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TOR, THE BOYS OVER THERE
Bishop Russell Endorses United
War Work Campaign.
The following letter of endorse
ment, of the United War Work Cam
paijpjA-by Bishop Wm. T. Russell of
Chfrlestpn, S. C, was read in St.
i Anne's Catholic church Sunday, like
wise^ in every Catholic church
throughout South Carolina:
-. Reverend Dear Father;
..Tomorrow we shall begin the na
- tional drive for the seven agencies
. which are working for the social
hejjefit of the enlisted men of the
.armyand navy. These seven organ
izations are the Y. M- C. A.T the Y.
C A., the Knights of Columbus,
. the. American Library Association,
i t^el Jewish- Welfare Board, the War
Camp immunity Service and the
Salvation Army. '?
The president of the United States
has wisely ordered that there shall be
one* campaign for. funds for all of
Thus,. Catholic, Protestant and Jew
is enabled to contribute his aid in
behalf .of our men without any sac
rifice.of his religious principle. By
this united drive, we are enabled to
help our men as American citizens
without regard to race, color or
The full amount to be collected
throughout the country is one hun
dred, and seventy millions, eight
hundred thousand dollars.
.Whatever is collected in the cam
"ipaigh; .'whether more than this sum
or less, will be divided, pro rata,
among the seven organizations men
tioned above. It matters not to
whom you give your donation. Every
thing will be placed in a common
The Rt. Rev. Bishop hopes that
every Catholic will do his utmost, not
only by contributing personally, but
by serving also on committees and
Please read this letter at all the
Masses next Sunday and urge your
people to cooperate 1 to the best of
their ability with the general organ
By order of the Rt. Rev. Bishop.
J. J. May, Chancellor.
COL. ROOSEVELT ILL.
Former President Suffering From
Oyster Bay, N. Y.F Nov. 11.?After
suffering great pain for the last ten
days from an attack of sciatica, CoL
Roosevelt was removed today tc
Roosevelt Hospital, New York, to be
near his physician. He has been con
fined to his bed for more than a week,
but has been assured that by going
to the hospital and being under
treatment there he will be able to get
about in a short time.
Leopold Renounces Throne.
Berne, Nov 13.?Prince Leopold,
Lippe. Detmold, renounced the
throne on Tuesday, according to the
Wolff Bureau, Berlin.
r REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
3To. 10660. Reserve District No. 5
I lie National Bank of South Carolina,
it ?: =t--vr ?-???? '
! At Sumter, in. The State of South Carolina, at The Close of Business on
November 1, 1918.
' - ? ? ?
I 1. a Loans and discounts including- re-discou n t s % *
V (except those shown on b and c).$1,301,517.16
Total loans. 1,301,517.16
I d Notes and bills reduce an ted (other than bank
5 acceptances sold) (see item 57a). 5,880.00 1,295,637:1 S
2. Overdrafts, secured, hone; unsecured. 4,41239
r ? U. S. bonds (other than Liberty Bonds, but in
. eluding U. S. Certificates of indebtedness): ^ ,
a U. bonds deposited to secure circulation (par
j ' value).. 150,000.00
I . d, . U. S. bonds, and certificates of indebtedness
pledged as collateral for State or other deposits
Or.bills payable. ... 120,000.00 270.000 00
>j: >-?. Liberty loan bonds:
a Liberty Loan Bonds, 3 1-2,. 4, am; 4 1-4 per
cent unpledged. _ 40,000.00
e Payments, actually made on Liberty 4 1-4 per
cent bonds of the Fourth Liberty loan owned.. 40,000.00
7. Bonds, securities, etc, (other than U. S.):
e Securities other than U. S. bone's (not including
stocks^ owmed unpledged. 3,000.00
XqSx bonds, securities, etc., other than.U ?J. .. 3,000.00
t. Stocks, other than Federal Reserve bank stock 3,310.00
9. Stock of Federal Reserve Bank (50 per cent of
18. a Value of banking house, owned and unin
cumbered. 35,922. ;6
IL Furniture and fixtures. 3,698.19
13. Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank. .. 18,332.99
14? Items with Federal Reserve Bank in process of
collection (not available as rese:ve). 147,154.32
15. Cash in vault and net amounts due from nation
al banks .:.i ? ? .. .. / 79,124.35
1$. Net amounts due from banks, bankers, & trust
companies other than included in Items, 13, 14,
or 15.:.-. 195.19
18. Checks on other banks in the same city or
town as reporting bank (other than Item 17).. 4,136.38
19. Checks on banks located outside the city or town
of reporting bank and other cash items. 11,135.81
30. Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer and
due from U. S. Treasurer. 7,500.00
Total.. .? ? ? ? W V. $1,934,059.24
24. Capital stock paid in .. ..~.$200,000.00
25. Surplus fund.?. 150,000.00
26 a Undivided profits. $65,432.49
b Less current expenses, interest, and taxes paid 18,539.60 46.892.89
3d, Circulating notes outstanding. 147,900.00
32. Net amounts due to National banks. 3,5 38.0 9V
S3. Net amounts due to banks, bankers, and trust
companies (other than included in Items 31 or
Total of items 32 and 33. .. .. 50,002.GS
Demand deposits (other than bank deposits) sub
Sect to Reserve (deposits payable within 30 days):
... 34. Individual deposits subject to check. 567,090.51
35. Certificates of deposit due in less than 30 days
(other than for money borrowed). . 25,000.00
36. Certified checks. 1,843.77
37. Cashier's checks outstanding. 5,580.10
40. Dividends unpaid. 80.00
Total of demand deposits (other than bank de
posits) subject to Reserve, Items 34, 35, 36,
37, 38, 39, 40, and 41 . 600,194.38
Time deposits subject to Reserve (payable after
30 days, or subject to 30 days or more notice,
and postal savings):
42. Certificates of deposit (other thnn for money
45. Other time deposits. 277,565.84
Total of time deposits subject to Reserve, Items
42, 43, 44, and 45 . 549,069.37
46. United States deposits (other than postal savings):
a War loan deposit account. 40.000.00
58. Bills payable, other than with Federal) Reserve
Bank, including all obligations re p r e senting
money borrowed, other than rediscount .. .. 150,000.00
Total... . $1,934,059.24
57. a Liabilities for rediscount, including those
with Federal Reserve Bank (see Item Id) _ 5.S80.00
Total contingent liabilities (57 a, b. and c) .. .. 5.SS0.?0
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, County of Sumter, ss.
I, F. E. Hinnant, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly
?wear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and be
lief. F. E. HINNANT. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me Jhis 11th day of Nov. 1918.
T. V. Walsh, Notary Public.
; , ^ ^Correct Attest:
W. B. BURNS.
County Council of Defense Guaran
tees Fund Requhred.
The Sumter County Health Sur
vey and twelve months health cam
paign of education is an assured
fact, and possibly a district or coun
ty trained nurse for twelve months
co do in the rural districts just what
Miss Antonia Gibson, the Sumter
Civic League nurse does for the poor
of this city..
The health survey proposition went
"over the top like a lamb jumping"
as one enthusiastic supporter of the
movement expressed himself at the
meeting of the Sumter County Coun
cil of Defense, held last Saturday
morning. The County Council unani
mously, and. without one word being
spoken against the. movement, en
dorsed the idea of raising two thou
sand and five hundred dollars to sup
plement five thousand dollars offered
by the International ; Health Board
and. the State Board of Health for
this survey, together with a corps ol
sanitary experts and sanitary engi
neers, necessary skilled laborers, and
other features of the campaign of
education: On motion of Messrs. 'S.
A. Harvin and P. G. Bowman, the
movement having been enthusiasti
cally endorsed in very fine short
speeches by Mrs.. Nina Solomons,
Chairman of the Woman's Council of
Defense,. Mr. I. C. Strauss, Chairman
of Sumter Township committee; Mr.
S. A. Harvin, of the Privateer Town
ship committee; Mr. E. Conyers
Brown, of the Oswego section of
Sumter township; Mr. C. J. Jackson,
chairman of Stateburg township com
mittee; Mr. E. W. Dabbs, chairman
of Mayesville township committee;
Mr. Neill O'Donnell, of the Sumter
City Board, of Education; Mr. A. C.
Phel'ps, chairman of the ?Sumter
County Council of Defense; Judge R
O. ' Purdy, Mr. H. G. Osteen of th?
County Board of Education; Mr. E. l
Reardon, executive secretary of the
County Council; Mr. P. G. Bowman,
chairman of the Four Minute Men:
Mr. F. M. Coulter, Chairman of Man
chester Township committee; Mr. J.
Frank Williams, farm demonstrator,
it was resolved that the chairman
and secretary be authorized to write
the' South Carolina State Board o1
Health that the Sumter County
Council of Defense guarantees that
the necessary $2,500 will be paid over
to the State Board of Hea;th, and foj
the State Board to so inform the In
ternational Health Board.
Mr. H. G. Osteen, for the County
Board of Education said that the
county board of education had al
ways, since the health survey, was
first offered this county two years
ago, heartily endorsed the move
ment. That this board proposes, if
it finds itself authorized to do so, ano
he believes the board has this au
i thority, to subscribe one tenth of the
amount required ($2,500) out of a
surplus left over from the old dis
pensary fund, not appropriated for
aryy regular educational purpose, and
Wihich fund has heretofore been
u^ed for special school improvement
purposes, and he felt that with this
$?50.00 as a starter the citizens oi
the county and the rural districts
could easily raise the rest of the
Mr. Neill O'Donnell and Mr. I. C.
Strauss, speaking for the people of
Sumter city, said that this city can
be depended upon to do its full share
of subscribing of the necessary
amount. Each of the township chair
men whb spoke and some who did not
make speeches guaranteed that their
respective townships would put up
their share of the $2,500.
Chairman Phelps reminded the
meeting that the Sumter County Ne
gro Council of Defense had guaran
teed a minimum of $600 as the part
the colored citizens will provide for
the health survey.
If $3,300 is raised, or $800 addition
al, the State Board of Health will
furnish for twelve months a trained
nurse to do for the rural districts,
white and colored people, just what
Miss Antonia Gibson, the Sumter Civic
League nurse does for the poor of
Sumter. The drive for $3,300 will
start next week, and will supplemeni
the campaign already started for
raising the $2,500 by the Woman's
Division of the County Council of De
So the guarantee and the endorse
ment of the County Council of De
fense, with the Woman's Division <pf
the Council and with the Negro
Council of Defense cooperation and
guarantee finally assures, after a
stormy two years of effort what
many of the progressive men and
women of this county have fav
ored and fought for. Determination
and the loyalty of its advocates have
won the county health survey. Edu
cation of the masses is a subject
which will always be a winner in
Sumter county. Those who opposed
the health survey two years ago will
now find that their opposition was ah
in vain, and that they have uselessly
bucked a popular public sentiment
which could not be overcome. What
the citizens of Sumter county have
been deprived of, because two boards
of county commissioners who did not
represent Sumter county in their op
position to the health survey, would
not appropriate the necessary mon
ey of the taxpayers for, will now be
provided by popular public senti
ment and by popular subscription.
So the taxpayers, will in a way at
least rule, and will have their own
way even if they have to go down in
their personal funds for it.
Committees will be formed imme
diately in every township to raise at
;e;tst two thousand and five hundred
dollars for the health survey, and if
possible, $800 alsu for the county orj
In the meantime the committee of
white ladies of the Woman's Division
of the County Council, appointed by
?Mrs. Nina Solomons. their general
chairman are requested to continue!
the good work of collecting funds]
(they have already started. The .W- i
gro Council of Defense will also con-.]
jtinue its money raising campaign for
(their minimum of $60d for the earn?]
i worthy purpose.
Rome. Monday, Xov. 12.?Heavy
earthquake shochs. accompanied by!
property damage and loss of life oc
curred Sunday in the provinces ofj
Florence and Forli. 1
NOTICE TO REGISTRANTS.
Men Eighteen Ycaj-s Old Must File
The Local Board has received bul
letins and telegrams which contain
the following information:
Men who were eighteen when they
registered must fill out and file the
questionnaires sent them. This must
also be done by all men between
nineteen and thirty-six (inclusive)
who have not already done so. These
men are to be classified and examin
ed as soon, as possible.
Men who were thirty-seven or over
att he time they registered need not
fill- out questionnaires. If question
naires have already been sent, them
they must return them to the Local
Board without filling them out.
All outstanding calls for the army
and all voluntary inductions into the
army under competent orders are
cancelled. Calls for the navy and the
marine corps are not cancelled. The
Sumter Board has no calls for the
navy or marine corps, but it is pos
sible that it may receive one or more
at any time.
Any registered man who has failed
to appear for physical examination
when ordered to do so, without suffi
cient excuse, or- who has failed to
obey any order of Local Board, or
who may so fail to appear or obey
such orders in the future is liable to
arrest and immediate induction into
the military service, with such other
punishment as the case . may merit.
The Provost Marshal General has em
phasized this last point most strongly.
The Item has made arrangements
to cooperate with the Local Board in
putting before the public authorita
; tive information concerning the op
eration of the Selective Service Reg
ulations under the new circumstances
which have arisen.
PHONED ORDER TO SIGN.
New German Government Lost No
Tune in Securing Peace.
Paris, Nov. 11.?The new German
government, it appears, considered
the armistice conditions at a sitting
late on Sunday, at Berlin. Having
decided to accept them, it telephoned
instructions from Berlin to Spa, Ger
man headquarters, authorizing the
delegates to affix their signatures to
The courier who was waiting at
Spa left immediately for the lines' and
crossed them without incident north
of Chimay. He reached the Chateau
de Francfort at- about 2 o'clock in
the morning and found the German
plenipotentiaries waiting for him.
They asked, after they had read their
instructions, to see Marshal Foch.
who was in his special train on. ?
switch near the chateau.
Marshal Foch, with Admiral Sir
Rosslyn Wemyss, first lord of the
British navmreceived them. A dis
cussion whiCTi is described by The
I Temps' correspondent as "rather
long" took place upon cert.-.in claus
es, particularly that concerning the
maintenance of the blockade. The
German delegates signed the docu
ment at 5 o'clock. Premier Clem
enceau, receiving correspondents to
day, said on the question of the block
"The German plenipotentiaries in
sisted, above all, upon the question
of food. "We will maintain, it is well
understood, the blockade during the
term of the armistice. Nevertheless,
j as the situation in Germany and Aus
tria is desperate, we will do every
thing possible to feed them that we
can in fairness to ourselves. It is the
question of transport which dominates
all these problems.."
ATTACK ON COTTON.
North Carolina Division of Markets
Urges Farmers to Hold Their Crop.
Raleigh, Nov. 12.?The North . Car"
olina division of markets today issued
the following statement:
"It is clear that the attack- on cot
ton has been made by interests who
have been promoting ft propaganda
?during the last year, peace finds, a
tremendous short interest in cotton
and cotton goods and. in the future
will make a situation for which
these promoters will be liable.
"This short interest can only be
liquidated - by the actual cotton in the
South. If the South stands firm peace
can be expected to bring such an ad
vance as the market has rarely seen.
The issue is put squarely up to the
f producers and business men of. the
South whether they will retain j con
trol of the liquidation of their chief
crop or surrender it to aliens.
"As a matter of self prtoection
these promoters can be expected to
make a determined attack to break
the confidence of holders immediate
ly and the South should be prepared
for such a development. A firm
stand will unquestionably win out."
ANARCHY STILL REIGNS IN BER
Fresh Fighting Broke Out on Mon
By Associated Press.
Copenhagen, Nov. 13.?Fresh light
ing broke out in Berlin on Monday,
according to a message from the Ger
A REPUBLIC PROCLAIMED.
Declaration Said to Have Been Made
Zurich. Nov. 1 - (By the Associated
Press).?A republic was proclaimed
at Berlin on Saturday, according to
advices received from Munich.
Baden to Remain.
Amsterdam. Nov. 12.?A provision
al government, composed of all parties
formed at Karlshrue. has issued a
procl.ini.ition announcing that Baden
will remain part of the German em
pire, according to advices from Ber
Republicans Concede It.
Washington, Nov. 12.?Senator Nu
gent, of Irlaho. Democratic candidate
for reelection against former Govern
or Gooding, Republican, received j
word today from Idaho that Republi- I
ran newspapers had conceded his
election. There will be an official can-1
vass of the vote. '
CALLS ARE CANCELLED.
Men on Way to Camps to Be Sent
Columbia, Nov. 13.?Maj. R. E.
Carwile was busily engaged yesterday
In.. sending out buletins to local
boards over the State having to do
with the cancelling of calls for men
who were to entrain during this
In one of the bulletins sent out,
the following supplemental telegram
from the provost marshal general was
"My telegram is hereby supple
mented to include all. individual in
ductions under competent orders for
"The United States railroad admin
istration has been directed to stop
en route all inducted men already, en
trained who have not been delivered
to army mobilization camp under the
catis included in my B forty two
ninety two and the first paragraph of
this telegram, and to. return such men
immediately to the point of entrap
ment. The president directs that all
such registrants shall be and that
they are hereby discharged from the
army immeditaely upon their return
to and arrival at the original, point ?f
entrainment. The local boards shall
imnuB.diateiy so notify each such :reg^
istrant either by letter or telegram,
or orally or by two or all of such
means as circumstances require. The
local boards shall retain a complete
record ofc such action in all such
cases, which record shall - -include
copies of all written / or tele^ahic
communications issued in connection
therewith and they shall particularly,
see that the fact and date of such
notification of discharge is noted in
each instance in column 29 -of the
classification list? The. issue of for
mal papers of discharge -will-be con
, sidered and determined later at
j which time claims for adjustment of
pay and allowance.for the* men. so in
ducted and entrained, and so discharg
ed will be passed upon." .
GERMAN SHIP TOR P EDO ED.
Revolutionists . Sinj^v Training Ship
Amsterdam, Tuesday* Nov,-l2.-~
The German training- ship Schlesien^
a pre-dreadnought battleship used as
a training ship, has. been torpedoed
by revolutionary, warships; according
to the Bremen Weser Zeitung;
REPORT OF THE CONDITION <3E
No. 10G70. -:? Reserve District No, 5.
The National Bank of Sumter,
At Sumter, in The State of South Carolina, at The Close of Business oa
November 1st, 1918.
1. a Loans and discounts, including redisco u n t s
(except those shown in b and c).$873,441.99
d Notes and bills rediscounted (other than bank
acceptances sold) (see Item 57a). 50,321.19
2. Overdrafts, secured, none; unsecured.
5. U. S. bonds (other than Liberty Bonds, but in
cluding U. S. Certificates of indebtedness):
r. a U. S. bonds deposited to secure circulation (par
value).- .. .. .. .. 125,000.00
d. U. S. bonds and certificates of indebted n e s s
pledged as collateral for State or other deposits
or bills payable. 100,000.00
6. Liberty loan bonds:
a Liberty Loan bonds, 3 1-2, 4, and 4 1-4 per
d Liberty Loan Bonds, 3 1-2, 4 and 4 1-4 per.
cent, pledged to secure State or other de
posits or bills payable. 20,000.00
e Payments actually made on Liberty 4 1-4 per
cent bonds of the Fourth Liberty Loan owned 2,000.00
7. Bonds, securities, etc. (other than U. S.):
e Securities other than U. S. bonds (not includ
ing stocks) owned unpledged.^3,500*00
Total bonds, securities, etc., other than U. S. .. ?
9. Stock of Federal Reserve Bank (50 per cent, of J
a Value of banking house, owned
Equity in ^banking house....
Furniture and fixtures. .. ... ..
Real estate owned other than banking house..
Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank
Cash in vault and net amounts due from nat
ional banks .. .. ,. .. .....
Exchanges for clearing house.
Total of Items 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18. 92,105.35
Checks on banks located outside of city or town
of reporting bank and other 03311 items..
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer and
due from U. S. Treasurer.*.
Interest earned but not collected ?approximate
?on Notes and Bills Receivable not past due...
War Savings Certificates and Thrift Stamps ac
tually owned. ..
Other assets, if any: War Savings Stamps for
24. Capitad stock paid in..'..
25. Surplus fund.
26 a Undivided profits. $41,502.87
b Less current expenses, interest, and taxes paid 13,540.85
Interest and discount collected or credited, in
advance of maturity and not earned (approxi
mate) .. .. .. .. .. .1 ..j..
Circulating notes outstanding .........
Net amounts due to National banks .. .....
Net amounts due to banks, bankers, and trust
companies (other thaw included in items 31 or
32) ... ... .. ..
Total'of items 32 and 33 . 9,901.82
Demand deposits (other than bank deposits) sub
ject to Reserve (deposits payable within 30 days):
Individual deposits subject to check.
Certificates of deposit due in less than 30 days
(other than for money borrowed) ...
Cashier's checks outstanding.
Total demand deposits (other than bank de
posits) subject to Reserve, Items 34, 35, 36, 37,
38, 39, 40, and 41. .. 493,997.04
Time deposits subject to reserve (payable after
30 days, or subject to 30 days or more notice,
and postal savings):
Certificates of deposit (other than for money
Other time deposits.'
Total of time deposits subject to Reserve. Items
42, 43. 44, and 45. 265,149.99
. United States deposits (other than postal sav
a War loan deposit account .. ? .
Bills payable, with Federal Reserve Bank -
57. a Liabilities for rediscounts, including those
with Federal Reserve Bank (see Item Id) .. .. 50,321.19;
Total contingent liabilities (57 a, b. and c).. .. 50,321.19
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, County of Sumter, ss.
I, W. J. Crowson, Jr.. Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is tr^e to the best of my knowledge and
beliefi W. J. CROWSON, JR., Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before nie this 11th day of Nov. 1918.
R. A. Bradham. Notary Public.
H. J. M'LAURIN, JR.,
O. H. FOLLEY,
HENRY P. MOSES,