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SF.KKS I. A IK. I SL'MS FOR FLOAT.
Mi?, Hampton I'rjjt-s South Carolin?
ian* to Contribute for Inaugural
Washington, Feb. 9.?Mrs. Alfred'
Hampton, chairman of the float com?
mittee for South Carolina in the in?
augural parade, has sent a letter to
the mayors of all the prlnicpal cities
and towns of South Carolina advising
them that the float will cost not le.sr
then |S.000 and asking that thosi
persons who destare to see the Pal?
metto State will represented in the
parade of March 5 send their con?
tributions to her. Mrs. Hampton Is
enthusiastic over the prospects of
South Carolina being well represented
jnd upon learning today that Oov.
Manning and other prominent cltlsens
*'ould be in Washington Saturday, be?
gan a movement to see them and go
over the matter. Mrs. Hampton be?
lieves that the governor, the commu?
tes which will come with him on im?
portant business, and the members
of the South Carolina delegation In
congress will give tho matter such
approval that South Carolina will
have as creditable a float in the pa?
rade as any of the other Stages.
"The time Is short," Mrs. Hampton
said tonight, "and those who wish to
contribute should do so Immediately."
DASTARDLY ASS AI'LT
OfNNi Mr. Hinds Near t.recleyvlllc?
Robbery Suppose*! Motive.
On Saturday afternoon, January 27,
about C:tO o'clock, as Mr. Charlie
Hinds, who was returning from Oree
leyvtlle, where he had been to draw
some money from the bank to pay his
laborers* neared his home he saw
one of his hands, John Chnpmnn.
standing on the side of the road with
a large stick In his hand. As Mr
Mr. Hinds, who was in his buggy,
drove up he stopped and gave Chap?
man sixty cents, the amount he
owed him. Chapman asked him :o
loan him fifty cents and as Mr. Hirds
reached In his pocket to get tili
money Chapman struck him a severe
blow with the stick across his he i I
and face, knocking him unconscious.
He then struck him another blow
on the back of the hea^l and, evident?
ty thinking that Mr. Hinds wan dead
Iraxged him to a deep stream of
water rnunlng acrosa tho road and
threw him In. The water soon re?
vived Mr. Hinds and catching hold
of a plank in the bridge to which ho
had floated he drew himself up and
called far help. His son went quick
, ? ja b? asahyaiwi and brought him
to theV house where medical aid soon
reached him. It was thought at
first that his Injuries would prove
ft tel. but st this writing we are In?
formed Mr. Hinds' condition hi
somewhat improved. Evidently the
motive that prompted the asf.r.'ilt
was robbery as aome nineteen or
twenty dollars were taken from hM
person. John Chapman, Mack Car?
olina, negroes, and Stutts Bro'.vd r.
a white man, have been lodged In
Jail charged with the crime. Others
will probably be arrested soon in
connection with the dastardly as?
RESENTS THE ACCUSATION.
Judge of Probate Asks That Senator
Eppe Specify in (Tiarges.
Editor Sumter Dally Item:
Will you kindly allow we space in
your valuable paper to reply to tac
statements of our Honor iblc sen | 01
before our County Hoard of Commis?
sioner* and publlahed In last even?
ing's Item, to the effect that "the
Sumter county officers are spin
more for Incidentals, such as |
ery. office supplies, telephones n \
telegrams than officers In other comi?
As the suggestion rontai tued it
statement Is that the Sumter 00
officials are more extravugunt th n of
flclals of other counties, and as I : n
one of the officials re!h < t d up m !
would ask our worthy ggJM tor to pub*
II ?h any particulars he has In regard
to my office or withdraw he a< ^
tlon as far as I am concerned.
Thos. E. Richardson.
Judge of Probate.
MONEY FOR IIAIUl >HS.
One of the Pork Darrel DIU Kcpor: *d
, to Senate.
Washlnston. Feb. 9.? The i \ tri
and harbors bill tSFfytSfl appnv
tions totaling thirty-eight anjl |
million dollars was today fu\o -
reported to the senate by Cha . o
^etcher of the commerce eorn.r
The bill contains an Increase of >.'?>??
one hundred and thirty'SSVQl Iho.i
aaad over the house bill.
All of the members of tho Bunter
- irity delegation in the house vn' I
against the Rlchey "bono-dry" pro?
hlbltlon bill on its passage thio i h
the house to the senate yesterday.
delegation had previously voted for
the bill before, when it enrried
I>anlels amendement Which ma- j I
HEEKS U-BOAT BASK.
? *i > < ? . i ? %
Baker lloeomnn nds Establishment of
One at Atlunlie Entrance or Big
Washington. Feb. 9.?Immediate
creation of a submarine base at Coco
Solo Point, at the Atlantic entrance
to the Parama canal, was recom?
mended to congress today by Secre?
tary Baker, who asked for $1,500,
000 for the purpose.
The project has been urged by a
Joint army and navy board which re?
ported that a submarine base "is an
essential clement of defense of the
canal zone." Secertary Baker's com?
munication was referred to the ap?
propriations committe which al?
ready is considering various emergen
' cy measures proposed by the adnvn
URGES FARMERS TO PLANT PEA?
Liberal Proposition Made by AiKen
Man at Meeting Held in Barnwcl!.
Barnwell, Feb. 7.?E. B. Gunter, of
the Farmers' Storage Company, ol
Aiken, spoke at a meeting of farmr:?
and merchants here yesterday With ?
view to Interesting the farmers in the
growing of the white Spanish peanut.
, He believes that the peanut will pro
vide the farmers with a valuable sub
j stitute for cotton as a money crop. He
offers to supply the seed up to a cer?
tain amount, to give proper instri c
tions as to the culture, to send his
picking machine to gather the crop In
June, and to pay the farmers the mar?
ket price for their crop. This propo?
sition no doubt will be accepted bv
many of thei farmers. The banks >f
Barnwell will give their cooperation,
and there is little doubt that the
other banks of the county will do
Mr. Gunter will make the same of?
fer at Blackvllle, Allendale, Williston
and Fairfax, and ho expects to have
a thousand acres of Barnwell cour'y
in peanuts. The peanut, being a bi?
tuminous plant, is rich in protoln.
The vines make excellent hay for
horses and cattle, the cake is cxton
eively used for cow feed, and tho oil
is quite as valuable as cotton s >ed
The farmers of Barnwell county i^e
becoming interested In the mam tu . :h
yellow soy bean. They are being
planted quite extensively, and the
Farmers' Ginning company expects In
the near future to erect a plant for
crushing the beans.
The farmers of the county are wak?
ing up, ami EJarnweli expects to be
I ready for the boll weevil when he
I makes his appearance. N
CONDENSED WAR REPORTS
British Gains on Sontme Front Ad?
mitted by Berlin.
New York, Feb. 9.?British gains o.
the Somme front on both sides ol' ihi
Ancre river west of Baupaume h; v
been admitted by Berlin.
It Is officially stated that the Brit?
ish attacked at three points yesterday,
gaining a small amount of ground
London on Wednesday claimed the
capture of the highest points on Sail
ly-Sallllsel hill and a trench near
Paris says German attacks Ir.st
night in the region of Vaux-Les-Pala
meux. southeast of Verdun were re?
Petrograd reports the hilling o
Gen. Kardlnalovski near Brody.
Berlin asserts that the German.'
lost only thirty-four airplanes in Jan
uary while tho Ilusslans, French one"
British lost fifty-five.
BERNSTORFF TO LEAVE WEJl
Plans Complete for German Ainbas^i
dor and His Party to Denan Fol
Citri st iaiiia.
Washington, Feb. io.?Arrange ?
ments have been completed for depar?
ture Wednesday of Count von Bei i
storff end his staff aboard the iteanv
er Fredrick the Eighth for Chi lstinia
The party are to leave Washington fo
New York Tuesday night. It v v
learned that not all of the Germ II
consular agents are to accompany U i
party. TWe German govern men." hi
instructed several consuls to |eav<
for South and Central America.
Oppose* Two-Cent Rate Bill.
Columbia, Feb. 9.?Much time was
consumed in debate of the propo i
prohibition bills In the senate this
morning. Though senltment Is tan?
ning strong toward prohibit on. Strong
current of opinion is to allow redm id
shipments of whiskey into the State.
An unfavorable report was ma le
In the senate today on the propose I
flat two cents railroad rate bill. An
Unfavorable report was also mad.- on
Senator Chrlsteesen's bill to limit to
$00t Oampalgn expenses for State ?>f
Washington, Peb, 9.?Raymond n
Stevens, of New Hampshire, ttni been
nominated by President WUSCH
member of the shipping DOfml c
succeed Bernard .V. Baker, of '
, WAR NEWS CONDENSED. '
?orman Submarines Stink Tliree
Steamers Today?Aeroplane Raids
by British, French and German
New York, Feb. 10.?Three more
steamers, aggregating twelve thousand
two hundred and fifty-eight tons, the
British steamers Mantola and Lulling
ton and the Norwegian steamer Sol
bakken were sunk in today's subma?
rine campaign. Tonnage is greater
than the ten thousand aggregate re?
A Madrid dispatch says an Ameri?
can negro was one of the four sur?
vivors of the British steamer Daunt?
less which was recently torpedoed.
An entente airplane attack or.
Zeebrugge, Germany's naval base In
Belgium is reported through Holland.
German aviators attacked Dunkirk
and Amiens, and French airman raid?
Except for violent bombardments in
tho Verdun section there was little
activity on the various fronts.
SHIP FOR VON BBRNSTORFF.
Scandinavian Liner Will Carry Him to
New York, Feb. 10.?The Scandina?
vian-American liner Frederick VIII
has been given permission by the Co?
penhagen owners to convey Ambassa?
dor von Bernstorff to a Scandinavian
port. The date of the sailing has not
Two American freighters, the Or?
leans and Rochester, the first to clear
since Germany's submarine order be?
came effective, are awaiting the own?
ers' orders to sail today. Both clear?
ed for Bordeaux, but are not painted
with stripes as Germany prescribed.
Neither is armed.
ALLOWS WAR CLAIMS.
House Passes Throe South Carolina
Washington, Feb. 8.?At the in?
stance of Representative Byrnes from
the committee on war claims, the
house has passed the following South
Carolina ifems growing out of the
War Between the Sections; John Dun?
can, Charleston, $8,4 50; Beaver Dam
Baptist church, Marlboro county, $1,
600; Mt Johns Baptist church. Barn*
berg county, $274. ,
. i up
COTTON IN SURGERY.
More Used for Medical Purposes Lost
Washington, Feb. 9.?American
manufacturers ofabsorbent, and mfrdi
icated cotton used 88,221 500-pound
bales In 1916, the census bureau an?
nounced today. This was thirty bales
or 15,000 pounds more than was con?
sumed in 1015. While formerly staple
cotton was purchased for the manu?
facture of surgical cotton, comber
waste now is used to considerable ex?
tent, it was announced.
PLOT IN CUBA.
Havana, Feb. 10.?Aurelio Hevia
secretary of the interior, has notified
the civil and military authorities that
he has received information of a plot
against the government. He reported
that one or more army officers would
A Little Girl Badly Burned.
Elizabeth, 13-year-old daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Turner was ba:lly
burned Tuesday night of last week.
She had undressed for bed and war
standing before the fireplaco when
her night clothes caught on fire. The
flames spread rapidly and before
they could be put out, the little sri-!'c
body was so badly burned that chance
of her recovery is doubtful. She was
carried to the Florence Infi nur. ry
Friday and at last reports was getting
along as well as could he expected.
Inquiry at the infirmary today gave
very little encouragement to the little
girl's friends. Her condition It se?
rious and practically unchanged.
Washington, Feb. 10.?The univer?
sal military training bill was favor?
ably reported to the senate today.
Chairman Chamberlain, of the mili?
tary affairs committee, asked that the
bin go on the calendar. Senator!
Thomas and Brady reserved tho rlgh'
to submit a minority report. The bill
piovides for jix months naval or
military training for all males in tho
year they reach nineteen.
New York, Feb. io.?au informa?
tion concerning the eolarlng of vessels
at custom houses, including their
names is being withheld. OfflclaU
Maid this Is being done for the pres?
ent on orders from Washington. Of
Aotalfl of the Scandinavian line stated
they believed the Frederick VIII
would probably sail Tuesday or Wed?
nesday with the German contingent.
New York. Feb. 10.--Villa with 15,
000 men, thirty cannon and 76 ma?
chine guns is occupying territory
evacuated by Pershlng, according *o
an official communication received
from Villa's brother, HlpolltO Villa, by
John V. Hawos, Villa agent here.
JpASTURKS IMPORTANT FOR I
? _ I
Use of Pastures Enables South to
Make Pork More dies ply than Can
Clemson Colege, Feb. 9.?A bulle?
tin that is recommended to South Car?
olina hog raisers by the extension
livestock specialists of Clemo col?
lege is Farmers' Bulletin 411, "Feed*
ing Hogs in South." This bulletin
may be obtained by farmers from the
Division of Publications, Department
of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. A
summary of the subject is presented
in the bulletin as follows:
1. Hogs can be raised at a profit
in the South, and Southern farmers
should raise more of them.
2. Hogs can not be raised profit?
ably on corn alone.
3. While pork can sometimes be
made at a profit when corn is sup?
plemented with nothing but a con?
centrated feed, still it is not wise
to use concentrated supplements
4. Hogs can be produced cheap?
er when pastures are used along
with the grains than when grains
are used alone. By means of pas?
ture crops pork can be made cheap?
er In the South than it is possible
to make it in the corn belt.
5. The advantages arising from
the use of pastures are:
Pork costs only one>-third to one
half as much when pastures are
used as when concentrated feeds
alone are used.
The soils are Improved very ma?
terially as a result of growing le?
gumes for hogs and feeding extra
grains to the animals.
The crops harvested (through the
hogs) without danger of loss from
rains and without expense.
The hogs are under favorable
health conditions; therefore, losses
from disease will be lessened.
TO HEAD ROLL WEEVIL FIGHT.
G. E. Anderson, Federal Farm Expert,
Elected by Clemson College to Push
Columbia, Feb. 9.?Q. E. Anderson,
an expert on the boll weevil, now em?
ployed by the United States depart?
ment of agriculture In laboratories in
Ikvulsiana, has been elected by the
?trustees of Clemson college to take
Charge of the work in South Carolina.
The'trustees have authorized "ttfhe
opening of field laboratories in - the
border counties of this State.
?5*413 announcement was made by
flLM. Riggs, president of Clemson
Bg?gj^wito__wj?^ ln^ today
an business. Mr. Anderson is a grad?
uate of Clemson college and has been
engaged In the federal service for sev?
; A campaign against the boll weevil
will be launched early In the spring
in Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper, Barn
well, Aiken and Edgefleld counties by
the United Sttaes farm demonstra?
NAVY SEEKING MEN.
Recruiting Agents Instructed to List
Additional 25,000 as Soon a* Pos?
? Washington, Feb. 9.?Navy recruit?
ing agents have been instructed
immediately to list 23,000 additional
While tho current naval bill au?
thorized a peace strength of 71.000
men, it carried appropriations for
considerably less since the department
had estimated that not more than
10,000 recruits above the number
necessary to replace men discharged
could be found.
Officials have been encouraged by
recruiting returns, however, which
have brought the actual strength up
to nearly 58,000 men already.
In the event of war probably the
first act of the president will be to au?
thorize the enlistment of the maxi?
mum war time strength of 87.000.
Probably this could be quickly accom?
plished by ft provision in the de?
partment's regulations permitting vol?
unteers to enlist for the duration of
WOULD CLOSE DOVE SEASON.
Bill to Prohibit Shooting of Birds
Killed in House.
(By Joe Sparks.)
Columbia, Feb. 10.?"Turtle doves"
were debated by the house of repre
senttalves this morning, and the bill
calling for a closed season was com?
mitted to the penitent'-iry committee
for safe keeping. The bill prohibited
killing or catching of turtle doves be?
tween approval and 1920. Tho com?
mitment means the killing of the
Lee County Home I>omoi\sti at ion
Miss Maude Williams hss been ap
Inted demonstration agent for the
Jirls* club for Lee county. She got
back last week from Winthrop where
she had been attending the special
course for one month, given to all
county agents. She entered upon her
work on February 1st.?Leader and
GUNS ASKED FOR.
Effort to Be Made to Arm American
Washington, P. A. S. Franklin, pres?
ident of the International Mercantile
Marine tormally applied to the navy
department today for guns to arm
the passenger steamships of the Amer?
President Franklin's request states!
that the company has been unable to
purchase guns. It is indicated that
the navy department, although oppos?
ed to the convoy of American mer?
chantmen, favors furnishing the mer?
chantmen with defense guns. Inas?
much as the government recognized
the naval stores as the only supply
of naval guns, it held that obtaining
guns from that source would not al?
ter the private character of the ship.
It is officially stated that the navy de?
partment has a considerable number
of the old model three to six inch
guns available for arming merchant?
men. The question of obtaining a
crew is more difficult. The navy op?
poses withdrawing men from active
service to serve aboard merchantmen.
I While ship owners prefer that the
navy directly place the guns aboard
the merchantmen, the government
prefers to indirect sale or loan of such
Senator LaFollette introduced a res?
olution making it unlawful for Amer?
ican ships to be armed during peace.
SPAN NELL FOR MURDER.
Case to be Brought in Another Texas
County After One Acquittal.
San Angelos, Texas, Feb. 11.?
Harry J. Spannell, charged with kill?
ing Lieut. Col. M. C. Butler at Alpine,
Texas, last July, will be tried on April
9 at Coleman, Coleman county, ac?
cording to word received here today.
Spannell was recently acquitted on a
charge of killing his wife. Butler
and Mrs. Spannell were shot to death
in Spannell's automobile and Span?
nell was indicted for the double kill?
ing. The cases were brought here on
change of venue from Brewster coun?
ty and Spannell's trial for killing But?
ler was transferred to Coleman coun?
ty after Spannell's acquittal on the
charge of killing blr. wife.
TO ISSUE LIFE OF ANDERSON.
Senate Sends to House Bill Providing
That State Purchase 400 Copies.
Columbia, Feb. 10.-?Senator R. D.
. Eppal.-bill to appropriate $300 with
which to purchase 400 copios of a life
of "Fighting Dick Anderson," now in
process of preparation, was sent to
the house yesterday morning. The
biography is being prepared by Gen.
C. Irvine Walker of Summerville and
the books are to be distributed among
the libraries of the pbulic schools and
colleges of the State by the State su?
perintendent of education. This work
has been fostered by the United
Daughters of the Confederacy and the
United Confederate Veterans. Gen.
Anderson received a sword for his gal?
lant service in the Mexican war, which
sword was again unsheated in the
service of the Confederacy from 1861
APPROVE REVENUE MEASURE.
Democratic Senators Virtually Com?
Washington, Feb. 10.?Democratic
senators virtually completed approval
of the administration revenue bill at
a caucus tonight. The remaining sec?
tions will be considered at a meeting
tomorrow afternoon so that the bill
may be brought into the senate early
The caucus lasted until nearly
midnight and there were many
speeches attacking various sections
of the bill but in the end the measuro
came through virtually as it passed
the house. A number of amendments
to change the provision for an excess
profits tax were defeated but others
are to be voted on tomorrow.
A substitute revenue raising plan
presentee by Senator Overman of
North Carolina proposing that the
entire prospective treasury deficit
be provided for with a bond i.esue also
I was rejected but the caucus approv
I ed an amendment recommended by
j the senate finance committee for is
I suance of $60,000,000 of refunding
I bonds to replace bonds of the Span
I ish-Amer^an war period.
I Senator Underwood's amendment
for a reduction in the tax on oleo?
margarine from 10 cents to 2 cents
a pound was referred to the finance
committe, which is expected to ap*
8UMTKR COTTON MARKET.
Oerreeted Daily by
HARDY & CO.. Cotton Buyer*
Good Middling 16.
Strict Middling 16 7-8.
Middling 16 3-4.
Srict Low Middling 15 1-2.
Low Middling 15.
Corrected Daily by
ERNEST FIELD, Cotton Buyer, j
Good Middling 16.
Strict Middling 16 7-8.
Middling 15 3-4.
Srict Low Middling 16 1-2.
Low Middling 16.' )
Staple cotton 20 to 23c. '?: j
Revised estimates place the amount
of standing merchantable timber in
the United States at approximately
2,767 billion board feet. Of this
[ amount 1,464 billion board feet, or
63 per cent, of the total, Is in Cali?
fornia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho
During the past fiscal year there
were constructed on the National For-'
cats 227 miles of new road... 1,97 S
miles of trails, 2,124 miles of tele?*
phone line, 89 miles of tire lines, 81
lookout structures, 40 bridges, 222
miles of fence, 545 dwellings, barns
and other structures, 17 corrals, and
202 water improvements.
Since the passage in 1912 of the
act providing funds for land classifi?
cation, and as a direct result of the
classification work, a total of 13,477,*?
781 acres has been eliminated from
the National Forests. This includes
an elimination of approximately 6,w
800,000 acres of land from the Chu
gach National Forest in Alaska, which
embraced lands of low value for any
purpose other than mining.
Gives a dollar's worth of real e?rvice for
every dollar deposited here
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
The Oldest Banking Institution in the County
NEW ORLEANS. LA. $23 25
MOBILE. ALA. $19.05
PENSACOLA. FLA. $18.45
Round-Trip Tickets will bo sold from SUMTER
at the fares shown above by the
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
The Standard Railroac* ? The S>uth
For all trains from
FEBRUARY 12 io 19 Inclusive
Limited, returning, until midnight of Maroh 2nd, but limit may
be extended until March 19th, by depositing tickets with Special
Agent by March 2nd, and upon the payment of $1.00 at time of de
Proportionate fares from all other stations. Children half fare.
Liberal ??top over privileges.
For further particulars, sleeping car reservations, etc., call on
O. V. FLAYER, Ticket Agent. Sumter, S. C.