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CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
ClYiC LK\(.I K WANTS ffWIHMIl
TO APPROPRIATE MONEY
FOR TREE SUR?
H. R. VeaDeventer Gladly Cilveu Per
ndmaon to Hare Trees on Church
Street Treated?N udmtouh Matten*
off Minor Importance Acted on at
At the regular' meeting of City
Council Tuesday night thsrs were a
number of matters of minor Import?
ance brought up for action. The mat?
ter of greatest interest to come up was
the queetion of making an appropria?
tion for treating trees of the city, the
subject having been brought up on re
queet of the Civic League, which made
an appropriation of $200 out o( its
funds to have the tree experts oper?
a's on certain of the trees of the city.
Mrs, ' Nina Solmons stateJ to
Council that the Civic League hid
appropriated $100 for work on trees
and askWd the city to appropriate a
similar amount. She stated to Coun?
cil that the ladles of the league
would see property holders and en?
deavor tp get them Interested in the
work, nc that they would pay to have
the trees In front of their premise
put in gpod condition by the tree ex?
perts, in regard to the appropriation
of $200 for this purpose which will
be used In treating trees on public
grounda ? and In front of public
grounds, the matter was referred back
to the OHrtp- League to ascertain what
would bo Mae cost of treating the trees.
A letter from Mr. H. R. Van De ven?
ter stating that with Council's per
mlaelon he would have the treea on
('hurch ?treet put Into good condition
by the tree experts whs received and
Council gladly gave the permission,
the work to be done by tht tree ex?
perts under supervision of the Clt:
Action on a request from Eden?'
Pool room aa to licenses on tsbles was
The aetn+ of the Southern Express
company requested a reduction of li?
cense to $100, the same llcenae which
was paid last year, and the request
Mr. Sanders came before Council
to aee If they did not wlah to buy cer?
tain fire hose for which he was sales?
man. Council stated that In view of
the fact that there was no request
from the fire department at this time,
no hose would be purchased.
Action on a request from Mr
Yo ng Shackleford for permission to
erect a gasoline filling station In
front of the Dixie Electric Company
Wee postponed, aa Mr. Booth waa ab*,
sent, an l the Mayor declined to vote,
sa he owned the property adjacent to
the fllllrg atatlon.
Mr. Rowland reported that he was
Setting out treea on tne water works
grounda , He stated that some time
ago Mr. Thomaa Wilson had offered
to bring a carload of live oaka from
the Santee Swamp free of charge to
he aet out on this property. Coune:
requaatad him to see Mr. Wilaon to
are If he would do this now, bo that
IMtable trees would be aecured for the
An application for poaitlon as po?
liceman waa rhcelved from T. E. Flow
The clerk was Instructed, to adver?
tise for bids from the drugglats of tho
etty to ?uppiy the city with drugs>
for the remainder of the year.
Application for a light at the cor?
ner of Canal and Magnolia streets
was received from Mr. Pat H. I^eon
ard and action waa deferred.
Councilman Rowland reported thu
the motore at the pumping station
had burned out and that there smj
aome delay In having tho necessary
repelra made and tho engines return
It was decided to make the meter
rent on one-half Inch meters forty
Cents a quarter and on three-quart*"
tech mtters alxty cents a quarter to?
Mra. Nash complained of an exec?*
In the registration of the water meter
and the City Manager was asked to
make an Investigation of the trouble.
It wart decided to make tho land?
lords responsible for the water rent in
houses occupied by tenants.
Mr. H. R. VanDeventer asked far
the opening of a street from Calhorn?
street, offering to give a dee 1 to the
right of way to the city. MaJ. L<v
was requested to secure this (iced as
a etep towards opening up the street
Permission was given by Mr. Wn
Deventer to remove a tree Which
could be In the way in opening U|
Attention waa brought to the f n '
that one hjMndrcd feet of cur! Ill
had been knocked out on BlandInr,
street nnd the matter VSa iwfefred
for Investigation ns to whose tn.
had caused th* damage. In order t
ft.%v* the work repaired
MsJ. I^ee waa Instructed to m d I
sre up the sidewalks put In fanner*!
eaponlte all property owners, so thIt
the repaying < ' the funds could v
tea de st one time.
Msj. Lee reported that the A C L
wasted a bond for the paving put I
at the depot. It was stated that tho
city has a bond for this paving work
and If the paving goes bad will en?
deavor to collect for the damage.
In answer to a request from Miss
Lucia Roach that certain streets be
opened, It was stated that the streets
would be opened within sixty days.
At a special meeting the Chamber*
of Commerce was promised a rebate'
on licenses to a carnival company,
which will be here In the spring.
A special license was granted to
the Herman Athletic Association of
$10 a year.
EXPLAINS HIGH LICENSE MEAS?
Joseph Fromberg Makes Pica for Fa?
vorable Consideration of His Liquor
(By Joe Sparks.)
Columbia, Jan. 26.?The judiciary
eommlttoe of the house of represen?
tatives heard Joseph Fromberg, au?
thor of the Fromberg high licence
wine and beer bill, and seven other
Charlestonlans yesterday afternoon.
The committee has not made Its re?
port. Last yoar a favorable report
was had but the resolution was never
reached on the cadlendar. Mr. From?
berg relntroduced it early In thin ses?
Mr. Fromberg was the principal
speaker at the hearing, and these men
from Charleston also spoke in Its fa?
vor: Sheriff J. Elmore Martin, So?
licitor Thomas P. Stoney, Capt. John
A. Herts. C. B. Colson, D. D. S., A.
W. Wietera, A. H. W. Buggel and E.
Mr. Fromberg explained the meas?
ure and a made a strong plea for a
favorable report. The constitution
now provides that the general assem?
bly shall not delegate to municipali?
ties the power cf I reusing the man?
ufacture and sale of alcholoic bever?
ages. The Fromberg resolution seeks
to repeal this provision and amend
article 8 section 11 so as to permit
cities of 40,000 population or more to
license the sale of light wines and
beers under such restrictions as the
general assembly may see fit to im
pose. The resolution must pass both
houses with a two-thirds majority
and be referred to the people in the
general election of 1918. Mr. 'From
| berg told the committee of conditions
In Charleston and said that hls'reso
lutlon was a temperance' and com?
promise measure. He said it would
bring "satisfaction, relief and reve?
nue" to the people of Charleston. lie
?aid that when prohiblton was voted
in 1916 that the people of Charleston
vced 10 to 1 against it, yet, he argued,
the people of Charleston have submit?
ted to a law which did not suit them
nor their conditions. He told of
Charleston's metropolitan population,
being a seaport town, and with many
transients, which, he said, made it
I difficult to inforce a strict prohibi?
tion law. Mr. From be. g said that the
governor in his annual message fa?
vored the theory of the use of light
wines and beers and argued that if it
was proper to import such light bev?
erages, that It would be no nvv-e
than Just that tho cities sheuld de?
rive a revenue and license "from the
DETAILED TO CITADEL.
Coast Artillery Sergeant Stationed
Washington. Jan. 25.?Sergt. John
Stewart of tho regular army reserve
(coast artillery corps) has been or?
dered from Baltimore to Charleston
for duty at the Citadel.
Marriage License Record.
Incenses to marry have been Issued
to tie following: Charles W. Anler
son, St. Charles, and Miss Janic R.
Allen. Sumter; to negroes: Willie
Wade and Winnie Dinkins, Horatio;
Julian H. Heyward and Luticia Hud
"lin, Sumter; Joe Scott and Corinno
Kvnns, Wedgetlcld; Jake McNeill and
Annie McDuff, Mayesvllle; Washing?
ton Jacob? and Mary Bell Thompson,
Dalzell; Mose Jenkins and Queen it;
Negroes on Joy Ride.
Last Sunday some darkies rented a
Ford engaged Joe Walker to rVlVO
them and hiked out for a joy-ride. In
i coming through Paxville, It Is elalmod
j Joe was making about thirty-five
miles an hour when he ran the car
into the buggy of Mr. Don Graham,
throwing he and his baby out and do?
ing damage to the buggy. Instead
of Joe stopping to see what trouble
he had caused, he proceeded to sec
how much speed could he gotten on I
of a Ford and from I'axville to .Man?
ning he made record time. <>n Moil
day Joe was taken back to PaXVllI
and tried in town court, his line being
ten dotiere, The magistrate then too!
charge of him and on yesterday In
was given an additional line o.
twenty-five dollars in magistral
court. This reckless driving on t'v
public highways mi'M he stoppe '
and we hope nil officials will keep n
??lose watch for these speed I. I ?
and when they bring them before
court, they will get the limit. - AI.n
Several other cigarettes may
laste good too; but?
--You can't get the ft liest
enjoyment from smoking un?
less your cigarette is also
That is probably the main
reason why so many men are
?electing Fatimas for their
steady smoke. Because Fatimas
are found to be truly comfort?
able?not only to your throat
and tongue, but AFTER smok?
ing, also. Even if you happen
to smoke more than usual,
Fatimas never remind you of
it. Their delicately balanced
Turkish blend of tesfeef-pure
tobaccos takes care of that.
Your first package will show
you how comfortable a sensible
cigarette can be.
<A Sensible Ciacurette
Hw Origmri Tnrl?ih Blend
CROF VALUE GREATER.
Increase in Value in South Due to
HlgK Price of Products.
Washington, Jan. 27.?"Farmers of
the South are better off by half a mil?
lion dollars than they were this time
last year,"; said President Fairfax of
the Southern Railway System, refer?
ring to the figures of aggregate crop
values published by the United States
department of agriculture.
"These' figures show," said Mr.
Harrison, "that in the States of Vir?
ginia, North Carolina, South Caro?
lina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Alabama and Mississippi, the total
value of all crops grown in 1916 was
$1,882,000,000, as compared with
$1,377,352,000 in 1915, an increase of
$504,708,000 or 36.64 per cent. These
figures are arrived at by taking the
reported values of 13 principal crops
! as to which the agricultural depart
! ment collects annual statistics and ad?
ding values for all other crops based
on the percentages of the 13 crops to
all crops as shown by tho Census of
"While the increased total value
shown Is, In large part, due to higher
prices for farm products, it is truly
remarkable when taken in connection
i with the unfavorable weather condi?
tions which prevailed in a large part
of the territory. In some localities,
as a result of adverse weather condi?
tions and the damage cone by the
Mexican cotton boll weevil, crop
yields were substantially reduced, but,
taking the South as a whole, its farm?
ers were never more prosperous than
at this time."
NOVEL SPARTAN BURG SUIT.
Verdict Against Bakery for Burning
Spartanburg, Jan. 2".?Mrs. Gabe
Cannon, a prominent society woman
of this city, has sued Rocker's bakery,
one of the town's largest bakeries, for
material which the l ikery ruined in
baking some fruit caKes for her be?
fore Christmas. Mrs. Cannon fur?
nished the material and made the
cakes, then gave them to the bakery
to bake, but the cakes were burned
up in the baking, it Is claimed. Mrs.
Cannon then asked for damages, but
was refused them. She brought suit
against the company and was award?
ed damages by a jury.
Liberty court is the name applied
to the court In the Harby property In
the rear of Harby & Company's oftlce.
Recently several brick olllces have
been erected there in addition to those
formerly erected and now the winde
space between the buildings Is being
naved with cement, making a won?
derful Improvement over former con?
! jPYTBTAN ANNIVERSARY.
Plan to Invite Supreme Chancellor to
" This State for Series of Addresses.
Columbia. Jan. 26.?John J. Brown,
of Vandalia, 111., supreme chancellor
of the* Knights of Pythias of the world
has been invited to deliver a series
of addresses in South Carolina during
the spring. The invitation has been
extended by Alva M. L.umpkin, grand
chancellor for South Carolina. The
invitation will probably be accepted
by Mr. Brown.
It Is the plan of Mr. Lumpkin to
hold Pythian mass meetings in Spar
tanburg, Columbia and Charleston.
Every Pythian lodge in the State will
be Invited to send delegates to these
meetings. There are 11,000 members
, of the order in South Carolina and
800,000 in the United States.
The Pythian lodges throughout the
State arc preparing to celebrate the
54th anniversary of the founding of
the order on February 19. Special
exercises arc being arranged by many
of the lodges. The order for the
celebration has been sent out by the
grand chancellor. .
Williamson, W. Va., Jan. 26.?Cir?
cuit Judge James Damron, who has
been active in prosecuting liquor
law violators and who participated in
the election fraud cases, was shot and
seriously wounded, while walking
with his wife last night. His assail?
ant is unknon.
A dry, hacking cough is hard on
the lungs, often causing them to
bleed. Dullard's Horehound Syrup
Is a healing balm that quickly re?
pairs damage in the lungs and air
passages. Price 2Ce, 60s and $1.00
per bottle. Sold by Sibert's Drug
Washington, Jan. 26.?Withdrawal
of American troops from Mexico does
not forecast any radical change in
the United States' Mexican policy,
Secretary Lansing said today.
Heartburn, indigestion or distress
of the stomach is instantly relieved
by Herbine. It forces the badly d>
gested food out of the body and re?
stores tone in the stomach and bow?
els. Price 50c. Sold by Sibert's Drug
Chicago, Jan. 26.?It is four de?
gree! below zero here, the coldest of
the winter. Several suburbs report?
ed ten and twelve degrees below zero.
Any little wound or abrasion of the
flesh occurring in cold weather that
is not promptly trented becomes a
bad sore and is difficult to heal. Ap?
ply Ballard's Bnow Liniment at once
when such accidents happen. The
wound heals promptly and soon does
away with the annoyance of a band?
ige'. Price 2.r.c, 50c ami $1.00 net
hotile. Sold by Sibert's Drug Storo. ?
TO MUSTER OUT TROOPS.
Cavalry to be Discharged From
Charleston, Engineers at Marion
and Field Hospital at Florence.
Columbia, Jan. 26.?Troop A, cav?
alry, the Charleston Light Dragoons,
will be mustered out at Charleston
The Field Hospital company will be
mustered out of the federal service at
Florence and the Johnson Engineers
at Marion. This information was con?
tained in a tele?,, am received today
by Gov. Manning and Adjt. Gen.
Moore, from the war department. Gov.
Manning today addresed a long te e
gram to the war department asking
for information as to when the Sec?
ond regiment will be ordered home
from the border. No reply has yet
CONGRESSMAN FINLEY ILL.
Is in Charlotte Hospital With Pneu?
Charlotte, N. C, Jan. 26.?Con?
gressman Finley, of South Carolina,
is critically ill in a hospital here. He
CONGRESSMAN FINLEY" DEAD.
An Associated Press flash from At?
lanta this afternoon conveys the in?
formation that Congressman David
Edward Finley, representative from
the fourth district, is dead, having
passed away today. Congressman
Finley has served in congress a
number of terms. Born in Trentc/n,
Arkansas, February 28, 1861, he came
to South Carolina when four years old
and has been a resident of York Coun?
ty since that time.
He served in the house of represen?
tatives from York County for two
terms, was elected to the senate in
18i>2, and was elected to the fifty-sixth
congress and has been serving con?
tinuously in congress since that time.
The liver loses its activity at times
and needs help. Herbine is an ef?
fective liver stimulant. It also puil
ftes the bowels, strengthens digestion
and restores strength, vigor ard
cheerful spirits. Price ?r?0e. Sold by
Btbert's Drug Store.?Advt.
Paris, Jan. 27.?The Dresden arse?
nal was blown up and a thousand wo?
men and young girls were killed, ac?
cording to a letter dated December
13th, taken from a German soldier.
The letter said the windows within a
radius of twelve miles were broken.
Lame hack may come from over?
work, cold settled in the muscles cf
the hack, or from elisease. In the two
former cases the right remedy is
Tal la id's Snow Liniment. It should
be rubbed in thoroughly over the ef?
fected part, the relief will he prompt
?md satisfactory. Price 25c, &0e an.l
11.00 per bottle. Sold by Slbert's
TO ABOLISH CONFEDERATE
Two Legislators of Oconee Would
Gives Inmates $124 Each Per Ab?
Columbia, Jan. 26.?Representatives
Mason and Hughes of Oeonee have
introduced a bill in the house to aboU
ish the Confederate infirmary, return
the property to the State, and put all
inmates on the Class A pension roll.
This would give the veterans now liv?
ing at the infirmary $124 a year each
and would leave about $9,000, accord?
ing to the authors, to be given to
other veterans. Representative Ma?
son said yesterday 'hat after consult?
ing with veterans at the Confederate
infirmary he found they would pre?
fer to have this Class A pension and
live at home. * ?
AMERICANS ARE SAFE.
right at Ilogan's Ranch Did Not En*
Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 27.?Fears for
the safety of Americans assembled at
Hogan ranch, near the scene of the
battle between American cowboys and
Mexicans yesterday, have been allay?
ed. Reinforcements of Utah cavalry
were sent to the scene today.
And Points the Way for Preparedness
in the War on the Boll Weevil.
Naturally Phosphated Agricultural
Lime. Each ton contains 97 cents to
$1.10 worth Bone Phosphate of Lime,
and 68 per cent. Lime Carbonate. Sold
only by State Department of Agricul?
ture under authority of General As?
sembly. Gives farmers an opportun
nity to obtain cheap lime carbonate.
Shipments in bulk only, carloads not
less than 30 nor more than 33 tons,
at $1.50 per ton, cash with order.
Freight on shipments to agency sta?
tions may be paid at destination.
Shipments to non-agency statious
must be fully prepaid.
Freight rates on Phospho-Marl to
stations in Sumter County as follows:
Sumter, Oiwago, Mayesville. Brog
don. Tindal, Cane Savannah, Wedge
tield, Privateer, Dalzell, 85"; Camden
.1 unction, Sumter Junction, Bembert.
Borden, Providence, 90c; Manchester,
Tourney, Ellerbee, 95c; Brent, Bu?
ll?se, $1.15 per ton.
Cut out this ad. and save It. It
makes ordering easy.
For further information, apply to
E. J. WATSON, Commissioner
S. C. State Dep't. of Agriculture,
Columbia, S. C.