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COMPROMIHR IS REACHED AC
TER CONSIDERATION OP AM.
BUT Will be Reporte*! Toda r?To Pro
Tas on Autotnoblle* Eighty
of Which Uoes to Coma*
Columbia, Feb. 8.?The special
committee to which the house referred
all of the altrrw?y eornmlstton meas
uree this morning has agreed, It wae
learned tonight, on a bill embodying
the eseostial features of a measure
which had been prepared by Mr. W
U McCotohen. of Humter. This com
Prossen bill, which will be report?
ed to the house tomorrow morning, Is
simple In Its features and provides for
? highway commission to be compos?
ed of Um heads of the engineering
des+i-tsnente of Clem son College, the
OMSdst sad the University, the com
aetssjeaer of agriculture, and one
member to be appointed by the gov?
ernor. Vhls commission would em?
ploy a highway engineer.
The bill also provides for State reg?
istration of automobiles and for a tax
of twenty-five coats per horse power
on all automobiles and motor driven
vehicle*. Only 10 per oent. of this
fdwd would go to the highway com
iIqsUii and 90 pay cent, would be
spent la the counties from which It
I* shliooffti The speceal committee
eeaoiots of Messrs. Byrd, of Laurens;
Carter of Bamberg; W. L, McCstcb*
4g. e> iosiOarf .Duckworth, of Ander,
sea. end. Berry, of Orange burg,
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mmouh nwBonoN fur. si.
Oosneapl?. Fog, 1.?flov. Manning
today ordered a speJeal flection to be
a#|4 In the Fifth ooe*rces!onal dis?
trict oa February 21, for the fall term
?/arch 4, and for the un
fta from, sew to that time.
State Democratic committee, al
the AUiag of the
afcorf term. In view of the governor's
egtioe ordered that a primary be held
oe> the Uth, the same data as the Pri?
sser? for tsr> OAB.V.dates for the long
term. The highest candidates will
map* the rumoflt in the general elec:
tftea on the list for both the short
W. H. Bradford, of Fort Mill. Rep
roaoalaUve In the house from York,
0*d J. ,W. Ham el, editor of the Ker
~ " asaonnoad their
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>IsWaaiatiitos for the short
term at fit each and all pled gas
must ho la by neon of the 10th.
Columbia, Feb. 9. ?The genersl ap?
propriation hill Was < onaidered In the
house on second reading this morning.
Th. sections providing for an 8-mlll
assy, $1M30 for the governor's of
iy $9.110 for the Secretary of State's
$0,400 for the comptroller gen?
eral's peace; $10,111 for insurance
commissioner's ofllee and $1,600 for
tHe State treasurer's office wero pass?
ed. An effort to decrease the salary
of the Mate insurance commissioner
frbsa I MOO to $1,100 was squashed
by the house.
Columbia, Feb. 10.?The ' general
appropriation bill, carrying a total of
$$,$?1,410.10, 126,590 more than the
amount reported from the ways and
means, committee, passed third read
lag m the house thie morning' and
wae sent to the senate. Only one
Mem, $1,000 for the completion of
the house for Dr. D. B. Johnson, pres?
ident of Winthrop college. Rock Hill,
was added on third reading. The
measure passed second reading last
All highway measures including the
report of the seleet committee, were
nutds special orders for 8.30 o'clock
The bill simplifying the machinery
of. the Torrens system and of land
registration to eon form T/lth the fed?
eral statute passed second reading in
the house today.
Tbe county supply bill was given
tta second reading today.
Dend Pea Vines.
Will not a growth of dead pea
vines make a good winder cover on
No, they will simly make a mulch
and will he wasting In the winter
winds. A winter cover crop must be
of living plants which can take up the
nltratee that would be washed out of
the soli and lost In winter. The dead
p?s>vlnss oannot do this, but rye or
elover ran, and If you had clover on
the land It would gain more nitrogen
from the air. Bat the rye will save
the S9ss snd give you the organic
nitrogen to turn under in spring As
wae said recently in the Progressiv?
Farmre, soil without a winter ,v. ??
orep will bo poorer In the spring
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Hani ige fjBBBB Record.
Licenses to marry hnve been grant?
ed to Bd Brown and Victoria Moses.
Oewego. Wile White und Km in?
FARM KR?' Ct,??s WORK.
IMacumed at Meeting of Salem School
Improvement Association ? Plans
for Next Meeting.
Salem, Black River, Feb. 10.?The
Salem School Improvement Associa?
tion held a very pleasant meeting last
night at Pern Park, the residence of
Mr. B. W. Dabbs. Messrs. Mellette
and Workman led in a discussion of
"Why are not farmers' clubs doing
more for the housekeepers than for
the farmers?" There was a general
discussion that was much enjoyed and
that brought out some very import?
ant facts about country life and the
efforts that are being made to make it
Mrs. E. W. Dabbs and Mrs. E. W.
Dabbs. Jr., rendered several fine se?
lections on the piano. Miss Polly
Workman read the legend of St.
Mr. James Hodge won the box of
candy for the best archery, hitting the
heart pinned to a curtain in the hall?
Mist Anna Workman, the vice pres?
ident, presided most gracefully In tho
absence of the president.
Owing to the severe wind and cold
several were absent that made It nec?
essary to omit some of the program.
The next meeting will be held at
Egypt Farm, the home of Mr. E. W
Dabbs, Jr.. on March Ith. It will be
a St.- Patrick's celebration opened by
a song "Wearing of the Green." Roll
call responded to by stories of Irish
wit * Discussions: , "Most important
9Uestken before the American public
today," by Messrs. E. W. Dabba, Jr.,
and Hugh Wltherspoon. Music,
Pialog. Discussions: "Building up a
worn out field," by Mr. Andrews. Mu?
sic: S>. Patrick's Legend by Miss
The Domestic Science, club will
meat at the school house Tuesday
evening of next week to demonstrate
curing and cooking hens. E. W. P.
OFFER FREE TOBACCO STOOD.
Farmen Being Urged to Replant Beds
ana Are AssurexJ of Good Prices.
About one hundred and fifty tobac
eo grower* of Sum tor, Clarendon and
Lea counties made application to the
Sumter Chamber of Commerce tor
tobacco seed last Friday and Saturday
to replant their beds destroyed by the
The 8umter Chamber of Commurco
is using every available means to in?
duce the tdj^a^^^r^ar*;tQ^plattt
of tobacco. If tho farmers will hurry
up their replanting.
Phone messages were being sent
over the wires by the dosone from the
Chamber of Commerce to baaka and
country merchants and farmers of
Clarendon, Lee and Sumter counties
last week urging them to use their
influence to induce farmers to re?
plant beds and to call on the Chamber
of Commerce for free seed. The only
difference between first planting and
replanting is that replanted beds make
the crop several weeks short, but the
tobacco warehouse will open thirty
days later as they did last year, owing
to delay in the crop. The bright leaf
tobacco which Is produced only |n tho
Pee Doe section Of South Carolina and
a portion of North Carolina is mil?
lions of punds short already from the
short, crop of 1916, and the outlook
for fancy prices for this tobacco for
191? is excellent. Those who produce
this grade of tobacco this year, and
are careful in Its culture and curing
will be on the ground floor for high
prices in the opinion of tobacco ware?
housemen in the closest touch with
tie tobacco situation.
The business men of Sumter, and
Mr. J. W. Glenn, lessee of the Sum?
ter tobacco warehouse have reached
an understanding whereby they will
supply the seed froc to tho tobacco
growers who have been selling or will
sell on the Sumter market this 1?j17
GIVES PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN
C. B. Bobo of Laurens In Address tV>
Men Tells Them to Stand up for
C. B. Bobo of Laurens, the speaker
at the Rex Theatre 8und;iy afternoon
In the Y. M. C. A. series of leeturos,
made an earnest and forceful talk to
men, urging them to stand up for thtlf
religion. "Do not be ashamed of
ChristianIty" was tho gist of his re?
Mr. Bobo Statt,I that Christianity
was something that should be tarried
with him at all times by every husi
nesH man and that nothing gftould be
undertaken without tlr.st holding a
consultation with God. He said that
?hon he read God's word, Oo'i ^'as
talking to hin, and *hen ho prnydd
to God, he wai tulklng to QOd, He
urged the dally reading of the < rip
tures and prayer.
The gJteakOf wn*; heard by I large
and attentive gOdlfjOS whom h< in
pressed rno.it favorably with Iii-; el
j celUnt talk.
W71TH all their good
taste, Fatimas would
not be a sensible smoke if
they weren't comfortable.
In other words, Fatimas
would not be sensible if
they ever bothered your
throat or tongue; or if they
didn't leave you feeling all
right even after smoking
more than usual.
Fatima Cigarettes never
disturb. They can't. The
milder tobaccos in their
Turkish blend are in such
perfect balance with the
richer, fuller-flavored leaves
as to off-set entirely all of
that uncomfortable "oily
heaviness" found in so
many other cigarettes.
You'll realize this with
your first package of
The Original Turkish Blend
SESSIONS COURT IN SESSION.
Preliminaries Attended to Durtntt
', Ftranan of Orand Jui). i iI
The spring term of sessions court'
for Sumter county convened this
morning with Judge R. W. Memming
er, Charleston, presiding. Solicitor P.
H. Stoll of Klngstree and Stenograph?
er L. E. Wood of Sumter, with Cierk
of Court H. U Scarborough and other
court attendants were all on hand.
Practically all of the morning was
spent in preliminary work.
Judge Memminger charged' the
grand jury, of which he appointed D.
M. Dick as foreman for 1917. A num?
ber of bills of indictment were hand?
ed to the foreman for the jury to pass
on. Clerk of Court H. L. Scarborough
presented his commission as clerk of
court for the next four years. Upon
sufficient excuses Messrs. E. F. Miller,
Perry Krasnoff, J. A. Schwerin, Jr.,
and J. M. Wertz were excused frdm
The following cases which have
been brought over on the docket were
disposed of, as follows:
W. A. James, assault and battery
with intent to kill, nol prossed.
John Barrincau, obtaining goods by
false pretense, nol prossed.
Charlie Davis, malicious mischief,
Frank Thompson, disposing of prop?
erty under lien, nol prossed.
Bradford Farmer, obtaining goods
by false pretense, nol prossed.
H. P. Feagan, obtaining goods by
false pretensei discontinued.
Rachael Potts, murder, nol prossed.
The following bills were returned by
the grand jury: t
Essex Nelson, burglary and lar?
ceny, true bill.
Jim Stukes and Nat Richardson,
compound larceny, true bill.
Clyde Williams, Cerven Williams,
alias Cerven Green, housebreaking and
larceny, true bill.
WARMER TFESDAY AND WED?
For South Atlantic and East Gulf
States: The weather will be mod er
aterly cold the beginning of the week,
followed by higher temperature Tues?
day and Wednesday and moderate
temperature thereafter. Except tor
rain on Wednesday or Thursday, tjic
week will be generally fair.
Horse Show Date Announced.
The Camden Horsn Show Associa?
tion will hold their ninth nnnuhl
horso show on Thursday and Frldny
afternons. March 2f>th and 30th. Tfce
managernont announces that the com?
ing show will eclipse anything evfer
undertaken before.?Camden Chrop*
TO PERFECT FAIR ORGAN WA
?ptynr to Be Held at Chamber of
BpBnWPOa on February 16th, at
The secretary of the Sumter Cham?
ber of Commerce will today send out
notices to all of the subscribers of
the capital stock of the Sumter County
Fair Association to meet at Chamber
of Commerce rooms next Friday, Feb?
ruary 16th, at 12 o'clock, noon.
The object of the meeting is to form
a permanent organisation by the eiec.
tlon of a board of directors and other
Officers, to apply for a charter, ar?
range for tho purchase of a suitable
site for the fair grounds and build?
ings, and such other business as may
be brought up for discussion.
Some delay in securing the total
capital stock required has been oc?
casioned by the failure of some of the
committees to solicit stock, but this
unsubscribed for stock will be taken
as soon as another committee makes
a canvas which will be done In the
next ten days.
It is intended to have the fair build?
ings completed in ample time for the
1917 Gamecock County Fair this com?
It is gratifying to note how much
interest is being manifested in the
organization of a permanent county
fair association, due in a large meas?
ure to the great success of the first
Sumter county fair hold in this uty
last November. Many of the farm?
ers of this county are showing much
interest as well as Sumter business
and professional men, and employees
of business establishments also.
DELIHTFUL SACRED CONCERT.
Metluxll>t Church Crowded by Those
Wishing to Hear Musicians.
The Trinity Methodist church was
crowded almost to capacity yesterday
afternoon by people of Sumter who
were anxious to hear the sacred con?
cert given by the Philharmonic Mu?
sic club as a benefit for the Charity
League. All were delighted with the
magnificent music rendered and many
favorable comments on the program
were heard from members of the
audience, as It dispersed. A g< n rous
collection was taken to aid the Char?
ity League In its noble work.
The numbers on the program were
well selected and sung in a most ac?
ceptable manner. The chorus num?
bers were especially pleasing. The
programi aa already published, was
carried out. *
On about two million aeres of Not?
ional Forest lands grazing by domes?
tic stock Is either entirely prohibited
or is greatly restricted to provide
range for elk.
WARNS FARMERS AGAINST COT?
Editor Daily Item:
We are In the midst of a severe
epell of weather and are hoping, that
it will pass over in a day or two. Very
little work has been done on the
farm, owing to the continued damp
cloudy weather in January. The fall
of rain was not so heavy, but it has
been sufficient to keep the surface of
the, ground too wet for plowing.
The oat and wheat crops have been
doing well, but we don't know what
will be the effects of the recent cold
spell and blizzard. Of course we arc
hopeful that the plants will soon re?
cover from the effcts of the frost.
The break in the cotton market a
few days ago should be a warning to
the farmers that too much cotton will
be dangerous to their financial inter?
ests. They do not know what the
future will bring and therefore should
put into practice the "live at home"
plan. With the two great calamities,
a war with Germany and the ap?
proaching boll weevil threatening u$
It seems reckless and foolish for our
farmers to plunge into a big cotton
crop, to the neglect of food crops for !
With corn, oats, wheat, hogs, sweet '
potatoes, a few cattle and chickens
and eggs, and plenty of vegetables,
the farmers of the south can live well
under boll weevil and war conditions.
Of course we should plant some cot?
ton, but we should not make that
the chief crop, regardless of other
crops. Everything we read from
Washington and Berlin is strongly in?
dicative of war with the central pow?
ers and unless our farmers take note
of this fact and turn their attention
to raising more foodstuffs, the chances
are they will find themselves in a se?
rious situation at the close of the
year. We know that there are many
1 optimistic at the outlook for cotton
I prices when this awful war closes,
' and while we all hope for an early
termination, wo cannot have any in?
telligent idea when that will come.
, That fact together with the boll tree
1 Vll invasion, which in all probability
will be next year, should be sulficient
admonition to the farmer to turn his
attention to other crops, as well as cut
ton. Some people say the boll weevil
! will not come into this section, as It is
j too cold for it. The theory will not
hold as the weevil is already in sec?
tions just as cold as it Is here, so do
j not depend upon it.
Our idea is to be on the safe .side.
Ho not listen to such expressions.
; make the farm as self-sustaining as
possible, and in tins way alleviate the
problems which :i war with Germany
I .ind the invasion of the cotton posl
I will force upon us. Should the wo r
not come we would be In a much b< i
' luv positon, as no business not self
sustaining can prosper. The agricul?
tural class should consider that oth?
ers are speculating in their products
and by shrewd manipulations are
fixing prices of their output to a great
extent. Should we get into war and
our shipping facilities become handi
oapped the cotton bear will force ua
to sell our next crop of cotton for a
very loW price. Some say the end is
almost in sight. Who knows?
J. C. Dunbar.
Dalzcll, Feb. 12.
LANCASTER MAN KILLED.
Lancaster, Feb. 11.?Walter Evans,
a pron.inent farmer of Jones Cross
Roads, shot and killed Ed Baijey and
wounde J his brother, J. Y. Bailey,
in a diUculty this afternoon. It is
said tho trouble was of long stand?
ing. Evans was shot through the
face bu: came to Lancaster and re?
ceived medical attention afterwards
being placed in jail. All the parties
are proninent in their communities*
RHIXMATISM IS TORTXRF.
As Mary a Sumter Reader Knows
Only Too Well.
Many pains that pass as rheumatism
are really due to weak kidneys?to
the failure of the kidneys to drive off
uric acid thoroughly. When you suf?
fer achy, bad joints, backache, too,
dizzlnes and some unrinary disturb?
ances, get Doan's Kidney Pills, the
medicine that is publicly recommend?
ed by over 150,000 people in many dif?
ferent lands. Doan's Kidney -Pills
help weak kidneys ..o drive out uric
acid, which is often the cause of tho
backache, rheumatism and lumbago.
Sumter people have learned their
worth. Read this Sumter resident's
J. A. Whittemore, 14 Harby Ave.,
Sumter, says: "My kidneys were bad?
ly disordered and my back ached. I
also suffered from rheumatic patns
in my limbs. The kidney secretions
passed freely, too. Friends recom?
mended Doan's Kidney Pills and 1 got
some at Hearon's Pharmacy. They
did me a world of good.
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy?get
Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that
Mr. Whittemore had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Buffalo, N. T. 23
Geo H. Hurst,
UnJertatr aj gBjSSg.
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