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IQVIN6 TOWARD NICARAGUA.
WARHHII'S AND MARINES BOUND FOR TROUBLE ZONE. Troop Hhip Prairie Hall? From Phi la aWptila for the Canibee>n( Carrying Seven Hundred Men end Beer Ad? mired Klmhall, Who WIU Direct The Navel Operation*. Washington, Dec. 3.?Naval forces of the United States ere being; moved forward tonight to both coaata of Cen? tral America, for the purpose of pro? tecting American life and property in Nicaragua by force of arma, if the necessity arrives. With the departure late today from Philadelphia of the troop ship Prairie with aeven hundred marlnea aboard for the Iathmua of Panama, and If It be so decreed, for Nicaragua, and with the sailing from Magdalena Bay of the protected cruiser Albany and the gunboat Torktown for Corlnto on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, the warlike activity of the navy depart? ment was becoming manlfeat on both oeeana that waah the Nlcaraguan shore*. Beside* the cruisers Des Molnes and Tacoma, and the gunboat Mari? etta are lying off Port Umon, Costa Rica, ready for any call upon them and the guns of the little gunboat Vtckaburg are pointed toward the custom house and town of Corlnto. The gunboat Princeton is endeavor? ing to make her way from the Bre? merton navy yard Washington to Co? rlnto also. In addition the transport Buffalo, according to what la aaid to be the plana of the officials reaponatble will ?ail from Panama for Corlnto with probably as many aa 1,100 marlnea aboard, soon after the Prairie which left Philadelphia this afternoon with about seven hundred marines arrives at Colon. On the Albany aro about 280 blue Jackets and the Vlckaburg, Torktown and Prtncetown about ISO each. The**, together with the marines, would make an army equal to any organisation reported to be serving nader Zelaya. At the same time, the United ?fates will have a formidable force Within striking distance of the At? lantic coast in case of danger to American Uvea or property In that ?action of Nicaragua. At Port Lim? es*, Costa Rica, are anchored the ewnl**r* DesMolnes and Tacoma, each wtth 180 men aboard and the gun? boat Marietta with ISO men. With the probability of many del? icate questions arising In Nlcarsgua gesd of their demanding Immediate response the navy department decided to eend a nag officer to Nicaragua to take command of the American naval gercee. Rear Admiral Wm. W. Kim ball was chosen for that duty. He ?ailed for Colon, Panama, today on the Prairie. He will make hia way from there to Corlnto, doubtleaa, aa rapidly as possible. Admiral Klmball has been a mem? ber of the naval boards of examin? ations and retlrementa and of con? struction for more than a year. There were no developmenta at the gftat* department today regarding Nlcaraguan affair*. Although Secre? tary Knox In hia note last night to the Nlcaraguan charge. Mr. Rodrlgu es. Intimated that he would be will tag to aee that gentleman unofficially, the permission has not yet been tak? en Advantage of. Raving promptly informed, In a lengthy cablegram, the Nlcaraguan government that the American Sec? retary of Sta'.e had laat night present? ed htm with hia paaaport, Senor Fe? lipe Rodriguea, charge d'affaires, of Nicaragua In Washington, la tonight awaiting inatructlons from President Zelaya aa to what coura* he ia to fol? low now that diplomatic relations be? tween th* United Statea and Nicara? gua have been aevered. Mr. Rod? riguea would make no statement to? day and had rectved no further in? formation, he said, regarding the program of effalra In Nicaragua. ?Foley'e Orlno laxative la beat fof women and children, lta mild action and pleaaant taste make It preferable to violent purgatlvea, auch aa pills, tablete. etc. Curea constipation. Si bert'e Drug Store. The Brog-on Cotton Mill of Ander? eon, has Increaaed It* capital stock from 1100.000 to $500,000. ?Many persona find themselvea af? fected with a persistent cough after an attack of Intiuensa. Aa this cough can b? promptly cured by the use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, It should not be allowed to run on until It becomes troublesome. Sold by W. W. Slbert. - Jm Conatable aBtemtn alezed $2,500 worth of contraband liquor In Char? leston during the month of Novem CASTOR l A for Infants and Children. Um Kind Yon Han Always ?ougM the are of SUGAR TRUST FRAUDS. Bendornagel Will Not be Made "CJoat" for Trust. New York, Nov. 30.?James F. Bendernagel declines to be made the "goat" by the American Sugar Refin? ing Company, the so-called trust, and If the word of his counsel Is correctly Interpreted, he may testify for the government before his trial, together with rive erstwhile employees of the company, till charged with defraud? ing the government by under-weigh? ing sugar, Is concluded in the United States Circuit Court This development Is one of the many legal phases Involving the cor? poration now under Federal Are, which came today when a witness testified that fifteen dollars?some? times a little more?was what em? ployees of the American Sugar Re? fining Company were paid to be crooked. And the man who had in some Instances paid this Uleged cor? ruption money, according to the tes? timony, was Bendernagel, one time superintendent of the company's plant In WUUamsburg (Brooklyn.) In the face of this testimony Ben dernagel conferred with his lawyer, George W. Beattle, who in time made this announcement: "Mr. Bendernagel Is my client. He will not be the 'goat' In this case. He was an employee, and what he did he did under orders. And he will not shield anyone. WILL RESTORE TRAINS. Coast Line Announcement Received With Joy at Florence. Florence, Nov. 30.?The Atlantic Coast Line officials announce today that they will replace their local trains Nos. 78 and 79 between Fay ettevllle, N. C, and Charleston. That train 79 would leave Fayettevllle at 5:65 a. in., leaving here for Charles? ton as formerly at 9:25 a. m. Train 78 will leave Charleston about the same time that 86 now leaves there reaching Florence at 7:33 and leaving for Fayettevllle at 7:53 p. m. There has been no an? nouncement made as to replacing of trains 32 and 35 to and from Augus? ta leaving here at 8:65 a. m. and re? turning at 7:35 p. m., but It Is stated that these trains would be replaced In the new schedule, which Is to take effect next Monday morning, Decem? ber ?. Whether or not the Palmetto Lim? ited Is to be continued Is a question that cannot be ans /ered until the new schedule is distributed, which will be some time during the last Of th? week. BOYS CAST LOTS FOR DEATH. Counted to See Which Should Be the Other's Target. New York, Nov. 29.?Death war the stake for which two little boyi cast lots yesterday afternoon. Harold Van Houten, 9 years old. of avenue L and East Ninety-thin street, ('anar.de, won. Joseph Rhode, II, 129 Puydam street, Brooklyn, lost. An old police pistol, brough: Into prominence by a burglar scare, was the Instrument of death, and tho lads unconsciously vied each with tho other to see which should make It the means of killing the loser, for neither knew that what they esteem ed to be an innocent plaything wai loaded. Rhode went with his aunt, Mrs. Florence Lelflgle, to visit the Va n Houtens. The boys were playing in the kitchen when they found an old police revolver In a sideboard draw? er. A burglar scare the night befor? had caused Harold's father, who Is i policeman attached to the Canarsle precinct, to load the weapon. "Let's play targets and one of us shoot at the other," said Josepr. "We'll count out to see who is 'It.' " "Eenle, meenle, mlnle, mo?you're 'it'", counted Harold. He took the pistol, cocked It and aimed at Joseph, who stood in the doorway. A moment later Mrs. Van Houten stumbled over the dead body of her son's little guest. Harold was dumb with fear. Dr. Brockway, from Kings County Hospital, found a bul? let wound In the centre of the child's forehead, and said that der.th had come Instantly. Weeping, Harold was held In custody by the Child? ren's Society.?Baltimore Sun. FARMERS UNION MEETING. < <nmtv Union Held Business Session In The Court House Today. The Sumter County Fnrmcrs' Union met In the Court House today with the local union well represented. Tne business meeting which was a secret ?esslon was held during the forenoon. The public session began at 3 o'clock. United States Senator E. D. Smith at? tended tho meeting and was on the programme to deliver an address. A considerable amount of business was transacted during the morning nesslon. and matters of Importance to t he union and to the farmers of Sum ver county were brought up for dis? cussion. NEGRO BUH NED AT STAKE. Georgia Mob Lynches Colored Minis? ter for Wounding White Man. Cochran, Ga., Dec. 1.?John Har? vard, a negro preacher, who shot and fatally Injured Will D. Booth, two miles from this place late this after? noon was captured by a mob of en? raged dtizens five miles from here tonight at 10 o'clock and burned at a stake, more than a carload of light wood, It Is stated, belr.^ heaped about the body. Booth Is a well known business man of Hawkinsville and was en route to Cochran In an automobile when the shooting occurred. He drove up behind Harvard, who was In front of him In a wagon. Harvard charged that Booth's machine frigh? tened his mules. He drew a pistol after a few words and fired upon Booth, three shots taking effect. Booth returned the fire and it was learned after the negro was captured that he carried two bullets, but neith? er struck vital spots and he easily made his escape. He was found in a barn three miles from the place where the shooting occurred. Booth was brought to this place, immediately after the shooting. Sur? geons tonight gaee out the statement that there was little hope for his re? covery. He has a wife and several children. Officers from Hawkinsville In auto? mobiles and carrying track hounds went immediately to the scene of the shooting, but a party of enraged citi? zens was quickly formed and trailed the negro on horseback to his hiding place. He showed fight, but was suf? fering so severely from the effects of his Injuries until he could offer but little resistance. He freely admitted the shooting and It is stated justified his action by the fact that Booth's automobile frlghened his mules. Harvard was given an opportunity to pray, after which he was securely bound with chains to an Improvised stake. The fuel was piled high above his head and the torch applied. Th? roaring of the flames prevented sound being audible, if any escaped the man's lips. RAILROAD CHANGES HANDS. Two Big Western Railroads are Di? vorced. New York, Dec. 1.?Six thousand five hundred miles of railroad, form? ing the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company, generally known as the 'Frisco, changed hands In New York by its severance from the Rock Island Company, with which it was merged In 1903. The purchasers are B. I'. Yoakum, former chairman of the 'Frisco-Rock Island board, and B. L. Wlnchell, former president of the Rock Island, who now becomes president of the 'Frisco. It Is understood, in addition, that Messrs. Wlnchell and Yoakum have as their associates in the deal some of the leading capallsts of the Middle West, Including Adolphus Busch and Festus J. Wade, of St. Louis, as well as the Union Trust Company, of that city. All accounts agree that the disso? lution was brought about by fear of Federal intervention. The Rock Is? land and Frisco lines parallel and tap each other at various points. SCHOOL CONDITIONS BETTER. State Superintendent Swearingen Is? sue** Outline of His Report. Columbia, Dec. 1.?In an ooutllneof his annual report made public this af? ternoon State Superintendent of Edu? cation Swearingen calls attention to the fact that the voting out of the dispensary has Induced many school disrlcts to levy special school taxes. "One hundred and six such levies," says Mr. Swearingen, "were made during the last school year, raising the total of special tax districts to III out of 1833 school districts in the State." The appropriation made by the General Assembly last winter to lengthen the term of weak schools has greatly stimulated local taxation" Mr. Swearingen says the general prosperity and development of the State Is shown by reports received from the county superintendents. There were 158.807 whites and 181, i ? 095 negroes enrolled during the ses? sion of 1908-1909. The average at? tendance of whites was 107,368, and for negroes 123.4SI. The maximum expenditure per white pupil was in Charleston county, and was approxi? mately $35. The minimum expendi? ture psr negro pupil was In Saluda county, and was barely 70 cents. The per capita figure for the entire State for whites was $10.34, for negroes $1.70, an Increase of nearly 10 per cent for each race. One hundred and thirty-four school houses for whites were erected during the year, and 49 for negroes, at an aggregate cost of over $250,000. The erection of the large majority of the buildings has been brought about by the Issuance of bonds, states the report. The average term has been lengthened two weeks, report? ed to be 126 Benzols daya. THE RAILROAD STRIKE. Trainmen's Organization Overrules Switclimen's Decision. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 2.?The most Important development of the even? ing In the switchmen's strike was the action of the Brotherhood of Train? men at Duluth, who voted to go back to work tomorrow on advice of their vice president, A. F. Whitney, who stated that the strike of the train? men was unconstitutional. President F. T. Hawley of the Switchmen's Union said he was not alarmed at this turn of affairs. Mr. I Hawley stated that only 30 per cent, of the switchmen at the head of the lakes are brotherhood men and his advices tonight were to the effect that only half of these would resume work tomorrow. "The action at Duluth tonight will make no material change," said Mr. Hawley. President L. W. Hill of the Great Northern stated that the switch? men were going back to work all along the line. Eight Months of Failure. As President Taft approaches the end of his trip the hope that he will say something of real comfort to his perplexed people flickers and grows dim, says a writer in "Success Maga? zine." He has been throughout a gracious guest among friendly, re? spectful hosts; he has proposed need? ed reforms and outlined a progressive program. But he has nullified all possibilities for good of this trip by his Boston and Winona speeches, by his eulogy of Aldrlch, his praise of the tariff bill and his censure of the insurgent congressmen whose only crime was an honest effort to carry out Taft's own promises. What President Taft has already done during his eight months of of? fice speaks so loudly that It is diffi? cult to hear what Taft proposed to do. To begin with, there was the ap? pointment of a cabinet of the Knox Wickersham-Balllnger type, perplex? ing enough to friends of progress, though not necessarily fatal. Scarce? ly had Theodore Roosevelt bidden farewell to Washington when the new president was found making peace with hia predecessor's enemies, using the prestige of his office to maintain the power of Joseph G. Cannon. Then came the unnecessarily harsh treat? ment of the people of Porto Rico. Finally, after a belated, ineffectual and largely unsuccessful fight, Pres? ident Taft signed the Iniquitous tariff bill. During all this time we were asked by patient friends of the president to suspend judgment. "The president is not a fighter," they said; "he will do things In his own way." What hap? pened? He humiliated Gifford Pin chot, crippled the Forester's working force and then gave him his bless? ing. He exonerated Ballinger, whose very presence in the cabinet Is a source of aid and comfort to the ene? mies of conservation. Finally, he wound up eight months of blunder? ing with the important PeMn ap? pointment by dismissing Crane. How much longer will the people be asked to suspend judgment? Is not a state of constantly suspended Judgment very close to a state of not thinking at all? We shall be found In the future as we have been found in the past, ad? vocating President Taft's progressive policies, hoping always that he will throw off the Aldrlch-Cannon Incubus and ally himself with the people. We sincerely hope that Taft may yet prove a great president, but there has been little In the first eight months of his administration to justfy that hope. HOW TO CURE RHEUMATISM. It Is an Internal Disease and Be quires an Internal Remedy. The cause of Rheumatism and kin? dred diseases is an excess of uric acid in the blood. To cure this terrible dis? ease this acid must be expelled and the system so regulated that no more acid will be formed in excessive quan? tities. Rheumatism is an internal disease and requires an internal rem? edy. Rubbing with Oils and Lini? ments will not cure, affords only tem? porary relief at best, causes you to delay the proper treatment, and al? lows the malady to get a firmer hold on you. Liniments may ease the pain, but they will no more cure Rheuma? tism than paint will change the fibre of rotten wood. Science has at hist discovered a perfect and complete cure, which is called "Rheumaeide." Tested in hun? dreds of cases, it has effected the most marvelous cures; we believe it will cure you. Rheumaeide "gets at the Joints from the inside." sweeps the poisons out of the system, tones up the stomach regulates the liver and kidneys and makes you well all over. Rheumacide "strikes the routs of the disease and removes its cause." This splendid remedy is sold by drug? gists and dealers generally at 50c and SI a bottle. In tablet form at 25c and 50c a package. Trial bottle of Tablets sent by mail on receipt of I price 25c. Booklet free. Write to Bobbin Chemical Co., Baltimore. Md. Sold in Sumter by Slbert's Drug Store. 11-19-W. & S. wed. Hcxametliylcnetctrainlne ?The ahove Is the name of a Ger? man chemical, which Is one of the many valuable ingredients of Foley's Kidney Bemedy. Hexamethylene tetramlne is recognized by medical text books and authorities as a uric acid solvent and antiseptic for the urine. Take Foley's Kidney Bemedy I as soon as you notice any Irregularl j ties and avoid a serious malady. Sl I bert's Drug *Uore. ooooooooooooooooooooooo 8 r o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Now For XMAS GROCERIES! 1 Don't you wish to save the worry of those little "Details" of the holidays ? We can assist you mak? ing the meals a PLEASURE. n Now is the time to make your list?give it to us; then if there's anything you wish to add, just drop us a postal or?PHONE 85. If Our stock is complete. % You cannot give anything for Xir.as that will af? ford more real pleasure than a basket of Eatables? and when you think of Groceries?you inadvertently think of ._> O o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o ooooooooooooooooooooooo $100 In C ood s Given Away $100 i S Jewelry, the Gift of Gifts! I 5 Ask About Them and How They -Are Given Away ADVANCE SHOPPING. All you people know the benefits of early looking. You know you miss the crowds and all that sort of Inconvenience. You know bow much easier It is to exactly suit yourselves when all lines are almost untouched. Then why not take advantage of these advantages. Our stock Is complete from Collar Buttons to Diamonds. It comprises the very best goods that we could buy with our mon? ey, or that you can bty with yours. You can make your selection now at your leisure and by paying a small deposit may have them laid aside for you until the "Eventful Day." You are invited to avail yourself of this opportunity. W. A. Thompson, ' Jeweler and Optican, Sumter, S. C 5 C A 171? T V for the funds 5 Ej 1 X our depositors: ? M m m m 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. OF * ? ? ^ea. ... m m n m First National Bank, Sumter, S. C. 5 PRESIDENT NOT ELECTED. Trustees Postpone Selection of Presi? dent Mell's Successor. Clemson College, Dec. 2.?The board of trustees of Clemson college tonight decided to postpone the elec? tion of a president for the institu? tion. To fill the vacancy, which will be caused by President Mell's retire? ment on January 1, Col. M. B. Har dln, chairman of the faculty, was elected acting president. A Policeman's Testimony. *J. N. Paterson night policeman of Nashua, Iowa, writes: "Last winter I had a bad cold on my lungs and tried at least half a dozen advertised cough medicines and had treatment from two physicians without getting any benefit. A friend recommended Fo ley's Honey and Tar and two-thirds of a bottle cured me. I consider it the greatest cough and lung medicine in the world." Slbert's Drug Store. *The peculiar properties of Cham? berlain's Cough Remedy have been thoroughly tested during epidemics of Inlluenza. and when It was taken in time we have not heard of a sin? gle case of pneumonia. Sold by \V. W. Sibert. *Mrs. S. Joyce, Claremont. N. H., writes: "About a year ago I bouuht two bottles of Foley's Kidney Rem? edy. It cured me of a severe case of kidney trouble of several years stand? ing. It certainly is a grand, good medicine, and I heartily recommend it." Sibert's Drug Store. Farm Loans. Loans negotiated upon improv? ed farms, payable in annual ia stallments. No Commission. Borrowers pay actual cost of per? fecting Loan. For further infor? mation apply to JOHN B. PALMER & SON. P.O. Box 232, Phone No. 1085. Office Sylvan Bldg. COLUMBIA, S. C. 12-8-2m. PATENTS procured and oefenoeo. 8*ndmodel, drnwiu+t orphotokloreaPBrt search and free report. Free advice, how to obtain patents, trade marka, Copyright?,? !? , n all countries. Business direct with Washington saves time, money and often the patent. Patent and Infringement Practice Exclusively. Write or come to us at 623 Ninth Btrwt, opp. ?nltad StaUa Ptt?et Oftc?,| w ash i ngton , d. c. 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