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IN THE POLICE COURT.
Recorder Lee Tries His Elrst Cases
and liii"" Sonic llea\) FllM ?
Recorder Lee took hia seat on the
Recorder's bench and. with four
cases up before him, showed what he
Intended to do for future criminals of
this city hy the Initial tines Inflicted
upon those in the court Wednesday.
The first case brought up was that
against John Brown for reckless
driving, he having seemingly tried to
run over some one when passing him.
The fine was $1 or four days.
John Williams was up for stealing
a pair of shoes from Ab ram Brad?
ford who he said that be had nev?
er known and seldom seen, but whom
Bradford said boarded with him for
f .oral weeks. The fine Imposed was
17.10 or fifteen days on the chain
John Williams was also up for
beating another negro named Wlldon
with a piece of scantling so that he
was laid up with wounds In his head
and a broken noee for several weeks,
requiring the attention of a physician
'or at least three weeks, Williams
was sentenced to pay a fine of $20
or to serve thirty days on tbe county
public works. As he had only five
dollars In his pocket he handed It
over and was committed to tbe chain
gang to sen e tbe remainder of the
^APJT'LAl. LV rlOXEV t VSK HEAKI?
Supreme Court Met Today to Hear
Ippeal* from ^Elc^cnth District.
Columbia, Nov. 22.? Among the
most Important matters to come up
at this session of the Supreme Court,
which eemeejtod today to hear ap?
peals from the Eleventh district, is
the appeal <f W T. Jones, the al?
leged wife murderer of Vnlon coun?
Jones, who was a wealths planter
and exten-dw land owner In Un'mi
county, was convicted nearly two
years ago of poisoning his wife by
administering strychnine In bOf
food. He was sentenced to life Im?
prisonment, and has since boefj
confined in Jad pending the result of
his sppeal for a new trial. More h li
been printed and said about this
case, probahlv. than about any other
murder case in the past twenty ye i -
^llD < <?K\ l \lliuns
President llud-oii |s?otcs Statement
Kcgurdliig v X- < orn Exposition.
Columbia. Nov 21.?Following a
meeting of the commission for the
Corn Exposition the following was
To the Public: The South Atlantic
? '??rn Exposition, to be held In Co
tumbla, December 6-S#1910, which Is
the first undertaking of its kind ever
attempted In the South, gives every
promls? of b. mg a great success.
The State e.,rn contest and the
Boys' Corn < lubfj have developed and
are still developing the public Inter?
est In the matter or yields of corn.
Now that so much has been accom?
plished In that dlreetlon. this Corn
exposition Is to be be*ld with g \b w
??f setting the machin? rv In motion
to Improve the uunllty of the corn
raised in thl* and our slater State,
to stimuli te breeding work and mile
corn brln< more per bushel.
I wotiln. therefore, urge all ?..rn
growers, men or bgyg*, who have
whst the/ gsjsjgnfjsjf g.I com. elthi r
prolific or slnKb- ear. while or y.dbov.
to apply at ssjeg la M .1. Miller, su?
penntcmb nt >f mitre B, department
agriculture. ? ...umMa. I C. fi.r \>r>
mium Nsggj entry blanks and ship?
ping Instructions, and enter the com?
petlthm Tin pfhsSg are numerous
nml handsosnc, and at the present
stage of dew lopno nt of corn grow?
ing one man stands ,is good a chance
at these prises as another.
Entries should ? ?? made at once
A. I? llt'DSMN.
?'halrman of Commission
An effort Is being made to re or?
ganise the Carolina Olass Company
of Columbia and resume operation
April. IHM). Ho Just ai
REV0ULT10W IN MEXICO.
sitt viton appf. \its TO BE IE?
Leased \\ir> From Laredo to MeilOU
Seized by Oo\ eminent?Violent
Mexico City. Nov. 21.?Gomex Fal
aclo, a town of 700 Inhabitants, and
the junction point on the railroad
near Torreon, Is said here tonight to
be in the hands of revolutionists. Kail
road and telegraphic communication
Is cut off and this lends color to the
It is difficult to obtain authentic
news from the north, the scene of the
disturbances. At the American em?
bassy It was stated tlrat no telegrams
came today from consuls there, and
newspapers here have also been un?
able to secure anything.
The war minister tonight, in ex?
plaining why troops were hurriedly
sent to Orrsaba, in the State of Vera
Crus today, said It was feared that
the revolutionists might dynamite the
railroad bridges. The net result of
the righting there, according to the
minister, was one soldier killed and
several persons wounded when a mob
attacked and pillaged the market.
The rioters were eventually chased to
The secret service has been ex?
tremely active. In the last few days,
It is said, two hundred arrests of agi?
tators have been made here.
Fierce fighting occurred today at
Durango, Torreon, Parral and Oomez,
Palaclo, the latter town falling Into
the hands of the rebels. Three hun?
dred of the federal troops at Oomez
Palaclo are said to have gone over to
the Insurgents, who have now turned
their attention to attacking the loyal
forces at Torreon. The fighting began
at Durango at 4 o'clock this afternoon
and an hour later all the wires were
cut. It is reported on good authority
that 25 persons have been killd at
Zacatecas. The government troops, it
is also reported, quelled the uprising
there and ar ? In control tonight.
The wires north of Monterey have
been cut and no reports are obtain?
able beyond that point. It Is believed
that the Insurgents are responsible
for the cutting of communications.
?SJgSggggM I*ress Cheeked.
LgfOdo, Nov. 21.?The situation in
Mexico appears to be serious tonight.
For the first time In II yean of op?
eration the legged wire of the Asso?
ciated Press from Laredo to Monterey
and Mexico City eras comnienderedby
the Mexican government on the pies
of military n< ed, and the federal eh -
cult manager in NOUVS Laredo was
ordered to cut off the Laredo offlcs
of the Associated Press to prevent
Information being gleaned from mes?
sages moving over the wires. These
UmITnotions emanated from the head"
QtUUrtefS Of the federal telegraph In
Mexico City, where it was explained
that tin- government would require
the foil capacity of all Its telegraph
kilties throughout the night.
Coming as if docs after What was
officially reported to bave ben a per?
fectly tranquil Sunday, throughout
the greater part of the republic,
brohen only by s few almost Instgnl
Rennt disorders In the smaller places,
this action on the part of the govern?
ment SOU Id appear to lend substance
to the rnmon of bloody riots at Eaca
s. dornen, Palaclos and Torreon,
the authenticity <?r which had been
Msnoffected for Yearn.
Theos three Important cities are
lltuated In ? region which had been
disaffected for years. Oomez Palfl
clos and Torreon are cities of about
11, t#t and 11.000 Inhabitants, re
inactively, end sre located four mile*
ipart in the Laguena district of the
st it - of Ooahulhv
This territory was the scene of the
Insurrection In ItOt, which was
quickly quelled by the federal gov?
ernment end which is supposed te
have ? \enniated in the sending of
<bn tlemardo Reyes, who bad been
proclaimed i lender by the revolu
llnnlsta, to I'urope. den. Heyes
that time was governor of the con.
HgUOUS Shite of NeUVO Leon
Tbc same < row d.
Almoet at once I he same element
that had recognised Reyes as theli
?tnadard bearer turned to Francises
I. M ob i". and nominated him foi
president of I he republic In opposi?
tion to the Incumbent, Porflrlo Dlas,
in the election held last springt
Madero ami bis supporters claimed
that they were not being accorded
fair treatment In the campaign and
Madero aus Imprisoned on th<
? barg?- of insulting the government
by bis statement that be could not
get lusts e in the ( ourts. He n si
to Id In prison until some weeks aftei
the election day when the existing
mi Fear not-~Let oil the ends Thou A in
UMTER, S. <!., SATURD
MEXICO STILL IN FERMENT.
ACTUAL FIGHTING IN CUATRO
stated Tlwit Situation is Most Serious
in Years?Laredo Quiet, but Peo?
ple Much Interested.
Eagle Pass, Texas, Nov. 22.?At 6
o'clock tonight it Is said by one of
the highest officials, one. who by
virtue of his position, is in a close
touch '\*lth the revolutionary move?
ment in Mexico, that fighting is now
going on in Cuatro Cienegas, a large
and prosperous city just below Mon
clova. It is regarded as a stronghold
of the anti-Diaz forces.
This same authority says the situa?
tion now in Mexico is more serious
than at any time in the past several
years. He declares the excitement on
the border is nothing compared to
what It would be if all was known of
the situation in the interior. He says
that the officials and citizens of
Cludad Porfirlo Diaz are expecting
the very worst at any minute.
They are scouring the sugar coun?
try, not for revolutionists, but for
their friends and relatives and bring?
ing them Into the city, some for pro?
tection, but more for the purpose of
arming and assisting in the defense
of Cludad Porfirlo Diaz. The town is
under absolute military control and
all communication with the American
side prohibited after dark.
The passenger train from the
south, which is supposed to have left
Torreon yesterday afternoon, has not
yet arrived In Cludad Porfirlo Diaz,
though it was due there at 11 o'clock
this morning, and officials say they
do not kne/w where the train Is. The
railway wires are not working.
Troop L, Third United States cav?
alry, under command of Lieut. Bris?
tol, arrived in Eagle Pass at 6 o'clock
A high Mexican official stated to?
day that It was his opinion that the
Diaz reign was at an end.
West Lavaudis, a New Orleans bus?
iness man, who has reached here
from Torreon, confirms the report of
a clash between federal soldiers aad
revolutionists. The government
forces apparently were beaten and
the rebels Invested Gomez Palacio
"The rebels at 3 o'clock yesterday
morning." said Lavaudis, "shot down
the police on the corners at Gomez
Palacio. The garrison was sent
against them and many were re?
ported killed. The soldiers w. ire
forced to fall back and when i left
Torreon a large force from there
had been sent to retake the town. Tor?
re.>n is practically under martial law
and everything is shut tight."
AGENTS SOLICITING NEW BUSI?
Neu Road Lacks only Few Miles of
Completion and Will Begin oper?
Columbia. Nov, 22.? With feight
agents In Columbia, the Norfolk ?.v
Western Railway, which bus been
one of the promoters <?t the Winston
Salem Southbound Railroad, is al
ready aolicltlng business In South
A dispatch today says that the new
loud lacks only a few miles of 1?< -
Ing completed and that by the last
<?r this mouth train- will be operat?
ing. The completion of tin road will
be celebrated December lf?,
The President is carrying the nous
to Panama.?Waco (Texas) Times?
government was overwhelmingly re?
turned to power, after which be was
' released on ball and made his way to
San Antonio. TVv. , from which point
be is alleged to have tn en secretely
preparing bis partisans lor the wide?
spread revolt, which was planned to
commence last Sunday, November
Took to The Woods.
( >n November IV Madero slipped
I out of San Antonio, and st ilted. it
I was tion understood, for the family
I estate In Coahulla t<? take personal
I command of the nntl-govcrnment
forces In tie- n< Id, No further word
has been obtainable regarding bis
f I movements, nnd it Is believed he Is
? in Mexico tonight,
Every precaution Is being taken by
? the American authorities t?> prevent
, violation of neutrality laws on United
states soli. Gov, Campbell Is reported
I to have ordered the entire force of
I Texas rangers to the Rio Grande and
I tin- commanding officer nl Fori Mc
? lr*i?sh has plac*ed i double guard
I over the gun racks In each barracks
l of the four companies of infantry
t stationed here, as a precaution against
" theft or seizure by Mexican revolu
is't at be thy Conn try'9, Thy God's am
AY, NOVEMBER 26, 19]
? COL. J. II. MOSBY TO LECTURE.
j Well Known Cavalry Officer Will Tell
New Engl?nder! or iiu War Ex?
Columbia, Nov. 22.?Col. John EL
Moaby of Virginia, in whose cavalry
many South Carolinians served dur?
ing the war between the States, has
announced that he will deliver, a
series of lectures in New England
this winter. The Colonel, who came
pretty near capturing much of the
Union army, besides scaring Wash?
ington and Illinois towns, says he
will capture New England with his
tales of the war.
The feats of this man and his
cavalry are unparalleled in American
history, and have been related in
history and song. Fortunately, the
colonel is capable of relating his
adventures in a style that is both
pleasing and convincing, and those
who have heard him -will take a de?
light in knowing that his 'words are
to be given wider publicity.
CLEMSON REMAINS IX OCOXEE.
Few Votes Cast in the Election and
Required Majority Was Xot Polled
Walhalla, Nov. 22.?Report from
Clemson tonight is that Clemson and
adjacent territory will remain in
Oconee county, There were 45 votes
cast in today's election and the re?
quired majority was not polled for
annexation to Anderson.
Revenue Officers Destroy Twenty
Odd Illicit Distilleries in Upper
Part of Mute
Columbia, Nov. 22.?Reports to
revenue officers of this city state that
twenty or more illicit distilleries have
been destroyed in the upper part of
South Carolina during this month.
The majority of the stills were de?
stroyed in Greenville, Pickens and
Oconee counties, the mountains of
that Bcctlon furnishing ungsally fine
natural advantages for the laying of
this business. The names of the run?
ners of the stills destroyed are with?
held by the authorities, who hope
to make s<>mc good captures.
SCRUB COLLEGIANS WANT GAME
College of Charleston Football Team
May Come to Sumter Saturday.
Charleston, Nov. 22.?Tbc College
of Charleston scrub football team ex?
pects to go to Sumter on Saturday
to play the eleven of the Sumter high
school. Manager Gaffney, of th?
collegians, has written to the Sum
ter management to find out if this ar?
rangement will be satisfactory, and
expects t<> receive his reply tomorrow,
which will decide positively whether
or not his team will go to Sumter.
Although the college boys have
only played one regular game this
season, that game* was sufficient to
show that they have a fas and win?
ning crew, the game having been
wen by them by the score of 2:? to
0. Levl. a Sumter boy will proba?
bly do the kicking for the college. His
h>ng punts have won the admiration
of a number of old football men, who
have seen his work.
The college team does not expect
however, to walk away with the Sum?
ter boys, for Sumter'a reputation for
putting out a good football team Is
well known In the "City by the Sea.'
in facti the Collegians are expecting
that they will have the tight of their
lives, and are accordingly preparinj
themselves for this.
\ Thorough Job.
1 want you to clean my wlndo vs,"
said the village storekeeper to Pat.
the champion wlnow cleaner. "Do
you think you can do it while 1 am
gone out for an hour or so?"
"Vis, sorr," said Pat, and glad of
While the shopkeeper was gone.
Pat set to work with a will and com
pleted the job with .'i vengeance,
??pat," ?nid the shopkeeper on his
return, after glancing ;>t the cleaner's
work approvingly, "you've done the
|oh well, Why, tin re Isn't n speck to
be seen on the window pane. Here's
your money and a quarter extra."
? I'm glad yer satisfied with It,"
n iid pal nervously pocketing the
??< if course, 1 am. Whs. I can
hardly believe there is any glass at
all. it looks so clear."
"Well, begorrah, there isn't," re?
plied Pat, moving rapidly towards
the door. Both me and the ladder
fell through the glass just as l got
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
CITY FATHERS DISCUSS PLANS
FOR CITY'S WELFARE.
K. Dosler Lee Appointed Recorder?
Cltlsens Not to Ride Blcjcles on
Brood Street Sidewalk?Other Mat?
City council met Tuesday night in
its regular semi-monthly mee*'
with all members present exci
Annan McLaurln, who was ou a
Town, and discussed various matters
of interest to the city for a little
more than two hours, adjourning
about 10.30, after all business in ;
hand had been attended to.
When council opened its session
there were several persons present to
make various requests. Mr. Bultman
asked that city council rescind its ac?
tion at a recent meeting raising the
rent of the store in which he is now
doing business on the grounds that
the store is not conveniently arrang?
ed, and as the insurance is excep?
tionally high. The matter 'was de?
ferred for action until come to in the
regular order of business.
Mr. Marshal presented a petition
signed by all of the citizens living on
Broad street, except one, asking that
city council rescind its recent action
in making it unlawful for bicyclists
to ride on the north side of Broad
street. He stated that the petition
was presented because the street was
narrow and in bad condition in wet
weather, and dangerous to persons
on bicycles. The matter was taken up
Mr. Moses asked that the Sumter
Ice, Light & Power Co. be allowed to
extend their electric light lines from
the northern portion of Church street
to Morris College. His request was
The doctors of the city appeared
to request Council that it reduce the
license for them as it was exception?
ally hivh and as much of their prac?
tice was done in the country. They
also stated that much charity work
was done by them and that they
thought that Council ought to take
thi* Into COttlfdl ration in making out
the license. The matter avtis deferred
for consideration some time in Jan?
uary after the new license ordinance
goes Into effect.
Mr. K. I. Reardon appeared on be?
half of Z. B. Walker to ask that
Council see if they could not make
the Northwestern Railroad company
build a crossing over their track on
Bartletl street, so that residents west
of the track could reach their homes
without changing to another street.
The matter was looked into and it
was found that Council had taken the
matter up some time ago and that
the Public Works commlteee was now
pushing the railroad on to do the
w i ?rk.
Mr. lb ardon then, as secretary of
Chamber of Commerce, spoke for
some time about the necessity of
building bard streets in the town for
the use of factories and wholesale
Mr. Glenn asked Mr. Reardon about
the progress he had made in get?
ting citizens t<> sign the petition that
lie was now circulating among the
free-holders of the city. Mr. R< ar?
don stated that be had much trou?
ble In gettit g many of the citns
to sign the petition, as it was, seem?
ingly, not a popular measure, but
that he already had about six hun?
dred signatures to the petition. Mr.
Glenn stated that he was opposed to
the use of too much persuasion in
getting cltlsens to sign the petition.
After the matter bad been discussed
Tor some time it was decided to ask
Mr. Reardon to submit s report by
the first of December, with which the
Applications for the position <if city
n corder from L. R. Jennings and
Ii. Dosier Lee were read end Council
w< nt Into ballot. Upon the counting
of the ballots it was found that R.
Dozier Lee was elected recorder. The
Clerk was asked to notify him of this
Mr. MeLntirin sent in a wrlttten re?
port for the finance committee show?
ing that the expenditures for the
stn cts had been b ss for the month
while the expenditures for scavenger
and bre department work had been
Increased. Mr. Glenn Btated that the
fire department incr? ose was due to
work done on the fire station and
Mr. Lee stated that extra hand! had
I to be employed to carry on the scav
I enger work as all of the regular
for< of eity labor was employed on
tin street works. Mr Glenn moved
that the Clerk make separate reports
for the Improvement end mainten?
ance of the liie department, which
Mr. Lee stated that the work on
Harvln street was almost completed
and that It would exhaust the sup
I SOUTIIHON, Kstablbhed June, ISM
Vol. XXXI. No. 27.
WILDER ELECTED AUDITOR.
<.i;ts almost THREE TIMES \s
MANY VOTE? > Ills OPPOBf
More Vo -d in Ilotli Country
and . an in General I I- ? cI??11
? v^s *ox< s still to Re Hoard
v .10 candidates for Auditor must
.ave worked hard since the Gener?
al election for there were more votes
polled Tuesday than in the Gen?
eral election, and with eight boxes
still to he heard from, which no mat?
ter whom the votes in them may go
to, will not change the result of the
R E. Wilder of Sumter is elected
over his opponent, T. S. Stuckey of
Stateburg by a majority of about
4 00 votes.
The votes from the city and other
boxes heard from give Wilder 698
votes to Stuckey's 268 votes. Wilder
almost tripling his opponents vote.
The election did not seem to elicit
an unusual amount of interest either
in the city or in the country, but at
the same time more votes were polled
from both than in the first primary,
which was held at the same time as
the General election, showing that
both candidates had probably been
working among their friends in the
meantime. Another cause to make
the vote larger was that the premary
voting precincts were used as the
voting places and many of the voters
did not have to go as far to the polls.
At Salem, which has a very small
number of voters, no box was taken
out at all, and if any of the voters
cast their vote they had to do so at
The result of the boxes heard from
so far is as follows, by the unoffi?
Sumter, Ward 1 . . 57 29
Ward 2. 205 75
Ward 3. 99 22
Ward 4.. .. ... 113 13
Mayesville. i? 1?
High Hills .... 2 14
Wedgefleld. 24 It
Oswego.. 5 l*f
Privateer. 25 9
Earle. 4 8 2
Zoar. . . ... 25 ' 10
Farmers. 4 4
Manchester. ... .14 9
Dalzell. 22 21
State burg. 15
Concord. 33 0
Total . C?S 2G8
Liquor sailer Arrested.
.Mary Wright was arrested for sell?
ing and storing liquor unlawfully, by
Constable Muldro".v and deputy sher?
iff Sykes Monday afternoon.
She is a resident of that portion of
the city known as the ?'Heifer Pen."
and of general bad character. A good
case has been made out against her,
it is probable that her tine will not
be a light one w hen hi r case COHtOf
up in the Magistrate's Court,
ply of clay now on hand.
The matter of penalty for delin?
quent tax payers tin n came up and
called for considerable discussion.
Heretofore ni penalty has aver been
enforced during December for de
llnquent taxes, the additional penalty
hi Ing charged after the first of Jan?
uary, while the tax - become over?
due after the first of Decem er. As
ibis was the first year that a penalty
was charged in December it w as made
as light as possible, only one per
.ent penalty being attached alter the
iirst of Dei ember.
Mr. F. B. Mcllvsdn asked permission
to repair a wooden building on South
Sumter street which permission was
granted on condition that it did not
increase the lire risk on adjacent
Mr. W. P. Nettles asked that he be
refunded |S.OO which lie bad paid
lor a Heenes which he bad never
used. Mis resjueet was granted.
The newspaper carriers of the city
presented a petition asking that they
b<> allowed to vide on the sidewalks
while delivering papers, but their pc
tit Ion was rcfu ? i
tatters from the Chart? ston En?
gineering ami Contracting company
relating to their contract with the
city and the bond whl< h they had
put up were read and. as it W8S
found that both of these bad bei n
made out to the ma>or and ablernten
of the city of Sumter, Instead of to
the city of Sumter, it was deemed
advisable to refer the matter to the
i it\ attorney to be straightened out.
w hieb wa* done.
Several rleasts were then rend and
ordered paid, aft. r whk h Couni II
journed to meet again at ther. next