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Mrs. B. J. Qrter hat returned aftoi
?pending two weeks in Manning witti
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Sanders and Dr
and Mm. W. A. Alston of Hagoo<J
were visitors to the city today.
Messrs. E. B. Reinsert, V. E. Keeli
?T Rernbert spent awhile In the cltv
Ost R. M. Cooper, of Wlsacky, wr?
* visitor to the city Friday after
lr. J. R. DuPre, of Plsgsh, spent
if In Sumter.
Mr. J. C. Dunbnr, of Daliell. was
ip the city on Saturday.
Dr. W L, Potent will be the guest
?I Mrs. Alston Stubbe during his stay
Mi Mm city.
Mrs. E. H. Rhame. Jr., Is visiting
r. Mrs. H. M. Meadors In 8a
Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh. Jr..
M#t this morning for Albemarle, N.
C, after spending Sunday with their
aowowts, Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. Walsh has been spending some
?Jess suiting her parents, in John?
ston, pjl C. Mr. Walsh Is connected
w-lth the Ely Construction Company
Mr. B. H. Rhame. Jr.. has tone to
Chicago on business connected with
rtamtor Electricsl Company.
Vivian M. Moses of New York
relatives in the city.
Mm I. A. Ryt ten berg returned thle
from Mow York, where she
been for some time.
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THE new* PROM egypt.
BvaWty All muled by Cold, bat
Si Reg Tfurt?- Personal Men
>t, March 11.?After a long,
?poll of wet weather the sun !s
sMfnltfg again much to ths delight of
Me farmers. Who are very much be
?rnd with their work. Very little
ploughing has been done as yet. The
recent cold weather killed very near
hjr all of the oats, but did not kill the
Wheat. Nearly every farmer^je has
1* A. White, L. H. White and J. W.
ROgglns attended court In Btshopville
I. C. Mclaod spent Monday In
w_ T. MeXeod and Frank Boykln
it Tuesday In Columbia.
Mr. J. M. Bourne of Georgetown
?tatted relatives here last week.
Mrs. L. H. White of this place is
Vlstftng nor parents at Boring Hill
A box copper will be given at the
Rook Mill school house next Friday
? night for the benefit of the school.
Mrs. W T. McLood has returned
home after a few days stay with par
lasts, Mr. and Mrs, Joss McLeod, at
The health of the community Is un
Pleas Court Jurors.
The court of common pleas con?
venes tn fhimter March 21th with
Judge It. W. Memmlnger of Charles?
ton presiding. There sre quite a num?
ber of important cases to come up
for trial at this time:
J. A. Boykln,
John Hayns worth,
T. T. Walsh.
J. F. Bland.
O. W. Bradford,
P. M. Pitta,
W. ti Williams,
W. J. Lawrence,
f*. W. Young.
M. W. Cats.
W. A. McDanlel.
H. C. Mayee,
f>. P. Bp parson.
S. W. Truluck,
R. Walker Brlce.
M. C. Mayes.
A. M. Davis,
E. B. Dowry.
O. R. Folley,
J. at. Rsrlot.
J. A. Rom.
J. M. Godding*.
R. R. Hope,
G M. Zetgler.
B. D. Boyett.
T. R. Hlnson. Jr.,
Ik W. Whrren,
W. T. Brown,
W. D. Truluck,
C. L. Hugglns.
U B. LeGrand,
W. T. Green.
London, Mereh 1*.?Most newspa
pers think the fell of Bagdad 1? ?
svsn greater significance for the ef?
fect It hi expected to have on Oerrnnr
alma than for its value In restoring
British prestige In the eyes of th<
Mohammedan world with the eaptur?
of the terminus df Berlin to Bngdnc
raff road. This railroad is taken fron
FEDERAL BANK EXAMINER
SWEARS OUT WARRANT.
Amount Involved About $10,000?
Union National Bank Directors Pro?
tect Bank?Preliminary Waived !>y
Columbia, March 11.?James Al?
bert Carlisle, for several years em
Ployed by the Union National bank,
who resigned a month ago as assist?
ant cashier, has been arrested in Co?
lumbia on u warrant sworn out by
J. William Pole, national bank
examiner, charged with "misappro?
priation of funds of the bank, making
false entries on books with intent to
defraud the bank and to deceive of?
ficers thereof." Mr. Carlisle was ar?
rested Friday and immediately gave
bond in the sum of $4,000. Joseph
Norwood, president of the bank, said
that the shortage would amount to
about $10,500. The bank, he said,
was fully protected, with the excep?
tion of about $1,500. Mr. Carlisle is
a native of Spartanburg county and
has resided in Columbia for several
Following the discovery of the al?
leged shortage, Mr. Carlisle went to
the office of R. BeVerley Sloan, Unit?
ed States commissioner, and surren?
dered. He waived preliminary ex?
amination and will be tried at the
June term of the f?deral district court
Mr. Carlisle was arrested on the
specific charge of violating section
5209, revised statutes, United States.
The statute provides a penalty of not
less than five years nor more than
10 years in the federal prison, if a
conviction Is secured.
Examiner Pole dictated the follow?
"The warrant sworn out by me was
brought about as a result of a recent
examination of the bank. At a meet?
ing of the board of directors of \he
bank, called at the Instance of the
examiner, the matter was officially
laid beofre them, and while the dis?
crepancy does not appear to be at all
extensive,/to make assurances doubly
sure the directors agreed with the ex?
aminer as individuals to make good
any losses whatsoever which mighi
result ii the impairment of cither
the bank's capital or surplus."
Examiner Pole stated, unofficially,
that he regarded the bank as per?
fectly solvent and that the guarantee
of the directors puts "the safety of
any of the bank's creditors beyond
"The shortage, will amount to about
$10,600," said Joseph Norwood, pres?
ident of the bank. "Mr. Carlisle was
under a bond of $5,000. He was at
the head of the Dixie Grocery com?
pany, a wholesale concern, and ha'
in the hands of the bank about $4,00<>
worth of stock of goods. Our lo*:
will not be more than $2,000. Mr
Carlisle resigned as an assistant
cashier of the bank a month ago
when we suspected irregularities."
Mr. Carlisle, as head of the DtXl<
Grocery company, had an office 0?
the fifth floor of the Union Nation ii
bank building. Since leaving the em?
ploy of the bank he had been de?
voting all of his time to the business
LIQUOR MEASURES NOT CON
Attorney General Gives Ruling a* te
State and Federal Whiskey Laws.
Columbia, March 11.?The South
Carolina quart a month law is not ir
conflict with the federal law, accord?
ing to an opinion rendered yesterday
by Thomas H. Peeples. attorney gcu
eral. The opinion, which was given
upon request of the R. L. Bryan com?
pany of Columbia, Is as follows:
"With reference to the preparation
of forms for use for probate judges
under the 'quart a month' act. I beg
to advise that there Is no conflict be?
tween this State statute, approved
February 24, 1917, permitting the
importation of one quart of alcoholie
liquor, containing not more than
50 per cent, by volume of alcoho1
within any one calendar month, for
medicinal purposes, and one gallon of
Wins for religious purposes within
any calendar month, on permits to 1><
Issued by the probate Judge, and thf
act of congress, approved Mnrch ?>
1917, prohibiting the transportation
of such liquors In interstate com?
merce, except for sacramental and
medical purposes into the States
where tho manufacture or sab o'
alcoholic liquors for beverage pur?
poses is prohibited. The forms 01
permits for use by the probate $udg<
should, therefore, be printed and dis?
tributed In accordance with the State
Miss Nell Odom ond Mr. G. L. Jone?
of Sumter were married Sunday af
ternoon at the parsonage of tin
Ornce flaptist church by the pastor.
Hev. J. A. Brunsen. The ceronmny
Was a very quiet event, only a few
witnesses being present.
COURTS TO DECIDE MM.
GIBBES GIVEN LEAVE TO BRING
SUIT TO OUST RICHARSON.
Judge Smith Issues Ofden ? ?Oov. Man?
ning's Aipoiiea to Test Right of
Ricliurrtson in State Office.
Clumbia, March 11.?Wade Hamp?
ton Gibbcs of Columbia, appointed by
Gov. Manning, March 8, chief game
warden, was granted leave yesterday
at Camden by Mendel L. Smith, cir?
cuit judge, to ?'institute such proceed?
ings as he may be advised against Al?
fred A. Richardson," in order that his
rights and those of Mr. Richardson
"with respect to the office of chief
game warden and to the books and
papers appertaining thereto may be
Mr. Gibbes by counsel lodged with
Judge Smith a petition as follows:
"Your petitioner would respectfully
"That he has been appointed and
commissioned chief game warden of
the State of South Carolina, his com?
mission therefor having been duly
signed by the governor and secretary
of State of said State, and dated
March 8, 1917, and that your peti?
tioner has comply with the require?
ments of section 747 of the criminal
code of South Carolina, having fur?
nished bond in the sum of $2,000,
which has been approved by the sec?
retary of State.
"That on tho 25th day of February,
1913, Alfred A. Richardson was ap?
pointed chief game warden of South
Carolina for the term of four years,
having been commissioned in pur?
suance thereof March 7, 1913, and
has, so your petitioner is informed
and believes, administered the office
for said term; that on the 8th day of
March, 1917, your petitioner exhibited
his said commission to said Alfred A.
Richardson and demanded hat he
surrender to your petitioner the said
office and the books and papers ap?
pertaining thereto, which demand
was refused, said Alfred A. Richard?
son taking the position that he was
still chief game warden of South
Carolina and entitled to perform the
duties of said office and to retain the
same, as well as possession of the
books and papers appertaining there?
to, withholding said offlee, books and
papers from your petitioner and con?
tinuing to withhold the same from
"Wherefore, your petitioner prays
that your honor will grant leave unto
your petitioner to institute proceed?
ings, as he may be advised, against
said Alfred A. Richardson, in ordor
that the rights of the parties with
respect to said office, books and
papers may be determined by a court
of this State of competent jurisdic?
tion, as provided by law."
SUPPER FOR JOLLY GYMXS.
The supper last night at the Y. M.
C. A. furnished by the dormitory men
for the Jolly Gymns was a well at?
tended and most enjoyable affair for |
all. There wore quite a number of the
young ladies present, and practical- j
ly all of the dormitory men were on j
hand to make the affair an asupie
The supper was a most delightful
one. Barbecue furnished by Mr. II.
Ia Scarborough was one of the dain?
ties of the supper, which was served
with all of the accessories incidental
to a bounteous and palatable repast.
Mrs. Birehard and Miss Rose direct?
ed the preparing and serving of the
supper in their usual thorough and
At the elosc of the snpper a num?
ber of toasts were proposed by the
young ladies and responded to by til'
men. Upon adjournment to the Y. M.
C. A. parlors a very much appreciat?
ed and pleasing musieal program was
rendered by Misses Pauline Hayn^
worth, Marie Rotholz and Mrs. Mc?
Carthy. Recitations by Mrs. Lebby
afforded much diversion and added
interest to the gathering.
SUMTER COTTON MARKET.
Corrected Bully by
ERNEST Fl FLO, Cotton Ihiyer
Good Middling 18 1-4.
Strict Middling 18 1-8.
Striet liow Middling 17 3-4.
LOW Middling 17 1-4.
Staple cotton 30 to 24c.
Corrected Dally ow
HARBY & CO.. Cotton Buyer*.
Good Middling I* 1-4
Striet Middling 18 1-8.
Strict \AW Middling 17 3-4.
Low Middling 17 1-:.
NEW YORK COTTON MARKET.
Opm nigh Lou elm* ciio
Men ? .11.11 .12 ?21 ,22
May . .18.00 .10 17.93 .92 .S
July . . . 17.85 .90 .72 .12 .ti
Oet . ..10.98 .83 .83 ,8
Dee . 17.0r> .09 10.92 .93 S
CALLED TO MA1UOX CHURCH.
The Rev. W. D. Slrtnx of Concord Ac?
cepts New Work at Marion.
Columbia, March 12.?In a long
distance telephone conversation yes?
terday, the Rev. J. ?K. Goode, pastor
of the Shandon Baptist church, was
advised that the Rev. W. D. Spinx of
Sumter was called yesterday to the
pastorate of the First Baptist church
of Marion. Later in the day the Rev.
Spinx answered that he would accept
the call and would enter upon his du?
ties in Marion early in April.
The Sumter minister was in Colum?
bia throughout last week, directing
the singing in the special meetings
that are being conducted in the Shan?
don church and is favorably known
by many Columbians. He is a resi?
dent of Sumter and has been pastor j
five years of the Graham Baptist!
church, near Sumter.
THE MEANING OF A BIG WORD.
Bo You Know it. Read this Article
Mid learn Something.
Shakespcar was the Coal Oil John- j
ny of English antiquity. It was snid j
that a square meal at his suburban
apartment cost several pounds. It
was a favorite trick of Shakespear's
fliendl to stop him In the Globe the?
atre and beg to be taken home to
dinner, hoping to catch him some
day when he had nolhing but English
ale and dry' toast. "Take me out to
dinner," said Ben Johnson one day,
'?I'll take pot-luck." Shakespear tel?
ephoned out, right before Ren, and
simply said: "Serve dinner for two
in Macbeth room." This room was
superbly decorated, and the dinner
cost many pounds. The secret woe
the word "Macbeth." Old Shake had |
an understanking with the cook when J
he said "Macbeth room" to "just
it's a big thing when one word
stands for all that's good. It saves a |
fellow a lot of hot air. It would take j
columns to tell the praises that have
been showered on Sulferro-Sol by peo?
ple who know what it can do. Bui*
ferro-Sol cures kidney, bladder, Indi?
gestion, stomach and blood troubles. ,
If you have any doubt ,try Bulforro
Sulferro-Sol Is sold and recommend- j
ed by every Druggist in Sumter and
vicinity. Murray Drug Co., State Dis?
Subscribe to The Daily Item. Only
10 cents a week delivered.
DR. POTKAT'S LEOT?RE.
Wake Forest President POttrti out
vantarjBi Which Young Men Should
President William Louis Potcat of
Wake Forest college was the speak?
er Sunday afternoon at the Rex
Theatre to a large and attentive aud?
ience of men, whom he seemed to im?
press most favorably. Mr. Potent*a
address was entitled "The New Pa?
Pointing out the advantages which
were offered ip this day and time to
young men, Dr. Potent urged that
these opportunities be accepted and
the beet possible be made of them.
Last eight I>r. Potent preached at
the First Baptist church and made a
second excellent discourse.
A negro, Edward Dixon, was ar?
rested Saturday lor stealing com f.om
the jail 1 arn, and lodged in jail for
trial. Dixon has been on the gang
An alarm of lire from box 2r> Sat?
urday evening was found by the de
pi rtment, which responded, to be a
woods lire several miles outside of
the city limits, over hack of Morris
To The Planters
of Sumter County
We want you to call upon us before you
buy your Fertilizers this season.
We can and will save you money.
Fertilizer materials are higher propor?
tionately than mixed goods.
It will pay you to talk it over [with us be?
fore you buy.?
HARBY & CO., Inc.,
SUMTER, S. C.
Lumber, Lime, Cement
BUILDING MATERIAL GENERALI-'1*
AND FEED OF ALL KINDS
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Successor!* io Booth' "<hi.ler Lumber & Supply Co.
Goo. Epperson's OSd Stewrvd Opp. Court Houoo
EVERYTHING AT ONE PLACE.
Don't Pass Us When in Town
But Come In and Get Acquaintel With Our Line of
Dresses, Coats and Coat Suits
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TEST US FOR YOUR OWN GOOD
One lot of Silk Dresses Special at $7.48.
One lot of Siik Dresses Special at $9.98. ?
Other extra good values in Taffeta and Crepe
De Chine Dresses from $12.50 to $25.00.
One lot Silk Sport Skirts at $4.98.
A new line of Coat Suits in the Popular Shades
I at from $12.50 to $35.00.
Sport Coats from $5.00 to $20.00.
Crepe De Chine Waist in the Popular Shades
at from $1.98 to $5.00.
A Big Line ol Fancy Colored Goods in New Pattern?.
If you need anything in Slippers or High Boots
it will pay you to get our prices before buying.
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