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^fjajjje^F* WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 16.
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J^^^^^^BB^M^s**"?-^ size farm mule or a small mule, all well broke, ready for work.
Come in and look them over. We will be glad to show you. I
You will always find a nice lot of our Hackney and Row
^^IflHPiy1^ land buggies and Hackney and Louisburg Wagons on hand.
Booth-Boyle Live Stock Company, Sumter, S. C.
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Ill TIE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
no I IT on prohibition EX
pmxrrm> to come up dur?
BID for Absolute Elimination of Whfc
key TraJaci Tuesday Set Apart for
Inauguration of Oovemor??Trip to
Winthrop on Friday?Elec t tons on
(By Joe Sparks.)
Columbia, Jan. 16.?The sevora!
prohibition factions in the ventral
assembly will begin to press their pot
measures this week. There are some
members who favpr "water tight" pro
blbl ion. Others call it "air-tight."
Borne are in favor of letting well
enough alone. Still others are trying
te reduce the amount of whiskey and
increase the light wine* and beers.
The Blease forces are favoring
?tralghtout prohibition. And so the
light goee on without a definite pro?
gram. No announcement can be
made, yet it ke practically certain
that there will be some change in the
whiskey lews. Under the present laV
jnejm aWenonio afo being received[ at
oH pohrte In the State.
J. K. Breedtn, editor of the Man?
ning Herald and superintendent of the
South Carolina Anti-Saloon league, is
advocating the creation of an office to
bo known as commissioner of prohi?
bition. This commissioner would be
elected by the general assembly and
his duties would be to enforce the
whiskey law of the State. Such an of?
fice has been created in Virginia. The
commissioner, of course, would have
to bo provided with ample funds.
The several bills to be Introduced
will cause much dlncusslon. The pro
hiblton leaders are appealing to Oov.
Manning and urging his support of
the several bills.
The general assembly returns to
work tonight at 8 o'clock with every
indication of an Interrupted week.
Tuesday has been set apart as the
time for the Inauguration of the gov?
ernor and lieutenant governor and
Friday the legislators go to Win?
throp. This meant: that when ad?
journment Is taken Thursday that it
will probably be until the following
The house and senate will this week
get down to work on the fire Insur?
ance legislative proxram. Ono of the
representatives of several large insur?
ance companies, has stated that the
companies will not return, if the
present program I* enacted. How?
ever. It is bei levee? thut tho compa?
nies will return, if the bills are en?
acted. An organised lobby has not
appeared In Columbia again."' the in?
e e ?
The more Important hills Intro
trod uced last week were: Tax on sort
drinks, repeal of State Income tax
law. Stats Institution for feeble-mind?
ed, equal suffrage und a State high?
A bill providing for a bond isettC
of $100.000 for the erection of a n?-,v
bridge across the Wateree river in
Kershaw county has been Introduced
In the senate.
A hill In the senate would require
the screening of all passenger co;u li?
es In operation in the South.
Another measure proposed in |nc
senate provides for the examination of
architects In this Stute.
Philadelphia. Jun. n.-H.n iy The
rontlnues to improve, and passed ;i
I?me bark may eOSAS from OV?r
?? act nM settle4 in the muscles of
I ho back, or from disease. In I he two
former eases the right remedy Is
Felisrd's Snow Liniment it enoul<i
he rubbed in thoroughly over th?- sf?
f.o.? rfi'nf will be pram pi
and satisfactory. Prico 2T*c, SOc and
fl.OO per bottle. Sold hy Si hcrt 'a
t>rug Store.?Ails t.
DROPS HINT ABOUT SECOND.
WHALEY, LEVER, AIKEN, AM)
NICHOLS SEE RAKER CON?
CERNING RETURN OF
Wlwilcy Thinks Secretary Moans Reg?
ulars Will Shortly Replace Guards?
Washington, Jan. 13.?Secretary of
War Baker today told Congressman
R. S. Whaley and Representatives
Lever. Alken and Nichols, who ac?
companied him, that the same reasons
urged for the return of the Second
South Carolina regiment from the
Mexican border are urged by every
other State having troops there; that j
the reasons for return in one case |
would apply to all, and that he would ]
not go over Gen. Funston's head and
order any regiment back. While not
promising an early return of the State
troops, Secretary Baker said that cer?
tain things were taking place from
which his visitors could draw their
own oonclusolns. Commenting on this
hint Mr. Whaley said:
Secretary had reference to the with?
drawal of Pershlng's column from
Mexico to the border, in which case
regulars will take the place of militia
and the State regrnents will return
home. Although no definite date can
be set, still I believe it is not in the
distant future, but at a reaonably
early time N
Senators Tillman and Smith and
Representative Byrnes went to the
war department previously this week
with Mr. Whaley when Secretary Ba-^
ker had to break the engagement be?
cause of being called to a congres?
sional committee meeting.
Congressman R. S. Whaley has re?
ceived tho following interesting letter
from the war department in connec?
tion with the congressman's efforts to
KCt the Second South Carolina regi?
ment back from the Mexican border:
"The Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, Jan. 11, 1917.
"Hon. Richard S. Whaley, House or
"My Dear S:r: Referring to your
letter of yesterday, in which you re?
quest information relative to the Sec?
ond South Carolina regiment., I have
the honor to advise you as follows:
"1. The Secsond Regiment, South
Carolina National Guard, was called
into service June 18, was mobilized
June 20, and was mustered into tho
military service of the United States
l July 11, 1916.
"-'. This organization 4eft for the
border August 9, 1916, where it ar?
rived August It, 1916.
j "3. Other organizations that were I
mobilized on or about tho time of the '
Second South Carolina infantry, and
departed for tbe border on the same
date, \\er?> Company A, Engineers;
Troops A. Cavalry, and Field Hospital
No. 1, South Carolina National Guard.
"4. No regimental organizations,
thai dt 'parted for the border ut the
same time as the Second South Caro?
lina Infantry, or subsequent thereto,
have been returned m ? whole; minor
units of Michigan a ltd New York 01 -
nanhntloni have boon returned, vht.
Pint brigade headquarters, Michigan
National Guard and Field Hospital No.
j, New York National Guard
"'?. Enclosed herewith loo Hit con?
taining tbe names of the Nation ;l
Guard organisations now on the bor?
der thai have been stationed Ihero
sines on or before August IS, 1916, the
date of arrival there of the Socoiid
Soutll Carolina Infantry.
" Wi y res peel ful ly,
< Hlgned > M11 P. Cain,
?The Adjutant General."
Washington, Jan, The census
bureau reports ">st bales ot rot
t'?n consumed In lieeeinber, ugalust
M5,tOB tho year bet?re.
CIRCULAR SUGGESTION DE?
NOUNCED BY FARM BOARD.
Letter Purporting to Be From Nation?
al Surety Company's President As?
sailed as "Appeal to Cupidity."
Washington, Jan. 14.?A circular
alleged to have been sent by the Na?
tional Surety company of New York
to all its agents suggesting that thoy
could get tho positions of secretary
treasurer of farm loan associations to
be organized to obtain loans from
federal farm loan hanks and thereby
"surely control all the bonding bus?
iness," was made public today by the
federal farm board with a reply
thereto by George W. Norris of the)
board W. B. Joyce, president of
In his reply Mr. Norris character?
izes the circular as "a sordid ap?
peal" to the "cupidity" of its recip?
ients, amounting to "an attempt to
prostitute the act to purposes of
personal gain," and expresses.? the
hopo that Mr. Joyce will dlsowivit.
The circular, issued under d^sa-of
January 5 and purporting to bo
signed by the superintendent of the
farm loan department of tho compa?
ny, reads as follows:
"We learn today that one man- is
to be elected as secretary^treasurer
of all the farm loan associations in
"This being true, it will create an
office of great value to the holder
"If this proposition attracts you,
( there is little duobt but what you can
I secure tho position if you organize
im mediately and ask your friends in
the banks to recommend you to the
farm loan board at Washington. You
could then surely control all the
The bonding business to be trans?
acted, board officials said, would in?
volve the bonding of officials of the
various banks and officials of thou?
sands of farm loan associations?
groups of farm borrowers?to be or?
ganized throughout the United States.
Mr. Norris' letter to President
Joyce of the company under date of
January 13 follows:
?I inclose herewith a circular let?
ter under date of January 5, pur?
porting to bo issued by the superin?
tendent of a department in your
company. As it has been received by
several of your agents, whose as
toniehmont at its contents has led
them to call it to the attention of
this board. 1 suppose that there can
be no doubt of its authenticity.
"I would call your attention to the
"The statement of fact in the first
paragraph IS incorrect. While the
board has under consideration the
advisability of making such a sug?
gestion to farm loan associations, no
decisio has been reached. Your
publication of it as a fact is likely to
lead to misapprehensions and much
"The suggestion In the second par- I
ugraph that this will create an of-'
flee of great value to the holder is
not only false in fact but most mis?
chievous In it* implication. It is a'
sordid appeal to the cupidity of the
reel lent of your letter and taken in
conjuncetlon with the concluding
phrase 'you could then surely control
nil the bonding business,1 it betrays a]
total luck of nbllity to comprehend
tho broad and beneficial purposes ofi
tlx' farm loan act and amounts to'
nn attempt to prostitute to purposes!
<>i personal guin and is a direct In-|
k'itation t<? al "s?> the position of sec
retary-treuHiirer of ;i farm loan asso?
ciation by Using it ;is ;i cloak to con
real ulterior motives,
"I trust that you will promptly
disown this discreditable circular
and see that the farm loan depart
mcnt of your company, if it is to bo
continued at all, shall be put In
charge of some one who has some
conception of the public purposes
sought to be attained under the farm
TO RECALL CIRCULAR.
New York, Jan. 14.?After he hf.d
learned tonight that George W. Nor
rls of the federal farm loan board
had written to him calling his atten?
tion to the circular sent out by the
National Surety company of New
York, William B. Joyce, president of
the company, issued this statement:
"The National Surety company,
which is the largest surety company
in the world, and its predecessors
have been engaged in business guar?
anteeing the honesty of people for
very nearly 28 years. Not having re?
ceived a letter am only in a position
to say that the putting of such an
interpretation upon the communica?
tion was certainly unexpected by the
author. I may say in a general way.
however, that I can see no reason
why our agents who are engaged in
soliciting surety bond business who
have time to spare should not seek
such a position. Indeed, insurance
agents, it seems to me, would be es?
pecially desirable to hold such a posi?
tion, not, however, for the purpose
of securing the bonding business of
the office or of influencing other bond?
ing business that would naturally be
controlled by such an official.
"Certainly the National Surety
company is in complete sympathy
with the purposes of the land bank
act and we appreciate Mr. Norris*
calling attention to the matter as
viewed by the board, and the circu?
lar shall be promptly recalled.
"Notwithstanding that, I am just
..jw informed that the author of our
circular letter understood that he
would have no authority to give out
any of the bonding business such au?
thority being vested in other offi?
SUMTER COTTON MARKET.
Corrected Dally or
TTARBY & CO.. Cotton Buyera
Irregular. No sales.
Corrected Daily by
ERNEST FIELD, Cotton Buyer.
Good Middling 17 3-8.
Strict Middling 17 1-1.
Middling 17 1-8.
Strict Low Middling 16 7-8.
Low Middling 16 3-8.
Staple cotton 20 to 23c.
NIiW YORK COTTON MARKET.
Open High Low Close Close
' Mch . . 17.59 .60
.May . 17.80 .88
1 July . . 17.SU ' .SO
I Oct . .. 16.SO ,SU
Dee . . 16.84 .88
REPORTS ON COTTON SEED.
Census Gives Out Figures on This
Washington. Jan. 13.?Cotton seed
and cotton seed products statistics
for the four month period ending
November 30 were announced today by
tbe census bureau as follows:
Cotton seed: Received at mills
3,256,738 tons, crushed 1,747,257, on
hand November ?*!". 1,527,224,
Products: Crude oil produced
528,312,111 pounds; on hand 03,640,
Refined oil produced 362,186,1"
pounds; on hand 1 1 8,668,1 26.
lantcis produced 160,815 equivalent
500 pound bales; on hand L' I 1.153.
Imports of oil 1.7 I s.n i i pounds;
exports S3,897,27 I.
I.inters exported 19,471 running
bales of unbleached; U4,489 running
hales of blenched.
.40 .49 .90
.49 .49 .92
.30 .30 .87
.38 .38 .90
BIG CRUISER TSUKUBA BLOWN
UP IX HARBOR.
Fight Store Perish end More Then
Hundred and Fifty Others Hurt
When the Fire Benches Ship's
Tokyo, Jan. 14.?The Japanese ar?
mored cruiser Tsukuha was destroy?
ed by an explosion today in the har?
bor of Yokosuba. Fire on the Tsuku
ba Caused the magazine to blow up.
One hundred and lifty-three mem?
bers of the crew of the Tsukuha
were killed and 157 injured, many
of them seriously. Numerous mem?
bers of the ship's company were res?
cued from the water. Most of the
officers of the cruiser v.cve ashore.
The cause of the explosion is not
The Tsukuba was laid down in 190."?
and displaced 13,750 tons. She was
4 40 feet long and was armed with
four 12-inch, 12 G-inch, 12 4.7-inch
and 4 3-inch guns, 3 3 pounders and
live torpedo tubes. Her complement
was 817 men. The Tsukuba was sent
to Hampton Roads in 1907 at the
time of the Jamestown exposition.
Yokosuba is an important naval sta?
tion 13 miles southwest of Yoko
In The Police Court.
Shannon Minson, petty larceny, $10
Rosa Dozier, Ellen Green and Mary
Edwards, cursing, drunk and disor?
derly; Mose Dozier plead guilty, $5 or
10 days; Ellen Green, convicted, $10
or 20 days; Mary Edwards, dismissed.
M. Green and J. E. Stoudenmire,
leaving cars on street without lights,
Richard DuRant, Marion James,
Warren Edwards, Luther Davis, John
Peyton, Lewis Perry, $10 bond of
each defendant forfeited.
Heartburn, indigestion or distress
? ??f the stomach is instantly relieved
j by Herbine. It forces the badly d'
I gested fond out of the body and re?
stores tone In the stomach and bow
I els. Price 50c. Sold by Bibert's Drug
PROHIBITIONISTS ARE STRONG
CONTROL TIIK SENATE AND EX.
PECT TO PASS NATION - WIDE
Senator Shoppnrd, of Texas, Declares
Tliat Prohibitionists Arc In Position
to Force Consideration of His Pro
hibition Amendment to Constitution
a* Any Time?Proposed to Prohib?
it the Manufacture, Importation and
Sale of Alcohol.
Washington. Jan. 15.?After a care?
ful canvass of the senate, Mr. Shep
pard, of Texas, today announced that
the prohibitionists are sufficiently
strong to force consideration at any
time of his resolution proposing a na?
tion-wide prohibition amendment to
He declared that this will be done
at this session as soon as the prohibi?
tionists agree upon the wording of the
resolution. It is designed to make the
amendment "air tight" for the pro?
hibition of the sale, manufacture and
importation of alcohol.
Saturday evening about 9 o'clock
Clerk of Court H. L. Scarborough was
comfortably sitting by a fire in his
home, when he was called upon by
a young couple who wished to be
married. Repairing to his office he
issued the necessary license and then
united the two young people in mar?
riage, Mr. L. M. Pack and Miss Alma
Ecord, both of Sumter, who went on
! their way rejoicing.
I > recce-It ica rd.
Saturday evening about 8 o'clock at
the parsonage of the First Baptist
church, Mr. Frank E. Ricard and Mrs.
Mattie G. Dreece were united in
marriage by the Rev. W. E. Thayer,
pastor of the First Baptist church.
P.oth of the contracting parties aro
The liver loses its activity at times
and needs help. Herbine is an ef?
fective liver stimulant. It also psri
fies the bowels), strengthens digestion
and restores strength, vigor and
cheerful spirits. Price 50c. Sold by
Bibcrt's Drug store.?Advt,
COAT SUITS I
I ?AT? \ I
I We have about '; Twenty. ii
I Values up to $25.00. ii
I Pick your choice while ii
I they last at ii
! $12.50 !
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