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In Smartest Designs for Spring!
$2 to $5
$2 to $10
If you are one of the many men who
are just waiting for the Oxford days,
then come right in and see us. We
have. them in just the comfortable
styles that bring joy to your feet and
with just enough new style to dress
You will find just what you need in
our line of footwear for Boys, Misses
Shaw & McCollum Mer. Co.,
Phone 68 No. 11 S. Main St. SUMTER, S. C.
Let Us Resolve!
To make this a year of saving!
To save something every month !
To save something every week !
To save something every day!
THIS BANK WISHES TO AID
YOU IN YOUR SAVINGS.
The banking habit is the great
est aid to saving. It helps you
to establish a nucleus, a nest
egg, and then you take a pride
in watching its growth.
Your governmerit will need your
savings, not as a tax, but as a
loan on the best security. Bank
with us and we will place you in
position to be of help to your
The Home Bank and Trust Co.
BUT ONE INSTANCE OF
CROUND CIASS IN FOOD
Im estigation by Government Upsets
'housands of Stories of
REPORT FROM SAN ANTONIO
Ground :lass Rleporten in Nine Arti
cles of Food-Fifty
'c 'pl-' Ill
Wa shington, A pril 7. Investigation
by tne government of thousands of
stories of ground glass in food has dis
closed but one case in which glass
actually was found by inspectors, ac
cordmg to the committee on public
That instance, the committee an
nounced tonight, was the work of a
disgruntled employe of a Fort Smith,
Arkansas, bakery, who drove his em
ployer out of business by putting glass
in a loaf of bread sent to an orphan
age. Some of the orphans had their
lips cut, but no more serious injuries
resulted. The baker, accused of being
a German agent, had to close his shop.
Persistent circulation of the ground
glass story has resulted in inquiries
by various branches of the govern
ment. The result is told in this let
ter written by Major James Miles, of
the food administration:
Around the Country
"We have followed the elusive'
ground glass story from Maine to
California, and from the lakes to the
gulf for the past four months. In
the thousands of cases that have been
reported we have found but one gen
uine case of deliberate intent in put
ting ground glass in food. This case
was where a disgruntled employe of a
bakery in Fort Smith, Arkansas,
placed glass in one loaf of bread."
The committee's statement said:
"The food administration has en
deavored to impress upon the public
and the press of the country the evil
results of premature publicity given
to reports of the presence of glass in
food. Publication of the reports be
fore opportunity is afforded for in
vestigation serves to create a condi
tion of hysteria in households and
does irreparable damage to the food
producers and handlers whose prod
ucts are attacked."
San Antonio, Texas, April 7.-Proof
of the presence of ground glass in
nie <;fferent articles of food shij'pci
to the Ninetieth Div:-ion commissary
at Ca n Travis was announced to
night :,y Major Noel Gaines, in charge
of the military police of the Ninetieth
Division. Fifty members of officers'
fagriilies and enlisted men are ill, he
WARSHIPS TO hRONSTAlT
P~us.sian Vessels Have Sailed from
Petrograd, -Russian warships
which have been anchored in the har
bor of Helsingfors have left that Fin
nish port for Kronstaca, the fortress
of Petrograd, according to an an -
nouncement made here today. Th.
- Finnish council of commissaries has
gone to ' ihorg.
Tluns on the March
Petrograd-Germa ntroops are re
ported to be marching from the
Aland island across the ice at the
mouth of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the
direction of Abo, at seaport on the
southern coast of Finland.
While the council of national com.
missioners (les not intend to prota t
against the German landing of troops
in Finlaw, it has notified the German
government that it takes exception to
the violat ion by Germany of Article
VI of th? Brest treaty, which guaran
tees the sceurity of the Russian fleet
and iiaval stations in F'innish wvaters.
SAYS PRCESENT! BATTLEFIELD
Former Assistant U. S. Attorney.
General D~eclares Never Before
flas Iheroism Reached Such
Ileights as in Tlhis Year
New York, April 7. .James Mf. Beck,
former assistant Unitc, States Attor
ney General, dleclaredl here in an ad
dress that he was violating no pledge
in stating that the British casualties
in the battle of the Sonmme last year
numbered 500,000 and that the French
lost 2410,000 men killed at Verduni.
"The field east of Albert, where
they are battling now, is probalbly the
gre'atest graveyardl in iall the world."
he continiuedl, "and niever before in the
history of warfare has heroam reach
ed such heights as in this year of
"I was privileged to spenid four' days
with the British forces on the west
front and1( I saw them in action.I
I have witnessed the French soldiers
and~ I have been among the Biritish
and French people (luring their great
est hours of trial. They do not boast,
they do0 not complain, they (do not cry,
andl whine. If it may be called boast
ing the French people have miade but
onie dleclaration. 'they shall not pass.'"
ALL FOR THEIR COUNTRY
No Word of Complaint from the Boys
Cincinnati, April 7.-"Where shall
we go from here ?" This is the mes
sage from the boys of our navy to
Admiral Sinms, said Secretary of the
Navy ,Josephus Daniels, in an add~ress
here today. "It was dteliveredl by of
ficers and men immediately upon their
return from a long gruelling tri p at
sea in search of submarines, where
there is neither sleep nor rest for
days on end, andl wvhere s trian on
mlindls, muscles an dInerves is almost
Not a word of complaint from these
men," he said. "Not a wordl of criti
cism from our boys, ,knee-deep in the
mud of the trenches."
IThe Secretary asked his audience
to subscribe freely to the third Liber
Plies Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Your dru g lt will refund anoney if P'AZO
QRTM W falls to cure nvcasq of Itchig,
Isd,flltediugorProtrudla Ple 6tl4dsas
Brts aplcto gvs eea Uest. 50e.,
end to end, from ]
the long way aro
Regular men lik<
Burley tobacco, i
? G~u ranteed by
BOVERNMENT R[ADY TO
~,000 Acres of Land on Cooper River
Rtequistionedl for Gigantic
W IL L COST $20,000,000
oncrete Warehouses andl Concrete
Piers to be Built on the
A requisitioning of 2,000 acres of
andl along Cooper river, between
~orth Charleston andi the month of
los Creek, by the government to he
tsedl as a permanent quartermaster
lepot, has been announced from the
>ffice of Major J. L. Lee, quartermas
,er corps, national army.
As soon as proper arrangements
tre made(1 the land will be pu rchased(
md( wortk started on1 the erection of
-oncrete warehouses and c'oncrete
>iers along approximately .4,000 feet
>f water frontage. Thel total cost of
he plant will be' int the neighborhood
>f $20,000,000 it is understood.
In adduli tion to the wa rehouses, piers
mad quay, there will also be quarters
For the men. It is the intention or
he government to mtake this a perma
tent establishment, and( not merely a
lant to be operatted (luring the wair.
'rhe name of the contractor who will
iave charge (of the erection of thtis
rigatntic plant has not been announc
ad. Tlhere will be0 ample room atlong
he wharves for ships to come along
(ie, thus dloing away wvith the ne
~essity for slips. This is the first
mntIouncement (If actual work to be
started 0on the dlepot, and( the first
'lews of the enterplrise since the an
louncementt from Wash ingtotn sev
ral weeks ago that thte building of
ueh a plant in Charleston had been
HIUNS LOSE 13 AIRLUlANES
British Airmen Did Good D~ay's
Work on Saturday
London, April 7.-Th irteen German
airplanes were brought down in fight
ing with British airmen Saturday, 11
others were disabled, andl two were
shot down by anti-aircraft guns, ac
cording to the British aviation com
munication issued this evening.
Sixteen British machines which
were sent out anvenot ye been ac
INA Best All
Mr. W. H. Edgar, 49 Cooper St., At
lanta, Georgia, writes:
"I suffered for fifteen years with
rheumatic symptoms. Peruna cured
me and I think it is the beat all
around medicine ever made. I hope
you will publish this letter for the
benefit of others who suffer."
Those who object to liquid medi
cines can procure Peruna Tablets.
h we make enough
Cigarettes to reach,
wew York to China,
00 A DAY
the Lucky Strike
ine for a cigarette
c'ounted, for, but many of them are
thought possibly to have been forced
to make landings insidle their own
lines, in the prevailing bad weather.
South Carolina's army of Savers
was in a defiant mood last week andl
answered the German. offensive b~y ini
c'reasing. the purchase of War Savings
Stamps and Thrift Stamps by over .50
per cent. Th'e camlpaigni for the sale of
the stamp~s was given a big boost and
practically all points in the State
made increased sales.
Reports reaching headquarters of
the War Savings Committee showv
salecs for the week to he over $tP6,000
as5 compared with $43,000u the pirevious
D)espite this excellent work, South
Carolina is st iii lagging behind all
other A merican Stat es. This fact
a lone is spurring every commnun it y in
the State on to greater effort.
'The per caitIa saleIcs for thle St ate
are still below :30 cents an d thle tot al
sales less than $5f0,000. If South ('ar
olina is to mteet the uquot a ass igned
by the federal governmen 'lt, it mean(01
that several hundred t housandi dollars
worth of stamps wvill have to be
boughi each week.
Inotens ive c'ampa15igniis aire lbeinjg
waged in severmal sect oins of t he state.
Tihere is great rivalry beutwe'en the
cities of l lorence, I.a k e (it y and TimIi
mnisvilleI. Spa rta inurg led thle state
in the a mount for the week, nearly
$10(,000 worth of stamips bleinig sol.
Florence was second withi nearily $9.
Theli most striking results oIf the
camipa ign durinig the last week was
the inc'reases shown by the sales of
postoffices in the smacller citie's and
towns of the State. The rural sect ions
are putrchias ing more liberally of the
Notice to ('reditors
All persons having cla ims against
the estate of Edgar C. Dickson, de-.
ceased, will present them duly attest
edl nadl those owing said estate will
make payment to the undersigned
qualified adlministrator of the said es..
JTOSEII S. DICKSON,
Manning, S. C., March 18, 1918.
To Cure B Cold in On. Day.
Tfake LAX ATI V1 BROMO QuInIne. It etope te
Cough and Head ache and works off the 0ol4.
Druggsts refund amoney If It fal.a to care.
E. W QRVR'aag=atuene on each bo. .