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TBK StirflCII WATl IlM AN. l-MublMinl April, 1850. -Be Just and Fear not?Let all ;he ends Thou Alms t at be thy Country's, Thy God's and Trutli'a" THE TRUE SOUTKKON l>tfthlt.-ihcd June, kttt
Oonsoddated Aur. 3,1881. SUMTER. S. 0., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7. 1912. Vol. XXXV. No. 3o7~
Mr. A. C. Ttw?m|>?*oii Answers to
Charge* of Neghs t of Duty Mail.
AgaissH tot ton Weighers?Petition
to Hate Itoud ( I.IM'd
The County Hoard of < '..mm'ssioners
held their regular monthly meeting In
Vhe Supervisor's office Tuesday the
election of a successor to Mr. J. R.
Sumtor as clerk to the County Com
a^ftseloners being the only -..utter of
general Importance done during the
meeting. The board abo took up the
matter of charges made against the
?tumter cotton weighers some time
ago and heard one of the weighers In
explanation of the charges of neglect
of duty.
There were thirteen applicants for
the position of clerk to the County
Commissioners and the Hoard of
Commissioners went over the appli?
cations thoroughly, taking about an
hour and a half to discuss the qualifi?
cations of the various applicants. On
(he first vote R. L. McLeod was elect?
ed, he having received four of the five
votes cast. One \ ote was cast for
Mr. Jake Brogdon. Mr. McLeod was
therefore declared elected, provided
he gives satisfaction.
Mr. A C. Thompson appeared for
the cotton weighers to answer before
the board to the charges of m ;lect of
luty made against them. The charg?
es were made by Mr. Marlon Dorn,
who stated that on a certain Saturday
some weeks ago, there was only one
pair of scales In use, one of the
weighers sctlng as clerk and one
weighing the cotton, and that there
was no clerk for the weighers, as wad
required by law. He further stated
that the weighers had not done their
work as espedltiously as possible, as
they had stopped to Inspect snd grade
cotton which was brought to the plat?
form to be weighed.
Mr. Thompson. In explanation,
utated that on the dsy named the
clerk to the weighers had been sick
k which was tos re*s*n for there being
no clerk present He stated that, as
required by the duties of the office,
they had stopped tr Injpect and grade
"tain cotton because of the fact
that cotton was not the name on each
side of the bale. The board after
hearing his explanations passed a
resolution declaring them satisfactory.
A petition from eltlrcns of Tlndals
asking for a clayed road ketWSSg
Tlndal's station and Bethel Church
was received. After discussion a rcso
ution was passed authorizing the
supervisor to clay this road as soon
us he had cornpb t< l .-?her work In
the county which he deemed more
necessary at the pr< sent time.
A request from K. T. Windham for
an sx-Confederat?- pension was
A number of bills were gone over
and ordered paid.
Large Number of \ Ullor* In Town for
the Dance
The diince given Wednesday even?
ing by the Cotillion <Mub was a very
enjoyable social affair, as had been
expected. There Was a large atten
Ssmace at the dance and the oocusion
was one of the greatest pleasure for
all A great many visitors were pres?
ent with t? dancers of the city to
add *o the * Joyment of the affair.
Dancing commenced shortly before
10 o'clock and continued until two.
A delU'Mfu! sapper was served short
iv aft*r midnight, which was much
Among th? out of town gueetl
on-??-M wer? MivH,* Ann!?- LOS Mo?
Neal snd HaheStS Will Is mson. of
'I t. ri MISS laSUl Mad. ..f ?taW?
burg. and Miss |*raaces Sanders, of
t'laromont MKh ll*lhe f'arris.in, of
? **mden. Miss <? l ?..i.o.dl. of Atob r
Hon. Mrssrs. H-mov. I.ikh, Boyd,
Commander. Bar ringet and BfoWAi
of Floren ? iVrrv. Oreenvllle. M<d>
..y of < '?dun.w.i, i: 11 ? Richardson
of iMn? w >..d mid Lovelars of HasTood,
Miss ?'hrl*tlne Crew-*, a trained
nurse of Columbia saved the life at
a patient Mor 'ay by ?UbSBlttlaf to an
operation for nie trunsfosoiu of blood.
The man b id bis sk ? u ld? i ? ru>!o I
md had leal a greal d< il ?1 ld??od and
the onlv way to save |doi was I . the
transfusion of blood frosg m>- veins
??f nnxtlt* r p? rs?.n.
(?w. it WcMib 11 . w i i I'd :
by Basal" Str? ??t at lbe\osvlll* M?>n
day. The difficulty originated on
IVi tbtii prop* rty.
Colt AHMIsTK I..
tlcs>legod Garrisons Not to be l*ro
\ MOW ?I.
London! Dec, 4.?No news hna yet
!?? nn received Ihnt Greece has slgnsd
the ni mini in. ulthough she d expected
to do s<>. as the protocol provides i hat
the nosJoaToe' in if Im m nri ffot to be
pfOtflalonid QrftCl has strongly ob?
jected to their being revictualed.
The fact tha Turkey has agreed
to this clause is held to indicate that
there Is no likelihood of surrender of
the fortresses.
It is pojsihlc that two conferences
will he sitting concurrently at London
after next week. The proposal for an
ambassadorial conference reached the
Austrian foreign office today and is
said to ha' e boon received sympathet?
ically by the Austrian cabinet. Count
von Berchthold, however, is delaying
his reply until he has consulted with
the other members of the triple al?
liance. As Germany is known to favor
the conference, it is expected tliat
Austria will embrace the proposal and
the ambassadors are likely to meet
at :he same time as the peace dele?
With respect to the dispute between
the allies, it appears that tho Greek
government addressed last Saturday
a dignified and touching appeal to the
governments of the allies beseeching
them to take no action calculated to
weaken or endanger the league. At
the same time Greece offered all her
naval and military resources in case
Turkey declined to accept terms less
damaging to what Greece regarded as
the allies best Interests.
It is understood that this appeal
forms an Important historical docu?
ment which win show that Greece, far
from having any intention to break
away from the league, made the
strongest efforts to maintain it in its
original form.
Plenlpoteiitiarlc* Representing Bul?
garia. Ser\ la. Montenegro and Tur?
key to Hold First Meeting.
sofla. r.ulgaria. 1 >ee. 4.--The p< ace
plenlpotentlarl s representing Tur?
key r.ulgaria, Servia and Montene?
gro will begin their work In London
Friday of next week.
The armistice signed at 8 o'clock
last evening at the village of Baghtcho
took the revised form drafted by Dr.
I>aneff, speaker of the Bulgarian par
Is!anint. It contains the following
1 The belligerent armies shall re?
main In the positions they at present
2. The besieged Turkish fortresses
shall not be revictualed.
3. The revlctualllng of the Bul?
garian army in the field shall be car?
ried out by way of the Black sea and
Adrlanopb commencing 10 days af?
ter the signature of the armistice.
4. The negotiations for peace shall
begin in London December 13. It Is
officially announced that the Oreek
plenipotentiaries at Baghtche did .lot
definitely reject the terms of the ar?
mistice but reserved their decision for
24 hours.
Kven in event of her declining to
approve the armistice protocol, Greece
will participate in the peace negotia?
tions in London.
OfhVlal Note Issued In Constantinople
Tells of Agrement With Other
Hares Aiiio*.
Constantinople, Dec. 4.?An official
note Issued this evening says:
"An armistice has DOSS concluded
with Bulgarin, Bervla and Monte
nagro. The stats of war with Qresci
oontlnne .
Although ths complete termi of the
protocol haVI not been made public
It is lenmt'd that the question of re
vhtuaitng tin- beleagured towm was
abandoned Ihs government being
satisfied that the towns were suf
flclently aupplled with foodstuffs to
laM until the conclusion of 00000,
The only condition stated in the
ofheial oommunlentlon to the press is
thai troops will remain in the poll*
tlona now occupied.
u |a understood no limit has been
placed on the srmlstlee, which may
be terminated b II hours' notlc< by
ell b? r Side,
it Is said the Turkish and Dull 1 -
rhm delegates win merl again to
morrow at Rnghtche to arrange
preliminaries for tho peace confer
t*lM e.
Ill Mis IK.II I l\<.
Athens. I ?ec I. \ > ? ml onY lal
statement denies the report! of light?
ing ;it Serres between the Crooks and
Bulgarian! and declare! the moal
friendly relation! exlal between the
allies arid their armies, it says there
is reason t.i believe the pourparlers
betw n the Balkan states regarding
peace term! will result in ? common
resolution to achieve the supreme ob?
ject of the war, namely, the liberation
of the Christian populations and to
maintain full agreement among the
poa era.
Athens Newspapers Expect Greece to
Keep on righting.
Athens, pec, 4.??Commenting on
the conclusion Of the armistice, the
Athens newspapers express the con?
viction that Greece will, if necessary,
continue the war without her allies.
According t<? advices from Saloniki,
the Greek! are meeting with consider?
able opposition in Kpirus. The Turk?
ish army whic h retreated from M on
astir has not surrendered, but the
Submission Of small detachments con?
Belgrade Correspondent suys Condi?
tions Are v'riticul.
London. Dec, 4.?The Constantino?
ple correspondent of The Post tele?
"From what was told me at the
ports tonight 1 infer that the fall of
Chios Janina is imminent and that
Greece Will sign the armistice imme?
diately afterwards.
The Belgrade correspondent of The
Dally Telegraph assorts that Austria
again is pressing her demands on
Bervla and asking for an immediate
"The situation," adds the corre
Spondenti "la critical?even dangerous.
It is reported that Austria now has
300,000 troops within striking dis?
tance of the Servian frontier and
many VCSSClS are assembled in readi?
ness to transport the troops across
the rivers Save and Danube."
Den. Savoff 'aas been appointed ad?
ministrator of the conquered terri?
tory In Thrace with headquarters at
Kirk Kilisseh.
Tho Turkish delegates, a Constanti?
nople dlapatOh to The Mall says, will
not be appointed until Bulgaria names
her plenipotentiaries! when Turkish
delegates Of equal rank will be chosen.
Pot)en lla\o Decided Ouestion of
Albanian Freedom.
* Rome, i>e?. 4.?The Glornale
d'Ualia, In a reference to the propos?
ed peace negotiations at London says
the powers will entrust to their re?
spective embassies at London the task
Of dialing In conjunction with Sir
Kdward Gray, the British foreign sec?
retary, with the question arising
through the Balkan war.
With respect to Albanian autonomy,
the paper says, an agreement already
exists between the powers including
R ISda and it is hoped a peaceful so?
lution of the difficulty between Aus?
tria and Servia. will be found granting
Btrvta a commercial outlet to the
Loader of Albanian Rising Announces
Constantinople! Dec. i.?Ismtl Kern?
el Bey, the Albanian leader, has notl
ticd the ports of the proclamation of
Albanian independence. He requests
Turkish aupport.
Ismil Kemal says that Albanians
are attached to tho Ottoman empire
and Khallflat and thai the proclama?
tion Is intended to safeguard Alban?
ian interests without Injuring the em?
pire interests at a time when their
(ountry to a great extent is occupied
bj enemies.
Austria Regards Balkan Alliance as
Practically ai End.
Vienna, Dec, 4. Austrian opinion
ids the Ilalkan i? ague as prac?
ticed) end, d. owing chiefly to the
rivalry between Greece and Bulgaria
for the possession of Saloniki, it is
bei loved here Bulgaria will favor the
formation of an autonomous Mace?
donia with Saloniki as the capital)
thereby reserving pari of Macedonia
and Saloniki for h?re? If.
Muri lag* i,i.?. ?(-?? R<, ..id.
t ii i h< (5oun( % < '!? i u s office Wed?
nesday, .f im? s Til us and Rusan M j"'
of Humter, and Clarence China, ?'<-n
cord, and Maxi? m< m .t. t oil, of Bum
ter, were granted licenses to mar?
_ i
So Far as Learned, no Clue Obtained
to Whereabouts of Leesvllle
hanks Missing Preeldent ? Iii?
Continued Absence May Cause Dl- t
reotors io start Proceedings in1
Courts?Hank s Affairs Checked up
bnt no Statement Issued Vot.
Lexington, Dec. 4.?Information
received from Leesvllle over the long
distance telephone this afternoon is
to the effect that the directors of the
People's Bank, which closed its doors 1
a week ago today, are not yet ready
to make any official announcement.
Members of the board, it was stated,
went to Columbia today on business
connected with the affairs of the in?
stitution, but if they succeeded in
'inding anything new it has not been
made public.
Dr. B. J. Btheredge, who left Lees?
vllle several days before the bank
closed, is still missing and nothing
hat would give any light on the prob?
ability of his preFent whereabouts has
been learned.
The directors, it is said, are still
waiting, with tho hope that the
bank's missing president may return
to Leesvllle and adjust his indebted?
ness to the bank. However, in the
event that Dr. Ethercdge docs not re?
turn within the next few 1 tys, it is
said, steps will he taken to have him
apprehended and brought back to
Leesvllle to face the charges which
will necessarily be brought against,
him. Should he return and make
good his accounts at the bank, it is
said, tho directors will not take any
action in the courts, and this they
hope he will do. Every member of
the board, and also the majority of
the stockholders, are in favor of giv?
ing the man an opportunity to clear
his own skirts before pushing the
matter in the courts.
P I - ,
States Chief Executives Fo?'mi Perma?
nent Organization?Objects,
Richmond, Va?, Dec. 4.?Permanent
organization of tho Governors of the
various States of the United States, in
an Association to be known as the
Governors1 Conference, was ette* ted
here tonight at the annual meeting,
its members will embrace the Gov?
ernors and Governors-elect of the va?
rious States. Ex-Governors will be
admitted to the Conference as Hon?
orary members with all privileges of
the organisation except the right to
Colorado springs. Col., was selected
as the place of meeting for the Con?
ference next year. The date of the
meeting, which probably'w ill be earl?
ier than December, will be decided
upon later.
In announcing the formation of a
permanent Association the Governors
attending the meeting here made pub
lice the following statement concern?
ing the purpose of the Conference:
"The functions Of the Governors'
Conference shall be to meet yearly for
an exchange of views and experiences
on subjects of general importance to
the people of the several States, the
promotion of greater uniformity in
State legislation and the attainment
of greater efficiency In State adminis?
No permanent president is to head
the Conference. A temporary chair?
man will be selected for each half
day's session when tho Conference
meets. The conference, however, will
have a permanent secretary-treasurer,
who will receive an annual salary of
$2,600 a year. An executive commit?
tee Is to guide the affairs of. the Con?
A rule was adopted by the Confer?
ence that persons not members si ill
not be given the floor until all other
business is transacted and then 0 il>
by unanimous consent. Efforts have
been made to present the subject of
woman's suffrage to the Governor's
The nCW CXCCUtlVe committee ot the
Conference named tonight, consists of
Governor McGovern, of Wisconsin;
Governor O'Ncali of Alabama, and
I Govcrnor-elecl Amnions, nf Colorado.
It is understood thai M, C Rlley, of
Madison, Wls? will he elected secre?
tary-treasurer of the Conference.
R?ch Stute was assessed $150 t
ward the < icpcnses ol tho nev* org nl
sa I Ion.
Senator Noils Christensen, of Ilcai
fort, and Miss (Catherine Wales Btra
ton, of Boston, w< re m irrled in King
< !hanot. Boi ton. Mai . Tuesday
Wood row Wilton Chosen as One o*
Honorary Presidents of National
Body?Perry Belntont Headi Or*
Washington, Dec. I.?The National
league of Democratic clubs concluded
its sessions here today by the election
of officers and the adoption of reso?
lutions recommending that the cere?
monies of swearing in of the presi?
dent and the attendant pageant
Should not be separated; favoring
but one term of office for president
and declared as unjust and repre?
hensible the manner In which the
Panama canal zone was acquired.
The following officers were elected:
President, Perry Bolmont of New
York; first \ ice president, Senator
Hoke Smith of Georgia; second .vice
president, Frederick Lynch, Missouri;
third vice president, W, Plaisted,
Maine; fourth vice president, John
J. Lentz, Ohio; fifth vice president,
Chas. G. Helfner, Washington; sec?
retary and organizer, William C. Lil
ler, Indiana; treasurer, Dr. John W
Cox, New York; sergeant-at-arp ^
Col. John L Martin, Missouri. ^
Honorary presidents of th' ^
were chosen as follows: P nt
elect. Wuodrow Wilson; V resi?
dent-elect, Thomas R, Mat, i; Wil?
liam J. Bryan, Adlal B. Stevenson,
Senator John W. Kern of Indiana;
Speaker champ Clark and Represen?
tative Oscar W. Underwood of Ala?
bama. An executive board with a
membership representing practically
every State In the union was chosen.
A committee of five, of which former
Congressman Lafe Pence of Colorado,
was made chairman, was appointed
to ar<?use interest among the Demo?
cratic clubs of the country in the
forthcoming inauguration of Presi?
dent Wilson.
Among other resolutions adopted
was ope deploring the agitation for
tie- compulsory purchase of "Monti
Cello," the home of Thomas Jeffer?
son, and anothet redbmmending Fiat
no treaty should be entered between
the Unit States and Russia until
Kussia recogized expatriation.
Vehicles and Spectators Will Uereaf"
tor Have to Stay Farther Off.
The tire department has been
equipped with three hundred feet of
rope and will h? reaftei rope off all
fires In order to keep vehicles and
spectators far enough tway from the
fire to prevent their hindering the
firemen in their work. Hereafter au?
tomobiles, hacks and other vehicles
had best be e.ireful how they ap?
proach the fires as they may collide
with this rope and damage result.
At the tire Wednesday night the
department experienced some diffi?
culty in geting to the lire and in
spreading out their line of hose b ?
cause the way was blocked by people
and vehicles, it Is the aim of the
department In future to prevent this
from happening.
Moni- College Prueticall) Broken up
by Removal Of Furniture.
Thursday was moving day with
Morris College, not that the faculty
desired to move the college or that the
moving was anything for the benefit
of the college, for all of the fur?
niture In the building, mostly tables'
desks and chain were moved away
from the place, these having been
taken In charge by th* Wifherspoon
Bros Furniture Company who had
sold them to the college upon Its for?
mation two years ago. The students
were given b holiday and will prob?
ably continue to have s holiday until
the college authorities < an make ar?
rangements to have new furniture in?
Mr. J. N, Rlggf*. an industrious far?
mer living mar Manning, met with
a moat serious accident last Thursdl >'.
He was leading a pair of mules from
Paxvllle, and the animals became
fractious, he wound 'be rope around
his bind and the mules Went on 0p?
poslto sob -; of a tree, catching h
hand agalnsl the tree and mangle?
his b f( hand SO badly that all of th,
lingers exeepl the thumb bad to b?
it mput ? I < il Minnie:: Times
i w ? re m ob- 1?
fov Belling * Ir i
r r a n t s \
Cot W. II. Hunt Chosen Presides*! for
Another Vrai?Other Oneness ?
Reporte EYnan Various Pr pnnnsiwts
Abbeville, Dec. 3.?The 9 2nd ses?
sion of the South Carolina Baptist
BtatS Convention was called to order
at 3 o'clock this afternoon by the
president. Walter EL Hunt of New
berry. After joining in a song, the
congregation m led in prayer by
Prof. P.. B, Greer of Greenville. The
roll of delegates was reported as com?
plete by the secretary, Rev. Chas A.
Jones, and the convention went into
election of officers.
Col. Walter H. Hunt was reeleeted
president, and Rov. W. E. Thayer of
Eaurens. first vice president, Rev.
Rufus Eord, D. D., Marion, second
vice president, Rev. Chas. A Jones,
Bennettsville, and Rev. A. B. Ken
nedy, Co' 'mbia, were elected secre?
tary o sistant secretary. Prof.
B. F et was reeleeted auditor.
' ,> s. Corpening submitted the
' & on order of busin? BS, which was
. .ded.
0 The address of welcome was made
Dy Rev. Eouis Bristow, pastor of the
Abbeville church, and the response
was made by Rev. J. E. Vines, D. D.,
of Anderson.
Reports were submitted by the
boards of ministerial education, aged
ministers' relief, trustees of Connie
Maxwell orphanage, State mission
board and the report of the Sunday
school fie ld secretary, J. D. Moore.
There are now in Furman univer?
sity 35 ministerial students. Tt will
require $3,400 to aid these students.
The orphanage has 230 ch ldren.
The gifts to the orphanage thi:$ year
have gone a little beyond the atiount
spportioned to it by the convention.
The State mission board's report
was submitted by Rev. W. T. Derieux,
D. I>., corresponding secretary. Gifts
to the board this year have amount?
ed to $38,058.16. It was good for
the convention to hear this report,
for' they had been fearing a V'avy
debt. But large and numerous con?
tributions were rushed into the treas?
ury in the last few days of the con?
vention yt.tr.
The Sunday school board report
was submitted to the following com?
mittee: J. S. Corpenlng, W. I* Hayes,
T. G. Phillips. C. II. Roper, J. R.
The report on report of aged min?
isters to: V. P Covington, If, If. Ben?
son. G. T. Asbill. H. C. Brabham. E.
J. Clary
The report on report of board of
ministerial education to: c. a. smith,
J. a. Carson, W. C. Walhu-e. J. W.
Bproles, C. W. Baiter,
Committee to report on report of
trustees Of Connie Maxwell orphan?
age: B. J. Woodward. T. S. Wright,
J. i). Bailey, O. J. Prince, E. D.
At 4.10 o'clock the convention ad?
journed with prayer by Rev. W. T.
Ten years ago, 190 2, contributions
to the State missions amounted to
$10,508; this year $3S,05S. This one
Item of IncreOM has characterised
other do partments of the work in
which South Carolina Bapt sts are
it is very probable, judgin? from
recommendations in reports, that
every departme nt will be enlarged,
and new features of benevolence be?
gun, this incoming year.
House on Calhouu Str?vt Practically
Destroyed by names.
Wednesday evening about 7.S0 lire
practically deeroyed a four room ne?
gro residence og East Calhoun street.
The building belonged to H. T. Edens
and was insured.
Tlte house was occupied by Anna
McCoy, colored who lost practically
all that she had of furniture and
clothing in tho tiro. She was visiting
a neighbor tho time that the lire
started and had left her two small
children In tho building. Tho cause
ot the tii?- ha-- i.. i t oon ascertain?
Tin tiro department responded
promptly to tie ?: irm, but and to
stretch the line of hose for several
hundred feet. Il u. only by their
:?.i work i h ? i i fa colored * hut ch,
McUiir* Chapel Vfrlcan Methodist
I . il Phur< 1 s*as sa\? d. as this
building was reads to catch when the
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