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THE si MTI It W V Ii ||>;\N, KntaNhkMI April, 1850. 'Be Just and Fear not?Lei all tbe ends Thon Ahnst at be thy Country's, Thy God's and Truth's." THE TRCU SOUTMKO.N, Established June, IM
?onao.id?ted Aug. 3,1881. SUMTER, S. C., SAT?KDAY, OCTOBER 6, 19ly. Vol. XXXV. No. 12.
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PLACES AtlOl NT VT 3,01\<>33.
Im Lrw than lai*t % ? >ir a? To rail Com*
parr* wlih S,g79,&94 to Same Dale
la 1911 and 2.590.639 In l?OH.
Washington. Oct. 2.?The. second
cottoe, ginning report of the census
bureau, issued at 10 a. m.. today, an?
nounced that 3.015.033 bales of cot?
ton of the growth of 1912 had been
ginned prior to September 25, count?
ing round aa half bales. To that date
last year 3.6' ?.594 bales, or 23.6 per
cent of the entire crop, had been
ginned; in 1108 to that date 2.590.639
bales, or 19.8 per cent of the crop
had been ginned, and in 1906 to thai
date 1.067.2*3 bale* or 16.8 per cent
ofthe crop, ha . been ginned.
Included In the tetal glnnlngs were
19.450 round bales, compared with
27,911 round bales ginned to Septem?
ber 26 last year; 38.028 round bales in
1919 and 48.070 round bales In 1909.
The number of hale* of sea ixland
cotton Included was 3.026 balea com?
pared with 11,897 bales last year. 13.
998 bales In 1909 and 11.467 bales in
dinning prior to September 25, by
Statea with compaiisonn for last year
and other bit crop yearn, with the
percentage gj the entire crop ginned
to that date in previous yeara. fol?
Ginning*. P. C.
19lt.194,334 _
1911 .360,244 21.2
1909 . 316.349 23.7
1906 .221,851 17.9
Olnnings. P. C
1911. 40,447
1911 . 49.826 .4.8
1908 . 80.465 8.1
190?. 36.837 4.0
Olnnings. * P. C.
1912. 9.575 , _
1911. 21.610 22.8
1998. 16.657 ? 23.6
1906. 10.479 17.U
Qlnnlnga. \ P. C.
Glnnlngs. P. C.
1912. 173,u*?
1911. 'i?5.?v: 27.4
1909 . 514.898 26.0
1906. 281.585 17.2
Olnnings. P. 0?
1912. 73.657
1911 . 89.069 23.4
1999. 79.042 16.9
1906. 139,511 14. C
Ml*?tH?lpi?l. I
Ginning*. P. C.
1913. 69.226
1911 . 96.829 8.3
1999. 199.001 i 12.a
1996. 166.573 . 10.C
North Carolina.
Glnnlngs. P. C.
1912. 102,999 _
1911.15?,390 13.9
1999. 89.083 13.0
190?. 44,87"> 7.0
Glnnlngs. V. C.
1912. 78.453 _
1911.116 11.4
1999 . 5,70S 0.8
190?. 17.570 2.0
Koatli Carolina.
Glnnlngs. 1'. G
1911. 177.827
1911.33H.090 20.0
1909. 289.989 IS.I
190?. 131.262 14.1
Tennessee. |
Glnnlngs. P. <\
1912. 992 .
1911. 15.541
1908. 28.109 8.4
190?. 7.394 2.5
Tot as
Olnnings. P. C,
1912.2.001. ,697 ....
1909 . 966.607 It, I
190?. 1.008.8 r.6 25.:.
All other State?.
Olnnings. P. C.
1912. 2.71"
1911. 6.395 3.9
1991 . 4.77 4 I *.
190?. 1,611 2.2
The ginning of aea ismnd notion
prior to September 25. by States, fol?
low Mouth
i'ioi Ida, (leorgl? oHaa?
1912.mm i.tia i9i
1911.Mil 7 40.-. |]
1909.igiia t,?j?t ig
190??. -?s : :,.!?2 i |6I
4 < ?NIMM? ?\ mi . \[i ||i gag
Hi pol ton iif o? Igrtculture Report
on Cotton to September 25?South
< hi i.IIiui'- i l op KM.
Waaalagtna, <?n 2.?Tha condition
vmx utions for protfc
Further A Hems I Threat* Against
Alken County Koprescntatitc
H?(, Hold by Coroner's Jury for
killing Wagener Bauk President,
RoMilt In Removal of Prisoner
front A ikon Jail.
Alken, Oct. 2.?Representative
elect Hugh Long, who at Wagener
Saturday afternoon at 6 o'clock in?
flicted the wuund.4 wherefrom Plck
ena Gunter, bank president, died Mon
I day night at 7.45 o clock, was at 1
I o'clock last night taken to the State
Penitentiary in Columbia, ostensibly
for safekeeping He left here on the
so-called midnight train, accompanied
by his wife and Sheriff T. U. Raborn.
Some have pronounced this step as
over-precautionary', believing that the
existing conditions failed to warrant
I weh action, but it is well known thai.,
particularly since the death of Mr.
Gunter, the feeling in Wagener,
though not running to riotous demor - I
I Miration. 1? certainly strong again*-;
Mr. Long. k>\em threats have come
from Wagener. and though the au?
thorities anticipated no early trouble
tiom this source, they deem It wise to
al?solotely remove the possibility c?f
any attack upon the Jail for Long's ro
I mo al being made.
J. F. HuPre. Chairman?J. F. White
Clerk?-Will Anjtornt Managers on
The Commissioners of State Gen?
eral election whbch will take place cn
November 5th lveid a meeting Thur?
<day morning with all present. Mr.
J. E I>uPi?e of Pi*gah was elected
chairman and Mr. John E. White was
?elected clerk to the commissioners.
A number of routine matters were
discussed and the meeting was ad?
journed until the 12th when another
?meeting will be held for the purpose
of appointing the managers for the
General election.
It was deemed best to/go over the
list of the managers for the Federal
election and select men to serve as
managers who had not already been
appointed as Federal managers, in
this way there will be no duplication
and efforts will be made to secure
men who will serve so that there will
be no trouble aa the last minute in
not having the required number of
managers at th* boxes.
of the growing crop of the Cnited
States September 20 was 69.6 per
cent o/ a . M-mal, ks estimated by the
crop reporting bov.rd of the depart?
ment of agriculture s bureau of statis?
tics in Its last cotton condition re?
port of tfhe season Issued at noon to?
day and rc -koned from the reports of
correMpofsdents and ^"iiin of the gov?
ernment located throughout the cot?
ton belt. This compares with a con?
dition of 74.1 per cent of a normal on
August 25; 71.1 per ct?nt. September
II last year. 11,1 per BSSSl on Septem?
ber -'?">. 1910, and 67.5 per cent the
average normal condition for the past
ten rears on Meptemher, 26.
Comparison of oondltksns Beptem
bot 2"> by States follow:
1912 1911 1911? Aver.
Virginia.7<? *7 7* 76
North Carolina 70 77 72 73
South Carolina,!! 73 70 72
Georgia.6 5 79 II 7 2
Florida.65 75 If 71
Alabama .. ..6S 7.1 67 ;?7
Mississippi. . .63 ?2 6:: 17
Louisiana.. ..69 66 II 41
Texas.. 4 .. ..7:? 71 6;{ II
Arkansas. . .68 70 || ?9
Tennessee. . . II 77 73 ' I
Missouri. . . 72 H?i 75 li\
Oklahoma. . .69 II 70 ,s
California. . . 90 100 90
1'or the purpose of comparison, the
condition "f the cotton crop in the
I'nlted states monthly for the past
ten i sari Is gh sn holouj
May June July Aug. Sept.
fear* II, II, 2.*.. 11,
1912 ,71.1 so. I 76.5 7 l.l ....
Ill 1. . ,17.1 11.1 II 1 73,1 71.1
HH . .82 0 80 7 75.6 72.1 15.1
1101 ,11 I 7 l.l 71.9 63.7 II I
1101 79.7 11,1 13,0 71,1 || 7
11?1 . 7o.r. 72 n 7V<> 72 7 17 V
Ittl s l.l 1.1.3 II 7 7.9 71 ?'.
I 101 ...772 77o 7 l 72.1 712
1*04 13.0 18.0 II,fl 14,1 76.1
I lOH 7 1.1 77 1 ?i.i 11.s ?... 1
1101 16,1 14,7 11.9 ?4.0 s 3
A verage
1103-11 I l.l so 7 10.1 73.1 67
Cantden Man. Employed by southern
Power Company. ArffJSled In Spar
tauburg Charged with Attempting
to ExtQfi Money from Wealthy
Widow, who Receives Alleged
Black-Hand Letter.
Spartanburg, Oct. 1.?Mrs. Emma
G. Cash, of 161 Oakwood avenue, this
city, received a Black Hand letter
this morning demanding that she
place |150 in an old cigarette box at
the corner of Oakwood avenue and
East .Main street. Frank L. Zemp, a
prominent and well-known employee
of the Southern Power Company, was
arrested two hours after Mrs. Cash
received this letter, charged with
sending it and attempting to extort
money from the wealthy widow. Only
circumstantial evledence has thus far
been secured by ihe police depart?
Judge Gage Files Order Declaring
Major Richardson and Dr. Butler
Kntitled to Pay for Service*?Gov?
ernor Blonso Makes Two Api>oint
Columbia, < >et. 2.?Judge Gage to?
day tiled his order refusing to enjoin
Comptroller General Jones from pay?
ing the warrants drawn on the Con?
federate Home fund in favor of Ma?
jor Hi W. Richardson, and Dr. F. P.
W. Butler, the chairman and secre?
tary, respectively, of the board, as
"white help," the warrant being for
$100 and $50, respectively.
The governor today appointed the
Hon J. D. Riven*, of Ridgeville, a
member of the board of regents of
the State Hospital for the Insane, vice
the Horn J. Wright Nash, of Spartun
burg, resigned. He also named the
Hon. Glenn W. Ragsdale, of Winns
boro, Special Judge to hold the Courts
of General Sessions and Common
Plena for the County of Georgetown,
for the term provided by law, com?
mencing on the second Monday in
October, If 12.
SUPPOSED TO BE in hiding.
C. M. Yoait? and Mack Morris May
Gi%o Tbeniseivot* up .to Sheriff.
Thunsihty paomlng Sheriff Epperson
?Mit Rural PtOlleentaa Sum New?an
to Sh ihm to keep wateh on the sit?
uation down liters until BIICji time .as
the excitement among the negroes of
that section had quit*id down.
it was at a tag by friends of c. m.
Young Mack Morris, the two men
wanted on warranty charging there
with alleged outrageous conduct to?
wards two negne g'ris wfoam tney had
In charge to take before Magistrate
Player last Friday afternoon, that
the two men were now in hiding In
a swamp, that they had eoinm unieat
ad with thedr frlauda and that they
would surrejwler an soon as the ex?
citement among the negroes in timt
section had qulted down and they
were assured there WUJ no ganger to
b? feared front the negroes whan
they came OUt Ot 1 IdJng;.
Deputy Sheriff John Epperson
?pent one day at Shiloh and Deputy
J. a. Bpperaon hau been down there
for two days keeping in touch with
the situation.
Everything ouiei at shii<>b.
Deputy Sheriff J. a. Bpperson re?
turned from Shiloh on the 11.20 train
Thursday morning and reported every
thing quiet at that place. He report?
ed that the negroes had quieted down
ai d tfone haek to work and that there
was now apparently no further danger
to be apprehended from them in case
the two men. C. M. Young and Mack
Monis, came out of their hiding
places and gave themselves up to the
sheriff or the magistrate who had
been left In charge of the Ituatlon
with orders to notify the sheriff at
once m ease the negroes again be?
come disquieted.
Paria, October 2. Persiatenl reports
tir.it pence is about to be concluded
between Turkey and Italy were cur
i< nl In Paris Ihls afternoon. The dele
gates of the two countries have roach
eil nl accord In principle, according t-.
? i dispatch from Ouchy, Rwltserland
The Ottoman envoys, however, urge
that it not bo divulged us they fear
the announcement win anger the Mu
? ulman w orld?
Cnilf HamiMII Nominated on Fourth
Ballot, After Name of Governor
Dlx Withdrawn, at State Conven?
tion?Martin H. Glinn Name; fur
Lieutenant Governor.
Convention Hall, Syracuse, N. Y.,
Oct. 3.?William Sulzer, Representa?
tive in Congress from New York city,
was nominated for Governor early
this morning by the Democratic State
Convention. It was the seventh time
he had been a candidate for this nom?
Mr. Sulzer was formally declared
the choice on the fourth ballot, after
the name of Governor Dix had been
withdrawn. Martin H. Glinn was
nominated for Lieutenant Governor.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Scarborough
have returned to the city after a stay
at Buffalo Springs, Va.
J. B. W. BECKHAM shoots hen
fry f. frank at sandy
Young Man Telephones for Sheriff
and Accompanies Him to Jaii. No
Details of Affair.
St. Matthews, Oct. 3.?J. B. Beck
ham shot and killed his step-father,
Henry F. Frank, in the Sandy Run
section of this c<?unty about noon to?
day. Details of the kiling a*e ex?
tremely meagre. It seems that the
two men went down to the-rural mail
box, which is some distance from the
Frank home. A passerby is slid to
have stated that just prior to the time
of shooting he saw the two men in
the woods going in opposite direc?
Beckham reported to friends that
he had shot his step-father. A young
son of Frank immediately went to
hunt his f tther and found him lal>or
ing heavily with his wounds, en?
deavoring to reach home. He became
too weak to get further, and died on
the roadside. The only statement he
is reported to have made was that
Beckham shot him. Four shots are
said to have been fired.
Beckham went to the home of a
?friend and telephoned fur the sheriff,
whom he accompanied back to town.
ILe is now in jail. He has made no
statement of how the killing took
place. He is a yowng mas of middle
age and good address.
Mr. Frank was a man well past
the meridian of life. The cause o/
the killing is at present a mystery.
Roth parties are well connected.
John Ballard and Grade Dk'ks
T*Us*m1 in Jail by Rural Psdioomani
New mai. aii?I Deputy Epperson.
Two negroes who had successfully j
?evaded arrest before were taken In
charge Thursday momisig by officers
Sam Newman and John Epperson.
Both of them are wanted on charges
preferred some time ago and both of
them are now in >aii awaiting prelim*
inary hearings.
Oracle Dicks is oharged with re?
sisting a treat, Several dayu ago ein?
stahlt? w. J. Dinkms and EL B. Met-.i
chsmp went to the woman's house
near Shot Pouch ai*J tried tO SerVU
claim and delivery papers, she re
lused to let thevn enter and when they
tried to do BO, she chased tlvm off
with an *\e which she threatened to
use. Thursday morning the two otll
eers had y hard tussle before they
could overcome and put handcuffs
on her. Fortunately, however, tttey
caught her before she eould get to
her axe and none were Injured.
John Ballard was arrested several
months ago by Deputy Sheriff J. A.
Epperson and Constable Mellette for
carrying concealed weapons and as?
sault and battery. He managed to
get loose from the officers and was
?hoi with a shot gun b> Deputj Sher?
iff Epperson. Thursday morning the
officers came upon him al his home
before he was aware ol theii pr<
ence and secured hltn without diffi?
culty, He stated that he g"t so many
shot in him when he ran the first
time that he did nol i are to run nwa.v
Mr. i'. w. Smith wenl to i >arlln r?
ton Thuradns morning where he will
nice his mare, Melbn Chimes, against
n fnsl horse ou n< d by M r. C, i!.
Hatchell of Darlington. The r oe is
for o purse to be donated to the win?
ner of the best Ihren out of five heats
Automobile? Will be Used to Prevent
Complete Congestion of Posta |
Augusta, Ga., Oct 2.?Though there
were no conferences or efforts to?
wards a settlement of the Georgia
railroad strike today, announcement
was made from the general offices to?
night that Judge Knapp of the court
of commerce and I^abor Commission?
er Neiil have been in communication
with the road and the strikers and it
is definitely known those men will be
in Augusta within the next three days
with a view to organizing a media?
tion board.
No effort will be made to move
trains on any part of the road to?
night but an effort will be made to
run a train through from Augusta to
Atlanta on the usual schedule time
tomorrow morning and, at the same
time a train fr^m Atlanta In this di?
rection. Efforts are now being made
to make an agreement betweer. the
roads and the strikers whereby mall
cars exclusively may be operated over
the read until the strike la settled,
and. while the statement is made that
no agreement has yet been reached,
the indications are that this restrict?
ed service will be put ,ln operation
tomorrow with full consent of the
Late this afternoon, a special train
over the Coast Line brought in about
ISO strike-breakers.
Arrangements were concluded by
the local postal authorities tonight,
whereby the mall congestion will be
somewhat relieved tomorrow through
the operation of automobile delivery
from Augusta to Crawfordville. At
that point a similar delivery from At?
lanta will connect and in this way
the entire main line of the road will
be served.
A special from Washington, Ga..
tonight says that ten counties of
northeastern Georgia are experiencing
business suffering on account of par?
alyzed mail facilities. A message was
received at Washington, Ga., from
Washington, D. C, directing that all
mail fr<>m that vicinity he routed via
Athens and a regular automobile
Schedule will be maintained.
Interior banks are annoyed by their
currency shipments being cut off and
the declination to issue bills of lading
on cotton since Tuesday mo-ning.
which means that the c hief collateral
in which they deal is tied up.
High School Prnctbdng Hard Every
Day Under C<?aHUiig or Quay Wil?
The Srimter High School will open
its foot ball seajvjn here on Friday,
October 11, with a game with the
j squad from the Presbyterian High
School of Florence, an ?ld time rival
with whom the loexJs have had manv
.?nterestbaji tussles.
j The loot ball sqaa/J has been prac?
tising hard /or the past two weeks un?
der the tutelage of Mr. Quay Willi
furd, a forrocr Davidson college foot
hall star, and is rapidly rounding into
shaj)e for offensive and defensive
The manager of the learn has com?
municated with a number of High
Schools bavins foot ball teams and a
good schedule of garner will be ar?
ranged this season, a number of Keod
exhibitions of the great American
collage import being promised to local
gridiron fans.
itovtks Completed and Turned over to
IVeaeurer for Collection of Taxes.
County Auditor U R Wilder has
completed the work on his books
and has turned them over to the
County Treasurer who is now busy
preparing for the opening of hi* of?
fice for the receipt of taxes on Oc?
tober 15th. Mr. Wilder has been busj
on his books ever since the returns
< me in ths tust et* the year, but with
the completion of making out of taxes
and poatlng of the books, he will have
.ei easy lime until the flrel of the year
when tax returns come In again.
Mr. B. C Wallace. County Treaaur
er, has with him to assist him in Ink?
ing in taxes, Mr. w. <*. Droughton,
who hns assisted in the office before.
Miss Georgia Clausseti of Sumter,
is receiving many pleasant attentions
from the younger nodal sol during
her Bt.?y here with Mr. and Mis.
Roger*.?Charleston Post,
Coroner Heid Inqwest Wednesday at
Noon?Body Was Thrown Thirty
Yards und Rolled down Embank?
ment Twenty More.
Tuesday afternoon A. C. L. pas?
senger train No. 50 was dela' ?d a
few miles west of the city, n'
Green Swamp crossing, wher
gine of the train struck
stantly killed an old negr
the name of Agnes Srar -f ?
n by
oner's inquest was h- ?
at noon and a verdb ^
was returned by th'
The testimony
nat effect
to the effect that
had been pici
stopped for ?
to catch u'
?he was to i
inquest was
a negro woman
jtton, but had
and was running
a wagon on which
She stepped on the
track at the Van Buren crossing
when the train was only a few feet
distant and before she could get off.
or across, the engine struck and threw
her for a distance of thirty yards
through the air. When the body
struck the ground, it continued to
roll for a distance of twenty yards
down the side of the embankment,
until it reached the bottom of the
ditch, where it was later picked up?
after the coroner and Dr. Lemnon
had examined it.
The engineer on the train, W. A.
Wiliams, testified that he did not see
the woman until after she was struck,
when he saw her flying through the
Hasell Robertson, the only" eye wit?
ness to the accident, stated that the
woman started to cross the track
wh?m the train was oaJy a few feet
distant. He was waiting for her in
his wagon, about 200 yards off. and
was too distant to call to her of her
danger. He stated that there was an
embankment near the crossing which
would have prevented her from seeing
the train until she was on the track.
The only difference in testimony of
the witnesses was whether or not the
whistle was blown. The engineer, W.
A. Williams, and his fireman, Wel?
lington Gregg, both stated that the
whistle blew for both the Van
Buren and the Green Swamp cross?
ings, while other witnesses testified
that they had not heard any whistle
for either crossing.
THE 1. I). C. "COUNTY F\iU'
A Rig Amateur Performance to Be
Given October 11 and IS for
Dingle's Mill Memorial Fund.
SumteF V promised a treat in the
shape of a big amateur performance
to be given at the opera house on
October 14 and 15. Dick Anderson
Chapter, U. D. C. is going to produce
the "County Fair," the proceeds for
the benefit of the Dingle s Mill Fund.
The "County Fair" is an excellent
musical comedy, the cast comprises
150 persons. Only the latest mustd
Will be sung by the choruses. This
will be the biggest home talent pro?
duction ever put on the Stage of
Anderson Wife Slayer Dies in Elec?
tric Chair,
Columbia, October 1.?The final
chapter of one of the most sensation?
al ami interesting cases in the history
of South Carolina criminal law was
enacted at the State Penitent trj
this morning, when Samuel N. Hyde,
of Andersen County, convict, d of the
double murder of his wife ,.nd
father-in-law, paid the penalty for
his crime in the death chair.
Public interest in the crime has
been accentuated by the utter indif?
ference to his fate that Hyde hug
manifested slncea the aomsaission of
the need and which rsuSOd doubts as
to his sanity, leading to the ippolnt
ment of a lunar) board that declared
him sane now and tt the time of the
murder. This ,nr of unconcern char?
acterised his final tments In the
death rhamb r ind he met death
with a smile on his lips. The current
was turned on '.t four minutes after
i *j o'clock and passed continually
through the body for seconds. He
was then examined by several physi?
cians, who declared that death had
been Instantaneous
i he s <\ \v railroad tracks o/ere
extended Tuesday up to th,. - f of
the pasretisrer station at the corner of
Hanrpton avenue -md fJreon street
The work on the station is progr? attng

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