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Ml-.i A?l**lIt* ('.??* ni.iii is tt home
from Notre DilRt at lt.iinm iff*, Mtl..
to spend th?? Mlllltlllf?
.V.ssr-?. II. ?'. Il.i> n<4\%..rth ami II.
<?. i'uni> w.nt in Columbia Friday t'?
attend UM Sapr. me Coilfl at th.it
Miss Innis t'uttiajo Ii \i*itlng h-r
aunt. Mr-. Hoher! Acnurch, in Char?
Mr. And .Mi?, i K. Strang? ??f
Wtnnnwere are rkdthag lhatf daugh?
ter. Mrs. J??hn llayto-wortll, ??n Cal
hi.iin str?, t.
Miss II. ? Onli al K.ngstia ?' l stted
friends h?-r?? this weck en route i?? St.
Mr.<. T. J. Iturkftt is visiting rela
ti\ ??- near Harts\ die.
Messrs. M< l'.ride Khodes ?tul C. F.
May?- n| Maycsville were in town '"rl
Mr Jules Deas. ot Sammelten, la
In the elty spending a short time.
Mies Gertrude Knight has returned
home from Columbia, having remain?
ed over f<T the commencement Imp
given by the Carolina students.
Itev. and Mrs. J. C. Bailey and chil?
dren passed through the eft] Satur
d?\ on their wa> to their home at
Liberty, after a visit to Mrs. Bailey's
parents at Summerton. ReV, I alley
*as for many years pastor of Presby?
terian churches at Wedgetlehl and
Dalscll in this county.
Mrs. John Wils??-?, and son. Walter
Lee. of Columh a. are \isiting Mrs. T.
A. lluasey on Kendrlck street.
Mra. P. ft Maye and Miss liuth
Hussey and Miss Vermeils Joye are
\ tailing Mrs. J. C. Joye In Charleston.
Mr. S. C. McKeowg has gone on a
tf?? to Milwaukee.
ra. Kugene \l ? dium has gone to
<eway to vlalt at that place.
If, I. Ilarby Moses, of Greensboro.
*.. la In the city.
Mlaa Klsle Deal went to Bishop
\ille Monday morning to visit friends.
Mlaa Mary Alice Mlchaux left Mon?
day morning to visit her father at
Mr. 11. M. lHinwoody, of Cleveland.
Ohio, spent Sunday In the city, ?he
guest of M.\ and Mrs. Joseph M.
Mr. and Mrs. John L>n\Id I.emmon
are at home from their bridal trip in
the mountains of Western North
Mr. Kugene Cuttlno and Miss Innls
Cuttlno ar? visiting relatives In Oo*
> ?r. N. O. osteen has gone to the
Isle of Palms to attend the meeting
of the State l>ental Asso< ition.
Mr. T. II. I>lck, of Columbia, was
In the city Mondas
Mi and Mrs W. Vates Yead >n
ha' e returned to the city after spend?
ing th. ! w (Iding trip in the mou a
Mr. W. W. Sumter. of St.tteluirg.
was In the \\\ Mond I]
ntsni Bvetys Preset left og M ?n
day to attend the summer school at
Ml s Fmily E. Fr?ser, of George
tot* ? i.. visiting the family of Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Dick.
Mr and Mis John Kohertson. of
i ?ay ego. hav? returned home frmn
CsdvggMi g hat i M t* Robot Una a snl
Several Weeks ago to receUc surgical
Mm* Annie lVyre Moore and
I ? it ' ? \|o.a. , . ., fending the
summer school at Winthrop.
Miss Helei Tilling! ust spent the
aeek-en l in RgatoVOf with relatives.
Mlaa Schuyler Coopef Spent Sun?
day with friends in FustOVOf,
Mrs. Kugem sten??iii hi spending
Some time with retotWefl in Kastnvor.
Moggyn, .1. C. Ileinphill. for many
\. , t - ? d i t o i oi in. \. ws and Cour?
ier. O. H. Marmor, af the Lexington
Di -pat? h. ft A. Thompson, nl the
Wilhalla K???w??? Cmirb-i. '.'hartes
Petty, of the Carolina Spartan, lohg
w. It Hoiims. .if ihr Bnrgwell Peo?
ple iml N. O. Osteen. ??f the Watch?
man and Southron, the vetefgg tnein
l?ers of th?? State Press Association,
were elected honorary life im-mbors
of the assi?? iation it the meeting in
Spartanburg Ihh w??? k.
Mimii r elllaassi eng nave Ihousnnds
of dollars in insuraic ? rat??s. and
snatntati hottet sanitary conditioni
also which means belief health, and
reducing the number of premature
deaths b> reducing Ihn gttgnbef ??f
( iMe, of preventKe diseases by a
thorough sanitary cleaning of prem?
I mm tec- \??H-latloii Meet aag PoM
It Hgg announ- td thl- morning th it
lh? Utt fgg Ol tin- ? hOOl trustees
?Ho. hit Ion had been postponed from
Um tret Wsdnssdny |g July unto iHg
th'rd Wrdnei d iji it> the month,
THE < VMI'AK.N OPENS.
c' wtlnued Prom Post Pour >
Attorney General Lyon had declared
t'? liave misleading nnd Incorrect
otutements In them, but which state?
ment* he said were copied from the
records of the state. He mentioned
the foci th.it attack! had been made
on him. but which, he suld, could rot
If elected* he laid, he would be an
oflfc if seeking t>? carry out the de?
tails "f hi- oflics and the affairs of
the state with the greatest economy
ami he woo d seek to fender Justice
?nd see thai justice was dum- to \?>\\\
?font nnd I null alike, He referred
t?? his father's acquaintance with'
General Bee, foi whom he was named,
il.- would like to continue the fight for
liberty whlcl had been fought for !>>
tio- Bin tidings ami Mannings, He
hoped the i * * ? ? i?I * ? would vindicate him
at the election in August.
Pollowlngi .1. Prase? Lyon of Abbe
vllle, the present attorney general, was
Introduced, He was received w ith ap- ]
i?iaiis,. ami thanked the people tor
their applause, Inasmuch as ho know
that none of the applause onms from |
grafters, He did not like sonno of the
features of stump speaking, He would,
however. show some of the things
whirh he had dom- since ho had been
in the ottlee "f the attorney gener il.
He had lu ought to the bars of jiis
tie,. every one of those who hail been
accused Of grafting in eonneetion
w Ith the ol 1 dispensary, as he had
promised to do. one Of these had been
Convicted, one had plead guilty, and
the Others had been convicted at the
bar Ol public opinion. He called at?
tention to his Work on the sinking
fund commission and his securing
$100.000 for the State which hid
gone elsewhere formerly. Hs stated
that Mr. Kvans had made ohorgOl
against the Old dispensary commision.
and. if hs COUld prOVi them, ho would
prove the biggest falsehood ., the
State. Neither he nor any of the
members of the commission had se?
cured any pickings, as Kvans wa>uld
lead his hearers to believe, and as to
the .circular referred to by Kvans. in
which there were charges against the
commission, the new commission ap?
pointed by a hostile governor and the
investigating committee with expert
accountants had neVOf been able to
llnd anything in the bast wrong
about the hooks or work of the com?
Kurthermore he served notice to
Kvans that he I ad stood his conduct
as long as he could and. if Kvans did
not discontinue from his pre.seat
course, be would expose records on
bun to show him up to the people ?f
the State as the kind of man he real?
ly was. He had put up with him In
his former campaign, but he would
not do so in this, Kvans must stop
making charges against him and ihe
oommlsslog w hich he OOUld not prove.
He ended his speech with a plea for
the suffrage of the people of Sumter.
He said that the Krafters would unite
a* tinst him, and he hoped the people
would net unite with the grafters.
At this point occurred the only un?
pleasantness between candidates. Mr.
Kvans at the ? lose of Lyon's spe. h
jumped up to correct nn Impression
Which Mr. Lyon had made. He stat d
that Mr. I.yon had made an insinu?
ation that he knew- something, deroga?
tory to hi- character. If this was the
COOS he said, then "Lay on MeDuff.
ami damned be hs who first cried
Sne>Ugh." Mr. Lyon arose and stated
that "McDuff would lay on tomor?
row at Btshopvllle*' and he would
hnvs the stuff.
Thon il. Peeplei of Barnwell wan
the next cnndldnts for the office of
attorney general to speak. He stat d
that he Wgl a young man seeking a 1
vancemenl In life, he was not knewn
b> the people of the state, but, If
elected, he Would guarantee to all lie
equal protection of the lew, He be?
lieved in economy and was seeking
the ofRct "ii the peoples' platform. He
made onl] a few remarks which Were
*n > Il receh ed,
s. T, farter, candidate for State
treaeun r, stated that he ban been In
tin- office for fourteen yean and had
risen from the lowesl position m it to
the highest, next to the treasurer, He
km w more about th. Workings of the
ofHce than anybody else, except tbo
Incumbent, from whom he hod loom?
ed what be knew. lie believed that
only a man should be in the Offl e
who knew about bonds, lawi govern*
Ing th.- Issue and redemption of bonds
and the other l.-atutes of tin- Office,
lie mad.- remarks concerning the
Working* of th,. office and what had
been done ir past years und whit
Wonhl l>e don in th. tear future,
-bow ing the d of an expel it n< t'd
man in charge,
l?. w. M< Kamin was a candidate
for the same office, in Introducing
him S. ii itor Clifton a.-k.-d quiet of the
audience, which had began having,
and in equal consideration for each
of th.- candidates,
IL mated thai Messrs, It, M, Mc
t'own, candidate t"i secretary of
state. \. \v Jones, candidate for
comptrollei general, K. J, Watson
candidate for commissioner of agri?
culture, w w Moore, ? indldate t"t
adjutant general, J, E, Swearingen,
candidate for superintendent of ??<iu
oatlon, Ci a. Smith, candidate for lieu?
tenant governor, were all present,
but as they had ti" opposition they
would ii"t in ike speechee.
Mi. McLaurln stated that he also
knew something about book-keeping
ns well at his friend, Mr, Carter. He
thought himself competent to till the
position and asked for the suffrage
of the voters of the county, He had
had much public and private exper?
ience, although he was n?'t a pul '.i'
speaker. He closed by declaring bis
belief that he would be elected,
Jarno* Cnnsler of Tlrsah, b candi?
date for railroad commissioner, came
next, He went over the same ground
as he did in his race two years ago,
declaring his belief In the supervision
i f the railroad, he believed iti a flat
two ?ein rate, ami stood for the best
Nerv let tu the public, He had receiv?
ed more votes in the primary it 111? ?
last election than any other man in
South Carolina who had not beer,
elected, Hamilton had been elected In
the stcond primary because ?>f the
prestige of the name. He had made
..n t-tlicient superintendent <>i educa?
tion In his home county and he would
a..a make an efficient railroad com
misslor.er, He did not wage war on
fiOWS papers, although many harsh
and untrue things had been said ab ?ut
him. He ran for the office on hi*
met Its. His remarks were well re?
ceived and a reference to Mr. R. I.
Manning was re ceived with applause.
John G, Richards, candidate for re?
election as railroad commissioner,
came before the voters of the coun?
ty for the second time seeking elec?
tion to a public office. He had serv?
ed Iiis county and the public for
many years and sought to serve the
public yet further. He believed that
;t public office was a public trust and
WOUld o\ar hold it so, if elected, lie
considered himself competent to till
the position to which he had been ap?
pointed by QoVemor Ansel and lie
hoped they would vindicate the ap-1
polntmenl made by Governor Ansel at j
the primaries in August. He then
outlined his platform. He had done
what he could to obtain a lower and
standard freight rate, a reduction
from a Hi to a 5 mile break, and a
reduction in express charges from a
twenty-five ce nt rate to a twenty cent
rate on packages,
He believed that the railroad should
carry express in their own right
Which WOUld mean a big saving to the
people. The commission had ordered
all (dd wooden bridges torn down and
concrete and iron bridges installed in
their places. The last general as?
sembly had created an office for .a man
to travel over and inspect the railroads
constantly, but this office had been
temporarily done away with because
of the fact that the appropriation was
vetoed. He believed in a Hat two cent
rate if the railroad would not accept
mileage. He asked the people for
support ami promised to give them
good service it' he were elected.
Col, J. H. Wharton of Lourens
County was the m xt speaker. He stat?
ed that it was a pleasure to appear
before the people here and he asked
them to give him their continued sup?
port. He too had been in public
life for many years and knew a great
deal about railroads. He had alwayi
done good service when he was on
the commission and would continue to
do so, if elected lilt time.
lb- referred t(, Mr, Richards' ap?
pointment by Oov, \nsel ami did not
think that this appointment should
be the cause of the people voting
for Richards. He then outlined his
platform, saying that the railroad
commission should see that the pres?
ent law was enforced and. if new laws
were needed, the commission should
petition the legislature to have them
passed. He was in favor of a peace?
able campaign and one without dirt
TWO CONVICTED OF MURDER.
Alleged Slayer of Little Andrew
Jackson Pound Guilty,
Florence, June 15.?Tin- Jury in
the case of Harry Mclntosh and John
Williams, charged with the- murder of
little Andrew Jackson brought in a
verdict of guilty at 11.30 o'clock. The
COIIt'l room Was tilled with people, a
numbe r of whom were ladies who had
sat throughout tin- day listening t<?
the ease-. Attorneys McNeill, Davla
ami <di\e-r spoke te? lb,- jury foi 'he
defence, ami Solicitors Wells and
Bp< ai for th'' State, The' argu?
ments wa r,- completed at 1" o'clock,
Tin- Judge's charge at i ?'.:;<> and the
Jury retired Immediately, being in
tile- loom about forty Illillllte-S. Tlle-Ve
was a -light demonstration when the
Jury handed up their verdict, but
.luelge- Shtpp quelled it in a iecond.
Tin- usual motion for lo w trial was
Marriage LIcciihc Record.
Marriage Deensen were Issued Sun?
day t'? tin- following colored couples
Hen Harne* and \ ? ibell i Wi ight,
Sumte r; Lindsay Dmkcfe?rd and Mag?
K 11 11 y n es, Sumter,
TAFT AM) ROOSEVELT FORCES
RATTLE FOR BL'PllEM \< Y.
Republican Convention Opens Am 1*1
Lively Scone*?Plans ot Contending
Forces?Temporary Chairman Not
Vet Elected?llosetvater Presiding
Spe. i ll to tin- I tally Item.
Chicago, June 18,- The most des-j
i" rate light in th.- histor) "t* Ameri?
can politics reached a crisis ;?t noon
today, when the fifteenth Republican
National Convention was called to or- j
der. Por weeks Taft and Roosevelt!
have been battling tor delegates and
the uncertainty is greater today than
when the light opened weeks ago. The
Taft forces are ready t<? put through
their original plans for national com?
Tin- roll call is to be a permanent
The Roosevelt men are determined
not to allow Contested delegates to
vote on tl'e temporary organization to?
Early this morning end crowds
thronged about the Coliseum; among
the crowds were to he seen a great I
number of uniformed policemen .also
about 4 00 special deputies and hun
idrcdfl of plain clothes men.
The formal program begins with the
opening of the Coliseum doors at ten
o'clock. The convention itself will open
After the presentation Of the gavel
will come the official calls for the call?
ing of the temporary roll, which is
scheduled to precipitate a big fight
among the Rooseveltians who are
ready with a minority report. The
election of a temporary chairman will
follow the temporary roll call. The
Taft forces intend proposing Senator
Root as temporary chairman of the
Convention. The Rooseveltians will
nominate Senator Win. Borah.
Special to The Daily Item.
Chicago, June IS.?The Roosevelt
plans were so modified at a con
ference today that all suggestions
of physical violence to secure
control were abandoned. The new
plan is to make a tight entirely
alorg parliamentary lines in the hope
that even without controlling the tem?
porary organization they will still b<
able to nominate Rosevelt in the regu?
lar convention .
After the Tafi conference it was said
that Chairman Roscwater would go
right through with reading the tem?
porary roll prepared by the national
COmmltee, and would decline to re?
ceive supplementary reports or SUg
gestions front Roosevelt men.
While not admitting that gang rule
was planned. Taft leaders insisted
that parliamentary usages and prce
Plans of Two Forces.
tdenti would be strictly followed.
Teddj Not There in Person.
Special t" The 1?all) Item.
Chicago, June 1 v? Seated at the
>nd "i* a private telephone wir?- in hla
ipartment at th?- Congre?ss Hotel,
Roosevelt will keep in touch aith the
progress of the Convention, and will
Issue orders to his lieutenants accord?
ing t.? prearranged plan-. He di?l nut
leave conference for bed until 2.30
m. today. He said then thai h.- had
no Intentions of attending the Conven?
tion in person. Tin report i- current
that Roosevelt has ordered his dele*
gate's l ad.-- t" !??? red, in i ase in- de?
? ides t<. ?_:<? t-? tin Convention.
Tiie Convention < >|*?ro*.
Chicago, June is??Special: The}
Roosevelt forces decided on Oovernoi* I
McGovern ??f Wisconsin, instead of ?
senator Borah as a candidate for i
temporary chairman. The Wisconsin I
LaFollete delegation announced that I
they would vote unanlmouslv for Mc?
Govern. The Oklahoma delegates en?
tered the hall, headed by a tall ran? h
mnn, carrying a hoop with a battered
hai in the center. The "hat in the
ring" caused no stir. Senator Penrose !
of Pennsylvania was hissed by the |
Pennsylvania delegation. Former
Vice President Fairbanks got the first
The California delegation entered
with a big banner "Ltt the People
rub*. California for Roosevelt, 7,600,"
at which th?-r?- ware wild cheers from
the Roosevelt men.
The Convention was called to order
at 12.HL' o'clock by Victor Rosewater,
Chairman of tin- National committee.
Every seat Was taken and the aisles
were Jammed. Rosewater could not
make himself heard, in order to et -
cut ? quiet, police reserves had to be
called, it being a gigantic task for
them to clear the aisles. Just when]
it seemed that quiet had been secured, I
everyone was brought to their feet by
the star Spangled Banner; a flashlight
photograph next added excitement.
Finally, however, quiet was secured
; nd Pather Callahan pronounced the
Invocation. Just afterwards the police
had to be ?alle?! u> separate a New
York delegate and a Pennsylvania
man who fought over a seat, it is
doubtful if over a doaen men heard
tin- secretary read the official call for
At the conlcusion of the reading
Governor Hadley was n-eogt
the chairman and took the t
Barnes, of New York, ros?
point of order, but was not re
by the chairman. Hadley n
amend tha temporary roll, nue
Jamea Watson. ??f Indiana, Taft par?
liamentarian made the point that
there could be nothing properly done
before the convention until it had
been formally organized. Rosewater
ruled the point well taken, but said
h?- was wili ng tO listen to arg? ment
<?n the question.
Root water ruled if Just Hailey's
Plan t.? lubstltute delegates for those
see ted by ihn committee.
Noouligtll Pie nie- at POCUllu.
A plcnl? in the afte rnoon and t.-h
?tew that night is being planned by
the i Mvlc League to I ike puu ?? at
Pocallu Springe, June 14. Mr. Booh
is going to tum over the grounds to
the league and the public is going to
have a good time. Beet dee the usual
boating and bathing, games and eon*
t. sts win be had for the little folks in
the afternoon, and, at night, the fish
supper and dancing will bo the main
features, it will be arranged to have
transportation at a rfweonohis rate
for all who wish t?? attend. Schedule
??f trips and other particulars nrtll be
The FilM Cotton Bloom.
Mr. k. C. Wit tor, who now owns
and plants the e.*d K. IflnM Pitt?j
piece iti the Jordnn neighborhood,
brought the Aral cotton bloom of the
lennon te? this office IfoneTny. The"
bloom was full greewn and on the
same twig was another bloom more
than half greewn.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
?borge1 H. Hurst desires by means
of thli cord te> inform his friends and
the general public that he is no long?
er con nee ted with The J. D. Cra;g
Furniture Cet.. but is in the same
lines of business fe>r himself at the
old stand, corner Main and Canal
streets. His housefurnishing depart?
ment is complete at attractive prises.
In the undertaking department he
Is fully equipped, and prepared to
remb r prompt service* day and night,
to all CloeeSS e.f trade.
Day Phone No. 539.
Night Phone No. 1*1.
George 11. Hurst.
Furniture Dealer. Fndertaker and
Km balm er.
Main and Canal ftTOOta,
Judge- Wilson has ordered that the
te rm of COUH to commence on June
24th. bo adjourned from day to day
until July 1st. 1912. The Grand
, . .. .. . . bound pent
L. L PAH ROTT.
Clerk of Court.
FOI. iAUB?lC-quart cow. freth in
m lk. Apply to J. P?. Ryan. Wedge
field, s. C.
Special White Goods Sale
Seasonable Merchandise at
Very Much Underprice
WE CLEANED UP the remnant of a manufacturer's stock, of White
Goods which he was very anxious to dispose of prior to his semi?
annual inventory July 1st. and the prices at which we bought
them and on which ba-;is they will be sold, will make cost sale purchases
appear a very expensive investment.
THEY WILL BE PUT
Lot No. 1.
Very sheer muslin In stripes
und plaid-. dotted Swisses
worth from i- 1*3 to iv. .
Lot No. 2.
rhu* Hue consisting ??f swli?
c>. muslins, pin cords und
checks, ail worth ir> and 2o?
Lot No. 3.
\\?' also hnvc Mjiiir fan. >
weaves and Mrined Pinions.
I'm? srtxniv in tili?. ?*ale.
t?vtro \/ci1liiOC 'n Skirtings, Linens, Piques, Linens, Mo
H/Xlld V dlUeS tor Linens, Crashes and Ratines.
In addition to the above we will have many other Special Offerings
that will be Money-Savers to you.
O'Donnell & Company.