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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
THE KM Ok 1.11 THURSDAY MG1IT LARGELY ATTENDED. New Officer* Elected and Many New Member* Enrolled?HhMmI Manning Declined Re-election to The Regret of All Member*?Many Mattem of Importance Discussed at Great Length. The Chamber of Commerce smok? er, held Thursday night In armory hall wa? attended by at least one hundred and fifty representative business and professional men of Sumter and a number of prominent cltlsens of the county who were present by special Invitation. The occasion was both ploasant and profitable and from the discussions and exchange of views on the various matters that were brought up by report of special com? mittees much good Is sure to result to the city and coynty. The discussions ware both animated and lengthy and while considerable differences of opin? ion In respect to several of the mat? ters developed In the course of the debate It was all In the best of spirit sod it could be seen the same end was aimed at by everyone?the bet? terment of Sumter, city and county? and the betterment of conditions, the development of our resources and the full and proper utilisation of our op? portunities as a community and as a city. The meeting was called to order by President R. I. Manning, who presid? ed, at S o'clock, and the supper was Immediately served. Tho refresh? ments consisted of a McKagen chick? en stew, with appropriate trimmings on the side, coffee, fruits and cigars. Everybody did full justice to the sup? per and then came the real business of the meeting. A programme had been prepared In advance by the executive commit? tee and all matters were brought up on reports of special committees that had made investigation of the ques? tions. Before the business matters were taken up Mr. H. C. Haynsworth offered a resolution of appreciation and thanks to the Sumter Light In ( fantry for the fine and creditable rec? ord It made at the State fair In win? ning the firs* prise in both the com pany and individual contests. Thi .resolutions were adopted by a nanl mous vote. First committee report w*s that on organisation presented by Mr. H. A. Moses. The section suggesting* that the membership be divided Into two classes?one paying $15 a year dues and the other $10 a year brought out considerable discussion. After a half dosen or more motions and subti tutes and amendments had been of? fered and discussed the matter was disposed of by adopting a resolution that the minimum dues be fixed at $5 and that those who* feel so dis? posed will be permitted to pay as much more as their means and public spirit prompts them to contribute for the good of the town. The re? mainder of the report was adopted without debate. Mr. 8. H. Edmunds for the com mltteo on nominations made the fol? lowing nominations: President, L. D. Jennings; Vice Presidents from the city R. L Wright and J. H. Chandler, from the county, J. M. Brogdon; Treasurer D. R. McCallum. Jr. The committee recommended that the nomination of the secretary be placed In the hands of a special committee to determine the compensation and the scope of the work to be perform? ed. The report was adopted and the entire ticket elected. The report of the committee rec? ommending that the railroads be re? quested to put on a parlor car on the Charleston-Oreenvllle morning train was seconded by Mr. J. R. McGhee, of Grsenvllle and was adopted. Mr. C. G. Rowland for the commit? tee on street Improvements, railroads, etc.. presented a report In which was embodied a protest against the recent action of City Council prohibiting the railroads from doing shifting In the yards on Sunday and recommending that the action be rescinded. This was seconded by Col. Thomas Wilson. Then came a long discussion In which the matter was threshed out. A com? promise disposition of the resolution was finally agreed to. It was receiv? ed as Information and will be trans? mitted to City Council as information s/'.thout comment or recomcmnda tlon. Mr. O'Donnell made report on ho? tel accommodations which laid bare the Inadequacy of the present hotels. He said that the business men of the city should get together and put up the necessary money for the erection of a mo.h r n hotel to have at least 100 rooms.. Col. Thomas Wilson, of the name committee, said that the com? mittee had mm!, thr np.ut just as mild sj pagBjbtSi thai conditions a*ere just as bad as the i. port li.d'- at. d and much worse. H. lu-artily en ed the suggestion that a modern hotel he built. Mr. O'Donnell spoke again In favor of the hotel project and sutfgentrd that It l??> built by raising $40.000 in cash by stock sub? scription and that $80.000 be then rained by the sale of bonds. . Dr. J. A. Mood made the report on j good roads and spoke earnestly in favor of an extra levy of taxes for road building. A general discussion followed, but no decision was reach? ed, except that to have better roads the people must consent to pay more taxes. Mr. H. L. Scarborough made the report for the committee on the cot? ton market. This report brought on a lengthy discussion of the whole cot? ton situation and the reasons for the general belief that Sumter, as a cot? ton market, Is not measuring up to Its opportunity and its responsibility. Mr. O'Donnell, Mr. E. W. Dabbs, Mr. J. F. Glenn and others took part and a good deal of Information was brought out to the general effect that Sumter buys cotton on an average price and pays as much or more than any other town in this section of the State, that grade for grade the farm? er receives for his cotton in Sumter all it is worth and that a great ma? jority of farmers prefer to sell at an average price to selMng It strictly on grade. There was general regret expressed when the announcement was made that Mr. Manning had positively de? clined to accept re-election for an? other term, and Mr. Jennings aptly voiced the sentiment of the meeting when he said, In his speech of accept? ance, that the only consolation the members of the Chamber of Com? merce had In giving Mr. Manning up as president was the thought that he soon would be called to a position of greater importance and wider useful? ness to the whole State and that as Governor of South Carolina he would do as much for the whole people as he had done for Sumter. The following committee on enroll? ment of new members wa3 appointed during one of the momentary lulls in the proceedings: J. H. Chandler, C. C. Smith, L. I. Strauss, H. A. Moses, D. R. McCallum, Jr. The committee enrolled 42 new members from among those present. This commit? tee will continue to serve und any member will be glad to receive the application of any citizen desiring to Join the Chamber of Commerce. The reports were of considerable interest and value and will, on that account will be published within the next few days. WISH TO HOT.I) REV, nn. PRASEll Itefusal <?f Virginians to Release Pres? ident-elect of Seminary Will be Taken to Synod. Staunton, Va., Nov. 18.?The Lex? ington presbytery met today in ad? journed session for the purpose of considering the question whether or not to release the Rev. A. M. Fraser, D. D., to Bethel presbytery In South Carolina that he may become presi? dent of the Theological seminary and professor of one of its departments. Dr. Fraser Is generally beloved by his congregation, which protested strenuously against his leaving. The school was represented before the presbytery by W. A. Clark of the Columbia bar, chairman of the exe? cutive committee of the seminary, and by W. N. McPheetors, one of its professors. Dr. Fraser personally expressed his great reluctance to go, and declared his great happiness here, but he said he felt the call was one from God. The matter was debated before the presbytery for many hours, the vote resulting in the refusal of the pres? bytery to release Dr. Fraser. The matter will probably be appealed to the synod.?The State. Enjoyable Card Party. A very enjoyable card party was given Thursday night by Miss Alice Childs at her home on Purdy St. Game of willst began at 8 o'clock and last? ed until 10. Then delightful music was rendered and the young people enjoyed dancing for several hours. During the evening delightful re? freshments were served. Those present were: Miss Virginia Reynolds with Mr. Des Moore, Miss Nannie Richardson with Mr. Irving Richardson. Miss Beatrice Sumter with Mr. Sabrook, and Miss Mayo Rees with Mr. Murray Nelson. The prize was won by Miss Virginia Reynolds. DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one way to cure deaf? ness, ind thnt Is by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused by an Intlnmed condition of the mucous lin? ing of the Eustachlan Tube. When this tube is Inflamed you have a rum? bling sound or imperfect hearing, and When it. Is entirely closed, Deafness is the result, and unless the Inflamma? tion can be taken out and this tube restored to Its nomal condition, hear? ing will be destroyed forever; nine nnesi out of ten ire caused by Ca? tarrh, which Is nothing but an In Rained condition of the mucous sur? faces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for ans oeet of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall'i Catarrh Cuie, send for Olren Ian lit.-, f. j. CHENEY & co., Toledo, O. ?old by Druggists, 75c. Tak? Hall's Family Pills for consti? pation. 11-4-lm. MIPS MIO NICARAGUA. TWO AMERICANS REPORTED CAPTURED AND EXECUTED. rt?Idciit Taft Greatly Incensed <>n Hearing the News, and Decline, to Have Any Communication with the New Nicaraguan Minster?Men Are BjUd to Have Bee* in the Insurgent Army?Two Ships Speeding to Nlc ajraguau. Washington, Nov. 18.?Two Ameri? can vessels have been ordered to pro? ceed to Xicaraguan waters, and Pres? ident Taft has postponed indefinitely his meeting of Isidore Hazera, the new minister from Nicaragua to this country, as the result of news receiv? ed here to the effect that two Amri cans, Leonard Grace and LeRoy Can? non, captured while serving with the revolutionists' army in Nicaragua, have been sentenced to death by President Zelaya's orders, and it is bei eved that sentence has already been carried out. Orders have been issued for the cru sier Vlcksburg to proceed in all haste to Corinto, and the gunboat Des Moines will proceed at once to Port Limon to observe events there and report the situation at that point by wir less. The news as to the two Americans reached the State department last night from the American Consul at Managua, who stated that their cap? ture had been followed almost Imme? diately by a death sentence. The consul immediately appealed to President Zelaya to commute their sentences, and his answer was: "I will see." Later, on further appeal, Zelaya said that "the sentence was final." A dispatch received today at the State department is to the effect that the men have undoubtedly been exe? cuted. Upon this information, the Secretary of State asked the Secre? tary of the Navy to order the Vlcks? burg to proceed In all haste to Co? rinto for the purpose of protecting Americans and American Interests. The DesMolnes was also ordered to proceed to Port Limon at top speed for the same purpose. These vessels will be in constant communication by wireless with the State department. The DesMolnes, now at Colon, can IH li Port Limon within ten hours, steaming undei forced d aught. The Vlc'<csburg Ii on the Pacific coast at San Jose Guatemala, nearly two hundred miles from the Xicaraguan coast and will be able to reach Corin? to at about the same time the Des? Molnes arrives at Port Limon. The brutality of the Xicaraguan government in ordering the execution of hese two Americans, who happen? ed to be found in the revolutionists army without trial of any sort, is like? ly to result in this government tak? ing drastic measures to prevent a re? petition of it, and President Zelaya will be held to a strict accountability for his action. President Taft upon receipt of the news was so Incensed that he imme? diately stated that he would have no communication whatever with the new Nicaraguan minister. That offi? cial, was promptly so informed. At the Nicaraguan legation it was staied that no news of the execution of the two Americans had been re? ceived. Nothing is known at the State de? partment of the antecedents of Leon? ard Grace, who is reported to have been shot by order of President Zela? ya, but the other American, LeRoy Cannon, seems to have had an un? usual career in Central America. Some years ago he went to Central America and since then his name has figured prominently in revolutions in those countries. During his career he has been arrested a number of times and tried for heading raids and on several occasions has narrowly escap? ed a death sentence, it is alleged. The action of this government in sending the two warships into Nica rauguan territory is not to be regard" ed as a warlike demonstration against that country. These vessels will re? port developments in Nicaragua as promptly as possible and will not as? sume a belligerent attitude except in case of extreme need. Th State department has already taken steps to ascertain all of the material facts connected with the capture and supposed execution of Cannon and Grace and when this in? formation is received the government will take such action as the case may warrant FULL EXPLANATION DEMANDED. United States Tired of Hlgh-Handed Central American Actions. Washington, Nov. 18.?Announce? ment that this government is tired of the high-handed actions of the small Central American Republics practi? cally was oontalned In o dispatch sen! late today to the Blueflelds Steam? ship Company, which sought ths protection of the state department from Interference by the Insurgents, now operating against President Ze? laya. An hour later a peremptory note, couched in diplomatic langnage, but none the less direct, was deliver ed to Sonor Felipe Rodriguez, charge d'affaire of the Xicaraguan legation, demanding a full and complete ex? planation of the execution of the two Americans, Leonard Grace and Le Roy Cannon, who were executed by order of Zalaya when they were found In the insurgent army. Pending a sat? isfactory explanation of the occur? rence. President Taft has refused to recognize Isidore Hazer, the new Xicaraguan minister. Mr. Taft is thoroughly aroused by the actions of the Zelayan government, and ap? parently is determined to make the lives of United States citizens much safer and considerably more respect? ed in Central America than they have been hitherto. TRUTH ABOUT CATARRH. Sensible Methods Will Cure It?De Lorme's Parmaey Guarantees Hy omel to Cure Catarrh. Catarrh can never be cured by tak? ing medicines into the stomach nor by sprays, atomizers or douches. Intelligent physicians have long ago discarded such ideas and not one of them would be worth consideration were it not for the fact that unscrup? ulous persons prey upon the Ignor? ance of the people In regard to new discoveries. Catarrh is caused by germs and just as long as these germs thrive in the folds, crevices, nooks and corn? ers of the mucous membrane that line the nose, throat and chest, just so long will you have catarrh. There is only one way to cure ca? tarrh, and that is to kill the germs. There is only one remedy that will kill the germs when it gets where the germs are, and that is Hyomei. Hyomei is made chiefly from Aus? tralian Eucalyptus and Eucalyptol combined with other germ killing an? tiseptics. Just breathe it in through the hard rubber inhaler that comes with each outfit and relief is immediate. Used regularly for a few weeks Hy? omei (pronounced Hlgh-o-me) will cure chronic catarrh. Complete out? fit $1.00 at DoLorme's Pharmacy and leading druggists everywhere. 10-22?11-3-12. W. 11-24. ?Lame back comes on suddenly and is extremely painful. It is caused by rheumatism of the muscles. Quick re? lief is afforded by applying Chamber? lain's Liniment. Sold by WT. W. Si bert. It is to be hoped that the report of the hotel committee of the Cham? ber of Commerce will not be the end of the agitation for a modern hotel. Sumter needs a new hotel and the town Is losing every day by not hav? ing accommodation for the traveling public as good or a little better than any other town in this section of the State. If the plan suggested by the committee does not meet with enthu? siastic approval there Is nothing to prevent anyone suggesting a better plan. What Sumter wants Is a ho? tel. How it Is obtained Is a matter of minor importance. Your foods are in two classes: Foods that please you by their taste, and foods that you depend on be? cause of what they do for you. Quaker Oats has all the good qualities of both classes. 9 Foleyk Honey and Tar Will cur? a cough or cold no matter how severe and prevent pneumonia and consumption. a Guarantee. This is to certify that all druggists are authorized to re? fund your money if Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure your cough or cold. Contains no opiates. The genuine is in a yellow package, refuse substitutes SIEBERTS DRUG STORE. ahpCUREthelUNCSI ?iD&iiiiiSsl lm All THROAT AMD IUWC TROUBLES I \wapanteeo SAT/sFAcropy \ ?L OP MONEY PEFUNDEL. \ The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 yours, has borne the signature of ~~ an<* has been made under his per C^jCf(/ffl7^f~/>s sonal supervision since its infancy* VsK^r* r0 J<CtCA#K Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and** Just-as-good" are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment? ^ What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare? goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It* contains neither Opium* Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms 4 and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep* The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend* GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS I Bears the Signature of The KM You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. TMS CENTAUR OOUrtNT, TV MURRAY STREET, NEW TORR OITf. Birnie's Drug Store, 5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C. Dealer In Pure Drugs and Medicines, * CHOICE PERFUMES 'AND FINE TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A r=ULL LINE OF CIGARS AND TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: :: OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS. Our stock is complete and we cheerfully solicit your patronage. :: :: :: THE GROWTH OF OUR LUMBER BUSINESS has been something phenomenal,and is due to strict adherence to sound busfness principles. Always provid? ing full measures and the highest qualities of well-seasoned lumber, we have succeeded in retaining all of our old customers, and in attracting new ones all the time. For reliable lumber at fair prices and prompt de? liveries, come to us. The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factor}, J. W. McKeiver. Proprietor. ES, MULES. BUDGIES, WAGONS, HARNESS, =BUILDING MATERIAL, Lime, Cement, Acme Wall Plaster, Shingles, Laths, Fire Brick, Clay, Stove Flue and Drain Pipe, Etc. Urt? /^?^ All kinds. Horse, Cow, Hog and Hay and Grain?Chicken Feed_ .. ? 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. 10. BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER. SUMTER, SC. SIMM ???????? W\ t~\ l ~r\ t~y rn-%r FOR THE FUNDS OF 5 OUR DEPOSITORS ? SAFETY ? 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 and Largest in the city of Sumter, invites your account. ? M M M H M ? ? ? ? ? ?????^???????ssbmikssbsssb First National Bank, Sumter, S. C, ?