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IN FRANCE AGAI
Accompanied by Jno. Ryatn and Si
geen Gen. Gorgas
TRIP ON ARMY TRANSPORT
Ryan to Familiarize Himself Wi
Aircraft Situation; Gorgas
to Inspect Hospitals
Washington, Sept. 8.-The War Il
partment today announced the arri
al in France of Secretary Baker, a
companied by an oficial party, inclu
ing John D. Ryan, assistant secreta
in charge of aircraft, and Major Cc
,.Gorgas, surgeon general of the arm
Mr. Baker and his party made tl
trip on an army transport which ca
ried its usual quota of soldiers
Mr. Ba!:er and his party made t
France. Before leaving this countr
the War Secretary ,said the persona
of his party would make plain the pu
pose of his second visit to France at
Dairy and Pc
Call us over Long :
B. B. Kirkik
BAR IRON, PI
Trying t oinstill
the fact tht we
and Tools of e'
much better qua
price. We have
the great barga
ware and Tools,
for all trades at I
In An Exp
M(len's Suits, sponfged1 ar
Men's Suits, steam clea
Men's Suits, drvy cleane
Ladies Coat Suits, spon
Ladies Long Coats, dIr;
Ladies D)resses, spon~ge
Ladies Dress~s, (fry clel;
Palm Beach an~d Cool (
These Prices gjo
E. W. ROVM
that he hoped the trip would not ket
him away from the United States f<
a very long period.
N It is understood that Mr. Ryan wei
abroad for the purpose of'familiari:
ing himself with the airplane situ,
r- tion overseas avid to inspect the fay
tories engaged in building plaues f<
the American army. Surgeon Ge
Gorgas will inspect the America
army hospitals overseas.
th Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, chief
the embarkation service, who also a<
companied Mr. Baker, will visit th
American ports of debarkation i
e- France to acquaint himself with faci
v' ities and conditions in those places.
c- Lieut. Col. George H. Baird, mil
1' tary aide to Mr. Baker, also is in th
4 Secretary's party.
HOLY AND "HONK: ,oo
l' Gotham Keeps Sabbath U der Gass
to line Conservation Law
y, New York, Sept. 8.-New York cit
el today under the urgency of the fui
r- administration's request against th
id unnecessary use of gasoline, backe
Distance at our expense
Lnd Seed Co.
1411 Assembly St.
VIBIA, S. C.
& Mill Supply Co.
of Mill Supplies
& Mill Supply Co.
SUMTER, S. C.
into the public mind
re selling Hardware
rery description of
lity than can be else- *
and at a much lower
long been known asI
in house for Hard
vhether for bench or
k. WV ehave Tools
d preCssed1 . . .35
sed --_ .....1.25
gedl and pressed1 .75
i cleaned--... ---1.50
d and pressed .75
1oth Suits cleaned -.75
in effect July 1st.
Dry C~eaning Co.,
p by the entire police traffic sq
or was constrained to keep the Sabi
day holy and honkless.
it Reports from all sections of the
and the surrounding territory i
cated thatt New .York had vastly
tered last Sunday gasoline conse
r tion record, when it was estimi
74 per cent of all gasoline plea
n rdiing was suspended.
Placards explaining why the
,f chines were in use were affixe<
mest of the automobiles that venti
e out. "Undertaker attending fune
n was the label on one car which
preceded a funeral cortege.
Taxicabs which operated from i
. road stations bore placards anno1
e ing that they had been authorize<
run by the fuel administration.
most of the hotel taxicab stands v
EPIDEMICS OF DIPHTHERI)
Spartanburg, Sept. 8.-Because
Y an epidemic of diphtheria in S:
tanburg the board of health of
e city today ordered all churches
d moving pictures closed for the sl
- of one week and forbade all pu
meetings of any nature whatever <
ing the coming week. The actior
the board of health was taken in
endeavor to stamp out the epide
of the disease now raging here.
Up to this afternoon no less t
sixty cases of diphtheria have I
reported in Spartanburg, and i
believed that there are possibly oti
as yet unreported. Twenty cases
veloped yesterday, and this morn
and it is feared the end is not ye
sight. The first case was repot
about three days ago and since I
time the disease has been gair
ground rapidly. The situation has
come alarming to the city offic
and consequently Mayor John
Floyd today called the board of hey
in session with the results above n
The city schools are due to o
on Monday, September 16, and it
very probable that the quarantine
be extended so as to postpone
opening of the schools. The auth
ties will decide the latter part of
week whether or not to continue
quarantine longer than next Sun
HOW BATTLE LINE RUNS
London, Sept. 8.-The fighting
from the region southwest of Caml
southward runs now through the H
rincourt wood to Heudecourt, Vill,
Faucon, Roisel, Bernes, Poeufily,
leveque and Vaux, along the cana
Tergnier and thence by the west
1 edge of Servais. All thcs3 villages
in British possession.
The most important event of
fighting has been the crossing of
St. Crozat canal at St. Simon, beer
the canal might have been used a
bastion for this part of the Iiin(
burg line. It no longer offers
Germans a reasonable defensive p
1 Roisel is the junction of two line.
Cambrai and St. Quentin. Hence
importance of its capture to the B
ish, who, when they advance furt
wvill be able t'o utilize these lines.
British nowv hold virtually all of
B3etwveen the Oise and the Ail
the F.rench are up against the
called Alberich line, which is a con
uatio) of the 11lindenburg line.
It has just been dliscovered l
three divisions have been put in
fighting since August 8 and this
two divisions twice out of the 107
visions engaged since that date.
together north andI south of
Som me 1.12 divisions of the en<
have beein counted oif a totail
strength oif 1250,000 On the wi
front fronm the sea to Switzerland
toital strength oif the enemy~ prob:
doos n tot excd (I2,500,000) men.
Increases crop produc
tion, improves the Iand
and makes an excelieni
grazing and forage -crop.
WOOD'S FALL CATALO
Just Issued Tolls All About
Alfalfa, Fulghum Oata
Abbruzzi Rye and all othe
Farm and Garden Seed
FOR FALL SOWVING.
Catalog mailed free. WrIte foi
It, and prices of any Seeds re
T. W.WOOD & SOlt
Seedsmen - Richmond, V
Grove's Tasteless chIll Tonic
restores vitality and energy by purifying anc
iching the blood. You crm soon feel its Strer
enioc Ziavigorating Effect. Pd~e 60c.
ared Buy You
ail, until lat
But able to i
"of In"Velour. Plu
de- Suits. in P1
jals Dresses in Taf
the Also a;Beauti
this and Buy NOW
a. Next to P
ern -- -
r A Fine
, buy noiw
ir Coat. Dress. Coat Su
rices and Merchandise
er in the season we pre
nake as food a selecti
rchandise is scarce am
sh, Velvet, Broadcloth
ush. Velvet, Velour. S
fetta, Satin. Georgette,
Silk Poplin an
ul Line of MILLINERY,
You will never regre
Lot of Ho
all 'good ones---'Stoust.
--In fact, any kind you
nid Terms on them and
.'Comne in and let's tal
EUY WAR S AVIN
it NOW. We bought early
are right. If you wait
:dict that yotj will not be
on as you can right NOW.
I will be hard to get later.
, Poplin, Corduroy and Wool .
erge. Poplin and Broadcloth.
to $67.00 .
Crepe deChene, Crepe Meteor,
Come. Make Your Selection,
t it, if you get it from
SUMTER. S. C.
rses and Mules
Heavy fellows, Medium
want. We have the right
it is to your interest to
k it over. Don't forget