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Columbia and Charles
ton CottonMill Cap
Convicted in!
Greenville, No. 1.?Henry E?t-]
ledge Buist and Ashmead Courte
nay of Charleston and St. John j
Courtenay and Campbell Courte
nay of Columbia .pleaded guilty in
the United States district cxiurt;
- "here today; to, indictments charging
attempt to defeat and evade fed
eral income taxes.
These eases, arose out of the^sale.
* in' : for $1.200,000 of the ]
l Courtenay Manufacturing/ Co., j
....Operating mills at Newry, Oconee
cQ?nty^^and in which the defend
ants were principal stockhf^a*ers,
to the Isao^eena- Mills company,
and. a civil action brought by the]
purchasers.
. . i?dge H. H. Watkihs imposed]
sentences. as follows:
/Henry Rutfedge - Buist, $3^000
fine or four months in jail;. Ash-,
^ mead^^urtenay, $3,9?;o fine or four
? m?hs in jail; St. John Courte
nay, $ 10,000 fine or eight months
in jail; Campbell Courtenay. $ 5,00 0
Sue -or four months, injail/ under j
each of. two ij^ictmnets.
The fines were paid this after-!
noon.
An indictment against Campbell
Courtenay, St. Joim : Courtenay,
Henry Rutledge Buist. ? Francis ' J.
Beizer and E/dwin Pr Frost, charg
ing conspiracy, was not. pressed.
r^Xh.' offer in settlement has been
accepted fjfom...Mr.*\ Frost, on.' ac-.j
count of the si?te ot his health.
Mr. Pelze* has already made cer
tain .payments and an offer of a
further. sum in . lieu fof'/ prosecu
; - tion. is under eonsideration by the
government.
Additional individual income
* taxes and ad \ valorem penalties
have been a^sse^sed' againsf St..
Jahn Courtenay of :?i&4/l34;58 and"
a^inat/ Campbell * Courtenay *vof ?
"^|l&4,S28,S 8. and these; have not
been paid; Taut sworn statements
. nave been filed by" these' defend- ]
ants showing their net worth 'and
the government will grant them a
reaaos^ie time in] ??which to make
c^rs of settlement of" their ? tax j
Vffl&lfit'ies on an insblvj^cy ^hasis, ?
. The pleas of guilty mark the ter
minatj'on of one of the'inbsfc im-.
^rtant/ cases inyolving, evasion ot\
"^income taxes Vhlch iihe 'govern
ment has had for some time. The
cases nave been, for the past sev
eral months, under the direct su
pervision .of the attorney general
^?$^*^^Mt^&tes.'' :flor the past]
,s|x months, JBenjammVB. Littleton,]
special assistant fb the attorney1
general of the TXzrited States, has
*v^te?^h^^iifth'? CarblJmi to push
ft^xhe "cases to. a speedy trial and
the goverm?eht for sometime has]
been ready to take up the trial * of
the indictments. ' The assessment
vf the additional taxes'^and pen
j^ajties was made by the commis
eipner of internal; revenue October
?the to??J amount of .the as
? sessment sent to the collector of in-'
j? ternal revenue at Columbia was;
..; . Investigations of the income tax;
e/ returns, of the various . taxpayers,
which ted to the institution of crim
inal proceedings, have been in pro
Is gress for more than a year, under
;. *the direction of John Mr Roberts,
. internal revenue agent in charge
i for South Carolina, and under his
I direction have worked .during this
?^jtune Internal Revenue ^.Agents
Thomas C. Reed. 13. C. Cathcart,
T>avid W. Bl?cker and E. T. Huf
p fington,. .Mr,, JUttleion* .who has
'.1 .been in GreehyiHe for the past six
% months, has worked on the prep
j^araticn of the cases under the su
\. * pervision of Ernest F. Cothran,
If, United States Attorney for the Was-;
. tern district of South Carolina.
it was stated by Mr. JLittletonl
-^ttiaX other similar cases/ involving:
probable crimrnal prosecutions, are j
now under consideration by the in-;
ternal revenue department. It was
also said by attorneys for the gov
ernment that had' the cases gone
to trial, between 400 and 500 wit
nesses would have been subpoen
aed to testify, including a number
^6f prominent bank presidents and
business men from different parts
cf the country.'
Mr. Littleton; said that the ifcsti
r%tion by the United States of the
criminal prosecutions- for evasion of
income taxes, which ^mJnated to
day by the pleas of gaiiry had its
inception when early Mn^t&e Tear
3 921 the. government discovered,
through investigation by the field
force of South Carolina, the fail
ure to return large profits and in
come by the corporation for 191 %
and the various individuals foi
J ?19 and 1920.
* The indictment to which Mr.
Buist pleaded guilty charged him
with having attempted to defeat
and evade income taxes on. his in
dividual income for the year 1920.
The indictment alleged that Mr.
Buist became liable to - pay $19.
310.88 by reason Of'the fact that
he had received as income during
?3 920. among other sums, the sum
of $S9,906.?8. as profit on the sale
by him during that, year of 14u
- shares of the Courtenay Manufac
turing company stock, and that in
making his income tax return, he
wilfully omitted to include the to
tal amount of the profit, but re
ported a profit of $31,745.$3.
The indictment to which Ash
mead Courtenay pleaded guilty
charged that he became liable to
pay the sum of $41,029.02 as in
come tax*for the year 1920 by rea
jtson of the fact that he had re
ceived as income during that year,
among other sums, the sum of
$128,818.75 as a profit on the sale
^during 1920 of 265 shares of Court
Claim is Made That,
Ignorance is Being!
Wiped Out
. Columbia. Nov. 2.7-That South
CraoMna's blot of illiteracy is being
wiped out is shown by the annual
report of Miss Will Lou Gray, su
pervisor of adult seit obis, for the
state department of - ed^teation^
made public today, the report cov
ering the last school year and be
ing handed to the state superin-1
tendent of .education this week.
? Miss Gray's report . shows that
"where there were 330 schools for
adults in 25 counties, with 7,736
students enrolled in 191$, there.are
today. 381 such schools^ in 44 coun
ties, with 103-47 adult-pupils en
rolled, and with a more than twen
ty i3er cent perfect attendance., rec
ord. " In ~ these schools 5-24. teach
ers are employed. .Where a: first
the organisation of' adu4t schools
had to be urged, today the coun
ties are crying f or the organization
of such classes, Miss Gray's report
showsJ" *'
The report shows' further *hat
where in 1900 South Carolina's
percentage' of illiteracy was 35.9
per cent, it is today The
state's position in the illiteracy
column is due largely to rhe%i!liter
acy of the' negro population, Miss
Gray's report shows, the negro pbp"
"ulatidn outnumbering the white's
by 52,000. Negro iHiteracy today
is 29.3 per cent, white only 6.5 perl
cent. "However," the report says,!
"ir must be remembered that eco
nomic development ^depends ort the
intelligence, of the masses rather
than" a few; therefore so long as
over -50 percent ef South Carolina's
population remains ignorant, so
long will her God-given climate j
and her rich soil fail a-s wealth j
producers."
Of the 381 adult schools, 223 are;
for-whites, 158 'tor negroes. Of thej
524 teachers employed during the;
year, in adult schools; 309 were
white, 215 negroes. In the adult
schools last year 2;681 were taughtr
^> read: 3,028 were taught to
write. The average amount of
money spent during the year per
pupil, for whites> was '.$3.95, for ne
groes ?1.52. There were 13,317
ijchool days in the sessions of the
ariult schools.
York county led the state in. the
number of adult pupils last session,
with 1,180. Spartanburg came rsec
ond wkh; 1^049'. Hbrry had" 774;
?ichJand S23; Greenville 607; An
derson 559^ Cotieton 444; Oconee
413; Aikeh 410;; Georgetown 409;
Greenwood%-3Sl. - ^ '
Court of Common Pleas.
^Che court of ..cotnnion pleas* spe
cial term, which took a recess Tues
day ? afternoon, reconverted Th?rs-,
day "morning, and wiH" probably
continue- in session'until the last
of the week. The* case oh
is" Bath vs. FoIIey:
Civilization is a matter of hiring
servantsto do the;work and then,
taking exercise to reduce surplus
2esh.
enay Manufacturing company stock
and chat he wilfully omitted to re
turn the total arnouat of said pro- ;
fit in*hfe Income tax return and re
ported only a profit of $57,000.
The indictment to " which St.
John Courtenay pleaded guilty
charged, that he wilfully attempt
ed tp defeat and evade the income^
tax on his^ income for the calen
dar year 1919 by reason of the
fact that he failed to return a profit,
ef $38,589.00 recevied during 1919
for the; sale of various stocks and
reported in his income tax returns,
that he had received ? no profits
from the sale of stocks during that
year. > \ :
One of the two inaictments to;
which Campbell Courtne^y plead
ed guilty charged that he wilfully
attempted to' defeat and evade' a
tax of $2,030 on his income for the
year 1919 by failing to; return his
income tax return a profit of $3,
?27.8 on the sale of Yicttfr-Mqn-:
,'?ghah company stdclc, in that he'
reported in said return that he had
received no profit 0om the sale of
stocks during that year. The oth
er indictment to which Campbell
Courtenay pleaded guilty charged
that as president and treasurer of
the Courtenay Manufacturing com
pany he wilfully attempted to de
feat and evade the income war
profits- and-excess profits taxes on
the net income of the corporation
for the calendar year 1918, by al
tering and causing to be altered
the books of account, records and
papers of the Courtenay Manufac
turing company in changing and
raising- and causing to be changed
'and raised the true price and cost
paid by the company for cotton
consumed in manufacturing during
1918, to a higher price and cost, so
that the books of the corporation,
when so altered, showed a false
and fictitious price in the cotton
consumed in manufacturing and
thereby concealed, the true and ac
tual costs to the corporation of the
cotton consumed during 1918, and
thereby making the income, war
profit^ ahd excess profits earned ap
pear from the books to be far less
than they actually were; that the
net income shown by the books af
ter the alteration was $297.140.
which was returned in the corpor
ation tax returns as the total net
income for that year, when the
true and actual net income of the
corporation was $400,303.00; that
as president and treasurer of the
corporation, Mr. Courtney paid for
said corporation a tax of $185,151.
98. based upon the changed books
of account, when he should have
paid a tax of $266,000.
GREAT
NOVELIST
- TKomas Nelson Page
Dies Suddenly a t
His Virginia Home
Richmond, Va., Nov. i??
Thomas Nelspn Page, author, dip
lomat and lawyer, died suddenly
tc>day in the garden of his boyhood
home,? "Oakland,"' in Hanover coun
ty, situated upon an original grant
from the crown of England to the
"colonial magnate, Thomas Nel
son-" Nearby, at the Old. Fork
church, where he was christened,
simple funeral ceremonies will be
held at 10 o'clock Friday morn
?irig, the body will be put aboard
the northbound train at Ashland
at noon, and at - 4 o'clock of the
same day the American ambassador
to Italy during the troublous days
'of the World war will be laid to
eternal rest- beside his wife in
Washington. .
: Mr. Page died of "aeute cardiac
dilation." He returned to the an
cestral home Saturday, apparently
in his normal health and had
spent his time in-having it put in
order with the view to spending
his remaining years there. Hie
spent this morning in directing
work in the garden. Between
times he would go to the house to
indulge in his beloved literary
work. On his return from the last
;ot these'trips to'the house his sis
ter-in-law, Mrs. Kosewell Page, ac
companied ^him. They- stopped
?where ar party^ of workmen were
rearranging the flower .beds and.
appraently his active spirit get
tiiig'tjjk better of him, Mr. Page
stooped to pick up a spade. He
straightened-up, turned to an old
employee of the household' with the
remark: "Here, take this spade,"
and collapsed. Physicians said
death was almost instantaneous.
Although Mr. Page was regarded
as enjoying the best of health,
close' relatives stated tonight that
[he probably still was feeling' the
effects of an attack of pneumonia
I last; Winter. His condition was
regarded as serious-'at that time
but his indomitable spirit would
not- let him give up and within a
few weeks he was baek- at work en
"Dante," a biography of the !ra
mbrtal' poet, which he .reeaiVtly
completed. It was only yesterlay
that Mr. Page received a litter
from former President Wilson com
.plimenting him on his work.
; ' Thomas Nelson Page, one )t the
best' known of latter dayv Virgin
ians, had a varied career as lawyer,
'author and diplomat. He was.born
ik'"Oakland""on April 23, 1853, the
?an' of Maj. John and Elizabeth
Burwell Nelson Page. Both his
father and mother were grandchil
dren of Thomas Nelson, a signer of
the Declarataon of . V'Jnde^ndence,
one of the early governors of Vir-"
fgmia ahd commander of the Vir-'
ginia forces at Torktown. i;With
:his; brothers he fleamed the: re
sponsibilities of life within the
sound of the guns of the bloodiest
reajnpaigns of the Confederate war.
These experiences he later de serfh
ood in "Two Little Confederates."
.Until the breaking out of the
; war, however, the- boys spent their
time after the manner of happy
southern children of that period,
playing about the'fields with the
young negroes of the plantation as
their "companions or listening to
?the tales of their eiders around the
cabin'fire. When Sunday came
marbles, tops and strings were put
away* and, "rain or shine," the
family carriage with four horses or
as many mules "attached was
brought out to take them to "The
Forks" church.
After attending school in Han
over county.'"Dr. Page" went to
Hanover academy later to Washing
ton- college, now Washington and
'Lee university/ and in J8?3 he at
tended the law "school at the Uni
versity of Virginia. Just before
taking the law course,. Mr. Page
taught school in Kentucky. He
practiced law in Richmond until
1893 when he moved to Wash
ington.
Dr. Page's' first attempt at au
thorship was an acrostic, written
when he was a child and publish
ed- in The Southern Churchman,
the appearance of which in? its
printed form was at once/fl. source
of pride and disappointment to
him. While at college he again
essayed to write, contributing to
The Collegian, a paper gotten out
by the students of Washington col
lege. He did little literary work
after graduating in law but in
1886, with his marriage to Miss
Anne Seddon Bruce of Charlotte
county,- Virginia, came a renewal
of the litrary impulse. She cared
for stories and cherished for a
time lofty ambitions and he wrote
for her. At this period he added
to hts profession as a writer that
of public lecturer. Then his wife
died and shortly afterward he
went abroad. His second marriage,
to Mrs. Florence -Lathrop Field*
widow of Henry Field of Chicago
and granddaughter of Governor
Barbour of Virginia, was in 1893.
She dfed June 6, 1921.
Mr. Page is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Algernon Barnabj
of England and Mrs. Thomas Lind
j say of Boston, and one brother,
i Rosewell Page of this city.
Flags On all public buildings in
the state have been ordered at hall
j mast tomorrow as a mark of re
spect to Mr. Page. The order was
I issued by Governor E. Lee Trinkle
j'tonight. The governor sent a mes
I sage of condolence to Rosewell
j Page tonight, expressing Virginia's
j grief over the loss of her distin
; guished son.
Glasgow doctor says mothers
, wanting boys usually get girls.
(Little girls always were contrary.
PASSES
Street dresses are shown with a
ground, the average about seven t
six to 12 inches from the tennis ?
Evening gowns escape the bafirooE
""Dengue" Fever. j
'? r"""""~ "**
(Abbeville Press and Banner).. I
Many people m South Carolina
would" like to know something of
"dengue" fever. The name *4den-.
gue" means "dandy;" "and is said
to'have been applied because of the
stiff ereetuess and careful walk-.of.
those afflicted. The disease is old,
having been authentically" observ
ed in Spain in 1764.' In 1780 it
was epidemic in Spain, India and
the United States; in 1817-1828 Jt
was epidemic in the West Indies
and Charlest?n,* S. C, and in?
1848-1850 rn South Carolina, Geor
gia, Alabama, Louisiana and Tex
as. In 18T0 another' epidemic
spread over India and East Afri
ca and Java, reaching our Gulf
States in 1873. In New Orleans
at this time 40,4)00 people were at
tacked. Much the same territory
has been covered at each epidemic.
The fever, begins with a chill
"and general aching and ~ swelling
of the joints, with severe pains in
the bones. It is accompanied "by a
rose coloried breaking out, and
great prostration. The disease is
rarely fatal.* and is" of short du
ration. It is believed to be mos
quito borne but differs somewhat
from malaria. Those afflicted
have no good word to speak of it,
and declare the first day:-you fear
you will die, and the second you
tear you will hot.
Democrat Urged to Go to the
. Foils Tuesday. ;
- - ? ?? . ?
Columbia. Nov. 2.?Not in many
years has there been so much Re
publican and anti-Republican, agi
tation in South Carolina?hardly
sinee the days of "76. Especially in
the first' district, where Rev. S. L.
Blongren is ? candidate for con
gress, has the situation become in
teresting.
A political rally was held at
Charleston Tuesday night and nu
merous speeches were made, chief
among these beirig that of Thos.
G. MeLeod, democratic candidate
for governor He urged loyalty to
the Democratic party and called
on all Democrats of the state to
vote the party ticket on November
7th.
[ State Democratic Chairman Ed
gar A. Brown, of Barnwell, has re
cently issued an appeal to the'
Democrats of the state, urging them
to vote next Tuesday and to vote
Democratic. He. appealed for a
f?ll vote.
Democratic leaders sense in re
cent agitation for a clean Republi
can party in South Carolina, an
effort on the part of the <5. O. P.
to make up in Southero- states for
certain losses of strength in the
west and other sections. They
urge a strong stand against the ag
gression of Republicans in the state.
In addition to opposing the Re
publican aggression, the appeal
for a full vote next Tuesday is
based on another ground?the pos
sible re-apportionment of the seats
in congress on the basis of voting
strength in the states. It is point
ed out that if the Democrats of:
the state cast only a small vote on
November 7th/* there is possibility
or the state losing some of its con
gressional representation, if the re
apportionment is based on the
votes cast in the various states.
The entire state is interested in
the outcome of- the race for con
gress in the first district, where
Congressman W. Turner Logan, of
Charleston, is opposed by Rev.
Blomgren. Mr. Logan's election is
not doubted, but there is interest
manifest in the voting strength his
opponent will be able to accumu
late. Not in months of Sundays
has a Democrat been opposed by
a white candidate of the position
and character of Mr. Blomgren,
and the outcome of his race is
watched with interest.
Everything is in readiness for the
voting in South Carolina next
Tuesday. The election commission
ers are this week working out final
details in connection with the poll
ing arrangements. A light vote is
expected though Democratic lead
ers generally are urging a full vote.
j A little learning it an expensive
! thing.
-m ? ?
j Great Britain still hesitates about
jgoing wild Turkey hunting.
ikirts from twn tajtea inches from the
aches. Sports wear has skirts from
court?with the average about nine,
a floor by one to seven inches.
Hagood News and Views.
_
Remberr, Oct; .31.^-When the-i
writer was a small boy he .had a.
habit of climbing tip and slipping I
down into the fork of an apple
tree and then crying for sympa
thy. What he needed instead* of
the nurse was a good spanking.
Some grown ups have a way of
sticking a hand in the fire and
then grunting for sympathy.
Possibly the greatest vice presi
dent the'world ever knew was Le
nine. . '/
Mr. W. S. Thompson continues
feeble. Neither is neighbor W. J.\
j Spencer doing so very well.
I Mrs. J. R. Corbettr of Hagood
has seen little improvement.
Miss Emma Allen of Columbia is
still with her brother, S. W. Al
len.
Quite a number of our "people
attended the state fair and had a
gay time.
Small grain is being planted.
"Diggin' taters" is the order, of
the day. Every one. has a good
crop of them.
Considerable malaria still in the
community.
Neighbor R. E. Atkinson expects
to leave for an. indefinite stay in
j the "Old North State" in a few
[days. " "Hagood."
! ? ;. k ; ? a ? . . , - . ? ?
Facts About Prohibition.
! The Literary Digest in its straw
vote on prohibition recently taken
clamed that: a million of these
votes were mailed- to citizens;of
New Tork. Investigation showed
that in 277 churches, the voting
strength of -whielrrwas 2 9,3 6"4 **only
1,906 had received ballots. The'Di
gest claimed that SS.7 of the voting
strength.-. or ; 11,3^3 of these
churches should have received
these ballots. What became "of
; them?
Many reports from physicians
and institutions had led Commis-t
si?ner Haynes to the conclusion
that there is no connection what
soever between the dope habit and
alcohol. , . '
Only two states have not ratified
the eighteenth amendment.
It takes:; thirty-six states to
amend the-cpnstitution so the wets,;
. only need thirty-four.
Sixty Neal and sixty-two Keely
institutes "<for drunkenness have
closed. .;_
In 1917 ufider license there were
ov? 967,000. arrests. In 1920
?there showed a .decrease of 120,
000.
JJnder^ prohibition twenty-eight
per cent of the jails in the United
! States are without an inmate.
According to estimates of thir
ty-seven leading insurance com
panies 1921 was. our healthiest
year. ' j
Eighty-five and one-half per cent
of the leading business men of the
? country are for the strict enforce
ment of the Volstead act.
The decrease in the sales of al
coholic beverages in the last year
is more than $2,000,000,000
Hagood Bethea.
FOX HUNTERS
FIELD TRIALS
State Association to Hold An
nual Meeting Nov. 7-9
Columbia, Nov. 2.?The South
Carolina Fdx Hunters' Association
announces here that it will have
its annual fox field trials on No
vember 7, 8, -9, at a site between
Camden and Liberty Hill, the exact
location to be selected by a spe
cial committee. There will be
j many foxes and exciting races/'
says J. H. Watson, of Monetta,
who is prseident of the associa
tion. The derby will be run on
j the 7th, each -member entering two
dogs, whelped last year or later.
I The all-age will be run on the 8th
? and flth, each member to enter
j two dogs, of any age.
"George." questioned the teacher
j of a member of the juvenile class,
j "what is the difference between
i electricity aijd lightning?"
! "You don't have to pay nothing
j for lightning." came the prompt
: reply.
A rolling stene gathers no work.
Christian Church
Convention
?????
Large Audience at Opening1
Session Last Night
The state convention of the
Churches of Christ began last
night at the local church on Cal
houn street, near Washington. The
attendance from the opening ses
sion has been large.? t About sixty
delegates from over the state are
here.- Fine fellowship prevails and
many inspiring messages are being:
brought by the leaders of the
church in South Carolina-and from
j" national workers.
Stanley R. Grubb, of Columbia,
delivered the convention sermon
at the opening session on the text:
?*Ye have compassed this mountain
long enough; turn you northward."
The address was an appeal for the'
rallying of the forces of the church
to the tasks . that confront' it in
the state. Many agreed-with the
speaker that ( South Carolina' has
not fully awakened-to''her oppor
tunities in the past. The sermon
was inspiring "in: its appeal for fu
ture Work. ' ir ;" ?'
The Wednesday morning session1
opened'with a divisional Bible
School conference which' was led
by E. B. Quick, of Atlanta, regional
superintendent. The roll was call
ed of churches in the state and
new ministers introduced. The
cause in South Carolina'was dis
cussed by Mrs. Nellie' Miranda, of.
Columbia, E.' B. Quick, and D. S.
MacDonald.
This afternoon the Women's
Missionary Society is holding ita
session. Among the national
workers present are: Mrs. "C. N..
Downey, Atlanta; Miss Daisy Troutv
"St: Louis; 'and C. A. Burch, mis
sionary to China. " At 6 this after
noon,* a" Religious Education Sup
per Conference Will he held in the
basement of the church, led ' by
E. B.' Qufck. Tonight 'Mr. Burch
will deliver his address, telling " of
missionary work and of ?he people
in China. Lantern slides of the
work near and far will also be
shown by Mrs. Downey.
Tomorrow morning the business
session will be held. President
/Hilley, Atlantic'. Christian College,
Wilson, N. C, will" speak and also
^Mrs. DoWney and Mr. Burch. In
the afternoon the Religious Educa
tion Session will be held by E. B.
?Quick." Another conference will be
held at the supper hour for rural
church workers and rural field
workers. At the closing session
Thursday evening, Dr. "Ughtfoot*
of Columbia, will speak. oh '""The
Church and Prohibition Enforce
ment." Mr. Quick will also give
a stereopticon lecture, showing the
origin and progress of the Res
toration Movement.
The people of Sumter are cordi
ally invited to attend any sessions
possible of this convention.
cottonmsm
UELD.JSClJilM
State^Warenouse Coin mission
er Comments on Matter
Colum?ia/'?ciL 31.??nj^uncing
that $14,000.000 . worth-*of cotton
had* been added. to the stock in
state warehouses, in October which
he declared an indication that
farmers- of this! state are hot sol
ing their product now, J. Clifton
Rivers, state warehouse commis
sioner today issued a statement, in
which h?* made plans for extending
the 'operations of the 'state- ware
house to receiving a? h?n-perish
able fanin products, and products
that are made so by carming or
other process. ' ?
The state warehouses are now
receiving' for storage grain, peas,
velvet beans and other products,,
which according to Mr.' Rivers'1
statement, can be stored and re-,
ceipted for as effectually* ?s cot
ton.
"In the near future," the state
ment goes on "the " commissioner
expects to put on ? special inspec
tor for this: work,. Who wiir be
able to develop plans to carry out
the law as recently " enacted, en-:
larging the scope of "the state.
warehouse activities so as to in
clude any farm product which by
its nature non-perishable. The
plan will work in connection with
agencies now ' Instituted in this'
state for diversified agriculture"
and be a part iri the plan for Im
proving the marketing organiza
tions of the state. The system i3
working together with the Cotton
Growers' Coop, native' Association
in this state in the storing of cot
ton at their assembling points and
properly receipting and caring for
it until needed for concentration
and sale. . This gives the associa
tion the benefit of the" state re
ceipts which enables them to prop
erly finance their organization and
also gives; them the benefit of the
state system of inspection count
ing and reporting on their cotton."
camden beats
columbia team
Bantams' Next State Oppon
ent Springs a Surprise
Camden, Nov. 1.?Camden easily
defeated Columbia's big team thi's
afternoon by a score of 12 to 0,
outplaying them in every depart
mnet. The work of the little local
backfield was sensational and the
line was practically a stonewall.
Hall ripped open Columbia's line
for twelve yards for the first score
and later went through for fifty
yards, making another score pos
sible. This was a forward pass
from Evans and Haynes.
Plans are on foot to celebrate
Armistice Day on November lOth^
instead of the 11th, so that all
places of business may be closed
that day?the 11th falling on Sat
urday.
Didn't this summer become last
sr.mmer c^ulck?
PAROLES AND
m THE LAW
Right of the Governor to Re
voke Paroles Before the
7 _.;) Sunretaie Court
Columbia;'' Nov. 1 .?The state
supreme court at 12 o'clock this
morning: heard arguments in the
case brought by Grover Crooks, who
instituted habeas corpus proceed
ings in an effort to secure his re
lease from the- state penitentiary.
The eburt took the case under ad
visement. It's decision will set an
Important precedent in South Car
olina, and will have weight in de
termining the'value of the parole
law.
Assistant Attorney General J. M.
Daniel argued die case for the
state. "B. B. Evans ' represented
Crooks. The" habeas corpus'papers
were served oh Superintendent X.
K. Sanders, of the penitentiary yes
terday. Crooks was in the court^
room when the case was argued.
Crooks asked for his release on
the ground .that the ' time of ex
piration of his original sentence
having expired,' he wa^butslde the
reach of the governor in* connec
tion with the parole. The* state
took thOvposition in answering this
argument that the law-and other
court ^decisions are to the effect
that when a convict Is paroled, it
does not' subtract from the time of
his. original sentence the days hie
is out oh parole, nut' that if he
violates the condition of the pa
role, and is arrested again, he is
liable to service of all the remain
ing unserved days of his original'
sentence. The assistant attorney
general referred to several case de
cisions of the'courts in sub'stantia
tibh'?f hfs argument.
Crooks was paroled by Govern
or Cooper in December, 1921, when
he had served all'but four months
'of a six year term, imposed in 1916
for assault and battery with jntent
to kOL He was recently arrested
on a warrant sworn" T>y his broth-,
er-in-law,' alleging" djst-arbance of
the peace. Governor Harvey: or,
rpered him brought back to the
'pemtentiary, td serve the remaind
i"er of his six year term;
This is* the second case of the
kind in recent days. Reed Shaw,
of Andersbm had his parole re
voked by the governor, and appeal
ing to ud*ge Prince at Anderson,
was' released. Goyerhor Harvey
immediately instructed the sblici-.
tor to' appe?l to'the supreme court,
but this appeal has not yet been
completed; and ' It is probable that
it will be held up, pending the
cuurt's. decision in the Crooks
case, the two' being similar.
???? ' j? ?.
American l egion Holds ^Election.
T Oh Wednesday night, November
1st; the local posVbf the American
Legion held their* annual^election
of officers /and entered into' other
business'of importance. In the'
ateeuce of Capt. Joe Chandler,
:who has moved-;fcb North Carolina,
Mr. J. H." Forbes, the vice com
mander presided.
*" The reaf' object ?f th e meeting
?ffcas. to elect officers for the. en
suing year and to this end an oth
er business was .quickly disposed
'of. - At the motion of Legionnaire
Paul Aughtryy, the local constitu
tion was amended to provide for
two additional offices, namely that
of Post Finance officer and Post
'Service officer.
The following were elected to
serve for the ensuing year:
Poet Commander, Harry L: Shaw,
M. D.
Vice Commander, JZach X. Darr.
. Post Adjutant, W. Hammond
Bowman.
Post Historian, William M. Rey
nolds; '
Post Finance Officer, Paul C.
lAughtry.
Post Service Officer, Samuel X.
Dihkins.
After the election of officers, Mr.
Geo. D. Levy, who is now in charge
of Legion activities in the Seventh
^Congressional. District,' was heard
from in regard to putting on a
[ membership drive and was assur
ed that a determined effort would
be made to secure a large roll call
Tn S?inter for 1923. At the same
time, the Legion decided to as
sist the local Red Cross in their roll
call this November.
The post will .be * sponsors to
gether with the boys and girls of
the high school at an armistice
day celebration on Friday, Novem
ber 10th. At the unanimous re
quest of the Legion our beloved Su
perintendent, Dr. S. H. Edmunds
has consented; to be the speaker
on this day. It is needless to as
sure anyone in Sumter that they
will be missing a splendid lecture
if they are not in attendance.
These exercises will be held in the
Opera House on Friday, November
10th, from 10 to 12 in the fore
noon. More information will be
given from time to time in regard
to these exercises.
Some Optimists
Still Survive
Higher Prices For Cotton Re
vive Business Spirit
Columbia,. Nov. 2.?With cotton
bringing its highest figures in
months, business men here are op
timistic over the business outlook,
mere optimistic than in many
months. There is more than four
teen million dollars worth of cot
ton stored in state warehouses
throughout the state, according to
State Warehouse Commissioner J.
Clifton Rivers. The state ware
house system is also storing much
grain, peas, beans and other pro
duets of the farm, and this phase of
its service to the farmer is being
enlarged. Mr. Rivers has still
wider plans for the development of
the system along this line. \
The Permanent Highway Com
mission met Thursday in monthly
session for the transaction of
business.
UNITED STATES
STANDS FIRM
Wants England to Withdraw
Charges Against Consols
Washington, Oct. 31.?The Unit
ed States government has decided
definitely not to reopen the Amer
ican consulate at New Castle, Eng
land, until the British government
has unconditionally withdrawn the
charges k made against Consul
-Slater and Vice Admiral Brooks
and publicly exonerated the two
officials. The British foreign of
fice has been made aware of. this
determination, it was learned to
day, reached after exhaustive in
vestigations of the situation at New
Castle which' disclosed no founda
tion whatever in the opinion of
American officials to support
charges which led the British au
thorities last August to cancel the
exequaturs of Slater and Brooks.
This action of the- British gov
ernment was followed by the clos
[ ing of the consulate and three sep
arate investigations bv the Wash
jington government of Charges that
i Slater and Brooks used their offi
i cial positions in New Castle im
| properly in .discriminating against
British shipping interests and to
the advantage of American steam
ship lines. The ?first two were made
:respeetively by the American - em
bassy in London and Consul. Gen
eral Skinner. These reports agreed
that no substantiation of the
charges against Slater and Brooks
could be obtained although Brit
ish officials had been asked to pre
sent all evidence in their posses
sion.
Still not satisfied to act on the
two reports, the American govera
I meat sent Nelson' Johnson, an ex
! ecutive officer of the state-depart-'
i ment to England with instructions
I to make an "independent mquiry' of
I the most t larough character. His
! report is in complete harmony with
1those of Ambassador Harvey and
Consul General Skinner and ac
quits the iwo consular officers; of
any wrong doing.
'?*?'--? " ?- ..,
MINISJ
im
?ANNOUNCED
Final Appointments Made in
; ., Bonar Law Cabinet
j Lond?ii; Oct. 31 (By the Asso
[ciated Press).?The final appoint
j merits to the new ministry formed
( by Premier Bonar Law, were an
nounced today.
Sir Montague Barlow, who was
parliamentary secretary - to the ta
ibor ministry in the Lloyd George
cabinet, becomes minister, of- iabor,
and the pensions poi^oho ^ tak
en by Major George Clement Try
ion, who was also a parliamentary
secretary under the Lloyd' George
regime being connected with the
ministry which- he is now to lead.
4 * Sh* Samuel Hoare is appointed
l air minister and Col Sir Neville
Chamberlain, postmaster general.
Other appomtments have jbeeri
announced as follows:.
Commissioner of Works,Sir
John Baird.
Solicitor General, Thomas Wv H.
Inskip.
Civil Lord of the Admiraky^the
Marquis of Linlfthgow. . >r
Financial secretary of the Ad
miralty, Commander Bolton M/eri
dith Eyres Monselt
Secretary for overseas trade?Sir
William Joynson-H?cks.
Seereta*y to the Board of Agri
culture, ViscountWhlmer.
Secretary to the Ministry .* of
Transport, Lieut. CoL Wilfred Ash
ley.
Secretary to the Ministry of
Health, The Earle of Onslow. .?
Secretary to the Board of ?gri
{culture, the--Earl of Ancasteh-.
Secretary to the Treasury, Lt?ut.
CoL Leslie Orme Wilson.
HALF HOLIDAY ?
Far Association Decides^ to
Take Thursday After-::
noon Off S
The lawyers of a number* of
nearby cities close their othcesuone
afternoon of each week. They
have found that this custom enables
them to better serve their clients*
interests.
Following this custom, at a-^re
cent meeting of the Sumter 3ar
Association, an agreement was 'sfajn
ed, providing that none ol^the
members of the bar who signed;^he
agreement would keep their offices
open for business after two o'^^iock
p. m., on Thursday of each week,
sessions of court excepted. Tho:fol
lawing attorneys have signed this
agreement, and will not have their
offices open hereafter on Thursday
afternoons:
Lee & Moise,
Harby, Nash & Hodges,
I Reynolds & Reynolds,
{ Haynsworth & Haynsworth,
W. M. Levi,
A. S. Merrimon,
Chas. L. Cuttino,
H. D. Moise,
M. A Wilder,
Epps & Levy,
Purdy & Bland, ~
Tatum & Wood,
Frank A. McLeod.
Raymon Schwartz,
Geo. D. Shore, Jr. ????
M. W. Seabrook.
M. M. Weinberg,
John B. Duffte.
m
Next Tuesday, November 7th, is
general election day. Every man
and woman who voted in the^SH
mary is duty bound to vote in the
general election. Look up the reg
istration certificates and tax re
ceipts and be ready to vote jfor
the nominees of the party.
Why are so many little chud*en
permitted to drive automobiles in
this city without let or hindance? It
will be too late to enforce the or
dinance after a terrible accident.

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