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The Watchman and Southron
Wednesday and Satur
day by
Pefetts&ng Company,
Snmter, S, ?. .
Terms: .
$2.80 per annum?In advance.
. Advertisements:
One Square, first insertion -.$1.00
Every subsequent insertion . ?-- . 5 ?
Contracts for three months or
tenger will be made at reduced
4H -communications which sub
serve private interests will oe
charged, for as advertisements.
OMtuaries and tributes of re*
?pect .wile be charged ?for.
The Suniter Watchman was
founded in 1850 and the True
Sgouthron in 1666. The Watchman
and Southron now has the com
bined circulation and influence of
both of the old papers, and is man
ifestly the best advertising medium
in Suinter.
d. ILi 1 '.' * ? ' ' ?
DOING ONE THING WELL
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. prais
ing: Joan" D, Rockefeller, Sr., may
not be altogether convincing, but
ifc^ certainly hard to find a flaw
in "tfre business policy described by
the* son in a recent bible class talk.
y^tSthere is. one thing above, all
others I admire ray father for." he
said,, "it. is that in the great business
he has built up he has always ap
plied the principle of sticking to
that business and building it up.
?vHe has never attempted to go
into , a thousand undertakings, in
which he has been offered many
attractive opportunities. I have al
ways thought that his application
to. one thing at a time was one of
tne signs of my father's greatness
of mind. He has" been interested in
many other things, but he has kept
hie - attention .centered on one
thins.''"
* Is. this not true of every great,
business, or of every small business
which, is conspicuously successful?
ti?at it has been built up by some
man who made it his foremost in
terest? Likewise of professional
and artistic success.
? We^'read now. and then of a Leo
nardp da^ Vinci,, a Benjamin
Franklin or Hugo Stinnes who
??...' ?? ? ?? . ? - ? ?
seems to disregard this rule; but
such men are rare, and-imitation of
them is full of risk, especially in
an age of specialization. The gen
ius -is.^usually a person who, in
gfcea? of trying to d.o everything
we$L;?2 content to do one thing bet
tssrthsii anybody else,
^.j^at looks like ^rijljancy" is
o^e^o^ly .scater-bminedness. Many
*.Ei&Q who might have made a
fcrefti f?ccess is frittering away his
talent scattering his energies
instead of concentrating and stick
ing to the one, thing to which he
first -committed himself. -. ,
...if.-. m.*-*j. -
LENINE AND LLOYD GEORGE
?:j Russia has arrived at Genoa
.4$ least, certain gentlemen pre
suming to represent that sad and
hsBgry country have arrived and
saade their presence known as a
beautiful Bolshevik bluster.
;**Nbthing but complete recogni
tion will satisfy Russia" is part of
the loud noise. ? long bill to be
presented .to the Allies forms what
fluty be known as a drone bass to
the. strident melody.
Lloyd Geprge, bearing the chief
beiden of eiYihzation, is a figure to
be watched and encouraged. H<
1fljg3t?pate4. suph moves, and seei
to he countering them cleverly. He
regies that it is merely the orien
tal ^rading^ method which he is up
against?the method of asking a
price at first, far in excess
9t the one eventually espacted.
' rvftaance has given her full ap
$roya! of the Lloyd George pro
gram in regard to Russia, but has
sent no major representatives to
support him. Indi\idual Americans
approve .the program, but official- j
ly America has no voice. The little i
Welshman is in a position of un
usual and extremely ticklish re
. Host of the intelligent and pro
g^es3|ve-minded people in the
world, however, are. betting on
Lloyd George. ?
A LABOR CONSTITUTION.
. .-1
. Stephen A. Day. president of the
League for Industrial Justice, an
apnncea that he proposes to call a
conference to formulate a code to
be used as a basis for settlement
of ail labor disputes.
**The need for such a code, or
creed, or .what might be called, an
industrial constitution, has long
been urged by the league. Presi
dent Harding advocated it in his
inaugural address. The leading
thought of the world points to it3
necessity.
"The present situation in the coal
industry convinces me that the
time has come to act. I have assur
ances that the government will be
represented, as well as the great
est organizations and industries in
the country."
There ran be no question of th.
need of .some such statement of
principles upon which capital and
labor both may stand, and fo which
disputes on separate cases may be
referred, to see in what respects the
arguments of the disputants square
up with the creed, and to make
settlements accordingly. The re
lations of capital and labor are in a
chaotic state. Whether opinion
has developed to the point where
such a constitution could be ac
cepted wholeheartedly by both
sides, and acted on. effectively, is
the doubtful point
. 9. m ?
. TREES.
jt " ,.
. The week of April 16-22 has been
set apart as Forest Protection
Week, and its last day as the gold
en anniversary of Arbor Day. The
president has issued a proclama
! tion asking the nation to celebrate
the week, and the specific day, by
. "uniting in thought and action for
the preservation of our common
heritage."
Fprest fires, .with greedy and
careless timber-cuttjng, have
brought us to the point where it is
absolutely necessary that thought
and action be taken if any of our
common heritage of woodland is
pto be preserved.
Hardly anything is so easily de
stroyed as a forest.. The compen
sating fact is that hardly anything
Is so easily replaced?if one wants
to. wait hmg enough.' All it takes
is time and letting alone, and a cut
over land will produce another for
est. A burned-over land may also
do so if the burn does not go too'
deep. Where roots or seeds are
left, the trees will grow.
It is not at all necessary that
timbering operations cease, in order
to replace our forests. It is only
necessary that care and thrift be
used in the cutting. Any woodlot
has a definite annual output of tim
ber big enough to cut. If the thin
ning of the lot be done with judg
ment, the production for following
years will be increased rather than
diminished.
Fire is the great destroyer. Hot
?ashes carelessly knocked out of a
pipe, falling on dead leaves?a
camp fire not .whoUy extinguished
?-these are the chief causes of the
mighty conflagrations. And they
are wholly preventable,
Nothing; in the world is more
beautiful or more useful than a
tree. This is the week to think
I about trees, to enjoy them, to plant
I them.
i ; ?
j UNDERSTANDING THE INDEM
NITY.
-?r*?rr
J In the midst of much loose dis
j cussion regarding the amount of
j the German indemnity, this pass
^ age. in a dispatch from an American
correspondent at Genoa to the New
! York World is clarifying:
J "I mentioned! to a German delc
]gate today that at present value
j Germany's reparation debt, with
j?0 years to pay, was about $12.
000,000.000, while France, with
J slightly more than half the popu
jlation of Germany, owed England
land America about $6,000,000. His
j reply was that I did not under
stand the situationn."
i . . .
The. amount of money the Al
lies are trying to get from Germany
is certainly not at all. excessive,
gauged by the damage done. The
only jobjection is that Germany is
in such bad, shape financially that
she may not be able to pay the
comparatively, smajl sums demand
ed without her business system go
ing to smash. And although such
a fate might be a just penalty for
j Germany's crimes, it would be
mighty hard on the Allies, and
incidentally pretty hand on the
United States..
For here';: the rub. If German's
business system collapses, Germa
ny no longer affords a market for
foreign goods, and America and
the AUie3 all lose a profitable cus
homer. Moreover, if such a col
lapse comes. Germany cannot make
the small reparation which the Al
lies are still hoping for: and if they
i cannot get what Germany owes
{them, they cannot pay us what
jthey owe us. pur $.10.000.000.0. 0
; of foreign war loans goes back to
I Germany, and will be paid?if it is
i ever paid;?out of German money.
NO WAR HATREDS.
Lloyd George has declared that
ialthough the Allies called the Genoa
' conference, they are not thereby
entitled to run it. but every nation.
j including Russia and Germany,
i-iias an cjual place. He maintains
that an economic conference is not
the place for war hatreds. "He has
a tough job," says a correspondent.
"to surround 34 nations with that
atmosphere, but he a igoing to try
his best."
If Lloyd George can put over
that one thing?can make the oth
er 33 nations realize that they
must "please park their razors at
the door" and sit down to work as
business men engaged on the solu
tion of business problems for the
good of the business of all present,
not as warring and prejudiced na
tionals, he will"have accomplished
the great purpose of the conference.
If the nations of the world will
stop fussing long enough to learn
how to cooperate with each other
in running the business of the
world with some mild degree of
efficiency and common sense, a
great step forward will have been
made in the progress of human civ
ilization.
FIRE RAVAGES
LAMAR AGAIN
Large Business Block Destroy
ed Entailing Loss of $55,000
Lamar. -April 14.?-The largest
building in town was destroyed by
fire this morning at 5 o'clock. In
a few minutes affer the fire was
discovered, the whole central part
of the building was a mass of
flames. Because of the headway
gained, practically nothing could be
saved, though the volunteer fire
men labored long in efforts to
check the flames.
The first business to go was the
furniture store recently bought out
by George Spears. Out of this
large stock was saved two sets of
1 bedroom furniture and some small
j stuff.
Upstairs the Lamar Telephone
company was a total loss. The
young man w-ho is the night opera
tor had to climb to the bank
building over the cross arms.
The Lamar Brokerage company
sustained the loss of all accounts,
books'and furniture, aving only
the typewriter. This hrm had just
finished putting in an up-to-date
bfiice set.
The Lamar Insurance company I
lost all papers and the office furni- j
tu re.
Dr: S. L. Parnell, the owner of
the building, had his Office up
stairs. This office was complete in
every detail and the handsome
library, the instruments and office
furniture were a complete loss.
The Glover grocery is a com
plete loss, only a few things being
gotten out. This stock is a com
plete loss.
Ed Glover, who has gone to
Pineland in the employ of the Sea
board, had his household furniture
stored upstairs in the Parnell
building 'and sustained a heavy
loss as all of his possessions were
burned.
Too much can not be said in
the praise of those who volun
teered their services to save the
Merchants' and Planters' bank
building: and the Palmetto Drug
company. They climbed into places
of danger, with the bucket bri
gade passing water in a steady
stream. By long &nd tedious toil
this building was saved. The drug
company lost a very little by wa
ter damage. Due to the heroic
work of the yqoung men, the bank j
building and the McSwain build- i
i ing were saved;
Several barns and the freight
building of the Seaboard were in
jeopardy at times from sparks, but
the bucket brigade soon had the
I flames extinguished.
To the best of information prac
j tically no insurance on the goods
[and stocks was carried. The Par
Inell building was insured for $10,
| 000. This is only a fraction of the j
; cost of the building which was
erected a few years' ago for about
$55,000.
Monument in Japan to Prof. Ladd
Tokio. March 13?Attended by
more than a hundred prominent!
persons a monument to memory j
of Professor George Trumbull Ladd, ?
late of Yale University, was unveil
ed on March 11. in the grounds of
Sojiji Temple, near Yokohama
where his ashes were recently bur
ied. Among those witnessing or
participating in the ceremony were
the American ambassador, Prince
Tokugawa, president of the House
of Peers and delegate to the Wash
ington Conference. Viscount Ma
kino, minister of Imperial House
hold, Admiral Uruye, Baron Kuki.
Mayor Gato, Viscount Fukuoka,
Baron Yamakawa and Professors
Kuwaki, Shiozawa and Anezaki of j
the ' Tokio Imperial University. J
When the monument was unveiled I
by Mrs. Ladd. Mr. Okubo, Mr. War
ren. Viscount Makino and Prince
Tokugawa spoke in high praise of
the late Professor Ladd.
Mrs. Ladd concluded the cere
mony with an expression of grat
itude for the sentiment expressed I
in behalf of her late husband.
Professor Ladd who was regard
ed as one of America's great psy
chologists, died in .Yew Haven last
summer at the age of 80 years. He
had visited Japan three times and
gave a number of lectures in edu
cational psychology at different un
iversities. When he was received in
audience by the late Emperor Mciji
he was decorated with the order of
the Rising Sun. In accordance
with his own request a portion of j
his ashes brought to Japan by j
Mrs. Ladd recently for burial.
The monument just unveiled is of
stone more than ten feet in height
anl stands upon a hill in the tem
ple grounds. It was erected by his]
friends and pupils in Japan.
Mr. S. K. Rowland left for Co
lumbia Monday to spend the Pal
mafesta week in that city. Mr.
Kowland is to have charge of the
Mitchell show room where three]
new model Mitchell cars are to be i
on exhibition and for demonstra
tion.
Judging from rccenl news.
wives, to our leading bigamists,
are like trieks at bridge. The first j
six don't count.
Evidently Lot's wife had had no 1
experience ohaufleuring joy-ride I
parties or engaged couples.
? ? ?
Fine feathers make sad birds;
when the bills come in.
To-day's Best Jokes
and Stories
; Rastus: ''If you all say dat a sin,
I'll cut. yo up in pieces so small a
ant kin swaller yo."
Sambo: "Say; bo>v if y'o atl do
?I'll hit y?j so hz'C it will make a
bump on yo h iid so big dat when
de call de .ambulance dey will all
put de bump inside and yo' all will
have to walk."?Birmingham Rec
ord.
Mistress: "Don't you know about
finger bowls. Xorah? Didn't they
have them at the last vdace you
worked?"
Maid: "No. ma'am, they mostly
washed themselves before they
came to the table."?National
News.
Mrs. ? Cohen: "Dis life-guard
saved your life, Cohen. Shall 1
giff him a dollar?"
Mr. Cohen: "I w?as haf deadt
ven he pulled me out. Make it
fifty-fifty. Giff him fifty cents."?
Scio Post.'
- ? j
"Have you had~ any experience
in salesmanship?" asked a sales
manager of a college graduate ap
plying for a job.
"Oh. yes," replied the other con
fidently. "I assisted for two years
in selling the seats for the Yale
Harvard football game."?Ameri
can Legion Weekly.
Overheard: "3'es! an' I says to
-im: 'You shove any more water
in my milk an' I'll tike it down ter
the Town 'All an* 'avc it paralyzed
b ythe local .Anarchist.' "?Pear- 1
?ion's Weekly.
"Please tell me the names of
your visitors." said the editor of
the Petunia Argosy over the tele
phone. ?'
"How did you know we had visi
tors?" asked the soeiallioness.
"Why, there's'some foreign
clothes out on your line this morn
ing." replied the observing editor.
?Kansas City Star.
- I
Employer: "I would rather have
a single man for the job."
Applicant: "Well, advance me
enough money and I'll get a di
vorce."?Timeoffice.
Alice: "I don't know that 1
really love Jack."
Virginia: "Isn't there any way
you can find out how much he's
worth ?"?Erie Review.
We were to dine together and I
met her in the lobby of the restau
rant.
The gown she wore began under
her arms and ended above her
knees.
It was filmy and diaphanous.
"I'm so ashamed." she said. "I
forgot to powder my nose."?The
Etude.
It was in one of the "ten, twent,
thirt" vaudeville houses where
moving pictures- are shown. An
Orienatl act had -been concluded
and incense filled the house.
"Usher," complained a pompous
man in an aisle seat, "I smell
punk."
"That's all-right/' whispered the
Usher confidentially, "just sit where
you are, and I won't put anyone
near you."?Ex.
On certain days when pa gets home
(The days he's paid I mear.)
Ma meets him at the door, and then
We see a touching scene.
? ?Exchange.
Next in Intelligence.
A teacher had been giving a
lesson on animals to a class of
?mall children, in the course of
which she explained, much to their
surprise, that man was an animal.
Finally, she asked them what ani
mal was next in intelligence to
man. One little fellow, about eight
years of age, promptly answered,
"Woman."
?Judge.
When money talks no one stop:; j
to criticize its grammar.
Lecturer (in loud voice)?"I ven- j
ture to assert there isn't a man in i
this audience who has ever done j
anything to prevent Hie destruc
tion of our vast forests."
Man in audience (timidly)?"I've
*hot woodpeckers."
Ain't You Right. Mother?
"Mother, what is a Dry Mar
tini?"
"Heavens on Earth, child!"
"Oh!"?Surt Dodger.
Hard to Fill.
Aunt Liza's former mistress war.
talking to her one morning, when
suddenly she discovered a little
pickaninny standing shyly behind
his mother's skirts. "Is this your
little boy. Aunt Liza?" she asked.
"Yes. miss, dat's Prescription."
"Goodness, wliat a funny iiame.
auntie, for a child! How in thej
world did you happen to call him
that?"
"Ah simply calls him dat becuz
Ah has scch hahd wuk gettin' him
tilled."
?The Strathmorean.
Tin? Boy Knew.
"If I cut a beefsteak in two."
asked the teacher, "and then cu(
the halves in two. what do I get?"
"Quarters." returned the boy.
"Good. And then again?"
"Eights."
"Correct. Aaain."
"Sixteenths."
"Exactly. And what thru?"
"Thirty-seconds."
"And once more?"
""Hamburger." cried the boy
impatiently.?Excha nge.
if some people let ili<-ir con
science be their.guide they would
steer an awful crooked course.
"It's an ill wind that blows no
good." and "accidents will happen."
S<> soys our local reporter and tic
ought to know because he got it
straight.
Little drops of water,
Little grains of corn.
Make the mighty moonshine,
And the headache the next
'morn.
Not Eggsactly Right.
Mrs. Newly wed went to the
grocery store to do her marketing,
determined that the grocer should
not take advantage of her youth
and inexperience.
"These eggs are dreadfully
small," she criticized.
"I know it," he answered. "But
that's the kind the farmer brings
me. They are just fresh from the
country this morning."
"Yes," said the bride, "and that's
the trouble with the farmers. They
are so anxious to get their eggs sold
that they take them off the nest
too soon!"
Missing.
There was a thin maiden called
Greener
Who worked with a vacuum clean
er;
But she got in the way
Of the suction one day,
And since then nobody has seen
her.
The Stable Menu.
Impatient Diner: "Hey. miss!"
Waitress: "Don't serve it, sir!"
Retort Courteous.
Bootblack?"Shine, sir?"
"No, thanks!"
Bootblack ? "Shine yev boots
so's yer can see yer face in 'em,
sir?"
"No, thanks!"
Bootblack?"Coward!"
There Goes Another.
Mose Wl>ite got a job in a saw
mill. The boss put him in charge
at a buzz saw, showed him how it
worked, warned him of the dan
ger, and then went away.
Mose was fascinated by the
shinuing, whiriing saw. But was it
as sharp and terrible as the boss
had said? To test it he touched it
gently with his linger. B-z-z! and
the linger was no more.
As Mose was ruefully tying up
his hand the boss came back.
"Hallo, there, Mose! What's the
matter?"
"Buzz saw done cut my fingah
off, sah."
"How did that happen?"
"Ah dunno, boss. Ah just like
dis?for goodness' sake, dar'a anud
der finger gone!"
Taxpayers Take Notice.
"I hope you are not afraid of
microbes," apologized the paying
teller as he cashed the school
teacher's check with solid currency.
"Don't worry," said the young
lady. A microbe couldn't live on
my salary."
The Seaman's Journal.?
? ? O
NOTICE
The Democratic Clubs of Sumter
county are hereby called to meet at
their respective places of meeting
on Saturday, April 22nd, 1922, at
such convenient hours as the offi
cers of the respective clubs may
?esignate, except that in the city
of Sumter the clubs of the said
city of Sumter shall meet Friday
afternoon, April 21st, not earlier
than 6 o'clock p. m. on said day.
Said clubs shall reorganize by
the election of officers, executive
committee, member of the county
executive committee and delegates
to the county convention, which
meets in the Court House, Sumter.
S. C. on Monday the 1st day of
May. 1922, at 12 o'clock, noon.
Each club is entitled to one dele
gate to the convention for every
>7cnty-five (25) members, or ma
lority part thereof, based upon;
the vote of the club at the last pri- j
mary.
The club officers arc requested to
give this notice all possible pub
deity that a full meeting of the
clubs may be had.
H. G. OSTEEN,
Secretary County Democratic Ex- j
ecutivc Committee.
Sumter, S. C, April Sth, 1922.
COTTON MAXtKEl
NEW YORK COTTON.
Yestdys I
Open HUtb Low Close CIom !
Ian.17.09 17.3* 17.03 17.25 16..%!
Way.17.66 17.98 17.65 17.9? 17.60!
luly .17.35 17.57 17.35 17.49 17.24 !
3ct. 17.27 17.55 17.23 17.45 I7.U !
5ec.17-19 17.46 ?7.16 ?7.37 17.05;
Spots ;;n up, i *.<>.:>.
Mew Orleans Cottsn.
? . Y'st'dj's j
Open High Low Close Close !
Ian . ?6.52 16,75 16.52 ?6.73 ?6.36 I
Way 16.70 16.98 16.70 16.93 16.64 j
luly 16.6? 16.98 16.69 16.91 ?6.61 !
)ct.(?.55 ?6.84 16.55 ?6.83 16.44
)ec . 16.52 16.85 16.52 16.79 16.41
Spots up. l'i.T.'t.
There are two kinds of big men? j
hose who grow and those who j
-well.?Exchange.
It is a boy's ambition to throw I
curves and a girl's to grow them. '
?Statler Sa lesma nship.
Woman: "A rag. a bone.
And a hank of hair.
Man. "A jag. a drone.
And a bank of air."
Engineers have found a way to j
;ake the "put-put" out of motor-,
boats. We wish they could tind a!
kvay !o take some of the *tak
itk''" OUt of tax collectors.
? ? *
Speaking of palmistry, Methusc- j
lab's 1 ir#- line and Solomon's love i
ine would have been mighty inter- I
?sting studies.
Bill Hay? and .ludgc Landi?.
Who will be the next celebrity to
Jecide that duty call? him to an
other position?
How inspiring is example. While
laughter is learning music, the
?est of the family learns fortitude.
A musician with as many as two
bowels in his name, if he becomes
Yimous, deserves great credit. He
i:is overcome a great handicap.
INDIA'S RELIGIONS POLIT
ICALLY SIGNIFICANT
Washington, D.C., April 14?"In
dia and her problems and move
ments cannot be understood un-.ess
something is known of the tangled
threads of numerous religions that
are entwined with every fiber of
her life." says a bulletin issued
from the Washington, D. C, head
quarters of the National Geograph
ic Society. "Religious antagonism
has heretofore been the rock upon
which every proposed all-India
movement has broken up." con
tinues the bulletin, "although the
recently imprisoned leader. Ghandi,
has been able, in a measure, to
enlist followers from some of the
most divergent of India's 'jarring
creeds."
Religion a Spice to the Indian
"Religion is the soul of Indian
life, the spice in an otherwise un
endurable existence. To the Hin
du. Mohammedan or Sikh, religion
is by no means nominal but is an
actual force in everyday affairs.
"Religious festivals mark the
changes of the year. The temple
grounds are the meeting places of
the people and the forums of pub
lic opinion.
"Asceticism is both subjectively
and objectively attractive and holy
men abound from the Himalayas,
beloved by Kim's guru, to the tropi -
cal sea beside which Dravidian tem
ples raise their gopurams and
Christian churches show their
spires.
"Probably no where is religion
used with more profitable results
by charlatans and imposters than
in India. So great a virtue is char
ity that the very mountebank is
considered a public benefactor. The
Moslem mendicant often lends real
dignity to the dignified word "fak
ir.' But many holy men are more
faker and fakir.
Religion a Coat of Many Colors
"Nowhere else have men, through
religion, so detached themselves
from the passions and frivolities of
: worldly life. Nowhere has religion
so seasoned unmitigated misery. No
wnere has religion been the cloak
for more blatent beggary and dis
gusting deception. Nowhere is re
ligion a more potent political fac
I tor.
"More than two-thirds of the peo
ple of India are Hindus. Modern
Hinduism grew out of Brahman
ism, and is still called by that
name. The earlier belief was in
one omnipotent but impersonal be
ing, whose personal manifestations
were Brahma, the creator; Vishnu;
the preserver; and Siva, the De
stroyer and Reproducer. Brahma
has few followers. Vishnu is wor
shipped by millions, upon whose
foreheads is painted a device call -
ed the namam consisting of a ver
tical red line inside a U-shaped fig
ure in white clay. But the favor
ite god of many Hindus is Siva.
Conquered BuddLhism by Compro
mise
"When Buddha gained followers
in India, the Brahmins accepted
Buddha as the ninth incarnation of
Vishnu and by this compromise
they so emasculated the gentle
faith of the Buddhists that they
drove Buddhism into Ceylon, Bur
ma and the Far East, so that the
religion of the Hindu, modified by
the teachings of Buddha, pervades
India from Benares to Conjecveram
and from Kumbakonam to Allaha
bad.
"When the various Mohamme
dan conquerors poured in over the
northern passes they brought their
religion with them, so that India
has more Mohammedans than Tur
key ever ruled and the assemblage
of 'the Faithful' in the Great
Mosque of Delhi forms one of the
largest congregations of the fol
lowers of Mohammed to be found
anywhere. The sensitiveness of
this Moslem group over alleged in
sults to the Khalif or Sultan of
Turkey has done much to compli
cate world politics. With more than
6G million Mohammedans within
its boundaries, India ranks at the
top of the list of Moslem lands.
But Indian Mohammedanism is
strongly tinged with Hindu culture
and has lost much of the militant
quality which distinguished it in
the days of Baber and Akbar.
Sikhs an Offshoot
"The Sikhs broke away from the
orthodox Hindu faith under the
leadership of Nanak. who was born
in the Punjab, near Amritsar. the
capital city of the Sikhs, in 14G9.
Sikhs means disciple and these
schismatics once worshipped their
Gurus, or teachers, but later trans
ferred their devotion to the Granth.
or holy book which proclaims their
faith and prinicples. The Sikhs
abolished caste, that curse and
blessing of Hindu society, and their
militant ardor has given them a
standing out of all proportion to
their membership of three millions.
"India has nearly four million
Christians, mostly Roman Catho
lics, Anglicans and Baptists but
with large numbers of Syrian Chris
tians, whose patriarch lives in An
tioch. Most of the Christians are
found in Madras Presidency and on
the Travancore Coast.
"From Peshawar to Cape Go
morin, India contains many Antm
ists among the hill tribes and ab
original races and even the Bud
dhists of Burma hold to some
Animistic beliefs, whose influence
is felt throughout the land.
Homes For Decrepit Animals.
"Two of the most interesting but
numerically unimportant religious j
groups are the Jains and the Par
sis. The Jains form a monastic
group rather than,a religion, agree I
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with the Hindus in many princi
ples, ascribe a soul to every ani
mal however small and seek to
secure release from the bonds of
transmigration. According to their
belief, only the monks can auain
Nirvana. Their homes for de
crepit animals are world famous
and their temples are noted for the
intricacy of their carvings and the
wealth of ornament which distin
guishes them.
"The Parsis are descendants of
the fire worshippers who were ex
pel ied from the region of Baku on
the Caspian Sea by the Moham
medan conquests. These followers
of Zoroaster, whose ability as
merchants has given them unusual
economic strength, refuse to defde
;he elements, and expose their
dead to vultures rather than burn
or bury them. They assert that
fire is simply a symbol for their
God of glory and light. Their wo
men are among the best educated
in the entire Orient. Hospitals for
both animals and human beings are
endowed by the Parsis and they
erect many monuments. These
people dominate the business life
of Bombay.
"From the ignorant villager of
the south, breaking a coconut as
a sacrifice to some one of India's
millions of maleficent gods to the
Jain on Mount Abu, stepping aside
to avoid treading on a worm, re
ligion is a vital force to India's peo
ple. Atheism is growing but to off
set this baneful influence the
Brahma Samaj and the Christian
missionary are exerting their best
efforts and the great religions arc
holding their followers in line."
RIVER IS STILL RISING
Engineers Along Mississippi On
the Lookout
Memphis, April lti.?Reports 6f
wave wash from the high winds
prevailing last night and today
kept the levee board engineers on
both sides of the river from Os
cerds. Ark., to Greenville, Miss.,
busy on repairs on the embank
ments all today with no serious
trouble- anywhere along the cen
tre. 1 section of the river developing
during the day. Clear weather in
tl;e central watersheds encouraged
engineers to think that the flow of
the flood water from the Missis
sippi tributaries will come to an
end wtihin the next ten days.
At Memphis a slight rise was re
corded., the guage standing at 40.C.
All reporting .points between g?
Louis and Memphis report addi
tional rises, with the exception of
Cairo, where there was a fall of
0.2 foot. Almost all the flood water
is believed to have empied out 61
the Missouri, but the Ohio is ris
ing fast from Cincinnati to its
mouth.
Cleveland, Ohio. April 1G?July
L'o will bo the twenty-first 'anni
versary of the Unity Convention at
which the Socialist Party was orga
nized. Celebration of July 23-30
as the "corning-of-age" birthday
of the party will be considered at
its national convention, which will
convene here April 2:?, according
to advices received from Otto BraD
stetter, of Chicago, executive secT
retary.
And after Genoa where will the
next rash of conferences break out.
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