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?Commander Owsley of
Washington, Dec 13.?A legis
lative program which the Ameri
- can Legion will seek to have en
acted by congress before March-. 4,
including passage of the bonus bill
and the . shipping measure, was
announced: tonight by Alvin M.
Owsley, national commander, after
a t\x& days' conference with past
national -commanders and commit
tee chairmen. ,
Legislation for relief -of disabl
former service men. action "to pro
tect the interests of veterans" in
the civil service, suspension of . all
'immigration for a period of yearss
and enactment of the Bursum bill
I?rovjdng for retirement of more
than 1.000 emergency army officers
disabled in tbe World war, also will
. ' Legislation for the disabled"
given "first and supreme1 impoi
ance" in the outline of purp(
This includes, efforts to i>ri]
about passage of. the. Sweet bil
and to liberalize the war risk insur
ance law in such a way as to ex
tend the time for obtaining certifi
cates of disability, extend the perk
in. which tubercular and inente
disabilities are automatically;, rate
as being of service origin, provide
?4hat tuberculosis other than pul
monary. be compensatory and ex
tend the time for conversion,
term insurance policies. ;
- With ? reference to bonus,
was determined "that the fivefold
adjusted cx>mi>ensaiLonjcJill be push
ed to enactment: 'thSs* to coftliin
land u-eclamationj feature, prefer
ably the Smith-SlcNary amenc
* Suspension of. im^igiahon'^n.
sought "for such * perwd^ef tim?
as will enable the .formulation of ?
definite and constructive plan foi
the protection of our people an<
our. nation from the dangerous ih
.-flux." Enactment of Muscle Shoah?
.-. legislation as recommended at the
recent -"-national convention at New
Orleans, also wiU be urged. .
v.Mr. Owsley also announced that
Wayne Davis of San Antonio hac
..been appointed chairman of the
..legion's national legislative com
/mfttee for the coming year.
Xtte.has a. rapid ten^minute men
tality, test for students. Edison will ?
tiink it nine minutes too long.
?-? ? + ? -
Miss Mina Horne is a promising
grand opera singer, and not a trom-.
boaistcas. you would expect.
What will you give your wife for
Christmas? Let us suggest a box
of the kind of cigars you smoke.
?v - "- ? ? ? *
In London ? man and woman j
were married. twice the same day.'
The strange, part is they married
each other both. tSihesrt k.
Kay Wirth. queen or eqoestrt
ennes. had little trcuble conquer
;mg -King Jess Homestead De KoL
the ?f75$ti(* bu? owned by JOhn M.
KeHy of Harringte-rr Park. N. ~
King Jess was a gentleman first
end last; He tot only coorented to
?vfiss Wirth riding him but made
ht'te complaint whvu she wai&X
?11 over him.
SAYS SOUTH IS
Former Vice President
Marshall Says the
of the South Are the
Hope of Democracy
Washington. Dec. 13.?That the
south is the hope of the survival of
'.he American republic was declar
ed by former Vice President Thom
as R. Marshall in an informal ad
dress to. the Mississippi society to
night. ', . ?
Hardly had the applause that
greeted his first reference to the
<outh subsided before he renewed
:he demonstration with another'
'The. destiny of this nation is in ?
he hands of the pure American
S3i of the south and not with the
>abei- of tongues that is confounds
ng the cities: of the east. You
people of the south ? once tried to
iisseventhe union. But I say now
hat the hope of the' survival of
:he republic is the south." -
Mr. Marshall then explained that
.he purest English speaking, and
English -thinking-strain nvhich for
^entwies has stood for .?the-, great
est measure of-freedom aod liberty
was preserved in the south: as in no
jther section Of the United States
and that the day was not far away,
when these descendants of the
.raditional preservers and defend-:
?rs of Democratic ideals and be
ievers of conservatism in govern-,
ment and social order would stand
. is a st ose wall to turn- back the
tide of '"wild- eyed" radicalism now:
hr^tening 'in the "hideous" form
Mr. Marshall was given another
ovation when he "spoke his heart
aod mind" about Mississippi's se
nior senator, John Sharpe./Wii
liams. "I know something of the
nen now. occupying seats in the
Jnked- States-senate*" he said,
?and I know: something about the
jien who have in days gone by
jerved in that eminent body and;
vhat.I am going to say is not in
disparagement of any senator liv
jig or dead. It Is my -deliberate;
.-ndgment and - carefully formed;
opinion that for comprehensive
coowledge of the polkical history
jf the world, of t&e-'origwi of races
md nationalities and the science of.
joverament, John Sharp Williams
ras.-riever had-a superior-in the.
?enate. ^ I will say also that for.
sustained elocuence, sustained log
c and sustained strength in debate,
he is without an equal in any leg
slatiye body in the-world. And a
?emarkaWe faet in this connection
is that he is. always ready."
Another pleasing reference' by
Mr. Masrhall was to Senator Har
rison's speeches in Indiana - dur
;ng the recent campaign. He said
lhat the junior Mississippi senator;
'struck blows in the -state which:
staggered the enemy and con
tributed eifectively to the victory
won by. Governor Ralston in his
race against Beveridge for the sen
Siam Has Disearded Worship of
, White Eclepbant.
S. . .. _?y*
\ Bangkok, Siam; Oct; 22;?White
I elephants, are losing, prestige in
: Siam.- the country which made
them famous. ? Although several of
these animals are .kept in-captivity
In Bangkok, the capital, they are
no longer revered by the, people
jts in former days. ?
The possession of one: or more
white elephants was considered as
one of the necessities of. kinship
by-the eaiiy rulers of Siam and the
other countries of the Malay pen
insula. Disputes over ownership j
were the cause of frequent wars, j
In the sixteenth century, for ? in-i
itance, Bavin Naung. king of Bur
ma, demanded a white elephant l
"rom the King of Siam. Upon be-|
ng refused, he invaded the coun
try and captured the royal family |
md three white elephants. Ac
cording to one of the Siamese De-, j
gends^ Gautama Buddha was once j
a white elephant, and his mother,
n a dream, met him in heaver:: in
that shape. .
Xo elephants are entirely white.
The so-called white elephants are
only a little lighter in color than
ordinary elephants- Sometimes one
has a few white hairs on the head
In olden days, the discovery of a
white elephant was a source of
great joy to the people. After the
-inimal had been tethered with silk
en cords, news would be sent to
the king. Then a body of nobies
would visit the place and escort tt t j
elephant, in stately procession, to
the capital where a palace would
be erected for it.
After a period of taming the
elephant would be given covers of
velvet and silk, embroidered with
gold and precious stones. A gold
plate, bearing his name and titles. ;
would be fastened on his head. I
Slaves. priests, musicians and !
dancing girls were set apart for his !
amusement. The finest vegetables j
and fruits were given him as fpod.
But nowadays white elephants
have gone out of style. At the
present time they are brought to
Bangkok by train. without any
guard of honor. They are housed
in ordinary stables, with no priest?
or dancing-girls in attendance.
H;jy. leaves and young bamboos:
are given them to eat. The white
elephant now lives the same j
work-a-day life as his darker- j
skinned fellows, though in the le
gends of the Siamese amd in their
national flag he will be honored
for centuries to eonve.
Tf Harding is given as many
turkeys Christmas ;?s Thanksgiving
there will be a turkey shortage.
Attorneys For Jeffords and
Harrison Still Working to
I Save Confessed Murderers
j i Columbia, Dec- 13.?Formal no
I tice of Intention to appeal from the
! refusal of Judge T. J. Mauldin to
grant a writ of inquiry in the
Ira- Harrison case was . served yes
terday m#rnmg on Solicitor A. F.
Spigner, .-Clerk, of Court Hinnant
iand the supreme court by B. B.
Evans, counsel for Harrison. - An
other important step m the cases
of Harrison and Jeffords' during
the day was the filing of a peti
tion by Frank M. Jeffords with
Governor Harvey asking that his
sentence be commuted.
H Attorney Evans claims the .no
tice of intention to appeal from
the refusal of Judge Mauldin to,
have Harrison examined * auto
matically stays the death sentence. I
but Solicitor Spigner does not ad
mit this in his acceptance of service
?of*, the ??notice.- Mr." Evans- intends
to complete the appeal, he says, and
says he-will argue the case at the
next session of the supreme court., j
- f Considerable discussion was heard
yesterday as to whether or not the
notice of- intention to appeal from
the refusal automatically stays the
death sentence of Harrison. So
licitor Spigner accepted the notice
"without prejudice to the state's
rights to insist that .service of said
notice does hot act as a stay of
execution of the sentence."
Plea for Jeffords.
L. G. Southard, attorney, for
Frank M. Jeffords, presented the
petition for clemency in behalf-of
his. client. The petition was sign
ed by Jeffords himself. Jeffords
asks that the sentence be. commut
ed to another form of punishment.
He alleges , he was rushed to trial,
that the officers were .afraid he
would be lynched and that he was
not accorded a fair trial.
Jeffords says he feels-that if he
were permitted to .live he would be
an example to "all young men who
are drifting into wrong paths and:
Jeffords had also written the gov
ernor a personal letter , pleading
for clemency. Governor- Harvey,
feefe-very keenly the situation and
would like to help Jeffords, but it
is known that it is improbable that
he will -interfere.- -He would not:
ceanment for ^publication, j
? - w-e??
Mississippi FlwdsCbricern the
- Washington, Dec. 13.?A bread-!
er view of the problems of the
Mississippi river and its tributaries
was urged on the house flood con
trol committee today by citizens of
j the lom^er Mississippi valley, who
I declared that they were constant
ly being subjected to the hazards^
of flood water, notwithstanding that j
their districts had not contributed;
"a drop of water to the swollen
? One after another the witnesses i
j before the committee ?: insisted j
! that the^problem was one for the I
nation'as a whole.. James B. Ed-|
moxtiSs cf New Orleans said: years
ago the slogan'was '"After the
Panama canal, the Mississippi riv
er,'' -but that the dream had nev
er been realized. The witness told
the committee of huge acreage of !
rich top soil being carried away by j
the river, .while at the same .time'
the, eountry was draining marsh j
land and irrigating arid . iands toi
provide for the f<tst growing pop-!
ulation. .. At the same time, they
said, an enormous wastage of water '
resources and transportation pos- i
sibilities was jsoing on. Great sums j
were being spent for temporary;
work which should go into a per- j
manent program, they said, and I
threats of floods were stifling1 in-I
vestment and reducing the pur
chasing powers of many.commuiu- j
The New Orleans delegation took
the view that New Orleans was the j
"keeper of the. mouth of. the Mis
isaissippi" and Mr. Edmonds said j
the problem was how to keep an!
immense " tool of commerce from ;
becoming a destructive force."
J. H. Walsh, general manager of .
the board of port terminal com- j
missioners of New Orleans, de- |
s'ribed how millions had been j
spent raising the wharves there to 1
meet the whims of the river in seek- }
ing new levels, and City Engineer |
John Klorer said New Orleans !
wanted a floor lowering- device, j
preferably a spillway, or a system j
of 'spillways, capable of permitting
a quicker outlet of waters. Mr. |
Klorer went into a detailed and |
technical discussion of water stages
to pro^e that the Mississippi river !
in recent years had not been able i
to empty the excessive waters so '
quickly as in former years. He I
eviticised the Mississippi river j
commission for its failure to in- j
dorse the spillway system, declar- j
ing that the '"commission was all ]
for the levee."
All witnesses agreed that a com- !
prehensive and continuous program j
should be adopted, embracing the I
river and its tributaries both as to j
flood control and navigation, and
T. Semmes Walmsley, chairman
of the veterans' land settlement
and welfare committee of the
American Legion, appearing in be- I
half of National Commander Ows
rey; said the organization would
stand behind the plan to develop '<
the river and the territoiy adja
cent to it as a national asset.
Jn one year a Holstein cow gave;
milk which weighed 33.368 pounds
before the water was added to it. j
The honeymoon was over when
the ex-kaiser's bride fired his ser
Every now and then ? congress-j
man remembers his ditty to thej
people but the others won't listen.
The type of EBgUab.;hea?t7;wb>
has bee?'iotmd-&'tl?-^ta^;?f - "ft
society woman, by- a committee q?
keting Association C?unc?
? ?' ? - ; ? ??" // ': ; Jjfj
Washington." V?fecV 14.?The ; first'
national, council . of Farmers*- Co
operative Marketing ' Associations
conveh.ed "here | today.* If. repre
sents ass<^iatk>ns ?v6jh /every part
of the country,' ? It' will -last-three;
days. ?' "V- ! ? ,;r \ j
President Harding in a* letter
read at the opening ot the cooper
atives meeting said he knew of no
single movement promising more
help toward :a betterment of agri
cultural conditions than coopera
tive marketing organizations. ; .
South* Carola Delegates to
Columbia, Dec. 14.?The South,
Carolina .Cotton Co-operative
Marketing Association, delegates to
the co-operative conference in
Washington left Columbia yesterday
They are: H. G. . Kammer, presi
dent;. H. G. Booker. L, D. Jennings
and -A. R. Johnston, directors. Mr.
Booker is a Columbian. Mr. Jen
nings lives -in^ Sumter,- and Mr.
Johnston is a resident of St. George,
Recommendations for boll
weevil control adopted unani
mosly at the conference of agri
cultural scientists and scientific
farmers, held in Columbia No
vember 18 on call of Governor
Wilson G. Harvey, are as fol
Destroy the weevil's winter
(ruarters. by. plowing under cot
ton and com stalks and by clean
ing terraces, ditch banks and.
other trash on the farm.
Prepare land early and thor
oughly. Plant best seed of ap
proved varieties. Among the
best varieties are Lightning Ex
press, Cleveland Big Boll, Delta
Type and (on wilt-infested land)'
LTse fertilizer sufficient, such as
would make a bale of cotton per
acre in an average season with
out the presence of the weevil.'
This will vary on individual
farms. Make side applications
of soda'early, before the first
Plant as soon as ground is
warm. All cotton in a given
community should be planted at
about the same time (from the
first to the middle of April).
'Practice frequent shallow
cultivation to keep up fruiting.
Practice thick spacing.
Practice early square picking
if cheap labor is available. This
must be done very thoroughly
every five days if possible in or
der to be effective.
Definite recommendations on
poisoning are deferred for fu
ture consideration by this con
ference until after the propos
ed conference at Washington
has been held to determine upon
the general policy to be recom
mended for 1923.
Develop a fertile soil as the
best asset to farming under boll
It is found most college classes
are led by girls.- So are the stu-,
An Irish lecturer says Erin is j
the sun of Europe? It is pretty J
m m m
Oliver iviape of Los Angeles fell I
off an S4-foot-riiff and walked
?.\\av but it is a very bad habit. i
A wife advertises for her hubby!
gone JL* years. Perhaps she sent!
him to ?natch some ribbon for her.;
This may be an awful country j
but in Warsaw taxi drivers are al- ?
lowed to charge what they please. ;
Christmas story: "Mama, what
did that man bring all wrapped
If you don't like some neighbor:
give his- little boy a drum.
Candlesticks mak? good Christ-!
mas gifts. The big/heavy kind are
better for chasing burglars.
cii is .most characteristic of England
Irs. C~S. Eaton,, prominent' Lon?oa
artists. , ? - , ?_; .
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111 CAMP AiblCE
I; As a ,Patie?t.Sees'. It.
t . Asi '-..we /aU. * know. ] ?amp Alice
iowe?-its inception' ahd:. existence to
the -generosity ;of. Mr. Henry J.
Harby:" ^We know - that a great
many of orir jSumter .-'and, ? Sumter
cpunty. people 'are*' lab?ring under
,a wrong: impression^With' reference
\to j the * prevention, -'tr eat ment and
j cure *? of f tut>?r_c?l?sfe:;s:W,e^ know
? too," that- there' are' many- wealthy
; people ih ^mter>'\e<r?ht.' ; who
r'Cduld help 'imer?fty' in; a financial
way, and that there are others
who might visit the camp,: and
give.their mite in trying to cheer
the patients and keep their spirits
up. But there seems to be a lack
of interest somehow, and conse
quently such work is heaped upon
.the shoulders of a comparatively
few. I have been a patient here
for. nine months and have some
knowledge of what is going on,
and feel that I can do some good
to others, who now think of and
look- upon Camp Alice as I once
did. For this reason I attempt to
say something for those who-care
to be benefited. I feel safe in say
! ing that I believe if patients would
come to Camp Alice in time, sev
enty-five per cent would effect a
cure. As far as I can learn, the
j majority of the patients who have
come .to Camp Alice heretofore,
were hopeless cases to begin with,
an^ .but. for the big hearts of the
nurses, officers and hoard of direc
tors, they would have not been
admitted. .. > ? '
1 X came to Camp Alice in March
I of this year, and 1 am on a fair
i road to recovery. I consider my
j rapid improvement, is marvelous
jand I do not think I could have
j done better elsewhere. During
'the. time I have been here, the
fcanrp has cared for fourteen white
J patients, from this and other
counties. Of this number, eight are
apparently well, three are conval
j escehts, and three are dead. Bear
Jin mind that the three that died
?were hopeless cases when they
J were admitted.
It seems to me that this alone
. should. be a great inspiration to
i those who are affected, and should
(help to eliminate from our minds
I the old and unpopular theory that
I "tuberculosis is incurable." It
] should also teach us that Camp
(Alice is not like some of us
i imagine, a place to die. but in truth,
tith* a glorious place to get well,
land one that Sumter county has
[heed to be proud of.
? I am told by patients who have
j been to other up-to-date sanator
? iums, and know, that our camp
?compares most favorably in every
I particular with the most up-to
j date sanatorium of the south, and
'yet, our rates are about one
| fourth as much. It is as I heard
.a gentleman express it. He said,
f "Those camps arc for money, Camp
j Aiice is for humanity."
, -Mrs. Dickinson and Miss Ho
| naker, our nurses, are loved by all.
'They are ladies in every sense
I that the word implies. They are
i more than that. They are tender
j hearted and sympathetic, a thing
.that is lacking in so'many. Their
j services ?seem more of a pleasure
;than a duty, they do not move
j mechanically, their very hearts,
I souls and minds, seem to be ab
! sorbed in this work. When I think
j of how these ladies come from an
j other state into our state and
I county, and how they are nursing
[and curing our people, and how
i they get so much pleasure out of
'caring for others, it makes me
I right sick when I hear some little
I two by four whining man or wo
man say. "I am afraid to visit
Camp Alice, I might get a germ "
I am really ashamed of them.
The camp is under the medical
direction of Dr. C. H. Andrews,
whose untiring efforts are much
appreciated by the patients.
1 am sun; that all the patients
have t njoyed the visits of the min
isters v. ho have been to see them,
and they have all enjoyed the
singing as well as all the other
courtesies shown them by friends.
May God bless them.
We are all proud of Camp
Alice, and we must all get togeth
er and make it a greater Camp
.Statistics show that seventy
five per cent Of the people have
tuberculosis some time during life.
Let's bo rendy for it when it
a path: xt.
Music note: After "hearing a song
hit too often we wish it had missed.
Airplanes make it possible to buy
a dress in Paris and wear it in Lon
don before the style changes.
Where* Ooffee Crews Wild and Iron
Conies by The Mountain.
Durauo state, scene of Mexico's
most recent revolution, and Tepe
huantes, where the rebel Reader,
Murgia, was executed, form the
subject of the following'- bulletin
from the Washington. D. C-. head
quarters of the National Geographic
-??"Attention. was fociised upon
Du range .in 1916 by the march into
that- state of ' General's Pershing's
expeditionary force. Then, and
to this day, the finding of worn
and weather-beaten carretas, or
clumsy carts, with their solid
wooden wheels, and built without
nails or spikes, recalls the very
early communication between Du
rango City and New York. In those
days it took a year to transport
freight between those points
"The state of Durango has an
area about equal to that of Vir
ginia, and a population estimated
at about that of New Hampshire.
In normal mining times more than
4.000 mining properties were oper**
ated in Durango, ' a numbervex
ceeded only in Chihuahua, to the
north, and in Sohora, to the 'north
east across a strip of Chihuhua
and Sinaloa. Most of the Du
rango mines we're closed in T9i 5.
When 600 Whites Beat 25.000 In
"The name of the little settle
ment, "Tepehuantes, recalls one of
the earliest events in Durango's
recorded itistory. It. was the tribe
which gave the name to the village
which,- with the Tarahumares, arose
against the-Spanish settlers four
years before Plymouth Colony was
founded. In that* year some 25,*
0.00-Indians of'these two tribes
j marched on Durango City. They
killed missionaries and ? burned
j down churches as they moved. Not
! more than 600 white- people with
! stood this siege and even allow*
jing for an exaggeration in their
estimate .of 1-5,000 of their enemy
killed, the white man's victory was
a terrible lesson to their assail
"Remnants of these two tribes
now sprink le the ? edges of the
Sierra Madre range which cuts
across the northwest eorner of
. "A recent theory that . chaper-:
ones make for greater liberty'
among the young, on the same
principle that policemen give cit- ?
izens the fi*eedom of city streets
by night; finds' interesting exempli
fication among .tuese tribes. They
are monagamous and jealous of the
virtue of their girls. ? . ;
"Two Days" Penalty for Chat.
"It is expressly forbidden for a
woman to talk to any man,- other
than members "of her family, out
side ?her own home. At'the tribal
dances a maid who speaks to a
swain incurs a penalty of two days
in prison, as does her admirer;
"Infidelity is. punished publicly,
by placing the offending couple in
stocks, and having an 'executioner'
administer a certain number ?: of
lashes daily for two or three weeks;
Each-of the victims had 'to watch
the other's punishment, and short-,
ly before the time for its admm
fistering couriers were sent through
j the village'to summon the inhabi
tants that they might profit by the
j object lesson.
"Mescal, pulque and aguardiente
?are Mexican drinks of wide reputa
tion but these tribes had a bever
age, tesvino, peculiar" to them.
Tesvino is a beer, of milk and waT
ter hue. tastes like kumyss, marie
from m?ish cora and grass seed.
Tesviuo a Staff of liife.
j - "These Indians retain symbols
j introduced by early, missionaries
I but little of Christianity. When
j they worship pagan gods before a
? Christian cross .they pour out li
I bations of tesvino. They feed it
to infants along with their moth
j er's milk to ward off sickness. They
I use it as a liniment, and take it
i internally, for every ill. They em- j
j ploy it at orgies with* no thought
: of debauchery, for such orgies:
j are part of their worship. ? j
"Three phenomena, make the
state of Durango' distinctive. One i
is the wild coffee which grows on
the -hill slopes, producing a small
berry with a delicious flavor. From
I these uncultivated bushes the na
tives gather their entire coffee sup
ply. ? . ? ;
"Near Durango City is an iron
mountain?a mass of metal nearly
90 per cent pure?nearly a mile.
long, about as tall as the Times
building in -New York, and more
than a thousand feet wide. Min
ing operations here were checked
by the revolution. ?
City Be^ct by Scorpions.
"Durango City, with its rein
forced concrete buildings, still is
beset by scorpions. This type of
lizard is indigenous to the state
and. in Durango City alone its
deadly sting causes from thirty to
forty deaths each year.
"One of the oddest customs of
Durango is the funeral ceremony
for children. Through the streets
moves a procession that suggests a
fete day. Both men and women
compose the gay crowd, some on
j horseback, some on foot. There
is the music of violin and the
beating of drum?. You ask the
; reason. 'They are burying an an
gel, a native tells you. You note
at the head of the marchers a wo
man holding aloft a bundle swath
ed in white. That, your informant
explains, is the child.
"When a babe dies in these parts
the parents must not weep. To do
so would delay the child's entry into
Paradise until it had gathered all
Kid McCoy, who has married
eight times, is bankrupt. Two may
live as cheaply as one but nine
.lust when things are looking
brighter Eddie Rickenbacher,
threatens to make airplanes for
ii Commerce Notes
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Secretary' Reardon Writes'
About Wateree River
Mr. Harry G. Bates of Eastover
has?vviiuen to'1 the Sumter Cham
ber of Commerce that his hospi
table' little city is-anxious to co
operate with Sumter and Colum
bia in the proposed celebration of
the opening of the Wateree River
bridge and that Eastover will be
glad to be the place for the cele
- Eastover is well able to be the
host of such an important occa
sion and being located about mid
way between Sumter and Columbia,
would be an ideal place to hold
such a celebration.
Doubtless the ladies of that
tows and 'vicinity will be glad to
furnish a picnic 'dinner - for the
hundreds who take - part in this
proposed jubilation over the open
ing up of such an important inter
county highway and bridge.
Sumter's business establishments
should lose no time in getting into
the closest - possible touch with j
Eastover and all of Richland coun-|
ty within.- -reasonable - distance of |
the Wateree River bridge. .
If the Sumter business and pro- j
fessional men and women will visit
those sections on a booster trip?
either in conjunction with Colum
bia inv a: joint -celebration or Sum
ter going alone -f- if Columbia
Chamber - of ^Commerce does not
join with- the Sumter organizations
and let the good people of those
sections "see that Sumter thinks
enough of them and their business
to go after them and their busi
ness,^ why Sumter will benefit
thereby. These people also have
much- to offer to Sumter for mar
keting in 'Sba_>e of farm; products.
It is-said-, that the opening of this
bridge wii! offer a fine opportunity
to Richland- county eastern farm
sections to sell tobacco te Sumter
and that much tobacco is going to
be planted in those sections next
year. Sumter is their closest- to
bacco market by many miles over
this - - bridge. There are other
farm products besides tobacco to
be -spM from those sections in
Sumter, such as cotton, grain,
poultry, beef, cream, milk, pork,
peanuts,- etc. -
Sumter s two creameries'and new
ice cream factory will need all the
cream and milk they can get next
year. Sumter s canning factory iB
going to need-truck to can. Sum
ter's business establishments need
and- will continue to need all the
additional business they can get. ?
Why not go after the business.,
become acquainted with ? thousands
of customers who heretofore could
not visit- Sumter by automobile and
who could not haul their tobacco
and other farm products, to Sum
ter and carry back loaded ve1
hicles with Sumter bought , com
modities, but who will be able to
haul their farm products to Sum
ter and 40 carry back. loaded vei
hides after January 1st. 19-23.
This business is well worth going*
after. Sumter should advertise
itself in Richland county by di
rect contact and -through the paper
also. '???' - - -
Home Coming Week.
The Sumter County Chamber
of -Commerce will start the move
ment for the 'Home Coming Week?
during the Greater Gamecock
County Fair of 1923 just as soon
as the directors of the Sumter
County Fair'' Association meet and
set the dates for this big fair. It
is very- probable that Sumter
County's 1023 fair will be held two
or three weeks earlier than here
' "It is' proposed that every Sum
ter county citizen who has rela
tives: who were formerly from
Sumter1'or ? Sumter 'county will
start writing to these former
Sumterites and urging that the old
or young men and women who
are now living in other places will
get started getting ready to come
home during the 1923 Sumter
County Fain It will be suggested
that it might be a good idea for
these' former boys and girls of
Sumter to start a savings account
fof railroad fare back to Sumter
if they are short of cash now. Bet
ter still it would be'a fine idea for
them to send their savings de
posits to Sumter banks if they want
their savings to be saved and safe:
Then just before "'Home Coming
Week'.* the banks can send them all
railroad tickets to Sumter, and
when the aforesaid relatives come
back to Sumter for "Home Com
ing Week" if they decide to sta?
here they will have a stake to start
business within their old home
city, the little city of big doings,
Sumter, and in Sumter, the Game
Orange Crush Plant.
-The Sumter Chamber of Com
merce has' positive assurances that
the Orange Crush Bottling Conir
pany. of Baltimore, Md,, will soon
establish a plant in Sumter. This
concern has written that they are
about to place an order for their
electric motors for the Sumter
plant and ask if Sumter's electric
power plant' supplies an "A. C"
current, which means alternating
Secretary. Reardon is happily
able to write that Sumter has one
of the largest, most up-to-date,
and best equipped electric power
plants in this country, owned, ruled
and enjoyed by Sumter citizens and
In contrast to what the Cham
ber of Commerce had to write for
months prior to the erection of our
new plant, when the old power
house for a long time was an "A.
C." proposition all around?that is
it alternated in starting and stop
ping whenever it'felt like it?until
the new plant started up then the
old plant stopped alternating alty
gether. Sumter can now invite all
the factories in the country to
come to Sumter so far as electric
power is concerned, and otherwise
MISS CABQ TKULl
Schedule for Week Dec. ?ft*^
Meeting x& Woman's
The ^Sunrfer County / Wojaia?'s
Couneil will hold the* Quarterly
meeting on Saturday, 1 D^em^er
lt'-tfa at the Chamber of Commerce.
All: interested arc* invited to at
tend this meeting. At this-time
there will be plans for another
year formulated and ijb is desired
that as many women I ?s possfWy
can do so will be present.
1 c sugar, .
1 T. Karo syrup,
1^2 e. water,
1-2 t. vanilla,
White 1 egg,
Cook sugar, syrup and water an
! til syrupy. Pour 1-3 over stiffly
beaten whites, beating constantly.
Continue cooking syrup and beat
ing mixture. When - yyru p - gets
thick add another l-t to 'mrsture
and continue as before. Add the
last 1-3 when it spins' a good
thread. Beat hard, add. vanilla
and spread on cake. (Should the
iceing be not quite done, place the
down in a pan of boiling water
and fold over until it cooks}.
Decorative Cake Iceing
1 1-4 c. sugar,
1-2 c. water,
2 egg whites.
1-4 t. tartaric acid and baking
I powder (2 parts powder to 1 part
Dissolve water and 1 c- sugar
and boil. Beat whites stiff and
add 1-4 c dry sugar and . beat,
while syrup .cooks. Add ryrup.m
thircls as for plain iceing:. When
all have been combined placevdown
in a pan of boiling water-andlfold
over while cooking. Remove and
add 4 powder and acid.
Attorney For Keller Charges
at Impeachment Hearing
' WashingtOny Dec. 14.?-Charging
that, congressmen .who, opposed
Attorney General Daugherty ^had
been shadowed, by justice "depart
ment detectives, Jackson Z. Ralston,
attorney for Representative Keffer
in the impeachment- "bearing
against Daugherty, asked the com
mittee to obtain the names and re
ports of department operatives.
The defense denied the charge
Thomas Stephenson counsel for
the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Enginemen has -tes
tified that he laid the facts about
^the failure of "the railroads to" re
spect safety equipment" Lakes'4 be
fore Attorney General Daugherty.
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Miss Marrie Murphy certainly
earned this dip in the waters of
Miami. From her home hi 'Pitts
burg, Pa., she hiked all the way to
the somhein .resort accompaniM
by her sister, Pauline. The-, hike
took them two months.