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Ill TIE ijflSUM.
VICTORY FOR PROHIBITION
WHEN R1CHRY BILL FASS
Itw lAUULfHvuitft cd Be Allowed Import?
?fe Mb for MMttctoal im?
can be Stored im the
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Columbia, Feb I.?the prohibition
into today wen a signal victory In the
house when the Rlcbey bill prohibiting
the Importation of intoxicants into the
State, except, lor medicinal or sacra
ssental purposes, was passed from
4jtmW$ *> third reading. Before final
is of the measure amendments
were adopted forbidding the storing
of any liquor in South Carolina, not
even the home being exempted. A
yitffe number of other amendments
Wete ref used.
?s tejst vote cams on the motion
a/Mr. Sssrson to strike out the en
eeimg words of the bill, which was
?erased by a vote of 73 to 18.
There was two days of debate on
the measure before its final passage.
Columbia, Feb. 1.?The Du Rant
anti-liquor advertising bill was sent
to Aha house today. The penalty for
e^taiioas is from $*Q to S*00 and also
% Jail eeatence of not more than six
The Bejeal Suffrage League sent a
of thanks to the senate for
?consideration of the equal auf*
referendum. They stated that
Bernte?* ehost, they'd oome again
imar. ihe seiitragists were
to those voting for the meas
sad hopeful of the opponents,
ask forgiving toward those "who did
ajjk heap their word/'
/Is* Seven Bister insurance bill and
sejlfBay prohibition bills were sent
yi,third reading. The highway com
BdgoJin bill, to etooure federal aid
j?p trad* debate, the ?Miau has
adjourned until Tuesday night
Columbia. Fee. t.-^djournment
was fehan la the eeaaie at noon today
eaJU Tuesday night that the members
rt remain over Salesd'ey next Mon
: Chief interest in the upper
house tolay was focussed on the in
?he and prohibition measures,
a Irrer/ debate oa the proposed
h?ls, which are
to pjtfeure federal aid in the
teat would be $70,000.
with an leoreaas by this amount each
year, ?unill $810,00? would be avall
%bie the last year. This a!d Is con
Outset upon the State's raising cer?
tain amount, which la provided for in
a sister bllj on automobile 11 senses.
The Du Rant anti-liquor advertls
leg blU was sent to the house for con
id, third reading having been
today la the senate. The bill
prevents the publication in newspa?
pers of Uquor advertisements or the
dfculatfbn of papers or circulars con
fe^ftTh*; such advertisements. The bill
also does net adm't of the posting of
Discards or other billboard notices, or
advertising In other mediums. Pen
?ls fins of from $10 to $500, which
be supplemented by jail sentence
of not mere than she months.
8Jnecsjd Week Jurors.
The following are the jurors drawn
for the second week of sessions court
which convenes for Sumter county
Monday morning :
F. A. McCarthy,
J BT. DuRant, Jr.,
A. L Northcutt.
H W. hfeCollum,
|. P. Rees.
8. R. Sprott.
M. J. Hicks,
H. J. Windham. ^
S. J. Player.
A. M. Brogdon.
b. M. Whits.
T. J. Oeddlngs.
R. C. Tledale,
I. M. Truluck,
J. L King.
H A. Rose.
#. D. Locklesr,
L. J. Newman.
W. 8. Thompson.
J. B. Ryan,
D. O. F. Bultman,
J. T. Brogdon.
mf. B. Jones.
F W Chandler.
C A- Blanton.
C F. Stoudenmlre.
O. C. Locklear.
W. W. Wheeler.
C. it Burkett. j
O. W. Hntcheson.
A. B. Cubhsge.
Salem, Ore., Feb. 2.?Orcaon Is
bone dry* tonight. Gov. W>they
combe today signed the absolute pro?
hibition bill recently passed by the
legislature and It Immediately became
lew. The new law prohibits lmpor
taton of liquor except for medicinal
or religious purposee.
INTERRED CRUISERS SEIZED.
fcNITED STATES NAVY TAKE*
OVER KRONPRINZ EITEL
FRED RICH AT PHILA?
Crewa of German Vessels Put tn Du -
racks, While Harbor la Patrolled by
Guard?Four liners seised at Cris?
Philadelphia, Feb. 3.?The interned
German cruisers Kronprinz Wilhelm
and Print Eitel Frederich were seised
early tonight by order of the navy
department and thslr crews imprison?
ed in an isolation barracks. The seiz?
ure was followed by the placing of an
armed . guard at the yard entrance,
while marines were assigned to pat*
rol the land side limits of the gov?
ernment preserve. Motor boats and
other light craft with machine guns
aboard patrolled the ilver and pre?
vented vessels from coming within a
prescribed area. Shore leave of ma
rines and sailors was rescinded ami
Four steamers, orte flying the Amer?
ican flag, laden with munitions and
other rich cargoes and destined for
the war tone, sailed from here today.
Among the half dosen steamers that
cleared for foreign ports was the
American Tanker Gold Shell for Bor?
deaux and Rouen, Franca.
W. H. Berry, collector of the port
tonight requested that a special guard
Of marines bo placed around the Ger
man liners Print Okar and Rhuetla
and the Austrian merchantman Pi ap?
honia, which have been self-intenmd
at this port since the beginning of
the war. Police guards were placed
around several of the munition plants
In this city and vicinity tonight.
FOUR LINERS TAKEN.
Hamburg-American Vessels Seised by
Authorities of the Canal tone.
Panama, Feb. 4.?Four Bahlburg?
American liners, which have bean in
Cristobal harbor ware seised this af?
ternoon by the canal sons authorities.
Night harbor traffic at Cristobal has
been stopped and strict protective
, measures have been taken throughout
the canal tone.
The steamers seised have been in
the harbor since the beginning of the
Washington, Feb. 3.?Removal of
the crows of the German auxiliary
cruisers Kronprinz Wilhelm and
Print Eitel Frederich was ordered by
the commandant of the Philadelphia
navy yard oh Instructions from Secre?
tary Daniels to take whatever steps
he deemed necessary. Having; volun?
tarily submitted to internment, these
vessels are in custody of the United
States government subject to any dis?
position of ships and crows as the gov?
ernment sees fit to make.
The Kronprinzessin Cecelia at Bos?
ton and the prise ship Appam at
Newport News, taken over by1 United
States marshals, already technically
were In the custody of the court pend?
ing the outcome of litigation over
There Is no intention on the part
of the United States to seise the Ger?
man merchantmen laid up lit Amer?
ican ports as matters now stand. Such
a step admittedly would be an act of
Officials said tonight that the ac?
tion of the canal tone authorities in
taking charge of the four German
vessels In port undoubtedly was
a temporary measure adopted under
the authority accorded port officers to
prevent the' crews from sinking or
blowing up their ships.
SHIP MrCH DAMAGED.
Boston, Feb. 3.?The North Cer
man Lloyd liner Kronprinzessin Ce
celie. which was seized by United
States Marshal Mitchell on a civil pro?
cess tonight, was found to be crippled
beyond possibility of early usefulness
according to an official who assiJtod
in the seizure. The liner's boilers
wer? sold to have been cleared/ of all
water, the fires were burning at top
capacity and countless valves in the
engine room had been mutilated,
transferred or removed entirely, this
Capt. Charles A. P?lack and the
skeleton crew of 112 men who have
made the ship their home for more
than two years were put ashore and
housed for the time being at the Im?
migration bureau. They offered no
resistance. The German engineers,
firemen and others were replaced by
American citizens and 50 men of the
city police force were put on board
to protect the vessel.
This action followed notice to the
marshal by attorneys for the National
City bank and the Guaranty Trust
company of New York that they
would hold him liable for any d im?
age to the ship to the extent Of tholr
clulnis whb h amount to $2,&00,0<>0.
United States District Attorney An?
derson said he wished to make it
plain that the seizure was purely
What makes Fatimas comfortable?
YOU'VE probably noticed that
rather "oily heaviness" so com?
mon to many of even the most ex?
pensive cigarettes. That's bound to
exist, no matter how good the tobac?
cos, if the tobaccos are not blended
just right to correct it.
Of course, such cigarettes can never
Fatimas, on the other hand, are
comfortable. The milder tobaccos
in their Turkish blend are in such
perfect balance with the richer, ful?
ler-flavored leaves as to entirely off?
set all of that "oily heaviness" which
makes so many other cigarettes un?
With your first package of Fatimas
you'll realize how genuinely comfort?
able a cigarette can be.
A Sensible Citeretie
m. 'mtm?* ki V I i mm m f 1 i a ? - - ? i m mmmmt mmm t-A ? i ' i
DEBTIttTTION AND SCTPFEKING,
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A Call for Chartty and ah Appeal to
the Generous and Sympathetic Peo?
ple of Sumter.
Mr. Gartow Walsh, chairman of the
Christmas Charity fund announces
that the fund in his hands has been
exhausted, the amount expended on
Christmas distribution having been
much greater than ever before?one
hundred and thirty families having re?
ceived assistance at Christmas against
only eighty-nine last year?and that
since Christmas the appeals for as?
sistance from worthy persons who
were suffering for food, fuel or medi?
cine have been more numerous and
more ferquent than at any previous
time since he has been in charge of
There'is not a cent in the trea-..ry
and today there is more destitution
and greater actual want and suffering
In Sumter than was ever known be?
fore; and this condition has been
terribly aggravated by the unusually
severe weather for the past few days;
There are dozene of families without
sufficient food, they are thinly clad,
and they have no fuel and the houses
in which they live afford little protec?
tion against the freezing weather.
Many members of these families are
ill, often it is the bread-winner of the
family who is incapacitated from
work, while his wife and children are
left to suffer in thts bitter weather.
The destitution is real not imagin?
ary and the suffering is acute. Mr.
Walsh and the Charity Lieague have
boen appealed to for help by some of
those who need Immediate assistance,
while many others are enduring their
suffering in silence and their needs
have been made known by neighbors
who are acquainted with the facts.
Mr. Walsh and the ladles of the Char?
ity League and other organizations
and Individuals have done all within
their power to alleviate the distress
of the most needy cases, but their
means are limited, and tho regular
charity fund, as stated, is now ex?
All who are charitably disposed and
can spare a few dollars or a few cents
for the relief of a worthy dlstressd
brother, or a suffering woman or
child, are urged to carry or send as
much as they are able to give In the
name of charity to Mr. Barlow
Walsh or Mr. A. M. Broughton. The
need ie immediate and the oause is
?***:thy?for the relief of suffering hu?
manity at our own doors is the ob?
It is suggested that a collection be
taken up in every store, business office,
workshop or other place t bits' ->ss,
and in every home, and that the pro?
ceeds be turned ovur to Mr. Brough?
ton tomorrow morning. Thus a fund
eau be quickly collected and placed
er has never turned a deaf ear
an appeal for charity and in this
case the appeal Is presented aa strongly
as possible, the need being pressing,
and it is certain that the response to?
morrow will be immediate and?gen
Privilege Tax for Clemson.
Columbia, Feb. 3.?The reports re?
ceived in the State treasurer's oitice,
upon the collection of the fertilizer
"privilege tax" for the month of Jan?
uary during each of the five years be?
ginning with 1913 and ending with the
first month of this year, show an in?
teresting phase of agricultural condi?
tions in this State. The receipts for
January, 1913, were $42,655.95. For
the first month of the year 1914 the
amount went up to $57,352.45. Janu?
ary, 1915, showed a decrease which
held the amount down to $14,301.41.
For January, 1916, this source of
revenue climbed up to $22,386.89, and
during the month of January of this
year the income amounts to $52,
! This revenue goes to Clemson col?
lege. It will be noted that during
January of this year the amount re?
ceived from this "privilege tax" was
less than $5,000 under the high-water
mark during the past five years. The
low tide was reached during the
month of January, 1915, following the
declaration of war in' Europe, when
slightly over $14,000 was received
from this source.
These figures represent the revenue
derived only for January of each of
the five years, but they give an accu?
rate indication of the proportionate
revenue for each year during the en?
For South Atlantic and East Gulf
States: Fair weather with tempera?
ture below seasonal normal. There is
a probability of moderation of tem?
perature and unsett.ed conditions
Wednesday to Friday.
Sumter experienced another cold
s;>ell last night, the mercury marking
fifteen degrees on Main street early
this morning and going down to sev?
en degrees in an exposed place on the
outskirts of the city. A high wind
sprang up early In the night and blew
a small gale until around 5 o'clock
this morning, when it lulled oh*. To
d.iy a stiff breeze was still blowing.
Between 10 and 11 o'clock it begun to
rain and sleet and later snow I egait
falling. The fall was very light, not
sufficient to cover the ground il
though there was a sprinkling of th*
whito crystals on the ground thia
A license to raairy has been issued
to W. M. Lenotr, Jr., and Miss Rose
the National Baak of
$1,138 000.00 LEADERS
Our steady growth tells the story
?New accounts each day?The largest
bank in this section oi the State.
Safety first. Preparedness all the
time. Your patronage we want.
C. 6. ROWLAND,
H. L tfccav,
BUILDING UP A BUSINESS
Nothing is more essential to the success
of the young man just starting his busi?
ness career than a helpful banking asso?
Young men who make the National Bank
of Sumter their financial headquarters are
assured of safety for funds, system in
financial transactions, increased standing
in the community and every accommooV
tion consistent with sound banking prin?
A cordial invitation to consult with us is
The National Bank of