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Consolidated Au*. 3,1881. SUMTE et, S. 0M SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913. Vol. XXXv7 No 46~
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I CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
<*>I*M'IL Vi.KI I S TO AIM'IT 1*1. \N
Si OOKWKB R> BOAR0 OF
in vi/ni.
Or Wlkton Kleeted School IMiyslctan
?A Junk Im ah r Who I? Not a
Junk Dewier?City Managet Brings
Up a Number of Matter-* f< r Con- |
?aderaclon?Mr. Boyle Aaks That
?likarlie be Allowed on Htreet.
CUy Council held Its regular semi?
monthly seaalon Wednesday night
and a large number of mattera of
more or lees Importance came up for
eassaftderatlon. Tha matter which baa
elicited the most Interest from the
general public was the difference be?
tween Council and tha Board of
Health as to the appointment of two
men on the health department. Tbla
^matter was settled by Council's de
eiaio.i adopt the method proposed
by the Board of Health for the pur?
pose of giving It a trial.
Dr. H A. Mood. Dr. W. R. Mill*.
Mr. Oeo. D. Levy and Mr. 8. B.
Mitchell, of the Board of Health, ap
' peered to set forth their side of the
Mr. Tjmvy and Or Mood
of il'e 'alktng for their aide
In a discussion * nl< h lasted nearly an
hoar. Mr. Levy stated that the Board
of Health In the past bad not accom?
plished as dealrahle reaulta as they
? bad wished. They had been standing
atlll and they now wanted a < hang*' In
order that they might have a chain I
to go forward. They needed a spe?
cialist aa a health officer who should
aupervlse and Inatruet and aee that
?.he work whs done and a man under
Jphlm to do the manual work. 1>r.
~Mood stated that the system which
had been applied In the post waa
wrong and that the newly re-organiz?
ed Board of Health would see that a
better system waa applied. There
was some argument In favor of com
gtblnlng the position of Health Officer
*nnd City Physician, but members of
the Board of Health opposed this
plan. Messrs. Jennings and Rowland
were willing to give the system advla
ed by the Board of Health a trial,
while Mr Booth was opposed to It on
?Aba sjreuwd that H created a new of
r^w aad he thought that If the posl
ttoaaof Health Officer and City Phy
atetan were combined the city would
get better service. The matter was
settled as the Board of Health rec?
ommended. The Health Officer is to
ftfty dollars a month for his aer
?Ice. while his assistant will be paid
Kiity dollars a month.
As Dr. Mood had already been rec?
ommended as Health officer hy the
Board of Health, he will now resign
from the Hoard of Health and a n
^ Member will be. appointed.
' Prof. a\ H. Edmunds atuted that the
cosasstttee on charities had held a
meeting at which it waa decided that
the body was too large for working
pulses* ?. TJheTtfiiri sn execute
o**V>mWte* %asnat?vu* <?f Aleaars. Bar
tow Walsh, W. H Jo-.u-m ind V M
^ Urosarkten had ?.n chosen, who
jMd have power for the full
?mmtttea at any time
iaajpertateodant Kdmunds etat
M be khad la tccortlann- with in
tk*as from Council secured the
of tay. Jt. R. Wilson as acho..!
hjaSsfAa. *1fr.vWlleon had promised
Oo work Of examining the pu
41a aap first year fre. wf eharge,
his eeuoat was received ?,\ i'i.ui
1 l>r. Wd*oa we* ic ? of
thank* by that b#dy
^uasrr intrude at Kdmumls then it
Pf -m! rone tt hag) liecn thought hest by
Dr. Wlli'ii and himself that any
Mid. b.uad. upon ? pagination, to be
i menace to'htmseif *,r his felloe pn
plia. she eld be stoppe., from school
until be Should have iu< h treatment
aa tbesght r ? ensary This matter
referred to the achool hoar.I with
Mr In act as they deemed prop
Tha report 0*f the city manager was
es? BasSfC' Hb stated that he had
written t<> *ka flush tank people, whe
were wflMpir to replace any tanks
nich wasj|gj(ie% giving satisfactory
service. He would make a plorougb
test of the flush tanas In the m ar
future add then vrlte to the comp
f. r m r?atgr?er dush tanks wer? needed.
He did not know thst the neu t .nk*
were any better than the old, but t h?
1 not 0e any worse than the
proa |Wtiitsmjihgiirill i in
\ nombar*v!pj<1 old bir^ .< ?
ov?*r gnd scdarnii paid, aftei * ,i
i onslderatlogx
tuest lor a 0fe by 11
eerie r of Magnolia sr>d Myi
kaa r. furred tb*0M|clty gsdnagei i
? t*-ea of water s
wertaln th- **t ?*? Insliill-i?-on I
were ordered P?t -4n on Dugsn in
Magnolia streets. wn?r? renuwrti I
been made for thorn.
The city msnsgi r reported that the
matni.il f?>r th?- tirt- hydrant on
Church street, >t Posch, "had come
and the hydrant would he installed
Uns k. H. also stated that he ha?l
investigated on Church street and
recommended a* a matter of economy |
that a sewer line be installed on that
street for a distance of 900 feet in
itead of 240 as asked for by Mr. Cut
tlno. The cost he estimated at be?
tween $300 and $350. This work was
ordered done as soon as the material
could be obtained.
The city manager reported a num?
ber of ditches needing cleaning In the i
northwestern part of the city, which
work was ordered done as soon as he
had time for It. He reported that
he was at work making repairs on the
storm sewer in the Dunne lot on West
Liberty street and that he would fill
up the hole here as soon as possible
He was given instruction to see that
the proper covering was placed over
the excavation In front of the Bult
man building on South Main street.
He recommended that Mr. Smith he
allowed to sink his tank in the Itreet
In front of his garage, as it was safer I
than others now in use und would
not he m the way. provided that Mr.
Smith he.ir all costs of installation
and upketp of the itreet at this point
and removf the tank if ordered to lo
This matter was discuss?
ed f<t some time, u-fmv Council came
to the decision that it was best no!
to allow iio> tank to be Dinced in the
street, although Mr. Smith was given
the right to ereet a pump on the edge
of the sidewalk, as thev had been
erected in front of other garage?.
The city manager was instructed to
examine trees in the < ity and report
to Council when any of them needed
to be removed.
He asked that a buggy belonging to
the city he put In repair so that it
might be used by himself and the
chief of police. The matter was re?
ferred to Mr. Booth with power to act.
Mr. L. A. Prince, of the Sumter
111 hber Works, appeared before
Council "as a Junk dealer who was
not a Junk dealer." He asked to be
exempted from the license required
of Junk dealers, on the ground that
he waa engaged in manufacturing
articles from the Stuff he purchased
and not simply buying and selling
Junk. He showed a number of his
manufactured orticles and told how
the work was done. Council decided
to relieve him of the license required
of a Junk dealer, although it Imposed
on him the license required of I
merchant and a repair shop.
Mr. I. A. Ryttenberg wanted coun?
cil to put Calhoun street in shape and
offered to use a split log drag . n th**
street from the city limits to the brick
yard, if one was provided him by the
??ity. This matter was referred to the
city manager.
a matter of providing the city with
I.lue prints of the water works plant
*,im deferred for nction until su<h
time as the city had need of them.
Chief of Police J. R. Sumter show?
ed samples of goods for uniforms. He
stated that as It was so late in the
year, the force had decided not to get
winter uniforms, but would take
spring uniforms in place of them. He
I was instructed to secure samples of
thin class of goods, bo that a eholce
eonh ?>e mad.- later.
The city manager w as | -anted
authority lo make expenditures SI
high as $25.00 and lOpoTlatoadontl
as much as $1.00 in ftSSIHI of emer?
gency. Above $25.00 all pttffChSiSI
must so made i?y competitive bids.
In plnse Of 1 >r. H. A. .Mood. who
upon ins appointment si health ofll
eoTi resigned from the Bosrd of
Hssltti, Mr. J w. McKelver was
polnted on the Hoard of Health.
a petition from the Western Union
Telegraph Company for a reduction
in their license was refused.
a rennest from cafes that their li
eense be reduced from |St.se on
$1.000 husiness was refused. a re?
duction tO hfty cents a |1,##0, how?
ever, was mode on iscem of ll.ooo
business.
a request from Mr. \v !'. Boyle
that vshlcles be sllowed to itsnd on
the street during the dsy time, as the
Stahlen were tillable to gCCOmmodgte
all of them and it would work I
hardship on the country people com?
ing to town, was nesrd, Mr. Boyle
asked that the present ordlnSftd be
modified Council Instructed the
chief of Polle? to Investigate the mal?
ter and use ids own discretion In i n
forcing it. not allowing more vehicle*
on the street than wss ibaolutely
necessary In the ilnj linn and none
at night.
\ reo icsi from Mi I 1' 11
t? r by leaks v ? ? . .1
The elty tax on i lot of land |i
?hssed foi Ibe Mouth Caroline Wi
fiO CHANGE FOR PEACE.
BALKAN ALLIES BREAK OFF NE?
UOTLATIOXH FOR END OF
WAR,
lidnk That Vigorous Steps Now Will
Bring Them Victory and In?
sure Collection of the Fruius of
the War?To Concentrate on Ad
i lanople.
London? Jan. 29.?The peace nego
I tlattons which reached a deadlock
! over the cession of Adrianople Jan?
uary 6, were finally broken today by
a note which the plenipotentiaries
of the Ralkan allies presented to
Reehad Pasha, head of the Turkish
delegation.
Notwithstanding this rupt re there
still are optimists in the diplomatic
world who hope a resumption of the
war may yet be avoided either
through fresh proposals that Turkey
is reported to be including in the
note ahe will deliver to the powers
tomorrow or to the fall of Adrianople
I before activities can be begun again
, at the Tchatalja lines.
I A majority of the Balkan delegates
j refuse to admit the likelihood of eith
I er contingency, believing that the life
of thi Young Turk government de
ptaids upon tiie resumption of war,
even though the allies were willing to
postpone the conflict. They are of the
opinion that the present failure of
I diplomacy is, at the worst, only an in
I terlude, however, for they will leave
four representatives in London to un?
dertake the settlement anew.
Raohad Pasha, after receiving the
note, said:
"The consequences may be of the
gravest nature. The responsibility
' lies not alone with the allies, but with
the powers who encouraged the Bal?
kan states and have shown no fair?
ness toward Ti rkey, although before
the war they 'tad solemnly proclaim?
ed the principle of the unchangea
blllt> of the status quo."
I'he plan of the allied governments
so far as the plenipotentiaries are in?
formed is to concentrple their forces
on Adrianople Immediately after the
expiration of the prescribed four days,
if the surrander of that* fortress does
not occur in the meantime. They be?
lieve that a few days' bombardment
by the big siege butteries which now
surround Adrianople will bring about
Its capitulation.
The Balkan representatives declare
that all reports that lloumania would
aid Bulgaria against Turkey are un?
founded and they add that if Rou ma?
nia should take advantage of the op?
portunity to gain her territorial claims
by force while the Bulgarian army is
engaged with Turkey. Bulgaria would
let her OOCUpy the territory she de?
mands. But as soon as the Bulgarian
army disposed of the Turks, the Bul?
garians would turn their attention to
the Roumanians and attempt to make
them pay dearly for this racial dis?
loyalty which the Bulgarians consider
would be treason,
The allies expect that a preliminary
treaty of p< ace will be signed in
Adrianople by the victorious Bulga?
rian and Servian generals, and this
will be embodied In the treat) which
win be concluded In London, for
which eseh delegation is leaving one
representative In London to a* alt the
reopening of the conference They
will be:
For Bulgaria: Michael Madjoroff,
minister at London; Cor Greece,
Stephanos Skoloudta; for Montenegro,
M Popovltch, formerly minister at
Constantantlnople, and for Servla, i*r.
.v k V*eanltch, minister to Prance.
Most of the other delegates will
leave here bet?re Monday. The
Greek premier, ESluthorlci Veneielos,
will visit Vienna, Belgrade, Sofia and
Ka Ion Ik I on his homeward journey,
and thi- l- considered tangible proof
that the allies are preserving that un?
ity whi' h astonished Europe at the
beginning of the war.
The Balkan delegates reiterate thai
the allies are agreed <?n all questions,
bring fully cognisant of tho fact that
their power lies in maintaining and
strengthening their compact.
Thus it has been arranged In gen?
eral tertni thai Saloniki shall be un?
der the co-domlnlon of Bulgaria,
Servla and Greece, and thai If dif?
ferences arise between membera of
the alliance which can not be arrang
.d imlcably, the contending parties
must n fcr to arbitration.
hr i? meff, b< ad of the Bulgai lan
? ? ?I I In la i\ w as i ? mitt- d
Chief of Pollee So tut er recommend
? d |bt election of another mnn on
the pollct force, bul the election v an
p.. tponed until the qualification of
i : 111 < 1111 11 i could i ? looked Into
Thi ? ? Hai h I ghta w ? i ?? ordered pur ?
chased bj the police department
THE LEGISLATURE.
SENATOR CLIFTON'S BILL UP
ALLOWING A VOTE ON DIS?
PENSARY.
Long Debate of Morning to be con- |
timied Tonight?Governor Sends
Message With List of Pardons 1
Granted.
Columbia, Jan. 30.?Senator Clif?
ton's bill permitting Sumter and
certain other counties the right to
vote on the question of establishing
a dispensary occupied the entire
morning session of the senate and
the debate will be resumed when the
senate reconvenes tonight at 8
o'clock.
A message from the Governor con?
taining his list of pardons for last
year was received and ordered printed
in the Journal.
ARCHITECTS WANT MONEY'.
Charleston High License Rill Discuss?
ed by House.
Columbia, Jan. 30.?Architects
Todd and Benson, of Charleston, will
be allowed another hearing by the
House before the ways and means
committee In their effort to collect
for plana they drew for Improvement!
to the State House. The matter wa.s
investigated by the House last year.
A long debate on the Charleston
high license liquor bill, the passage
of which is very doubtful, was inter?
rupted by the arrival of the house for
the discussion of the inheritance tax
bill, one of the big measures before
the house.
Rebate On Inheritance Tax Rill.
Columbia, Jan. 30.?The house ad?
journed the debate on the inheritance
tax bill, which has a good chance of
passage.
delegation, and M. Mishu, the Rou?
manian minister to Great Britain,
sign, d a proctocol today embodying
the views of bot!: nations on the Rou?
manian claims for territory which
would give her Silistria. The proto?
col will furnish the basis for the ne?
gotiations.
Roumania bases her demands on
the argument that the war has occa?
sioned such changes in the political
equilibrium that guarantees for the
future friendship of the two nations
have become necessary. The Bulga?
rians declare that Roumania has In?
creased her demands since a renewal
of the war has been threatened and
assert than no Bulgarian government
could grant the cession of territory
Koumania a.sks for.
TO PRESENT REPLY.
Turkey's Answer to Powers' Note Will
tx? Banded to the Austrian Ambas?
sador.
Constantinople, Jan. 29.?Turkey's
reply to the note of the powers will
be handed to the Austrian ambassa?
dor tomorrow. The diplomats belt'
are favorably impressed with the In?
formation they have received respect?
ing the reply and are sanguine that
the Turkish Counter proposal will
at least permit the resumption of
negotiations.
The only foundation for the report
that lighting has occurred at Tchatalja
between the adherents of the late
Nozlm Pasha and the supporters of
the Young Turks is the arrival In
Constantinople from the front of se\
era! batches of Invalid soldiers. Most
of these are suffering from fever, ex?
haustion and frOSt bites.
BIDS SOLDIERS PREPARE.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Jan. 29.?-Gen. Sav
off, commander-in-chief of the Bul?
garian army, today addressed the fol?
lowing communication to the men un?
der his command:
"From the course taken by the
peace negotiations it becomes evident
that the enemy la unwilling to yield
an Inch of the territory conquered
by our victorious arms.
"The Turks wish, by a stroke of the
pen, to destroy all that you and your
brave brothers who have fallen in hat
tie have won.
?Will the heroes of Kirk-Killsseh,
Bunarhissar, Lule Burgas and Tcha?
talja allow this affront to the glorious
army of Bulgaria to go unanswered
"Prepare then for fresh victories
and with voir Irresistible movement
forward -)\<>\\ the enemies und the
v hole w arid that Bulgaria our fath
, 11 in1 d< ner> es inoi e reaped
^aid Pasllll Named.
Constantinople, Jan. ?1*1
Pai ha formt r gl nd v. laler, has be? n
appoint* d ii minlstt r and p ? i ld< ni
of ?he council of state, sisstimiti \ 'he
od . . i, r.ently \ icat< il by Prince Sa i
I n dim. now foi eig ?? minister.
STUDENTS FINED $50 EACH.
Smashed Property at One Family
Theatre and Censed Dank* at
Athens, Ga., Jan. 28.?Eleven stu?
dents of the University of Georgia,
most of them freshmen, were fined
$50 each today by the Mayor of
Athens, for having taken part in a
demonstration which resulted in the
breaking up of property at the Ma?
jestic Theatre and caused a panic at
the Colonial Theatre. At the latter
place only by the closest margin
were fatalities averted.
Five others were exonerated. All
the cases were appealed to the city
council.
WIIiL SOON BKGIX BUSINESS.
Parrott Milling Company Installing
Machinery and l*rejmrlr.? for Open?
ing.
One of the interesting new indus?
tries soon to commence operation in
this city is the Parrott Milling Co.,
the home of Parrott Brand Meal and
Feed, as the big sign on their build?
ing indicates. This firm will probab?
ly be ready in a few weeks from now
to grind out all of the meal that the
people of Sumter and this section of
the State want for eating purposes,
for the mill will have a capacity Of
live hundred bushels a day.
The big three story frame building
near the corner of Sumter and Dingle
street, attracts plenty of attention to
itself from passorsby, and a visit to
the building is, decidedly interesting',
at least to one who understand! any?
thing about machinery and can ap?
preciate a description of hoppers,
bins, elevators and their workings.
This is the only mill of its kind in the
State and therefore something of
which Sumter should 1??' proud.
ADDITION TO DEMOCRATIC
STRENGTH.
Election Of Sanlsbury of Delaware
Makes It Unnecessary to Count on
Bull Moose.
Washington, Jan. 29.?With, the
election today ?.f Willard Salisbury
as i rnied States senator from Dela?
ware, the Democratic strength in the
next senate sw ung from the precarious
figure of 4S or exactly one-half St fl?
ute to the safer total of 4^. S ma?
jority of two.
Mr. Salisbury's election, added to
the victory recently secured in Ten?
nessee, assures the Democratic party
absolute control of the senate after
March I. The vote of Vice President
Marshall would have been the decid?
ing factor in any event, but the ad?
dition of another Democratic vote t
I the column gives the party leaders
what they believe to be a safe margin
for tariff and legislative action. Con?
tests still exist in the legislatures of
New Hampshire, West Virginia and
Illinois with a total of lour sena?
tors to be elected about whose pol it i -
ca] affiliations doubt now exists, a
victor in any one of these States
would so materially strengthen the
Democratic party thai the senate
would be completely removed from
the element of uncertainly.
The attitude of the Progressives
and ihe progressive Republicans upon
tariff matten is as yet unknown, but
the margin of strength promised to
the Democrats makes it unnecessary,
it s believed, to count upon any com?
binations with the Progressives.
of the entire membership of '.?*'?
senators. ?'>:'> will hold over beyond
March I. Of these 32 ate Republi?
cans ami j1 Democrats. The terms
of 2 senators expire in March, and
there is. in addition, one vacancy in
Illinois. Thus far 17 Democratic sen?
ators have i>e? n elected and the ?lec?
tion of Senator Bacon in Georgia is
certain, making Democrats to take
the oath of office March 4.
The opposition forces. Including
both the Republicans and the Pro?
gressives, have elected 11 new sena?
tors. The senate, after March I, will
stand as follows, if the deadlocks are
not broken in Illinois. Sew Hamp?
shire and West Virginia: Democrats
49, Republicans and Progressives 4S,
Vacancies I,
Senator Full Recta led.
Santo Fe, \. M . Jan 29 The Stat?
legislature ratified the ? l?< 11?? t, of
Senator Pall Democrats .oted with
the Republicans md ? nl; three 1 i
1 Ive \ "t? s were re< nrded
The game ol basketball w ? < ? -
been played I ?:?? N M
Another In Ath
- (I to Council.
'it*.
s Vpoeal
t
PAGE BILL ADOPTED.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION BILL
SUBSTITUTED IN SENATE FOR
LEVER BILL.
?Pig -
Ei??-. t Of Some Du>s?Measure
P?nue* Senate in New Form and
Will 1m* s?'iit to House for Confer -
encr.
Washington, Jan. 29.?The Page
vocational education bill, authorizing
maximum appropriations of over
$24,000,000 for agricultural and trade
educational work, was adopted by
the senate today as a substitute for
the Lever-Smith bill, which has pass?
ed the house. A fight extending over
many days, in which both sides of
the senate has been divided, ended
when a motion by Senator Page te
substitute his original for the Lever
bill was carried by a vote of 21 to
30.
The measure then passed the sen?
ate and will go to the house and ul?
timately into a conference commit?
tee. The original house bill appro?
priated the maximum sum of approx?
imately $3,500,000 for the establish
i ment of extension departments in the
State agricultural colleges through
which instruction in agricultural and
home economies would be carried in?
to the homes of the farmers. The
Page bill would establish courses of
instruct ion in trades and industries,
home economies and agriculture In
the various public schools of second?
ary grade; provide for State agricul?
tural schools, testing and plant breed?
ing stations, the education of teachers
ami general extension work.
Senators Page and Hoke Smith be?
came involved in a sharp controversy
during the debate, Senator Page in?
timating that Senator Smith had given
assurances that he would support
Senator Page's bill in revised form.
This Senator Smith denied. Senator
Page finally withdrew an amended
form of his bill, which included prac?
tically all of the house bill, and the
senate then adopted the original Page
bill. It is believed that as a result
of the action of the senate today the
agricultural education measure ma**
remain in controversy between the
two houses when the present session
end 8.
WILSON SURE OF ARIZONA"* S.
Belated Messenger Turns Up, L cll \ -
i i> Vote and Bet^ Money.
Washington, Jan. Js.?Wilfred T.
Webb, Ariaona's electoral Note mes
senger, for whom Senators Ashurst
and Smith have been searching by
telegram for two days, delivered the
official vote 4f the state to the Vice
President's Ace late today. Although
a day late the excuse Mr. Webb of?
fered for his tardm. ss was consider
? d sufficient to entitle him to the
mileage of |642.7i' and to entitle the
State to the counting of its vote in
the Electoral College.
Mr. Weld' said he reached New York
early today. At breakfast he picked
UP a newspaper and read with sur?
prise that the Senate was searching
the country for him. lie immediately
telegraphed to Senator Ashurst and
took the next train for Washington.
"1 didn't know anything about the
law," mid Wehl?. who is a sun?
burned rancher and cattleman, "so I
got a lawyer friend to draw me up a
s. t of instructions He told me l
had to deliver the vote in Washington
Pebrusry 1 snd BO 1 have been tak?
ing my lime to pet here. It spoiled
my appetite for breakfast though.
Wtu n I saw how badly I was wanted
tins morning
Mr. Webb was escorted by a bod]
<>f newspsper men when he went t<?
draw his mom y, hut no objection was
raise*! at the dlsl liming office and he
heaved a si*;h : relief. All electoral
votes are now ,n the hands of the
Senate ready to be camassed at the
u :tt session <? the House and Sen?
ate Februan 12.
iiaivisvilm: rows election.
Mayor i' \ Miller and Other Present
Oftictsle lie-cleotcxl.
Hat*. . H< Jan 28, The present
ii |>al ortu iali. head- d by Mr. F.
\ it<- mayor, a*ere re-elected, 190
I, i?vei an opposition ticket head*
o. Mr. J E Ha i ? i ndidato for
. > or, '1 be lave, ? t'le hi?
? v < i t h> lown ? ? was nolled
is lotlav t i eiii? ' '' : 11 gi\es
gent ra! * at i?- \ u t'.. -i

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