he vPotchmnn anD
IMF MM Till W\rtir>l.\N, 1-iahlKlml April, 1850.
'Be Just and Fear not?Lie* all tho onjs Thon Alms't at ho thy Country's, Thy Gods and Truths."
TUE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established Jane,
Vol. XXXV. No. 18.
WILSON IS LEADING.
NFW YORK HKR\U>S IH ILL
SHOWS TIIK DKMIHRAT A
Tmlx i* Making Moans Hlg (.alns?
Roosevelt 11 Jim Re&vtMHl flood Tide
?lawlng a IJtMo.
Niw York. Met 22?The New
York Herald, which has for several
weeks been taking a straw vote of
the country, prints the following In
connection with the coming election: 1
Governor Wilson still in the lead. |
Mr. Roosevelt second and gaining
some votes as a result of the attack
upon him in Milwaukee, but appar?
ently not enough to endanger Mr.
Wllsou's present lead.
President Taft third, but making
steady gains In many parts of the
These are the relative positions
tu 1 Conditions in the great presiden?
tial race, as Indicated by the Her?
ald's canvass of the nation, and with
election only fifteen days off.
Each of the three principal rivals
for the great office Is gaining In some
soctlona All are losing In some.
President Taft baa made marked ad?
vances In some sections of the Far
> West. He has made further gains in
Pennsylvania. The Republicans in
several sates have replaced Indiffer?
ence with activity and are making a
real campaign for their nominee.
This sudden reversal of form on the
part of organisation managers has
greatly stiffened up the Tsft men and
given them new hope.
Mr. Roosevelt baa made gains In
Illinois, where be leads and where he
haa developed much strength. He Is
holding bis own in practically all the
states where he led last week. Gov?
ernor Wilson has gained also, but on
the whole, baa Ju?t about held hia
own. This is accounted for by the
theory tbst be had a "flying start"
and could not be expected to Increase
In a nutshell, the situation, as re?
vealed by the Herald's JQ0.000 and
. uiorv last ballots and reports from
Scores of correspondents, is as fol?
Governor Wllsor has touched his
high mark. Mr. Roosevelt haa reach?
ed the flood tide and is slightly ebb?
ing. President Taft is making slight
but steady gains.
From what can be learned, the at?
tempted assassination of Mr. Roose?
velt will not greatly strengthen him.
Indications are that there will be an
additional sympathetic or sentimental
vote for bim in many ??ectlona. but
not sufficient t.? affect the electofgj
vote, one result, however, which is
highly Important from the Roosevelt
point of view, is trial the attack upon
him has braced up wavering "Hull
Mooeere." as they term themselves,
and they are backing the nominee,
.Mr. Roosevelt, with new enthusiasm.
Ju?t how extensive the sympathetic
eggjl will be it i:? impossible to tell
This feature ecomes the leading
mystery ofihe campaign Just now,
and every one is striving to solve it.
The managers of the Roosevt It cam?
paign do not believe It will greatly
A politician of years' experience
and of sound pulitn ,il Judgment esti?
mated, afte* a thorough Investigation
IB Connecticut, that Mr. Roosevelt
would receive !.<??"> \..i?m in the Nut?
meg State as a result of the attu? k
Mi the fight entering its tin.l
stage*. point* .1 have now !>??
gun to ssk one another If the undcr
? urrent whl? h, while not ?.f great
legge, haa witboiit doubt) gal In for
}' ? lent Tiff, will be of uutTh i< n
strength t.. sweep him Into second
place and attend ?'f Mr Reo* Veil
They ar? gggjlaalai la gast "no an?
other ilno if all the Htritw votes and
all the person d eplaloaa. which agree
Ii man> Instanee?, ,m- ?.. r.e upset by
a me elem? nt whl? b hi* not yet eoms
Into the campaign.
nt ?.Ii Los?. <.ii wri.i? It Ml
Alken. ??? t 22.?Representative
elect Hugh L> ? i o <\ with tie
murder of PI heat N Gunter, at
Wagener, in thin county, on gaturdai
afternoon about Sftll weeks ago. has
been granted ball In the sum el $?".
000 with n >t leal Ihaa two or more
than five securities, and as soon as
Mr. i?ong's aeasdasaea u<?aiify be win
be released from I BQtody.
Work ha* !? "iiiiin'iii ed on
UM Imperial, the hotel l.eink'
by Mr. A. Is Jaeheoa? and Is nem
proceeding rapidly. It looks now a*
If Stimter will In the course of the
next few months, have two hotel
buildings ss fine as > ny In the State.
SUMTER WILL GELEBRATE.
COMING OF SEABOARD TO HL
\\ l l.< (?MI h BY DAY OF
New U ad to Hun S|H<ial Train?
Nov. tut Ii St*c as Tontativo l>ate?
Foot ha II Game. Street Race>, Olli
Pasldoned Ii amlieap Races, Kto., to
At a WMtlfj of the board of direc?
tors and chairmen of committees, the
committee on excursions, together
with the committees on entertainment
and city fairs, were Instructed to ar?
range a special day of entertainment
to celebrate the coming of the Sea?
board to Sumter, especially having in
view the entertainment of those living
along this new line.
These committees met Wednesday
night and laid out tentative plans for
this special day. The members of
these commitees are as follows: Ex?
cursions, Bartow Walsh, chairman, C.
U Cuttlno, M. B. B?ndle. L. I. Par?
rott, C. H. Wilson. H. C, Parrott, Ju
! llus Westcoat, John Clack, John Mc
j Knight, E. S. Booth, W. B. Upshur.
j Entertainment, L. I. Parrott, chair?
man. H. L. Birchard, J. G. DeLorme,
O. H. Policy. M. H. Beck, L. E. White,
W. W. M-Kagen. E. I. Keardon. City
Fairs, Julius Westcoat, chairman, H.
JTisdale, C. C. Beck, John T. Green,
J. H. Qrady, P. M. Parrott, James
Cuttlno. B. A. Theese.
The businews men will be asked to
subscribe liberally toward the special
fund that will! be raised for this pur?
pose. This fund will be used for prices
for the rac es, advertising and special
j features. A small folder will be pub
Ilished. which will give a list of the
business houses of Sumter which have
contributed to this fund. These fold
| era will be distributed along the line j
of the new road and banded out to
' the business men in the towns along
I the line together with a special invi?
tation by a representative of i.he
Sumter Chamber of Commerce, who
Will be sent out for this purpose. Cir?
culars and hand bills will also be dis?
tributed. On Monday next the city will
be canvasaed by committees as fol?
lows: Bartow Waleh. L. I. Parrott,
business houses off of the main
business streets; H. C. Parrott, E. S.
Booth, west aide Main street; Julius
Weseoat, J. G. DeLorme, east side
Main street; J. H. Qrady, C. H. Wil?
son. John McKnlght, Liberty Street.
Following committees have been
appointed on programme: Music, Ju
! llus Weseoat, K. K. Wilder; Foot
j Haees. H. L. Birchard. B. A. Thees;
? Foot Ball. S H. Edmunds, W. B. |
Fpshur, E P. PuKant; Bicycle and!
Motor cycle Races. H. I* Tisdale,
James Cuttino; Handicap Races and ^
General Amusements, J. H. Grady, E.
L Reardon, E. S. Booth.
The committee has offered a prize
of || cash for the best name submit?
ted for the day. Anyone may try for
this prize. They v* Oft at a loss what
to call the day in advertising it to the
public and in order to secure a good
name and to advertise it as widely as
possible this method was hit upon.
Proposed names must be submitted
to the Chamber of Commerce on or
before November 1st. It may be by
letter or in person.
The to w Seaboard will open a new
and large trade territory for Sumter
and the object of this day to have as
nianv people come to Sumter as pos?
sible and net acquainted. A special
train will be run over the new line
? ml arrangements are now being
made for this train which will prob?
ably .start from either Darlington or
Florence. Announcements concerning
this train will no made later. A big
6ny is promised. All sorts of amuse
BJiegjtg are planned for The street
races a il be made special features).
Among these will be a relay race, po
t.tto race, wheelbarrow race, motor
cyc|,- and bi. v la rsoea Two greased
poles Will b-> erected with $5 bills
Ballt I to the tops of the poles, greas?
ed pigs wil be s. t at liberty to be
caught and given to the one catching
?ante; '.eh money will be burled In
different parts of the city to become
the property of the under and hand
circulars will be distributed on the
morning of the day giving Clues to the
points of burial Many other special
featurea will be announced later.
The local Civic service board held
a ? lerk-carrier's examination Wed
asadaj In IhS pOStOfllcc There Wete
only tWO applicants. It BeeiM strange
lhal the young man Of the town who
ar. not In bUSlneSS) Would ill idly by
and |. I git 11 nUl lids Of the City take
the examinations and get good gOV?
tmmenl fobs, whan by a little effort
they oonld secure places which in a
few '.eats would be good paying po
GUY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
COUNCIL TAKES ACTION on NUM?
BER OF MATTERS OP INTER- I
EST To CITY. I
Quartern Leased to First Nutionui
Hank for* Five Year IVriod?Women
of Red Light District Must Lea\e
Town In Ten paTI?Violations of !
sumiay Laws Riem seed?Special
Water Ratea Made y. m. c. a. ami
<'him he*? Must Not Sell Goods on
Street?Other Matter*. I
City Coum-ll reconvened Wednes?
day night the adjourned session of the
night before and acted on a number
of matters of interest to the city,
most of them, however, being of mi?
When council was called to order
Geo. D. Levy, Esq., present to repre?
sent certain women of the city,
was heard on a subject which he had
previously taken up with council and
on whi' h he had asked to be heard
before a full meeting of that body, j
He spoke very impressively, arguing
entirely from a sanitary standpoint,
on the evils which would result if
these women of the underworld
were driven from the city. He stat?
ed that he knew, from a moral stand?
point the practise of having such
houses as these women kept, was
wrong, but he thought that if they
were kept under proper police protec?
tion and tlwjj occupants made to ob
eerve certain sanitary regulatins, the
evils would not be as great as would
be the ease when the women were
driven out and conditions were
changed so that there could be
no regulation on the part of the
police and no sanitary inspections.
He stated that theoretically it was
best to drive out the wo?
men, when past practise had shown
that it was not.
Dr. C. C. Hrown, Rev. K. W. Hum?
phries, and Mr. H. I* Hire-hard were
present to present the other side of
the case. Dr. Hrown, at the request of
Mr. Levy, made a few remarks on the
city. He did "not think that
the city officials should counten?
ance violations of the law. Mr.
Humphries and Mr. G. A. Hrown also
had a few words to say on the sub?
Council after hearing all that those
present had to say on motion of Mr.
Rowland voted ununlmously to have
the police enforce the present ordi?
nance against allowing bawdy houses
in the city, and the women were giv?
en ten days in which to leave.
Mr. Hurst requested instructions as
to how he should proceed in collect?
ing licensee of a part of a year. It
had always been the custom up to
last year to allow the license to ex?
tend over for ? full year when the
party paid his license for the second
year, a full license being required for
any part of a year, when the newcom?
ers stay was transient. Mr. Hurst
stated that he thought this custom,
Which had been departed from last
y?-ar, was best to follow and it was
decided to allow tne refund on li?
censes, taken on parts of a year, when
the license was paid for the second
Action on the matter of installier, a
tire hydrant near the gas plant vas
postponed until Information as to cost
could I??' secured.
It was decided to pay the expenses
of witnesses who had come to the city
from Shiloh to attend a whiskey case
in the recorder's court
A bill from the Sumter Railway &
Mill Supply Company, for a boiler
(?impound, which was considered by
Mr. Rowland to be extremely high
mtas referred to him with power to
Mr. Geo. 1). Levy having In his re?
marks before council made the state?
ment that the Sunday laws were be?
im,' violated Council discussed the
matter and it was decided to give
the police instructions that they
must be more stringent in their ef
fortS to enforce these laws.
Mr. B, l. Reardon, city health oin
cer. v.us elected custodian of the city
ball so thai he could see that proper
sanitary rules were enforced in the
The matter of granting free water
rents to churches and the Y. m. ('- A.
w,i^ discussed fully, Mr. Jennings
was opposed to granting the free ws
ti?r to churches, but he thought thai
it ought to I"- given free to the Y.
M C. a. Mr Rowland thought thai
all ought to pay for the water thai
they used. The matter was Anally
decided by granting special rates <<f
s cents per thousand gallons to these
Ins I it ut Ions
a bin from the Carr Construction
Company for lumber which bad been
sent to the water commission v as re*
evils of having
SYNOD IN COLUMBIA.
PRESBYTERIAN DELI 1ATE8
MEET FOR ANN TAL SES?
Celebration of Centennial of Birth of
Dr. J. IL Thornwell to be Held
Columbia, Oct. 23.?The annual ses?
sion of the Presbyterian Synod of
South Carolina began last night in the
First Presbyterian Church of Colum- j
According to custom the opening
sermon was preached by the rearing
moderator, Rev. D. M. Fulton of Dar
lington. His text was Col. 1-18: "That
in all things he might have the pre?
eminence"?the subject. "The Pre?
eminence of Christ." There v.'ere three
principal points: (1) Christ should be
given the preeminence 'n the life of
the individual; (2) in the home life;
i'A) in His church. It is to be re?
gretted that circumstances forbid the
I presentation in full of this most ad?
mirable and effective address. It re?
ceived the earnest attention of the
! After the sermon the synod was
j formally organized. The ministers
I and elders representing churches pres?
ent were enrolled. Rev. W. A. Haff
ner acting as clerk in the absence of
j Rev. T. H. Law, D. D., the stated
clerk. Dr. W. E. Pelham, W. A. Clark,
Rev. W. H. Mills and Rev. E. E. Gtl
lespie were nominated as moderator.
After a rather lively scene for a
Presbyterian assembly, Rev. E. E.
Gillespie of Yorkville was elected.
Rev. W. A. Haffner was elected as?
Rev. J. O. Reavis, D. D., then spoke
a few cordial words of welcome to the
synod in behalf of the churches and
citizens of Columbia,
The hours for the sessions of synod
were appointed as follows: 8.30 a. m.
to 1 p. m.; 4 to 6 p. m.; 8 to adjourn?
One of the matters of especial in?
terest to engage the attention of synod
at this session will be the celebration
of the centennial of the birth of Rev.
J. H. ThornweH, D. D. Several ad?
dresses have been arranged for. To?
day at 12 m. Rev. Thornton Whaling,
D. D., president of the Columbia
Theological seminary, will deliver an
address on "Dr. Thornwell as a Theo?
logian." Tonight at 8 o'clock Rev.
A. M. Fr?ser, D. D., of Staunton, Va.,
Aill speak on "Dr. Thornwell as an
Ecclesiastic." Of special interest Is
the presence of the occasion of the
three surviving children of Dr. Thorn?
well: C. A. Thornwell of Rome, Ga..
Mrs. Hague and Mrs. Anderson.
ferred to Mr. Rowland with power to
Mr. I tooth stated that the doors of
the tire house were sagged and had to
be repaired. He was given power to
have the needed changes and repairs
Mr. Booth state*! that there was
imw quits an accumulation of stable
manure in the city stables and he
wanted to know what to do with it.
He asked if council would allow it to
be moved to the far side of the city
farm, where it would be some dis?
tance from the station. Messrs. Row?
land and Booth were opposed to the
placing of any m??re stable manure
??n the lot near the pumping station
as the purity of the water supply was
something very necessary for the city
ami the boardof health had advised
against the manure being placed
Mr. Snell, repreeen Ing the Retail
Merchants' Association, asked that
Council past an ordinance, or if there
were one already, have it enforced,
prohibiting the sale by fakirs of ar?
ticles on the streets. This was o
nuisance, he stated, and was a means
"f depriving the city nu r? bants of
business Which ordinarily would come
to tin-m. A resolution to the effect
that such fakirs be kept oil the
streets and the police be Instructed to
enforce the ordinance was passed.
it was decide,! 111 secure the ser?
vices of Mr. 1. C, Strauss t<> repre?
sent the city mi any cases which might
come up in forcing certain money
lenders <u tin- city to pay their li
a letter from the manufacturers of
the Hush tanks in use In the c ity rela?
tive to the tanks which were io<t in
service and why they had not been
Inspected previously and wer?' not In
good condition was read. The com*
pany complained of interference on
the part of the city engineer when
tiny had endeavored to Inspect the
tanks a couple ?>f years ag?>. The clerk
was instructed t> write the company
Informing them that the tanki re?
ferred to In the rccenl letter from
Council were nol the ones which the
CAMPAIGN PROBE NEAR CLOSE.
SENATE COMMITTEE EXPECTS
Source of Grand Voting Man's sinew's
of War to bo Bought?Adjournment
Washington, Oct. 2 2.?With the
examination of witnesses summoned
for a single session tomorrow the sen?
ate campaign funds committee ex- '
pects to finish the investigation, as
so far planned, and to adjourn until
The sinews of war furnished to
Albert J. Beveridge for his 1904 cam?
paign in Indiana will be the prin?
cipal feature of tomorrow's inquiry.
Senator Beveridge himself, as well as
the men associated with him in that
campaign, have been summoned to
appear. I ^berp of the committe
did not expect to go into the mat
at this time, having planned to con?
clude the present series of hearings
today. However, Senator Pomerene 1
had obtained information relating to
the Beveridge matter and requested
that it be cleared up at once.
Senator Pomerene in his examina?
tion of George W. Perkin*, yesterday
became involved in a heated con?
troversy with the witness, who denied
having furnished between $50,000
and $60,000 for the campaign for the
Indianan in 1904. Mr. Perkins said
i he remembered sending only $10,000
to Mr. Beveridge, which the latter re?
turned. This he remembered because
j he "almost dropped dead" when the
! money came back. Senator Pomerene
t declared his information was that
I $50,000 or $60,000 had been sent into
I Indiana by Mr. Perkins after the na
i tional committee had failed to furnish
' a $100,000 fund which had been
I promised to that State.
I Senator Beveridge himself is busy
j with the Progressive campaign in In
1 diana. where he is running for gov
j ernor, and may not be able to come
1 to Washington uutll after election.
I Other witnesses who were associated
with him in the 1904 campaign, how
i ever, hive promi-ed to be on hand
j for tomorrow's session which will
I begin at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
SAUZA CASK UNDER INQUIRY.
1 Cuban Vice Consul Will Make an In?
i Washington. Oct. 2:1.?Investigation
of the case of Joseph J. Zarza, an al
' taehc of the Cuban consulate at Now
port News, Va., who has been sent
to jail for three months and lined $500
! on the eharue of having attacked Mrs.
Chas. Brown, wife of a draftsman at
the Newport News shipyards, is to
j be made by Senor A. Barranco, Cu?
ban vice consul here, who left to?
night for Newport News.
State Body to Meet.
Columbia, Oct. 22.?A, W. Mc
' Kcand, acting president of the South
j Carolina Chamber of Commerce, has
issued a call to the members of tho
organization to attend the annual
meeting here on November Cth, when
it is expected that permanent officers
Will be gamed. The meeting will con?
tinue through til*- day when many
matters of Importance will be dis?
cussed. The campaign to raise $15,
000 n year for three years for the
Columbia Chamber "f Commerce will
be dlSCUSeed on th ) same date.
?X I1? I?Kill MUTIII. ? I. ??. ? ,ii . wUOK ?
city engineer had pi evented them
Mr. Booth stated that four new
carts and a street scraper were need"
ed by the city and was given author?
ity to proceed in the matter and pur?
chase the vehicles by competitive bid.
Tin- matter of securing an incinera?
tor for the city was discussed) but no
action was taken.
The next matter disposed "f was the
extension of the base of the First Na?
tional Bank for ten years, for which
application had been made. The
proposition was fully discussed by all
members. Mayor Jennings tiled a
written statement of his position,
lie was ..pposcd to the granting of a
lease on tie- grounds that the city
needed the space for its own offices
and because of needed changes in the
Academy of Music, which could not
he made if the quarters were leased,
Mr Etowland was in favor of leas
lug the building for the ten year p<
rlod. Mr. Booth also was in favor
of leasing the property. The matter
was finally settle J for the time being
by granting a lease of the propert)
for an extension of live years, in?
stead of ten as requested at a rental
of $ 1,000 per annum. Messrs. Booth
ami How land favored, the motion
while the mayor opposed it.
WILSON MAY RESUME FIGHT.
TELEGRAMS A XII LETTERS URGE
RIM TO CARRY ON CAMPAIGN.
Writes Final Appeal to People to be
Delivered by Campaign Orators No
vein her 2.
Princeton, N. J., Oct. 22.?By let?
ter and telegram pressure is being
brought to bear upon Gov. Wilson
from many parts of the United States
to resume his spe -g campaign. The
demand for sp' the Democratic
presidential r - said tonight, has
increased ir ist few days and his
campaign ^ gers are being bom?
Go' .on said tonight he had
no <i> ,e of plans to announce as
y ? nominee read interestedly the
.rom Oyster Bay about the con
*^ n of Col. Roosevelt. The govern
has previously said that he would
make no further speeches until CoL
Rooeeveit has recovered,
j The governcr spent the day at the
State house at Trenton, dealing with
the routine of New Jersey business.
He made a brief call at bis own po?
litical headquarters and then walked
to the railroad station.
The Federal, the pri\ate car he
used in his campaign trips, was stand?
ing there, but the occupant this time
was Gov. Hiram Johnson of Califor?
nia. The New Jersey governor had
only a few minutes to get aboard his
train and missed greeting the Cali?
j The governor had one diversion
from his day of routine. It was a
J phonograph reproduction of some of
his speeches humorusly jumbled and
distorted. One of the youthful stenog
' raphers at the governor's political
headquarters had dictated in a deep
I voice some excerpts from the govern
; or's speech, twisted into mook form,
and the governor laughed heartily
while he listened.
Parodies on the governor's manner
of expression and vocal pronunciatioa
ran through the record.
The nominee wrote tonight the raee?
sage which.will be read by campaign
j orators throughout the country oa
?Wilson day," November 2. It proh
. ably will be his last declaration be
I fore election day.
1 NEITHER SIDE WILL GPVE IN.
Effort to Settle Columbia Strike
Fails?No Cars Moving. , jt '
Columbia, Oct. 23.?This morning
Chamber of Commerce undertook to
get the street railway strike ended.
! The efforts failed. The letter of the
I Chamber hoping to get a settlement
reads as follows:
There was a three-hour session of
the entire membership of the execu?
tive committee of the Chamber of
Commerce and three representatives
of the employees and the manage?
ment of the railway company. Every
possibb- phase of the situation was
discussed. The repress ntatives of the
employees and of the management
w.iv left to confer for a long while,
but no result followed. Just before
a recess it loked like some basis of
agreement would be reached, and the
committee from the employeca was
asked t<> get full authority to act and
to consider propositions looking to a
Tonight a final conference was hela,
at which the committee of the em?
ployees stated that the executive com?
mittee had full authority to act, but
that they would not consider -any
change in the contract that had been
submitted as to the points on which,
in the afternoon, it looked as il" a com?
promise might be effected. When the
employees stated that they insisted
upon every point on which it had been
hoped there might be some latitude
for a compromise, there was nothing
further to be d < ne, as the street rail?
way company stated that they could
not and would ?? i sign the proposed
Contract Submit! d by the Amalga?
mate* . organls i; n
Nine Stich - in His Heart.
Philadelphia. i >? tober 11.?John
Thompson, a negro, has just left the
Ponnslyvania lies I <i well and
strong, after sur\iving the operation
of having nine stitches taken in his
heart. Thompson was stabbed in a
p;arvel se\ etity-se\en days ago. The
knife penetrated deep into his heart
Today he was declared ;>s well and M
mi one as before be was wounded.
Mr. it, F Oribben of Charleston,
asslstnt rector of Grace Church at that
place, preached at the Church of the
Holy Comforter Sunday in place of
the pastor, Rev. 11. U. Covington, who
I? till confined from his injury re
celved some weeks ago.
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