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'The'operetta; The Fire Prince, by
David Stevens and Henry Hadley,
was presented Thursday evening
with great effectiveness. The cos
tumes were very striking and ap
propriate; the stage setting very
ie&ective, the music dgytehtful..
Those 'who took thlHglo parts
did Their parts remaripbly weil
and the. chorus was tfflfeed to a
very high degree of efficBncy. The
audience ;was ?^hght^&rith the
whole performance anWie credit
belongs to Miss E. W. Truitt. who
trained the pfpuis with care and
evident skill.
The audience was enthusiastic in
its applause and thV 'rtmments
made after the operetta were high
ly commendatory.
Mention must be made - of the
^splendid work of MSs^ -Katherine
Timinerman who not only fiidex
cellentlv well as an accompanist.
?ut whose fidelity TaWfc efficiency
were a constant source of inspira
tion and helpfulness to the whole
c&st: Her work: at tteVffeno was
ably supplemented by ^"FrofGi
rard and Mr. Hughson Green:
violinists, Mr. Newmam cornet,
Mr. Robert Wright, clarinet, and
> -3jr. DuPre Rhame, drums.
The "following characters par
ticipated in the peir|p:?aa*ce and
gave it is success:..': |l
Grognio?:King Jo^^Sntoufiia?
3?ario'n Foxwxttth.) % ^^-j-'
Prigio, his eldest'&nMv Fire"
Prince.?Roland Milro.Jg^
Alphonso, Enri^. Frigio^s broth
ers?Aiva Spann, Charles Crombe..,
The Wise Man, tutor to the Prin-"
oessr?Eaynard Pitts. I
-~-Don?Roderigo, :Spui*KJi*Amba3
V ^fcdor to Pantoufiia?George Nofal.
Frederic, a Pantouflian^ officer
attached . to -the Sparfij^ > embassy
r?Henry Ligon. : ', if
Benson, the a^b?ssaBor*s Eng
lish butler?George Vaughn.
>^k|iam and Jackson, ,head page;
boys at the embassy,'John, jBarwick;
and Perry Moses. voE
Isadora, queen of .Pantoufiia?-;
Rjta Heriot. .--:.r.u
Lady Molinda, Lady. JKathleena?,*
l?eees of the King?Esther;, Gst?en,;
Helen China^ ;j/n
The Duchess, honorary;governess
?Annalieze Walsh. .... .
Rosa, daughter of. the Spanish
> ambassador?Nancy Bocih,
. Teresa, her friend?Dajsv*?hhi?.
Chorus ?- Misses Helen- Allen,
Lenore Gaston, Augusta Jennings,"
.Pa?line Lee, Mary.. Louisa^. Nettles,
Susie Osteen, EhzabethS, Rose.
ren.
Fairy?Ria Melle. Reed;.
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Tfc?ssianaJT Entertainment by Tbe
Sunbeams, u
Thursday evening, June 15th at
the First Baptist church^. the little
children of the Sunbeam Band
Save a beautiful demonstration of
missions. Under the wonder*al
leadership of Miss Hettie White,
who. ha3 made, the studjtvof mis
skuas one long holiday with, ?o
much ..sunshine that - t'*e, foi>.:gn
...rfieids are no longer .miles away,
,, bright next doo~- .:.
\- - No missionary in . tlr; . foreign
?eM.does a nobler work ton a Miss
^JJertie White; in rain,. sunshine
she- is e ver active ii.. <fa>mg for
ethers so that she mighiilead them
to .-Christ. Self is sacctficed in
. - placing duty first. :Tb>ii iiaptist
cfctvrcix & fortunate in .Itaving such
a woteker. She- was ably?, .assisted
, {. by, ,Mrs. Laura Lebby it. -khe fol
lowing program: . or
Hymn No. 2-64?Jeisus^Wants Me
for a Sunbeam.
.. . ..Prayer by Secretary, r; Margare
ft prakeford. i o
? :* , State Motto.
Song?Praise Him-rrBy\ Littl
Sunbeams.
, . .23rd Psalm, by Margaret H
Instrumental Duet, Sara
WSUia? Baldwin,
r. Song, Jesus Needs Sunbeams.
^Recitation, Virginia Parrott.
Instrumental S?l?, Roberta Joh
- .Song, World's Children
. Jesus.
Instrumental Duet, Louise
-??teetta Phifer. ? -?:
Sentence prayers*. to'-T'
Mission fields were -then* repre
?ented. by Mother Goose's rhymes.
:, No. 1?The Children' who iiv
. a shoe with the old-woman
Myrtle Mims.
No. 2, Our Generous Little Jack
>t/Burner?Sarah Mclver. o'i
. No. 3, Busy Little Miss-Muff it
'ToOtsy Lindsey. i
No. 4, Lucy Locket.-'no rlol
in her pocket?Louise Phifer.
^ . No. 5, Reckless Simple Simon
. - Sarah Baldwin. '? s:
No. 6, Our Cunning-Little Japa
nese Pigs?Virginia and' Mary
Owens. -?.1 ? ?
No. 7, Little Boy Blue' being
"called by Margaret Howl.
.No. 8, Little Bo Peep .no longer
asleep?Man- Hjll.
No. 9, Mary, Mary m>t now
contrary?Mabel Coleman.'1
No. 10. The wide away little boy
Who lived'in the lane-^-^Margaret
Witherspoon.
. No. 31, Jack and Jill, who have
learned to climb the hill^-Archie
O'Quinn and Loretta PMfer.
No. 12. Mary who has a little
lamb will tell you how shse makes
uses of its wool?Sailie ?la?kling.
Mrs. Phifer- and Miss Coleen
eampbelt furnished solos'.'
Miss White, who made an in
spiring talk, stated -'that the
Southern- Baptist . convention,
which met three, weeks" ago, award
ed the. banner to the Swnbeams of
South Carolina, J.hey having con
tributed the largest amount, thir
teen thousand dollars. :
Mrs. W. B. Costin accompanist
oil the piano. - ,
Mr. Leroy Witherspoon closed
the exercises with a short pray
er.- Alf participants ..acquitted
themselves well.
America, Japan, India, China
and Africa, the latter by . little Bill
Costin, deserves special praise.
MTYNEWS I
IS IT NECESSARY?
Taxokyer Asfe For Ihforma
j. lion About Abattoir
Editor Daily Item: v
The figures given in your local
column Thursday as to the cost of
the municipal abattoir planned for
Sumter, and-the statement of the'
cost -tot operation of one in-. Colum
bia, -when considered in connection'
j with-the taxes we are now-paying
^for street paving;* -water system,
olectric light plant, board . of\
health;- and' also the additional
call expected for school extension,
presents matter for serious con
sideration by our citizens just at
this time. ?
Has the city the money to pay
for ti'ae proposed outlay? Do we
need the abattoir so mach that j
our debt-imrden should be increas-i
ed at this' time of financial strin-!
geecy? Is there any assurance j
that the -abattor will be.self-sup
>porting aad not a drain upon our
finances?
Tho advertsiements, printed in
your paper of houses for sale and
for rent, of r household furniture i
for sale, for reason thatJ parties
are going away, evidences that
there is an ebb in the tide of S?m
ters prosperity, and should warn
I us to be Jearefui' In the making of
debts -calling for increase"of taxes.
A TAX PAYER.
Boys Leave For ?amp
^?^out 'S5 jrfys and 'MessrsVrSc&-j
j tino McKnight and Shaw, who
were in-charge, left Friday morn-j
ing at six o'clock? in autos for
Stonte> Lake, - near ? Greenville:
where they will camp for 15 days.
The following ^program- ?wifl-'be
carrfed'out: -
Camp Schedule,
?j 7'A. M;?Bugle. "Get up."
,7>10?Setting up exercises.
7:20-?Swim.
J&b-Oitt and dress/ -
7:45?:Moraing watch
's iT5 ?Breakfast.
8:45;?Clean up Camp, etc. ?
3:15?"Jesus and His Cause."
3:35?>'How Jesus Met life Ques- j
tions."
10:15?"The Life of Sir George
Williams."
T0:45?Round Table.
11:15?Games.
12:15?Swim: '
1:00 P: M:?Dinner.
IrSt)?Read, write, sleep.
4:30?Athletics, games, boating.
5:30-^SWim.
6:00?Supper. , ' ^ ' '
6 :30?-Do what J you please.
^^S^-Cafmp'fire.
S:45-^Bible reading and pray
er.
9tl5-^Lig*rts out."-Sleep.
There is' good fellowship am?ngt]
the boys and the instructors are
excellehr ones, -so they have a good
time in-store for-them.' ?
Kei?dent Employes of A. C L. Rail- j
road Organize Social Club
On Thursday-evening the resident
emploj^es of the A. C. L. and N. W.
Railroad met at the Freight Sta
tion for the purpose of -organizing
a Social dub. The meeting was call
ed to, order by -Mr.L. I. Parrott,
and was opened with prayer by Mr.
S. - W. Walker, the object of the
meeting was then explained by Mr.
Parrot:. Out of a total of 105
white-president employes, 92 of this
number were present at 'this meet
ing and enrolled as ^members who
expect to enroll the whole -number
of i&5 before the next meeting j
rtw? weeks hence. - ?'
Mr. L. I. "Parrot was elected
f president of the club, with Mr. C. ?
M. Brand, j. I.- Felder, S. - W. !
Walker, E. Boney and O. WPlay- j
er, as Tice-Presldents, and Mr,1 S. i
L. -Gentry, secretary and treasurer. |
This- is a purely social organiza-*
tion, composed of white? jT.C. l.
and N. W. Railroad' employes re
siding in Sumter and has no con
nection whatever with any other 1
organization its object' being to
bring about a closer relationship;
( among its members. At the dose j
1 of Hie meeting a. supper was,.served (
? at the Union Restaurant. It is \
planned to have a> number of so- ;
cial functions during the year.
Mr. L. I. Parrott, was the pro- I
moter of this organization and if
j was through his efforts that- the j
organisation was perfected. As far !
as they are advised this is* the first J
Iorganization of -this kind on "the!
; A, C. L.. railroad or any other rail- j
I road in this section of the country. |
A Bridui Shower.
On Friday afternoon, June 9th,
a pretty flower party was. given
Miss Dorothy Schilling, one of
the bride-elects of June, by Miss
Adrea DuRant and Ruth Lyon, at
the home of the latter. The room
was made sweet by ten different
kinds of cut flowers. A flower
game was played, the priz'e being
won by Miss Margaret Beaumont,
who graciously handed it to the
i honor guest.
j Advice was then written to the
j bride-elect and read aloud, caus
i ing much fun. A small delivery
f man, Francis Lyon, now entered
I with a white trunk covered with
i sweet peas and tulle, filled with
; lovely ajid useful gifts of her |
[friends to Miss Dorothy.
The following guests were pres- !
jent: Mr. Jamie Cuttino. Mrs. R. j
j Loyns, Mrs. M. V. Whilden, Mrs. j
[Mark Reynolds and Mrs. Louis'
j Lyon, Misses Dorothy Schilling. \
j Eleanor Wallace, Annie Laurie
j Booth. Catherine Warren Eva
! Chandler, May Blanding. Margaret
I Beaumont, Jane Miller. Aline
i Bradham, Julia Schwerin, Marie
rBrogdon, Adrea DuRant and Ruth
Lyon.
Ice cream with bunches of
candy flowers with cakes and
punch were served.
After all, it is rather amusing
to watch a 16-year-old flapper try
ing to act as though she had an
interesting past*
NEW POSTMASTER
FOR SUMTER
Mr. John* IK Heidtman Will
Be InstaHed as Acting Post
master Tomorrow
I Following an inspection and
i thorough check of the Sumter
i postoffice, which has been in pro
jgress since Monday, May 29th, by
Inspectors J. W. Cole, of Atlanta
I and C. H. -Sheffell, of Washing
ton, Postmaster T. S. Doar lias
'befitj removed by order of the
.postoffice department and Mr. J. D.
Heidtman, who was tendered and
has accepted the' appointment of
acting postmaster, will be install
ed as acting postmaster tomorrow
jnorning, the transfer being in pro
cess today.
.Mr. Heidtman, who has been a
resident of Sumter for four years,
is a native of Orange burg, is. forty
years old, and has, for a number
of years represented in this ter
ritory, as traveling salesman, the
well known drug house of Sharpe
& Dohme,-of Baltimore. He is a
Jifelong Republican, a son of the
late J. JL. Heidtman, of Orange
burg,, whos' was for twenty-seven
years clerk, in the United States
district attorney's office, Charleston,
and is also a nephew of Abial
Lathrop, Esq.,, of Orangeburg, for
eight years' United States district
attorney for South Carolina and
assistant district attorney for four
years, both of whom were affiliat
ed with the Republican/party. Mr.
Heidtman since ^locating in Sumter
has4de^tified Himself ;with the com
munity^ by the purchase of a home
arid, saj's thauall the. property he
owns is in Sumter. He has a
pleasing personality, and as he as
sumes charge, of the postoffice with
ihe expressed purpose of serving
the people of Sumter efficiently and
acceptably he should make a suc
cess in his - Tiew position. Mr.
'Heidtman was mentioned a. few
months ago as a prospective can
didate for the appointment as
postmaster, but he did notydSle an
application and his name was not
then considered in connection with
the appointment- The appoint
-ment' as actiaag postmaster at thi9
time, he states, was offered him
without solicitation ? on his part.
- The removal-of Postmaster Doar
?; the culmination of long con
tinued' trouble in the- postoffice,
dating back' several years. There
hare, beenseries of shortages, or
-irregularities, in the stamp depart
ment/ that: have never been satis
factorily accounted tor, -some of
the trouble ante-dating Mr Doar's
promotion from assistant postmas
ter tO acting 'postmaster aliout two
years ago. There was a. shortage
\'m the>stamp. department of some
j thing less thsxi a thousand dollars
?during the administration of^-Post
?master Geo. W. Dick, which Dr.
Dick? promptly paid and resigned
.from the office, at which time Mr.
Doar was made acting postmaster,
which position he held until he re
ceived . the appointment, of post
master about ?ix or seven months
; ago. During Mr. Doar's incumbency
as- ?eting postmaster there were
other shortages in the same depart
ment, which he paid when uncov
ered. ? About sixty days ago a
shortage i? the stamp department
of a few dollars less- than $3,000
Was discovered by the postoffice in
spectors; who were making a reg
ular inspection of the office. This
shortage -was made good by Post
master Doar. But immediately the
friends - of - Mr; Doar made a de
mand, through Congressman Ful
mer and Senator Dial) on the post
office department that a complete
and searching investigation be made
of everything connected with the
local postoffice with the view of
locating the trouble and ascertain
ing the cause of the repeated ir
regularities. In compliance with
this request Inspectors -j. W. Cole,
of Atlanta and C. H. Sheffell, of
Washington were sent here, arriv
ing May 29th. They have been
hard at work checking up all rec
ords of the office for several years
back, and taking stock of ail
stamps and supplies in the office.
In the course of their investigation
they uncovered an additional stamp
shortage, that the other inspectors
had not discovered, of $4.600.
Their report to. Washington of the
conditions existing in the postoffice
resulted in the order removing
Postmaster Doar and the appoint
ment of Mr. Heidtman as acting
postmaster. Mr. Doar, as the re
sponsible head of the postoffice and
under bond, Was called upon to
.make good this last shortage, as
he had done when other shortages
were discovered.
. Mr. Doar has the sympathy of
his very many friends in Sumter
who have stood by him loyally,
and who used every influence pos
sible to bring about his appoint
ment as postmaster, immediately
after he was named as acting post
master, and there was no let-up in
their efforts until he was nominat
ed for postmaster and confirmed
a few months ago. That he leaves
the postoffice under such circum
stances, after his more than twen
ty years service as assistant post
master, acting postmaster, and
postmaster, is deeply regretted by
all who are acquainted witli the
facts.
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Mrs. E. W. A. Bult man. Misses
Constance and Irma Bultman and
Mr. Walter Bultman returned Fri
day, having attended the com
mencement exercises at Hood's
College. Frederick, Md. Miss Con
stance being a member of the grad
I uating class. Mr. Geo. Bultman
'accompanied them going, but re
! turned by rail at an earlier date,
j They picked up Miss Thelma at
(Greensboro, who went with them to
! Frederick. On their return trip
J they went to Baltimore from
Frederick, then Co 1'hiladelphia,
saw the Gettysburg battle field in
Pennsylvania, then to Camden,
New Jersey, from there to New
York and finally to Sumter.
Miss Annie May Whitney of St.
Augustine. Fla., is visiting Miss
Nannie Yaughan on Salem Ave.
I Now is the time to fight the boll
I weevils by poisoning and picking
I up the squares. The farmers who
i make a fight stand a chance of
[ making a crop of cottout_
THE POSTOFFICE
SHORTAGE
Former Postmaster Doar
Gave Inspectors Statement
Admitting Responsibility
Shortages That Have Oc
curred
It Is stated on official authority
! that at the completion of the
! check up of the local post office
j last week by Inspectors Cole and
! Sheffell, Postmaster Doar made a
j written statement admitting his
[responsibility for the shortages
j that have been discovered in the
j stamp department of the postoffice
j during a period dating hack to
1018. The inspectors completed
their work and left the city Sun
day afternoon.
An Expression of Appreciation.
Editor of The Daily Item:
i Please allow me space in The
Item to express my grateful appre
ciation of the generosity of the
orchestra in helping us with the
operetta last. Thursday evening.
The orchestra not only played de
lightfully, but when the leader,
Prof. Girard, was asked for his bill,
he replied that he had no bill to
render. Our thanks are due and
are hereby earnestly tendered to
Mr. Girard, Mr. Hughson Green,
Mr. Xewmanv Mr. Robert Wright,
and Mr. DuPre Rhame.
I wish also to express\my official
pride and personal gratification on
account of the very* many high
commendations that were given ot
the Fire\ Prince. The boys an&
girls all did splendidly and gave the
operetta in a very attractive and
charming way. The praises . from
various sources that; have come to
me. have been of the highest order
of commendation, and I sincerely
congratulate these boys and girls,
[and their leader, Miss E. W. Tr?ltt
to. whom belongs the credit for the
presentation of the operetta,
I would not be just to myself if
I did not express my appreciation
of the most cordial co-operation
that was generously given^. by The
Daily Item. It was through its
generosity and through its very
impressive mode of advertising
that the attention of the public
was directed to the presentation , of
J.the operetta.
It is unfortunate that the school
i was unable to have the operetta
before the close of school. It was
originally intended to* have it dur
ing commencement week. When.it
was found that it would be .impos
sible to have it then, it would have
been called off entirely had,it not
pbeen for the evident disappointment
on the part of those who had been
so faithful and earnest in their
practices. The school was there.-,
fore, glad to assume the responsi
bility for the presentation of the
operetta last Thursday evening.
With renewed expressions* of ap
preciation,
Cordially submitted,
S. H. EDMOXDS*
Superintendent
All Ready for State Sunday School
Convention.
I The State Sunday School con
? vention is close upon us and close
j by. It will be held in Columbia,
at University of South Carolina',
June 20. 2-1, 22 under auspices of
South Carolina Sunday School As
sociation. Some of. South..,'Car?
j lina's ablest speakers are on the
{program. Dr. McGlothlin of Fur
? man University is one of the main
j speakers among other splendid
j men of the state.
Leon C. Palmer, the general^su
j perintendent of the Association,
; writes that a banner Will be giv
j en to the counyt and to the Sun
i day school having the largest dele
| gation v in proportion to miles
; traveled. i
Delegates will be entertained at
j the University at the following
; uniform rates: (a) For three
days' board and lodging, total 1,4,
payable on registration; (6) for
less.than three days, meals 50c
each, lodging 35 cents per day.
The railroads ar egiving low rates
of one and one-half fare for round
trip ticket, provided you hold "Re
duced Rate Certificate" from the
State Sunday School Association of
jfiee, 714 Andrews, Law building,
j Spartanburg, S. C. This certificate
I furnished free on request. Write
tonight for it. Every white Sun
day school worker in South Caro
lina is invited to attend. Every
one who attends is counted as a
delegate. One thousand delegates
are expected.
o ? ?
Wedgefield News Items.
Wedgefield. June 1C.?The showT
ers of rain are beneficial to corn,
but is against harvesting grain and
I the efforts to poison the weevils.
Mr. W. H.- Ramsey, Jr., voca
i tional teacher in the Abbeville,
Ala., agricultural school, spent the
j past week with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. EL Ramsey, He was
accompanied home by Mr. Jim
Ward, a large land owner of
Alabama.
I Mr. Ward plants 400 acres of
(cotton, nnd contrary to what we
are doing, says he has abandoned
I the application of poison, that the
! increase in yield does not justify
I the expense of poison and applica
tion. It seems it would be a good
j idea for some of the farmers of
I Surnter county to make an experi
| nient to poison a few acres or one,
and leave one. keeping an itemiz
ed account of all expenses.
Miss Ruth Cain of Privateer, who
; taught in the Creenwood city
[schools the past sessslon, is spend
ing the week with Miss Jeannette
'Thomas.
The school improvement society
had its regular meeting on yes
terday afternoon and plans were
mapped out to raise sufficient funds
to make some repairs to the
school building.
About fifty people from Sum
ter attended the barbecue, which
i th?' .Methodist church gave at the
I home of Mr. 11. B. Boyykin, Dab;
j zell, Friday night.
Has your wife'-gone on your va
* cation yot?_? lMr^
i TIME FOR
FILING PLEDGES
j Candidates For Office Will
j Take Notice and Govern
j Themselves Accordingly
j At the meeting- of the County
j Executive Committee of the Dem
j oeratic party held on Tuesday,
: June 6th. a motion was passed to
the effect that the time for filing of
pledges by candidates be fixed at
six o'clock p. m. on Monday, July
31st. The following ? is rule for
filing of pledges adopted by the
state convention: "Candidates for
the general assembly and for the!
county offices shall file with the!
chairman of the county committee !
i a pledge in writing to abide the re
j suits of the primary and support
(the nominees thereof. Candidates
for other offices shall file such
pledge with the chairman of the
state committee: Provided. That
the pledge of such candidates shall
?be?filed on or before 12 o'clock,
meridian, of the day preceding the
day fixed by the county committee
-of the state committee for the first
campaign meeting of the county or
state respecitvely. No vote for any
candidate who has not paid his
.assessment nor complied with this
'rule shall be counted."
This change of hour for filing
pledges, in conformity with the
above rule is given for the infornla
tion-of the public and any pros
pective ^candidate. .The last day
vfor filing^pledges, therefore, will be
Monday, July 31st at noon.
H. G., OSTEEN,
County - Chairman.
J. B. Duffie, Secretary.
PAVING BOND
ELECTION
j Petition To Be OrcMated
Asking City Council to Or
der Special Election
To-the People:
A petition will be circulated for
the freeholders of the City of Sum
j ter to sign, asking the City Coun
cil to order a special election- for
the purpose of voting on the is
suing of not exceeding two hundred
fifty thousand dollars of i bonds.
This is done for the reason that
East Liberty street should be paved
from where the .paving now stops
to join with the county's new hard
surface road. North. Main street
should likewise be paved.
... Several people nave filed with
the Council petitions to nave cer
tain streets. For instance, Wright
street and Haynsworth street, and
we understand there are oth^r
^streets the people of the city de
\ sire to have paved, they to pay
]-two-thirds of the cost. Our streets
were paved some six years ago on
I this basis and we have paid back
! six-twentieths of the cost of thp
streets. City Council cannot order
this election until a petition is first
sgned by a majority of the free
holders within the city limits.
When this petition is signed the
(pity Council has the right to order
an election, and all qualified free
holders have a right to vote. This
does not mean that City Council
will issue ' two hundred fifty
thousand dollars of. bonds, but will
be authorized to do so. j
There is no better way of paving
the . other streets that should be |
paved than by the method whereby j
the abutting property owners will j
agree"' to pay two-thirds of the' cost.!
These bonds can be. sold to be ;
paid back one-twentieth each year j
for twenty years, and this will not i
work a hardship on anyone, and!
jit will not only pave East Liberty j
j and North Main streets, that should
be paved to connect with the hard j
surface road, but it will enable !
i other abutting property owners to
j have their streets paved. j
The city will pay one-twentieth ;
of the cost each year, and the,
abutting proprety owners will pay !
two-thirds of the cost.
Petitions have already beert J
signed by a majority of the abut
ting property owners on East Lib- I
eryt and North Main streets. City j
Council is unanimously in favor of j
paving East Liberty street and j
j North Mam street, but this cannot j
be done unless the qualified free- j
j holders sign ths petition and- the
j people vote for the bond issue,
j With the good results obtained !
I from the streets we have already j
?paved upon this basis, I do not;
? think anyone will oppose" this prop- j
osition, as' the only burden on the j
whole city will be to pay back one
third of the cost, and taxes each I
year will not be felt to any great j
extent by anyone. j
I have been requested by City\
I Council to explain the proposition !
of the petition and election to- be j
held and I am taking this oppor- j
tunity of doing so. j
L. D. JENNINGS, Mayor. |
Death.
? Mrs. C. L. Simpson, of Tim- j
mcnsville, died June 15th and was j
buried June 16th at Byrd ceme-1
tary in Timmonsville. Surviving j
Mrs. Simpson are her husband, C.,
L. Simpson; two sons, Roy and
Vernon and two sisters, Mrs. J. B.
Richardson of Sumter and Mrs. J.
W. Rodgers of Wedgefield.
Marriage licenses.
White: Mr. Vernon Lee of Dal- j
zell and Miss Mildred Gaylord of j
Da I zell. i
Colored: Brunson Wilson and j
Lou Bradley, both of Mayesville.
Marriage Licenses.
White: Mr. Charlie Weeks of
of Pinewood and Miss Agnes
Brewer of Pinewood.
Colored: Charlie Pugh and Ver
melle Stewart, both of Sumter.r
There are good citizens, and then
there are citizens who speak of
government as "they."
? * *
About the easiest way to keep a
man from growing great is to de
ny him all opposition!
REDRYING
OF TOBACCO
Facilities For Handling 3,000,
000 Pounds
Raleigh, June 15.?Facilities for
redrying three million pounds of to
bacco a day are now assured to the
Tobacco Growers' Cooperative As
sociation, at a price which means
a reduction to the organized grow
ers, according to Richard R. Pat
terson, general manager of the leaf
department. at Richmond. Mr.
Patterson announced today that ar
rangements had beea made and
contracts signed with the various
j leaf-tobacco companies to redry
I and prize all of the tobacco of the
I association for the coming, season.
That North Carolina ? banks will
back the organized tobacco. grow
ers to the limit in the same , man
ner that Kentucky banks ' have
backed .the Burley tobacco ?- grow
! ers in their successful .marketing
I of this year's crop is now evident,
from the first replies- sent \ out ?in
the form of a questionnaire* to
nine Edgecombe county bankers.
Every reply, so far received states
that, the Xorth Carolina ? banks are
?favorable to cooperative marketing,
j and will extend to the farmers
-who are members-of the association
? assistance ' in paying their - obliga
j tiohs' insofar. as it accords ; with
[ sound banking principles, - following
the successful example of the Ken
tucky, banks in helping , the mer
chants to handle participation cer
tificates given .to the growers after
the first payments on their , tobac
co.. The majority of Edgeccmbe
bankers expressed : their approval
of i.the .'plan,. which assured ? the
Kentucky growers large additional
advances.:- The Planter's'Bank, of
Pinetops, authorized the ' directors
! to .'.make loans to the f T>baccp
Growers'' Cooperative Asso.-iatiofa
up-to their entire legal limit,, as '.90
per cent of the Kentucky: banks did
in:.the' six million-dollar loan^which
was repaid in forty days.
Married.
Mr. Vernon Lee ,and; Miss .Mil
dred. Gaylord, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.: W. M., Gaylord, both of Dal
zell, were married at Grace Bap
tist church at noon Saturday by
.Rev. , Jno. A. . Branson. After
spending their honeymoon in
Charleston Mr. and Mrs. Lee will
be at home at DalzelL
Girls' Hi-Y Camp.
List of essentials for i Girls' Hi
Y^camp,vJuly 3-17, Stone's'Lake,
Greenville, S. C:
Three blankets.
Pillow and case,
Two sheets,
Towels,
. Comb and brush,
Tooth brush,
? Bathing suit,
Two serviceable dresses.
Sweater (or other wraps).
Middies and bloomers.
Hiking shoes,
Bible, note book and pencil,
Book for other fellow to read.
? .Tin plate, knife, fork, spoon and
cup..
There will be no laundry sent
out-while at camp.
Tennis players carry raquets.
Sew name securely on blankets.
Boy Scoots at Pocalla.
I The Columbia Orphanage troop
j of. Boy Scouts will arrive at Po
j c?lla', late Monday afternoon and
will.go into camp .for a week. The
j troop is making the trip from Co
lumbia by truck and is expected
! to arrive at Pocalla before eight
o'clock. Mr. Devant of Columbia
is in charge of the troop and will
remain with the boys during their
stay at Pocalla.
Mrv Chandler Baker Beall, of
j Mayesville, has returned home
i from John Hop-kins University,
j Baltimore, from which lie was
j graduated with the A. B. degree at
[ the recent commencement, receiv
| ing the highest honors. Mr. Beall
attended Davidson College one
year, then entering John. Hopkins,
where he remained a year, going
then to France, and attending the
University of Dijon during the sum
mer, and received his-degree at the
I completion of the course of study.
I He. then. matriculated in the Uni
| versity of Paris, remaining one
I year and was graduated with
honor, being the only American in
! the class. Returning to John Hop
I kins last fall ? he resumed his
! cotfrse, and receiving full credit for
the work done in France, was
graduated with his class this
month. Mr. Beall is not yet
twenty-one years old.
fl Daredcviltress ,
Mr????-i
Many men have tried to swim tho
English Channel and have failed.
Doris Hines. an English girl, is only
16, but she says she's going to swim
the channel this summer.
Man may be superior I > woman
in some ways, but he cant pay a
I compliment that will make the re
cipient squirm in impotent wrath.
Capital Cky
Items of Interest
By WALLACE BASSFOKD
j (Special News Ooireqpoadei*).
I Washington, June 19.?When
1 Oscar U"nderwood, of Alabama,
was in the house x>f representatives
he . built up a great reputation as
an expert on the tariff: he became
chairman of the. committee on
ways and means and his name be
i came fastened on the: tariff law
j which his committee compiled and
j put through the house. Under
'that measure the country enjoyed
i the greatest prosperity it evar
knew, and it remained for the
greed of American manufacturers
to find fault with the law. Mr.
Underwood is now the democratic
j leader in the senate. He has writ
I ten for the Xew York Times, the
j greatest democratic newspaper -of
! this time, a long artiele on the
proposed tariff law now before the
j senate. Space forbids -its use in
full, but here are some of the most
pertinent paragraphs:
"I have always opposed in prirt
ciple the theory of protection, and
j have leaned strongly to the idea
j that customs taxation v should t>e
j levied primarily in the interest of
j revenue for the government, and
! that all rates of taxation -should
:>be so adjusted as to allow a rea
j sonable inflow -of goods from
I abroad in order that the custom
house might have an opportunity
to take its toll as they passed
through and some degree of com
petition might be established. J
have never contended that, in the
interest of a revenue tariff, it is
necessary to . bring? about destruc
tive competition, but a tariff that
fixes the rates of taxation so high
as to practically prohibit. foreign
goods from entering the American
market at all has been abhorrent
to my ideas of the proper use of
the taxing power of the congress
of the United States.
Outstrips All Other Bills.
"There are some few low rates
in the .pending .bill. There are some
articles on the free .list. But, tak
ing it all in all,. it is undoubtedly
the most prohibitive tariff bill that
has ever been proposed in the
American congress, and the rates
of taxation are higher and less
defensible than any that have ever
been presented to us in the past.
It looks as if those charged with
the responsibility of writing the
bill have accepted unqualifiedly
the rates proposed by the .special
. interests desiring protection and
have not given consideration to the
resultant effect on the general busi
ness of the country or the burdens
! that must be borne by the -con
j sumers of America. Should - the
! bill become a law, the American
people will find - this out in time,
but it will be after they, have paid
the price of the experiment.
"The Democratic party is often,
charged with being a free trade
praty. So far as I know from the
beginning the democratic party has
tfever abandoned the system of
raising taxes at the custom house.
There are free traders in the dem
ocratic party and I have known--of
some in the Republican par%\ As
I understand it, the position of the
democratic party is. that taxes
levied at the custom house should
be for revenue purposes.onfy, that
the custom house is a place where
revenue may be obtained to run
the government, and that it pro
vides a covenient way of raising a
certain amount of revenue; that if
a revenue tax be levied at the cus
tom house in such a way that it
does not unduly stifle -competition
from abroad, and the person who
pays it really pays it to the gov
ernment, it is a reasonable way to
raise reyenue. But when a tax
is levied so high that very . few
imports -come in?and if imports
do not pass through the custom
house they leave no taxes behind
,them?the result is merely that o?
'raising the price,, which 'goes into
the pockets of loe home producer.
"The effect of protective tariff
laws, as distinguished from tariffs
for revenue only, has been to tax
the great mass of the American
] people and to increase the profits Olf
a few. I often bear socialism and
communism condemned.. I do not
believe in either, but it is dis
crimination on the part of the gov
ernment against the masses of the
people for the benefit -of the few
I that sows the seed from which
grows the tree of discontent, and
discontent when brought about by
unjust laws reflects on the whole
system of government. I believe
that the great powers of the gov
] ernment are intended to be used
only for the benefit of all the peo
ple, not for the promotion of spe
cial interests, and I care not wheth
er those special interests come out
of the fields of agriculture or arise
from the smokestacks of a steel
mill.
Where the Farmer Comes Out.
"In my opinion, if it were not
for the support given this bill by
senator* who represent agricultur
al constituencies it would be impos
sible to pass it through the senate.
The argument is advanced that
since taxes are to be levied on
manufactured products, taxes
should also be levied on agricul
tural products and that if the
people are to be penalized for the
i benefit of the manufacturer they
[should likewise be penalized for
[ the benefit of the farmer. Where
the fallacy of this argument comes
is that under the guise of doing
something to help the farmer in
some particular item, their sup
port is asked for a bill that as a
whole means that for every dollar
the farmers may derive from the
bill they will pay $100 in taxes for
the benefit of somebody else. In
j other words, for every 1 per cent,
j of protection they are given they
pay J)9 pr cent, of protection for
the benefit of other people. I do
not think there is any question
about that.
"Take the wool schedule, known
as Schedule K in the Payne-Ald
rich bill, but having a number in
j the bill that is now before the Sen
ate. If the tax proposed in the
bill is levied the farmer will have
to pay the tax the same as does the
man who lives in the city, , the
man who works in the store, the
machine shop, the foundry or in an
office. It the analysis bo worked
out it will be demonstrated tfcat
the fax of 23 per cent on "scoured
wool will cost the pubhc --nearly
! $200,000,000. of which those en
gaged in the growing of wool will
receive something: Mfce $72.000,000,,
against -which this farmers ? as
whole will pay about $99,000,000,
the rest of the people will pay in
proportion, while the government
will receive as its share of this
enormous tax leas than $2OrOXHL0OO.
( Yet. it is contended that this duty
; on wool will help the American
j farmers. I admit it will Iwlptfce
men whose Iwusines*, to raising
sheep, but the other farmers of
! the country, those who do - not
grow wool bat raise wheat and corn
and cotton, will pay the bill?that'
is, a most substantial part -af^ It?
and for every wool grower there
tire a thousand farmers who do not
raise sheep. I do not have. In mmd
the little farmer who raises cotton
or wheat and has a few sheep'on
the side, but the men whose,busi
ness is arrowing sheep and who are
only a few in-nunber/wlii?ft^oom
pared with the great 'mass of
farmers who will *ay so large a
proportion of the tax propos?j^(?
the pending measure. ; r,
"So we find some 'of -the-, pro
ponents of the. rpenditig measure
maintaining that Its epae*~
will greatly relieve the ^srieol
rural situation in this country, ^be?
ie it raises tie tax on their
products -at the ^Custom Hoase.
Personally I have never believed
j that such a tax would -prnvetffeaay
benefit to the American, farmer.
We are told how the Mtt^-,?oIng
to help the farmer by an inereaaed
tax on wheat, by increasing
-tax on certain kinds of cotton,
neither of which will ever bo t>f
any benefit to the farmer or put
one dollar In his pocket. This faSk
may sound like musicto ihel?na
er, but does the farmer realize
that there are also in this - hill
paragraphs taxing the, necessities
of life, necessities that are vital ^o
the farmer, the necessities by
j which agriculture lives? . ?
"When the : present Sa^r **s
written not o&ry wars all kinds of
fertilizer, which are imported ftito
the-United States and are valuable
in the development of agricahaye,
placed on the free list, but binding
twine for * the ?an who raises
wheat in the West ^ad ties and
bagging for the fereaer Wnose^tasic
crop is cotton were likewise ^p1ace^l
on the free list. . Under this mi
they propose v to put these SWags
back on the tax Est, and there is
no evidence that either of these
industries has suffered-from out
side competition under existing
law. Some of the - fert?toers com
ing into this market and many .of
the commodities from which
?lizers are made aiso will fee star
ed, under the proposed law.* I am
confident that the farmer will not
be long in finding out these things.
The items I have cited are-simply
illustrative. Others which ehnceern
the welfare of agricuJteune can -be
found all through the biJL"
.. - m ? ? ' ?
Messrs. Richard Baker and Mc
Donald Dick drawer Just graduated
from the University -of yftk0Stitu..
Mr. Dick will be a tutor* 3at
University this . summer; Both
Messrs. Baker and Dick metan 4*
quirements and & . tarn l>e?atte '~.
members of the. honorary -?afcer
arty, Phi Beta Kappa. Om>-3*n
men of the academic dep&rtnxent
became members,-and Sumter owns
j two out of the ten. So it -speaks
well, not only for Bakerand Bfe?c, .
but for Sumter.
Silage Mixtures Tested Far Steers
In the Sorna.
To get results economically i&oet
cattle feeders should use some kind:
of silage in the rations, says the
United States Department of Agri
culture. Steers fed on silage usaai
ly not only make mere economical
gains, shrink less, and make more
j profits than steers fed on dry
j roughage, but also make it possible
j to utiiiize crops jyown primaxftyin
a rotation for restoring the fertfiJty
of worn-out lands.
The comparative vafci? of a num
ber of different silage crops far
steer feeding was recently worked
out by the department in coopera
tion with the Louisiana Experiment
Station. In one instance .afrnftftr
lots of cattle were fed a ration of
cottonseed meal and blackstrap
molasses in combination with com
silage, corn and Biloxi soy-been. Mi
age, sorghum silage, sorghum and
Biloxi soy_bean silage, and Japa
nese cane and Biloxi soy-bean sS
age. ; :'
The best gain was made by the
{steers fed the straight corn si lag*-,
but it was shown that the ca|textty
of a farm for fattening or winter
ing cattle may be greatly increased
by the use of heavw-yieW?ng s?age
crops' such as sorghum and- Japi- .
nese cane. ? Immature*-* Biloxv-ad^K
beaas mixed with com or sorghum
were not so satisfactory, but with
late-maturing crops ttke Japanese
cane these soys save very good: re
suits. . Sorghum silage and jfapa
nese cane and Biloxi soy-bean
age are practically equal in feed
ing value for steers when soppie
mented by cottonseed meal and
molasses. ?
? ? ?
Harding is said to be losing pa
tience with Congress. That -makes
it unanimous.
Maybe if a gardener planted
weeds, vegetables would come up
and crowd them oat* ?w??
? ' ' m mm ? ?? ??
Unfortunately, the things that
afford us the most pleasure are
the pleasures we can't afford.
? '? e i !
Nothing hurts your **?ck Jtke
having it 4n for -somebody-.
n a m, *
? ~ -
Many of the. things that come
are uncalled for.
"Shot by Suitor"?headline. The
suitor didn't suit her so he decid
ed to shoot her.
m> i m
When a 'man rushes home *on
pay-day, you know who it boss a?
his house,

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