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10 ASSAULT STRONGHOLD.
MKMnrKLI will. LEAD ITTACK
IN i HtCAOO,
Would.iw* Ihetaior lla?lcil? tu Chi
1 "k" to lakr IVrMMial < oiiiiiimiiiI of
PJfjj Mcrevoarh^ and Will Try to
Carr\ iIm? ('onvcnlkui l?> Storm?
IW|nit^ l.tHNl for the ItouiIlM
i on\? utloii Ever Held.
? hi. I ,?>. Jiitir II. a lot, RoOSSVelt'l
Mtual ?t ,rt from Nee. V..rk this if
ternoon to inj*?? t his oWfl personal?
Ity Int ? th?- sttuntlog surrounding the
battle i..r d.h <at??.< t.? th*? Kepuhli
?ran national i nftl.-nti-?n wus pructlcal
ly the ..nly topic ,,f conversation after
the fa? t he, a roe known hele.
To the Taft le oh rs the announce
merit >.f Cid ltvnn. \- It was in the
nature .?f >t red' rag to hull.
Director McKlnle) g| 'he Taft cam?
paign maaaicem. nt nsn- ?1 a Statement
*<M?n after Mr Itnosevelt* start be?
came known in which he declared?
mo-uuiv gj->?u> that the eertuin Taft
strength wmm 5?4 delegates?54 more
H ? n . nough f ?i . nomination. He
and all the other Taft leaders de?
clared lloo??e\tdt's coming was the
stireat possible Indh ath?n of despera?
tion and knowledge of defeat. He as?
sarted that at a conference of the
Booeew it paaple h. ld Thursday after?
noon their most optimistic figuring
?how?d i KiMisevelt total of 7S votes
short of the t.ssiiry r?40.
Mate significant. *iowever. was the
le of delegate figure-, which ac
gOtn panted .Mr. M< Kinlcy*? statement
?the 594 delegate* which he listed
In the Taft asdsjsjjsj included all ef
the contested delegations. 64 In num?
ber from Texas. Vl-glnla and Wash?
ington, upon who"- ? 11. ? 11 a 11 o na I
cornmltt? ? has ?*tlll to i? i<s
\ it the same time rumors were
current everywhere that the Taft ma?
jority ->n fhe cu.ii Ittee had decided
definitely to give T?ft e\Stf remain?
ing vot*? within their pov er f rom the
content? -itili pendln? before the com?
mittee Karly In the evening It was
explained that a m< re or less formid*
able i in?aj* of the> najorltv Would be
held before the pJgflH was oeei to
adopt IIMi ss a definite policy.
U th the Increasing detinitemss of
these rumors rune an even more defi?
nite decrease of sue h "peac e talk" as
had softened the slt i atb?n to some ex?
tent during the pre - ceding 24 hours.
Expressions on tnah sides were dis?
veil e I'?. prep ?< "tri- i
shstphal ntr> f> in i andldate;
hut h w -1.4 !???>)??? ;, ... .. _ ,| f?)
Sen** '1 ? ? ?
eapeik ??> < u pol.??.. ..... ug
\ I SJggfl 111 b aden?. They expressed
the opinion that such a procedure
would he unwise and prohaldy would
have effect** unite the opposite of
those Intended i.\ ,ts |>r. poto-nts.
These counsels prevailed.
Arrangements h oi heen made for a
iiimi no ? tin< to l.e held next Monday
evening?the night before Uli con?
vention in the great Auditorium
theatre in l' ? - \e-!t*s he half with a
lint e.f well known speakers It was
<i d t -nicht that Koosevelt 'vo.ial be
the only "pe eke-r on th it o<can>n.
Whether he will he given oppor?
tunity t ? gBjgjdJ hefore- the c inven?
tion dep. mis altogether upor whether
he desires t?? d<? se?. I.ven his bit?
terest ? i>i'"Oent? here- OOfiOedi tonight
tbit "o distinguished a kepuhliean.
f .rno r'v nfSOtdilll Ol IMS United
St.it*?. must he h - I< "imd by the na?
tional convention e,f his party |g a
pi o. sj the platform, it was m-t
known tonight whether fid. lloosevelt
w >uld think It expediert t?? attend the
? ?n\e ntlon In person.
As f?ir Mr. T iff, his princ ipal riv il
f ?r the nomination, gonodj here has a
ser Ion ?* thought that he Will cenne tee
Chi? ?So gSjdjOff mv e on? el\al?|e SOSV
dltb?ns. In fa* t if I.-- he en positively
nnnouneoel l.y th? pre-'elent that un?
der no c ire urn star < ?s will he come ?o
Ho- aasji sattoa,
Whife\.r tfnir rleWS Sg the sub?
ject Of Cg4 lloom Ve It S coIlling t?. the
e >n\ention there SOg he Bjg douht that
It has eaaaed i aredotiad sensation e.n
the part not onl\ e.f the leaders of
nil the ? mdldalu hm etf the dele*
gaf.-e in tae- renk alid tile. All e.fhe-r
talk sut-cbd while- all hands talked
about Mr. i:.e-\.-n k rasnhsg la CHI*
Cmjm thing thai happened during I he
s/venjlng intorrnided eveg tin* talk
iii.eeit RsjsssrveN'i trip Thai was the
|4?*Ue ..le r fre?|M file- llOU*x>Vehl head
anjsjvtt rs nl wlinl purported tee i>, a
letter N MfOt leg M1 Klnlej of T efi
i itMpalgn Ir*? f'haibs Canks. one e,f
the logree djnleSjatel ?t Lira? fre.m Msi
aiSSlppj .ate e| b) the n.itlo|)l| < e.UI
Milttee ami I rsdHsd to l aft In Ibis
p tter r.anks purp' i ? d le ?>e returning
to Mr. Me Klfde > .1 ? ?II e.f tlMiRe-V g|?
lueb <l to In th.- letter as "a few Imn
dre ei gedlnrn*4 and referred la si ha\
imr i" ? m adi ineed to him h\ Ho Taft
p. ..pie fnf "exneneef ?-f some of tie
il. . * itei ireiMl Ml--H-lppi."
Th?' T iff hill' 'U if one e- fe.e.k f I ? ?t ?
of the h tter ind I'-4 e,K\ imii^ Impli
. ?tie.n^ and If WM Mid that n Bints
m? tit wo ibi he leaned Intel in ihs
Such talk a* there was to?
night About the matters Incidental or
subsidiary t?> the main laaua showed
little change. Obviously, as one lead?
er put it, "'the tail goes with th,. hide."
Wnoevef has ihg mejorlt) <?f th,' del?
egates win control the temporary or?
ganisation and probobly the commit
tOS <'n credentials and resolutions. If
it turne <>ut that the Tatt pe..pic have
votes enough p? nominate, their slate
preoumohly win go through to tue?
? see if the Rooesvell people hove
tin- mnjorlt) Ihey claimed tonight?
tiny would give no flgurei?they oan
ti Miie Ihey own temporary chairman
in?i otherwise orgontae the convention,
< >io- of ths rumors lots todny w as
that there had bOOfl overtures from
'to- Roosevelt to the La Follette peo
pis in the form of an offer to join in
the selection as temporary chairman
of SOmS one tO he selected by Senator
LuPolletti of his adherents. It is said
that the i.i Pollette forces reject?
ed the proposal.
Hehlnd the conflict claims between
the adherents of the leading candi?
dates and the grim silence from the
La Kollette camp there rose up a live?
ly little show of hope?almost It might
be described as confidence?In the
lOWg delegation that out of the tur?
moil would come at last the nomina?
tion of tonntet Cummins. The Iowa
men were nut claiming anything ex?
cept that their senator and ex-go\er
nor was 'the most nvallable man."
In a statement inspired by Col.
Koosevelt'? start for Chicago, PirectOf
McKinley declared that his coming
Is "an undeniable admission of defeat
which the coming of Mr. Roosevelt
will only make more certain."
William J. Harnes. Jr.. of New York
also Issued a statement concerning
Mr. Itoooevelt'i coming,
? Cndlgnitled as it is. and impotent
is it will prove to be." he declared.
"Its chief Interest lies in its disclosure
of that mania for power over which
RooOOVelt has no control." Mr.
Harnes says that Col. RoOOOVOll will
go into the convention hall Itself "arid
there attempt to control that conven?
tion, demand to be heard in his own
behalf, and if he is not permitted to
do so, he will nevertheless continue
his demonstrations under the In?
fluence of the delusion that the peo?
ple, whose voice he fancies he hears,
are calling him to overturn all or?
der. It Is a sad and humiliating spec?
tacle to the American people."
The reappearance of the compro?
mise gossip called forth a lengthy
statement from DtfOOtOf McKinley
n which he charged the Roosevelt
'orecs with encouraging the compro?
mise talk. "This Is an admission Of
i patent fact?namely that Theodore
loosevelt is a defeated candidate In
I this convention." declared Mr. Mc?
Plans for demonstrations of various
sorts to offset the arrival of Roose?
velt tomorrow were discussed by the
Taft leaders but no schema was
adopted. It was practically decided
to treat the presence of the colonel
with silence and disdain, although the
Taft reception committee which has
begun the work of rounding up dele?
gates and caring for them was urged
to additional activity tomorrow.
Asked why Col. RoOOOVOll had de?
cided to come to Chicago. Senator
Pixon. who had talked with the colo?
nel over the telephone earlier In the
day, said it was merely to expedite
"It Is very difficult In such a situa?
tion SJ this to conduct negotiations
over the telephone." said Senator
Dtxon, "He Is coming here to be In
touch and to aid us in lighting t>.
men wh< WOUld steal the nomination
away from the Republicans of the
MWni he ssked t" com,, because it
Was i|e.-no d a crisis had arrived which
demand his presence In older to
SOVf the situation V" Mr. Dlxon WU1
"Then Is apparentl) a good aised
rhrti when one considers the thievery
of the national committee in over?
riding tie win ,,f the sovereign state.-,
in their choice "f delegates to tins
convention," the sin.nor replied.
W ill Col. RoOOe*. ell go to Jh. li ' -
t lonal < onventlon "
"I don't believe Manager McKlnlej
of tin T.ift campaign vviii give Mr.
Roosevelt a ticket, and I am sure the
*ergeunt-at-arini would not admit
him without one," said the senutor.
The Rooeevelt inanngoi smiled as
It was subsequent!) learned that
Col, Rooeevelt Is expected to remain
In CttlCUgO until I he close of the con
vent Ion and that he plans to appear
in the convention and may get an op
port unit) to address the convention
in his own behalf, such a develop?
ment, unprecedented In every essen?
tial, undoubtedly would furnish ma
lerlttl for a sensational demonstra?
News of tn,- colonel's coming kin?
dled enthusiasm in the regular after
noon meeting of the Roosevelt dele
gab it the Congress hotel, William
Plynn of Penn ylvanlu, who presided,
urged the delegates to set out .mil
drag nie vir. Roosevelt's hendqiwr
U rs any of Ihe w tvel Ing Taft nVh
Th,. gut her Ing developed into m ? \
perlenes nutting und was add rowed
by leveral of the Roosevelt contest?
ing delegates from Southern States
who had been unseated by the na?
in the meantime there was equal
Activity In tin- other camp. All day
today John C, B versin, aide t.? i>i
rector McKinley, labored mightily
preparing for tin- opening of a Taft
reception room on the second floor of
the headquarters hotel, the same floor
th it is partly occupied by the Roose?
velt boosters' headquarters. The Taft
forces will occupy the presidential
suite and all day tomorrow Taft tally
meetings with prominent Taft sup?
porters as speakers will alternate with
the blaring Of two hands while the
Speakers res-. Bvereln has planned a
"oontlnuoue performance" throughout
the day and evening and as the dele?
gates come in and are registered at
Taft headquarters they will be ee
forted downstairs to the meeting
room to come under the influence of
the speeches and music.
Just opposite the Taft room the
Roosevelt registration office and re?
ception room for delegates Is located.
Sandwiched In between the two big
quarters Is the Cummins bureau where
Senator Kenyon presides.
HARRISON BANDERS REINSTAT?
Munster Roy. Dismissed for "Inepti?
tude." Cnn stand Exugftlnntton for
Kcmimission to Anno polls.
Washington. June 13, ? Following a
call from Senators Tiliman and Smith
;ind Congressman Lever upon the
president this morning in behalf "f
the appointment of former Midship?
men W. H, Sanders to the Naval
academy, the navy department this
evening notified Mr. Lever that B
per nit will he granted to young San?
ders to take the examination for ad?
mission to the Navel academy Saun?
ders was dismissed from the academy
last \ear upon the mound of inepti?
tude for the naval service, Th,. ( harge
was that he was refractory and not
amenable to discipline. He has
fought his case with a degree of pug?
nacity and optimism seldom witness?
ed in a hoy of his age. immediately
upon his dismissal he took the case up
with Representative Lever, who re
appointed him to the vacancy which
his dismissal created. Tlu- superin?
tendent of the academy refused to
pass favorably upon his nomination.
This was in September of last year.
Young Sounders did not despair, hut
came to Washington With the open?
ing of congress and has been here
SVery day since, fighting for an op?
portunity to pro\ e by his future con?
duct that his dismissal WOtf not justi?
fied by the circumstances,
This morning the s< natura, with Mr.
Lever and Mr. Sat nders, made a
strong appeal to the president. The
president Immediately called Into the
conference Assistant Secretary Win?
throp, who has been standing with
Mr. Lever and Mr. Saunders through?
out the tight, ami the final result is
that Sounders is reinst ited, not to his
former place, hut is given the right
to take the initial examination, the
tight which he was making .
Speaking of the case, Mr. Lever
it is one <>f the most remarkable
cases I have ever seen. He has in
him every element of a tighter, and
mentally he is a genius. When every?
thing seemed hopeless he was opti?
mistic, i am proud of tins victory,
both for him and tor the state, and I
do not hesitate to say that except for
his own optimism and the strong
support of Senators Tiliman and Smith
I do not believe we could have won
this light. 1 am proud Of this hoy.
and I am sure the State in the years
to come will feel equully proud "f
Mr. Saunders is from Sumter ? .uni?
woman Acct si:i> or in M.in i*.
N'egrcMM Heid at Florence on charge
of \iempiinu io Roh a Traveling
Florence, June 13,?There have
been a number <?! complaints recent?
ly <>i holdups itbi ut i he neighbor
It.I of th<' old passenger depot.
which is on a curve of the Charleston
toad, ami Just where a number of men
lump from the train)1 us they stop at
the Church street crossing at night,
List night th.' holders up g*?t hold of
lhi wrong one, c, r llulley, n travel?
ing man. ( ne of two women ran
against him. and he struck her. She
fought hack and slashed him with t
knife, but he gathered hei In and de?
livered h?r to the police, On exam?
ination it Was found that his pocket
i.k rtnd valuables were gone, so ho
got the police to return and search
th.- place, Tiny found the pocket
book cut open and went ;<t once to a
hous? when th. \ thought likely lhal
Ihey would Und the mate to the wom?
an in ia|l, ami tin \ recovered the
mom v on 'ondlllon of no prosecution.
Th. other w.ui an. Ha rah Olggs, in
i.iii on tin- ' harpc of hlghw i\ rob?
ber j she has been 'her. often be?
BENEFIT OF SEABOARD.
Florence Count) Farmer* Reu ping
Direct Profil from Seaboard srr
Fl< rence Times.
The Chamber of Commerce hui
proved its worth t<? the commun'ty
and this section ol the state b)
curing a concession from the rallroadi
tiiat i- worth a lot to tin- truckers,
not only of this vic inity, t? ut of tv ii
whole lection of the st.tt.-. Some
time ago an effort was made to get
the rallroadi to handle less than 300
busheli of truck to a car, a minimum
?hlpment, as it Is known in railroad
parlance, for which cars could !><?
Iced, but the Chamber was told that
a contract that had been entered Into
by tin- railroad would not permit it.
The concession has been granted and
truckers in all sections of this country
get the benefit, ami it i> a great one
especially for the new and the small
truc k sections, where the people are
just about to get a foothold. This
is due very largely to the fact that
We have two roads here now. and it
is not the only instance of the good
that w.? can derive, and are deriving
from the competition. We are going
to have rates lore soon that will en
aid., the business men of this city to
do buslnesi on a very much broader
scale than they have ever done he
lore-. We are goimr to win out and
make Florence a jobbing center and
you can mark that down.
Coixmed a Horse,
Mr. w. E. Langston, one <?f the
rural policemen, and one of tht> most
active on the* force, had the misfor?
tune to lose a tim horse recently, and
there is every reason to believe that
some one put poison in the stahle for
the horse, Several horse men arc
convinced of it. and if it is so it can
he no one except one who had reason
to f?ar. or to resent Mr. Langston's
tctlvlty against the law breakers in
The Praise That Comes From Thank?
ful Booster People.
One kidney remedy never fails.
Bumter People rely upon it.
That remedy is Poan's Kidney
Bumter testimony proves it al?
E. T. Windham. 2? E. Calhoun
street. Sumter. S. C, says: "1 am
confident that Doan's Kidney Pills
are an excellent kidney medicine and
act just as represented. My kidneys
did not do their work regularly and
I wai annoyed by too frequent pass?
ages of the secreti ?n. There was
lam.*: ess. soreness and pain in the
small of my hack and I had other
symptoms of kidney complaint.
1 ?oan's Kidney Pills, which I got at
China's l>ruu Store entirely relieved
me and acted as a tonic to my sys?
For sale by all dealers. Trice 50
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Insure your Horses, Mules and
Cattle from death from any cause,
in the Standard Live Stock Insurance
At the Old, Reliable Clothing Bton
of the D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.
Phone 106. 3-30-ltaw
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?j' ? i ii softe?, ell boat ensrss, in the
i A hftnrtsornHT lllnntrnted weeklr. T nr^est clr
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1912 Almanac and Poultry lfc>ok l>e?\
SUMTER GOING FORWARD.
That Sumter is making substantial progress rs abundantly evidenced by
the following facts:
tl) The Seaboard Air Line is beJng graded to within one mile of city.
(2) The pipes of the new Gas plant are being laid throughout the city.
(3) Two new Rank and Office buildings are being constructed.
(4) New Hotel of one hundred rooms being erected.
(5) Six new Stores going up on Main treet.
(8) Handsome new buildings being erected by Methodist and Jewish
(7) Several handsome Brick Residences being erected, in addition to a
number of smaller dwellings throughout the city.
Investments in real estate made with judgment, in a growing city are
the surest and most profitable investments to be had. We are offering
some good propositions in business property. Write for list of offerings.
CliYSBOPERTY T% T% T> ~ 1 ~ /"^ _ REAL ESTATE LOANS
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Announces that he has secured the services of Mr. J.
K. Wilson, of Columbia, Tenn., an experienced fur?
niture man and funeral director and embalmer, and is
better prepared than ever to serve you day or night.
We solicit your patronage, and appreciate same.
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202 N MAIN STREET
Day Phone 539 :: :: Night Phone 201
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only $10.00 for the best?written
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Let us mend your cracked or brok?
en plates, we make them as good as
new, the charge will be very reason?
Sumter Dental Parlors,
DR. C. H. COURTNEY, Prop.
over MRS. ATKINSON'S MILLIX ERY STORE.
Seaside Excursion Rates
ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAI
The Standard Railroad of the South
sohl ?ach Saturday (June let lo .\wg. leth Inclusive) to 1>1??
of Palms and suiihan's Lsbind, s. c. limited reach original start*
mg point 1?' days from, but m?t Including date ef sale
Sold each Thursday iMny Seth 10 Aug. IStti inclusive! to
Wilmington and WrlghtHVllle Beach, n. ?'.. limited to reach ov.c
Inal starting point not later than midnight second Monde) fel*
lowing date of sale.
Wilmington, n. i'.?Wrlghtsvllle Bench. n. and return $" Oe.
r.?r further information call on local Ticket Agent, or address
T. C. WHITE,
General Passenger Agent, Wilmington. N. C.