colon, Panama, today on
the Prairie. He will make hia way
from there to Corlnto, doubtleaa, aa
rapidly as possible.
Admiral Klmball has been a mem?
ber of the naval boards of examin?
ations and retlrementa and of con?
struction for more than a year.
There were no developmenta at the
gftat* department today regarding
Nlcaraguan affair*. Although Secre?
tary Knox In hia note last night to
the Nlcaraguan charge. Mr. Rodrlgu
es. Intimated that he would be will
tag to aee that gentleman unofficially,
the permission has not yet been tak?
en Advantage of.
Raving promptly informed, In a
lengthy cablegram, the Nlcaraguan
government that the American Sec?
retary of Sta'.e had laat night present?
ed htm with hia paaaport, Senor Fe?
lipe Rodriguea, charge d'affaires, of
Nicaragua In Washington, la tonight
awaiting inatructlons from President
Zelaya aa to what coura* he ia to fol?
low now that diplomatic relations be?
tween th* United Statea and Nicara?
gua have been aevered. Mr. Rod?
riguea would make no statement to?
day and had rectved no further in?
formation, he said, regarding the
program of effalra In Nicaragua.
?Foley'e Orlno laxative la beat fof
women and children, lta mild action
and pleaaant taste make It preferable
to violent purgatlvea, auch aa pills,
tablete. etc. Curea constipation. Si
bert'e Drug Store.
The Brog-on Cotton Mill of Ander?
eon, has Increaaed It* capital stock
from 1100.000 to $500,000.
?Many persona find themselvea af?
fected with a persistent cough after
an attack of Intiuensa. Aa this cough
can b? promptly cured by the use of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, It
should not be allowed to run on until
It becomes troublesome. Sold by W.
Conatable aBtemtn alezed $2,500
worth of contraband liquor In Char?
leston during the month of Novem
CASTOR l A
for Infants and Children.
Um Kind Yon Han Always ?ougM
SUGAR TRUST FRAUDS.
Bendornagel Will Not be Made
"CJoat" for Trust.
New York, Nov. 30.?James F.
Bendernagel declines to be made the
"goat" by the American Sugar Refin?
ing Company, the so-called trust, and
If the word of his counsel Is correctly
Interpreted, he may testify for the
government before his trial, together
with rive erstwhile employees of the
company, till charged with defraud?
ing the government by under-weigh?
ing sugar, Is concluded in the United
States Circuit Court
This development Is one of the
many legal phases Involving the cor?
poration now under Federal Are,
which came today when a witness
testified that fifteen dollars?some?
times a little more?was what em?
ployees of the American Sugar Re?
fining Company were paid to be
crooked. And the man who had in
some Instances paid this Uleged cor?
ruption money, according to the tes?
timony, was Bendernagel, one time
superintendent of the company's
plant In WUUamsburg (Brooklyn.)
In the face of this testimony Ben
dernagel conferred with his lawyer,
George W. Beattle, who in time
made this announcement:
"Mr. Bendernagel Is my client. He
will not be the 'goat' In this case.
He was an employee, and what he
did he did under orders. And he
will not shield anyone.
WILL RESTORE TRAINS.
Coast Line Announcement Received
With Joy at Florence.
Florence, Nov. 30.?The Atlantic
Coast Line officials announce today
that they will replace their local
trains Nos. 78 and 79 between Fay
ettevllle, N. C, and Charleston. That
train 79 would leave Fayettevllle at
5:65 a. in., leaving here for Charles?
ton as formerly at 9:25 a. m.
Train 78 will leave Charleston
about the same time that 86 now
leaves there reaching Florence at
7:33 and leaving for Fayettevllle at
7:53 p. m. There has been no an?
nouncement made as to replacing of
trains 32 and 35 to and from Augus?
ta leaving here at 8:65 a. m. and re?
turning at 7:35 p. m., but It Is stated
that these trains would be replaced
In the new schedule, which Is to take
effect next Monday morning, Decem?
Whether or not the Palmetto Lim?
ited Is to be continued Is a question
that cannot be ans /ered until the
new schedule is distributed, which
will be some time during the last Of
BOYS CAST LOTS FOR DEATH.
Counted to See Which Should Be the
New York, Nov. 29.?Death war
the stake for which two little boyi
cast lots yesterday afternoon.
Harold Van Houten, 9 years old.
of avenue L and East Ninety-thin
street, ('anar.de, won. Joseph Rhode,
II, 129 Puydam street, Brooklyn,
lost. An old police pistol, brough:
Into prominence by a burglar scare,
was the Instrument of death, and tho
lads unconsciously vied each with tho
other to see which should make It
the means of killing the loser, for
neither knew that what they esteem
ed to be an innocent plaything wai
Rhode went with his aunt, Mrs.
Florence Lelflgle, to visit the Va n
Houtens. The boys were playing in
the kitchen when they found an old
police revolver In a sideboard draw?
er. A burglar scare the night befor?
had caused Harold's father, who Is i
policeman attached to the Canarsle
precinct, to load the weapon.
"Let's play targets and one of us
shoot at the other," said Josepr.
"We'll count out to see who is 'It.' "
"Eenle, meenle, mlnle, mo?you're
'it'", counted Harold. He took the
pistol, cocked It and aimed at Joseph,
who stood in the doorway.
A moment later Mrs. Van Houten
stumbled over the dead body of her
son's little guest. Harold was dumb
with fear. Dr. Brockway, from
Kings County Hospital, found a bul?
let wound In the centre of the child's
forehead, and said that der.th had
come Instantly. Weeping, Harold
was held In custody by the Child?
ren's Society.?Baltimore Sun.
FARMERS UNION MEETING.
< <nmtv Union Held Business Session
In The Court House Today.
The Sumter County Fnrmcrs' Union
met In the Court House today with
the local union well represented. Tne
business meeting which was a secret
?esslon was held during the forenoon.
The public session began at 3 o'clock.
United States Senator E. D. Smith at?
tended tho meeting and was on the
programme to deliver an address.
A considerable amount of business
was transacted during the morning
nesslon. and matters of Importance to
t he union and to the farmers of Sum
ver county were brought up for dis?
NEGRO BUH NED AT STAKE.
Georgia Mob Lynches Colored Minis?
ter for Wounding White Man.
Cochran, Ga., Dec. 1.?John Har?
vard, a negro preacher, who shot and
fatally Injured Will D. Booth, two
miles from this place late this after?
noon was captured by a mob of en?
raged dtizens five miles from here
tonight at 10 o'clock and burned at a
stake, more than a carload of light
wood, It Is stated, belr.^ heaped about
Booth Is a well known business
man of Hawkinsville and was en
route to Cochran In an automobile
when the shooting occurred. He
drove up behind Harvard, who was
In front of him In a wagon. Harvard
charged that Booth's machine frigh?
tened his mules. He drew a pistol
after a few words and fired upon
Booth, three shots taking effect.
Booth returned the fire and it was
learned after the negro was captured
that he carried two bullets, but neith?
er struck vital spots and he easily
made his escape. He was found in a
barn three miles from the place
where the shooting occurred.
Booth was brought to this place,
immediately after the shooting. Sur?
geons tonight gaee out the statement
that there was little hope for his re?
covery. He has a wife and several
Officers from Hawkinsville In auto?
mobiles and carrying track hounds
went immediately to the scene of the
shooting, but a party of enraged citi?
zens was quickly formed and trailed
the negro on horseback to his hiding
place. He showed fight, but was suf?
fering so severely from the effects of
his Injuries until he could offer but
little resistance. He freely admitted
the shooting and It is stated justified
his action by the fact that Booth's
automobile frlghened his mules.
Harvard was given an opportunity to
pray, after which he was securely
bound with chains to an Improvised
stake. The fuel was piled high above
his head and the torch applied. Th?
roaring of the flames prevented sound
being audible, if any escaped the
RAILROAD CHANGES HANDS.
Two Big Western Railroads are Di?
New York, Dec. 1.?Six thousand
five hundred miles of railroad, form?
ing the St. Louis and San Francisco
Railroad Company, generally known
as the 'Frisco, changed hands In New
York by its severance from the Rock
Island Company, with which it was
merged In 1903.
The purchasers are B. I'. Yoakum,
former chairman of the 'Frisco-Rock
Island board, and B. L. Wlnchell,
former president of the Rock Island,
who now becomes president of the
'Frisco. It Is understood, in addition,
that Messrs. Wlnchell and Yoakum
have as their associates in the deal
some of the leading capallsts of the
Middle West, Including Adolphus
Busch and Festus J. Wade, of St.
Louis, as well as the Union Trust
Company, of that city.
All accounts agree that the disso?
lution was brought about by fear of
Federal intervention. The Rock Is?
land and Frisco lines parallel and tap
each other at various points.
SCHOOL CONDITIONS BETTER.
State Superintendent Swearingen Is?
sue** Outline of His Report.
Columbia, Dec. 1.?In an ooutllneof
his annual report made public this af?
ternoon State Superintendent of Edu?
cation Swearingen calls attention to
the fact that the voting out of the
dispensary has Induced many school
disrlcts to levy special school taxes.
"One hundred and six such levies,"
says Mr. Swearingen, "were made
during the last school year, raising
the total of special tax districts to
III out of 1833 school districts in the
State." The appropriation made by
the General Assembly last winter to
lengthen the term of weak schools
has greatly stimulated local taxation"
Mr. Swearingen says the general
prosperity and development of the
State Is shown by reports received
from the county superintendents.
There were 158.807 whites and 181,
095 negroes enrolled during the ses?
sion of 1908-1909. The average at?
tendance of whites was 107,368, and
for negroes 123.4SI. The maximum
expenditure per white pupil was in
Charleston county, and was approxi?
mately $35. The minimum expendi?
ture psr negro pupil was In Saluda
county, and was barely 70 cents. The
per capita figure for the entire State
for whites was $10.34, for negroes
$1.70, an Increase of nearly 10 per
cent for each race.
One hundred and thirty-four
school houses for whites were erected
during the year, and 49 for negroes, at
an aggregate cost of over $250,000.
The erection of the large majority
of the buildings has been brought
about by the Issuance of bonds, states
the report. The average term has
been lengthened two weeks, report?
ed to be 126 Benzols daya.
THE RAILROAD STRIKE.
Trainmen's Organization Overrules
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 2.?The most
Important development of the even?
ing In the switchmen's strike was the
action of the Brotherhood of Train?
men at Duluth, who voted to go back
to work tomorrow on advice of their
vice president, A. F. Whitney, who
stated that the strike of the train?
men was unconstitutional.
President F. T. Hawley of the
Switchmen's Union said he was not
alarmed at this turn of affairs. Mr.
I Hawley stated that only 30 per cent,
of the switchmen at the head of the
lakes are brotherhood men and his
advices tonight were to the effect that
only half of these would resume
"The action at Duluth tonight will
make no material change," said Mr.
Hawley. President L. W. Hill of the
Great Northern stated that the switch?
men were going back to work all
along the line.
Eight Months of Failure.
As President Taft approaches the
end of his trip the hope that he will
say something of real comfort to his
perplexed people flickers and grows
dim, says a writer in "Success Maga?
zine." He has been throughout a
gracious guest among friendly, re?
spectful hosts; he has proposed need?
ed reforms and outlined a progressive
program. But he has nullified all
possibilities for good of this trip by
his Boston and Winona speeches, by
his eulogy of Aldrlch, his praise of
the tariff bill and his censure of the
insurgent congressmen whose only
crime was an honest effort to carry
out Taft's own promises.
What President Taft has already
done during his eight months of of?
fice speaks so loudly that It is diffi?
cult to hear what Taft proposed to
do. To begin with, there was the ap?
pointment of a cabinet of the Knox
Wickersham-Balllnger type, perplex?
ing enough to friends of progress,
though not necessarily fatal. Scarce?
ly had Theodore Roosevelt bidden
farewell to Washington when the new
president was found making peace
with hia predecessor's enemies, using
the prestige of his office to maintain
the power of Joseph G. Cannon. Then
came the unnecessarily harsh treat?
ment of the people of Porto Rico.
Finally, after a belated, ineffectual
and largely unsuccessful fight, Pres?
ident Taft signed the Iniquitous tariff
During all this time we were asked
by patient friends of the president to
suspend judgment. "The president is
not a fighter," they said; "he will do
things In his own way." What hap?
pened? He humiliated Gifford Pin
chot, crippled the Forester's working
force and then gave him his bless?
ing. He exonerated Ballinger, whose
very presence in the cabinet Is a
source of aid and comfort to the ene?
mies of conservation. Finally, he
wound up eight months of blunder?
ing with the important PeMn ap?
pointment by dismissing Crane.
How much longer will the people
be asked to suspend judgment? Is
not a state of constantly suspended
Judgment very close to a state of not
thinking at all?
We shall be found In the future as
we have been found in the past, ad?
vocating President Taft's progressive
policies, hoping always that he will
throw off the Aldrlch-Cannon Incubus
and ally himself with the people. We
sincerely hope that Taft may yet
prove a great president, but there has
been little In the first eight months
of his administration to justfy that
HOW TO CURE RHEUMATISM.
It Is an Internal Disease and Be
quires an Internal Remedy.
The cause of Rheumatism and kin?
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in the blood. To cure this terrible dis?
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the system so regulated that no more
acid will be formed in excessive quan?
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porary relief at best, causes you to
delay the proper treatment, and al?
lows the malady to get a firmer hold
on you. Liniments may ease the pain,
but they will no more cure Rheuma?
tism than paint will change the fibre
of rotten wood.
Science has at hist discovered a
perfect and complete cure, which is
called "Rheumaeide." Tested in hun?
dreds of cases, it has effected the
most marvelous cures; we believe it
will cure you. Rheumaeide "gets at
the Joints from the inside." sweeps
the poisons out of the system, tones
up the stomach regulates the liver
and kidneys and makes you well all
over. Rheumacide "strikes the routs
of the disease and removes its cause."
This splendid remedy is sold by drug?
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SI a bottle. In tablet form at 25c
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Tablets sent by mail on receipt of
I price 25c. Booklet free. Write to
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Sold in Sumter by Slbert's Drug Store.
11-19-W. & S. wed.
?The ahove Is the name of a Ger?
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Kidney Bemedy. Hexamethylene
tetramlne is recognized by medical
text books and authorities as a uric
acid solvent and antiseptic for the
urine. Take Foley's Kidney Bemedy
I as soon as you notice any Irregularl
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PRESIDENT NOT ELECTED.
Trustees Postpone Selection of Presi?
dent Mell's Successor.
Clemson College, Dec. 2.?The
board of trustees of Clemson college
tonight decided to postpone the elec?
tion of a president for the institu?
tion. To fill the vacancy, which will
be caused by President Mell's retire?
ment on January 1, Col. M. B. Har
dln, chairman of the faculty, was
elected acting president.
A Policeman's Testimony.
*J. N. Paterson night policeman of
Nashua, Iowa, writes: "Last winter I
had a bad cold on my lungs and tried
at least half a dozen advertised cough
medicines and had treatment from
two physicians without getting any
benefit. A friend recommended Fo
ley's Honey and Tar and two-thirds
of a bottle cured me. I consider it
the greatest cough and lung medicine
in the world." Slbert's Drug Store.
*The peculiar properties of Cham?
berlain's Cough Remedy have been
thoroughly tested during epidemics
of Inlluenza. and when It was taken
in time we have not heard of a sin?
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*Mrs. S. Joyce, Claremont. N. H.,
writes: "About a year ago I bouuht
two bottles of Foley's Kidney Rem?
edy. It cured me of a severe case of
kidney trouble of several years stand?
ing. It certainly is a grand, good
medicine, and I heartily recommend
it." Sibert's Drug Store.
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