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4\)t oOLitc'jm iii au? ^taitbron.
?lmereU at um l*o*?o0h ?? mi Miuuer, s
C. *a Mil und Olaae Matter
Messrs 1I Q t >hi.mm and P I Pat-;
<on have returned to the city after i
spending a ?<?k in Columbia in at?
tendance upon the Federal Court.
Where the> Weie railed it is witnesses
In the case t?f w I? Sturgeon va the
Atlantic Coast J,in?> Railroad Com?
The many friends of Rev. H H
tngton will he sorry to heur he la
not r.v er inn from Injuries received
in his leg last ?n t .t.er as rapidly as
oauld he wished for Mr. Covtngtnn
submitted tti another operation on
Thursday In ostler that the stiffness
in the knee might in some measure
Mm I; C Hat- ) . Ii , f Columbia. Is
spending awhdc to tne city.
Mr. and Mrs. H V I ?sborne und
daughter, Duruthv. of Savannah, Gh.,
?iv t isitlng Mrs. C F King.
Mr. Walle, .vi Sanders is expected
home Tuesday from Fort Leaven
worth. Kansas, where he is serving in
the I'nlted States Army. He whs call?
ed home on account gl the serious 111
aejwt of hi* mother Mrs. It. M San?
Miss Katie Pitts has been brought
home from Winthrop College, wh ??
she has been quite sick for some time,
and Is now at the Sumter Hospital:
Miss Isla Mayers, of Savnnm h. Qu ,
la the charming Kuest of Mrs. Held
Ar I on Magnolia Street.
Misses l^oulse Carson and Alii e Hill
went to Columbia Monday to aee old
friends among the Winthrop students
Mrs. R. H. Heiser and datighter,
\l Sarah, un.l Mr Fi nest Field
Went to Columbia Monday to meet
Miss Gordon Field, a student at Win
tbr- p < liege at that place for the
M ? Hugh i-.clggf Sdver was in 1
the city Monday. j
\lr T H Parker. of Marion, spent
Monday In town.
Mr. H H Keels, of Charleston, la
In the city for a short stay.
M.-ssrs T I ? imito^e. jr. Lau?
rence and Itottert Du I lose and Hubert
Herlt?t went to Columbia Monday 1
morning- to attend the National Corn
Miss Adsle Bowman went to Colum?
bia Monday morning to attend the Na- '
tionsl Corn Exposition and visit
friends In the city. ' I
Mrs. Margaret Muldrow Anderson
? died shortly after noon Monday at
the residence of her daughter, Mrs.
It L. Edmunds, where she had been
ll\ing f??r many years. Mra Anderson
waa ?? years of age nnd bad been ill
?/or several months pren?dlng her
The funeral *er\it es were held at
the cemetery Tuesday. February ith,
Mrs. Anderson was before her mar?
riage to the late w J. Anderson Miss
Margate Muldrow and lived in the
Mt. Zion neighborhood. She mo?cd
to thla city with her husband nearly
fifty years ago and has been living
here sint e that time. She was a mem?
ber of the Presbyterian Church and
led a beautiful Christian life.
She Is survived by two sons. Messrs.
W J. Anderson of Florence and K. M.
Anderson of Abbevdle. and one
da' k'hter Mrs. II. L. Fdmunds of this
I nterialned at Card*.
Mi-h 1.. uise Carson was the hostess
Saturday afternoon to her card eJhb
and >s number ??f friends Invited in
honor of Mrs. Henry P.. Ulchardson.
one of Sumtcr's charming young
Au< tlon was played during the e\fil?
ing. Miss Anne Klchardstin securing
the highest score and being presented
With the prise. Mrs. Hal Harhy rut
the consolation prise.
\ delirious stlad course was served
lb. irucsts. ?? feature whl? h addeil
mu?b to the ? barm nn?l pleasure Ot
Heal I Niate Transfer*.
J.-i? I: l.igon to Simpson Saxton.
ltd in count v. $20?.
Maggie Mo?.re tu J F. Player, lot
With bnildlngS at llagund. |500.
Mrs M C, Mvhha to Bdlth P.rogdon.
twlots in ? o.inty. $ Iff
H L i htntt t.. I '? I Mv. rs. lot antl
?tor? htois? at Hair.I * ' '?"
M?stet f.. Cha- !ie I: Suiter, HW at
Hun.t. i Stfl et. || 7
Thi I unnty Hupt ? rs of lit glStt I
tion sgai in the eonrl hnnm Monday,
sjgeea^dsss] In east am, thai asissj It*
fir^t M i ?? in the men' h
\\ bat? v ? t b.n Dol
Ht ggt Ott.? r tu read th ad uf 1? C
Shaw in this issue. H. t. Us about
COUNTY TEACHERS TO MEET.
Monthly Bfaatoii or Teachers' Anmi.
?'tut.ioii to lie ii? Iii Saiunlayi Feb?
The regular monthly meeting of
I1m SumtiT County Teachers' Associa?
tion will be hriii Saturday. February
Ith, at noon in th. Hampton Mhool
building anil the t. W \\< N ha>Vt a treat
In store for them in thfl visit ??f II UM
Carolin*' 1?. hickson. luparvlaoi of ru?
ral ?oheeli in Doreheeter county.
It 1? also possible thai Miss Mabel
Carney. of tin- Normal I'niverHity ol
Illinois will l?e prese nt to make an ad
dreH9 t?? I he teachers Mlm Carney
is now in Columbia in attendance up?
on the National Corn Show, demon?
strating exhibits from her State. She
ha? been asked to attend tin- meeting
but no reply has been received from
hat at this time.
An Interesting program has been
arranged In addition to these two fea?
tures and a good attendance of teach?
ers Is expected.
PROF. T?TE visits SCHOOLS.
Miss Mary l.ontmon Assumes Duties
a*. Ittiral School Supervisor.
Prof, w. K. Tat.-. State Superintend?
ent of elementary rural pehools wsi
in the elty Taeeday f<>r a short while,
before leaving with Superintendent
Haynaworth for a visit to tchooli in
the Concord neighborhood. IIUm M r. "
Lemmon, who began her work as
ooanty ?apervleor of rural lehooli nn i
organiser for the Girli Tomato Cluta
was ;ils.. with l*r.?!'. Tut* and I>r.
H lynewortn in their vlelt i<> th a
Miss Lemmon will have her head<
quartets in the ofllCe Ol the OOUnty IU
perintendent <?f education. She will be
busy from now on visiting schools
throughout the county and aiding the
teaeheri and pupils in getting b?t
ter results in future, even than have
bean accomplished in the past
YOUNG MEN GET TOGETHER.
DarlSa to Have Ijccturcs livery Sun?
day by Prominent Laymen.
In response to a notice appearing in
The Item on Saturday asking that the
young men of Sumter meet together
Sunday evening, then- appeared at the
V. M. C A. building yesterday even?
ing about so ropreeentatlvc young
men of Sumter. There was no chair?
man of the meeting, nobody in par?
ticular was master of ceremonies. Mr.
I Cohort T. Hrown merely announced
that the purpose of having the boys
gather was to decide whether or not
they would be Interested <n hearing a
lecture every Sundav aii?rnoOB by
some prominent layman of Sumter
or from some otber cit\. Several of
the other young men present express?
ed their views on the subject, and it
was found that it was the unanimous
sentiment of those present that the
lectures would be welcomed.
After the expression of this senti?
ment, Mr. H. I). Kpps was made
temporary chairman of the meeting
' A motion was made and carried call
, Ing for a committee to serve three
months whose duty it would be to se?
lect a speaker for every Sunday, this
Dommjttee being open to suggestions
from any man or boy in Sumter. The
lecture, it was decided, would be held
In the v. at C, A. building, but would
be ander the ausplcei of no religious
body or sect, but WOUld be ? lecture
Inaugurated by and for tin- young men
of Sumter. As is to be Inferred front
1 this, every young man in Sumter is
Invited to come la th*- lecturei every
Sunday Afternoon at I, and he li urg
? d to bring every young, old or mid?
dle-aged man and every boy who will
come. The young men present at the
gathering OS yesterday all agreed
that every man should have as much
"say" as his neighbor.
The leetUIH toi next Sunday after?
noon will be announced In these col?
lilt. DEFICIT \ YEAH \<.<>.
Now, However, tiicle BanVl Trens
ury shows Surplus.
Washington. Feb. S.?Prosperity fa?
vored the Federal Government during
January, large customs and internal
i revenue receipts turning a deficit for
the fiscal year into a surplus of $.'?,
i 415,<J35. At this time a year ago, a
deficit of |SS,S57,?SI faced the Gov
January receipts reached th? high
total of M0.ft4I.StS, or |S,000,<.
gr? a?- r than January, ISIS. Dleburse
m< nta wa re f5S,?0S,?S0, about tie
same as ? year ago Customs i.lpt1
Increased 15,000,000 and internal reve
nuee receipts Increased 12,500,000,
compared with January last year,
j Tb?- general fund holdi i l 15,8 10,u30,
? and the working balaft.f the ti ?a?
i ury today was 110,014,54*. The nunt?
j her of national banhi wai Incressed
during Janjari t" T.4SS, with olrcu
lion of bank notei amounting to
Muslin underwear sale contlnu d
, this WOel MeColluin I'.ros ? Ad\t.
NEURO GIVES PR I a.IM I NARY.
Franc??* Taylor Bound Over to Usher
Conn for Assault with Intenl to
The preliminary in the caee against
Frances Taylor. charged with assault
with intent to kill, was held in the Re?
corder's Court Monday, resulting in
ths negro'i being bound over for trial
by Jury in the General Sessions court
which convenes her?- next week. Hie
bond was Aged at $500.
The testimony us given at the pre?
liminary was practically the same as
has already been printed In the Item
so Is not reproduced. The only point
of difference between counsel for the
defendant and the State being as to
whether or not Taylor used more
force than was necessary in defend?
ing himself from Mr. Schwartz. The
attorney for Mr. Schwartz admitted
that he had commenced the difficulty.
Mr. L. D. Jennings represented Mr.
Schwartz tnd Mr. J. H. Clifton rep?
resented Taylor. The witnesses at the
preliminary were: Messrs. Henry Lu?
cius, John Purdy, Bartow Walsh,
Julian Schwartz and T. P. Ward, and
Robert Rembert, colored.
FIREMEN TO COUNT VOTE,
Statement Issued by Lending Hail
roads Affected by Strike Vote.
The Firemen on the Eastern tail
roads begin tomorrow to count their
This vote derides whether the men
at the head of the Firemen's Brother
n< od shall have the power to order
all firemen on the Kastern railroads
The railroads have repeatedly of?
fered to arbitrate the controversy
and save the public the distress and
disaster that would result from a
striktv The firemen's answer has
been: "We respectfully decline to
submit to the railroad's demands that
the liremen's wage controversy be de?
termined by the railroad's plan of ar?
The attitude of the Firemen's Broth?
erhood towards the form of arbitra?
tion followed in the engineers' case
may be gained from a letter address?
ed by President Carter to the Fire?
men to the railroads, which the rail?
road managers feel should be made
public. Accordingly copies are being
given to newspapers, as well as for?
warded to members of Congress, Gov?
ernors of the different States, mem?
bers of railroad commissions, and
mayors of cities.
President Carter said in part:
"It Is noted that in your objections
to the Federal arbitration law that
you believe H? most fundamental de?
fect is that the interests of the public
are not guarded by it. our commit?
tee instructs me to compliment the
Conference Committee of Managers
upon their solicitude lor the interest
of the public, and to say that it is with
most profound regard for the inter?
ests of the people at large, aside from
the interests of railroad employes or
any (lass of them, we hold that an
arbitration of wage dispute should
not be used for the purpose of mold?
ing public opinion as to the necessity
of enacting laws to forbid railway em?
ployes engaging in strikes, <n to se?
cure legislation that will deprive
worklngmen of their Constitutional
rights, which seems to have been tin
purpose of the Railroad's Plan of Ar?
"If the puipos,. ,,t' the railroads is
to se? ure legislation, or to mold public
sentiment, to the end that legislation
will be enacted forbidding railway
strikes, we protest that it is preju?
dicial to the Interests and rights of
railroad employes iu any arbitrtaion
of wage matters that stab social or
legislative problems should thus be
"It is evldenl that the wish of cer?
tain prominent railroad officials has
found expression in the report of this
arbitration under the railroads' plan
that National and state Wage Com?
missions lie established, with power
to enforce decrees. Although this
Identical suggestion has been vigor?
ously preached by prominent railroad
officials for nearly two years, the sim?
ilarity exists, we have Ho doubt, With?
out any undue Influence being used
upon the < 'ommlssion.
"We protest that advantage should
not be taken of wage disputes to mold
public sentiment concern ins the prop?
er returns upon capital invested by
railroads or the necessity for Increase
m freight rates, notwithstanding the
fact that the firemen recognise thai
justice in tin sc maers should be grant?
ed In the railroads by tin- proper au?
thorities. While all railroad employ?
es recognise that the prosperity of
tin- employers makes it possible for
i them |u receive higher wages, I um
Instructed by our committee to re
! speed fully submit t hat question^ ? ? ihln
nature are matters of Congressional
Invesigatlon and legislation, rtaher
than matters to be decided bj private
cltlxens, chosen al random, regardless
of their representative capacity, to
pass upon the equity of a wage dls
Tin: m:\v corn bklt.
Now Title Accorded Nine Koutbem
states?Increase in t orn Production
Advertised by Southern Hallway.
Columbia, Feb. 3.?-'The New Corn
Belt" is the title which has been ac?
corded the nine Southern States cast
of the Mississippi and south of the
Potomac. This honor is given the
South in an attractive folder just is?
sued by the Southern Railway com- '<
pany which is being distributed among j
visitors to the National Corn Bxpo- !
?itlon here. Figures In the folder, j
compiled from latest official sources, 1
give new proof of the increasing im
portance of the South as a corn grow?
ing section and fully substantiate the
claim given this wonderful section as
the "New Corn Belt."
"Figures In the December number
of the Crop Reporter issued by the
federal department of agriculture,
show that the nine Southern States
east of the Mississippi and south of
the Potomac produced in 1912 a corn
Drop of 303,1 33,U??0 nushels, worth
$-314,740,000 at prices paid farmers
In that territory" says the folder.
"Compared with the report of the
190a census, when the crop of 342,
404,737 bushels In the same States
was w uth $ 17T'-?.?*.<?:;, the latest tig
ures show an increase of 162,670,263
bushels, worth practically $178,
000,000 more than the earlier produc?
"The greater yield In the Southeast
has followed an increased acrePfe
given to Corn and a steadily inci fl?
ing acre-yield. The general develop?
ment of this agricultural region, aided
by federal and State demonstration
work and further helped by the edu?
cational efforts of such railroads as
the Southern, which maintains a corps
Of agricultural experts whose service!
are at the command of all the farm?
ers along its 7,000-odd miles of ter?
ritory, has had a large share in stim?
ulating attention given to corn.
Prominent among the reasons for the
increased acre-yield has been the or?
ganization of boys' corn clubs and an
I nual corn shows in each of these
1 nine States. Comparative figures show
that the increase in the average yield
per acre over the 1900 record in 1912
alone amounted to $103 981,221. Four
hundred and fifty-four members of
beys' corn clubs In the South In 1912
made over loo bushels to the acre."
In addition to the wide circulation
it is being given at the Corn Expo?
sition, tl ite I
among feme re f th<
In un eft ' ?knbh t
th> re to t' 'N ? fori
F.K. \ Ii.l.l? OF COTTON.
The Remarkable Record of a Marl?
Pee Dee Advocate.
Another Marlboro farmer has
made a record which probably cannot
be equalled anywhere
Last year Ell Gibson, of the Har?
mony section, planted a plot contain?
ing one and live-eighth acres in Mex?
ican Big Boll cotton. The seed were
obtained from York county, upon re?
commendation of Bditor W. IK Crist,
of the Y/orkville Enquirer.
The on< and live-eighths acres pro?
duced 4300 pounds of Seed cotton.
which turned out ir>7."> pounds of
lint, and 90 bushels of seed.
The seed were Sold for $'.n>, and
the lint can be sold at 12 1-2 cents a
pound, oi- $196.90. This makes the
total $286.90, or $176.56 per acre.
The Advocate wants to hear from
the man who can beat this.
Muslin underwear sale continued
? Iiis week. McCollum Bros.?Advt.
Will Fill Hotels to Overflowing.
"Yes," said one of Sumter's opti?
mistic traveling men a couple id' days
ago, "there is talk of Sumter having
too many hotels, but mark toy word
1 know better, Within six months
from now both the Claremonl and
Imperial will be kept tilled to over?
flowing and within a year there will
1-e talk of erecting a new hotel. Sum
ter is booming and there is nothing
which can Stop her." This is the \ iew
of a traveling man who covers the
greater part of this State and parts of
other States, lie says that traveling
men haven't heard yet everywhere
that Sumter had good hotel facilities
now, l?ui they will hear it within a
couple of weeks and hereafter they
will not seek to pass Sumte? by with?
out stopping as the;, have sought to
do in the past. "Why," he said, "I
know of six noli who told no today
that they Intended to sta) over lu re
Sunday instead of g< Ing to Florence
of Columbia, as had bet U their clis
Such taiu as this sounds good to
Sumter people and it doesn't do any
harm away from Sumter for it has a
I i inc of truth to it t hat lu epa the
people of other cities throughout the
st ite wat< hing Sumter in a wa> thai
should make tin (tame Cock citizen
feel glad that he lives in "The Little
? Mty of i tig l tolngs
Muslin underweat sale continued
this week McCollum Ltros Advt
Economizes Butter, Flour,
Eggs; makes the food more
appetizing and wholesome
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
WOULD AVOID PAYING TAXES.
Pueblo Indians Offer Land to ?. s. in
Trust for 25 Years.
Santa Fe, X. M., Fei?. 1.?Indians
from every one of the Pueblo tribes
in New Mexico arrived here today
preparatory to leaving tonight for
Washington, where they will urge the
Secretary of the interior to accept
deeds to approximately 600,000 acres
of land owned by them in New Mexi?
co. The object of the Indians in deed?
ing their land to the Government as
trustees for a period of twenty-five
years, is to avoid paying taxes.
A recent decision of United States
Judge W. H. Pope, that Indians were J
Citizens, subjects their property to
taxation. The delegations is headed
by Francis S. Wilson, special United
States attorney for the Pueblos.
Isaac Gale and Kiehard Brown got
it heavy in the Recorder's Court Mon
day morning. They were lodged in
jail Sunday on the various charges
of absolute drunkenness, using pro?
fane language, reckless driving, and
resisting arrest. Gale was given $120
or 120 days, while his confrere was
given $150 or 150 days. The negroes
it seems were intoxicated Sunday and
had a big joy ride in and out of town,
Now York Cotton Market.
Muslin underwear sale continued
this week. McCollum Rros.?Advt.
LOST?Red and white spotted ox,
Strayed Wednesday night, from my
home near l>alzell. Reward for
return. Murray Sammons,
Dalzell, S. C.
NOTICE?Honey to loan on improved
Bumter County Real Estate. Terms
reasonable. A. S. Merrimon, At?
torney at Law, Office on Law Range
opposite Court House.
WANTED?The following hard wood
in any quantity: oak, ash, hickory ?
maple, locust, walnut, holly. Write
me what you have and price per
cord or thousand f. o. b. Sumter.
FOR SALE?Dixie Wilt resistant cot
I ton seed from 1911 crop, price $1
' per bushel, sound and pure. E. B.
j Colcolugh, Oswego, S. C, R. F. D.
STAPLE COTTON?-Sun Flower
seed variety. Only a few left. J.
M. 1- ras*r. Drawn. ktoutn 1
?.? ? ? ? ? . >t**???*t?4 *.>.?.?v ??.?.?. .????.???..?.?????
White Boys and Girls from 14
to 25 years old to learn to spin
and weave in Bagging Mill; will
start pay at from
?4 35 To ?540
Per week while learning. After
learning can earn from
$6.00 To $10.00
Mill runs 57 hours per week,
I 1-2 day holiday Saturday. Fam
I ilies having 3 or more boys or girls
to work can get new houses, with
bath, electric lights, and water,
and all modern conveniences at
very reasonable rent within 5
minutes walk of mill. It interest
1 ed fill in coupon below and mail
? to us.
How many in family wanting work
CHARLESTON. S. C.