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MR RESUMPTION INEVITABLE
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mission, di r\ui.
Only the Fall of \dr simple ami
Hesvcei Trvaty Signed on Drumhead
on Battlefield < .in Stop Hostilities.
Hoy* R4i?r?i**ent?Ml\e of Allies ?
lOxpreMtdoii* from Various Con
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London. Jan. 31.?The it ilk an al?
lies and the Turks an? making actis?
preparations to resume hostilities. The
delegates of the allies to the peace
conference hers are saying farewell
and packing their baggage prepara?
tory to departing from London. A
news aaency dispatch received here
today from Constantinople reported
that the Turkish delegates had been
ordered home, but the command has
not yet been received here. It seems
that only the good offices of the Pow
ors can avert a further resort to arms.
Bven at this late hour each side to
the dispute is accusing the other of
"bluffing ' The Turks declare that In
their note to the Powers Thursday the
allies were given greater concessions
as a basis for resuming the peace ne?
gotiations than they had expected to
be mads them at the commencement
of the peace negotiations. The allies
practically admit this, but say what
would have been acceptable even a
fortnight ago cannot now be enter?
tained, and that the Turkish game ob?
viously is to lead them by the nose
for monha counting on the RlUfaf
financial exhaustion and hoping com?
plications will arise to favor Turkey.
Dr. DanefT. head of tho Bulgarian
delegation, said today that the feel?
ings of the Balkan population must be
considered. Excitement among them,
he declared, had reached the highest
degree against their "fraudulent treat,
ment." by a hr^dful of Young Turk
conspirators, who had attempted to
play with the decision of Europe and
the honor, prestige and lives of the
A comparison between the Vatican
and Mussulman holy shrines in Adrl
anople. Dr. DanefT said, was inadmis?
sible. The Italians, he declared, made
tJBcesslona t?> the Papacy, after they
hsd taken possession of Rome. In case
Adrianopls was vanquished, who
would try to impose conditions? he
asked. In addition, Dr. Daneff con?
tinued, the Vatican was the residence
of the Pope and contained the tombs
of apostles and former Popes, while
Adrtanople. with the exception of its
mosques, had nothlm absolutely vi?
tal to the Mussulman people. Dr. Dan?
eff repeated that nothing could stop a
re-openlng of the war except the un?
conditional surrender of Adrtanople
and the Aegean Islands.
Servian delegates today bade fare?
well to 8ir Edward Orey. the British
foreign minister. Stogan Novakovitch,
head of the delegation, told Sir Ed
Ward that he considered a renewal of
the war inevitable, as the Bulgari?
ans would not be satisfied with any?
thing short of the surrender of Adrt?
anople. Mr. Novakovitch said to the
Associated Press that he did not be?
lieve any interference with the allies
' TM? tun?." he added, "the prelim?
inaries to peace, together with a new
armistice, will be signed after the fill
of Adrtanople and on a drum head In
th* battlefield. The conditions of p? a> |
wtll comprise not only a new Thra -
eaa frontier line, but the contempora?
neous surrender of Scutari and Janlna
to Montenegro and Qfee< ?? and -ti.s ? a
1 do not believe that I shall retu *n
to London for the drafting and si^n
ina of a definite treaty. \sbi< h ran
done more easily at Sofia or Consign
tlnopb ii *, .?? t , a< h of tlo- u!li?--'
?UUgsHohs is leaving one of Its mem?
bers here as was originally d. < id. d
upon, to keep in touch with the am?
bassadorial conference and give the
ambassadors any necessary explana?
tion regarding questions mob r di.?
eusslon by them."
M. Venvselo* tro- lin.k prenibr, in
bidding farewell to friends today, sal.l
h* hoped noon to return to l. ?ndnn f..r
a definite ''onclusion of pea. ??. as th?
Second period of the war would be
very short M. Jdlyusko?itch, head of
the Montenegrin delegation, went io
Part* torday. but will return to Ix?t
don tomorrow and leave here dire t
for ?>ttlnje next Wedn-sdu) Kx
? hange of ' ommunlcations between
representation of the I'oVA.rs was ac?
tive today, but thus far It seems that
no practical way haa boei found to
avoid a resumption of hostilities. Th.>
British CkrVemment will be grei?ly
disappointed If the conference result*
in a failure, especially after llM opti?
mistic statements uttered on several
? . < aslon* b> premier Aequlth.
lift PmtmJ s^sreesjcsi vn/im
Constantino, I. Janunn 31 ?U/a t
Pasha, ebb f at 'b general staff of
the war offlei- a bo. after tin resigna?
tion of Ki tro l i'a b .X Cabinet, a. -
sumed pswvlstonalty tie portfolio of
minister ?f war. hi* been appointed
eommurob r-ln ? hi* f of tb TmV h
f or> * i In nicceaelon lo lh< late Snt i
WAR WILL AGAIN OPEN.
DBUDOATU ORDERED To RE?
MAIN IX LONDON FOH FHFS
ftaossseon <>r ottoman Pclcgntlon Hhi
Icules \ssortlon That Allies ( un
Storm Adrianople in Few Da>s.
London, Feb. w.?The Port? has or?
dered the Turkish plenipotentiaries
not to leuve London until hostilities
are resume,! ami has Instructed the
iiriny to await the attack before tiring
a shot. Thus, the Ottomans, who
with the exception of the Montenegrin!
are the only delegates left in London,
remarked today that nobody could ac ?
cuse them of not having done all that
was possible to come to terms. Ani?
mated by a humanitarian spirit, they
added, Turkey wished to avoid UN*
less carnage ami wished also to show
deference to the advice of the pow?
ers, although Europe had been unfair
l>r. Baneff, head of the Bulgarian
delegation, before leaving the capital,
recalled what he had said In his first
statement on arriving in London that
the Balkan people had adopted the
Monroe doctrine to their peninsula
and aspired to become the Americans
of Europe. They had inaugurated a
policy of sincerity and straightfor?
wardness, as was proved by their
frank conduct in the peace conference
where the} demanded from the first
exactly what vhey intended to take,
against double dealing on the part of
The Balkan representatives, he
said, would not have waited to their
own disadvantage so long before re?
suming hostilities but for the gen?
uine regard In which the Balkan
kingdoms held the powers. IN- again
rejected the idea that even a small
fraction of Adrianople should be re?
tained by Turkey.
Dr. Daneff concluded by saying:
"Turkey should have understood
that she must abandon Europe entire?
ly, her permanence there being oppos?
ed not only by the allies but by the
powers themselves, as shown by their
collective note. Turkey has refused
to quit peacefully but will be forced
to do so by another war, after which
fully realizing the strength of the
Balkan states, she will become their
Osman Nazlm Pasha of the Turkish
delegation ridiculed the assertion that
the allies would be able to storm
Adrianople In a few days. He said
they were evidently playing on the
Ignorance of the public. He pointed
out that the fortifications on the
hills surrounding the town form a
clr la 25 miles in diameter within
which are other circles equally strong.
In addition the town is protected by
such natural defenses as the rivers
Arda, Tund.ia. and Marltza In the
declared that the garrison in the
fortress could resist any enemy even
tenfold superior in numbers, which
the allied forces are not.
The plan to take Adrianople by
starvation had evidently been aban?
doned, the Turkish commandant hav?
ing proved his ability to furnish sup?
plies indefinitely for the fighting men
and the civilians within the town.
THE OFFICIAL NOTE,
The Forte Issue* Order to the Feu?**
Constantinople, Feb. 2.?An omcial
note was issued today announcing that
the Borte had ordered the peace dele
BJMfjf not to leave London until af?
ter hostilities were resumed and had
Instructed the troops not to lire un?
til aft. i the Bulgarians began th. i
The note add*:
"The Forte considered it necessary
to issue these instructions In order
to convince public opinion that re
?ponslbUlty for th.- resumption of the
war will rest exclusively with the
HOHE HI LI! HILL I Ml v
Lords Reject Irish Oovcrnmcnt Mea?
I<ondon, ?After a four days' dis?
cussion the house of lords has re
jected the home rule bill, 32G to '.'.?.
The result was a foregone conclusion.
Th?- speeches aroused little Interest,
beesnee? es ins Bsrl of Hslsbury
pathetic ally observed, the position ,,t 1
the house Was now that of tin ord n
ary debating club th. peers could ex?
pftes their views and reject the . ili.
but they could not prevent it from .
Nevertheless the largest muster <>f
peers since the fateful evening Ihey
BC ?d flu- parliament lull assembled
in the chamber and bejewelled p' ?
ses thronged the side (allerlei
Lord Lnnedowne wound up the th
I bat. for the OPPOHltloni I "id M<tl \
of Bia< kbum for the government
The scene was altogether lacl ni
in the dramatic excitement which i
companlfd 'be lords rejection of M?\
I ? I ladet one's bill In l - B a by s far Inr
II t ms lorlty, lts\
; GEORGIA VETS OPPOSE SCHEME
to All? UNION MAN.
Although Sympathising with Dis?
graced Veteran, Confederates of
Georgia l><> Not Favor Southern
Veterans Furnishing Money to Re
place Stolen Fund?Sickles Has Al?
ways Been an Enemy of tin* South.
Savannah, Ga? Feb. I.?Confeder?
ate Veterans of Georgia generally
sympathise with Gen. paniel E. Sick?
les, of New York, In his predicament
growing out of alleged misappropri?
ation of funds of the monuments
commission, left In his hands as chair?
man, hut so far none have been found
who concur in the offer of Mrs. Helen
D. Longstreet, of Gainesville, widow
of the famous Confederate general, to
raise the money in the South to en
ablc the old Union soldier to make
restitution to the State of New York.
It Is believed that Confederate Vet?
erans would he Inclined to be more
lenient in their estimate of Gen.
Sickles1 latest embarrassment, but
for the fact that it is public funds he
is charged with embezzling. Those
who have been asked to discuss the
dilemma In which Gen. Sickles now
finds himself invariably recall certain
incidents in the career of the old man
which are not praiseworthy, and are
therefore anxious to refrain from a
public discussion of him.
Gen. Louis G. Youngj asked if he
agreed with Mrs. Longstreet that
Southern people should be asked to
raise a fund to pay Gen. Sickles out of
his trouble, replied that be certainly
did not "1 feel very sorry for Gen.
Sickles," said Gen. Young, "but while
the bitterness engendered in Southern
hearts by the War Between the States
has been virtually eliminated, the past
Is not forgotten; and we recall the ca?
reer of Gen. Sickles as not being that
of a particularly generous foe.
"I can not see any reason for our
assisting him to be released from a
position that is not creditable to a man
in the humblest position, and certainly
furnishing a bad example to the youth
of our country. Gen Sickles is in great
trouble, but his friends in the North
have ample means to relieve him of
his embarrassment. I would regret a
contribution from our people as in
rather bad taste than otherwise.
"The deeds of Gen. Sickles as an of?
ficer In the army of the United States
cannot be considered as those of a
gnat soldier. At Gettysburg he made
a great mistake in placing his com?
mand in advance of the Federal line,
thereby enabling us to drive him from
his isolated position and come very
near destroying him."
Attention is called to the fact that
I Gen. Sickles has spent rather more
than half of his life in vllllfying the
South; that he hn* been snarling and
sneering at the South for fifty years.
It Is pointed out that he has many
times been involved in various scan?
dals. Mrs. Sickles, although her hus?
band hai* squandered much of her
money, is nilll a rich woman, and it is
said she will likely come to his help
aKain. as she has done in the past, al?
though the couple have been long sep?
arated. It is suggested that the money
given to help keep Gen. Sickles out of
Jail might be better used by Southern
people in relieving the destitution of
Conf< derate veterans, who have not
had opportunity to fatten on Federal
appointments for years. Gen Sickles is
said to have done rather more than
any other living man to keep alive
the factional feeding between the
North and the South, which hundreds
of thousands of good men and wo?
men for half a century have been do
jng all they could to eradicate.
Rain this week predicted.
Temperatures Average for Season,
says Weather Bureau.
Washington, Feb. ?Indications
are that during the coming week
temperatures will be near the season?
able average In all parts of the coun?
try, with well distributed precipitation,
according to the weather bureau bul?
a disturbance that now covers the
Southwest," says the bulletin, "will
move northeastward, crossing the
greal central valleys Monday or Mon?
day night and the Eastern states
Tuesday or Wednesday. This dis?
turbance will cause general rains and
snows Monday In the Southwest and
Monda) and Tuesday throughout the
region between the Mississippi Valley
and the Atlantic coast.
"Another disturbance will appear
in the far West about Wednesday.
I move eastn ird over the Middle West
Thursday or Frldn) and th.' Eastern
I States ?M ar the close of the week.
I This disturbance will he attended b)
general precipitation md will In nil
probability terminal? 11>? prolong ??
period of dr> weather In the Pnclth
I 8tat< j \ i hang? to ? oni Uh ruble i old
I er w< 11hi i ?v I n overspn id thi North
I Western tftnt< iboul Thursday
VIT.\\s OF THE COHN SHOW.
Some of the Thing* Thai One Visitor
saw and Commcnta On.
To The Editor of The lt. m:
The Corn Exposition Is worth while,
to put it mildly. To a South Caro?
linian it is so gratifying we are apt
to grow conceited and wonder why
in the world any "iu- can make up
his mind to live on even tolerate the
idoa ol living in any other State.
The day the writer of this letter at?
tended was simply perfecti cool
< nough for furs and sweet and bright
with the perfume of violett and sun?
light. Under tli.- roof of the Expo?
sition building there is a liberal edu?
cation: scientific methods applied t<>
the homo and farm; model little
communities laid out to show the ru?
ral citizens how to be happy though
farming; celever demonstration from
Winthrop of bow to make a tireless
cooker; tempting meals prepared
without a darkey in sight; lectures
from men it waa a privilege to hear;
Music by a good band, and best of all.
an air Of brotherly feeling which ap?
pealed to every one it scorned. A
visitor from Iowa sat back of a South
Carolinian on the car and talked and
laughed, as much at ease as if they
were from one homo town, and to the
amazement of the South Carolinian,
the man from Iowa did not brag, but
spotit most of his time speaking un
derstandlngly of conditions in the
South, of course no ono can describo
the exposition?that would be too col?
orless, but the advice of one who has
been is to go and do likewise. The
air is good to breathe for old and
young, happy looking lads, lots of
them prize winners with banners on
their arms, stood side by side with
gray headed men and talked together.
Clever looking women were giving
talks on every possible subject; how
to cook, how to manage a home, a
school and, even, how to conduct a
community religious meeting. Farms
were laid out with a public play
ground, and crops planted with a
precision which made you think of
your grandmother's bed quilt; pigs so
clean and two tired looking cows
wnich had been dipped ho often in a
vat they were bored to death.
There is only one man there is no
placo for at the exposition, and that
is the pessimist. There is a line at?
mosphere about the corn show which
we can not breathe too deeply, a les?
son to be learned from every booth.
South Carolina has been greatly hon?
ored and we ought to show our ap?
Modest looking Jerry Moore was
there standing around. ! en Tillman
was there, "Farmer Ben." with a big
"F" surrounded by his friends.
Take your wife and go to the ex?
position, and you will realize that
good as it is to be a Sumter man. It
is better still to be a citizen of "these
Fnlted States in general."
Judge Elected Wednesday.
Columbia, Feb. 2.?In view of the
declination of Major WT. L. Glaze to
accept the position of Judge of the 1st
Circuit, to which he was voluntarily
elected, the schedule is to hold the
election for this position on Wednes?
day. The names of Mr. E. J. Dennis,
of Berkeley, and Mr. I. Wesley Bow?
man, of the Orangeburg Bar, will be
presented. Mr. Dennis is State Sen?
ator and Mr. Bowman's is a new name
and has the endorsement of the <>r
angebvirg B r for the honor.
Boys Attend Corn Show.
There were sixteen boys, members
of the Sumter County Corn Club, to
go from here Friday to Columbia to
attend the National Corn Show. The
boys spent Friday and Saturday at
Columbia, saw the show and had a
very pleasant time, all of them return?
ing Saturday afternoon without mis?
hap of any kind. A number of teach?
ers also went from lo re and spent a
couple of daya at the show.
Farm and Garden.
Our New Descriptive Catalog
is fully up-to-date, giving descrip?
tions and full information about
the best and most profitable
seeds to grow. It tells all about
Grasses and Clovers,
Sec J Potatoes, Seed Oats,
Cow Peas, Soja Beans,
The Best Seed Corns
and all other
Finn and Garden Seeds.
Wood's Seed Catalog has
long been re< o; niz< 1 as b Btan*
lai d authority i n Se< an,
M.iil< d on r< que:! wiite f>>r it.
T. W. WOOD 6 SONS,
SI I DSMt V MCI iMOND, \ A.
SENDS It! I l l T IN FO Ills III \|>
Douglu* Latham Die* ,n ColunilHti
from Sell-Inilii'l? (I Wound.
Columbia? Feb. I. Douglas M
Latham, a young white man of Cam
den, committed suicide In a local st?r?
this morning by shooting himself
through the right temple with a 32
callber Colt's pistol. He was rushed
to a hospital lor treatment, hut die'i
The unfortunate young man had
been an inmate of the State Hospital
for the Insane and had just been re?
leased this morning, with the inten?
tion, it was said, of leaving for his
home in Camden this afternoon.
About 12.30 o clock today he walk?
ed into a local hardware store and
asked to see a pistol. The clerk, K.
S. Marks, showed him one and Mr.
Marks said that Latham then asked
him to load the pistol as he wanted to
see how it looked loaded. According
to the statement of Mr. Marks, Lath- j
am took the pistol in his hands and |
Immediately there was a blinding re- j
port and a Mash and Latham fell to j
the floor with blood oosfng out of his !
head. He had shot himself through
the right temple. The clerk ran back |
to some others in the rear of the store
and reported what had happened and
the front door was at once closed and
Magistrate Fowles telephoned for. He
arrived at once and took the pistol
from the hands of the wounded man,
who was still clutching it tightly with
bis ritfht hand. Doctors had been
summoned and they at once applied
medical aid and the wounded man was
removed to a hospital, where he ling
ered throughout the day.
Marriage License Record.
Charlie Davis and Lillian Patter?
son <?f Sumter, colored, secured a
marriage license Saturday.
Ki in >it rs I >\ H< >SIER\ MILL
Majuiiiy ami Minority of Benote
Judicial*) Committee Report Hill
to Ibollsh I actory?
Columbia, Jan. "i ?The judiciary
committee ? t the senate last m^ht re?
turned a majority unfavorable and a
special minority report on th?- bill
to abolish the hosiery mill at the
Among tile bills Introduced iast
night in the senate eras one by Sena
tor Westen authorizing the railroad
commission to prorate the expenses
of railroad crossings, and another by
the same senator relating to signal
systems at railroad orosings. The
agricultural committee introduced a
meaure to establish a system of
weights and measun i for the State.
PLAN TOR PANAMA DEFENSE.
spi'i'iai Army Board Presents scheme
Which Will Prove Protection to
Rear of Porta.
Washington?Proposing to guard
against a land attack upon the rear of
the great fortilications to he erected at
the termini of the Panama canal, as
well as to protect the locks and dams,
and the line of the canal itself from
an enemy, who might land above or
below the protected zone of the sea
coast fortifications, a report has just
been submitted to Gen. Wood, chief
of staff, by a special army board which
has Investigated condition! at the
isthmus. The board has prepared an
elaborate scheme of land defense.
There were quite a number of per?
sons to go to Columbia Monday morn?
ing to visit the National Corn Expo?
sition and to see students from Win?
throp College who attend the show
Monday. Among these were Mr. D.
W. Cuttino and Miss Gladys Cuttino;
Mr. W. A. Hrown and Miss Rosa
To the Ladies of SUMTER and sur?
rounding counties, to come and d;s
cuss their corset problem with Miss
Watts, who is here in the interest of
The /H?del That /Hakes the
There is a Redfern especially designed for every
type of form, and wherever a Redfern is sold
it is fitted by an expert corsetiere. who will
will select your particular
model and adapt it to your
future. Per Pair.
The Redfern Corsetiere Will be Here 1'
From February 3rd to 8th. I
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