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; iilMul at ifce PoaoBw at Samser, &
Sergeants Lewis L. Bradham and
J ohn Sibert have received commis
sions as lieutenants and have been
ttfaosferred from Camp Jackson to
- Mrsi W. C. King has received news
that, her son, Sgt. Joel G. King, head*
quarters'company, 118th Infantry,
who was gassed on September 28, is
xfoV'much better, and has been trans
ferred from the British hospital at
Rouen to an American hospital in
London for special, eye treatment.
.' Miss Katie McKiever, mention of
whose safe arrival overseas was made
yesterday is in the Red Cross service
and not in the Y. M. C A. work as
Mrs. W. A- Weinrich, of Columbus,
Qhio, is" the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. Chas. W. McGrew, of Bennetts
riileV is spending a few days in town.
- - Miss1 Annie May Lide left this
morning for North, S. C, to be with
h^r^ brother, JIr. L. B. Lide, who has
illness in. his family.
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Real Help for the Boys "Over There/'
The most efficient service to the
boys in pur great fighting machine is
the consideration of first importance.
This result can he obtained only when
all of the .organizations qualified to
help, work in a spirit of closest co
operation. There must be no dupli
cation of effort, no overlapping and
no unnecessary expenditure of per
sonal service or money. Each ounce
of strength, each dollar must be made
to perform its fullest function. The
fact that all of these splendid organ
izations have come together in a co
operative financial campaign is the
best assurance of the accomplish
ment of .the desired result in the
field. May it not also happen that
working side by side and seeing eye
to eye as they will, there will grow up
a^spirit of greater ? Mer?nce, of bet
ter understanding and of more gen
uine sympathy between the various
groups thus represented ?
Every man and woman in this great
land is of necessity interested in these
organizations and desires to support
them loyally, with service where pos
sible, also financially. For these
Splendid soldiers of our who have al
ready been conducting themselves
with such magnificent courage, such
unselfish patriotism on the other
Bide, are" not the government's sol
?ersi but the people's soldiers. They
are the sons, the brothers, the lovers
of'every home throughout the na
ipzL They are your boys and mine.
They are giving their all. The most
we can do to bring them cheer and
comfort and inspiration, to help them
to he strong and clean physically,
^??-minded morally and pure spirit
ually is little'at best, and those who
--4??r to--participate to -the f?llest, ex
tent possible ih tfils service to the
young manhood of the country are
dwarfing their own. lives and losing
an opportunity and a privilege of
which- nothing else can take the
With unparalleled generosity men
and women from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, .in the North and in the South,
have volunteered to help in these
.great enterprises, and they have
given their money with a lavish hand.
Vastly larger sums of money are now
needed, and there is no limit to the
demand for personal service.?From
"Service to Our Soldiers and Sailors,"
by JohiT D. Rockefeller, Jr., in the
American Review of Reviews.
Bulbtic Schools to Reopen on Next
The public schools of the city will
reopen on next Monday at the usual
hoth*. Attention is called to the
message to the patrons of the schoo
to be found elsewhere in these col
The Service of Mankind.
\_Durihg the week in which Presi
dent. Wilson officially declared that
our. nation was in a state of war,
C?inmander Evangeiine Booth
offered to the federal government the
total" force and equipment of the Sal
vation Army of America.
"The motive of this offer," she
say's, "was 'the fundamental spirit
from which the Salvation Army was
conceived and by which it exists?
the spirit of service to mankind."
,It is a good phrase to remember in
the coming United War Work Cam
paigh?"The spirit of service to
It is the spirit that is actuating all
the seven allied organizations, the Y.
M*. C. A. the Y. W. C. A., the Nation
al* Catholic War Council and Knights
bf Columbus, the Jewish Welfare
Board, the' American Library Asso
ciation the War Camp Community
Service and the Salvation Army.
Secretary H. L. Tisdale of the Sum
ter County Fair states that he has
only a few booths left that can be
rented to manufacturers or other?
who may wish to make an exhibit at
tlie Fair for advertising purposes.
Those who desire booths should not
wait' until'the last day before the
fair opens and then expect to be ac
commodated. As there will be nc
State Fair this year the county fairs
are the only opportunity that ex
hibitors will have to display theit
wares and the Sumter county fair
will be one of the bestt hat they wil7
have to select from.
t Gotton Market
P. G. BOWMAN, Cotton Buyer.
(Corrected Daily at 12 o'clock Noon).
Good Middling 29.
Strict Middling 28 3-4.
Middling 28 1-2.
Strict Low Middling 27.
NEW YORK COTTON MARKET.
Open nigh Low Close Close
Dec . . 30.07 30.07 28.80 29.45 29.80
Jan . . 29.35 29.18 27.93 2?.78 29.2f
Mch . . 28.90 28.71 27.50 28.40 2S.75
CITED FOR BRAVERY.
Anthony Ballard, Colored, of Sumter,
Rewarded by French Government.
I Anthony Ballard, a Sumter county
negro, who, until drafted in Febru
ary, was in the employ of the Sum
ter Lighting Company, has won
distinction for bravery in France and,
with several other members of his
i company has been cited in official or
ders and given a cash reward.
In a letter to his wife he enclosed
an official copy of the order which is
In his letter he states that he was
the first member of the. 371st In
fantry to put his hand on a German,
and that he came out without in
jury, as did Calvin Durant, Harry
Johnson and Jake Grant. Jake Dar
gan and Jimmie Jerdon were wound
ed, but they will get well.
The official order is as follows:
Mode de Service.
H. Q., September 11, 1918.
I take pleasure in most heartily
complimenting 1st Dt. J. B. Given,
Sergeants Ballard and Duncan, Cor
porals Logan and Schaw and Privates
Grant and Green of H. Company 371st
R. I. U; S. for the capture they made
of a Prussian N. O. O. in the ene
my lines, in the night of September
Lieut. Given and his detachment
are entitled to the greatest credit
for the way this operation was plan
ned, studied, managed and carried
out. This operation should be set
as an example to all.
It took place in the following way:
(1) A German listening post was
(2) A careful study of the means
of communication of this L. P. with
the rear and of the habits and cus
toms of the personnel of this L. P.,!
(3) A deep incursion was made
into the enemy lines in order to set j
an ambush on the communicating
trenches of this post
(4) This ambush patrol was made
up four nights in succession.
(5) When sound of approaching
foot steps was heard, all crouched
down and then pounced on the on
(6) The prisoner put up a staunch
resistance but was overcome and
brought back into our lines without
the attention of the German listening
posts being aroused.
The complete success of this small
operation is a further proof of what
can be expected from patrols and
their leaders when they are animated
with the spirit of thoroughness,
perseverance, cool mindness, decision,
discipline energy and courage, all
qualities required from patrollers.
The General Coybzt,
Cdg. the 157th E. I.
Headquarters 371st Infantry,
September 17th, 1918.
1. The French govenment has
very generously awarded to the pa
trol that made the successful coup
?e main on September TOtb. the sum
of one thousand ClvOOO) francs. This.
amount, of course, establishes no
precedent but is in recognition ol
the brilliant work of the patrol that
accomplished its mission without loss
and without expense to the govern
ment. The 1,000 francs will be
divided as follows: i
650 francs to the fraction pene
trating the enemy's lines and making
the actual capture.
350 francs to the fraction remain
ing to cover the withdrawal.
2. The regimental commander
wishes to make known to the patrol
and to the command his great sat
isfaction and appreciation of the ac
complishment of the men who pen
etrated the enemy's lines. He also
wishes to express his appreciation of
the part played by Lt. J. L. Nelson
and the other members of the patrol.
3. This memorandum will be pub
lished to the entire command at
the first retreat formation after re
By order of Colonel Miles.
George L. Blossom, -
Captain, 371st Infantry, U. S., Ad
With the Colors in France,
October 15; 1918.
My Dear Cousin:
This you will know that your most
kind and pleasing letter has been re
ceived, and with much gratitude and
affectionate pleasure, read.
I would have written you ere this
time but I was direct on the firing
line, where we were in one of the
greatest drives known in the history,
of the war. Yes we went over the
top. I say we because Rev. Brogdon's
son (Little Chappell Brogdon) is
helping me to write this letter, as we
want you to know just what you ali
can expect of us, by the work we are
We went over the top in perfect
order; many were left on the bloody
battlefield, but by the help of God we
made it over and back safe. We were
in the drive eight days; sometime it
seemed that life was impossible, but
one who giveth life?God, was with
us, and the victory we went to win,
was won; but it took hard fighting.
Yet we put the Germans to flight,
didn't give them time to move their1
We feel sure now of victory and 1
am praying to that end, for after all
it takes prayers to win. All we ask
you to do is pray for us. You must
be sure and pray for us.
You must be sure and get that pa
trol list from my wife, and after you
have finished with it give it back to
her, that is after you have published
I was the first man in the regiment
to lay hands on a German. Write any
time for I don't have time to do much
writing. I went from home a privat'
and am now a sergeant.
I am very truly your cousin.
Sergt. Anthony Ballard.
Pursuant to an order of his Honor
Judge Earnest Moore, the regular far
term of Court which was scheduled
to convene on November 11th. 15? 18.
has been postponed until Monday, No
vember 25th, 1918 at 10 o'clock A. M.
H. L. Scarborough.
Clerk of Court
Sumter, S. C. j
REPUBLICANS HAVE HOUSE.
SENATORIAL RACE CLOSE IN
NEW MEXICO, MICHIGAN
I With Trio of Seats Still to Be Detcr
! mined Democrats Stand One Behind
in Upper Body?Final Result May
Washington, Nov. 6.?With control
of the house of representatives in the
hands of the Republicans by a ma
jority of 16 and probably more the
attention of the country tonight was
centered on contests in the three
States, Michigan, Idaho and New
Mexico, which will decide whether
the Democrats shall lose control of
the senate as well.
At midnight returns from five con
gressional districts were missing in
Montana, New Mexico and South Da
Without them, however, he Repub
! licans have 234 seats in the house?
j 16 more than1 the 218 votes necessary
[ for a> majority.
The Democrats on the face of those
I returns had 195 seats and if the five
missing districts were to be conceded
to them they still would lack 18 votes
of the number necessary to control
Tonight's returns show plainly that
Speaker Clark instead of being de
feated, as was reported, has been re
elected by a substantial majority.
The contests which will decide the
political complexion of the senate
were very close. As the senate stands
without a decision in these contests j
there are 46 Democrats and 47 Re- i
In Michigan the race between Hen- j
ry Ford and Truman H. Newberry j
was so close that it was said an offi- i
cial count might be required to de-1
cide the winner. Both parties were j
claiming the seat.
In New Mexico where Republicans
are claiming the election of Senator
Fall by a majority of 1,000, at least j
not a single county had reported I
In Idaho, where 74,000 votes out
of an estimated total of 95,000 had
been counted, Senator Nugent, the:
Democratic candidate for reelection, j
was leading Frank R. Gooding, tibfcj
Republican candidate by little more j
than 300 votes. The result is in |
With the house firmly in the hands j
of the Republicans control of the sen-1
ate is more important than ever to j
the Democratic administration. If the,
administration can retain control o: j
the senate it can in a large measure j
check the activities of a Republican j
house. It is doubly important to j
the national administration because
of the part which the constitution j
assigns to the senate in the ratilica- j
tion of the peace treaty which will
end the world war.
In the senate reposes the p;e- j
rogative of ratifying any treaties'
which the president would make.
Republicans made one of their;
campaign arguments on the conten- |
tion that a Republican senate should
be elected to participate in the work j
of making peace. The Democratic i
administration on the other hand con- j
tends that the negotiation of treaties j
is wholly the function of the execu- j
tive branch and that the senate's!
part is to ratify them.
With the senatorial returns sti i = I
missing from Michigan, Idaho and j
New Mexico, the figures showed tha: |
the Republicans had lost one?thru j
of Senator Weeks of Massachusetts: !
while the Democrats had lost si*. I
The senators who will be retired are j
Shafroth of Colorado. Saulsbury , o: j
Delaware, Lewis of Illinois, Thomp- i
son of Kansas, Wilfly of Missouri and j
Hollis of New Hampshire.
Red Cross Notice.
All those who have received tin
labels for Christmas packages to be!
sent overseas will please call at Red J
Cross headquarters for the boxes.
Those wishing to send Christmas I
presents to the navy will have to pro- !
cure, their own boxes.
Do not forget that the boxes must
be ready by November J5th.
FOR SALE?A tract of 104 acres of i
land in Lee County, two miles fro::; j
Heriott's Cross Roads (Wo od row j
Depot on the Seaboard Air Line) ?
on the public road to Camden
formerly known as the McCathern I
place, adjoining on the North and '?
East Mrs. LaRush Heriott's land !
and on the South H. E. McCathern. I
being in Spring Hill township. This j
is good clay land with first class \
two story residence, barns, etc., ;
and a tenant settlement. Address :
for particulars P. O. Box 328',
Sumter, S. C._ j
7 PER CENT NEW MEAL?Foi I
prompt shipment; also blood, high i
grade tankage, potash, acid phos j
ground phos. rock and ground .lim- j
stone. Call or write us for prices i
Souhern Brokerage Co., Sumter j
& C._I_ j
WANTED?To buy several carload: |
of wood. See me at once. J. P.
BEESWAX WANTED?Any quahtit}
large or small Am paying besi
cash price. See rne if you have
any. N. G. Osteen._
FOR SALE:?F. O. B. cars, Cam;
Jackson, stable manure; very littlt
straw. Car load lots only. Chemi
cal and Fertilizer value rated ver}
high by Clemson college. A. A
Strauss, Sumter, S. C.
Geo. H. Hurst,
] Undertaker and Embalmer s
Prorrpt Attentin to 0: and
At J. 0. CRAIG Old Stand, N. Vain
I UUUCfc. Minht 201
Don't you want the Boy's
outfit to be right for the cold
If you do, call and let us
The "American Boy" and
"Dubbelbilt" line of Suits and
Overcoats for this winter.
They are everything the heart
could wish for in Clothing for
A beautiful line of Mackin
aws and Raincoats ready for
Boy's Shoes, Boy's Hose*
Boy's Shirts, Boy's Caps, and
all other Clothing necessary to
make the Boy comfortable
for the Winter.
We can please you.
The Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes
19th, 20th, 21st,
3 TUe Smith Greater Shows have been booked to:
furnish the Carnival attraction at the Fair this
year and a better selection could not have been
made. They wintered in Sumter last season and
our people know them.
<I Everything is being done to have grounds and
exhibits all ready for Tuesday, Nov. 19th, and no
pains are being spared to make it a big success. .
I Premium Lists can be had by applying to the
Secretary, Mr. H. L Tisdale.
% If you have anything good in the various de
partments send it in for exhibition.
(| In 1 he Poult ry Department, Mr. R. L. Simmonds,
of Charlotte, N. G, will act as judge. See A. H.
Wilder for entry blanks..
Remember the Date:
II 21st, 1918
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