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Supreme Court Will Pass oil Cane 1 Irani Before Magistrate, hi Rail? road Halt. The Supreme Court yesterday is? sued a per curlam order, providing; for an en banc meeting on November 27 of five cases against the Atlantic Coast Line road from Sumter county Involving the question of whether two stations. St. Charles and Wisacky are in Lee or Sumter county. R. M. Jenkins Is the plaintiff in four of the cases and W. W. DesChamps Is the plaintiff In the other. The per curlam order is as follows: "These five cases Involved the ques? tion whether a magistrate In Sumter county has Jurisdiction In so far as the actions Involved recovery of a penalty, whether the question of Jur? isdiction related to the subject mat? ter or to the person, and so whether contest upon the merits before the magistrate was a waiver of objection to jurisdiction, and incidentally whether in considering such question raised here for the first time, this court could take judicial notice that St. Charles and Wisacky, where the canes of action are alleged to have arisen, are in Lee county and not in Sumter county.?The State. THE DISPENSARY CLOSED. Everything Sohl Out Except a Few Bottle* of Wine. From The Dally Item. Nov. 16. The county dispensary was closed last night and Sumter county is now prohibition territory. Whether or not It Is to be dry remains to be seen. The enforcement of the law against the sale of Intoxicating beverages de? pends more upon public sentiment than upon the county and city offi? cials, and If there Is not a strong sen? timent in favor of the rigid enforce? ment of the law, the law will be a dead letter. Irrespective of the efforts the officials may make to suppress the Illicit sale of liquor. They may be able to apprehend many o fthe blind tigers, but if any considerable number of people conspire with the blind tigers to violate the law by pat? ronising the tigers the police of this city and the county officials will not be able to cope with the evil. Dispenser Windham acting under the orders of the County Board of Control closed the dispensary prompt? ly at the usual closing hour la?t nl>;M I dispensary became a thing of the pant so far as Sumter is concerned. The stock of liquors was ? i--d out st?ernl days ago and on' ? i small remount of wines was left on hand at closing time last night. There remained unsold only two cases of champagne and three or four cases of other wines, the total value of which was less than $200. The Sum? ter county dispensary will pay all outstanding accounts and have re? maining about $30.000 In ca-h to he divided between the school fund. Sumter county, the city of Sumter and the town of Mayesville. The final settlement and distribution of funds will be made as soon as possible un? der fhe provisions of the law. ?Lame hack comes on suddenly and la extremely painful. It Is caused by rheumatism of the muscles. Quick re? lief Is afforded by applying Chamber? lain's Liniment. Sold by W. W. Si bert. The schedule of the new Coast Line flyer Is no Improvement on the old except that one does not have to rise so early to get to Augusta, but that Is offset by the lateness in get? ting there. If the schedule were to be advanced a little so that the new train would connect at Sumter with the train going to Greenville, and re? turn a few hours ahead of train 32 going north there would be a ma? terial gain In schedules for all this section. That train would get to Charleston earlier in the day and leave earlier In the afternoon, giving Just about the same time In Charles? ton and getting our friends In Dillon. Fayettevllle and other points home before night. It would be an advan? tage to us all. to say nothing of the earlier train to Columbia and the connection for the up-country. We sincerely urge these modifications to our friends who run the railroad. It seems like too much of a good thing to have two fast trains leaving here for the north so close together as 32 and the new train do. The Coast Line run* plenty of trains, but It keeps them so clone together that there Is little or nothing gained to the traveling public.?Florence Times. USCHS Golden Seal Stock A Poultry Medicine an Ideal remedy for Honte?, tuwi, Mult'm, llotfH, Hheep and Poultry. Never fall? to give relief. Acta direct? ly on the liver. feverj Stock and Poultry ral?er Hhould have a can handy for u?e when needed. Hold by drugglftt? and dealers. Price ftc, GOc and $1.00a can. Alno Huach'n I Mulnfectant and IUp. guaranteed to destroy MITKS& Lit'Bon chick ens. Sampleon request. Golden Chain Remedy Co., Ino. BVANSVILLB, IND. SI HE R l s TuucrsT?HE. EM BEZZ LEB IXDICTED. Grand Jury Amines Wnrrlner of Grand Larceny and Misapplication of Funds. Cincinnati. Nov. 15.??Charles L. Warriner. formerly local treasurer of the Big Four railroad, was indicted today on chages of grand larceny and embezzlement In the amount of $5, 000 on each count. While $643,000 is known to have been stolen from the railroad, It de? veloped today that the company's cash books prior to 1905 have disap? peared and that it will never be pos? sible to tell the full amount of the defalcations. The comparatlvedly small amounl >n which Warriner was indicted rep? resented the latest known theft. Amazing figures were presented to? day, showing the progress of the thefts for the last five years. The shortage thus estimated amounts tu something more than $58.000 foi 1905, 1906 and 1907 to $62.000 in 1908, and $83.000 in 1909. The total for five years reaches $322,000. Of this sum Warlner says he paid $400 a month to each of two persons n the form of blackmail. The rest, ne alleges, he lost in speculation, try ng to replace his thefts. The most Interesting person to ap? pear before the grand Jury today was Mrs. Jeanette Stauart Ford , whose oonnnectlon with the case Is still Hhrouded In mystery. Mrs. Ford de? clared that she had said nothing to the grand Jurors beyond the Indefi? nite statement which she has already made public. After the grand Jury had adjourn? ed for the day, Prosecutor Hunt an? nounced that Warriner would be summoned as a witness to give evi? dence against the persons whom he accuses of blackmail. SUPREME COURT DIVIDED. A Petetion of C, C. & O. For a Man? damus to Compel (.ranting of Its Charter. Columbia, Nov. 15.?The Supreme Court today issued an order calling a meeting of the whole circuit and Su? preme bench on Nov. 27 to pass upon the C, C. and O's. petition to man? damus the Secretary of State to issue the road a charter. PIEDMONT ELECTRIC RAILWAY. Anderson Car Cotii|mny Soli* Out to Great** Mb* Syndicate. Greenville, Nov. 15.-?Th< \uder son Traction Company was today purchased in Greenville by a Green? ville syndicate, composed of L. W. Parker, W. J. Thackston, H. J. Haynsworth J. B. Duke and B. N. Duke, the last named being associat? ed with the American Tobacco Com? pany. The purchase was made from E. W. Robertson, who has recently bought in this company's holdings. The Messrs. Dnke came to Green? ville today to med the other parties In the transaction, and returned to Charlotte tonight. The amount of the purchasing price has not been stated. This is one of the most Important business transactions that has taken place in this section for some time. The Dukes in the syndicate have tak? en over the property with the pur? pose of extending the lnter-urban line of the Anderson Traction Company from Helton to Greenville and from Gnenvllle to Spartaniuirg. Papers of Incorporation will nt once be applied for and the name of the new corpora? tion will be the Greenville, Anderson and Spnrtanburg Traction Company. Subscriptions will be opened within a short time and the people of this section will be given an opportunity to subscribe to the stock on the basis of the purchase. Within a reasonable time a survey will be made for ex? tension of the line to Greenville and Spartanburg. ?Croup is most prevalent during th? dry cold weather of the early winter months. Parents of young chlldrer should be prepared for It. All that If needed Is a bottle of Chamberlain'* Cough Remedy. Many mothers arc never without It in their homes and it has never disappointed them. Sold b? W. W. Slbert. Order No. 74, to be effective De? cember 1, has been adopted by the railroad commission, requiring the Atlantic Coast Line Road to operate the COSW8X Coast and Western Road as one and the same system ns the Atlantic Coast Line, and thereby to BOS continuous mileage and assess one straight local rate. This will mean a great saving to the people along the line of the Conway, Coast and Western Road In the matter of freight rates. Formerly in making rates from one station on one line to a station on the other the local ratal of each line would be added and 20 per cent, deducted. ?The old. old story, told times with? out number, and repeated OVOf and over again for the last 36 years, hut it s always a welcome story to those In search of health There Is nothing In the world that cures cough? and eohis as quickly as Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Sold hy W. W. SI bert. VACCINATION ORDERED. Health Officer Reardon Will Begin Vaccination of School Children Nov. 21th. Owing to the prevalence of small? pox In other portions of this State, and desiring to take no chances whatever, Superintendent of City Schools S. H. Edmunds and Health Officer Reardon decided today to or? der a general vaccination, and re vaccination of all scholars and teach? ers in the city schools. The city health department and the State board of health rules and regulations require that every schol? ar shall be succesfully vaccinated as a pre-requislte to attending school, and that at east once every six years all scholars shall be re-vacclnated. The laws place the responsibility for compliance with these regulations upon the teachers, parents and guard? ians of the scholars and Impose heavy penalties for neglect or refusal to comply with the regulations. The teachers In the different grades and divisions today notified every scholar that on next Wednesday, November 24th, the work of vacci? nation will begin in accordance with the prescribed rules and regulations. Smallpox, in the last two or three years has become much more viru? lent and fatal. Seven out of every ten persons afflicted with this disease, In a recent severe outbreak lh this State died, and every case was of a malignant and serious nature. It is preferred that all scholars be vaccinated at home by their family physicians. But following out a cus? tom in vogue for years the health of? ficer will go to each of the city school buildings for several hours each day, beginning November 24th, to see that all scholars are vaccinated, or to vac? cinate, without charge all who may wish to be vaccinated at the schools. All physicians, and others will be furnished with vaccine virus by the health officer, upon application, with? out cost as the State health board furnishes the city health departments with puredt glycerinlzed virus for free distribution. The same precaut'ons taken with school children Should be adopted by all Individuals in a community. While it is preferred that every citizen desiring to be vaccinated, or re-vaccinated will go to, or have a prnctfclng physician to do this \vo:lr. nevertheless, the city health ?iopart m^nt requires the city health ojftcer to vaccinate, without charge, m:v who apply to him. In the case of ladies the health of? ficer will go to the homes upon re? ceipt of one day's notice in advance by telephone, or mail. Gentlemen will be vaccinated free at the city hall or at their places of business. NEGRO STATE FAIR. Will Not Be Held in Sumter Says Richard Carroll. ?'The negro State fair," said Rich? ard Carroll, the president of the as? sociation, yesterday, 'will be held next eyar in Batesburg, if I have anything to do with it. There is a rumor that it would be carried to Sumter, but I do not think that ;.t will for we are thinking of buying a tract of land at Batesburg for the fair." Over 20.000 attended the fair duv Ing the past week, which was accord? ing to reports received very success? ful and orderly, there being few ar? rests made. Richard Carroll, in speaking of the fair yesterday, said: "The negro State fair at Batesburg last week was a success in every way. The white citi? zens of the community presented me with a nice horse and buggy and paid the expenses of a banquet for me, at which were about 75 of my friends. The fair will be held in Batesburg next year if the members of the association have a chance to vote on ft. I do not think of going elsewhere and there is a movement on foot to purchase 50 acres of land at Batesburg. The white merchants will subscribe for more than half of the stock. The white people of Ba? tesburg were pleased with the fair and are willing to aid It. An office for the fair association has already been rented in Batesburg.?The State. ?When a cold becomes settled !n the system. It will take several days' treat? ment to cure It, and the best remedy to use is Chamberlain's Cough Rem? edy. It will cure quicker than any other, and also leaves the system In a natural and healthy condition. Sold by W. W. Sibert. Frederick Warde's lecture will be gln at 9 o'clock on the evening of the 24th of November. This is done that those who attend the mid-week player service may not he deprived of the pleasure of hearing this distin? guished lecturer. ?Many school einloten suffer from constipation, which is often the cause of seeming stupidity a*, lessons. Chain ltCain's Stomach and Liver Tablets are att Ideal medicine to give a chli? for they are mild and gentle In their ffftct. and will cure even chronic on siit-ction. Sold by W. W. Sibert. FELL AMONG THIEVES. E. A. Edwards of Zirconia. N. C. Has John Davidson, Karl Adams and ??Daddy" Giant Arrested. Sp&rtanburg, Nov. 15.?E. A. Ed? wards, a business: man of Zirconia, N. C, claims he was robbed Sunday night of $108 and a fine gold watch while he was in the room of John Davidson in the Walker building. He claims that he was invited and taken up in the room by one Karl B. Adams to "have a good time," as he under? stood. While in the room he claims to have been robbed of his purse and his watch. Tonight, in the presence of poli^o o' ..ers, Edwards Identified Adam " ^ on and "Daddy" Grant as three - . the men who helped to rob him. Accordingly warrants were sworn out for their arrest. They were taken to the city jail, but gave bond and were freed. E. A. Edwards is a business man of Zirconia, N. C. His family recent? ly moved to Greenville, but he still does business in Zirconia. Sunday night he was in the city on his way to Greenville, and having some time be? tween trains he came down in the, city to take in the sights. He says he got with a young man who took him in an upstairs room to have a good time. While in the room he claims he was robbed. IMPRISONED FOR CONTEMPT. Supreme Court of United States Sen? tences Chattanooga Lyiiohers. Washington, Nov. 15.?For the first time in American history, six men are in prison tonight for contempt of the Supreme Court of the United States. Foi the first time, too, the Federal government has placed men behind the bars as an outcome of the lynch? ing of a negro. At the United States jail in this city, Capt. Joseph F. Shipp, former sheriff a Chattanooga, Tenn., Jere? miah Gibson, his jailer, and Luther Williams, Nick Nolan Henry Padgett and William Mayas of the same city this afternoon began serving terms of imprisonment imposed a few hours before by the Supreme Court of the United Staes. Shipp and Gibson had been found guilty of failing to protect from a mob Ed Johnson, whose legal execu? tion for assault had been stayed by the Supreme Court until it could re? view the case The ohers had been found guilty of parti ilpatlon In the lynohlng of a Fe? ral prisoner, shipp. Williams and Nolan were giv? en sentences of 10 days imprison? ment each, while Gibson, Padgett and Mayes each received 60 days. God's Providence. Charlotte Chronicle. A striking manifestation of the Providence of God was manifested on the Seaboard Air Line road, Tuesday night, at CounciU's, a station about twelve miles out from Wilmington. A west-bound passenger train pack? ed with people returning from the Toft celebration had stopped at the station, when a freight train follow? ing, crashed into the rear coach. The impact was sufficient to mash the people into a mass in the front por? tion of the car. The seats from the rear were closed up against each other like folding opera chairs. The smashed In and the freight engine lost pilot, head-light, smoke stack and all its upper works, even includ? ing the cab, and while twelve or fourteen people in the car were badly hurt, no one was killed. The most seriously hurt was a doctor of Lum berton (Dr. Thompson, we believe) and he escaped with a broken arm and internal injuries from which fa? tal results are not expected. We are not speaking of the cause of the ac? cident, so much as of miraculous cir? cumstances of the escape from death of those occupying the car and it was crowded to the aisles. Any one viewing the apparently inextricable mixture of wreckage and humanity would have wondered that there was no loss of life. i THE KIND OF FRAMEg To be used is very much a matter of taste. It is im? portant, though, that the frames set properly on the nose and at the right dis? tance from the Eyes; that the lenses be perfectly cen? tered, ant how are you to know when some is guess? ing. WE NEVER GUESS Glasses Right, Good Sight. I have fi graduate Optician In charge of my Optical Parlor and all work Is guaranteed. w. a. Thomson, Jeweler and Optician. 6 S. Main St. Phone 333. ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT. AVegelablePrcparalionforAs similatingtheFoofJanilRcgula ting the Stomachs and?owelsof Infants/Children Promotes Digesttonnrerui ness and Rest.Con tains neitttr OpiuRi.Morphiric iwrMioeraL Not Narcotic. Jfrctpt of Old DrSMLZLPnWJl jUxJama + JhcMteMs flB&Mre Jgj _ frmi/ rrwvt oera - flMWJfcnr. "J* *- +mw . - Aperftct Remedy for Consflp* tton, Sour Stomch.Dlarrti? Worms XtoiTVulsions.FevEr'sli ness andLoss of Sleep. ftcSimfe Signature of NEW YORK. Atb months old 35 Doses-35CEMS Exact Copy of Wrapper. CASTOHIA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have \ Always Bought Bears the Signature of In Use For Over * Thirty Years HOT TMI OKKTAWB MHMNTi NC? TOR? CITV. Birnie's Drug Store, 5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. 0. Dealer In? Pure Drygs and Medicines, CHOICE PERFUMES 'AND FINE TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES AND DRUGGISTS' SUN EMMES A FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: :: OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS. ii 1 Our stock is complete and we cheerfully solicit your patronage. :: :: :: the growth of our lumber rusixess s -n something phenomenal.and - due to strict adherence to sound 1 usiness principles. Always provid? ing full measure* and the highest qualities of well-:-easoned lumber, we have succeeded in retaining all of 1 ur old customers, and in attracting new ones all the tiTie. For reliable lumber at fair prices and prompt de? liveries, come to us. The Sumter Door, Sash & aiind Factory, J. W. McKeiver. Propr?. >. SnSMSHnSSSSSMSS ? safety for OUR THE FUNDS DEPOSITORS : OF M SI B SI SI SI SI Promptness in all transactions, and unexcelled facilities for handling your business in every department of banking is the basis upon which this bank, the Oldest und Largest in the city of Sumter, invites your account. H First National Bank, Surrter, S. C. HORSES, MULES. BUGGIES, WAGONS, HARNESS, BUILDING MATERIAL,-= Lime, Cement, Acme Wall Plaster, Shingles, Laths, Fire Brick, Clay, Stove Flue and Drain Pipe, Etc. f f * g~*\ ? All kinds, Horse, Cow, Hog and Hay and Grain?Chlcken Feedi * SEED OATS, WHEAT, RYE AND BARLEY. A car load or a single article. Come and see us, if unable to do so, write, or phone No. io. El, BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER. SUMTER, S C.