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SUMTEit. S 0., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1912.
THE TRUE SOCTIUtON, Established "3uu<-, ISM
Vol. XXXV. No. 36.
MANY CHRISTMAS CASUALTIES
SKVVmil SMITH'S SON SHOOTS
HIMSELF AT LYNCH ill lit;.
.Vtskftrnts and Deed* of Violence In
Verl?te? Place? Sadden the Christ
?M Hraaon for M/iny People.
Lyn* hhurg. Dec. SI.?Martin Smith,
eon of t'nlted State? Senator B. D.
Smith, accidentally shot bimsen* with
a parlor rill? today. Hla condition la
Mr. Smith la about 19 yeera old ami
The Senator and Ma family are tem?
porarily vtettlng on than* plantation.
? bout ihr?-? miles from hare.
Boy Hilled at John-ton
Johnston. Doc. 16.?Stewart Lewis.
II-year-old son of J. C. Lewis, a mar
chant of this plate, was accidentally
?not and killed to*, uv by his playmate,
Watson Nlcharson. 11, the bullet from
a St-callbra parlor rifle entering young
Lewie' haau-t. The dlatresetng acci?
dent occurred while the boys ware
shooting In Alken C ounty. ?
Alkau, Dee. II.?-Christmas passed
off very qaletly In Alken. The day
wee cold and crisp, but the weather
Ideal. No accidents marred the day
and only one shooting was recorded In
the whole county.
Last night, on the edge of the city,
Henry MoClary shot John Arbor, both
colored, at Cook's Store. The wound
was merely a scalp wound, entering
the left side of the head and coming
oat Just around the skull. McClary
made is escape.
Two Motorcyclist* Injured.
Tampa, Fla., Dec. II.?Louis Tor?
res and Johnny at arises no were badly
tojured here this afternoon while
competing In motorcycle races on a
half-mile dirt track. Both riders were
going at the rate of slaty miles an
hour when Ihey fell. Torres' wheel
skidded and Mariscano was thrown In
trying to circle him.
sr* eVsr^er^rv v ?
Heavier Killed by Train.
Savannah. Oa. Dee II.?D. C. Brln
son. of Millen. Oa, went hunting to?
day and sat down to rest on the tracks
of the Central of Georgia. He went
te sleep sad was struck by a freight
train. He lived only a few minutes
Many MJafiap* In Atlanta
At ante. Oa. Dec.. II.?More than '
leo patients?shot. cut. bruleed burn?
ed and Injured otherwise?were re?
ceived by the hospitals here to-day a>j,
a result of the ce'ebrathm of Chrlst'
with fireworks, pistols and other j
noise-making devicea. None of the
injuries were arrioun
Knee Cla?li In AUunta?Two While
Men Injured?One Imported to Die.
Atlanta. Oa. Dec . II.?Two white
men were Injured, one perhaps fatally,
and several negro** were hurt in a
race clash here this afternoon in
which a score of persons participated.
The Injured white'men are Ed Tum
lln. bollermaker. cut In legs and back,
unconscloua; Emmett Howe, tinsmith,
cut In lungs and back.
Physicians said to-night that Tum?
bu probably w ? Id not live until morn
lag Howe it U thought, will Survive
Estimates of the number of negro?
es) receiving minor Injuries vary from
three to eight. None of the negroes
was captured, they having been dis?
persed by the white men before the
police reeervea, who were called SUt
as a resul* of the clash, at Glenn and !
McDanteht atreeta. arri\?d on the1
Witnesses of the trouble told the
police that the clash reaulted from
trouble when a white man attempted
to purchase whiskey from a negro
who was said to be running a "blind
T imlin was stabbed and knorke I
to (he ground, then attacked further
With large poohat knives, according to
the information- gathered by tue po?
lice. Howe was similarly attacked.
Neither the white man nor the negro
tstwaen whom the trouble started
'OS been raptured by the pottl I
United Htatee engineers report
that Charleeton now has a 33 foot
channel to the ocean at high lids and
'II feet at low tide.
Charles S. Miller, President of the
New Haven, Hartford It ilho.oi. i:. J.
Chamberlain. President of thr. Grand
Trunk of Canada an 1 A. W Smathers.
Chairman of Grand Trunk- Dtreoterats
have been in' <\ ?h? l-Vder.-l
sourr for criminal < on-pir.try In re
*trnlnt of trade by ngrennent to con?
trol unread business In He*J England.
TURKS PROLONG FICHT.
Tl.HMS OF BALKAN AMJF.S MUST
n AvocsnvD bvb?ti ally.
Y^lth no (treat IfotHl to Diplomatic
Tactic* of Turkey's Beleg Uc* at
Peace Conference Allies I*?*.******!
with Partition Ceremonies ? Alba?
nia's Future Agreed CTpOCJ ? The
(?reck'H Share? Bower s Disturbed
by Failure of Austria to Disperse
tendon, l>ee. 24.?Turkey'* dele?
gate* to the peace conference, al?
though they realize that eventually
they must accept tbe < ondltlon/t laid
down by tbe Balkan allies to bring
about peace in Southeastern Europe,
are following tbeir usual cr. urse of
procrastination and will take advan?
tage of every diplomatic device to
postpone the inevitable dlsrlember
ment of the territory which has been
their armed camp of five hundred
Meanwhile, however, the allies are
so confident that the outcome of the
peace negotiations will be in line with
their demands that they already have
agreed on the boundaries for an auto?
nomous Albania. These boundaries
will be submitted later to the ambas?
sadorial conference, which has ad?
journed to meet early in the New
The question looming sinister be?
fore Europe now is not whether peace
will be signed by the belligerents, but
why, in view of the settlement of tho
quarrel between Austria and Servia,
Austria does not demobilize.
The allies have agreed to propose
to the ambassadorial conference the
following frontier for an autonomous
North along the left bank of the
river Drin, leaving a few miles on the
left bank of that river to Montenegro,
as it represents the only passage pos?
sible from the interior to the sea. The
frontier as proposed will follow the
I>rin until the White Drin joins the
Black Drin. The eastern frontier is
tn^rked by the watershed between Al?
bania and Servia, leaving the Servian*
both Prlsreml and Monastir. The
southern frontier consists of a line
practically straight from South Italona
to the watershed, leaving the town of
Krgherikastro to Qreece.
The proposed frontier between Mon?
tenegro and Servia will be along the
White Drin. leaving DJacova to Mon?
tenegro, and passing through the
source of the river I bar at a spot
called Kojas, front where It reaches,
in a straight lim-, to the river I?im,
which constitutes the last part of the
frontier, leaving the town of Plevlie to
Tbe Aegean Islands will go to
<Jie??ce. they hxNinga population mule
up almost entirely of Greeks.
But the Afhens delegation pledges
the neutralization of these islands, de?
siring to guarantee t<> all the Powers
free passage and liberty of commerce
throughout the archipelago.
Although the Bulgarians yesterday
asked to be permitted to occupy ter?
ritory on a line from Kodosto, on the
Sea of Marmora, to Mid la, on the
Black Sea, It is believed they will be
satisfied to have the frontier start
from Knos, a port on the Aegean Sea
an i following the Martiza Klver until
it reaches a point south of Koulelibur
gas and then cut across eastward to
Midia. It is supposed, however, that
If pressuie is brought to bear in the
w.iy of saving Turkish dignity and for
the sake of peace, the Bulgarians
might accept a situation, which, while
It would not give thern Adrianople,
would prevent it being a menace in
It is ptlfposed to make Saloniki and
the surrounding territory within a fa*
?'Jus of |ti miles neutral under the
protection of the allies.
The European chancellories are
watching with the keenest anxiety for
some sign of demobilization of the
Austrian for< es. With the settle
Meal of the Ineident arising from the
< ? inplaint of 111 treatment by the Aus?
trian consul at Prlsrend, and the an
noum etio nt by the ambassadorial
conference that it favored autonomy
for Albania and a commercial port on
the Adriatic for Servia, every region
for the Austrian mobilization appar?
ently was en h-d. The failure of that
country to demobilize Coincides with
lb ? anuoure ?uoent fcotV Petersburg
\.st,.|<ia\ ->f the enforcement of ?
drastic censorship <>n to ws concern
in* military affairs In Rui la
Mobilisation by Russia and Austrii
hfcve been quite different, Rusels hav?
ing Balled tO the . (dors relatively moiv
no it U ail Austria and sJm BSOd S dlf
>,? bjh I hod in gathering them to?
gether, Ear i y in Kovombet ? draft o
:. RsjsjsJsjm w.ts dm to finish
taelf military training. At the lael
moment, however, they received or
dsri to remain with the colors. These
orders still are in fores and give Rus?
sia a margin of SOU,000 veterans. Aus?
tria s mobilization consisted in the
calling of young men to the colors.
The Balkan peace delegates are se- i
rone as to the outcome of their uele
gations with Turkey, but are watching I
Aus.rla with some concern. If she rt -
fuses to demobilise the allies short?
ly may aak the reason for the delay.
GREAT FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
Corn and Cotton Best Yet?'Manufac?
ture's Womiorfui Growth.
Columbia, Dec. 24 ?"The people of
South Carolina," said Commissioner
"Watson, as he sat at his desk, look
l?g over the figures from the State
census of manufacturing for the year
1912, which had just come from the'
adding* machine, "have more sub- '
stantial reasons for genuine rejoicing
at this glad season of the year than
ever la fore in their history."
"The world knows how the agricul- I
tural production of this little State
grew In the decade between 1900 and I
1910, from $51,324,000 to $141,
983,000 (season of 1909)?a wonder?
ful Increase of practically $90,000,000.
None of us yet knows exactly what
has been accomplished this year, but
we have raised nearly 2,000,000 more
bushels of corn this year than ever
in the history of the State, and the
cotton crop while not so large af. that
of last year will undoubtedly bring to
the farmer mote money than the
bumper crop did, not to mention other
crops. The final figures for 1912 are
not ready yet, but recalling the great
increase in the value of this season's
tobacco crop and other advances it is
safe to say that the farmer has never
fared so well."
"Now what of manufacturing, that
other vital phase of the Common?
wealth's economic life? In 1900 all the
capital invested in manufacturing of
all kinds was $44,055,000 and the val?
ue of manufactured products was
$55,336,000. By 1909 the value of
the product value hail increased to
$113,236,000. In 1911' the capital* In?
vested has jumped to $130,481,627
and the value of the product to $117,
949,386. These figures before me for
this great year of 1912, show a total
of capital invested amounting to
$142,584,060. in other words there
has b??en an actual increase of capital
invested of $12.18j),467, and of value
of manufactured product of $6,04 4,
675. The actual Increase of value of
manufactured product over 1909,
when the Federal census was taken, is
represented by the magnificent total
Of 111,111,0m There certainly ought
to be plenty of cause for rejoicing in
the conditions that arc reflected in
thoSO figures, The detail;- by indus?
tries and hy counties will be given in
ni\ forthcoming annual report.
TRAIN WRECKER CAUGHT.
Robert Muck. Colored. Held on Charge
of Attempting to Wreck Train. ?
Robert .Mack, colored, was captured
at Maycsvllle Tuesday night, where he
had gone to see his wife, after an ab?
sence of practically three months,
during which time the charge of at?
tempting to wreck an A. C. L. pas?
senger train near Mayesville on Sep?
tember 25th was being held against
him, waiting his return.
Mack was captured by the town au?
thorities and lodged in jail here. It is
stated that he made several attempts
to wreck trains by placing croSStlSS on
the tracks, all of his attempts b?.ins
Unsuccessful, however. He wis final?
ly caught In the act, it is stated, and
made his escape before he could be
captured. He rt turned home, how?
ever, to spend Christmas with bis
wife, but instead spent it in the coun?
SUFI 'RAt i PTTBS GAIN.
Mnrclng Army Is Increased by One
Pouhgkeepsie, N. Y., Dec. 22.?With
its marching forces augmented by an?
other private, (Jen. Rosalie Jones' lit?
tle army of suffragists continued the
march Alhanyward and reached
Rhlnebach shortly before 6 o'clock
tonight, after n 16-mlle hike. The
new member Of the army is Miss
Gladys Coureen of this. olty Who will
"slick through," she says, "until the
State capital Is reached."
fainter was one of the quietest
cities, on the map Christmas Day and
II pIsaflSnl a day as any <>n.' could
wish fftr. The majority ??f citizens
spent the day Quietly ai home, while
others weal hunting or visiting to re
llsvs the monoton} of having nothing
Sl'MTElt NEGRO HI LEASED.
Alexander Cousar, in Jail for Involun
Uu*y Manslaughter. Freed by Gover
Alexander Cousar, colored, who 1?
now serving a three year sentence on
the charge of involuntary manslaugh?
ter, for which he was convicted sev?
eral years ago, was one of . .ose giv?
en a Christmas pardon by Governor
Bloase, but as the necessary papers
have not made their appearance CoU
sar is still in jail awaiting their ar?
Cougar is very sick at present, but
he was one of the happiest colored
persons in the city when he was told
that his name was among those who
had been granted Christmas pardons
by the Governor. Sheriff Epperson
and Jailer Owens are very anxious to
?1103V the sick man to go, but are pow
ejrlees to act until the proper papers
BLKASE URGES DONAGHBY.
Hut Arkansas Governor Can't Eat
Christmas Dinner with South Car?
Columbia, Dec. 24.? Gov. B lease
last week telegraphed Governor Don
aghey, of Arkansas, to come and take
Christmas dinner with him, but the
Arkansas Governor replied that he
couldn't leave that state, for the con?
vict contractors had their guns train?
ed on him, and he had to stay ana
watch them. Governor Blease's tele?
gram to Governor Donaghey read as
follows: "Come and eat dinner with
me Christmas Day. I insist." To
which the Arknasas Governor replied
as follows: "Thank you ever so much,
Governor, but the convicts' contrac?
tors' batteries are trained on me and
I must watch their guns."
It will be recalled that Governor
Donaghey sprang into the limelight by
pardoning or paroling 3(50 convicts n
one day, giving ns h s reason that he
intends to break up fhe convicts lease I
/jtf?A!ru. fHijftejwffis?^ IflgijBljWdMW
dens of horror. 'v
COMPULSORY EDUCATION ISSUJE.
SwcarJngrgen Says Hall Bill Is Full of |
Holes?Blouse Will Veto Any Meas?
ure on Subject. ' , j
Columbia, Dec. 22.?"It is too full
of holes to be discussed," was the
statement made by J. E. Swearing* n,
State superintendent of edueaticn,
When a.skcd for an expression as t<?
the Compulsory education bill that
Senator Hall will introduce at the
next session of the general assembly.
In 1910 Mr. Swearingen submitted a
bill to the house and senate but it
o? vcr came to a vote. The bill pro?
vided for a local option, compuh* ry
education law. Each county in the
State was given the right to vote on
It is very probable that compulsory
education will consume some time in
both houses this year.
The governor has made the posi?
tive statement that he will veto any
compulsory bill passed by the legis?
McMaster Hayn it Has Proven Success?
ful in South Carolina.
Columbia, Dec. 24.?Insurance Com?
missioner licMaster says, In his
annual report, that a form of insur?
ance which has grown to consider?
able proportions In recent years is
that of corporations, or persons en?
gaged in the same, or similar lines of
industry, to insure each other and ap?
point a common attorney who would
levy assessments and pay the losses.
Such concerns are called Interlneur
ers. They are not incorporated and
their financial standing is simply that
"But as the plan his been highly
successful, and has given the ins tr?
ance at cost, such citizens or indus?
tries In South Carolina as wish to ob?
tain such insurance should be given
the opportunity," says the commis?
He recommends that Q measure to
this end be passed by the general as?
sembly after pointing out thai the Na?
tional Association of Insurance <\un
nr>4*ftl0nerg| after having considered
this matter SSV< ral years, has pro?
posed a bill for the regulation Of this
term of Insurance, The bill rernm
mended ?>\ the national association
provldei that Individuals, partnerships,
and corporations may be authorized to
exchange reciprocal Insurance con
tracts with each other or With Indi?
viduals^ partnerships and corpora
lions yt other States and countries.
YOUNG MAN KILLED HIMSELF.
SAM BURK, SON' OF W. L. BURK
OF PRIVATEER, FATALLY
SHOOTS HIMSELF WITH
PARLOR HI FLU.
Was Demonstrating the Impossibility
Of Rifle's Firing from Half-cock
Position When Fatal Shot Was Dls
charged?Accident Tuesday hi
Sam L. Burk, the 20-year old son
of Mr. William L. Burk of the Priva?
teer section of this county, accidental- j
ly shot and killed himself while dem?
onstrating to friends the impossibility 1
of a parlor rille, which be was car?
rying, being discharged from the po- ?
sition of half-cock. The accident oc?
curred in the public road in front ^
Mr. W. O. Cain's residence in the ' ,
vateer section about 11 o'clock \f l
day, death following almost .ne
dlately after the bullet wour xs in- !
Younk Berk and a number of
friends were out hunting at the time.
He was showing his friends that the
rifle coub1 not shoot when it was
half-cocker when che weapon in some
way was discharged. The bullet
struck him in the neck just under the
chin ranging upward. Death follow- '
od about twenty minutes afterwards.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES HELD.
Day Fittingly Observed at St. Anne's
Catholic Church by Three Masses.
Christmas was fittingly celebrated
in St. Anne's Catholic Church by three !
masses. Rev. Father Louis E. Forde,
the regular pastor, officiated at each
The first mass was celebrated at 6
o'clock in the morning and was what
is known in Catholic circles as high
mass. The feature of this high mass
celebration was the magnificent ren?
dition of "Von La Haches High Mass
of Peace," by a select choir compos?
ed of well known local talent in which
a number of ladles and gentlemen
j from churches of the Protestant faith. '
It is seldom that such high class vo?
cal and instrumental music is heard
[ in Sumter, and the fortunate attend
i ants at this early Christmas worship
j were delighted indeed. It is of course
1 beyond the ability of an ordinary
writer to do justice to the splendid
' artistic rendition Of such difficult mu
! sical combinations as "Von La Haches
High Mass of Peace" and "Leonards
Mass,'' the latter of which was surg
it the seven ami ten o'clock low meet
j Those composing the choir which
, reflected such great credit on the
' "Game Cock City" are as follows:
Mis? Ammie Teichcr, Organist.
Miss Isadora Teicher, Violionist.
Mrs. Wm. Bultman, Miss Franceslca
Teicher, and Miss Georgia Beetham,
sopranos; Mrs. L. B. DuRant, alto; Mr.
H. W. Bennett and Dr. Carl Epps, ten?
ors, and Mr. C. M. Hurst, base.
GEORGIA MAN A SUICIDE.
R. B, Gasklns, of Wealthy Family
Sn van nah, Ga. Dec. 24.?R. B. das
kins, of Nashville. Ga. one of South
Georgia's wealthiest families, com
' mitted Slllclde to-day by shooting him?
self twice through the head. GoeMn'S
death is the climax of B series of sen?
sations In which he has figured re?
cently. Yesterday the State Court of
Appeals confirmed a sentence of *?x
years Imposed by Judge w. B. Thomas
upon Gasklns lor firing several she ts
from nis auton oblls at Judge Btl e,
of the City Colin of Nashville. When
Gasklns was told Of the decision this'
morning he deelar* d he would never
serve the sentence. H was ? under
FdMor Green to Columbia.
Editor Leon II. Green left last
night for his old home at Sumter,
where he will spend the Christmas
holidays, Ks Will then go to Columbia
for the session of the legislature,
where he will take up his duties as
secretary to T.ieut-Gov. Smith, who
is nlso pies dent of the Senate. This
position Mr. Green filled the last
session Of the legislature and with
such ability that GoV. Smith prevailed
on bim to again take up the work
while the law makers are in session
Mr. Green will keep In tom b with The
Intelligence r during this time, sending
in the dolngl of thg hOUSe and senate,
as well as other news. Cpon tin ad?
journmsnt of the legislature, sir.
Green will return to Anderson and
again take up his duties as editor of
The Intelligencer inderson Intelli?
DYNAMITE TRIAL SOON ENDED
PATES OF M ACCUSED PROBABLY
WITH JURY TOMORROW.
Argument in Notable Trial May be
Concluded Tonight ? Judge's
Charge Not BapCJCted lo Con
siunc More than an Hour?Jury to
Return So|>arate \"ordiot for Each
Defendant and May Require Some
Time to Roaeh Agreement.
Indianapolis, Dec. 25.?The cases
of the forty labor union officials ac?
cused of promoting the McNamara
dynami plots in the Iron Workers'
strik? mst employers Of non-union
lab? ll go to the jury in thirty-six
h' *V or possibly sooner.
?C* the i l?>se of argument tomorrow
^ A'ht, or on Friday morning, Federal
' judge Anderson will instruct the jury.
it is understood the Court's outline of
the law, as to what testimony shall be
applied to certain defendants, will re?
quire about an hour.
The jurors will then retire to delib?
erate as to the guilt of the men, who,
headed by Frank Ift. Ryan, president
of the International Ass. elation of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers',
were brought here three months ago
from cities scattered from Boston to
Los Angeb s to figure as defendants In
what Is said to be the most Important
tiiul >f its ki^d ever held in a Federal
The jurv, to be asked to return a
separate verdict for each defendant, is
composed entirely of fanners or mer?
chants from rural distrcts of Indiana.
I The fact that the jury must vote on
each defendant after considering the
testimony, the court holds applicable
to him is the basis for a belief that
I verdicts will not be returned in less
than a day. There are twenty-six
counts against each, twenty-five of
which provide a maximum penalty of
'eighteen months' imprisonment and
one whieh provides a maximum im?
prisonment of two years. The Gov?
ernment contends that the penalties
for the offences charged are cumula?
tive, ir. the discretion of the eourw-or
r? trUVt: py'?ible polity f
and one-half years.
The room in the Federal building,
in which the jurors have been kept
under guard for almost three months,
today was made ready for the mass of
exhibits to be turned over for refer?
ence during the jury's deliberation.
These exhibits include revolvers,
shotgun*, pieces of infernal machines
and clockwork attachments used by
Ortle e. McManigal and the Mc
Namara brothers on the dynamiting
expeditions; letters written by Olaf
A. Tveitmoe and Eugene A. Clancy,
San FmncSSCp, and J. E. Munsey, Salt
Lake <'ity. who are charged with con?
spiracy In Ihe l< e Angeles Times ex?
plosion. Bundles of other letters, in
Which F:ank C.'Webb, New York;
Philip A. Cooley. New Orleans; John?
T Butler, Buffalo, and business agents
of the Iron Workers' Union, are ac
cused of directing explosions on non
j union jobs, ehte are to be placed with
I District Attorney Charles W. Mil
ler'S argument to the jury today was
devoted largely to reviewing Mc
NamarVs confession ;.s a hired dyna?
miter. The district attorney main
tained the confession had been cor
roborated in every important detail.
CAPTURED AT TIMMONSVILLF.
George Roe. Wanted for Larceny, Ar?
rested by Town OtlieiaN.
George Roe, colored, who is wanted
In this city on the charge of larceny,
was arrested Christmas Da> in Tim
monsville by the town authorities of
that place and held until Sheriff Ep
persoh could send some one there to
take charge of him and bring him
on to Bunter.
Roe was located at Tinimonsville
some tlnte ago and the authorities
there notified to arrest him and hold
him for the Burater county oActala
He is wanted here on the charge of
larceny. He is sleo out on bond on
another charg- for the same offense
Roe was capto.? d once hurt year by
Bam Washingt n. B colored detective,
but Secured the aid Of friends and
through their help overpowered the
Washington negro and CSC sped. La?
ter he was caught with S bag of
chickens) t y Rural Policeman S im
Nevmin. but managed to escape,
leaving the chickens in Mr. Newman's
hands. Laar it was discovered that
Che Chickens had been stolen and tiny
were returned to the owner,
Hem v Timmotis atjd Lizzie Eb
imng. < olored wer* artest? 1 on
Christm.t. Pay by t Rural Po
IIceman Sam Newenfm on the charge
of fighting. Both were lodged In jail
'and will face Magistrate Wells Thurs?