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Till- M MTUt ? \T( IIMAN. KMut>lMi<<l April, 1850. -He Just and Fear not?bet all the ends Thon Alms ! at be U17 Country's, Thy God's and Troth's." THE TRUE SOCTOiON Established Jone, um
Consolidated Auk. 3,1881.
SUMTER, S. C, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1912.
Vol. XXXV. No. 17.
GREECE STUBS WITH ALLIES
Kks ll \s t \||.| |> to iirf.ak
i i? coalition
Reports ?>f FlgtHlitg May be In Ad?
vance of Actual Conflict?Circulat?
ed for a Purpuec.
London, Oct. II.?Turkey's endeav?
or* to detach Qreece from the con?
federation of Balkan States have fail?
ed. Oreece declared war against the
Ottoman empire today, all three of
the allied ministers left Constanti?
nople and the allied 8tat*s notified the
powers that a state of war with Tur?
Reports of flghtlnr probably are In
advance of the real facta There has
be?n for some tlm? an active censor
/fhlp of military news. All reports of
awajhtins are to r.e received with a
measure of caution, as it Is not im?
possible they are spread abroad for a
The greatest struggle will be for
the possession of Adrlanople
f~l Constantinople. Oct. 18.?Heavy
w fighting la reported to have been in
progress throughout the day between
Turks and Balkan forces In the region
about Kirk Kllsheh. northeast of
Adrlanople. Large forces ? were en?
gaged on both sides,
j-j. The departure from Constantinople
"today of the Balkan minister was not
attended by any hostile demonstra?
tio na With the excepttor of a few
windows being broken no other dls
agreable Incident la reported. Thous?
ands of Oreeks and other prospective
^Som bat ants against the Turks were
t>ermltted to depart to join their
Doubt prevailed up to the last mo?
ment whether Oreece finally would
throw In her lot with her Balkan al?
lies. It is an unquestionable fact that
the Turkish government made serious
efforts to have Qreece withdraw her
allegiance to the confeAeration. It
. probable, however, that T?rke:
prompted chiefly by a desire to
gala time in view of tbe superiority
of the Oreek fleet In the Aegean sea.
Turkey also at the last moment of
to eead a new minister to
osore acceptable than
frits likewise prov
LKAVE CHICAGO MONDAY.
Rooaevell to Travel In Private
Car to Oyster Bay.
Chicago. Oct. It.?Former Presi?
dent Roosevelt will leave Chicago for
Oyster Bay on Monday or Tuesday of
next week. Ha will travel In one of
?ahe slowest trains ovev the Pennsyl?
vania Railroad ao thst he may enter
New York at tbe station from which
the trains to Oyster Bay depart. This
plan was decided upon today with
only the qualification that it depended
upon Cot Roaevelt's continued end
? uninterrupted improvement, whlrh
^bis phyto- mrs now confldentally ex?
Col. Roosevelt will travel in a pri?
vate car and probably will be under
the oars of Dr. Scurry Terrell, the
I?aiu.? physician, who has accom?
panied him throughout hi* campaign.
It an I Dr Alexander Lambert, his fam?
ily physician Although Col Roose?
velt Insists that he will shortly be In
fit trim to re-enter the campaign, the
physlclsas say he must have a period
of absolute rest after he reaches
^ The Colonel hopes to make at least
? ne speech. In fulfillment of his prom?
ise to appear in Madison Square Gar?
den. New York.
WFYTIIF.R FOR \\ l I K
jrwm he C.enerall) Fair Over the
Washington. Ott -' ?.? Fair SJSjg.th.Sl
will prevail over mu? h el the country
during th? next several d lyx. ae< Ord?
ing to the weekly bulletin Issued to?
night by the weather hureau Local
rain* h< a . , r *n- likely to gggf in
Eastern States tomorrow night or
Tueedsy. "Th? next general storm to
. n?** the country. ' say* the bulletin.
' will appear in the Car West about
Thursday, prevail over tba Middle
-Jfest F'rlltv gf Saturdnv and the
Pks?tern States st the end of the w. ek
This distort-i re .? will he prOOOdod b|
rising temper itor.v Btoadod by rains
on the Paclfle coast and the Southern
x arol ??? r i < ? r,. 1 mow n In the
Northern districts from the Rocky
mountains eastward It will be fol
I IgflSfd bf a rhange to the coldest
'Weather of the season, tl.Id wave
making Its appearance in the North
? Mt Saturdsy or Sunday. ' There aro
t tttogg at the present time of a
disturbance In the West Indies"
MOiSE DELEOH III AUSTRALIA.
( A 111.Ft. It AM TO WVI SAYS:
"BRAIN IBfM fJIsU CONDI?
TION AND MONKY TO SAN
N'ar?'h Had Boon Abandoned und j
Ho|h? <il\eii up by All But WtfJ?
K?hi'I\?t Named for Hit* Business, i
Moklt DeLeon, missing since Aug.
9, has been heard from.
Mrs. DeLeon received a cablegram
from Sydney, Australia, signed with
his name, Saturday morning.
The cablegram read thus:
"Hospital. Brain fever. Wire con?
dition and money Frisco."
It reached Mrs. DeLeon at 7:45
o'clock Saturday morning. Necessar?
ily. It spoke for itself. The only in?
terpretation possible was that Mr. De
Leon is now in a hospital on the oth?
er aide of the earth, convalescent
from brain fever; that he expects to
sail for the United States just as soon
as he can go aboard ship: and that
when he arrives at San Francisco he
win wire to Mrs. DeLeon and will tall
her where to send him funds that he
seems te aeed.
In Sydney, Mr. DeLeon is as far
away from Atlanta as it is possible to
get on earth. He is on the otherside
of the globe. If ho starts immediate?
ly, It will be at least a month before
he can arrive In San Francisco. In
the meantime it seems probable that
no wojvI will be heard from him.
Mrs. DeLeon is overjoyed over the
glau news. She declared to a Journal
reporter, Saturday morning, that she
had not given up hope of Mr. DeLeon
being alive. Ho s ever, that did not
diminish her delight that her hope
had been realized.
It la Just as she thought, she said,
that Mr. DeLeon Buffered an attack
of brain fever, and wandered uncon?
sciously until a iiudden reversion to
his sound senses revealed him to him
self in a str?ng? land.
"He was sick when he left here,"
said she. "He hud been In 111 health
all summer, and had complained sev?
eral times of the old pains' in his
head. He had brain fever some years
ago. and I' have constantly believed
that another attack of it came on him
after he left here."
Mr. DeLeon has a brother, says bin
wife, in Berkeley, Cal. H*s name is
Albert DeLeon. She telegraphed tho
newa to him, Saturday morning. If
the family can ascertain on what ship
or from what port directly the wan?
dering man will return, the brother,
at least, will b? on the dock in San
Francisco to greet him, said Mrs. De
On August 24 the first news that
Mr. DeLeon was missing became pub?
lic. On August 9 he had written to
his family from Chicago. After that
no word had come from him. Rela?
tives and business associates began a
quiet search for him, but it was fruit?
less. Then the disappearance be?
came public newa, and after some
days more of unavailing search the
court were asked to relieve a strain?
ed situation, end receivers were nam?
ed for the mi/islng man's business in?
terests. He was the contractor en?
gaged in building the new court house,
and was involved in other large deals,
w'ilch were seriously hampered by
Appeals to locate him were made to
the Chicago police and to those of
Saglnaw, Mich., where he was sup?
posed to have gone en route to the
big woods for a hunt.
Mr. Del^eon's business affairs were
said to be in good shape. His property
In the city was estimated at fiiO.ooo.
No reason was, apparent why he
should have disappeared. Life In?
surant, and accident insurance poli?
cies taken out by him wer?? said to
total $100,000, or thereabouts.
Mr Pol ?Sog Is a native of South
Carolina, and h id beer? In Atlanta
about ten years when he disappeared.
He bad built up a large ;ind profitable
<'??urt- 11??%?. ii oi charge of Bvatneae.
Hin? e the \.ry day when II became
a matte? of public knowledge that Mr.
DeLeon was missing, ihs affairs of the
contractor have been In the oare of
the ootarta ?irs? in the Stats < aurt, hv
tof m ths Federal court,
When a !???*.? i bank died a petition
f>>r a r.Ivor's sppolntmenl In the
superior oourt? on Augual 14, Mr iv
Ijoon had been mlasing fifteen daye,
.i nd Ii b id been eighteen days ? ln< b
he left Atlanta, H. L. Fraaer, Mr.
i>ei.oh foreman, and Ronald Ran
som, of the law tirm of Smith, Has
tirucM & Hansom, were named receiv?
ers and were authorised to continue
tho contractor's w>rk and te order an
auditor's report r,n his :?rf;<irs. The
VAUGHAN TRIAL BEGINS.
SPECIAL TERM OF COURT AT
(. REES V11 .LF.??I l J M. E PC R D Y
F niter Superintendent of Odd Fei?
ion?* Home Accused of Grave Mis?
conduct in < Ml irr.
Greenville. Oct. 20.?Thurston U.
Vaughan, Baptist preacher, former
superintendent of the South Caro?
lina odd Fellows home here and
member of an excellent family, to?
morrow will face trial on the charge
of assaulting a 14-year-old girl, an
Inmate of the Odd Fellows home, while
he was in charge of that institution
laat May. Vaughan owns considerable
property, and he is also being sued
for $10,000 damages by his alleged
Vaughan s misconduct is alleged to
have covered a period of more than
a year, and it is charged that other
inmat * of the institution
were his victims. Early last May
Vaughan was summoned before the
grand lodge, and, upon his vigorous
denial, it was then decided to dismiss
the charges as ungrounded because
of his high standing.
Other evidence was secured, how?
ever, and on May 30 a warrant was
secured. He returned May 31 to
Greenville from a trip North and, on
lesining that a warrant was await?
ing him, he attempted to escape '
afoot, but was arrested seven miles
from this city. He escaped from jail
hero after a stay of 26 days by saw?
ing the bars. He was captured again
in Baltimore September 23, where he
was attending a medical school, and
placed In the State penitentiary at
Columbia for safekeeping.
Vaughan was expelled from his Odd
Fellows lodge, and this order is push?
ing the prosecution. A special term
of the court of general sessions was
ordered and R. O. Purdy appointed
special Judge. Vaughan is married.
Fidelity and Deposit company, of
Maryland, which had bonded Mr. De
Leon's contract for the court house
construction, later assumed charge of
that work, relieving the receivers.
In the meantime the auditing firm
of Joel Hunter & Co. had been em?
ployed by the receivers to report on
Mr. DeLeon's affairs; and on Septem?
ber 14 their report was submitted,
showing assets $45,015.18 and liabil?
ities $60,816.17. The liabilities' ex?
cels over the assets was $15.s01.29,
muking the affairs insolvent ah they
stood. A petition in bankruptcy was
therefore tiled in the United States
court, and the receivers named by the
State court made their report and
were relieved; but were immediate?
ly renamed rtCtlVOfl in the Federal
court, und have continued to act as
such since then.
t?n October 21, next Monday, Mr.
Delx-on will be adjudicated an in?
voluntary bankrupt In the United
Not sooner than ten days later, on
a date yet to OS Hxed, his creditors
will meet and elect a trustee.
"Mr. Fraser, who has been acting
as co-receive;- with me, will be elect?
ed trustee," said Mr. Hansom Satur?
"The news that Mr. DeLeon has
been found will have no effect what?
ever, that 1 can anticipate at this
time, upon these further proceedings.
The whole action, from n< inception
in the superior court, has been friend?
ly to Mr. DeLeon's interests and its
purpose has been to hold his property
"i cannot see that he would be dis?
posed tO light the prOOeedlngS, Were
he here. As receivers. Mr. Fraser and
I have hail the co-operation of Mrs.
DeLeon and her husband's brother-in
law, Mr. Lopez, and his nephew, Da
vla l>. Ifolae, a lawyer, of Sumter, s
C , and his cousins, Messrs. Moise, of
Chicago and Philadelphia,
"Mr. DeLeon's return will not em?
barrass or otherwise affect the bank?
ruptcy proceedings, save to simplify
them. it will simplify matters be
? lUse, if 0 man !>?? dead, title to Ins
property rests In his hens if he be
living and present, title rests in his
trustees; but if there be doubt as to
whether he i^ living or dead, there are
Innumerable difficulties to be met in
administering his affairs. Mr. De?
Leon's return will put ihe title to ail
his property In Ihe trustee whom the
ei< ditors have \el lo name."
Mr. Ransom asserted that the audi?
tor discovered nothing unusual about
Mr. DeLeon's affairs, They were
those of a business man Incurring big
debts to ret big return" Mr. Ran
som does not anticipate that Mr. De
Leon win disclose any hitherto un?
discovered assets when he returns.
NO STREET GARS IN COLUMBIA
STRIKE SITUATION REMAINS UN?
CHANGED AL SUNDAY.
striking Motormen und Conducton
Attend Two Church Services by
Columbia, Oct. 21.?The only visi?
ble developments yesterday and last
I night from the strike of the motor
men and Conducton of the Columbia
Electric, Gas and Street Railway com?
pany were that no cars were operated
and the rails took on an unwonted
brown coating of rust. Not a single
street car left the barn yesterday or
I last night. No steps were taken by
either the company or the strikers to?
ward a settlement of their disagree?
Yesterday morning about 65 of the
striking street car motormen and
conductors attended the services at
the Associate Reformed Presby
tcrian church, conducted by Rev. J.
P, Knox. Last night the strikers,
with members of their families, went
to the Green Street Methodist church
by agreement. Rev. A. E. Holler, the
pastor, addressed a part of his ser?
mon to them. He urged them to pro?
ceed in an orderly and law-abiding
manner in the conduct of the strike.
Numberless rumors in regard to the
strike situation were afloat yesterday
but no action ot any kind was taken.
The rusting of the rails of the street
car lines caused some comment. The
humid atmospheric condition has been
very favorable for the oxidation of
the metal. Many people noticed that
the rails had lost theh* usual steely
Tnere was a large crowd on Main
street yesterday, especially in the af?
ternoon, when hundreds walked out
to the site of the circus, which shows
today, to see the tents go up and get
free glimpses of the elephants. The
suburbanites around Columbia were
Inconvenienced, of course, by the fail?
ure of the cars to run. On Main street
there was an unaccustomed quiet,
easily accounted for by the failure of
cars toirumble past every few min?
Tha go, den age for hacks and auto?
mobile^ for1 hire continued uninter?
FOUND DEAD IN HOTEL.
I>r. J. A. Mlllhouse of Perry Died hy
Columbia, Oct. 21.?Dr. J. A. Mill
house of Perry, in Alken county, was
found dead in his room at the Im?
perial hotel about noon yesterday,
death having been due t>> asphyxiation.
The coroner, R. D. Walker, after a
thorough investigation, announced
that he did not deem it necessary to
hold an Inquest.
Dr. Mlllhouse came to Columbia
Saturday with Dr. L. B, Ktheridge of
Wagner, who had been seriously cut
and brought here for treatment. An
operation was performed on Ether
edge Saturday, and about 12.30 Sun?
day morning Dr, Mlllhouae came to
the hotel and went to his room. When
he was not seen yesterday morning,
and the management went to his room
tnd, finding the door locked, looked
over the transom and saw Dr. Mill
house lying in bed dead. A boy was
sent through the transom and he
opened the door. The coroner was
notified Immediately and Investigated
The gas jet w;is about two inches
from the electric light. It is supposed
that l>r. Mlllhouse, coming in tired
after the day's work, turned the gas
I Jot by mistake. and when no light
came he then turned the electric light
! switch. It is supposed that he did
not notice the g;is escaping and thus
went to sleep, unaware of the escap?
MR. LEVER IN MISSOURI.
South Carolina Congressman on the
Stump for Wilson.
Lexington, <?< t. 20.?Private com?
munications from Congressman Lever
of this district, who Is making a tour
of Missouri nnd other States speech
making In the Interest of the candl
d n v of vVoodrow Wilson for the pres?
idency, are full of encouragement
and hope for Democratic success. Mr.
Lever is confident that Missouri will
go Democratic, Iiis speeches are be?
ing received with enthusiasm, and b<
has been treated royally wherever he
has been, Mr, Lever states that he is
standing the strain remarkably well,
and that he is holding his own. The
congressman's voice is still good, he
Soys, and he Is riving the cause in
which he is ?<o deeply Interested the
"best 1 rt the sh??p."
Mr Lever will return to Lexlngb n
the latter p;?rt of tho month.
NOT SERIOUS IN BALKANS.
ENGAGEMENTS THUS PAR PROVE
Claims of Successes and Subsequent
Denials Came Tltiefe and l ast From
London, Oct. 20.?No really serious
fighting has yet been reported in the
Balkans. The Montenegrins have
captured Balva and Gusinje, and the
Greeks have occupied Elassona, but
these are regarded as minor affairs
in which no real sesistance was offer?
ed. On the Servian and Bulgarian
frontiers the situation is little chang?
ed. An unconfirmed report says the
Bulgarians have captured Kirkh
Kilisseh, but like many similar re?
ports this is probably untrue.
From both Constantinople and Sofia
are issued constant denials of suc?
cesses claimed by the respective op?
ponents. For instance, an official
statement comes tonight from Sofio
declaring that all the reported Tur' 6
ish invasions of Bulgarian terri' ^
are pure inventions, while on th' V
vlous day the Turkish governrr
med the capture of Turkish tro. by
Montenegrins at T?t*hi.
This campaign of misrepresentation
has become so serious that the au?
thorities at Sofia have issued a decree
threatening summary punishment by
martial law to those who circulate
The Servians advanced in the di?
rection of Uskup and encountered lit?
tle resistance. It reports that the
Servian headquarters are being slow?
ly transferred from Nish to Vranya.
In this district heavy rains are im?
I^arge numbers of war correspond?
ents and many military attaches are
starting for the front tomorrow. They
will work under the greatest difficul?
ties, owing to the severe restrictions
imposed. According to a Belgrade
dispatch, the Bulgarian government
declines to permit military attaches
to join the general staff.
GREEKS DISLODGE TURKS.
Victorious Forces Oroupjr Town of
Athens, Oct. 20.?After a four
hours' engagement the Greeks yester?
day dislodged the Turks from the
strong position of Elassona, at the
foot of Mount Olympus, and occupied
the town. Crown Prince Constantine
s in personal command and re?
ceived a baptism of tire. The Greek
troops showed great courage. Their
losses were small. The Turks retired
toward Sarandardopa pass, where the
main forces had concentrated. The
Greeks occupy all the heights to the
north of Elassona and a decisive bat?
tle is imminent.
VALUE OF DIPPING CATTLE.
To Be Demonstrated During National
Corn Expoeitton at Columbia.
Columbia, Oct. 21.?' It is conserva?
tively estimated that the cattle tick
causes a loss of between fifty and one
hundred million dollars annually to
the South." This statement is made
by Dr. E. M. Nighbert, of the United
States bureau of animal industry,
who has charge of arrangements for
the cattle dipping vat to be installed
for demonstration purposes at the
Fifth National Corn Exposition here
next January, ";he tick can be eradi?
cated from any farm, no mater what
the condition--, within six to nine
This cattle dipping vat at the Ex?
position Will be used to demonstrate
the practical use of this most effec?
tive and most certain method of rid?
ding cattle of this pest. This demon?
stration is one feature of the com?
prehensive exhibit from the Federal
Department of Agriculture, which, to?
gether with the educational exhibits
from many state agricultural colleges
and experiment stations, and compet?
itive exhibits from many states, gives
the Exposition Its recognised value a*
a potent factor in the agricultural de?
velopment of the nation.
The cattle tick costs South Caro?
lina about $ 1,000,000 annually. ac?
cording to a coneervative eetlmate by
Dr. m. Kay Powers ot Clemson Col?
lege, state Veterinarian. Dr. Powers
win assist Dr. Nighbert in demonstrat?
ing the dipping vat at the Exposition,
"The cattle tiek prevents safe
breeding, handling and marketing of
cattle because it transmits disease to
every animal it infests." says Dr
Nighbert, In pointing out the neces?
sity for the eradication of the pest.
"The cattle tick is easily, permanent?
ly and inexpensive ly eradicated by dip?
ping cattle in a concrete \at contain?
ing the standard solutions."
STRIKE ON IN COLUMBIA.
MOTORMEN ANI> CONDUCTORS
DECIDE SOT TO RESUME
Point at Issue is Recognition of
Amalgamated Association, Which
Company Refused to do. Statement
l>y Vi?on Ileud.
Columbia. Oct. 19.?Because the
Columbia Electric Street Railway,
Light and Power company has refused
to recognize the Amalgamated Asso?
ciation of Street and Electric Rail?
way Employes of America, the mo*
t?rmen and conductors of the com?
pany, at a meeting early this morn?
ing, dt' id* * to strike.
No car move today, members
of the said, with the aid of
meml ^? the union.
T' ^ at at issue was the recognl
ti< r he Amalgamated Association.
' ^ jmpany announced to the men
* it would not recognize the Amal
>9 Elated Association, though it was
. i ling to recog lize a local organiza
I tion unconnected with the national
I This was not satisfactory to the
I carmen, who said that they could not
a< :ept this concession, inasmuch as
lth?y would forfeit their charter in
I the Amalgamated Association.
I A. A. Gerald, president of the local
I association of street car workers,
I gave the following early this morning:
I "We contend for recognition of the
I Amalgamated Association and the
I company refused it. The company of>
I fered to recognize the local organiza
I tion of street car men, but to accept
I this, without recognition of the Amal
I gtanated Association would have been
I to forfeit our charter in the Amalga
I mated Association. Therefore we have
I struck. The strike is now on."
Mr. Gerald further said that he
I thought over 100 men would go out.
I None of the union men, he intimated,
I would disobey the strike order.
I The strike order early this morning
I followed a series of conferences, with
I some concessions, which were expect"
I ed to settle the dispute between the
I men and the company. The street car
I company was wiling to g-ant the
J men's demands in regard to some
I points, but v. ould not agree to treat
I with the union as a branch of the
1 Amalgamated Association.
The meeting held this morning, it
I was thought, would bring about an
I amicable adjustment, but when the
I meeting adjourned the stirke order
j had passed. Then, about 3 o'clock.
J the men trooped out on the sidewalk
j In front of the city council chamber,
J wher the meeting was held, and the
j strike was on.
J A committee was sent to inform Al
I fred Wallace, superintendent, that the
I men were out.
Then the strikers assembled in the
? street for a few moments, with some
I jesting and light talking, but with a
J rather serious air brooding over the
W ith the usual eoncomi ants of a
J post-convention crowd, the street car
j men then made their way slowly
Two automobiles were drawn up in
front of the city hall and in these
J many of the car men. still wearing
I their raps and insignia, drove oft.
I Cithers walked.
j It was impossible to get into c>m
I munication with either Mr. Wallace.
I the superintendent, or William Elliott.
I vice president of the company, this
I morning. Mr. Wallace cculd not be
j found at the transfer office and it arSS
J found Impossible to get him over the
I telephone. The same was true of Mr.
GOV. WILM)N REACHES HOME.
Will Make No r??rmal Cam-tuign
Spooeho*. for the Pr??sont, 1 tut Will
Princeton, n. I., Oct. !#.?Gov.
Wood ma Wils? n returned to bis home
here tonight bavins; made his last
Campaign spo? - h .he said, until Col.
Roosevelt shaii have recovered. The
Democratic presidential nominee s.u<i
he had no plans for the Immediate fu?
ture or the remainder of the cam?
paign. That requests for speeches
wi n- many, but he was firm in his in?
tention of keeping off the stump while
one of nts opponents was Incapaci?
tated, He probably will express his
views on public questions through
statements and announcements. The
nominee rode homo from New York
With his family. They had visited
fi iends i?i the metropolis and attend?
ed the Fifth Avenue I*resbyter'an
rhurch On the train a number of
people recognlaed the governor. The
governor will divide most of bis time
in the nest few days between Prince?
ton and the State bouse <n Trenton.