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Consolidated Au*. 3,1881. SUMTER, S. C, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1912. Vol. XXXIV. No. 39.
Hem Girt I? Hooded With YUltor? to
Hee Ibnusrutlc Nominee, and Mull
8ea Girt. N. J., July 7.?Oov. Wil?
ton said tonight he prohahly would
not fo to Chicago, as he had intended
to do. to attend the organization meet
Ins; of th* new Democratic national
committee on Jul> 15. His promise
of several days to attend was given
Iis seid, under the Impression that
lhe presence of the nominee on sin h
occasion* always was requlr* <V fines
then he said, he has found that such
was not th? case.
Should the governor hold to his
present plan, Robert 8. Hudspath.
the New Jersey committeman will be
commissioned to voice the governor's
views} .it Chicago.
For the governor to confer with
him concerning legislation during the
remainder of this session of congress
probably will result In a meeting be?
tween Oscar W. Underwood and Oov.
Wilson at an early date.
The governor said tonight he hoped
to sse both Underwood and Speaker
Clark soon, but added that he hud
no appointment to meet either. He
gave no indication of what he would
discuss with them In either of the
conferences. '
Oov. Wilson spent a busy day. He
rose late and drove to Spring Lake in
an automobile to hear a sermon > f
the Rev. A. W. Halsey. president of
the Princeton class of '79 of which
the governor was a member.
After the services Oov. WlUon
brousht the preacher to dinner. Pur?
in* the afternoon hundreds of visi?
tors rtoi ked to the governor's sum?
mer home. William O. AIcAdoo. one
of the governor's advisers spent a
long time with him. William r\ Me
Combs whose prospects, the gover?
nor's close friends say, loom larg?
g?ocU^n^ et national chairman. was
rro?ked with t?ie governor Cor in
hour and a half.
"All we discussed." Mr. MoComhe
said at the conclusion of the inter?
view, "was the general political situa?
tion In the various States and the
plans for the eampslgn.
80 numerous have become the visi?
tors that the governor has had little
time t<> answer his mall. He has
made It a point to see all oomers.
Hereafter, he r??M today, he would
see no visitors, who oxdjl merely to
pass the time of day. until 2 o'clock In
the afternoon. Mosnwhlls ? rapid
stenographer will take his diet a n
Th-re are nearlv 1imhm> unansw .-r.-d
letter* ind r ?!? Tr inis ami the pile is
The governor expects to go to Tr?-n
ton next Tu? s?l ? % to observe the
weekly governor's day there, which he
has skipped for several weeks. He
will |?'\ve TlSJAVtSJ after dinner T lee.
day evening for Atlantic City. Wed?
nesday noon he will lay the SO?Of
etone of the n.'W Y. M C, A. building
there and at 2 o'clock he will wel?
come the delegates to the national
convention of the building and loan
sssociatlon of the 1'nlted State-. He
expects to arrive at Sea <;irt that
evening. His Programm? tor thu
present extends no further.
S??n itw Kern of Indiana spen* ,n
hour end a hal* at the governor s
cottage tonight. When he left he
said he had lal led with the gOVefttOf
?feej ? impeJsjn issues, the plan of
campaign und Ha- national lomml'
tee chairmanship.
'I told the governor," he | I
"that I would not esippoffl for na
?lonal chnlnnan anv poMti? lau run
nected with the old poiith a' machine.
The kind of man we want If of tin?
type of a. Mi?, h. ii Pahner or Wl
llsrn P. M?<'oioI?h hi other WOfd
w * int ? m in Ii > : ? In the f II
COO Aden < of Oov, Wll.-on."
Pl.W- 11 I I PIlOVI I.I N I
tMneiftiMMl < Ml/ens Will Hold viiit*
Mt etSPJ I'm -da\.
rinewood. July a.?Plms for the
Ijilillui of i telephone exchange
will be gone Into 'II i v. IT.
9. when the sttPJOM sad several large
planters will hold i mass meeting
In the K. of P. hall to organize a
omp inv to d<> i g? nei ii loOfil tele?
phone business Avlth long dtstancs
connections. The t>,)\ ag.-nt. Mr. Kp
pemon. has arranged with Southern
Telegraph and Telephone Com?
pany to have ore of their soliciting
agents here to preside over the meet?
ing and to give available Information.
i < >Ll MIH A Ti>MOKK<)W.
industrial. < uniinci( iul and Agrlcul
turul Adwinccnicnt of state to 1)?'
Talked ai "hollar Dinner."
Columbia tut?.
Several hundred weil known l?ua>i
ness men of the .-t?te will gather here
tomorrow to organize the South Caro?
lina Chamber of Commerce. A fea?
ture of the meeting will be the "dollar
dinner" tonu. row night. Secretary
Hamby ig making arrangements for
the meeting.
'The reports from different sections
of the State." said Secretary Hamby
yesterday, "are very encouraging and
indicate a large and enthusiastic
"^umter wil send 60 delegates and
a brass band composed of 15 men.
Florence will send about 50 delegates;
the Florence and Sumter delegates
coming over in a special train. Ker
shaw will send 11 or more delegates;
Branchville 10 or more; Greenwood
40 or more; Carndan six to ten; Ch3
raw a large delegation; Charleston 23
or more; Orangeburg between 25 and
60; Beaufort one; Spartanburg two;
Greemille one; Clinton two; Union
nine or more; Chester five; Belton
one. and it is expected that a great
many more will be reported between
now and July i>. It appear- Iron the
^above figures that we will have be?
tween IM and 104 d< ' fates in at?
"This shows a spirit of awakening
all over the Strte for State good and
it Is believed that the movement will
be given a great Impetus by the en?
thusiasm that will be manifested at
the organization.
"Much credit is due Sumter for the
Interest that she has taken in this or?
ganization and the number of dele?
gates that she will send, Their 60
delegates with the brass band of 15
men will leave the union station in
Columbia on a special street car im?
mediately after arrival and will pa?
rade Main street on foot, starting at
the capitol.
"If all of the cities and towns in
the State would send half the numb ??!?
of delegates that Sumter will send,
in comparison to their population, the
Opeta house, where the meeting will
be held, would not be large enough to
scat the delegates. The desire and de?
termination on the part of these pub
lie ajptrttsd citizens to put before the
Country the natural resources and a '??
vantages of their State is very grall'y
Ing and there has been no movement
in this line that has ever received
he.irtler response than this one. from'
all parts of the State.
"*t is hoped that the citizens of Co?
lumbia, who have only to walk or ride
from their places of business to the
opera house. will turn out in full
force and lend their help and eneru'y
to the cause. It Is also hoped that a
?reat many Columbians will attend
the dollar dinner* that night. Let it
he rememhered that one has not to be
a member of any chamber of com
me-"e to attend this meeting or the
dobar dinner.' The only requisite
in the latter is that the dollar be paid
either beforehand or at the door."
Case of Orpines Toney Declared a Mis*
trial Saturday at Midnight.
The eass ??f the state sgalnst Ce?
phas Toney, alias Henry Toney, for
the murder .,f Nolan Benjamin on
December -7th, 1106, which was
tried in the general sessions court
Saturday was at midnight declared ?
mistrial when the jury had been out
|Sf mole than six hours without
reaching i verdict*
Toney, it was alleged, Intentionally
shot Nolan with his shotgun as they
wars going out rabbit hunting, the
- hoof no,' being the result of dis?
pute over a sheii. The defense claim*
sd that the shooting wss unintention?
al and 'bat Nolan* the boy who was
shot, made a dying statement to 'his
effect and that Toney should not be
punished, it was also claimed by the
defenSS that Tones should he I* t off
on account of an error in the indict?
ment. Which stated that Nolan di< d
"then and there" from the em cts of
the shooting, win-n tho evidence
showed th.it he lived three wsehs be*
tore he died. Judge Wilson overruled
'h? point, however,
Bath of the boys were about four?
teen years of age at the time of the
1 shooting.
The County Democratic Executive
Committv his been Called to meet
I on gntarday, July 16th, to make cr
rangements for the county < ampalgn.
Only in Texas Cnn Lino be Received
Win-iv Cfopg Arc Uniformly Uood.
New Orleans, La.. July 7.?The cot?
ton trade this week will settle down
to serious consideration of the prob?
lem the growing crop presents. I
No two accounts seem to agree as
to the crop condition except possibly
those H om Texas, where the crop ap- j
pears to be uniformly good. Other
parts i f the belt apparently have very
spotted crops.
The Kastern belt has had a great i
deal of rain of late and it is the opln- I
ion of the bulls that not much more j
rain can fall without serious damage
resulting. In spite of this, some tele?
grams say that portions of the Atlan- !
tics have been benefited by the moist?
ure. Built probably will be able to
bring about a further advance this
week, however, on the new crops If
rain continues in the East. It is also
certain that bright and dry weather j
n that part of the belt would encour?
age bearish endeavor. Bo far as can
be seen now, it will he a weather mar- i
ket. pure and simple, this week with
the trade trying to find out just what
the crop does need.
The July position will command
more or less attention, but it is hard
y probable that it will be very ac?
tive because the interest in it has
narrowed down, through the liquidi
ion of this last week. It is genenlly
accepted that the spot delivery will
be liquidated by the tender of actual
More new COtton in Texas will be
looked for this week, but it is hardly
probable that receipts of new will be
heavy enough to have even much of a
sentimental effect on the market.
?ays Latter's "Vile Slanders" Bant
Him?Will Support Wilson.
\\ ishlngton, Julv 4.?On his return
to Washington from Baltimore to
mght. Speaker (Mark issued the fol?
lowing statement:
"No set of men ever made a better
or braver tight for any man in this
World than my friends all over the
country m ule for me. They have my
heartfelt thanks. We never had
money enough even to pay for an
adequate supply of postage stamps
and literature. 1 was tied down here
by the duties of the Bpeakcrshlp. 1
could, therefore, aid my friends very
little. They made the fight, gave me
200.000 majority In the States where
Governor Wilson am'. 1 competed in
the primaries and caused me to lead
on thirty ballots in the Convention, In
nine of which 1 had a char majority.
Nevertheless, the nomination was be?
stowed upon Governor Wilson.
"I never scratched a Democratic
ticket or bolted a Democratic nominee
In my life. 1 shall not change the
Democratic habit now. I am too
seasoned a sohller not to accept
cheerfully the fortunes of war
"I will support Governor Wilson
with whatever power 1 possess and
hope he will be elected.
"I lost the nomination solely
through the vile and malicious Bland
art of Col. William J. Bryan, of Ne?
braska. True, these slanders were by
Invendo and Insinuation, but they
were no leas deadly for that reason.
Many Well Known Men From Various
Southern State* Meel at Atlanta
July 19.
Macon. Quit, July 7.?Reports re?
ceived by the Southern States Cotton
corporation indicate that the confer?
ence in Atlanta July 12, to Investigate
the plan for marketing the cotton
crop of the south on a 15-cenl basis,
WlU be largely attended.
Qov, Mann of Vitglnla has an?
nounced that he will attend and Qovs,
UoUiuItt, Texas; Brewer, Mississippi;
O'Neal, Alabama,* and Hooper, Ten?
nessee have signified their intention
of being present or having men there
to represent them.
Sixty Georgia counties will be rep?
resented and a large delegation Is ex?
pected from Texas, Telegrams were
sent yesterday to it governors, urg-;
Ing them to be present.
The outlook for a corn crop In
?umter county this year Is distinctly
discouraging. From all sections of
the county reports are unfavorable*
few farmers having average or tin*
? rops of corn.
Tin- Following Transfer* of Real
Estate Show That the Market is
Still Good, Though Not on Such a
BOOB! as During the Winter.
Annie L. Nash to W. G. Belser, H.
B. Belser, J. Heiser and MeCalluni
Realty Company, tract of 214 acres,
known as shepard Nash Home Place,
Thomas Jefferson to J. L. Foggie,
his interest in lot on Council street,
Estate of H. Harby to J. I,. Foggie
and Thomas Jefferson, lot on Council
street, $100.00.
J. L. Foggie to Thomas Jefferson,
his interest in lot on Oakland avenue,
R D. Lee, I. C. Strauss and Davis
D. Moise, as executors, and Mrs. I. D.
Moise to E. D. Witherspoon, lot on
Warren street, $6,ooo.
Lida K. Shaw, Henry Y. Law, T.
Chalmers Law and J. Augustus Law
t- McCallum Realty Company, tract
Of 284 ^ acres in county, $7,233.
Mrs. M. C. Btubbl to Washington
Pierson, two lots in city, $1,500.
W. T. Andrews to Annie E. Hol?
land, lot and buildings on South Main
street, $650.
D. R. McCallum, Jr. to W. T. An?
drews, R. W. Westberry and A. J.
Andrews lot and buildings on Liberty
street, $14,000.
John R. Dingle, Selwyn Dingle, Jas.
H. Dingle and Mrs. Fanny Mellette to
Mrs. Rosalie T. Mareum, lot on Wash?
ington street, $1,725.
Samuel G. Green to H. L. B. Wells,
trustee, lot near city, $60.
T. Chalmers Law to T. Chalmers
Jr. his one-third interest in 284 1 ^
acres on road from Stateburg to
Blshopvlile, $1,200.
Elmore E. DeLorme to E. W. Mc?
Callum, lot on Purdy and Bartlette
streets, $1,050.
Mrs. Elma Law Winn to McCallum
Realty Company, her interest to 2S 1 %
acres in county, $1,400.
Eliza E. Cooper. Thomas B. Eraser,
Edgar C. Haynsworth and Hugh C.
Haynsworth to Charles G. Rowland
and Qcerge D, Shore, lot on corner of
Main street and Law Range, $9.357
I McCallum Realty Company to
Charles G. Rowland, trustee, tract of
2<4Vi acres In county, $10.500.
I H. C. HaynSWOrth, master, to Mrs.
Annie L. Nash, tract in county con?
taining 150.0 acres, also another rut
of 64 acres in county, $S,500.
I Thomas Wilson and Charles G.
Rowland to I >. 11. McCallum. Jr.. lol
on Liberty street, $12,000.
'Dlapenfenry Investigating Committee
I Meets July 11?Meeting Called for
July 10. at Columbia.
! Spartanburg. July ?i.?Senator
[Howard B, Carlisle, chairman of the
dispensary investigating committee,
has Axed Friday, July 12, as the time
for taking the testimony of Thomas
B. Felder, the Atlanta attorney, in
Augusta. The hearing will be held
at 10 o'clock in the morning in the
j county court house It is expected
j that a large number of South Car?
olinian! will be present. There will
also be a meeting of the committee
at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning.
July 10, in Columbia. Mr. Carlisle
said that a good many of those named
ai the men 'higher up" in the al?
lege d grafting at Charleston bad been
summoned as witnesses.
Two Men and a Woman Face Ugly
Rock Mill. July 6.- Two men. Mil?
ler and Baker, operatives at the Man?
chester mill.;, and a woman. Cran
ford were arrested here today upon
;i very ugly charge and given .i pre?
liminary trial before Magistrate
Glenn of Bhenezer township. Mil?
ler, it is charged, Inveigled tour young
girls, two of them orphans and the
others a widow's daughters, to the
Cranford woman's house und there
bad Baker, w ho does some photog?
raphy, to make a number of pictures
in llu nude. The girls ale 8 to 11
years of age. Miller was bound over
to court. Baker was released under
|200 bond ind the woman on her
Murrlngo License Record,
One marriage license was Issued
Saturday. It was wanted by a color?
ed - ouple, y "harlie Williams and Julia
v 11 -!,, t ,,t' iirogdon.
Work on tin- fas plant is pro
ceedlng but progress is .-low.
Senator Dlzon Thinks Every state
Will b<: Repreeented, Although Two
May be Missing.
New York, July 7.?A call to the
people of the United States who are
in sympathy with the "national pro?
gressive movement" to send delegates
to a national convention to open in
Chicago, August 5, was given out this
afternoon by United States Senator
Dixon of Montana, Theodore Roose?
velt's campaign manager. The call is
signed by men1 hers of the committee
chosen at a meeting, held in Cihcago,
and also includes signatures of
Roosevelt followers in 4 0 States.
"The territories have no place in
a national convention and will not be
considered," declared Senator Dixon,
in commenting upon the signatures.
"As for the missing eight States, the
most of them probaly will send dele?
gates, although they have not taken
part in the call. Maine, for insta.ice,
postponed definite action because
there is now a strong light on in the
primaries, with sympathy running in
favor of the progressive movement.
Delaware, North Carolina, Arkansas
and Nevada probably will take part
in the convention, although Missis?
sippi and South Carolina may possi?
bly be unrepresented.
"Each State will he expected to se?
lect its delegates by its own para?
phernalia. The representation will be
CUt down to just one-half that of the
previous conventions. This was con?
sidered advisable since this conven?
tion is to be notablv a deliberative
body and will certainly be composed
of a class of men altogether different
from those who usually attend con?
"In all probability the convention
will adopt the name National Pro?
gressive' for the new party. Thus
far no issues have been authorita?
tively stated."
Case Will be Taken to Higher court
on Ground That Electrocution Law
In I'x Poet Facto statute.
Bennetteville, July 6.?Jo.? Malloy
was found guilty of the murder cf
Prentlsi Moore tonight. The casa was
given to the jury at 4.45 and the ver?
dict returned at o'clock. Judge
Spain senb need M illoy to be electro?
cuted August 'j.
The defendants made motions in ar?
rest of judgment and for lew trial
The main point raised is that he att
of 1912 providing for electrocution
and abolishing death by hanging is
ex post facto as to crime committed
In 1910 Judge Spain overr red the
motion, saying that in the absence < f
Ja case In this State on the specified
j puir.t the question was doubtful, ind
j he would follow the rule .in 1 construe
the act in favor of Its constitutional?
ity and allow the higher court to set
t?e ?'? Malloy was defended by Btev
enson, v<: Stevenson ?& Prince. W. F.
(Stevenson made doubtless tho most
masterful argument before the jury
that has been heard in years In a crim
Inal court in this county.
Solicitor Spears closed for the State
; In a strong speech and telling appeal.
T. I. Rogers covered the facts In a
speech of l hour and 30 minutes for
, the State.
I The ease will he taken to the su?
preme court of the State, ami if the
: judgment Is sustained it will doubtless
[be taken to the United States supreme
Regiment? lYoni North Carolina,
south t arollna and Tennessee Ar?
rive at Mnnoeuver Field.
Anniston, Ala., July ?Several
regiments of the National Guard from
North Carolina, South Carolina and
Tennessee arrived at Camp Pettua
today to participate in the army ma
noeuvers, Despite a drenching rain,
which continued Intermittently
throughout the dav. tent pitching was
gotten under way.
Regular army life was Inaugurated
and the first orders weie issued by
Coh Van Orsdale, who today assum?
ed command of all the troops.
Throngs of Visitors mingh'd with
the soldi' rs it the amp during the
day ami arrangements have been
made to convey large crowds to the
site tomorrow.
Indications are that the regular
manoeuvers will be deferred until
Monday In order to allow ample time
to complete the equipment of the
The Old Line Machine i> Move At?
tractive to Republican Leaders and
Ofticc ItoMcri Than Roosevelt's
Dream Party.
Washington, July 5.?Senator Cum?
mins of Iowa, progressive Republican
candidate for the presidential nomin?
ation at the Chicago convention, to?
day formally declared against the
new party movement led by Theodore
Roosevelt and announced hi3 allegi?
ance to the old party. Tn so doing
Mr. Cummins said bosses could not be
escaped by organiz mi of new par?
ties and that to Republicans
who after intell? ^? enquiry conclude
that Presiden ft's nomination
was the res? ' fraudulent voter,
"the nomir ^ 4 the convention is
not the r ie of the Republican
party. y pointed cut, however,
that d' dntment or individual dis
j hone/ ^ n not be a foundation of a
I .lev y.
G. Capers of this city, South
I Carolina member of the Republican
(committee who supported Col. Roose?
velt, also formally announced his in?
tention to support President Taft's
Mr. Capers in a statement said that
? the work of the majority of the na
I tional committee was not a whit more
^severe than the steam roller methods
j of four years ago.
J "At that time," he said, "on Dehalf
, of Candidate Taft and under tae di
1 rection of President Roosevelt I was
'? one of the engineers of the machine
Jand helped flatten out the m.nority
of the committee who were in the
j ame condition when we got through
j with them as w ere the 15 men of the
' committee at Chicago this time."
j Mr. Capers was one of the 15.
' There will always be a steam
.roller in the natienal eommittees of
jboth parties." he said, "until the just
ard fair thing is done, providing for
the new national committee to make
up the temporary roll and assume of?
fice before the convention nominates
' a candidate for president."
j Senator Cummins' statement was
, his first public utterance since the
Chicago convention. Mr. Cummins
'.pointed out that throughout hi? pub
; lie life be had be? n fighting to make
the Republican the progressive party.
I "I believe." he said, "that we can
solve the problem before us more
' readily and more successfully tarough
?the Republican party than through
any other political organization."
Weather Bureau Pruualsee Thai Heat
Will Stick Around.
I Washington, July 7.?Continued
warm weather east of the Rocky
[mountains end over the interior mid
Idie southern districts to the west?
ward was promised for this week In
ja bulletin of the weather bureau to
? night.
j "The highest temperature. ' the
! bulletin announced, "will probably be
. experienced in the great central val?
leys and along the eastern slope of
the Rocky mountains. There will be
no well-defined Storms and precipi?
tation will be limited to local thunder?
storms, or beat showers that will not
overspread extensive areas in any one
? In the South Atlantic and East
Gulf States the showers probably will
be less frequent than during the week
lUSt ended."
Government Begin* New Fiscal Year
With More Money Than In Pre*
lions Years.
Washington. July 7.?The Ameri?
can government people began the
new Uschi yea wuh |M4t,407,tll,
of which all b MtS.t31.tOl is in
circulation are. the balance held in
the treasury vaults as the asset-- of
th?' federal gOV< l am? nt.
This vast volume of real money
breaks all record** ro rar as treasury
statements sho\ . f? 1 the winding up
of a Aecal year and it surpaaeee a
year ago by |S4,590,000.
t Treasury officials, estimating that
the population has grown to 9i,8tt,a
000, which to last Monday, say that a
pro rat., distribution of this money
would give each pereon $34.2t;. or six
1 - tits more than a year ago.
The total stock of gold In the
United states is ll,SU.4tM4t. Of
this amount |t07,446,ltl is in circu?
lation, an increase of $13.500.000
dm inn the year. The countrv has
|732,lt3,17S in silver.

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