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Pllf 01 STIRS BP SENATE.
CHIKF ?X)RKSTKR UPHOLDS GLA
f/fls IS ATTACK ON BALUNGEB.
Prom the Chief of the Bureau
meeUi t> Senator Dolllver
hi the Hesmte? Writer Crttl
by Senas >r Hale for Violating
About Giving Out In forma
Haid to Have Been
Washington. Jan. t.?In an unex?
pected manner the Balinger-Plnohot
controversy was made doubly Intense
by the reading In the senate today of
a letter addressed by Mr. Plnehot to
Senator Dolllrer. ta which the course
Siteptcd by L R. Ola vis with the as
3Haars of Mesum Price and 8haw,
? Use bureau #of forestry, were
warmly approved. In this communi?
cation the chief forester not only up?
held the criticism of Secretary Bai?
ting tr. but sugge sted that the Presl
dent himself hid been mistaken In
the facts when tie removed Mr. Gla?
de frown the puollc service.
Mr. Plnchot's letter called Senator
Hale to hie feet with a severe rebuke
to the chief fo -ester for having Ig?
nored a recent order by the President
directing that i o subordinate officer
should give infor mation concerning
affairs* of the | overnment except to
his superior officers. ^
Preceding this incident, Senator
Jones' joint resolution for an investi?
gation of the interior department and
of the forestry bureau was referred
to the committee on public lands.
The House of Representatives de
aUnsel for the lime to enter upon a
<itseuesiou of thu Joint resolution in
?r traduced by Mr Humphrey. The res
oJation was resorted by Chairman
Tsjsssll. of the committee on rules.
Who asked for Immediate connldera
Represen tatlve Livingstone, of
declared that the discussion
Of the measure would require sev?
eral days. In view of which Represen
? tatlve Underwod, the acting minor?
ity loader, objet ted and the resolution
went over until tomorrow.
The) reading In the senate of Mr.
Piojchot's lettet caused a sensation.
8s said that Messrs. Price and Shaw
ha4 prepared in official report upon
- their actions wtilch he was transmlt
c^Ht'to the See etary of Agriculture.
**Tnl? r? p r shows that Mo*3rs.
? Wrfttm And Pha?' mad- public rvrtaln
^Hjhrmarv ? r the so-called
^Kh*nnn ?ham Malms (or coal lands
? In Alaska," said Mr. Plnehot. "Tho
of the publication was to direct
public attention to the action
the Interior department.
"It shows also that they counten
the publication by U R. Glavls
of certain facts concerning theee
after he had been d I missed
from r?fflce and that In other ways
they endeavored to direct public at?
tention to the Imminent danger that
the Alaska cosl fields still In govern?
ment ownership might pass forever
Into private hinds with little or no
kpensetton o the public.
This Information, Mr. Plnehot
was of h nature proper to he
ifter saying that these officials had
id on Information they had con
ilng the danger of the loss of the
Alaska coal fields. Mr. Plnehot con
"Action through the usual official
Channels end finally even an appeal
to the President had resulted (be?
cause of what I believe to have been
a mistaken Impression of the facts)
la eliminating from th? government
service Li the person of glavls, the
moot vigorous defender of the peo?
ple's Interest. Furthermore, the re?
fusal of the Secretary of the Interior
to assume responsibility in the cases
had left their conduct wholly In the
hands of subordinates, each of whom
was apparently committed In favor
of patenting theee claims."
Price md Shaw, he said, deliber?
ately chese to risk their official posi?
tions rather than permit what they
believed to be the wrongful loss of
public property. Having violated a
rule of propriety as between the de?
partments, Mr. Plnehot said they de?
served a reprimand and had received
?Price and Shaw." Mr. Plnehot
said, "successfully directed publica?
tion to a national danger."
"Price and Shaw concede that what
they did transgressed propriety," con?
tinued Mr. Plnehot. "But measured
by the emergency which faced them,
ty the purity of their motives and
the results wilch they accomplished,
their br ach >f propriety sinks well
nigh to *ntigt Iflcance."
Mr. Plnehot said he disclaimed any
Intention or desire to shirk any part
of hla own legitimate responsibility
for what was done by the two subor?
While Mr. Plnchot's letter wm be?
tas; read and discussed the President'??
meeesgs transmitting Attorney Gen
oral Wlckersham's report upon the
Mulling*-? Plnehot case was lying <>n
the desk of the Vice President. Upon
the conclusion of the dlscussalon It
was laid bef< re the senate, but Mr.
| \ ' ' ? i ' ?
r?a<? H ' i
committee on public lande, has cull?
ed a meeting of his commltteo for
10:30 o'clock Saturday morning to
consider the several resolutions relat?
ing to the Investigation of the Bal
PIXCHOT8 DOOM SEALED?
President Calls Cabinet Members Af?
ter Reading About Forester's Let?
Washington. Jan. S.?Late this af*
ternoon. after reading the newspaper
reports of the lively tilt caused in the
ssnats by the reading of a letter ad?
dressed to Senator Dolliver, as chair?
man of the senate committee on agri?
culture, by Clifford Plnchot, In which
the chief forester vigorously upheld
the subordinates In his office for the
sld they gave Louis R. Olavis. In the
reports he made public attacking
Secretary of the Interior Ballinger.
President Taft, sent out a hurry call
for such members of his cabinet as
were within reach.
Secretary of State Knox. Secretary
of the Treasury MacVeagh, Attorney
General Wlckersham and Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson soon put In an
It was said that Forester Pinchot'a
conduct in sending an official com?
munication to the chairman of a con*
greasslonal committee was freely dis?
cussed, although none of the cabinet
officers who participated In the con?
ference would discuss their call to the
White House In any wsy.
President Taft some time ago Is?
sued an order that no subordinate in
any government department should
disclose any information to congress.
except through the head of the de?
Mr. Plnchot, in his letter, virtually
upholds Olavis and describes him as
"the most vigorous defender of the
people's Interest," despite the fact
that President Taft had declared Gla
vls unfit longer to remain In the pub?
lic service. This direct slap at the
President and ,the further declaration
by Mr. Plnchot that the Cunningham
coal lands really were about to go to
fradule*nt claimants until Olavis ard
the forestry bureau officials took a
hand In the fight, thus impugning the
Intentions of high officials of tho In?
terior department are said to have
aroused Mr. Taft to keen resentment.
Th? President Is sold to have felt
for some time that Me. Plnchot has
been "defying the lightning." Some
iu-t't.n as to Mr. Pinchot's course In
tht letter lnct.leitt Is not unexpected.
TROLLEY LINE COMMISSIONED.
Plan for Piedmont Traction System
Columbia, January 3.?The Green?
ville, Spartanburg and Anderaon
Railway, with a minimum capital of
$300.000, was commissioned today by
the Secretary of State. The compa?
ny Is backed by Greenville and New
York capital. The maximum capi?
tal la to be $2.000,000. The compa?
ny proposes to operate an electric
line from the city of Anderson to
the city of Spartanburg. The prin?
cipal place of business will be at
Greenville. The petitioners of the
company are J. B. Duke, Somervllle,
X. J.; B. N. Duke, New York city;
W. 8. Lee, Charlotte, and Elllaon A.
Smyth,' Lewis W Parker, W. J.
Thachston and H. J. Haynsworth, of
It Is stated In the petition for
charter that the road will use the lines
of the Anderson Traction Company.
The road will run for a distance
of sixty-five miles, and will be oper
ated by electricity. Leaving the city
of Anderson the line will go direct
to Greenville by the way of Wil
Uamston, Piedmont, Pelzer and Bel
ton. From Greenville the line will
run to Spartanburg by the way of
Chick Springs, Taylors. Greer, Pel
ham, Duncan, Retdvllle, Wellford,
Lockhart, Fair Forest and Spartan
This announcement has been ex?
pected for some time for It has been
known that the Duke Interest con?
templates the building of an electric
road through the up-country. All
the powers usually granted to mil
roads are asked in the pttlt'on of
The building of the road will mean
a lot to the up-country as it will con?
nect three of the largest and most
prosperous towns of the Piedmont
From the names on the list of pe?
titioners, it Is certain that the road
will be constructed, but no an?
nouncement has been given out as to
when the work will commence.
Tht Duke Interest controls one of
Ihf great power transmission ilnes
OVOff the up-country, and It Is exp.-.t
ed that this will be used In the oper
nt on of the cars.
?Foley's Kidney nemedy will cure
any ense of kidney or bladder trouble
that Is not beyond the reach of med?
icine it Invigorates the entire sys?
tem and strengthens the kidneys so
they eliminate the impurities from
the blood. Backache, rheumatism,
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cured I y Ihls gr< at t Heine. C >na
anatiaat: taklmr_?* <"^ljL
VALUABLE PAPERS FOUND.
Georgia Hank's Notes and Securities
Worth $40,000, Long Missing, Dis?
Americus, Ga., Jan. 6.?Forty thou?
sand dollars in notes and valuable se?
curities belonging to the Bank of El
laville, which is owned and controlled
by the Bank of Southwestern Geor?
gia, located in Americus, were found
thla afternoon carefully concealed in
the boxing about the Ellaville court
When Caahier Walters, of the Ella?
ville bank, committed suicide by
shooting himself in Americus a year
r nd a half ago, most of the bank pa?
pers were found missing. Every ef?
fort made to discover the missing
documents proved fruitless. Two citi?
zens came upon the papers by acci?
dent this afternoon. Five hundred
dollars' reward offered by the Ameri?
cus bank is still outstanding. The ob?
ject of concealment of the securities
remains a mystery.
REPORTS ON GINNING.
National Glnners' Association Places
Total of uotton Ginned to January
1 at 9,621,000.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 5.?The reg?
ular monthly report of the National
Glnners' Association, issued tonight,
shows that, up to January 1, there
have been 9,621,000 of cotton ginned
this season, nearly 3,000,000 bales less
than ginned last year at the same
time. The association, In Its report,
estimates that there are still 159,000
bales to be ginned this season.
By States the report and estimate
Is as " Hows:
Arkansas .... 654,000
Louisiana .... 255,000
Mississippi. . . . 966,000
and Kentucky . 56,000
North Carolina . 606,000
Oklahoma .... 564,000
South Carolina. .1,098,000
Tennessee. . . . 226,000
Totals . . . .9,621,000
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makes you more liable to another
and the last is always the harder to
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The Lady (to hero who has risked
his life to save her little dog from
a watery grave and looks for some
reward)?"Poor fellow; how wet
and cold ycu are! You must be
soaked through to the skin! Here?
I'll give you some quinine pills; take
a couple no^v, and two more In an
hour's time."?Town and Country.
Pneumonia Follows a Cold,
?but never follows the use of Foley's
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cough, heals the lungs and expels
the cold from your system. Take at
first sign of a cold and avoid a dan?
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True courage will be exemplified
In those who pay the bills without
a murmur.?Detroit News.
Anything is wrong that is almost
?For Indigestion and all stomach
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It is the natural remedy for indiges?
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biliousness and habitual constipa?
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ens the stomach and breath, and
tones up the entire alimentary sys?
tem. Sibert's Drug Store.
Sworn off. Never drink anything
now but Taft whisky?Boston Trans?
HOW TO CURE RHEUMATISM.
It Is an Internal Disease and Re?
quires an Internal Remedy.
The cause of Rheumatism and kin?
dred diseases is an excess of uric acid
In the blood. To cure this terrlbia dis?
ease this acid must be expelled and
the system so regulated that no more
acid will be formed In excessive quan?
tities. Rheumatism Is an Internal
disease and requires an Internal rem?
edy. Rubbing with Oils and Lini?
ments Will not cure, affords only tem?
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 last discovered a
perfect and complete cure, which Is
called "Rheumaclde." Tested in hun?
dreds of cases, It has effected the
most marvelous cures; we believe It
will cure you. Rheumaclde "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. Rheumaclde "strikes the roots
of the disease and removes its cause."
'"bis splendid remedy Is sold by drug
K?sts and dealers generally at 50c and
$1 a bottle In tablet form at 25c
end ?Oe n nneknirp. Trial bottle of
THE COTTON MARKET.
Futures Dropped 30 to 37 Points at
The Opening?Rallied Soon After?
New York, Jan. 6.?The sensation?
al movement which threw the cotton
market Into a panic late yesterday
was renewed at the opening this
morning with the remaining long In?
terest utterly demoralized by the
weak showing of the Liverpool cables
and the rapidity of yesterday's break.
Right after the opening March con?
tracts sold at 15.05, May 15.30 and
July at 15.20, or 30 to 37 points net
lower, and from $5.60 to $6.25 per
bale below the high records made
late In December. This represents a
break of from 92 to 102 points com?
pared with the prices ruling in the
market Just before 2 o'clock yester?
day afternoon during C?e progress of
which hundreds of thousands of bales
had been liquidated by frightened
There was nothing in the general
news this morning to indicate that
the weakness was shared by the
Southern spot markets, however, and
with many traders convinced that
the decline was the result of purely
speculative conditions, a big demand
developed around the low level of the
morning and prices rallied 25 or 30
points before the end of the first
hour, although liquidation continued
and the market remained extremely
nervous and unsettled.
Reassuring statements from the
most prominent Interests on the bull
side, report that a leading interest
had raised its bids for print cloth by
1-8 cents and the bullish report of
the National Ginners' Association and
claims that the South was not follow?
ing the decline in futures contribut?
ed to the rally which carried March
up to 15.49 and May to 15.67 during
the middle of the morning, or to a
net advance of about 7 to 9 points.
But .sentiment continued very unset?
tled and fluctuations in the late fore- :
noon were Irregular with prices at 1
midday about 4 to 7 points lower. 1
The market was a little active, the
fluctuations continued irregular, while
offerings showed a tendency to in?
crease on advances. The market
closed steady at a net decline of 22
points on January, but only 5 to 6
points lower on the active months,
while June was 7 points higher.
Gov. Marshall of Indiana released
by parol or pardon thirteen State
prison convicts on Christmas day.
One of the men liberated had been
convicted of killing a man in a fight
Fancy and fear are worse than the
Por Infant? and Children.
Tbl Kind You Hare Always bought
Loans negotiated upon improv?
ed tarms. payable in annual in?
stallments. No Commission.
Borrowers pay actual cost of per?
fecting Loan. For further infor?
mation apply to
JOHN B. PALMER & SON.
P.O. Box 282, Phone No. 1085.
Office Sylvan Bldg.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
TAX RETURNS FOR 1910.
COUNTY AUDITOR SUMTER CO.,
SUMTER, S. C, Dec. 3, 1909.
Notice is hereby given that I will
attend, in person or by deputy, at
the following places on the days In?
dicated, respectively, for the purpose
of receiving returns of real estate,
personal property, and poll taxes for
the fiscal year commencing January
Tlndalls, Tuesday, Jan. 4th.
Privateer, (Jenkins' store,) Wed?
nesday, Jan. 5th.
Manchester, Levi's, Thursday, Jan.
Wedgefleld, Friday, Jan. 7th.
Claremont Depot, Monday, Jan.
Hagood, Tuesday, Jan. 11th.
Remberts, Wednesday, Jan. 12th.
Dalzell, Thursday, Jan 13th.
W. T. Brogdon's Store, Friday,
Mayesville, Tuesday, Jan. 18th.
ShllOh, Wednesday, Jan. 19th.
Norwood's X Roads, Thursday,
Oswego, Friday, Jan. 21st.
All persons whose duty it Is to
make returns should be prompt to
meet me at these appointments. All
I returns must be made before Feb.
? loth, 1910
i J. Dions* wn.ntnp
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M TWENTY-FIVE VOTES FOR
)H Subject to rules of The Ostecn Publishing Co.'s Contest. Void
after January IS.
For what you want in Fancy and Heavy
Groceries. We are appealing to those
who appreciate good service, liberal
treatment, fresh goods and full weights
THIS WEEK WE WILL SELL THE
Famous Tennessee Eggs,
Candled and Graded, at 30c doz.
Red Cross Milk,
16 oz. Best Milk, Every
Can Guaranteed - - 10c can.
Elver tried Cherry Pie and Cherry
Dumplings in Mid-Winter? Makes one
of the finest deserts; besides you can use
the straight cherries.
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208 S. Sumter St., 6 room house, 10.00
No. 101 S. Salem Ave., 7 room house, 18 00
No. 40 S. Blanding St., 7 room house modern improvements 17.60
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No. 27 Edwards St., 6 room house 12.60
North Magnolia, 4 room house 10.00
Cor. Hazel and Chestnut Sts., 6 room house 14.00
Four 6-room houses on Haynsworth St., each 7.00
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Two 6-room houses N. Salem Ave., at 8.00
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