Newspaper Page Text
Would Investigate Secret Soi
Washington, Oct. 29.-The hoard
of temperance, prohibition and public
v morals of the Methodist ""Episcopal
church, in its official publication, calls
upon1 the rules ootnmittee of fhe
houle of representatives to investi
gate all secret societies.
The position of the Methodists, as
thus set out, is regarded as more than
inte'rsting in Washington.
Ther publication says: "The rule?
committee is now considering wheth
er congress should investigate the Ku
Klux Klan. W,e think it should. Not
only that', but we^feel that it'should
investigate all secret societies;
? "For instance, we would like . to
know what became o:N;he money col
lected by the Y. M. C. A. and Knights
of Columbus for welfare work during
the war. Was any of this money left
unused? If. so, what is being done
x with it? - ' ?'
Is any of this money .contributed
S by people of all churches being used
to fight the" Y. M. C. A. in Eurbpe?
Is it true that any of it is being used_
.to fight the Italian Methodist church.
Have any American fraternal orders
had anything to do with the atrocious
effort to induce the* Italian govern
ment ta confiscate property of the
Methodist church in Rome and pre
vent its construction of- a college
"When the Methodist general con
ference expressed disapproval of any
interference by the United States
government in the quarrel between
Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics,
why did congress in a formal reso
lution take the side of the Catholics?
Was this due to the fact that the
" Catholic church has a fraternal order
while the Protestants have no similar
Just what are the influences back
of the opposition to the rehabilita
tion of our public schools?"'
It is regarded as likely by lead
ers that congress will undertake the
extensive program thus mapped out
by the Methodists. < 1 '
Germany Trades on Broad
Hamburg, Oct. ll.-Germany's
ocean freight carrying trade is mak
ing steady progress toward/regaining
its prewar volume. Harbor statistics
indicate that the aggregate tonnage
of vessels using this port have reach-1
ed 80 per cent of ' the peace traffic.
Announcement of steamers bought
b?ck from former enemy powers fol
low each other in rapid succession,
i and harbor facilities are already
proving insufficient to accommodate
growing traffic, now that^ big plants
such as Krupps and Erhardts/ which
formerly manufactured war material,
are turning out peace, ^oods in great
quantities for overseas consumption.
Shipping authorities are urging the
revival of ambitious, pre-war plans
for harbor extensions, on the ground
that with the rapidly increasing ex
port trade, the port will in two years
time be far too small, and freight
business will be last to Scandinavian
. Germans expect the South Ameri
can trade especially to take a big
impetus early next year, when the
new Hamburg-South American com
pany's liners will be placed in com
mission. , * -
Besides the Hamburg-American
company's new liners Bayern, Hansa
and W?rttemberg, three 12,000 ton
passenger and freight steamers will
be placed m the ? North American
service by the North Crerman'Lloyd of
Bremen; to be followed by the 30,
000 tonner Hindenburg, now' being
completed. New services are also be
ing planned by both the Hamburg
and Bremen companies *to the Far
Clemson College, Oct 29.-The sea
son for sowing grass for the making
of lawns is rapidly passing and those
who have not sown should do so at
once. White clover, blue grass and
Bermuda make the best permanent
lawn for this state, according to the
horticulturists. During the summer
months Bermuda will " predominate,
but during the fall, \fenter and early
spring months the blue grass and
white clover will show up prominsnfr
ly. On light, sandy soil it is not ad
visable to/sow blue grass, but on the
clayey or clayey loam soils in the
Piedmont region blue grass will 'do
well, if the soil is properly prepared
andxliberal applications of well.de
composed manure and fertilizer'arc
made. The seed should be planted be
fore November 15. The best time for
sowing is from the fifteenth of Sep
tember to the fifteenth of October.
The Horticultural Division, Clem
son College, S. C., has ? circular 6^
lawn making which will be sent ;to
any citizen who asks for it. *
To Prevent BIooC Poisoning *
apply at once the wonderful old reliare DI"
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL, a sut
tica! dressing that relieves pain and heals at
se s<uat time. Mot a liniment. 25c.;50c/f l.oon I
Yhe ?rnner Punishment.
There are many tales of crime
far too many-b?ing laid before us
by the daily press in these post-war
days, but now and then one appears
that challenges more than the'^callous
ed passing attention of thoughtful
people. Study of criminals in recent
years has revealed the fact that a
large proportion of them are not real
ly normal persons. They commit
crimes and subsequent reactions in
the face of accusation, trial and pen
alty are scarcely human. They are
Regenerate or defective. But others
there are, who are criminals by pas
sion or. by reason of some exceptional
stress or temptation. It was abnormal
for them to commit a crime and when
overtaken by the consequences they
I suffer keenly. Given another chance
?and handled wisely they are unlikely
ever to repeat their error.
It is when onei of the latter type
go wrong .and do something offensive
to society that suffering is their por
tion, whether discovered or not. Back
in July a prominent and trusted Chi
cago banker, having used too much of
other people's money, intending ho
doubt at first to replace it, became
desperate and gathering' enough more
to provide well for himself disappear
ed absolutely so far. as all human
agencies of detection was concerned.
The effort to find him was at last
given up. He was a free man appar
ently and could live out his days with
plenty to keep "him comfortable.
Doubtless he thought he had succeed
ed in his criminal plan.
But that inimit?ble master of hu
man nature has told us how such
plans work out ni the story of Mac
beth. In the very hour when every
consideration cried trumpet-tongued
against the deep damnation of such a
deed, he slew his aged king and guest
in order to win a crown. Then, though
a brave man, fear took possession of
him, suspicion tormented him, ghosts
haunted bim and Macbeth could sleep
no more. Something gripped his very
soul from within with a deadly un
shakable grip, until he sought death
on the battlefield as an escape.
Now, that the sequel "to that Chi
cago banker's get away is known, we j
haye another tale not of all parts be-1
ing tbld, but easily enough guessed, j
In a local hotel at Miami a stranger J
in those parts, apparently 'rich and
with no reason for the deed, puts an
end to his own life. His body lies
for several days an isolated sealed
secret^ so completely had the man de
stroyed all traces behind him. But
the world is small. There came one
who recognized and identified him as
the vanished Chicago banker.
Something had driven him remorse
lessly to suicide. What was it? The
spirit of Macbeth could tell. The spir-,
it of many another, too, could tell
why this lonely man at last slew him
self ^o escape-not the conventional
penalties inflicted from without, but
to escape the unbearable clutch of
dark things within, more merciless
once fastened, upon a human soul
than any punishment that the: law and'
the courts can dense.-:The State.
/ ______________________ '
Hotel Prohibition Regulations.
'The American has received the fol
lowing statement from George C.
Bowen, federal prohibition director
at Greenville : * y ,
"In view of-.the increased number
of violations of the national prohibi
tion act by hotels, I request that you
publish this letter in your paper so
that managers of hotels in the state t
of South'Carolina may be warned.
"In a recent case before the United
States-District Court, for the West
ern District of Missouri, United
States vs Kike Defeo, et al., the Unit
ed States district attorney ?lecl a bill
in equity under Section 22, of Title
II of the National Prohibition Act,
seeking, to have declared a nuisance
a hotel in"which intoxicating liquors,
were being sold.
"The court granted the final decree
permanently enjoining .defendants,
their agents and servants from keep
ing or selling any intoxicating li
quors on.the premises discribed, and
in granting such decree the court
used the following languag:e
"(2) 'The said defendants, their
agents and servants are hereby en
joined and restrained from occupy
ing or using in any manner any of the
buildings located on said above de
scribed premises for a period of one
year from this date or until further
order if this court.'
"In the future the management of
hotels will be held strictly account
able fo rviolations of this character,
and the nuisance feature of the act
will be invoked tothe fullest extent
as in the above case.
"George C. Bowen,
"Federal Prohibition Director.
Do not fail to examine the stock of
furniture, rugs, stoves, and house
hold.g?ods offered for sale at greatly
reduced prices by the Edgefield Mer
cantile Company. Come at once and
buy something at a bargain. Don't
Japan and World Peace. -
The opinion of the world is that a
settlement of the problems of the.
Pacific ocean will prevent aa;impend
ing war. Just what those problems in
clude remains obscure.
Another current opinion, generally
accepted, is that the next war will be
gin with Japan a leading, fighter.
That nation is asserting itself in no
uncertain tones, which demand a rec
ognition hitherto withheld by other,
countries., 1 '
The world situation finds. Japan
awake and alert but only in-time to.
realize how completely the territory
of the world is possessed by other
leading powers. If the present status
be-maintained J?p?n must forego
hope of attaining colonial posses
sions, \vith subsequent "colonization.
Will Japan do this? Not unless she
breaks a rule of growth exhibited by
all modern nations. Our'own opinion
is that Japan will not accept the
present allocation of world territory
unless given a free hand in Chin?a,
Korea and Manchuria. The ^Japan?se
pervasion of the Monroe doctrine will
proclaim the Far East a scene of
Japanese domination. -
If the white nations refuse their
recognition of this Japanese claim the
Japanese will demand in -its place
equality for her subjects in foreign
countries^ and equal opportunity for
her merchants everywhere. In factv
this is what Japan wants. Onc?/placed
upon equal footing with other people
she will not care for exclusive domi
nation of the East. The Jap is willing
to compete with the citizens Of the
world upon even terms.
. This means that those nations en
joying .vast colonial possessions must
permit Japanese developments there.
They must give up whatever present,
advantages they have and open up
their territory to all others. If not,
Japan, like Germ?ny, will claim' a
place in the sun. If she fin?is/herse?f
unable to make headway during peace*
there will be war.
Japan will be in the next big war.
Whether the United States or. Russia
and China are her opponents, re
mains in doubt If Japan assumes a
free hand in the east either of these
three nations may oppose her, ai\d
possibly all of them. If equal trade
opportunities are offered the . Japan-,
ese, and/she fails^to advance, a war.
will ensue between Japan and the
nation that thwarts her progress.
This may be the United States, ,or a
British colony, with the chances on
the United States on account of pres
ent, and possible future, friction over
the race question as presented' in
California.-Orangeburg Sun.' j r
Relayed Power Will, Serve
Plants at Long Distance.
... Charlotte^ N. C., Oct. 29.-What is
described as the "first superior power
zone" was put into actual operation
this w,eek, according to ah announce
ment tonight from - the general" of
fices of the Southern Power company
her. As a result, through the utiliza
tion of surplus hydro-electric power
in Alabama, half a dozen textile mills
in central /North Carolina which had
been idle for weeks because of lack
of electric power resulting from
drought, were enabled to resume op
erations, says the announcement. v
The feat njarks ar. epoch in .elec
tric power development, it is claimed,
and brings into realization what has
been a dream of engineers, industrial
leaders and statesmen for years.
While it is as yet impracticable,
according to a statement from the
Southern Power company's officers,, to
transmit electric power direct such a
distance as that from Alabama, to
North Carolina, in volume sufficient
to operate large industrial plants,
virtually the same end has been
achieved by a series of "tie-ins" or
connections between half a dozen
Southern power systems, explained
as follows: * -
"The Alabama Power company
transmits powerto the Central Geor
gia Power company. That company
puts upon the lines of the Columbus
Power company a like amount of its
own power. Simil?rly the Columbus
company transmits power of its own
generating to the Georgia Railway
& Power Co., which, in turn, through
its "tie-34" with the Southern Power
company delivers to the local com
pany a like quantity of currents^The
Charlotte company then delivers to
the Carolina Power & Light Go., an
amount of power equivalent to- that
which it received from its Georgia
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons who are indebted "to the estate
of the late R. E. Cheatham to make
payment to the. undersigned and also
all persons who hold claims against
said estate to present them to the
undersigned properly attested.
Mrs. May West Cheatham, '
October 12, 1921.
Ride while you pay.-Ford. Y. & M.
. ' ? .>* . . fi ?'
All our . ?
! possible to
' Camel QI
: exclusive si
flavor of .!
.' ' straight im
can get, Ca
tual Insurance Asso
OfiGANIZED 1892. .
Property Inaurred $17,226,000.
, ' ' ? <
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you may
desire abont car plan,of insurance..
We insure your property against,
FIRE, WINDSTORM, ;or LIGHT*
and do so cheaper rt an any Com
pany in existence.
' Remember} we. are prepared toi
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
known. . ' ' i 1
Our Association is. now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties of
Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick,
.Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda, Rich
land, Lexington, Calhoun and Spar
enburg, Aiken, Greenville, Pickens,
Barnwell, Bamberg, i Sumter, Lee,
Clarendon, Kershaw, Chesterfield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.,
J. 'R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and Treasurer, Greenwood, S. C.
V-DIRECTORS-, s .
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C. ,
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J., R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.,
A. W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J Fraser Lyon*, Columbia, S. C.*
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C. J
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
v 'Concordia Lodge
No. 50, A. F. M. will
hereafter hold its
tion on the SECOND
MONDAY night of each month in
stead of Friday night as heretofore.
All members are kindly requested
to observe the change and be pres
J. H. CANTELOU, W. M.
Edgefield, S. C., August 1, 1921.
FOR SALE: Spread-On cenemt
for painting ^gutters and metal roofs,
guaranteed for ten years. An oppof
tunity to get a firsti-class. roof paint
at a low price. Apply ?at The Adver-'
skill, facilities, and lifelong knowledge of the
:cos .are concentrated on this one cigarette
; ONE BRAND, we put the utmost quality.
toGLgood for Camels. They are"as good as it's
make a cigarette.
LTAL?TY is always maintained at the same high,
tandard. You can always depend on the same
d refreshing smoothness-the tastev and. rich
choicest tobaccos-and entire freedom from
ember this! Camels come in one size package
garettes^-just the rightsize to make the greatest
production and packing. This saying . goes
to Camel Quality. Thajt's one reason*wjiy you
mel Quality at so moderate a price.
Here's ?nother. We put no useless
frills on the Camel package. No "extra
wrappers!" Nothing just for show! /
Such things do not improve the smoke,
any more than premiums or coupons. And
their added cost must go onto the price
or come out of the quality.
One thing, arid oily one, is responsible
for Camelsugreat and. growing popularity
-that is CAMEL QUALITY.
K.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Winston -Salem, N. C.
_- _:_:_.._. >
Columbia Dry Batteries
work better and last
-for belli and burier?
-for sss engines . *|
-for dry battery, lighting
in closet, cellar*, garret,
-for ignition on the Ford
whilestarling. Pu t an en d
to cold weather "balks"
The Wcrid't nott famous dry
battery, med where group of
individuel calli 'is needed,
fyfmestock Spring Clip Bind
ing Posis fi no extra charge
-what new airs of busy imper
tance the,old doorbell puts on!
Take home a Columbia "Bell
Ringer" Dry Battery and give your
t doorbell ,a chance. A single package
1 of double power-solid as a brick
no connectors to fuss with. For aU
bells, buzzers, alarms, heat regulators,
etc. One Columbia "Bell Ringet"
works better and lasts longer than
the.wired-up ^roup of ofdinary c^'.ls.
-Sold by electricians, auto accessory shops
- and garages, hardware and general store*.
You cannot mistake the package.
-they last Laa&te
For Cleaning Tile,
Bathtubs, Kitchen Sinks,
Use SAPOLIO. Quickly removes
the stains and makes everything look
like new. See that the name
SAPOLIO is on every' packaged
ENOCH MORGAN'S SONS CO.
* Sole Manufacturers
New York US A.