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?stered at iSfe Postbffice at Sum
tvr, ?? an Second Class Matter.
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. Mr. Steve Bhore left Wednes
day night .i/or Plant dity, Fla.,
where he has? established a fer
tilizer plant. -
Mr. Bifly Bowman went to
^Charleston Wednesday on busi
Mr. O. W. Dudley, Jr., nas re
turned from Danville. va.
Mr. .Hugh A. Williford, manag
er of the Sumter Leaf Tobacco
company, who has been in Rocky
M?unt. N. C, for several weeks, is
in the city for a few days.
Rev. R. L. Grier of Mayesville
was in the city Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. MeTver and
children left Saturday inorning for
*Mt..Pleasant where they will spend
the holidays.- .<* .
Miss Lou rtohaker left Thurs
day for Darlington where she wlil
^o public health service. She has
been a member of--the nursing^
staff at Camp Alice for two years.
Miss Frances. Sm&h* who has
been on .an' extended visitv to her j
aunt, Mrs. IT. T- Oliver, at City!
Point, Va., returned Friday nforn-]
jug. - /
. Mr. John; B. Duffle spent two
days this week at. Winthrop Col
lege with a party of members of
the legislature who visited the 1
'college for the purpose of- gain-j
ing by personal observation an idea j
of the needs of the institution.
Dr. S. H; Edmunds went t? Or
.angeburg Saturday to - attend an
:Mr. O. C. Scarborough, of- Sum
Wertor., was in the city Saturday.
? -MTt. E. C. Hutcheson of Colum
bia is in the., city , for the week
Mr. Kistler Warren, of the, Or
angeburg Times & Democrat force,
spent. Saturday - in. - town*- with
Mrs. W. O. Coutrright left Friday
for .Savannah, Ga., to spend; the
holidays wiih her parents. , She
was,,accompanied- by her sister,]
Miss Eleanor Mitchell, who has
spent the autumn here.
. Misses Doll Bultman and Car
met McKiever are, at home from j
Sty Joseph's College, Emmettsburg, j
Md., to spend.the.holidays*
Mr. George McKiever,_ who is,
attending- St. Mary^s College, Em
mettsburg,. Md., is. at home for
Mrs^ M.. P. Cordes, who has spent
the past few months at Xewry, S.
p_ returned' to the city Saturday.
Mr. c. W. McGrew went to |
Columbia Monday to attend the!
funeral of his brother-in-law, Mr. j
John R. Dixon.
Mr. Began Trippett, of Borden,]
sp^nt the day in town Monday. j
Messrs. Paul Hodge, Manning;
and Ransom Richardson, of Pine
wbod were among the visitors in ;
Sir. Geo. M. Saunders of Glare- j
mont spent the day in town .Mon
day. ~ , ? ?
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Clarendon Wants Bridge1 Across
. k> Santee.
Clarendon county is becoming
actively interested in the pian to
build a bridge across the Santee
jit Pinckney^s Landing, connecting
Clarendon and .Orangeburg coun
ties, it is reported. This proposed
bridge is one of the major bridge
projects pn the State highway de
partment program ,and is shown
oh the-state -highway map, as a j
needed link in the state system of j
highways. It was stated a year or
two ago that as soon as the Santee
bridge at St. Stephens and the Wa
teree bridge at Garner's Ferry were
completed the Pinckney Landing!
bridge .would, receive consideration.
The Santee bridge is nearing com
pletioh and will be opened for traf
fic in the - early part of next year, I
and the Wateree bridge has been j
completed several weeks and will
be open, for traffic as soon as the j
swamp approaches are completed j
early . in January. Therefore it ;
seems that the time Ls opportune i
for those interested in the Pinck- !
ney-Landing bridge to prese forj
fiction on this project. In a good i
manyf respects the Pinckney!
Landing bridge would be of great-:
er benefit than the Wateree bridge,!
jsince it would give this town and j
county easy access to a section of
the state that, while only a short
distance away in miles, is almost
wholly inaccessible, except by rail
road. A bridge located there would
shorten the distance to Charles- J
ton, Orangeburg, Augusta and all j
of- country south of Columbia ly- I
ing between the Santee and Sa- j
vannah rivers and would open up!
a trade territory that would enable j
Stomter merchants- and other busi- j
neees establishments to reach out
for new business. The Sumter-1
Paxville-Summerton road, which
will be paved to the Sumter county
line, l^ads directly to Pinckney
Landing, and with the construe
?ion of a bridge at Pinckney
Landing would became one of the
main traveled highways of the
Miss Katherine W. Bourne of
Tarboro, N. C., Meets Death
in Puerto Rico
NVw York, Dec. 16.?Miss Kath
erine W. Bourne of Tarboro, N.
C\, a missionary teacher at St.
John's school. San Juan. Puerto
Rico, was killed by a shark while
bathing on the beach at Borlin
guen Park, near San Juan. De
cember 14, according to a cable
message received today at the
Episcopal church mission house.
The message added that Miss
Bourne's body had been sent to
Judge Cothran Grants
; Petition of Attorney
Greenville, J)ec. 17.?A stay of
execution in event counsel for Ira
Harrison, sentenced to die in the
electric chair on December 22, on
conviction of the murder of J. C.
Arnette of Columbia, wish to appeal
to the- entire supreme court oi
South Carolina, would be granted
ih; the order of Associate Justice
T. P. Cothran, following appear
ance before him here last Friday
o^B. B. Evans, Harrison's attor
ney ,/appealing from the decision ot
Judge Mauldjh, in circuit court on
the sanity of the defendant, Judge
Cothran- said tonight.
The appeal to the entire court
would be from the decision of
Justice Cothran. who held that the
decision of Judge Mauidin rela
tive to the sanity of Harrison is
: <s REFUSES
Columbia, Dec_15.?One week
from today F. M. Jeffords,, young
Columhian, will die in the electric
chair for the murder of J.. C.
Arnette, filling station proprietor.
The young man showed, slight
signs* qf emotion when today he
j received the letter , of Governor
Harvey, declining to grant his pe
tition for executive clemenej*, thus
[closing in his face*the. last door df
[hope, s His life will .go for one he
\ took, to get insurance money. One
of his two partners, in crime, Ira
iHarrison, will not die on the 22nd,
as an appeal notice has automati
cally stayed, the execution. The
other, Glenn Treece,. is serving a
j life. sentence. ....
"You will never know how sor
I ry I am for you," the -governor
wrote to Jeffords; "how I feel for
you and your: dear ones and how
I would like to give you some hope
in your trouble. My heart goes,
out to those who love you. and I
only wish some real justification
warranted me in being of help to
you. The governor is not given
the- power of clemency based on
sympathetic grounds. There must
be .-some reason not known to . the
courts. You were duly tried ac
cording to thevlaw, and appeals
; through the regular channels have
all been exhausted, and interfer
ence by me solely on grounds of
kindness, sympathy and good .will,
would, be to flaunt the duly pro
vided system of trial provided by
v TAX RETURNS
Columbia, Dee. -IS.?The state
[tax commission is to use a blank
I form, similar to that used by Uncle
I Sam, in getting income tax returns
ifor the year of 1923. The blanks
[have been prepared and*are to be
! mailed out early in uie new -year,
j The blanks ask for the same in
formation- as that sought by the
I United States collector.- For the
return on last year's income no
blank was used for the returns on
which the state income tax was
based. The tax commission sim
ply took an affidavit from each tax
f payer as to the amount of tatf he
I paid" the 'federal government, the
'amount. For next year, however,
state tax -being one-third, of that
rthe state tax commission wiil have
its own blank.
Returns on 1922 incomes w?l
be. due March 15, on which date
the first quarterly payment will
also be-due. In making returns
the income-earner makes*report of
his total income, no matter what
its sources, and of the possible
deductions. The same deductions
are allowed by the state income tax
law as. by the federal. statute, for
interest and taxes paid,, for losses
by Gre or storm, for contributions
and for bad debts.*
The computation of the tax, on
jthe blank foims, is similar to that
for the federal collector. It is
'computed at four per cent, the fed
I eral income tax, and then one-third
j?f the amount is paid to the state
! treasurer, the state Jaw specifying
fsimply that the slate income tax
i shall be one-third of the federal
I The income tax law of the state is
I proving to be a great success, ac
cording to W. R. Bradley, head
; of the income division of the state
jtax commission. The federal in
Icome tax, Mr. Bradley says, basing
j his statement, on a report made
to him by John F. Jones, collector
of federal revenue, paid in South
[-Carolina this year, on 1921 incomes,
l will total between three and
four million dollars. The state
tax being*, one-third should total
approximately one million, and
Mr. Bradley says this amount is
already collected or in sight.
Prior--to his service with the
j state tax commission, Mr. Bradley
lwas chief clerk of the federal col
lector. He is an authority on in
!come tax matters. Mr. Bradley
i predieted when the stau* income
jtax law was enacted by the 1923
j legislature, that the new law would
j net the state approximately three
quarters of a million. The total,
(however, he says, will reach a
i million in round numbers. He
considers this good, especially
when it is considered that the state
is not as well equipped for col
lecting the tax as is the federal
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We swear off en'Now Y*?ar and
after that we swear off and on.
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Conference of Veter
!N ?ns Yftvo Are L)e
manding Bomls Told
That Harding' Now
Cincinnati, Dec. 17.?rAssurance
that .President Harding- would sup
port a bonus for ex-service men,
providing a feasible means of
financing the bonus can be found,
was given ex-service men by Col.
C. R. Forbes, director of the Vet
erans* bureau at Washington, be
fore a joint conference of nation
al and state executives of the vet
erans of foreign wars,, here today.
In the conference were the mem
bers of the national council of ad
ministration and the department of
commanders of the veterans', or
Immediately following Forbes'
address and a discussion wffich. re
sulted in strong approval of a sales
taxi . the executive unanimously
adopted a resolution, indorsing a
sales tax with food stuffs exempt
ed, as a means of raising the nec
essary revenue to finance the bonus.
. C. Hamilton Cook, Buffalo, /N.
Y.,. national commander of the
Disabled American Veterans of the
World War, who was attending the
conference^ by invitation, .said his
organization would take immediate
action to support the resolution.
The American Legion, which is
I the largest of the Veterans' organ
i izations, was not represented at the
"This means that the bonus bill
i is liable to be passed'at the com-:
ing session of congress," Col. T. L.
Huston, "New" York, National com
mander of the "Veterans of Foreign
j Wars, said after the meeting.
? Colonel Forbes -called President
Harding, by long distance telephone
shortly before, going into the con
ference, and in the course of his
address referred to his conversa
jtion with the president. . 1
"I called him up because it was
suggested to me that the -bonus
might be touched upon," he said.
"I- wish you knew the pulse . of
President Harding. 1. wish you
knew hfs innermost thought.- I
wish you knew how he loves the
"Harding is not opposed to a
i bonus. He will neverr-be opposed
I to the bonus "if they will provide* a
j means for financing it. All sorts
j of legislation have been sought; all
?sorts.of means have been mehtion
jed; and the most simple means of
all those that have been brought
to my attention is-the sales tax to
meet .this obligation.
,"If congress had brought to the
j president the solution Of the fin
jancial problem of this additional
j financial responsibility, he would
j have signed the bill. . I believe the
! sales tax is the means whereby this
obligation may be paid and the
sales tax:is the answer to the prob
lem of paying the bill."*
I FLU SITUATION
j State Health Department Has
j -? Encouraging Reports ? ?<??
j Columbia, Dec. 15.?-Improve
; ment in the influenza situation
j throughout the state is reported
by the state health department to
day. Only two cases were report
ed for the day. ? . - '
i? . From Orangeburg T. S. Dibble,
clerk of the health board of that
city, reported to the state health
officer here that of a total number
iof .295 cases of influenza, 18S had'
been dismissed. There are now in
! Orangeburg, the report shows, 213
J cases of influenza under treat
iment, with two pneumonia pa
jtients* Orangeburg reports no
! deaths from these diseases.
Dr. J. B. Edwards, of Swansea,
.j reports 60 cases of "flu." with
j several entire familief stricken,
j A report from Cross Hill, in
i Laurens county, shows eight cases
j of. flu there.
j Current rumors * in the capital
jcity, that the University of South
1 Carolina would close on account
of the number of cases of in
fluenza and pneumonia were denied
by the health authorities. There
are only a few cases at the Uni
In the city of Columiba the city
health authorities report to the
state health officer today that the
! number of influenza eases so far
total 1,176, pneumonia cases 45,
and deaths from the two 16. City
Health Officer La Borde reports
I this as a rather high" death rate,
j but he says he is confident a
! number of pneumonia cases have^
j not been reported. More than
j half of the pneumonia cases re
I ported to the health officer of this
jcity have been discharged, and
! Dr. La Borde reports today that the
(situation shows great improve
j ment. "The epidemic in Colum
bia is on the down grade." stated
Dr. La Borde, in scanning the re
ports of health nurses of this city.
By the Associated Press
j Los Angeles. Dec. 18.?Wallace
[Reid, motion picture star, has not
j been expected " to /live for several
j days, according to his wife. Dorothy
j Davenport, in an interview today
j in the Los Angeles Examiner, and
lone physician at the sanatorium
j corroborated this statement. The
[doctor said he was either suffering
from complete exhaustion or in
ffluenza, but denied his illners was
I due to narcotics.
Paris, Dec. 15.?Premier P?iri
care in the chamber of deputies
today said he was ready to with
draw if the. chamber thought
another cabinet than his would do
better work for. France. He
sketched the reparations and Turk
ish peace problems optimistically.
Washington, Dec. 15.?Group
meetings for the discussion of co
operative marketing problems fea
tured today's session of the nation
al council of Farmers' Cooperative
Marketing Associations. Various
government officials spoke on the
subject of . credits for farmers.
. Cadd?, Okla., Dec. 15.?Five
men held up the Caddo slate bank
today and stole ten thousand dol
lars in Liberty bonds. They lock
ed fourteen persons in the vault.
Lcnucn. Dec. Id.-?-The British
parliament .adjourned today until
February 13th. The effort of the
Laborites to block adjournment,
pending the finding of a solution
for the unemployment situation
Lexington, Ky? Dec. 15.?Bob
Baljard* leader of the Menifee
county nfoonshiners gang and Guv
Cole, a prohibition agent,' > were
slaih in a battle between twenty
officers and moonshiners today, ac
cording to. word Received by Pro
hibition Director. Sam "Collins.
Charles Ballard, an alleged moon
shiner, who was wounded, , was ; a
member of the gang sought for.
killing two Officers last week.
Washington, Dec. 15.?The Nor
ris bill, establishing a hundred
million dollar government corpor
ation to .finance the .sale of agri
cultural products was ordered .fa
vorably reported on by the senate
Spartanburgv Dec. 15.?Clyde
McG?wan, Jame? Welch, Joseph
Herlong.and Dewey Millwood, the
runaway Union boys were taken
from a freight train here today.
They said they had started for
Florida,, but when a train camo
going, the other way they decided
to go West.
Greenville, Dec. -15.?The South
ern Intercollegiate Athletic Asfio-.
ciation meeting here, today ^sus-*
pended the, Chattanooga Univer
sity for violating .... th# freshman
Washington, Dec. 16.?Supreme
Court Justice Pitney resigned to
day, effective January 1st. '
Warsaw, Dec. 16?Gabriel Naru*
towicz.^the Polish president, was as
sassinated while attending an art
exhibition. There have been contin
uous disorders since, his election last
Saturday. The disorders the day he
was elected unexpectedly by the Na
tional assembly, led to .four, deaths.
Xarutowicz took the oath Thurs
day. Maciez Rataj,. speaker of the
?house becomes acting president.
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j Mr. William. Wallace Sumter, of
j Stateburg, died at .3 o'clock Mon
day -morning at the home of his
brother, Mrx John .K, Sumter, on
West Hampton avenue, aged 65
years. He was the. eon of the
jlate Sebastian D'Amhlimont Sum
ter, and ha.**, lived all his life at
the old Sumter .home, at State
burg. .. > V
The relatives ' and friends of
i William Wallace Sumter, Thomas
j S. Sumter and John R. Sumter are
j invited to attend the_ funeral of
William Wallace Sumter at the
Church .of theHoly Cross, State
burg, at 12 o'clock Tuesday, De
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Mrs. J. R. A. Whitlock. former
ly Miss Kate DeLorme, of Sumter,
i died Monday morning at her home
j in Powell, Wyoming, after a long
?illness. She is. survived by her
husband, Dr.. j. r! A. Whitlock,
and her mother, Mrs. Emma De-?
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County Fair -Meeting.
I At 11 a. m?tomorrow, Tues
|day, December 19th, at Sumter
j Chamber-of Commerce the annual
j meeting of the stockholders of the
j Sumter County Fair Association will
be held. Every stockholder who
possibly can ought to attend tomor
row's meeting and help to start the
movement for a Greater Game
cock. County fair for 1923 and for
years to come.
The etockholders ought not to
expect a few directors to carry the
burden of continuing a county
fair, but the stockholders should
themselves pitch in and help to
make our annual county" fairs
what they ought to be.
The annual election of officers
and directors will occur at tomor
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Tuonicy ( mist maw Charity Be
- quest* ? ? '. ? j
The question having been rais-1
ed at the Christmas Fund mass]
meeting as to the terms of the i
Christmas charity bequest by the!
late Mrs. Ella Tuomey, the follow-!
ing section of her last will and]
testament is published as a matter!
for information: .
Seventh: I direct my executor
to invest the sum of three thou
sand dollars in good securities, and
to pay over annually at Christmas
to the city council of the city of
Sumter; South Carolina, for dis
tribution amongst the needy poor
of said city, in such manner as
said city council may deem best,
the annual interest or income to
be derived therefrom.
It is too late now to shop early.
Lives of Members Ap
pearing I a s Wit
nesses Will Be Safe
guarded, Says Re
M?rion, 111., Deo. 16 (By the
Associated Press).?Sworn to pro
tect the lives of their members
who have testified for the prose
cution at the trial of five men
charged with murder in connection
with the Herrin mine riots, a sec-,
ret organization of farmers today
was reported to have been formed
in Williamson and Johnson coun
ties, according to investigators i
from the office'of Attorney Gener- j
al Edward -Brundage.
.."For the life Of every farmer
taken as .the results of his testi-j
raony, we will exact ten lives of his
attackers," were said to have been!
the words spread over the coun
One: of the witnesses heard yes
terday just before the. adjournment
over Saturday and Sunday was said
by one of \ the state's lawyers to
have broken down and wept just
before taking, the stand and to
have pleaded that he be excused.
"I don't '?. mind for myself," he
was quoted as having said, ^mit I
have a -wife and family to consid
er." . ? ? *<mmm
William Goodman, a farmed
who took the stand yesterday in
overalls and testified that he had
seen Otis Clark, .one1 of the de
fendants, in the crowd coming from
the mine with. 30 of 40 prisoners,
was asked to tell what he heard,
dark say.. t
"Do'I. have to answer that?" he
asked the. judge, and when answer
ed in the affirmative he stated:
. "Well," he said, . :"we ought to
take these men out and kill them."
Equal reluctance was experienc
ed with several other farmer wit
nesses, who have . appeared dur
ing the first three days session of
the trial and have pointed out sev
eral of the defendants as men they
had seen with g?ns on the morn
ing, of the tragedy.
Both the defense and prosecu
tion expressed pleasure today with
the course the trial has taken and
the speed with iwhich the witness
es have been heard and legal tech
nicalities been cleared away.
Monday the state will continue
the. introduction of testimony de
signed to show how the non-un
ion, workers at .the "strip" mine
had been attacked and had been
shot down after they had sur
rendered their arms on the prom
ise of safe conduct out of the dis
Secretary Reardon Receives
Encouraging Letters From
j Columbia is lining up in fine
I shape for the approaching big
celebration of the opening of the
jWateree River bridge. The fol
lowing well known citizens of that
: city" have written the Sumter
j Chamber of Commerce in part as
-Honorable W. A. Coleman,- may
or of Columbia: "I shall refer
this matter immediatley to F. Wil
liam Cappleman, president of the
Columbia Chamber of Commerce
for consideration af this evening's
meeting of that body." \
\ Mr. E. O. Black, president of
j the Standard Building and Loan
! Association writes.also: "I wish
j to congratulate your organization
j on its good judgment in celebrating
the opening of the Wateree River
bridge. In my opinion, it is a good
occasion for Sumter and Columbia
and it is indeed appropriate and
fittirte that something ^exciting, as
an evidence, of appreciation, be
done. From your interview in The
State and Record of last Sunday, I
would judge that you intend to pull
this affair off in very appropriate
President F. William Cappleman
of the Columbia Chamber of Com
merce has written: "I know that
our Chamber of Commerce and all
orgnizations of. Columbia will be
glad to coopeate in this celebra
tion proposed. I hope to be able
' to write you definite plans in a few
I days." v ...
Eastover is wideawake for this
celebration and getting ready to do
its part in hospitality and jubila
tion if that town is selected for
the celebration. Sumter will be
i there as "the daddy yof the cele
i bration" and "twin sister" with
[ Columbia in starting the move
i ment to have this great bridge
I erected: Just as soon as the state
[ highway commission says when it
j will throw open this bridge for
I traffic there is gibing to be some
I thing doing in Sumter and Colum
I bia to put on a historical celebra
! tion that will long b** remembered
j in South Caroline?.
Troubl? with a man who is a
wonder at talking is wonders never
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j Cuff links are suitable for a man.
Give him sets to send to the laun
!dry with every shirt.
Hell hath no fury like a woman
when you track mud in her house.
Forward to the
The Annual Meeting of the
General Assembly is the
Big Time of the Year
Columbia, Dec. 15.?E. B. Jack
son, lieutenant governor-elect,
was a visitor in Columbia today,
as was also M. M. Mann, clerk of
the senate. The two had an in-.
formal conference regarding the
session of the general assembly,
which convenes January 9, and of
the work of the new senate. Mr.
Mann was in the city to have cer
tain necessary printing done, prep
aratory to the session of the sen
An interesting point discussed
by the two officials was the calling
of the senate to order and the
presiding officer for the .opening
days. A new senate starts with
the convening of the general as
sembly, and the new lieutenant
governor will not -be inaugurated
for a week afterwards. There is
?no lieutenant governor now, Lieut.
Governor Harvey having be
come governor the middle: of the
year. One of the first, matters to'
come before the senate will be the
election of its officers, including
a president pro tern.
Mr. Mann, who is an authority
on senate rules and practice, stat
ed that it would be the duty of Sen
ator Allan Johnstone, of Newber
ry, who is a hold-over senator and
who was president pro tern of the
1922 senate, to call the 1923 sen
ate to order. The senate will then
go into the election of a president
pro tern. Should Sejnator John
stone be nominated for this office,
and his name has been mentioned
in-this connection, Mr. 'Mann, the
clerk, will take the desk and pre
side until the president pro tern
is chosen. Tlu's new official will'
then have charge of the delibera
tions until the new lieutenant gov
ernor, Mr. Jackson, is sworn in.
The inauguration of the new gov
ernor, Thos. G. McLeod, and of
the new lieutenant governor will
take place on the second Tuesday
of. the session, January 1G. On
that day; Governor Haryey will
surrender the chief executive of
fices to Mr. McLeod.
The general assembly of 1923
will have some important matters
before it. One will be a series of
elections, chief of which are four
circuit judgeships. Successors are
'to be chosen to three ? circuit
judges who died during 1922,
Judges Ernest Moore, Edward Mc
Iver and Frank B. Gary,.and to
Judge James E. Peurifoy, of. Wal
jterboro, who has Sent to Governor
Harvey his resignation, to take ef
jfect January 20, or sooner, if his
successor can be chosen before
that date. Numerous candidates
are already being brought ferward
for these positions on the bench.
A superintendent*of the state
j penitentiary is. also to be elected.
Col. A. K.- Sanders, considered
the best superintendent the pen
itentiary ever had, will be a candi
date for re-election. He will have
Keller Ref uses
Committee Appointed to De
cide What Actidn Should
By the Associated Press
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. Washington, Deo. 18. ? The
j house -judiciary committee today
j appointed k subcommittee to in-.
I vestigate what action should be
j taken in connection with the re
| fusal of Representative Keller to
I testify before the committee re
! garding information on which he
based his impeachment charges
against Attorney General Daugh
erty.. ; .
DOINGS OF THE DUFFS
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HELEN. A&E YOU IN THERE
AGA IM? AREN'T YoUFEELING
OH I'M ALLRKSHlf
DON'T let me.
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Charges Filed in Sen-;
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C?bot Lodge ? The1
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Washington, Dec. 16?Vice-Presi-|
dent Coolidge today received aS
"protest and challenge against the
election of Senator Henijy Cabot
Lodge; of Massachusetts at the i
November election", sent by Conrad j
W. Crocker, attroney for John A. I
Nicholla; who was the prohibition
candidate against Lodge.
He said he was not representing;
William A. Gaston, the defeated;
The papers were referred to "sen-j
ate privileges and elections com-1,
mittee. Apparently it will be press- j
ed when the' new congress con-1
venes. It cannot be taken up now.
The papers charge flagrant irr eg"- j
ularities, referring to Lodge as the j
"minority" winner, .and saying "that!
he has been "repudiated." He asked i
for an immediate hearing, Creoker j
said, the move: was non-partisan, j
but was designed to "unseat a man j
who his accomplished more harm j
as an obstructor of world peaee and j
-the. natural expression of liberal j
thought than any man since Nero." f
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W. E. Moore to Move From
this City % 1
Mr. W. E. .Moore, who has been
a resident of Sumter for a num
ber of. years clans to-leave for Lees
ville, S. C, next Monday where-he
has accepted a position as cashier
of the Farmers and Merchants
Bank of that place. ?
Mr. Moore will be greatly missed
from Sumter by his large number
of friends. His activities in;.'all
public affairs in which he took an
interest and especially in musical
circles has made him one ' Of Sunv
ter's most popular residents, and -his
ability as a vocalist has gained for
him4m enviable reputation in thiff
Although Sumter regrets to see
him leave, the best wishes of all for
his success go with him to his new
home. N - . ; :
Washington, Dec. 18.?The sen
ate . judiciary committee unani- j
; mously ordered the nomination of j
! Pierce Butler, of Minnesota, to be .
?associate justice of the supreme
court, reported to the senate.
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Portland, Maine; Dec. IS.?-Mrs.
Madeline Masters Gron today ?was
granted a divorce from Neal 'S.
Gron, a Danish diplomat. -" She
was also awarded custody of.'their
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