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ifl The danger now seems to be
i over and you can come to town
??d do your shopping without
Our Stock of Dresses,
Goats and Coat Suits
fe Complete.
If Also a good line of Odd Skirts
and a beautiful selection of Shirt
See ours and then buy.
The Type of Work Done in Our Hufs
in the Cantonments Explained.
Editor Daily Item:
In the interest of the United War
Work Campaign, I have asked Secre
tary Baker for the privilege of pub
lishing the following letter. This let
ter shows what is being done for our
boys in the huts in our own country
and overseas. An appreciation of
what is being done will make our en
thusiasm even greater than it is now.
Respectfully submitted,
District Chairman.
Camp Hancock, Georgia,
August 5, 1018.
F. J. Baker, Building Secretary,
Building No. 79, Y. M. C. A .
Dear Sir: having been stationed
in infirmary next door to your Y. M.
C. A. for the past five months, I want
to convey to you my appreciation of
the following facts:
I have visited the Y. M. C. A.
sometimes many times a day, and at
all times of the day, and have observ
ed many interesting things. The ef
ficiency of your organization i?
splendid in carrying on your welfare
work over the counter, providing for
the many material needs of the men.
but your work goes much deeper
into the lives of these men. My own
work brings me in close touch with
individual men and I am consciou-i
all the time of what these men have
gained at your hands in additio} to
their military training.
Your work stands for the Lome in
fluence in camp. That is the irfluence
of the home letter writing and fire
side, of the church, of wholesome
entertainment, of clean athletics. In
other words you bridge the gulf be
I tween army life and past environ
ments. i
But more than this, I have seer.
! men dejected and in tears step into
your back door for a personal inter
view and have seen them come out
with head held high and ? smile of
firm resolve, new resolution and re
newed purpose. Indeed the length
and breadth and height and depth of
your splendid work is too great for
expression in a few words of mine.
I do not congratulate you, happv
as your chance is. You are doing
only your duty, but I do congratulate
the folks back home who have made
so great an investment so wisely.
In all my travels from Ottawa and
Quebec, Canada, on the North to
Augusta, Ga., on the South, during
which T have heard some of the great
religious speakers', it has never been
my privilege to know a more charm
ing, cultured and forcible religious
worker than the man who has ab
sented himself from his city church
and is working with you.
This I believe is the type of man
to be found in all Y. M. C. A.'s
throughout our land and abroad.
Sir: If those at home who have
so generously contributed to this
wonderful work, could see and feel
its effects as I have, it would not only
be a duty but the greatest pleasure to .
contribute yellow backs instead of -
silver dollars towards its continuance.
Frank H. Everett,
First Lieut. Med. R. C.
Home address: Castleton, Vt._
Lime! Lime! Lime!
Made From Shells, Burnt, Ground
and Disintegrated. In new weight
Burlap Bags, Sold by Sack or in
Ten Ton Carload Lots.
Destroys acidity of soils, at the same time produces a gradual
nitrification of any soil. Half ton is absolutely sufficient, per acre,
every three years.
For nine years* experience, see T. S. Sumter, at the Big Bicycle
and Automobile Store, Main Street, Sumter, S. C, and while there se
lect from our new arrivals any grade Bicycle you need. We nave
Men's, Ladies* and Juvenile models.
Or xf it is a fine Automobile Tire, or any part or attachment
you desire for your car.
Call investigate?be convinced and satisfied.
Mikell, Sneeden, Phares Co.,
A Continuance of Mail Orders also Solicited; Prompt Attenti n
Given, as Ever.
Conditions Not Favorable For Event
Managers Announce.
I Columbia, Nov. 6.?Definite an
i nouncement was mtide last night that
? no State fair will be held this year.
I In giving- a final decision in the
j matter it was emphasized by D. E.
I Efird, secretary of the State Fair
I association, that three different phases
of unfavorable circumstances had to
be considered.
j The first was general demoraliza
tion, incident tot he prevalence of
Spanish influenza, which caused in
definite postprnement of the fair sev
eral weeks ago, the original dates for
the annual event being October 2S,
November I, inclusive.
Another was the congested condi
tion of railroads, which precluded the
possibility of assembling the exhibits
with any degree of satisfaction.
The third and equally convincing
reason for annulment of the plan for
a fair this year was the general un
rest of the people on account of the
war and pressing shortage of labor.
Definite arrangements had been
moving forward with dispatch for the
fair until the outbreak of influenza
early in October. Partitions had been
removed from cattle stalls in prep
arations for the exhibits of cattle and
livestock, and a shipment of lumber
had been delivered i:n anticipation of
Lhe construction of adequate stalls
for the hogs to replace the hog barn
which was burned last February. The
jtate board of health ordered an in
definite postponment of the fair when
the general quarantine against the
spread of influenza was effected,
which necessarily caused disruption in
the plans. The last few days Mr.
Sfird has made a canvass of the of
ficers and executive committeemen,
and the poll is overwhelmingly op
posed to any attempt to hold the fair
at this late date.
Speaking of the abandonment of
plans for the fair this fall Mr. Efird
aid last night.
"It is with many regrets that the
management of the State fair an
nounces that no fair can be held this
falL Health conditions throughout
South Carolina caused the State board
of health to postpone indefinitely the
fair from the original dates, October
28-November 1, and it is deemed in
advisable to attempt to hold the fair
at this late date. Also the present
congested condition of transportation
companies is such as to make the de
livery of exhibits very uncertain.
Further, the general unrest of the
people on account of war conditions
and labor shortage makes attendance
upon the fair decidedly problematical.
"Because of these reasons the
members of the executive commit
tee have decided to hold no fair for
:he year 1918, and trusts that this
decision will meet with the approv
al of the exhibitors and the public
generally. From present indications
the war will soon come to a success
ful conclusion, and no effort will oe
spared to make the 1919 fair the
greatest in the history of the so
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"Your boys overseas," said
Secretary Baker at a great
mass meeting in New York
Sunday, "are fighting- like he
roes and, thanks to the welfare
agencies, are living like gentle
The Secretary of War knows
what he is talking about. He
has been to France and inves
tigated for his benefit and
Let us see to it next week
that South Carolina's full
share of the $250,000,000 Unit
ed War Work Fund is raised,
in order that our sons and
our friends' sons shall continue,
during the restoration of
France and Belgium, to "live
like gentlemen."
Gov. Manning Heads Delegation to
Atlanta Conference.
Columbia, Nov. 5.?A delegation of
South Carolinians, headed by Gov.
Richard I. Manning, will leave tomor
row for Atlanta, Ga., to attend the
conference called by J. J. Brown,
commissioner of agriculture of Geor
gia, to meet in that city Thursday to
discuss plans for ~abilizing the price
of cotton by holding a meeting. The
conference was sugested by Governor
Manning last week in a telegram to
Commissioner Brown through A. C.
Summers, commissioner of agricul
ture, commerce and industries of
South Carolina. Public and business
men and those interested in the grow- j
ing and marketing of cotton have
been invited from every cotton pro
ducing State.
The South Carolinans will leave to
morrow afternoon by way of Augusta.
Those who have signified their inten
tion of attending are: Governor Man
ning, Senator E. D. Smith, A. C. Sum
mersi gftate " commissioner of agri
culture, commerce and industries;
John 1m McLaurin. of Bennettsville.
former State warehouse commission
er; William Hanks, of Columbia, fed
eral inspector of explosives for South
[Carolina; B. Hart Moss, of Orange-,
j burg; Dr. Wade Stockhouse. of Dil
llon; Harry D. Calhoun of Barnwell:
jJ. H. Porter of Barnwell: J. H.
daffy, of Orangeburg; R. M. Cooper, j
of Wisacky; B. Harris, of Pendleton.
j who was today elected State commis
sioner of agriculture, commerce and
industries, and L. D. Jennings, of
Sumter. Those who have been in
vited, but. who have not signified!
i their intention to attend are: Alan
j Johnstone, of Newberry; John M. j
' Kinard, of Newberry; Congressman :
I A. F. Lever, R. Goodwyn Rhett. of
I Charleson; H. M. Dibble, of Alken:
I K. AV. Dabbs. of Mayesville. and Ira
B. Dunlap. of Kork Hill.
Mannerly Conservation.
Mama?"Willie, you have no man
Willie?"Well, if I waste them now
I won't have any when company
Their Leaders are Changeable and
Not to be Depended Upon.
Stockholm, Oct. 20 (Correspond
ence of The Associated Press)?If any
nation or outside leader attempts to
set up a stable government in Russia
they doubtless will find the mercurial
Russians a difficult lot to satisfy. They
have plenty of ideas and opinions but I
lack action.
"The trouble with Russians is that!
they believe opinions are achieve- {
ments," recently said a prominent j
American who is familiar with Rus
sian affairs. This certainly character
izes many of the Russians who are
now waiting in Scandinavia for some
thing to happen in Russia. They are
criticising the allies for failure to act
more speedily in Russia.
Their changeableness is surprising.
The very leaders who were loudest in
denouncing the Brest peace treaty
were soon hobnobbing with the Ger-1
nans. Paul Milyukoff and other lead- J
ers of the extreme right who had j
pretended great friendship for the en- j
tente turned to the Germans in an!
effort to establish under their protec
tion a monarchy which would father
the policies of the Constitutional
Democratic party.
"When it became evident that the
Germans would not enter Northern
Russia in large numbers and set up
aristocratic government similar to!
that of Skoropadsky in the Ukraine,
bourgeoisie leaders who had turned!
from the entente to Germany, agaiii
became friendly toward the entente
and less critical of the failure of the
English, French and Americans to
enter Russia in large numbers awi
overthrow the existing government.
Entente successes on the western
tront and entente support of the
Czechs in their phenomenal campaigns
against the Bolsheviki further soften
ed the hearts of Russian leaders qt
the extreme right. But diplomats of
the entente powers stationed in Rus
sia were not deceived by chameleon
like Russian leaders whose aim seems
to be the establishment of class gov
ernment. The action of the entente
in refusing support to the Honrath
government in Siberia indicates clear
ly the decision of the entente to stand
aloof from class and party movements
and give the great mass of Russians )x
chance to work out their will by
democratic means. :
Pri?es for Poultry.
The handsome loving cups griven by
the Sumter County Poultry Associa
tion as prizes in the poultry depart
ment of the Sumter county fair are
on display in the windows of the
Sumter Clothing Co. \
R. L. Simmons of Charlotte, N. C:>
has been secured as judge. The ef
forts of the Fair Association is to raise
more chickens and better chicksnsv
Premium list and entry blanks can
be secured by seeing A. H. Wilder,
Superintendent or H. L. Tisdale, Sec
retary. *
The National Bank of South Carolina i
Plant More Grain and
Lick the Hun!
We have helped to put all Liberty *
Loans over. *
?To make all Crops.
?And are still at your service, WITH ?
- President
Our Total Resources in 1917
Were $900,000.
AN INCREASE OF $600,000.
Our business is growing rapidly, as our one
desire is to give our customers prompt and cour
teous treatment at all times. We would be glad
to have you give us your banking business, we
feel sure we can please you in every way.
The National Bank of
The "Old Reliable" Since 1889
and you can
The First, National Bank
?>'!"t"I"l'*< '> 'I M"M 11?I 11 H * 111 1 H ?
I Building Material and Feed Stoffs |
f Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lime, Cement, Plaster,
Brick, Shingles, Mouldings, Etc.
All kinds of Feed for Horses, Cows, Hogs and Poultry.
We solicit your patronage.
Booth & McLeod, Inc. Phone* 10& 631 j
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