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Till M MIIK WATCHMAN, Established April 1850.
? lif Swat und l'car mit?las nil 11?*? endi Thou Aims't at be thy Country's, Thy God's and Troth's."
THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established Juue, ISM
Consolidated Au#. 3.1881.
SUMTER, S. 0., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913.
Vol. XXXV. No. 43.
TURKLY10 WAKE MOVE.
MIVKKNMKM HhX ElVES NOTE
FKO.M THE PUWEHa
Turks ll?\r Known Contents for More
Than a \s.. k ?ml Nev?l Not 1K?
London. Jan. 17.?The next move In 1
the lona; drawn out game of diplom?
acy for the settlement of the war In ;
southeastern Europe Is for Turkey to
make. The collective note of the Eu?
ropean powers, drawn up by the
ambassadorial nee at London,
was handed to the Turkish govern?
ment today at <'on*f??;itlnoplc. As the
Turks for more than a we.k h??e
shared with the whole word kn-j^sl
edge of the purpose of the note and
unofficially were given diplomatic no
tftsn of Its exact contents prior to its
presentation there Is no reason why
the reply should not gsj prompt Their
only motive for holding, it Is thought,
would be procrastination, with their
old hope uppermost that something
might turn up. Turkish delegates to
the ptsjlf conference do not know the
precise intentions of their government
with respect to the note, but they pre?
dict its answer soon will be given and
that It will afford no grounds for ac?
cusations that Turkey is playing for
time. The expectations of diplomats
ho re is that Turkey will concede some?
thing to the allies with a view to have
the powers make efforts to bring the
peace delegates t? get her again for
further negotiations. Should this be
the case It will then develop wh*t*ior
the ultimatum of the allies is as Iron
clad as they profess it to be.
When Ree had Pasha, head of the
Turkish delegation, was asked today
ahy the Turks were remaining In
London he replied:
"We are awaiting instructions. Last
week our orders were to leave and
therefore we prepared to pack our
belonging* This week the order is to
Meeringe of ambassadors of the for
? pwwere continue The disposi?
ng rjss Turkish question has put
^WtftT ^yikf *Hfonvm answers the
note of the powers. Albanian situa
\ tlone are now under consideration.
El Bassen may be selected as the
capital of Albania instead of Avlona,
In deferen<*e to the wishes of Austria.
El Bassen In in the interior and
therefore could not be subjected to
mi.I.ElTIVE NOTE I* UESEN TED,
Pr<?ooM?b? of Powers Announced to
tfw- Ottoman Porte? l>lscus#don of
K< pi) PoMponcdL.
w Constantinople, Jan. 17.?The col
lo tiw note limits! by the ambassa
dor* of the Kuropean powers In Lon
dc g ipue, presented to the Turkish gov?
After the presentation of the BOti
by the ambassadors an informal
meeting of the Turkish rnin'sters was
i held at the office of the grand vizier.
Tr<? discussion w he note und the
drafting of the reply *ere postponed,
however, until tomorrow when an offi?
cial council ot ministers is to be con?
The Turkish foreign minister m
i formed the Associated Press this
evening that the ottoman government
eould not al\e way on the question
of Adrlunopbv Nevertheless, he said.
Turkey we* hopeful of urrivlng at a
settlement without sncriAcing her
point of view
? The note points out that Turkey,
>.v i.xi-iific tb.- adsie,. of ih- pow?
ers, will risk tlndinn lo r ? ipital ggnlg
brought to the question and the wai
carried Into lor Asiatic pfOVtaoea,
dangers from \ hl h ?he must n<>t
count on the powers to nfoasrvs her.
Ill K'.l \K- \ I MMN
Home of li(iim>rn< ur Morris I- Han
- o k.
Aiken. Jun. 17.? \ ? n I of harn?
|/|- . the pol . . belli i b> one mall
or one man and ? confederute, have
been perpetrated In Nik-n during ?
p.ist week Wdne<o1a\ muht I he ot
flee of the I arm? rs' KtOI Ig? -rid !*? i
Milser manneny was hr< '>> n into and
ransaek? ?l The hnfsTlnr b ft a eonl
njsd a p.ur ( f senm < ill IInl - In litt
oi!i... po-si? iy la nil anat? t-. get
away The prevW*ue nlghl several b<-\
c,r* sMatffk k< .1 i h- frt rhl d. not
were rei.i.. 'I The \< lnl< r horns ol
Omrverneui Morris I he storj rlter,
w??s ynsibsd nttfht befoTs Is I ind I
asjnjrllty i I us ?> ? I appan I secun I
Th. hntajaf Ifcghted torches mnds ol
|gs shnfftd parts of which h<
|nfl lying M the ft ii of the Morrl
home. Tb. p b ? re t* work og th
SOTTILE BRIDGE BILL
d n \ ri i.kams ffkmission TO
sl'ax TUB OOOPKB RIVER
Mayor tirace, Aslouiidcl by Action
of Senate. Declare* that Hill Must
he Fought In the House?"Thank
(;<mI," Is Only, Comment Made by
I'mmoU'r Sottile?Hill \wu PtJMd
by Senate Without Hearing.
News and Courier, Jan. 19.
Mi.- Untied sttn. s asnatf yesterday
passed the t? i 11 authorizing Mr. James
Sottile, of Charleston, to construct a
bridge across the Cooper River, ac?
cording to a dispatch received last
night hy The Sunday News. The bill
was report.(1 without the previously
announced committee hearing ha\ ing
been held, and went through the up?
per body of Congress without any op?
position. No committee hearing has
as yet beim held by the House of Rep?
resentatives, the committee of that
body having submitted the matter to
the war department and no reply hav?
ing as yet been received*
The following is the dispatch receiv?
ed from Washington last night:
"Washington, 1>. C. January lf?.?
Special: Late this afternoon the Son
ate passed the bill introduced some
weeks ago hy Senator Tlllman grant?
ing permission to Ja me* Sottile and
others to construct a bridge across the
Cooper River at Charleston. No hear?
ing was held on the bill before the
Senate committee on commerce.
"Although the war department en?
gineers reported it adversely because
of the objection of the navy depart?
ment, the measure was favorably re?
ported to the Senate day before yes?
terday by Senator Martin, of Virginia,
who is chairman of the commerce
committee's sub-committee on bridges,
and today it went through with?
"Inquiry at the office of the House
committee on Inter-State and foreign
commerce resulted in the information
tr vl tn * bill for the Cooper Uiver
bridge. Introduced by Representative
Legare some little time after the in?
troduction of the equivalent measure
in the Senate, has not yet been acted
upon on that side.
"The House committee referred the
matter to the war department, but has
not pel received a reply, and the clerk
of the committee says that there has
t een no arrangement for a hearing."
When Interviewed last night at the
Charleston Hotel by a reporter for
The Sunday New--. Mr. Sottile had
heard nothing of the s? nate s action.
When the dispatch was read to him
he DO0Id scarcely restrain his joy. He
was asked for a statement and merely
ejaculated: "Thank Qod! 1 saving that
he desired this to lie the expression of
his great pleasure at the news. Mr.
Sottile declined to discuss his plans
further last night and said he did
not wish to be quoted as having said
anything more than the above.
The Ad as passed by the Senate
permits Janu s Botttlo, hi< lo irs or as?
signs, to construct I bridge across
Cooper River from ? point within the
en- of Charleston or within a radius
of one mile and a half north of the
City limits, and also to construct a
bridge across Shem Creek.
Col. Hixhy, chief of engineers, in a
letter to Senator Tillman printed in
The \ews and Courier some days ago,
stated that the navy department did
not favor the project and that there?
fore the engineer's otliee eollUl Hot
great its approval. Whether or not
this action constituted the tinal re?
port of the chief of engineers regard?
ing the matter has not been made
Mayor Grace, when informed hist
night of the action of the Henate, made
the following statement:
i am just Informed at IJ.S0 o'clock
Katurdaj night, or rather, Sunday
morning, of the action of I he Senate in
passlna the bridge bill, This Is noth?
ing short ot a lounding. The telegram
shows that Ihe chairman of tie sub?
committee on bridges Is Senator M.ir
t.ii ..: Virginia w. have knos n Ih d
< ei? mi Virgin! i - uplt ill is are Inter
? s?e.| in i hi pi oje. i. but after all, it
ci the p? i?ple ..' 1 hai l< ton s ho w n
ellh? i' Kl iff i T lie ill or . njoj I'', bless
11? g aris n from it Ilenee, w ? ? feel
that thcri hould be s rehearing, and,
.f possible, the bill i h< tild b< r* urn
re.ti. d i. i thai pt p< ?
??If ihii i- impti ihlc v e must nl
\ n I In I he Ii 11II I Itt ' lid. Ii Ii? - ? .11 ? .
si. ? hould ii h P ? sldi i ' T if! to v< to
o it I pun h n lot ?I no a ittr<. and
tb*- i ... ? .a 'to p. nple ol ? h n lei ton,
aheri K 1 "f i uch \ Itnl int? r? st,
should prevail, In 'ill probability
enatoi M u tin did not under land
WH AT H \s BEEN HONE DURING
six Special Measagcu Received by the
House?Mrongth of Forces as Yet
In known?Inaugural Exercises to
Be Hold Tuesday.
Columbia, Jan. HO.?The first week
of the general assembly passed un?
eventfully in the house. There was no
N 11 call by which the relative
Strength ot the administration and
anti-administration forces in the
house could be judged. Of the 124
members, 90 are new and their poli?
tical complexion remains unrecorded
as far as the journal of the house is
concerned. Undoubtedly during the
present week there will be a division
along administration and anti-admin?
istration lines which will illuminate
The bouse adjourned last Friday at
12.45 o'c lock to meet again on Tues?
day at 11 O'clock, This will allow
the members to spend Lee's birthday,
a legal holiday, at home and enable
the engrossing department to catch
up with its work.
The house received six special mes?
sages from the governor during the
past week. The message urging the
restriction of newspapers went to the
judiciary committee with its com?
panion bill. The message transmitting
the speech of the chief executive at
Chester during the last campaign "in
reply to the August session of the
Dispensary Investigating Commit?
tee" is being held by the house until
the committee's report is received
which will probably be next Tues?
The inaugural exercises will be
held before the Joint assembly next
Tuesday as provided by the constitu?
During the coming week it is prob?
able that some of the bills of State?
wide importance introduced already
will come up for second reading and
either pass or be killed. They are
now in the hands of the committees to
(which they were referred.
LEVER BILL BEFORE SENATE.
Upper House Takes Up Agricultural
Extension Measure hut No Date
Is Sot for Vote.
Washington, Jan. 17.?The senate
today took up the consideration of
the Lever agricultural extension bill
and Benator Hoke smith of Georgia
urged that a day be set for its earliest
i onsideratlon and the- substitute for it
a h < b was offered by Senator Page of
Vermont in the shape of what is
known as the "Page vocational bllf."
An attempt was made i?? set next
Monday for a vote, but upon the ob?
jection of Senator Smoot of Utah that
was not allowed ami the bill continues
to be the .itAnlshed business.
Representative Lever expresses en?
tire satisfaction with the day's work.
??The bill." said Mr. Lever, "will
pans the senate within the next ten
days, smd, though it may be amended,
and sent to conference, I am confident
that ultimately it will become a law
as Anally pas* ?i by tin- house at the
ULI.MAN PREPARES ANSWER.
Fomulates Lenrgtlijr Reply to Attack
of Caov. Bleasc in Last Message,
Washington. Jan. 17.? Senator Tib
man today prepared a lengthy reply
to tin- message of Cole L. Blease, gov?
ernor of South Carolina, sent to the
legislature yesterday. The statement
of Senator Till man will be read be?
fore the legislature Monday.
thai it w.is being violently opposed
Following a telegram sent Monday
asking Senator Tlllman lo bold up 'he
bridge lull until he heard further
from him, Mayoi Grace yesterday
wrote a b tier to the senior s? nator ex?
it i ii iifl i In p -:ti"ii of i In- elty and
ht 11: ri^ i - :i> ? i why the bill is op
i.i m i barb ton. Mayor I? ruce
? mphft ?ixed i he i equi -? In t !"? letter
thai Senator Tlllman use hit) Influence
? o def? r i< lion "i; tb< lull in tin Sen?
ate until ibe city could I" rcpresenti'd
.i? a b- 11ng on the matter.
Tb. plan of Mr, Sottlh t.. bridge
ib. C??Oper Kiver has met with strong
oppi dtion her?', based on th< '.pinion
that i bridge across the ii\.i would
d< troj much - i tie value of Charles?
ton' splendid harbor and also be ti
men ?ci t -. 11.ntlntti i es ist ence ol
the N'n V iid. < 'M v ?'ouncll, the
Chamber of Commerce mid th< Col
ton Rxchnngc ha .no nn >? >rd
ai Im Ing opposed to the bill,
BRIDGE BILL SLIPPED THROUGH.
SENATOR TILLMAN WILL TAKE
STEPS TO STOP PASSAGE
President Potter, of c? C, and o.
Indicates that Charleston Must
Choose Between Bridge and New
ituiiroad?Mayor <iocs to Washing?
ton to Oppose Bridge Promoters*
Scheme?Chamber of Commerce
News and Courier, January 2<h
The United States Senate passed the
Sottile brodge bill in the absence of
Senator Tillman and without Senator
Tillman's knowledge, according to a
statement made hy the Senator to the
Washington correspondent of The
Xews and Courier yesterday. When
Senator Tillman w as seen yesterday In
Washington and Inform? d of the as?
tonishment caused in Charleston by
the passage of the bill he said:
"I was also .astonished because 1 had
not supposed it possible that the bill
w ould go through so fast I asked Sen?
ator Nelson please to hurry it up.
It seems that I had greased the ma?
chinery so well that the bill went
through without my knowing it as 1
was not in the Senate at the moment
when it passed. I will take steps to
stop the bill in the House, and I do
not. think any harm has been done.*'
The explanation of the passage ap?
pears to be that Senator Tillman has
so much personal influence in the
Senate, that when he gives a thing a
good start he has trouble in stopping
it himself. The News and Courier
correspondent at Washington infor?
med him on Saturday afternoon that
the Cooper River hill had been favor?
ably reported to the Senate, but the
Senator did not appear to attach
much significance to the information.
Yesterday he explained that he was
sure the correspondent had been mis?
informed, as it did not seem possible
that the measure could have progress?
ed so rapidly.
Senator Tillman told the corre?
spondent that, he would have been
able to give a delegation from Char?
leston a hearing before the Senate
committee if anybody had come, and
he thought that there would be an op?
portunity to do so latter.
As the Senate has passed this bill,
it will now go directly to the House
without waitll g for the House com?
mittee to act un the bill introduced
by Mr. Legare. Advices from Wash?
ington indicate that it will be well
for opponents of the measure to act
with more expedition than if one
branch of Congress had not given its
approval. While it is likely that the
bill can be stopped in the House, the
President could kill it with a veto in
the event of a failure to keep the
House from duplicating the perform?
ance of the Senate.
Senator Tillman's explanation of
the passage of the bill by the Senate
sets tit rest speculation which was rife
yesterday as to how the bill was per?
mitted to pass the upper house with?
out a word of protest in spite of the
storm of opposition which the project
aroused here. This explanation, to?
gether with B statement from Presi?
dent Potter of the Carolina. Clinch
Held and Ohio Railroad. indicating
that the building of the bridge would
probably prevent the Clinchfteld from
coming to Charleston, was the chief
development of yesterday regarding
the Sottile bridge project, which again
came to the fore as a matter of keen
public interest when the announce?
ment was made In The Sunday News
that the i i had been passed late Sat?
urday afternoon by the Senate. The
matter was the subject of general
comment over the passage of the bill
in the face of all the opposition which
has been aroused here being ex?
pressed by everyone who discussed
While Senator Tillman In his state?
ment expresses the opinion that no
harm has been done und says that he
will take steps to stop the bill In the
I Hun o. ihe matter ha I assumed a
suttleiently serious aspect to cause
Mayor Grace to leave Charleston for
\Va hlngton yesterday afternoon for
the purpose of using his personal ef?
forts to defeat the ends of the bridge
\rre*ted tov Shooting Mule.
\V, t Claim colored, was arrest i tl
h< i .? Ki id j for : hooting a nude in
Kcrshaw county a1 out ,t week ago
Oains Is employed at N,>\i Sumter, but
!w is visiting \u Kershaw at the time.
II. ? la in is the hooting to have been
I n* id- nt:. i bul I he charge Is mau?
i igainst i.un thai it was done vvlllully.
Notice wa- given Saturday t'a.t bond
I would be giv< n an soon as rw w is ti k
I . u baclt to Kei slw v> ? V
AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO LAW
TO PREVENT FARUD.
Senator Nicholson of laigciicid Intro?
duced i'.iii in Senate to Amend state
Primary Law : Restrictions Proponed
Along Right Line Hut Do Not (io
Senator Nicholson of Edgefield in?
troduced a bill in the Senate Friday
to safeguard the primary system in
South Carolina. He proposes sev?
eral amendments to the law relating
to primary elections.
The following sections are proposed
in the bill:
"In each year, six months befot
the first primary of any primary
election held by any political party,
organization or association for the
purpose of choosing candidates for
office or the elecion of delegates to
eonventiona, it shall be the duty of
the members and officers of each club
to provide for the enrollment of all
persons who are entitled to vote at
suc h primary election under the con?
stitution and rules of such political
party, organization, or association,
ami who are bona tide cltlsens of this
State and of the United States and
who have been residents of this State
for two years and of the county one
year before the first primary elec?
tion of such party, organization or
association shall be entitled to be en?
rolled on such club roll, provided
that each such voter applying for en?
rollment on any such club shall take
an oath that he is duly qualified to
vote in said election under the con?
stitution and rules of such party, or?
ganization or association and under
the provisions of this chapter and
that that he has not enrolled as a
member of any other club.
"Section 28 2 b. In each year 30
days before the first primary elec?
tion of any political party, organiza?
tion or association it shall be the
duty of the members as 1 officers
having charge of the eUSjftnjM nt of
the voters at each of the clubs -or
precincts to make out a copy of the
club roll of such precinct and to cer?
tify under oath before a notary pub?
lic or other officer authorised to ad?
minister oaths under the laws of this
State that the same is a true and cor?
rect copy of the club roll 0? such
club and shall fib* such certified copy
with the clerk of court of the county
in which such precinct is located,
and the same shall be kept of rec?
ord in his office.
Section 2>2 c. No person shall be
allowed to vote at any prim..r> elec?
tion whose name is not enrolled on
the club roll of the precinct where
he is entitled to vote under the con?
stitution and rules of such political
party, organization or association in
accordance witil the provisions of
this chapter at least o?? days before
the first primary election of such
party organization or association in
each year in Which an election shall
Section 282 d. That any person
applying for enrollment on the club
roll of any club or precinct of any
political party, organization or asso?
ciation who shall be refused enroll?
ment shall have the right to appeal
to any circuit judge in the circuit
where such voter resides or to any
justice of the supreme court from
the action of the officer of such club
provided that the notice and grounds
of appeal i>e served on one of the
officers of such club within 5 day*
after the decision of said club lti
refusing to enroll such voter an I this
appeal shall !?.? heard within 10 days
from the date of the service of such
notice and the time and place for
the hearing of said appeal shall be
fixed and designated in such notl< e
and such person or tin officers oi
members of such club shall have the
right t. appeal to the supreme court
<>j* South Carolina from the d<.i
of the judge or Justlee w ho hears
the sal - : provided that In tin- event
I he a? lion >f the club m pre. Inct in
refusing lo > nroll such person be re?
versed h> Mi ? judge or justice who
in ars th. \t\ ii then I he n >me of
such person sh?ill be placed on the
club. p. ndlng final d< ? islon ? i l he
enrolled and taking th< oath
id mm h ins vv ii h the rules ol I ? I
PLANS FOR STATE MEETING.
PRELIMJ\ YIU MEETING HELD
FRIDAY NIGHT AT V. M. C. A.
The W ork of the < onvcndon City for
Making Success of Stale Sunday
School Convention Outlined by Miss
Preparations for the South Caro?
lina Sunday School vention on
April J. :i and 4 ?? .ttuted se
rlOUSly last ni? o/ a meeting of
ministers, s **i?5 _-hool superintend
? nts and atatives of the Cham
ber r C .erce to meet Miss Grace
W jm/ er, general secretary, and
VN . ood, chairman of the central
.aittee, of the South Carolina
State Bunda] School Association.
After the} had told the general
plans of the Convention, and explained
what it was necessay for the conven?
tion city to do, it was voted unani?
mously as the sense of those present
that "the Protestant ministers and
Sunday School superintendents of
Suinter, and the directors of the Sum
ter Chamber of Commerce, and the
general secretary of the Sumter Y. M.
C. A. should constitute the Sumter
general committee," and adjourn?
ment when taken was until next Tues?
day evening at 8 o'clock in the rooms
of the Chamber of Commerce.
At the meeting Tuesday evening, the
general committee will elect its chair?
man .ind secretary and arrange for the
allotment of the local end of the con?
vent on work.
The sense of those present last night
vas that the church organizations
jhould see to the securing of accom?
modations for the delegates, and that
the Chamber of Commerce should see
to the tinanc al end of the conven?
tion, which will not be heavy, .and
probarly to ?he registering of dele?
gates as they irrive and the assign?
ment of delegates to quarters.
Mr. Btrchard placed the Sumter
Boy Scouts at the disposal of the gen?
eral committee for service as pages
arol guides, and Rev. Mr. Mrvrion
threw optimism over the whole meet?
ing by announcing that his congrega?
tion had already taken up the mat?
ter of quarters for delegates ar.d was
prepared to take care of SO to 90 dele?
Rev. Mr. Brown placed the base?
ment of the First P.aptist Church and
its equipment at the disposal of the
Convention for the banquet to the
National and State workers, and Rev.
Mr. IfcLeod, Trinity Methodist
Church, tendered the offices of the
ladies of his c< ngregatlon to procure
and serve ihe banojU?t t.
The Chamber of Commerce ssum
ed the duty of attending to the se?
curing of special rates from all South
it seemed evident from the con?
tention, as explained by Miss Van
dlver am1. Mr. vYVod, that the theatre
would he nee'led for the central
Matters like special boys' meetings
and a parade of mens' Bible classes
ami enrolled male churchmen were
left with the State committee and of?
ficers as being properly within their
functions, though the question of
railroad schedules enters Into the
matter of the parade, as it would prob?
ably necessitate the running of spe?
cial trains into Sumter the day of pa?
rade from all directions Detclls of
railroad schedules are to be furnish?
ed Miss Vandiver by the Chetnber of
i i 'ommerce.
ITesterday morning Miss Vandiver
and the secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce me. early it the railroad
station and conferred on details of
publicity l?efor< Miss Vandiver left
I for Columbia where she is spending
There were S5 l>ales of cotton
weighed by the cotton weighers dur?
ing the past v ek, a falling off of
thlrty-rive bales from the sales of
the w eek befot e
. > prevent att
Itepi Cfcentativ? h \v
ho us,- as s 1