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TEMIIE PARIS FLOID.
MAXIMUM FLOOD STAGE WILL
NOT BE REACHED UNTIL
Hive Than Hundred Thousand Hcf
usjrc* nein? Caret! for and the M Hin?
ter la on the Increase.
Paris, Jan. SI.?Flood conditions
had become considerably worse at 2
O'clock this morning, particularly In
fa* south and east sections. In the
aid Latin quarter the situation was
critical. Ths sidewalk of ths Qusl
Asa Grands*-Augustine* collapsed
and fell Into ths Orelans Company's
tunnel beneath, further extending the
?cod through the ancient streets,
particularly the Rue Jacob and around
tHa last!tuts of Francs.
Many sewers burst in ths ltth ar
lenfllesment. ons ef ths biggest In
Farts, ths whole of which Is now sub
goaf pad), and has been plunged Into
Aar knees an account of the brsaklng
of the gas mains.
The half-burled Isle St. Louis
Willah connected Isle ds Lay. by
gfttas* of ths Pont 8t Louis. Is likely
tg bo totally submerged within a fsw
h4?*f* as (he water Is new only a fsw
la okas frogs the parapet
Another day has passed, but ths
fciexereble yellow tide still crssps
*tvwly higher, each inch of water
Wider* extsndlng the area of destruc?
tion, desolation and ruin. Although
4M barea>star la rising rapidly, and
bright soaahlne today succeeded ths
fm0f9J seorme, a feeling of consterna
ttJB, hsfdfilng on panic, prevailed
ttatfht when the authorities, who
fasteelay acamlssd the maximum of
JM \m*ni for today, announced that
mm)? weald not be rcashed unUl to
;l n?s> City aouncll at a stormy see
Mm* tssdght charged M. Leplne pre
M of Parte, with withholding the
true gravity of the situation. The
gsjsfaat defended his attitude by say
tmm theft ha was governed by the nsc
ssslty of not unduly alarming the peo?
Xa the meantime what la happen?
ing? li amwugh to strike terror to ths
hiaf si of all The very trust of the
atty sesais ready to sink Into the
Jtaisfl subterranean labyrinth be*
asatlu Bvry hour drains are burst
mm ka saw localities, causing a sub
fsaVsaoe of the street or bulging thsm
us> feet above their normal level,
While the overflow of surface water
#wsn the river la transforming the in
waWsated districts into formidable
lafco? and th+Htreeta Into canals,
la the Bercy quarter the water is
jgg faeg deep In the streets, and the
osttre left bank of ths Seine from
?hart the Inlands to Au Teull, com
ptiatag the law court Institute, ths
gaahtonabls St Oermaine district, the
gasetgii oflce the chamber of dep
?tfsc, and the Champs da Mars Is
ssjhmtrged under from ons to 10 feet
0t Water. Some of ths deputies left
gha Palace Bourbon tonight in row
I MOts. others on the backs of atten?
dants, the walls of the Invalides sta?
tt*? are crumbling and Wh that
Mit Hure and ths wing of the foreign
eflsoe opposite are in danger of col
taps*. Ths streets surrounding the
?t Lasars station have sunk thret
feet and the situation thsre Is re?
tarded as deaperatt. It Ii also fear
ai that the foundations of ths twe
Ms? neighboring department st?ren
are being undermined.
The overflow of the broken seweni
Into ths flooded basements, menac ?
teg ths health of ths occupants and
the smell of sewage Is already per
gaaating the buildings.
Soldiers are working desperately
by ths aid of torches1, disentangling
driftwood abovs ths Solferino anl
Henry IV bridges, while large forces
of men are still engaged In building
dams to divert the course of the wa
There was a further shut-down cf
electric light plsnts tonight, leaving
ths city In semi-darkness. The relief
|a proceeding bravely, none being re
1 fused food or shelter. Archbishop
amtette has ordered prayers In tr e
ehurches snd a collection taken
op for the victims.
In spite of the crippled water sup?
ply the authorities say that the reser?
voir* are Intact snd that there Is no
danger of a fsmlne If the water Is
husbanded carefully and confined
strictly to drinking purposes. At the
game time a warning Is again Issued
that the wster should be boiled.
The situation below Psrls is be?
coming appreciably worse. The
stretch of wster which engulfs Bou?
logne. Neutllll. Punteaux. Severes.
Malsons-Lafltte, Lepecq, and Polssy,
la widening rapidly while father be?
low the swollen Oise is pouring In
new torrents over the Pontolae sec?
The weather everywhere through?
out France has ameliorated and It Is
believed thst the worst of the floods is
No Americans sre reported Injured.
The artists and students for the most
part live In the I^otln quarter, which
fts on high ground, and the richer
Americans generally reside in the
neighborhood of the Rue de I'Etolle.
the highest portion of the city.
The boulevard life of the gay Pari-,
t an has been suddenly silenced. Most
of the music halls remain open, but
they are deserted. A hushed multi?
tude sits in front of the boulevard
At a special meeting tonight the
board of health drew up instrutclons
lor the preevntlon of an epidemic,
"he board especially insists that none
of the flooded houses must be re-oc?
cupied until they have been thorough?
ly disinfected, and the bedding and
clothing, which have been contami?
nated by flood water, burned.
Paris. Jan. 28.?It was officially
stated at 1 o'clock this morning that
the river Seine here was stationary
and that the tributaries continued to
The situation greatly Improved be?
tween 1 and 2 o'clock this morning.
This, in part, Is attributed to the
change in the weather, which sud?
denly cleared. The temptrature also
The Improvement, from appear?
ances, will not bs merely temporary.
The anxious officials are convinced
tbat the end Is in sight and that the
waters will bgln to receed today.
Later last night a crowd attacked
two stores In the Temple district,
ths owners of which were demanding
high prices for food.
Tonight the city presents a weird
rpectacle. the soldiers, the sailors,
firemen and police hastily construct?
ing temporary wells by the light of
camp fires and torches in en en?
deavor to keep out the Invading
floods, while pickets patrol those sec?
tions of the city which are plunged
In darkness by the bursting of the
gas mains and the stoppage of the
olectrlc lighting plants.
The situation In the Place de'
VOpera tonight la grave. The entire
territory has been Voped off an being
unsafe. It Is eald also that the new
Equitable Life Insurance Society
building is In danger of collapse.
STORM WRECKS SCHOOL. HOUSE
Cyclone Demolishes Building at Two
Mile Swamp, Orangeburg?Eight
Orangeburg, Jan. 28.?Seven pu?
pils and one teacher were Injured
th*e morning when a fierce tornado
wrecked Two-Mile ? Swamp school
house, 12 miles from here. One of
the pupils, a eon of Dan Qarrlck, is
seriouely hurt, having suffered severe
Injuries about the back. Miss Julia
Reed lp the injuned teacher.
At the time of the wreck of the
school house 80 pupils and two teach?
ers were inside. Though there was a
fire In the school house when it was
wrecked the debris did net burn.
The cyclone, about CO yards wide,
passed here at 11:80 this morning
and swept a path of destruction.
When the storm reached the school
house, thte high roof was demolished
and the whole building wee reduce"
to a mass of splintered timbers.
In addition to broken bones, many
of the children suffered severe
scratches and bruises.
As soon as the accident became
known frenzied mothers and fathers
rushed to the soene and strove to
rescue their little ones, dragging
them from 'he wreckage of the
school house. Doctors hurried from
Orangeburg to attend the lnjureu.
Two-Mile Swamp school is In the
84th school district of this county
The school building was large and
commodious and was above the aver?
age country school buMding. This
school Is situated In a rich farming
district, which Is thickly settled. The
school has an enrollment of over 80
students. Miss Jessie Dukes and
Miss Julia Reed are the teaohers In
The cyclone took no certain course.
It struck the southeast portion of
this city about the Orangeburg cot?
ton manufacturing tenants' houses,
destroying many chimneys and tear?
ing away porches and fences. Houses
and barns have been destroyed in
different parts of the county, and nu?
merous patches of timber have been
One two-horse wagon without a
body on It was known to have been
blown 20 yards.
Xo reports have been received In
this city of any fatalities.
CIVIC LEAOVE NOTES.
A ProtCHt Agalnat Erecting Supreme
Court I'ulKling on Capitol Grounds.
The president of the Civic League
of Sumter, has received the following
resolutions from the Civic Improve?
ment League of Columbia.
These ladies, also, ask our support
and co-operation in the fight they
are making for the preservation of
our capltol grounds.
The Sumter I/eague Is taking ac?
tive steps, through our representa?
tives and newspapers to aid in this
ZADAH Bt orkkx,
< !ofFCspoadtng Secretary.
To the Committees of the Senate and
the House of Representatives, on Su
preme Court Building and C.over
Columbia. S. C.
Oentlemen: At a meeting of the
Civic Improvement League of Co
BEEF TRUST INQUIRY.
GRAND JURORS SAY EVIDENCE
Claim, However, That Prosecution
Wa i Seized With a Sudden and Un?
explained Apathy as Result of Out?
Chicago, Jan. 27.?Four members
of the federal grand Jury that inves?
tigated the so-called beef truet in
1908 forced the government to start
the present probe, according to re?
ports today. Assistant Attorney Gen?
eral Wade Ellis who spent today in
Chicago denied that there was any
friction among government officials,
and stated that District Attorney
81ms would remain in charge.
Concerning the Inception of the
present action, it is said that there
would have been none had the four
dissatisfied jurors not sought the aid
of Judge Landls. This quartette, it is
said, was willing to indict packers in
December, 1908, and Anally became
so Indignant over the increasing price
of meat that they informed Judge
Landls that they thought it was time
for the government to begin another
The report of the four Jurors al?
leged that +h?re was sufficient evi?
dence submitted to the 1908 grand
Jury, to warrant true bills and that
in the face of this there was a sudden
apathy on the part of those behind
the prosecution. They also said that
If the Investigation was not imme?
diately renewed they would make a
joint statement to the public setting
forth their theory of why the prose?
cution had been dropped.
Following the jurors complaint.
Judge Landls Is said to have made an
investigation that resu.ted In the
Judge Landls. it is said, got in
touch with the evidence submitted to
the 1908 grand pury and he Is de?
termined that the present action
shall not be nullified by an Influence
arising outside the grand Jury.
In his statement concerning the
scope of the present Investigation,
Mr. Ellis said:
"The department of Justice has
been at work for five or six months
Investigating the developments of the
fresh meat Industry since the last ac?
tion by the government, and especial?
ly the relation of the situation to the
prices of food products, wtlh a view
to ascertaining whether a cause of
action now exists. The Investigation
will be conducted under the anti?
trust statute and may be either civil
'The proceedings now In progress
before the federal grand jury of the
district are In line with the lnvestlga
"Mr. Sims, to whom the attorney
general has entire confidence, will pre?
sent his testimony to the grand jury.
After this testimony Is In I have no
doubt the grand jury will do lbs full
duty, both to the government and to
those against whom such testimony
may be adduced.
"During the progress on the In?
quiry I expect to keep In touch with
It and whenever it may seem neces
*aiy I shall participate In any way
that shall seen' advisable."
lumbla held January 14, 1910, the
following preamble and resolutions
Whereas, In the annual message of
his excellency, Governor M. F. Ansel
recommendations are made regard?
ing the erection of a Supreme Court
builldlng on the present State House
grounds and a new Governor's man?
sion, therefore, be It resolved:
First: That we enter our strong
protest against the desecration and
mutilation of our capltol grounds bv
the erection of any building now or
at any future time thereon.
Second: That we respectfully urge
the honorable committee of the Sen?
ate and House of Representatives to
whom this portion of the Governor's
message has been refered, to give
Ml o-na Pub* the Stomach In Fine
Shape in Five Minutes.
if your stomach is continually
kicking up a disturbance; you feel
bloated and distressed; if you belch
gar and sour food Into the mouth,
then you need Ml-o-na.
Mlona stomach tablets give in?
stant relief, of course, but the do
more; they drive out the poisonous
gases that cause fermentation of
food and thoroughly clean, renovate
and strengthen the stomach so that
it can readily digest food without
Ml-o-na stomach tal lets are guar?
anteed to cure indigestion, acute or
chronic, or money back. This means
that nervousness, dizziness and bil?
iousness will disappear. Druggists
everywhere and DcLnrme'l Phar?
macy sell Ml-o-na for 50c.
"1 was under the care of four dif?
ferent doctors during nine months and
was cured of dyspepsia by Ml-o-na."
? Mr. Joseph Orondine, 197 Fountain
Street, Fall River, Mass.
Booth's Pills for constipation?25c.
1-1-4-25? \V. 2?2.
COTTON MARKET STRONGER.
VARIOUS FACTORS HAVE GIVEN
PRICES BETTER TONE.
Light Receipts and More Spot Bnying
Have Added Strength to the Mar?
ket and Bulls Predict Another Rise
?Large Acreage This Year Expect?
New York, Jan. 28.?.It has been a
narrower and at the same time an ir?
regular market. The liquidation of
Liverpool straddles by purchases here
and some buying by large spot in?
terests have caused a somewhat
stronger tone on the whole as re?
gards the near deliveries like March
and May. They have also been sus?
tained more or less by covering of
shorts and some buying for at least a
temporary rally by various commis?
sion houses. Besides there has been
some purchasing of spot cotton here
for shipment to the South. Futures
had fallen to a point far below
Also the receipts at the ports and
Interior towns have been light. In
some of the Atlantic States a better
demand for the actual cotton is re?
ported, and there would have been
more business but for the firmness
of holders. Liverpool's daily spot
sales have been as high as 12,000
ba'es. Manchester's trade is said to
be better. Spinners have again been
buying futures here to some extent.
Bulls maintain that after the recent
drastic liquidation the market is in
much better shape from a technical
viewpoint and with the yield, as they
think not over 10,250,000 bales and a
prospective consumption of 13,250,
000 bales, the intrinsic merits of cot?
ton are as great as ever and must in
the end assert themselves. 1
Everybody believes that an enor?
mous acreage will be planted for the
next crop, and unless the plant gets
a serious setback that the next yield
will exceed anything in the history of
The spot markets at the South have
as a rule been reported quiet. Spin?
ners may buy futures, but they ap?
pear to stick to the policy of buying
the actual cotton very sparingly. If
large spot interests have bought the
near months they have sold the dis
stant one. Liquidation by Wall street,
and the South has still been notice
thelr careful attention to the Kelsey
St Guild plans, submitted herewith,
and urge the adoption of same, for
the harmoious, beautiful and practi?
cal development of the present cap
ltol grounds and of other State budd?
ings that may be erected here in Co?
lumbia, calling especial attention to
the grouping of public buildings as
the decades and centuries roll on.
Third: That it is not felt you could
err In following the plans of these
prominent municipal architects,
whose plans have been adopted by
Pittsburg, Pa., St. Louis, Mo., Buffa?
lo, N. Y., St. Paul. Minn., Hartford,
Conn, and by the city council of your
capltol, Columbia, South Carolina,
and by many other of the foremost
cities of our country.
Mrs. H. W. Richardson, Ch.,
Mrs. E. G. Seibels,
Mrs. W. B. Burney,
Mrs. L. D. Childs,
Mrs. E. W. Robertson,
Miss Belle Williams,
Mrs. Washington Clark.
Committee of the Civic Improvement
Have four sources of ammonia. They
feed your crop through the entire grow?
They will be sold at every shipping
point in this county.
Next week we will tell you in this
paper why they are the best goods to
Armour Fertilizer Works
The recent decline In stocks, grain
and coUon has greatly lessened the
prestige of bull speculation.
Hollywood Camp, No. 19, W. O. W.,
will unveil a monument to their late
brother, S. A. LaCoste on Feb. 6.
1910, at Mt. Zion cemetery.
Sam Johnson, colored, has been ar- |
rested in Lexington on the charge of
kidnapping a colored girl.
If you want a fine piano or a gold
watch, or if you have a friend who
wants either get into the Voting Con?
test we are conducting.
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matter how severe and prevent
pneumonia and consumption..
This is to certify that all
druggists are authorized to re?
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Honey and Tar fails to cure
your cough or cold. Contains
no opiates. The genuine is in a
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Send us your Job work.
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS.
We the undersigned barbers of
Sumter do hereby agree that on and
after February 1st our price for shav?
ing will be 15 cents.
This advance in price has been ren?
dered necessary by the advance in
salaries of workmen, In rent, fuel
and everything else, end It Is impos?
sible to pay expenses at 10 cents?
the price in effect for the past fifteen
or twenty years.
R. K. BROWN,
J. T. EDWARDS,
LEVAN ft ROBINSON.
W. H. STRANGE,
A. G. COOPER.
1-11-W. ft S. until feb. 16
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In Just Five Months
Grew a Full Growth of Hair on a Bald Head
Here's the Proof
For two or thro? years my hair had hem
falling out and getting quite thin, until the
top of my head was entirely bald. About
four months ago I commenced u-lng
Sage and Sulphur. The first bottle
seemed to do some good and I kept using
it regularly, until now 1 have used four bot?
tles. The whole top of my head Is now
fairly covered with hair and It keeps com?
ing In thicker. I shall keep on using it a
while longer, as I notice a constant Im?
Rochester. N. T.
State op New York ?
County of Monroe J
Stephen Uacon. being duly sworn, any*
that ho has read the statement at>ove an?
nexed and that the contents of said state?
ment are true.
?worn to before mo this 31st day of July. 1002.
#snut W. Hall.
The birthright of every man, woman and child?a full,
healthy head of hair. If your hair is falling, if it is lull of
dandruff, or if it is faded or turning gray. It Is diseased
and should b** 'ooked after without delay,
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stops hair falling in one week, and starts a new growth in
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur does not soil the skin nor
injure the hair ; but it is an ideal hair dressing that will re?
store laded and gray hair to natural color and keep the;
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50c. and $1.00 a Bottle- At all Druggists
Or Sent Direct. Express Prepaid, Upon Receipt off Price
Wyeth Chemical Company, n? v?fEV*
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