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; onsolldated Aug. 2,188 Cbt ddt:Urbm::n unb Soutbron. Published WetliMMlay und Saturday ?BY? OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY ?cmtrr. 8. c. Terms: $1.10 psr annum?In advance. I Advertisements: One Square first Insertion.$1.00 Uvsry subsequent Insertion.60 Contracts for three months, or r will be msde at reduced rates. All communications which sub private Ir.te -ests will be eharged fee ee advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of respects will be eharged lor. IEHOCRAGT 111 WIN. A3I POINTS OUT PARTY'S ROAD TO VICTORY. of Downward Scaling of Msedele?, Say* the Commoner, Will Prove Beet PIiji. Dallas. Tex. Sopt. 14.?Denouncing him who would violate a party pledge, demanded by th< voters of his party, as aa embessler of power. William J. Bryan outlined his views as to the tariff before a la:*ge audience here to? day. . i Mr. Bryan's subject was "Democ? racy and the Tariff." He emphasized the necessity of senators and con? gressmen being bound by platforms, saying he would later suggest a form for such a plank. "If all the Democrats In the Semite and house had voted against every s> proposed inereass In the tariff and for every proposed decrease, we might have made our light next year on the party s record without making a hpe? ct ae declaration on items of schedule." said sir. Bryan, "but In view of the fact that Democrats In both the sen fret* and the house differed as to the Interpretation of the Democratic plat farm and as to the rates that should be Imposed under the various sshed I Jell eve that It Is necessary for Itform to be specific and em we expect to secure control of, Ws muit eon vinos the public we will, if bureau* with the favor material reductions. Un our candidates for congress can agree before the election they are not likely to agree after the election. If reach Democratic condidate will state his position, the voters can elect a representative who will give expres? sion to their views, and I am much more anxious that the representative shall reflect the wishes of his constit? uents than I am that he shall agree f w ith my opinion." J Mr. Bryan concluded his address with an extended argument In favor of free raw material. * When asked If he would attend the reception to be given Samuel Oomp ees, president of the American Fed? eration of Lahor, on his return from fctbroad. Mi. Bryan said: "That depends upon the date." When told that It was October 1. be said "Impossible. That is our 23th wed? ding anniversary." TtM>K COOK'S PROVISIONS. St. John ?. N F. Sept. 13.?Alan Whltten, who was boatswain of the Peary auxlllinry steamer Erik In ltOS. and again in 1908. adds his quota to the polar, controversy today. I on his expeditions he saw much of ^Peary. and knew of Peary's plans. He was also on the Erik In the summer of 1107. when she lay for a week In Sydney slongslde the schooner John R. Bradley, in which Dr. Cook was starting for the pole, d Whltten says that the Bradley was abundantly equipped for Cook's ex? pedition, having supplies for at least thre? years. He confirm* the gtsafgS made b\ I ?r Cook at Copcnhnu n that P*-.tr\ i.i to,,k Cook's pro? vision!*. m| ilnu that not only did the I crew of the -hip take Cook s st?r? s "that were at Blah, but that boats were sent to Ann-f k. thirty milts dastl to remove Cook's provisions. *] h u were stated there, Whltten admit* ted. however, that he did not know If this rein >> I ? M by arrangement B tween Rtsfotph Franohti who wnslefl charge of the provision*, and Pear) <>r Peary'** rtateeentativee, The boatswain als?? nuuli tin- stats ment that h ah Cook's and I collections of Ivory and skin*, son, of them ver\ valuable, IthtWfSS Were taken. He said that the trouble ui'h Peurys previous taped It Ions had bet n .the lack of supp'les. Instead Of ft * malnlng away .'or three years. Com mander Peary wa? compelled to re? turn after about fifteen months, the Seal re MM?, Whltl I d. elare.l. I hat ht did not have enough supplies to raBsats ktasjer. ihed April, 1850. 'He .hist an U BUMTI SI AVER BONOS TO BE SOLD. Some items of Monthly Fxikmikc?Po? lice Coir mit tee Make Ho omiiicmla tions?The Erection of Guard House and Fire Department Build? ing Made Special Order for Next | Meeting;. ^ ( City Council resumed ltaN regular sessions Tuesday. Sept. 14th at 8 o'clock. Present Mayor W. B. Boyle, Aldermen H. D. Barnett, P. P. Finn. R. F. Haynsworth, H. C. Haynsworth, J. R. L,lgon, W. O. Stuhbs and R. L. Wright. Absent: Alderman Wm. Bultman. Mr. J. H. Dorlty, of behalf of Mr. sp J. A. Lewis, offered to sell to the city for $160.00 a lot of land adjoin ing the Waterworks lands on Church street. The offer was referred to the Commission of Public Works to con? sider and report. Mr. R. M. Warren requested reduc? tion on "Merry-go-Round" license. Action was postponed to "regular or? der" and inadvertently overlooked. Minutes of July 27th were read and confirmed. Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com? mittee, reported that reports of the Clerk and Treasurer for June, July and August had been examined and found correct. That all claims refer? red to them had been approved. That the Sewer Bonds are advertised for sale on 30th inst. The report was approved. Mr. Finn, for the Committee of Public Works, submitted reports of work done from July 23rd to August llth as follows: ^ North Main St., repairs and cleaning. $ 28.00 Warren St.. cleaning 1.40 Broad St., repairs and weeding 13.80 Corbet St.. weeding 1.00 Marshall St., weeding .40 Sewer Trenches Filled 26.00 Calhoun St., weeding and repairs 5.85 N. Sumter St. weeding 1.00 Mowing Machine 7.00 Street Sweeping 65.40 Street Sprinkling 29.60 issVssjgsMsssiiled, Ltd? load* 18ft.*4ei Church St.. grading and clay work 330.36 Hampton Ave., cleaning 10.75 Hauling Water Pipe 2.50 S. Sumter St., repairs 1.00 N. Washington St., repairs and cleaning'drains 26.00 Liberty St., repairs 5.50 Farm Work 18.00 Injured Laborer 18.00 Haynsworth St., repairs and weeding 6.25 Salem Ave., repairs and weeding 7.00 Dingle St., cleaning street an l drains 23.05 Reardon Ave., cleaning l.fO Magnolia St.. North, weeding 8.00 Myrtle St.. weeding 1.75 V'eeding. Ward No. 2 C2.9? Weeding and Cleaning, Ward No. 4 G3.4") Repairs on Barn 3.00 Stand Pipe Lot cleaned 1.00 Oakland Ave., curb 3.80 Cleaning School Grounds 18.80 Total. , 979.10 No. Men: 27. Carts Average: 8 1-2. City Engineer Lee submitted re? ports showing cost of grading and living clay on Church street. 14c per sq. yard, and advised that the use of concrete curbing In Church street since It can be made about the same cost as brick. Mr. Lee fur? ther reported that he had made some 24 inch concrete drain pipe and finds It can be manufactured at about lie per foot. Mr. Lee was requested to tSSf the pipe made by him and if found of satisfactory strength to con Mnue making It for use in th? drain in Council street and Oakland id BaJsm Avenues Mr. H. l>. NotSC prsssntsd ? claim <>f $ti".iM? for flushing dsvloss for four SSWSr ticks; which Mr. Lee explained re ne ssssry to the successful ops i t >n of iht t mks. The claim was rde red paid, By request ef Mr. s. H, Ddmunds, Superintendent of Schools, Council ordered Ihe to ace rebuilt ..t Washing Ion Bchool grounds, eomet of Liberty treat, Messrs, R. I. Manning, M. J. Har? by, i. c. Strauss and Dr. J v. Mood, appeared before Council to ask that 11;*' Bos rd of I b ail h !>.? request! i lo permit Health I Ulleer B, i. R< ardon t.. eontlnus to serve as Secretary of ii" Chamber of Commerce, tempore" riiy. .v i Manning staled that he hop* ed that the Chamber of Comm< would be reorganised by January "?? ,? basis which would warrant the m ploymeni of a regular Secretary, and Hi ?ughl that, with Ihe i an lion <>l Council, Ho- Board would eonsenl lo Mi Reardon*! continuance in the of? , i oi Seeretsn until tint lime. Mr. fl Fear not-^Let all the ends Thou Aim SR 8. C. S - TURD AI Ligon Stated thJt the duties of Health OfBoar required the undivided atten? tion of that offlolal. but that on the assurance of Mr. Manning that Mr. Reunion's services would not be re? quired after January 1st he moved that the request be granted, provid? ed it be agreeable to the Board of Health. The motion was adopted. Mr. Ligon for the Police Commit? tee, reported as follows: To the Honorable, the City Council of Sumter, C. Gentlemen: Your Police and Sani? tary Committee held a meeting on the 10th instant. At this meeting every member was present. We re? spectfully beg to report the following business trasacted and recommenda? tions made: For neglect of duty. Officer Hodge has been suspended for a period of ten days and reprimanded by the Chief of Police. Rule 8, which provides among other things, "that while on duty no member of the force shall be* allow: ed in any wise to lotfnge or loaf, or enter into conversation with any per? son except on police business," is being daily and generally violated. We have directed the Chief of Po? lice's attention to this with instruc? tions that the rule be enforced. Any police officer is positively pro? hibited, under penalty of immediate dismissal, from visiting any social club, except in the discharge of his duty, and when so called upon, he is to immediately report said visit to his superior officer. Our attention being called to a lot of uncollected fines outstanding on the Recorder's Docket, we suggest that same be collected at once and a detailed report of such collections be made at the next meeting of your honorable body. Learning that It la not uncommon for the Recorder to charge fines Im? posed, collection of same to be made in the future, If at all, we suggest that the Recorder be directed to dlcontinue this practice, and that when a fine is Imposed, same shall be collected at once. We learn that It is customary, in certain cases, for our Police Depart? ement to-aooept a verbal promise for bond, if you please,) from an of? fender or some one for him, to as? sure his appearance at the Record? er's Court, and it not Infrequently happens that said offender forgets (?) to make his appearance. We recommend that this at once be dis? continued, and that either the cash or its equivalent be accepted, and that absolutely no exceptions be made to ti'.ls rule. Report of the Police Department and of lights not burning are ao i peadtd hereto and made part of this report. Respectfully submitted. Jas. R. Llgon, Chm. Police and Sanitary Com. Mr. Ligon also presented report of lights not burning in July and Au? gust; and the police report for July and August. Mr. Finn, for the Fire Department Committee, urged the erection of a building and purchase of equipment. Mr. Stubbs suggested renting for tem? porary use, the lot northwest corner of Liberty and Sumter streets, and building a stable thereon. The sug? gestion was referred to the Fire De? partment Committee with power to act. Mr. Finn, for the Opera House Committee, reported Installation f switchboard. Mr. Stubbs, for the Railroad Com? mittee, reported that Col. Thomas Wilson, President of the Northwest? ern Railroad, had promised to build a suitable crossing over their track at Bartlefte street. Mr. Finn submitted bids for pur? chase of No, 2 Hose Co. lot as fol? lows: Harby m Co., 11,800; Mr. Isaac Schwartz, $2,301.65. Mr Schwarts's offer was accepted, the money derived from the sale to be ?pent for improvement of the Fire I >? partmnet. Mr. Htubbs suggested that the Del gar Hose Co, lot be offered for sale .it b minimum price of $100 per front ot. in.! land for the Fire idepart? ment be bought elsewhere, it was >n ordered) council reserving the right to reject all bids. The Recorder requested the prlvl !? KS Of making a statement in r< fer encs to tin- report of the Police Com? mittee adopted at this meeting, Mr. ii c. Haynsworth's motion to recon? sider the adoption of the report w o carried and the request of the Re? corder wa? granted. ii< cal ed at tentlon to the paragraph in reference to the collection of fines at i pell ?< tlon upon the Municipal Court. H< tated that there are frequent occa? sions for the exercise of discretion In Im posing and collecting fines; and as s't at be thy Country'*, Thy God's anc f. SEPTEMBER 18, serted that the city is the gainer and the ends of justice served by the in? dulgence allowed in exceptional cast s. He further stated that the Chief of Police is allowed to extend these fa? vors; and it is his custom to leave those matters to the chief. Mr. H. C. Haynsworth said that the affairs of the Police Court were plac? ed by law In the discretion of the Recorder, and he thought they were administered in a satisfactory man? ner. Mr. Ligon was of the opinion that council had authority in the matter; the report had been adopted unanimously by the committee and should remain as adopted. Mr. Wright moved that the paragraph be stricken out and the "motion was adopted by the following vote: Yeas, Barnett, Haynsworth, Haynsworth and Wright. Nays, Finn, Ligon and Stubbs. The Mayor declined to vote since there was no tie. Mr. Finn declared that he meant no reflection upon the Recorder; and if It be so construed would change his vote. ?Mr. Johnson, architect, presented revised plan of Guard House and convict quarters to cost $8,000. Mr. R. F. Haynsworth declared himself In favor of building the guard house, the Are department house; and of purchasing necessary fire equipment; all of which he thought could be done when the sewer debt Is paid by sale of the bonds. Messrs. Finn and Stubbs opposed the erection of a Guard House and favored equipment of the Fire Department. On Mr. Finn's motion "special order" of the next council meeting was made as follows: Erection of Guard House and Fire Department and purchase of equipment. Mr. Ligon reported that complaint had been made by citizens on ac? count of heaps of clay standing in Dingle street. No action was taken as the clay will soon be spread on streets leading to the Privateer road. Request of Mr. J. P. Booth was granted?that street sprinkling be extended to his place of business on East Liberty street. Council discussed the financial sit? uation, and by Mr. Ligon's motion, submit to next meeting, an estimate of necessary expenses of their several departments for one year. Permission was granted to Mr. W. B. Costin to enclose his wooden store on Liberty street with brick; to cover it with iron and ceil it inside with wood. Request of Mr. W. W. McKagen for a sewer line on Edwards street, was referred to the Committee of Public Works to ascertain and report the cost. The time for compulsory sewer connection within the fire limits was extended to Jan. 1st, 1910. Petition for a street light at Hampton and Winn avenue, and sev? eral similar petitions were referred to the Committee on Lights with power to act. A 64 C. P. light was ordered on South Main street be? tween the Jackson House and Sum? ter Hotel. Claim of Witherspoon Bros. Furni? ture Co. for window shades sold to the lessee of the Opera House in 1907 was refused consideration with re? gret. Several bids were presented for erection of a stable at the water stand pipe lot; but consideration of them was deferred. A number of claims were referred to the Finance Committee. Council then adjourned. GREATER THAN NIAGARA. The Awful flood Tltat Worked De? struction in Monterey. Mexico City, Sept. 18.?James D. Schuyler, the well-known American engineer, declared in an interview that the volume of water in the Mon? terey Hood, which destroyed million of dollars worth of property and 1, 500 lives In that ty ale e, was great? er In volume than thf OOUrlng ov? i Niagara Falls. According to flgun b furnished him by competent engine- rs the volum< of water that rushed down the some Urnen dry bed of the Santa Catarlna river on the night of August l'T ex needed the How <>f the Niagara bj 48,000 cubic feet per second. LETTER CARRIERS NOT TO FA< I VICIOUS DOGS. Washington. Sept. 13.? -Mall car riers are not required to deliver mal ft' residences w here vicious dogs an permitted t" run :it large. As a protection t-? mall carriers. lh< rcliowlng regulatloi has been adop? cd bj the postofllce department: "Carriers are not required to de liver mall at residences where vlclou dogs are permitted to run -it large Persons keepln j such dogs must i ? at the post office for their mall. I Truth's." THE TRTJ1 1909. Sev St PEARY'S JOURNEY OUTLINED. -I PASSENGERS OX THE ROOSE-1 VELT ITHMSH DETAILS* As Much as Twenty-five Miles a Day Made by the Peary Expedition En Route From Cape Columbia to the Pole?Minute Account of the Trip. Battle Harbor, Labrador, Sept. 13. ?From members of the Peary Arctic expedition on board the steamer Roosevelt a number of details of the dash to the pole having been gleaned. These details are as follows: The only men to reach the pole were Commander Peary and one Es? kimo, Eging Wap by name. The oth? er while members of the various par? ties that left Cape Columbia were sent back one by one as Peary drew nearly to his objective. Mathew Hen sen and three Eskimos, the only oth? er members of the reduced party that made the final dash, were left one march south of the pole. Capt. Robert A. Bartlett and Geo. Borup started February 27 from Cape Columbia, with a number of Eskimos and dogs on the march across the ice, heading north. On March 1, Com? mander Peary left Cape Columbia with his party consisting of seven white men seventeen Eskimos and 136 dogs. On March 4 Peary came up with Bartlett, who had pitched his camp at the side of a lead of water, which it was imposible to cross. The combined parties had to wait until March 11, seven days before further progress was possible. The sun was seen for the first time March 5, and at a short way from the 84th paral? lel. The supply of alcohol was run? ning short and Borup returned to Cape Columbia for a fresh stock. March 14 Borup overtook Peary again and brought a supply of oil and alco? hol. The division under Prof. Ross G. Marvin joined Peary the same day. At this point Prof. Donald B. Mc? Millan was sent back, his feet having been badly frozen. Borup returned to land from 85.23 with two Eskimos. The party now consisted of twelve men, ten sledges and U5 dogs. Bart? lett was still beating out the trail two days ahead of Peary. Marvin took observations at 85.4 8 and then started on his return march. On the next march Bartlett made a record trip, covering twenty miles. This brought him to 85.38. The party now consisted of Peary, Bartlett. Ma? thew Henson, the negro man who has been Peary's personal assistant on so many of his expeditions, the Eskimos, seven sledges and sixty dogs, and the journey northward was resumed. The ice was perfectly level as far a.< the eye could see. Bartlett took the ob? servation on the 38th parallel on April 21 and then reluctantly return? ed, leaving Peary, Henson and three Eskimos with provisions for forty days to make the final dash to the pole. This reduced party started the morning of April 3. The men walked that day for ten hours and made twenty miles. They then slept near the 89th parallel. While crossing a stretch of young ice three hundred yards wide. :he sledge broke through. It was saved, but two of the Eskimos had narrow escapes from drowning. The ice was still good, and the dogs were in great shape. They made as high as twenty-five miles a day. The next observation was made at s *.2 r>. The next two marches were made in a dense fog. The sun was sighted on the htird march and an observation showed S9.57. The pole was reached April C. and a series of observations were taken at f'O. Peary deposited his records and hoisted the American flag. The tem? perature was 32 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit. The pole appeared as B fro/en sea. Peary tried to take B sounding but u<?t no bottom at l 500 fathoms. Peary stayed at the Pole for 34 hours, and then started on his return journey the afternoon of April 7. < ?n the return the marches were continuous, and Peary and the F.- il m< b iffered greatly from fatigue. i"a< y had tluir first sleep at the i nd I' the ? ighth march from the p de in the iglooi left by Bartlett. Here there was a violent snow storm. <?n April i*3 the party reached th< vertical edge of the land Ice west of Cape Columbia. The Eskimos wore delighted t<> reach land, and the party slept for two days. They repaired their sledges, rested the dogs, and re? suming the Journey, reached tin llo< velt April 27. Marvin left Peary on the way upon Friday, March -?'?. to return to tin ship. He hud with htm two Eskimos and Beventeen dogs. The story of the professor's >'< ath was obtained from one of the Eskimos. April 10, Mar E SOUTHRON, Established June, 1KM Ties?Vol. XXX. "7 LOVETT SUCCEEDS HARRIWAN. DEAD MAN'S CLOSE FRIEND MADE CHAIRMAN. rrculdoncy Remain* Va? ant But the Most Important Office is rilled by Southern Lawyer. New York, Sept. 13.?The contin? uance of the Harriman policies in the management of Union Pacific, South? ern Pacific and the chain of allied rail? roads was made certain today, tem? porarily at least, when Robert S. Lov ett, E. H. Harriman's personal coun? sel and close friend, v. as elected to succeed Mr. Harriman at the head of the executive committee of the Union Pacific railroad. To strengthen fur? ther the dominance of 4he "Harri? man idea" Jacob H. Schiff and Wil? liam Rockefeller?both heavily inter? ested in the Harriman enterprises? were elected directors in place of Mr. Harriman and the late H. H. Rogers, and also were chosen to places on the executive committee. The Union Pacific still remains without a president, as Mr. Harriman occupied this position also. It is un? derstood, however, :hat an operating man?probably L. F. Loree, president of the Delaware & Hudson?will be elected for the place at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held on October 12. I The office which Judge Lovett as? sumed today is the most important in. I the management and financial super? j vision of the Union Pacific. The directors of the Southern Pa I cific will meet tomorrow. It is taken I for granted that their action is fully (?forecast by today's meeting and that Judge Lovett will be slated as chalr ] man of that executive committee also, 1 in Mr. Harriman's place, with Jacob H. Schiff or some other partner in the firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., at his I right hand as director and member of J the executive committee, j As it stands today the executive I committee remains in the parlance of j the stree4:, a "Kuhn, Loeb-Standard Oil J board, for besides Judge Lovett, Ja I cob H. Sch'fff and William HdcRefel I ler. the members are H. C. Frick of Pittsburg, Marvin Hughitt, president of the Chicago & Northwestern, and Frank A. Vanderlip of the National j City bank. New York. The failure of the Morgan interests to gain a place" on the reconstruction J board was a surprise to Wall street* where last week's rumor, had been given general credence. Judge Lovett who, in view of his J new office, becomes, for the moment, lone of the most prominent railroAcf% men in the public eye, came to New York city in 1906. Born in Texas, 4S ' years ago. he entered the railroac business as a boy as a $40 a month * freight clerk, for the Houston, 2?-st & West Texas railroad at HoustonV WHlle serving as a freight clerk he studied law at night and eventually became a district counsel for the rail? road, and then general counsel. His next step was membership in a Arm which represented the Southern Pa? cific. He became so valuable to this system under Mr. Harriman, he was made general counsel with offices at I Houston. Three years ago Harriman J brought him to this city. WRECK IN TENNESSEE. Fifteen Passengers Receive More or Ix*-* Serious Injuries. Nashville. Tenn., Sept. J>?Eight trainmen killed and 15 passengers in? jured, two fatally perhaps, is the re? sult of a collision between a passen? ger and a freight train this morning on the Nashville. Chattanooga & St. Louis railroad at Pegram Station, 20 mil B weal of here. In the fire that followed at least two of the mangled bodies were completely consumed. vln was forty-five miles from Caps Columbia. H<- started out that morn i:i_r walking ahea 1. The Eskimos were delayed In packing the sledges, a fact thai permitted Marvin to get I\ g ?od St irl on them. When the Re* klmos arrived al an open lead they i i ed thai the young Ice was broken about twenty-live yards out. and they saj v li tt locked like a man's bodj floating In the centre of the road. Ow Ing t> the treacherous condition of ;1 e Ice the Eskimos cou'd noi ven tu**e out. They returned to the Roossvettsad reported. Capt. Bartletl then wont to the point the) designated and ?vered Prof. Marvin's spare boots, aud personal belongings v ' Ich wert till on the Ice where the Eskimoa had left them. The super -? tloi n of th< race prevented the na tives from bringing the dead man's effi ? With them. Prod Marvin's re cordi and observations were saved.