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roRMEii chief forkstkr MAKES Pl'BUC ST AT um f. NT. |__ Fower **** Cu*1 Lands Belonging to dovfmnifnt Are In sfrnsgec of Beine Gobbled Up by SftttcanJ Interest*, DecUrea Man Ro saoeed From Office by President. Washington. Jan. II.?-'The con Ptervatton of natural resources and the conservation of popular govern? ment are both at stake. The one | needs conservation no less than tho other." The statement epitomises the for? met announcement made public to? night by Clifford Plnchot who was recently removed as chief of the for ) eat service. The former official de elaree ths great moral Issue that now feeee the country Is not the loss of natural resources, so much as wheth? er special Interests or the people shall rule. The statement. In part Is as follows: I "At this time I rmve no comment St* make on recent events. Whether la or out of the Government service, I propose to stay In the fight for coaeervatJon and equal opportunity. Rvery movement and measure from * whatever source, that tends to ad F vao.ee conservation and promote gov? ernment by me^a for human welfare I shall try to help. Every movement and measure, from whatever source* that hindern conservation and prom? ises government by money for profit i shall endeavor to oppose. The su? lk preme test of movements and meas? ures la the welfare of the plain peo? ple. i am as ready to support the Administration when it moves tow? ard this paramount end as I am to oppose It when it moves away." Mr. Plnchot expressed his profound r regret at leaving the forest service " and pays tribute to the faithfulness and high quality of service rendered , by th* men with whom he worked. Oat of the work of the forest service, he proceeds, grew the conservation movement. "Today that movement expresses one of our deepest national convic? tions." he says, "and the principles for which It stands are received as axiomatic. It Is only the execution Of them which remains in doubt.' Mr. Plnchot then traced the recom? mendations of the conference on con 4 etrvation at the White House in May ltOt, the subsequent creation of the national conservation commission, which he says together with Presi? ded! Rooseveltmessage to Congress 4 on*Jhf% enfeject. set forth a compre henslve, definite scheme for the con servatlort of our natural resources? Which he applauds and endorses. Then ha proceeded: y "At this critical period, when the goal was In sight, enemies of conser? vation in Congress not only succeed* ed In preventing an appropriation with which to pursue the work but attempted to forbid Its progress by the Tawney amendment to the last sundry civil bill. Thereupon the work of the national conservation commission was stopped. "The recommendations of the com? mission still wait for action. All wise mea will agree that the situation Is serious. The Tawney amendment wee more than a mistake?It was a deliberate betrayal of the future. The dangers which confront the conser? vation movement today must be met by positive action in Congress. No action' will b> equivalent to bad ac ? tion and will have tho same results. 'Unless Congress acts the water powers will pass into the hands of special Interests without charge and without limit of time. So with the phosphate deposits on public lands, when the withdrawals which now / protect them are removed. 80 with the enormously valuable coal deposits in Alaska, which the present law would s*ll for 110 per acre. * "The danger of bad legislation is no less serious. The special Interests must no longer be allowed to take what they choose out of the great property of all the people. Those who steal public lands steal homes from men and women w'.no need them. Congress can stop the pillage, or Congress can let It go on. "In the absence of proper action two great conservation plans for the public welfsre may fall. The first Is the control of water powers on navi? gable streams In the public interest. The second Is the construction of the deeper waterways from the Great Lakes to the Oulf. "The unanimous opinion of the Mississippi Valley recognizes this wa? terway as a commercial necessity. It relieves with reason that the cost, which Is already officially known, will be trivial when compared with the benefits conferred. Transportation facilities create traffic. Failure to de? velop our waterways, together with adequate terminals and connection by rail, leaves to the railroad a com? plete monopoly of transportation In the Mlsslxstppl Valley." Mr Plneh<?t then calls upon ev rv ' man of good will" to make it char If bis Representations In Congress his Arm Intention to hold I hem per? sonally responsible for safeguarding the "rights and property of the peo? ple." In such action, says Mr. Pin chot, lies the remedy. "The first immediate danger is tha* the waterways will be lost; the sec? ond that the coal lands will he lost," the statement concludes. "But the specific danger of public loss are merely parts of the great is? sue between the special interests and the rest of us. That issue is whether this country shall be managed by men for human welfare or by money for profit. "It is a tremendous moral Issue, far greater than any man's personal feelings or personal fortunes. It lies between the people and their Repre? sentatives on one side and the inter? ests and their Representatives on oth? er; between progress and reaction; between special privileges and a square deal. I repeat that the su? preme test Is the welfare of the plain people. It Is time to apply It." ItEITSE TO SELL AT MEMPHIS. Pneumonia Follows a Cold, ?but never follows the use of Foley's Honey and Tar, which stops the cough, heals the lungs and expels the cold from your system. Take at first sign of a cold and avoid a dan? gerous illness. Sibert's Drug Store. Holders of Spot Cotton, Confident of Higher Prices, Decline to Take Of? fers. Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 14. ?For the first time In the history of the. Mem? phis cotton exchange all quotations were wiped off the board today, the entire spot cotton market being nom? inal. The stock of cotton in Mem? phis is in round figures 200,000 bales, but so confident are those who own it that higher values will prevail, that they have declined to sell. iiiiiMiii-iiuiiiaiun,,,! ? m m ST ? v u m ? SAFETY? OUR THE FUNDS DEPOSITORS : OF Promptness in all transactions, and unexcelled facilities for handling your business in every department of banking is the basis upon which this bank, the Oldest and Largest in the city of Sumter, invites your account. First National Bank, Sumter ? ? ? ? ? , Si Ci IIIIIIIIIIIKIIIIMIIHIIIHIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHI 1 ? ? ? ? ? i H m m m m u ? ? ? m m m m m m m m m m u m m m * M $500.92 FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS GIVEN AWAY! Great Voting Contest for Readers of : : : : THE WATCMAN AND SOUTHMNJND THE DAILY ITEM A $400 Pbno and Two Gold Watches Costing $50 Each are the Prizes. Contest Opens Monday, Nov. 29th and Closes February 28th. Do You Want the Piano ? It is yours if you comply with the Easy Conditions and Make the proper Effort. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? u u n m m u m m u m Condktionsland Prize?, The $400 Piano, the grand prize of this contest, will be given to the sub? scriber or a nominee of a subscriber of the Watchman and Southron or Sum? ter Daily Item receiving the greatest number of votes in this contest. No matter where you live you are eligible to enter this contest. One $50 Gold Watch, cither Gentle? man'^ or LadyAs size, as the winner may select, will be awarded to the per? son, not a resident of the City of Sum? ter, receiving the next largest number of votes. One $50 Gold Watch, either Gentle? man's or Lady's size, will be awarded to the person resident of the City of Sumter, ^receiving the next largest number of votes. The contest for the Grand Prize, the 5400 Piano, is open to all readers of The Watchman and Southron or The Sumter Daily Item. It can be won by a resident of Sumter, Lee or Clarendon County, or some other County. One Gold Watch as a special second prize to be contested for by non-residents of the City of Sumter, while the other is a special second prize to be contest ed for by residents of this city. This Magnificent Cote Piano, wbich we will give away, is 4 ft. 9 in. high 0 ft. long and weighs, box<d, ready for shipment, over 800 lbs. The finest materials and most oxperienced workman have produced in the Cote an in? strument excellent in tone, power, durability and appearance. Tbis piano is installed in the best homes, conservatories and music halls in the land ; isWoll known and widely recommended hy the leading musicians and teachers. It It positively guaranteed for ten years by the Manufacturers. Nominations. Each and every person entering the contest must be nominated on one of the Nomination Blanks published in both the Watchman and Southron and the Daily Item. The nomination counts as 1000 votes, but only one nomination will be credited tc a per? son. In each issue of the Watchman and Southron and the Daily Item will be published a ballot which is good for the number of votes specified on the ballot. How to Obtain Votes. Every new subscriber paying in ad? vance, will be credited for each dollar paid, 200 votes. Every old subscriber paying up back dues will be credited for each dollar paid 100 votes, and on each dollar paid in advance 200 votes. No votes will be given on payments of less than Si.00. Every person or firm that brings or sends an c der for ad? vertising or printing and pays for same in advance will be entitled to 100 votes for each dollar paid. For money paid on accounts 50 votes will be allowed for each dollar paid, if money is brought or sent to this office. No votes will be given for money paid collector. ? ? ? ? m m m m m m m m m ? m m m m m ? ? ? ? m m at ? ? ? ? ? ? ? * m m * m * m u m m m m m m u n u * * * u m m m n m m u m Nominations will not be received later than Lc ci mber 24, therefore, it is important that the blanks be mailed to this office at once. Remember every nomination blank counts for 1000 votes, but will not be counted twice for the same person. We have a supply of voting ballots at our office which must be filed _there, properly signed, as the cash is paid for subscription, advertising or printing. Those at a distance wishing to vote must send the money, for which a voting ticket together with a receipt, will be mailed to the person making the remittance. The tickets must be made out, signed and returned promptly to this office. ? ? ? ? ? ? THE WAY TO WIN. Ask your friends and neighbors to subscribe for the Watchman and Southron r? the Sumter Daily Item, and get them to vote for you as their candidate. Ask your friends and neighbors or the merchants with whom you deal - patronize the Osteen Publishing Company by advertising in Watchman and Southron and the Daily Item, and by giving us their printing, and get them to vote for you or your candidate. If you do not want the Piano or one of the Gold Watches yourself or have no friend you wish to win one of the elegant prizes, perhaps your Sunday School, or public school, or lodge needs a fine piano, and this will b^ 'he golden opportunity. It costs nothing to enter the race or to vote If you are now a subscriber to either of our newspapers the votes are given for payments you will make anyway. If you are not a subscriber you ought to be, for you need your home paper. If you or your friends give us your printing, you get the best work at the lowest prices consistent with good work and good|material.QWe challenge and meet any and all competition on price and quality. Osteen Publishing Co. No. 18 West Liberty St. Phone No. 30, ~3 ? Sumter, So. Car. BEE PIANO ON DISPLAY AT THE SAVOY ICE ? ? ? ? ? ? M ? m u m u u m m ? a ? ? ? ? ? CREAM PARLOR. -^a^EEtaBBMSssasaa