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I SPECIAL PRESENTMENT.
till AM? Jt'RY REgiESTH THAT
JUDGE TARK STEPS TO HAVE
Grand Jury CliarwcterbM** Non-Ar
re*4 of C. M. Young and M. J.
Morris as Disgrace to County?Or?
der out Mill 1m. If Necrituary.
To the Hon. T. H. 8paln. Presiding
We. >our grand Jury, beg leave to
submit this, special presentment to
your Honor, w?th the request that Im?
mediate action be taken thereon.
It has been brought to our at?
tention thst a moat atrocious crime,
namely, rape, has been committed In
the Shlloh section of this county, by
two officers of the law. namely. M. J.
Morris. Constable to Magistrate F. L
Player, and C. M. Young, one of the
rural policeman for Sumtcr County.
We are Informed that this crime was
committed upon prisoners while in
their custody, as officers of the law.
This crime was committed more than
a week ago. and the parties have de?
fied arrest. It is said that they are
barricaded in s swmp in the neigh?
borhood. Magistrate F. L. Player re?
ports to us that he Is unable to do
anything In the premises, that it is
Impossible for him to make the ar?
rest. In that par ies whom he has ap?
pointed to assist have refused to aid
We are informed that the sheriff
has made very little effort to appre- i
bend these violators of the law. while
he has sent deputies to the scene
ef the trouble, they have not succeed?
ed In making an arrest, and we are
informed that very little effort has^
been made along this line.
Your Grand Jury think It behooves
every good cltlseny In Sumter County
to assist in bringing these violators
ef the law to Just'.e. and we ask that
your Hosor put In motion the pro
assure necessary to accomplish this
end. Irrespective of whatever costs
may be attached thereto, even calling
upon the State militia, if necessary.
We. the grand Jurors, feel that the
dignity and honor of Sumter County
las been violated, and we do not de?
sire that any blame for this condi?
tion of affairs be placed at our doors,
BS that we hove falledtoactasour t
In that we have failed to act as our
osths of office directs,
f. W f*h?Mb>r. Forem
M'?M I VI RO ?1 v LAKES V\ .?
Price to !W?-t?liig Pa?*tpor<* From'
Sssrtury, Montenegrin Charge De* I
etssssa Hie Chantry's Course.
Consta at tne pis, Oct. I.?Prior to
Sccervlng his psssperts from the Tur?
kish government, the Montenegrin
shsrge cTadUlrea M Plamenats,
lauded a nets l a behstf of his govern
meflf td the Porte In which he said
he regretted that peace between
Montenegro and Turkey could not
continue and Mat he was Instructed
by King Nicholas to say tha,t he and
11s nation would leave to arms the
sbtalnasce of it* rights.
Shortly after the presentlon of
this note, which was accepted as a
dec I a rv. ton of w:tr, a council of war
toes place at the grand vizlerate. The
s+8ftion continued lste Into the night.
The noted general, liahmoud Schef
ket Pasha, who commanded the con?
stitutional army and was formerly
minister of wss, was present. The
city Is patrolled by strong detach?
ments of cavalry and infantry. A state
of siege prevails find there Is much
excitement but no demonstrations are
M. Plsmenta* received instruction.*
Runday t<> <b ? ? <" tod i v w hi>h,
n or dins to the Russian calendar, j
the King of Monterro's birthday.
Th? Turkish vice, as expressed by
sfficlals. in that Turkey was ready to
enter Into negotiations about the
frontier dispute wi:h Mont negro,
and hence M ontcnesrn's complaints
on this score w is a mere pretext to
precipitate a c< nMtct before the pow?
ers were able to intervene
Montenegrin forces early this
morning attacked Hersnn, which at
Boon whh con pletely surrounded.
Skirmishes n\*>< | regesfBBd ?n Ser.
Vlan fronti r Bg*f with Greek bands
in the neighborhood ,,f Diskuta.
An exchange of shots slso has oc?
curred ne-ir DJumabala on the Hub
garlan frontier Late tonight the
Kulgi rl,?n. Servian ?toi ?ireek mini
ters wer?- "Mil without Instruc tions
from their go\emuo-atx. but their
Baggage was pa? ked. In the SXpSCta
Won of a rupture at any moment.
The universal be'.tef Is that only the
occupation of Hervla and Hulgatla b)
Austria snd Russia would ?ffte to In?
sure peace, r*?it BUS It a contingency |
SBsMMered etil . f the question.
Ths Rosd to Fsme.
"VlrJoe Is !'>? own reward," quoted
the good young man "Ye-,." replied
the blS' I ? p of the family, "tho
prod ig ii sog got more fans than his
ffytagssf geothaf who itaj <1 at home
snd behstod MttiM If "
HARPER GASE TAKEN UP.
J. W. IIARPKR OX TRIAL FOR
Ml'RDF.R OF LODIi: HOS
Cam* Called Wednesday Morning and
Jury Sclo<*t4Hl In Short Time; Stute'*
WitnoMNCM on Stand AH Morning?
CUfton and Levy t Represent l>o
fcnm\ Solicitor, tin? State.
The case of the State against J. W.
Harper foi the alleged murder of Ed?
die Bossaid on the evening of
Christmas day, 1910, was taken up in
General Sessions Court Wednesdluy
morning with Solicitor P. H. Stoll
representing the State and Messrs. J.
H. Clifton and Geo. D. Levy repre?
senting the defendant.
This ca*e Is probably the most Im?
portant which has been heard in
this county for several years. R. M.
15.item.in. charged with being an ac?
cessory to the killing, was tried in the
summer term of court In 1911 and
was acquitted by the Jury. Harper,
it will be remembered, escaped to
Cuba Immediately after the shooting
and remained there for a number of
months before returning to this city
and surrendering to the authorities.
Harper is accused of shooting Ed?
die Bossard, a colored hackman, at
the passenger depot on Christmas
evening, 1910. It is alleged that dur?
ing the morning of that day Bate
man had some trouble with Abram
Bossard, a brother of Eddie Bussard,
and It was alleged at the time of the
killing that Harper, who was sup?
posed to be taking Bateman's part
In the quarrel, shot Eddie Bossard
mistaking him for Abram. The de?
fense set up at the Bateman trial was
that ther.? had been words between
Harper and Eddie Bossard at the sta?
tion at the time of the shooting and
that Harder had shot Eddie Bossard
after the latter had struck "him In the
head with a heavy stick.
The cane was called soon after court
opened Wednesday morning and in a
few minutes the following Jurors were
called on to serve: J. P. Richard?
son, foreman; C. B. Richardson. T. H.
Xewman. C. L. Rhame, R. F. Chand?
ler. A. M. Brogdon. T. J. Keels, J.
M. Werts, Leopold Strauss. J. H.
Grady. J. R. Wells, and Jas. T.
The first witness culled for the
State was Wes'ey Bossard. the fath?
er of the dead man. He testified to
practically the same thing as he had
dor.e ut the B item in If n i ; 1
Baker, the next witness ts, I Hod .
the dir.. tion of the bull and th*t
death ?? due to tha Beveling ol ?i
certain trtenr, Barn G ???t told of s
conversation with Mr. Bateman in
which Bateman had stated that he
(Bateman) had had trouble with
Abram Bossard, but that they would
fix It some time that day.
With the testimony of Sam Green
the SUite closed its case and the de?
fense put up a number of witnesses.
All of the witnesses for the defense,
with the exception of the defendant,
J. w Harper, and possibly R. M.
Bateman. had been heard when court
adjourned for dinner at 1.30.
Misses Maude and Belle Harper
testified to the condition of their
father when he returned to the
house that Christmas night, as did
John Hafrpejf and Miss Eva Flake.
All testified to having seen the place
where Harper had been str ick with
Messrs. I). W. Owens, Horace Har
by, H. G. McKagen. testified to the
bad character of Eddie Bossard. Mr.
Eddie Richardson testified to seeing
the upward flash of the pistol and C.
E. Jones told Harper's condition when
he came to his house the night of
the shooting. '
It was at thl< point In the testi?
mony for the defense that court ad?
journed, The testimony was a'l in
thiH afternoon a short while after
ourt convened and the attorneys
commenced on their argumenta,
Southern Railway?Prem or Carrier
of The South.
N. B. Schedule figures pllhlished
as Information only and are not guar?
anteed Rfteettve September if?tb.
/ Departure from Sumter; (Bxoept
No. I 10 f.11 a. M. for Columbia.
(Ii |fb tton and w a \ stations.
No. I4t-~|.II P, M. foi Columbia,
Charleston and way stations.
Arrival (Csoepl Sunday.)
No. Ill- It.II a. M. from <har
leeton. Columbia and stay stations
No I || 1.11 P, M. from I 'h tries
Ion, ColUmblS and way stations.
w H. G Ulsy, IV p \.
w R, MoGee, a 0. P, a.
?'olumblu, 0, i
\ vutt i main Is i>, >ing laid >n Green
stret I between I .lliei I j street .< tid
! ?.imi Inn ivenut
I The itre< I lor
I needa] i sn nlng
GUY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
COUNCIL INSTRUCTS POLICE TO
AGAIN vT HOUSES OF
Council Vets on Number of Matters of
Si Mall Im|H>riuncc In i tegular Serai
Montlily Seaslon?License Ordi?
nance not yet Head)?Dills a ml
City Council met Tuesday even?
ing at 6 o'clock In their regular semi?
monthly session and acted on a num?
ber of natters of leaser importance,
only on i matter of Importance com- '
ing up. This was action in regard to
the enforcement of the laws against
houses of ill repute in the city limits.
The natter was brought to the at?
tention af Council by the Hev. Mr. R.
W. Humphries of the Broad Street
Methodist Church, who came before
Council for this purpose because of
the fact that he had been called down
to that section several times in the
past wiek and had become acquaint?
ed with the situation which, he stated,
was meet demoralizing to the young
men ard boys of the city. He gave
instances of occurrences which tended
tp show his view in the matter, and
tusked Council to consider the situa?
tion caiefully and take whatever ac?
tion th ?y thought best.
The :natter was gone into by coun?
cil and it was decided upon motion
of Councilman Rowland to instruct
the police to enforce the present or?
dinance against such houses in the
city Units. The motion was passed
unanimously and consequently the
occupants of the disorderly houses will
have t > leave town within a certain
time specified by the police or they
will be prosecuted under the present
Only one bid for the sanitary
plumbing In the guard house had
been r ?celved and it w aa decided not
to take any action until other bids
were received, when, as soon as they
come In, council will meet in a spec?
ial sesaion and award the contract,
the de lire being to have the toilets In?
stalled as soon as possible.
A report from Mr. L, E. White,
who had been secured to examine- the
i his a tanks in the sewer.*,, was read.
This showed that quite a number of
tanks had not bven giving good .ser?
vice, 1 ut that all except two had been
put ii to working condition by Mr.
d that he
t the iy which had
ere to make
furtha r examlnatu r.- ind. see that
all of the tanks were put in good, con- |
The clerk's report for September
was referred .to Mb. Rowland to be
The water works report waa r?a<L
and received as information.
Th< annual tax ordinance was read,
adopt 3d and erdarud published.
A etter from insurance Commis?
sion* i McMaster relating to fire rate.*
was i ead. Mr. McMaster stated in
his letter that he had certain powers
only *nd could not prevent a raise
in ra es of Insurance on household
good*. He suggested that council
agree on certain rates and license no
OOmpAIiy which did not agree to these
A number of bills were read and
ordered paid or referred U> the prop?
er persons to be checked and "o. k. ,
Mr tiooth stated that 370 feet of
piping was needed for the north side
Of West Liberty Street. He stated
that he could get this cheaper through
the tonth-Harhy Company and was
instr leted to do so.
Chief of the lire department H.
ES. Vrt!4ar was present to make ex?
planations In regard to harness, wh eh
was lost by the racing squad on its
trip to Fayettesville. He stated that
the only valuable part of the harness
was a collar which has been replac
by a new one, worth several times an
ir>UOn as the old one and valued at
molt} than all the harness which was
lost. Upon this Showing the matter
was dropped by Council and the rac?
ing team will not have to replace
other parts of the harness lost.
Council then set to work on the
license ordinance for 11* 13 :;nd spent
quite a while on it going ov< r various
schedule! and rates of license, getting
everything In ahape so that the or
dlW nee COUld be passed. All of the
licence taxes were arranged before
con i< ii ceased with Us work on the
ordinance and the ordinance has
bee ) turned over to Mr, C, M.
llutst to be written out, It will be
pasaed al o special meeting of council
as toon as the clerical work Is com?
pleted, gone oyer and corrected.
i \<. \(.l mini Dt* NC LR.
M|?N r.eati h e Cohen of i Ion ore nil.
Mr llarrj Ureeii of This i n> i?? lb
I 'anls ha\ e been received In I hi
i'lty announ< Ing the ? to: ig< men! o
MIHs Hcntrlce Cohen of Florence ant
M r Man > i; ? een of I his city.
MAY BREAK SOLID SOUTH.
CARELESSNESS OF LOUISIANA
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS RE?
Three of Congressional Districts Xot
Represented by Candidates on
Baton Rogue, l^a., Oct. 8.?The
"Solid South" may be broken this
year and Wpodrow Wilson may lose
three of Louisiana's electoral votes as
a result of a misunderstanding due to
the recent rediatneting of the State,
according to political leaders at the
oapltol. Time for ruing nominations
expired Monday and leaders of the
Progressive party asserted today that
they would oppose any effort of the
Democrats to correct their error.
it was pointed out that whereas
the federal statutes require residence
in the district nought to he repre?
sented by each candidate for electors,
except in the case of the two electors
j at large, the list tiled by the Demo?
cratic party shows that three con
gressional districts are not represent?
ed hy candidates resident therein.
While the secretary of the State has
made no official decision in the mat?
ter, it is admitted in the State house
that the Democratic electoral ticket
contains no proper nominations from
the Fourth, Seventh and Eighth dis?
The Democratic electoral ticket
was selected this summer prior to the
legislative act redistricting the State
and as a consequence the electoral
candidates named for the old Fourth
and old Seventh districts, J. W. Jef
frielon and D. C. Scarborough, are
residents of the new Eighth district.
Instead of deferring the selection of
a candidate for the new Eighth dis?
trict until the legislature had redis
tricted the State, the party named a
third electoral candidate at large.
This candidate, Hampden Story, Is a
resident tf the new Seventh district.
l'arty leaders, it is said, may be
forced to resort to the necessity of
having voters write in the names of
the Democratic electoral candidates
in the three districts named,
i The Progressive and Socialist par?
ties have candidates in each district
and the Republican party has candi?
dates In all districts except the
WAR OX VICE.
; Order? GL en Chief of Police by May
. er that Red Light Denizen* Must
j Leave Town by Monday.
! In pursuance of a resolution, pass?
ed by City Council Tuesday night, on
tha nequest oX the Rev. R. W. Humph?
ries, acting with the hearty endorse?
ment of the Ministerial Association,
thai nK houses of ill fame within the
city limits be closed and that all wo?
men occupying such houses must
leave towa, Mayor Jennings on Wed?
nesday morning instructed Acting
Chief of Police J. M. Harwick that the
wom/en most leave the city by Monday
and. that bouses of ill repute must be
j Acting Chief Harwick in carrying
out these orders Wednesday morn?
ing visited the districts In which
; these; houses are kept and took the
namei of twenty-three women, white
and colored, residing in dLsreputable
houses and told them of the resolu?
tion passed by council and the or?
ders given by the Mayor. He furth?
er told them that if they did not leave
by Monday that they would be brought
?before the recorder and prosecuted to
the full extent of the law now In focce
Ln the city.
As a result of this action on. the
part of the city authorities it la ex?
pected that In the next few days there
will he an exodus of many disrepu?
table character! from the city, such
as there was In Wilmington, Atlanta.
'*a \ei;.r.d a pi other langer cities
when public- opinion, backed by the
governing boardi <>f thoas cities, de
cre? d that the housei must be closed
and the women driven out.
In taking this pressol step Sum
ter, it Is seen, is only following Mte
example lately sei In larger ? it.;*s.
There has been an ordinance In, the
eity for many > ears against h tving
houses of in fame In the limits, but
for various reasons the ordinance
has not been enforced. Tuesday night
Was the Hrst lime the matter was
brought officially to the attention bf
council and some decided steps hid to
be taken, especially, as it was u ider
stood that the evil was growing In
the eity, a number of women having
come fo re who wer?? driven out of
Atlanta and Wilmington.
As usual the farmers are telling
cotton on a falling market as rupldh
am they can i:et u ginned. Next month
when the bulk of the cotton has been
sold there will be a terrible hurrah
ahoul holding i ? -t t ??ti f->r higher
The *v ol K on the Si.ut h ?Jam I
Western station ? proceeding rap
Idly und with n full force of hand,
it work It noa looks as .1 the build
inn will bi < 1 mpb u 'i In record
WAR IN THE BALKANS.
GENERAL CONFLAGRATION KX
PECTED IN IH HOURS,
popular Excitement Rule ? Fuint
Hoik' Thut Intervention of the
Powere Will Prevent UostUfttlee,
Paris, Oct. 8.?A general eonfia
gration In the Balkans is expected 1 \
official* here tonight within 4& hours
Montenegro's declaration of war
against Turkey is regarded a.* the be
ginning. It is believed <^her unit*
in the Ballten coalition will follow
suit as aoon as the mobilization ot
their armies is complete. There is
only a faint hope now that represen?
tations of the power? will av**rt gen?
It is not doubted here that cooler
heads in Bulgaria have been against
war from the start, but popular ex?
citement is at such a high pitch that
the country practically will be driver*
I to war to satisfy public opinion.
In the failure of intervention, every
effort wi'f be made by the great
.powers to prevent war from engulf?
ing Europe. It is realized that all de?
pends on the- eventual attitude of Aus?
tria, which according to late advices,
already has mebollsjbd four army
corps and stands ready to occupy the
San Jakefnivo should this coveted
stategic territory be menaced by the.
Servians a ad Morsunegritre.
Despite Russian symputhy for the
Balkan?, whose political welfare Rus?
sia has fbsteesd*, IN complications ex?
ist between RussUf and Austria and
both these nation* have issured the
other powers of trwir determination
not to he drawn int* the fmbroglfo.
Official circles in France greatly re?
gret the critlcifcm o?6 certaiin French
newspapers that (?reat Britain's
slowness in agreeing to- tire phrase?
ology of the twte ttus embarrassed
representations of tts* powers. ft is
pointed out that neun iTtticism is
liabitr to cause a false impression
abroad and thai it hiss furnished am?
munition for aur atueck by the Ger
mn press on OteRt Ffiritain.
Tin? real story of l*ow the Balkans
forestalled and outwitted" European
intervention is Cjiti in ?fflcfel advices
from Celling*-. The Austrian and
Kassian representatives presented the
note in the name of the p< wer?,
warning the Balkan States against
war at 11 o'clock in the morning;
but two and a (lalf hours earlier the
Montenegrin government had handed
his passports to the Ottoman i barge,
i hus the Montenegrin cabinet was in
a position to say that the r?'j>r* Denta?
tions of th?- powera came too 1 at?-.
TRAINMEN MEET AT ATLANTA.
Concral Chairman of Orders of Train?
rm n and Conduc tor* Will Hold Con?
ference **Al Once."
Augusta, Oct. 8.?Vice Presidents
Gregg and Murdock of the Order of
Railway Trainmen and Order of Rail
Way Conductors, at 10 o'clock tonight
ordered the general chalrn an of
each ot these organizations on every
railroad entering Atlanta to meet in
Atlanta "at once." They are ordered
to hold a conference with Vic e Presi?
dents Fitzpafrick and Sines of the B.
i R. T. and a grand officer of tlw1 B. R.
, T.. who ha^ been directed to report
. to Atlanta at once. The latter's name
can't be ascertained.
Tftte announcement is made that
this for the purpose of consider?
ing "t?e arbitrary attttU#U in connec?
tion with the Atlanta joint terminals
1 oard hi the matter of reinstating the
j termirrusf men who are on strike," and
, the fact that "other roads are lending
; their influence by accepting freight
' and ahi'ng the Georgia railroad in
! breaJtirjg the strike."
Thought for Worn err.
When* New York 8tato forbade the
sale of egret plvrmea the dealers in
this horrible product went to Jersey.
When Jersey Jotned New York they
went to Philadelphia, where they are
cow carrying on a mail order business
with women who thmk themselves
beautifuF by carrying on their heads
a souvenir of a mother bird killed
and her fledglings left to starve.?
Summer Boarder?"What kind of
fish are those, sonnyP "Mud suckers.
But on, the' bill of fare at the Eagle
house they are naonntsin trout."?
WHEN IN NEED OF A GOOD WORK
EASY, HONEST AND WELL MADE,
Ask For the
Witiierspoon Bros. Shoe Mfg. Co.
SUMTER, S. C.
Sold by all RESPONSIBLE merchants.
Buy tliem and cut your Shoe bill 25 per cent.
MOLES and WARTS
Removed with MOLKSOl'F, without pain or danger, no matter
how large, or how fur raised above tLw surface of the sdsln. And
they will never return, and no trace or sear will be let't. MOLES
OFF is applied directly to Che MOLK Of W ART, which entirely
disappears In nbont siv days, killing; tl?e germ and Icaxing the *kln
smooth and natural.
molksofp Is put up only iw One Defter hnttlea
Bach bottle. Is neatly packed in a plain case, accompanied by full
directions, and contains enough remedy to remove eight or ten
ordinary MOLES or WARTS. We seil MOLtCSOFF under a positive
GUARANTEE if it falls to remove your ROLE or WART, era will
promptly refund the dollar.
Florida Distributing company Deportment.
TSBTU AND MOM V.
Monc. sp.mt on teeth is a good
Investment and one that gives you
Money the Medium of exchange .
Us only good so tar as it gives us
the things which contribute to our
health comfort and happiness.
When Spent on the Teeth it brings
lTS all three of the Above.
The Sumter Dental Parlor? ore da
voting their life work to the care of
the teeth, lei them look roar month
Sumter Dental Parlors
1)!<. C. H. COURTNEA . Prop.
OVER MRS. ATKINSON'S M1LI.IN I K> KTORI