CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
THE KM Ok 1.11 THURSDAY MG1IT
New Officer* Elected and Many New
Manning Declined Re-election to
The Regret of All Member*?Many
Mattem of Importance Discussed at
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.,
?old by Druggists, 75c.
Tak? Hall's Family Pills for consti?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Will cur? a cough or cold no
matter how severe and prevent
pneumonia and consumption.
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.
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.
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
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.
ES, MULES. BUDGIES, WAGONS, HARNESS,
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.
W\ t~\ l ~r\ t~y rn-%r FOR THE FUNDS OF 5
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.
First National Bank, Sumter, S. C, ?
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