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Bill REVOLT CAUSES ALARM.
I N( I K SAM COM'KRNKh AHOl'T
SITIATION IN MFXICO.
Although Vdh.riiiK to Policy of
Noa-lntervcmH n. State Depart
mrnt In Keeping In Clone Touch
with F.ventn ? Formidable Nature
of Revolt Led by Felix IHas May
Brtng About Further Complka
Washington. t>ct. 21.?Official In?
terest her* today centered upon the
situation In Mexico, where the re?
bellion has taken on a new und for?
midable phase as a result of the re?
volt of Oen. Felts L>t \a.
The return to Washington of Sec?
retary Knox from hl? Japansese trip;
the presence here of >lenry Lane Wil?
son, ambassador to Mexico, and in?
teresting and important developments
In the military situation at Vera Crus,
held by Dlas, within the past two
<fa>i were elements that served to
centrate attention upon the Mexican
As Secretary Knox was accompan?
ied from Chicago to Washington by
Assistant Secretary Huntington Wil?
son, he found himself upon his ar?
rival hare this morning well informed
of all save the >ery latest develop
menta Probably in consequence,
the conference, which was expected to
take place between Secretary Knox
and Ambassador Wilson, was deferred
for a time.
The ambassador probably will have
an opportunity to discuss the situa?
tion and receive suggestions that may
ho thought necessary for his guidance
In the confidential tslk with Secre?
tary Knox before the latter leaves
Washington tomorrow night to Join
President Taft at Beverly.
Tbe one fact that stands out clear?
ly today is that, although the am?
bassador has conferred at length with
Acting Secretary Adse and the offi?
ciate of tbe State department who are
charged principally with the conduct
ef Mexican relations, nothing he has
communicated has Influenced the offi?
ciate to change the clearly definite
policy of non-intervention in Mexico.
This V* true even in the face of semi?
official admssions that ttw revolution?
ary ro< vement in Mexico has assum?
ed a much more serious aspect than
ever before, and that a coalition be?
tween the forces of the rebel lead
era, PsrV*. w*? for the naat year has
maiuiuoed a ff r* IgfcM rebellion al
saeet In sight of the Mexican Capital,
and oen. Feil\ Dtasj, reputed to be
support* d by the powerful Cicntifico
party, might jeoparuuu? u.r vgffj eg
faience of the Madero Government,
to far. however, it cannot be estab?
lished that these leaders have agreed
to make common cause.
I The military situation at Vera Crux,
according to the last reports to the
department, was extremely critical.
Ttsuwk there was promise of an im?
portant battle between the Piaz
forcee and the Federal army QgJsV
mandsd by Oen. U dtran. it was con
Bdently expected the important .'>r
eigrn interests in Vera Cruz would es?
cape Jeopardy and loss of the .lves
of non-combatants be averted by an
agreement beU een the two com?
manders to do their fighting outside
tbe city limits.
Qen. Ueltran told the foreign con?
suls that he would transmit to his
Ooveinnvnt their request to retrain
from bombarding the town or fighting
in the streets.
For his part den. 1 nu/, who is in
complete possession of the city prop?
er, offered to the consuls all possible
guarantees to life and property so
long as he maintained control. With
the leaders on both sides In this
frame of Bind the consuls felt re?
s\as)sjfsjggg |g today s repetts every*
thins In Vera Crus Is quu-t and Is
likely to rggsaln so unless the Feder?
al gunboat* f,miil urd the city.
Oen Heiri an s fore? m \s? re about ten
mile* from town A possible element
sf trouble is the issue of a igt POS of
the ?b.xernnont "hVei in charge ot
the gunboats declaring the port of
Vsra Cruz cloned. Indirectly this
may drag the PfJted Htat< m navy Into
the sffalr, as the American mail
steamship Siguran? a has appeared In
the harbor and Is there to dls.-harge
cargo. If the Federal ni\al ?om
msnder persists In regarding the p ?rt
as closed and refiws to permit the
ship to unload, the situation would
saactly parallel that In Itic hgrhOl
nearly twenty years ago. when the
Amorleun row broke a rebel block
Home Hole in < l.urleHoii
It's rather superfluous, utowav. to
tell the people of Charleston th.v
ought to have "horn* rule." it hsi
alw >>s r... n it ' i ??? of lo.-.ii ib '? '!11ni.i
tlon with Ihem?Qfoggtvood Journal.
A game gf football w ii played "n
the wbooi house grougdi Saturday af*
lernoofi between Marion and Marling
ton. with tbe result o| ag SCOff tO
sither t? no- Lsarllnglwn N'ewe,
AI? VA MF. Dl HIM. DA V ALMOST
OVERCOMES EARLY LOSS.
Niw \?uk Murktt Open* l-.a-.irr at
Decline Inder Liquidation Caused
by RfpOfH of Continual Favorable
Weather ?nd Bearish Liverpool
* u!)l?> ? Considerable Buylntc
I.aU'1 in Pay llcl|>* to Advance
New York, Oct. 21.?An opening
los? was foil >wed by almost a full re?
covery in the cotton market to-day,
but the improvement was barely main?
tained, and while the final tone was
steady at an advance of 2 points on
October, last prices were generally
lat> points net lower.
The market started easier at a de?
cline of 5a9 points under liquidation
by buyers ot late last week, who were
doubtless disappointed by the failure
of the weather map to show any un?
favorable developments of importance
over Sunday and by easier Liverpool
cables. Private advices claiming large
offerings of actual and Continenal sell?
ing, tended to increaae bearish confi?
dence around the local ring, particu?
larly as the Continental selling was
supposed to reflect a bearish view of
affairs in the Balkans.
There was considerable buying for
foreign account in the local market,
ho-vever, while there was also a little
support from some of the leading spot
brokers and as soon as the wetither
forecasts were published, prices work?
ed up to within a point or so of Satur?
day's finals. After the close of Liver?
pool had shut out arbitrage business,
the buying here became less active
and the market here was more or
Prices sagged off 5 or 6 points from
the best during the middle of the
day under liquidation by earlier buy?
ers for a turn, who found that frost
predictions for North Texas and Ok?
lahoma had not stimulated outside
demand to any material extent, but
Southern selling here was not us
much of a feature as had been pre?
dicted on Saturday and the market
later In the afternoon turned firmer
on bullish spot positions. Most po?
sitions reached the highest level of
the day during the last hour.
ROOSKVFLT gobs home.
SI lows no III Effects From Long Train |
Un Beard RoOaeS/aH Car. P!*: ?
bur-. Pa, ? ?ei II tit hough Th
Uu.v, A?v?cS*i\c?t Wat NV< trj li
all-day ride from Chicago to Pitts
burg he showed no other effects on
his arrival here tonight and the phy?
sicians who are accompanying him
were confident the former president
would reach Oyster Bay in almost as
good condition as he was when he
left Mercy hospital.
Mrs. Kosevelt and the physicians,
while believing the colonel had suf?
ficient strength for the trip, neverthe?
less were concerned as to the out?
come when the time came for his
departure and during the first few
hours they watched the patient close?
ly tor any sign of a setback. As
the day wore on and It became plain
he was resting comfortably on the big
brass bed in bis stateroom, the ten
I sion wa.s relaxed and tonight every
> ne on the colonels tar was brcatmg
Col, Roosevelt spent the day in
reading magazines, talking and sleep?
ing. As soon as he was brought to
bis car in Chicago he went to bed
and remained there throughout the
day. He said in the morning lie did
? not feel like sleeping but the- sway?
ing of the car tired him and he slept
fat se veral hours. Hardships on the
journey were increased by several
severe jolts, caused by the Imperfect
action of a brake on the colonel's car.
The colonel was suffering from ner
\ ois exbuustioti when he left < hica
mcvxm.hton Again sentenced
To 11 a in. No\ember 2'2 UtltSSB He
Bptted hy GoVOTBOf Brown.
gwalnaboro, Qa? <><t. 81,?in the
Superior C ojrt today Dr. W. J, M ?
Naughton. convicted of the murder of
Fred PI anders, by poison, was sen*
teneed I i bs banged on Novembe r
This is the third tune Dr. McNaughton
hni been sentenced to death. Mrs.
i landers, the widow of the dead man,
Mntlj Indicted with McNaughton for
n ?Mb?, has not bean tried for hoi
part in the alleged crime and as Gov?
ernor Brown has declared that Mc
Naughton should not be executed un?
til Mrs Plundei case Is disposed of,
u is nol likely ti?.it he will ham on
I he elate I. llio d today.
i? has been reported thai Mrs
Flandern bad t!? ? i from Bwnlnahoro,
McNaughtun'i attorney, before ins
client w.o. rcsentenced, loday stated
to the* court th&t SUCh S tepi.it was
unfair and untrue ami that tin wo
man COUld be produced within a few
hours when she is wanted Dr. Mc?
Naughton will carried back to Sa?
vannah and put in jail there
COLUMBIANS HAVE 10 WALK.
NOT A SINGLE STREET CAR WAS
IN OPERATION MONDAY.
HUblirbanitOf ami Othetv Now Peram?
bulate to BtUHneue ami Elsewhere
Unless The) Have Hack Fare.
Columbia. Oct. 82.?-Not a single
street car has moved in Columbia
for two days. As a result numerous
Columbians have been obliged to flex
their gastrocnemii muscles to an un
acustomed degree in their goings and
comings. Neither the striking street
railway employes nor the company
have made any move toward a settle?
ment of their disagreement.
Everybody, lacking hack and auto?
mobile fare, walked yesterday, the
children to schools, the surhurbanites
to business and those unclaimed by
other affairs to the circus. Colum?
bians placidly spent their second per?
ambulating day. Everybody was doing
it, except the plutocrats with hack
The dwellers in Columbia's thriv?
ing suburbs, Shandon, Eau Claire,
Hidgewood, Ardtn, College Place,
Waverely and Colonial Heights, are
very much inconvenienced as a re?
sult of the strike of the motormen
I and conductors of the Columbia
' Electric, Gas and Street Railway com?
pany. The citizens of Olympia and
Granby mills on the southern out?
skirts of Columbia are also seriously
The children had to walk to the
schools and to the c.rcus and then
There has been no Interruption of
business as a result of the strike.
The circus in Columbia yesterday
drew hundreds of people to the heart
of the city. The merchants had a
good day in spite of the fact that the
weather was disagreeable and drizzly.
The coating of rust on the rails of
all the street car lines has had plenty
of time to accumulate. The nervous
mothers of fidgety children extracted
a crumb of comfort from the strike
yesterday. They were fully assured
that their obstreperous younglings
would not be run over by street cars
while In animated contemplation of
the circus parade. Except for the po?
tentialities in the heavy feet of the
herd of elephants, "every cloud?"
for the mothers yesterday.
It is impossible to predict the out?
come of the strike of the street car
nob ? ten and ?? .ml.. b n . For the
Ga? 'nd nireet KanAsa. company ha*
adopted policy of acquiescence,
making nu it tempt to run their street
cars. Nor have the strikers inuut tuij
move which has oeen announced
Various rumors are afloat in regard
to the situation, but the public mind
seems remarkably undisturbed con?
sidering the seriousness of traction
Cooperation for the Be term
School.*,?Officers Ch ?
Manning. Oct. 21.?P
the call of the county BUI
of education, Prof. K. .
there was a meeting of \.
eis in the Manning gra
building last Suturday.
of the Inclement weather
a distance were prevent
tending, the meeting, . bi
there wars 88 teachers p
County Teachers' Associs
organised by the election
lowing officers: Pr?siden
L. Newton, of Manning;
dent, li. d. Alexander o
secretary and treasurer,
The School Improverr
lion was also re-organlssd
tlon of the following offl
? but. Miss Katherln RU
Manning; vice president,
Edge, of Manning. Ii. 1
secrdary and treasurer,
Bolton, of Manning.
An association of hlgl
also organised. An Intarei
BtrUCtiVS feature of the
address by Prof, ESdntUI
it is the purpose of th
teachers to have field <
next spring, when appi
gi ammea \\ 111 be carried
for the high Schools and
all the schools Of the (
field day observed bete
Was a mil ked SUCCeSS
le..k tc.ru aid eagt rly to
set for next spring.
ANOTHER SOLDIERS' I
Tlii- lime in Ucorglfl
Wlnu I inler Oha
Atlanta. < let, 21. ? bat
coMdu. I lib d with the
against Thomas K Winn
trustees of the i 'onfederi
I lome here, a ill be heat d
Ing of the board of tru:
held at t be I |<>no < 'ctohi
Majoi W inn in a itaei
branded the chargei Hgaii
false, lle called upon <|ov.
day and discussed ti e . n
Executive for noarlj an I
FIGHTING IN BALKANS.
WAR NEWS STILL STORY OP t W
iiu|M>rtaiit Battles, However, Are Said
to be Imminent?Stark Conflict i \
pected ut Adrlanople.
London, Oct 21,?War news still is
the story of comparatively uninter?
esting small engagements involved in
manoeuverlng for position, while the
Turkish and Balkan forces are assem?
bling and preparing for big events.
When the allied states declared war
it was assumed Turkey had by no
means concentrated her troops. More?
over Turkey still was hoping to de?
tach Greece from the confederation.
Her failure to do this undoubtedly
necessitated some change in the
strategic plans and she still needed
time to transport her troops to the
required positions, hence the falling
back of the small Turkish garrisons
from numerous frontier posts is of no
The Servian army is advancing
steadily and now has its headquar?
ters at Vranya in the movement
against Uskup. The Greeks have cap?
tured Disslkata, from which position
the Turks retired to the town of
Scrvia, where a big battle is expected
According to a Constantinople re?
port, an important battle is imminent
at Adrianople. Meanwhile the rival
fleets are active, the Greeks blockad?
ing the Island of Lemones and the
Turkish bombarding Kavarna and
A report of the sinking of a Bul?
garian torpedo boat is discredited at
Constantinople, where it is stated the
Turkish warships in the Black sea
fired at torpedo boats, but the latter
took refuge in port, the warships not
venturing to follow for fear of mines.
The Greek consul at Cardiff, under
instruction from bis government, is
laying claim to all the Greek tonnage
entering that port. Every vessel so
commandered becomes the property
of the Greek government and the
captain an officer of the Greek navy
Ship owners have requested the Brit?
ish foreign office to protect them
against this procedure.
ON YKKOK OF BATTLK.
Admitted in Constant Inople that Big
light Near Adrianople is Imminent
? onstantinople ' " j ?.?it hi ? I
tr.Ul?-,. h- r? :< :. at- ? ->-.i i.h? i'ulg j
rfaJts an established about 120 nllei
from Adi ?no| It an< I ? d I batt l<
IB lillllllllV 111. lUti t, "
rianople has issued a proclamation
warning residents to husband their
food owing to the possibility of in?
vestment of the town. He advises
those able to leave to do so. The
Turkish government tomorrow will is?
sue a proclamation to the people in
the eastern provinces in the shape
of a reply to King Ferdinand's mes?
sage, enjoining Moslems to good be?
havior and assuring Christians that
they have nothing to fear provided
they remain loyal. It is asserted that
in the fighting around Elassona the
Greeks lost 1,500 killed.
FOB A DEMOCRATIC SENATE.
Vigorous Fight Planned by Present
.Minority in Upper House.
New York, October 21..?Democrats
w in make a vigorous campaign to ob
taln a majority in the Cnited States
Senate, w here they now lack six votes
of having command, Departure of
Chairman McCombs of the Democra?
tic executive committee, tor Chicago,
where today he conferred with party
lea.lets, is believed to mark the begin?
ning of the most strenuous part of
this tight. There are Senatorial va?
cancies in Colorado, Illinois and Idaho,
the last named caused by the recent
doath of Se nator lleyburn.
Senator James A. Reed, of Mis?
souri, chairman of the Democratic
campaign committee, will reach Vow
York Wc dnesday and then will send
Governor Shafroth% of Colorado, and
forme. Governor Thomas, of the same
state into < >hio to get into the Sena?
torial fight, Democrats now have
forty-three seats in the Senate.
ELECTION EXCITES CUBANS.
President Chosen November i?<o?
me/ not a Candidate.
Washington. Oct. 21.? The state
department was advised today thai
great excitement prevails throughoul
1 Cuba over the Presidential election,
which will lake place November I, it
I is understood Gen. Monteagudo, chief
I of police of Ilasana, and the ministers
of Justice, public Instruction, agd in
I terlor, have resigned, although only
i the resignation of the minister of the
i interio) h t h been accepted,
, The leading ? andidal ? I f < >r the
President ? nr< Dr Alfredo Zayas, the
present Vice President, Liberal, and
Major Gen. Marin Menocal, Conser
tatlve. President Gomes Is not a
i undid ite for re election,
If you haven't a bank account now,
you are bound to have one some?
time soon, because the march of prog?
ress demands it.
Accept our invitation to deposit
your check and savings funds hers
THE PEOPLES' BANK.
1 Per Cent on Savings From Day ol
Economy and Interest
at a low rate
hare done mors to start people on the road to competence than
any other ten factor? in the raoe for nnanciaJ improvement.. If
you Will practice tkr? ecoiomy we will pay you the lntereat ? 4
per cent compounded quarterly.
Oct. lfeft to 10th marks the start of soother quarter stretch.
Wttl you qualify?
The Bank of Sumter
Knowledge of Corredt
is of inestimable value to the man who wants to accumulate a
competence for old age comforts, for his children or for the pow?
er and influence money gives.
When you deposit your monty in a sound, well-managed home
bank and pay your bills by check you gradually acquire system?
atic business habits in the execution of your financial affairs.
Why not come in and open Ml account with us now? You will
have more money In six months than if you wait six months to
make the start
Fir^t National Bank.
r KBTH I >I> MONKY.
Moncj spenl on seih h* a good
Money the Medium of Exchange. .
is only good eo far as it gives us
the thtngv which contribute to our
health, comfort and happiness.
When Spent on the Teeth it brings
Us all Three of the Above.
The Sumter Dental Parlors are de?
voting their life work to the care of
the teeth, let them look your mouth
Sumter Dental Parlors,
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