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Tfce Watchman and Southron
?Published Wednesday and Satur
day by
Qsteen Publishing Company,
/ Sumter, S. C.
Terms:
- $2/J0 per annum?in advance.
Advertisements:
" One Square, first insertion >_$-1.00
Jfcvery. subsequent insertion .50
Contracts for' three months or
longer will be. made at reduced
rates.
All communications which sub
serve private interests will oe
charged for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of re
spect will be charged.for.
_ The Sumter Watchman was
founded in 1850 and the True
^uthron in IS66. The Watchman
Uhd Southron now has the com
bined circulation and influence of
both of the old papers, and is man
ifestly, the best advertising medium
in Sumter.
HAT FEVER PRECAUTIONS
A newspaper, answering the in
quiry of a suffering reader, pub
lished recently a list of precau
?k.-^ns against hay fever, which had
? -been pretty weil agreed upon by a
number of practising physicians.
-Among them are:
* . The use of amber-colored glasses*
when, outdoors, preferably the sort
.with side protectors; veiling one's
. -&ce while driving; shaking and
?brushing garments thoroughly be
fore going into the house;.. chang
when in the house, to a . suit
-or dress not worn outdoors at all;
keeping outdoor garments away
- fesin the bedroom; placing muslin
screens in windows opened at
mght; avoiding \ having flowers
ground or smelling'them; discov
ering,: if possible, what particular
flowers increase one's misery, then
staying aw?}' from them; avoiding
sudden changes of temperature and
<ever.-vigorpus exercise when out
sids, and heavily scented powders
;OX.-p^fpmes; eating cooked fruits
and vegetables, and omitting for. a
' -^hile_, raw fruits, green corn and
celery.
- . Anyone who wants to try these
precautions may do so. On the
whpje it looks as if it would be
, abgilt as easy to keep the- hay fever.
MEXICO
It is disquieting to find so re
sponsible a. newspaper as the Rocky
-Mountain News saying; "One of
. these months the United States will
?have to make up its mind whether
it -shall undertake the invasion of
Mexico.". It is some time now since
sucja language has been expected
from any but the Hearst papers.
^"' -.Things are shaping for something
of {the, sort, says the Denver news
??pef*s. Professional revolutionists
ipe. gathering on this side. of the
?feoyder, as well as on the other side;
ifci*d among- them, as..lead er, is ? j
Mexican leader who has been
jcseping the peace, in the Tampico
01 .-fields in the interest of Ameri
can ; producers.
"If the people say no," remarks j
the paper, quoted, "it will not be j
4??e. If they are in an aggressive !
niood, they may approve such a
move to be. undertaken from Wash- j
iogton." ,
Whatever may be , the mobd in 1
E> Paso .and Wall Street, it re-j
quires -no .great perspicacity to see j
that the American, public as a!
?hole is not looking for war with*,
anybody at present, and doesn't!
^tasowva reason on earth why it i
rn^wald: invite, one by invading j
; *?? The American oil interests are j
able to fight their own battle, arid ]
^fiisrwe.been doing so with pretty!
good success in the recent confer-!
ence in New York with the finance \
minister.. of President Obregon's !
government. Obregon wants loans]
and he wants recognition by the j
' United States. For these he seems j
willing to make any concession
that his own people will stand for: j
and his people are not in the tru- i
*? cuienx .rnqod that they were a few
yeitf? ago. But even if negotiations
fatUr. it will require a far greater i
".effort, than interventionists realize
to persuade the country' to any hos
tile move^..
WEATHER IGNORANCE
Most of the people who read
recently of the large number of
Sfctalities that occurred in and
ero.und New York City, as the re
sult of a violent wind storm, doubt
. leas .thought- of it as an "act of
?od", for which the victims were
in. no way responsible. This is not
necessarily true.
The New York World makes the
significant statement that in City
ISland, where the greatest loss of
life occurred, there was no local
resident among the dead. The rea
son is simple:
\..._"City Island takes a business in
terest in boating and in feeding
water sportsmen, and measures its
profits .and prospects largely by the
batcher. Its people have not for
gotten- how. to watch the sky for
ftorm-signs. But New Yorkers
I have ceased to be -weather-wise,
j The penalty for sOme is death."
The sfdrni grave plain warning of
?ts approach. Severe storms any
! where nearly always -do, whether
! on land or sea Sailors on the
j Great Lakes, where the weather is
! considered particularly "treacher
| ous", say there is always at least
i two hours' warning of a squall.
Kew Yorkers are not the only
i
j people who have lost their weather
i ? v.. .<. " r
j eye. And it is only such a tragedy
as this that reveals how complete
['.-"?? ?
and lamentable the 'loss has been.
i ?" ? ?
It would not be . so bad if people
haci become . wholly independent
of ihe weather;?but they have not,
' even in the metropolis. A little
practical attention to meteorology
BHNMMBM
would be profitable anywhere.
? m o
SMALL IMMIGRATION
The fixing by the Department of
Labor of 357,903 as .the number
of immigrants who may come into
this country during the 12 months
beginning July .1 does not .mean
:;that many will come. The number
of recruits is sure to be-much less.
Some of the countries, will take
I fail, ad vantage of their quotas, as
they have done the past year.
Otiiers will not. It. may be doubted
whether the. total nhmber of en
trants, will be more than 300,000.
Recent.,figures have seemed to in
! dioate that the total for the present
year, will fall considerably short of
that figure.
Moreover, there must be set off
against these entrants the large
number of immigrants already here
who will leave during the year for
the old country. There has been a I
considerable emigration in the last i
few months. Although dependable j
^gures. are not..at hand, it seems j
safe to say that perhaps there, will!
not be more than 100,000 net gain*
in population Srom foreign sources
either in the present fiscal year or
the next one. This is a notable
drop-from the years when we used
to import a million immigrants, and
keep two-rthirds of them.
It has been reported lately, too,
that most of ? the ? present immi
grants are women, and that there
is actually a net loss in male immi
gration. This is a situation not
looked for,?and one thai works
with the three , per ..cent restriction
law to jsave this, country from the
cheap labor competition that was
feared as a result of the war.
Meeting of Tobacco Men June 30th.
Mr. W. B. Lea of Florence, field
service division a gent .and Mr. G. T.
Reaves, , the local representative of
the Tobacco Growers* Cooperative
Marketing" Association with head
quarters in the Sumter Chamber of
Commerce have requested the local
business and other organizations
to assist in widely advertising %%
rousing meeting at Sumter Court]
House on the evening of Friday,
June 30th at S:30 o'clock. It is ex
pected that a prominent Kentucky
speaker will address this meeting.
The Sumter: Chamber of Com
merce and Mr. Reaves are now do
ing their .part in advertising this
meeting and. would like for the Ro
tary Club, Xiwanis Club, Young j
Men's Business League and all oth- j
er business men, of Sumter and
the. farmers of Sumter county to !
help get but a. Sarge number cf to- j
bacco growers and other business
men for the meeting on June 30th.
Six good Kentucky speakers have
been secured for South Carolina
and border cotmties in the wind
ing up drive of the 1922 campaign
to sign up tobacco growers in the
association during the next ten j
days. If Sumter desires to be a ?
big tobacco market, it is up to the j
Sumter business men and differ- j
ent organizations to help the To
bacco Growers' Cooperative Mar
keting ^Association to organize. the
tobacco growers to sell their tobac
co for the highest possible prices j
and show that, Sumter merchants,
banks, and professional men and
women are backing up the tobacco
growers who sell or want to sell
their tobacco oh the Sumter tobac
co market. The Tobacco Growers' !
Cooperative Marketing Association 1
is well pleased with the co-opera
tion given the association so far
by Sumter's business and profes
sional men, and" in so far as the
tobacco growers of this county are
concerned, they have lined up in
splendid style with the association.
Bur there are still many tobacco
growers who are not in the asso
ciation and the meeting of June
30th is for the purpose of having
.speakers, who know a great deal j
^bout the association to inform
the business men and the tobacco j
growers of the benefits to the;
farmers and to local markets, of j
the association.
Columbia, June 21?Mrs. Aliene ?
King, Richlund county woman who j
shot and killed her husband Clar
ence King, at her home at Pontiac.
i in the uppw part of the county,
was indicted by the grand jury here
yesterday afternoon, and will go on
tri.il in criminal court here prob
ably next week. Mrs. Kins is 28
years old. She killed her husband
, as he was lying in bed. the load
from a shot gun blowing off the
; back of his head. The woman
claims that she was threatened by
I her husband, who also, she says.
; threatened to drive h*r away from
: home with her three children and
\ install a negro woman in her place.
? ? -?
! Our own opinion is that normal
! conditions might return except for
jthe fear of being called "nor
i malcy."
-
; "Repentance" comes after
l "plenty" in the dictionary, also.
TJimisual Abundance of Boll Wee
vils This Spring Will .Kecessi
late Some Mod ilk-at ion in
j i Methods of Poisoning.
j ?..?
j (By B. R. Coad and G. A. Maloney
I U. S. Department of Agricul
ture)
j For the past few weeks we have
I been accumulating records on the
j emergence of the boll weevil from
nearly all of the cotton states and
are finding universally, as we fore
I casted some months ago. that the
1 number of over-wintered weevils is
l'ar greater than usual; in fact, in
many districts where accurate
counts have been made it has been
found that we have in the fields
now as many weevils as are ordi
narily present a month later when
the first summer-bred brood has
started to appear. With anything
like normal weather conditions this
is going to mean a tremendously
rapid increase in the weevil dam
age, and this will have an import
ant bearing on the program to be
followed by those using calcium
arsenate for the control of the j
weevil.
In the first place it should be
remembered that we : recommend
starting poisoning when from ten
to fifteen per cent of the cotton
squares have been punctured by:
the weevil. As a general rule j
this condition does not arise until'
after the newly bred weevils have j
started to emerge from the squares.!
This year, however, we have found j
many fields where there are al- ?
ready sufficient weevils present to:
destroy practically all squares as
fast as formed. In. other words,
such cotton will never start bloom
ing unless the weevils are con
trolled, and from the very outset
50 per cent or more of the squares
are punctured. Under such condi
tions it is undoubtedly going to be!
necessary to poison earlier than,'
ever before. Of course, there Isi
no advantage in poisoning the cot-j
ton before the squares form, as j
the weevils. are continuing to >
emerge from hibernation vduring!
this period and furthermore they j
are doing the crop no harm. How-j
ever, where such a heavy infesta-]
tion occurs it. will be advisable to j
make the first application just as
soon as the cotton starts squaring
freely, or about the time the plants
average from 4 to 5 squares each, j
The regular poisoning schedule j
should be started at that time and I
continued along the lines, of the'
usual recommendations for con-;
trolling this early infestation of;
weevils.
Another very important effect of j
this heavy infestation will be-felt i
later in the season. When.. the j
weevils first emerge from hiberna- |
tion and reach the cotton field they j
move around very little as long as ,
they can find an ample supply of j
unpunctured squares for their use, J
but just as soon as the infestation j
becomes sufficiently heavy to punc- ?
iure practically all squares these!
weevils start to move in search of\
fresh pastures. In an ordinary
season this means that you usually!
have only the weevils bred in your
own cotton to contend with until
some time from the latter part of
July to the last of August, depend
ing on the locality. This year,
however, this movement of migra
tion of weevils will probably start i
several weeks earlier than usual. ?
Consequently, it will not only be J
necessary for you to start poison- j
ing earlier to control your own in- ;
festation. but you should also ex
pect that, before you have had time
to mature the fruit which your
plants have set during this period
of protection, you will begin to ex
perience an immigration of weevils
from unpoisoned cotton. Of course,
this condition would not arise if
every one in a district was success
fully poisoning his cotton; but this I
will not be the case, this year, and J
just as soon as all squares in the j
unpoisoned crops are punctured j
the migration to the poisoned fields j
will commence. This means that?
every day a large crop of new j
weevils will move into these pois- ,
oned fields, and it is going to take ]
continuous, thorough poisoning to I
protect to maturity the crop which j
has been allowed to set' by the
earlier applications.
These two facts mean just this: ]
Successful weevil control this year j
is going to require more effort and j
more poison per acre than has ?
ever been the case in the past. On
the other hand, wherever the land
rs sufficiently fertile to justify such
an effort, there is much more as
surance of profit from the oper
ation than is usually the case. The
increase in the cost per acre
brought about by the increased
number of applications necessary
will be far more than compensat
ed for by the fact that the weevil
damage without poisoning will be
far greater than normal, and thus
the margin of profit on the opera
tion is tremendously increased. In
other words, a heavy weevil infes
tation such as we have this year
means a greater expenditure per
acre for poisoning to successfully
control it. but it also means ?
greater actual net profit in dollars
and cents per acre from the pois- j
Oning operations.
COTTON MARKET
NEW YORK COTTON.
Teftdyi
Opfto Hfcb Loir Close Clos*
Jan.. _ _ 22.07 22.17 21.90 22.08 22.15
March .21.95 22.06 21.80 21.94 22.04
May - _ . 21.72 21.82 21.72 21.82 21.82
July .22.35 22.52 22.23 22.38 22.47
Oct.22.30 22.48 22.22 22.38 22.42
Dec. .22.20 22.30 22.02 22.19 22.25
Spots 10 off. 22.90.
NEW ORLEANS COTTON.
Yettdye
Open High Low Close r.)o?? '
Jan.21.40 21.61 21.36 21.52 21.57 J
March _ . 21.27 21.44 2.119 21.35 21.40!
Jaly .22.5! 22.72 22.40 22.66 22.67
Oct. - ...21.95 22.11 21.82 22.05 22.09:
Dec.21.58 21.81 21.54 21.73 21.76
Spots 12 off. 22.63.
Liverpool Cotton.
January . 12.47
March . 12.29 |
May.- . 12.17 I
July._. 13.14 I
Uctober. 12.80 j
December ._ ?2.56 1
R?-<-eipis. 1.00?: Sales. 15,000i Middling, i
13.5S; G?od Middling 14.04.
These Only at The Sumter Dry
(rOOd ?4 Co.
A pretty line of new "Character
Clotb" in both dress and shirting
patterns now being displayed by j
The Sumter Dry Goods Co.?Ad- j
vertisemest.
NEGROES
APPEAL TO
HIGH COURT
Two Electrocutions for Fri
day Staged
Columbia. June. 21.?Governor
Harvey advised yesterday that Jake
Terry, negro, under death sentence
for Friday, had appealed to the su
preme court, this action automati
cally stayed the sentence. CoL A.
K. Sanders, superintendent of the
penitentiary, was also advised of
the appeal.
Terry was convicted of the mur
der of Thaddens Fulton, negro,
whom he shot down in a church in
Hampton county. Terry escaped
from the-scene of the murder and
in arresting him at Fairfax officers
shot him down, bullets shattering
his-left hip and thigh. During the
trial at Hampton a short time ago
Terry had to be carried into the
court room on a cot, according to
information brought here. When
he was brought to the penitentiary
to. be electrocuted officers- used a
stretcher to carry him from an au
tomobile to rhe prison hospital.
Ernest Vance, Greenville negro, |
convicted of the# murder of his i
uncle, James Vance, and also un- |
der sentence of death for Friday, j
has also appealed to the supreme
court, according to information
furnished Governor Harvey. This
carrying out of the sentence of the
appeal also automatically stops the
court. Vance, penitentiary offi
cials said yesterday, has never been
brought to Columbia, although the
law requires that he should be
lodged in the prison. -
conway" !
welcomes
editors!
Royal Reception Given by
"Independent Republic"
:. : h-?. i
Conway. June 21.?Conway took
care of the South Carolina Press j
Association today. Early this!
morning cars began to leave Con- j
way for Marion, where they were j
to meet the editors. A committee
from the Conway Chamber of Com
merce boarded the train at Pee
Dee Junction and by the time the !
train arrived at Marion" they had }
the delegates all properly badged |
with a unique badge in the form of I
a key with the wording, 'The Key!
to AH Conway, South Carolink?}
Press A.^-jciation. June 21, J 922."!
Immediately upon leaving the
train the visitors were given places
in cars awaiting them and the pro
cession moved up the street to the
Marion Public Library,: where . a'
short address of welcome was de- !
livered by P. W. Johnson, editor of {
the Marion Star. As soon as this j
address was delivered the delegates j
again boarded the care for Conway.
At* the ferry they were greeted on j
the river bridge by Miss Flora May \
Holiday, queen of the Palmafesta, j
and were entertained by her maids, j
The party arrived.in Ccnway about1
noon. After an informal reception j
lasting about one hour luncheons
was served in the city halL The
menu was composed of Horry
grown products entirely. At 2:30
o'clock some of the visitors boarded
the yacht Jeanette and were car*
ried to Peach Tree Ferry, where
they were met by automobiles and
carried on to Myrtle Beach. The
rest of the party was carried
through the country to Myrtle
Beach in automobiles. The visitors
seem "well pleased with the enter- j
tainment in Conway. The opening;
session of the convention was held j
at Myrtle Beach tonight.
The Case of j
Busch vs. Lasker
That Chairman Lasker of the I
shipping board exhibited a bad j
temper in replying to the Busch I
letter revealing .the sale of liquors j
on vessels of the United States
shipping board is an opinion here j
among r.nany. Naturally to call j
Uncle Sam the "biggest bootlegger!
in the world" because of the sale
of liquor on shipping board vessels!
would roil Chairman Lasker, be-j
cause in this matter Lasker, byi
grace of President Harding, isj
the representative of Uncle Sam,
and perforce the epithet of boot- j
legger also strikes at him. It is
not understood just why Chairman
Lasker should counter attack upon
Mr. Busch and other Americans of
German blood on the theory that
they are trying to injure the Amer
ican merchant marine, as he did in |
the following:
"It is. of course, notorious that
Adolphus Busch, who founded J
your brewery, was possibly the
Kaiser's closest friend in America, J
and that your family for many*
years has maintained a castle in
Germany; your action in any event
will not displease your German
friends, whose greatest hope of a
restored German merchant marine
is in a hurt to America's new-born
merchant marine."
As it is perfectly ridiculous to j
assume that Germany could build !
up a merchant marine by destroy- ;
ing the American merchant ma- j
rine, this would indicate that j
Chairman Lasker was not only sur
prised, but confused and angry, at
the revelation that Lasker's ships
were "wet" when they were suppos
ed to be '-dry."
Candidates Cards
FOR CONGRESS.
I hereby announce myself a j
candidate for Congress from the j
Seventh Congressional District, sub- ,
ject 10 the rules of the Democratic.;
party. I also wish to take this op- j
port unity to say that if elected I j
shall endeavor to faithfully dls- j
charge the duties of the office and
to merit the confidence and sup
port of the people.
ANDREW J. BETHEA,
Candidate for Congress.
- ; j
About the only state that has
mastered the Volstead law is the!
state of inebriation. 1
To-day's Best Jokes
) .-. : ;f li ^
and Stories
; . ?
j "Is she making a rich marriage?"
I "I should hope to tell you; he
I is a buroher who has been arrest
' ed three times for profiteering."?
I Le Rire.
-.
Rub: "Do you ever mi?? a
I meal ?"
Dub: "Oh, occasionally I attend
! a banquet/'?Life.
The Customer (in drug store):
"You seem to have everything in
this place but what a man really
needs."
Clerk: "And about how much of
! that would you like, sir?"?Life,
i -j-r
[ A hotel prospectus from Switzer
I land announces that: ,
j "Weissbach is known as the fa
j vorite . place of resort for those
I who are fond of solitude. Persons
j in search of solitude are, in fact,
j constantly flocking here from the
j four quarters of the globe."?Sun
i day at Home (London).
I "Are you of the opinion, James,"
I asked a slim-looking man of his
! companion. "that Dr. Smith's
medicine does any good?"
?. "Not unless you follow the di
rections." j
j "What are the directions?"
V "Keep the bottle tightly cork
ed."-?Drugdom.
"What do you think of this new
feminine fad of wearing stockings
with a roll in them?"
U . "New? Why, women carried
their rolls in their stockings before
you and I- were born."?Boston
Transcript.
"And would you love me as
much if father lost all his money?"
,. "Has he?"
"Why, no."
"Of course I would darling."?
The Bulletin (Sydney).
"Mary, You know that half dol
lar you gave me this morning?
Well, after buying lunch and pay
ing my street car fare I've' only got
a dime left, and?
"John Simmons! I demand to
know who you are running around
with!"?Richmond Times Dispatch.
"I see that the man at the head
of the drug trust has failed." .
"What has he been trying to do
?sell drugs?"?Life. .
An amateur mountain climber,
relating his experience in the Rock
ies, said: "Going up you can
mighty* nigh stand up straight and
bite the ground;, going down a man
wants hobnails on- the seat of ? his
trousers."?Vancouver Province.
North; "Has Alice any of the j
old-time virtues?"
West: *:I suppose so?most of j
them are."?Kansas City Star. ' \
Beggar: "Please give a poor old
blind man a dime."
Beggee: "Why you can see out
of one eye!"
Beggar: "Well, then give me a
nicklej"?Sun Dodger.
He: "But my dear young lady,
don't you ever wash?"
She: "Certainly not! Only scrape |
and rub" (?and there was no one i
to tell the dear old thing at the I
next table that they were merely J
two artists discussing technique).? j
London Opinion.
Old Scot: "Dinna cry. ma wee j
laddie! If ye dinna find yer penny i
afore dark, here's; a- match!"?j
Wayside Tales. ?
Popular Fiction.?"Let Bygones
Be;" by Gones. ? ? ? ' r
"Yes." by George.
"Rock A." by Baby.
"Theory." by "Night.
"Man Cannot Live," by Bread
A. Lone. * ' ~ \
"Not," by A. Jugful.
"Missed." by A. Mile.
"How to Beat Wall Street," by
Hooker Crook.
? "Margot Asquith's Auto," by j
Ograpby.?Life.
Killjoy: "You go back to work j
tomorrow, don't you?"
Brighteyest' "Oh, not at all, old i
bean?merely back to the .office." I
-r-Judge.
? A letter was received from our
local reporter who is in New- "fork
enclosing four locals of Sumter
people. There isn't many papers
the size of The Item that have j
special New York correspondents, j
An Irishman's wife had twins. |
both girls. They did not know what
to name them. Pat says, we will j
call them Kate and Dupli-cate.? j
From James Daly.
Don't Blame Him.
An elderly man all alone in t'ic i
world and quite wealthy looked so
lonely some ladies became inter
ested in him.
"Why not let us select a nice
wife for you about fifty years old,"
they asked him.
He replied: "I would rather
have two at twenty-five."?From
James Daly.
Ahe- Erlangrer. wise in his years,. |
used to say that he never saw "any
prima donna get temperamental
with a policeman." But during the j
theatrical rehearsals it becomes
static.
The contagion of temperament
reaches even the stage carpenters, i
and they tell of one who suddenly |
threw down his hammer with: "I j
drive the best nail in town but no- |
body appreciates me." ? Atlanta!
Constitution.
If thugs should threaten to kill
some officers of the law, it would
be rank flattery.
Flies keep a lot of people from
worrying about something else.
WIMS
HOLD FIRST
JWEETING
Local Order Ushered
into International I
at Initial ; Meeting!
and Banquet '
With enthusiasm at a high pitch, |
the Sumter Kiwanis Club was last
evening officially ushered into I
Kiwanis International at a meet
ing and banquet held at the Ciare
mont hotel.. The spirited initial
gathering was in charge of Kiwan
ian Geo. A. Selg. Field Representa
tive of Knoxville. Tenn.. and augurs
well for the success of the local
club, which starts out with a mem
bership of fifty-one of the business
and professional men of Sumter.
The gathering last evening was
called to order at 7:45 o'clock un
der the sponsorship of the Colum- i
bia Club of which A. IT. Lumpkin j
is president and District Lieut, j
Governor of the Carolinas. Gov
ernor Wilson G. Harvey, of the
Charleston club, was introduced to
the members of the Sumter club
and in a few well chosen remarks
told of the fellowship found in
Kiwanis ..and the spirit it fostered!
in community leadership.- In be'-]
half of the State -of South Caro- I
?Una he asked all citizens to lend j
him a helping hand in the enforce
ment of law and in the discharge
of the solemn duties of governor I
which became his lot by reason of
Governor Cooper's resignation. His
remarks were made in an earnest
vein and he was liberally applaud
ed.
Alva M. Lumpkin next told of
the dissemination of Kiwanian
principles of far dealng and prac
tices and of the observance of the
golden- rule in private, civic, scoial1
and business life. He urged upon
the members of the club the dis
cussion and study of the science of
business building and ? the promo
tion of fraternal fellowship between ]
its members in the development of
the various lines of endeavor they
represented. He then turned the
meeting over to Kiwanian Geo. A.
Selig, who completed the organi
zation.
The first Kiwanis club was or
ganized at Detroit, Michigan, in
January. 1915.' The following year
two more clubs were established,
one at Cleveland and the other-at
Pittsburgh. In the second year
So clubs were established and in
the third year 35 more clubs were
added to the list, there being ! 73 .
clubs in 191-8. When the Birming- I
ham convention was held in 1919
there were 137 clubs with about
16.500 members. In 1920. 367
clubs were in existence with a total j
membership of 37,000. At the con-* i
vention now being held at Toronto, j
Canada, there are over 800 clubs j
represented and a membership of j
nearly 75.000 of America's leading
business and professional m<*n.
The mission of Kiwanis/ is two
fold. First; it creates that spirit
in a -community which enables
other existing organizations to ac
complish more easily the things for
which they were organized. Ki
wanis readily lends its support to
the Chamber of Commerce, the
church, the school, the Boy
Scouts, the Y. M. C. A., and other
organizations, working for the pub
lic good. * Its second mission is to
develop community leaders, tak
ing the man who has been indif
ferent to community affairs and
teaching him that he has a definite
responsibility to his community.
Its slogan is "We Build."
The notable gathering last even
ing had'as its guests and visitors
the following: Governor Wilson
G. Harvey, of the Charleston Chih,
and - Messrs. A. M. Lumpkin.AG.
Trez Pressley. W. T. Love, J. Pope
Matthews. Wm. S. Matthews. H. E.
Coleman, J. E. Madre, T. B. Pearce
and John M. Coaart of Columbia.
The Atlanta Club -was represented
by LeRoy Wallace and J. L. Res
pass: Hartsville by O. F. Crow, and j
C. W. Ten Eick was present from I
the Florala. Ala., Club.
The officers and personnel of I
the local club is: President H. Ii. (
Scarborough; Vice President, Dr. j
H. L. Shaw; Secretary. John- B. |
Duffle; Treasurer. A. M. Brough- (
ton; District Trustee, W. I. White- I
head: Board of Directors: B. C. j
Wallace. S. A. Harvin. Geo. W. ||
Hutcheson. R. B. Waters. T. Cutti-lj
no McKnight, Dr. W. E. Thayer.
and Herbert A. Moses.
Charter members: E. E. Austin,
J. G. Bagnal. J. J. Brennan. J. H. I
Beaman, A. M. Broughton. R. T. j
Brown. R. W. Beaty. W. B. Bums, |
Jr.. J. W. Carroll. Frank W. Chand- ||
ler. W. E. Du Rant. M. A. Doughty, j
J. B. Dufffe, R. D. Epps. I. A. Ed- I
wards. F. E. Gibson. G. W. Hutche- j
son. S. A. Harvin. John A. Hughes. |
G. E. Haynsworth. E. M. Hall. J. I
Z. Hearon. J. Lern King. T. R. \
Littlejohn. John D. Lee, Frank A. ,
McLeod. T. C. McKnight. J. A. Mc
Knight. R. Leland Moore. Herbert
A. Moses. D. R. McCallum. Samuel
O'Quinn. D. L. Pierce. W. R. Plow
den. W. R. Parker. H. E. Parker.
J. C. Pate. S. F. Stoudenmire. H. Ii
Scarborough. H. L. Shaw. Major W.
Shelley, W. E. Thayer. W. S. Vati
Auken. W. I. Whitehead. R. K.
Wilder. J. Frank Williams. J. J.
Williams. B.' C. Wallace, R, B.
Waters. Milton Weinberg.
The <-lub will hold bi-weekly
meetings on the first and third
Friday in each month at 2:30
o'clock.
m ? ??
Ohio man named Corn is run
ning for office, but some voters are
going against the grain.
666 quickly relieves Colds,
Constipation, Biliousness and
Headaches. A Fine Tonic.
c^t#oops slay
; Thousands
Part of Northern Forces in
Mutiny
Shanghai, June 21 (By the As
sociated Press).?Between 10,000
and 15,000 northern forces sent
against Sun Yat Sen's army in
Kiangsi province ?mutinied as
Kiangfu, burned portions of Kiang
fu and other nearby cities and kill
ed thousands of the Residents, ac*
cording to unconfirmed but appar
ently authoritative > reports from
various sources at Hankow and
Xanchang. The troops were under
command of Gen. Tsai Chen Hsun,
military commander of Peking.
The rebellious soldiers are re_
ported marching back northward
and n^aring Changshu Ki, a city
about 100 miles north of Kiangfu
and 50 milse north of Xanchang.
? A despatch from ? Hankow says
the British gunboat Cockchafer is
speeding up the Kan river toward
Xanchang to bring out the foreign
residents. The American gunboat
Monocacy is coaling at Kiukiang
and will proceed to Xanchang as
soon as possible. The American
gunboats Isabel and Quiros and the
British gunboats Bee i and Foxglove
are held in readiness at Kiukiang
to rush to the disturbed area if
necessary to protect nationals.
The situation at Canton is quiet
bui ominous. Messages from ad
herents of Sun Yat Sen's southern
govern merit at Canton and Hong
Kong said Sun has ordered his
main force in Kiangsi to abandon
the expedition against the north
and return to Canton. Sun; Wu
Ting Fang and other leaders of the
Canton government are reported to
be still aboard Chinese warships in
the neighborhood of Canton await
ing the return of the Kiangsi army.
If Sun persists hi his determina
tion to regain control of Canton
from Chen Chinng Ming, who
drove him out last week, the re
turn of these troops may precipi
tate serious fighting- for possession
of the city; The report that Sun's
army is to return to Canton:" was
given color tonight by reports from
Hankow and Kiangsi cities of Kiu
kiang and Xanchang indicating
fighting in Kiangsi province be
tween the northern and southern
troops had ceased. The report
that the northern army had. muti
nied and was returning northward
also tended to confirm belief that
forces are returning to his capital.
The protest of the American
consul at Canton against bombard
ment of the city by Sun's gunboats
will, it is believed, insure cessa
tion of his firing on the eity.
to have
' 12,000 officers
1 Washington. June 21.?House
and Senate conferees on the army
appropriation bill agreed late today
on a maximum of 12,000 officers as
the* permanent strength for the
army-of the next twelve months.
The House had provided for only
11,00 Oy while the Senate had
amended the bill' to provide an
average of 12,500 for the coming
year.
The agreement leaves orly one
question of Importance to be de
cided, the committees already hay-,
ing settled on an enlisted scrength
of 125.000 for the next year. Meth
ods of reducing the number of of
ficers from the present number of
more than 13,000 to that pre
scribed by the bill have proved a
stumbling block, and it was :3atd af
ter today's meeting that in all prob
ability the Senate- amendment cov
ering-the reduction would have to
be rewritten before it-would be ac- j
ceptftble to* the House delegation.
Several members of the conference ]
felt, however, that another day or
two would result in an agreement
on that feature.
Few Americans are : class-con
scious, but some of the dolled-up;
flappers on the street appear dis
tinctly conscious of class. I
First Case of Its
Kind For State ;
Tax Commission
Case of Spartan burg Mer
| chant Who Refused to Show
His Records is Carried U
! Court
Columbia, June 21.?The first
j case in which the state tax com
j mission has had to go to court to
j force a tax payer to produce his
I records that the commission might
[review his return, came to a heaoi
i with the agreement of J. L. Car -
j son, prominent Spartanburg busi
| ness man, to appear before the tax
> commission today and furnish in~
[formation 'desired in connection
with his tax returns. The case w?e
! argued before Judge Sease, in Spar
tanburg. last week. Assistant At
torney General Daniel represent
ing the tax commission.
Mr. Carson is head of the Stand>
ard Drug Co.. of Spartanburg. The
tax commission asked for certain
: information regarding his tax reU
turns, and he declined to give it.
The commission then ? ordered hi?*
to appear and present his books.
This he declined to do and the
; tax commission went to court/ as
: required by law. *
While m the Piedmont section,
I Assistant Attorney General Daniel
also represented the state in' an
interesting case against'the state
reformatory for white girls, at
Columbia, the case being" brought
against Mrs. Mary W. B?rgel,-mavr
tron of institution, by Mrs. Melissa
Rigdon of Gjreenrille, whose daugit
ter is in the reformatory here: Thh
case was brought in an effort to
have the young Rigdon girl releas
ed from the institution, the alle
gation- being that she was ???
gaily committed. Judge Mauldin
dismissed-the petition and heidthat
the girl had been properly com
mitted and ordered that she be
held in the institution until she is
twenty-one, unless she is' released
at some future date in accordance
with the law.
VICTIMS ?R3E
Family Wiped Out in Wreck
at Macon
Macon, Ga., June 21.?The bodies
of six persons killed here yester
day when a passenger train sfcraek
an automobile, 'will, be buried here,
it was announced late today. No.
close relatives of the dead per
sons have been .found, but Centra^
of Georgia railroad officials claim
to have established the identity as
: follows:
J. P. Taylor and wife, Nicholas
j vffie, Ky.
Their daugher, 0?rs. Howard
Cox and year old child.
Lee Taylor, said to be an adopt
ed son of the Taylors, and Mar
cum Taylor, a grandson.
The family was traced from
Nicholasville, Ky., to Fort Lauder
dale, Fla.., from which place they
recently moved to Quitman, jGau,
and this week started to1 return to
their old Kentucky home.
A coroner's jury investigating
the accident found the train crew
blameless.
FOUND DEAD
IN HIS ROOM
?
Atlanta, June 22.?J. W. San~
ders,1 local agent for the Life In.
strrance Company of Virginia, wad
found dead in his room at a
boarding house here today with ?
bullet wound over hfa right ey^.
The body was discovered by Mr&
N. M. Kohn, a barber, whom th*$
proprietress of the1 hOuse told the
police visited Sanders in his "room
last night, and returned there ear*?
today. Both were former resi
dents of "Union, S. C. The woman
denied visiting Sanders last nighty
but admitted she had been 'with
him on the streets/ and that they
had quarrelled.
Some day all available parking
space will be occupied by aabe-r.
shine and fruit stands, and what
will aliens do then, poor tbirigs?
_? ? ? . j ''.V
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DO YOU REALIZE IT
There are so many people who keep their money at home
or carry it 'about on their person, without the least thought
of the risk they are taking, not only of losing their money,
but their lives as .well.
Murders are almost of daily occurence, the object in nearly
every, case being robbery/
Banks are established not only to make money for their
stockholders, but are a- protection to the public
- We not only guarantee you 100 per cent' safety but we witt
allow you interest on your deposit. Is this not worth "y?ar
serious consideration?
Think it over and Dring in what you have. It matters not
how little.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BAN?!
OF SUMTER, S. C
Hie National Bank of South Carolina
Of Samter, S. C.
The Most Painstaking skrtccb wttn ootckxksy - 4
Capital $800,060 Surplus and Profits $308,000
STRONG AND PROGRESSIV?
Give uii the Pleasure of Serving YOU.
The Baak With the Chime Clock.
C. G. ROWLAND, Pres. EARLS ROWLAND, OtffafcS*

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