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Florida Gives Experien
of Crash in Washing
Washington, Jan. 29.-An
lanche of broken plaster, b
snow, splintered wooden and tv
steel beams catapulting upon th
dience while the orchestra playei
a comedy film ground out it
scription of the Knickerbocker
tre disaster given today by R
sentative John H. Smithwick of
sac?la, Fla. He was in the balcor
, the theatre when the roof colli
under the weight of snow and es
ed unaided-just how he can no
call-with more or less serious h
"The orchestra was playing be
ful music and a comic .film was
ning," said Mr. Smithwick, lyin
his bed, bandaged and with his
and hands covered with cuts. "I
denly there was a sharp crack. 11
ed up and saw a great fissure run:
across*the ceiling. It was right <
my he?.d. I instantly realized \
was happening. The plaster bega]
fall, dropping down in large
small chunks all over the theatr?
seemed to me. While I was looking
a gr?ai piece right over my ri
started to fall. I ducked, crouch
involuntarily, I supposed down
tween the seats. The piece struck
seat right where I had been sitt
1 The force waa broken by the s
but it pinned me down where I
crouching. The noise was awful,
was a great, tremendous roar. It '
simply indescribable. I never can j
"'In the midst of the roaring w
shrieks of cries of women and c
dren and a few shouts of men. Th
were cries for help, groans and wc
of all, the moans of those in terri
pain. It was awful. I can't describ?
see it all the time-those poor cl
dren and men and women crying s
groaning there. :
Few in Balcony.
"There were only a few of us
the balcony. Luckily there were
more. The balcony gave way a
crashed, soon after the ceiling beg
to fall on " those on the lower fla
They were caught the worst. We
the balcony were more fortunate.
"I guess there ~as a lapse of nu
- be 20 seconds, hardly more, befe
the balcony fell. Funny but it sp
around, kind of twisted as its su
ports gave way and it swung down
those below. It didn't go straig
down, ?ust kind of slid sideways ai
slanting, I suppose, from the wei.?
of the debris that had fallen on i
"I don't know how I got out fro
where I was crouching under th;
chunk of plaster that had fallen <
me. I really believe it weight all <
500 pounds. And I think L moved 1;h<
plaster with my shoulders. Anyway,
crawled out between the seats 1
where I saw a small hole in the pla
ter above. I forced myself up throug
that hole, wiggling and shoving. The
I crawled out over the snow and pla:
ter, over the tangled debris, to th
doors on the Eighteenth street ?id<
''Across the aisle from me whe
the crash came was a little fellow
I never saw him again and I wonde
if he is dead-who laughed and roar
er at every especially funny part o
the film. I don't know what becam e o
him or the others in the balcony af
ter we were showered with plaster
"As the ceiling broke the plaste
fell first in chunks. It was just lik<
an ice pond breaking up. The roo:
didn't give way on one crash. I
' seemed to break up everywhere. Tha
let in the snow, which came ir
through the broken places where th<
ceiling had given away.
"It's queer, but I was conscious al
the time when I was pinned dowr
under there by that great piece ol
ceiling; my mind, when I saw the
ceiling falling and afterward, was
just as clear and collected as it is
now. I knew I was hurt some, but 1
didn't know how badly. It seemed
that my time had con;e. I lived a year
I tell you, pinned down between the
"It wasnt' until I got outside that
I noticed blood falling from my face
and hands. I got out myself. No one
helped me. I crawled over the broken
seats and plaster and snow to the
door. On the way I saw a young fel
low lying half curled up moaning and
crying for help. I leaned over to lift
him and then everythnig went black.
The next thing 1 remember I was at
the door wiping the blood from my
leyes and mouth. I don't know how I
got out. I didn't see any other injured
ones as I crawled out. I can't remem
ber about that part of it. My only
thought then was to get home before
I should die. My chest pained me, my
back seemed broken, my face was
dripping with blood. All I wanted to
do was to get home and tell my wife
and little girl what had happened
and how I was hurt. I thought I was
.going to die."
Representtive Smithwick, who lives
about a block from the theatre, said
he staggered home without overcoat
or hat through the snow drifts. Phy
sicians were summoned immediately,
who found him suffering from shock,
bruises and possibly internal inju
"I think it was a miracle that I
came out alive," said the Florida con
gressman. "But think of those poor
children and men and women who
were not so fortunate. I don't see how
any who were under the balcony es
caped. If those below could have seen
the ceiling breaking they would have
had time to rush out through the
door, but I guess they couldn't see
like we could in the balcony. Those
underneath us had no chance, I
Summer School at Clemson.
General Plans Announced for 1922
Indicate Best Summer School
?Clemson College, Jan. 30.-Wil
liam E. Curtis, the famous traveler
and writer, was once asked by a lady
to recommend to her the best all the
year round climate in the world.
She wrote: "I have plenty of money,
no home tie s, and wish to move just
once more. I wish my new home to be
located in a region where the climate
is not extreme and at the same time
not monotonous. You have traveled
extensively, and where would you
recommend me to go?" Curtis re
plied, "Go to the Piedmont section of
the Carolinas. You will never regret
We are inviting you to spend a
summier in one of the most delightful
spots of a most delightful region.
The days are sunny and the nights are
cool. The air is like wine. We ask you
to come to Clemson to combine all
the pleasures of a vacation with an
opportunity for study under the di
rection of a competent faculty. You
will meet men and women interested
in the same kind^ of work in which
you are engaged. You will learn to
teach better, farm better and live
Clemson College will offer in her
summer school fo rl922 a more va
ried program than ever before, ac
cording to Dr. F. H. H. Calhoun, di
rector of resident teaching in the
agricultural department, who will di
rect the summer school. The following
courses will be given.
I. Course for teachers: (1) pri
mary teachers. (2) elementary teach
ers, (3) high school teachers, (4)
teachers for special subjects;
II. Courses in cotton grading.
III. Courses for club boys.
IV. Courses in science; (1) phys
ics, (2) chemistry, (3) biology, (4)
V. Courses for making up back col
lege work and removing entrance
VI. Courses for Federal Board
Plans are being made for recrea
tion. The baseball diamonds, the ten
nis courts, and the swimming pool
will be ready for use. Excursions and
field trips will be arranged. The li
brary will be open. Special lectures,
famous in the educational world, have
The cost of board, room and tui-.
tion will- be most reasonable. If in
terested, write the Registrar, Clem
son College, S. C., for detailed in
Luxury Tax Bill is Introduced
in the House.
Columbia, Jan. 26.-Still another
of the revenue measures made its de
but in the House today when the lux
ury tax bill was introduced. The bill
is sponsored by the Ways and Means
? Some of the provisions included in
the measure are :
On beverages made from cereals
and from fruit juices, six cents a gal
On fountain syrups, twenty-five
cents a gallon.
On tickets to moving picture shows
and other amusements except those
by educational, charitable or religious
organizations, a tax of one cent for
every thirty cents of admission.
Cigarettes-r-?ne cent for each ten
Cigars-If sold for less than seven
cents each, one cent on every three
cigars. On cigars selling for more
than seven cents, a tax of ne cent
on each cigar. On those selling for
more than fifteen cents, two cents
each. On little cigars, weighing not
over 4 ounces, one cent for each five.
Chewing tobacco in bags or boxes,
a half cent for each ten cents worth.
Snuff-One cent on each ten cents
On automobiles-One per cent of
the selling price.
On ammunition, if not for use out
side the state-One dollar per thou
For all the taxes except on drinks,
the tax would be paid by the purchase
of revenue stamps. Reports would be
made monthly to the tax commission,
and the tax would be collected by
the state treasurer.
February Farm Calendar.
Things to da This Month
'Continue the clean-up job until it
Make germination tests of seeds
I to' be sure that good seeds are avail
able for. spring planting.
Top-dress the small grain with
soda this month.
Home-mix fertilizers for spring
Plow heavy cotton soils not al
Orchard and Garden.
Prune bunch grapes if not already
[pruned. The scuppernong will bleed
badly if pruned at his season.
Set out grape vines, fruit trees and
1 ornamental plants.
Spray fruit trees with lime-sul
[phur before the buds begin to swell.
Plant asparagus roots and seed.
Transplant cabbage plants to the
garden and ifield.
Plant celery, spring kale, lettuce,
mustard, onions, parsley, garden
peas, radishes, spinach and turnips.
Plant in hotbeds, eggplant, tomato,
Plant Irish potatoes. ?
Get land ready to sow spring for
Construct or repair farrowing
houses for hogs.
Make preparation for care and
management of cows which are to
I have calves in February and March.
Add a little tankage (one part
I tankage to 9 parts corn) to the ration
of brood sows which will farrow, next
Plan for a year's supply of home
grown feeds each dairy cow will need :
four tons of silage, one ton legume
hay, 15 bushels corn, 1000 pounds
velvet beans, 15 bushels oats and 500
pounds cottonseed meal. If silage is
not available, plan for two tons le
gume hay. *
?Clean up the pasture; cut out un
derbrush, stop washes, and repair
'Start keeping daily milk records.
Cows bred this month will calve
during November and early Decem
Prune properly, and spray for San
Jose scale with concentrated lime
sulphur when trees are leafless and
Spray for Oyster Shell scale on ap
ple and fig trees with one of the
heavy spray oils at the rate of one
part of oil to twenty parts of water.
To destroy twig girdlers pick up
and burn girdled twigs under pecan
and hickory trees.
Cut out dead canes of raspberry
and blackberry to kill borers.
Prune out shot-hole borer infested
twigs and branches from peach, apple
and other fruit trees and burn them.
'Secure certified Irish potato seed
and material for treating them so as
to be ready for planting time.
Tr .at sweet potatoes with corro
sive sublimate or formaldehyde for
seed-borne diseases before bedding.
Prepare a new place for the bed or
clean up and disinfect the old one.
Test seed corn for germination
and for freedom from seed-borne
diseases. Ask the county agenh or the
botany division how it can be done.
-Secure wilt-resistant seed now if
you'have wilt of cotton or cowpeas
I or Fusarium wilt of tomatoes in your
?Jurymen Prayed Before Find
ing Bandit Guilty.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 28.-(United
Press)-Divine guidance was asked
?in prayer by the jury which today
(found Frank B. DuPre, youthful
bandit, guilty of first degree murder,
(for the slaying of Irby C. Walker,
DuPre was sentenced to hang
"There were groups of us praying
?between ballots," said H. R. Frid
dell, foreman of the jury tonight.
"We feel the need of divine guid
DuPre, onj ly 19 years of age, re
ceived the death sentence smilingly.
"It's all right, dad," he said con
solingly to his father, who sat sob
I bing by his side.
"Oh, come on-come now, don't
Judge Henry Mathews set' Feb
ruary 18 as the date for hearing a
motion for a new trial.
Do You Want a Job?
If you are out of employment, or
would like to make a change, consult
Standard Employment Serice,
Spartanburg, S. C.
WANTED: To buy young Jersey
cow fresh to pail, giving not less than
3 gallons milk, must be cheap for
2t J. G. ALFORD.
BACK-YARD FOWLS WILL PAY
St. Louis Woman Writes Department
of Agriculture of Her Success
With Hen Flock.
(Prepared by the United States Depar*
ment of Agriculture.)
During the war and since the United
States Department of Agriculture has
encouraged the keeping of a poultry
flock in the city back-yard as one of
the best means of cutting the high
cost of living.
When proper care has been given
the flock the results in most instances
have been very gratifying. A woman
living in St. Louis recently wrote the
department concerning the success that
attended the efforts.
"I hear people say hen's don't pay,
but surely they cannot have kept ac
counts and records. I have had a small
flock of 24 hens In my city back-yard
since the government urged us to get
into the game turee years ago. The
following are the results for the year
ending October 31, 1920: My entire
feed bill, the grain being bought at
retail, amounted to $66.74.
"My entire egg production was 3,603 1
eggs, or 300*4 dozens, the retail mar
ket value of which, taken from month
to month, was $189.30. Deducting
$66.74 from the above $189.30 leaves
me a net profit of $122.56 for my
work and Investment
"We used all the newly laid eggs
we wished for our own table and the
-balance went to our neighbors, who
are more than anxious to get them
even at top store prices. The last 12
months, when feed was unusually
high, the cost of egg production aver
aged 22*4 cents per dozen, and the
lowest market price for eggs was In
May and June, when they sold for 00
cents per dozen.
'fl will add that all our hens are
leg-banded and trap-nested. The hen
house is eight feet square and the
hens, are confined all the year round
to a run eight feet wide and 50 feet
long. Starting in August I begin .
culling and killing the older ones and ?
the poorest layers which have a rec
Gratifying Results Can Be Obtained
From Small Flock if Given
Proper Care and Feed.
ord of 15 eggs or less per month, and
in October I renew the flock by add
ing one dozen new spring pullets.
These pullets, now, in November, are
all laying and will continue laying
through the winter, while my older
hens get through molting.
"Keeping the hens and surroundings
scrupulously clean and feeding a bal
anced ration at regular Intervals is
the secret of success with a back-yard
HOW TO BREAK BROODY HENS
Confine Them in Small Coop, Raised
Off Ground, Preferably With a
? When hens become broody they
"Should be "broken up" as quickly as
possible. The sooner this is done, the
sooner they will resume laying. To
break a hen of broodiness, she should
be confined to a small coop raised off
the ground, preferably with a slat bot
tom. Give her plenty of water to
drink; she may be fed or not, as de
sired. Not much difference will be
found In the time required to break
her of broodiness, whether she is fed
or made to fast, say poultry special
ists of the United States Department
Usually from three to six days' con
finement will break her, but some hens
require ten to twelve days. The broody
hen will be recognized by her Inclina
tion to stay on the nest at night, the
ruffling of her feathers and her picking
at anyone who approaches her, and by
the clucking noise she makes. The fact
that her broodiness has been "broken
up" can be recognized by the disap
pearance of these symptoms.
AVOID RO?P-INFECTED EGGS
Select Eggs From Flock Which Has
Not Been Infected Wherever lt
It Is not advisable to set eggs from a
flock that has been infected with roup.
If at all possible, by all means iseleet
hatti lt ? eggs from another flock which
has not been sq Infected or from hens
whicn have never had the diseasa.
Pastors and Debts.
In the Methodist Conference re
cently held in Richmond the "char
acter", of one of their ministers was
challenged, when the usual question
was put, on the ground that he was
blamea'bly negligent in the payment
of his honest debts. The matter was
referred to a judicious committee
who in due time reported favorably
to the preacher, declaring that there
was no sufficient foundation for the
charge. That reminds us that the best
paying people on the subscription list
of the Religious Herald are preach
ers. They do not only frequently, or
at any rate, semi-frequently, help us
by securing other subscriptions but
as a rule they refuse to accept any
reward for such service, and out f
means which must at times certainly
be slender and inadequate, they man
age to pay with remarkable prompt
ness their own subscription bills.
Out of a batch of twenty bills of long
standing, which happens to be before
us, only one is against a white Vir
ginia Baptist preacher and he is not
in the pastorate and is in a peck of
'We wonder if in the case of the
Methodist preacher whose character
was challenged in the late conference,
the people on his circuit had met
their pledges for his material support
or if it was found to be true that
the churches had paid promptly and
regularly all that they had agreed
to pay him. We should like to inquire
further and find out just how (much
they had agreed to pay him. It has
happened not r?rely in this state that
churches made it practically impos
sible for their pastors to live in any
sort of decent comfort and keep out
of debt, while at the same time they
were swift to censure the pastors
for getting in debt. '
SAFETY FIRST IS AND
Open your account with U3 for
Savings Account with us, or invest
ING CERTIFICATES OF DEPOS1'
Lock boxes for rent in which to
All business matters referred
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Nevertheless the pastor, if he
would retain his influence and do his
work, must keep out of embarrassing;
debt. If he finds he cannot do it on
the salary which is provided, let him
frankly and plainly notify his church
or churches, and if the response to
such notification is unsatisfactory he
would better lay down his work and
either seek some other field where he
can be secured against such a disas
ter, or seek some other employment
where he can make suitable provis
ion for those who are dependent upon
him. Our Virginia Baptist churches
have greatly improved and are still
improving in this matter of pastor's
salary and no small part of this im
provement, as well as of the reduc
tion in the number of pastorless
churches, is due to the faithful, saga
cious, and effective work of the De
partment of Enlistment in the State
Mission Board, and, it is simple jus- :
tice to say, particularly to the labors
of Rev. W. H. Lawson who has been
active in representing this phase )o?
state mission work. By the way,
though we did not start out to say it/
We will wind up by saying that m our
judgment the State Mission Board
might very well magnify this depart
ment of work. Much has been done
but much remains to be done %nd we
imagine that there are many fields in
Virginia which Brother Lawson* might
visit and in which he might labor in
the direction of improving pastoral
support, not only to the immediate
advantage of the churches and the
immediate relief and comfort of the
pinched and often embarrassed pas-v
tors, but to the benefit of every phase
of our church life and our common
Christian enterprises. ,
-Religious Herald, i
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