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g*asefsjfl mi Um? t*ae|ggggg at S?seler, 8. t ? **> sei ggsj Cases Mauser. v Ii? ji m^?^"g^p PKUI4>NAL Mr. J. M. Ttndal, of Tlndal. was a visitor in the city Tuesday. I>r Frank H Sunders and Dr. V. A. Alston, of Hai'ood. were In ins city Tuesday. Mr snd Mrs. 8. W. Gllleeple ani 8. W. GUlesple. Jr . ars the guests of Mrs. W. II. Dryan ou North Main st. Mr. J. A. Boykn and daughters, Mistes Msttle and Meta. of Dalssll. were la the city Vueiday. Mr J. C. Scott, of Charleston, spent Monday wltr relatives In the olty. h'sj. Abs l^tvi returned to Manning Tuesday morning after spending VTondsy and Monday night In the city. Mr. L. I. Strauss went to Summer ton Monday aftern >on on buslneea. Mr. W. s Jone? I as gone to George? town on b'islne-v? Mr. A. A. Brearley. of St. Charles, was a visitor to the city Tuesday. Mr. Moultrle Hudson, of St. Charles was In town Monday. Mr. Tiny Idol, who has been col? lector for the Hank of Sumter for the past year, has resigned his posi? tion nt the bank and accepted a po?l tlon In Valdoeta. Ga. Ilia friends wlsty him success In his new posi? tion. Mr. It. B. Hare, roed master of the Atlantic Coast Line railroad, was In ft the etty Tuesday. Mr. K 1. Manning went to Colum? bia \\rednesda., morning on business. Iff, W T. McLood. of Lynchburg, eras In the city Tuesday. Mr. Ed. Sompsyrtc, of Columbia, on* of the ?up?rvlslng architects of the Y. M. C. A. was In ths city Tues? day. Mrs Hassll Brand, of Augusta, passed through the city Wednesday seeming on her wsy home from Bennettsvtlle. Miss Halen Beaorront Is home on a few da- visit to hsr mother. Mrs. Thompson snd her daughter, Mrs. Herring, who have been the guest* of Mr. J. K. Crosswell for tho past few days at the Hotel Sumter. returned to Cam den Wednesday morning, at which plscs they sre spending l&K winter. Mr. O. V. Flayer and his bride, who eraa formerly of Ftorence. have re? ft. - ed to Sumter lifter a trip to 1 *1< > Ida and other States. It. C. Remberg of the Cnlver of South Carolina. passed yh the city Wednesday night on %?. "*ay home at iiixhop.??11?* to spend the Washington Birthday holiday Mr. J. H. Cunningham, formerly of this city, but now of Hranchvllle. was tn the cit^y Wednesday and Thurss 4a y He will leave shortly for Char Iseton. which pine.- he will make his future home. ioiittrriMr of llii;h ?.rlu?,?! Teacher*. ?? first session of the confer, n< ? .Igh school teachers will ???? h Id on Friday evening st 1:30 in the I o gf i. * Molse. The next ses on will te In the auditorium of the Calh oin school b illdlng at 10 o'clock, set,it,i \ morning] it win he s very erc. pt ii-ie act of courtesy If th?-se visiting teechers are met In automobiles at the ?tMlon on Friday svenlng and taken gas a half hour's rids on Saturday morning \tt.-n Hons ?uch as these not only leave a most pler*?:,g lmpr?sslon; but ul*o help to maintain a ? ty's reputation far cordial hospital) \ Hr?sn' of Greeting From the State Hitch School |u?|Mctor. To the high school teacher* to he In attendance at the conference In Sumter on l-'rk*a\ nix! t and S-m.r day. I extend In advance n rno.?t cor* dial greeting Through these ion rafesjees come to me lag ssoot sneer Ing hope for the futures To iloun the tear hers of the high schools, sub? tle and private, come together to com par* their experience* ggg to report their successes, and come heart to heart le gather new Inspiration and courage and to plan for the months to com?- -In rat, hing a new vision of better things the pett) trials and dis? appointments ami the dally grind of the s< hoolroom are forgot and the teacher* return |0 th -lr work exhila? rated t peg the preaaration. Ho wisdom the n.h-ht>. ii nd the cour? age of you teachers rsttt In I large aaaasnn t?? ? destinies ,?f the v high a bool b sj i and riris of th.j Stale Great Is \.,iir obligation ' it greater Is >our opportunity, and gr??at Is ro. ftuh ?n \ou o u.t these. M? ..nr coming tojc.tlor ti i per? manent ifplttt to us nil ?* r llnllN s\ II HAND, A Coming Marriage. Columbia Record. The following announcement from the Savanrah Prem will be of inter? est here to friends of both parties: "Savannah friends of Miss Harvle Hull will be interested in her ap? proaching marriage to Mr. Robert M. Cooper. Jr.. of Columbia, S. C. The wedding will take place quietly in At? lanta on the 17th of April. "Miss Hull is a Savannah girl who has made her home in Atlanta only of late. She remains closely identified with the social life here as she fre? quently returns to visit relatives. "Mr. C>oper Is a South Carolina planter and makes his home near Co? lumbia." Miss Hull, who was graduated In plane at the College for Women, 1909. nas been the guest of Mr. and Mrs George I* Baker In Co? lumbia on several occasions, and few visitors to the city have such popu? larity as she enjoys here. Her com? ing is always accounted by Columbia society as an event of delightful In? terest and of the first importance. Mrx Cooper is a graduate of the Univer? sity of South Carolina, his sister, Miss Netta Cooper, being a graduate of the College for Women. He has friends by the scores in Columbia?through? out the State, in fact He Is In charge of extensive planting operations atx Wlsacky with his father. Heath of RUhopvllle Citizen. Mr. Wm. H. Crosswell. a relative of Mr. Jno. K Crosswell and others of this city, passed away Wednesday morning at his home "Alcot," four miles east of Blshopvllle. The fu? neral services were held Thursday at Mt. Enon church at 3 o'clook in the afternoon. Mr. Crosswell was well known and highly thought of by all In Blshop? vllle. and there are numbers of his friends in this city who will be sorry to learn of hie death. CHANGES IN OFFICES. A Number of ButttnoNH House* In City Make or to Make Changes. There has been some moving among the business houses of the city recently and there will probably be considerably more in the near fu? ture. Several of the changes are brought about by prospective building and others by the recent completion of new office buildings. H. L Tisdale has moved from 37 North Main street, to South Main Jtre.t, in the old postofflce building, taking up the quarters until recertly occupied by the McCallum Realty Company. The McCallum Realty Company have moved out of their quarters Into the office with Wallace and Moses and T. M. Bradley and Company. They expect to move out ihe fhst of March Into their new building on the olJ Hotel Jackson lot, opposite the postofflce. Wallace und Mos??? will a No move into the same building at the same time, If It la sufficiently advanced towards com? pletion. The ofllc'-s now occupied by Ihean will be retained by T. M. Brad I ley and Cowipany who have moved "lit of thf/lr former quarters next to the iNntal Telegrnph Company. p. Krasnoff now occupies the store on North Main street formerly ipled ly H I.. Tisdale, a move of two doors troni his former uuar tera Before moving Into this build ing th?> windows were changed dif? ferent ihetvlng plaeed in to ace din* modat?? the Incoming tenant, and th? WOOd WOf! of th?? building repaint d. Th?? Huinter Hardware company will mow from their pr??s??nt quarters, which will be low down after th<? first of Ifareh? Inte th?? atote oa North Mala atreej formerly occupied by p. KreeooW and make this their future stand A numher of change's will bi made in th?? genre before the removal Is made. Marrlagv MfCBOee, Tuesday two marri;iu?- lieons??s were leaned by ?h?- 1 ounty derb of court ? ?(I both marriages wert performed in tio? court houae b) Deputy Clara* of Court Juries Parrott. John b. Mclntoah ami Mmn Adeline Boot! <?f Ptaewod name In during the morn" in* ind aft??r aecurlng th??ir Heenes were married by Mr. Parrott. Later la the day Willie Curry and guete getpto, < olered of Bumter? ae* ? ur< -I tK-ir ii' an sc and were alee mar? ried by Mr. Parrott Wednesday marriage I Ice noes were loaned lo Matthew Chotco and Agnes .1 im es of Bumter? and John Amos and I oat phlns Byrd of Ttndal? all col ored. that Snout j Hniulay, No matter hoe many negroes tl)er< are this certainly was i white State Bunday News and Courier And more white oooks than colored In ihe i/o,.?,,..,i r'nii f;i\ morning l?eneottef N ? ws. ? TERRIBLE HL s WEEPS THROUGH HOUSTON AND CAUSES IX>SS OF ABOUT $7,000,000. Thousands in Bitter Weather, Homos Having Been Destroyed. Burned Area Mile and a Halt Long?No Lives Lost in Disaster. Houston. Texas, Feb. 21.?In the wake of the most destructive fire in the hletory of Houston, smouldering wreckage tonight covers and area about one and a-half miles in length and varying in width from 200 yards to half a mile, in the northeastern section of the city. More than a dozen of the city's most important In? dustrial enterprises are in ruins; 200 or more dwellings and store buildings are In ashes and approximately 1,000 persons are homeless. The most con? servative estimates is that the mone? tary los3 will reach at least $7,000,000 The insurance carried will not exceed 40 per cent. No casualties attended the fire. Buffalo bayou, a narrow coffee col? ored stream, was the scene of the bat? tle royal against the flames. Here after the fire had .swept on, with scarcely a semblance of control, four hours, the firemen made a desperate stand, and although the fire leaped the bayou at places, the conflagration was checked. The fire started early this morn? ing in a two-story frame structure near Hardy and Opelouses streets, and spread to a feed store. Then it lumped simultaneously to three more frame boarding houses and the roar of the flames on a 35-mlle northwest wind began to be ominous. The Star and Crescent hotel, a brick structure, next caught From that moment the fire seemed beyond control. Driving ahead with frightful rapidity. It swayed from side to side and tongues of sparks sometimes seemed to reach out three blocks ahead, all the time eating, steadily toward the more thickly pop? ulated section of the city across Buf? falo bayou. At times bolts of flame would be come detached, lighting on houses perhaps two blocks distant and firing them. A score of times women had just time to seize their babies and dash madly to the streets. With hundreds It was a race lor life, and these made no effort to save property. As the flames advanced a perfect army of night-clothes clad men, wo? men and children formed and dashed on and on, being driven from one place of refuge to another by the progress of the flames. Cool heads. Anally realized the da.iger, assumed charge of the situation, and in a short time compelled' refugees to go to the rear of the destructive flames. REPUBLICAN DELEGATES ELECTED. County Convention Met Wednesday for Purpose of Electing State and Congressional Delegates. The County Republican Convention met Wednesday shortly after noon in Andrew's Hal] and elected delegates to the state and Congressional con? ventions which will be held in Co? lumbia on February 19th and March 27th. reipectlvey, to elect delegates to the National Republican Conven? tion which will be held in Chicago in May. The delegates sleeted to go from Sumter county to the State conven? tion, which will elect four delegates at large to the National Convention, S/ere W. T, Andrews, R, H. Richard? son. M. J. Frederick; alternates, C. F. Brogdoni B, A. Walters, and K ES. Jones The delegatei elected to stand the Congressional Convention at which two dslegetl to the National Conven? tion will be chosen were. W. D. Ca? pers. C. F. Brogdon, J. E, Campbell, It II. Richardson, M. J. Frederick, alternates R, M. James and g\ W. Wilson. The Split [?g Drag. Rock Hill Herald. Charleston News and Courier thinks that the newspapers of this Stats are engaged In a contest to de? termine which one can most effect? ively "preach the virtues of the split io^ drag." Mr. J, Bdgar Poag will please take notice that Roch Hill is as "forward" as the others In this particular, A large tree was blown down on South Main street near the post office Wednesday night by the wind) but no damage was done. This morning the ?ti iota hand-- were engaged In cut? ting the tree off the. sidewalk, a con* sld treble ioi> as the tree was a hig oak. Other damage of lesser extent was done elsewhere In ih<> city by ? he wind o ? of the , let trie licht? be ice Mow n dow n near the r itlrond crossing, ,i - ~-_- !m DRIVEN INTO THE WILDERNESS. Mark i, 9-11; Matthew lv, 1-11?Feb. 25. ?'/'or in that He Himeelf hath Buffered, being tempted, He ie able to ?mror them that are tempted."-Hebrew* ii, IS. OUR STUDY for today Im h most interesting one. It points to the time when Jesus reached the age of thirty and was per? mitted to offer Hiucself without spot to God as the world's Sin-offering. There the Redeemer became theuntl typieal Passover Lamb, the antitypical bullock of the Atonement Day Sin offering. There He gave up His life to the doing of the Father's will; there He as the Man Jesus died; there He as the autitypical bullock was slain; there He was begotten of the Hoiy Spirit and became the autitypical Priest?the Sacrificer. Through the following three and a half years of His ministry He carried out this conse? cration and com pleted it at Cal- flfej& vary, crying. "It j^^^-^jWP? When Jesus re- t "HkJ ? T ?r celved the beget- jrjfj Y^v^v* ting of the Holy *^J22SfS? ~ Spirit at His bap- ^Z^^^/jr* tism it was the jtL4**f^r,~ begetting to the * "^Br^^^l divine nature, and r^-"^5*ffa?.. with it c a ui e ? ^~ ~ '^m''~ (great enlighten- "Baptized of John in ment to His mind, Jordan." as represented In the words, "And the heavens were opened unto Him." Forthwith He could see clearly into the Divine purposes respecting Him? self in a manner not possible to Him prior to His consecration. At once the Master realized the full import of the Day of Atonement sacri? fices, of the Passover lamb slain, of the prophecies that spoke of Himself as being led as a lamb to the slaughter, and of His being the antitype of the brazen serpent, lifted on high for the healing of Adam s sin-bitten race. Lsd of the Spirit?Into Temptation. As these thoughts began to rush into the Savior's mind, He was first of all pressed of the spirit (His own spirit) to go apart for awhile and to study out the full import of the Law and I he Prophets and His own obligations ac? cording to the Covenant He had just made. For forty days and nights His intense earnestness made Him oblivi? ous to almost everything else. Appar? ently He neither ate nor slept until the forty days were ended; and He "after? ward hungered." Then it was that the Adversary ap? peared as a tempter?at the moment of His physical weakness ns the result of fasting?when His soul was over? whelmed with the realization of the importance of the great contrac t He had made and of what it would cost Him to fulfil its terms. It was the severest test imaginable. Would the Redeemer prove loyal to God?to the Divine Program?to His covenant of consecration, unto death f Or would He feel that the Father had poured too bitter a cup for Him?that God had made the tests of loyalty and obedi? ence too severe?that It was neither just nor loving to allow IHm to enter inlo such a contract? How glad we are to note the loyalty which triumphed over every tempta? tion! With the angels we acclaim. "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain!" To Him be gloKy, honor, dominion and might everlasting! Tempted as We Are. The Savior was not tempted1 with the habits of a drunkard nor th w 'ak nesses of a debauchee or a libertine, neither lit* those the temptations which conic to us?His footstep fol ?w ers. We are to remember thai the Scriptures clearly differentiate-between us and the world: "Ye are mil of the world even as I am not of the world." "Tempted like as wo are." therefore signifies that the temptations or trials which Jehovah permits to come upon His consecrated people are of the same kind that He permitted to come upon our Redeemer. It is important, therefore, that we _ notice the charac ^^^^^^^^^^^^ "All the*e things icill as sons are tests / give thee." of |oyalty to Hint, loyalty to the principles of righteous? ness, to the Truth, to the Divine meth? ods?a refusal to take our own way or to seek our own glory at the expeuse of Truth or of the Divine method. Our Lord was indignant that it should be thought for a moment that having left the heavenly glory to do the Father'! Will, He should now prove traitor to His covenant, and for fear of the cross and the shame and the death Ho should enter into a confederacy with the great Archenemy of right cousness? Rat an He answered. "Qet thee hence, Satan, for it is written: 'Thou shall worship the Lord, thy Cod. and Hltll only shall thotl serve' 1 will not serve you nor cooperate with you in an\ wense of Ihc word" ??Then l he Devil leaveth HI in." We are to rosis! the Adversary coura? geously thai he may leave ns perma nently, seeing no hope ol winning us. Mr w II. Ingram if c? !u ??? i ?. v. as in um er Thursd; >. V. Bf, C. A. SUBSCRIPTIONS. Building Committee Requests Tliat All Outstanding Subscriptions Ik' Paid. At a meeting Monday of the build? ing committee of the Y. M. C. A. it was decided to request all persons who had not paid their subscriptions to ihe Y. M. C, A. to pay these sub? scriptions up in the next week, eith? er in cash or by note, so that the money would he on hand to pay for the furniture wich is now being in? stalled in the building. The secretary was instructed to call upon each person who had not paid UP in full and get such person to set Up up his subscription, if possible, during the week, as another meeting of the committee would be called for next Monday at which time bills amounting to a considerable sum would come up which it Wafl neces? sary to pay off at once. These bills are for the furniture and gymnasium apparatus ordered by the building committee and, as the articles were purchased at a very low rate, it was necessary to pay cash for them. It is for this reason that the build? ing committee is so anxious to have those who promised subscriptions for th^ building pay up and they sincere? ly hope that their request will be wall received and a generous response he made to It. RETAILERS ENDORSE E. W. DAUBS. _ Resolution of Association Adopted *it (?encral Mooting Tuesday Night. At the meeting of the Retail Mer? chants' Association, which was he'd in the Chamber of Commerce hall Tuesday night, a resolution was adopt ed endorsing E. W. Dabbs, president of the State Farmers' Union, for the position of commissioner created by the recently passed cotton warehouse act. The resolution is as follows: "Resolution of the Retail Mer? chants' Association of Sumter. S. C, adopted at a general meeting, Feb? ruary 20, 1912. "To the members of the legisla? ture of South Carolina; Whereas, An Act has been passed known as the "Cotton Warehouse Act" which will provide for the better warehousing of cotton in this State, and, Whereas, This Act provides for the election by your honorable body of three com m'ssioners: "Resolved. That this body herei>/ endorses Mr. E. W. Dabbs. a resident ! of this county and a member of this i Chamber for the position of Commis? sioner, and we further desire to call your attention to the fact that Mr. Dabbs has long been an earnest work* er for the best interests of the farm eri of this State and Is thoroughly I familiar with the needs and agri^ul j tural conditions of the State as a j whole. Improvement in agricultural I conditions means increased business for the merchant. This body would I j be gratified, therefore, if Mr. Dabbs I were elected to fill one of these po? sitions." Signed. J. H. LEVY, President. A. V. SNBLL, Secretary. in BEHALF of RESCUE ROME. i _ Colored Preacher Here to Raise Funds for Worthy Cause. I Rev, Will Ftatllft (colored), of Bennettevllle, s. C? who was educated by the late Col. C. S. McCall and his j heirs and Other leading white people of Bennettsville is in Sumter in the interest of the "Southern Rescue Home" and Bennettsville Industrial School," of which he If president. Ratllff is traveling all over the South and trying to g?'t his race awakened to the fact that the white people of the South are among their hesl friends. He has several letters of Introduction from some of the lead inn white people of Bennettsville and several other places. The work in which he is engaged is a worthy one and is the leading enterprise the ne? gro has introduced that meets the approval and approbation of the Southern white man. i Whether Is Better? News and Courier. The Newberry Herald and Newa hears thai Col. L. M. Green had been Hated for Col. Ebbte Watson's job. the filling of which the legislature is trying to take away from the Oov ernor. One great difference between the two colonels, we believe, Is thai Col. Rbble made his reputation as a traveler while Col, Green made hli i>\ staying at homo If Council sticks by its resolution >t the lasi regular meeting, it will '?< only two more days before property owiurs on Main and Libert) streetn who ha> gutter plp< i emptying from the roofs of their buildings on tin sldewnlks will be hauled up befort the Recorder f ?dal for violation ol ? I' i - received *m*il1 i 1 rnt! : lie past. STOP SALE OF CIDER. Town Council Tells Men-hunt- not to <iet Any More <jf Beverage?Pi sonal News. Mayesville, Feb. 20.?The town council has placed the ban on the sale of "cider" in this town. A few days ago, all of the merchants deal? ing in this beverage were notified that after they had disposed of the stocks on hand, the sale of this drink would be prohibited by the town authorities. This so-called cider has had a large sale here since the voting out of the dispensary and it is said that it is sold extensively in all prohibition territory*. There is no doubt that some of this stuff will produce intoxication, par? ticularly the brand most popular here, although the federal govern? ment has never placed any revenue 00 it. The right of a municipality to prohibit the sale of a drink that might not be considered intoxicating by* the government may be a nice question, but there can be no doubt that the action of the town council will meet with the approval of the majority of the citizens. Even some of the deal? ers in this cider have expressed them? selves as glad that the sale of it will be stopped. As some of these mer? chants have quite good supplies on hand, it will be sometime yet before tin- sale is completely stopped here. While the exact ingredients of this beverage are not known, it is safe to say that it contains chemicals that are injurious to the stomach. It is not a pure fruit product by arty means. *^ Th? egg market has been unusual? ly high this winter and altbrugh prirs is approaching, the price con? tinue 3 high and the articles scarce. A few years ago, eggs were always plentiful in this section in the spring and could be purchased as low as ten cents a dozen, but now-a-days one is fortunate to get any at twenty-five cents or even thirty. Fowls of all kinds are scarce and consequently high in price. The buyer in the small town no longer has much advantage over the city resident in buying such thing*. \y Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Kahn left M! Sunday for a trip to several northe cities on pleasure and business cor Lin f.d. Mr. W. B. Chandler of Columt was !n town for a few hours on St i.rday morning on business. Mr. and Mrs. J. Harmon Burgt have gone to Fore?ton to visit rel tives. Mr. W. H. Hudson, who has be quite sick with pneumonia, is c again to the delight of his ma friends. Mr. H. S. Thomas and family, w have been living at Springfield, G for several years, have moved M; yesville. Dr. W. If. Bradley has return from Baltimore where he attended operation for appendicitis on nephew. Mr. H. W. Corbett, who is reported to be doing well. Hon. R. I. Manning of Sumter was in town this morning on busi? ness. Judge R. O. Purdy. R. J. Bland, F.sq , a*;d Mr. Oeo. D. Shore were in town for a short time today on their way to Shiloh to attend a hearing of the Shore* A Verbuch case before Mag? istrate Player. Mr. J. E. Anderson of the Atlanta Coast I ine is at home today after an absence of several days in Flor? ence. Chimneys a Ouido to Titles. (Vatlghan Hester: "The Prodigal Judge.") "First I want to ask you. did you ever hear tell of titles?" "I certainly have." he rejoined promptly. "Back in Xorth Carolina We went by the chimneys." ?Chimneys0 What's chimneys got t?> do with titles?" asked Polly, while her husband appeared profoundly mystified. "A whole lot. ma'am. If a man bad two chimneys to his house we al ways called him colonel; if there was four chimneys we called him general. Hmv's Thls? \Ve offer One Hundred Dollars Re? ward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.F. J. CHENEY & CO. Toledo. O. We. the undersigned, have known y. J. Cheney for th* last II years, and believe him perfecctly honorable in ill business transactions, and finan? cially able to carry out any obliga? tions made by his firm. Walding. Kin nan ?t Mar\in. Wholesale Druggists. Toledo. O. Hall s Catarrh Cure is taken inter? nally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces Of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price. 75c. per bottle, sold by all druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for con? rrtlpatlon. S. C. WlilTi LEHHORNS?Bgge for setting from select pen, prize win? ning strains, si.'jr? per K.. Eggs from > ltd. nil thoroughbreds, $1 for 16, 11. O. Osteen, :>H w. 1 lempton. FOR SALE?Single tomb white Leg ... , .-.?v- f(>r hatching. 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