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Watchman and Southron
M the Poeioffice lit Sam
U airfecnttffdas? Matter.
Mr. ;c.. 3T. JtteOyew has gone
down oh the Cooper river on a
huaxting .trip; as- the -guest of Mr.
H.. O. . S. Jackson .who owns a
*ga.me reserve in Berkeley county.
Mrs. J. S. HartzelL of Cheraw, is
visiting Mrs. F. M.- Sparin "and Miss
Ja nie. Mikell. on Broad St.
* Mr. I. A. Ryttehberg. left Wed
nesday night to sftfcend the annual
meeting of??? the -American Face
Brick Association at West Baden,
Ind.. From West Baden he will
make a business trip through the
middle west and northwest and Will
not return to Sumter until after
Mr Cliff Brown, who is traveling
in North-Carolina, is at home for
a few days stay.
? Miss Jeannette White, who is]
teaching in Gastonia, N.C., is at
borne for "the week-end. She .is ac
companied by her friend, Miss Lot
Misses Helen China and Susie!
Osteen are' spending the week-end
in Rock Hilj.
* Mr. Ansley fates, of Charleston,
is visiting life mother, Mrsf. W. H.
Yates. on/ West C?lhoun St.
Sr. Luci?n J. Strauss of Clio, is
spending ? few days in the * city
with kiy father, Mr. A. A. Strauss.
Mrs. E. S. McMann has been very
ill at her home on South Snmter
street, but she is- improving for the
past - dity 'or so.
Mrs. J. 'T. Wells, Misses Marie j
and Jessie Mae'Munson of Colum
bia spa-atf: Thursday with Mr.: and
Mrs. A:'W. Baker.
vMr. J. P. &yan, having been dis
charged from the U. S. navy is at
hoine with his wife's parents, - Mr.
and Mrs. A. W. Baker.
'Mr* James C. De Vane and J. Mel
Ton Corbett* of the Wilmington Star
force,' spent Thanksgiving day here
" Mrs. Frank L. DeVane and little
fcanghter Martha, of Wilmington,
^arrived Thursday and will spend
some time: with Mrs. DeVane's par
ents, Mr. and "Mrs. G- F. Cross.
* Dr. L. H." Jennings of - Blshop
vilie, spent Saturday in town.
Mr. M. Xloldoerg. of Savannah,
Ga:,r is in the: city on business.
:) Mr. W. P. Barrett of Columbia,
spent Tliajnksgiving and week-end,
at horrfc, returning Sunday after
noon'to resume his studies at
Draughan Business College.
- Mrs. S. H. Edmunds' is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. James Hunter,
in Columbia. ' ;*
* ??MessT.' Im S. Vinson and Harry
McLeod of Rembert were in town
* Messrs. R. C. Richardson and.!
Ransom Richardson; of Pinewood,
spent Monday in the city.
". Maf. W. Mi'Lenoir -of Horatio was f
IP t&e city'on business Monday, -j
Dr: W. W. Long, director of Farm j
"Extension' Work, was in "the city to- j
day and made an educational ad- <
dress ?t. the luncheon :of the Ro
tary^Ci?bJ ? * I
* Misses "Pearle and Bula Morris;
of Union, S: C., Miss Virginia Ridg
Wfey:a3Ki Mr. S. H. Holiday of Man-j
nthg ?were; the quests of Mr. "and 1
Mrss R. E. jfrodge' on Liberty street !
Sunday. * ' " " v ' [
Got. Harvey' Boys Christmas \
1 " ? Seals. - ? .
"I count it a priviiege to be the
first indi^dual in South Carolina
to purchase a bond- in the ruber- [
ciilosis: Christmas seal- and bond \
sale- of 1522," said Go-v. Wilson G.
j- VI feel that it is not only the j
privilege hut the duty of every}
citizen'to do his share in ridding
the state of the plague -that took
more than ?l.SOO . lives last year
besides bringing illness and sorrow
into thousands of ? our homes."
The South Carolina Tuberculosis;
association begins 'its- annual;
Christmas sale of bonds and jseals j
todays The sale will continue
til Christmas and every pterson in]
South Carolina whether young or j
?ld or rich or poor can do at least j
r. little to aid in this fight against'
the 'dread disease, tuberculosis. j
* There are at the present time j
jjiore than 16.000 active cases of j
tuberculosis in South Carolina, aj
large'per*cent, of which is among;
the working people of the state. Of j
this number about three-fourths of
the cases are yourfg people between
the ages of 20 an 35 years. Less
than ttm of these " cases are in i
muiiatcria, thus leaving more than ^
15^0^ 'cases in the homes through- I
out the state. In these homes are!
more jtha? 2^.000 -children who are |
-?>?sta*it4y- exposed to the disease i
and whowfilin all probability de- j
veT?p it later if they are not proper- I
ly 'taught how to prevent It.
' Of *bie* rt;6?r active cases of tu- |
bercufesls in "* South Carolina, at1
least ;$0 per cent or 9,600 could be I
oaredr if ? proper treatment were *
available and a large per cent, of!
the others could he so improved
that jfhey could earn a living and
fee "perfectly safe to themselves
The-recent report of the Fram
ir^ghashv Mass., demonstration
showed tlyit in Framingham. where
adequate ' financial ? medical and
educational provision was - made
for the' fight against tuberculosis,
during the: past eight years 'the
death* rate from this disease had
been reduced two-thirds.
* The sarme thing *?an be done in
SoWfc Carolina if its citizens will
only'give generously of their time
^ m ? ?
* Education Week will be observed
throughout the* nation next week,
December 3 to 9th. Sumter Coun
ty is-in line with the progressive
f*ought of the country and rallies
wilHse teeld 1? the schools on ThuU
day anci-a meeting for the entire
county?' will! be held in this* city
About the oifly*"hope for Europe
i it i tecon? mortgage.
Washington-.- Bee.--2.?The new
prog-*-e-?ive: movement today was
formally declared legislative in
stead of -fkoHitfcal* in* resblutions
adopted by ^he public conference
here tctiay. The: progressive fac
tion in congress was organized yes
terday, Senator LaFoHette presid
ed today. Representative Wood
ruff, Republican, of Michigan, was
elected secretary. A hundred con
gressman, governors and other
leaders attended. Senator LaFol
lette in opening said1 the time ap
peared opportune for the move
ment, as there appeared io be a
growing mandate from the people.
Governor Blaine, of Wisconsin,
charged Secretary Mellon of the
treasury with favoring rich tax
payers and profiteers. -
m " 'NEWS NOTES
Bishopville, Bee. - 2.?The Lee
County fair ?was not as successful
this'year as it has been, in former
years, for want of interest, and
lack of money. -
F?re destroyed over half of the
stables for horses test week, but
they -were rebuilt in two days:
There were ? over one hundred
horses on exhibition, and in trot
ling races: The exhibition of hogs,
cows and poultry was very good.
Rev. W. V. Dibble, T. W. Law,
T. G.- McLeod -and Jake Kill at
tended the annual-conference >at
Marion. -We all hope Mr.-Dibble
will be returned to ? us, -but - he - is
such -a popuiar preacher, we fear
we will lose-him. ?- Mr. Law is a re- j
cent addition to our ehruch, Jrom
the Presbyterian church, and a
very ; acceptable member; All of
our churchmen paid in full for the
year.-; ? ?
Mr. Parker, who has suffered
long with lung trouble,--died last
week, and was buried in Cedar
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scott of
Columbia,- visited their friends and
- Mr. Sid Stuekey and his bride,
a young -lady from Georgia, are
visiting-?his ; - father, Mr. - - J. Ed
Dr.* and Mrs. Brooks Wilker
son are - at the home - of R. M.
Cooper, brother of Mrs. Wilkerson.
There are large erops 'of oats
sown or being sown in thte county.
The potato-crop is abundant, and
thousands of bushels being stored
in curing houses for ; sale. Mr.
Henly McCutchen gathered ov*er
5,-000 bushels fjrom h-is farm.
All of the sick--folks" are better, j
? ? . ? . ?? ?
Loans by Baruch
Washington, -Dec 2.?Two loans
of $10,000 each by Bernard -M.
Baruch, of New York, to the Dem
ocratic committee, - which; - - s u bse -
ouently were rcancelled "by suitable
action," were reported today in a
final statement- of receipts and- ex
penditures during the; recent-cam
paign filed by Wilbur Marsh, treas
urer, with the clerk of the house.
The committee's statement show
ed a total campaign > contribution
of $140,074, with bills outstanding
amounting to - $114,344.
For the Republican national
committee, Fred W.- Up ham report
ed contributions of $4.2 ?817- for the
period--November 1 to ?, and dis
bursements for the same period of
$356,860 for operating -expenses.
? - Among contributors to the Re
publican-fund were Mrs. E. Meyer,
Jr.. Washington, $1,250; A. C.
James; New ? York : city and W.
Douglas ? Chauncey, New York,
$1,500 each. >?
Those giving $1,000 each were
Edward Hines; ^Chicago; M.? C.
Fleming, East Hampton, New York;
Z. C. Patten^ Chattanooga, Tenn.; i
and S. T. Bodine, Philadelphia: j
?The Baruch- loans to the-Demo-|
cratic national committee : were
made on February 27 and- March!
2^, and cancelled September 5, j
"The amounts of these loans J
having been expended prior to the j
campaign of 1022," said the state
ment of Mr. Marsh, were and are
not deemed a' part of the publici
ty report of the committee made
Immediately before and after the
Novemberelection of 1922, but this
note is inserted for information."
?? Frank* Dodge, of Little Rock,
Ark:, headed the list of supple
mental contributors to the Demo
cratic fund with $1.500. Those giv
ing $500 each were Frederick A.
Wallis and C. W. Waton, New
York, and Zedurick Kistler, Lock
haven, Pa/. -
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NEGRO ?Et0 f?R
?* ? v; i ? * ?
A good piece of detective work I
by'Rural Officer Sam Newman,!
culminated last Wednesday in the j
arrest of a. colored man named j
John Smiling for stealing-a bale of i
The cotton, the property of Mr. j
J. M. N. Wilder, mysteriously dis- j
appeared from his place at Wells'
Siding on the night ? of November
17th from a shed where it had been
stored and no 'Cities- of any kind
were left to tell who the thief 0r|
thieves might have been. Starting i
with practically nothing to work
on in apprehending the guilty
party except a suspicion, Officer j
Newman gradually worked up the
case bit by bit and succeeded last!
week rn locating the bale of cotton!
in Manning, where it had been sold
to Wells & Levi by Smiling in his
wife's name. Smiling lives in the
Privateer section and not far from
the Wilder estate. Further evi
dence of a most conclusive nature
was soon secured which resulted* in
the arrest of Smiling who was
brought to Sumter and is now out
under a $600 bond.
Orangeburg Negro Who Was
Pending Appeal Set
Columbia, Dec. 2?David Bran
num has been freed by Governor
Harvey and next week he will join
hjs family in Orangeburg county.
He is a young negro man who was
convicted^ under pressure of com
munity feeling, of iriminal.assault
on a two-ye?r oia baby girl. He
was sentenced to die in the electric
chair. He appealed but he was for
gotten and for four years he stayed
in the penitentiary, a "lost prison
er." Recently his case has" been*
unearthed, and strong presentations
have been made to Governor Har
vey. The governor commuted- the
sentence to seven years in the state
prison and then suspended the three
years yet unserved, on condition
of the negro's good behavior. And
the'governor set out in the suspen
sion that the governor alone was
to be the judge of the "good behav
ious" that would constitute vio
lation of the parole.
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Department Commander Brice
1 tJiiites'Mem^rV' Take Part'
Spartanburg, Dec. 2. ? "The
American Legion in South Carolina
is unqualifiedly behind this pro
gram," Luther K. Brice, depart
ment commander, declared today
in speaking of "Education Week"
to be observed throughout the na
tion December 3 to 9. This move
ment has for its object the ad
vancement of education in' South
Carolina, stated Mr. Brice, who
urged fuU cooperation of every
member of the .organization in the
A "bulletin has been issued from
department headquarters of the
legion calling on every post in the
state to take an active part in the
movement. Memhers are urged
to attend mass meetings to be held
In the various county seats De
cember 9. "Various organizations
in the country are taking an ? ac
tive "interest in the undertaking
to establish one week, in each year
as "Education Week."
- President Harding and Govern
or'Wilson G. Harvey have issued
proclamations calling upon the
people to lend their Support to the
movement fostered by the Nation
al Education Association and the
More Than Twenty-six Mil-1
il H?h Pounds Sold
Florence. S. C... Dec. 1?Sales of |
tobacco on the floors of independ
ent: tobacco warehouses ** through
out the State this '? year totaled
26,932,-532 pounds, according to fig
ures -compiled here today from re
ports made by ' warehouse man
agers. The total money realized
was $5,531,579. ,
Tobacco delivered to the South
Carolina Tobacco Growers' Associ
ation'-is not included.
The Lake City-market led the
State- with a total- of 8,822,608
pounds sold for a totar of $1,349,-.
633.31 or an average of $21.28 a
hundred pounds and Mullins was
next with 7;095,61'7 pounds which
brought a total of $1,627,753.06.
? - ? ? ?
''' PUSHING FIGHT
Washington, Nov. 30.? (By the
Associated Press.)?Additional civil
suits, involving ^$20,000,000 to $30,
000,000 which the government
hopes to recover for alleged over
charges and waste' ? in connection !
with* the construction of certain
army cantonments during the war
are being prepared by the Depart
ment of Justice aha, it was under
stood today, probably will be filed
within ten days. -
The first of the department's
civil suits "against war camp con
tractors were filed last week and it
was understood then'that they were
the forerunners of other actions.
It also ?was indicated that criminal
proceedings -were possible.
The actions brought' last week
involved the construction of camps
Upton, Sherman. Jackson and
Funston and sought the recovery
from the involved constructing
eompanies of^ more than $20,01)0,
0OO.- Cantonments built during the
war cost the government a total
of $208.000.000 and k is said At
torney General Daugherty hopes to
recover between $16,000,000 and
$80,000,000 as- over charges:
Preparation of the civil suits has
been under the direction of Roscoe
C. McCulloch. a special assistant
to the Attorney General, who, as a
member of a special. House com
mittee, made an extensive investi
gation several years ago of alleged
war frauds, particularly those rela
ting to army camp construction.
Mr. McCulloch with a corps of
assistants this week, has been be
fore a special federal grand jury
Called into session here to consider
alleged war time frauds.
No information has been obtain
able either from Mr. McCulloch or
the Attorney General ai to the na
ture of the evidence being present
ed to the grand jury.
-? ? ?
Columbia. Dec."47?The first of
ficial'statement from J. H. Hope,
state superintendent of education
elect, was an endorsement of the
"Education Week" program which
is being carried out throughout the
state this week.
Washington, Dec. I.?Represen
tative Byrnes today introduced a
bill authorizing the delivery to -the
South Carolina Daughters of the
American Revolution the silver ser
vice from the - battleship South Car
olina. . , ?
? ? ??
Calumet, Mich., Dec. 1.?Seven
members of the crew of the Ca
nadian ?teamer Maplehurst are be
lieved to have perished today when
the vessel struck the-breakwater in
the Portage lake- ship canal dur
ing a heavy gale.
Washington,?Dec. 1.?The con
tinuation indefinitely of the Demo
cratic filibuster against the Dyer
anti-lynching bill appeared certain
today as the senate met after the
holiday. Democratic senators said
they were ready to keep up the,
fight until the end of the extra ses
sion tomorrow. Senator Harrison
declared the fight had' only begun.
Greenville, Dec. 1.?Otis Carter,
Jr., of Aiken, has been elected cap
tain of the F?rman University foot
ball team. :
London, Dec. 1.?The Stromobil
volcano -off the Sicily coast is in vio
lent eruptiori.v according to a Rome
dispatch to the Central News. '
Philadelphia, Noy. 30.?The con
dition of -^Jobn Wanamaker, who
has been ill -at hi shorn e here sev
eral weeks, was- reported tonight
hy his physicians -as having * as
sumed a-grave aspect; -"
. .. ' ,(?. ... ? .
Portland, Ore., "Dec. 1.?Four
unidentified men perished in a fire
which destroyed the Ben- Hur Ho
tel here today. - ??
senators ^and ? twenty-six represen
tatives today were'to participate in
a progressive conference, called by
Senator ^LaFoHette, - Republican,
and Representative Huddlesto?,
Democrat-. Thee: meeting is to *e
secret. A public - session of nat
ional progressives will-be held to
morrow to take up the program;
The participants in-the conference
today included twenty-seven Re*
publicans, eleven Democrats, and -
' Columbia, Dec. -I: ? Governor
Harvey'this afternoon issued a call,
for a good roads conference, to be
held in -Columbia on December 11,
for the purpose of discussmg-a cen
tralized program to submit to the
legislature. * AH organizations of the
state working forjthe betterment of
society in- general are being asked
to send delegates. Town - officials
and prominent-state leaders ? are
also being invited.
Columbia. Dec. 1.?Miss Julia
l Charles, of Greenville, today woa
jthe distinction of being the first
! woman lawyer in the state to ap
i pear before ; the state supreme
court. She appeared -as one of
the counsel in the case from -Green
ville, of Yancey Carter, etal. against
Van Carter, et al., involving a Teal
estate (transaction. ~ With : her, as
counsel for the respondent was A;.
|C. Welborne.-the opposing counsel
[was B. F. Martin.
Paloalto, Calif;, Dec. 1.?Harding
[Will be the next Republican presi
dential candidate, Herbert Hoover
iaa;d here- today. - He asserted the
country will appreciate admimatra
|tioh policies hy election time.
Washington, Dec 1. ? Both
houses and congress adjourned to
day in memory of Representative
Mann; and adopted resolutions- of
regret of his death. -Services will
be - held in the ?house chamber he
fore the funeral party leaves for
Anderson, Dec.- 1. ? A special
term of the federal court will bej
held at Greenville, January 8th.
District ' Judge Atkins = announc
ed today. -A iieavy docket is given!
as the reason for the special
i term. ? **
Belfast, Dec." 2.?^Bombs were
hurled into the home of'Dr. Thomas'
Walsh., chairman1 of the Urban I
Council today. * Nobody - waA' hnrt.
The -bombing is believed ' to have
been due to the refusal to allow j
councii to discuss the recent 'exe- |
cutions. ? ? ? * i ;. - i
Chicago, Dec. 2.-^-The where
abouts of: John P. Tiernan, the
former "Notre ? Dame professor, for
whom a commitment to the Cook
county psychopathic hospital has
been issued is unknown today. The
writ was issued-at the request of
his sister, Mrs. Frances Pulaski,
who asked for an investigation ? of'
his sanity.' .? - ?
Washington; Dec. -2.?Simplicity
marked the funeral services in the
hall of: the house today for James
R. Mann, the veteran Illinois con
gressman who died Thursday night.
The services were the first held in
the house since Speaker Clark was
so honored in 1921. The body will
be taken to Chicago where it will
be buried Monday.
Waehington, Dec. 2.?Democrats
continued to filibuster against the
Dyer bill today. Republicans are
expecting to attend the caucus la
ter today. The extra session ends
Washington. Dec. 2.?Federal
Prohibition Commissioner Haynes
left today for a personal survev
of enforcement conditions in the
south. He will visit virtually ev
ery important city as far south as
New Orleans. He will be in Co-j
lurnbia next Friday.
Lausanne, Dec. 2.?The Near
East i>eace conference today dis
cussed Turkish capitulations. The
Turkish delegates are prepared for
a hard fight to sustain the claim
that Kemalists ? have successfully
terminated the privileges given for
eigners under the old regime. The
nationalists are' attempting to proye
that' Turkey must be unhampered
by foreign' control of her financial
affairs and that the necessity for
fdreigh Consular courts' has ended.
The Turkish debt is also on today's
New York, "Dec. 1.?Operating on
reports of a threatened Tong war
Special Deputy Police Commission
er Simonand ? dozen detectives to
day raided Hip Srrig. Tong head
quarters Iri Chinatown, arrested the
president, liee Tee Hong, arid con
fiscated fifteen : pistols, a b?x of
dagger's arid "brass knuckles and
thousands of rounds of ammuni
Terrebonne, Quebec, Dec. 2.?
Four hundred were homeless here
today as the result of a fire that
wiped out the whole of the lower
part of the town. Seventy-five
residences and stores were burned.
Columbia, Dec. " 1.?Columbia
was grieved and shocked today to
hear of the untimely death of E.
M. Rhett who died this morning
at Fayetteville, N. C., from injuries
received in an automobile wreck
last night near that place. Until
a short time ago,- Mr. Rhett was
employed by the American Prod
ucts "Export and import Corpora
tion, of this city, which concern re
cently sent him to Fayetteville as its
Rome, Dec. 2.?-An Athens dis
patch says that a serious Greek
counter- revolutionary outbreak
has occurred in Patras and Mis
sologhi arid on Corfu Island, as the
result of indignation over the exe
cutions of Greek- officials. The
British flag was raised on Corfu.
Dedeagatch; Dec. 4.?American
tobacco' buyers are being held up
arid robbed in western Thrace. R:
J. Wortham, of Henderson, N. C,
and' J; ' J- Harrington, of Rocky
Mount, N. C.;- are^ the latest vic
tims, the former" -being robbed on
'the road between Drama and Ka
vaia and the-latter dn the; Seres
Washington, Dec' 4?The confer
ence of the-Central Ariierican repub
lics began here today: The'Unit
ed States; besides being host, took
an active part; Secretary Hughes
presided 'arid' wetc?mlrig- the! 'dele
gates"'from Guatemala,- Salvador,
Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa
Rica. Secretary Hughes told the
delegates "the tTnite?: States had no
aniWtloh^or'poUcy running against
fhe: ? national aspirations of ? their
C'oUnfries; seeking only to promote
peace1 and aid in solving their prob
lems/*'" The* "^vtsitihg speakers ' ex
press^ 'appreciation of American'
Charleston, ?eb. 4.?The Charles
ton and Batesburg-Leesville foot
ball teams will play Friday at Or
angeburg for the'state high school
title.^it is announced here.
Waterville, Maine, Dec. 4.?Threej
Colby college students were burned
to death today when fire destroyed |
a part of the original college build
L Washington, Dec." 4.?The spe
!cia! session of congress adjourned
at'11:50 and the new regular ses
sion was started ten minutes?later.
The principal business was receiv
ing the-annual budget. The presi
dent is expected to speak tomorrow.
j London, Dec. 4.?The appoint
ment of Healy as governor general
of the Irish Free State is regarded
as. a certainty. It is understood
the post was-offered him some time
ago. Several Dublin correspondents
say'he has accepted. He lias long
advocated Irish autonomy.
j New Bern, N. C, Pec. 4.?Mayor |
I Clark today issued an appeal for [
j aid for fire sufferers.'- He said over j
a. thousand homes had been burn- !
ed and three thousand are home
less, who must^have help.
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Columbia, Dec. 4:?Authority has
been granted' by the secretary tof
state to 'the Reamer Fuel' CO", of
Columbia, to: increase its Capital
stock from $10,000 to" $25,000.
The' Manchester Company, of
Rock Hill, increases its capital
from $100,000 to $200,000.
Charter was granted to the Pee j
Dee Fuel Co., of Florence, with
capital of $2,000. E. K. Turner
and G. H. Turner are officers of the
Johnstone and Livingstone, of
Newberry, were chartered. Their
capital is $5,000. R. E. Livingston
is president; J. M. Johnstone is
vice presdent, and R. L. Sterling
The' Dixie Electric Co., of Green
wood, was chartered. The "capi
tal is $1.000. R. A. Walsh is pres
ident ; R. W. Ellison is' vice presi
dent, and M. G. Bowler is secre
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The amount of good exercise to
be had by Sutomobilihg depends
largely on the condition of the
"WANTED?Hardwood logs. We pay j
highest cash price for choice
Ash, Poplar, Cypress and White
Oak iogs of standard specifica
tions, delivered to Sumter by rail
or truck. We'buy logs twelve
months in the year and give
preference to loggers equipped to
bring in a steady supply. What
have you to offer? Sumter
Hardwood Co., Sumter, S. C.
* ?* ft a'- '.?
Miami, Fla., Dec. I.?The body
of George W: Burns,, head of Geo.
W. Burns, Inc.', an "automobile
sales'agency here, who took his own
Iife i? >a hotel here Wednesday af
ternoon, will' be buried here Sun
day. He formerly lived at Colum
Worry over finances is believed tc
have been the cause of the trag
edy, and notes which he owned to
talling $7,4)0:0 were due on the day
he took* his life. He'* came here
three months ago:; from Mobile,
Ala., and was a member of the
Omar Shrine temple at Charleston,
S: C. The only message left was
one to his wife: ? 1 '< ?
?Blanche, 1 love you, but I could
not make the upgrade:" ;*
'"George W. Burns, formerly head
of 'the Burns Motor ? company Of
Columbia/'was to have faced trial
in the -Richland co?nty court of
general sessions Monday on a.
charge of disposing of property un
der mortgage. The warrant' for
Burns' arrest was- sworn out oy
officers of the LexmgtOh Home
bank of Lexington.'-Thie case-ha-d
been continued for three terms.
Barns as; head - of7 the' Burns
Motor company, thW bank alleged,
had borrowed money on several au
tomobiles which he later " sold.
Nearly .two 'years ago -Burns in
financial straits disappeared from
Columbia and his automobile com
pany went into the hands of ? re
ceiver. ? Some time later' he was
discovered in Mobile,-- Ala., ' Where
he- was working''as an automobile
salesman,- and' was brought 'to Co
; lumbia for a preliminary hearing
I on the charge ' of disposing' of
property' under lien. He "was' held
for the higher court and was re
leased Under-$3,000 bond'. ' ;; ~ '
Burns first came to Columbia in
1917 and rented ^ah ? office from
where he conducted-his automobile
sales business. In a short time he
moved into a location at 910-912
Main street and' then*'on the wave
of .-prosperity ; opened - one of the
largest automobile" houses' in' the
city at the corner Of Main nnd Cal
houn streets:' 'He "became- one of
the most activer members* of the
Columbia Automotive Trades asso
ciation and the state automobile as
sociation and as'a member of these
two bodies was a leading* spirit in
promoting the automobile show
which ? preceded Palmafesta. : He
made himself prominent' in the
councils of the chamber of com
jmerce; he was a member of Ridge
wood' and the Columbia Kiw?nis
clubs. He moved into ? beautiful
home in Wales Gardens.'
Then came the smash and' Burns
departed, leaving behind him debts
totaling approximately $250,000.
His automobile business was plac
ed in the hands of a receiver and
allocated to his cre-ditors. For
some months, however, nothing
was heard from him until he was
recognized in Mobile, arrested and
brought to Columbia to face the
charge brought by the Lexington
bank. Last August he was -in Co?
lumbia, intending, it .was announc
ed, to reopen business here. A
I few months ago he was a visitor
j here, coming, it is presumed, to
make arrangements concerning the
case pending ^against him in the
'?Mr:' Burns was a native of Mc-.
Lean county, Illinois, and before
coming to Columbia had lived in
various sections of the country;
Annapolis, Dec. I.?The first day
of inquiry by the. naval: board of
investigation appointedy-by Secre
tary Den by of the navy department
to probe the alleged drinking
scandal and disgraceful conduct by
midshipmen after the Army-Navy
football game at Philadelphia last
Saturday showed no testimony to j
substantiate the Teport that any otj
the midshipmen acted in other
than a gentlemanly manner. The
board adjourned after,-its'session to*
day and Will reconvehe^agaln Jffon-;
DOINGS OF TEE 0?FFK
OH, PADRY, OUR
Turkey is soneI
I yf?hft TO F??0:
AND HE WAStfT THf?p
i'll ?ex the fouce
Busy oh this Right
away - that poor littxt
kid will cry his eyes
Guts Own Throat
But May Not Die
W. W> Moody of If oratio At
temps'to C&mmit Suicide !
' n ^ear BaUentihe j
Columbia. Dec. 2.?W. W. Moody, I
en route afoot from Newberry to :
his home at Horatio, stepped aside
from the road near Ballentine yes- ,
terday afternoon and in an effort j
to take his own life cut his -hroat;
and arm with a safety razor blade.'
Here near the bridge on the main
highway leading into Ballent:.ne he-l
wafc- found injured at about 5! '. -' ? .. ^
O'clock yesterday afternoon and I arm, jUSt below the elbow, was also
w \ FOR THE REU
brought to the Columbia hospital
for treatment. When discovered
Mr. Moody was only'a few feet off
the road and could easily be seen
by passers by. His self inflicted
wounds are serious but not neces
sarily fatal; physicians at the hos
"I did it myself," Mr. Moody J
said last night. "And it seems I.
made* a poor job of it. I just didn't
want to live any longer. I got soj
I wanted to pass off so
would find me."
In his pocket written in a firm! colossal bazaar
cut. - ? ' - : '
The blood stained razor blade
was found beside the wounded -fean
at E alien tine. * : ?,
Efforts to locate relatives failed
last- 'night, v.
Pine w ood Combination l &L. tjt.
The Ladies Societies of the xT.es
? ? ? pf
nobody jbyterian and Episcopal churches
~-j"have combined and will conduct a
on Friday/ "Be*
harid on the corner of a loading tagjcember 8th, opening at'4'o'clock: in
torn from some freight car was aiafterncon. There will he= on dis
tio'te asking that in case of an ac- j play many useful .articles suitable
cident his brothers be notified at i for Christmas gifts many ' cakes,
H?good, SumteT county. # j pies, pickles, preserves atad jeffiejs.
"My name is W. W. Moody," he j that will aid the housekeepers!
i wrote, at the bottom of the note.
At the hospital last night, Mr.
Moody, who is 65 years old, named
Lanother brother of Horatio, and a
with their *Xmas dinners; B^^oth'et^
nu merous articles will be'Cbr 'saJfc.f
The "Doo Drop Din" tea rooms, jirift
be in the hands of the youilg'ikdfes^
cousin of Columbia. He has never,1 A fortune1 teller will he in'&er^leBtf
married;'he said. "There were four j to tell - you of your past, present
of us boys and hone Of us married." t and future: Be sure to* have Her
He was born at Salisbury, he said. | tell your fortune. Many other at-:
?'At the hospital last night Mr. j tractions will offer-woWdsof fuii
Moody was very weak and practi- J.for every -d^ae who ?omes.
cally unable to talk, though con- The Bazaar wilt ter m the
scious; He had lost considerable I zens'' Bank building' at the
blood desprte the fact that none of least corner of Commerce street and
the ' main' bioo'd vessels had been j east Railroad avenue." So come
cut. 'The gash in the neck is three i and have a good time, .Friday, U*-^
and one-half inches l?fig. The leftfcember 8th. - - ' - . ?.:
OFFICER, SOMEBODY iVTOtB\ -t^aT v*oou>?fc
a Turkey t had W my Ioiffic?^t -tos*
BACK yard AND r4Y 60H t*W*&DrtAVET*?
JS BROKEN HEARTEOAEWTi^-g^ ^^y
IT WONDER IF you JEVEiRy?ODy M^*?,
COULD LOCATE THE Y ^istteOrTrlO^
Party that took nr