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The Watchman and Southron
I Published Wednesday aad Satur
day by
\ Qsteon Publishing Company,
Snmter, S. C.
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^ TheT Stumor' Watchman ' was:
, *d in". ISnO - and ' the True ?:
tbror. Iii iSStL ' The Watchm?n J
Ssuthron now has^the comj|
circulation and influence Jf
oth of thV old papers,, and is man
fhe best advertising medium ?
i^HKCPi-VG IRET,ANT>.
?xAm|S tlie 'confusion of Irish news j
and^Ir^jh passions. Americans .may ;
do; weil po .hce-d>rho word of the j
eomiiiijisLon representing the Irish j
F;rec. which is now touring I
? -. . . ? '
.** country to thank America for;
I
past ..help and to a-sk for American!
-gGOd-\d.ll-for the future. It is tell
ing, Americans that the Irish Free !
State which is just coming into'
existence includes all for which
Jrishmen have striven, for 750
- :years.; -Jamex M. Sullivan, legal ad- i
. vsser of- the commission, said in a
recent interviews
"Ireland will have her own gov
ernment,. Iri^h courts, Irish schools
where the rish language will be
taugh;u Jrish literature?everything
we've r'ought for.
.. "Thv only thing that can stand j
in the way is civil war. That will ?
give* England a pretext for fresh \
CiiLer'tremv. We musn't throw \
ItS^^hat has cost us so ,much. !
^Atwcrica can help by giving the:
Irish .Free State her moral support!
refusing financial aid to the'
?ew who oppose the will of the vast j
jaajority."
PrBLiC COURTESY.
A crowd of giggling schoolgirls:
and Their callow escorts invaded a
Chicago theater the other night
a nd disturbed a performance of j
Walter Hampden's "Romeo- and i
3uW:C With their giggles, guffaws!
and conversation.
Mr. Hampden stood it as long!
as.:he -could, then rung down the;
curtain in the middle of the act,!
stepped to the footlights and told;
Tpose silly kids what he thought
j?-theroY'in blunt, modern prose, i
He added that any of them who !
didnt like the show or couldn't be- 1
have themselves properly might'
?ft to the box-ofhee, get their mon- i
?y, ?trd go home?that what he ,
wanted was not their money but'1
' their attention.
He^got it. too. with a rousing
clvfapgr The net was started overs
Citea^Aa? there was no more dis- j
ttt^p&JSpi.. Which seem* to indi
<at??^&iai there is hope even for j
flapperp," male and female, and
tbS^there might be a rgenf ral im
provexnent in the manWrs of aud
iences if actors and speakers were
.more insistent on crowd-eourtesv.
COXSTRt CTIVK STATESMAN
SHIP. .
_
By --no statesman anywhere,]
jxh'Ii^s. -has the world's need of!
the-isjffiir been so felicitously ex-j
pressed as by Lloyd C.eorge in his |
adgfrrggj" at the opening ?ofc* the Ge-1
ttooL "Conference. He " urged tbc}
mctly group of diplomats and ex- j
p??^ to set to work "ne?. i:> a spir- |
it "of greedy vigilance over selfish
interests, but with a common desire
to do the best to restore the world
to its normal condition of health
aad vigor."
Thix might be done, despite its
duScuitiee.^he suggested, if the
men 'present would adopt a con
structive attitude rather than a
critical?one, and measure the sttc
eei?s of *he conference by the good
they achieved, not by the good they
prevented. .
'We must not roll howlders i:v
fre*t-of' the plow. Let- us think
more of what can be accomplished
than of what can be restricted."
"Public opinion in various coun
tries isf" concentrated on various
things, ahd it is not easy to recon
cHe'th*se divergent opinions, even
wrien they are not conflicting. Rut,
he added:
"Public opinion Is not a rigid
fact, like the Alps or the Appen
ines. it is amenable to guidance,
to direction, to the appeal of rea
son and conscience; and I feel con
fident that in every way it will
yield a good deal to an appeal made
to its mind and heart by the com
mon statesmanship of Europe. It
can be taught that the good of an
other country .is not necessarily an
e.yil for its own : on the Contrary,
that which benefits all iands must
necessarily be best for its own."
Is this not The real solution for
whatever international problems
nre at all o;.'r<We of solution? Too
much has been made, of the preju
dices, animosities and doubts exist
ing in tlie public mind in every
country, with regard to other coun
tries, it is probably no exagger
ation ro say Th?u most t>f this pop
ular hostility exists in people's
minds because it was implanted
there by public leaders, and eon-,
tinues there because it is still fed
by inflammatory utterances- of
public men.
It Kas been proved, more than
once in recent years, that the
masses wiil Vise to unexpected
heights ?if liberality and idealism,
when.public leadership appeals to \
their highest qualities rather than ?
their lowest. This might be true j
even now, in a. world seemingly;
given over to 'suspicion and short- ;
sighted selfishness, if statesmen j
could cuake a bold, strong, clear ap- J
peal to the masses as they did dur- j
ing the war. : . * :
The-only possible solvent for this j
mutually destructive insistence on j
potty local and national interest, j
a-s against the big, universal inter- !
*st. is good-will. TThy not preacij
that? And act it?
m m ?
A TJSSSOX TO EUROPE.
' * * '?'"' t
White the Allies and their friends j
were debating how far the Genoa j
conference should go with regard;
to Germany and. Russia, Germany ;
and Russia acted for themselves, j
They.now have a treaty of which!
the most impressive provisions are j
these:
First, the two countries forego j
all war claims against each other, j
cancelling alike their mutual dam
ages and debts.
Second, they adopt a policy of ]
business co-operation, by which i
each country is to enjoy.full busi-l
ness privileges in the other country,
and both are %o function virtually
as one economic system.
Official recognition of the Soviet j
government is highly regarded hyj
Lenine, no doubt, but of less im- j
portance than the facts mentioned. ?
This separate, action is naturally]
regarded by the allies as an act of i
bad faith, tending to subvert thej
purposes of the general conference, j
It is that, no doubt.. Duplicity is j
added to arrogance and obstruc- j
tion. Xet there is in it. such pol- j
icy as may do the allies themselves j
some good if they will heed the
plain lesson before it is too late, j
Suppose alI Europe, as repre- j
senfed at Genoa, would consent to i
do for itself what the big fraction !
represented by Russia' and Ger-|
many has done. That is to say, j
suppose ail Europe agreed upon a j
plan of economic co-operation, and
all the late belligerents agreed to
a general cancellation of war debts,
except for such basic reparations
by Germany as disinterested neu- j
trals might pronounce just *nd ;
possible.
Is there any other way to ac- j
coniplish the reconstruction that;
Lloyd George aims, at? And is j
there any other way to keep Ger- j
many and Russia from strength- j
ening the bonds of a dangerous I
combination against the rest of Eu- i
rope ?
A TRIUMPH FOR DECENCY
Commendation is the order of
the day for the refusal of the J
Motion Picturers* and Distributors'
Association to release the Arbuckle
films. The fact that the actor in
question was acquitted of murder
does not prove, with the majority
of the people, that it is desirable
that he should be permitted to
capitalize his malodorous fame.
Vague tales of orgies in circles
far removed from their own qtiiet
lives naturally attract the attention
of good people just as detective or
mystery stories do. They have a
kind of curious and academic in
terest in anything so indifferent.
The tales come veiled in a sort of
romantic glow. People will follow
with breathless delight the detec
tives of ?;-?on into scenes and sit
uations they would not go within
miles of in real life.
' But when one of these vague
rumors suddenly crystallizes into
a matter-of-fact news story of an
unpleasant orgy of drunkenness
and disgusting disregard for the
ordinary decencies and privacies of
life, followed by a sinister death,
the case it* different. Tin- same
mental interest which keeps them
tense over the fiction crime makes
them read the news stories of the
real one. The difference is in the
moral attitude. In the book, that
is passive, because the author is
{roins: to see that the crime is pun
ished and that virtue prevails, in
real life they take the judgment
upon themselves. Therefore ihe\
wanted to. read about the Arbuckle
Rappe affair) and did so. And
therefore they want to sec virtue
prevail. So. as they have only t?
profound disgust for the whole
nasty business, they have a pro
found respect for the decision that
Arhuckle and his hackers will not
he permitted, to make money put
of ir.
It is the fii*st de< -ision of any
public*irnport-ance to be issued.since
Mr. Hays took a leader's place in
the film world. Jt is a satisfactory
decision.
CU1.T1VATJX? GOOD W1IX
It was a timely warning that
Secretary of State Hughes gave,
the other day. in addressing the
Daughters o? the Ann-ricar. devo
lution?not a- warning t-o the
Daughters themselves, but a ser
mon sent pyer their heads to a
large and persistent sc. of Ameri
can trouble-makers who sometimes
Operate under a mask of patrio
tism. . He said:
"In the field of international af
fairs recklessness of statement is
especially injurious to the interests
of the country. Some editors and
public men write and speak as
though what they said of foreign
peoples and their governments
Could not he seen or heard beyond
the th ree - m i 1 e 1 i m i t,
"The first duty of a people that
cesjres peace is to Cultivate good
will, and the only cure for intem
perate statement is the resentment
of an intelligent community.
"Le.t it be understood that those
who indulge in diatribes against
foreign peoples and their govern
ments, who hold them up to ridi
cule, who impute to them base mo
tives and asperse their honor are
enemies first of their own country
and as such deserve universal cen
sure."
If any irresponsible speak--;* or
writer continues to commit the sort
of offense criticised by Secretary
Hjighes, and especially if he pro
fesses to do it in the name of "lOc.
per com Americanism." he should
be brought to his senses. This parti
cularly is no time for international
slander and abuse. Most of the
evils from which the world is suf
fering today are the result of cul
tivating ill will among nations and
races, when it is just as easy and
immensely more profitable to cub
tivate good wilL
Harding to Attend
Editorial Assn.
St. Paul. Minn., April 17.?Presi
dent Harding has indicated that if
congress adjourns by July 1 he will
participate in the ?'th annual con
vention of the National Editorial
Association at Missoirkt, Mont.
Definite dates for the convention
have been Jixed as July 19 to 22
according to Ii. C Hetaling. secre
tary of the association.
"J am shaping all my plans to
ward attending the convention,"
the president is quoted by Mr. Het
aling as saying, "and the only pos
sible contingency that could pre
vent my going would be congress
continuing in session until the
middle of July. I expect congress
will adjourn about July I, how
ever."
Special trains will leave Chicago
the evening of Sunday. July it, tak
ing the party westward and par
ticipating in the semi-centennial of
the opening of Yellowstone Nation
al park, according to Mr. {-Totaling.
Later Glacier National Park will be
traversed^
Secretary of the Interior Fall
probably will be a member of the
party.
The itinerary of the special
trains contemplate stops at Me
dora, N. D.. where a tribute will
be paid to the late Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt in the erection of
a monument with suitable core
monies. Numerous other stops
will be at Montana towns as well
as St. Paul and Minneapolis.
A daily newspaper will he pub
lished on the convention train
while a complete printing otlice.
including type casting machine
(lintoype) and a press will be in
stalled in the baggage car and a
copy of this publication will be
mailed each day to every daily pa
per in the United States.
The convention will receive a
special message from E. E. Bro
dle, president of . the association,
who now is Crdted States minister
to Siam. He will cable greetings.
A LEGAL PUZZLE
Spa Han burg. April 21.?A rather
unusual case canie up before the
recorder here this morning. Ed.
Tobias had been convicted in
recorder's court and sentenced to
pay $100 or to servo ?,>i days. t'p
iori the defendant appealing he was
released upon $200 bond, double
the amount of the fine. The time
for the appeal expired this morn
ing and Hie case was called.
"When th.c ease was called. A. E.
'Hill, counsel for ihe defendant,
said he did not have the man in
court, but that two 'policemen
might be sent for him. lie said that
it would be necessary to send two
policemen for him. When he gave
the address it was the cemetery.
The man had been dead two weeks.
Demand was made of .1. }l. Hill,
chief of police, for a return of the
bond, but he refused to return it.
claiming that the man had not
been brought to conn as required
by the bond.
The question arises whether the
city can be made- *o return the bond
when the defendant dies pending an
appeal, or it the appeal was aban
doned. Attorneys present at court
claimed that the supreme court
bad ruled in a ease of this kind
thai the bond should be returned.
I'ntil he uets further orders Chief
Hill wi*i te-t turn over the bond.
CANARIES
Whose Primitive People Have
a WMsttih? Language
? "Airplane travel is causing' a i
itremendous boom in oceanic real]
[estate. Mid-ocean islands became j
?more important with their use a&
icoaling stations, rhen cable lines j
rescued other land dots, such as j
Yap. from obscurity. The Azores ;
1 figured as a halfway station in the r
j first trans-Atlantic flight. Now the j
j Canaries, where Columbus halted j
on his voyage of discovery, end the j
first leg of the IJshon-to-Rio do |
i.Janeiro trip <>f Portuguese ;>ir- j
! men." : i
With this introduction the Na- i
, tiOjjal Geographic Society issues!
: from its Washington. D. C. head- i
[quarters the following bulletin on j
? the Canaries:
?"If you will picture seven arti- j'
[cles a juggler has just thrown in
to the air. and imagine these seven
[articles to be a pear, a shoulder
' of mutton, two golf balls, the brok- j
?en off end of a putting iron, and a !
jlady's spring hat with the visor i
; down and a feather in the back \
:?you will have a fair idea of one j
?of the most interesting island*
[groups the world.
Had Churches in Caves
"Interesting, that is. whether you {
[are looking for the people with at
? whistling language or the ar- j
j boreal curiosity known as the drag- I
Jon-tree, whether you chosoe to j
{hunt for the archecdogical traces !
j of aborigines who worshipped in I
caves or to mingle with the vivaCi- j
j ous crowds in the Calle del Castil- ]
Id of an evening when the band!
j plays.
j "The highest moutain rising from ]
j the Atlantic Ocean is to be found
?on Teneriffe; a volcano crater on I
I Palma is so large that its weather I
?'conditions vary from "those of the;
.surrounding country. This crater. :
-Cran Caldera, is four miles in di- j
jameter and in much of its area isj
I between 12 and 13 times as deep'
ias the Washington Monument. The ;
(natives will tell you that a mighty 1
upheaval in Palma pitched the;
j mountain mass over to Teneriffe.
! and in proof point to the mighty
cavity left on Palma. j
Plutarch's Geography Good
! "Plutarch's geographical com
; ment about the Canaries need not |
ibe revised. He said. "Rain seldom j
jfalls there, and then falls mod-!
j erately: while they have usually j
isoft breezes which scatter such rich !
j dews, that the soil is not only good 1
I for sowing and: planting, hut spon- \
itaneously produces the most ex
cellent fruits: and those in such
j abundance that the inhabitants
have only to indulge themselves in
j the enjoyment of ease and leisure,
j The air is always pleasant and
salubrious, through The happy
temperature of the seasons, and
i their insensible transition into each
? other."
i ??The most remarkable and least !
'studied phenomenon of the Ca-.j;
? naries js the whistling . language j
of natives of Comera. The towns-j
folk do not know the whistling;
vocabulary, and their reports- of
; lange of expression the mountain !
; notes of varying intensity and j
[folk attain by using four or five [
: length, may readily be exaggerated. I
That such a language does exist.!
developed beyond the stage of -sig-.j
j nals. is attested by travelers. It is]
j extremely useful in this little island
I of big distances and high moun- j
: tains, where cattle raising is the
i principal industry. Here. too. some j
I of the natives dwell in eaves, as j
I did the Guanohes. whose blood still j
j flows in veins of the natives, ;
i though the pure type became ex-j
tinct after the Spanish conquest i
[early in the fifteenth century.
Where Columbus Halted
j "On Comera. also, is the village ',
j of San Sebastian where Columbus.'
provisioned his voyage to the un- [
; known West, and there still stands)
the chureii which he attended tot
j pray for the success of his quest, i
Few travelers visit the hill encir
cled, red-roofed, isolated little vil- j
j l?ge whence Columbus departed?j
j September 7. 14 02.
I "The Phoenician traders prob- i
?ably knew the Canaries, then the ?
i 'Fortunate Islands. Homer's' allu- I
sinn to the 'habitations of the blest* j
j is thought to have referred to them. !
jLegend clusters about them. My-'
! thioally they were the home of the
liesporides. scenes of Herculean ad- j
j ventures, and the visible traces i.f
the bist Continent ol Atlantis.
"In 1^22 they constitute a health
: resort of note, are populated by
[some 500.060 people, export food-;
stuffs, fruits, vegetables, sugar and j
I wine, and have an important wire- j
less station. Telephones have been j
strung where" roads are yet un- j
j known and goats, mules and camels I
[are the only common carriers thar |
the mountains will allow. The com-]
bitted area of the islands is about;
equal to that of Corsica. They are
administered as a part of Spain." ?;
It's hard to tell what would hap- j
pen to this little planet of ours if j
goiter "Babe" Ruth should happen
to swing too low and strike the'
earth with his club.
Half the people are busv inven
ting remedies for the world's.'
troubles. The rest are kept busy;
inventing antidotes for the reme- j
d ies.
The number of people in the I
United States who cannot speak j
English is less than two millions. ?
This includes train callers.
rf the average man can't think |
of anything else to fret about, he'll]
worry because the zebra's stripes!
are on crooked.
As ihe thermometer climbs, the
average man finds it increasingly
difficult to get excited .-iboui the;
threatened coal strike.
With Arbuckle il was tine..;
times and oiu.
-
The Arbuckle trials have Ten- ;
nyson's well-known brook backed :
? prnpletely off the boards. ,
To-day's Rest Jokes
and Stories
A Sea Story.
A gtrnboat was entering the
mouth of the harbor when she
.passed close to a small collier. The
officer in command hailed the lat
ter.
"Ahoy. there! Why are you
Hying the black flag'.'"
The reply came back: "You'd
feejrycr nor let the captain he.-j?
you. That's his best shirr hang
ing buj to dry."
A Keen Ol^rver.
"Daddy do the heathen wear
clothes?"
"Surely. Whatever makes you
a sic such a question.?"
.'T only wondered'w hy you put
a button in the collection plate at
church today.'* answered the
youngster.
Half Oft'.
-First friend (pompously). ?
"How much do yon think I made
today?"
Second?''How should 1 know?"
First?"Well, how much do you
guess?" ' . '
Second?"Oh. about half."'
First?"Half of what?"
Second?"Why, half of what you
say."
Mistaken Identity.
"I'm afraid 1 insulted the police
man- who brought "me this sum
mons," said a woman, apologetical
ly. "I called hirn some awful
names. You see. it was dark, and I
took him U my husband."
Cmitonioiiist.
Robert?"Mother was Robinson
?Crusoe an acrobat?*'' '
Mother?I don't know. Why?"
Robert?"Well, this book says
that after he had finished his day's
work he sat down on his chest."
.liffgs: "The most consoling
thing about going To the movies
is seeing so many women in the
pictures- opening their mouths and
nor saying a word yon can hear!"
?Exchange.
"How do you do stutter, my poor
lad! Did you ever go to a stam
mering school?"
"X-no-no, sir. I dud-dud-do this
naturally."?Exchange.
' "Why do they have knots on the
oco?h instead of miles?"
K "If there were no knots there
wouldn't be any tide."?Exchange.
An Irish doctor lately sent in his
bill to a lady as follows: "To
curing your husband till he died."
??Exchange.
The taxpayer's top has "Put"
printed on all eight sides.
Let's have disarmament, also, of
the weapons that kill time.
Anyhow, there's no traffic jam
on the straight and narrow way.
Another one of the unsolved
mysteries: Why is a paper nap
kin?
Russia hitched her wagon to a
Bolshevik star whose last name is
vat ion.
The film stars seem to be stag
ing most of their melodrama, off
screen.
That Topeka man who wagered
hit- neighbors were honest and left
his cellar unlocked found plenty of
takers.
Thy ruthball season is under
way. We used to call it "base
ball." you remember. The slang
for it is "Ba'he-ball."
Some day a race of supermen
may he evolved with arms long
enough to fit the sleeves that man
ufacturers attach to our shirts.
In Ireland, after considerable
argument, they've at last agreed to
argue some more.
The comedy "Diana in the Bath,"
despite its nice, clean title, has
made quite a splash, in Paris.
The firemen are ahead of the
flappers on labor-saving devices.
The firemen use reels to roll their
hose.
Loa ling is the hardest w ork in
the world, and Coolidge announces
he will not be a candidate for re
election.
Education is the basis of sanita
tion. Teach the hodseflies that life
in the open is more healthful?and
there you are!
Food For Thought.
"After July !. 1S21, no loans shall
be made where the proceeds are to
be used for the purchase of feed."
The above is part of an advertise
ment published by the First Na
tional Dank of Greenwood. .Miss.,
as told in Printer's Ink. fh an arti
cle on Tii?- "Significance of Diversi
fied Farming.'
Continuing with the statement,
the bank announces that "attention
is railed m this anouncement 'at
this time in order to emphasize the
fact that it is the permanent pol
icy of this bank. The directors do
not assume to dictate the business
of the customers of the hank, hut
they do take the position thai it is
their duty to pass upon the credit
worth and financial strength of
every borrower of its funds. Ex
perience, has demonstrated that
especially since the advent of tie
boil weevil, that the one crop man
is not a desirable credit risk, und
therefore no such loans will be
taken by this bank."
Bankers are practical men and
when they say a one-crop farmer
not a desirable credit risk this
ooes not mean thai rhey are preju
diced against the particular crop
I he raises. Ir means that experience
: has demonstrated to diseriminat
I ihg mV-n that the farmer who puts
I his time and money into one Crop
ian<l purchases his food and feed is
! headed toward 'failure.
j "Xinety-oighi per eem of the
I liquor now sold in violation of the
i prohibition laws is unfit for clriuk
i ing."?.1. M. Doran. head of indus
i trial alcohol division of the pro
j nihil ion unit.
What we :!)??? interested in is
! finding out where most of this
! oilier tw?> per cent thai is fi1 to
flrink i.s located:
Condition's Through which busi
i ness has passed during the last
i vear have caused' all kinds of i
r* . i ?
I changes and so rapidly it is hard i
| to keep up with them. Von no- ?
I tice firms going out of business. |
: now ones springing up. businesses i
' moving and changing their lock- ?
!tioris in their fight for trade and
! ah effort to keep operating ex
j pVnses at a minmum: also differ-;
| eht businesses changing or adding
; fo the products they sell in keej)- ,
i ihg pace with the changed busi- '
i ness conditions.
| Just recently H. S. Waddell &
jOunpany, who for years have been!
j dealers in hides, furs.'coat etc.;
( have taken over the local agency I
j for Atlas Portland foment, which j
product from now on they will:
-specialize on and push as their '
; main asset. The possibilities and
the field for the uses of cement is I
i almost unlimited and the field lo-,
I colly is virgin territory. An adver- ;
Jtising campaign just started* in the
Item will tell you of its many uses j
j with helpful suggestions for the
J home owner who is interested in ;
j doing the littlt- jobs around his
home himself. j
Plans and specifications for mal:
ling most anything from a flower |
; box to a garage are on file at the ;
j office of the above company for the j
I use of any who are interested,
j gratis.
\ Somehow, that Genoa conference I
reminds us of an autopsy.
Why not settle it by permitting,I
1 to strike on Tuesdays and Fridays? .
Some people think "ciga.ro!.'*-j
? must end in '"te." and some mink
? it must end in T. P..
T'ne chief fault of the rising g^-n
> oration is that it seems to he up
in the air most of the time.
About the only moral atmosphere I
'lady jurors have been able to im- I
j prove' is that in the" jury room.
Prudery is so nearly out of fash- \
: ion that almost everybody knows
; now that "limb" means a part of
a tree.
And yet we can remember a time
? when old-fashinoed folk complain- ?
ed bitterly because young sports
: let their horses trot too fast on
. Main street.
_
Once it was marry in haste and :
. repent at leisure, and now it's mar
ry in haste and repeat at intervals.;
When a man cranks a Ford in;
j that jerky way. he's probably
i keeping time to the rhythm of ox
? plosive epithets.
? Every time we grasp with dread j
to see Lloyd Oeoge slipping, it do- j
; develops that lie is merely reach- j
i ihg for a better hold.
-
Few business groups seem wil- i
ling to trim their sails until they]
have made one more desperate cf-J
fort to trim the government.
Life will never be comfortable '
.for the pedestrian until he invents j
some kind of disguise that will
j make him resemble a tack.
There seems to be some kind of j
! law against having an adult party1'
without inviting some loud-mouth- ;
? ed fool who thinks he is witty.
Other business may be dull, but-j
we understand mcsquitos will take ]
[advantage of style tendencies to i
I open up new territory this season.
Some people find it difficult To be- :
' Iieve the world was made in seven
? days. But it must be rememberedjl
that Senator Reed wasn't there.
When a woman tries to do her.,
'own housework with three yelling]
; brats clinging to her skirts, you t]
ican't expect her to call it a "ea- -h
As the average American reads I
of Japan's activitv in Siberia, his
onlv reaction is a comfortable re- ?
Section that he doesn'i care a darn, u
j As we look over the list of those,
{classed as the saviors of civili/.a- |
? tion. we can't remember that any;.
. of them wore hoods and bed sheets. [
There is a difference of opinion
? concerning the things a young girl
ought to know, but an old girl'
should know better than to aei as
though she doesn't know.
Truth isn*. stratiger than fiction
when a fisherman starts talking.
We need a nation full of tender
consciences and calloused hands.
The thing seems to be reversed ;i>
present.
UNDERTAKING
THE CHERRY CO.
18 N.Main Street
Motor Equipment
KELL BRXJNSON
Licensed Embalmer.
Night Phone 798-L.
Great Comedy Drama, "Friendly
*< Enemies," a Chautauqua Feature
"Friend1 <? Enemies*" is on of rhe most popular of recent comedy successes
Scores of cities throughout the country have alternately laughed and wep;
over this irresistible comedy drama whose plot grows out of the conflicfijig coa
victions of two life-long friends.
A complete production of "Friendly Enemies" will he given at the eominj
Redpfii Chautauqua hy a cast of six experienced Broadway actors organize*
by William X Keighley, manager of the New York City Producing.Dep^naea*
of the Redpath Bureau.
This delightful comedy wili he one of the most popular entertainment at
tnictioas on the entire Chautauqua program.
PAGEANT AND
SUPPER AT
Episcopal Women Give Elab
orate Entertainment and
Supper
; The Chita authorities have a9ked ?
j the Japanese Military Mission for
I permission to enter the Japanet?e ?
T>J?H/!T>1?T>'T'0 ? '"forb'uden 7-?ne" in pursuit of the ?
K11JMo.Ej.l11 i partisans, hut have been denied..
_ ; Refugees from territory cleared
I by the partisans continue to pour
<ino Vladivostok.
j A traveller just back from Chita
(is quoted to the effect that the
j general discontent which prevailed
The ladies of Ascension Episco-jin that city is gradually subsiding
pal church of Hagood will give a!since financial assistance is being
pageant, supper and ice cream fes- j rendered by t he Soviet Government
rival all combined, at the Rombert j of Russia. Conditions of remunera-.,
tion for services are also improv
ing, which stimulates circulation of
There has been a marked
imports from Manchuria,
jand the bazaar of Chita is. assum
ing its normal appearance by de-^
I grees. At the same time the seil-*
! ers of goods find themselves in most
j trying circumstances caused, on the .
; one hand, by the close watch es?
Vladivostok. March 11? The poll- j rablished over contraband goods
tical situation in the Maritime ro_.jand. on the other, by. numberless
gion s becoming each day "more taxes .imposed in connectjo.n with r
complicated owing in part-to--'the lh* ?atp. of war. The ratchfn^.
activities of partisan forces but to j W kept by the authorities on^
greater extent to the financial si:-! smuggled goods is such thai when
uation of the government. The gov- | *ver these are found in a ship the
ernmetvt has issued an order to
high school building next Friday
evening, April 2'Stb, at 8 o'clock.
Admission 2.", cents and supper 25 I money,
cents. The public is cordially in-] rise in
cited to attend.?Advertisement.
Vladivostok Scat of Contending Par
tisan Forces
latter is swept of everything'it con
tains, including the goods on which
duty has been paid, and the spoil"
sold in the market, a fact th^t
causes considerable fluctuation Of
prices. .
Women on Demoe*,atie Chtb Ro?s.
use all funds for the support of the
army. All other claims and allot
ments for current needs and for
salaries are being refused by the {
treasury. I
Discord among the nonsoeialists'
jroup of the National Assembly and j
between the monarchists and the; . _
newly organized faction of Nation-J Columbia. April 24.?In manv of
?l Democrats completes the diffi-1 th(. Benrocratic clubs Of Columb:
c?lties confronting the authorities, j Saturday women were elected del
Retirement from the presidency | egate to the county convention on
of S. Mercbulbff due to illness, and | yfay j some of the leading women
the succession to his post Of M. j0f the city are delegates. One Mub
Yeremeyeff. was seized upon by the endorsed the bonus: another adopt-?
opposition papers as a pretext to I ?u resolutions opposing mud-.
start an agitation which, nearly j
precipated a political panic. Their,
efforts were unavailing however, in
the face of Mereouloffs assurance. I
issued in a proclamation of Iiis in- j
t?-mion to retain the presidency un-:
til after the sitting of the Constit
uent Conference' ?
Partisan troops are occupying!
I man, on the Fssuri river, and there ;
are reports of lighting between par- i
tisans and Reds around HabarovskJ
and further along the line
slinging in political campaigns; an
other voted in favor of free text
books.
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highest market price for strictly
high class ASR> POPLAR and
CYPRESS logs delivered by rail
or truck to 'pur Sumter band-mill.
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The National Bank of South Carolina
Of Sumter, S. C.
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Capital $300.000 Surplus arid Profits $280.000
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EARLE ROWLAND. Cashier
The business of America demands at this time the
be<t banking service obtainable.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
SUMTER. S. C.
VKILL O'DONNKLL
President
VR< Jill. CHINA
Vice Presideni
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Cashier

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