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Speech Delivered by
McGowan, Retired,, Be
It took no requisition to bring mt
I was so glad to be invited that I ac
CaPted by tolegraph; and I an indeed
deligited to be with you tonight.
Twenty-seven yoars is a long stay
away from God's country; but the exile
is home again and he fully realizes that
the only one redeeming feature about
having to leave South Carolina at all is
The joy of coming back,
It is a special honor to be permitted
to join this distinguished company. I
have always wanted to be a lawyer. I
was admitted to the Bar; but I had to
make 'a living, and so I wished myself
in turinl on the Record, the State and
the News and Courier.
But journalism did not seem to need
me much more than did the law; so,
thanks to a South Carolinian--Hilary
A. Herbert-I was able to ,get aboard
the Navy and quit work.
I (lid not actually quit right away, in
fact that happened just four weeks
ago; but, ever si:nce I slilpped In 1S9-1,
I was headed straight for the retired
list and South Carolina.
Meanwhile several thiings have hap
pened, e:;pecially during 1917 and 1918.
Wash ington, as many of you know, is
'a beautiful city with an abundanee of
easy marks an( far more than its share
of confidence men. These latter were
working overtime a while back-it be
ing my job) to try to tame some of
thom; and, it you belIeve what a kindly
tpress has been telling an ever-crediu
tois titiblic, you might think I von the
war all by nyself.
I did not. In fact. I had very little
to do with it exce~pt to occasionally re
mind somebody tiat thri are 12 in a
dozoen anid 11 ounesc(,. to a pottnid, that
from April 7. 1917, to date atn average
tonl of government coal was really
wort!i at the mines but $2.01 and, In
gene tral, that "No" is the mnul e-power
of the soul.
Of course the enlamity-howlers and
crepe-hangors have been quite busy
sinec t he signing of the a ril stice: the
Jengti and vari'ty of ti ir fanult-filid
ing adjectives--partulat-rly diring tle
recent camlaign-- recalling the story
of two old shell-hacks pacing the fore
castle during the mid-watch.
"1ill," said one, "this Navy of ours
is 'going straight to t'he devil."
AT HICKS' OLD
Rear Admiral Samuel
fore the South Carolina
January 28, 1922,
"Yes," replied his shipmate, "it al
Such senseless pessimism was, for
tunately, not much In evidence when
it might -have done real 'harm; but, to
get the service back to where it was,
will take a lot of -whole-souled opti
mis-n-what you might call -peacetime
patriotisn (spelled without any "y" in
the middle), the patriotisi that is ac
tive and helpful when there are no
bands playing or crowds clapping their
And that is just what South Carolina
needs right now-the will to smile and
show the world (herself most of all)
that she can weather any gale though
she may have to be for a while like the
litlo boy -who "whistled that he might
Your honored President says my
time limit is 20 minutes.
I shall yield most of that without ob
jection because, as you see, I am no
speaker; and. If I tried to last so long,
we should all be in as bad a plight as
my uncle and life-long bonotactor,
Judige Samuel McGowan, said his first
The charge was horse stealing, and
the prosecution had dispelled every
douht--reasonablep and otherwise. To
ward the end of his stpeech, my uncle
tried to move the jury by likening the
prisoner to "Daniel in the Fiery Fur
A friend pulled his coat tall and
whispered that it was not a Fiery
Furnace but a iAon's Den where Dan
il had his trouble.
All undismayed, he shook himself
loose from li. disturber and shouted to
"Oh. well; have it either !way. nut,
rion's Den or Piery Furnace, he was
in a hell of a fix."
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BON AIR HOTEL AT
Many Distinguished Quests, Half-Clad
Forced to Flee Burning Building.
Augusta, Oa., Fob. 4.-The Don Air
A large winter resort hotel in the south,
was destroyed by fire this mo'ning
early. The flames originated In the
dining room and are attributed to some
fault with the olectric lighting equip
ment. There were 260 guests in the
hotel. No one was injured, though
many iguests lost much of their person
al belongings. Two men, Frank A. Law
rence of New York, and M. T. Wing,
of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, who were
ill in the hotel, were removed to the
University Hospital, and statements
from there are that they are none the
worse physically for their experience.
The fire started in the dining room
and is attributed to damaged insula
tion of electric wires. The guests have
found accom modat ions at nearby win
ter hotels and ut homes of residents
on The 1ill, the suburb in which the
hotel was located, lw-hile others left
this afternoon for their homes, or for
other winter resorts.
The loss is $1,000,000. The insur
ance is $550,000. There is the tacit
understanding .that reconstruction
will be begun at once, though there
Is no formal deoision by the stock
holders as yet. The hotel was a
frame structure and while it burned
rapldly, the guests left It in orderly
manner and there was a remarkable
absence of hysteria. The owners com
pany is ca'pitalize(d at $300,000 and the
stock is held in Augusta.
While the flire was in progress,
residents in surrounding homes made
most hospital overtures to the fleeing
guests to lecome guosts .in their
homes. Tbcaie citizens who had no
rooms to offer were using automobiles
to get the half-clad visitors to places
)f refuge. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Straus,
who 'have a cottage on The Hill, se
cured as guests Sir Ashley Sparks, of
the Cunard Line, and Lady Sparks.
Judge IR. C. Dovelt, preident of the
Routhern Pacific and Union Pacifle,
nd who lo:t much of his personal ef
tects, proceeded to a downtown hotel
and left during the afternoon in his
p)rivate car for New York. John C.e
White, former lord mayor of Belfast,
-:ived his personal belongings and is at
x downtown hotel. Those of the visi
Lors who did not secure accommioda
tions are leaving the city, principally
for foreign points.
Mngraved Cards and Invitations.
Advertiser Printing Co.
COAL COMPANIES MADE
HUGE PROFITS IN 10"
Returns Show One or Two Compantes
Cleared Over 200 Per Cent Last Year.
Higher Returns for Some Corpoiw
Washington, Feb. 4.-Estinatos of
large ')rofits imade .by one coal mining
company during 1920 as put before the
Senate committee considering the Cald
er coal -regulation bill were -extensively
analyzed today 'In cross eramination
by Senator Reed Democrat, of Missouri.
I Ilavid L. Wing, federal trade com
mission statisticlan, read operation
returns of 51 companio from figures
taken from the national Coal Associa
tion olices. Theso showed that one or
two companies had cleared above 200
per cent last year, and only one as lit
tle as four per cent on its stated cap
ital. Higher returns were reported In
the case of corporations in the Poca
I ontas field of West Virginia, while one
-in central Pennsylvailia earned 22 per
cent and others in unstated locations,
Mr. Wing reported had profits from 92
per cent to the lowest noted.
"None of these companies was sell
ng coal for $15 a ton, S1:2 a ton, or even
$8 a ton, was It?" Senator Reed de
"One of them wa.A." Mr. Wing re
plied, and cited a West Virginia pro
ducer. "This company realized $12.03
a ton for coal duringrn August," he add
"This was a small produzer, wasn't
it?" Senator Reed continued.
"We've been told the little ones got
tile high prices and I don't want to
)rotect anybody if that isn't the truth."
"it produced more than 100,000 tons
in 1920," Mr. Wing said. "That puts
it in the second class of coal mines "
Srator Reed ipointed out that oth
er production records showed a million
tons annual output from several mines,
and suggested -that the figures demon
strated that the smaller mines got the
largest returns. Mr. Wing insisted,
however, that the "estimates rebutted
the conclusion that the smnaller mines
got the biggest prices for coal."
Notice of Election.
An election will be held on Feb. 23rd
for the election of five trustees to man
.go the Wadsworth Poor School Fund. A
The law requires each trustee-elect to;
give a 'heavy bond. PollIs viz.:
Cross 1ili managed by It. A. Austin.
Mountville managed by M. B. Crisp.
Milton managed by J. .1. Young.
Lisbon managed by A. It. I lolmes.
Confineld to old )unla p's llattalion.
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