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NATIONAL SONG HOUR
God, in the victory for righteous
ness, has given us occasion for
great joy, and because joy is an
emotion that can be best expressed
in. song, and because singing is one
of xhe greatest unifying and nat
ionalizing influences, and because
Armistice Day, November 11th at
S; ? o'clock, has been designated as
The National Song Hour by the
Rational Council of Women of the
United States?an hour when the I
whole nation will unite as a mighty
chorus to sing the songs we love?j
it is deemed appropriate at this
time to suggest that all clubs,
schools churches lodges and other
organizations join in the singing
- of such songs as will express our
3oy? awaken a love for God and
eotmtryi. stimulate a true spirit of
devotion and loyalty, unite us in
pirr civic interest and develop that
spirit- of brotherhood which will
make ns a better people and a
greater nation, for the carrying for
ward cf God's plans.
1 This call is to all who believe in
America and American ideals and
invites all to joint earnestly in the
observance of this significant event.
""The song that nerves a. nation's
heart is in Itself a deed."?Tenny
v~ Be|ls. or chimes to be rung at 8
- 1.?"Praise God From Whom
All Blessings Flew."
> 2. Orchestra or Organ Solo.
3. ?Invocation. j
4. ?"Oome Thou Almighty JCing''
5. ?A Reading?"The New Song"
^Written by. Nancy Fullwood.
. 6.?Quartet?("The Recessional"
>-<_By Reginald De Koven. (Pub
lished by John Church Co., New
7 ?Address?'The Power of Mu
\ S.?Chorus?"Land of Mine"?
?By James J. McDermid. (Pub
hshed by J. Foster Pub. Co., Chi
9.?Solo??'Our Fia??;?By Wil
liam J. Guard. (Published by Carl
"Fisher, New York).
... lO.-^uartet?"Our America"?
TTith illustrations for the screen, by
Harrison-Stetson. (Published by
G. Schirmer, New York). *
11. ?Chorus?"Ring out Sweet
Bells"?By Cara-^oma. (Publish
ed by J. Witmark & Son,. New
12. ?Universal Anthem (Song of
Phophesy)?By Caroline Stratton
Curtiss (Published by Luck hard t
. ^bid Beider, New/York).
' This program will be broadcast
ed Iroia various stations.
Mrs. David Allen Campbell,
Chairman,- Music Department.
"Recommended by the State
CStttfrman of Music, S. F. W. C. .
Mijs. H.;M. Stuckey.
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Hagood News- and Views
Rerabert, Nov. 3.?Wheat is
pouring in at the flour mill at
Dinkins, coming from beyond Dal
zeU, from below Wedgefield from
Camden and beyond. You can get
your flour in graham, In unmixed
?r in self-risiing flour. Folks
think the bread made from it quite
superior to any other.
G. H. Lenoir is a busy man these
days, seeding rye, red clover, vetch,
etc. He intends to patronize the
creamery. He wiH put in a!
mill to grind velvet beans, and I
then our community can feed]
cows, have milk and butter in
abundance and cream too.
Mr. Andrews, the same man who
built the academy at Hagood, is
remodeling his house.
Mrs. Frank Armstrong, of Pick
ens, S. C, is visiting relatives and
friends, in our community.
Was out at Hagood yesterday.
Everything there looks natural,
even to "Cousin" Bob Moody, the
fat. agent at the v station and Ben
We were sorry to learn that
Mrs. Corbitte, mentioned before in
your colu raais, was not improving.^ ?
News comes that Miss Emma
Allen is not doing as well as her
many freinds could wish.
Evidently there will be an in
crease in the acreage of small j
grain here and an effort to raise j
one's own hog and hominy.
We are waiting for some good!
neighbor to send us some spare-}
rbis and fresh sausage with the;
first heavy frost you may look out.
T . Some years ago a prize was of
fered by some piagazine on How
to Keep Husband in a Good
Humor, and the winner just wrote
three words, "Feed the Brute."
"Amen" we fellows exclaim.
"Hagood" Bethea. / ?
Fire at Timmonsvilie.
Timmonsville, Nov. 3.?Wednes
day night home of Adolph Wind- !
ham, who lives- on the outskirts
of Timmonville, was completely
destroyed by fire, only a few pieces
of furniture and wearing apparel
being saved. The fire had made
such a headway when discovered
that it was with difficulty that two
of the children were rescued. The
house was owned by W. B. Hug
gins and was valued at $1,000 with
$400 insurance. Mr. Windham's j
loss was claimed to be more than '
$1,000, with only $400 or $500 in- j
surance. The origin of the fire is [
? ? ???
All of the lamp posts for the
white way on Main and Liberty
streets are in place except three
or "four, which were broken in
shipment. New posts to replace
those thus broken have been or
dered, and as soon as they arrive j
the white way will be completed, j
Mowrer says the German debt!
worries France. Germany should \
worry. . j
Minutes of Monthly Meeting
Held November 2
The regular meeting of the
Sumter County Permanent Road
Commission, was held the 2nd day
of November, 1922, at Chamber of
Present: Commissioners S. A.
Harvin, G. A. Lemmon, L M. Tru
luck, J. P. Booth, Stanyarne Bur
rows, J. F. Bland, J. B. Britton, E.
E. Rembert; /absent, ? Ii. D. Jen
nings. (Secretary advised board
Chairman Jennings wa3. engaged in
court, but expected to be present
during the morning).
On motion of Commissioner
Booth, duly seconded, Commis
sioner G. A. Lemmon was elected
Commissioner Truluek advised
the Board a delegation of citizens
from the Shiloh section was pres
ent, and wanted to discuss with
the .board matter of ? building the
Shiloh road on to Hudson's bridge
over Lynch's river in the Shiloh
Mr. B. A. Smith, representative
of this delegation, advised the
board his delegation felt they
should have their just proportion of
hard surfaced roads; called atten
tion to a mass meeting* held some
time ago afr Chamber of Commerce
when his delegation was promised
a prorata share of .all roadways
built. Called particular attention
to the fact this was the logical
time to extend this roadway as
there is a tramroad available within
25 yards which would enable road
contractors to secure their sup
plies at a convenient point.
Commissioner Truluek wanted to
know something definite about Mr.
Smith s remarks in - regard to
agreement of the Board referred
to at a mass meeting, inasmuch as
the Board has no record of it.
Mr. E. I. Reardon, secretary
Sumter Chamber of Commerce
read extracts from minutes of a
mass meeting held at Chamber of
Commerce on May 25th, .1920, but
it developed, this mass meeting was
not a meeting of the Sumter County
Permanent Road Commission; but
a called mass meeting of the citi
zens of "Sumter county held in the
interest of good roads.
Chairman stated it was the inten
tion of the board to give every re
quest its most careful considera
tion; that it welcomes and appre
ciates the visit of this delegation
from the Shiloh section, but just
at. present there is nothing the}
board can do with this hard-sur
Mr. H. D. Tindal appeared be
fore the board outlining very ably
a logical route for the construc
tion of the road in his section
proposing a location midway be
tween the Paxville road and up
per road to Manning, which was re
ceived as information.
Commissioner Bland brought to
the board's attention the continued
delay in completion of bridges on
the Mayesville road; matter was
fully discussed both by engineers
and contractor, with result that the
contractor promised to immediate
ly put on additionall forces and
push this work to completion.
Board then took up condemna
tion proceedings of lands of Messrs.
S. F. Moore, W. ,H. Hudson and
Mrs. Augusta , Jackson, advising
these parties their various request^
would receive most careful con
sideration, and they would be in
formed in due course of decisions
reached in their respective cases.
Monthly bills totalling $101,219.
84 were read and ordered" paid.
Chairman Jennings reported at
meeting 2 p.' m. Explained to
board result of negotiations with
the A. C: L. railroad in regard to
construction of overhead bridge at
Swifton Siding, which was agree
ab'e/in every way to the board.
At 3:15 p. m. the meeting ad
J. J. Brennan, Secty.
4 ? ?
Petit Jury For Second Week
Regular Term Court of
The jury list for the second week
of the court of common pleas, No
vember 20th, is as follows:
W. D. Carnes,
R. L. Jones,
P. C. Kirk,
N. W. McNiell,
F. Leon Scott,
A. H. Dibble,
C. H. Haynsworth,
E. E. Seale,
A. F. Neyle,
E. G. Myers,
A. W. Weldon,
F. J. Geddings,
G. R. Phillips. ;
C. P. .Proctor,
J. A. Seale?
J. F. Hopkins,
R. H. Ramsey,
B. F. Wilder!
J. E. McDaniel,
W. O. Cain, Jr.
R. A. Calder,
L. W. Scott,
E. E. Doby,
J. D. Blanding,
J. H. Myers,
E. James Shaw,
J. M. Edens,
J. H. Seale,
J. W. Weldon,
J. B. Stone.
J. A. Wilder,
P. E. Brunson,
H. C. Strange,
State Insurance Com
Rate Cutters and
Columbia, Nov. 5.?General rate
cutting in special cases and vari
ous other irregular practices to se
cure business is charged against in
surance companies operating in
South Carolina by Insurance Com
missioner John J. McMahan in a
statement given out yesterday.
".Rate cutting," Mr. McMahan finds,
"has become so common as to
threaten chaos in the matter of
uniform rates for the same risks."
This practice of secret llegal
rate cutting, Mr. McMahan points
out, can be stopped by penalizing
the company and agent when they
are detected in their effort to vio
late the insurance law. The power
to enforce the penalities provided
by the state law lies in the insur
ance commssioiner's hands and the
law, it is indicated, hereafter will,
be strictly enforced. "We must
get rid of the unscrupulous agents
and the unscrupulous companies,"
Mr. McMahan says. -?
"The companies," ' Mr. Mc
Mahan says in this statement, "are
allowed to fix their own rates but
their rates must be free from dis
crimination and favoritism, and in
case they are excessive the law
provides a mode for having the
rate reviewed and corrected by,
state authority. The law is strict j
against rebating and rate cutting."
It contemplates that the patrons
shall .be treated alike and allowed ]
different rates only in accordance ^
with differences in risk.
"Secret concessions to get busi
ness are unfair to the general pub-!
lie who do not share in these favors
7f a class of risk can bear a lower
rate, this lower rate should be
granted to all concerned and not
in a discriminatory way to enter
prising and influential who have
been able to invoke sharp competi
tion in the nature of bids in defi
ance of the scientific principles of i
rate making and . in repudiation of
the public profession of promul
gated rates to all alike in the samej
Must Be Filed.
"The law requires that a rate to
be put in operation by a company
must be first filed with the insur
ance department ten days. While]
each company is given the privilege j
of making and filing its own rate, j
the law permits and contemplates j
that the companies shall cooperate j
in maintaining a? rate making
agency which shall file its rates]
with the insurance department, all
of its member companies, having
poitfied the department that theyi
will observe the rates so filed un
til modfiied by the rate making!
agency or by. a company acting:
individually, as required by law.:
Most of the companies use the!
rates of the 'South Carolina Rating j
bureau' and when a policy isj
written it ia sent to\this bureau to]
be checked up and approved or
disapproved. ? Deviation from the;
rates by over charge or by a cuti
for favoritism is thus guarded;
"But I find that policies return
ed" by the rating bureau for cor
rection of rate are in very many
cases not so corrected. The bu
xeau has been unable to enforce its!
instructions. Rate cutting has be- j
come so common as to threaten
chaos ip the matter of uniform
rates for the same risks.
"Hundreds of disapproved poli
cies have been left in suspense un
der orders of correction but with
little prospect of correction. Months
pass without action. Sometimes a
year thus passes and a new policy
is written, the old policy having
been allowed to hold on and serve
its purpose at a cut rate.
Hold on to Business.
"Even when the company and
agent confrom to the order of the
rating bureau to correct the policy
from a cut rate to the legal rate,
they usually suceeed in holding
the business though they may havej
first gotten it in competition by a
secret cut rate. The assured ap
preciates the effort that was made
to obtain for him a special favor
and if it turns out that he must
in the end pay the legal rate he
prefers to pay it to the company
and agent who have to 'get by' for
him with an illegal rate.
"Manifestly, the practice of se
cret illegal rate cutting can be
stopped by penalizing the. company
and the agent when the wrong do
ing is detected, instead of allow
ing them to profit by their wrong.
The law provides that the insur
ance commissioners may revoke the
license of the company and agent
who violate the rate law. If this
penalty is too drastic to be resort
ed to in case of an offender not
habitual and flagrant, it may be
necessary to enforce a milder pen
alty, to wit. that the company and !
the agent be debarred from hold
ing the business or writing insur
ance upon a property on which
they had written a cut rate policy
unless the cut rate is shown to
have been the result of unintention
"It is contended on behalf of a
cut rate in some instances that the
agent felt forced to it in self de
fense because *he knew he was up
against a secret bid at a cut rate
by an unscrupulous competitor.
"There is a remedy provided by
law for such cases. One illegal
practice must not be met by an
other. We must get rid of the un
scrupulous agents and the un
j Members of Cotton Growers'
Cooperative Association to
Be Made to Know That
Contract is Not Just a
Scrap of Paper
Columbia, Nov. 4.?Every mem
ber of the South Carolina Cotton
Growers' Co-operative Association,
who sells cotton outside of the as
sociation will be proceeded against
in the courts of the state and
forced to pay liquidation; damages
of 5 cents a pound f'f/or every
pound sold outside of the associa
tion. The officials of the associa
tion feel that there is hb,alterna
tive for them in this matter and
they are determined to invoke ev
ery provision of the law passed by
[the general assembly protecting the
association from violations of the
contract, against every . member,
who does violate it.
Several members of the associa
tion have been reported for violat
ing the contract, probably about
six in all. Rigid investigations are.
being conducted in each case, and
if the association finds that the con
tract has been violated, and if the
contract has really been violated,
legal proceedings will follow.'
Membe-s of the association are
almost unanimous in demanding
that all violators of the contract
be proceeded against. They de
clare that to permit anyone guilty
of breaching the contract to escape
would be to break the backbone
of the organization and would cre
ate a spirit of dissatisfaction among
"We propose to proceed' without
fear or -favor against every man,
who does not live fully up to the
contract," says a statement by 'the
association. 'Thus far there have
been only about six alleged viola
tions of the contract. We are in
vestigating each one of these care
fully, and will proceed in each case
as the result of our investigation
justifies. The members of the as
sociation may rest assured that no
guilty party will escape."
Telegram From West Virginia
Pleasing to Former *'
j . President
i ? ? * .. ";, * " j
Charlestown, W. Va., Nov; 5.?A
message of good cheer sent to
Woodrow Wilson last night by "the
Democracy of Jefferson county"
elicited a prompt reply from ths
former president. '?*
"The message from the Jefferson
county Democrats has greatly
heartened me,'r said Mr. Wilsoa'Jfc
telegram made public tonight by
William Campbell, chairman df^the;
county committee/. "I share :the
confidence that the near future will
witness the triumph of our princi
j pies and of our purposes on behalf
Lof the country and mankind arid I
rejoice that I shall have such com-,
radeship in the day of triumph. My
I heartfelt good wishes."
The telegram to which the form
!er president replied,, ^aid in part:
[ "The Democrcy ,of. Jefferson,
ibanner county of West Virginia,
'assembled in its historic court house
[in the valley, which gave your
great soul. and intellect to ? the
I world,* sends you greetings and
j thanks' for the inspiration your ad
! ministraiton of the nation's affairs
! has afforded in the campaign about
I to be brought to a victorious close
j * * * That you may be restored
I to perfect health soon, to witness
the fruition of your life's work for
humanity, is the heartfelt wish of
jthe men and women present here
Record Breaking Crowd Ex
pected in Oraneeburg.
Columbia, Nov. 6.?As many as
two thousand Columbians are ex
pected to attend the Carolina-Cit
adel football game in Orangeburg
on November 1G. President W. D.
Melton has advised the Orange
burg fair association that he will
attend the game, the contest be
ing a part of the Orangeburg fair
The people of Orangeburg, ac
cording to advices reaching Co
lumbia, are making elaborate plans
for entertaining the two teams. A
big dinner will be served to the
prominent visitors to the city th^
day the two elevens clash. A large
number of Columbia "fans" and
students of the University are plan ?
ning to see the contest in the Edisto
Hohenzollerns Take Money
Out of Swiss Banks
Geneva, Nov. 5 (By the Asso
ciated Press).?Former Emperor
William of Germany and several
members of the Hohenzollern fam
ily are reported to have withdrawn
their deposits from ?? Swiss banks
and transferred ihem to Sweden
and Holland. The transfer is de
clared to have been made three
weeks ago with a view to the pos
sibility of a tax on capital.
It is also reported that there
have been additional withdrawals
of money and its transfer to other
places, notably the United States,
for similar reasons.
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Red Bluff, Calif., Nov. 6.?Five
men are dead, another injured and j
still another is held pending the
filing of charges as a result of a fire
which destroyed a rooming house j
at West wood. The man arrested |
caused the blaze when he inadvert- j
ently set fire to his bed, the polict
Dies in Nashville
Man Who Killed Senator Car
mack and Escaped Gallows
by Political Pull
:-; Nashville, Nov. 5.?Funeral ser
vices* for Col. Duncan B. Cooper,
79, convicted slayer of former
United States Senator Edward
Carmack on the streets of Nash
ville, in the fall of 1908, will be
held tomorrow morning at his old
home in Ash wood, near Nashville.
Colonel Cooper died last night fol
lowing a "brief illness.
The tragic death of Carmack at
the hands of Colonel Cooper and
his son, Robin, now dead, was the
culmination of one of the bitterest
political fights in the history of
At the time Carmack was editor
of the Nashville Tennessean, fol
lowing: his defeat in a Democratic
primary by Malcolm R. Patterson
of Memphis for the gubernatorial
nomination. The Tennessean was
waging a bitter editorial war on
Governor Patterson after his in
auguration and the name of Col
onel Cooper, as one of the staunch
friends and advisers of the govern
or, had often appeared in the edi
Word was sent to Carmack by a
mutual friend that Cooper would
not'countenance further public use
of his name, it was stated. On the
following day an editorial para
graph was written in which sar
castic reference was made, to Coop
^The shooting of ^Carmack occur
red on' the following day as he was
approaching his apartments in the j
city,. He was met by Duncan
Cooper and his son, Robin, as he
.was talking to a woman acquaint
ance . on the streets. Shots were
exchanged, Carmack falling with a
fatal wound and Robin Cooper re
ceiving a bullet in his chest, from
which he recovered. Colonel Coop
er was uninjured.
The trial which followed was
jone^of the bitterest in the annals
of the state, resulting in a convic
tion of both Coopers, the elder get
ting-a-verdict of 20 years and his
son a lesser terim An appeal was
taken to. the supreme court. The
court affirmed the verdict in the
case of Colonel Cooper and gave
the son a new trial. As soon as
the decision of the court was anr
nounced Governor Patterson' issued
a pardon. t?>r..Duncan Cooper. Rob
in Cooper ii^-case -'on ; retrial /was
dismissed, for want -of a prosecutor.
Though never ? candidate, for of
fice. Colonel Coopet had been an
atctive political force. He was at
one time editor .-and .publisher of,
the Nashville' American^ now ex
tinct. ? : ? r ':?.?? ? ??? f. -. \
Robin -Cooper .met/- deaths under
mysterious,, circumstances several
ygacrs ago. His . body,- the > -skull
crushed, was found" in a creek be- j
side, which was found his; umbrella, \
the interior.-covered with blood- j
stains. His slayers , were never .ap
prehended. There was believed to i
be no connection ?between the. mur- \
der i of rthe younger Cooper arid, the
Carmack case, j . . . . .. |
TRIES TO BARTER I
CHILD FOR GOOSE
Budapest, Nov. 5 (By the*Asso-j
elated Press).-?A woman was ar
I rested today in the poultry market
here while trying to sell her six
: months old baby. Evidently in the
deepest of despair, she offered the
child on h*er arm for the price of
"Surely," exclaimed the woman,
"someone will pay the price in poul
try for a good, healthy child."
A man was making an offer to
the woman to relieve her of the
j burdensome infant when the po
! lice interfered and took the woman
j into custody. Her case was re
ferred to the state charity organ
' ization, which found that extreme
misery, due to lack of funds, was;
the woman's motive for desiring
to rid herself of her offspring.
Trouble With AHies
Constantinople, Nov. 6. ~ The
Turkish Nationalists, after over
throwing the sultan's government,
declaring him bereft of all civil
power, are now seeking fresh con
quests in a manner likely to bring'
trouble with the allies. After Na
tionalists had demanded the allied!
[withdrawal from city and ordering!
j American and allied sailors not to j
I land at Kemalist ports without
j special permission, the allied com
j missioners voted that they would
(refuse all demands. The sultan's
; government has accepted its down
fall although Mohammed VI still
considers himself the lawful ruler
r New Brunswick, N. J., Nov. 6.? |
i Aside from the re-examination of j
j several witnessed by detectives, no j
I action is expected in the Hall-Mills j
'case until after the election to-j
'morrow. Attorney Mott said he;
j would probably begin presenting j
j the case to the grand jury Tnurs
iday. Mrs. Hall, the widow of the |
j slain rector, let it be known that
ishe would insist that she be allow-)
|ed to appear before the jury. The
j prosecution, however, is exoejeed
! to exert efforts to prevent this.
j Doorn, Nov. 6.?The former
[German emperor and his bride be-j
jgan their honeymoon today with j
j no place to go. They were mar
!ried yesterday at Wilhelm's exile j
j home with twenty-eight guests who
'called the former kaiser, "His Maj
festy" and the bride "Her serene
Nine white men have lost their
lives trying to film the Sahara
Desert. Previous to this it has.
been filmed in California. _
Plan to Collect
Unpaid Income Tax
Government Men to Make In
ventories of St. John and
Greenville, Xo. 2.?Government
agents today began the task of
making inventories of the property
of St. John Courtenay and Camp
bell Courtenay, in the efforts to ar
rive at a decision as to just how
the unpaid income taxes and pen
alties assessed against the two
prominent men is to be collected.
Immediately after receiving sen
tence from the judge H. H. Wat
kins in federal court yesterday,
where they pleaded guilty to
charges of evading income tax law,
Campbell, Ashmead and St. John
Courtenay, and Henry Rutledge
Buist, paid their respective fines
with certified checks totalling $26,
000 and left immediately for their
homes. Campbell and St. John
Courtenay are still indebted to the
government for their back taxes,
while Ashmead Courtenay and Mr.
Buist have paid their taxes, fed
eral officials said.
St. John Courtenay is the o/ily
one who has as yet filed with \he
government attorneys a statement
of his total assets and liabilities.
His sworn statement which how
ever,' has not yet been accepted
as a basis of adjustment by the
government lists total gross as
sets of about $127,000 with net as
sets of $75,000. The government's
assessment including to the 50 per
cent penalty, amount to $184,134.
58. It is alleged that, Campbell
Courtenay will file "a similar state
ment, within a few days. His tax
assessment including the penalty
Government agents will make a
careful survey of the statements
submitted by the two Courtenays,
and will make their own valuations
of the property listed, according to
J. H. Littleton, special assistant to
the attorney general, who has
chargre of the case. Mr. Littleton
said i that "it has not yet been de
termined whether the government
will comr omise or will sell the
property execution proceedings in
order to collect "the taxea.
Mr. Littleton declared that the
government had no wish to entire
ly strip the Courtenays of their
property and leave them penniless, :
but that unless the authorities at
Washington: agreed to a compro
mise .his would probably be the
result of the steps now being tak
en. It is the present plan of those
handling the case for the govern
ment to arrive at a compromise
which will leave the two Courte
nays about $10,000- each, Mr. Lit
This, however will depend upon
the action at Washington when
the property has been appraised by
the government'agents it was said.j
The statement filed by St. John
Courtenay gave some inkling ? of
the cost of the case to the four
men concerned, listing attorneys
fees to the amount Of approximate
ly $ 1-0,000, and it is believed that
the other three men probably paid
out as much for counsel fees and
accountants, if not mbre
Among the liabilities listed by
St. John Courtena^r were several
Most of the other indebtedness
is for notes due at various banks,
and accounts with stock brokers [
and personal bills and accounts.
In recommending the fixing of
punishment of the four men yes
terday, the government attorneys
stated that the government did not
desire to be vindictive in the prose
cution. W. R. Belser, counsel for
St. John Courtenay; told the court
that his client had made a mistake
in his income tax returns honest
ly and that there was no intent to
defraud the government. He said
that Mr. Courtenay owed a great
deal of money on the stocks he
held and that at "the time the in
come tax returns were being mad?
he had no money and that the
stocks were fluctuating in value so
much from day to day that he did
not consider that he had any in
come from that source to return.
He feared, Mr. Belser saijd, that
a drop in the market would wipe
out all apparent profit and that,
as a matter of fact, the subsequent
shrinkage had more than consum
ed all of the apparent profit. He
said that at the time Mr. Courtenay j
had considered that all of his stock ;
purchases'were part of one trans-j
action inasmuch as his operations I
had not been completed.
Mr. Belser told the court that at
the time of making out the re
turn he thought he had a perfect
right to disregard- the alleged pro
fit on stocks but that he now real
ized, on advice of attorneys, that
he should have reported it.
* The contract for construction of j
the hard surface road to Bishop- j
viile does not carry the paving to j
the Lee county line, the construe- j
tion stopping about two miles j
short of the county line. It is a ;
certain as anything can be that
this road will be eventually paved
to the county line, and it is rea- j
sonable to conclude that the con- [
tractors who are now working on j
this road can do the work now
much cheaper than they possibly
could after they move their outfit J
from this section, and cheaper than I
any other contractor could if he has j
to assemble a paving plant and I
working force to build the little}
two mile stretch. What is the idea '
in giving out the road building con- j
tracts in a piecemeal manner?
? ? ?
The city abattoir which is being
built on the Green Swamp road,
just beyond the Atlantic Coast Line
tracks, is nearing completion. The |
plant, including the lot of land, j
will cost approximately $30,000. i
A million is being spent filming
the life of Abe Lincoln, but they
will get some back when they sell
the wood chopped.
One beauty eecret is: frowns are
Borah Sees Possibility of
Third Party in Next Fight
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 2.?United
States Senator William E. Borah,
of Idaho, while in the city today,
en route to Idaho points for a
campaign speech, declared if the
Republican party does, not bring
about a change in the economic
conditions of the country another
party will. Senator Borah said, a
third party will sweep the country
in 1924 unless there is a com
plete change by the Republican
party, by the adoption of a liberal
and constructive policy. He was
asked if he expected to be a pres
idential candidate in 1924, either
in the Republican National conven
tion or on a third party ticket.
"Candidly. I haven't considered,
either the. question of the presi
dency or the question of being a
candidate upon a third party tick-v
et," he replied. "I have not sup
posed for a moment that the geo
graphical or political situation ne
cessitated or justified the consid
eration of this matter, hut aside
from a personal outlook, I think
that unless there is a complete
change in program upon the part of
the Republican party there will be
a formidable third party move
ment in 1924."
"The situation in this country
at present is quite different from
what it was in 1912," he said. "The
movement at the time was largely
a personal movement, led by a
man of tremendous personality,
but the movement now.is the peo
ple's movement. It's a mass move
ment. It is not unakin to the
ground swell which took place from
1852 to I860; so it's just a ques
tion of- whether th e Republican
party will recognize and lead, di
rect and control or let some other
party do it."
World Crop to Be Aiwmt the
Same as Last Year
Washington, Nov. 2.?The world
production of all' kinds of com
mercial cotton for the current year
will approach 16,750,000 bales, ac
cording to figures compiled by the
census bureau and made public to
day. From present indications, a
statement by the bureau adds, the
world crop will be about the same
as last year. American production
for this year has been figured by
the department of agriculture at
Consumption during the year,
ending. July 31, aggregated 28^047,
000 - bales of the ? world's supply,
according to the bureau's reports.
The World stocks on hand on that
date were given at 9,536,000 bales.
The bureau's reports showed the
disposition of the probable world
stocks'JUly 31, as follows:
In . American mills, 1,220,000
hales; in public storage and else
where in the United States, 1,
612,000 bales; in British mills and
ports, 1,201,000 bales'; at sea to
Great Britain, 121,000 bales; in
continental mills and ports, 1,528,
000 bales, at sea to the continent,
211,000 bales; at Bombay and
Alexandria, 1,137,000 bales and
Canada, Japan and other countries
Raliroad Leader is Found
Dead in His Car
Philadelphia, Nov. 2.?Too much
hard* and continuous work is be
lieved by friend3 to have been the
chief factor that led to the sud
den death of Thomas Dewitt Cuy
ler, national railroad figure, who
was found dead in a Pennsylvania
railroad private car today. They
had for some time warned him to
"go slow" telling him for a man of
his years?he was 68?he was
working too hard.
Mr. Cuyler, who was chairman
of the Association of Railroad Ex
ecutives and a director in the
Pennsylvania, the Santa Fe and
New Yoric, New Haven and Hart
ford railroads, died as his car was
coming into Philadelphia from
Rochester where he spoke yester
day on railroad matters.
A report made to the coroner's
office gave the cause of death as
acute dilation of the heart.
President Samuel Rea, of the
Pennsylvania system in paying
tribute to Mr. Cuyler, said his
death was a loss, not only to the
Pennsylvania railroad but to all the
railroads of the country. No per
sonal sacrifice was ever too great
for him to make to advance the
interests of the railroads, Mr. Rea
Governor Sproul, of Pennsylvan
ia said Mr. Cuyler "was a leader in
all of the undertakings with
which he was identified."
"His services to the transporta
tion interests of the country," the
governor said "have been monu
mental in the restoration of the
railroad properties of America."
Government Seed Distribution.
The distribution of vegetable
and flower seed will take place in
a few weeks?, but the supply of
each senator is limited. I will be
glad to send a package to each
person requesting seed if they will
let me have their names and post- i
office addresses. Please address me:
Room 328. Senate Office Building.
Washington, D. C.
I would thank you to mention
this matter in your paper if pos
Yours very truly.
N. B. Dial.
Skirts are longer and figures
have started lying again.
Beginning' of New
Jersey Murder Trial
at Last Under Way
New Brunswick. Nov. 3.?AD per
sons connectde with the Hall-Mills
murder case with the exception of
the rector's widow, were summon
ed to the court house by Attorney
Mott for checking up the evidence,
to be submitted to the grand jury.*
The statement made by Mrs. Hall
in the interview with reporters will
probably be taken as her story for
the grand jury
New Brunswick, Nov. 3.?Deputy
Attorney Genera^ Mott has discov
ered another woman witness of
the Hall-Mills murder, according
to reports. The identity of the;
woman is kept secret by the au
thorities. The case is said to be*
STATE CANAL ,
J. Ross Hannahan Agreed
Upon as One Member of
New Board ^
Columbia, Nov. 3.?J. Ross Hana-<
han, of Charleston, has been agreed' :
upon by the State Canal Commis
sion as one member of the new x
commission to take 'charge of .the ^
Columbia canal, in the event that,
the litigation now pending in the
United States supreme court is aJf
firmed in favor of the state's own- /
ership of the canal, already decided'
by the state courts.
Mr. Hanahan's name was agreed
to by ^members of the present ca- .
nal commission at a meeting in*
Columbia today. Other members of
the new toard will be selected la
ter, all subject to confirmation by
Columbia, Nov. 4.?The
schools of the state are filled; the
people of the mill communities are
the most prosperous and the hap
piest in the state, according to W-.+
A. Shealy, who has made a report
to the state department of educa
tion of investigations of null
schools during the past twowgeka.
"All the school^ visited during
the past two weeks are full; of ehXT
dren," Mr. Shealy's report says.*'
"No one 'who knows can truth
fully charge that mill children will i
not go. to school. The big prob
lem is to provide- enougn rooms*,
and teachers to properly care for
them. Our mill people* are the
happiest and most prosperous of
all the people In the state. Condi
tions under which, they Jive have*:
been improved and" improved, until'
they are entirely satisfactory in'
Mr. Shealy comments on the*
progress of the textile industry in
the state. "The mill industry in
South Carolina has made-marvel
ous strides," he says "but is still*
in its infancy. It is beginning to
look as -if our state is destined to
be the greatest cotton manufae-*
turing state in the union. Our op
erators are all native, and are be
ing recognized as the best in the
country. Our officials are almost
all native, and are as wise and
good and efficient as can be found
anywhere, The multitudes of chil
dren that are crowding into the.
mill schools testify to the intelli
gent attitude of our people and be
speak a new people of a new gener-*
STATE WELFARE BOARD.
Columbia, Nov. 3.?Dr. Axftos W.
Butler, 'of the board of public wel
fare of Indiana, . will be a chief
speaker before the South Carolina
conference of Social Work, to be
held in Charleston next Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, according to
announcement today by the state
board of public welfare. He wilP
speak on "Delinquency; It's Causes
and Treatment" He is considered
one of the outstanding sociological :
workers of the country. 1
Dr. S/C. Mitchell, of Richmond,
Va., former president of the Uni
versity of South Carolina is also
to be a speaker at this gathering.
BOYS KILL OLD WOMAN
Columbia. Nov. 3.?Two negro*
boys, George Boyd, 15, and his
brother, "J. C." Boyd, 13, are ia
the Rich land county jail here,
charged with murder, a coroner's*
jury yesterday having found this
verdict. The two boys yesterday
killed an old negro woman: Ann
Boyd, who lived at White Rock,
near Peak, in the upper part of the
county. The boys passed the old
woman on the road and a hoop
one of them was rolling brushed
the womant skirt. She "gave the*
boys some words, it was testified
at the inquest, and the two lads
began throwin grocks and sticks at
her. Her skull was fractured.*
When she fell the boys became
frightened and ran for help and
when a doctor came he found she'
The call of the wild draws city
people to the country and country
people to the city.
Who is responsible for the en->
forcement of the city ordinance
against children under fifteen yearn
old driving automobiles?
A wise woman fools her husband
into thinking he fools her.