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He Watchman and Southron
Wednesday and Satur
day by
Osteen Publishing Company,
Somter, S. C.
Terms:
- r|?.ed per amram?in advance.
Advertisements:
QnS Square, 'first insertion _.$1.00
?**ery subsequent insertion .50
Contracts for three months or
linger will be made at reduced
rates.
A?. communications which sub
serve private interests will ae
chirged" for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of re
ipeet will be charged for.
The Sumter Watchman was
founded in 1850 and the True!
Strethron.in 18$6. The Watchman j
end Southron novr has the com- j
hine4 circulation and influence of j
both dt the old ^papers, and is man- j
" - ' ? *~" the best advertising medium
Sumter.
STOP THE COAL STRIKE
_ . -? j
The reported intention . of the I
Secretary of Labor to undertake;
ih? task Of bringing the coal ope
rators and miners together for a
peace conference is- timely. to put
- i
3te-mHdly.- The public has been an- j
?ctp?trng some such , action for I
weeks. .
It there ^vias anything to be gain- ]
ed,i economically or politically, by !
a handsoff poMcy, that is certainly
the case no* longer.'? The strike has
rtUr for-nearly three months. Coal
reserves are near exhaustion, and*
wUl not last another month. Indus
try is threatened, and in some cases
is said to' be already slowing down.
The operators, at first reluctant to j
h*?et :the miners.' are becoming
testrve. and would probably we.l
??J?e an invitation now to meet
%^Stex< under the auspices of an im
^M&t government.
<_, ft &oes not matter whether ac
tion taken by Secretary Davis, or
isy-otber federal official, is official
^unofficial, as far as the govern- |
?ment'3s concerned. The main thing
is to get action in a place where ac
tfpn is needed, and stop the non
sense-of ? great key industry, mark- j
?ug- ?me :while industry in general
'is - on' the march and afraid of a
fcaH beinsr called for lack of fuel.
. vi? tae two .parties tp the dispnte
?ft? be brought together, in mind i
as weR as body, peacefully and vol- ;
?Uistarily, so much the better. If:
JS?t,r they, ought to be brought to
litlieT'anyhow. If persuasion fails;
it witt soon be time to use a big
CHASING JAZZ
i- The tray-'to drive out jazz, is to
l^tker-grairi<T -opera popular/ says
^ Juidreas Dippei, who is trying to do
?Sfc - Bfome supports 11 operas in
.^k^ ? days^-why not any large
American city a dozen, perform-,
"ica&S a season?
- 5*8= to the music itself. Mr. Dippei
ife right. People accustomed to
rtfiliy good music almost invariably j
their taste for bad. But there j
v*T?nOther factor?youth's love of I
^Sr?re'se. When there is* a choice j
; Of .sStt?ig still to hear the most at
t??etivev music in the world, or
,-dahcing to any noise with rhythm
enough to dance to. youth will
3jfin?e-'" Yet it is possible that youth
"teafeed to love good music might
-be more discriminating in its choice
JixjLtivces. ? ? \
. Most modern things are better j
than- their predecessors, yet there j
~?te' exceptions. One is the eigh- I
HS^ntn century dance music, now so j
:^fefdo3n heard. If Mr. Dippei, or j
~*an*e* phonograph company or \
jJiher ^ubfic-spirited group, could
familiarize the'growing young folks
-the loures, gavottes., pavanes
*n4 other charming dances of that
Jjfertotf, much might be added to the
j^?asurc and beauty of life. Clean
cut; melodious, built by people who i
:>fe?d not learned to substitute ' a
,l*a!f-dozen cheap chords for real
?structural craftsmanship, many of
are models of fine artistry,
possess withal the irresistible
; Jure-to fun and motion which
?makes dance music compelling to
young and old alrke.
. . When the makers of dance music
. "fear? to put masterly workmanship
first, as those old fellows did. andt
will1 then utilize the great modern
range of tone color and volume
j"f$SSib!e to the modern instruments,
there will be a dance music before
?which jazz?but why mention it?
>In those days no one will know
what the word means.
KNOWING THE INSECTS
*- The vacationer who finds his out
int in country or fcrest marred by
; the* presence of queer buzzing little
insects, might lessen his annoyance
by packing a volume of nature lore
into his luggage and reading it oc
eas?mallyy in a restful hour. Al
TMOtt ?- any of the books of Henri
FAbre would serve the purpose, for
it* would open his eyes to the fact
that in every burl, and pond, under
fh>e leaves and stones, in crumbling
logs or in a sand pile, there "h*
thrilling, vibrant, interesting life.
In one of - Fabre's books be de
scribes a deserted ?, garden thus:
"All the insect trades have made
ii their - raHying aground. Here
come the hunters of every kind of
e^wre, --bnftders- in*day; weavers of
Cotton goods, collectors of pieces
cut from a leaf or a petal of a
Soever, architects in pasteboard,
plasterers mixing mortar, carpen
ters boring wood; miners digging
underground - galferies, workers
handling goldbeaters' skin, and
many more. The mason bees had
chosen the interstices between the
stones for a dormitory. The pow
erful -eyed ?zard had selected a
cave wherefn to lie in wait for a
passing scarab.
- "Bolder still, the wasp had taken
possession of the dwelling house.
On the door-sill nestles the white
banded sphex;' The embrasure of
the closed window provides an
apartment of a mild temperature
for' another species of hunting
wasp. The earth-built heat is fixed
against the freestone wall."
There is more of the same, fas
cinating,- marvelous in the inter
ests to which it turns'the mind.
Perhaps the mosquito cannot be
made more endurable by the mere
reading of a book on ifs habits, nor
the spider which drops into the
camper's coffee cup be made wholly
welcome. * But ? ? good deal of
fretful impatience at these and
other little creatures", and a cer
tain amount of ignorant fear ? of
them can be eliminated, while at
the .same time may be - learned the
secret of -vision/ the lesson of the
joy of anyv observation and- study
which brings one close to the heart
and life of nature.
'We hope that "new hero'" that
Conan Doyle says he is going to
create won't be a ghost.
" '# * *
?>;-Don't be -tOo critical-Of congres
sional oratory.- -Suppose you - had
to get upland argue in public every
couple of yearW to' hoid your job.
? '?* *
The -mad who obeyed the in
junction, "Buy till it hurts!" in the
-iiS&erty Bond drives, now has salve
for the pain. ~" * v
. . . , ?
That $506,000 to prosecute war
grafters may put a few of them
in jail; but how much of'thegraftr
ed $500,000;Goodwill"it get back?
-
MORE'MONEY ACTORS s
..A: committee .of the House . of
Commons recommends a remark
able program of reform legislation
for' the protection of animals^
used for human entertainment, as
-
follows: * - -
"First, the appointment of a
committee of supervision to watch
the training and performances of
trained animals*;- second, the regis
tration of ail animal trainers and
places of training; third, the right
of. access of local officials, police
and cif?cers of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
to training quarters and perform
ances; at alt times, without previ
ous' notice; fourth, the right of the
committee of supervision to pro
hibit the per-formance of animals
trained abroad, if it believes they i
were trained cruelly; fifth, the pro- !
hibition' of training and perform
ances by Chimpanzees and all an
thTopoha apes; sixth, the giving of
special attention by the committee
of supervision to the training and
performances of lions, tigers, leop
ards and hyenas; seventh, the pro
hibition of the use of mechanical
and other appliances in animal con
juring tricks involving cruelty:
eight, the revision and increasing of
the penalties for cruelty."
Nearly all of these suggestions
commend' themselves to any kindly
person. It is not a matter of "slop
py sentiment** but a matter of hu
man self-respect! There is no ques
tion that the training of wild ani
mals for the performance of amus
ing tricks is nearly always attend
ed by cruelty.
In the case of the chimpanzee
and apes, the performances them
selves are unpleasant to most peo
ple because of the distant but dis- j
quieting resemblance of the crea- j
tures to hum?h beings. Whether
man is descended from a monkey- J
like ancestor, or monkeys are'
"degenerate men", as some hold, or
whether there is no relation except
the general relationship of man to \
the brute creation, it is unpleasant
just the same. '
? ? ?
IDLE ARSENALS
If, as the International Associa
tion of Machinists insists. $100.
frOO.OGO can be saved to American
taxpayers by the more extensive
operation of government arsenals,
certainly the government should
give the "matter its attention. A
saving of that size is not to be
sneezed at. even by a $4.000.00 0,
000 government.-*
' According to an exhaustive re
pWt representing six month's work
the army and navy have manufac
taring establishments worth $8.50,
$00,000, comprising many enor
mous plants equipped with thou
sands^ of the finest machines lor
making ammunition, weapons and
other war- supplies. These estab
lishments, says the report, are
capable of turning out $300,000,000
worth of products a year, at a cost
only two-thirds as high as the gov
ernment is now paying private
manufacturers for the same pro
ducts. The federal plants arc said
to be operated at only 10 per cent
of their capacity.
In this case the usual objections
to 'the government going into bus
iness in competition with private
I enterprise" are lacking. The gov
I ernment is already in business, in
these lines, and expects to main
tain the arsenals and their associ
ated plants for war insurance.
Why not also utilize them profit
ably for current needs, and thereby
make their value as insurance more
certain?
Conan Doyle's a pretty good
necromancer, but can he make the
ghost walk every Saturday?
* * *
Nowadays most people and coun
tries think they've paid their debts
when they pay them with borrow- I
ed money.
* * *
When Gen. Ludend orff an
nounces that America started the
war, he isn't any more wrong than
usual. He's merely mistaking the
beginning for the end.
* * *
Lenine broken and dying, and j
Russians eating tree bark. What j
next?
, ? ,. ? ? m mr ? ?'??
Negro Spirited Away
Richmond, Va., June 25.?Long
distance telephone advices from
Matthews court house this after
noon were to the effect Mack Tabb,
a negro who attacked with an oar
and fatally injured Henry B. James,
a salesman of Matthews, had been
removed ;to the Middlesex county
Jail as it was feared another at
tempt would be made by citizens'
of Matthews to lynch him. Feel- j
.ing is said to be running high inj
the community where the attack j
took place. With the negro spirit
ed away, however, no further vio
lence is anticipated.
- ??*
The Attempt to Climb Mount j
Everest. I
London. June 7.?Sir Francis:
Tounghusband, president of the
Royal Geographical Society, is au- ?
thorify for the statement that the
expedition which was to attempt
the conquest of Mount Everest had
left Darjelling at the end of March
and had arrived at the mountain
in good health-. So far as the con
figuration of the mountain was
concerned there remained no se
rious obstacles to oppose the
climbers.
"But there sti'l remains," he
added, "the incalcnlable factor that
; may prove fatal to success?the
debilitating effect' of high altitudes
on the human constitution.
"We have sent out the hardiest,
pluckiest and most experienced
mountaineers we can find. But
can they, with all their courage
and determination, skill and re
sources, successfully contend against
the paralysing lassitude which the I
rarification of the air beyond 23,
000 feet is certain to produce.
"Experience?the experience of
these next few weeks?alone can
j determine. The weakness is oc
casioned by the lessening quan
tity of oxygen in the thinning at- j
msophere. And to make Up for j
this want of oxygen we have sent
out special apparatus for supplying j
the precious gas. Even this may
t not avail for the apparatus is j
? heavy, and of necessity the 'climb- I
ers themselves must carry it. j
I And no one can say whether the
advantage of breathing the oxygen
will outweigh the drawback of
j having to carry the apparatus."
With every condition favorable.
Sir Francis concluded, the ? task j
might prove beyond human capac
: ity- I
F. D. C. Scholarships.
; The following scholarships are to
I be awarded in September. 1922:
j Division scholarship at the Uni
j versify of South Carolina, value
$175; division scholarship at Con
federate college, Charleston, value
jS250; division loan scholarship,
lvalue $100 (information concern
ing this scholarship may be had
'.from the committee): Ridge dis
I trict scholarship at Winthrop col
!lege, value $140: Pee Dee district
scholarship at Winthrop ccollegc,
value $140.
Rules governing the award of
these scholarships:
Section 1: Applicants must pre
sent affidavits of two Confederate
veterans or Daughters of the Con
federacy as proof of eligibility as
worthy descendants of Confeder
ate ancestry.
Sec. 2. Present physician's health
indorsement and testimonials of
good moral character, worthiness
and need of assistance, from recent
teachers, and at least two other
j prominent people of thei rcom
l munity. Must be indorced by lo
cal U. D. C. chapter.
Sec. 3.?Applicants must state
age, residence, postoffice and coun
ty, parentage,e Confederate ances
try (maternal and paternal), school
advancement, pledge themselves to
abide by the ruies of the institu
tion and to make the best use of
opportunities offered.
All applications (there are no
blairks) must be in the hands of the
committee on or before July 10V
Applicants must stand regular
exearuination at county seat court
house \n July.
Miss Mary E. Williams. York:
Mrs. Herman Wright, Ncwherry:
Mrs. Ja nie R. Flower:-', Btshoprille,
educational committee, ?. D. C.
mm
JTOTfflNG
Dead Mine Superin
tendent is Charged
With Murder, 'Un
known. Parties" Are
Blamed For Deaths
Herrin, 111.; June 25 (By the As
sociated Press).?C. K. McDowell,
the one legged superintendent of
the Southern IllinoisCOaT com
pany's strip mine half way be
tween Herrin and Marion, III.,
was the only man charged with
j murder by the coroner's jury which
concluded its investigations to
night.
The non-union men. the coroner's
jury decided, came to their dea'h
"by gunshot -wounds at the hands
of parties to this jury unknown"
as the result, of activities on the
part of officials of wrecked Les
ter mine.
The remaining verdicts, 20 in all,
stated that each individual "came j
to his death by gunshot wounds at >
I the hands of persons unknown."
No additional information con
cerning the identity of the 16 un
known dead was unearthed during
the course of the inquiry, which
took the jury to the local -hospital
and into the rooms of wounded
non-union men.
Allen Findley, wounded thnev
keeper for the Southern Illinois
Coal company, now in the Herrin j
hospital, gave the jury the infor
mation on which it-based the? ver
I diet of murder" returned against
McDowell, the dead superintendent.
"McDowell and I were standing
on the edge of the* pit .when he
asked, as lie pointed to a dark ob
ject in the nearby* woods, 'Is that
a man?' " quoted Findiey. ?
" 'No,' I replied,' he continued,
"but he fired and the man threw
up his hands in the air and fell.
McDowell was a good shot."
"We recommend that an investi
gation be conducted for the purpose
.of fixing the* blame personally on
individuals responsible."
This was the verdict of the cor
oner's jury held here today.
"Georgie" Henderson, one of the
union men slain, was killed by C.
K. McDowell, superintendent of
the Southern Illinois Coal com
pany, according to the verdict of
the jury. This was the only mur
der verdict returned. .
The verdict of the jtory, accord
ing to the coroner, "Bill" McSow
en, and Joe Barringer, the foreman
j of the coroner's jury, represents
I tlie "united sentiment of Williams
son county on the massacre of
Thursday and the events leading up
to it."
Members of the jury were: Rob
ert Clem, superintendent of the wa
terworks; Louis Gibbons, union
miner; John Arms, merchant: Phil
ip Nokes, union- miner; Joe Bar
ringer, union miner; Tom Thorn
ton. Herrin. TIL, electrician.
The first witness heard was Wil
liam A. Thornton, a Marion, III.,
policeman.
"You don't know who did the
shooting, do you?" asked Coroner
William M. McCowan.
[ "No, sir," replied the witness.
"I don't know anything about it"'
That was the substance of his
j testimony and of those who fol
lowed him.
Colonel Hunter was the next wit
mess. He told of being held up by
mine guards and taken ? to Mine
Snperintendent McDowell of the i
strip mine of the Southern Illinois j
Coal company last Sunday Tiigrht.
Colonel Hunter testified that he)
urged McDowell to confine the ac- '?
tivities of his guards to the mine j
property and that he also urged j
that these sentries walk their posts
without arms.
McDowell agreed to carry out
ithe?e suggestions, Colonel Hunter
I said in his testimony.
I A member of the jury asked Col.
Hunter: "Is it true, colonel, that
they had machine guns mounted?"
"1 searched the mine property
three times and failed to find any,"
Colonle Hunter replied.
J. H. Henderson said he was in
side the power plant of the coal
belt railway between the mine and
j Herrin when he heard shots
Thursday morning and later heard
that bodies had been found in the
woods.
1 "Of course." interjected the
coroner, "as to how they got kill
ed, you don't know anything about
that, do you?"
"No sir, said the witness.
Other witnesses made similar
statements.
Eliza Cash and Albert Strom,
undertakers, told of the bringing fn
of 19 bodies and the finding of six.
men in the cemetery, two of whom
later died.
PERRY ARRESTED
AS BIGAMIST!
Columbia Man Lived With
! Young Girl at Darlington
and Summer
Columbia. June 26. ? Arthur
Perry, a white Columbia man was
arrested at Darlington yesterday
and lodged in jail here today,
charged with bigamy and marrying
a girl under sixteen. The girl is \
being detained by the sheriff here
today, pending the return to her
home in the city with her father.
The man Perry has a wife and
children here. He took the young
[girl to Sumter and also to Dar
lington, and lived with her there
under the name of Anderson.
In a few months the busiest fei- J
low in town will be a lazy man try
ing to dodge work.
What the average man needs is
a non-pullnble leg.
' Gas is so high John D. must have
given away a quarter.
J an^ Stories
Zytbum is the last word in malt
beverages. Also in the dictionary.
The bald man has disadvantages,
but he never fai's to shine in so
ciety.
The porch vines should now be
dense enough to conceal the ham
mock from the street light on the
corner.
Prayer alone won't - deliver you
from temptation. Prayer needs the
assistance of a little lively foot
work.
Another good way to preserve
the teeth is to refrain from mak
ing insulting remarks to a hard
boiled egg.
The second baseman we saw yes
terday will come in handy when the
elephants are killed off and there
is no other source of ivory.
If given her choice between
brains and beauty, almost every
woman would have brains enough
to choose beauty.
The chief objection to knicker
bockers for women is that some
fool will be sure to call 'em "mas
culine" attire.
Among the delightful features of
summer is the fact that the saw
edge the laundry puts on a collar
soon melts.
The wet interests must laugh
heartily at themselves when they
remember how long , and bitterly
they fought prohibition.
This fad of having -the .teeth out
to cure everything isn't new. They
began that experiment with the
laws some years ago.
Just when we begin to be recon
ciled to the human race, we meet
a man who thinks he is a hit with*
the ladies.
Another good thing about radio
sermons Is that you don't have to
feel in your pockets for a nickel
just before they begin.
There's one thing the man who
knows it all doesn't know. He
doesn't know how near he comes
to, getting smashed at intervals.
. A wife may not hear what her
husband says, but when six femi
nine .guests are talking at once she
doesn't miss anything they say.
We regret very much that* women
are beginning to use tobacco. In a
Httle while all of-.it will be mixed
with mayonnaise dressing.
No. matter how sorry he may be,
he always thrills to his marrow
with conscious rectitude when some
woman tells him he is such a good
. man.
Now that daughter has finished
high school, mother doesn't-know
whether to send her to college or
encourage that young man at the
bank.
There is- something about a fa
mous woman's husband that re
minds us of an appendix.
Apparently her critics never will
be able to forgive the flapper for
being young.
As business revives, the put-and
take craze will, be replaced by in
terest in the output and the in
take.
Another explanation of the Eu
ropean situation is too much plain
passion and not enough compas
sion.
Books on etiquette are painfully
silent concerning the graceful way
to scratch a musquit? bite in pub- [
lie.
One reason why the pioneers
were hardy was because they oould
n't organize a group and assault
the Treasury.
The common people are not par
ticularly wise. They just appear
that way in comparison with their I
leaders.
j
.. - f
Some day a popular song writer
will g^ve the automobile blues in
four flats.
About the easiest way to rehabil
itate Europe would be to encourage
tourist travel and let Nature take
its course.
Another way to stimulate travel j
is to tell the guests that the next
number on the radiogram is a ser- j
mon.
-
However, the two million people J
in America who can't speak English
never need an interpreter when!
money talks.
With most people, the art of rais
ing children consists in furnishing
rations and clothes and trusting
God for the rest.
When a man becomes very proud
of his ability, he moves to New
! York. His ego shrinks at once, but
he soon becomes equally proud of
! being a New Yorker.
i Ludendorff insists the Germans j
were not beaten in the field. There!
[ Is official data, however, to prove j
j that they were beaten in the wind
up.
? ???
I
COOKING APPLES ? 40 cents a
peck. Phone Mrs. White, Ru
ral Operator Phone 5004._
POISON the Boll Weevil. Make a
cotton crop. We can supply
Calcium Arsenate. (Government
standard guaranteed). Also
"Dorsh" power two row and
hand dustcrn. Harby & Co.
Inc.. Sumter, S. C, Distributors.
dtfridsES
PRESIDENT
Committee Charges
Industrial Feudal
ist ajid Doctrine of
Conspiracy in White
House
Cincinnati, June 25.?Industrial
feudalism supported by political
bureaucracy. seems to have made
its. way into the White House, de
clared the report today of the spe
cial policy committee of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor in set
ting- forth^ organized labor's stand
against the Kansas industrial court
and other proposals for compulsory
submission of labor disputes to
state tribunals. President Hard
ing's declaration to congress last
December, suggesting regulation of
labor unions prompted the com
mittee's criticism.
"It would seem," declared, the
committee, "that propaganda for
industrial feudalism supported by;
political bureaucracy has found its
way into the White House. It is
most regretable tO; note the utter
ances of the president of the Unit
ed States wherein he disapproves of!
labor's reluctant but necsesary re-j
sort t o the right to strike against j
industrial oppression. It may - be
well to recall in this connection a
most appropriate utterance upon'
the same subject by another pres
ident, Abraham Lincoln, who said, !
"I am glad that a system of labor :
prevails under which laborers can
strike when they want to."
The report was made public-to
day as an aftermath of the federa
tion's1 forty-second convention,
which in adjourning yesterday or
dered that unfinished committee
reports should be included in the
convention proceedings inasmuch
as they were not subject to dis
pute. This action, it was announc
ed, was tantamount to adoption
for the convention directed the re
ports should be referred to the fed
eration's executive council for ac
tion, if any were necessary.
. For the purpose of cleaning up
these odds and ends, the -council
met here today, received the re- :
ports and adjourned with the an- \
nouncemenfthaf further discussion I
of them would be had at the coun
cil's meeting in Washington in-Sep
tember. Politics, international re*
lations and a shorter work-day
were among the subjects touched
by the reports presented to the
council today in addition to that of
the special policy committee. -
The special committee consid?
ered the Kansas industrial court |
law, the compulsory incorporation
of trade unions, President Hard
ing's suggestion of regulation ami
the attempt to pass the duel-Miller
bill in New York;
"Interwoven throughout all of
these legislative enactments and
legislative propsoal3," said the re
port, "is the insidious attempt to j
extend the doctrine of conspiracy
to the whole trade "union move
ment and thus to prevent the con
structive, effective and efficient
application of the principles of or
ganizing and cooperation of the
wage earners. What else may be
said of jthe Kansas law, the facts
remain that the wheels of indus
try cannot be mvoed by anti-strike
legislation any more effectively
than coal can be dug by injunc
tion."
The committee declared in favor
of the federation's continuance
with ? renewed energy of its fight
against the Kansas and Colorado}
laws, asserting that there could j
be no compromise for the ? issue
was one that "e?uld not be tol
erated by free men."
Congress was subjected to crit
icism by a supplemental report of
the executive committee, which de
clared that its attitude against la
bor had "frequently been evi
denced on remedial labor legisla
tion."
"Kather than spend .our efforts
trying "to change the attitude of
the present congress," said the re-'
port, "we should endeavor to
change its personnel. Now- is the
opportun^ time to do 30. There are
at least fifty congressional dis- j
rtlcts now represented by men
who are generally hostile to our
objectives, from which trade ttn- |
ionists might be selected. What j
we need is a realization on the part
of the organized wage earners that
seats in congress do not belong, by
divine right to lawyers and capi
talists."
The executive committee also at
tacked the United States'bureau of
efficiency, declaring that "since
its inception, it has not made a
single worthwhile contribution to
public services."
The shorter work day commit
tee also filed a supplemental report
with the counsel, declaring the
union coal miners, the printers and
the textile workers as "the shock
troops" of organized labor in
fighting for a shorter work day. j
This one rhymes itself. Scholars
have studied women since the days
of Methuselah's youth, and learned
everything that is to be learned, ex
cepting, perhaps, the truth.
UNDERTAKING
THE CHERRY CO
' 18 N. Main Street
Motor Equipment
KELL BR?NSON
Licensed Embalmer.
Night Phone 798-L*
H?S?AND.
DROWNS AS
WIFE LOOKS ON
Oscar Owens,-of Near Bam
well, Seized With Cramps
Barn well, June 25?Oscar Jones,
a farmer, about twenty-four years
of age, drowned at Patterson's Mill
stream, about seven miles from
Barnwell, this afternoon, while his
wife, his father-in-law and' a num
ber of freinds and acquaintances
looked on. No one in the party
being able to swim well, no at
tempt it is said, was made to rescue
him-. The drowning occurred be
tween 2 and 3 o'clock, and it was
about an hour and a half later that
two young men from Barnwell, Le
Roy Molair and Bennie Owens,
passed-by the stream. They dived
doWn for and brought up the body,
. It is believed that Mr. Jones was
attacked with cramps, as he did
not come to the surface but once.
He is survived by-his widow and.
three brothers*. He had no chil
dren. He livedl-jiear .Barnwell.
LYNCHING
AVERTED
Negro Woman Who Caused
the Pontiac Killing Sent
Out of the State
Columbia, June 26.?The.story of
how Governor Harvey averted what
would in all probability have been
a lynching came to light here to
day,-and when asked about the
matter the governor corroborated
the facts. .The story is all told,
two weeks ago, a sequal to the re
cent'killing at Pontiac, in Richland
county; of Clarence' King, by his
wife, Mrs.- Ail en e King, and the
story is full of interest.
A negro woman, who, Mrs. King
has stated, had- consumed the in
terest and attention of her hus
band, to her own embarrassment,
for which she shot him, left Rich
land county and went to her fath
er's home in a-little Darlington
county town. Two weeks ago a
delegation of respected .white citi
zens from the little town called
on Governor Harvey and told him
they, wanted t the woman to leave
their community. .The men told
the governor they had told the-wo
man to: leaye their town and her
father had resented the-order. The
negro parent had secured arms and
prepared his home for a fight and
was prepared to barricade him
self in the. house, making it known
to the white men of the town that
he resented their ordering/ his
daughter away and he proposed
to fight for his rights. /Feeliing In
the community was intense, arid
the governor was-told that the sit
uation bordered on an eruption.
The delegation told Governor
Harvey that they ' did not wa:at
trouble, but that they proposed to
see their original order enforced;
that the woman must leave, but
that they feared trouble would re
suit, and that while they wanted to
prevent bk>odshed> they could not
retract** from their :" order. The
governor told the men he would
prevent trouble, if it meant calling
the" troops.
Governor Harvey says he sa w
that there would be serious troub!let
and he "set about to work out a
plan. He told the men to go back
home and let the matter stand, un
altered, for forty-eight hours.
In the mean-while Governor Haar
vey called in a state constable, one
with whom- he is closely coifver
sant. He laid the matter before
him, and the matter was discussed
thoroughly. The constable went to
Darlington and investigated the
situation. The father of the negro
woman iepeated to him the threat
that he WOUl<i figbt to- protect bis
daughter from the white citizens.
The constable then consulted the
woman. He told her the governor
would call out troops, if necessary,
to protect her. but that in any event
there might be blood shed, pos
sibly the loss of her life. He told
her that he might bring her to the
penitentiary for safe-keeping, but
that she would not want to be
lodged in the prison, there being no
charge against her. He offered to
give her safe conduct to the bor
der of the 3tato, and finally she
; agreed to leave. The officer toolc
I her to the North Carolina line, ana
she went on to Virginia.
Candidates Cards
FOR CONGRESS.
I hereby announce myself a*
i candidate for Congress from the
i Seventh Congressional District, sub
j ject to the rules of the Democratic
j party. I also wish to take this.'op*
j portunity to say that if elected ':X
shall endeavor to faithfully dis
charge the duties of the office and
to merit the confidence and sup
port of the people.
ANDREW J. BETHEA* >
Candidate for Congress.
rXIVERSITY OF SOUTH \
CAROLINA
Entrance Examinations
Entrance examinations to the
University of South Carolina will be
held by the County Superintendent
of Education at the County Court
House, Friday, July 34/1922; at 79
a. m. .
The University offers varied
courses of study in science, litera
ture, history, law and business.
The expenses are moderate ar&
many opportunities for >self-support
are afforded. Scholarships are j
available.
For full particulars write to
President W. & Currell,
University of South Carolina, ^
Columbia, S. .C.
Five Meet Death
iii Arkansas
Hartford, Ark., June. 25.?At
least five members of a picnic pafty
were suffocated today in an jahan
doned mine near here. Three-Oth
ers, who attempted to rescue, the
victims, were overcome and. .are re^
I ported to be in a serious condition*.
The mine which had not been in
operation for six. months j3 locate
ed six miles from Hartford.. ...ft %
believed the deaths were caused by
fan accumulation of black damp.
The death resulted from a, scaall
boy's exploring expedition, it is
said. The boy entered the. mine
and is supposed to have opened a
door leading into the. abandonee:
shaft. When he failed to reappear
other members of the. party , who
were picking blackberries nearby
ijyerft after- him and were either
[killed or injured by the poisonous
vapors. . -
R?PT?RE
EXPERT HEKE
Seeley, Famous in This Sp
afity Called to Sumter
. F. H. Seeley, of Chicago.-and
Philadelphia, the noted. truss" ex
pert, will personally be at ..the.
Claremont Hotel, and will remain
in Sumter this Sunday only. July ?
Mr. Seeley. says: "The Spermatic
Shield will not only retain any
case of rupture perfectly, but con*
tracts the opening in 10 days on
the average case. Being a vast ad
vancement over all former meindds
?exemplifying, instantaneous ef
fects immediately appreciable, and
withstanding any strain or position
no matter the size or location..
Large or difficult cases, or racis
sional raptures (following opera-*
tions) specially solicited. This in
strument received the only award
in England and in Spain, producing
results without surgery, injfec?ons*
medical treatments or prescrip- \
tions, Mr. Seeley has documents
fror? the United States government.
Washington, D. C., for inspection.
He will be glad to demonstrate
without charge or fit them if de7
sired. Business demands prevent
stopping at any other place in tfc^
section, t
p. s.?Every statement in .fob- no
tice has been verified before t#*e
Federal and State Courts.?F. $C
Seeley.
Home Office. 117 No. Dearborn St..
Chicago.
The National Batik of South Carolina
Of Sointer, S. C.
The Ifsct Patartmktar SERVICE wttfc COURTESY
Capital $800,000 Surplus and Profits
STRONG JOT PROGRESSIV*
Gire 80 the Flea iure of Serrmg YOU.
The Bank With the Chime dock
C. G. ROWLAND, Fre*. ROWLAND,
Acorns Produce Large Oaks.
The same i:; true of a bank account. Many people wonder
why we. are so anxious to secure small accounts, some of
which are, started with deposits so small they do not pay the
cost of handling.
Our answer to this is we are building for the future for we
know many of these accounts will grow and in time become
very profitable. The small depositor may be one of our most
valued customers in the future.
The boy who starts a savings with a dollar may grow in a
few years to 5e a business man of commercial importance.
. We would like to have you boys get in the habit of bank
ing with us now, so that we can count on you in years to come.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OP STJMTER, S. C

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