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BLEASE 10 BLOCK BOND SALE
^\\s hi: V.'HjL CARRY CAM io
V. t*. si7premk OOt KT.
Hl,???* mu, IVeple^. of Sinking Fund
Commission, Vote to Kr?? im I Ac?
tion of Forn.ee Commission to Re?
fund Bond* I'd* Year, but Lose I
to S ? Hlo*-ie Mwj Will
Fight Refunding Art?Sends Mon?
tage to Legislature.
Columbia. Jan. 31.?At a meeting
of the sinking fun<! commission late
this afternoon Governor H lease offer?
ed a resolution t > rescind the action
of the former commission, providing
for the refunding of the 15,622.000
bonds of the State debt The motion
was lost. 4 to 2, Attorney General
Peoples voting with the Governor f<?r
ths resolution and Comptroller Gen?
eral Jones, Stsce Treasurer Carter,
Chairman Hsrdin, of the finance com?
mittee, and Chairman Dick of the
ways and means committee, voting
Ths Governor was reported as
stating to the commission that th. ro
would be no bonds sold before the
nest session of the General Assembly,
for he wss going to carry the case
against the Refunding Act to the Su
p*~eme Court of the Cnlted States.
The Governor sent tho rejected res?
olution to both branches of the Legis?
lature tonight with a message ask?
ing that It be referred to the Judiciary
commltee of .?ach house.
In his message he said that It was
for ths best Interest of the State for
the two factions of the sl.iklng fund
eosamlsnlon to get together.
Work on Turn Table.
Ths force of men at work installing
the new turn table and coal chute in
ths western part of the Atlantic Coast
Uns freight yard Is progressing stead?
ily, but slowly with their work. The
eoncrete for the turntable has been
put d<?wn nearly half the way around,
but there Is still a great deal more
work to be done. The workmen en?
gaged In excavating for the coal
chuts havs had serious difficulty on
account of quicksand.
CUITOM BILL ALLOWING VOTE
o\ dispensary passes
Will Bo Taken l p In House lauer?
s??nate> n'Uined ? Committee to Ar?
range a Hocvpt Ion for Secretary
?'olumt-ia. Jan. II.?- The Clifton
bill permitting Sumter ami other
counties to vote on the dispensary
question passed the Senate today and
went to the House.
The Senate named a committee to
arrange a reception to Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson tomorrow.
FOHTNER RESOLUTION PASSED.
Uaiia For an Investigation of Rall
rniuU and Free Pa****?House
Columbia, Jan. 31.?The House
passed the Fortner resolution provid?
ing for a joint committee to Investi?
gate railroad officials and attorneys in
reference to a free pass and campaign
contributions with an amendment al?
lowing the committee to examine any
one on these subjects.
In respect to the memory of the late
Congressman George S. Legare, the
house recessed at 1.30 o'clock until I
?Mass LICENSE BILL.
Columbia. Jan. 31.?A determined
effort, made to kill on third reading
the Charleston high license bill fail?
ed, after two hours of stormy debate.
By a vote of 60 to 53 the bill went to
Memorial Tablet Erected.
The Memorial Tablet to mark
the site of the Battle Din?
gles Mill was erected at
the new concrete bridge over the
stream Thursday. The unveiling will
take place In April at the anniversary
of the battle Prof. Goode Homes,
who has superintended the construc?
tion of the bridge, and the erection of
the tablet returned .to Columbia
"1 vu under the treatment of two doctors," writes
Mrs, R. L Phillips, of Indian Valley, Va., "and they pro?
nounced my case a very stubborn one, of womanly weak?
ness, 1 was not able to sit up, when I commenced to
1 Mad it about one we*?k, before 1 saw much change.
Nr?*, MiVOT pam, that had been in s*y side foryc.js,
has gone, and I don't suffer all 1 am feeling better than
a long ttflMb and ?^onu4 -peak too highly of Cardui."
tf you are one of those ailing women who suffer from any
of the troubles so common to women.
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of purely vegetable ingredients, it acts quickly on the
womanly system, building up womanly strength, toning up
the womanly nerves, and regulating the womanly system.
Cardui has been in successful use for more than 50 years.
Thousands of ladies have written to tell of the benefit they
received from it Try it for your troubles. Begin today.
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lor Special IrutructkMU. and ti-pagt book, " Home Treatment tor Women." tent tree. J 52
HAVE YOU SEEN
The New Ford?
Kord Ctrl and a full line of
Ford Parts always on hand.
Come in and take a look.
D. C. SHAW
The Ford Man
SUMTER, S. C.
House of Never
li ih?- ic??<?i Bctwrits reached bj mm) people \\ii<? reallj Inlendoil
to o|m*m t iv." m< ( oiHti "MoejMNMy*1 wio-ii riMMlltloiiM bjui better,
%%ln n iii> \ w-?mm h.i\? on.ii mone] and mal mail) piai-i** Iii wlikii
i?i ? lt. iir \ tii?i ikii rrallae thai nppueiHnltH*a *|**iid grow
bee w. .r. i - Thrift aad Kiimomj woefc ami
mI it tin mi.in \.ii<? < ?? mid KolarM ii??- I'm t thai e%?m j? -mull Brim
lag m oanl !. mrawi .1 lanor wiimmu ami lara^r mnawrtunlike
f??r ..? 'i. i'.i Um I H? r ?in
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The Kinit National Bank.
LIQUOR LAWS FOR CHARLESTON
GOES OVER TO SENATE.
Passage or Special inn Affecting
Liquor situation in city of Charles
ton Regarded as Reraarkable De?
velopment?Por Years Other Sim?
ilar itiiis Have Failed?Varying
Sentiment of Members.
Columbia, Jan. 31.?The most re?
markable thing that has happened in
twenty years in legislation was the
passage today by the House of a bill
whic h undertakes to provide a license
system for Charleston. It was dis?
tinctly the result of the appeal to
reason by Mr. Whaley, Mr. Harnwell.
Mr. Hittenberg and other members of
the Charleston delegation and was a
tribute to the reasonableness of the
members of the House. There were a
number of appeals to the prohibition
sentiment and several unsuccessful ef?
forts were made to stir the smould?
ering embers, but the members evi?
dently appeared to believe that the
situation in Charleston needed parti?
cular treatment and they,. by their
votes, indicated their willingness to
let Charleston have a trial. Last night
the bill was passed by a decided ma
Jority and today, upon two record roll
calls after the most insistent impor?
ting to kill the bill and dire predic?
tions that the license system would
lead to bar rooms, that is to say, with
ryes wide open, the members on a di?
rect vote refused to recommit the
bill and then again voted affirmatively
to pass the bill. Year after year and
time after time a similar bill has
been proposed and the same heroic ef?
forts made to get Charleston from un?
der the dispensary system has been
fruitless. The fact of the matter is
that when Mr. Hittenberg introduced
his bill this year there was little hope
of its passage. It soon became ap?
parent that many of the counties
that are disgusted with the present
alleged prohibition situation wished to
join hands with Charleston, and then
the Charleston delegation took a hand
in the situation and the delegation
has suggested numerou? amendments
that were favorable to Mr. Hitten?
berg, and the bill had the undivided
srpnort of the Charleston delegation.
Yesterday, through a misunderstand?
ing, Mr. Harnwell was quoted as say?
ing that the wholesale "license privilege
was to be stricken out. What was
really done and what Mr. Harnwell
stated was that the wholesale license
contemplated did not permit of the
shipment of liquor outside of Char?
The bill petitd by the House per?
mits retail and wholesale license and
retains the beer and bottling privil?
eges upon a graduated scale, baaed
upon the number of barrels bottled.
The onslaught on the bill this morning
was started by Mr. Nicholson, who has
b?.*en a consistent prohibitionist. He
argued that this was only the opening
wedge and the members had better
think before they committed them?
selves on the bill. Mr. Epps and Mr.
Irby joined in the chorus of opposit?
ion to the license bill. Mr. James, ot
Biehopvllie, thought there was merit
in the bill ami was rather Inclined to
give Charleston a chance to redeem
itself. "Many years ago," he said,
'men grew to be old in Bishopville,
but now there was only one old man
at Bishopville and this may be ac?
counted for by tile fact that in olden
days men uot tia ir liquor from Char?
leston." At all events he would not
favor the bill unless the Charleston
delegation agreed to allOW 10 per cent
of the license fees to go into the state
treasury. This they would not con?
sent to do. Mr. Bowers, of Greenwood,
was in favor <>f recommitting the bill,
While Mr. MUey insisted that he was
a progressive Democrat ami in favor
of allowing Charleston to run its own
affairs to a large extent.
Mr. Whltehead thoughl that the
time bad come when the State ought
to refuse to bow to corrupt Influences
that lie had no sympathy for the open
and flagrant lawlessness in Charleston
and thought the peoph there ought to
be made to enforce th. laws before
they ask for any concessions. Mr.
Hturkle, of Culhoun, thoughl that
Charleston ought not to have any dif?
fer* ni prlvlh get from anv other coun?
ties in the State and he wanted the
counties to ho considered alike.
Dr, tVycho, of Newberry, ottered a
j new phase to the situation and said
J the open and flagrant violation of the
law against racing ;<s applied to
I Charleston ought to m ike every one
take notice of the spirit that prevailed
in i bat I. ston. It looked to him that
the State was shackled with the spirit
I of law-breaking in Charleston and no
one undertook to rented) it, and the
more he thought of this situation and
the open violation ,.f ih,?? law m
I Charleston, particularly as to ra< Ing,
it made him think ot tin proposed
I measure with sadness and sorrow ||?
Is a prohibitionist,
Mr Whaley closed the argument In
?favor of tli. lull and tool, up some
tune in presenting with force fulness
the position of himself and bis as
sociales. He insisted that neither he
I nor bis colleagues were in favor of
in It for*
Make Greater Yields and Profits for Farmers
Produces larger crops?enriches the foil?makes it
more productive for future crops.
Fanners cannot be too careful in selecting their fertilizers. They should insist that Phosphoric
Acid, Ammonia, and Potash are in such form that it is soluble and available at all times. Upon
these three ingredients depend the life and size of your crops.
Planters "Cotton and Truck Fertilizer".7-5-5
Planters "Soluble Guano".8-3-3
Planters "Standard Fertilizer".9.2-2
Planters "Special Cotton Fertilizer".8-4-4
Your soil needs?Planters Fertilizers. Ask our agent cr write us for information and rices.
See that our trade-mark in on every bag?it's our guarantee?refuse inferior brands.
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We use only the best S. C. Phosphate, Fish Scrap, Blood Tankage, Cerman Totash, etc.
lawlessness, and that it was unbe?
coming for members to make that
accusation. The fact of the matter,
however, is that the dispensary law is
not now and has not been, within his
recollection, enforced and that he
and most of the people of Charleston
are In favor of the change to the li?
cense system, because it will result in
improved conditions and regard for
the law. He was not yet prepared to
(Advocate the return to the barroom
system, and that was not now the
question, so far as he was concerned.
The man that he was after was the
man who said "to hell with the law."
Charleston, he believed, could and
would enforce a properly restricted li?
cense system, and he believed it
would lead to the lessening of the con?
sumption of liquor because it would
confine the sale of liquor to the orig?
inal package and the closing of the
establishments at sundown In his
opinion this proposition was the onl>
way to stop the illegal sale of liquor
in Charleston. On the original motion
to recommit the bill the House voted
53 to 56, which was a refusal to re?
commit. Mr. Irby then moved to re?
fuse to let the bill pass to its third
reading. The House, "however, main?
tained Its original position and by a
vote of 60 to 53 the bill was ordered
over to the Senate, where it will
considered next week. Practically the
entire vote of the Assembly was cast
as a number of pairs were announc?
FIGHT ON TWO-CENT RATE.
Knilrond Lawyers Argue Before
Joint Committee Against Propoeed
Columbia, Jan. 31.?At a ioint j
meeting of the Senate and House rail?
road committeea today, to hear argu?
ment on the Beveral two-cent rate
bills, the representativea of the rail?
roads were preaent to protest against
the proposed change and the Inoppor?
tun itiea of tin* legialatuion. Argu?
ments wore mad*4 by Mr. S. H. Hard
wick, passenger traffic manager, and
Col. B. L. Abney, division counsel,
for the Southern Railway; \v. J. Crai&,
passenger manager, Atlantic Coast
Lino; P, A. WlllCOX, general counsel;
A. \v*. Anderson and P. Barron Grier,
for the Charleston and Western Caro?
lina; John B. Lyles and Mr. Tompklns
for the Seaboard; for the South Caro?
lina Western, Dan T. McKelthan and
George Dargan; Robert McDougiil,
representing the labor side, being a
representative of the railroad engi?
neers, was present an<l made a vigor?
ous protest against the lulls. Mr. idc
Dougall was accompanied by englneera
from the various railroad eystemi ?>'"
Railroad Commissioner Richards
who favors the legislation, was pres?
ent and advocated the two-cent rate.
The railroad committee w;is unable
to conclude the hearing today and
the lions.' committee will meet Wed
neaday afternoon at i f>'clock to take
the matter under consideration.
The roads claimed that they could
not stand the reduction in rates a,nd
that they would certainly have to stop
their Improvements of roads and ser?
Some claimed that such legislation
would conflscatory and that \ ro
posed extensions would certainly hu'*c
tu be stopped. The Interurban Street
Railway Company also objected to the
\ \? \v (iii >cer> Store.
The Carolina Grocery Compan> is a
new enterprise which opened up In
block of stores between the post
ofllei and the Hotel Sumter Saturday
morning. Mr. 11 c, ; i ill, w ho has
been with Hi.' Sumter Grocery Com
panj ever since Its opening, is man?
ager of the new store which will car
?\ a line of fancj and staple groceries.
New Crop Garden Seed
We have just received our new seeds, which
we think is the most complete assortment we
ever had. We'll gladly suggest what is best to
plant at this time - we have a seed man of ex?
perience to tell you.
EXPECTING DAILY?Our Seed Irish Po?
tatoes, which include the old original Irish Cob?
bler, Red Bliss and Early Rose. Keep us in mind
when you are ready to plant.
Phone 283 your wants.
Sibert's Drug Store,
W. W. Sibert, Prop. Sumter, S. C.
VOT'P <~?T .T ~-ry
J"OU 9 6 . ;.r. . v ' . y . ' ->at
? .. ^. ii. cuurtney can do with your
He can increase their usefulness
many times; can possibly add others
to them improving your looks as well
as your health.
Delays are dangerous and always so
with decayed teeth.
Sumter Dental Parlors,
DU. C. it. COURTNEY, Prop.
nVEB MKS. ATKINSON'S MILUMIKY STORE.
WHEN IX NEED OF A GOOD WORK
I EASY, HONEST AND WELL MADE,
Ask For the
& Manufactured Bv
Witherspoon Bros. Shoe Mfg. Co.
SUMTER, S. C.
i Sold by all RESPONSIBLE merchants.
Buy them and cut your Shoe bill 25 per cent.
We are prepared to furnish tins product at prices that will enable
every farmer '?> use it. We have a verj low pries this year and
nothing will do your land more good, especially run down lands,
or law and ?>ur land, it l^ necessary for all leguminous crops
such as Alfalfa, clover, vetch, peas, etc. <lt?t our prices in car
lots or in smaller quantities. Samples on request.
B00TH-I1ARBY LIVE STOCK COMPANY.
SUMTER, S. C.