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THE 6AILURD MURDER.
BJlLATKD OTA1HMKMN FROM KYK WITNESSES Ol CHIME. Two Mruibm of Coir Brother** Cir ews Crew Wrttr th.? "Billboard" That They Hew the Shooting und Know Who Killed Ted jUatllnrd? Snjr SptvetM to liinocrnt. The mystery t mt enshrouds the murder of Ted Halliard at Manning on the night of October 6th of last year has never boen cleared up, the trial of Qeorge Splvens, white, and Jack MoCoomet. colored, having served rather to puaale and further mystify those wh> had sought most earnestly and dlhVently for a clue that would lead to apprehension snd punishment of the man who fired the fatal shot That the murderer was a member of Cole Brothers* circus was the only well established fact, but It ?was strongly suspected that the mur? derer wss well known to other mem? bers of the circus crew and that they did everything within their power to shield him. to sld him to elude arrest, sad thus to throw the ofllcore oft the tract!. Sptvens snd McCoomer were arrest sd oa suspklon, and at their trial the evidence was circumstantial and so conflicting In many particulars thst to a great many It seemed ihst a case was not msde out sgslnst either of them?certainly not against b >th. Nevertheless they were both found guilty with a recommendation to mer? cy, and sentenced to life Imprison meat Tet It has always been felt thai the whole truth was not brought out at the trial and that there -were men connected with the Cole Broth? ers* circus who knew nil about the murder arid that they could, were thes/ so minded, point out the mur derer and free Sptvens and McCoom sr. In confirmation of this belief oqsess the following letters to the "Billboard.' the paper which all clr euS people read: ' Bhelbyvllle. Ind.. Sept. Q 1907. Dsar Sir: In a recent Issue of the BLibosrd a qu<stlon appeared in the Inquiry Column shout the murder of the deputy sheriff of Sumter. S. C. I Will say It occurred on the fifth day ea* October. lsOl. In Manning. S. C. I snw the shootlr. g, which was Joqe by n negro, whose name I do not know, pog do I knos what became of the negro. This man Sptvens was arrest sal the next day st Blshopvllle. S. C. Us got a life sentence. I believe. I don't believe I hat Sptvens even ?aar the shooting, b it It Is s certainty that he Is innocent I was with Cole Brothers In list. Very respectfully. H. Sylow, Bn route with Forepaugh-Selts Bros.' ? Circus. Shelbjrvllle. Ind.. Sept. t, 1S0I. Dear 8lr: In answer to the question In the Billboard's Inquiry Column, Is? sue of Sept. 7. regarding the case of Mr. Splvsns, who Is serving a life sen? tence for the murder of a Sumter dep? uty sheriff, would ssy that I was a witness of the murder, and the cir? cumstances lei.ding up to It. I can say positively that Splvens was In no wise connected with It The deed was done by a negro, and as the shooting occurred wlthng ten feet of me I am In a position to know. The shooting occurred In Manning. S. C, and Mr. ?preens was srrested In IMshopvtlle. He Is Innocent Trusting that he msy get Justice done him, I im, Tours truly, D. W. Wlnslow, Care the Forepeugh-Sells Bros. It Is ferparkable that these men who claim to know so much about the kitting of Ted Oalllard did not come forward at the time Splvens and McCoomer were arrested and give the testimony that would have set them free snd eni.bled the officers of the law to pursue and capture the mur? derer. It Is passing st ange that, knowing as much as they claim to know, that they have not taken some steps to put their testimony In shape to save Innocent men from unmerited punishment. ? ?In most esses consumption results from a neglected or Improperly treat? ed cold. Foley's Honey and Tar cures the !..om obstinate coughn and pre? vents ?erlous results. It costs you no more than the unknown prepara ttona and you should Insist upon hav? ing the genuine In the yellow package. Slbert's Drug Store. J. N. Livingston, of Newberry coun? ty, shot and killed Bich K? mp. a ne? gro, on Saturday. The case seems to be one of self-defense. SJgj home la so pl<-n?ant. regardless of the comfort- that money Will buy. ss when the entire family Is in per feet helsth. * A bottle of Orlno laxa? tive Fruit Syrup coats 5?? cent* If will cure every member of Ihs family Ot ronstlnatl< n. *h k he id ich? ?r ?I ?m ach trouble. Blbsrt'i Drug it Twenty-five hnlei of g rlton w re burned at Swan*, a >o .- its- : sej swnso mso t f snhstoixs ?. kh *Trlrl cutarrh trentm- ? -ts ;r ? lein? rrailed out free, on re.ju? I Dr. Shoo p. Kaclne. Wl? ThSst Itstl p proving t?? the pnophv- nlthosjt I pari? n- ?. c -t the great i lue of this a - entitle prescript I" i pown to drug? ging! ,v r\where SS 1 >r ihoop'l Cl Urrh itemed*.. KoM b| Ubsrt'i D n| Store. NEGRO'S P.ODY FOUND NEAR C ITY THIS MORNING. Warren Smart Went to Sleep on At? lanta Coa?t, Lino Track and Was Ruu Over Early This Morning. While Commodore Council, colored, was coming to his work early Monday morning, walking on the Coast Line near the Sumter Brick Works, he came across the body of a dead ne? gro lying at the side of the track. The dead negro's head was cut open on the left side and his skull was crush? ed. Council came on to the city and reported the matter to Coroner Flow? ers. Coroner Flowers Immediately went to the scene, which was about two miles from the city, between the Sum? ter Brick Works and New Sumter. A Jury was empanelled and the witness? es summoned. James Smart, colored, testified to meeting the deceased last night and talking with htm. Charles Williams, colored, testified that he saw the de? ceased about 9 o'clock last night sleeping on the railway tracks and that John English woke him up. Commodore Council told of his finding the body this morning about 6.30 o'clock. Dr. H. M. Stuckey testified : that the negro's skull was crushed and . his forehead mashed by some blunt instrument, or similar object, and that this caused his death. The Jury brought In a \erdict that the decease. Warren Smprt, came to his doath by being struck by an At? lantic Coast Line train. From all appearances, It was a case of negligence on the part of the de? cease! In falling asleep on the rail? way tracks. His head was very near the tall when found. The railroad authorities will bury the body, It Is said. Letten to Dr. A. ?I. China, Sumter, 9. C. Dear Sir: A bank messenger lost a , small coin. He set his bag down and looked for It. Found it, but somebody else had run-off with his bag. A man who is going to paint had better look-out for his gallons. Devoe Is the least-gallon paint. It's gallons that cost; it isn't the price of a gallon. With one paint, 10 gallons Is plenty; another 11 or 12 or 13 snd so on to 22 gallons; and every gallon has to be paid-for and painted ?St to $4 a day for painting paint stuffed-out with some sort of white? wash. The less the price of a gallon, I the more the gallons. Bank messengers better look-out for their bags and not stop to hunt for small coin; and property-owners better look-out for the gallons thut muke the expense, and not for the price which has nothing to do with it Yours truly 50 F. W. DEVOE & CO P. S.?Durant Hardware* Company sells our paint. Quinsy. Sprains and Swellings Cured. ? #In November, 1901, I caught cold and had quinsy. My throat was swol? len so I could hardly breathe. I ap? plied Chamberlain's Pain Balm and it gave me relief In a short time. In two days I was all right," says Mrs*. L. Cousins, Otterburn, Mich. Cham? berlain's Pain Balm Is a liniment and Is especially valuable for sprains and swellings. For sale by DeLorme's i Pharmacy. The Corinth school house near Sa lu la. has been destroyed by fire, and it is thought to have been of incen? diary origin. ?Henry E. Jone? of Tampa, Fla., writes; "I can thank God for my pres? ent health, due to Foley's Kidney Cjre. I tried doctors and ail kinds of kidney cures, but nothing done me much good till I took Foley's Kidney Cure. Four bottles cured me, and 1 have no more pain In my back and shoulders. I am 62 years old, and suffered long, but thanks to Foley'j Kidney Cure I am well and can walk and enjoy myself. It is a pleasure to recommend It to those needing a kidney medicine." Slbert's Drug Store. Harry Chernock, a tailor, stabbed bis wife, to death and then Jumped from a window In New York, dying almost instalntly. How to Cure a Cold. ?The question of how to cure a cold without unnecessary loss of time || one In which we are ail more or less Interested, for the quicker a cojd s gotten rid of the less the danger of pneumonia and other SSrlOUS dis? eases. Mr. B. W. L. Hall, of Waver ly. Va.. has used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for years and says: "I tlrm ly believe Chamberlain's Cough Rem? edy to be absolutely the best prepara? tion on the market for colds. I have recommended it to my friends and they all agree with me." For sale by De? Lorme's Pharmacy. The two-year-old son of A. B, N > v.u. of Charleston, fell from I ond story piazza ami strangs lo sny j wa* not killed. The Infant escaped with u broken arm. ?II real coffee disturb* ! ?ui I >m ach. roar heart or kidneys, th n " this ei? rar c.rf?imltatl n IM Bhoop'i Health Coif' e, I >r h? *v hi oloasty matched old Jai i I M r1> ? Coffee In Savor and laete, yel It hu not a single graHl nf real coffee Ii Dr. ihoop'l Health n il it n is made from par- I I grain cereals, with malt, nuta etc. Made In ft minute. No t dl ?um 1 >ns if You will tur |y hk- '? Hei i free sample nl dj? si ?r< Levy A Moses, HU V OVER BY BICYCLE. Mrs. Olivia Green Seriously lujuml by Reckless Hiiler on Last lYlday Xljfht. While on her way home on last Fri? day evening, Mrs. Olivia Green was run over by a bicycle rider on West Calhoun stre> t. She was knocked down and sustained a fracture of the hip bone, which is a rather serious in? jury for a woman of her age. Mr. George Rlcker happened along in his autonvoble about the time of the ac? cident and carried Mrs. Green to her boarding house. Dr. J. A. Mood was called in to attend her and is still car? ing for the unfortunate patient. He said this morning that he could not tell yet how serious the injury may prove. ? Mrs. Green said that the rider of the bicycle had no lantern and she did not seo him. The police have the name of the young man who caused the accident and some action will be taken in the case shortly. This Is but another instance of the careless riding of wheels in this city in open violation of the law and prosecution will probably follow. BETTER THAN MEDICINE. Breathe Hyomei's Tonic Healing and be Cured of Catarrh. ?Nature has a remedy for catarrh, a treatment that Is far better than dosing the stomach with medicine. It Is the healing oils and'balsams Of Hyomei which medicate the air you breathe, reaching the most re? mote air cells in the nose, throat and lungs, killing all catarrhal germs, and restoring health to the mucous mem? brane. In. using Hyomei you are treating your catarrhal troubles with the only natural remedy, for It gives a cura? tive air bath to the air passages that has an powerful healing and antisep? tic effect as that found in the moun? tains where the pine forests gite off their fragrant and healing balsams. Breathe the invigorating and heal? ing Hyomei, and see how quickly you will get relief from your catarrhal troubles. J. F. W. DeLorme has seei^ so many cures, even of the worst cases of catarrh, with offensive breath, raiding of mucous, frequent sneezing, droppings in the throat and spasmod? ic coughing, that he feels warranted In selling Hyomei under an absolute guarantee to refund the money if does not do all that is claimed for it. He takes all the risk. 10-1&3&W D. S. Thomas, an Anderson mill op? erative, shot, but not seriously wound? ed, Miss Geneva Evans, a pretty ope? rative on last Sunday afternoon. He is now In jail. ?A weak stomach, causing dyspep? sia, a weak heart with palpitation or Intermittent pulse, always means weak stomach nerves or weak heart nerves. Strengthen these inside or controlling nerves with Dr. Shoop's Restorative .and see how quickly these ailments disappear. Dr. Shoop of Ra? cine.Wls., will mall samples free. Write for them. A test will tell. Your health Is certainly worth this simple trial. Sold by Sibert's Drug Store. The Moneyrick Oil Mill at Pel/.er, Saluda Oil Mill at Piedmont and the Wllllamston Oil Mill, have ben organ? ized under the name1 of the Wilmot Oil Mills. A Card. ?This Is to certify that all druggists are authorized to refund your money If Foley's Honey and Tar falls t? cure your cough or cold. It stops the cough, heals the lungs and prevents serious results from a cold. Cures .la grippe cough and prevents pneumonia and consumption. Contains no opi? ates. The genuine is in a yellow pack? age. Refuse substitutes. Sibert's Drug Store. The County Messenger, of Hirts vllle, has been bought by Messrs. T. H. and L. W. Coker. WHY SO WEAK? Kidney Troubles May be Sapping Your Life Away?Sumter People Have Learned This Fact. When a healthy man or woman be? gins to run down without apparent cause, become! weak, languid. de? pressed, suffers backache, headache, dizzy spells and urinary disorders, look to the kidneys for the cause of it all. Keep the kidneys well and they will keep you well. Doan'i Kidney Pills cure sick kidneys and keep them well. W. R. Kltlam. living In Florence. S. C., says: "Doan's Kidney Pills did me. more good than any other rem? edy l tver used. They cured me of a very lame back and a bad attack of headache from which i suffered for a long while, and OOUld not lind any wny to relieve It. Several times I could nol work ? n Recount of my back, and the dull, heavy pain took the strength out of me so thai I could hardly stand up straight, much i work. Ti. ? kidney secretions were strong, dark, thick and contain? ed a dlmenl it left t.. stand, l used different remedies, but without nnj beneficial i ff< ot at all until I u">t Doan'K Kidney Pills, l was very much lurprlsed ot the result obtained from their use. My backache lefl me, Ih*1 kidney secretion* cleared up, the ?trong smell left them and my back '.i :????? stronger than It had been for i long lime. I give ail the credit foi I these result* t" Doan's Kidney i'iil-." Plenty more proof like this from Sumter people, <';.!1 at v China's drus stori and ask what customer! i ? port. I 'of |r| ? ?..v :,|t (1 il ts. Pi Ii P 50 <?? -if s. Foster- M llbUI a Buffalo v "v Turk, v<d, agent ; f< Ihe Cnltei ? States. Remember the nnm< Doan's -nr< t ke no other. So, "7 RECKLESS HIDING SHOULD STOP. Bicycle Uhler? In This City urc Often Reckless ami tin1 Police urc Watch lag Them. Many of the bicycle riders of thfl city are often very reckless in their riding, either going two swiftly or not I paying enough attention to their course in paslng pedestrians, The po? lice force are on the loon out for all violators of the bicycle ordinance and for reckless riding. They cannot be everywhere at once and watch all the streets in the city, but they are do? ing their best to enforce the laws on the subject and all offenders had bet? ter be on the alert. Sumter Is a great "wheel" town, but there is no need of the devotees of the bicycle trying to "hog" the sidewalks. Several complaints have been made of late in regard to this matter and several accidents have oc? curred, also. Of course, the business man or woman and the person with any Judgment at all will not ride in a reckless manner, but there are many young boys, both white and colored, who seem to have no regord for per? sonal rights in this matter. The po? lice, as already mentioned, are on the lookout and this reckless and careless riding will be stopped after a few ex? amples are made of some of the of? fenders. POSTMASTER SHORE TO GIVE BETTER SERVICE. Office will be Charge of Night Clerk Soon and Patrons May Get Mall From Boxes During: the Night. A few days ago, there appeared in the Item an article in regard to com? plaints being made that the postoffice lobby was not open at night and trav? eling men and others could not get to their lock boxes for their mail until the next morning. It has been custo? mary to close the outer doors after 9 o'clock at night and this was done by order of the postoffice inspectors. Postmaster Shore said this morn? ing that no complaints had ever been made to him in regard to the matter and that he had been trying to rem? edy the situation for nearly a year, as he had told an Item representative before. He said that he felt sure that within a few days he could give the pople accss to the office at night. As soon as the holidays of the office force expire, which will be about Oc? tober 15, he will put on a night clerk, who will have charge of the office and make up the mail that Ul deposited during the night. Of course the general delivery win? dow will not be open at night and the hours will remain the same, but peo? ple may go into the lobby to their boxes for their mail and deposic their outgoing mail in the letter boxes. This will be a great Improvement over the present situation and all patrons of the office will welcome the news of this change and thank Postmaster Shore for bringing about the Improv? ed service. NEW USES OF COTTON OIL. This Great Southern Product Fast I Becoming Household Remedy. Nearly everybody these days knows the usefulness of cotton oil as an edi? ble In place of olive oil, and as a cooking fat In the place of lards and compounds, and as a high grade but? ter fat but few Indeed know Its value as a household remedy. In a booklet recently sent out by the Texas Seed Crushers' association the following "home remedies" are given, and an authority for each and every one of them. "Burns, scalds, cuts and wounds of nil kinds are soothed and benefltted. and rapid healing is induced by bind ing with bandages soaked with cotton oil. "The most palful earache Is fre? quently relieved by dropping cotton oil in the ear, and if from cold or ca? tarrh the nose Is raw and sore, drop ome warm cotton oil into the nos? trils, holding the head back to allow it to penetrate the nasal passage. "Delicate and sick babies and larger Children are rapidly nourished and fattened by frequently rubbing with cotton oil, and a baby so thin at birth as to be almost despaired of, will rapidly take on flesh and health with no other treatment than frequent cot? ton oil massages gently administered. "For stiff joints, either from cold, fatigue, or strain, or incipient rheu? matism, or for sore throat, a rubbing with cotton oil offers a quick and pleasant remedy and for bad colds, coughs or soie chest, a few doses of cotton oil will give relief, and indeed ha^ even been recommended and t ?und effective in tuberculosis trou bit s. "Nearly every on., would be bene? fited by taking two >r ?lue., table spoonfuls of cotton "ii a day, for it i- not only fot?d inn medlclm. it adds nutrition without distress ??? re? pletion, and Is i nth and nr.it? ful lubricant to ?.)<.? |nt< stlm -. "!i you are troubled with constipa? tion the juice of om orange und two I nbi moonful - of cotton oll t tk< n jttsl I?. fore jvth i :g \*- ill relieve any but i very obstinate case, und :?t the same time furnish b ilthful nutrition." I The Stllte. mm THE f " | Bank of Sumter. ? Capital, $75,000 -:- Surplus, $47,000 Does General Banking Business. Four Per Cent. Interest, payable Quarterly, on Deposits in Savings Department: -:- -:- -:- -: PROMPT AKD COURTEOUS TREATMENT GUARANTEED. RICHARD I. MANNING, MARION MOISE, W. F. RHAME, President. Vice President. Cashior. Sherwisi Williams pa ints & va rnishes An appeal t? the pride of the owner of a home Everyone who owns a home is anxious that that home shall make the best appearance possible. Two things are necessary to produce satis? factory results in painting and var? nishing a home i / ? - First?A satisfactory color scheme. Second?Paints, varnishes, stains and enamels of such good quality that they not only give the exact color effect required, but are sufficiently durable to keep up the attractive ap oearance of the house in spite of the wear and tear of living in it. These are offered by the Sherwin Williams Paints and Varnishes. The Sherwin-Williams Co. not only make every kind of paint and varnish used for a house and the best quality of that kind, but they make suggestions for the selection of colors, varnishes, stains and enamels, so that any given idea can be carried out, and car? ried out with the best materials. _ You should see to it that when you buy paints and varnishes for yon j house, or any part of it, or when yoct give an order to your painter for any painting and varnishing you want done, that Sherwin-Williams Paints and Varnishes are purchased. > In large work it is always best to have a practical painter; bit there are many little things about the house that you can readily finish yourself by using Sherwin-Williams ready-to apply paints. Come in and have a little paint talk with us. Now is the time to "brighten up" your home for the long winter months. We can tell you the best product to use for any purpose you may have in mind and secure complete finishing specificai tions for you from The SherwinV Williams Co., if you desire them, for special work. Our line of Sherwin Williams Products is complete and we are in a position to take the best care of your paint and varnish re? quirements, Carolina Hardware Company. NOW IS THE TIME TO VISIT THE Jamestown ! Exposition. It is Complete in Ever) Department. ?T H E? War Path, Air Ship, Naval Display Will interest and instruct you. Do not fail to go at once. For beautifolly illu.-trated folder containing maps, descriptive matter, list of hotels, etc., ?WRITE ? W. J. CRAIG, T. C. WHITE, Pass. Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pass. Agt. W ILMINGTON, N. C. Stop! THE SHORT THROUGH CAR LINE. A Rational Treatment* for Catarrh is one that soothes the inflamed and congested membranes and heals and clcnnsss without "drugging" the affeo ted parts. / _0m ? 4* I fit SI? 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