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A Birthday Party.
On Thursday afternoon from 4 j
to 6 o'clock, a charming party was j
given in honor of little Miss Louise J
Auid's tenth birthday, at the home j
of her ..parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don- ;
aid J. Auld on Wright St. The j
house was beautifully decorated, a ;
color scheme of yellow and white;
being carried out.
* After enjoying games and mu- '
sic the children were invited into j
the dining room where the table j
with its streamers of yellow and;
white had in the cen:er the white!
birthday cake with its ten tiny yel-!
low candles. The winner of the j
prize in the ever popular heart j
contest was Louise China, while j
the booby prize went to Master!
Robert Robinson. Jr. Before leav- j
ing each guest was presented with j
a little yellow basket filled withj
The following children "were j
present: Dorothy Hester, Laura j
Hester, Margaret Lynam. Sallie j
Bianding. Louise China. Kather- ?
ine Mellette, Bessie Lee Cherry, j
.Frances Patton, Ann Crowson, j
Frances Bradford, Marguerite j
Witherspoon, Helen Watts, Hil-i
liard Bruner, Hubert Stoudenraire, j
Edna Drayton. Louie Bell Smith, i
Carolyne White, Marjie White, |
Hammond Burgess, Agnes Burgess, j
Alice Smith, Myrtle Mims, Annj
Rowland, Rosa Wilder. Inez Wells,)
Minnie Lee Barringer, Evadne!
Hasty, Rose Hasty. Marion Felder, j
Roberta Johnson, Louise DuRant. j
Dorothy Upshur, Alva McDonald, j
St?bert Roberson, Ruth Beaty, Ye- i
netia Auld and Mary Hill.
Hot Supper at Hagood. 1
Mrs. R. M. Hilderbrand. secre-i
tary of the Hagood. Sumter Coun- j
ty School Improvement Assooia- \
tion has notified the Chamber of i
- Commerce that the ladies , of this
association are going to put on an-j
other of the delicious hot suppers;
for which they are famous. Thisj
event will occur the evening of j
Friday. October the 27th for thej
- benefit of the new and . modern.
school building recently erected at j
Hagood. The * hospitable ladies j
of Hagood and vicinity extend a j
most cordial invitation to every one
in Sumter and Sumter county rol
be present as they are goin^i U>j
have barbecue and accessories, rice,
chicken in several styles, salads.!
sweets, and numerous other sub-'
stantials and specialties on the 1
bill of fare.
'"Auto parties from Sumter will
motor but to Hagood to have a
good time and also to help out!
their good friends of Hagood who'}
are among the most public spirit-]
ed and patriotic Gf South Caro
mmm ' ]
County Fair Publicity.
Mr. John Buck has taken over
the chairmanship of the commit-;
tec? on participation of all fraternal, j
commercial, civic, historic, patriot- j
i<r, labor, social and other organ- j
izations of Sumter in the spectac- j
ular pageant of progress parade on i
Every club, society, association.'
league, business organization,. or ]
other bodies* are invited and urg- i
ed to take part either by march-'
ing in the parade, by float or dec- j
orated car. or otherwise as they;
see fit. This invitation takes in J
all?of Sumter county.
; This parade is. going to be a j
"Sumter. County Get Together":
proposition. It will not be * any- j
body's. pink tea or society stunt? j
but everybody in this city and'
county is invited and urged to par-j
Organizations that contemplate
taking part will kindly see. Mr.;
Buck. Regarding plans for deco-i
rating floats or cars. Miss Han-!
nah Kristianson, chairman of the <
committee on floats and decorated (
cars has a lot of very fine plans
and ideas which she very kindly i
offers, free of cost to those indi- j
vSduals. firms, corporations, organ- j
izations, schools or any others'
seeking information. *
Several Sumter mercantile con-;
terns are to have interesting and ;
entertaining exhibits at the 1922!
Sumter County Fair. What would<
look better or do more good to- i
wards showing what Sumter's bus- i
mess establishments have, to offer ';
than for a number of Sumter's I
mercantile and manufacturing con-j
cern3 to make up a special divis
loo of our county fairs exhibits, j
This is done in other county fairs, j
It advertises the firms with thou- |
sands who never read a paper, und j
with those who do read advertise- J
men is in papers also. Many mer
chants feel that because county!
fair visitors do not take fair week j
to do a lot of trading that the coun- \
ty fair is not a business getting \
proposition. This is a mistaken ;
idea. As a matter of fact if the1
Sumter merchants would utilize the;
fair to advertise their wares and
their business the trade would
come later. A lot of trade would.
come during fair week too. What
the Sumter County Fair needs,
among other things is the backing
up of Sumter's business and pro
fessional concerns that get their
business from Sumter and sur
Columbia, Oct. 2t.?Rain In- j
snranoe ha* been taken out by the;
state fair association for all six,
days of tbe state fair week, com- j
mencin>; Monday. In addition rain:
insurance has been taken on the.
football games and on one or two;
out-door features of the fair. The
big athletic attraction is the Caro
lina-Clemson game, of Thursday.
The amounts of the policies are
not made public, but it Js under-,
stood several thousand dollars is;
involved in the insurance on the
Thursday game alone.
?UNTY NEWS I
Masonic Meeting at Lanes.
Special to The Daily Item.
Harvin, Oct.* IS.?At ten o'clock*]
this morning St. Andrews Lodge, j
No. 333, A. F. M.. at Lanes, S. C,
assembled and proceeded to trans- |
act in order the business of the,
24th district meeting. The address!
of welcome was delivered by Capt. |
W. C. Erunner, of St. Andrews; re-;
spdnse by Hon. Charlton DuRant of j
Manning. Senior Grand Warden. (
Raising of the American flag at!
Lane graded school to which St. i
Andrews Lodge and visiting mem- j
bers in order repaired at 12 o'clock I
twhen the school adjourned forming!
a semi circle around the Masonic j
circle formed arotimd the flag. In j
order the flag was raised and the
Hon. J, Campbell Bissell. of Char
leston. Grand Master, spoke brief-j
ly but most patriotically.
Congressman P. H.; Stoll, off
Kinjrstreet, S. C, spoke most elo- ]
quently and at some length on the |
subject: George Washington and j
George Washington Memorial.
At 2 p. m., a most sumptuous
and bountiful repast was served in
a local warehouse near, and St.
Andrews Lodge and the goo<Pladies |
of Lane and the country surround- j
ing did themselves proud. A more
abundant and better prepared din
ner picnic was ever served. The
arrangement was ideal, the service j
perfect and-the variety abundant, *!
and every one is especially grateful i
to the following ladies who served]
as a committee on refreshrhents: j
jMesdames S. W. McCalry, W. E. j
Johnson, W. C. Brunner, F. F. j
'Baggett. W. R. Holliday, J. H.
jGatch, C. F. Tucker, CM. Minis,
j J. E. Plowden and W. P. Horne.
Immediately after dinner the
; cr?>wd repaired to the Methodist
[ church where Mr. Henry McGregor
I Smith of Charleston, delivered a
! masterly address on Masonic Ser-,
! vice and Relief. i
\ Mr. J. Campbell Bissell of Char
leston, spoke to the subject: Re
modeled Grand Masonic Temple.
Too much cannot be written in
praise of that great and good old
man, true Mason and loyal friend,
Capt. John C. Lanham. D. D. G. M..
of Summerton, S. C. and in the fol-;
lowing resolution introduced by j
Hon. Charlton DuRant. Senior;
Grand Warden, of Manning, and
Mr. O. Frank Hart, Grend Secre
tary. Columbia, S. C. Capt. Lan
ham is most touchingly referred i
to and thanked for his long life, j
great service to his order and man- j
kind in general. The resolution is i
as follows: Resolved,] That the j
thanks and the appreciation of the!
members and their friends of thej
various Masonic lodges in this dis.- '
trict4 be extended-to the brethren of;
St. Andrews Lodge for their untir- ;
ing efforts in making this district:
meeting a success. We feel our j
meeting would not be complete un
, less we publicly express our great j
[ gratification to the good ladies, for j
i without their assistance th4e great j
'height of success would not have'
been reached. \
And lastly we ask our great:
i Father in heaven to testow a full:
I measure of his blessing on our D. f
D. G.. M. John Calhoun Lanham, |
and keep him in health and strength i
that he may continue 1 his good I
work of diffusing the true prnici- j
pies of Masonry among the,j
The next district meeting will he
held at Kingstree, S. C.
BEX H. HARVIN,
Annapolis, Oct. 19.?That he was j
the victim of a hazing of a brutal j
nature and suffered injuries that j
compelled his removal to the naval j
hospital where he has been a pati- j
ent for the last two weeks, was tes- j
tified to today by Midshipman Wil- !
liam H. McGregor, of Bremerton, |
Wash., before the naval court
martial at the naval academy. The j
midshipman on trial for the of
fense is Bruce H. Robinson of ;
Chandler, Ariz., member of the J
Entering the court room on
crutches, McGregor stood for near- j
ly three quarters of an hour, first!
partly braced against a chair and :
later sitting on the corner of a
table; being unable to sit down j
firmly in a chair because ?f his in- !
juries and told the court how he hnd j
been compelled to go through three J
physical exercises, until finally he I
became exhausted and suffered se- i
vere pains, first became a patient j
in '"sick quarters" from which he |
was afterwards removed to the hos- j
pita! where he became a bed pati- >
ent. The young midshipman tes- j
tified slowly, and apparently cau-'
tiously signified first that he had I
submitted to the physical "stunts" I
by reason of his being familiar with '
certain traditions that prevailed j
among the student body at the!
naval institution but finally admit-;
ted under examination that he suf- ?
fcred "cruelly, indignity, humilia-!
tion. hardship and oppression," as!
set forth in the charges and speci-;
fieations against "Midshipman Rob-!
inson. McGregor was the only!
witness to appear before the court I
as some delay had been occasioned
in the early part of the afternoon 1
because the charges and specifica- j
tions had not been drawn quite inj
correct f??rm and had to be sent
beak to the convening authorities, j
Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson. SU-j
perintendenr, for correction. The
trial will be resumed tomorrow. '
Wheat should be planted before,
November 15th for best results in!
this section. it is hoped that a
large acreage will be planted in
wheat this year. Even ten bush-j
els of wheat to the acre is better j
than one bale of cotton to five!
acres?and the average yield of
cotton in Sumter county was less!
than a bale to five acres. 1'
Edgar Bradley on Trial For
the Alleged Murder of
W. F. Outlaw
The court of general sessions
reconvened Friday morning, hav
ing taken a recess until Friday,
from Thursday. October 12th.
The case of the state vs. Edgar
Bradley, charged with murder,
having shot and killed VT. F. Out
law on Christmas day 1020. was
set. for trial Friday, and imme
diately upon convening Friday
morning this case was called.
There was about two hours delay in
empanneling the jury as it was
necessary to summon an extra
venire, the regular panel having
been exhausted before the jury was
completed. As soon as the jury
was.sworn the examination of wit
nesses was begun and rapid pro
gress was made until the recess for
dinner was taken.
The state is represented by' So
licitor McLeod and McLeod & Den-,
nis. while the defense is being con
ducted by M. I> Smith of Camden
and Tatum & Woods of the local
bar. - "
This is the last case on the dock
et for this term and all jurors not
engaged in the trial were excused
There is only one other case to^
be disposed of before final ad-*
journment after the Bradley case
has been concluded. That is the
case of J. M. DesChamps. who
was convicted last week of ma
licious mischief. At the conclusion
of the trial last week counsel for
the defense gave notice of a mo
tion for u new trial, and the mo
tion was to have been argued Fri
day, but it is stated that the mo
tion will not be pressed and the
defendant will be sentenced when
the Bradley case has been disposed
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Secretary Reardon said Friday
thai he was authorized to state
that there will be a meeting of
the officers and directors and prob
ably of the stockholders of the
Sumter Cannery Company one
day next week for the purpose of
discussing an increase in the cap
ital stock of. that most valuable
Sumter enterprise, one which was
worth many thousands of dollars
to Sumter county farmers during
the past year, and which kept thou
sands of dollars of Sumter county
made money in Sumter county for
redistribution among our stores
Those in a position to know say
that the Sumter Cannery Company
has. even with its limited capital
stock, which to a considerable ex
tent hampers its usefulness to
Sumter county and its operating
efficiency, was a veritable God
send to hundreds of Sumter coun
ty farmers this past spring and
summer. When the market
slumped on beans and they could
not be givep away scarcely, the
Sumter Cannery Company. al
though that enterprise had con
tracted with numbers of farmers to
take their beans, thi:>-cannery came
to the relief of hundreds of bean
growers who had no contract
with the cannery, and houghfc and
paid for the beans at the same
price that the* cannery paid for
contract beana This cannery also
came to the aid of hundreds of to
mato growers not under dc -very
contract and bought tomatoes at
the same pricej that was paid for
The Sumter Cannery Company
has just completed a twelve thou
sand bushel capacity sweet po
tato curing and storage plant and
will soon have another eight thou
san dbushel capacity sweet pota
to curing house in operation.
Whether these potato curing
houses will be open for general
public use or not, or just for cus
tomers of the cannery, that is
for farmers who contracted to sell
their sweet potatoes to the can
nery, is not yet known. If Sum
ter's business concerns and Sum
ter county's large land owners
want to do the best thing for Sum
ter under the caption of "What
Does Sumter Need Most." then they
can do nothing that will get
quicker results . for diversified
farming than to come immediate
ly to the aid of the Sumter Can
nery Company and put that enter
prise in shape to do its best for
Sumter county truck growers.
PUBLIC POOL ROOMS
MAY BE CLOSED UP
- Sparta nburg, Oct. IS.?The click
of.ivory balls on public pool and
billiard tables will not be heard
in this city after tomorrow night,
if the decree of the city council ;
which was passed several months
ago is not held up by an order |
of court. There are three pool
rooms in the city and it was said j
yesterday that an effort might be
made to restrain council from put
ting its order into effect. Xo steps,
have been taken as yet to delay j
action by the council.
Sumter Hi Defeats MeColl.
I? a game of hotly contested!
football Friday afternoon in Me
Coll to tire tun?- of 33-2. While
Sumter's entire team played well.
Capt. Rivers was the outstanding]
star <>f the game. The line-up for
Sumter was as follows:
Ends: Wray and Outtino: Tackhs.
Flake and Blanding: Guards. Kulb
and McLaurin: Center. McMillen:
Lacks. Rivers, Wright, Cato and
Subs: Dick for Ivolb; Kolb for
The home lads are running well
this season and deserve the sup-;
port of every loyal citizen. Let's
all be at the fail- grounds Friday. .
October 27th at 4:00 p. m., and see
them battle Darlington to a finish.!
The minor problems of the ;
world don't include Asia Elinor. ;
Dr. Abbott Dies;
Severe Attack of Bronchitis
Proves Fatal to Clergyman
Xew York. Oct. 22.?Dr. Lyman
'Abbott, editor in chief of the Out
? look, with which he had been asso
: elated nearly forty years; clergy
; man, lawyer, author.and successor
I to Henry "Ward Beecher as pastor
I of Plymouth Church. Brooklyn,
i died today. He would have been
j ST next December. "When the end
icame his four sons and two daugh
ters were at the bedside.
Roster of Case? for The Conrt of
Common Pleas. Social Term.
October 2:1ml. 1?22.
i The Sumter Bar Association met
? in the office of the Clerk of Court
I under the call of Hon. R. O. Purdy,
president, on October 19th, 1922.
jand prepared the following roster
of cases to he tried at the special
term of court, October 23rd, 1922:
Monday. October 23rd.
Xo. 1?Southern Chemical Pro
I ducts Company vs. Mike!. Sneeden.
I Phares Company?Lee & Moise;
I Tatum & Wood.
Xo. '1?Riegal Sack Company vs
H. & T. O. Guthrie as Guthrie
j Co.?Epps & Levy: Tatum & Wood.
Xo. 3?Moise Washington vs. R.
ill. Green?L. D. Jennings; Lee &
Xo. 4?Gibbes Machinery Co. vs.
'. Parker Lumber Co.?L. D. Jen
j nings; Epps & Levy
i Xo. a?R. C. Richardson. Jr. vs.
!j. A. Kolb.?Tatum & Wood:
; Xo. G.?Consolidated Oil Co; vs.
I Annie C. Jones:?John D. Lee;
iTatum & Wood.
Xo. 7.?Willie Fulwood vs. J. H.
i Myers and Willie Smith -?Raymon
I Xo. S.?A. B. Stuckey vs. Sa
jrah A. Eden?.?Tatum & Wood:
i L. D. Jennings.
: Xo. 9.?S. S. Leonnard vs. Chris
jtopher Atkinson.?Epps & Levy;
j L. D. Jennings.
Tuesday. October 24.
Xo. 10.?Robert Wilsbn vs. Lib
erty Life Ins. Co.?Harby, Xash &
i Hodges; Epps & Levy.
Xo. 11.?W. J. Godwin vs. W. B.
Richardson.?J. J. Cantey; Harby,
Xash & Hodges.
Xo. 12.?Osteen Publishing Co.
j vs. S. E. Miller.?Harby. Xash &
Hodges: Tatum & Wood.
Xo. 13.?W. D. Bain vs. O. H.
iFolley & Co.?J. J. Cantey; Lee &
1 Xo. 14.?K oh n M fg. Co. vs. E. B.
Hodge.?J. J. Cantey';
Xo. 15.?Robert T. Sabb. vs. B.
|W. Richardson.?J. J. Cantey;;
Harby, Xash & Hodges.
Xo. 18.?Citizens' Trust Co. vs.
C. J. Dwyer.?John D. Lee; Tatum
Xo. 17.?Einstein Bros. vs. W. M.
Birchmorc.?Epps &. Levy; L. D.
! Xo. 1S.?Einsiein Bros. vs. L. C.
lludnal and Euleda Hudnal.?
I Epps & Levy; H. C. Haynsworth.
Xo. 10.?J. P. Kilgo, et at vs.
j Eastern Carolina Motor Co.?Cork
& Mclnnis; Epps \fc Levy
Wednesday. October 25th.
I Xo. 20.?Palmetto Motor Co. vs.
W. A. Hammen and Mrs. G. R.
] Hammen.?Raymon Schwartz; Lee
i & Moise.
Xo. 21.?Paul Aughtry and Jo
sephine Aughtry vs. E. W. Dabbs.
j?Tatum & Wood; H. Cr Hayns
I Xo. 22.?J. E. Andrews vs. R. C.
: Forester.?Tatum & Wood; F- A.
Xo. 23.?E. W. Hurst vs. T. J.
; DuBose and Mary J. DuBose.?Ta
? tum & Wood; H. D. Moise.
Xo. 24.?E. W. Hurst vs. D. T.
! DuBose.?Tatum & Wood; H. D.
Thursday. October 26th. v
' Xo. 25.?York Wright vs. Reu
ben Jenkins and Isaiah Jenkins.?
|F4 A. McLeod; Epps & Levy.
*Xo. 2?.?L. D. Jennings vs. W. J.
jShaw and Eastern Carolina Mo
tor Co.?A. S. Harby; Epps &
No. 27.?Jim Gordon vs. Eugene
i Pearson, et al.?L. D. Jennings:
: Lee & Moise.
Xo. 2S.?D. L. Williams vs. E. R.
j Wilson.?L. D. Jermings, Lee &
'Moise, Epps & Levy.
' Xo. 2!?.?S. S. Leosinard vs. The
; Peoples' Tobacco Warehouse Co.?
! Reynolds & Reynolds; L. D. Jen
Friday, October 27th.
I Xo. 30.?Standard Paint &. Lead
Works vs. S. W. Gillespie.?Lee &
j Moise; Epps & Levy.
Xo. 31.?J. C. Pate vs. Western
j tTnion Telegraph Co. ? Epps <fc
I Levy: Willcox & Willcox.
i Xo. 32.?American Wholesale
! Corporation vs. T- S. DuBose, Jr.
?Let- & Moise; L. E. Wood.
Xo. 33.?American Wholesale
Corporation vs. C. A. Ellerbe and
|S. W. Allen.?Lee ?v Moise; Epps
& Levy. Geo. D. Shore, Jr.
Xo. 34.?Sumter Trust Co. vs. T.
C. DuBose.?Lee & Moise; L. E.
Monday. October 30th.
Xo. 35.?-Paul Aughtry vs. W. I'.
Barrett.?Harby, Xash ? Hodges;
Tatum & Wood.
Xo. :*,0.?Osteen Publishing Co.
vs. Darg?n Harllee Realty & De
velopment Co., et al.?Harby,
Xash & Hodges: Royal & Fulton.
Xo. 37.?Allen Murray vs. Sum
ter Hardware Co.? R. Schwartz;
L. D. Jennings.
Xo. 3s.?J. P. Doughty vs. U. S.
Richardson.?L. U. Jennings; Leo j
& Moise. <
Xo. 39.?Lucile Xettles vs. E R. i
Wilson.? L. D. Jennings; Lee . &.!
Moise. Epps & Levy.
Tuesday. (K-iolwr 31.
X<>. 40.?O'D?nnell Co. vs. Wil
liam Bultmahr?Lee & Moise: Ta
tum ?v- Wood.
Xo. 4L -Dora H. McLeod vs. H
R. McLeod.- Mill?-r & Lawson; j
.lohn B. Ourfie.
Xo. 41'. J. P- Doughty. Jr. vs.
A. Ft. Rollips.?L. D. Jennings; Ta-:
tum & Wood.
Xo. 4::. Parker Mfg. Co. ve. D.
E. Jenkioson ?L. D. Jennings;
Tavam & Wood.
Leader of Conserva
| tive Party Selected
as Next Premier of
i u -
I London. Oct. l!> (By the Asso
ciated Press).?After holding the.
I office! of prime minister through
j sevenfc of the most critical years of
British history?three years of war
and four years of reconstruction?
David Lloyd George went into the
I wilderness today.
This was the description in his
Manchester speech of his position
if the Unionist wing of his follow
ers should desert him. I'nionist
withdrawal from the coalition was
decided upon today by the meeting,
which Austen Chamberlain had
called at the Carlton club and
which was attended by the coali
tion mem*bers of the house of com
mons anfl a handful of lords, who
were enrolled in the cabinet.
The vote was 1&6 to 87 against
the Chamberlain policy of pledging
the party to sustain the coalition
and in favor of a general election
to confirm its course. The meeting
was followed by a succession of
swift events, which carried the co
alition government into outer dark
Andrew Bonar Law will put on
the prime minister's mantle for a
short term of office. The king sum
moned him to Buckingham palace
late this evening and invited him
to form a new government which
Bonar Law will undertake, al
though the state of his health,
j which compelled him to withdraw
i from public life a few months ago,
makes it a risky venture.
Before Bonar Law can formally
accept the premiership, however, a
meeting of the Unionist party must
be held to elect a new leader to
carry out the policy to be decided
' by caucus. This meeting will be
f held within a few days when Bonar
i Law will be chosen.
I Between the Carlton club meet
ling and Bonar. Law's visit to the
j king it was a seething afternoon of
rumors and of group gatherings
among the political factions. Aus
ten Chamberlain first visited the
prime minister's official residence
in Downing.street as had been ex
fpected," to offer his resignation; sev
eral undersecretaries and the chief
} coalition-Unionist whip, Lieut. Col.
Leslie Wilson, had- already, inform
fed the newspapers tb*J. they had
J resigned and within two . hours
, Lloyd George was in possession of
j the resignations of practically all
j the members of the cabinet. He
then drove, to the palace to tender!
them to the king:.
Bonar Law Summoned. ;
Lloyd George advised the king
to summon Bonor Law and accord-i
jing to custom this was don*-. While:
j Lloyd George exhibited eheerful-i
ness to the few who saW him and:
[cheered him ?>n Iiis journey to the ]
? palace, he con id not but feel deep*-'
Ily the verdict that he no longer:
j commanded the support of the ma-;
? jority of the Unionist party, which
, for the past fe.v mnoths had fur-;
jnished the strongest material for
i his cabinet. I
i It was Bonar Law more than!
j any other man., who influenced the
i Unionist caucus to secede from the
coalition. He had been a sphinx!
whom the rank and file of the
Unionist commoners were waiting
: to hear. He is a serious and un
emotional man with a quiet man
ner. His opinion that it was more
important to keep ine party to
gether than to win the next elec
; tion and "whether by his own frnilt
! or the force of circumstances Lloyd
George has lost the confidence of
the country" decided many votes,
j There was also a strong feeling in
the party that the Chamberlain
j plan, which gave the party's desti
! nies over to (lie small faction rep
. resenting it in parliament, was
I not a fair device.
I The last straw which weighed in
the scale was the Newport election
j in which a straight Unionist candi
i date won on a platform of opposi
; tion to the coalition and all its
; works, although the politicians
! thought the Labor party had a safe
i prospect in that constituency.
Bonar Law will have Lord Cur
; zon for one of the pillars of his
: cabinet. Curzon remained away
jfrom the caucus today but sent a
' letter of protest against the exclu
sion of the lords.
One result of today's upheaval
! is a split in the Unionist party.
I which makes its fortunes doubtful.
' A strong group of The old cabinet
' Unionists remain true to their lead
er. Mr. Chamberlain, Earl Bal
: four, Lord Birkenhead. Sir Laming
I Worthington Evans and Sir Robert
j Stevenson Home follow Lloyd
: George into the wilderness and
workers in the party ranks are
! likely to go with them.
The precincts of the solemn gray
old Carlton club which has shel
tered much history making in its
time, afforded the London crowd,
i which never fails freely to express
?its sentiment toward notables, a
: distinct scene of exeitmenf. Earl
j Balfour, who had only to walk
, around the corner from his house,
! was one of the fortunates who got
nothing but cheers. Mr. Chamber
! lain was loudly hooted when he ap
peared, from a feeling that he was
\ not playing the game.
Two or three lesser lights also
i proved unpopular. Some hothead
[loudly and repeated cried. "Judas."
^as Kirkenhead ascended the steps.
Some Confusion Developed,
t Club attendants stood on the
steps to separate those who had
cards of admission from those who
tried to force their way in standing
on their rights as members. There,
were a half a dozen of these bel
ligerents, including Lord Chaplin,
one of the oldest Unionists and ??no
of the oldest members of the elub.
Some compromised by entering
the lower floor: others retired af
ter exchanging warm remarks with,
their elubmates among the ticket I
holders. A meeting of the Carlton
club to discuss the rights of mem
bers is on the slate for the near
Lloyd George and Mr. Chamber-1
, lain presided respectively over
! meeting-; of the coalition Liberal.
and coalition Unionist members of,
of the government discussing fu-i
tu re policy. Lloyd George will
! make his first speech as "ex-pre
mier" tomorrow at Guild hall, on
j the occasion of London's welcome
! home to the Prince of Wales, hut
? he is expected to reserve his real
; political manifesto for Saturday's
( meeting at Leeds. j
Today s events may be regarded
as constituting a great victory for
I Sir George Younger, who upset
! Lloyd George's plan for a Febru-!
I are oleotJor- and has now been the'
cause of his resignation. Lloyd
, George will continue to hold his
; seat of oft ice to carry on current
. business until the new government
? is formed.
I + + m
Meetavs Xurse Department, Civic
; At a meeting of the Xurse De
?I part mem of the Civic League, held
! at the home of the chairman, Mrs.
i H. C. Haynsworth. Wednesday, it
! was found necessary once more
! to ask the public for funds to con
I tinue this work. Since the last
i.campaign, two years ago. a number
j of those who promised eontribu
? tions have removed from the city
some business houses have closed.
;and many persons who signed
cards for more than they seemed
.able afterwards to pay have not
: redeemed any part of the amount
Xo large sum has ever been ask
j ed from one person, the work has
, heen maintained principally ? by
'small contributions from the citi
: zen? generally. The nurse com
' mittee still gladly undertakes to
: collect contributions as small as
! twenty-five cents a month or even
j one, or two dollars a year, though
' substantial aid from those who are
.able is necessary now if the de
! partment is to be continued!
A conservative estimate of the
[needs of the work is $200 a
month. About $100 a month of
? fnis amount & reouired to suppl>
I milk for school children who need
fit for nourishment and are not
>abie to purchase it. The League
uhas only been able to give it to 32
[school children a day so far this
; session," as" its funds were so low.
! but 1?ow the school has found that
; S1 indigent children should have it
j daily. Surely if there are S! chil
dren in want of a-pint of milk a
, day, the Sumter people are willing
?to divide up this obligation and pay
for it? Another $5fl 3 month is
needed for milk also, for iirtle
children under school age, for run
down and tired out mothers whose*
meager diet is not- sufficient to
keep up their strength, and for a
number <?f aged and infirm whose
very lives depend upon it.
That leaves only $"><) of what
we are asking for buying all the
equipment and supplies the nurse
must have in her work, and gas
oline for the car she runs and fpi*
the upkeep of the car. The nurse
department does not furnish medi
cines for the sick, but it does have
to keep on hand all sorts of med;-*
cal supplies for use in these homes,
ice caps, gauze, cotton, thermome
ters, disinfectants, etc., and the
cost of these things mounts up^
rapidly. There are supplies in the
dry goods line the visiting nurse
must take with her Into a need>
home and these have to be renew
al from time to time.
The salary of the nurse is paid
by the city with a small assistance
from the county so all of the $200
a month we are begging now will
go for the>e necessities without
even leaving anything for the
emergencies that so often arise in
ARM IDA MOSES,
Treasurer Civic League Nurse De
Chicken Thief Captured.
Chief Harwick was notified Sat
urday morning by Mr. Hunter
White, who lives near town, that
his poultry house had been robbed
during the night and asked to keep
a watch for the thief. Shortly af-;
terwards it was learned that a ne
gro man had sold several turkeys,
such as stolen from Mr. White, to
the Claremont Hotel. A descrip
tion of the negro was obtained
from the hotel steward and "with
in a half hour the negro -was ar
rested on . Harvin street while in
the act of selling the chickens
stolen from Mr. White. The thiet
said his name -vcas Israel Hopkins*.
He was arraigned before Recorder
Harby for vagrancy, as he could
give no satisfactory account of Iiis
occupation and' means of earning
an honest living, and on this charge
was convjeted and sentenced - to
serve thrity days on the chain gang.
He will be sent upto the higher
court for trial on the charge of
"More Help" sometimes means
"?dore Pep." '
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