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Comity Demonstrator Williams and
?.%Secretary Reardon Begin Whirlwind
' '-'3 County Farm Demonstrator J.
J!rank Williams and Secretary Rear
? don of the Chamber of Commerce,
are out on a four-day whirlwind "3 in
- ^ advertising campaign this week,
'?boosting the county fair of next week
the food and feedstuff and hog cam
paign,'and the United War Work
3 Ifisses Alice Martin and Annie
W Keels, the two home demonstration
agents are'-also out in the interest ol
the^Bumter cohnty fair trying to in
duce "rural schools and individuals.
' 'to put in -exhibition booths for the
county fair.
?Messrs." ^illiams and Reardon car
Tiedtigsantities of advertising matter
-for the threeinstitutions they, are
? boosting*and plehty of 1918 .county
fan^premium lists. Automobiles were
? posfed" witi? county fair cloth signs.
; and'-fair posters tacked up all over
t'^ffi^ county, and United War Work
^CS?paigh~and Food and Hog litera
j^taief'were- scat te^d, tacked up on
sioj^^'and other buildings. The ru
:-i^'-scnooIs are being visited and
talked to about these three matterr
am?are halted to attend the fair, in
. a body next week, as the guests,
Wflfh??U cost of the Sumter County
Fair Association. Mr. Williams em
phasized the.'importance of planting
plenty of wheat, oats, corn, peanuts,
. peas,- and raising an abundance o'
?. hogs and poultry in preparation for
"the cotton boll weevil. Misses Mar
tin and Keels visited many homes
of their home demonstration, poultry
and domestic science clubs in their
boosting of the county fair.
. These two ladies also discussed di
versification and conservation to pre"
pare for the boll weevil and to pro
vide..food to feed the war stricken
countries of Europe.
A steady drive will be maintained
i by these four individuals all of this
week possibly. The influenza condi
tions have greatly interfered with the
interest usually manifested in the an
nual county fair, so the home dem
onstration, and farm demonstration
agents and the Chamber of Com
,-merce are working hard to overcome,
the disadvantages the 19 IS fair is la-j
boring under, and ?at the same time j
whooping up the grain and hog and I
the United War Work Campaign, j
Statement by County Demonstration
Agent, J, Frank Williams.
Fair Week for Sumter and adjoin-J
lug counties is fast approaching. Next
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock the big
gates will swing open and the an
nual event will be on. I wish to call
attention to , the improvement that
wHl be noticed this year in the ex
hibits of the live stock department. A
number of citizens of Sumter have
purchased thousands of dollars worth
of the -best breeding stock that could
. he. found among the breeds of Durocj
Jersey hogs- and Guernsey cattle.
Sumter county has the honor of being !
the: headquarters for seven-eighths of j
the finest herds of Duroc Jersey hogs
ix> .the State. To show the interest
that is being manifested in live stock,
a number of breeders, farmers and
business men have expressed their in
tentions of attending the Nationa1
love Stock Show in Chicago, which
trip arranged by the live Stock men
at ; CtemsQn College, includes visits
to.the ?ye stock farms in Ohio, Ken
tucky <and Rhnois. There will be \
something unique in the way of indi
vidual' farm exhibits which cannot be
. appreciated from a description like \
visiting, these-exhibits and beholding j
the attractions of farm life as it is
Seing.lived on some of our farms in,
Sumter county. Mr. Joe White will
be\ there- and although his family !
have gone through with scourge of!
??y ?Uvnot for a moment think that!
hia exhibit will be less interesting
than -it has in the past
*^Fe wisn^ta-fcave farmers bring in
?ea H. Hurst
IMerMer aed Entalnier
Prom pi Attentin to Or ?nd
Nicht Calls
At J, D. CR A IG Old Stan J. II. Kam
Phones: S&Hn
*? We Grind Lenses, examine the
??? eyes scientifically and fit eye
glasses perfectly. Let us work
J for you.
We have all prescriptions
on file. Broken lenses replac
ed promptly. Graduate Opto
,, metrist and Optician in charge. ?j
IW. A. Thompson, I
more individual exhibits of ten ears
of corn, varieties of wheat and po
; tatoes. I remember a farmer thai
I exhibited some sweet potatoes tvvc
years ago and the farmers and mer
chants'of the town are still calling
for that kind of potatoes. If you
have anything for sale or will have
anything for sale, exhibit a sample of
your live stock or products and it will
help you materially to do some bus
iness. We have some farmers who
never think of taking the trouble to;
j make an exhibit at a county or State
[ fair, and then complain that there is
j no market for anything besides cot
j ton. Grow something better than
j somebody .else, and prove it by win
{ning over others at the fairs and then
i sit back and receive orders while
j your competitors are complaining and
fuming and cussing Emmet Reardon
I because he has no markets for po
tatoes at seventy-five cents a peck,
or corn at two dolars per bushel. Did
you ever stop to think what was the
difference between seed oats and feed
oats or seed wheat and.milling wheat?
About the only difference I have been
able, to observe is the difference in
price. Some - farmers are always
particular to secure the best seed and
I always have seed oats and seed wheat
for sale, while others are careless
about handling their grain and never
get any more than the food prices.
The board of directors of the
County Fair have decided not to
charge any entry fee for live stock,
so bring along your colts, mules,
j horses, calves, cows, and hogs and win
the premiums offered in the catalog.
After looking over the substantial
things of the fair, you will find the
attractions of Smith's Greater Shows,
to while, away pleasant hour and
amuse the kiddies.
! All of the school children in the
county are. invited to attend the fair
the first day, Tuesday,. in company
with their teachers. No . admission
fee will be charged children with
their teachers on that day, and of
course teachers jvill be complimented
with free admission for their guar
dianship over the children.
The epidemic of influenza is a
thing of the past, and which I trust
will ne\;er honor us with another
visit. The kaiser is also numbered j
with the has-beens and this is a time
for rejoicing,' so come to the Sumter
County Fair next Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, November 19, 20
and 21, and let us learn to make the !
best better and disappoint those who
believe that his majesty, the boll
weevil or low priced cotton, will put ,
a stop to the great prosperity we
are now enjoying.
J. Frank Williams,
County Agent.
Thousands of Laborers Out Tempor
arily at Camp Jackson.
Columbia, Nov. 14.?Construction
at the North Columbia cantonment
ceased abruptly yesterday afternoon
under orders from the war depart
ment. The plans of the government
are to demobilize the army as rapid- j
ly as conditions admit, and wherever I
possible pending construction is to be J
By the order to close down opera
tions at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
several thousand persons were releas
ed for other construction labor. The
released labor will do much to solve
the urgent demand for labor already
existing in some quarters. Among the
laborers turned loose are the 1,800
Puerto Ricans. brought to the can
tonment several weeks ago. The
Puerto Ricans . have been receiving
$3.30 each for ten hours' labor and
meals have been furnished at the
construction headquarters approxi
mately at cost. Some of these work
men are to be employed at Camp
The North Columbia Cantonment,
as it was generally known, largely a
duplication of Camp Jackson. About
one-fourth of the work had been
completed for which as much as 8,
000,000 feet of lumber had been used.
The contract was held by the Harda
way Contracting Company, which
built Camp Jackson, and was to have
been completed in six months. About
$7,000,000 waste have been ex
pended. Announcement was made in
Washington only a few days ago that
an additional appropriation of $270.
110 had been made .for three large
steel hangars, five ledture' halls, four
telephone schools and other related
structures in the group.
Representatives of the United
States employment service in Colum
bia visited the camp at the closing
hour yesterday afternoon to make ar
rangements for employment of the
men being turned loose. The service
is to be maintained by the govern
ment for this particular, work of tak
ing care of the soldiers and other
war workers as they are released from
service, and all applications for la
bor should be directed to the em
ployment, service at 1222 "Washington
Flour May Now be Used Without
Columbia, Nov. 13.?The food ad
ministration rule, requiring the pur
chase of one pound of wheat substi
tutes with every four pounds of
wheat flour, has been rescinded.
Wheat flour may now be used with
j out substitutes.
This announcement was made at
I the meeting of the State food ad- j
j ministators, held at Washington I
iTuesday, which was attended by Wil-!
liam Elliott, food administrator fori
j South Carolina, and the information
i telegraphed /here, was made public i
j at the office of the food administra-'
? tion today. The order is effective im-'
j mediately.
I Until a short time ago purchas
ers of wheat flour could be made only
j on the basis of pound for pound of
j substitutes and wheat (lour. This
i was known as the "fifty-fifty" rule,
i It was superceded by the "eighty
I twenty" rule, requiring that one
: pound of wheat substitutes be bought
?with every four pounds of wheat
I flour. The "eighty-twenty" rule is
! now rescinded, and wheat flour may
be purchased without any substitutes
The only thing more destructive
than an invading Hun is a retreating
one.?Chicago Tribune.
Endorses ''Live at Home" Policy and j
Preparation for the Coming of the]
Cotton Boll Weevil.
I The matter of diversification of]
I field crops in preparation for the j
I coming of the cotton boll weevil not'
later than 1920 and possibly in 1919.1
and the producing of sufficient food |
and feed stuffs for the use of every!
farm and the farms laborers and ]
share croppers to meet the requests]
of the United States government in >
feeding the soldiers of our country,
and the people of Europe, friend j
and foes, feeding hundreds of thou-!
sands of prisoners of war, and hel:>-j
ing in the reconstruction of the de-!
vastated countries, and the feeding ol ,
I the millions of poverty stricken peo- ;
j pies of those war afflicted countries. I
[were introduced for consideration by
[ Chairman Phelps at last Saturday's ;
Council of Defense meeting.
Messrs. J. F. Williams, Neill ;
O'Donnell, W. E. Kolb, C. J. Jackson, j
S. A. Harvin and other representative 1
farmers and business men stronglj j
advocated Sumter county producim !
sufficient wheat, corn, oats, vegetables
hogs and poultry to supply all of the
people of this county as a patriotic
as well as an economic measure and
in self defense.
The council went on .record favor- j
ing this plan for every farm in the ?
entire county, and requested the j
members of the council to work tc j
the accomplishment of this plan. j
Mr. O'Donnell said that Col. Thos j
Wilson said he had planted 500 acre:
of cotton on one of his Georgia j
plantations this year believing thai
he could make one more bumpei ;
crop before the boll weevil, which j
was as far away from his Georgi: j
farm in question when he planted !
cotton as the boll weevil .is awa? i
from his Rose Hill, Lee county plan I
A storm came up and blew thf j
weevil seventy-five mlies in one da? |
and night to his Georgia farm. IT' j
will now make about 105 bales o* j
cotton where he expected to make
more than five hundred bales, yet the
Georgia farm cotton crop was thf
equal if not superior this year to hx\
Rose Hill cotton crop. Government
boll weevil entomologists and exports
estimate that the boll weevil will hi
Sumter county not later than the sum
mer of 1920, according to Farm Dem- j
onstration Agent Williams' informa i
tion, but it is a well known fact ihn
a big storm will blow the weevil .11 ??
to 100 miles in several days. Plant
ing of peanuts in sufficient quantise*
to warrant a local market was advo- |
?ated for 1919 as peanuts are selling j
for unheard of high prices, with groat
demand for same.
Mr. W. E. Kolb said the Counci j
need not worry about the big farmer
of Sumter county not diversifying !
their crops or helping the govern 1
ment feed the armies and the people
of Europe. That when the cottoi
boll weevil hits these unpatriotic all
cotton farmers they will give no mon
trouble about planting food and feec
stuffs, if indeed the boll weevil doe
not put out of business many of thi
class who will take just one mor I
chance on "making a killing" on :
bumper cotton crop before the weevi
hits them. Col. Thos. Wilson's ex
perience might be the experience o
some in Sumter county. Col. Wilson
however, has always been a patriots
''live at home" farmer, producing.
Sufficient food and feedstuffs .of ever:
kind for his farms, and to help th
government to win the war.
Mr. W. J. Ardis, of Privateer town
ship committee said he would soo;
move away from Manchester town
ship. That his health is feeble an
he thought he should retire from th
County Council of Defense. He b
the only Confederate Veteran, he
thinks on the Council. Chairman
Phelps informed Mr. Ardis that his
past loyal and valuable services to
his country, State and county, and to
the Council of Defense -were such
that the council wanted Mr. Ardis to
remain as a member as long- as the
council exists. By a unanimous and
rising vote the meeting confirmed
Chairman Phelps' request and all
present requested Mr. Ardis to re
main a member of the Sumter County
Council of Defense Mr. Ardis was
much touched by this manifestation
of love and high esteem by his fellow
citizens. He thanked the council for
its compliment and for its friendly
expressions and said he would remain
a member to the last of the councils
or his own existence.
To All Men Registered Cnder the Se
lective Service Law.
During the last two days state- j
ments have appeared in the press to
the effect that entrainment unde:
draft calls had been suspended, thai
the work of classification and physi
cal examination had been halted, and
that persons within certain ages need
not fill out questionnaires.
A bulletin ? received from State
headquarters at 9.30 this morning.
(November 12th) says that such re
ports are not authentic and are to be
utterly disregarded. Local boards j
are specifically ordered to proceed j
with the work of entrainment, classi- j
fication, and examination just as pre
viously ordered. Therefore, all reg- I
istrants must without fail comply j
with all orders of the Local Board
exactly as if no armistice had been
leclared. Failure to do so will result
in the infliction of the severest pen
alties and immediate induction into
military service. It is earnestly
rioped that it will not be necessary to
make any examples in this connec
Chairman Local Board, Sumter Coun
ty, S. C.
City Council Meeting.
City Council met last night for the
;ransaction -of routine business.
The election of policemen was post
poned on account of.the absence of
Councilman -Booth, chairman of the
Police Committee.
The salary of City Recorder was
?aised to $60 a month.
The time for paying street paving
Lssessments was extended to January
The monthly report of the Chief of
Police showed 66 arrests, $837 in fines
>aid and 38 days imprisonment.
The report of the Sumter Gas Co.
showed a deficit for the month of
The condition of the Atlantic Coast
-<ine crossing at Manning avenue was
iiscussed. The clerk was directed
:o write to the Atlantic Coast Line I
>fhcials and ask why crossing had j
lot been 'paved in accordance with j
;he agreement entered into by the
ailroad with the city six or seven
nonths ago. " \
The clerk was directed to write to
l.Ir. D. D. Moise, requesting that he
collect the sums pledged by land
)wners to assist in clearing out Tur
key Creek canal, in pursuance of
vhich the city had done the work.
The return of the managers of the
pecial election to decide the question
)f issuing bonds to establish a mu
licipal lighting plant was received.
Hie vote declared was 67 for the
:>ond issue and 13 against.
Washington, Nov. 12.?Treasury
ldvisers today recommended to Sec
retary McAdoo that war risk insur
ance rates on hulls, cargoes and sea
men's lives be reduced 75 per cent.
Detroit Vapor Oil Stove
"Detroit Vapor"
Borns Oil, Gasoline or Distillate.
Showing: our three-burner and .oven range. The oven in this
range is equipped with two giant burners and will bake as fast
as a gas range. Sanitary base. All parts easy to get at to clean,
(ilass oven door, drip pan under burners. Large roomy coofcin?
top. High shelf. In all ways gas stove appearance and service.
We are going to have a demonstration of this stove at the Kum
ter County Fafr, Nov. 19th-20th-21st.
The Cherry Company,
! Commander of German Army Re
mained at Grand (Headquarters
AVhen Kaiser Fled.
Amsterdam, Monday, Nov. 11.?
Gen. Hindenburg is not in Holland.
According to a telegram from the
semi-official Wolff Bureau of Berlin
he remains at main headquarters,
and adheres to the new government.
The telegram adds that Crown Prince
Rupprecht of Bavaria has not fled,
as some reports declared.
Dr. Solf Would Have President Mit
igate Conditions.
London, Nov. 11.?Dr. Solf, the
German foreign secretary, has ad
dressed a message to Secretary of
State Lansing, requesting that Pres
ident Wilson intervene to mitigate
"the fearful conditions" existing In
Dr. Solf says, according to a Ger
man wireless dispatch received to
day, that he feels it his duty to draw
! President Wilson's attention to the
! fact that the enforcement of the con
- I ditions of the armistice, especially
One Section of Army in Belgium | the surrender of transport, means
Marching Toward Holland. j the starvation of millions, and re
Amterdam, Monday Morning, Nov. quests that the President's influence
11?German troops at Eeverlocamp. | be directed toward overcoming this
Belgium, have mutinied and are, danger.
marching, with guns toward Holland.
Munitions Will be Placed at The Bot- j development,
torn of List.
The President, he points out, has
declared that he did not- wish to
make war on the German people and
did not wish to impede its peaceful
- Price of Hulls.
Washington. Nov. 12.?The war in-I Columbia, Nov. 13.?The
dustries board today nearly complet-! food administration announced to
night that on account of the armis
tice and the consequent cessation of
demand for hulls Aber by munitions
manufacturers, the price of hulls is
reduced to $16 f. o. b. mills or $18
ed a revision of the priorities list, at
least partially removing the restric
tions on non-war activities and re
adjusting industries to the new sit
uation _arising from the end of the
Railroads and shipping it is j delivered, and in order to equalize
expected will be paced at the top of this reduction in price of hulls the
munitions at the bot-1 price of meal is increased to $50. The
_ { price of seed will remain tmchanged.
the list and
The National Bank of Sooth
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
' Cashier.
Our Total Resources in 1917
Were $900,000.
AN INCREASE OF $600,060.
Our business is growing rapidl , as our ?iie
desire is to give our customers prompt and cour
teous treatment at all times. We would be glad
to have ou give us our banking busiriess? we
feel sure we can please o 1 i ever wa?
The National Bank of
The "Old Reliable" Since 1889
and you can
The First National Bank
Building Material Jind Feed Stulls
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. """"
t Booth & McLeod, Inc. Phones 10 & 631
i 1.
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