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For South Atlantic and East Gulf
?tatee: Overcast and warmer with
local ruins and thunderstorms begin?
ning of the week; fair weather and
lode rat a temperatures will prevail
The Carnogie Library.
brick work on the library iu
complete and Mr. Harby says it
only a matter of about six weeks
the library will be ready to turn
or to the city. This building, ol
f^OSgh It appears small from the
eejtatde view Is really quite roomy.
The main floor, of course, will be
devoted to books and the lower
PI basement will have a lecture
a ladles' rest room, janitor's
and furnace room. The people
et shunter have always had the in
of the library at heart and have
the need of a good supply of
books accessible to all. The chU
?trea too, are eagerly looking forward
SO the use of the library during thoir
Hermkmr Jenklnson Dead.
Manning March 10.?Mrs. Herml
oae Jenklnson, a most estimable
Oarlstlan womsn. died yesterday at
1aa home of her son, Robsrt R. Jon
ktaaon of Manning, after a prolonged
Illness, at the advanced age of 7s
Veer*. She was the widow of the
late Clark Jenklnson and was a na?
tive of Clarendon county. She is sur
Tired by six sons and one daughtei
Shd a number of grandchildren. Mrs.
Jenklnson had long been a devoted
giesnber of the Methodist church und
teas esteemed by all who knew her
i>r her gentle, kind, disposition. Th*
feesalns were interred In the city
Cemetery this afternoon, the burial
servh*. being conducted by her pastor
the Rev Wallace D. Duncan. W. E.
Jenklnson of Ktngstree, a member of
the State board of pardons, Is a son
Hoc toe of Appeal.
Columbia, Mur. 11.?Notice of in?
tention to appeal to the supreme court
has been given by attorneys for the
defendant In the case of the State vs.
Aleaa Cooler, who was tried In Jasper
eouaty, along with Will Davis, for th.
alleged murder of W. D. Thomas, a
woods rider for the Okcetee club, both
Cooler and Davis being convicted of
murder and sentenced to electrocu
lion on April ft. As a result of the
notice of appeal, Judge Ernest Moore
who tried the case, has signed an or
der staying the execution, which wlP
postpone the matter at least until
next fall, on account of the fact tha
It Is now too late to got the case b
the supreme court for hearing at th
Miss Martha J. Parnell and M
D. Reardon of Sumter were very
outetly married Sunday at the pai
?onage of the First Rapttat church hy
the Rev. W. E. Thayer.
Ftrr Sunday Morning.
The fire department was called to
a Are Sunday morning at about 10
o'clock, the fire being at the residence
of Mleses Hughson on Broad strei t. A
nmsll hole was burned in the roof
where the fire hud caught in the
Government Not IliMpoiisihlc.
Washington. March 12 ?Tb. S ?
preme Court has decided that the
laramount federal authority SjTOf
navigable rh cm inul ?oi ei n-m f
I exemption from damage and In.
tty for their Improvement docs not
extend to non-navlgablo tributaries,
The President Well Again.
Washington. March 12.?President
Wllsor has completely recovered from
ths co!d which kept him abed most of
While the president's cold Is pro
nouneed cured, his condition Is so
weakened that he went to bed again
?luring the morning He will seo only
important callers for several days.
GIRLS KILLED IN WRECK.
ANOTHER: INJURED AND YOUNG
MAN HURT AT GRADE
Train Crashes Auto Auto, Causing
Death of Ml?*es Noll Gne and
Pearl Hutto at Norway.
Columbia, March 11.?Two young
women were killed, a third badly in?
jured and a young man painfully hurt
last night, when the car in which they
were riding two miles south of Nor?
way, in Orangeburg'county, was de?
molished by southbound Seaboard Air
Line passenger train No. 21. The
dead are: Miss Nell Gue and Miss
Pearl Hutto, both 18 years old. Miss
Frances Salley had her right lejr
broken. B. T. Garrlck, a young man
driving the car was least hurt, one
hip being badly bruised. Miss Gue
was killed instantly. The head was
severed from the body, which was
mangled. Miss Hutto died aboard n
train on which she was being brought
to Columbia for medical attention.
Her chest was crushed, and then
were other Injuries. /
The young people, all residents oj'
the Norway community, were out for
a Saturday afternoon ride and drove
to Willow Swamp church to a meet
ing. The road by which they wert
returning to Norway intersects th'
Seaboard at Creco or Williams' cross?
ing. A negro approaching the rail?
road from the opposite direction U
said to have begun to wave a warn
ing. Mistaking this for a signal tc
shut off the motor, that the animal
the negro was driving might not be
frightened, Mr. Garrick brought the
automobile to a stop very neur the
railroad bed. As a steep declivity lead,
to the track, the car slid directly In
front of the train, which could not he
seen until it bore directly down upon
Robert Gue, brother of one of th<
dead girls, is a member of Company
M, Second South Carolina Infnntry.
His regiment entrained/in El Pad I
Texas, yesterday for the return trip
to South Carolina for demobilization
Immediately after tho occurrence of
tho tragedy, Gov. Manning marie ef?
forts to get in touch with tho troop
train, that Mr. Gue might be tr?n?
ferred by fsster schedules to South
Carolina. Miss Hutto was a Linden
at the Woman's college of Greenville
nnd w:is homo for a brief vacation.
Seaboard Air Line train No. 81
loral for Savannah, left Columbia at
4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, ar?
riving in Norway at 6:08. The ac?
cident occurred about 6:30 o'cloc'.
Miss Hutto and Miss Salley wer?
placed on train No. 22 which left
Norway at 8:30 o'clock last night for
Columbia. Miss Hutto died before
the train reached Columbia. The bod>
was taken back to Norway on the
Miss Hutto Is survived by he
father, V. S. Hutto, and two sister <
Mrs. J. J. Smith, Jr., and Mrs. Leng
Meetze, both of Norway. Miss One
Is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mar
lan Gue, and two brothers; Robert
who is a member of company M, Bee
ond South Carolina regiment, nn^.
Leon Gue, who lives in Virginia. Ii. T
Garrick, the driver of the car. hai B
brother, E. T. Garrick, who reside
In Columbia, being an employe <d
the Southern Exprers company. Mia4
Salley Is the daughter of P. O. Bailey
M. D., of Norway. Hoth the fathe
and the mother came to Coluin1'
with the patient last night, el dhl
relatives of the late Miss Hutto.
EXPLAINS WARNING ON LOANS
Reserve Hoard's Caution Meant to Ap?
ply Only to Too Great Extension.
Washington. March 8.?A state?
ment toniKht reiterating that lb
warning to American banks not t<
invest too hcav ly in foreign seen lit i?
had been misunderstood, the fedora'
j renervo board said it regarded 11 ?
placing of foreign loans ns a BOtur
and proper means of settling th
balances and gave notice that th
country's Kold reserve has et
materially strengthened and suppiie
a broad basis tor additional Credit.
When the Warning was issued las
November the board explained th.
it was directed against trying n
indefinitely in foreign treasury bill
of capital which shoal I be aval la bl
t<. Meet domestic demands. Its in
Mediate result was the wlthdrav .
from Bali In this country of ni I
million dollars worth of Britten seem
iti^s by J. P. Morgan & Co., end ?
little unfavorable criticism resulted i
the allied countries.
Zurich. March 12. ? Emaciated fron
imprisonment and the serious lack n
fOOd, 59 Amen? an ?eonoil Who W
taken to C.ermanv aboard the 5
ro vdale, hove arrived here, The anil
ors told of abuse at the hands Oi
Qerataii guarda They reported that
they lived Ol Ohe allowance of SOU]
daily and they suffered severely from
cold because of lac k of clothing. The]
said they believed the raider which
sank their vessels was the "Rltz of
Uremen," specially built for raiding.
BIS FIRE IM MjjjWUI
BUSINESS HOUSES DESTROYED
BY IT RE.
Store? Wiped Out 011 Roth Bide* of
Main Street?Only Two Escape?
Heavy Loss Results.
Hampton, March 10.?One of the
most disastrous tires in the history of
the town occurred in Varnville at an 1
cr-riy hour this morning when prac?
tically the entire number of business
houses on both sides of Main street
were destroyed, entailing an esti?
mated loss of between $65,000 and
?75,000, partly covered by insurance.
The fire originated in a lot separat?
ing the stores of C. W. Taylor and
W. O. Guess. A number of banana
cartons and a quantity of excelsior
had been piled on this vacant lot
and it is supposed that some one
passingly by carelessly threw a light?
ed cigarette on this pile of refuse,
igniting it. The Are was discovered
1-y the night watchman shortly after
midnight, it had then reached the
store of C. W. Taylor. This being a
wooden building, the conflagration
spread rapidly, destroying the adjoin?
ing Store, that of W. G. Gooding, in
short order, and spreading in both
directions, crossing the street ant'
burning the large store of L. R. Dow
ling & Sons. Then the fire swept
down both streets at the same time
Only by heroic efforts were the Char?
leston & Western Carolina railway
station, the residence of W. B. Dow
ling, and the only two stores of the
entire street left standing. The fin
was gotten under control about 2:1?'
Ike L. Lightsey was seriously in?
jured when a part of the burning
building of W. G. Gooding fell upon
him. Tie was burned badly over his
body, as well as bruised by the fall?
ing structure. The attending physi
cian says that his condition is gravi
The stores destroyed, together With
an estimated loss of stock and amount
of in ance carried, are as follows:
North side, L. R. Dowling & Sons
general merchants, store and t?ood*
$20,000, insurance $7,500; L. R. Dow?
ling & Sons, grocery warehouse, $1.
000, no insurance; Jessio Thomas,
general merchandise, stock $2,:.00
partly covered by insurance; Lee
Welch, confections, stock $1,000, no
insurance; Vaco theatre, $700, no in?
surance; Leland Sanders, stock $1,200.
no Insurance. South side, W. G. Go'6d
ing, general merchandise, stock, >l.
000, partly covered by insurance; -C.
W. Taylor, meat market and fancy
grocery, stock $4,000, no insurance;
W. O. Guess, general merchant, stock
$4,000, insu ance $1.500; Mrs. B. F.
Vain, millinery, loss $5,000, insuranc
$2,200; g. G. Varn, Esq., law office
$1,500; no Insurance; Mrs. R. ? -L
Chisolm, store, $2,000, no insurance
Absolutely nothing was saved fror*
the several stores destroyed, due t?
the rapidity with which the flames'
spread, except that of Jessie Thomas
from which a quantity of merchandise
was mov d before the flames reachO'1
it, the most of which, however, war
The stores occupied by Thomas, the
Vaco theatre, and Welch were owned
by Mrs. J. A. Smoak, of Varnville:
the stores occupied by Gooding, Tay
lor and Guess were owned by J. J
and A. It. Speaks. Mrs. Smoak's los.
sras about $3.000; 'he Speaks broth?
ers about $4,ooo with $1,800 Insur?
ance. The Varnville Lighting core
pany sustained damages amounting
to about $r>oo due to the burning ,,f|
street lights, wires, posts, etc. Th<" j
store Of Mrs. X. W. Rentl was dam?
aged in the sum of $300 caused by
the breaking of large plate glasd frOn'
windows, The store of J. B, Toumans
occupied by Chisolm Brothers, wiv
damaged likewise and In about the
same amount. The manager of th^
store of L. R. Dowling & Sons say*
lhat while its losses was heavy, it I
will beprin Immediately the construc?
tion of a modern brick bullding Ol |
the site of the old store. The othoi
merchants will also rebuild at once
ind In each instance a brick build
tu: will replace the former wooden
TO AID IAMBI II TRADE.
Special Committee Appointed by Bull
Philadelphia, March iu an ef
fort to facilitate the movemenl o<
lumber und forest products rron
Southern States to points in the IS
nnd North, n special lumber confer?
ence committee bus boon estnblitAiti
?it Norfolk, it was announced by Ih
Pennsylvania railroad company heir
The action was taken after P serle
of conferences between ofllcora ol
the Pennsylvania and railroads of
The committee will Include:
Atlantic Coast Line?8, A, rUorU
ard and H. L. Kin*-,'; Ponnsyh in
railroad?John T. Winy, S, J. Wen
derson and H. M. Arledre; Beabogl
Air Line?F. II. Smith; Boutnern
railway?H. 1?. Friedman.
ON FROM MM.
GEN. MAUDE WILL PROBADL1
ADVANCE ON MOSUL.
Tho British Campaign In Mcsopotamti
Will Depend upon Assurance oi
Adequate SuppUee and the Ad*
vaiue of Russian Forces Fron
New York, March 12.?Provided he
has assurance of adequate suppliea it
seems probable that Gen. Maude wll
not remain content with the capture
of Bagdad but will push up the Ti?
gris river, which is navigable two
hundred and fifty miles northward to
The measure of Turkish resistance
along this line will doubtless he ?ffe I
ed by the rate of advance by the Rus?
sian columns moving from Persia
The Russians, however, are far short
of the points they reached last spring
when the British were halted at Kut
The Turkish war minister, Enve
Pasha, is quoted as saying that the
Turkish retreat is for strategic pur?
poses, as likewise was the Turkish
withdrawal in Persia.
Bonar Law announced that three*
quarters of the Turkish artillery was
either captured or thrown into thr
TRESTLE IS REPAIRED.
Trni' i Again Operating Over Catawbo
Rrtv. Near Rock Hill, Where Bridge
Was Damaged by High Water.
Rock Hill, March 11,?The South
ern railway's trestle across the Cataw
ba, which was partially destroyed by
the high water on last Monday, war
repaired Saturday afternoon and the
first train crossed Saturday night. Th>
regular schedule was resumed this
morning. "Workmen had been bus>
night and day during tho week and
placed some 20 bents during that time
WORKING FOR MOVIES.
New York Children Draw Good
New York, March 9.?Investigation
of the absence of children from sev?
eral of the city's schools has dlsclos
ed that some of tho pupils arc earn?
ing large salaries for acting at mov?
ing picture studios In New Jersey.
This fact developed in court today
when the board of education Insti?
tuted legal action against the chil?
dren'! parcrts. One woman received
$:50 a day for the services of six
children, according to Investigator:),
other boys and girls are earning
from $G0 to $7f? a week.
FRENCH CONTINUE GAINS.
Desperate As aults of German-, are
Repulsed in Champaign Section.
London, March 10.?Violent fight?
ing occurred in Champagne as a re?
sult of German attempt to recapture
ground recently won by the French
between Butte-du-Mosnil and Maisonr;
-de-Champagne, according to a Par
Is dispatch. 11 is announced that llv
French held their ground and mack
fresh progress, despite desperate Ger?
Paris also says Herman attacks or.
the Verdun section were repulse'!.
The French took prisoners northeast
CASE AFTER CASE.
Plenty More Like This in Stimtcr.
Rcores of Bumter people can tell
about Doan's Kidney Pills. Many o
happy citizen makes a public state?
ment of his experience. Here is a case
of it. What better proof of merit can
:>e had than sue]) endorsement?
W. Moses Butler, retired fanner, I
115 North Harvln St., Bumter, says:
"I had a great deal of trouble from
my kidneys, and my back pained nie
so Intensely that I could hardly stoop
to put on my shoes, I suffered from
headaches and hpecks seemed to be
j iloatlng before my eyes. The kldn< J
I secretions passed too freely and
I obliged me to get up at night. 1 doc?
tored but nothing did me any good
until I got Doan's Kidney Pills at
Zemp'* Pharmacy. Five boxes remov?
ed all the ailments and my back h>
now v\ ell o nd st rong."
Trice 60c, at all dealers. !>>> i'I
simply ask for a kidney remedy - -get
Doan's Kidney Pills- the same that]
W. Moses llutlor had. Foster-Mtlburn |
Co.. Props., Buffalo, N. V.- Advt.
Geo H. Hurst,
UmhfMn ?n1 Eiktlmr.
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REPORT OF TIUS CONDITION OK
No. 380?. -
The First National Dank of Sumter, at Sumter, In tbe State of South
Carolina, nt the Close of Business, on March 5, 1917.
1. a Loans and discounts (except those shown on
b and c). $627,009.93
c. Acceptances of this bank purchased or dis?
Total loans. $657,009.98
d Notes and bills rediscounted (see item 53) . 30,000.00 $
2. Overdrafts, secured, none; unsecured.
5. U. S. Bonds:
a U. S. bonds deposited to secure circulation (par
b U. S. bonds pledged to secure U. S. deposits (par
Total U. S. bonds.
6. Bonds, securities, etc.:
b Bonds other than U. S. bonds pledged to secure
postal savings deposits. 4,000.00
e. Securities other than U. S. bonds (not includ?
ing stocks) owned unpledged. 5,225.00
Total bonds, securities, etc.
Stocks, other than Federal Reserve Bank stock
Stock of Federal Reserve Bank (50 per cent, of
9. a Value of banking house (if unencumbered). . 4S,000.00
b Equity In Banking House . . ..
11. Real estate owned other than banking house..
12. a Net amount due from approved reserve agents
in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis. 23,552.57
b Net amount due from approved reserve agents
in other reserve cilies. 18,005.64
13. Net amount due from banks and bankers (oth?
er than included in 12 or 20).
15. Other checks on banks in the same city or town
as reporting bank.
16. b Fractional currency, nickels, and cents .. .. 984.01
17. Notes of other national banks.
Federal Reserve notes.
lawful reserve in vault and net amount due
from Federal Reserve Bank.
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer and
due from U. S. Treasurer.
Capital stock paid in.$100.000.00
a I'ndivided profits. $47,069.06
b Less current expenses, interest and taxes paid 5.121.C2 42,547.44
Circulating notes outstanding. 50,000.00
33. Individual deposits subject to check. 262,745.81
36. Cashier's checks outstanding. 160.86
37. United States deposits. 3,923.77
3S. Postal savings deposits . 2,280.37
Total demand deposits, Items 33, 34, 35, 36, 37,
3S, 39, and 40 . 269,110.81
Time deposits (payable after 20 days, or subject
to 30 days or more notice):
4::. Other time de]?..sit?. 302,691.16
Total 01 time deposits, Items 41, 42 and 43 .. 302,691.16
Liabilities for rediscounts, including those with
Federal Reserve Bank.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, County of Sumter. ss.
I, O. L. Yates, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
O. L. YATES. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of March, 1917.
, A. M. Broughton, Notary Public.
H. D. BARNETT.
H. X. FORESTER,
FOR THE PEOPLE
The charter granted to thus financial
institution causes our operations to be semi
public. In conducting this banking house,
we are under certain obligations, specified
and implied, to the community. An im?
plied duty that we recognize is that of in?
forming every resident of the service which
we are here to render. Every banking fa?
cility is at your command. You are Cor?
dially invited to call and discuss our per?