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-em Baker and
lied the music
and .-Ms?*.'
which was
f-esents w*re dis
beautlful holly
sked for a cash
lady member
the large con
The' presents
ted and the big
something of
t is cue Mr. D.
untiring efforts
e and-.inter
te was assisted
Christmas tree
>parU was at
iarge cro wd last
the large jnag
jPaxk wis-select
tree and. it was
with various
its. Thesjng
Stion.of Mrs. H.
by a: choir,
of the best
land accompanied
A . number of
[s. hymns and car
tt was a ^pleasant
?ion.
.winter sports?
>me. .
"cKissick
lected by the
>ia this state
amounted to.
Messed by the
1.27 as assessed
mington, mak
$3,001,737.1.3. ?
ieiyed the letter
through Sena
F,t"week asked the
iternal revenue to
ith figures showing
/collected, by the
mt.in South Caro
pyear.
ago. Proclor Bonham
of GreenyiHe
publicly, that
lina. was not getting its
if the income tax as col
.federal government*
it around $12,000,000
collected and that this
mid have around $4,000,
of $1,000,000, ?
Sradley took the- matter iip
John F. Jones, collector'
iu.th Carolina, and Major
informed him that" the col-'
in South Carolina was ap
itely >3,00.0,000. The state
>m the hiteral revenue de
^at Washington will, '?. it is
at rest all statements'
iroHna is not getting'
the federal amount
tas* collected to date
fy $1,000,000.;
l^EEANDEAD
>n, Dec. 27.?Brig Gen.
>h /Wright, Confeder
id author, died at his^
ly from hardening, of
Re was 91 years of
ive of Tennessee.
Weight was one of two
Confederate brigadier
>f the Confederate ;war;
one being Gen. Felix
>f Waco, Texas.v :
Wright was born June
fat Purdy, Tenn. fie was
'of ; Capt. Benjamin and
Ann (Hicks) , Harwell
He received his early ed
in Tennessee, later, prac-^.
He entered the array
^Southern 'states"in May, '186.1,;
leziant, colonel ??.v.' 154th'
issee regiment. He was pro
l to brigadier generaL the; fbl-i
year.. .
r to the war he was engaged;
for a; number of. years j
,:purser;^of::the.i
Faw.
As an
kVrote histories and memoirs
south. Among these were "Life
Seneral Winfield Scott,'/. "Life "of^
Sov. William Blount," "History pfj
McNairy . County, Tennessee,
"Sketch of the Life of ,the Duke
3f Ken:," "The Social Evolution
of Woman," and "Sketches of Con-'
federate Generals," in Appleton's^
"Cyclopedia . of American
graphy." He also was ca*^8dltorj
of "Memoirs of Gen. R'fJbert E.
Lee," with Gen. A. L^Long, "Lib
rary of American^^iistory^ wrote
"General Officer of the Confeder
ate Army,*V ".Col. Davjd Crockett j
of Tenne^^e;"-"Life of Gen.. John j
Petefi^Mul^berg*' and "Tennessee!
yQie War of. 1861-i8o5."
General Wright was twice mar
tried, his first wife being Martha
Spencer Elcan of Memphis and his
second and surviving wife, Pauline j
Womack, of Alabama. He was a ]
member of the Sons vof the Ameri
can Revolution, Southern Histori
cal association, president Southern
HJstori.ca I society, member Wash- j
ington Historial society, honory
member Alabama Historical, .so
ciety;, .and member of the Order
of. Washington.
< Surviving him besides bjs wife
are four children, . Col. John
Wright, U. B. A., stationed here;
Marcus Wright of California, How
ard Paul Wright; special agent for
the department of. justice, and
Mrs. Pauline Casey Dinwiddie. of
this city and four grandchildren.
There are two Important consid
erations in planning, a highway sys
tem, for the couny?that it be of
the greatest seryice to the greatest
possible number of resident tax
payers of the county and that it
link up with the state, highway
system. The .first and most im
portant purpose of a paved, high
way, is not that it be the shortest
possible route, between . the county
seat and.some point i:i anoother
county, but that it be the most
convenient route I for the people
[living in the territory abutting on
the road.
Correct this sentence; "Aunt Ada
got the silver we sent her," said
the wife; "and, wasn't it sweet uf
her to send us a nice postcard ?"
IRENGEi
[ee at Woj^r State
Highway Bond Ffograitu
Columbia, T>$c^W?A. B. ?ing
ley.; chairman . of /the good roa4s
convention and a/lso a member of
the ? and j
Charles. H. Mo^refield/ state. m^hH
way engineer, went to Sparenburg ]
early:' yesterday,: afternoon to con- J
f er : with Charles. 0./ H^aron,. I an? j
other' member Of the commission, j
in reference to road plans in gen- j
eral. . . ^ . I
From-. Spartanburg. Mr. Langley j
and/jVfr, /Moorefieid ? will go tc I
Greenville where they will confer \
with B: N. Peace, - a. committeeman
from"the Fourth congressional dis- j
trict. '
Mr. Langley as chairman of the
general conyention arid as a mem
ber; of the. ^subcommittee; of *. 'the']
general j^^^^i?.Xva^^ P#>-'
gram for, jaresentation to the gen
eral assembly next year is ;Working |
hard in an effort to have ail-.details ]
completed for the; full committee
meeting January c4.
The date,. for the general con -
ve'ntibn .session has been, changed
from", January . 9 to, Jan uary 11, .it
was ann pu need yesterday- morn mgVi
Gxoyernor.. IJarvely is //inyitfng^&Bi
evQ^brs of newspapers in .the state
to meet with..theconvention when
it. reassembles..
Tentatiye plans of the .subeom-j
mfttee call for a i25,000,p0(> bond j
issue// ". '<? '?
Revenue Derived For Eight]
?hths ^Totaled &^,???.
Columbia, ?ec. 28.^Buring eighth
months of the present." year, from
March - l to ? November 1, - Soijtbc;
Carol!na ' motor.', /vehicle;? owners',
spent ??, 92 3,000 forg^olme. alonei
not including the two. cents a; ga/t-j
Ion --tax. F ig ui*-eii through/.No^
vember were not compiled, but will ?
be- in a. few days.": . -
'According to the compilation .of j
the. commission, 30,10fr.?Q?\ gallons
of gasoline were consumed between
March i a^id November .\ and thisj
?es> an/ approximate average: of i
%%\A%-ior each car owner in the]
state. / Thetax has cost approxi-j
mate)y $7.08 for each niachme own-j
er f-or the eight montlis? j
. $he revenue raised . from the j
tw?; cents . tax, has amounted to!
?e02???p, this figure not including j
?the rXoyemrber < amount, . pother]
iter? hrbughi. out in the st^tenien
*>?*tjhe.' commission is that ^pproxi- i
lately ',354''^!ons;or'g^o!toe:^^ei
" / by each motor vehicle. Tj "
Jtes. an approximate average- o|
cenrk ^^^j^^^^jj^^^^
.^Tfe'^ents 'for eight' months, / ?.. I
'fee. cost of collecting the tax]
wiife jeabout $5?i}??.
Bust Explosion:- at Kansas]
7s ?
Kansas Citiv./^I^ec.- 27.?-More
?tanifjiirty persons are tonight suf
rferiiig fropv bujrnS' and injuries, re
sulting from a:/lust explosion and:
a-Ofire in .the mill of the Seh^eifcer
Flour and ..Cereal Company -. fere
this afternoon. Estimates, of .the
lo^/r^nge/ from $125,000^ to.$150^
'po.... ... . f.; . . ,
iremen searched ."in the ruins
re a man was, said./jo, have, been
i inimed^teiy-jafter the .explo-|
/ ; ,This , |nah^ it " ^s ; explained A
e two attempts to escape, from 1
f?viildlng through, a. back win- j
v but each time^eemed to'.lacjci
iilglh "and, fell back . into the]
flames.. Company officials said. all ?
the./men escaped from, the build- j
mg/-/;.
The mill was a ?ve-story struc- j
(ture with few openings,- making it j
lifficui^ for .the ..firemen, tp, 'make j
eadway ^aii^t -t-iie ?&mss* '...Tlie.j
plosion - was caused^ .by sparks \
m motors, in the opinion of fire- !
?men.
I^LEBOYj
Negro Shot by. White Lad Six!
Years of jAge.
Camden, Bee. 27.?Ezell Mur
phey, a negro boy ten - years of
age, residing In West Wateree, was
shot and instantly killed about
noon Tuesday by a white child
named Furman Ray, who will be'
only six years of age in M?y. There
were no eye-witnesses to the trag
edy and all the information ob
tained was from the white child.
The small/children had been snap
ping the empty-gun the afternoon
before but in. the morning some
elder member of-the family had.
used the gun while out hunting!
and left it loaded. The negro came|
by the home of the white child and
they were talking when the gun
was again snapped and it fired, the
whole load taking effect in the ne
gro's neck. The sheriff and coron
er made an investigation of the af
fair but owing to" the age of the
child no action will be taken in the
matter.
Death of a Colored Woman
Mrs. Binkle Bush departed this
life on Becember 25th at her res
idence on Council street. She had
h,een.ill for several months. She
leaves to mourn her. loss, her bus
band, Edward Rush of Surater;
three children, Mrs. Bessie/Rice of
Chicago; Miss. Essie. Hopkins of
Sumter and George Hopkins of Co
lumbia, five grand children and a
host of relatives and .friends/ The
funeral service will be held tomor
row at 2. o'clock at' Mt Pisgah A.
M. E. Church. Interment will be
at Walker's cemetery.
Cammoihv ^BcesTS^ow dis
tinct Strength-?Cotton and
Wheat Attain New: High
levels For the Year
New York, Dec. 24.?While the
holiday season has served: to .quiet,
the chief financial markets. appre
ciably; during the past week, it has
brought . distinctly * - active ? retail
trade and has had remarkably lit
j tie checking effect on the indus
tries. - Steel : productions ? continue
I to approximate. 80. per cent ..of ca
j pacity and- trade reports state that
the year-end closing down ot plants
will be for briefer periods than
j usually is the case. Most of the
I producers will reopen their plants
Tuesday rather tfcan wait the week
which more commonly elapses be
fore operations are resumed. Steel
makers are confident, furthermore
that/their present .scale of- opera
tions will be maintained throughout
the. "first quarter of the new year.
Order books arc fairly well filled
and prices, of finished products re
main": firm. ^
;Railroad carloadings, meanwhile
continued to hold up ^remarkably;
, welL. although the normal, seasonal
[slackening _ is making itself felt."
Coal Production.
" Bitominous coal production is be
ing, maintained at .the rate of 11,
000,0.00 tons a , week and the
amounts ; made available- to indus
try seem wholly . adequate to ,rear
sohabje demands.
?Commodity have shown
distinct strength during the .past
.week. .. Bcrjao.cotton..and. wheat at
tained new high levels for.the.year,
.insistent buying of the more dis
ajit/-'future'scarried May Cotton .up
to" approximately 2G 1-2 cents. It
was, apparently based in' the. idea
that a i0,a00,000-baie crop apd the
present rate rof consumption, which
is high, means a . shortage before
new] cotton.. can be . obtained Xrom
another crop.
. Influences were, mixed in the
wheat .market. v It seems probable
that.the firmness in prices was due
largely to/general optimism. .. Thus
the -Department of Agriculture re
viewed its estimate for 1922 crop
upward, adding some 45,?C0,0O<|H
busheis.
. Its first report on the new win
ter wheat crop placed the acreage
at slightly niore than . 46,000,000
acres and the condition at 79.5 per
cent. As .compared with the fig
ures for the previous crop, acreage
is reduced about 3 per cent, condi
tion ; increased by a like, amount.
This first estimate . is only, . of
course, suggestive.
As the holidays approached, the
absence of any pressure: to. liqua
dat~ was. noticeable in. the several
jricrkets.." Techincal conditions ap
parently had been greatly improved
during the last rwo months. Mos|fl
Lorservers are looking forward to
the..New Year in a cheerful, mood.
AUTOMOBILES
? / Columbia, Dec, 27,-?Having 18.7
persons to every motor vehicle reg
istered. South" Carolina is far down
the list of . states in. motor vehicle
density, according to figures which
the December number of the State
Highway bulletin, official publica-'
tion of the State, Highway depart
ment, says were compiled from the
registration of a u t o mobile s
throughout the country. This
places the Palmetto state in forty
second place among the states.;
. A number of , motor vehicles for
each 1,000 persons, in the state is:
given as 52.35. The state's total
registration is thirty-second in the
country.
ROAD BOND
? - ? MEETING
--r-r-. .. , . ;(3V
Florence, Dec. 27.?Citizens of
the sixth congressional district will
meet, here tomorrow to discuss the
proposed,, bond issue for building
liighways of the state. The meet
ing; was called by CoL D. A. Spivey,
chairman of the Sixth district, and|l
one of the members of, the com
mittee named . at, the recent mass'
meetingj in Col?mbia t? work out
a plan that could be submitted to
the state legislature in January.
Special invitations have been sent
by . Col- Spivey to mayors of towns,
members of the legislature, repre
sentatives of chambers of com
merce, ^punty commissioners and
other proim/nent men. throughout
the district.
The meeting is being held both
for discussion of the proposal to
issue $50,000,000 or $60,000,000.
worth of road bonds and also to
sound the sentiment of the district
on the question.
WOODROW
WILSON'S
BIRTHDAY
Washington, Dec* ^S.?rFormer
President Wilson celebrated his
sixty-sixth- birthday today quietly
at his home here. The only sched
uled event was the visit of a dele
gation from the Woodrow Wilson
foundation this afternoon to ex
tend birthday greetings and in
form him. of the progress made in
raising, a million dollars to perpe
tuate the ideals he pronounced
during his presidency.
WANTED?Several small tracts of
good pine timber from 1-4 to 5
million feet. i We also nay cash
for No. 1 -?ne logs 14 inches
and up in diameter delivered to
our new band mill at Denmark.
S. C. The ^ickgraf Company,
Denmark, S. C.
- ?- ? I I I . ' .' - ?
The P?c?ilo Road
! > ^-r-rr
I00rio Miv TmMs Article
! and the Sentiin<3it of the
| | People Involved
? ?? . . -
[Editor Dally Item:
, Due to my inability (on account
of -being confined to my bed with ?
.the flue) to attend tifie meeting of
'$h?- Permanent Road Commission
on Thursday, having been! appoint
ed on a committee to represent my
people at this meeting I ask you
to publish this' article setting forth
the facts;and our.wishes in regard
to the paving of a road .in our sec
tion.
I have read an article in your pa
per under,date of l^th inst. signed
by Mr.,;H. I). Tiadal, in which he
criticises, the. meeting at Pocalla
and tries to mislead the public in
regard to facts. VJ ain going to
comment on his article and give
you the .facts as they exist:
' Pinewood was not represented
at the Pocalla meeting, this mis
take in the article was due to Mr.
R. P. Monaghan,^ who presented,
the article for publication, having
not been informed as to sections
represented." The meeting would be
called a Bethel, Providence, ? Po-, |
jcalla gathering and those are the
ones mostly concerned.
? As everybody, knows there are
only two. sections by name, Bethel
and Providence school districts or
Earl. and . Privateer voting pre
cincts. I live in.tha heart of the
Providence district,, in behalf of
which I. am writing. ..
? ;Mr> Tindal .states that his pro
posed railroad.., route , is designed
to help those or serving those that
Jive, along the Manning road which
passes through our district. I. wis?
to state.this is not, true, and not ;
the sentiment in.my section. -If it
was true why didn't. Mr. Tindal
consult, us, and have us, join him
in the petition. Did he? No,, we
knew nothing of his plans until it
was,published in the papers where
he had presented them to the com?:
mission. What did we do? .We
got a petition, signed .by: a greal
many citizens, of our section , to
show our disapproval, and Mr. J.
T. .Brogdon presented it at the
next meeting, which, it seems had
np weight as the. commission voted
in favor of Mr.._Tindai.. So we.j;^
solved to continue,to fight his prop
osition,, which seems to be a one
man . proposition. So we. notified
the Bethel people and; they
unanimously joined us at Pocalla,
and..we,are.in the fight to a finish.
In..order for. the patrons of the
Manning, road tQ.use Mr, Tindal's
route, it would mean the addition
of from 1,1-2 to 4 1-2 miles, more
mileage, to reach Sumter which
would not be. practical, this mile
age depending on .where ypu lived.
Xou {wou Id have to .travl over th is
mileage going west,, while Sumter
lies north. ... ...
?s I have stated. I live in
Providence district, on eastern side
or railroad and consider from? :. a;
{practical point I am.mpre familiar
i with- said district than any other
! person in regard to roads,, honies,
and property owners: . Why?. .Be
cause I took the. census in this dis
trict., two years ago. and. in doing
so I had to visit every house and
travel every road., ..
So I contend from my own ob
servation that the proposed Tin
dal. road would not render us any
service.
Mr. Tindal owns all land on our
side of railroad from the A. J.
Jones, place to Pocalla, except for
a short distance from. Pocalla,
which, is owned by Mr. M. H. Beck,
Hodge estate,. Mr. Isaac Strauss ^and
Mr. Seabrook Now he-states, he
has had the property owners to do
nate the necessary. land;. for a new j
road. . I contradict this statement,
as : you see the land owners .are j
few, as I stated at Pocalla, about. 1
five. I know Mr. Beck and Mr.
Strauss havevnot and will not sign
such papers as they, oppose the
plan; also do not believe the
Hodge estate would consent to
same.
' . I . realize Mr. Tindal is unfortu
nate to own so much land and not
have a paved road by his door. But
it is his .fault. He owns land on
public roads and,had the privilege;
and Rosy 'Cheeks: tffc
of building dfere. ? His lands .''ex*- :
tend from the railroad te Pocalla
swamp in some places. I realize
he needs a paved road through the
sand that surrounds him. But, he
must be considerate and not try to
cpnspit?aie two established, char
tered, public roads that are now
and have been in-the* past serving
two of the thickest. settled white
communities1 in . Sumter . county;
(Providence ? and Bethel); also
those living beyond these com
munities with, entire satisfaction
to . all, which is of, .far .more ,1mr
portance than serving Mr." Tindal
and fcis. tenants.
He states his plan is a happy
compromise. I would like to :knpw
how. he reached , . this v conclusion.
Why didn't he attend the, adver
tised meeting at Pocalla last week,
and he would have learned, that the
people desired no such compromise
as offered by, him. .
.In referring, to. the number
present at Pocalla, he. says many
of .them were not land . owners.
That .was . true. I am .not a land
owner . myself, but my mother is
and I am living on her .place.,jHer
interests are mine so I think any
casual reader will, agree that I had
a perfect right to represent her;
the same right as if I was a land
owner, as she did not have the
right, to vote . on the. bon<jt Jssue.
There were others present for .the
same cause that I was,.. .
I. have been informed that Mr.
Tindal, has been putting, iout the
propaganda, that a person; not.
owning property on. a payed road
would', not be,assessed..taxes, to pro
tect the bonds,,this would only ap
peal, to the ignorant, (as it is. uh-.
true).
I wish to state there is no con
tention between the two. sections
(Betheland Providence). - Qf
course, it is natural that both sec?
tions would like to be served/with:
a paved road, if practical. -;3|p^>:
total mileage of both roads would
not, be as . much as. . that,, on. the
Bembert, Shiloh or. Pinewoodh
roads. . If this cannot be ? done, 'I
then we ask for. what I term a
happy compromise, .namely, to dir
vide the. mileage of pavement, af
ter passing.Pocalla, in -two equal,
amounts, giving the two . present
roads the benefit of an equal share.
I., fee' confident that this ..plan
would be acceptable to all concern
ed, and .would be .designed to serve
all. .
x have submitted the facts as -
they exist, if the commission doubts
the. veracity of same I invite theni
to come down , and ha ye."-'a per? ,
s?nal observation,
Bespec?ully,
J. A. Cooper.
CAPITAL STOCK
INCREASED
Columbia, Dec; 26:?The Secre
tary of. State rhas authorized^ the ;
Murray Drug Company, of "iCdlum^
bia to increase its capital .stock:
from $100,000 to $6,000,000.
The Fairmont ':? Manufacturing
Company, of Fairmont in Spartan
burg, county, was authorized to in
crease its capital stock from $309,
?uO t? $450,000. " '"
An Increase in capital stock of
from $200,000 to $4"00,000 was au
thorized for the Hartsv?ie Oil Mill* ?
of Hartsville.
, A charter was granted Weston &
Brooker, Engineers, Ina, of Colum
bia, with a capital stock of $10,{WMl *
T. I. Weston is president and
treasurer, and B. O. Brooker, see*
retary. ^
. ? ? ?? ?
Washington, - -Dee. 27.?Cotton ?
exports during- November,' includ- ?
ing linters amounted to 85&;3S7
bales, the commerce department
announced today. The exports are- .
valued at $109,387,719.
TEN YEARS HENCE
j - ?
WILL YOU BE PROSEERING IN BUSINESS OR
LOOKING FOR A JOB? :
IT ?EPENDS ON WHETHER OR NOT
YOU-HAVE STARTED TO SAVE.
Plow your cotton stalks in now.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Xelll O'BonncU Archie China O. L. Yates J. W. Kiaard
* President -j Vice President Cashier Asst. Cashier
.?-.t . erlitt ?-.
FACTS WORTHY OF YOUR
CONSIDERATION
Our large Capital Stock and Surplus indicate our Ability.
Large Loans and Discounts?Our Liberality.
Large Deposits?the Peoples' Satisfaction with eur Service
and Confidence in our Protection,
% We offer you our Service and Protection and want your
Account.
The National Bank of South Carolina
The Bank With the Chime Clock.
C. G. Rowland, Pres. Earle Rowland, Cashier

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