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(X ?? Sse^cd Ciaas Matter.
; ."W. H. Commander, of Florence
' Ife^t thfe morning- after a visit to hit
son, Mr. J. P. Commander.
Mr! Major Shelley has been accept
?e?:;fOr the Officers' Training Camp
-?nd'^wHl leave for Camp Fremont,
NS^ornia, November 18th.
Miss Inez King has returned tc
Lake City to resume her work in the
music department of the school there.
? From ^e Daily Item, Nov. 11.
Mrs. vT^iam Yeadon died today at
nooaR after an illness of several days.
The funeral services will be held
at the house at 3.30 o'clock Tuesda>
: Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Tennant died
at .4 .o'clock this morning at the
h^jme of her nieces, the Misses Gib
son, ;after a short illness. The funer
al. tv^1u be .held from, the residence,
?&p^;3ft^oiia street at 10.30 o'clock
tomorrow morning, interment at the
eeaaetery at 11 o'clock.
TWO JXTERESTTNG LETTERS
Suggestions That Should Serve to In
sure the Workers in Tfee United
War Work Campaign.
District Chairman. S. U. Edmunds,
^-ot ..the United War Work Campaign
reeefVed today the two letters .that
follow.^ They should prove of very
^ , gjf^at .^interest just at this time:
. "- -"Mr.WlHiam ~D. Melton offers
trophi' ofvajdesk set of AlHed silk
<hOTrto -the District first raising its
quota, and authorizes you to offer a
??IlBSftr trophy to be furnished by
"him :tx> the county in your Distric:
that goes over the top first.
:'Mt. Egan, Chairman of the South
eastern ? Department, offers a State
'". to the State which first repots
ilte??anta the raising -of its quota,
-i?jff - a United States flag to the State
?which "over-subscribes its quota in the
largest $er cent.
<rSTou have already had notice that
iiuts -were to "be named in France af
ter. ..thfe first ten States subscribing
, ? therr quota.
. T am sure:
"1st: You will want the name of
South Carolina to be one of the
^2nd. Ton will want South Caro
lina's emblem to be on the State flag
**3rd. You will agree with me thai
w% ought to have a United States
"4th. You will "Want to claim the
- foul's for the success of the cam
"A. A. Protzman,
? ,.. "State Director."
.-; "On the eve of the great United
War Work drive, We desire to ex
press 'our complete confidence in you
and your associates and to tell you
that we?appreciate heyond measure
t&e splendid work you have already
accomplished in preparing for this
P^-ia your section. Tou will be
to know that from every
i^xtf the country, despite the
we face, there comes as
surances that the goal of $250,000,00e
w^H^ -reached. It will give you par
v tieuiar pleasure to know that prac
- tically every county in the South
eastern Department has assured us
that a B?rge oversubscription may be
?' ?"We cannot emphasize to you too
&*ongly The fact that, if peace is as
tar?a tomorrow, the seven agencies
interested will be compelled to put on
fwft? as Mg a program for a period
of at least eighteen months as has
oeisSS carried on in the past.
"The real 'job is now in your hands
and hoth here and at headquarters in
New York, we look with confidence
to you to rally our people to the fact
that the hearts of our boys will be
made glad as result of your work.
" *Wlth kindest regards,
"John J. Eagan,
"R. H. Kmg,
SOVlHERN NEGRO'S STATUS AF
Reconstruction Era Following Close
<8t World Conflict to Demand Sec
tion's Best Thought for Proper So
hsftSon. ^Professor at Virginia Mili
**Sry Institute Suggests Work for
<lBy J. C. Hemphill.)
-jLfter the present war is over and
the peace of the world has been re
stored, there will follow inevitably a
long period of reconstruction. There
- mast be many readjustments?eco
nomic readjustments, affecting the
ownership of property* the acquisition
of wealth, the ownership and man
agement of public utilities, the regula
tion of private initiative; constitution
al readjustments, affecting the most
' cherished theories of government;
1 legislative readjustments, affecting
the'enactment, administration and in
' terpretation of the laws; political re
??dj?stments, affecting the rights of
citizenship and the conditions of suf
frage. The Just solution of all these
... Jsroblems will require the exercise of
? the ^wisest and most far seeing states
manship and to such solution the
genius of "the country will be challeng
ed. 'One of the most difficult of the
??B?es that must be dealt with, frank
ly and fairly, will be the status of the
negro?not his strictly racial and so
cial relations, which he must deter
mine for himself, but his political
status in the country at large and
^ittletrlarly in the Southern States.
The people of the South know what
reconstruction means when it is di
rected by well meaning fanatics, un
balanced Samaritans, and power lov
??' fihg politicians. The horrors of the
reconstruction period in the South
Were burned into the very soul of i?s
people and in the new reconstruc
tion that Will follow the present strug
gle the people of the South?and par
- tfcs?arly the white people?must
. Uk? tht initiative. Sensible of the
infatntms- coursB"at the managers ov|
the first reconstruction and its bittet !
results and adapting the language o!
the president, they might very well
say: "We do not think the samt
thoughts or speak the same language
In round figures there are 11,000,
000 negroes in the United States pi
whom 9,000,000 live in the South. The
problem belongs to the South anc
must be settled by the South?the
white South and the black South
working together and in the spirit oi
exact justice between the races.
The question is pressing itself foi
consideration in advance of the time
when it must be settled, and man}
thoughtful men among the leaders oi
Southern public opinion are alread>
giving serious attention to the sub
ject. At a recent meeting of the
Fortnightly Club of Lexington, Va.,
the question was discussed in a pa
per read by Col. J. M. Patton, profes
sor of modern languages in Jhe Vir
ginia Military Institute, the great
school of the Southern soldier made
famous by Stonewall Jackson. Colone.
Patton's address was based largely
upon conversations with his brother,
the Rev. R. W. Patton, who has mad*,
a sympathetic study of the subject
contending that "there must be a re
adjustment along lines different from
efforts formerly tried to adapt, th.
negro to circumstances and environ
ment and to place upon him a revalu
ation as a member of human society.
The revaluation of things, ideals anc
persons is being forced upon all peo
ples by the sacrifices and blood anc
self abnegation of the world. Nom
calls for a graver consideration and t
fairer judgment than that which w<.
of the South must inevitably fac.
when the war is over. If man's mos.
precious gift, life itself, counts fo
nothing in comparison with, as We
learn, the principles of democracy
when sons and fathers, including th?.
negro, are giving their lives?not t
say joyfully, but deliberately and un
grudgingly, when mothers, including
the negro mothers, commit thei:
sons* lives ungrudgingly, also ti.
their country's cause?that of de
mocracy, it may naturally be aske
what is the value of this democrac.
compared with their precious lives'.
We know the value of lives, what
then, must be the value of that de
mocracy for which the exchange i.
"The disintegration of the nation
al life of the Jews at the time of th*.
coming of Christ was due to the fac.
that in the supreme hour of their na
tional history they failed to recogniz
their true responsibility; that the
doom Christ pronounced from th
Mount was due to the fact that the}
failed to recognize the day of thei:
importunity; that they insisted upon
keeping the divine revelation as i
provincial and national asset rathe.
:han as a boon to be shared with tht
After sketching briefly the war.
hat have been waged for freedon.
jince the human race was divided int..
ribes and nations and kingdoms ant
ne never ceasing struggle for tin.
imancipation of man from the domi
lation of force. Colonel Patton sah
iiat the War Between the States it.
iie United States was the greates
contest that had then been waged fo.
;he preservation of the principles c
"reedom and that now the struggle
lad been renewed on the blessed field
>f France. "The black man," he said
'was called upon in the War Betwee:
:he States and right nobly did he de
fend his master's family in the Soutl
and provide for it. But in this worb
war we find standing at our sides th>
supposedly weaker or backwart
races, lending their strength to pre
serve the ancient traditions of ou.
race. *Thou shalt not see my faco c;
the hilltops of freedom, except th:
brother be with thee.' He is not oru}
the black man from the French col
onies, the German colonies, the dark
er races of India, but the negro o
the South. <^ne in nine is the ne? o
He not only gives his labor in th;
fields of peace in war work behind th<
lines and at home, but 200,000 of then
wear the uniform of the United St-.tt*1
army. Again, he stands one in nin<
when the roll is called?an arm:
larger than either side had in th<
War Between the States in any bat
tie. Thousands volunteered. Whei
peace is declared these negro mei
will return proud of their achieve
ments and conscious of the fact thai
they offered themselves in the cause
of freedom; many thousands will havt
made the supreme sacrifice, the las
full measure of devotion to then
country as with their fellow whiti
soldiers?the Aanglo-Saxons, the lead
ers and teachers of the meaning o
freedom. They should naturally ex
pect to be full sharers in the fruit;
of victory and partners in the glorie:
of triumphant peace?a heritage
justly claimed. They will seek fo:
themselves and their children, ant
rightly so, not social equality but po
litica)'-and educational opportunity
They Xd.ll demand education and?po
litic A justice. We have proclaime;
the salvation of the oppressed na
tions of Europe?what shall we do fo:
the negro of the South? This is t
very serious question, and one tha
we must face. Shali they not havt
equal opportunity? To deny the de
mand would be to belie our faith v.
democracy as the solution of th<
world's ills and to spit upon th<
cherished ideals of the past ant
"Every being of whatever fact j
must be given the opportunity to en j
joy the life of freedom. The Ameri- j
can Church Institute for Negroes fos '
tered by the Episcopal Church ha:
begun a crusade in this direction * *- |
While education may be the function j
of the State, the heart of the negro j
I as of the white man, is not reachec J
I by academic education alone. H( j
must be reached through the prin I
ciples of the Christian religion. It is
therefore, the duty of^all Christian:
to take a hand in the negro's develop
ment. alon.v these lines. The church
as a body must act. About 4 0 pei
cent, of the negroes are illiterate
and a much higher percentage arc
without any restraining influence ex
cept the example of the whites view
ed from afar. The little educatim
they get is more harmful than other
'vise. We should rise to a sense of a
nigher responsibility and give then
the chance to emerge from savagery,
and help to save the State and what
the latter represents.
- "What'shari w~e^ad to rrreet'trie* Sit
uation? .We shall have to confront
the situation?we must not aliow i.
to drift. The soul of the negro is at
white as the soul of the white man?
they have qualities capable of high
development. The question resolve:
itseif into this: What is the value o.
a man? As a unit in the State he i:
all important to the State, and as such
he is a part of the State?a neces
sary part of the democratic whole,
a pillar of democracy; one of thos*
who guarantees and stabilizes the lift
of freedom. Shall we make the
sacrifice? Or shall we like the chil
dren of Israel confess a lost oppor
Only among what were known a
scalawags and. carpetbaggers wouk
such plain speaking have been possi
ble in any company .of white people ir
the South 30 or 40 years ago. Regart
the setting of this remarkable deliv
erance at the Dutch Inn in Lexington
Subject?"The Negro in the Soutl
i and His Status as Affected by the Wa.
Speaker?A Southern white man, &
Democrat in politics, a former slavt
holder, a Virginian of Virginians.
Company present?Twenty whit*
men (only two of whom were bon
north of the old line), teachers, sol
diers, bankers, lawyers, one clergy
man, and all intent upon the issui
under discusion, differing widely as t<
the means best adapted to the en<
in view, but agreeing that in th<.
new reconstruction the white peoph
of the South , should take the initia
tive and follow in sympathetic ant
unselfish spirit a new and just real
ignment on the race issue in the
South. Noted among the difficultie
in the way of a satisfactory settle
ment of the issue is the utter lack o
race pride on the part of the negr
and the vivid recollection of the hor
rible conditions resulting from aliej
interference in. the political affair
of the South 50 years ago.
Another difficulty is the growin
estrangement between the whites an
blacks that has followed the failur
of reconstruction in the South. 1
would have been easier to adjust th
races half a centtiry ago than it i
now. When the War Between th
States ended the whites and black
knew and appreciated each other be.,
ter than the whites and blacks of th
present day. Then it was the ques
tion of race, now it is the question o
race plus the misunderstandings tha
have resulted from the dispoition o:
both sides to continue the division
caused and encouraged by mischief
making theorists and greedy politi
cians seeking personal profit at th
sacrifice of civilization.
Of course, the everliving question c
social equality was discussed, ant
equally, of course, rejected as ihi
possible in any circumstances; bu
there was general agreement tha
there ought to be and must be a re
adjustment of the race question alon.
economic and political lines.
A distinguished schoolmaster wh
had come into intimate touch with
che question in the discharge of hi
official duties protested that bette
provision must be made for the edu
cation of the negro under improve*.,
and steadily expanding facilities. II
had found the negro men entire!,
reasonable in discussion, but hoped t
be delivered from the negro women.
A college president insisted tha*.
in addition to improved educationa
facilities, there should be better liv
ing and housing provision for the ne
groes; that they should not be assign
ed to the slums of cities, towns, an;
villages;, that the lines should b
drawn between the moral and un
moral members of the race; that the
scolored woman with a tring of i:
legitimate children ought not to be re
garded with the same favor- as th
colored woman lawfully married ant
the mother of children born in wed
lock; that the colored girl should bt
protected from the lustful eyes of th
men of both races; that it would bt
proper and fair to address marriec
colored women as "Mrs." and respec
table colored girls as "Miss" and ii
this way encourage them to appreciate
the value and distinction of belonginj
to the respectable class; that the:
should be encouraged and promotec
in every reasonable and practicabh
sense to forget their color in; their cit
iaenship in all the rights of whicl
they should be protected by thei'
white neighbors in the South. Th<
same college president was perfectl:
frank in confessing that the negro ha.'
not been dealt with honestly and in
sisting that the time had come wher
there ought to be found a new anc"
better way of making him a more
self-respecting and efficient membei
of society in the South, with equa
opportunity and equal protection un
der the laws.
Millions of dollars have been ex
pended for negro education in tht
South since the war. Schools oi
theology are numerous, colleges anc
I universities abound, a few technica:
i institutions have done good work;
and all this has been well enough in
its way, but in the public schools in
teaching and equipment and suppori
the negro has not had a square deal
In its discussion of the negro ques
tion, the Fortnightly Club, composed
of white men to the manner born, ha.*
started a movement which ought tc
attract the attention of thoughtfu.
white men throughout the South. A^
Colonel Patton said: "Two hundred
thousand negroes wear the uniform
of the United States army * * '
Thousands volunteered. When peace i
is declared these negro men will re
turn proud of their achievements and
conscious of the fact f ? they offer
ed themselves in the c<?.Jse of free
dom. * * * They will seek for them
selves and their children, and rightly
so. not social equality but political
and educational opportunity. They
will demand education and political
justice. We have proclaimed the
salvation of the oppressed nations of
Europe?what shall we do for the ne
gro in the South? This is a very se
rious question, and one that we must
No Time for Pikers.
"John," exclaimed the nervous wo
man, "I believe there is a burglar in
"I haven't time to fool with small
fry," was the sleepy response. "I've
spent the entire day fighting regular
? DAY OF BEJOrGlNO.
SUMTER CELEBRATES VICTORY
OVER THE HUNS WITH JOY
Morning \Va9 Given Over to Wild
Celebration With Ringing of Bells,
Blowing of Whistles, 'Fireworks and
All. the Noise That a Hilarious Peo
ple Could Make.
From The Daily Item, Nov. 11.
Today, one of the great days in the
history of the world, an outstanding
mountain peak in the story of hu
manity, a date from which all events
that have been and all things that
are yet to occur to influence and af
fect the destinies of mankind of all
races and creeds will be reckoned in
the centuries of the dim and distant
future, has been a day of rejoicing,
wild, hilarious and excited on the part
of the emotional, and of prayerful
and heartfelt thanksgiving by the se
rious and' thoughtful. Throughout
America into the remotest parts of
which the glad tidings were flashed
early this morning business was sus
pended and the people gave up the
day to celebrating the dawn of peace
and the defeat and overthrow of
Kaiser Wilhelm and his military
The people of Sumter put their
whole soul into the spontaneous cele
bration that began as soon as the
news was received early today. As
soon as The Daily Item received the
Associated Press bulletin announcing
that the German representatives had
signed the armistice and that hostili
ties would cease at 6 o'clock, Wash
ington time, 11 o'clock Paris time,
the bell in the City Hall tower rang
out the joyful news and the other
bells in the city and all the steam
whistles took up the glad refrain. Ir
a few minutes the streets began tc
fill with people and flag bedecked au
tomobiles and the celebration was un
der way. By common consent busi
ness was suspended and the day ha?
been given up to one continuous eel
ebra.tion, with fireworks, noise and
an unceasing parade of automobilei
and trucks filled with flag waving anc
rejoicing people. The happiness of
the people is indescribable, joy ami
thankfulness and pride and hope fill
ed all hearts and old and young cele
brated together the liberation of th
world from the dreadful menace o)
the Hun and his frightfulness.
American Casualty List.
Wrashington, Nov. 10.?The follow
ing ..casualties are reported by the
commanding general of the Ameri
can Expeditionary Forces:
Killed in action. 45'
Died of wounds. 16-.
Died of accident and other
Died of disease. 351
Died of airplane accident.... : '
Wounded severely . 7'.
Wounded, degree undetermined 13*.
Wounded slightly. 10:
Missing in action. 18.
The following names are reporte<
from South Carolina: Killed in ac
tion: Lieut. Claude S. Garrett, Lau
rens, CorpL Walter Johnson, Ker
shaw; C. T. Chesney, Converse; die<
of wounds, Isiah Hodge, Eastover:
Alex Butler, Sumter; died of disease
Claudius R. Petty, Gaffney; Claytor.
Lyltes, Hartsville; Marion Burr
Springfield; Ernest Scurry, Blun
Branch; George Dalco Seigler, Round
Bobbie L. Williams, Seneca; Henr:
Lewis Kitt, Williston; Mack Lenne
Parker, Vina; Leland Sweat, Holl> |
Hill; wounded, degree undetermined !
Isaac Hayward, Huger; woundec j
slightly, Lewis T. Lamar, Liberty
Martin Ellison, Beltoh; missing in ac
tion, Robert Christopher Adair, Clin
ton; Wm. S. Connelly, Branchvile.
Total number of casualties to date
including those reported above:
Killed in action (including
397 at sea).12,12!^
Died of wounds.4.71J
Died of diseas/ .4,731
Died of accident and other
Wounded in action.38,76^
Missing\in action (including
Total to date :.68,451
The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding genera"
of the American Expeditionary
Forces for Monday:
Killed in action. 331
Died of wounds. 10:
Died of accident and other
Died of airplane accident.... j
Died of disease. 12
Wounded severely . 3
Wounded, degree undetermined S<
Wounded slightly. 16'
Missing in action. 12<
Total . 96'C
The following names are reported
from South Carolina: Died o'
wounds: Ruf us S. Neely, Congaree
Luther Rainey, Greenville: Woundec
slightly, Wilbur Smith, McCormick:
Clarence Harrington, Mullins: diet"
of disease, Robert Bowen, Honer
Path; Walter D. Hall. Andrews; Geo
Miller, Cross Hill; Robert R. Pearce'
Columbia; Cuet Pope. Aiken; miss
ing in action. Ellie G. Brandon. York.
A Chance to Get a Good Worker or
The State Director of the Unite"
States Boys' Working Reserve receiv
ed today the following letter. It
publication may be the means of gt-t
ting help for some farmer and at tin
same time giving a good boy a desir
"I am enclosing application care'
for a young man by the name of
Mountville, S. C. He is very anxiou
to secure work immediately on a goo'
farm, and if you can place him pleas
let me know as soon ns possible. H-.
seems to be a, splendid young ma?
from what I have seen of him. H
has lived und worked on a farm al
his life, but says he is not needed a'
home on the farm, and desires to
work on a farm elsewhere.
Trusting that you can secure bin
a position on a good farm, I am,
Very truly yours.
J. C. Foster.
MCST MAKE fc??ftJ
Many People are Not Carrying Out
Pledges to Buy War Savings Stamps
Editor Daily Item.
Will not you please give me your
assistance in my efforts to urge tl^?
people of Sumter county to fulfill the
obligation they undertook in giving
War Saving pledges? The people of
this county so far are very far from
carrying out the promise of support
that was made to the National gov
ernment during the summer.
The government asked us to come
to the aid of the general cause by
promising to buy during 1918 $851,
280.00 worth of war savings stamps.
The County responded less than half!
way, promising only $370.000. Of
this amount $200,000 is yet unpur
chased, and the year is almost gone.
Our government, our land, our
selves are engaged in war, and will;
be until the peace terms are signed
by every combatant nation, and that
will not be for yet many months.
Hostilities may cease for the'hour, or
for the month, but until the final
agreement comes the same prepared- j
ness must be maintained, the same
support must be given to the fighting
arm of the nation. Most excellently
has that fighting arm performed,
and we must perform, not as wel
for we cannot hope to, but as well as
Armies win battles and nations win
wars. We have that now so thor
oughly impressed upon us. Our ar
mies have done as they should have
done, and it seems that their battles
are over. Our country has done nob
ly, but its efforts are not yet over.
As the men at the front have done
their duty without hesitating, so must
we here continue to do ours.
Mr. Editor, Sumter county must
buy the stamps i* promised to buy
and there is not a day to be lost at
doing it To fail to do so, to fail tc
k ? i a promise of that 3ort is to pui
a . ;and of an odious nature up-;r
ourselves. I ask you to show to the
people that they must buy as the;,
promised to buy. I ask of ever-/ min
ister that they show this to thei
people; I ask it of every teacher;
ask it of every leader, no matter whai
kind or what sex, whether it be :
leader among his fellow workers h
the field, or a leader among his fel
low high business men in a city of
fice. I ask every man and every wo
man who has in his or her hea ?"
pride for his county and love for hi?
country, to keep foremost among hi'
fellow men the fact that what wa*
promised to the national treasur:
through the channel of war saving
stamps, must be sent to the nationa
treasury. Stamps must be bought t<
the extent of an additional $200,000
before the end of this year, and ever?
man who helps his neighbor toward
the buying of his quota is contribut
ing to saving the country's honor.
This aid can be given by having
stamps where his neighbor will be re
minded of them, by seeing that the:
are sold at all public gatherings, b:
reminding the people of this work, b:
riding to make it a public work to b'
carried out by each and all. If al"
determine that every one who mad(
a pledge must keep that pledge, thr
promised amount will be bought
The few hundred who promised t<
purchase stamps in large quantitie
have mostly done so; some have no'
I but the majority have. It is th'
' many thousand of small pledgers whr
have not bought. Their preachers
i their teachers, their leaders thei1
friends should all help to see tha*
they do not by violating their pledg<
soil the good name of the county.
Herbert A. Moses,
Chairman of War Savings
A Little of Both.
Aunt Nancy was visiting an arm}
camp and as she approached some
rookies were sitting on their heels anu
then rising to a standing position it
"What are the boys doing now?'
"Why, those are the setting-up ex
ercises," explained an obliging ser
"Humph," remarked auntie. "Looki
to me more like settin' down exer
Edith?"What makes you think
Jack loves me so desperately?"
Maud?"Oh, a thousand things! H
always looks so pleased, for instance
when you sing and play."?Boston
Big Bill Hohenzollern now realizes
more clearly than ever what a mis
take he made when he picked on
quiet, pe- ^eable Wood Wilson.?Ana
IF WOMEN ONLY KNEW.
What a Heap of Happiness it Would
Bring to Sumter Humes.
Hard to do housework with an ach
mg back. >
Brings you hours uiiset at lei
sure or at ork.
If women only knew the cause?
Backache pains often come from
'Twould save much needless woe.
Loans' Kidney Pills are for weak
Read what a Sumter citizen says:
Mrs. H. M. Tisdalc, 4 Hasell St..
says: "I have used Doan's Kidney
Pills for kidney trouble, which an
noyed me a great deal about ten
years ago. I was in bad shape. Final
ly I used Doan's Kidney Pills and
they cured me of all the trouble.
Doans' have also been used in my
family and have always done the
work." It certainly is great pleasure
to recommend them."
Price GOc. at all dealers. Don't
'simply ask for a kidney remedy?get
i Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that
j Mrs. Tisdale had. Foster-Milburn
I Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.?Advt. 65
Physicians and druggists a$e e~
over the fact that they have- at*
found a genuine and
remedy for colds, sore thnMft&
enza and la grippa.v For
have depended chiefly upon
style calomel, which Js
tine, but unfortunately many
would not take it because *tvt?\ ,
seating and dangerous. quaUtt^^Mg^
Now tha't the pi
chemists have perfected a
calomel, called "Calotabs**
medicinal virtues are vastly
ed, the doctors and druggists
claiming that Calotabs are the^
remedy to abort a coid over
and cut short an attack of sore
or la grippe. They are also
it most effective as the first -
the treatment of pneumonia.
One Calotab on the tongue
time with a swallow of wat?
all. No salts, no natiSea
slightest interference withvir?^
ing or your work and pleasure,
next morning your cold has
and your whole system is purified"'^
refreshed. Calotabs are sold bi
original sealed packages:
thirty-five cents. Your druggist
ommends and guarantees -
refunding the price if yo*'1n&
THE MASS MEETING.
United War Work Campaign
With Great Meeting in
House Sunday Afternoon,
The campaign to rafeo.:
county's quota of the Unlt&&
Work Fund was launched
afternoon at a great mass
the Opera House. The .
was filled to capacity and the
est in the great ca~se Was
The meeting was opened With
ing which was led by the Song
er from Camp Jackson. Thfcjih
tion was offered by ;R.ev. J. ^P;
rion. Dr. H. N. Snyi?er, the sp'
er of the occasion, was introdu
Dr. S. H. Edmunds. ?, .' . V
Dr. Snyder is a great speak^iV
has the gift of eloquence thfet
charms, entertains, instructs and cx^
vinees an audience, and on hta^iy
previous occasions -he has deiight&i^?
Sumter audience, but yesterday aft'ei**
noon he surpassed himself.
speech combined a mastery of wO^d^
and grace of delivery with the heart
and soul that render eloquence.^e
noblest gift a man may posses*.' :-v
At the conclusion of Dr. Snyder's
address Mayor L. D. Jennings wasXln
troduced to the audience to direct.the
practical object of the meeting. -vHe
took up the collection. The amount
pledged by those present was
nineteen thousand dollars?ndi
half of the minimum amount
Snmter is pledged to raise and
about one-third the total sum
it is expected that will .be
before the campaign "ehda.
The committees were expected
put in a busy day today wofc
town systematically to secufe
tributions from each ahn\ e* for i
izen of Sumter who is a^rteh*?Jtf?
boys over there and a sup ^
the ideals of democracy that
world a fit place for decent
women to live in. . . . y
The man or woman who is ahls;
give to this cause and "does
worst sort of slacker_and not fit,1?\H*?
in this country which our boys, hits
died in France to save. Remem
this, you dollar worshipers. - .: ft
Wouldn't Tai? a Chance.
"Why don't you get out and
tie? Hard work never killed
body," remarked the phil
gentleman to whom Rastus
for a little charity.
"You're mistaken dar, bessf' $
plied Rastus; "I'se lost fouh;.*tf?ifc .4
way."?People's Home J6sfci& %. *
for sale: Boar 3 1-2
pounds; 2 sows, 2 1-2.;
pounds and 300 pounds; 2r;
L. Tisdale stock, 130 pOUn;<
4 gilts, 100 pounds to
3 boars, 125 pounds each;
10-weeks-old, 25 pounds t^on*5 ,
ness may prevent exi?bit?^Sil
Fair. Dr. A. J. Penhock,;R?&?
3. Phone 5313.
FOR SALE?A tract of l?i- a?^^f
land in Lee County, two m?Sft^^n
Heriott's Cross Roads (^Samow
Depot on the Seaboard ??*'-oarS?)
on the public road to C?fn?^
formerly known as the &c<&tu*rn
place, adjoining on the North and
East Mrs. LaRush Heriott**' land
and on the South H. E. MeCather>,
being in Spring Hill township?^Tftis
is good clay land with hrstv class
two story residence, barns,-**tc.,
and a tenant settlement. Addj>?ss
for particulars P. O. Bo*; 32??
Sumter, S. C._ _._. ' ???, j
7 PER CENT NEW MEil>-#oy
prompt shipment; ;<Ts?> Wo-vL 'l?.gh
m .???!? :? tika gt p. sash'. a?di vli<&,
ground phos, rock a-.td ground-'tf?e
stone. Call or write us for. prices.
Souhern Brokerage Co.,, Sumter,
S- C. - ? : ?
BEESWAX WANTED?Any quantity
large or small Am paying
cash price. See me if you 'haf?
any. N. G. Osteen..
FOR SALE?F. O. B. cars. Camp
Jackson, stable m:miue: very 41tfcl?
straw. Oar los.d lots only. ClM&ril'
cal and Fertilizer value rtt& 'WitJ
high by Clemson college. ?. i.
Strauss. Sumter. S. C. . . *?
Gea H. Hursfr,
Prompt Attwtlnto ?r ?
At J. B. CRAIG Old Stan*,*. ?*n .