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ACTION OF HOUSE MEANS IN DEI -
INITE DELAY FOR BONE-DRY H
Prohibition Foroci Said to Have Been
Caught Napping?How the Mem
Voted It lien lue Test Came.
(By Joe Sparks.)
Columbia, Fab. 7.?"Bone-dry" pro?
hibit! i woi given a hard knock yes?
terday when the house of representa?
tives reversed Itself and recommit?
ted the Rfchey bill, by three votes, 46
to 43. The parliamentary clincher
was clapped on by one vote, 47 to 46.
Thirty-one members did not vote,
some of whom had not returned to
the city after the week-end reces*.
Last Friday on the motion to strike
out the enacting words of the bill the
II members not voting yesterday di?
vided their votes as follows: For pro?
hibition, f 7; against prohibition 8;
not voting six. Two of these were
"When the bill came before the
house on third reading Representative
Searson of Barn well, who had moved
mat Friday to strike out the enacting
words on second reading, moved to
recommit. He urg*d the house to
follow jyls suggestion. Representative
Richer*.'the author of the bill, defend?
ed his measure. Ttepresentatlve Mc
Cants of Falrheld thought Such a very
strict law inadvisable. Representative
Daniel, one of the most aggressive of
the prohibition fighters, said ths people
Of South Carolina were tired of shams
and that the Rtchty law should be
gassed. Representative Cothran of
Ofeenvtlle said the question was,
"Should such a drastic measure be
passed.'' and spoke in favor of lenien?
cy. Representative Tools cut off the
debate with a previous question mo
tie*. Two roll call? were necessary
the first being on the motion to recom?
mit, which was passed 46 to 49. and
the second on the cllnchor. which car?
ried, 47 to 46. The clincher vote
To clinch recommitment of bill:
Representatives Bailey, Berry, Carter,
Oethfsjfl, Crews, Crum, K. J. Dennis,
H aVBetinls, Domlnlck, Duncan, Ellis,
tH. Evans. N. Q. Evans, From berg,
gibtin, Hammond, Horton, Hughs,
H. kelly. J. O. Kelly. Lan
Leseene, long. Lumpen, Mar
D. H m^Cutch
Itoneaner. B4. ? Smith.
W., thonrfa, *#Vfser, Whaley, and
Net to clinch recommitment: Rep
resentatlvss Hoyt,. Anderson, Atkin?
son, Booth. Booser, Boyktn, Brad?
ford. Byrd, Cllnkseale*. Coney, Daniel,
Debeoh, Duckworth. Ford, Fuller,
Fulmar, Goodwin, Graham, Ores ham,
Ham er. Harrison, H. T. Johnson, W.
W. Johnson, King. Macfarlon, Maul
dtn, McLaurln. Melle?, Mlddleton.
Mitchell, Neuffer. Nichols, Nunn, Pe
gues, Rawllnson, Rector, Rlchey,
Sooft, Shun, Smith, Stafford, Strom,
Tools. Wesson. Wilhams, Wlngard?!
Those voting for "bone-dry" prohi?
bition last Friday and changing to
recommitment yesterday were. Rep?
resentatives Berry, Cothran, R. E.
Dentils, Domlnlck, Bills, N. O. Evana.
Horton. Long. D. E. MeCutehen, W.
U MeCutehen. Moise. Norton, Red
men, Sanders. Thomas, Walker
Those voting yesterday who did not
vote last Friday were: Representa?
tives Crum. Ford. Hammond, Hughs.
H. T. Johnson. H. Kelly. Martin. Ma?
son, Riddle. Rivers. H. U Smith. Jr..
Those voting last Friday who did
not vote yestsrday were: Represen?
tative Boyd. Clyburn. O. B. Davis, J.
R Davis. J. J. Eaddy. 8. C. Eaddy.
Edens, Fripp. A. Hall. Jr.. Hemphl I.
Hlnes, Lane. I.lies, McSweeney, Mis
hoe. Owens. Paasallatgue. Richards,
Rlleyl. Rogers, Summers, Wright.
Those who did not vote on either
test ballot were: Representatlvs
Gaston, Bolnest. Roberts, Smosk,
There were several pairing* an?
nounced Friday nnd yesterday: Fri?
day, Representatives Lumpkln, voting
against the Rlchey bill paired with
Representatlvs Gresham; Representa?
tive H. H. Evans voting against the
bill paired with Representative Was
son. Yesterday Representative E. H.
Hall, voting for the bill, paired with
The Rlchey bill goes to the com
mlttee on police regulations from
which it was reported majority favor?
able and minority unfavorable. The
"^commitment means indefinite delay.
At the lime the Rlchey bill was
made a special order, three other
bills were also, one of which H n
"bone-dry" bill Introduced by Repre?
sentative Daniel of Saludu.
WOMEN OFFER SERVICES.
Washington. Feb. 7.?President
General Mrs. Cordelia Powell <>den
netmer. of the United Daughters of
Confederacy, has tendered to the
president the support and services of
the hundred thousand members of the
organisation In any manner that th v
may be aval labt?.
NATIONS TO JOIN IN OBJECTION
Unlikely Thal Northern Lands Will
Expose Themselves to Wrath of
Germans by Further Action.
Stockholm (via London), Feb. 7.?
Sweden and other Scandinavian na?
tions have decided to unite in a joint
pmteet to Germany on the lutter's
TO REMAIN NEUTRAL.
Sweden Won't Break RelatU - With
Stockholm, Sweden (via London),
Feb. 7.?Sweden will not accept
President Wilson's invitation to sever
diplomatic relations with Germany
The Swedish government, however,
wilt protest against the newly inaug?
urated naval policy.
The answer of the Swedish govern?
ment to the note which the Ameri?
can minister, Ira Nelson Morris, de?
livered to K. A. Wallenberg, the for?
eign minister, yesterday, has not yet
been communicated to Mr. Morris,
but the Associated Press learns from
a well informed source that Sweden
is Just as firmly resolved now as she
has been from the first to maintain
the most strict neutrality. While
.Sweden will protest against the tono
of Oermany's new blockade she will
content herself with a protest.
Responsible statesmen declare that
even If Sweden desired to follow the
lead of the United States her situa?
tion would render this impossible,
while the United States is so favor?
ably situated geographically and so
mighty in resources that it could limit
Its participation In the war to such
extent as It might desire. Sweden,
on the contrary, they assert, is ex?
posed to great possibilities of harm
on either side and certainly would
be obliged to suffer great hardships
without any sure prospect of concrete
gain. Mr. Morris today had a long
conference with the foreign minis?
Later it was learned that Mr. Wat
lenberg requested Mr. Morris to call
and Informed him that the king and
council had considered carefully
President Wilson's Invitation to Swed?
en to Join with the United, mates in
breaking off diplomatic relations with
Oermsjiy ami W^eacned ths aecl.ion
that such notion wM^tl^osslbU un?
der the existing circumstance*. Swed?
en's 'formal answer has not yet been
delivered but only its phraseology
NORWAY CAN NOT ACT.
Christiania, (via London), Feb. 7.?
Norway will not agree to President
Wilson's suggestion in regard to
breaking relations with Germany, the
Aftenpost say*. This newspaper as?
serts that European neutrals must de?
cide their policy toward Germany
"according to their own interests, not
according to American sentiments."
Members of the cabinet decline to
discuss the subject of Norway's atti?
tude toward the new German subma?
rine war. They even refuse to state
whether any protest will be sent to
Germany. It is sssumed generally
that the government will adhere to
Its policy of waiting. Several of the
leading newspapers express dissatis?
faction, declaring that the situation
is the most critical of any time since
the war began. They urg* recon?
struction of the cabinet with ihe re?
placement of members of the present
government who lack the confidence
of the nation or of foreign govern?
ments. M J
KING CALLS COUNCIL.
Berlin, Feb. 6 (via Sayville, Feb.
7).?King Gustav of Sweden has re?
turned to Stockholm from his visit
to Krlng Christian of Denmark at
Copenhagen and Imedlately sum?
moned a council of ministers, Bhys
an Overseas News Agency announce?
DANES WON'T BREAK.
Copenhagen. Feb. 7 (via London).?
It Is stated in reliable quarters that
the Danish government has decided
that it can not follow the example
of the United States In breaking off
relations with Germany.
A note v 111 be sent to Washington
explaining the position of Denmark
and calHg attention to the fact that
conferences among representatives of
three Scandinavian countries as to
their international Interests are being
continued at Stockholm.
Washington. Feb. 7.?It was olficial
ly reiterated today that the govern?
ment has nowhere seised German
ships or claimed title of any sort to
them. The policy was announced as
doing nothing to force the already
strained relations with Germany.
Landrum, Feb. 5.?As a result of
the continued near-zero weather two
deaths were reported here today.
Henry Hutchinson, a white man. was
found by the road near the edgo of
town today frozen to death, and a no
Sro was frozen la>t night a few miles
An Announcement and
an Invitation of real
importance to yon!
WE are pleased to announce that we have contracted to sell the Maxwell
Motor Car in this territory.
We have selected the Maxwell because we believe that it comes nearer to
bdng the ideal car for the average family than any other on the market.
We were asked by various manufacturers to represent them in this territory,
and before we made a decision we considered them all carefully, comparing the
cars point by point, and making sure of the right choice, because you realize that
taking the agency for a car means the same to us as the buying of a car does to
And we believe it is worth while for us to give you our reasons for the de?
cision we made.
First we found the Maxwell complete?in every possible detail. The engine
is modern, simply built, yet extremely powerful and durable. The car is light in
weight, but sturdily constructed. There is an abundance of speed. The opera?
tion of the car is simple and easye The light weight and great power, of course,
mean .economy in gasoline and oil.
P?int by point the Maxwell is equal or superior to most cars selling for a few
hundred dollars more. There is style, plenty of room for the full number of pas?
sengers which each model is rated to carry, and unusual comfort. We were
gratified to find these features so pronounced in a low priced car.
The equipment is also complete. There is electric starter and electric
lights, demountable rims, one man top, rain-vision windshield?everything the
motorist needs for convenience and comfort.
And so when we found how the Maxwell compared in all these points?then
considered the price of $635?several hundred dollars lower than any other car
offering the same advantages, we .vCre satisfied that it was the: best car to sell,
because it must be the car that people will want.
We are fully equipped to give prompt and satisfactory sei-vice to Maxwell
owners and we are in a position to make immediate deliveries. We will tell you
more about the Maxwell in future advertisements?but meanwhile we invite
you to visit our salesroom?and arrange for a demonstration at your conven?
We are enthusiastic about the Maxwell?but no more so than you will be
when you are acquainted with it.
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CONSOLIDATED AUTO COMPANY ;
Touring Car ? $635
Roadster - - $620 Town Car ? ? $915
Cabriolet ? - $865 Sedan - - ? $985
F. O. B. Detroit?completely equipped,
including Electric Starter and Light*
Partners or Three Counties Looking to
Kumter Chamber of Commerce to
The demands for tobacco seed for
replanting have become so great that
Secretary Reardon does not believe
that the Sumtcr tobacco market will
supply the demand. Mr. J. W. Glenn,
lessee of the Sumter warehouse has
wired that ho has 01 lered seed sent
for customers of the Sumter tobacco
warehouse, how much he did not
Secretary Reardon has talked with
Gov. Manning over the phone and re?
quested him to see If the State de?
partment of agriculture can render
aid in buying seed, and offering the
facilities of the Sumter Chamber of
Commerce in distributing the seed.
"The situation is just this," said the
Sumter secretary: "A great many of
the leading white tobacco planters of
Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties
have cither personally come to my of?
fice or phoned me that in their opin?
ion the entire supply of tobacco plants j
were killed In the beds by last week's
Some of the most reliable farmers
and country merchants have appealed
to me even from sections of these
counties where the farmers do not
sell their tobacco on the Sumter mar?
ket, and have said that while many
of the tobacco planters of their sec?
tions do not sell on Sumter tobacco
market nevertheless they do spend I
thousands of dollars of money with
Sumter merchants, and deposit thou- I
sands with Sumter banks.
They put it up to me about this
way: "We have no organization that
ran quickly render the aid needed
while Sumter has a Chamber of Com?
merce that is closely allied with th< u
sands of farmers of Sumter, Lee and
Clarendon counties, and your city
can render the greatest amount oi as?
sistance in the quickest possible time
through your organized facilities.
We will see that the Sumter tobac?
co market and business men of Sum?
ter profit by yqur prompt action to
get these seed distributed, and if you
do Sumter will surely get thousands
Of dollars in trade and deposits, and
many more thousands of pounds of to?
bacco for your warehouse." That is
about the substance of the conversa?
tions with these customers of Sumter
business establishments through their
representatives who have talked with
me. The Sumter, Lee and Clarendon
counties' tobacco crop under normal
crop conditions and good prices is
worth about four hundred thousand
It costs about $ir>0 to supply the
Customers Of the Sumter warehouse
each year With free seed, and this only j
Includes the cost of the seed, f. o. b.
at seed houses. Mr. Glenn pays for j
the seed and the Sumter Chamber of
pommeroe distributes them, bul it
costs this organization considerable lit
postage, und express also.
Mr. Glenn naturally will not spend
his money to buy seed for customers
of other tobacco warehouses, arid 1 do
not know whether he will spend an?
other $150 for replanting seed 3r not.
These farmers need seed and need
them in a hurry. Now I would like
to see the tobacco planters of fcum
tcr and Clarendon get these seed. 1
will do anything I can to get the seed
to the farmers. Some country mer?
chants have offered t^ distribute the
seed if sent to them. But how will
the from two to three hundred dol?
lars needed to buy all the seed for
replanting in three counties be provid?
ed, as many reliable farmers esti?
mate we have from ninety to one lum
rired per cent, destruction of tobacco
plants in the beds?
Of course a week's warm weather,
which the weather bureau doesn't
promise for the next week, might s IOW
that the damage is not as great as
now indicated and estimated. But i.i
the meantime the seed should be here
i and it* only half are needed this well
j be a good investment tor this sec ion
i'i somebody will get up the money.
I Columbia. Feb. 7.?L. R. Dameron
of Wilmington has been made into
clerk at Columbia for the Atlantic
Coast Line railway and the Columbia,
New berr;y & Laurens railway, and has
I moved his family to Columbia. Mr.
Dameron has been With the Atlantic
Coast Line for a number of years,
coining here from Sumter, where he
was with the same road,
W. K. T?TE DEAD.
Prominent Educator Who Was Well
Known in South Carolina Passe*
Away in Nashville.
Columbia, Feb. 7.?W. K. T?te,
former State Supervisor of Rural
Schools in South Carolina and Super?
intendent of Memminger Normal
School, Charleston, died today at
Nashville, according to a telegram re?
ceived in Columbia. He was a pro?
fessor in George Peabody College for
Teachers at the time of his death. He
was considered one of the foreinost
educators in the South. No funeral
announcements have been made.
COL. A. J. MATHESON ILL.
Was Stricken With Apoplexy Several
j 'Days Ago.
Bcnnettsville, Feb. 5.?Col. A. J.
Matheson has been in a most pre?
carious condition since last Friday,
when he was suddenly attacked in
his olhee in the Planters* National
Bank building with apoplexy. His
condition is reported as unimproved.
WILL REPRESENT GERMANY.
Washington, Feb. 7.?The Swiss
minister, Mr. Ritter, has been for?
mally instructed by his government to
take over German diplomatic inter?
ests, including the embassy and twelve
consulates. He informed the state
department of this order in a note