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Mr. J B Du Pre. or Pisgah, wax a
visitor ?.o the city Monday
Mr. P. M. Pitta left this mornln*
tor Florida, where he will remain foi
some time In the hope of recuperat?
ing from hie recent illness.
Mr. A. A. Brearley, Jr.. of St.
Charles waa in the city today.
Mr. T. S. Joye has returned from
Now York and Baltimore, where he
has been for the pa*t week on busl
Oullook After the War.
Cetnson College, Jan. 17.?The
concensus of opinion among financial
writers Is that there will be a larso
demand at home and abroad for food
stuffs for several yesrs after the war
ende. Although the wax has caused an
unusual demand for food supplies and
has hoisted the prices to record
making levels, our farming Industry
ought not to suffer from the return
To be sure the world at large
will be like a convalescent person
after peace Is declared and it may
be tittle time before it regains fca
normal and healthy appetite. Nev?
ertheless the Mrvtvors of armies
will still need .arge amounts of food
stuffs and the consumption of non
combatants may Increase.
There wdl be a falling off In de
*> eaand for various products and a
shifting to others and as a result
prices wSl have to be readjusted.
J^fueh or the disturbances that will
result may be unavoidable as all
prospects are more or lees clouded
and uncertain. Howevr, we ought
to be prepared to meet all those
threatening disturbances and if we
cant's eliminate their injuries we can
at least mitigate them.
Our country Is not only wiping
eut its Indebtedness but It is ac?
cumulating capital. New demands
have excited and awakened new
needs thus broadening the outlook
/or activities. There Is an Increase
In our facilities for serving the res'
of th<? world and our bur.inesa men,
need only to exercise foresight and
discretion with all the skill than
there le at their command and
utilize thereby In the most effectual
|ramaa*^r possible all the Immense
advantages that we have gained
over the other nations in this re
Rub- My-Tism?Antiseptic, relieves
rheumatism, sprains, neuralgia, etc.
IPoBeemen Pull Car Owners,
From The Dally Item, Jan. 16.
Policemen last night continued the
raid 'vhich they had commenced the
night previous on car owners, who
have been in the habit of leaving their
cans on the street without lights at
night Three charges were entered
for this violation of the city traffic or
dinance and the following were line 1
in the Recorder's Court at noon today:
Brent Meliette, Bean Scott and James
Biivards, 13 or 3 days being the sen?
Tho policemen have had Instruc?
tions from the chief to enforce this
snd ether traffic ordinances and own?
ers of automobiles and other vehicles
had heat acquaint themselves with
traffic ordinances, if they do not al?
ready know them, to see that they
are not hauled up for violations.
Another one of tho traffic ordi?
nance which the police have recently
had Instructions to rigidly enforce la
that prohibiting children under fifteen
years of ago from running automo?
biles on the streets. Parents will
therefore do well to see that they do
n*>t allow their children under this
age to drive cars.
Brigk your Cold or LaOrlppe wttli
a fee doses of 6*6. -Advt.
Death of An Ipfaet
Prom The Dally Bern. Jan. 16.
Tholina Ionise, the year-old daugh?
ter or Mr. arid Mrs. Robert W. Moore,
of Rumter. died last night, after a
short Illness. The body was taken to
Oreeleyville, the former home of Its
parents, thia morning for burial there
TO CRANGE? ISLAND NAME.
Waahlnxton. Jan. 1*.?A reaolutlon
waa Introduced in tho house today *o
renarie the Danish West Indies
"l>ewey" lalanda in recognition of the
services of the admiral. The resolu
tlon was referred to a committee.
Woahlngton. Jan. If.?The leak in?
vestigation Is at a standstill until the
house rules committee obtains legal
tawngei already authorized. A score
of prominent witnesses, Including
Wall street operators, hankers, brok?
ers, editors, and others were excused
this morning- subject to call. No ses?
sions will be hold until next week. The
senate and house will not be in ses?
sion Saturday In hono of Admlril
HEARING TO OONDFMN PROPER.
Jury DfUUJU fur Condemnation Pro?
ceedings Against Mary A. Daw?^ b>
A. C. Ii.
A jury was drawn Monday boforo
Clerk of Court M. L. Hcardoroiifvh In
the condemnation proceedings brought
by the Atlantie Coast Line Railroad
Company against Mrs. Mary A.
Dawus, the hearing being set for
Monday, January If, in the oWcc of
the elerk of court, be*.'ore whom the
proceedings will come, L. D. Jen?
nings, Eaq., is attorney for the defend?
ant and L. W. McLemore, K.vi., rep
resentr, the railroad company.
The jurymen drawn yesterday were:
ft O'Q.uinn, A. C. Thompson, W. A.
r.uwmar. W. R, Wells, J. A. Me
Knlght, W. H. Burns. E. E. Aycock,
C. C. Beck. A. D. Harpy. S. A. Harvin,
S. W. Kafflcld. P. M. Pitta.
TO HEAR RR. WALORGPE.
4 he Woman's Literary Club to Be
Addressed hy University Professur
on January 23.
The Woman's Literary Club of
Huinter Is looking forward with ?
great de.; I of pleasure to the address
which will be given before the mem?
bers and their guests at their open
meeting on the afternoon of January
25th at I::'') at Mm G. A. Lemmon's
homo on North Chur h atreet hy Dr.
QOUr&o Wauchopo of the University
oi' Hi.nth Carolin on Tbackeray'a great
novel "Vanity Fair." The club has
been studying Thackerary for their
yea i s work and the opportunity of
hearing Dr. Wanohope is regarded as
a very fortunate and delightful event.
The club has done good work in
the past and is well up to Its usual
standard thin vear. The open meet?
ings are arranged to come every
fourth month. At each of these meet?
ings tho members arc allowed to In?
vite two of their friends and as the
club numbers twenty these gatherings
are In the nature of an altern >ou re?
The officers of tho Literary Club
this year are Mrs. George D. Shore*
president; Mrs, 8. H. Edmunds, vice
president; Mrs. L. W. Jenkins, secre?
GERMAN WAR NEWS.
British Capture Poaltion in France?
Gcrjpajm CwttlpjfP I? ?K>u
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Berlin. Jan. Id (Wireless, Official).
?Tha Germans evacuated an advanc?
ed positu n near Seri e during the
night. The British continued to bom?
bard the empty trenches, finally at?
tacking with infantry.
Tho British attack near Loes was
repulsed after hand to hand fighting.
The Russians ten times the strength
of the German defenders penetrated
a German outpost near Fresshln, the
Germans later ejecting them. The
Germans continue capturing enemies'
positions In Moldavia, between tho
Sushitza and Putna rivers.
In the Carpathians, south of tho
Oitez valley, the Hussions strongly at?
tacked but were repulsed hy the
heavy artillery and machine gun fire
of the Germans.
BANDIT MENACE REDUCED.
Fiinsfnn Thinks Regulars Can police
Border?Mill Not Need Guard.
Columbus, N. M., Jan. 17.?Maj.
Gen. Frederick Funston on lila return;
today from a visit to the punitive ex?
pedition in Mexico expressed the opln-i
ion that the menace of border raid*
by Mexican rebels and bandits has
been reduced to such an extent that
the regular forces now are sufficient
for protective purposes.
Gen. Funston added that "foi the
present we do not look for any more
raids across our line," and declared
if there should be any the regulars
would he sfhuelont to forestall them.
BENSON TO SUCCEED DEWEV.
Ranking OrtUcr of Navy, He Will be
President of Advisory Body.
Washington, Jan. 17.?Admiral
William $X Benson today became
ranking oflicer of tho navy and prob?
ably will be designated to succeed
Admiral Dewcy as president of Hie
general board, retaining also his du?
ties as chief of naval operations.
Admiral Benson was next in rank to
Beunos Aires, Jan. 18.?The cruiser
Uruguay left Montevideo to patrol
the coast of Uruguay to prevent the
Violation of its neutrality by the G? r
man raider. A report is current here
that a raider has sunk twenty-six
VOOfOlU A report from Pornambuco
says the raider left Kiel flying tho
DUO lah Huff. Cluding the British
lauf the raider started southwest,
sinking vessels, taking on hoard crews,
fuel and supplies. She rlew the Brit?
ish nag when sinking the French
satlshlp Nantes. The British liner
Araguaya and the French liner Tro
ville are missing.
HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING.
National Hunk of South Carolina
Stockholders in Session?One Di?
rector Added to Hoard.
One new director was added to the
board of the National Bank of South
Carolina at the annual meeting of
shareholders of the bank on Monday
afternoon, a meeting Which was well
attended. The annual statement of
the condition of the bank was present?
ed and it made a ploasuing showing
of the institution to the stockholders.
The bank has had a most successful
year and is in a propserous condition.
The statement showed that the past
year was one of the best in the his?
tory of the institution and indica?
tions are bright for continued props
perity during 1917.
The former directors were re-elect?
ed, as follows: W. B. Burns, R. J.
Bland, J, K. Crosswell, Geo. P. Ep?
person , C. G. Rowland, Isaac
Schwartz, Geo. D, Shore, J. F. Bland,
C. T. Mason. Thos. Wilson, Mark
Reynolds, Mitchell Levi, J. J. Britten,
R. O. Purdy, John Wilson, C. V?
Schwartz, W. W. Rowland and Earle
Rowland, and 0, W. Stubbs was added
to the board.
At a subsequent meeting of the
directors the former oflicers were re
elected: President, C. G. Rowland;
vice presidents, Thomas Wilson, Isaac
Schwurt*, Geo. D. Shore; cashier, H.
L. McCoy; assistant cashier, Earle
Rowland) teller, E. C. Dunn; book?
keepers, T, V. Walsh, Cyril Schwartz;
collector, Ansley Yates.
THREE DIRECTORS ELECTED.
Columbia, Jan. 18.?J. M. Smith, of
Colletoii, and P. L. Bethen, of Dil?
lon, were re-elected directors of the
State penitentiary by the general as?
sembly this afternoon, and H. H. Ar?
nold, of Spartanburg, as a new direc?
tor. R. Keith Charles, of Florence,
and O. C. Scarborough of Summer
ton, were unsuccessful candidates.
S. Y. P. V. -HOLDS MEETING.
The flirt meeting of the Sumter
Young People's Union for the year
1917, was .eld In the Sunday school
auditorium of the Presbyterian
church on Sunday, January 14th.
There were about seventy-five pres?
ent and an Interesting meeting was
held. The meeting was presided over
by Mr. William Wlnn, and the pro
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Instrumental Solo?Miss Claudia
Prayer by Mr. Miller.
Vocal Solo?T. V. Walsh.
Report of the Treasurer.
Address by Mr. Marion, "How to
Grasp Happiness and Usefulness,
Know Thyself, Be Thyself, Enjoy
Thyself, Deny Thyself, Give Thyself,"
a ere the five essentials to making a
success of this, the speaker pointed
out. This address was enjoyed by
On account of the absence of the
chairman of the Banner Committee,
the banner could not be awarded.
The winner will be announced later,
as soon as the reports from the va?
rious societies arc handed in. Those
who have not handed In their repor*.
i-lease do so this week.
A Danger Signal for Cotton Farmers.
Here is a warning we w ish every
farmer in America could hear and
heed. Especially should such a warn?
ing be an effectual answer to such
advice as Col. K. H. R. Green is giving
Texas farmers?telling them to plant
the whole earth in cotton next year
and the fence corners around it, and
risk buying their foodstuffs from oth?
If there ever was a time when the
fanner should make "safety first" his
motto In business, that time is now.
Tho world can got along better with?
out clothes for awhile than it can
without foodstuffs and foodstuffs, ani\
so when ?vor tho era. h comes, cotton
prices are likely to drop more quick?
ly and to suffer longer than the prices
of foods and feeds.
Woe unto the farmer nexl fall if
ho Is forced to pay for everything out
of his cotton crop when an over-pro?
duction of that crop and disturbed
financial conditions work together to
force ?Iowa the price! Surely, we
have not so soon forgotten the lesHons
If "safety llrst" should now be the
motto of business men generally, It
should ton times more emphatically be
the motto of the Southern cotton
farmer. -The Progressive Farmer,
Columbia, Jan. 18.- A speoiaUeom
mlsslon to study malarial conditions
in South Carolina will l>c named
March l by .lames a. Hayna, M. d.,
State health officer. 11. R, Carter, M.
D? assistant surgeon general of the
United States public health service,
win be a member of this commission,
The first work by the hoard will be
in Braxton township. Colleton coun?
ty, whore there was a serious out?
break of "yellow chills."
REV. j, B> WILSON READ;
Well Known Divine of Methodist
Church Dies Very Suddenly at Home
on Church Street.
From The Daily Item. Jan. 17.
Rev. John Dee Wilson, a well
known preacher of the Methodist
church, died very suddenly this morn?
ing at about 11 o'clock at his home
on Church street. Mr. Wilson had
not been sick, but he had been feel?
ing indisposed for several days and
was confined to the house during the
bad weather. However, yesterday he
was feeling better and went down
street and this morning he decided
to go down street and dressed. He
was sitting in a chair by the lire,
when suddenly he fell over dead. His
death came as a surprise and shock
to members of his family and his
many friends, who were glad, how?
ever that the end came so quietly
and peacably without any pain for
the aged minister, who had spent the
ties years of his life in the service of
his 'mrch and master.
The deceased was a native of Marl?
boro county, being born January 14,
1S47, which made him 70 years ot
age. He married Miss Galloway ?>f
Darlington county and yesterday was
the 47th anniversary of their wedding.
In boyhood he entered the Confeder?
ate service, serving in Company C,
Seventh South Carolina reserves.
He has for a number of years been
chaplain of Dick Anderson Cam)).
United Confederate Veterans.
It was in 1871 that John Dee Wilson
was received into the South Carolina
Conference and ever since that time
he has served faithfully and well
charges throughout the State. For
sixteen years he served as a presiding
o", 'er of the Methodist church in this
State. Nine years ago he was sent to
the Broad street Methodist church
of this city, which lie served lor four
years. His family have been living
In Sumter since that time. Four years
ago he was superannuated by the
conference. However, last year he
was called upon to All out the term
of the H. L. Browne at Kingstree,
his last active charge, which be Piled
in a most acceptable manner. Since
the fast conference meeting be has
been llvipg at h'.s home in this city.
Recently his family noticed that he
was in declining health, but there had
been'no complaint of illness by him.
The deceased is survived by his
wife, two bons, Messrs. C. M. and
Guy IT., three daughters, Miss Agatha,
of this city, Mrs. S. U ' Da via, man
ning; Mrs. M. H. Wells, Florence, and
one brother, W. J. Wilson, of Loclt
The funeral services will he held
at noon tomorrow, Thursday, at the
home on Church street.
DIES VERY SUDDEN LY,
G. H. Cooper Passes Away at Horn??
of His Sister, Mrs. If. A. Rose.
From The Daily Item, Jan. 17.
Mr. J. C. Cooper and Mrs. H. \.
Rose received a terrible, shock this
morning when they found that their
brother, Gordon Hampton Cooper,
who was spending the night at the
home of the latter, had died in his
bed some time early this morning. Mr.
Cooper was found dead this morning
at about 8 o'clock, when Mr. H. A.
Rose ^yent into his room to call him
to breakfast. A physician was at once
summbnded, who pronounced death
due to apoplexy.
The deceased was 4 0 years of age
and was. an employe of the. A. C. L?.
railroad at Red Springs, X. C. He
was unmarried and was spending a
Tew days with relatives in the city.
He is survived by four brother*,
Messrs. J. C. Coper, Sumter; W. 8.,
Orangeburg; c,. C, Montieello, U.a.;
A. S., Rosetown, Saskotchewan, Can?
ada, and one sister, Mrs. H. A. Rose.
Funeral services will be held it
f>:30 o'clock tomorrow, Thursday,
morning at the residence of Mr. H
A. Rose on Oakland Avenue, and the
body will be taken from there to
Whiteville, X. C, for interment, leav?
ing on the 7:-0 train.
far 1917, tells about the best
and gives, special information as to
the host crops to i;row, both for
profit and home USO.
The larpe increase in our busi?
ness which wc have ayain experi?
enced during the past year is the
beat of evidence as to the high
Write for Catalog Q?d prices of
Grass and Clever Seeds, Seed
Potatoes, Heed Oat? or ?>r?y
Far*.;t Seed* required.
Catalog mailt<: f:ve on request.
T.W.W?OF) O SONS
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MORGAN 1*1 KM UNDERTAKES
FLOTATION OP $250,000,000.
High Grade Collateral and Attractive
Interest Raten Overed as induce?
New York, Jan. 17.?Another new*
British loan amounting to $250,000,
000 will he floated in this country by
J. P. Morgan A Co., that banking Arm
announced tonight. This is the third
dotation, including the Anglo-French,
or British loans In the United States
since the outbreak ot* the war. The
new loan, secured by high grade col?
lateral, will take the form of 5 1-2
per cent, convertible notes, dated Feb?
ruary 1, 1917, $100,000,000 to mature
in one year and the balance in two
years, according to the announcement.
A countrywide syndicate composed
of banks and trust companies, bank?
ing houses and bond dealers has been
organized to offer the notes to indi?
vidual participants. The notes will be
convertible at par at the option of the
holder prior to maturity into a 5 1-2
per cent, bond of the united king?
dom maturing in 20 years.
"Increasing ease in money condi?
tions and the prevailing demand for
high grade bonds," says the banking
drip's announcement, ' have led us to
suggest to the British treasury the ad?
visability of issuing at this time a se?
curity possessing the advantage of
early maturity and at the same time
giving American investors, through tho
conversion privilege, the opportunity
to obtain an obligation of (Ireat
Britain yielding an attractive interest
return for a considerable period of
years alter normal conditions shall
have been restored."
FIGHT ON BILLY SUNDAY'.
His Methods Criticised by Prominent
New Voffk Catholic Priest.
New York, Jan. IS.?A lively fight
against Billy Sunday's evangelistic
campaign in New York was presaged
today by Rev. Joseph McMahon, one
of the leading Catholic priests of the
city. Father McMahon bitterly at
tacked Sunday's methods, saying:
"There is strong evidence that Sun
day deliberately makes himself the in- I
strument of capitalists to make the
working people content and submis?
sive under injustice." He also
charged that Sunday's converts are
nakteaJ ..ones, _
Does Thrift Alone Make You Rich? ,
Arnold Bennett, the distinguished j
British essayist says in the Decem?
ber number of the Woman's Home
' There are thousands and tens of
thousands of such excellent persons in
America and Europe and other less!
fortunate parts of the planet. Their
chief boasts and satisfaction is that
they have 'something up their
sleeve,' or, to put it differently, an i
umbrella neatly folded and ready to
open for a rainy day. Look at them
in the mass, and ask yourself wheth?
er sincerely you can call them rich
in any decent meaning of the term.
Do they think rich, do they act l ich,
do they smile rich? They do not.
They arc not rich. They have not
even the merit of being openly poor.
They are neither one thing nor the
other. They arc the cautious ones,
self-denying and secretly envious.
"Mind, 1 do not ebject to thrifty
habits. Positively. 1 practice them. I
deem them a proper item In exist?
ence. All T say is that thrifty habit!
alone never did and never will make
anybody truly rich, and that if they
become the main interest of life, their
Influence Is apt to be narrowing, des
Bleating, and impoverishing."
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EXCHANGE Ol' K ATI TIC AT IONS
Ilagglin? Lasting Over Half Century
End? With America Getting Ter*
Washington, Jan. 17.?The Danish;
West Indies passed today under the
sovereignty of the I'nited States. Ne?
gotiations continued for over half a
century came to a conclusion With tho
exchange of ratifications of the treaty
of cession by Secretary Lansing and
Danish Minister Rrun.
Formal transfer, with the raising of
the American Hag, will take place as
soon as the $25,000,000 purchase prico
is paid over within the next 90 days.
The treaty provides that meanwhilo
the Danisl) governor shall continue
his jurisdiction and that a committee
of one Dane and one American shall
be appointed to arrange for further
The form of government is in the
hands of congress, with some doubt as
to whether the islands will have a
civil government or ho adminstered
as a navy base.
TEN MILLION LOSS.
German Raiders Do Great Destruction
Now York, Jan, 18.?Vessels val?
ued at over ten million dollais have
been destroyed by the German raider
! or raiders, in the latest onslaught on
aliied shipping, steamship brokers
here estimate today. The cargo loss?
es amount to five to ten million dol?
lars. Marine insurance to South
America jumped to five per cent., the
highest since the beginning of the
New York, Jan. 18.?Representative
Bonnott today said the leak investi?
gators were coming to Wall street to
examine brokerage accounts and se?
cure other valuable information re?
garding the alleged leak.
LITTLE GIRL'S CASE REACHED
Suffered for Five Years With Awful
Skin and Stomach Trouble, But
Found Relief in Sulferro-Sol.
"My little girl of fifteen is at last
recovering her young health after five
years of awful suffering," writes R.
D. Lathem, a prominent farmer of
'T^Pn hiu- tro:iteil by several doc?
tors and have tried many remedies,
but Sulferro-Sol took right hold of
her ease, which had become almost
hopeless, and now she is fast regin
ing her health, and improving every
"Sulferro-Sol is surely the greatest
remedy known. I say God bless its
name, for it has started my little girl
on the sure path to health when ev?
ery other treatment had failed.
"I hope every one who reads this
will get this splendid, honest rem?
edy, and use it. It will surely prove
a revelation to them."
Sulferro-Sol is sohl and recommend?
ed by every Druggist in Sumter and
vicinity. Murray Drug Co., State Dis?
Geo H. Hurst,
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11 I. ? Ct?lf HU? it*Ml. W. *?<*?
Your Boy's Xmas Gift.
Last Christmas his father gave him n Bank Book with a de?
posit in h of $10. Today he has in his account $178.50 -every
dollar besides the Interest ho earned himaelf. He is 14 years old.
Before last Christmas he had never put by a dollar. Lei's etart
your boys with Chrltdmas Accounts ihis year. $1 ? $5?$10 does
It. May wo make them out for >ouV
THE PEOPLES BANK.
We pay 4 per cent. Interest In our Savings Department.
Lumber, Lime, Cement
BUILDING MATERIAL GENERALI*'
AND FEED OF ALL KINDS
BOOTH & McLEOD,
s?:. rrrsbM o 1 httfrr i-umVr A Kupp*y Co
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