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T1IK st'MTMt WATt TIM W INtablisliMl ApM, 1850. ??!?<? IM Md fem mil?UM all the ends Tliou Alms'i tu Ix- thy Country's, Thy God's and Troth's." THE TRUE SOUTHRON, EstablLnhed Jone, ]?M
Consolidated Aug. 3,1881.
SUMTER. S. C. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1913.
Vol. XXXV. No. 49.
MR. JOEL E. BRUNSQN DEAD.
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Jury Returns \ erdlct Thut Dcuth Wh?*
Due u? Apoplex)?Wus tt Prominent
Ctttseu of Sum tor Comity?Candi?
date for l?ovcrnor on Prohibition
Ticket In I ?06.
The whole of Sumter was shocked
and saddened Saturday morning
when It became generally known
that the dead Sody of Mr. Joel K.
Krim r: had been found along side
the railroad track a quarter of a mile
beyond New Sumter. Mr. Urunson
wbi a well-known and highly esteem?
ed cltisen of thii county. Ho was at
one time a candidate for governor of
the State on the prohibition ticket.
air. Brunson went out to his place
between Sumter und Mayesvllle that
morning and It was probably while re?
turning from there to take the 11
o'clock train at New Sumter that he
was attacked by apoplexy and dropped
dead It seems that he had been
feeling badly for a number of days
and members* of his family tried to
dissuade him from going to his work,
but ho persisted, saying that he had
not been there in several days and his
work needed his attention. He left
on the morning train, getting off at
New Sumter to walk from there to
the place where the work was going
on and Intending to come back in time
to take the 11 o'clock train home. He
waa accompanied by his wife as far
as New Sumt? r, who went on to
Mayesvllle to spend the day with net
dauchter. Mm. J U Mills at that
The body was dlseovered about 10
o'clock by a negro, lien Franklin, who
was returning from Sumter to his
home on Dr. Raker's place. It was
lying by the side of the railroad
tracks, with the side of the face down?
wards and partly covered by his hat
Franklin was riding on his wheel and
aai off la laveatigats. He did not find
the body to tie breathing, so ran back
some distance to Mr. N. A. Spanns,
where he summoned Mr. Spann s son
to go with him for further investi?
gation. Arriving at the body it was
found to be that of Mr Urunson. The
train was flagged and the body put
on at this place and brought on to
Sumter where It was taken to Mr.
Qeo H. Hurst's undertaking shop, for
the Inquest to be held.
I?r J A. Mood testified that an ex?
amination of the body revealed no
signs of violence and that he thought
that death was du? to natural causes,
probably apoplexy Hen I ranklln was
the only other witness. He testified
to the facts as stated above concerning
the finding of the body. He saw no
?igaa on the ground to Indlcato any
struggle. The Jury at once returned
a verdict that death was due to nat?
ural causes, probably apoplexy.
Mr. Brunson was a native of Sum?
ter county and has been a prominent
cltisen for many yearn. He was 66
years of ase and leaves a wife and six
-htldren Iiis children are: Miss
Margaret Urunson. of this city, Mrs.
J. H Mills, of Mayesvllle, Miss Winnie
Brunson of Klngstrce; Mr. J. Edwin
Brunson of Columbia; Miss Louise
Brunson and Mr. Joel E. Brunson. Jr.,
of this city. He was married twice,
his first wife being Miss Chandler of
this county, who left at Shlldfea liv?
ing His second wife. Miss Martha
Mayen, a daughter of Dr. J- A. Mayes
Mr. Brunson served throughout the
war in the r.-serv? s, being too young
at the time to go Into active service.
He first started In work as a printer
In the obi Sumter Watchman of?
fice, later in life leaving this work la
take up the lumber business. He was
engaged in the lumber business and
farming up to the time of his death.
lb h. une generally known
throughout the State In his fight for
prohibition, f ,r which he had always
been . ? gl m nt nd\ ocate Ho ran for
1 governor twuenn the prohibition" plat
f'-rm. the leeaad tinv in 11)06. He was
for a number of years the editor of
the prohibition i.rgan of this State,
The I!road Axe. arid with tall Waged
a continual *ar unst tbo liquor
Mr Urunson was ht?hl> . st. eno-d in
Sumter, where ?,? u . , h. t known, as
a mm und citizen, ih v. i? | member
of tho Washlni'tori Str.?. t l:.iptl*?t
chureh aid ? fahbfui church worker,
The funeral was held Sunday
afternoon | the et tn< t< r .? I .,' |..< i<
IP al I -lute I i ao f. f
A. D. Il'irby to D., l> \i.
One-half llit? i ? <t in ?| t of *<>0 a< r.
In county, no < onsbb ration ii imon.
m \lt COLLAPSE BRINGS KXAMI
n yhon TO CLOSE.
Oral] runs lj sessions Asked nu Mag
gS*Sl l?y Counsel for "Mono> Trust"
l?rolK?rs ? l*h>sU*iuu Intervenes
When SevdtFC Coughing Spell At?
tacks Wl'nt's,, Who Is l nable to
Kepl> .vbo\o n Wlll*>lH?r.
Jekyl Dland, Ga. Feb. 7. A spasm
Of the threat that left William Rocke?
feller a strangling, trembling old man
on the verge of nervous collapse, ab?
ruptly terminated his examination by
Chairman PttJO and COUIMC] Samuel
Untermyer, on the House "Money
Trust" committee, here today.
Mr. Kock? i. ller was asked just
tour questions all practically imma?
terial, before the attack forced the
conclusion of the hearing. The aged
Standard Oil magnate was closeted
with the committeemen for just twelve
minutes. At the and of that time he
VU assisted to his couch by Dr. Wal?
ter F. Chappell, his physician, who de?
clared his patient exhausted.
In a plainly, but elegantly furnish?
ed room in William Rockefeller's
apartments, on the isolated island that
forms the estate of the exclusive Mil?
lenaries' Club, of Jekyl Island, the
7 2-year-old Standard Oil magnate
submitted to the questions of the
Money Trust inquisitors. There was
ended the six months search of the
Government the process servers, who
hounded the reluctant witness from
New York to tho Bahamas and who
laid siege to his New York city house.
The net result of the examination so
far as the Money Trust investigation
was concerned added practically noth?
ing of value to the record. It did
demonstrate to the satisfaction of Mr.
Cntermyer and Mr. Fujo that Mr.
Rockefeller was hardly a lit subject
physically for a gruelling cross-exam?
ination on the details of his financial
career. Members of the Jekyl Island
Club and Dr. Walter F. Chappell to?
night shook their heads doubtfully
when asked about Mr. Rockefeller's
"Mr. Rockefeller is in a very seri?
ous state," said Dr. Chappell. ?S
said that a new growth of a malig?
nant nature had recently formed in
Mr. Rockefeller's throat and that seri?
ous developments were to be cxpeet
? d at any time.
HltlXGS TUBERCULOSIS SERUM.
Pittsburgh Physician llo|?cs to Save
Ills Wife's Life.
New York, Feb. I,?Hurrying home- |
ward from abroad with tuberculosis
serum in his possession that he says
is the first of the widely-discussed
Friedmann culture to be brought to
this country*. Dr. Austin B. Held, a
physician of Pfttsburg, arrived 01? the
steamship Pottsdam from Furope to?
day and at once took a train for his
home, where his wife, a consumptive,
awaits the arrival of what Dr. Held
hones will be a cure for her. Dr. Held
has enough bacilli, only for one pa?
tient, he declared. That patient will
be his wife.
Dr. Held was met at quarantine by
Dr. Milton H. Foster, of the Bills Is?
land health service, and questioned be?
fore the United States Government
about the Friedmann cure. Dr.
Heid told Dr. Foster he had been con?
vinced of the SfBciency Of the cure.
Dr. Friedrich Franz Friedmann. the
Gorman scientist, who discovered the
sei im, last month was offered $1,000,
I I b] Charles f. Flnlay, a banker of
this city, if he would cure 96 out of
I Of patients to be placed under his
Qcnrefwraenf iieimrt Boon.
Washington, . Feb. I, ?Sufferers
tr<nn pulmonary tuberculosis who
have looked with hope toward this
Government's Inquiry into the recent?
ly-reported eure found by Dr. Frieder
Ich Friedmann, of Berlin, COOK will
he ;,ble to leid StA OfflCM] report Ofl
lt. now being turned out by the Qov
?rnsnenl printing otBce,
The St ate deportment does not en?
dorse the etil e, bUl merely presents lll
formatlon on it in accordance with s
resolution the Senate adopted. The of?
ficials and members of Congress have
received thousands of appeals for
copies, which soon w:ii be ready fof
There tat i report being circulated
to the effect thai officials of the A1
lantlc Const Line H illroad Com
i ny are contemplating the laylnit of
nncretc walks throughout the pas
stat ion var i In this < Ity.
,Vheii i 'i ? rumor Is correct or ted
.i ? hi ertatned h< re, bul it Ii
MEDICAL COLLEGE BILL PASSED
No VOICE AGAINST FAVORABLE
ACTION BY HOUSE.
( ailed by Mr. W hale v. mm Special Or?
der iMst Night, Measure Making
Medical College In Charleston State
Institution Has Easy Sailing ?
Hill Appropriates $2o.ooo for Re?
organisation and Conduct of Work
at College Daring Current Year.
Columbia, Feb. 7. -The Medical
College of the statt- of South Carlllna
hill \wnt over the plate tonight at 8 |
o'clock. Mr. Whaley called the spec?
ial order, and Bpeaker Smith asked:
"Shall this bill be ordered to its third
reading?" Not a word was raised
against. The same question was ask?
ed; again silence. Then the Speaker
put the Question and In thirty seconds
the bill received Its second reading
Without a word of protest. Mr. Whal?
ey Immediately moved to apply the j
parliamentary clincher, and without
objection this was done. It was a
second legislative miracle.
1 The bill transfers the Medical Col?
lege property In Charleston to the
State In trust, to control and operate
a Medical College of high standard.
I The management and control of the
College is turned over to a board, con?
sisting pf the Governor, the superin?
tendent of education and the chair?
man of two committees, and eight
members, to be elected by the Legis?
Seven beneficiary students are pro?
To reorganize the College and carry
on the work for the current year, $20,
900 Is appropriated.
The Medical College is to be strictly
an independent State educational in?
stitution, a part of the State's educa?
MORE BLOODSHED IN EAST.
FIGHTING 1HTWKKX Tt'RKS AND
BALKAN ALLIES CONTINUES.
Bulgaria and Rotuminla to Resume
Negotiations In Regard to Frontier
London, Feb. 7.?Fighting con-1
tlnues between the Turks and allies j
in southern Europe, but, in the
absence of Independent reports, con
tlicting accounts for official sources
provide no basis for critical judgment
of what Is happening. The most in?
teresting news of the day received
lu te told of the flight of a Greek
hydro-aeroplane over the Dardanelles.
Rumors continue to circulate here
of the approaching renewal of peace
negotiations. Nothing definite is
known in this respect, hut Bulgaria
and Roumania are about to resume
at Sofia their negotiations on the
frontier question which recently
were interrupted in London.
It is understood the last meeting of
the ambassadorial conference discuss?
ed the Albanian question and the con?
ferees argued tor and against the
?ending of an International commis
ison to delimit the frontiers of the
new Albanian State.
BULGARIANS STILL AT IT.
More Fighting in Region of GaWpoU,
With Farther OiH'rations Along
Constantinople, Feb. 7.?There was
more lighting today in the region of
Gallipoli and an aeroplane made a
Might over the Dardanelles and drop?
ped three bombs. These were aimed
at the Turkish warships. Two of them
fell into the water and the third ex?
ploded on the shore, doing no damage.
An Official dispatch issued tonight
says: "The enemy continues his
movements along the Tchatalja lines.
Several encounters have occurred dur?
ing these operations, all of them end?
ing In the retirement of the enemy.
The engagemenl near Palala develop?
ed Into a somewhat severe battle. The
warship Idjlaltcfl bombarded the
enemy irom Blyuk Chekmodyo, on the
Res of Marmora.
"The enemy who has occupied and
is fortifying and ? ntrenchlng the
h< Ights south of Xamllo In the vicin?
ity of Gallipoli has been subjected to
m nrtlller> lire bj ih< Turkish army
and lb Dl "
The f?|i) Manager Is having cinders
put down on ? number of the streets
which were in a terrible mess Insl
Week and th< flrsl put of this week
during tie Wet Weather. Se\ejal of
Ihe, streets where cinders were i"'t
down some time ago were very much
Impr.I th? r< by and it is h p< I
that prcs< nt work will be condu* ?
of similar Impi o\ < m< nt w here Ii )
CHILD SCALDED TO DEATH.
SIX-YEAR-OLD SON OF REV. W.
II. WORKMAN FELL INTO
Was Watching Men Preparing Hogs
for Slaughter. When Accident Oc?
curred?Died During Night After
Mayesvllle, Feb. 8.?A most deplor?
able accident happened at the home
of Rev. W. H. Workman near here
yesterday afternoon. Willie Hays,
the little six year old won of Hev. and
Mrs. W. H. Workman was in the yard
watching the older folks preparing
some hogs for scalding whoa he fell
into a barrel of boiling hot water.
The little fellow was terribly scalded
and although medical assistance was
immediately summoned and every?
thing done for the unfortunate child,
he died last night about 10 o'clock.
The funeral will probably be held to?
Rev. W. H. Workman Is the pastor
of Salem (Black River) Presbyterian
church about six miles from this
town. In the family's bereavement,
they have the deepest sympathy of
their many friends and acquaintances.
REFUSE TO REDUCE INTEREST.
House Kills Mr. Stanley s Bill to
Lower Kate to Six Per Cent in This
Columbia, Feb. 8.?The bill to low?
er the legal rate of interest in South
Carolina, introduced by Mr. Stanley
of Horry and unfavorably reported
by the judiciary committee, was kill?
ed by the house after considerable de?
bate. The enacting words ef the bill
were stircken out by a vote of 77 to
DECLARE CHARGES UNFOUNDED
DISPENSA HY IX VESTIG ATIXG
COMMITTEE MAKES RE?
Committee Says It Was Misled by
Thomas B. Felder of Atlanta. Ex?
onerated All Concerned.
Columbia. Feb. 8.?The report of
the special committee to investigate
the charges made by the governor in
1911 against the Ansel winding-up
commission, J. Fraser Dyon, former
attorney general, ana others was re?
ceived in the senate yesterday morn?
ing, read in the house last night and
ordered printed in the journals.
They do not sustain a single charge
made by the governor in his special
message sent to the general assembly
The majority report is signed bj
Senators Carlisle, Sullivan and Clifton
and Representatives J. J. Evans and
W. L, Daniel, while ? minority report
signed by Representative Cary agrees
in the Undings of the majority with
the exception of the testimony taken
in Augusta and afterward in Colum?
bia which Mr. Cary does not think is
The report, with the exception that
B. F. Arthur when a member of the
Ansel commission overcharged the
State, says, of the charges made by
Gov. Blesse, that they are "wholly
unsupported by the testimony and
therefore without foundation in fact."
Attorney General Lyon and the mem?
bers of the Ansel commission, Dr. W.
J. Murray, chairman; J. S. Brice,
Avery Patton, John McSween, A. NT.
Wood, are exonerated of all charges
made against them.
"Your committee also had a meet?
ing In Charleston and as a result of
that testimony and other testimony
along the same line taken in Colum?
bia we are convinced that a regular
s> stem of graft exists and has existed
for years in that city In connection
with the work of the dispensary con?
stables," says the majority commit?
The committee thinks that Titos. B.
Felder of Atlanta misled them in his
statements about what his testimony
would show when the committee went
to Augusta, Ga., la^t summer to take
his testimony. They, however, went
to Augusta as th? y thought something
would be gotten from Polder and as
he would not come to the state be?
cause he feared nrresl and possible
assassination. Bui his testimony es?
tablish* d nothing In the r< t .rt of the
The m lot Ity of t he reporl a re?
petition of the charg? i made by the
I o\ et nor and the i cfuttng of them
, tlon bj section from the testimony
adduci l. allot w hich is made a pari
of t he i ? pot I
LOCAL BILLS BEFORE HOUSE.
SI M l i lt COUNTY DELEGATION
OPPOSES SHOE DILL.
Hills Authorizing Sale of opera House
Lot. und for Rural Policemen Pass
House?Mr. Belser Granted Leave
of Absen??? ? Mr. Eppe Defends
State Medical College Hill.
Columbia, Feb. 10.?The .Sumter
delegation's bill to authorize the coun?
ty board of commissioners to sell and
convey to the city of Sumter the opera
house lot and land and the adjoining
alley passed third reading in the
House last Saturday and went to the
Senate. The delegation s bill to pro?
vide for a fourth rural policeman in
Sumter county has also gone to th
Another delegation bill on the w
endar of the House is that to ? ? i
the boarfj of public works of ^w .er
and devolve the duties of jard
mi the city council.
Mr. R. B. Belser, a popular and en?
ergetic member of the Sumter House
delegation, was granted leave of ab?
sence by the House last week for a day
or two on account of the illness of
one of his children.
Mr. R. D. Epps, a new member
from Sumter. advocated the passage
of the bill to establish a State med?
ical college in Charleston and accept
the conveyance to the State of the
property of the Medical college of the
State of South Cardlina. Mr. Epps
took the floor la^t Saturday and ably
defended the measure when an effort
was made to kill it on third reading,
i Mrs. George W. Dick of Sumter is
now in Columbia. She and Dr. Dick
are guests at the Jerome Hotel.
The joint ^resolution introduced in
the House to allow the City of Sumter
to assess the owners of abutting prop?
erty for permanent improvements ha^
been favorably reported by the judi?
ciary committee and will be passed
at an early date.
A bill which might have had a bad
effect on the business of one of Sum
ter's infan^ industries, the shoe fac?
tory, was that requiring all shoes
which contained any substitute for
leather to be stamped t<? proclaim this
Was killed by the House ISSt WeeK.
The entile Sumter delegation opposed
ATHLETIC AND ORATORICAL
Enter-High School Association of
South Carolina to Ila\e Contests at
Columbia. April 2-1 and 25.
Greenville, Feb. 7.?At a meeting
of the Executive Committee of the
Inter-high 'school athletic and ora?
torical association held in Columbia
recently the 24th of April was decided
upon as the time for holding the ora?
torical contest and Friday, April 25
as the date for the track meet. Re?
ports come from several sections of
the State about the interest that is
being taKen in the contests. The fol?
lowing schools are ( barter members:
Summerville, Yorkville, Hickory
Grove, Easky, Furman Fitting School,
Westminster, Dillion, Latta. Florence.
Cross Anchor, Kock Hill. Last Sat?
urday the Central school of Green?
ville, was admitted and also the An?
derson Fitting School, it is probable
that Hastoe, Wofford Fitting School.
Greenwood, Fair Forest, Porter's, the
Columbia school and others w ill come
The constitution provides that no
school can send mot." than men and
that only two can enter each event,
and no man can be more than J'?
years of age. This puts the small
school and the large school more
nearly on equal footing and no school
should fiel that it is too weak to en?
ter a team ami send ;i speaker. No
school can be admitted to the BSSO
elation later than March 24. Applica?
tions should be sent to R. C. Burls,
Greenville, s. t \
An ?hott is being made t<> get sev?
eral public spirited citizens of the
state to offer medals. Already
through the efforts of Prof. G. 11.
Webber of Summerville, .tames Allen
?\.- Co. and l\ G. Aldrct of Charleston
have offered medals. Handsome gold
medals Will be provided for each
evenl and a troph) cup foi the win*
CiinrlcMon Medical College to He
< 'olumbin I V b. 8, The I louse s? nl
t ? th.- s- ii ?'? I hi ? morning tin- bill
to .-oe.pt the transfer of the Medical
College in Ch rleston to the state in !
to appropi late $20,000 to , rrtnl i *, ,
State medical ? ol b ge. Ther< ws an
, v ?, nded d> bate on I he nn a
II' T< > SENA I I .
Taken over h\ State
PAS8KS BILL OF MR, REMBERT
TO THIRD READING.
Measure Generali} Dlscustscd ami
Malerlall) changed Before Receiv?
ing Favorable Action ? Mr. Court
i?fj> Fertlllaer Measure Passed by
House. Also Stevenson Bill < hang?
ing Method of Selecting state Bank
Esjunlner, Whom Governor Now
Col up- !a. Feb. S.?The House is
d??ing ,ve work. Today was de?
vote ne careful study of several
Ur ^ it matters, and whether the
itii ni will finally be enacted
taw er whether they are on the
.it lines for the future of the State,
.ley at least received the consider?
ation of the members of the House.
First in importance, and an innova?
tion both for this State and among
the States of the Union, is the passage
by the House of the Rembert bill,
which seeks to impose a franchise tax
of 20 cents for horse power on all elec?
tric water power developed from the
streams of this State. The statement
was made that such a bill would not
be constitutional, but the House today,
as on previous occas ons, took the po?
sition that the Courts might well
wrestle with the validity of the pro?
The bill was materially amended
before it passed the House; first that
it should only apply where the com?
pany sells its power; that the charge
shall be uniform, whether the power
is sold inside or outside the State, and
that the matter shall be handled by
the commissioner of commerce, for
the present at least.
It was stated that the expected rev?
enue from this proposed tax on the
water power of the State would raise
There was a spirited fight on the bill
and at one time it looked as if it
would fail on the House side, but .
when Mr. Moore said that "he would
favor the bill with certain amend-;
ments the, opposition lar*>lW?un(sW?fl5
and the bill was ordered to its third
reading by a most decisive vote.
Mr. Rembert in the course of his
discussion stated that if this bill
should pass, this would be the first
State to impose such a tax on the use
of the natural resources of th. State.
Very often when a bill starts, out it
Is well meaning and is intended to ac?
complish certain purposes. Such wa.?
the intention of the bill of Mr. Court?
ney relative to commercial fertilizers.
Mr. Courtney accepted an amendment
to the bill that had been proposed by
the committee, but before the bill
passed an amendment was adopted re
qulring the stamping or printing of the
source of the filler used and the
source of the ammonia. The bill is
one of that sort that is understood by
the user and tho mixer of fertilizer*
and hardly so by the layman.
The House, with but little discus?
sion, adopted the Stevenson bill, which
seeks to essentially change the man?
ner of selecting the State bank exam?
iner and changing the law as to the
responsibility of that otficer. Under
the present law the bank examiner is
appointed by the Governor at the sug?
gestion of the executive committee of
the State Hankers' Association. Under
the proposed law the examin? r is to
be selected and to be responsible to a
Special board to consist of three of the
state Officers of the State, one of
whom shall be the Governor, and the
others the State Treasurer and the
Comptroller General. The purpose of
the bill is to have the State bank ex?
aminer directly responsible to some
A bill of more than general import?
ance is that of Mr. McCravey to en?
courage the conservation t f the
forests and trees in this State. The
bill was finally passed to its third
reading, but not until there was an
amendment adopted with reference to
the giving of notice by a land owner
relative to the burning oft of his own
COM PAN 11 s < \\ NOT <. < >
Columbia, Feb. ? \ sp? lal mes?
sage from tb- . icrnor read in the
bouse yest4*rda> morning said thai
his excellcneji refu ed to allow ans
companion of tin South Carolina Na?
tional Gua i to march In ihe inaug?
ural parade He s id he had i ?? n of
liclul!) informed that some negro
troops of the Distrb t of Columbia
would be placed ahead of them in the
line of march. Tin met 11 in - ?
mit ted a letter f rom i Irl Ii? r G< ? i
al Alb. rt L M ills ? Ih< i'nited SI
army In < hars i *; militar) fes