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NEWS F?llt NEAR EIST.
TVRKISH DlSIWTt HUS deny
uiluauian run m
slay Really Mean That Christians'
Victory lo Thraoe IIa?? Not lh?cn a*
e^wecplng as RcporttNl.
London, Nov. 1.?The perplexity
arising from the policy of the gov?
ernments engaged In the Turkish
Balkan war in totally excluding news?
paper correspondent!! from the scene
of hostilities Is more pronounced thun
An extraordinary series of dis?
patches from Nlxam Pasha, the Turk?
ish commander-ln-^hlef, claiming that
the Turkish army had recpatured
Bunarhlaaar snd waa still holding its
own against the Bulgarian advance
was published In Constantinople to?
day. In the absence of Independent
testimony, however, various assump?
tions as to the accuracy of these tel?
egrams are possible.
They may b* belated dispatches re?
ferring to earlier stages of the strug?
gle, or ma>y be mere repetitions for
thr benefit of the Turkish populace.
On the oth?r hand, they may mean
that the Bulgarian victory .was not
so complete as represented by Sotla.
Tt RK I>KSCRtft|>i CONFLICT
Dtapauhrw From Naxlm Pasha Tell
of Bulgarian Reverses and of
Fierce Battle la Thrace.
Constantinople, Nov. 1.?Whatever
the issue of the terrible battle in the
Turkish-Balkan war now raging on
the western slopes of the lstrandla
mountains in Thrace it undoubtedly
will be reckoned amoug the world's
great struggle* Almost uninterrupt?
edly for four days and three nights
the battle has proceeded, the moon
having afforded sufficient light at
night for them to continue their fierce,
onslaughts against each other.
Turk and Bulgar are in a grapple
which will be broken only by the de?
feat of one of the other. The dearth |
of news from the front Wednesday
and Thursday has given rise to a
feeling of deepondency and sensation?
al rumors of Turkish reverses gained
currency. Today official reports
proved these rumors to be unfound?
ed. The movement of troops to the
Some Idea of the desperate nature
of the fighting Is gathered from the
ft ct that more than 5.000 wounded
soldiers arrived In Constantinople to?
night from the front. Fortunately a
majority of the bullets drl.led clean
holee in their victims and these will
A natch of deserters arrived <vlth
the wounded. Indignation and sur?
prise were expressed here today over
the fact thai a Greek torpedo boat i
had succeeded In entering the gulf of
Saloniki last night, dsplte the mines
and heavily armed forts, and blown
up the Turkish battleship Feth-1
Bulend. The commandant of the forts
will be called to account for permit?
ting this Greek Incursion.
A* a result of a meeting Thursday
of the head of the diplomatic mis?
sions to consider the situation In Con
atantlnople, the Marquis de Pallavlonl,
the Austro-Hungarlan ambassador
and dean of the diplomatic corps, to?
day visited Noradunghlan Kffendl, the
foreign minister, and called his atten?
tion to the necessity that adequate
msasuree be taken to maintain order
in the city Among the measures the
government already has In mind to
Insure order In the capital In the event
of further Turkish reverses Is the dis?
patch of an army division to stop all
fugitive soldiers between Tchatalja
and Constantinople The city, how?
ever. Is tranquil and orderly.
TVKKS KF< APTt lti: V1LIAGK.
Naxlm Pasha, < urnmandcr-ln-chicf,
Reports Victory for Cn-ment at
Constantinople, Nov. 1.?The Tur?
kish army has recaptured the town of
Bunarhtesar from the Bulgarians and
also has defeated the Bulgarians in
the vicinity of Visa, according to dis?
patches received here this afternoon
from Nlsam Pasha. ccrnmander-ln
chlef cef the Turkish forces. Nazlm's
dlspatchoe declare tie hulgarlan
leases were heavy ami that all the
Turkish .'/my corps have now been
order-<i |i advance.
The dlftpab h announcing the re?
capture of Hnnarhlss.tr was sent by
Naslm Pasha at 4 4r. o'clock this af?
ternoon it w?id that the Bulgarin
column has been cut off \ telegram
tfejssj Nuaim sen' at I 0 I k* k this af
t ernoon said:
"?Mir rlKht w'ng ban been advanc?
ing sin?1., yesterday fr.n? \ ;/;? Mab
mound Mukhitar Pashas army has
vanquished the Bulgaria! rolusag and
(fcnfletnen from the COUfltrv lo
visit OHI mp |0 'talc HA K HI K'
Mosaliy's Barber Shop.
ON COR OFF FOSIOFtK l
now all of our army corps hava been
ordered to advunce."
A communication went by Nazim
Fasha to the sultan during; the morn?
ing stated that the Bulgarian forces
gradually were being hemmed In on
four sides. It especially commended
the conduct of his troops at Vlza.
A still earlier dispatch from the
Turkish cornniander-in-chlef, dated
Thursday, said the Bulgarians had
sustained heavy losses In Wednesday's
lighting at Bunarhlssar and that a
quantity of artillery pices, rifles, am?
munition and other equipment had
bang captured by the Turks.
(.iu i k boat sinks ship.
Iclb nlc Commander Slips In Under
i o\ct of Night and Destroys IVth
Athens, Qreece, Nov. 1.?The Tur?
kish battleship Feth-I-Bulend was
aunk during last night in the Gulf of
Saloniki by a Greek torpedo boat.
The Greek commander's daring en
erprlse was carried out under the
funs of the Turkish forts without bo?
ng observed and the torpedo boat
PVW (>F GREW lost.
Host of Turkish Sailors Escaped Un?
Constantinople, Nov. 1.?The slnk
ng of the Turkish battleship Feth-I
Iiulend by a Greek torpedo boat in
the Gulf of Saloniki is confirmed In a
dispatch from Saloniki. The warship
sank in five minutes. Part of the crew
was on shore at the time so that the
number of lives lost is not known.
The commander of the Feth-I-Bu
lend telegraphed that nearly all of the
crew of the warship were saved. He
reports that the Greek torpedo boat
entered the harbor unexpectedly at
midnight and launched two torpedoes
at the stern of the Turkish vessel,
which began to sink Immediately. The
commander, three engineers and four
bluejackets were thrown Into the
water, where they were rescued by
fishing boats. The bollers of the Feth
l-Bulend exploded as she sank.
Parliament to Meet.
Belgrade, Nov. 1.?The parliaments
of the allied Balkan states will hold a
three days' Join parliamentary ses?
sion at IJskup on the conclusion of
the war In order to exchange ideas to
future cooperation between the states
an 1 to hold general festivities.
SOME PROLIFIC POTATOES.
Mr. G. A. Brown Makes Five to Six
Hundred Buxheim of Potatoes on
Acre and a Quarter.
Mr. G. A. Brown, an enterprising
Sumter county farmer who lives sev?
eral miles west of the city, was In
town Saturday morning with some of
the best potatoes seen here this fall.
He stated that he had secured his
sprouts from Virginia last spring and
did not know what variety of yam
the potato belonged to.
On one bunch grown from the sprout
there were eight nice sized potatoes
while from a bunch grown from a vine
of the same sprout there were eleven
potatoes of a nice size for table use.
Besides thes*. ?wo hunches of potatoes
Mr. Brown had a number of larger
sized potatoes, all of which were
quite smooth, differing from most
large potatoes which when extra large
usually split open.
Mr Brown reports having raised
somewhere between five and six
hundred bushels of potatoes on be?
tween an acre and a-quarter and an
acre and a-half this year, this being
the best potato crop he has ever
made. He states that his corn crop
was also unusually large, averaging
ghoul bushels to the acre on his
plac e. He reports having plenty of
corn, potatoes and pork for the win
it r, and has no fear of bu k of plenty
to live on.
The Bon d Man's Retort.
It was In a railway carriage, and
the company comprised several com?
mercial travelers and a stout, elderly
man. who sat snugly In one corner
engrossed in his paper, says London
Bach and all of the others made
desperate efforts t?> draw their silent,
stout companion Into conversation,
but to no purpose. He merely t-at
At last one of them determined to
settle the matter.
"l'ardon me sir.' he said suavely.
' b it I feel sure that you are one of
us. What do you travel in?"
The others bent forward eagerly BS
the stout man slowly lowered his
newspaper and peered through his
?pectaclen wUh end and melancholy
mleg at tio pi istatsnl one,
"Well, m\ friend*" replied he, 'at
pr< snl i am traveling In very In?
' i ileith s nnd obje lionable compan ?.
and the carriage Is full "f samples!"
The hose wagons were called <?ut
I Saturday morning aboul 10.30 by an
alarm of Mr.-* from ;( negro restaurant
I opposite Graham's stables The soot
i In the chimney caught tire, hut was
I extinguished before the arrival <?f tio
Mr*- < ompanles.
FLU TEACHERS* 60HVEHTI9H.
ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD
IN <X>LVMHIA MAT MARC H.
Several Matters of Imixiriancc to As?
sociation Considered at Meeting of
Columbia, Nov. 2.?At a very Im?
portant meeting of the executive
committee of the South Carolina State
Teachers' association held yesterday
afternoon at the resldenco of L. T.
Baker It was decided to hold the next
meeting in Columbia March 13, 14, 15,
1913. It was not until after careful
and deliberate consideration that the
place of meeting was decided, for
Spartanburg sent a very urgent invi?
tation signed by the board of trade
and the schools and colleges but it waa
decided that Columbia is more cen?
trally located and would enablo more
teachers to attend than any other
The following members of the com?
mittee were present yesterday: R. C.
Hurts, president; L. T. Baker; secre?
tary; c. V. Neuffer, treasurer; W. L.
Brookor? E. S. Dreher and A. J.
Thackston could not be at the meet?
ing. The committee discussed many
points of interest and formulated
plans for making the next meeting
a great success In every way.
The committee discussed a propo?
sition made by a representative of
the National Corn exposition to hold
the teachers' meeting at the same
time as the exposition but It was not
thought wise to attempt to hold it
then. The time of meeting has usual?
ly been the last week In March but
on account of the meeting of the
State Interdenominational Sunday
School convention March 26, the date
The slogan "Fifteen Hundred Mem?
bers 1913" was unanimously adopted
and an attempt will be made to reach
and interest every teacher in the
State. The teachers will be enrolled
by counties and the county that has
present or enrolled the largest per?
centage of its teachers will be award?
ed the banner offered. The names
of all members will be published in
the proceedings by counties. The of?
ficers of the association will work
through the county and city super?
intendents and through the county
While the programme is left largely
to the president, some points were dis?
cussed yesterday. At least one prom?
inent speaker will be invited to make
the leading address during the meet?
ing, but it was the opinion of the
committee that the meetings should
be made as practical as possible so
that the association would really help
the teachers In their work when they
go back home. More time will be
given this year to the business meet?
The local members of the executive
committee were appointed to arrange
for the entertainment of the associa?
tion. With the addition of two splen?
did new hotels, Columbia will be bet?
ter prepared than ever before to take
care of the association.
TO BE BLEASE'S SECRETARY.
Hc|>ortod that John K. Aull, of New*
berry. Will Get Position.
Greenwood, Nov. 1.?Mr. John K.
Aull, the efficient Court stenographer,
who is here this week has resigned
that position. It Is generally ru?
mored that hi' will become private
secretary to Governor Blease, to en?
ter upon hiH duties December 1.
The Victim of Iiullfferoiice.
News and Courier.
Attorney General Lyon is the victim
of the indifference of the men who put
him into office and urged him on to
the course which he has followed
with rare bravery in administering its
affairs. His defeat is to be regretted,
not only because he was needed
where he was. but because the effect
of the treatment he has received is
bound to prove discouraging when It
eemei to securing the future enlist?
ment of men of his type in the public
service. When Will certain of our
people learn that it is a waste of
breath to talk about good government
unless they interest themselves, in Its
problems on election day?
h is expected that the road Im?
provement bunds which were awarded
several weeks ago will be received
from the purchasers by Wednesday,
when they w ?i be accepted by the
county board "f commissioners or
sent hack for changes to be made m
The county treasurer s office Is n<?t
being rushed as yel by taxpayers anx?
lous t<> pay up their dues to the conn
Inhambnne, llritlsh Rast Africa,
Where the women refuse to wear
clothes, would be n poor place for a
struggling dressmakei to locate In.?
< 'hh ago New s
SHRINER8 PLAN BI<; DAY.
Will Go to Columbia Tluinksglving
Day for Festivities.
The Bhrlneri of Omar Temple meet
in Columbia on Thanksgiving Day this
year for annual Thanksgiving celebra?
tion. Plans are on foot to make the
occasion a big success insofar as fes?
tivities are concerned and a record
breaking attendance is expected.
The local Shriners* club will go over
to the capital city on that day in a
body to enjoy the festivities. Very
little fresh meat will be taken from
here this year, however, as the local
men are saving up for the big cele?
bration which will come off In Sum?
ter on the next Thanksgiving when
the members of Omar Temple will
meet here for their semi-annual frolic.
Mule Injured in Peculiar Way.
Friday evening about 8 o'clock a
mule belonging to Mr. L D. Jennings
was injured in a most peculiar way,
and jus a result of the accident to it,
Mr. Jennings as soon as he heard of
it had Dr. J. H. Morse chloroform the
It seems that the mule was one of
a four mule team which was bringing
in cotton pickers from the country.
Near the Howland Buggy Factory the
mule stepped into a frog switch and
i had his foot caught between the rails.
The other mules pulled him on and
the foot was pulled off at the ankle,
leaving the mule in fearful pain. It
was stated Saturday morning that the
switch had been thrown on the
ground near the railroad track in the
edge of the street and It was here
that the mule had his foot caught in
it. In consequence of the accident Mr.
Jennings lost his mule and had to se?
cure another one Saturday morning.
Friday morning a young negro man
had his leg broken on Main street in
front of the Sumter Drug Company
store when the horse he was riding
fell and pinned one of his legs beneath
The Opportunity If Here Barked by
Don't take our word for it.
Don't depend on a stranger's state?
Read Bumter endorsement.
Head the statement of Sumter citi?
And decide for yourself.
Here Is one case of it:
P. Q. Copleston, 8 E. Bartlette
street, Bumter, B. C, says: "I have
taken Doan'e Kidney Pills and have
found them to be a remedy of mer?
it. Backache and pains across my
loins annoyed me and I knew that
my kidneys were at fault. Doan's
Kidney Pills, which I got at China's
Drug Store, brought me prompt re?
lief and in return 1 give them my
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-MUburn Co.. Buffalo,
Now York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?
and take no other. No. 18
Geo. H. Hurst,
CNBKRTaJLKR AND sUCBALMKR.
Prompt attention te day or night
AT OLD J. D. CRArO BT AND, 202 N.
Day Phoae 589. Night Phone 201.
If yon are thinking of huyiug
A DIAMOND, wo beg to have the
tuino*- of yonr attention to our
gem.-t of purest ray.
We are always in a position to
show you diamonds of the nu>st
exquisite tdiansulii~. Quality gomH
only Is our way. We have them
at right pHiN* and will Rive a
Huj?r.mten' with each wlooe as KO
quality and site.
W. A. Thompson
JEWCLBR AND OPTICAN,
Equipment and Service,
The man or woman who patronizes a bank, whether de?
positing money in a savings or checking account, appreciates
prompt service. To render prompt service the bank must
have complete equipment. It is because of its modern equip?
ment and efficient service that this bank is constantly enjoy?
ing a steady growth in the number of its patrons. Your ac?
count is Invited?checking or savings, 4 per cent interee..
compounded qarterly, being paid on savings.
The Bank of Sumter
Embrace the Opportunity and
Become a Winner.
The Hin. Sighted Mau never bees
an OPPORTUNITY until it is past.
The Farmers' Bank & Trusl
COTTON FACTORS AMI COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
9? e. bay street, Charleston, S. C.
All Cotton Handled on Commission.
Extra Staple Cotton a
Would be Glad to Receive Consignments From You,
Which Will Command our Very
MOLES and WARTS
Removed with MOIJQhOFF, without pain or danger, no matter
how largo, or how far raised above the surfaoe of the akin. And
they wkH never return, and no trace or soar will he left. moi.l >
OFF Is applied directly to Che mom or WAKT. which entirely
disappears In about sii day*, killing tlie germ ?ud looting the skin
smooth and natural.
MOIiESOFF is put up only In One India* bottle*.
Bach bottle i* neatly packed in a plain oa*??\ accompanied by full
directions, ami contains ennurh remedy t?> remove *ig;ht or ten
ordinary ItOLEfl ?>r WARTS. We *<mi llOLESOFF under a positive
GUARANTEE if 't falls to remove your kfOlJ? ?>r WART, we will
promptly refund the ?i?>iiar
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