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Rotary Club Meeting.
The Sumter Rotary Club held its;]
regular weekly meeting and lunch
eon at the Claremont hotel.Moh-'j
day. This meeting was the 100 per
cent meeting for October, and
there was a full attendance of
* members, with the exception of one
who was illand two who were ab
sent from the city, the latter two,
attending Rotary meetings in other
cities. In addition to the Sum-;
ter Rotarians present there were
seven members of the Florence
. club, who came over to meet with
the Sumter bunch.
The guest of honor was Dr. W.
J. McGlothlia, president of Fur
?' man University, iahd a 'member of
the Greenville Rotary Club. At the
conclusion of the luncheon and reg
ular program, Dr. McGlothlia
made a twenty minute address ihz
was greatly enjoyed by the entire
Civic League Reception.
The reception given in honor of
the teachers .of the city schools, by
the Civic League, will be held
"Wednesday afternoon, -November
the first, at the residence of Mr.
-Horace mrby, 113 West Calhoun
Street. If any teachers or mem
bers of the Civic League have hot
received invitations, they will
please take this notice as an in
vitation and call at Mrs. Harby's
. any time after four o'clock tomor
Sunday School Conference.
A conference of the officers ol
the Sunday School Association
Sumter county will be held Wed
'nesday at 11 o'clock in the Pres
byterian church. All Sunday
school workers who are interested
?fe invited to attend. State Su
^perihtehdent L; C: Palmer, Of Spar
Manburg, will preside.
Court of Common Pleas.
' I' The special term of the Court of
<Common Pleas ran out of business]
^Tuesday shortly after reconvening]
after dinner, and a recess was tak
en until 9 o'clock Thursday morn
ing. The roster is crowded with'
cases and this special term wa?
^ordered at the request of the B?c
? Association for the express purpose
"of clearing up a part of the dock
et before the regular fail term o?<
conrt convenes. Only five cases
wrere disposed of last week, and this
/week to date two cases have been
heard. There are scores^ of cases
on; the docket for trial, but for one
? reason or another, the lawyers en
gaged in the cases were not pre-j
pared to go "mto the trial of any j
? of them Tuesday. '
- In limiting the price of anything j
'the aky is usually the limit.
Fire on Calh?un Street
Home of Mrs. ?nn Strother
Damaged by Blaze Started
From Kitchen Flue
The fire department was called
out about noon Tuesday by an
alarm from Box 26, corner of-Sa
lem and West Calhoun. The fire
wa^ at the home . of Mrs. Ann
Strother- 217 West" Calhoun, the
roof of the kitchen having been
ignited by a spark from the kitch
en flue. The roof of the kitchen
was burned Off, and the other parts
of the house and contents were
damaged by water. It is under
stood That there was no insur
ance. The fire department did
excellent work/ and the blaze was
gotten under control shortly after
the trucks arrived on the scene.
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/ Chamber of Commerce.
I Parties ha Ving tracts of land
containing red or sweet gum for
sale are requested to write or see
E.. I. Reardon, ' secretary Sumter
Chamber of Commerce, who seeks
this information for parties desir
ing to locate a mill to manufacture
box material and lumber. Twelve
million feet of gum logs annually
are .^needed. Those, who desire to
dispose of such gum timber and at
the same time help to locate a' val
uable enterprise ih'Sumter, or those
citizens knowing of owners of such
timber lands can do a lot of good
by giving Secretary Reardon this
information in the quickest ? pos
sible' time, because another South
Carolina city is after this plant and
the only waty^Umter can possibly
get it is by being able to supply
gum timber in; large quantities in
the vicinity of Sumter/
Do not wait until it is too late
and then 'wonder what Secretary
Reardon and the Sumter merchants
are doing to furnish markets for
farm or swamp land products, but
get busy telling how many acres
you have, where located, on what
railway line, and. what you want
per acre or thousand feet, and
don't expect a cow and a pair of
twin calves for every foot of the
If Sumter' territory can supply
the twelve million feet annually
Sumter might^ get this plant, pro
vided the other city trying does
not: land" it in the meantime; go
sleeping wiH not get this plant or
sell any gum. timber for any ohe
or for Sumter either.
v Professor, says-we are 100 years
behind. with our music. Still, we
are playing fast, to catch up.
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China wants. a constitution like
ours in spite of the fact .that ours
ail run down.
Speakers and Delegates Ar
riving For State Convention
at Christian Church
Trains Tuesday brought in a
number of delegates and speakers
for the State Convention of Dis
ciples of Christ meeting in Chris
tian church here. All signs indi
cate prospects for a great conven
tion with good attendance.
Among, those arriving Tuesday
morning were Mr. C. P. Burcn. of
China^ Miss Daisy June Trout, of
St. Lous; Mr. C. W. Dourney of At
lanta and Rev. Primus Bennett;
new pastor of the Charleston
church. The convention opens to
night at 8 o'clock with Mr. W. B.
Turner, of Aiken as presiding offi
cer. Rev. Stanley R. Grubb of Co
lumbia gives convention address.
Many tables of exhibits of books
and periodicals, and pictures and
other Sunday school supplies are at
the church with representatives
from publishing* house and from
United Christian Missionary So
The following is the program ar
ranged for the convention:
W. B., Turner, presiding; W. P.
Jordan, leader of devotions. .
8:00?Service of Song..
8:30?Reading of Committees. ?
8:40?Introduction of State and
8:55?Convention Sermon?S. R."
Grubb, Columbia. . . $
9:00?Divisional Conferences for
Bible School Workers. Directed
by. E. B. Quick, Atlanta, Superin
tendent of Religious Education,
10:10?Roll Call of Churches and
Introduction, of. New Ministers.
11:10?The. Cause in South Car
Woman's Missionary Society?
Mrs. Nellie Miranda.
Religious Education ? E. B.
South Carolina Christian Mis
sionary Co-operation?D. S. Mac
Report of Treasurer?W. P. Rus
. 0:00?Religious Education Sup
Program for.the. Women's Mis
sionary Societies, .Circles, Juniors.
Mrs. Alfred G.. Smith, State Presi
dent, Presiding., . . .
. Called to order.
3:00?Song?Stand up. for Jes??.
Devotional.Xed by Mrs. B. ?*. Kirk
land, Columbia. u ,>.r>;: . .' ;
3:15?Words of Welcome-?'Mrs.
Di S. ?Macpon?ld, Suragter. .
Response?Mrs. WiMiani Ansel
A. G. Smith, Columbia.
' 3:40?Roll Call and Response
3:50?District Secretaries* Re
ports Presented by Mrs. A. T.
4:00?-Report of Junior Work?
Mrs. F. E. Copeland-? Sup*., Ehr
Report of Home.. Department.
4:25?Report of ' State Secre
tary?Mrs. N. M. Miranda.
4:35?Report of Regional Secre
tary?Mrs. C. N. Downey, Atlanta.
. J).:00-?Message from Mr. Burch,
Missionary from China.
?;. 5:30?Report, of dominating
Committee. . ' * '?
Benediction. ' ' -
National Convention Echoes?
Led by Miss Trout.
Lantern Slides?Pictures of the
work near and far?Mrs. Downey.
Address?Mr. Burch, Missionary
Th nrsday Morning.
9,:00?General - Conference oh
Church Problems .?- Led by Mr.
Quick. ? '. .
10:00?Devotional?Mrs. A. G.
% 10:15?Convention Business. Re
ports of Committees. j
Regional Reports. ?" 1
Carolina Enlargement. j *'
11:00?Our College Wjork
Pres. H. S. Hilley. |
11:25?Florida Christian Home.
' Southern Christian Home.
11:4 5?Presentation j of, Litera
ture?Mrs. C. N. Downey.
12:00?"The Evangelization of
the Orient"?C. A. Burch, China. ?
2:15?Religious Education Ses
sion?Bible School and Christian
Endeavor?E. B. Quick, presiding.
6:00-^Supper ? Conference for
Rural Church Workers and Rural
Field ? Workers?Conductedxby E.
8:15?Address?"The Church and
Prohibition Enforcement" ? Di*.
Lightfdot, of Columbia.
8:45?Origin and Progress of the
Restoration Movement. A Stereop
tican Lecture?E. B. Quick.
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. The friends of Mr. J. O. Barwick
will regret to learn of the death of
his father, Mr. L. S. Barwick of
Paxville. Funeral services will. be
held at Paxville cemetery"^ at 10
o'clock Wednesday morning.
Citizen of Shiloh Section De
mands That Road Be Built
The letter from Mr. B. A. Smith,
of Shiloh twonship, printed below,
refers to a meeting held in Sumter
Chamber of Commerce, May. 25th,,
between the Permanent Road Com
mission. Sumter County Legisla
tive delegation, Chamber of Com
merce directors, committees of
citizens from Rafting. Creek and
Shiloh townships and from Sumter;
in which the questions of portions
of Rafting Creek and Shiloh town
ships, voting into Kershaw and
Florence counties respectively were
discussed and settled by a guaran
tee of* the legislative- delegation
and Permanent Road Commission
that the road to Hudson's Bridge
on Lynches river,, known as the
Shiloh road, and the Camden road
would be hard surfaced to Hud
son's bridge, and tov the Kershaw
county line. It was agreed by the
legislative delegation that if the two
and ? half million .dollar' hard sur
face highway bond issue should
not be sufficient to do /these two
things that additional bonds would
be authorized by the legislature.
The delegations from Rafting
Creek and.;Shilph,; according to the
.record kept by me, then- agreed to
stay in Sumter county.
E. I.. REARDON.
Mr. E. I. Reardon, Sumter, S. C.
; Dear Sir: It is'rnmored around
here that the hardsurfaCed road
commission does not intend to build
concrete road to Shiloh:any fur
ther than the river, at McBride
Crossing. Now Mr. Reardon, if.
I'm not-mistaken-you are the guy
that went ail over this county
sp^lch-making, promising to all sec
tions of the county equal treatment.
We claim we- are as much entitled
to a;good road as any other sec
tion. We pay an equal quota Of
I live 30 miles'from Sumter, irt
about 200 yards of Florence coun
ty line, and I feel safe in saying
there are .as many people on this
road as any in the county. The
longer the road , the more peopie
The noted Turbevrlle section
which Sumter is so interested in,
is only about ? three ? miles from
Shiloh. Now, Mr.; Reardon, where I
are the minutes of the mass meet- i
ing, where Shiloh and Rafting
Creek were promised such big
things ? We expect .to"-send a dele
gation* to meet the -board'at the
next regular meeting, and" we want
you to have the minutes there of
that mass meeting, so we can' know
exactly what the board promised.
If they promised us roads, we are
determined to have them.
I have had t'o'serve on the jury
for'nine years out of ten In suc
cession. I live twelve miles from
the railroad, and' the public road!
to Sumter is most always in a
terrible condition. Now you see
our condition exactly. Now Mr.
Reardon it is to you and the board
that we are appealing for justice
in this matter.
Just this past week I drove over
this road six times while attend
ing court as a juror, and the road
most. of the way was in an awful
condition. We still have our pe
tition signed up to secede from the
county if we do .not get our just
Hoping to see you when the
board meets, 'I am,
B. A. SMITH,
Coward, S. C, R. F. D. 2.
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Governor Harvey's Paroles.
Columbia^ Oct. 31.?The stand
taken by Governor Harvey for en
forcement of conditions on which
paroles are issued, on which he has
recently revoked several paroles,
will.probably receive its final zest
ing by the supreme court Wednes
day, then the j case . of Groyer
Crooks, white man. of Oconee, who
has instituted habeas corpus pro
ceedings will be heard. This will
f be ;the second case of the kind in
Governor Harvey's administration
! to get into the supreme court.
Associate Justice Watts has issued
a writ of habeas corpus, in behalf
I of Crooks, who is in the peniten
jtiary, directing the superintendent
of the penitentiary to bring Crooks
^before the entire supreme court at
10 o'clock Wednesday.
Crpojks was convicted in 1915 of
assault and battery with, intent1 to
kill, and sent to the penitentiary
for six years. In September, 1921.
he was paroled during good be
hayior. He was recently arrested
,on, orders of Governor Harvey,
who charged that he had violated
the "good behavior" condition..
. Crooks contends, in his habeas
corpus, move, that he was arrested
the second time four days after
the prison sentence ,would have ex
pired,, had he served it out. He
contends that the governor could*
not, at that time, revoke the pa
role. B. ,B. Evans, of Columbia,
represents Crooks. *
The case .%of Reed Shaw, of An
derson, is very similar, the. same
contention . having been ' made.
Judge Prince sustained the conten
tion of Shaw and "released him Re
cently in . Anderson. Governor
Harvey immediately instructed the
solicitor to appeal the ease to the
Checking up Fair Week Results.
?Columbia, Oct. 31.-^fficials^of
the state, fair are today checking
up the results of the show of last
week/ While no totals, are, avail
able, it. is roughly estimated that
sixty thousand people paid their
ways1 into the fair grounds during
the weekY On Thursday, the <iay
of ' the Carolina-Clemson game,,
tn^re were, thirty thousand paid
I admissions, and on.Friday,, the day
[when the Ringling-JB?rnum and
[Bailey circus - was an attraction,
[there were X6r,000'paid admission.
Bethel and Concord to Have
Community Booths and
Two, . Individual Farm
Booths and Be in the
Mr. J. M. Kolb reports- to Cham
ber of Commerce the gratifying
news that he called a meeting of
the men and women of Bethel
School community section yesterday
to disc?ss .participation* by i:hat
section in the Sumter County Fair.
The results were that there will
be a Bethel community booth in
the 1922 county fair, and the entire
Bethel school will be in-the spec
tacular pageant of progress parade
also. Bethel School communU^ "is
a famous' prize winning neighor
hood and has been one of the lead
\ ing factors in the building up of
the Sumter county annual fairs,
and has been a'leader also in edu-'
cational affairs. In fact all of
Privateer township in which Bethel
is located can have the same things
said about that township.
Then again Privateer township
gives more good news. Mrs. Mary
B. Mathews - reports that she will
again repeat herself with another
magnificent individual farm booth |
for which she is noted and has
-carried away prizes from the Sum
ter county and other county fairs.
Mrs. Mathews also rjeports that
Mr. S. J. White, of Concord tbwnT
ship will again put in one of his big
and prize winning individual farm.
I booths. Mr. and Mrs. White have
for years given practical demon
strations of what can be raised,
grown, and preserved on a well
managed farm, so has Mrs. Mst>
j thews and in fact so have hundreds
of men and women, boys and girls
throughout Concord and Privateer
(townships. Concord School will
I have also anoither of .their prize
! winning booths in our 1922 fair.
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The most discouraging and dis
heartening feature of cotton crop
prospects for 1923 is the general
disregard by faxmers^of the advice
of government and Clsmson Col-1
lege boU weevil experts to cut and
turn under cotton stalks. Only ?
few farmers have destroyed their
cotton stalks, and, in consequence,
there will be millions more wee
vils than there should be to go into
hibernation. There will be a heavy
[infestation early in the season un
| less the cotton stalks-are destroyed,
.and ditchbanks and hedge rows
cleaned up. This year's experience
should have taught . ajl cotton
farmers that cotton cannot be pro
duced, unless an unrelenting and
incessant. fight is ?made on the,
weevils., The .best way to fight the
weevils is tp , destroy; the stalks as
quickly as possible in th% falL
The limit has ' been reached at
last. An Arkansas." rp.an has tried
in Georgia Court
room When Rey*
Padrick - Takes' the
Statesboro, Ga, Oct. 31.?lifter. .
leading the court room in prayer, ??;??
and taking the stand in his own V
defense Rev. ElKbti Padrick, the "
youthful Methodist preacher on
trial for killing his wife and her 1
mother, preached a sermon from :
the text, 'Thou Shalt Not/" Dur
ing the sermon Padrick became ex- j
cited and was ordered to sit down
by his attorney. Padrick stopped in
the middle of a sentence," walked to
the cooler for a drink, rrturhed to
his chair and went to sleep. *. In &s
sermon Padrick. blamed women jfbV
the downfall of' man. He
out his father-in-law and a<
ed him of forcing a. marriage
hi3 dangh&er. .
Gaffney, Nov. L?J.: P. Scruggs*
prohibition officer, and ms depo-,
ties had ? strenuous time Saturday:
night. They had received in&rma^
tion that much whiskey was *r
evidence in the neighborhood of
the Cowpensbattle ground; ??d
after they reached the neighbor
hood, in looking aruohd for t?e vi
olators, arrested three wMte ttep,
Jack Ellison, Junie 'Scruggs and TBL'
E. Scruggs. The men had ^fcrhlsfcey^
on their, persons. -They '
brought to Gaffney, where?
were required to * enter fetof
in the sum of $500 each for:
appearance before the next ,]
Another trip to "%;tfae ^me ?ee-:
tion resulted in " the; capture\ t>f
Claude Scruggs and Tonk^Jerd?bos?
Both men, according to the of?-;
cers, had wMskey upon~ tnelr per
sons. Both these defendants gaife
bond for' their appearance: before
the court and' were discharged.
Two of the defendants 'are .^?oselv
related to J.' P.; Scruggs, pi
tion officer, but . thk;fae? ?id>ot.
keep him from do?ig hte dutyj as
"Less thian two. months ' .until
Christmas., it is time for fs?e^to
begin discussing the
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H. ? I MM I ' Mill
$12.50 Dunlap Shoes for Men,
Pair |pl------ $4.95
25c Dress Ginghams, Yard _??_l5c
$4.00 Men's Genuine Felt Hats,
All Wool Full Size Blankets,
Worth $7.50. Each ?i_.?_$! 95
Shoe Polish, Box-?__??5c
Silk Spool Thread, Spool_-__?5c
Easy Walkers, Pair_?50c
Ladies' Garbadine Skirts, Each ?65 c
Combination Raincoats, made of
Ruberized Wool Materials,
Worth $10.00. Each L_??$4.95
Pearl Buttons, Card_?3c
HAVE TO VACATE the building b^ the first of January, 1923, and must sell
our entire stock by that time. The only way to accomplish this is to sell out
everything. In order to sell everything it must be sacrif iced at any price. We
are ready to give our old friends and customers the benefit of our loss, and will
put our entire stock on SALE NOVEMBER FIRST. This will be a sale without
reserve. We have a very large stock of staple and dependable merchandise, and
enough bargains to go the rounds. First come, first served. Don't wait till the
assortments are broken up.
WRITE, PHONE OR CALL FOR ONE OF OUR LARGE CIRCULARS AND
* READ ABOUT THE MANY WONDERFUL BARGAINS
33 South Main Street
Sumter, S. C.
Men's All Leather Work Shoes,
U. S. Navy Coats, all wool, new, ~ - '
Navy Blue, without buttons,
Worth $12.50. Each_$1.25
Ladies'Ribbed Shirts or Pant
lets, worth $1.00. Each_^45c
3-4 Sea Islands, Yard_gc
36-inch Silk Poplins, Yard_48c
Standard Light Blue Outing,
Worth 25c. Yard_\2V2C
Fleece Lined Union Suits, size
Giles' All Wool Serge Dresses;,
all sizes, worth $8.50. Each__$2.25