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South Carolina s Contrwutio:
War Wrecked Land Leav
The iState. |
^Charleston, Feb. 27.?Trie British j
tramp steamer St. Helena, Capt.
Baini, Georgia-Carolina Belgian re
li f ship, ciearetl in is morning c.i iuc
United States custom house here for
Rotterdam and was put to sea this
/ The St. Helena takes 7,000 tons of
foodstuffs, mainly fiour, with a supply
of mill and miscel aneous provisions
to the starving noncombatants
of Belgium. lAlmost 2 000 tons of
donated materials for their relie." are
left behind by tne well packed St.
JJelena at tne Charleston Terminal
company's wharf, foot of Columbus
street, and will doubtless be loaded
into another ship chartered by the
commission for Belgian relief with
future date for sailing.
Under the superintendence of J. M.
"Wthitsitt, with Capt. Joohn G.Mansfield
attending to the stevedoring of the
cargo, the St. Helena was loaded. The
vessel faad been made shipshape for
her journey back, taking minor repairs
and a coat of paint since arriving
here, and with tiavorable weather
conditions, Capt. Baird hopes to make
Rotterdam in from 22 to 25 days. Capt.
Kelly, who brought the St. Helena ,
here from Liverpool, is unable to take
IN EASTERN THEATRE
RUSSIA /CLAIMS TO HAVE TURNED
i THE TIDE.
ft Fleet >*onr Seeking- to Clear DardeJ
t nelles' of Mines After Redue
ing the Forts.
Tile Germans and Russians cantinue
their fighting in various parts of
north Polaai. Sanguinary engagements
have taken place along the
Niemen, near Sventovansk, and north
of Grondoo, and also in tie region 01
Przasnysz. The heavy German sie*e
artillery has opened a bombardment
on tbe Russian fortress of Ossowetz.
Petrograd. claims an important success
in the region of Przasnysz, wfa-ere
the Germans chronicled a victory for
themselves a day or so ago, and the
capture o; some 10,000 prisoners. The
Russian war office says the Germans
in this vicinity, have been forced to l
retreat over a E5 mile Iront with
heavy losses in killed, wounded or
prisoners. Many guns are said to
have been captured by the Musco\
A repulse of the Germans who
had crossed the iXiemen near Sventovansk,
according to Petrograd, forced
tiem back across the river'. Near
Grodno ' the fightig continues". Villages
here have changed hands re1
Still in Balance.
Wiiile there is fighting at different
j oints farther south throughout Poland
and Galicia and up in ti'ie passes
of the Carpathians, none of the battles
Siere has proved that the situation
is any nearer a decisive result
t'.ian it has been for weeks past.
In the west advances and the tak:
? ir> amnap^na nnrl
l -g *-?JL 11 C1JVUCO ill
the capture of "'important fractions"
rf the German lines farther west are
c.'aimed by the French. Artillery engagements
haive been in progress
c;ong the whole line.
The German army is said to be pre1
a ring ;for another determined effort
:o capture Paris before toe allies bring
i..eir full strength into the field.
\ Having silenced tne forts at the entrance
( the Dardanelles, the allied
Jieet is covering tl':e work of mine
s weepers in tne cnannei, preparatory
10 attempting further progress along
the narrow waterway leading to the
=ea of Marmora.
Germany asserts that during the
recent battle in the Mazurian lake
istrict of East Prussia the eommand?
.or cr/an<arai nf thp Russian Twentieth t
? ^ w
h my corps and ten other commanding
officers were made prisoners.
3Tust Furnish Supplies.
The British government, through its
ihief industrial commissioner, has ordered
10,000 striking shipyard engineers
on the Clyde to return to
work Monday, declaring that "ina1
ortant munitions of war urgently re<:uirejl
by the army and navy" are
!?eing held up by the strike. A settlement
'by arbitration of the wage dis;
ate which precipitated the strike is
. hv tfhio government.
I i V1U&WVU WJ M^'V o
Owing to disturbances following a
meeting at which speeches were made
or and against Italy's participation
in the war, the Italian government
Vas decided that in future such
meetings may u*ld.
: Vesse] I
nin'Feeding Unfortunates of j
es?Bears Plain Marks of
charge of the vessel on the return
trip, due to his sickness.
frhe St. Helena, of 2,708 tons net
registry, carries a crew of 30.
To C'r.e end of precautioning against
o tnrnorln sittaplr rhci vpjsoI will hp> I
w? IV1 uvuv V4 VVMV*^t .
decorated on both sides, astern and j
forward the bridge as soon as she en- i
ters the war zone, with banners tell-1
ing in large letters that she is a ves- j
sel of the "Commission Belgian Re-!
lief," which, it is understood, will i
prove sufficient passport to insure her
against active attack ifrom German
submarines or other craft of war. I
Tee official farewells o-' the State!
of South.Carolina. North Carolina and i
Georgia, of the central, State and lo-!
c-al committees for Belgian relief were !
addressed to a crowd of enthusiastic
citizens from the upper deck of
the St. Helena on Monday of this week.
If good wishes are really efficacious j
ifenders of floating mines, the St. Hel- i
ena will steam into Rotterdam and
unload her precious freight without
South Carolina is represented in t?e
contributions to, the St. Helena's cargo
with. $10,000 cash and foodstuffs, the
enumeration of which covers 14 typewritten
sheets of office stationery.
The estimated value of the St. Helena's
cargo is close to $400,000.
Prince Henry o:f Prussia probably
will become commander of the German
high sea neet in succession to
Admiral van Ingenohl, who has bee^
ordered to Berlin from Kiel.
The remainder of tJ-e crew of the j
American steamer Evelyn, sunk by a j
mine, have been rescued and now are!
It is understood that the recent
American identical note to Great
Gritain and Germany, suggested that j
the rules of international law regarding
shipment by neutrals of con
ditional contraband to civilians of
belligerent nations remain unaltered,
the floating mines, except for protection
of coast defences and harbor, be "j
removed, and that pilots be .lurnished ;
to guide netitral ships through mine
vx \amavju kj jl. mv j ,
Urges Charleston's Mayor >ot to;;
Condone Violations of
the Law. !
News and Courier:
Columbia, Feb. 26.?Gov. Manning
today wired iMayor John P. Grace of
Charleston, disapproving of the lat- '
ter's programme ?.or enforcement of
the laws of the city of Charleston, as 1
optlined in a printed statement from 1
the mayor some days ago. IThe Gov- 1
+A ? -WOT Tnj.'n cfotomftnf .
ci JLIL/I" majui o
"practically admits that violations of
the laws will be allowed by city officials
aftrr that date," referring to
March 1st, when the mayor's new pro- J
gramme for law enforcement is to
go into effect. The Governor in his J
telegram to Mayor Grace, urged him '
not to "condone 'violations of tho 1
laws," and told him "our duty is '
The telegram from Gov. Manning
to Mayor Grace follows:
<V1nTiirn'h,ia :S P iFVh I91n_
"Mayor John P. Grace, Charleston, C. j i
C. . .
"My attention has been called to an
article in the public prints announcing
your present grogramme for the
enforcement of law after March 1st. !
This statement practically admits that
violations of the laws will be alowed by s
the city officials after that date. I
urge you not to condone violations of
the laws. Neither you nor I are responsible
for the laws on the statute '
hr>r>V?; hut wo are hnth fhar?ed with I 1
enforcing them. Our duty is plain. 1
(Signed) "Richard I. Manning, ^
FOR ROADS IX GREENVILLE. J
(governor Signs the Bill Providing for j
Bond Issue. ]
News and Ccin'er: ?
Columbia, Feb. 26.?Governor Man- 1
ning fhis morning signed the bill pro- '<
Vjding for an issue of $950,000 of ton as <
by Greenville ccuLty to build good
roacis. The bill v-as put through the ]
rocent session of the general assem- 1
bly by the Greenville delegation. The 1
Governor signed the "bill this morning j
following a call made on him by Ed- j
itor George W. Brunson of the Green- <
ville News, and President 0. S. Webb 1
of the Greenville chamber oi conj- <
STATE TAX LEVY !
IS SEVEN MILLS!
FINAM'E BOARD Al THORIZEI) TO
Provision is Made for Expert Super- j
vision of the Schools in Mill
Villages of the State.
The appropriation act as- signed by
Gov. Manning carries a total of $2,463,759.82,
which will require a State
tax levy of seven mills. The total
amount for general "State purposes
carried in the ai*t is $2,01 S.ToO.S^. The
total under the 3ne mill levy for pen- |
sions is $300,000. Thr total under tei
one-half mill levy for the State Hos-1
pital for the Insane is $150,000. Th-i J
State's finance board, consisting of tile j
State treasurer, the comptroller gen- i
eral and the governor, is given t'..e j
right to "borrow not more than $700,-1
000 for the general purposes of the j
Si.ate government. j
Following is a recapitulation c-.' the I
general appropriation bill:
Governor's office $ 1S.S3O.00 j
Secretary of State's office.. 7,520.00 |
Comptroller general's office 10 345.00
State treasurer's office .... 13,650.00
State superintendent of education's
Adjutant general's office ... 24,1(30.00
Attorney general's office .. 6,845.00 j
Railroad commissioners' office
- -t ?- tMC rftfl fiA I
rUDIlC SCIIOUIS ?ioU)(ivu?vv
State librarian's office .... 2,746.00
Public buildings 32,62).00
Catawba Indians 7,500.00
Department of agriculture. 12,1.0.00
Judicial department 106,920.00
Healtn department 54,676.2.3
Board of medical examiners
... . t 3.000.00
Tax department 94,746.42
University <Jf S. C 104151.44
Winf.rcp college 156,249.32
The Citadel 38,500.00
Deaf, Dumb and Blind institution
State colored college .. .. 15,000.00 j
Other educational purposes 1,500.0411
State Hospital for Insane.. 309,700.00
S. . 'Industrial school 31,000.00
State penitentiary 7,050.00
Other charitable and penal
Chief game warden 4,424.00
Historical commission .... 4,550.00
Interest on bonded debt .. 261,033.38
Expenses common to both
houses. 850.7S |
Tlie senate 18,765.00 !
The house 36,302.20 j
Engrossing department.. .. 6,644.00 j
Medical college 33,315.00 j
State warehouse commissioner
Under the section-tor the Catawba i
Indians there is a provision to allow t
the governor to appoint a financial
Under tilie head oif the department
Df education there is an appropriation
of $2,000 I or "salary of mill school
supervisor" and $500 traveling ex- .
penses for "traveling expenses of supervisor
of mill schools."
The following provision was added
upon the head of the State department
"Provided, That hereafter the com^
missioner of agriculture, commerce
and industries be required to submit!
Lo the general assembly an estimate of!
ail lK-cessary amounts for the proper I
conduct, of l':.ds deDartment as all other |
State officials are required to do."
G. M. Wilson Appointed in Place of
L. A. Mayer, Resigned.
Washington, Feb. 26.?>G. M. "Wilson
has beenappointed postmaster at
Peaks, succeeding L. A. Mayer, reI
Will be 3Iissed.
There are so few weekly papers in
South Carolina that publish real editorial
pages that it is doubly distressing
to see their number lessened.
Two such, owing to the stress of the 1
times, have gone out of business .
One of them Is The Newberry Her- (
lid and News, over which E. H. Auli
lias presided for more than a quarter
of a century. He made it a very
? T?J ^ XJ A Onf "
good paper, wiani iuts 01 uumc-acL
matter. And his editorial page was
strong,. While friendly to Blease, it
3id not go all the way with him. We
Ki'I miss the opportunity his paper
iff\>rded of getting at the view of the <
Dther side. 1
The other, the Fountain Inn Tribune,
gave unalloyed delight to by its i
tveekly visits. Its editor, Robert Quil- ;en,
wus destined by nature for a free
Cilice . He was by odds the most orig- j
no! o-rit.OT' in t"h.A r>ro"e5Sicn in South !
Carolina. Hfe could look, at men and
; ir.zs frcm such odd Jiggles, getting
entirely different lights i^n themi
Greenville Piedmont <
ANALYZE ITEMS I
IN BUDGET ACT;
SEVEN MILLS PROVIDES FOR ALL i
Extra Levy For Pensions, Asylum ind j
/ % li t_ I ~ i>... . /1
t oiuniun ?i iai>e i*uy.
The State, Feb. 27.
Niels C'nristensen, senatoro from
Beaufort, and J. T. Liless representative
from Orangeburg, who are chair- j
men of the senate finance committee j
and the house ways and moans com
mittee, respectively, were asked yes-1
terday to analyze the recapitulation of1
the general appropriation bill, printed >
in The State of February 24. The j
chairmcn of t .ese two important com-I
mittees o. the general assembly are in i
Columbia to attend a meeting of th>*
sinking f-nd commission of which they 1
are ex-officio members.
(Tlie general appropriation bills of
the past, with one exception, have j
not attempted to indicate by levy j
what the taxes are to be used L'or. '
This year a partial analysis is made ;
in the bill by specifying a special levy j
01' one-half mill for development of j
the State Hospital for the Insane, an-1
other special levy of 1 mill for pen- j
sions and the balance of 5 1-2 mills j
for general 'State purposes. A levy j
of 1 mill will raise approximately
Items ia Act.
Yesterday 2?Ir. Christensen and Mr.
Liles suggested that the analysis of
the bill might be carried further by
pointing out that of the remaining!
5 1-2 mills 0! the total levy of 7 j
mills, one raises the fund for the |
maintenance of the State Hospital for'j
the Insane, one covers tT.:e amount!
used for interest on the State deb: i
and election expenses, a little lessj
than one for common schools and a i
little more than one for 'State col-1
leges, leaving 1 1-2 mills to cover all
the cost of the judicial, administrative
and legislative departments o: the j
State. This means that the 1 1-2 mill
tax will provide for the salaries of all
the judges, court stenographers; total
cost of the sessions of the legislature
and public printing, and all salaries
and expenses of tr:e offices o: the givernor,
treasurer, comptroller general,
attorney general, secretary of state,
adjutant general, insurance commis
sioner, department of agriculture, tax j
commission and board of charities. I
Mr. Christensen and Mr. Liles said j
that the: free conference committee j
seriously considered cutting the ap-;
propriations to bring the levy down j
to a total of 6 1-2 mills The follow- j
ir.g as new tems would have been i
cut out of the bill: Pensions, $33,-[
000; common schools, $36,000; Win- j
throp iCollege gymnasium, $13,000;
university, $2,500; tax commission,
$10,500; board of charities, $6,700; j
Cedar Springs Institute, $16,000.
Will of Legislature. J
Besides these cuts, aggregating $40,-1
000, more would ha<.e pad to be
made, and it was decided that the
taxpayers would rather pay the extra
half mill than sacrifice the advancement
and justice represented by
these items. Both houses had deliberately
ordered these expenditures as
representing normal and needed development
of ?':e institutions of higher
learning, and the reorganization of
the tax system and the penal and
charitable institutions of the State.*
When asked to comment on the general
legislation passed, Mr. Christensen
and .Mr. Lilies stated that in their
opinion the results were due largely
to the splendid leadership of Gov.
Manning. They believed that ihis tact,
clearly defined ideas, earnestness and
acquaintance with legislative procedure
resulted in a hearty co-operation
during the latter part of the session.
Gov. ^Manning struck the keynote ot
progressivenes and harmony in his
message and made the session notable.
FEDERAL COURT MEASURE
COPIES TO LIFE
A Chance for the Second South
TVi a Ctoto*
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Washington, Feb. 26.?TJie question
of an additional federal judge, district
attorney and marshal for the
western district of 'South Carolina,
which apeared to meet its death
here a short time ago, when Congressmen
'Mann of Illinois and ICullom of
Indiana objected to its consideration, i
has come to life again. Today Representatives
Aiken and Byrnes went
over to the senate and spent some
time working on the matter. Senator
rillman introduced a bill in the sen
ate a year or two ago similar to the
Aiken bill in the house.
(A'll that (Mr. Byrnes would say regarding
the matter upon leaving the
senate was that he was hopeful of
securing favorable action, /but just
what plans he and others interested
in it have in mind he would not disclose.
' A Kos-antfc Uarriatre in Scncca.
Seneca. Feb. 2.~>.? A romance. the
beginning of which dates back to;
halcyon days of last October, in the j
city of Columbus, Ga? had its eulmina- j
tion in Seneca this morning at 10:30 ;
A little girl from .Southern "Ala-'
bam" went to the city of Columbus,
Ga., to attend a business college; s i
little man from 'Newberry, S. C., went j
there to enter the advertisemet busi-1
ness; they met.. Perhaps ne foresaw j
the time when he would have need of j
a trainP'l ^tPnnerJinher in lr,is bUSi-j
ness; perhaus, she was looking Lor- |
ward to the time when she would want j
a "permanent position;" at any rate,
the "ittle man from South Carolina,
became interested in the little girl
from "Alabam." (it is not recorded j
that she was not interested in himi; ;
he began to pay her attention; she;
did not resent i;: he became mere at- <
ter.tive; ?but to make an old story;
short. 1. "s little man from South Car- !
olir.a came to Seneca last night, over j
the Blue Ridge trom Xew berry. and j
thai. little girl roni ''Alabam" came'
in on -Xo. 36 this morning and wa.< met
by the young man from South Carolina j
and carried to the Oconee inn. They j
expiained tne longing o; meir uea.iu>|
to Manager Xorman, who entered
heartily ana sympathetically into their
plans, ordered a fire made in the parlor
and dispatched a runner for a
preacher and called in a few members
of his family and the thing was soon
iMiss Ruth Bernice (Mathews of j
^ A 1 1 j A 11'i ^/\ Af I
uzarK, Aia., nau LftfutMiit: mc ?nc ui
Mr. iFrank Rutherford Higgins of dewberry,
S. 0. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. I. E. Wallace, pastor
of the Presbyterian church <*' this
place, in the parlors of fie Oconee
Mrs. Higgins is a timid little body,
and does not look equal to the part
that she has played in this romantic
affair, but she did not seem to be the
least nervous or excited over it. She
is very pretty and refined, being a
granddaughter of a prominent Baptist
minister of Alabama.
Mr. Higgins is v: ell known in Anderson,
where he once made his :
home, being connected with the Bee
Hive store. He was originally from
Xewberry but is nov; connected withi
an advertising concern, liaviilg his <
'.eadquarters in Columbus, Ga.
Entire Change of
On account of t
of our patrons
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li agaiu iuuaw
The famous Ke
will hereafter be i
' Broncho Headliner.
"Exploits of Elaine"
"Kay Bee" or "Domi
"A Good Show
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iiujujI' <. ,iy ^ _ . 'i .v.iiv lor .N w jerry.
v\/loro i.ii'V will >]! Hit .-oilic lime ?i>- :
win jeiiirn io (_o:umbus.
Equipped Willi Steel.
Atlanta, Ga, .Feb. 'i\.?-Eight of tlie fl
most important through passenger
trains of 0:-e iSouthern railway nav<r
recently been equipped with all steel, Jfl
electric lighted cars of the most moa-^^M
em design, 57 cars just received from?
tue builders ha-.ing been placed in serlM
The trains to which t. vis equipmenj^
was assigned are: Xos. 1 and 2, thfl
"Royai Palm," between Jacksonville
and Chicago; Xos. 5 and the "Flor-H
iaa special, ueiwccii ,iai-A.vnvi:,e awM
Cincinnati; Xos. 13 and 14, the "Ohii>^B
Special," between Jacksonville and f?
Cincinnati: N'os. 25 and 26, "Mem- I
phis Special," between Wt.s ington an-i
Memphis; Xos. 2y and the "Bir- S
minham Special," between Washington
ana Birmingham; Xos. do and 3*>?
the 'T. S. Fast Mail," between Washington
and New Orleans; Nos. 31 and
the 'Southeastern Limited," between
Washington and Jacksonville; '
Xos. 43 .and 44, between Washington /
and Atlanta; and Xos. 27 and 2!j>, the 3
"Carolina Special," between Charies-/
ton and "Cincinnati. Xos. 37 and *
the "Xew York, Atlanta and Xew- Orleans
Limited," is an all-Pullman train
and has been all-steel since ti>.e introduction
of steel cars
The steel frame cars formerly used
ij. these trains, have been transferred
to other through trains, releasing
steel underframe cars to be replaced
in strictly local trains, releasing
All this new equipment is in addition
to the seven steel dining cars recently
placed in service and has been .
provided in line with the policy of
Southern Railway company to give
its patrons the advantage of e very pqs- _ ,
sible protection and convenience.
How To Give Quintae To Children.
FEBRILINE is the trade-mark name given to aa
improved Quinine It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas?
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the next time you nitd Quinine for any itpose.
Ask for 2-ounc : original packagb. _ je \
name FEBRIUTTE is t r 3 in bottl*. ?5 c vs \
The Quiiiine That Does Not Affect The Head A
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXATIVE
BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not carwe nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and,
took 'or the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
5 Week ( ' J
and co, 1
and High Class ?
Acts Every Day, 1
he many requests
to resume The j
ice. we start with
ystone Comedies . j
shown every ?
)NESDAY AND I
5" Fverv Tuesday.
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no" Eviry Thursday. 4 1
Every Week for '