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IHE LEGISLATURE MEETS.
MENDEL L. SMITH RE-ELECTED
sPEAKKR.
Houmc Ogranlacd anil Ofncors Elected
?Junto** A. Hoyt Made Clerk Once
More?s|h>akn smith Talk* About
s.m Liii-on?Outstanding Pictures of
<?o\. HUGH'S Message.
Columbia, Jan. 14.?Meeting a'
noon today the House of Kepresenta
lives effected an organisation by elect?
ing Richard 8. Whaley. of Charles?
ton temporary chairman, Mcndal L.
Smith, of Kershaw. was re-elected
Speak?r without opposition
James A. Hoyt. defeated J. Wilson
Oibbes. for clerk.
In an address to the house speak?
er Smith advised that Socialism be
discarded.
Mr. Mower. of Newberry. Mr.
Stevenson. of Chesterfield; Kembert,
?f Richland, were appointed a com?
mittee to notify the Oovernor that the
House was organised.
Mr. Klbler of Newberry moved that
the house adopt the rules of the last
house, with an umendment providing
for the election of a speaker pro
tempore. Mr. Kibler's motion pre?
vailed.
Speaker Smith appointed Butler
Stanley as the page to draw for seats
for the members.
The private secretary of the govern?
or presented the annual message of
Governor Mease, which was read and
erdered printed In the Journal of the
house.
The house adjourned at 2.30.
The Senate.
The senate met today promptly at
aoon with Lieut. Governor Smith
presiding. Senator Hardin was chos?
en president pro tern and the othei
officers were re-elected. The commit?
tee assignments were resd.
8. McGowan Slmklns. elected read?
ing clerk of tho house and J. S. Wil?
son, sergeant-at-arms.
Senator Hardin Is chairman of the
finance committee and Carlisle as
arm trot ad of the judiciary.
The Oovtrnor'r message was read
following which the senate Adjourned |
until noon tomorrow. I
The (io\ernor's M?<*4sage.
The annual message of Governor I
Rlenfte rontnln? ?he following- recom- i
? lertdV rjOnS
"'A flat two v .'til ; on
all rsjji uadu. a sp lal oas natu i .x
for sstppo't of >r
Schools, to cnange me name ui otviti
son College to Calhoun University, to
oomblne ths Medical College in Char?
leston with the University; a water
power ta*L the repeal of the right of
oltlee and towns to grant exclusive .
franchise; to lower the legal rate of
Interest to six per cent. Oovernor
Mease scored Comptroller General
Jonee for turning down the pay war?
rants of his detecttvea He attacked
ootton mJa mergers and recom?
mended that the hosiery mill at the
yosutentlsry be ubolished
RKPORT OF CHRISTMAS COMMIT
TK.
Severn I Contributions Omitted From
I'ri'Mmiv Statement.
Edror Idaly Item.
Pl+use ma. , noli of a fern changes i
In our statement. Jr. Order of Amer?
ican Mechanics should have been
credited with $10.00 instead of $5.00
and there wete several contributions |
of articles SSed In the distribution
that did not enter into the cash ac?
count
Schwartz Mos, toys about. $5.00.
J. M Chandler, clothing |lt.
Shaw and Md'ollum Mer. Co.,
skirts $10.
Paid D. J. Aud. Waad orders $r? 25.
Hartow Walsh,
W S. Jones.
I>l \ Til < >F PR \NK. <? POTTS.
Husband Polln?* WKe to the <.ia\e
witiun Weak.
Lynehburw. Jan II.? At Krank G.
Pott*>. vs h< ?e w.f-- died lea week,
died last ? wrung. ..n 1 will be interred
at the Lgachhnrsj csssetery some
time this afisfnsos Ths dsoeaaad i*
? n old asd wall knows eltlasg of this
place. He is ?'?o yean old sad leaves
six small "hlldren to be cared for by
relatives. He and his wef. BeCdsgM
III nearly the saute time.
The flty Manager told < i . porter
for The jtem Tuoedsy morning thai
he was* ?r \ r.,' hai d to *et the city's
g ? , . U in a ;.r? -e gtahlS condition
Seaasbnd] mast have carried I he gen?
tieman ag ? Meyes ride an Broad of
West Lit'eit-. :t!..i during the H sal
relaj speii.
The result of the use tie litter
part of blMf We k ?! the |o.|,| s, t IBOf
snd th?? split log ilrag. aid. d b\ th
spreading of ashes it ciossums und
other peases oa the streets wheri
list] wh re net d? d. e .ti be alalal) ses
and Go- good accompllBhed Is SOtlCt
?id.
COTTON TAKES ANOTHER DROP.
Ai*t Ivo Months Make Now LOW
Hround for Movement l'iuler In?
?gsunng of iu ai i?i? Factors ? Clone
Stonily Within Point or Two of
Hay's Lowest Figures, Showing
Net Recline of MatT Points
N. w York. Jan. 13.?The cotton
market was generally easier and un?
settled today with most of the active
months making hew low ground for
the movement under continued liqui?
dation of scattering pressure, which
se?-med to be inspired by increased ar?
rivals here from the South and pre?
dictions that interior holders will soon
begin to sell hedges against remaining
old crop supplies should the decline
continue. The close was steady, but
within a point or two of the lowest,
with last prices showing a net de?
cline of from llal7 points.
The market opened steady at a de?
cline of 5a6 points, the more active
positions sold 8al7 points lowtf short?
ly after the opening in response to dis?
appointing cables. A rall\ of 8 or 9
points followed on reports that pre?
liminary returns showed a very light
ginning for the first cf January, but
the improvement brought out increas?
ed offerings for both accounts and
prices broke again, reporting the low?
est point of the day in the late trad?
ing. Helow 12.30 for March and 12.35
for May, quite an active demand was
i
encountered which was said to in?
clude covering by shorts and fixing
of prices or "call cotton" by spinners,
while a considerable volume of buying
by houses with Western connections
helped the tone toward the close.
I Wall street houses were very heavy
sellers during the day, and there was
quite a good deal of selling here by
houses with Southern connections
with some to be against supplies in
the interior. Arrivals of consigned
cotton at New York slnoe January 1
. have been about 16,000 bales and so
far 27,000 bales have been delivered
. on January contracts. Cotton futures
I closed steady.
STEWS FROM WINTHROP.
Students Hard at Work After Holidays
i ?Number of Enjoyable Lectures,
Winthrop College, Rock Hill, Jan.
15.?Since our return from home af?
ter the Christmas holidays we have
heon verv hosv. Horn?1 have been
tO Kecj Co. .. J - np ;.W X
term, j
in .spue ui lite luci oiMi we ulv
studying very hard, we are not too
busy to enjoy the lectures and dif?
ferent amusements that have been
provided for us. Dr. Johnson se?
cured Dr. Harvey W. Wiley to give
us a very interesting talk on last Mon?
day night. We are very grateful to
Dr. Johnson for securing such an la
terestlng and helpful speaker for us.
Dr. Wiley told us many things that
will be helpful to us when we go out
as teachers.
The Choral Society gave their llrst
publie meeting on last Saturday night.
The program was taken entirely from
the life and work of Shubert. The
lovert of music had a very delight?
ful evening.
The Carolina-Davidson del>ate will
held on the 13th. We expect some
good debating from both sides
as a good many boys from each
Hide are expected to be here. Room
for them has been made in our audi?
torium.
The legislature has been Invited to
spend the day with us on the 18th.
We sincerely hope that they will come
It is always a pleasure to us to have
them with us.
A committee from the legislature
i ame up i n last Wednesday. The
chairman of the committee gave the
student body a \ory instructive, talk
,,i the chapel exercises.
ClaaCCf haVi been started in the
Tillman SClenct hall. Work Is still
going on but many of the class rooms
ire ? omplete, The annex to the In
: in ii y is going UP rapidly.
Bach of the Sumter girls was sad?
dened by the news of the death of
Annie Handle. Bach of us extend our
syn path, to our schoolmate and her
. family.
"A Cock."
Crowd at Raak et hall (.ame.
The basketball game :)t the Y. M
C A gymnasium attracted :i good
crowd Tuesdaj night and much in?
terest seemed to be manifested by the
^p< tutors In the contest, The game
was i g..o.i one, Drown'i team de?
feating Hall's no n by a score of 17
la it
Hereafter exhibition games will
be played everj Wedneadaj night
Those interested should s< e tie athle
tie dlreetoi to get on one of th<
tea ma
The gas people are ^ * ill busy n
inuny places putting down the ga:
mains. Main- service connections art
put in all along th. streets as fast n
the mains are located, the cltlsen
eemlngly being anxious to have th
gS itt he . arlleSl d ite possible.
PROMISE OF PRESIDENT-ELECT
IN TRENTON SPEECH.
\> instrument of People Who Elect?
ed Him, Nation's Next Chief Ex?
ecutive Declares He'll only be
Carrying Out their Expressed Wish
When H? "Picks Out Only Pro?
gressives'1 to Aid Htm In Adminis?
tering Country's Affairs.
Trenton, N, J., Jan. 13.?Governor
Wilson, for whom the majority of the
States in the Union today officially
cast their electoral votes for the Pres?
idency, proclaimed, in a speech to the
New Jersey Presidential electors, that
he interpreted his election as the dis?
tinct expression of the progressive im?
pulses of the country.
"I shall not he acting as a partisan
when 1 pick out progressives and only
progressives ,to aid me," the Governor
said, in analyzing the spirit that he
said had produced his election.
The Governor predicted no division
in the counsels of the Democratic
party, hut foresaw solidarity, "These
i Democrats," he said, "who hitherto
j have been slow to align themselves
I with/ the progressive banner of the
j party, are everywhere yielding. The
I business men of the country, too, are
j swinging around to an unselfish and
broader view of their duties to the
people."
The speech was delivered at a
luncheon given for the electors by the
Democratic State committee just be?
fore the official ballot was cast. It
was the last Dr. Wilson is scheduled
to make before his inauguration.
"I feel that it would be unbecom?
ing In me," he said, "not to make a
speech today. 1 feel that it would be
Unbecoming In me to make a speech
today in other tone than that of a
man who believes that he is speaking
for the men with whom he is asso?
ciated. Some men have been slow to
observe, but the majority of us have
seen that the people of the United
States have taken a definite choice, i
happen to be one of the instruments
through whom that choice is express?
ed, but 1 am for the time, and that
choice Is for the long future.
"The people of the United States
have turned their faces in a definite
direction and any party, any man, who
does not go with them In that direc?
tion, they will reject, and they ought
to reject.
rher< f< re* In I >ok o-r forwa d I i
tho c* sp< rial Sties thai l srn about to
issume, i fe ' first, la*' end . d the
t me th*' I am ??? ? ' if: i. .? r? ??r?-*--.,nta
liv< capacity, i umucn to inter?
pret as well as 1 ffan the purpose-' of
the people of the United States and
to act, so far as my choice deter?
mines the action, only through the In?
strumentality of persons who also
represent thai choice. 1 have no lib?
erty in the matter. I have given
bonds; my sacred honor is involved
and nothing more could be Involved!.
Therefore, I shall not he acting as a
partisan when I pick out progres?
sives, and only progressives. I shall
be acting as a representative of the
people of this country. And. there?
fore, it is a matter Of supreme pleaa
ure to me to find in every direction,
as I turn about from one group of
men t<? another, that men's minds and
men's consciences and men's pur?
poses axe yielding to that great im?
pulse that now moves the whole peo?
ple of the United States.
A Mere Slap.
A young lawyer in a Southern town
was sitting in his Office one day when
an old negro who had belonged to the
lawyer's father, came in and hailed
him.
"MlstafU Camphell," he mid, 'Tee
done got :n a little mess count of my
olo 'oman. and 1 wants you to please,
suh, to come 'long over to de cote
house and fix it up fur me, It don't
'mount to mot hin but dey is talkin'
'bout swearing' out a writ and send in'
de constables after me."
"What is the matter?" asked the
SJLWJ er.
"Well, sub." said the old man, "you
Know whul a aggervatln' nigger 'oman
dat wife o' mine is? ids mawnin' at
breakfus' she kept on argufyln* and
'sputin' wld me ontwell l up and slap
her, Dat's all it Is; l des slapped her
'longsldo he hald onc't to correct her/Ji
Leaving the old man in his office the
lawyer crossed to the court house, it.
found that the woman was in a hos?
pital, reported as dangerously Injured,
and that a charge of assault with in?
tent to kill had been lodged ugalnsl
i he husband. I le bun led back.
Now, Uncle like," ho asked, "if you
want me to ib iond \oii, you've not to
tell me the truth aboul this whole af?
fair. They say your wife is badly
hurt she may not gef well. What did
you do to her?"
"Mlstah Campbell," protested th<
idd m m, l done tolc j ou tie truth I
des up and slapped dat 'oman along
side de b od wld ion band."
"With your hand?"
Y. I sub
"Was tie re anything In your lend
"W.u. suh, since you mentions it,'
? ijii the accused, "I does seem to re
call ilat l huppen? d to be holdin'
llatlron in ms band at .!<? time."
RIG FIRE AT PIXEWOOD.
Felder Bros store Reduced to Ashes
?Boy Has Narrow Escape from
Death.
Plnew.1, Jan. 15.?This morning
at 3.30 o'clock Felder Bros store was
found to be on lire and was soon in
ashes. If the wind had been blow?
ing from the north or west it is
likely it would have wept the town.
A. G. Stack's two-story brick store
caught several times, but was prompt?
ly extinguished by the bucket brigade.
Capt. Lee Morris, A. C. L. section
master, was one among the first to
see the blaze. He had to run a quar?
ter of a mile and ring the church
bell, which is used in case of fires.
H. If. Johnson lost the contents of his
meat market. The Pinewood Tele?
phone Exchange lost a telephone and
has two poles badly scorched. Al?
most to the hour sixty days ago a va?
cant store was burned and an adjoin?
ing building full of cotton seed. Feld
ed Bros was composed of Mr. R. Lee
Felder of St. Matthews and F. A.
Felder, manager, of this place.
Last evening Sam Williams, colored,
drove a fine mare of Jeff James' right
in front of A. C. L. passenger train
Xo. 32 from Augusta and the animal
was to badly injured that it had to be
kdled. The boy received a few
bruises which are not serious. The
boy saw the train, stopped the horse
and then whipped up and tried to
cross ahead of the train when the en?
gine struck the team with the above
mentioned results. The train was In
charge of Engineer Divine and Con?
ductor Jones. The train was brought
to a standstill in two coach lengths
after it struck.
PULLMAN SERVICE UNPROFI?
TABLE.
Chair Car on Charleston-Greenville
Train Will Probably be Discon?
tinued in Near Future by Atluntic
Coast Line?
After operating a Pullman chair
car on the Charleston-Greenville
train for more than a year and find?
ing it unprofitable, the Atlantic Coast
Line has given notice that the chair
car service will be discontinued in the
near future unless the patronage in?
creases to such an extent aa to pay the
cost of operation. This service was
inaugurated as the direct result of
the efft the S*mtej Chamber of {
? '. mm< ?. there being a dem&r I uii {
th< part of lh< pnblie foe Pul man
Ben ?? on the trsjfcn. ?? A 1 mtic *
eral months to comply with the re- i
quest of the Sumter Chamber of
Commerce and similar organisations
of other cities that endorsed the re- j
quest, the ground for refusing to in?
stitute Pullman service being that, in
their opinion, it would be operated
at a loss. According to the state?
ment now made, a teat of owice than
a year has demonstrated that there
Is not sufficient patronage to pay the
actual cost of operating Pullman ser?
vice on this train, and the aatural
consequence is that the service will
be discontinued. If fhe traveling
public want a chair car ou th* Char?
leston-Greenville train they will have
to patronize it. The Atlantic Coast
Ltei will not continue the service at '
a loss and cannot he expected to do so
for the accommodation of the few
who want it.
Real Estate Transfers.
Charb's N. Chandler to R. Frank
Chandler, right, interest and title in
I ft*, acres in Shiloh township, $4 3'.i.
J. A. Schwerin, Sr., to Miss Maude
C. Wright, lot on Dingle street, $265.
J. L. McCalium and D. R. MoCal
lu.m. Jr. to J. K. Crosswell, lot on
Main street, $2,100.
TAX RETURNS FOR IPIS.
Notice is hereby given that I will
attend in person or by deputy at the
following places on the days indicat?
ed, respectively for the purpose of re
celvlng returns of personal property
and poll taxes, for the fiscal year
Commencing January 1st, 1913.
.Ml mai? s between the agea of 21
and SO years, must make returns as
to whether or not they are liable foi
road duty for the year 1913.
TlndalS, Tuesday, January 7.
Privateer, Wednesday, January s.
I.cvi Siding, Thursday, January 1?.
Wedgefield, Krlday, January 1 * >.
Claremont, Tuesday, January l i.
Hagood, Wednesday, January 15.
Ilembert's, Thursday, January lt?.
Dalsell, Friday, January it.
Ilrogdon, Monday, January L'1'.
Mayesville, Tuesday, January 21.
Pleasanl Grove, Wednesday, Janu?
ary 22,
Shiloh, Thursday. January Ii:'..
N?.i w?.od Cross Roads, Friday, Jan
uury 21.
Oswego, Monday, January 27.
\n persons whose duty it is t.? make
returns should be prompt t.. meet at
these a pp. >n 11 me nt s All returns must
b. made before February 20th, 1913.
R R \\ 11.1 ?KU,
Audit..!' Ruinier County.
Bumtet. S. ?'.. I >ee. i i 2.
= Ail Etight=
Can you say that of your financial standing? Paying
your hilLs by check M not only the only sure way to avoid
errors, but it shows you to Ik- among those who value
the preeminence given by a bank account. Open an ac?
count with us and be Happy.
The Peoples' Bank.
1913
Looking Forward
COME WITH US.
The Farmers* Bank & TrusT:
Company.
When Times are Hard and
Money Close
The demand for loans about three men as large as we can sup?
ply and one of our regular depositors wants an accommodation,
isn't it natural that we should favor liina?sec that his Interests
are protected?
TluU is one of the advantages of liavtng a growing account?
your interests are carefully considered and insofar as safe, sound
banking will permit, your interests are protected.
Why not protect your future inter<**ts by opening an account with
us now. The amount of your first deposit is not so material as the
fact that you become one of our customers, identifying yourself
with us.
. ?
Statt ment of the Coodition of
The Bank of Sum
SUMTER, S. C.
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS JANUARY 10, 1913.
RESOURCES. LIABILITIES.
Loans and Discounts, 647.477.22 Capital stock , 200.000.00
Bonds and stocks, 21,706.23 Surplus, 50,000.00
Furniture & Fix. 8,400.49 Vandivided profits. 12.266.11
Real Estate, 49,468.34 Dividends unpaid. 704.00
Cash in vault, and Bills payable, 160,000.00
in banks, 139,459.76 Deposits, 442,441.93
866,512.04 866,512.04
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF DEPOSITS:
Deposits, .Iannary 10, 1912.318,371.01
Deposits, January 10, 1913.442,411.93
INCREASE OF $124,070 89
I
FIRST NATIONAL BANT
Garden Seeds.
We have just received a shipment of LAN
DRETH'S NEW CROP SEEDS, in bulk and in
5 cent papers. Also a full line of Flower Seeds
Hearon's Pharmacy,
PHONE 36
1_.
a
I FrostProof Cabbage Plants
Prices: 1,000 to 4,000 plants at |1.25 per thousand; (,006 to 9.000
at |1.00 per thousand; 10,000 at 10 cents per thousand and special
prices on larger lots or to those actln as our agents
We have cheapest express rate. afe guarantee count, sate delivery,
prompt shipment and satisfaction. Plants grom'n In open fields and
guarsnteed Frost Proof. We have all varieties. The earliest, Early
Jersey Wakefteld; next earliest. Large Type Charleston Wakefleld;
lat<> varieties, Succession and Late Plal Dutch Plants noar ready for
Bhtpmcnt.
Cash, monoj order or express no ties order with all ordere.
The Garr-Carlton Company,
, BOX 17. MEGGETTS, S. C.
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