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Cfct ?Hatcj]man anb jyotttjitcn.
?'?Wished Wednesday end 8aiaro.ir.
?UMTKR, 8. a
II.? ? oer %nnum?In advance.
A4?u U*fiauunte:
Be* Sqaer* flrst ineertlon.ft.fl
???ry subsequent Insertion.f(?
Contracts for thres months or
longer will be mad* at reduced rst*?
All ?>ommunlc?Hont wbleb su:>
?err a privat? Interests wtl) be charged
#or ae advertisement*
Obit ear lee and tribute* of reaped
vtU be charged for.
Too tum car Watchman was found?
ed hi 1110 and tha True Southron Ig
Too Watchman and Southrou
now baa th? aomblnad circulation and
?n*eaaee *f both of tha old papers.
laU la manifestly tha boat advertising
???41 are la Sumter
Tha vote In tho House of Represen t -
atlvos Friday on the Rlchey "bone
dry" prohibition bill?73 for and 23
against?la an indication of the dom?
inant sentiment of the people of South
Carolina. Tho bill may not become a
luw at this session, for it still has to
run tha gauntlet of the senate, whieb
usually. Is not so responsive to publu
sentiment as the House; but, unless
there is a complete reversal of senti?
ment In the meantime, the next Leg?
islature Oat la elected?House and
Senate?will be overwhelmingly for a
etralghtout prohibition law, with pro?
visions for its rigid enforcement.
Tha sentiment in favor of prohibi?
tion has grown slowly but steadily
for more than twenty years, as the
good effects of the measure of pro?
hibition that the Stato h enjoyed
have become manifest more and more
convincingly. When the agitation
for prohlblton was flrst started a ma?
jority of the people were indifferent
and the general opinion was that pro?
hibitory laws could not bo enforced
and the enactment of such laws
would be a sentimental farce. Each
year public sentiment has grown
stronger, and tho demand for abso?
lute prohibition and the rigid enforce?
ment of the laws against the trallln
In liquor has become more Insistent.
At the outset public sentiment was
not strong enough to enforce the
law drastically In all parts of the
State and for years liquor was eofd
, mare er less eoenly In nearly all of
^se^leWP? nanofclHi . lT
particular brescnty defying the law
end maintaining open bar rooms.
Time has wrought t.n almost com?
plete change In sentiment, for tha
benefits of prohibition and the evils oi'
the liquor traffic havo been so thor?
oughly demonstrated that even th<
old line antl-prohibitionists admit thai
suppression of tha liquor traffic is de ?
sirable. Tho economic condition of
the State has Improved, crime bus de?
creased and South Carolina is, in all
respects, a better State in which to
live than It was when the liquor traf?
fic was unrestricted. No better Il?
lustration of tho beneficial effects of
prohibition could be found thun the
town of Sumter. Conditions improved
In some respects under the dispensary
system, and the Improvement has been
greater and more noticeable since the
county dispensary was abolished by a
vote of the people a few years ago.
Liquor le still imported In large quan?
tities for personal uee. a good many
blind tigere etlll ply their traffic an.:
there le etlll u certain amount of
drunkenness, but the quantity of li?
quor Imported is only a fraction of
the amount sold by the dispensary
and drunkenness, and crime resulting
therefrom, have been so materially p -
duced that no one denies that the
trwn would be better off If the liquor
traffic could be entirely abolished.
We believe that tho entire State of
South Carolina, Charleston excepted. !
la ready for a trial of "bone-dry"
prohibition. We bellove that public
sentiment is strong enough to enforce
the law In a large part of the State
and with the right of import for per?
sonal use abrogated it will be com?
paratively easy to suppress the blind
tigers and boot leggers. There may be
aome difficulty In enforcing the la w lo
Charleston, but the balance of the
State should not suffer because Char
leaton clings to the idea that int? r
f??rence with tho liquor traffic la an
unconstitutional Infringement of u
man'a rights and liberties.
RUhop Russell PrreX'lies in Baltimore.
Baltimore. Md.. Feb. 2.?The lit.
Rev. William T. Russell, bishop-* loot
of Charleston, preached tonight to the
Cathedral Sodality.
For eight years before Inking
charge of St. Patrick's in Washing on,
Mgr. Russell was director of the
Sodality of the Cathedral and t<?
night's discourse probably was all lust
nermon In Baltimore before leaving
for his diocese of Charleston. S. C.
The Sodality has .100 member . b It
many other friends of Mg-. Russell
were present.
Marriage License Record.
A license to marry has been granted
to Jesse Campbell and Battle Then
eon, Sumter.
Certain Price Will Advance, Whether
Carted state* is Drawn into War <?r
Washington. Feb. 2.?Efforts wore
made here today to ascertain from
well posted cotton men what efit I
the present international situation
would have both on the price of ra ?v
coton and manufactured cotton
Roods in the near future. Aim i
those seen was Representative Hef*
lln of Alabama, who believes that
even higher prices are in sight than
those recently realized. j
He said: "The situation Just n-.
is serious and of course it affords
the bears an opportunity to hammer
the market in the effort to buy cot?
ton and hold it for the advanco in
prices, which is bound to come. It
Germany determines to undertake n
general blockade, she can not long
enforce It. When she fails, cotton
prices will soar immediately. If Ger?
many should be able for several
months to keep England, France,
Russia and ^ Italy fiom getting cot- j
ton for their spind'es then the cot- j
ton mills of the United States would j
consume the remainder of the Amcri- j
can crop and *>e ready to supply for?
eign nations with cotton goods when
tho sea* are again open to the com?
merce of the world.
"If we are drawn into the war. a j
f.reat deal of cotton will be needed
for munition purposes in the United
States and If we do get into the war,
that will hasten the end of it. When
tho end comes cotton will sell for
3G and may be 40 cents a pound.
From my viewpoint cotton is the best
irvestment that I know of, and it' l
had cotton, I would hold It"
Capitalizing Roll Weevil.
Right from the very heart of the
betl weevil district in Alabama, whore,
upon the appearance of the pest three
years ago the farmers threw up their
hands in despair, comes a letter from
the leading hank of Enterprise, Ali.,
to Oov. McCord of the Federal r -
servo bank at Atlanta, showing that
the conditions in that section today are
better than ever before, and that the
farmers of that, locality have got avayi
from the alUrotton system for goo i.
regardlossp/ the weevil pest.
./TSis deposits r' this, bank,'' Bays
the corespondent "have ^ Increased
more than 40 per cent, within t
last 12 months, collections have been
much bettor, conditions generally h;ive
been very satisfactory, even though
this Is our third year with the weevil;
and I attribute it all to dlveratflca.
In other words, by the application
of brains and modern, progressive
farming methods?by diversification,
the raising of foodstuTs and ktVOOtook
?the farmers of weevil-scourge.',
southeastern Alabama have not only
beaten the pest, but have converted
its advent into an absolute blessing.
The bank's statement to Mr. Mc?
Cord together with a statement of the
means by which those farmers gnd
that community havo brought to high
cr state of prosperity and to a soli ???
footing than over in the past, appearv
elsewhere upon this page; and should
bo read and heeded by every farm*ir
in the South.
This, because therein is epitomized
the gie<; -ural hope of the South;
therein is shown the way through
and beyond the weevil meanco to
prosperity and thrift. And what has
been done in Alabama can be and is
being done in Georgia.
Once his system of farming is put
into general application?tho raising
of some cotton, together with corn
peas, say beans, peanuts, pork, beef,
butter and egfcs, etc?there Will
no weevil menace; it will have dlsap~
p eared.
And the South will be better off fo
it having come and taught its lesson.
?Atlanta Contltutlon.
A child that his intestinal won u
is handicapped in Its growth. A I
doses of White's Cream Vermifuge ?
stroys and expels worms: the c! ?
immediately improves and Ihr ?
wonderfully. Price 2f?c i "r bottle
Bold by Sibert's Drug Store,?AdVt,
Columbia, Fob. .1.?W. G. 8m.th,
recently elected State WOreho
commissioner by tho legislature gii ?
bond yesterday In the sum of $r?u,".! I,
The commission will be Issued today
by the secretary of State.
A scald, bam. or Severe CU1 heals
slowly if neglected, The family I
keeps a bottle of Killard's S? n
Liniment ?>n hand Is always |
pared for such accidental Prlc<
%$i . ami $1.00 per bottle, gold
Sibert's lung Store.?AdVt,
Bath, g, ('., Feb. I.?The pc
lice sale was blown open last r
and a thousand dollars worth
stamps and money were taken.
A heavy eobi iu the lungs thai
expected lo cure itself bus be< n
storting point in many cases oi
ease that ended fatally. The sein
course is to take frequent doi ? m
Mallard's Horehound Ryrup. Ii I??
the progress of the disorder and
slots nature to restore normal conl
Ilona Price IBc, 10c, and ll.ee i
i.ot |ji . Bold by HI bei t's I H 'Ug si<>(
Stove is Blown Thfoagtl Side of Hons*
mut Lids and Pets are Stuck ' in
Walls and CctlLig?Negro Hit by
Flying Missile.
From The Daily Item, Feb. 3.
Mrs. E. W. Vogel, who lives at the
corner of Hampton Avenue and Sa?
lem Avenue, this morning had a nar?
row escape from injury, und possibly
death, when a range over which sh?
had been cooking breakfast exploded
with a terrific noise and played ha -
oc with the kitchen and other parts
of the house.
Part of the stove was blown
through the wainscoating and Weath?
erboarding out into the yard, tearing
a hole in the wall big enough for two
large men to pass through. The puts,
kettles and lids on the stove were
blown against the ceiling or walls,
breaking the plastering and lathing
at many places, :;ome of the piece**
being left sticking in the walls and
ceiling. Some of tho things on the
stove were blown out into the yard and
tho food which was cooking on and
in the stove was scattered all over
the kitchen and yard. One of the
sashes near the stove was blown com?
pletely out and every pane of glass In
the other windows was smashed. The
window panes in the dining room ad?
joining were also broken and some, oi"
those In upstairs rooms were broken.
Mrs. Vogel had been cooking break?
fast on the stove when it began to
pop and becoming frightened, she
caught Up a young child which Wtts
in the kitchen, and ran into the ad i
joining room. She had hardly slam?
med the door when the explosion
came and the destruction was done.
Fire caught from the stove, but was
extinguished with very little damage
from it. i
The whole neighborhood was arous?
ed by the explosion and rushed'.to
the scene, to find the damage al?
ready done. The children were tfenl
to a neighbor's for breakfast and Mr.
and Mrs. Vogel were sent break^-i
by neighbors.
The explosion is supposed to hj v
been caused by the, pipes from the.
boiler being frozen, preventing the
water from running. When the jflro
was made in the stove and the prpej
got hot the explosion resulted, ^he
boiler itself was not damaged/ If^R*
*eft standing in its place, although the
pipes connecting it with tho range
were broken off.
One; negro who was just corfAn?;
into the* kitchen as the explosion
occurred, complained of being hit 1 v
a flying missile, but his injury was mV
a serious ie. , . {t U
From the Dally Item, Feb. 3. 7
The Northwestern Railroad <>
South Carolina offices were completely
gutted by lire this morning and ut ,th
same time the tiremen were given on
of their most difficult pieces of work
in some time. The building was left
practically a shell. All of the furni?
ture and current records were saved,
but the old records and the office fta
tionery was destroyed by fire and KU
ter. \
The fire was first discovered .'
about 9:30 o'clock. At this time' I
was burning fiercely in the record
room on the second floor of the build?
ing, it is supposed to have starte?'
from a defective flue in the ceilin"
whore the fire may have caught and
burnt its way through to the record
room. Steps were at once taken to I
remove ull possible records and place? |
of furniture from tho building.
The firemen Upon their arrival foun
that the tire had made conslderabl
headway and it was a very dltll '
one to handle, as It was on the sec?
ond story, the Barnes being confii <??
by the metal roof. However, tit-:
made a strong stand and after a han
light got it under control, but not un?
til the building was practically wreck?
ed. The cold also added to the dis
comfort of the men In fighting the
It was stated that the probable
on tho building and stationery wiv*
about $4,000 with insurance on l
building and contents of $2,00?. M
of tbe old records, amounting to sev
oral tons, were stored on the secoi
t'.oor and a supply of stationery, est i
mated to be worth about $1,(00, on I
all were lost. Tbe current recor?N
Which were downstairs in the offjees
which were in use were saved,
immediately after the lire temp '
ury offices were set up In tbe small
building at the corner of Hnrvln si.
neor th<- former offices and work
be carried on from here os usual
'las In the stomach or bowels
llsagreeable svmptom of a torpid
er. To get rid of It quickly tal<<> I
bine, it is a marvelous liver nth
iilant and bowel purifier. Price ?
Sold by Hibert's Drug Store.-?Ad vt.
wi?hi ? ? 11 inin 11 11 ^ ? -
PRICE SAMPLE?Large paper-shell
pecans. Land-owners, write for
sample nuts and prices of tree/, to?
day. Southern Xut Tree Nurse' 1
Thomasvllle. (la
Would Have United States Refuse to
Accept Challenge <?r Any Nation.
New York, Feb. 2.?William J.
Bryan declared at a peace mass med
ing In Madison Square Garden hi
tonight that it would be a en.
against the nation and the world 1
the United States enters the Euro?
pean war. He praised President Wri1
son's efforts in behalf of peace and
asserted that tho president's recent
address to the senate had placed him
among the nation's immortals. j
The mass meeting was called by
the American neutral conferei. o
committee to voice approval and sup?
port of the president's peace policies, I
A resolution was adopted pledging
unfaltering support of the president
in any effort to keep tho nation oi
of war. j
Mr. Bryan aroused the audience i
enthusiasm when ho asserted the con
StitUtton should be amended by pro?
viding for a referendum on the fle<
laratlon of war.
"No nation has challenged r
United States, >lr. Bryan declared,
but if any nation had, this would be
the answer, he said, the countrv |
should give: Xo, v/e have the welfai
of 100,000,000 people to guard; pri< e
less principles to preserve, and we . Ill
not wallow with you in a mir-? of
blood to conform to false standards. '
Another declaration that Caused
prolonged applause was:
"God forbid that we should so co
war with a nation that is not an en?
emy and does not want war With us."
"I have confidence im our presi?
dent/' Mr. Bryan said. "Never has the j
president been more anxious to do
what is best for our country or what1
the people believe is best for them." j
Mr. Bryan was applauded when he!
said the president is a student of hi?;
tory, and "h9 knows the paths of h
tory are lined with the wrecks t f
empires built on physical force."
Decrease hi Many Diseases Traceable
to Remarkable Mineral Discovery.
During the past year there has been
?a very noticeable decrease in several
of the most prevalent Southrn dlseas
eeu, particularly rheumatism, Indigos
tiro,"blood disease, and that worst of
all maladies, pellagra.
Investigation in something over 100
Southern towns reveals tho fact that
much of tho decrease in these ma -
alee is attributed to the healing pow-j
ers of a most remarkable mineral ? s- j
covered In Mississippi, a solution of
which seems to reach the seat of the; e
troubles in nearly every case in which
it is tried. It is sold as BulfeiTO-Sol.
When every other remedy or drug
has failed Sulferro-Sol has brought]
quick and permanent relief in al- !
most every case. It is purely natural.!
No drugs or chemicals are added, and i
It does not contain a single drop of
alcohol. For run down, nervous, de- i
bllltated anaemic people, there is no
known tonic that will render the great
good that Sulferro-Sol will. All drn.
gists recommend Sulferro-Sol because
they believe in its unusual merits.
Sulferro-Sol is sola and recommend?
ed by every Druggist in Sumter and
vicinity. Murray Drug Co., State Dis?
When the bowels become Irregular
you are uncomfortable and the u
er this condition exists the Worse y ?U
feel. You nan get rid of this ml: ,>
quickly by using Horblne. Take i
dose on going to bed and see ho
fine you feel next day. Price E
Sob- by Sibert's Drug store.-?A lyj.
Tax Return Notic
I will attend in person or by deputy
at the following named places and <?
the dates mentioned, for the purposi
of receiving tax returns for fiscal
year 1917, on all personal property
polls, road and clogs:
Tindals, Thursday, Jan. 4.
Privateer, Friday, Jan. 6,
Levl Biding, Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Wedgeftold, Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Claremont, Thursday, Jan. 11,
Hagood, Friday, Jan. 12.
Rembert, Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Dal/ell, Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Brogdon, Thursday, Jan. 18.
Oswcgo, Friday. Jan. 19.
Mayesviile. Tues. Jan. 23.
Pleasant Grove, Wed. Jan. 24.
Shlloh, Thu. Jan. 2."..
Norwood Cross Roads, Fri. Jan.
County Audit ?
Geo H. Burst,
Cr*>mM MtoMfS* tr IHN ??
M i. 0, Ctai<\ IM Msn? *
In quiet noments, you have held in your hands the cata?
logue of a mail order house and as you carelessly turned the
pages, did your eyes rest on the following announcement?
"These Tire s are one of the five most popular tires on the market, the
only difference is the change in the name."
Note the Difference in Price.
Well! Yours truly was caught through the common de?
sire for "more goods for less money/* and mailed in an order.
In about three weeks the tire came, it gave excellent service;
later a communication was sent the firm extolling the virtue
of the tire together with an order for several more. After
mounting one a journey was commenced; before making th^
hrst fifty miles?Bang?a blowout, ten miles on, the same re?
port and another blowout; between three and five miles further
a Ford owner lost his religion through the third blowout This
lire was returned and the following reply was received:
Mr. M. O'R?ey,
Wo thoroughly exsn>*ned the tire and fina the fai.lt entirely with you
by not having tire vulcanised in the hepinntn^; instead, you used a
shoo which was the cause of ilie ether blowouts, but inasmuch as you
have returned this tire prepaid we will allow you Two Dollars on the
purchase of another tire.
Yours, Etc
The other tires on hand being equally disappointing v:~re
soon thrown into discard. The seven dollar cost for a gtaJy*
hve mile run of one tire made your servant a "sad but wl; r
man** and today fie is the satisfied user of a standard rrr..;e
which benefits him through the saving of time, worry c.-i
With best wishes to the Boosters,
North. S. C M. O'RILEY.
To The Planters
of Sumter County
|> We want you to call upon us before you
!t buy your Fertilizers this season.
o We can and will save you money.
o Fertilizer materials are higher propor
|> tionatcly them mixed goods.
j| It will pay you to talk it over with us be
J fore you buy.
| Respectfully, j|
? *r -sr a "w~v Tr+i. ~w -r w
ii HARBY & CO., Inc.,
jj SUMTER. S. C. I
Rates Reasonable?Policies made payable to mort?
? Phone 577 I22 S. Main St. jj
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Lumber, Lime, Cement,
gOOCSSSOtt ?o Booth Shuisr LosshSf A Supply Co.
Goo. Epporsorv'w Old Stond Opp. Court Hoaoo
Gives a dollar's worth oC real service for
every dollar deposited here.
The Oldest Banking Institution in the County

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