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OPPOSES INAUGURAL BALL.
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Isli (IHK I \L I I II .
fereiMM? With Hrnu>i*ard Heals
With Col M?5vrn- Court. V% Iii? Ii sen
Trent, n. Jan. 16?President-elect
fllson fa\?ors the abolition of the in
irsl hnll Thin became known
when he sent a letter to Wil?
liam Oorcoran K us t is at Washington,
?ehnlrman of the Inauguration com
?ssJUe?\ asking him to % ?rnul.r the
Sfnaalhiluy of omitting It.
Oov. Wilson's letter follows:
?'My dear Mr. Eusti.
' Vftrr taking ? ounsel with a great
many persons and assessing as well
aa sjgsjli general opinion in the
?antler. IVsj mm to IIm conclusion
that It 1* my dutv to ask you to con?
sider th?> feasibility of omitting the
inaugural ball altogether
*'I do this with a great deal of hcsi
tatior do not wish to inter?
fere with settle,! p i as or with
? n i ble expei tations o! tie -sc w ho
go to enjoy the iaaugur ition.
<0I has come to wear the aspect of a
faect of public duty because of the
large expense upon the government
Incident to It. and because these balls
have ceased to be necessary to the
enjoyment of the visitors.
' I hope most sincerely that this re
wnest will in no way enibmass you
and that I have not too long delayed
In making tb
"With cordial regrds.
' sincerely youis,
?<Slgned) ' Woodrow Wilson."
Among several conferences held by
*Qo#*. Wilson today was one with Sen
-alsw-elect Hroussard of Louisiana,
who had been invited by the governor
to talk over various matters, partic?
ularly the question of abolishing the
Oov. Wljron had no comment to j
'make . n the subject after conference
Hroussard declared himself as In
'tsvvnr of maintaining the OOflMMfCi
nourt or a court of equal Jurisdiction.
llti>li LE 1DKR to HPKAK.
ir Horace I'luokeU Iirest Irish Agrl
oultio a. to Holl \ er Address at Corn
Columt : ?. Jan. 19??Announcement
is made here wont Mr HotWOS lMunk
n4t nf Ireland, prominently ki own as
g??e b : ; r .-h ag: ? si rs
fnr.- pie i in ii. i' i* >n tb
?sjaltter an ? MreM .it ? 1 if:' v itl< i
?I Corn Exposition which open* here
two 27th of thus month Sir Horace
Will speak on Nation.il Ja meis Inion
Any. which hius been set for Thurs?
day of the first week. January 30.
Tne in for National Farmer**'
?Union Day Is being arranged b> otti
of the National and State r'arm
W" I'n.on organizations.
Mr Horace is now in this country, '
swing rerentlv erne tWUf from He?
llo had previously spent mans
vestr? m Nmerba. and is as familiarly
fcawiw here as num. el the most prolo?
gs, mt Americans. Tb.? m Itatioa to
?p. ,,k r th. Fifth Nat ion ?I < orn Fx
poeit.cn was extended to him soon
after his arrival In this country
tfcrouK Mr < lar. n | POS, I dltOf Of
IT. gtesslve Farmer. of Ualelgh.
Probabl\ l?o one has ever done
f. r the Interment of rural con
m In Ireland than has Sir Horace
Cruarxi I'lunkett He was born in
11&4. tb* third son of It mm Dunsany
g*ollo*ing his education at Kton and
Oxford, he was engaged in cattle
ranching in Ante: lea from lsYt?lllt,
twi in I be eommenced work along
the Jiie f promoting agricu'tural 00
.opfrruti?m In Ireland In 1 V.?? he
found* d the Irish Agrn ubural ?Mgan
auiloi, Society. He has held many
pohi < . tfb? h . I inawnaalbillty la aoa>
sniat* n with Ikli vor If Hs w <s vice?
pr at of the department of asjrl*
cubni. snd technical lns( action f<
Ireland, betwen 1 and I'.??m;, and
roinin." ' m r of the congested dis
tri? tat at nrd in r.??". in ?iirni ???
put ir-?,. ', "inland Hi the Nca Cea?
Mi i;. r. sv .odruff, of Darlington
n former resideal of Humter, w.is i
vkttit^?r t . ||m i ii y Prlday.
Theie Is more i t.irrn in I hit a < tloi
of the count ry I hag all othei dl ease
pur ? i b. r. ? ml i>' ? ? he I it
h ipposed lo i ?? Incurabl'
fr'or ? sr?.it man) renn doctors pro
ct., d M i Km al disc las and pre
gastibed Inenl remedlea md by con
sannt:.- lalliag la ?ure urHa loci
?r. . t pronounced n Incut ihU
t?- ?? bsa scowl aalarrh lo be
c?r lltutional disease, and tlnrefoi
I?> i . ? ret i oust Itutlonal irentmeu
II. rrh < '<i!e n laufaetured b
r' .1 < b# n<v ?V- <o, Toledo, < >hle, I
th#? only eonstItutlonal cure na 'b
mark. i. 11 i- takes Intern illy
?I.x fr? rn It drops tu i '1 ? -i.nfu
it neig, directly na the blood and mi
? snrfnew of the ij dem Th<
,t. r ?,.. hundred dollards foi in
esne- It fsIN In I ure Send foi < In
b?r.?. * ral t- *t. nioliia Is.
tddress I . ?'. Chsas) .v Co r
I? o Bold 1 ?' di uggtets, t '
Take rtatl ?? raailly Pllhi far .rt
GOETHALS TALKS OF CANAL.
FIRST \ l >M I, PRORABL1 GOES
THROUGH NEXT PALL.
Will only he i'.\|M*rim?nt. However..
sa>* i ksef ICanTtaeari Formal Open*
ing of ( anal to Commence January
l. 1915?Cot Goeahsns R?tete? Pro?
gress of Work llcfore House Ap?
Washington, Jan 1 ?>.?Col. George
w. Qosthals, ohalrman of tin- ist h -
B im Canal commission, told the
Mouse committee on appropriations
today about the progress of the Pan
arna Canal, over which ho expects to
s. ml a shp or two experimentally
n. xt autumn. Tie and half a dozen
bureau chiefs of the war department
spent the day at the Capitol explain?
ing the oflOlal estimates of 96.700,
000 that the Government wants pro?
vided for in the coming sundry civil
appropriation hill to cover fortifica?
tions, batteries, camps and the like
during the v -xt floea] year. It Is es?
timated that ultimately the fortltica
tlon expenses will he $11,000,000.
The dati set for opening the can?
al to common e Is Januaty 1. HMO. A
host q| details must hi worked out
betWeefl the time the canal is finished
and its opening date. Pilots will be
needed, traaaali will make experiment?
al trips to test the working efficiency
of the waterway( cross currents that
be encountered by the running
in of the Chagret River, between the
locks of Gatua and Mllaflorci will be
figured Oil ami many things must be
adjusted in the preliminary period
leading up to the actual op'ning of
Col. Goethala is going to confer
with President-elect Wilson at Tren?
ton and V ill meet the Committee again
LAND FOR FISH HATCHERY.
CtttanN of Ofujujatnirg Are Happy
When Pet Project I?, About to lie
< onae a Fact.
0 augsburg, Jan. k>.?The estab
llahmeni of the Ash cultural station
fat South Carolina at Orangeburg is
now assured, ga the deed of convey
i i his bean signed and delivered
and the purchase money p ud. The
government purchased 5u acres, just
on the outskirts of Orangehurg, from
John H< Dukea The purchase price
was $0,000. The establishment of the
fish eultural station in Orangeburg
will be a big enterprise for Orange
burg and will bring the city dh th<
Bdl lo into mote prominence,
it will be remembered*thss several
years ago Senator Tillman secured
the passage of a bill through con
-r hi appropriating 111,000 for the
establishment of a Ilsh hatchery in
South Carolina, orangehurg. through
her Chamber of Commerce, news
papora and correspondsnti and cfti
/ens, worked hard to secure the tlsh
cultural station for this olty, and the
people hare are delighted that
Orangeburg has safely landed the
liatehary and that the government
will soon begin Work In preparing the
site for Ilsh culture. It is understood
that several homes will be erected
upon IhS property for thfl superin?
tendents to reside in.
The locaition for the tlsh cultural
station Includes "i >ukes" fishery/1
whi? h is a site beautiful in natural
scenery John H, Dukes, the owner
of the property sold the land to ths
government at ? pries lower than
what he has been offered by private
GRANTS REHPITE TO ALLENS.
<.o\. Mann Mows Them Cntil March
7. at Least?WIN Hear Plea foe
Richmond, \'a.. Jan. la.?After a
brief i onference with counsel foi
Floyd Allen and Clude Swanson Al?
len, condemned te die tomorrow for
their part In the Hlllsvllle court house
mufdeff March 14, Oov, Mann today
fi nted the prisoners a respite until
March 7. The governor announced
that February I, !??? would give Ihe
Allen attorneys one hour In which to
prei nt irgumenti for a commutation
of s ?ntence,
l MM III MCTROYS TWO IIOl KES
t?'loe. |?| Mole than a TIlOtlHSIld
I>.oM ?i Parti) ( tannl b) lllMtir
Two negro tenement houses at tin
i n> t < f llei and Pie son streets wer?
i|i iroyeti b) lire lietween B and I
o'clock Friday morning, causing I
damage ol something ia*?i a thousam
[dollars which was partly covered K
I insurance, Th< houses were i in
1 pr..p. rt; oi \v. T Andrews and Rev
\ \\ Hey ward,
The hi ? st irti tl shot 11\ aft< r I
u'clocl and one of t lie hou t*i u*ui
' pi o i.. ,11. ,|. stro; ? d befoii tin
j alarm au lui ned In to the fire de
. partim n' The ti e laddies, however
I upon iheli arrival prevented any tar
; ' hei spn d of t h< blase,
W r A ndi ews stated Fi Idaj I ha
|o H was Bbotlt $200 outside nt in
] sur m< ? a hlle that of Rev, lit yw an
I i I not t|Ull S SO In . i \ y
FRANCE'S NEXT PRESIDENT.
FRENCH PARLIAMENT ELECTS
Wild Confusion, <>ut ?>r Which Arise
T\\?? Challenges to Duels, Marks,
Versailles, Prance, Jan. 17.?Ray
mond Nicolas Landry Poincaire, for
the past 1j months premier of the
French cabinet, was elected president
of tin- republic of Prance today by
the national assembly, composed of
the mem ben of both chambers of
parliament. In succession to President
Armand Fallleres, whose seven-year
term expires February is. *
The wildest confusion out of which
arose two challenges to duels, marked
the canting of the ballots.
Premier Poincaire was chosen presi?
dent on the second ballot, his plurality
over his nearest competitor, Jut *s
Pams, minister of agriculture, being
187. The deciding Vote stood as fol?
lows: Raymond Poincaire 4Ho; Jules
Pams 296; Marie Eduard Vaillant 69.
Mr. Poincaire's first words upon be?
ing officially informed of his election
as president ot* Prance were;
"l shall try to show myaelf worthy
of the confidence of the national as?
sembly. I shall forget the struggh s
of yesterday and even the Inquiries.
Be convinced that I shall seek in
everything and all times to he an im?
The utterance came when Antoine
Dubost, the president of the assem?
bly. In an apartment adjoining the
voting hall, read from a parchment
the official recoid of the election
which was signed by M. Dubost and
While this scene was go',^ on the
deputies and senators, and the spec?
tators crowding the galleries in the
great hail, were also hearing the an?
nouncement of Premier Poincire's
liCtorj atid the defeat of Jules Pams,
If. Poincaire's strongest opponent.
After a round of cheering the depu?
ties and senators who formed the
national aasemhly, the women Of fash?
ion and diplomatists among whom
w. re Ifyron T. Herrick, the American
ambassador, and other notables, har?
ried from the Versailles chateau to
keep dinm r engagements In Paris arid
Versailles. As they passed out de?
tachments < f soldtes were being
aligned to salute the president-elect
and to escort him to the capital.
Raymond Poincaire's selection for
the presidency of France; although
by parliament a* required by the con?
stitution. Is regarded as representing
as well the popular will of the nation.
The choice Came on the second bal?
lot. Jules Pams was the next highest
candidate In the final vote. &f. Poin?
caire gained SI votes on the second
ballot, giving him the required ma
Raymond Poincaire. the new presi?
de nt, Is now In his T,::rd year. He Is
Of medium height and sturdily built.
Above all ho radiates an Impression
Of force, both physical and intellec?
tual, He is modest in conversation,
cheerful and patient, and concentrates
his whole attention on the person to
whom he Is talking.
M. Poincaire's large, luminous eyes
are the most striking feature of a face
which suggests tenacity and determi?
nation. He is versatile and comes of
a family distinguished in science and
The president-elect himself is a
phib sopher, a writer and a member of
the French academy with a notable
e.n , er In French law circles. He has
a peculiarity of never sending his
Clients bills for legal services, always
saying that they may send him what?
ever they consider to be the value of
his work. He is capable of disposing
of a great variety of affairs in a short
working day. in conaequence he has
time for much study and for much so?
cial life. He is seen on first night?
nt theatres and attends the princi?
pal horse racing eventa.
Americans who have met the
premier have always found him In?
terested In America and its Institu
\s foreign minister m. poincaire
git atly facilitated the work of Am?
bassador llerrlek and his predecessor
at the American embassy, Robert Ita?
eon, and he gave much nttenth n to
the * Franco-American committee
! which sent a delegation, lo aded by
\ dabrle] Hanotaux, ex-minister for for*
elgn uffalrs, to the Pnited States last
>? at with tin French nation's gift of
a hronxc la.st executed by Rodin
which was eieeted at Crown Point,
lake Champlaln, in memory o* the
Premier Poincaire's personal quali?
ties <h< w tu his ministry an extraordi?
nary group "t' French public men.
among ?bim Arlstlde IIrland, Alexan?
der Millerand, Leon Bourgeois and
i Tin ophllc i ?? Ic it t e, a nd he Is knou n
to I i ein hm< ii a* *'a si rolls; man."
The c ' b|n< i "i Pr? mler Poincaire is
regarded as steadfast I j opposed to Ho
cialism, The most Important feattir*
of tin i ? ? ? ui demo, i alle policy of I h>
ministry was a < hange In I lie i lectoral
I tern, Inelndln? proportional repre?
s? ntal Ion of all | . ri les
M Poin< alt e \\ .is Insult? tl by cx
10 HELP MARKET PRODUCE.
LEVER WOULD SUPPLEMENT
HOKE smith's hill.
Believes it II?s Better Chance Tlian
Georgian's Meaaur??Has Been Pa?
Washington, Jan. 17.?The house
committee on agriculture today agreed
to report favorably the hill of Sena?
tor Hoke Smith of Georgia for the
creation of a bureau of markets in
the department of agriculture. The
vote on this bill was unanimous. It
is learned that Representative Lever,
while favoring the bill, was hot en?
tirely satisfied that its provisions were
hroad enough to give authority for
the work which he thought necessary
to be done in order to carry out tne
purpose of those who have suggested
?bis additional piece of machinery for
the enlightenment and benefit of the
farmers. in addition A Is his idea
that on account of the crowded con?
dition of the house calendar it would
be impossible to pass the bill even
with the favorable and unanimous re?
port of the committee on agriculture.
Hence, it is understood that Mr.
Lever offered In the committee an
amen Iment to the agiCUltUral ap?
propriation of |50,000 to become
available July l, 1913, for the pur?
pose i f giving the secretary of agri?
culture the authority and the money
with which to begin the work contem?
plated in the thought which suggests
the creation of a bureau of markets
in the department. This amendment
Mr. Lever believes it to be tic be?
ginning of a movement whicfl ulti?
mately will go far toward the solu?
tion of the Vexed problems of the
high cost of living, providing, as* it
will, the machinery by Which the pro?
ducer and consumer are brought
closer together and furnishing mean
on account of had marketing
by which the estimated annual loss
11,560,000,000 ean be saved to the
THINK STEAMER is LosT.
Officials of Morgan Line Believe 13
Dorado Has (.one Hoon With CrSSSjr
Oalveston, Texas. Jan. 16.?C|> to
a late hour tonight no word had been
received Of the Morgan line steamer
El Dorado, eighl d ies overdue from
New York to Oalveston, and Genera!
Manager J W. J?rgen, speaking for
the" officials of ihe line, expressed the
opinion that the vessel with her crew
of 3? men had been lost.
PREPARING NEW POTASH BILL.
German Government said to ix? Fram?
ing Measure to Restrict Produc?
Herlin, Jan. 16.?The Herman gov?
ernment is preparing a new potash
bill which is designed to restrict pro?
duction, according to B statement
made by Clemens Detbrueck, min?
ister of the interior, today at the
meeting of the budget committee of
the imperial parliament. The meas?
ure will probably be brought In he
fore the termination of the present
CHAPLAIN OT SENATE FOR DAY.
South Carolna Minister Honored at
Suggestion of Senator Tlllman.
Washington, Jan. 16.?Tin.' Rev. Dr.
Oliver Johnson, pastor of the Asso?
ciate Reformed Presbyterian church
at Winnsboro, s. c, officiated as chap?
lain tod iy in the Senate of the United
states. The Invitation was extended at
the BUggi siion of Senator Tillmam and
carried with it the privileges of the
lloor for tin ,;ay.
it was in the early days of his care* v
her*', when Mr. Tlllman was familiarly
known as "Pitchfork Hen,' and was
P puiarly supposed to be somewhat
savage and untamely, that he Intro?
duced Dr. Johnson to fra uds on the
floor of the Senate as a specimen of
a "civilised" South Carolina, and
elicited from Mr, chandler, then a
Senator from Wvv Hampshire, the
pleasant rejoinder that Mr. Tlllman
was himself beginning to show sinus
of becoming "civilised.*1
M . and .Mrs 11. I?. Hat in tt have re?
turned to the city from their bridal
trip through the north and west.
Premier George Clemenceau al the
opening "i iIi? national congress for
the eleeti? n of st pP sid. nt. M Coin -
calre al on > appointed Aristlde
llrlnnd, the minister of justice, and I..
L Klotz, mini! t. i of llnance, to acl as
his Bccotultf and in arrange a duel.
Clemenceau made a satisfactory ex
plantation to M la.and and M. Klotz,
who had been sent to him I? Premier
Polncaire relative to tlio letter he re?
ceived lasi evening from the , \ pre
mii r. Tli ? m Idem e tin refore con
kdered ?I scd.
i ?. puty de.Mon and Paul Hon?
our, foi nu minister of labor, also
I . nu reled in ' h? < oi rldors of the p il
| in e and .\! \|on Ii hi nl hi ? seconds to
! m. Ui ncotir.
I You Can Find
in a minute just lion you bland ii you do business with a good ff
bunk?time's the only correct waj of knowing |nsl who you ve
paid ami who you haven't.
Save your returned cheeks und you Imve tin* l>?--i receipt in the
world. Join with us today.
The Peoples' Bank.
THE COMING VE\R.
For many yearn past are have been using this space to tell all
who ma) have been concerned about bank Ina, teaching; as far as
possible tin' principles of hanking In general und the methods
and advantages of this hank in particular. The *torie> told here
have no doubt bora read by nearly every one who reads this pa?
per. We have endeavored to hate this space occupy matter which
was Iwitli interesting and Instructive. We are glad to note that so
many have proflited by the aisiifiien?* brought to light here and we
wish to express our hearty appreciation of tin- attention paid our
efforts, We wish to announce this week that hereafter as in the
past we will fill this space each work viitIi sonmUlng interesting
?something that every person who ha notes 11101105 at all will pro?
fit by reading.
Farmers' Bank & Trust Co.
When Times are Hard and
Tin- demand for loans about thre<- times SS large as we can sup?
ply ami one of our regular depositors want- so a<t**mLmodutlon,
isn't it natural that we should favor him?>*? that his Interests
That is one of the advantages of having ;? growing account?
your Interests are carefully considered ami in-ofar a* safe, sound
hanking will i>erniit, your Interests are protected.
Why not protect your future Interests by opening an account with
ivs now. The amount of your first deposit i^ not *o matt rial as the
fact that yon become one of oar enstoaners, identifying yosastlf
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Statement of the Cond it on of
The Bank of Sumter,
SUMTER, S. C.
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS JANUARY 10, 1913.
RESi >i Kci :s. ?xvBi lities.
Loans and Discounts, 647.477.22 Capital: stock , 200,000.00
Bonds and stocks, 21,706.23 Surplus* ? 50,000.00
Furniture & Eix. 8,400.49 UundLvtded profit* 13,366.11
Heal Estate, 49,468.34 Dividends unpaid* 704.00
Cash in vault, and Bills payable, 160.000.00
in banks, 139,459.70 Deposits 442.441.93
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT Of DEPOSITS*
Deposits? January 10, 1912. .. .. . .3i8.:t7i.ot
Deposits, January 10. 1918.104.22.168
INCREASE OF $124,( 70 89
New Crop Garden Seed
We have just received our new seeds, which
we think is the most complete assortment we
I ever had. We'll gladly suggest what is best to
p plant at this time we have a seed man of ex?
it perience to tell you.
1 EXPECTING DAILY?Our Seed Irish Po?
ll tatoes, which include the old origii al Irish Cob
I bier, Red Bliss and Early Rose Keep us in mind
I when you are ready to plant.
ii Phone 283 your wants.
Sibert's Drug Stores
II W. W. Sibert, Prop. Sumter, S. C
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^ Wo olTer for sale our Celebrated I dm < em < uiiialoti|Heed.
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hupcr vision ?u our Mr. S. C Mayo, of llcddlrk, ITa. I*li??re are
none honor to In* had. l'riro?. i?n application
JOHNSON-BROWN CO., Albany, Ga.
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