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HO?gB SPENT MORNING IN R1S
CCSSUfU COUNTY BOND 18
J?rn* luileu fitfU Deadlock oa H?r
ort? 8?H ia Tbc
Columbia, Jaa. It.?Practically tha
whole mormin* session af the house
Was consumed without a vote being
rojanhgl ia debating the Bradford
Sjea en re prohibiting the flotation of
band Issues without a referendum
rote of the people.
At noon the leint assembly met
oad oast lto third ballot for a ware
aoaao commissioasx to succeed John
U HcLaurin, resigned. There was a
deadlock, the vote being as follows:
J. T. U White, It; Joan J. MoMahan.
17; W, O. 1011111. If; A. J, Beattie,
Ijt: W. W. Bradley. It; James A.
Drake, tt; John U McLaurin, 10. An?
other ballot wM ho necessary.
After taking two more ballots for
wars ho use commissioner, the ssern
htfU hopoloss deadlock remained un?
broken and tho election was post
unUl Thursday at noon. On the
ballot tho vote was as follows:
1. McMaaojj I?, Smith It,
file II, Bradley St, Drake II. Mo?
A veto woo taken on the Bradford
resolution oad it was killed. The vote
was II to If. As tho vote was for a
constitutional amendment it had to bo
two-thirds, which was II.
Colombia, Jan. II.?Former State
Warehouse Commissioner John L
Hot a arm In a letter to Represnta
tfro) Aaa (fall asked that his name be
wHhtrewn as a candidate for State
*arahoaoo Commissions*. "Our re
sasuso is to the people in 1111," said
Ilm former warehouse commissioner.
Ho nnid that bo resigned because it
Was hsxposatbls to serve tho people et
faetivaty. "Factional prejudice is too
Strang la the general assembly to per?
son me to continue the development
Of tho system," said Mr. McLaurln.
tOURG GIRJL KHXED.
Ja*. II.?Marie Mon
U^rt of awe. as dead here
aa taw reaak an automoMlo acei
elnna WHH aar wtfaw and other wo-j
boa she was enjoying
after midnight. Com
bb* bars, so tho eity, seven raUes from
Charleston, the automobile overturn?
ed enrata* a earner in a bad place
la taw toad. Marie was fatally hurt,
smearing Internal Injuries and severe
aata tea died on tho way to tho
The others In tho machine
without much mono than a
up. At tho coroner's inquest
verdict of accidental death
rod. Tho dead gin is of a
wall known family hero.
WWW BI APPROVES WITH?
's Outposts are Being
la Ptimonatiiij to Move
Washington. Jaa. ft*.?The war de?
partment orders that den. Pershlng's
outposts la Mexico bo withdrawn
aavu boon approved by the president.
There ore lotimaitona that the movo
it of tho main body of troops to?
las border will begin as soon as
tho outposts havs been brought In.
MM. M. E. MARION DEAD.
of Rev. J. P. Marion Passes
Chester, Jan 22.?Mrs. M. E. Mar?
lon, widow of the late Rev. J. P.
Marion, died yesterday morning at
Richburg at the home of hsr daugh?
ter, Mrs. J. B. Drennan. after a long
illness, and while her death came
as a great shock to her family it was
not unexpected. Mrs. Marion was a
noble Chrletlsn woman and was a
consistent member of ths Presby?
terian church. She was loved by all
who knew her for hsr bright and
cheerful disposition and lovely char
Ths funeral and Interment will bo
at Richburg Wednesday morning il
11 if deck, the Rev. J. T. Bandy of
Belmont. N. C. conducting ths ser?
))m)f$. Marlon wxs 71 years of age
end was a daughter of the late Sam?
oa! Castles. Her mother, Mrs. J sea?
son Reyd. who attained an age of
more than 10 yeara resided In Ar
senses. Mrs. Marlon Is survived by
UM following children: Mrs. R. B Al?
lison of Lancaster; ths Rev. J. P.
Marion of Hunter; Dr. L. B. Marlon
of Mountviiir. Edgar T. Marlon of
New York; snd Mrs. J B. Drennan
aad Miss Mary Marlon of Richburg.
Licenses to marry have been Issued
la the following colored couples;
James Miller and Olsdys E. Brown.
Ootuenbls; Jim Selglsr and Leah
CIME? OH SPEECH.
WILSON'S ADDRESS TO SENATE
CHIEF TOPIC IN EUROPE.
Paris Newspapers Say Hie Propowtl is
a Noble Chimera, Right in Principle
But Altogether Visionary.
Parle, Jan. 23.?The morning pa?
pers' comment on President Wilson's
speech Is generally sympathetic but
The Petit-Periaien said the presi?
dent's conceptions of a proper basis
for peace "were ours long before
The Vlctoir called the speech "a
masterly page of social philosophy
but marred by the "words peace with?
The Journal declared that Presi?
dent Wilson Is obsessed by a "nohle
chimera" of universal brotherhood, a;
it he expected a change in human na?
SHOT BY HIS OWN GUN.
Florence Citizen Seriously Wounded
Florence, Jan. 20.?Mr. H. O. S
Jackson, of this city, was badly injur?
ed Thursday by the premature dis?
charge of a shotgun in his own hands
while returning from a day's hunt.
Mr. Jackson, with friends, had been
down on Cooper river, near Monck's
Corner, on a duck hunt. They had
just returned to the bank of tho river
in a boat and when he attempted to
remove his loaded gun from the boat
It was discharged, the trigger of the
gun striking some part of the boat.
The load struck Mr. Jackson a
glancing blow in the temple and side
of the head, wounding him badiv. He
was brought to Florence and carried
to a local infirmary and is reported
resting fairly well.
TO INSTALL RICE MILL.
Sumter Roller Mills to Care for Rico?
' aa Wen ae Wheat and Corn.
The Sumter Chamber of Commerce
is now able to announce that the
Sumter Roller Mills will positively in?
stall an up-to-date rice mill for the
bulling of rice, and that the mill will
be of sufficient capacity to take care
of all of the rice brought here for
hulling, and the machinery will be
of the very latest approved type. The
mill will be ready to care for all rice
planted during 1U7.
This should provo gratifying Infor?
mation to hundreds of farmers of
Sumter, Lee and Clarendon and oth?
er counties near to Sumter because, if
the farmers go Into the rice planting
business as they should, they will savs
many hundreds of thousands of dot?
The Chamber of Comirerce urges
and hopes that rice planting will be
general in theee three counties this
year as the more rice there is pro?
duced at home the greater will be the
amcunt of money kept at home.
Worldwide Work of the W. C. T. U.
The United States is one of forty
countries federated in the world's W.
C. T. U. whose tenth triennial conven?
tion would have met this year but for
the tregedy of the European war. In
the beloved and honored president of
our world-wide organisation, Rosland,
Countess of Carlisle, we have a sa?
gacious and brilliant leader. Lady
Carlisle's generous gifts to the mis?
sionary fund of the world's W. C. T.
V. with those of Mrs. Caroline Mc?
Dowell of Pittsburgh have made pos?
sible the extension of our organisa?
tion in many lands.
Twenty-one republics of the wes?
tern hemisphere, twenty of them
south of the United States, are
brought Into friendly touch through
the splendid activity centered in the
Pan-American Building in Washing?
ton, D. C. The world's W. C. T. U.
has had an active part In the promo?
tion of this International spirit. The
Immensity of our South American
Temperance field is hinted at in the
fact that we could place In Brazil all
of the United States, including Alas
ku, and hnve a margin of 200,00a
Belief work for soldiers in the
trenchos and for destitute families At
home in occupying much of the time
of tho W. C. T. U. members in th>
countries affected by the war. Novei
has our whlte-rlbbon tie seemed so
close, so sacred or so tender. Sore
bereavements have come to many of
our standard bearers in the war zone.
To each of these wo extend our
sympathy, and we bless Qod that In
the World's W. C. T. U. we are unit
ed by a bond so close and so strong
that It can survive even the awfu'
struln of war. Let us never forget
that our society worthily hears the
name of "Organized Mother Love."
Mother love never dies.?Extracts
from Miss Anna Gordon's annual ad
Columbia. Jan. 22.?The American
Publishing Company of Charlo*>or
has died notice of an increase In cap
Uel steek from $8(0,000 to $100,000.
t \ > t ?
Just think this over a minute.?How many
friends have you? Not the fellows who
borrow from you?I mean the chaps who
will fight for you! Fellows who believe
in you?who stick by you through thick
and thin. You can count them on one
hand, can't you? But listen to this.?I
have several millibn down South here, ?
And why? Because IVe been on the level.
Fve played fair. Fve never lied to my
friends, nor cheated them, nor double
crossed them, nor held out on them.
They know me by my right name?SOV?
EREIGN. A true gentleman of the South,
born and bred of the real Southern stock.
I mingle the blood of Virginia and Caro?
lina?the best in the world?the choicest,
sweetest, ripest, smoothest tobacco you
ever smoked. ?*
You Folks of the South KNOW Good blood!
You Folks of the South KNOW Good tobacco!
I have friends down South, and I keep them?because quality does tell. And it means
a whole lot when I say:
I am guaranteed by me.
If you don't like me return me to your dealer and get
your money back. I have said it A Southern gentleman is known
the world over for keeping his word, and I htive given you mine.
FOR THE GENTLEMAN OP THE SOUTH
JUvup of V^ieaw CL?& **
CIVIC LEAGUE MEETING.
Favor County Health Survey and He
quest County Commissioners to Re?
consider Recent Action; Also Ask
for Improvements at Jail?Other
An unusually large attendance and
the presence of a number of new
members characterized the January
meeting of the Civic League. Many
matters were discussed and acted up?
on, among them being the question
of the health survey for this coun?
ty, the league requesting the county
commissioners to reconsider their ac?
tion in this matter. The health com?
mittee was asked to meet with the
city board of health and request tho
co-operation of certain lot owners In
Improving the conditions prevailing
on said lots. The same committee
was instructed to notify tho coun?
ty medical association that the
league would gladly assist again in
holding a Better Baby Contest and to
take charge of plans for that occa?
The matter of parking cars on the
grass on the court house square wa.*#
brought to the attention of the league,
and it was decided to ask that this he
stopped as it Is proving detrimental
to one of our few open squures.
The chairman of committee in
charge of selling the Christmas seals
(Mrs. Horace Harby reported that
the sales had been excellent, and that
the portion retained for this county
would amount to f 171.74 with a few
more centres to be heard from. This
sum will be used for tuberculosis work
under the care of the city nurse.
Th8 president of the league told
of a recent visit to the jail and of the |
deplorable conditions there and a res?
olution was passed asking the com?
missioners to take immediate action
towards improving matters there.
A representative of the Davey Tree
Co., made a short talk to the ladies
on the care of trees, and of the work
he was engaged to do in the town.
The league decided to use all possible
Influence to induce citizens to have
this work done in front of their own
homes, also to ask council to go with
a committee from tho league on a
tour of inspection of the trees in
town, and voted to spread $200 for
work on trees not otherwise cared for,
and to ask council to spend a similar
After hearing the reports of the
chariman and treasurer of the library
it was decided to spend $100 on
These are only some of the mat
I ters that were considered at the moot
1 ing, giving the fifty women present
a busy aftrnoon.
d. F. Myers, of Hagood, through
I his attorney, Davis D. Molse, has filed
' a petition to be declared bankrupt
j in the United States district court.
Robert J. Kirk has boen appointed
j refpree. In the petition the liabilities
' are given at $17,Stl.Sf, and the assets
at*$21,i>tf ?Charleston American.
A LESSON FOU FARMERS.
What the Boll Weevil Teaches in
Appropos of the coming of the boll
weevil, the following may not be amiss
just at this time, with apologies to F.
G. S. under the title of "Friend."
"A boll weevil and a farmer met
upon the road one day. Said the
farmer to the weevil: 'All your kind
I'd like to slay.' Said the weevil to
the farmer, 'You have never heard
my side of this pestiferous question
or you wouldn't want my hide.' Quoth 1
the weevil: "I'm the only thing to set I
you planters ri.^ht upon the road of
sanity and bring you into sight of
methods that will make your farms
blossom like a rose, and stop the
dreams of wealth you have while
chopping cotton rows. You all have
many times agreed to cut the cotton
crop by planting less and making less
so prices wouldn't drop, but you've
broken each agreement all to dusty
Nmithereens, and you haven't got a
dollar in your poor old ragged jeans,
i You couldn't cut your acreage to
', make your neighbors rieh, for he was
j planting his land, fence corners and
the ditch; In such case you knew ex?
actly just the thing to do, so you fol?
lowed him and both of you helped cut
the price in two. Now I've come here
; to make the other fellow keep his
word, and I'm cussed out with the
' worst abuse a good bug ever heard:
but you raise a little cottou and much
meat and corn and stuff?if your
neighbor tries to fool you I will this
ime call his bluff."
For your information, beg to ad?
vise at meeting of the directors of
the Sumter Roller mills held on Mon?
day, January 22nd, it was decided to
install a rice huber and polisher in
time to take care of the next crop.
This information will no doubt be of
cosiderable interest to the planters of
Sumter and surrounding counties, and
is; another step towards preparing for
the coming of the boll weevil.
Sumter Roller Mills,
A. C. Pheps, President and Treas.
OFFICERS OF ROLLER MILLS.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Sumter Roller Mills, held on
Monday, the 22nd. the following
were elected directors: G. A. Lem
mon, E. H. Moses. Hal W. Harby, W.
C. Boyle, J. W. McDonald, A. C.
At a subsequent meeting of the di?
rectors, A. C, Phelps was elected
president and treasurer; E. H. Moses,
vice president; H. W. Harby, secre?
tary, and J. W. McDonald, manager.
Every farm in South Carolina
should have a well planned and
kept home orchard. Make your
plans now to put out on I this win?
ter. It will pay you. One acre will
furnish enough fruit for the average
family with a surplus to sell.