Newspaper Page Text
The Watchman and Southron j
Pahfcsfced Wednesday and Satur
Qsteen Publishing Company,
Sumter. S. C.
:" $2.00 per annum?in ad ranee.
One Square, first insertion -.$1.00 ?
Every subsequent insertion .SO \
Contracts for three months- or ;
longer will be made at reduced j
Ail communications tchtr.h sub-i
. serve private - Interests1 trill 'de ]
rx^arged for as advertisements. !
Obituaries and tributes of te-j
Speof wsa be daubed- for.
The Suroter Watchman . was i
founded fn 1350 and the . True:
" Southron in iSSS. The Watchman j
"'tind Southron now has the cont
bh?vj? circulation and influence of j
Loth of the old papor*?. and is man- j
i?esrty the best advertising: medium j
in? :Sumier. - ? /', - :'??'??'?
A business observer who has just j
made a trip through the Middle]
West speaks of a noraole increase ?
in the popularity of Her>ry Ford-as\
e recult of that manufacturer's'
fight against the high cost of coaL-j
He found that coal for which
a ten was being asked three or four]
weeks ago is cow selling for $5;
a ton. He doesn't profe?*- to know |
jasi "who is responsible for the "drop, j
but the public gives Ford tbej
credit, and no doubt is at least part-- j
Ford threw a scare into the coalj
'profiteers and shocked pnhhc an-,
thorities into action by a sudden,
bold stroke. Hisspectacular clos
ing, of his plant, throwing nearly |
2 0jft,0 Ot) men, out of work i directly ]
ard threatening indirectly the yobs
ot hundreds of thousands more,]
vs-oke everybody up to the coal sit
uation and gave consumers ? rally
ing: cry. * It was a fine piece ?f
miWcity work, if nothing more;
Ann Mr. Ford, while 'acting pri
marily, or possibly altogether, for
"his own selfish- interest, thus act
ed; also for milKons of" others. It
sVas a practical deed worth 'more
than any quantity of mer? preach
. ing and protest.
Similar boldness and practicality
on. the part of leaders in business,
profession^ life and" public life
TirouM cut short extortion-~in many
other lines. ^Profiteers usually
away with it" merely because
nobody calls their blttlf.
K AII.P.QAD -CROSSINGS
f^&ate suggestion has been made
tSisi the railroads as a part of their
^careful crossing" campaign should
lake part of the burden of safety
vf?on their ov/n shoulders by placing
wirning signals far enough from
railway crossings so that motor
ists, will have time to check down
before reaching the tracks'. It is
a good suggestion.
It is pointed out that in spite of
the' change it methods of transpor
tation the railway companies still
content themselves* vrhh placing
warning signals light'at the track
^ujt as they did when old Dobbin
burnished Tht* motor power for road
^mcles. In some localities private
interests or s-aie highway author
ities have improved matters by put
tfng warning signs 100 yards or
more from danger. pejnts, but the
iiaiorlty of crossings in this coun
try are still marked as they were 50
\ In many 'nuances these signals
are hot vfcinje cither by night'or
! day until the motorist is f-airry up
on the tracks. They need to be im
proved intrinsically a/id placed hi
least 500" feer from the crossing.
The railroads :r. their safety cam
paign lay great stress on careful
criv-ng. AS a" matter of fact there
ere. far nicr*> careful" drivers than
there are reekie-s ones. If warning
signs were pteetc* far enough from
the-tracks to permit control of a
car driven at average speed, the
number of crossing accidents would
THE CANADIAN WAY.
: "That his labor'and service are
required in Canada."
The3e nine words contain the
new Canadian immigration regula
tions. They set forth what any
American citizen entering Canada
must be prepared to prove to the
satisfaction of the Ministry of
Immigration and Colonization. They
constitute the provision which the
Canadian government has wisely
rr.r.de for the* control of the immi
gration and for the prevention of
an influx of undesirables.
It is worth noting that the inter
est* of Canada and *he Canadian
people come first. There is no in
timation thai the Dominion is re
garded as "a land of opportunity"
for all who come, or as "a haven
?t&- Hie oppressed of every nation.'*
There is no snes'estion of an obliga
tion to welcome with open arms all
liird any who may wish to try their
Juclf in a new land.
:Ihe Canadian people it seems.
have made up their minds pretty
definitely in regard ro what races
make the best Canadians and what
occupations within the Dominion
need strengthening at this Time.
Canada wants formers, laborers,
female servants: the first class if
they have "sufficient funds to be
gin farming in Canada", and the
others if they have "reasonable as
surance of employment." Canada
does riot want those who will
inevitably drift to city slums and
sweatshops, and she has no hesi
tation about saying so.
The Canadian program will look
good to most Americans, if only for
the-simplicity of; it. and the good
'.^n'se?but what a storm' of protest
the very suggestion of such a policy
w*u!d raise in ihe Congress of the
United States from half-baked
idea lists who belt eve this nation is
obligated to throw its doors wide
open to all who may not be satis
fied elsewhere, arid from shrewd
politicians who are quick to raise
the cry of facial discrimination!
We can envy Canada, easily
enough, but we can hardly hope to
follow her example. The business
like policy of adrriirting only those
"whose service and labor are re
quired" is not for us.
Couirty Fair Notes
Meeting: of Pageant of Pro
gress Oomnift tee
At. ten o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. Tuesday. October the 10th the
numerous ladies and gentlemen of
The several committees of - the big
Pageant of Progress Parade are
invited to meet in joint session
with the ofificers and directors of
the Sumter: County Fair Associa
tion at Chamber of Commerce
Letters have been sent out from
the Chamber of Commerce to every
committee member and county fair
officers and directors notifying them
of tomorrow's meeting and it. is
hoped that a full attendance will
be oh hand to complete the organ
ization for the biggest day Sumter
county has ever had. Any citizens
having any suggestions or who are
interested are also invited to be
at the meeting tomorrow morning
which will be open to the public
The school district committees in
.the rural districts have been re
quested to meet and get their
! schools and districts in line.
' Up to Saturday not a man or
I woman had declined service on any
j of the committees, a nd ma ny have
jsaid they will be delighted to serve
i and do their little very best. The
; several committees are open to arid
1 invited suggestions .from any one
; that might, help to make this event
! of county-wide importance more
i interesting or more valuable,. these
: suggestions to be made either direct
!to the committees or through the
j Sumter papers or by those who are
[-sufficiently interested to attend to
| morrow morning's ' meeting and
intake their recommendations,
; This Pageant of Progress Parade
j and County School Day event will
i be' a Sumter and Sumter county
i affair, it is- to be- no "one man" or
j "one organization" proposition.
: hut everybody in Sumter county is
; heartily welcome to say anything
I or to put in any recommendations
j for extension of the program of
S amusements arid cooperation, and
: the interest and cooperation of ev
: ery. one irrespecive of whether they
I are members of committees or not
. is deeired by the several commit
j tees fio far appointed. This Pag
f eant of Progress Parade is to be for
i the benefit of Sumter county, and
? is, not intended as a money mak
; ing affair for. the Sumter County
; Fair Association, the fair associa
; tion is cooperating and giving thou
; sands of free admissions to the fair
j to city and. rural pupils and teacb
| ers. and is otherwise doing its
i best to. help make this approach
; ing event what it is intended to be
;?a Sumter and Sumter county bet
j ter acquaintance, and a pull alto
j gether between city. . town and
; country for Sumter county.
High School Football Team
Wins by Score of 39 to 6
The Sumrer High football team
defeated Manning Friday afternoon
? In the opening football game of
; the season by the decisive score of
I Z9 to 6. The honte team resorted
?to op^n attack throughout trie
!gnmc. completing many passe*.
;The visitors' score was made by an
: intercepted forward pass. Wright
iatid P.ivers ran well with the ball
1 while Wray, at end. scooped i \
three passes for touchdowns. Mc
Leod and Eacfon played good baU
for Manning. During the last quar
rier rain fell, slowing up the play.
NEW YORK COTTON
Opfn Hljrb Low elfish rjnse
Jar, 21.85 21.8$ 21.65 21.75 21.4c
jMa/**. 21.S7 21.58 21.78 21.85 21.60
?Lay 21.85 21.94 21.77 21.80 21.55
iu?y . 2I.6? 21.75 21.57 21.60 21.42
Oct. 21.45 2t.62 21.45 21.57 21.30
Ott. 2t.S5 22.02 21.80 21.95 21.61
: Sf*>?!? 25 m>. 21.80.
?CW OltLEAtt? C0TTC?
~. ,> i . Ye*frivs
On*?n ffijrh Low Hose ("lose
Jan. . 2J.30 21.50 21.24 21.27 21.06
March . 21.46 21.55 21.33 21.33 21.13
May. 21.32 2I.V> 21.27 21.30 21. iO
July 21.77 21.34 21.23 21.23 20 95
Oet - 21.20 21.40 21.20 21.22 21.03
Dee 21.20 2145 21.20 21.22 21.02
Sfmw* 3:. no. 21.13.
March . 12.20
May. . 12.11
, July. ? 2.0(1
' ftefofeur . 12.41
December. ... 12.3(1
; Jt*celnM 2.?flfifi: Stetes. ?aOA; Hiddlln?.
. 12.oS: Good Jtirldlinj;. I?.99.
You can look up to these girl*
i It. longer skirts.
I ? f Business Trend
Favorable Outlook in Domes
tie Situation Helps
New York, Oct. S.?With the.
Turkish crisis apparently yielding
;to negotiations, business sentiment
showed a distinct recovery lasi
Tweek. A sharp rally in security
prices was a factor, but a greater:
disposition existed to look at the
I favorable aspects of the domestic:
Car loadings for the week end- j
ijag September 23. the. latest statist]
tics available, total ?73.000. cars, e. j
v?*w high record for the year. The ?
Bew figure is almost exactly l'?0,-(.
00ft greater than the corresponding j
?week a year ago and is only 35,000 j
lsmaller "than that for the similar,
week in 1920, when the greatest j
uaffie movement in the country's j
history was under way.
. Bituminous coal production con- j
txnuedc lose to 10,000,000 tons a
?week. It would be greater if cars i
were more plentiful. Nevertheless;
the amount being mined seems to,
be reasonably adequate for the j
present rate of industrial activity,!
since the steel industry reports)
ithat coal shortage is no longer a]
limiting factor and since the price!
of soft coal has shown a tendency!
to recede slightly.
; In the steel trade the loss inj
blast furnace capacity occasioned j
[by the August fuel shortage has!
been recovered. Pig iron prices.;
a* well as those of coal, are easier: j
I the supply or" iron evidently isj
meeting the demand. Where this!
industry now feels the pinch is in
the supply of freight cars. The |
grain trade, too. is meeting with I
some difficulty in moving its pre-i-i
nets both from the farms and the i
seaboard. Prices continued to hold:
all the better levels attained dur- j
ting-the recent war scare, although!
crop prospects are not materially j
changed. Cotton prices also have;
iadvapeed well, partly in response!
I to the recent bullish government!
I crop report and partly because of \
j trade buying, which seems to have j
jbeen delayed pe/iding a clearing)
up of the Turkish crisis. The an- j
tteipated car shortage has arrived, i
Industry is going ahead about as[
rapidly as the country's transpor-|
tation facilities will permit. For- !
tunately this permission is fairly;
liberal. Financial circles are now
interested to see whether the im-1
provement in the amount of freight*
moved will continue.
Money rates remain slightly
higher. The increase so far amounts
j to about one-fourth of 1 per cent
and is considered to reflect fairly ;
j well the increased loans and the j
j volume of commercial paper and '
j bankers' acceptances outstanding i
jI which has accompanied the prepa- i
j rations for fall trade. The reserve j
iratio of the combined federal re-j
!serve sjiftem has now fallen 3 per
! cent below its high mark, reached:
j in Angust. but is still some S perj
j cent above the level of a year ago. j
I Banking circles now stress thje I
j need for a stabilizing of the Ru
| ropean situation as may be seen
j from the speeches delivered at last
I week's convention of American
j Bankers' Association.
; Supreme Court
! Appeal of Columbia Taxi Mur
i 4 defers to Be Heard
} Columbia, Oct. 9.?The South
; Carolina supreme court will con
ivene in Columbia Tuesday. All of
ithe justices are expected to be pres
I ent at the opening day.
j A number of important appeals
j are to be heard, but possibly the
?two that have, attracted the largest
j amount of attention are those of
J F. M. Jeffords and Ira Harrison,.
, two young Columbians, now in the
'death house, pending the outcome
j of their appeals from the Richland
[jury's decision, which sent them to
ithe death house under sentence of
? electrocution for the murder of J.
[C. Arnett. filling station proprie
: tor. The case is set for argument
i before the high tribunal on October
' ? ?- ?fr
\ " " AT CLEMSON
Clemson College, Oct. 7.?The
i Clemson Tigers today defeated .the
jXewberry Indians to the tune of
!57 to Q: The game started in an
! excessive heat but before the first
j quarter had elapsed Clemson had
'scored 20 points. The only thing
j to mar the game was the d??wn
i pour of rain immediately after the
j first half, which undoubtedly kept
jthe score from running up higher
?than 57. The team was cheered
j on by the student body, who as a
!whole stood in the rain and rooted
[their team to victory.
The Tigers' next battle will be
? with Presbyterian College Friday.
S The cadets were agreeably sur
'prised to hear that our rat team
j held the strong Piedmom College
j team to f? to o tie.
The senior dance last night was
; a great success, in spite of the rain.
! Guard Kills Negro
I Orangeburg Man Shoots Con
vict Trying to Effect
Qrangeburg. Oct. s.?Louis Birch.
:i negro convict ab?ut 22 years old.
was shot and killed Thursday after -
j noon by W S. Brown, a chaingang
(guard, when the negro attempted
j to make his escape and refused
[to atop when Ordered to halt. About
two weeks ago Birch was convicted
}of highway robbery, having held
j up on August 25 a young boy in
ithe Providence section of Orange
Iburg county, and upon conviction
by a jury, was sentenced to serve
!t\vo year*. It is stated that Birch
I declared that he did not expect to
(serve the term if he could get
I away. The shooting took place on
[the road that is being constructed
Ifro'm Orangeburg to .Norway, about
; nine milts southwest of Orange
BE BONE DRY
Department of Justice:
Hands Down Im-j
portant Ruling on;
Washington, Oct. 6.?By the j
Associated Press.?-All vessels.!
American and-foreign owned, are.i
prohibited from having liquor on
board in American territorial wa> |
ters under an interpretation of the j
prohibition amendment and the en- i
forcement act handed down today j
by the department of justice.
Moreover, the transportation or
sale of. intoxicants on American
craft, wherever operated, was held
to be -inhibited. . ?
American territorial waters were
construed to include those not -only
within the three mile limit of conti
nental United States, but also
those within the same, limit of the
Philippines, the Hawaiian Islands,
Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands anu j
Alaska. The law would not ??p
ply in the Panama Canal 2<eue as
that zone is specifically exempted!
by the statute itself.. ?
5 So far as American ship ; are j
concerned, the* sale or transj?orta-j
lion of;liquor will cease at ones, or
as soon as those vessels r^ach
their home ports. In. the. ca* z of
foreign shrps, the decision will be
come- operative as soon as the acc
essary regulations can be preo.^r
ed and promulgated by the?: treas
ury .department; ^
? Court -.action:, looking . to.a final
determination - of the- applicati* -n. oi
Amerioa n d ry laws to < foreign: i ships i
entering American ports was fore
seen: by both Attorney C^/retral
Panghsrty and Chair-man Lasker < f
the shipping-' board. Mr, Da?r?b>
^rty said he ha^d already sd vised
that ac.case was. about <to be filed
which would bring the issued io the
supreme court. . .; ? ':?>? '
Chairman. Xasker was of tht
opinion that the first move of for- !
eign lines- Would be to; seek an;
injunction restrainingithe govern^;
ment from enforcing the law:\ He \
said it was reasonable to sunpose j
that the courts would grant such an
injunction with a result that for
eign ships would continue to urr've;
with liquor on board until ther?
was a final decision by the highest
court. The attorney general said
his department would co-operate in
every effort to expedite a ruling
by the supreme court.
Publication of the opinion of
the department of justice followed
a White House conference, to which
President Harding summoned Mr.
jDaugherty. Secretary Hughes and
! Secretary Mellon and Chairman
[Lasker. Various phases of the sit
j uation were discussed, including the
( possible results of enforcement <npr
on the international relations of
I the United States,
j High administration officials ex
I plained there was no course for
I the executive branch of the govern
i ment except to enforce the law as
; interpreted by the legal depart
! mem. The interpretation was bas
I ed upon recent decisions of the su
?preme court in a case involving the
i authority of the United States to
! interfere with the transfer of. a li
! ouor cargo from one foreign ship
'? to another in an American port,
j In a divided opinion the court
'.confirmed the authority of prohibi
tion agents . to prevent such a
transfer, and the view of the at
I torney general went so far as to
1 hold that the Eighteenth amend
| ment and the Volstead act repeal
. ed a prior existing treaty with Great
; Britian. Chairman Lasker pre
j dieted that enforcement of the Law
' would operate to an immediate dis
j advantage of the American mer
chant marine and would make
j more necessary enactment of the
ship subsidy bill if the American
j flag was to stay on the high seas.
He believed the ruling would have
great influence in congress when
the subsidy bill was taken up.
An undoubted effect of the en
: f01 cement. Mr, Lasker said, would
be to hamper the board in its> ef
forts to build up American shipping
to the Orient and South America.
He expected Vancouver, B. C-. to
j profit at the expense particularly
of Seattle and Portland in the
j Oriental trade and Montreal at the
expense of >?*ew York in the South
American trade. Also he looked
for Montreal to gain over Xew
York in the trans-Atlantic trades.
Irrespective of the. decision of the
:supreme court, the shipping board
: chairman said, foreign shipping
i would have an advantage over
j American lines. As an illustration
he said that even if the court
should hold th.it foreign ships
might not bring liquor into Ameri
can territorial waters, they could
sell up to the three mile limit on
their inward voyage and dump
overboard any remaining stocks.
In discussing the opinion Mr.
Lasker emphasized that he was
viewing the filiation as it existed
; and neither as "a wet or as a dry."
The sale of liquor on shipping
i board vessels was based on an
(.Opinion of the general counsel of
the board, who held that it did not
(contravene the prohibition laws,
i Opening of the ships* h;ir.s was or
dered on a vote of the board, with
Commissioner Frederick I. Thomp
, sou casting 11 jonly dissenting
Orders for enforcement of pro
hibition laws, as ronstrued by Mr.
Daugherty. were issued by Presi
jdent Harding late today. In a let
I ter to Secretary Mellon the presi
dent requested that due notice be
, driven to the masters of all private
ly owned ships operating under
[the American flag and that regu
lations for the enforcement as to
foreign ships be formulated and
that such noth-e be given to the
agents of foreign lines "touching
Aniericah ports' or docking therein
j as becomes the circumstances and
? commit.-, us to the full enforce
ment of the law."
1 Writing to Mr Lasker.. the exe
icutive said the transportation and
[the seryiee of intoxicating li
quors on all ships, owned, operat
ed or leased by the shipping board,
?'should be. prohibited at once, .and
sell transportation ? either as cargo*]
or 'ship's stores, must cense at'
once on ships now in homo por;.-*. i
and on ships at sea or in foreign
ports immediately after docking in!
"This will enable the disposal of!
ships' stores for the lawful var-1
poses contemplated under the stat-j
utes." the letter added. "The ?ee- j
retary of the treasury will issue
equivalent notice to private ships j
under American operation."
Quoting the supreme court to the!
effect thai the intent of the national!
prohibition policy was to ''stop thej
whole. business" of trafficking- in j
intoxicants, the attorney general'
said the scope of the statutes <z&fi
acted to carry out that policy un
doubtedly must include all "terri-j
tory subj.ec* to the jurisdiction ' of j
the United States; Under such in-j
terpretation, he held. American i
ships wherever they might be "o-.j
cated would come . under the na- j
tin na! laws.
? The opinion was supported by
numerous quotations from decis-!
ions of the supreme court and jri- j
terpretations of organic law.
"I am of the opinion." Mr. j
Da ugh er ty sa id; ' 'tha t A merrca n j
ships, wherever they may be are :r- i
eluded in. the terms of the '3 8th|
amendment,; 'territory subject [to;
the jurisdiction' of the United!
States so thai manufacture, trans
portation or sale ef intoxicating li
quors for beverage .purposes is
prohibited thereon. To construe
otherwise would, in my opinion,
violate the unmistakable intent in
its adoption, such intent-, clearly ad
duced .from a study of the circum
stances out of which: It grew, and
voiced by the supreme;;, court in
the Walker and Auchor Line/cases
??"This-., interpretation . is , further
supported.by the many authorities
that have held ships to he. 'con
structive- territory' of the. country
whose .flag they. fiy... Such . decis
ions undoubtedly extend the pro
tection as> weli.as the inhibitions of
i xhe country's laws. .
/"The national prohibition act is j
a n act of general jurisdiction in i
force ^wherever, the LStb. ame nd
ment applies; and the courts of
the- United .States- have jurisdiction
! to punLsh its* violations on the high
;seas*.v ? .. i ...t .- . . ......
.; "I am forced to the opinion, un
s der i he ruling of the Walker and
I Anchor Line decisions that , foreign
i slfips carrying intoxicating beverage
'liquors as ship stores or otherwise,
j within the three mile limit of our
i shores are violating the provisions
j of the national prohibition act, pro
j hibiting possess) on or transporta
tion of liquor for beverage, pur
"The supreme court therein has
/held that it is not material that the
I UqUors may not be intended for
'beverage uses within the United
The ruling published today was
in an.-wer to a request*from Secre
tary Mellon, dated June 23. 1922,
!for advice as to whether the prac
tice, of selling liquors on Ameri
' can ships on the high seas was per
missible, and further whether pos
j session of intoxicating liquors by
I foreign ships in American waters
iwas in violation of the prohibition
b Mr. Daugherty replied to the first
:: question in the negative and to the
?second in the affirmative.
A LITTLE BIT
/ On behalf of Dick Anderson
j Chapter U. D. C.. I desire to thank
'all . those* whose co-operation
} brought about the success of "A
U4ttle Bit of Broadway." There
j could not have been a more loyal
: troupe, than those who took part
j in this production, for they came
! regularly to rehearsals and did so
j cheerfully everything that was ask
] ed of them it was a pleasure to
i work with them. We could ha\*e
done nothing at all without our
faithful musicians, those who play
led for the morning, afternoon and
! evening rehearsals as well as for
Ithe performances. Our sincere
j thanks are also due the press, the
' Y. M. C. A., the Rex Theatre,
j those who generously loaned prop
jertjes to be used on the stage, ail
; who assisted in any way including
j those who contributed to the pro
gramme and the public who .at
! tended the performances.
I As it is a. satisfaction to those
' who helped to know just what was
j accomplished by the two weeks
i hard work, the following statement
? is published:.
I Receipts from selling spaces
i on programme..$83.00
j Admission receipts. 546.50
! Contribution . .01
1 Cross receipts__.$620.51
j Theatre bill, including rent,
rehearsals and ticket
: Board for Miss Burkheimer 21.75
! Printing, including program,
j 'ick^to. posters, dodgers.. 37.5(1
j Stage properties, make-up,
' prizes_-. 9.82
i Breakage. .4?
! Total expenses . .$172.67
! Xet receipts.-.$456.S4
I Th.-refore the chapter and Miss
! Burkheimer each receive $22S.42.
The chapter has still to collect
$2.50 of its share.
; As it has been announced this
j fund will be used for ?.he scholar
Ship work of the chapter, towards
i the expenses of the two girls hold
| ing the Dick Anderson Chapter
i Left hi the dressing rooms end
i now in the possession of the under
Signed are a white silk scarf and a
I child's hand bus. A nun's collar
j pin was found at a rehearsal. The
I owners will please < ome claim
; Boxes of candy awarded for se't
iing tickets went to Mis>es Armida
! Branson, Ann Crowson. and the
j third divided between Edna Wood
! and Nell Ard.
Chairman U. D. C. Fiay.
^ ? to?ig Man
Heyward Nettles Receives
Load When Putting Gun in
ing Desperately Near
Florence, Oer. 7.?The body of:
Keyward Nettles, who shot and*
killed himself accidentally as he j
and his father. R. M. Nettles, and!
H. B. Gbodson were breaking camp j
after a. hunting and fishing trip on
Black river near Kingstree. arrived
here today and the funeral services
will be held at Mount Hope ceme
tery Sunday afternoon. Nettle*? was ?
21 years- old. He. was very popular
here and the news of . his tragic i
death was a blow to many. There j
were no, eyewitnesses to the trag- j
edy. The young man had been de
tailed to place the guns in the au- I
tomohile and it is believed that the!
trigger of one of them caught. He j
received the full load of large shot,
in his arm and side and died almost!
.instantly. He is survived by his!
father and several brothers and 1
Injured by Auto*
Marion. Oct. 8.?Lillie Davis. Ed
na a nd Leo Harrelson. of Rains
commtinity were all painfully in-1
jured Friday afternoon when run!
down In front of Raine school by a j
roadster driven by Alice Smith. :
School had :*ust turned out and the!
children had started, home. A---!
cording to reports the driver of th**|
car iti an effort to dodge one group
of children ran into the Harrelson
Davis sustained a fractured left j
leg* while Edna suffered three j
breaks, in her left leg. Both chil
dren were vbadly bruised-..and lace
rated. .Leo.had no broken bones
nut was considerably bruised and
scratched. Teachers at Rains school
brought the children to Marion
as qpickly as possible. They were.;
given first aid attention at .the of-i
fice of Dr. ?. M. Dibble and later I
removed to the Howell hospital.
; ' ? m m >
STATE FORESTRY j
Columbia. Oct. 9.?The forestry I
conference, called by Governor!
Harvey, will be held in Columbia !
Tuesday. Approximately a hun-!
dred delegates, from all parts *ofj
the state.have been invited and a
good attendance is assured. A
large number of those -invited to
the conference have advised the
i chief executive of their intention
I to attend. J. Kiryen Peters, of
| Washington, representing the de
[partment of the- interior, forestry
(division, is to be present and ad
dress the conference. Plans for
j conserving South /Carolina's for
; ests. and the need of legislation to
j this end will be discussed.
Manning, QcL . S.?The second
week of the Clarendon county
.court has closed, with Judge De
? The most..important case tried
i was than brought against Claren
, don county for $10,000 on account
I of accident while crossing Johnson
j bridge, near Salem. It. was shown
j that the/accident occurred on* ac
I count of the horse backing the
! buggy to which the horse was at
! tached over the bridge into the
; river, throwing, two children, two
j and three years old, into the river
i and drowning them. The county
j was exonerated.
Columbia. OcL 9.?A verdict for
ithe defense wax returned; at 8
I o'clock .Saturday night by a Rich
i land jury in the case of Williams
! against the Standard Oil Company,
?In which the father , of Madeline
Williams, little girl of Lexington
: county, died because of injuries
I received by his daughter from the
j explosion of a kerosene lamp> The
;jury had the case from 1:30 Sat
urday; to O'clock. The suit was
i one of several resulting from the
;same accident, in which damages
j were asked totaling $1,250.000.
I . i 11? ?; it '
i Tbe Ctaeus.
; "Hold your horses, the elephants
I are, coming" can no longer he the
I cry to penetraie the air on circus
.day and no doubt, will have to be
?changed to "park your. car. the
i elephants are 'coming."
h No. longer are the horses tied
i about the. circus lot while . their
owners enjoy the spasms of mlr*b
'; afforded by a visit inside the big
tent, but in their places.can.be
found lines of automobile".
Time certainly has changed Old
Man Custom and with, the change
j outside the big top. there are the
'many changes inside. When the ma
jestic Hagenheck-Wallace Circu."
! pitches its tents here Saturday.
October 14*h. there is promised to
; be proven that the time-worn
phrase. "Every circus is alike."
?cannot be implied to this show, for
!much money and efforts have b'?en
! used in creating new features and
novelties for this season.
Expenses are declared not to
:hav?.* been spared in the preparing
of the trained animal acts. The
best of trainers were obtained
and their skill is denoted through
ihe feats being performed by tlie
?hen sis. And many wild animals
have been added to the big me
nagerie that now ranks among the
'largest in the world.
Careful choosing of equestrian
acts is said to he repaid by the
sin-cess they are meeting in every
city and among these features are
to be found famous performers of
Europe and this continent.
A downtown ticket office will be
opened during the show's stay here
for the convenience of the public
at Sibert's Drug Store, where the
same price will be charged as o>)
the show grounds.
At that, it is better to be hard
boiled than eoft-soaped.
ICE CREAM FACTORY PROJECT
The First Big Result of the Movement To
Make Sumter Cotmty Da?ymg Genter
At next week's meeting of City*ers of Sumter were given the job
Council a committee of the Sumter j of getting such a building and on
Chamber of Commerce will request ]Thursday the Owners and managers
exemption from ordinary city ta:re->;of this new enterprise which has
for . five years for a new emer-ja main factory in another state,
prise for Sumter that will mean the j notified Secretary Reardon that
investment of about thirty -t ve i they had closed with the owners of
thousand dollars, .according to: the building they wanted, through
statements made, and the employ-; Riley & Company, and *was further
ment of quite a number of * men j requested to ask City Council to
and women, and if prices of whole] make this exemption, when the
milk are-right and in competit on]promoters will then start imme
with other points, will mean the jdiately for western points to pur
purchase of many thousands of.chase and ship the necessary ma
gallons of milk annually in tike jchinery onsisting of a large re
manufacture of ice cream The : frigerating plant, churns, shipping
Sumter Chamber of Commerce has jeans, milk cans, etc. In view of
been negotiating with this ne-A" en-[the new enterprise shipping most
terprise for about thirty days, and jail of its products out of Sumter.
the only question invoWei after a? - stating that. Sumter's unexcelled
other requirements w?re met was; railway distributing facilities ? give
the securing of a suitable building j them a remarkable fteld; Car dis
convenientiy located, wini a guai- tribution, the secretary felt that
antee of exemption of ordinary eky j he was safe in guaranteeing co
taxes which the commercial o:r-i operation of City Council in exemp
ganization made. Riley & Com- : tion of taxes- as provided by city
pany, well known real estate deal-4 ordinance.
K ILLED IN
Anderson. Oct. 6.?Today about
1 o'clock Tubor Cqoley of New
Britain. Conn., was killed when the
car .which he was driving turned
oyer at Major's Mill, about mne
miles from Anderson, ^between this
city and Hartwell. The young man
was picked up by kthe Harte-ell
bus soon after the accident hap
pened and taken to Hartwell, but
he died when in three miles of
Hartwell. Miss Daisy Holcomb of
St. Petersburg. Fla., was riding
with Mr. Cooley, was only sligluly
The parents of Mr. Cooley? Mr.
and Mrs. Harry L. Cooley and Mrs.
E. B. H,olcomb of St. Petersburg,
Fla., were riding in another car fol
lowing the car which the ? young
man was driving.- Mr. Cooley was
just 18 years of -age, and was
graduated from the high school in
New Britain .this year. This is a
very dangerous curve on the
Bankhead highway, and two other
young, men have been killed a*, this
, The body of the young man will
be taken to his home from Hart
well. The car was completely
r Mr. and Mrs. Cooley and th-?ir
son were on their way to St. Peters
burg to spend the winter..
; Demented Man Drowns
dren in Bath Tun
! Rochester. X. Y.. Oct, 9?The
i bodies-of William Wheeler and his
three children lay side by'side in
an undertaking establishment. \The
children were drowned in a haih.
tub in their home; by their father,
who fired a bullet into his" own\
brain. Despondency said to have
been caused by his inability to ob
tain employment was the- motive.
the nplice said.
WANTED?Ladles to come and
see my pne of hats. Hours
9:30 a. m. to 7 p. m. I have ffew
stock. Mrs.; C.v W. McGrew, cor
ner Magnolia and Myrtle Sts.
The oldest doctor in the world
has just celebrated his hundredth
birthday. His case is regarded, as
a triumph for Nature over medi
cal knowledge.?Punch (London).
r ft *
We will furnish cows to any responsible farmer
who has sufficient feed to care for them. Om>
terms: 20 per cent cash, and a lien on cows, unt?
their product has paid for them. The farmer to keep
one-half of cream or milk checks to sustain himself
and the other one-half to apply to the debt.
J.P. MORRIS, Manager
TEN YEARS HENCE
WILL YOU BE PROSPERING in BUSINESS or
LOOKING FOR A JOB ?
IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER OR NOT
YOU HAVE STARTED TO SAVE.
First National Bank of Sumter
INDICATIONS WORTHY OF YOUR
Our large Capital Stock and Surplus indicate cur Ability.
Large Loans and Discounts?our Liberality.
Large Deposits?the Peoples' Satisfaction with our Service
imd Confidence in our Protection.
We offer you our Service and Protection and want your
The National Bank of South Carolina
The Bank With the Chime Clock.
C. G. Rowland, Pres. Earle Rowland, Cashier