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established-1856 1 YORIL, S. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1922. : NO. 30
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VIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
Brief Local Paragraphs of lore or
Less latgust.
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FICIED IIP If ENQSIBLI KEPOBTERS
?
Storioo Concerning Polko and Thing*,
80mo of Whioh You Know and
8ome You Don't Know-Condonood
For Quick Reading. m
"Notice lots of little yellow birds?
part yellow and part black in the trees
in Yorkvllle," said av lady yesterday.
"I wonder what kind of birds they are.
Maybe some reader of The Enquirer
? can tell me?" ,
Profit In Potatoes.
Talked to a gentleman In Clover yesterdaj'
about the raising of sweet po
t&toes.
"I raised about three hundred bushels
last year on a little less than three
acres. It was not a good year for
sweet potatoes or I should have gotten
a better crop. Saved the potatoes very
well in a potato house and retailed
most of them at from $1 to |1.25 a
bushel.
"Crop paid very well; but of course
it would not take a great many potatoes
to glut the Clover market to an I
extent that would leave no profit in
the business."
Magnolia Gardens.
"Those Magnolia Gardens, down at
Charleston, famous the world over,
are a beautiful sight just at this time,"
remarked Senator John Hart the other
day. Senator Hart has Just returned
from Charleston, where he visited tne
gardens. "Great numbers of people
not only from all sections of South
Carolina, but from all sectlpqa of thecountry
are visiting the gardens which
are at the height of their beauty just
now," the senator went on to say. "The
trip out to the gardens was about as
interesting to.me as were the gardens
themselves. The Charleston county
chalngang Is nqw working on that
road putting It in good shape."
. We Live and Learn.
"Well," remarked a soda Jerker the
other morning, *'wfe Ifve and learn. For
instance, a fellow came Into my place
the other morqflng and. ordered a
chocolate milk. I put a little ice
cream on" the chocolate before pouring
in the milk. The customer didn't see
me put the ipe cream in; but when I
\ served the drink he noticed it floating
fn chynks oh t6p. ' He refused the drink '
saying that thet milk was curdled. I
explained It,was ice cream in the drink
that, |ave the affejearahce of curdled
milk but hb would not believe It. He
said he had b$en raised on a farm and
he knew curdled milk when he saw It.
* 1 ho ou rpfill
v Arm, nertimcr, i m sv#ii?6 w w
whose drink I put perfectly good ice
cream l%"
, Clean or Not at All.
"Bill Rudlsill, coaclypf the Clover
High) School baseball^eafn Is teaching
his team some high moral principles
along with baseball," remarked a Yorkvllle
baseball fan this .jnornlng. "I
was struck with a little incident that
occurred during thai twelve Inning
game between Yorkvllle and Clover
here Tuesday afternoon. A Clover i
' player running from second to thinf
was called safe. The field umpire
called him safe. Maybe the decision
was right and maybe it was wrong; but
' the' advantage was with the Clover
man because the urnps had made his
decision. Some of the' Yorkvllle fans
land players raised a row about it.
Finally Coach Rudlsill walked over
and had the man go back to second.
'We want this game mighty bad. :
boys,' he told his players, "hut we warn
it fair and square and without any
doubts about it.* And the Clover boys
agreed with their coach. It was a big
thlilg tto do when the game ' was so
tight." '
The Green in the Trees.
"Here," said a lady this morning, "is
a gem of James Whitcomb Riley's thnt
is most appropriate at this time:"
In the spring when the green gits back
in the troes.
And the sur. comes out and stays;
And your shoes pull on with a good
tight aqueeze /
And you* think of your barefoot days;
And you ort to work and you want to
?pot
And you ppd your family agrees
It's time to spade up <V! garden lot? !
When the gi eenjaits back in the trees?
Well 'work is the last of-my idees
When the green you know-^gits back
in the trees.
WheirfHe whole tail-feathers o' winter
>.tlme,' '*
Is ?!1,.pulled out and gone.
And the sap it thaws and begins to
climb.
And the sweat stands out on
A .feller's forred. a-gltting down,
I kind p' like Jest a loafln' around?
When the green gits back in the trees?
Jest a potteriri* roun' as I durn please
Whew the green?you know?gits back
t. : in .the- trees.
' Wanted to Ship a Baby.
"Ah wants to know de parcels post!
rate on a two-yeah-old baby from
Rockingham to heah."
So said a colored man who dropped ;
into the postortlce in YorKvuie me
other day.
"Ah understand dat all yo' has to do |
to ship 'em Is fo' to put a tag on one
end of hlin, continued the colored man.
Employes of the postofflce laughed.
"You can't ship a baby by parcels
post," the colored man was told.
1 '"A-h Saw in the paper as how yo*
all tvui gift in" Tots o'" baby chicks by
' pkfcels fxife't' an1 ah' didn't know no
rfe&sdn' foriy* er baby couldn't . i>e
Mi#, > .11 ? ?' ? !-';1
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shipped same way," continued the
colored man.
"Nothing doing," was the reply.
"When Uncle Sam gets to shipping
babies by parcels post I quit." remarked
Chief Clerk W. Frank Putnam who
related the incident.
Change in Times.
"See by The Enquirer there are
j thirty prisoners in Jail," remarked a
| business man yesterday. "Two years
ago there wouldn't have been that
many because there would have been
bondsmen a plenty to take them out
and work 'em on the farms. Maybe
though' some of them don't want to be
taken out since they figure they'll have
an easier time in the Jail and on the
chaingang. - I'm reminded of a case
that Illustrates my point which occurred
a couple of years ago. A farmer
who has a reputation of working his
hands a lot harder than most farmers
took a negro out of Jail by going- hiB
bond. Then he put Him to work and
he worked him from early in the morning
until late at night and then at
night. The negro complained and- the
farmer told him if he gave him any lip
he would surrender him to the Jail
again, ^he negro told him that suited
him tine. 'In the Jail,' he said, 'I don't
have to work duy or night and, on the 1
chalngarfg I Just have to work in the
day time. You work me both day and
night." The farmer then let up a little."
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RUSSIAN WINTER TRAVEL
Suits the Natives All Right But Hard i
on Americans. i
An American who had spent four <
days and nights in a poultry car on a I
freight train held up by a Dakota bllz?*
?> L? J Kaam t we nna/I Ktf o onrvttf 1
ftttiu Ui uau UCCU liaffpcu WJ a ouwn- I
storm for an equal length of time in i
a traveling monkey cage, would have
son^e idea of experiences sometimes1 1
encountered this winter by AmdVioan i
relief workers and other travelers *
from Riga to Moscow, writes a corres- ! J
pondent. r-. \
In the summer, an "express" sche- 1
dulb averaging about 48 hours is .
maintained between Riga and the i
Russian capital but in the winter j
when snow drifts into the cuts and 1
zero cold makes it almost impossible to 1
keep up steam in the leaky, wood- <
burning locomotives the trip runs i
anywhere from 70 to 100 hours, most 1
df which are spent not in moving but '
in jvaiting to move. 1
(One or two "through" cars, general- i
ly without upholstery, but reasonably i
clean, at the start of the voyage, are <
operated on Hhe bi-weekly trains. They
are compartment cars, having a 1
dozen or so little rooms with sleeping
bunks for four or two persona. , 1
On one recent trip, the avetoge was 1
seven persons to each four bunk com- I
partment in which its occupants cook- 1
ed. ate and slept all the way to.Mos- 1
cow. There la, of course, no dining (
car and hot food is difficult to obtain 1
at any of the Russian stations. ?
Russian cars, in the winter, are 1
practically airtight. The only way to
open a window is to break one. After c
a few hours, therefore, the general at
mosphere resembles that of a monkey 1
cage whose keeper forgot to clean It 8
since the winter previous and Into *
thin is poured smoke from pipes, clg- I
arettes, cigars, fumes from alcohol *
Btoves and from sputtering candles. *
There are no electric lights nor oil *
lamps and the travelers bring their *
own candles. '
As each traveler brings his own
bedding and food for the trip, in ad- f
dition to some supplies for use within ''
Russia and his ordinary traveling lug- c
gage, the corridors and compartments a
of the cars are so cluttered that the *
passengers have to stand edgewise to c
move from place to pluce. Fat men 8
with large stomachs pry themselves r
into their compartments and stay a
the^e.
The bunks for. sleeping are six feet
long and three feet wide. With seven c
in one compartment three of the c
bunks are occupied by two persons ^
each.
Crowding to this extent, however,
is not common. When it does occur,
women passengers faint, windows are
broken open and the atmosphere relieved
generally about the third night
out.
NEEDLE RECORDS NO CHANGE )
Concerning Action of Compass in ^
Navigation.
The compass needle does not turn t
around in. .passing from one hemi- r
sphere into the other. The northseeking
end of the compass needle has c
no greater significance or moaning in (
the southern hemisphere ti an the r
southseeking end of the needle has in ]
the northern hemisphere, a writer ex- <
plains. - The compass needle Is a piece
of magnetized steel.*-It hAs its posl- r
tivo and negative poles, or north and j j
south poles. Just like the earth. xne
needle and its line of force align
themselves with the earth's line of
force. In the northern hemisphere the
north magnetic pole exerts the dominating
influence on the needle, so it
points to that pole. The south end
of the pole is disregarded. In the
southern hemisphere the south magnetic
pole exerts the dominating influence
on the needle and it points to
that pole, the north end of the needle
in this case being disregs rded.
The needle does not reverse in going
from one hemisphere to andther. The
south end of it becomes the guide In
the southern hemisphere, as the north
end is the guide in the northern hemisphere...
, s . M.iI h t' " '2. '
V
BERLIN HAS CHANCED
City No Longer Dominated by Arrogant
Military.
AMERICANS GET MUCH CONSIDERATION
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People Arc Free But Cannot Get Them*
selves Into the New Situation Be
cause They Have Been so Differently
Trained?English on Equal Footing
With Americans.
Berliners, writes an American correspondent
go out of their way to be
ingratiating and agreeable' to all
American and English visitors. While
in Berlin for a stay of a few weeks a
New York woman stopped at the Adlon
Hotel, Unter den Linden, which is constantly
overcrowded with foreign visitors.
While in Paris before coming
here she found it necessary to have an
imitation pearl necklace restrung. She
took the necklace to a smart shop on
the Rue de la Paix, where the proprietor
declined the Job, but another shop
did the work and she was roundly
charged for it. In Berlin the string
broke because of a flaw, and the
woman went to a high class Jewelry
Btore to have the work done over
again. Sfhe asked when she might call
for the pearls.
"Return in an hour, madam, and s
(he WOrK Win oe nmsneu, mo jwuw e
attendant assured her. She was t
astonished, because for the same work j
In Paris she had to wait three days.
When the customer returned, for c
her necklace she inquired the amount (
lue. f
1 "Nothing at all, madam," replied the ^
attendant. "There is no charge for r
such a simple bit of work." s
^ The ^'customer*' protested but the f
fiouse would not'accept a pfennig nor a
|*ermit her'to tip the young woman i
Who restrung the necklace. t
The woman left vowing to herself ^
piat If she had any jewelry purchases
to make she would patronize
that particular shop, which she did
ater. This had, of course, been dlslounted
by the Jeweler. She broke a '
watch crystal one day and dropped
Into the first Jewelry store she saw.
The proprietor put in a new crystal j;
jut declined to? take his pay except t
ih thanks?it was such a triffllng )j
natter'. The visitor began to feel
iuite at home In Berlin jewelry shops ?
?they wrere so much like those back c
lome In New York. ? ... p
' There |tre many lively cabarets and p
e8taurants of the ultra-New Yorkese b
^pe In Berlin that are well patron- ft
zed. and in which the food, coffee,
jfeer and wine have vastly Improved a
n the last twelvemonth. But dozens tl
if the old-time and once popular p
estaurants of IJnter den Linden have ?
!a!!en off largely In patronage and h
lervlce and fare. They are not a
'snappy" enough for the post-war crop c
if folk about town In Berlin. e
For those who have the wherewithal
0 patronize them, the Ritzy Idea of d
1 restaurant and place to drink and m
lance has caught on, and the pro- o
>rletors of places of public entertain- o
pent have taken a leaf out of the w
wok of New York and Paris. The b
lerman in quest of profit has never ci
>een accused of not giving a customer
irhat he wants. . n
The bettjer hotels are filled with if
orelgn busfftess men and by a smal- yj
er vanguard of tourists because of the a
:omparatlvely low cost of high class tl
kccommodations. The hotels are ij
nanned largely by ex-soldlers and h
ifflcers. The room waiter who for v
ievera.1 weekH served The World cor- 8l
espondent's breakfast was a lieuten- tl
int of artillery throughout the war b
.nd was wounded three times. He p
xplained one day that soldiering Is ti
in expiring profession in Germany
md that he took a waiter's job be- cj
ause It paid better than anything else tl
le could do. He said his captain is t'
iow driving a milk wagon, and that, r<
leated on his delivery vehicle early n
me morning near the entrance to the b
"Yiedrichstrasse Railway station, the tt
aptain suddenly saw his old general t!
lescending the stairs. The general, fc
n uniform, chanced in turn to look
ip at the ex-eaptain, who came In- p
itantly to a stiff salute. it
The general could scarcely believe d<
lis eyes and stared at him blankly. b
"Yes, Herr general, it is none other p
han I, your udjutant," exclaimed the d.
nilkman. r<
Hundreds of taxis, droshkies, and w
ther horse drawn vehicles in German
.'itles have been driven by former com- w
nissloned officers ever since the war. li
Departed are their swashbuckling and w
:ockiness. g
Common soldiers who were in tMe c<
anks fared better, materially speakng,
after demobilization, than did their rr
jfflcers, who had made a career of the it
irmy and who had no other training rr
.0 make a livelihood. By hundreds of w
housands the soldiers turned to trades b
ind agriculture, taking an occupation si
hat yielded a living. One of these oc:upations
soon became that of marry- h
ng. war widows of some little sub- g
stance, women who owned a farm or a u
latch of ground for market gardening ii
rr a shop or other small business.
Except for its parks, boulevards and w
lewer 11*Muv111 ltii UIMI umin iui u
nost foreigners is at best a rather vj
sombre-looking city, but for the ten s<
years preceding the war, when the ti
irmy was the main issue and care of d
the government, the splashes of color ti
af uniforms, flags and Imperial ban- n
4
uers, mounted men and innumerable
reviews and parades, gave the capital
l stirring air.
This lively martial appearance of
prewar days has disappeared. A uniform
is a novelty and makes the visitpr
today turn and stare. No longer do
jverbearlng officers order civilian pairons,
whether countrymen or foreign?rs,
out of, the be^t seats and tables In
:he beer gardens and restaurants. One
:an walk the streets without being elpowed
out of the way.
The municipal , police of Berlin, a
:ame and cowed looking lot, have lost
.heir smartness. Old-time visitors to
Berlin will recall the stringent police
registration rules for foreigners. If
>ne stopped either ^.t a hotel ,or a penlion
for more than a fetv days he was
ratified io register at the district poice
station his nfime and pedigree and
lis business or profession. ...
A large numbjsr of such registralons,
oh arrival or upon leaving Berin,
were recelved'nt a police station
lear the' Frtedrichstrasse Zahnholf, in
he heart of the city. Thousands . of
American traveler? will remember that
jartlcular policy station and the
laughty officers ill charge, stifT in their
esplendent unifortns. Those who en;er
the same station today to register
heir arrivals and Departure are amaz:d
at the change. rPollce clerks in clvllan
clothes listlessly and good natur>dly
rece}ve th# registrations and
nerely glance at lie passports. There
ire laxity and la<lc of discipline. The
lir is filled with'cigarette smoke and
Viz. nmouxllnirR Jfp dooldcillv hanrtv
ro-lucky.
This Is a significant clue to the offliial
mental attitude that has followed,
Jermany's transition into a republic,
or martial sna? is missing everyvhere.
Official lassitude Is the more
emarkkble becauae of the well-known
lusdeptlbllity ojf the German to all
onus of law,' orderliness, discipline
ind regulation. Ifor three years now
te lias not felt qplte himself. He isn't
tossed so much and he doesn't know
vhat to make of it. ,
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NEW TARIFF BILL
*"' 1 * " 'C i
rieasurs Presented to the Senate Last
Tuesday.
* I
The long awaitdd administration tarff
bill was presented In the senate last
Tuesday. Senator McCumber, Repubican.
North Dakota, In charge of the
aeasure, unnounced that to give the
enators time to Jdudy it he would not
all it up before April 20. Some Republican
leaders-thought it would be
ossed after about .60 days of debate,
ut other* estimates ranged as high as
hree months.
Experts who assisted the senate flnnce
committee majority to prepare
he bill estimate-that the average of
:s rate is slightly higher than the av
rage of the fayne-^iarica law, me
let Republican tariff act. The Payne.ldrich
level was approximately 41 per
ent on all dutiable imports and 21 per
ent on all imports free from duty.
The average of the Democratic Unerwood
tariff which the new bill
rould replace was 37.60 and 14.88 per
ent respectively in 1914, the first year
f its operation and the only year
rhen trade was not seriously affected
y the World war or after the war
onditlons.
Comparing this bill with the Fordey
measure, which the house passed
ist July 21 and of which this is a reTlte,
the experts estimated that the
verago of all rates is lower, though
le specific rates, and more particular;
those on foodstuffs, are somewhat
igher. Exact comparisons of the ad
alorem duties In the two bills are
amewhat difficult, due to the fact
:at the senate committee threw overoard
the house American valuation
lan, returning to the foreign valuaon
principle.
While they have not completed all
ilculations, treasury experts say that
le measure probably would raise beiveen
J330.000.000 and $350,000,000 in
ivenue, as compared with the estilato
of $300,000,000 for the Fordney
ill and the $308,000,000 of revenue reamed
in the calendar year 1921 from
1 "ni nf ?Vir> Tlrmprwnnd I
It" JUIUL ujaijunv/u wi wiiv w . ? v
iw and the emergency tariff act.
In returning to the foreign valuation
rlnciple, the senate committee major- I
y carried out nubgesticnB of Presient
Harding to congress last Decern- 1
er for a flexible tariff. Under special
rovislons in the measure, the presi- 1
ent, in the language of the majority i
sport which accompanied the bill,
ould be authorised:
"To modify tariff rates- either upard
or downward, within prescribed i
niits 50 per cent and in accordance i
rith definite rules laid down by conress
so that rates may at all times <
onform to existing conditions. i
"To change the basis for the assess- i
lent of ad valorem duties on selected I
ems from the foreign value to the do- i
lestic article in the American market l
hen the foreign value is not a certain ]
asis for the assessment of duties on I
uch items. i
"To impose penalty duties or proibit
the importation of particular i
oods for the purpose of preventing
nfair methods of competition in the i
nportation of poods.
"To impose additional duties on the i
'hole or any part of the imports into i
ie United States from any country 1
'hich discriminates against our over- ]
sas commerce. These additional du- <
es are limited to the amount of the
iscriminatlon, but if the discrimlna- 1
on is maintained the importation of l
lerchandise may be prohibited.'' <
CONTROLLED bY RELIGION
Striking Peculiarity ol Vast Empire
I India.
BELIEFS MANY, VJtilEQ.dNB IJB0N6
,
More Mohammadana 4n This Country
Than Any Others?Roman Catholic
- Chriatiana Largely lit*'th+-Majority
?How this Brahmin*. |4?odwink?d
Buddha. ,r "
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India and her problems and, movements
cannot be understood,, unless
something is known of the tangled
threads of numerous religions that are
entwined with every fibre of her life,
says a bulletin issued from the Washington,
D. C., headquarters of the National
Geographic society. Religious
untagonlsm has heretofore been the
rock upon which every proposed allIndia
movement has broken up, continues
the bulletin, although the recently
imprisoned leader, Ghandi, has
been able, in a measure, to enlist the
followers from some of the most divergent
of India's "Jarring creeds."
Religion a Spice to the Indian,
Religion is the soul of Indian life,
the spice in an otherwise unendurable
existence. To the Hindu, Mohammedan
or Sikh, religion is by no means
nominal, but is an actual force in everyday
affairs. Religious festivals
mark the changes of the year. The
A * ?1 ~ nla oar
temple gruuuiw UI c mc
of the people and the forums Of public
opinion.
Asceticism is both subjectively and
objectively attractive and holy men
dbound from the Himalaya^, beloved
by Kim's guru, to the tropical sea beside
which Dravidlan temples raise
their gopurams and Christian'churches
show their spires.
Probably nowhere is religion used
with more profitable results by charlatans
and impostors than in India. So
great a virtue is charity, that the very
mountebank is considered a public
benefactor. The Moslem mendicant ,
often lends real dignity to the dignified
word "fakir." But many "holy ,
men" are more faker than fakir.
I
Religion a Coat of Many Colors. (
Nowhere else have men, through re- (
llglon, so detached themselves from the j
passions and frivolities of worldly life. ^
Nowhere has religion so seasoned un- (
mitigated misery. Nowhere has re- ,
liglon been the cloak of more blatant 5
beggary and disgusting deception. No- (
where is religion a more potent-political
factor.
More than two-thirds of the people of f
India are Hindus. Modern Hinduism ,
grew out of Brahmanism, and is still (
called by that name. The earliest be- ,
lief was in one omnipotent butdmper- (
1 naraAnsl mani/aa.
SUIlctl DClIlgi >v jiuoc {A^ioviini 4iM*itnv0tations
were Brahma, the Creator;
Vishu, thie Preserver; and 81va, the
Destroyer and Reproducer. Brahma
has few followers. Vishnu la worshipped
by millions, upon who&e foreheads
Is painted, a device called the namam
consisting' of a vertical red line inside
a U-shaped figure In white clay. But
the favorite god of many Hindus Is
Siva.
Conquered Buddhism by Compromise.
When Buddha gained followers in
India, the Brahmins accepted Buddha
as the ninth incarnation of Vishu,
and by this compromise they so emasculated
the gentle faith of the Buddhists
that they drove Buddhism into
Ceylon, Burma and the Far East, so
that the religion of the Hindu, modifled
by the teachings of Buddha, pervades
India from Benares to Conjeeveram
and from Kumbakonum to Allahabad.
When tho various Mohammedan
conquerors poured in over the northern
passes they brought their religion
with them, so that India has more Mohammedans
than Turkey ever ruled,
and the assemblage of "the Faithful"
in the Great Mosque at Delhi forms a
one of the largest congregations of the t
followers of Mohammed to be found a
anywhere. The sensitiveness of this c
Moslem group over alleged insults of
the khalif or sultan of Turkey has t
done much to complicate world poll- i
tics. With more than sixty-six mil- v
lion Mohammedans within its bounda- <j
ries, India ranks at the top of the list
of Moslem lands. But Indian Moham- c
medanism Is strongly tinged with HLn- {
du culture and has lost much! of the r
militant quality which distinguished It |
in the days of Baber and Akbar. 0
Sikhs an Offshoot. c
The Sikhs broke away from the or- r
thodox Hindu faith under the leadership
of Nanak, who was born in the
Punjab near Amritsar, the capital city
of the Sikhs, in 1469. Sikh means die- '
ciples and these schismatics once worshipped
their Gurus, or teachers, but
later transferred their devotion to the v
CJranth, or holy book which proclaims S
their faith and principles.. The n
Sikhs abolished caste, that curse and n
blessing of Hindu society, und their o
militant ardor has given them a stand- tl
ing out of all proportion to their h
membership of three millions. h
"India has nearly four million P
Christians, mostly Roman Catholics,
Anglicans and Baptists but with large P
numbers of Syrian Christians, whose d
patriarch lives in Antloch. Most of
ine unrisuans are rouna in Aiaaras ?
Presidency and on the Travancore
^oast. o.
"From Peshawar to Cape Comorin, l*
India contains many Animlsts among k;
tile iiill tribes and aboriginal races and tl
iven the Buddlsts of Burma hold to p
.jrjrit ? v iVi flirfMujlft1!l *-. . vf'tt
some Animistic beliefs, whose Influence
is felt throughout the land.
Homes For Decrepit Animals
-"Two of the most interesting but 1
numerically unimportant religious
groups are the Jains and the Parsls.
The Jains form a monastic group
rather than a religion, agree with the '
Hindus in many principles, ascribe a '
soul to every anitnal however small
and seek to secure release from the
bonds of transmigration. According to
their belief, only the monks can attain
Nirvana. Their homes for decrepit
animals are world famous and their
temples are noted for the intricacy of
their carvings and the wealth of ornament
which distinguishes them.
"The Parais are descendants of the
Are worshippers who were expelled
from the region of Baku on the Caspian
Sea by the Mohammedan conquests.
These followers of Zoroaster,
whose ability as merchants has given
them unusual economic strength, refuse
to defile the elements, and expose
their dead to vultures rather than
burn or bury them. They assert that
fire is simply a symbol for their God
of glory and light. Their women are
among the best educated in the entire
Orient. Hospitals for both animals
and human beings are endowed by the
Parsis and they erect many monuments.
These people dominate the
business life of Bombay.
"From the ignorant villager of the ,
south, breaking a coconut as a sacrifice
to some one of India's millions of j
maleficent gods to the Jain on Mount
Abu, stepping aside to avoid treading ]
on a worm, religion is a vital force to ^
India's people. Atheism is growing
but to offset this baneful influence
the Brahma SamaJ and the Christian
missionary are exerting their best ef- (
forts and the great religions are hold- 1
ing their followers in line."
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THE QREAT COAL STRIKE J
Not Definitely Known Whether It is j
Really Honest.
Strikes ,are so often a collusion of j
ao-cailed labor leaders with so-called
leaders of industry, that it is not al- a
ways possible to say where pretense (
leaves off and reality begins. Not only
our judgment of the event, but our
course of action with reference to it, r
Is dependent on a knowledge of the g
inside facts a knowledge which few t
possess. If among that few the gov- c
;rnment is one, and if the govern- t
ment has also a courage which it has e
not yet exhibited, the situation will, be ^
iU?te easily handled. t 4
Whatever May be the slgnlflcance r
ot the present so-called, "strike" there
is always the problem of coal-miniiilg. f
rhe economic problem is one filing, D
the human problem is another. If ,
nine owners were less greedy and t
:oal were sold to the public for the t
reasonable sum which could be so j
taslly fixed under a public-spirited t
policy, there would still remain the
manner in which men are compelled
:o mine coal by the present methods; e
:hat is to say; the human problem^ to v
ivhich the public's attention is hardly a
iver called, would still Vemaln. a
It is not primarily a question of F
lours and wages, it is a question-of v
nethod. Mining is practically the only n
rreat modern Industry where machln- c
try has not come to the aid of men. c<
rhe man and the mule and the pickix
are still the mainstays of the trade, g
i trade which In time becomes so dls- 0
asteful to a man of spirit It is with &
lifflculty that it - is kept sufficiently
nanned. ' "
This in turn has led to cruel devices 1^
jo hold men in bondage to the mine, p
rhrough company tenements and
:ompnny stores with their lawless it
lystem of charges, through a sufTl- tl
dent number of lock-outs and strikes
n the course of a year, the men are h
cept in debt-bondage, unable to abanlon
a thankless trade. A private po- r<
ice force, more like a private stand- c<
ng army, has more than onco usurped
i onuopolimtv thrit hAloilM onlv to the It
rovernment of the United States and
^together, the mining history of our e:
ountry is one of Its blackest spots. C
That Is the real problem. This
>resent strike is related t It much or n
Ittle, but the real problem is in the Y
/hole condition and method of the in- s<
lustry.
There Is a large stock of coal in the C
ountry, and if the president falls to hi
>revent the very, obvious intention to
roflteer, he. will be oonflrming a feel- si
ng of futility and helplessness which m
ught not to be encouraged in this
ounty at this time.?Dearborn Jnde-:
endent. .... ol
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WILL TO BE CONTE8TED d<
fl<
Relatives of Dead Woman Will Op- cf
pose Large Gift to Negroes to
An appeal against the probate of the n(
/ill of Mrs. Calista S. Mayhew, of n<
outh Orange, New Jersey, leaving
iost of her $1,000,000 estate to (n
egrro homes and institutions in vari- gi
us parts jot the country was filed by w
he 11 nieces and nephews, at Newark, w
I". J. this week. The date of the hear- gj
.g will be fixed this week In the orhans
court.
Mrs. Mayhew, who was formerly pa
resident of the South Orange college, co
led December 17 last at the age of Cj
8. For years she had done welfare Ri
rork, chiefly among negroes. at
The petitioners ajlege that their lei
upt was of unsound mind and had gi;
een unduly influenced by persons un- re
nown to them.. It is also contended Or
iat she did not sign the will tn the, Tn
resence of witnesses. cit
NEWS ABOUT CLOVE! i j
Delegates Return lone Fran Cmventlon
el lit Km.
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raiNI WATER sVpPlt INCREASES
New Residence About Ready for Occupancy-?Oil
Company Making Reedy
to Establish Distributing Agency?
Otbor New* and Note* of the Mstropolio
of Northorn York Cotfnty.
(By a Staff Correspondent.) J .
Clover, April l?.?W. B. Hagans, R.
L. Wallace and J. Clyde Ford have returned
from Spartanburg, where thjy
represented Conasogo Trlfcr No. 67, at
the annual meeting -f the great coapcll
of the order of Rod Meu. It w)|ta
leclded at the meeting In Spartanbgrfg
to hold the next grand council la Columbia.
Officers were elected as
Lows: Y. R. Pope, Darlington, gr*et
prophet; W. W. Smith, Greenville,
?reat sachem; J. O. Havlrd, AnderiM,
tenlor sagamore; Milton Jeter, Ua&B,
lunior sagamore; R. E. Ttfrner, UniO^t,
jreat chief of records; B. I., Brykb.
New Brookland, great keeper of w^t*,pum;
C. P. Dill, Greenville, trustee Wr j
seven years. First prise of 1110 for
best degree team- work, was won
Piedmont, while the secpnd prise i(jj|S
won uy mc iramiirom union irisp.
Messrs- Blanton Stacy, MoCWn Fofcj},
Jesse Parish and Dan Barrett, mep
jers of Conasogu tribe of Clover, we^t
:o Spartanburg Tuesday night to *(ft?
ness the degree team oonUsts at pe j
neetlng df the grand ;cj?0ociK
Oil Company iHkina 'Ptady.
T. C. Marshall of Yorpftle, mana^
>f the Marshall Oil company thefe,
laid Wednesday that he yras gettipg
ils plans In shape for tlU establish*
nent of a gasoline distributing station
Lt Clover similar to that vrfiloh ilje.
:ompany has At the cofanty, seat. - ){r.
Marshall said he had been notiu?q ttot
lis tanks and other accessdrfis' Ma
>een shipped and that he:was expejt g
them to arrive in CloVer at wjtdfK
my time. - The company has nor- rti
lelected a manager for the
ributlng station.
Peanuts Have Hot Amvefjf^f J
V. Q. Hambright, secretary-treasher
of the Clover Peanut Growers' ebociation,
has not ypt received the ljj?
mshels of white Spanish peanuts, jfliently
ordered for aeed. "ftp. gssoc^- A
ion secretary has bien notified. hop
ver, that the peseta have "boe/i sh'b>ed
ahd they are expected bjirc
Jill. is building on bethel ttrftify i
iearing completion* .#? *? the rtaidenca '
vhieh A. T. Barrett Is building ne*T
be Clover and which will
10 occupied by ut Woo ten. M. If. '
>eal has begun wOrk op a residence, in
he same section- ?
Star Route Helpful.
The new star' route which bee jeen
atabllshed between Gastonla and Cloer)
making one trip dally, la proving
great convenience to ClOVer peopte. 9
ccordlng to Postmaster Jaa. A. Ba^
ett. The mall carrier arrives In CR>?
er about- 8:16. bringing North Catena
morning papers as Well as first
lasH raalli. "While very, lew letters
ome in the mail,'* said Mr. BartWt,
Ciover people are pa'rtlcularly glad'to
et the morning papers slpoe Under the
Id arrangement ^hey were not recftlvd
until afternoon."
Per*ona! Mention.
Mrs. J. W. Chitty and Mies Ave Altn
of Olar; S. C., are visiting Uifclr
arents, M^ and Mrs. T. H. AHen here,
Mrs. A. w. Smith of Charlotte, vised
her aunt, Mrs. Venle Jackson, her?
lis week. '
Mrs. Huntley of Edgefield. le visiting
er sister. Mrs. C. N- Alexander, bprfe.
Misses Marie Shsrer and Alice Ford
jcently visited friends at LlmestofcA
illegpe, Gaffney.
Mrs. Arthur Quinn was a recent vis*
or to relatives at Conover, N.- C.
Mr. M. L. Smith left thlrf week for
(tended business and pleasure trip JLQ
alifcrnia points.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Youngbfood Ufo*
'turned from Chester . where )|h
oungblood has been a patlen^ ?>r
'veral weeks.
Otis Robinson, a student at Trlttii^
ollege, N. C., is visiting relatives
ere. ' * , . v.f, ,%
Mrs. J. W. Jackson of Bethel townilp
is recuperating after a .severe ilte
>ss with pneumonia.
Water Supply Increased.
With the completion of the boring
' an additional well Clover's wafer
ippiy which is obtained from th*M I
?ep wells has been increased to ^
}\v of about 100 gallons a minute, An*
>rdlng to Mayor t ' J. Campbell: 'T!ir
wn of Clover having purchased.
;cessary machinery come time. agfe
jw bores its own wellB and the l^teft
ell lyhich has a depth of 148 feet 'I
ches is giving a flow of thlrty-fiftillons
a minute. The mayor- said JJt
as the desire of the town to I
ells sufficient to give a supply of J" I
illons a minute.
Clover Will be Represented.
Clover Hlgtb school girls will particlite
in the declamation and athletic
ntest for girls, to be staged for^the
itawba High School association'at
ock Hill within a short time. An
hletic instructor from Winthrop colje
was here recently coaching thh
rl3 of the Cldve'r school which'
loping some promising athletes Mien
acb Page will represent the;echqot B
the declamation contest and wH^re*
e a poem, "Lasca."
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