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*tyf Watrfyitan anlT j&cittbron
Mr. R. T. Qillesplr Eftlnghum Im
visiting lira, Rom? * .Ilia on War
Mr. 8. H Me Leun, district pas
senger agent of tho Southern Railway
Company with headquartere in Co?
lumbia ?wae in the city Thureday.
Rev. H. C. Bethen, of Rembert, was
m the city Friday.
atre, Austin, of Buffalo. N. Y,
mother of Mrs. C. H. Bornum, and
Ma Klnllne of Baltimore, Md.. are
visiting the family of Mr. and Mrs.
Barn urn on Chestnut street.
Mr. aad Mm. T. B. Jenkins, who
hare been in St. Louis for the past
seethe, have returned to their
in the city,
?herlst and Mrs. J. K. Bradford
have gone to Florida for a stay of
weeks on account of the
Ith of the sheriff.
MUOMO KILLED AT CATCHALL.
Coroner Seals and Deputy Sheriff
Forbes were called to Catchall to
&mf to hold an Inquest into the killing
if about 7 o'clock last night of H er?
es** Seymour by William Bolen, a
edleren1 preacher. The shooting oc
duretd following an stuck by Sey?
mour of Bolen ? daughter. Imme?
diately after thd killing Bolen gave
tip to Rural Policeman Ham
Boy kin. Who Brought him to
eft* lodged him In Jell last
morning Deputy Sheriff Forbes
the prisoner with htm to Catchall
Iba. inqueet. A verdict by the Jury
to the effect that Herbert Sey
r name to his death of a gunshot
received st the hands of Wll
A very pleasant reception was given
en Thursday afternoon at her reai
danri on West Ca! noun street by Mrs.
Jnseot- D. Graham to a number of
About 3S Indies called be
4.1t and 5.30 o'clock and were
it fully entertained by the host
had decorated the
the guests were l??
ste color scheme
ahry te produce
eelora The refreshments,
meet delightful, consisted
salad, beaten biscuits,
Death off T. J, HoUldsy.
the Dally Item. Feb. S.
I T. J. Holliday a well known citlsen
off the Brogdon section of the county.
SBPft last night, after an Illness of
&length, aged 77 years. Mr. Hol
wae a Confeden te veteran, hav?
ing s?rv?d through the entire War of
tsalon. He left Burnt er In the first
?any to go from here in command
?ff Capt John 8. Richardson.
The deceased Is survived by his
endow, three eons and two daughters,
wise funeral services will be held at 3
o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Zoar
many friends of Dr. Walter J.
Brittow, who left Sumter last sum
met* for Washington, D. C. where he
entered a hospital, will be Interested
^o know that he has successfully pai
Sd the examination for appointment
as a surgeon In the United States
army. The commission will carry
with It the grade and pay of a first
Mr. H. T. Edens of Datzell was on
yesterday presented by his wife with
ale twenty-first child. Mr. Edens has
. thirteen children living, eight sons
f And flvi? daughters, several of the sons
being ( rown men.
The farmers and business men of
Sumter county are requested to at
tend a very Important meeting of the
State Warehouse Association to be
In Columbia on next Monduy
night at ? o'clock. The place of
meeting will be announced later.
rheumatism, sprains, neuralgia, etc
Corrected Dally 09
BURBY A CO.. Cotton Buyera
Corrected Dally by
? RNKST FIELD. Cotton Buyer.
KKW YORK COTTON MARKET.
Open High Low Close Clo*<
.11.10 16.Of 14 15 15.86 .02
.11.15 1?.00 .05 .99 .10
.11.10 11.08 15.10 1C.04 15.12
.14.81 15.63 14.80 15.62 14.70
11.73 .05 .73 If.ll
Break your Cold or I<aGrlppe with
a lew doses of lll.?Advt
FRANK M. SPANN DEAD.
Well Knowu citizen Die? Very Sudden
ly at Ills Home on Colliouii Street.
Piom The Daily Item, Fcl?. 3.
The news of the death of Krank If.
Spann, which came very suddenly this
morning at his home on East Calhoun
street, cam*, as a distinct shock to hit:
muny friends and relatives here, as he
was apparently In his usual state of
health and had not been sick.
Mr. Spann has been ill for several
years, but has been able to be up
and to go about as usual. This morn?
ing in an effort to thaw out the water
pipes in his house, which were frozen
by the excessive cold last night, he
is thought to have overexerted him?
self and a hemorhage was brought
on. Mr. Spartn called for help when
the attack came on and help was
summoned as speedily as possible, but
death followed in about fifteen mln
utee after he was taken ill.
The funeral services will be held
from the late residence on East Cal?
houn street at 4 o'clock tomorrow af?
ternoon and will be conducted by the
Rev. J. P. Marlon. Interment will be
at the Sumter cemetery.
Mr. Spann was a son of the late
Robert S. Spann of this county. He
was 51 years of age and was a well
known and highly respected citizen.
Hs was actively engaged in business
as salesman until about three years
ago, when he was forced to retire on
account of the state of his health.
He was for many years active in the
various secret orders of the commun?
ity, being a past Master of Claronion t
Lodge. A. F. M., and a past Chancel?
lor of Qame Cock Lodge, K. of P. He
was also connected with other orders
Hs was married to Miss Emily Mi
kell of this city, who. with one son,
T. Baker Spann, a student at the Uni?
versity of Virginia, survlvee him. He
also leaves two brothers, Messrs. Hen
ry Spann, Sumter; Robert Spann.
Florida, a sister, Mra Geo. Foxworth,
Sumter, and a half brother, J. McFad
den Spann of Florence.
ALL REAL ESTATES RETURNED.
Sumter County Property not Included
la That Left Off of Tax Books.
The sweeping assertion of the State
tax commission and governor that ten
per cent, of the real estate within the
Stats in not returned for taxation has
oanesd County Auditor Wilder to do
so ana figuring en has own behalf and
he In assured that while the State tax
commission may know what it is talk?
ing about that, it does not apply to
Sumter county. However, there mav
be other counties where much of the
real estate Is not returned and ha?
therefore escaped taxation, but in
Sumter county the indications are
that more real estate si returned for
taxa ion than is given in the govern?
ment survey of the county.
The government survey gives Sum?
ter county 389,120 acres of land.
There are returned and on the tan
books 373,827 acres of land in tlv>
county. This leaves 15,498 acres of
land to be accounted for. Of this
amount 9.602 acres are accounted for
as being exempt from taxation, or as
not included in the acreage. Then
9,502 acres included the city of Sum?
ter, 1,900 acres, Mayesvillo, Tuomey
Hospital property, 2,900 acres, State
farm, 4.000 acres (estimated), poo ?
farm 64 acres, Sumter Cemetery As?
sociation, 50 odd acres. This still
leaves 5.991 acres to be accounted for.
There are 600 miles of public roads.
141.49 miles of railroads, which are
not included in the other estimates,
besides graveyards, church and public
school property, which is exempt
from taxation, which would seemingly
more than amount to the remainder of
the 5,991 acres left to be accounted
for. The rights of way of the rail-1
roads and of public roads are of va?
rious widths and their acreage there?
fore cannot bo accurately estimated,
nor can the acreage of public school
and Gnu :'h property, which varies
from an acre to five acres, be esti?
mated 'w*lth any dcKrce of accuracy, or
the amount of land devoted to grave?
However, the figures would indicate
that In Sumter county ten per cent, of
the real estate Is not left off the tax
looks, but that If any property is left
off the books, it Is a very small
amount, or In very small tracts.
All of the old timers are talking
about how much colder It was when
Ibey were boys. The coldest spell
The Item force recollects was Jan?
uary 12th to 16th, 1886, when all the
mill i ondh in this section were froz?
en three to live inches thick. There
was also extremely cold weather In
the winter of 189t-9.r# and In Feb?
ruary 18f*ft. The blizzard of 189'J was
one of the worst within the rocolloc
tlon of anyone now living.
Columbus, N. M., Feb. 5.?Gen. Per?
illing rode out of Mexico today at
the head of more than ten thousand
soldiers seen peeing the punitive ex?
pedition. It Is planned to split the
ggpedltlntJMiry column into numerous
detachments and send them to differ
?at border points.
I was real tickled today?I made a new
friend. And now you bet you, he's some
You see, he is a mighty good fellow?son
of a big planter?has bundles of money;
can buy anything he wants. And he
knows all about tobacco!
He was telling around that he would give
a heap for a cigarette that just hit his
smoke taste. So I had them wrap me up
and I went to the rich planter man.
"Sir, I am a real cigarette," I said. "I am
sure you'll like me. I have good blood in
my veins. I am of fine Virginia and
Carolina stock and was raised in a clean,
wholesome homfe. I am a gentleman of
quality?the Quality of the South."
So the planter's son tried me and he liked
You Folks of the South KNOW good blood!
YovrPolks of the South KNOW good tobacco!
Now my planter's son and I?we're real friends. He buys me regularly, and he tells
everybody that you can't buy a better cigarette than SOVEREIGN at any price!
Why can't I be your friend, too? And, remember this?
I am guaranteed by ?,VL/ ^T9n/XM^tJ^ -Buy 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 have given you mine.
rOB THE CENTUBHAN OP THE SOUTH
"JCirup of ff?&iw CLC& "
TOBACCO PLANTS KILLED.
Fanners Will Have to Replant Seed i
Beds?Supply of Tobacco Seed Or- ;
dered by TclcKruph.
Judging from the number of re?
liable white farmers of Sumter and
Clarendon counties who either came
in themselves or telephoned the Butn
ter Chamber of Commerce last Sun?
day for more tobacco seed for re?
planting beds, coupled with the state?
ment that all ol tbo tobacco beds In
their neighborhoods had been killed
by the unprecedented froOBlng v\ eith?
er of last Friday and Saturday, and
from other information gathered by
loo rotary Reardon of the Sumter]
chamber of Commerce, it now looks
as though the tobaeeo Industry in this
section of the State has suffered an?
other disastrous set haok equal to if
not exceeding the damage to beds of
the winter of 1010.
Letters and telephone message.) ask?
ing that more seed be sent are still
coining into the secretary's office, Ad?
ditional information received ov? the
phone today tends to confirm the first
i stlmute of on almost total loss of the
tobacco beds In Sumter, Lee and Clar<
Just as soon, last Saturday, as Sec
rotary Reardon could secure sufficient
information to warrant him %n be?
lieving that nearly ail the tobacco
beds In Sumter, Lee ami Clarendon
counties had been killed he Inimcdl
eleiy wired J. W, Glenn, uf BIKIns
North Carolina, the lessee of the to- |
booco warehouse in this c ity for more i
seed, following the wire with special
delivery letter giving fuller informa?
tion as was given the Chamber of
Commerce from different sections of
the bright leaf tobacco territory.
He advised Mr. Glenn to come to
Sumter and visit the tobacco farms
to gain more intelligent information,
but in the meantime to rush more
seed at once by special dcltvorv par?
cels post. Of course the amount of
damage or the number of beds killed
cannot be accurately estimated yet,
but approximating the number cf
beds ruined by the cold snap that
had been protected by additional
covering of bags and pine straw as
stated by the farmers talking with
the secretary, It is safe to aseumo that
hundreds of bods not protected are j
The Sumter Chamber of Commerce
is doing its )>es' *.o assist the tobacco
planters to replant their beds at the
earliest possible moment, and the
commercial organisation points out
these facts for the information of 11?c?,
Last winter < the big freesej
that destroyed practically the entire,
tobacco crop in the lads came along|
nint h later than this year by several
Additional seed for replanting beds
were secured and distributed by the
Chamber ?>r Commerce, and every to?
bnceo hi ... replanted, even at that lat<
date, turned out Silrlght in plenty of'
I time for setting out the plants, but
the 1916 tobaeeo crop was about 30
days behind in maturing.
Therefore, the tobacco planters
?hOUld not be discouraged, but should
immediately replant their beds.
The loss of the tobacco crop for this j
year would mean the loss of several
hundred thousands of dollars to
Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties,
as a very large acreage, approximate?
ly 4,000 acres, had been prepared tor
in tobacco beds. "If I can get the
seed or the money to buy seed, we
will hustle things along for another
big acreage of tobacco for 1917/' says
Secretary Reunion. "A lot of work
and pulling together lands the whab\"
The Sumter Chamber of Commerce
is doing everything that it possibly
can to show tin- farmers that it i
wise to replant their tobacco beds and
secure good prices for their 1917 to?
A special campaign will be put >n
as soon as Air. Glenn reaches Sumter|
und he. with the commercial secreta?
ry, will go out by automobile to dis
tribute ''?eil. ami will leave suppll >s ol
need at different stores in the country
ami smaller towns in the territory
from which Sumter derives its tra l<
it Mr. Glenn doc; nut arrive by
tomorrow morning it Is expected th it
the seed will be in the Chamber of
Commerce by Wednesday any how.
_ _ _ i
\ license to marry has been Issued
to Willie Rutler and Itosanna Davi*%
ALL OUT OF SORTS.
Has Any Sumtcr Person Never Felt
Feel all out of sorts? ;
Tired, blue, irritable, nervous?
Back feel lame and achy?
Perhaps it*s the story of disordered
Had blood circulating about;
Uric a.? id poisoning the body.
There's a way to feel right again.
Stimulate the sluggish kidneys;
Do it with Doan's Kidney Pills.
Doan's are recommended by many
Here's one case:
Mrs. C. H. Waddell, 117 Kendrlck
St.. Sumter. says: "1 had dull pains
in tlie small of my back, also
headaches and dizzy spells. The kid?
ney secretion! pessed too freely, caus?
ing me great annoyance. When I
heard about Doan's Kidney Pills, I
used them and they relieved all the
Price 60c., at all dealers. iMn't
simply nsk foty a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that
Mrs. Waddell had. Foster-Milburn.
Co., Props., B iffalo, N. Y. 22
(Advertisement.) _ i
Unless the South produces ;i big
( rop hi' con and other food crop this
year it will not be prosperous, regar^A*
lose ui the pi ice of cotton.