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1 She iambrrg icralii ^ $2.00 Per Year in Advance. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1922. Established in 1891. I f State Chairman I Give Age in I Edgar A. Brown, of Barnwell, j F state chairman of the Democratic j v party, rules that in order to qualify j m as a voter in the approaching primaries, the applicant must declare his or her age. This ruling conflicts ?~ A ^ ^ AT\lT\lAt> f T?Am A ff AT?T1QTT Willi d i CICUl. U^JIUIUU 11UW ACtUlUbJ j General Wolfe, in which it was held . sufficient that the applicant show i > that he or she would be 21 or older. ' Mr. Brown is a lawyer. Mr. Brown said: "I have given * some serious thought to the rules of f the party referring to the age of ap* plicants for membership in Democratic clubs, and for voting at a primary. k "At first blush I felt like concur| ring in the opinion rendered by the I attorney general, to the effect that t the rules only require women to ink dicate on the enrollment book that [ they are 21 plus. However, the more I * I read the rules and the more I think of the matter, I am convinced that his i rnlinfr io ontir#?lv onntrarv to the itrue intent and requirements of the ^ party rules. Read carefully rule 6, and then read carefully rule 11. "I am therefore, constrained to give it is my opinion that in order to * qualify as a voter in the primary, it [ > is absolutely necessary that the appli' cant shall write in person upon the P club roll, his or her full name and immediately thereafter his or her ; ? age, occupation and postoffice ad1 dress, etc. "I hand you herewith a statement which I have prepared for publica1 T V>/\7\a Trnn nril] coo that it ^pfs A UU|<C J UU >I4?1 UVV - - 0 the widest publicity, in order that _ the women may have an opportunity to avoftl improper enrollment in this respect." Ruling of State Chairman. > The formal statement follows: "In order to determine the requi, * sites as to age of an applicant for f membership in a Democratic club, and for voting at a primary, two rules of the party must be construed; ^ * rules 6 and 11. i s , -1- "Rule 6, in part, is as-follows: * " 'The qualifications for membership in any club of the partj* in this l * state, and for voting at a primary, . r shall be as follows, viz: the appli| > cant for membership, or voter, shall I be 21. years of age, or shall become i se berore tne succeeding general eieuk tion.' j ^ "Rule 11, in part, is as follows: " . . . Each applicant for enrollinent SHALL in person write upon ^ the club rollfiis (or her) full name 8 W and immediately thereafter his (or c > her) age. . "Rule 6, or so much thereof as is j here quoted, simply attempts to describe, as a class, those who may be- 1 m come members of a Democratic club, F and vote at a primary, while rule 11 c I states in specific terms that each ap- 1 I plicant for enrollment SHALL in per- , h son write uDon the club roll his (or 4 iher) full name. and immediately 'l ? - thereafter his (or her) age, and post- ( office address. It does not say that f the applicant 'may' supply this infor- c * > - mation, but 'shall' supply it as one of th# requisites to becoming a compe- ( tent voter. * r"The rules of the party are the f statutes of the party, and must be ? strictly construed, in the same man- c ner as the courts construe our statute * laws. Hence, I have no alternative * j ' other than to rule that in order to ? ' qualify as a competent voter, whether * I man or woman, he, or she, shall, in T the wording of rule 11 'in person ' write upon the club roll his (or her) ( full name, and immediately thereaf- c ^ ter (or her) age. ^ "I urge every woman in South Car- < olina, as a part of her duty to the state, to enroll and vote in the com- ] 1 ing primary. At the same time I ( urge them to follow the rules strict- ( r ly. To do otherwise may bring about ( innumerable contests, which can so ? easily be avoided by strict adherence J \ to the rules." ( * And Swore, Too! c i An aggressive editor of a small town newspaper was dying. The doctor placed his ear upon his ; chest, exclaimed: "Circulation all ^ gone." The patient unexpectedly aroused ( himself and shouted: "You lie! We have the largest circulation of any ] c paper west of the Mississippi."?No- , komis (111.) Free Press-Progress. , ? * ( All staterooms of the liner Leviathan are to be equipped for radio receiving. i r c i Says Must Signing Rolls ENROLL FOR THE PRIMARY. Citizens of South Carolina should enroll in their township club in order to participate in the primary election next August. The books for enrollment are now open and will remain so until the last Tuesday in July. According to the rules of the Democratic party of South Carolina, the qualifications for mem bership in any club of the party in the state and for voting at a primary election are as fellows: "The applicant for membership, or voter, shall be 21 years of age, or shall become so before the suc. ceeding general election and be a white Democrat. He shall be a citizen of the United States and of this state. No person shall belong to any club or vote in any primary unless he has resided in the state two years and in the county six months prior to the succeeding general election and in the club district 6jt) days prior to the first primary following his offer to enroll: Provided, That public school teachers and ministers of the gospel in charge of a regular organized church shall be exempt from the provisions of this section as to residence, if otherwise qualified." It is sufficient for a woman to state, in regard to the age requirement, that she is 21 years of age. Women are ineligible to jury duty and even if they were liable, enrolling in a Democratic club would not in any way affect that matter. How Your Hootch is Made. Editorial, Jackson (Miss.) Daily News. This editorial is primarily for the enefit of the man who drinks moonhine liq.uor. Others who are not hus- engaged in poisoning their bod es will find it of interest. The most inveterate hootch hound n Mississippi, if he could but see how he stuff he drinks is made, would iwear off forever. Hardly a drop of the moonshine vhiskey being sold in Jackson came !rom a place that bore any resembance to sanitary surroundings. On the contrary, the average moonihine still is a place of indescribable iirt, filth and squalor. The Daily Nefts has, with the pernission of Prohibition Director M. H. Daily, examined some of the written eports submitted to the federal government by prohibition enforcement ^ * *1 XT X * 11 _ 11. A mm jmcers aescriDing me suns tue> nave aided during the past few weeks. At one place not far distant from Fackson the officers found a dead )lacksnake, about six feet long, badly iecomposed, in a barrel of mash !rom which the liquid had been Irawn. At another still where the barrel )f sour ma3h was buried in the jround, a decayed bullfrog was found loating on top. At a still of large capacity the cap )f the still was so filthy that it had >een fly-blown and infested with majots. The plant'was in operation, ind the "white liehtning" was being iltered through the magots. Up in Director Daily's office you vill see scores of liquor samples takm from stills which showed, on ihemical analysis, that concentrated ye was used in the clarifying pro;ess. These liquors are manufactured by nen who are ignorant of the first jlement of the laws of fomentation )r the rules of sanitation. They conjoct the deadly stuff by main strength and awkwardness, so to speak, the sole and only aim being to svolve something with a powerful sick in it, and they give never a ;hought to how dangerous or poison)us it may be. Why, Arthur? One night the town's most popular roung lady, dressed in her father's :lothes, fled with her lover. The iditor of the town paper hurriedly set the type for the astonishing news, ind in due time his paper came out ivith this headline printed in Doia etters, "Fleas in Father's Pants."? tapper's Weekly. New York city has more than 500 vomen physicians and surgeons. Man is Killed at Liquor Still Walterboro, July 12.?John Brittnn orvn f PViinf r\f "Pr\1ir>o Rrittnn r*f Branchville, was killed by Sheriff Ackerman at noon today while resisting arrest. Britton was operating a still in the Edisto river swamp and when Sheriff Ackerman attempted to place him \inder arrest, Britton shot at the sheriff and his deputies, G. C. Benton and Chief J. B. Ackerman. Fortunately they were near enough to take shelter behind trees and returned the fire. Several shots were exchanged on both sides when Britton in an unguarded moment exposed himself and was hit in the side. Sheriff Ackerman intended to shoot only to force him to give up but one shot went high enough to strike a vital organ and death resulted in an hour. The body was brought to Walterboro and Magistrate Pullum held an inquest, the verdict of the jury being in accordance with the above facts. Britton and Talmadge Edwards were together, having a 40 *? -xjii j _ x. f? a gallon copper sun anu eigut ov ganuu barrels of mash. Violation of the law had been reported to the sheriff and he was armed with a warrant. Edwards denies complicity, stating that he was only a visitor to Britton. Sheriff Ackerman has reported the killing to Governor Harvey. Federal Aid. South Carolina has received a total apportionment of $5,007,854.84 of federal aid for roads and bridges to date, exclusive of the $707,000 available July 1 of this year, according to figures announced by the state highway department. Of this total $4,935,728.28 has alreadybeen allotted, leaving $72,126.56 for allotment. These figures include all the aid supplied since the policy of federal aid was established by the government. If the $707,000 to be available Jul. 1 is counted, the total apportionment to South Carolina" will be $5,714,854.84. Of the total apportionment $821,374.77 has been allotted to major bridge projects of the state, not including $250,000 to be given to the Ashley river bridge at Charleston out of the new appropriation available July 1. The Santee bridge of Murray's ferry heads the list with aid amounting to $423,734.69. Charleston coun^ x? x -1 . c ? in.fhia oiH iinnnr. iy limes ui si. uun m >.uv u>u . tionment with $251,184.55. These figures do not include allotments made out ef the new appropriation available July 1. Some of the other larger amounts include $174,155.09 to Anderson county, $101,695.09 to Beaufort, $104,900.54 to Florence, $127,852.39 to Greenville, $100,198.95 to Greenwood, $109,840.60 to Lexington, $160,689J8 to Orangeburg, $205,259.21 to Spartanburg, $138,804.16 to Sumter, $104,617.04 to Union and $115,032.07 to York. What Would Calhoun Say? The Bamberg Herald says "the state as not running its affairs any more," a njl The Herald states in plain language a fact which many men have Ipown for some time. If John C. Calhoun were to rise from his grave he would not live very long. There is no longer any such thing as state's rights. For the past decade or two the tendency has been to centralize power at Washington and so great has become that cenI tra lized Dower that legislative acts, judicial decrees and acts of commissioned bodies have become mere matters of form. This tendency toward a centralized form of government had its beginning probably in the great railroad mergers put into effect by the late E. H. Harriman. Harriman, it is true, was a great empire builder, but as he built he swept aside as of no consequence not only the rights of individuals but the rights of sovereign states. Other big combinations of capital, not satisfied with exploiting the resources of their own individual states, followed Harriman's example,- and before the nation was aware of what was happenin or fho nnwer tn reeulate railroad f ^ rates and the rates of all inter-state | traffic was vested in the hands of a few men in Washington. A state law that conflicts with a federal law is null and void. A ruling of the state railroad commission that does not suit the interstate railroad commission is promptly set aside. In other words every official act of a legally constituted state body is subject to review and can be set aside by a higher body at Washington. That is why the state is not running its own affairs.?Dillon Herald. i Make Advance to ( Cotton Growers Washington, July 12.?Advances _ totaling $24,000,000 to assist the _ marketing of cotton have been tentatively approved by the War Finance Corporation, it was announced today by Director Meyer. The two Carolinas are to share the major _ portion of the sum, the advances providing $10,000,000 for the Niorth B( Carolina Cotton Growers' Coopera- tr; tive As\)ciation and $10,000,000 for th the South Carolina Cotton Growers' Cooperative Association. Of the re other, $3,000,000 will be allotted to the Alabama Farm Bureau Cotton gi Association and $1,000,000 to the Ar- W( Kansas Farmers' Union Cotton Growers' Association. trj ' 1 ^ da Wants Bigham Tell of Wade Murder. _ de From J. W. Clopton, of Leslie, Ga., ^ grandfather of Walter H. Wade, whom Edmund D. Bigham, now unvu der death sentence for murdering his own brother Smiley and indicted for ^ murdering their mother, their sister and her two children, was suspected of murdering, The Times this morning received a request to have its reDorters ask Bieham of the Wade . w fr< murder if they should interview him again. He nopes that Bigham, go- . ing to his death, may yet tell something, which will clear up more fully the murder of Walter Wade. The W letter is as follows: \ * Leslie, Ga., June 28, 1922. * Editor of the Florence Daily Times, ^ Florence, S. C. an My Dear Sir: pj. I have just read of Edmund D. Bigham's ' trial being denied. Edmund D. Bigham once lived in Les- en lie, Ga. I knew him well. He wenj to Americus, Ga., with Walter H. Wade, wj a grandson of mine on August 17, 1916, and Walter Wade was murder- 110 ed that night and body thrown in of Flint river. The detective I employ- Gr ed on the case suspected Bigham. In W( fact we all thought Bigham knew something of the murder until the parties were arrested and convicted, gu If you ever have another interview T,rifVi "RiorViom anri it is Tint fl skin ST tOO much of you, will you please ask Bigham if he didn't go to Americus, *e Ga., with Walter H. Wade the night Hi he (Wade) was murdered. If he pr knows anything then he will tell all he knows. Very truly yours, J. W. CLOPTON. mi JBigham is sentenced to execution Al on July 14 but an appeal now pend- cii ing will stay the execution for the *'< second time. Since the denial of the ed last appeal in circuit court for a new trial, Bigham's attorney is said to w< have discovered more evidence on wl which he will probably ask a new ha trial should the supreme court deny ca the present appeal.?^Florence Times, pi Editor Keziah "Treed." ed to Whiteville, N. C.,?Monday night ca after he had partaken of his supper, as Editor Keziah returned to the office sv to do some work which owing to the rush, he did not have time to do dur- th ing the day. After two hours of hard he work he decided to take a rest and ga stretched himself on the folder and co promptly went to sleep. Some hours later, he was awaken- Sp ed 'by a cold, clammy surface on his face and grasped it with his' hand, tii and found it to'be a large snake. He ipromptly knocked the snake off on gp the floor and started to get off the m folder, when he remembered that he had slipped his shoes off. The h thought struck him that the snake fe' might be coiled just where he fell. 1 Anyway, Editor Keziah stayed on th4 folder all night and was afraid to go to sleep again for fear of the snake's too friendly intrusion. The fact that fa the editor is a complete teetotaler is ha vouched for. hi ??1^?m York Man to Serve Life. fa IU York, July 14.?Denying the mo- ye tion for a new trial, Judge Frank P. McGowan this afternoon sentenced to Albert Zimmerman, convicted last night of the murder of J. Pink Hug- tu girls with recommendation to mercy, to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary. W] Motion for a new trial was based on the allegation that no evidence had been produced to show malice and that undue publicity had been given the case, resulting?in prejudice against the defendant. to Zimmerman heard the verdict with the same composure and apparent hi unconcern that characterized his demeanor throughout the trial. He will begin serving his sentence as soon bi as the penitentiary authorities send Di an office^ for him. Farmers' wives of the nation nave m organized their own feminine agri- p] cultural block. in ? Columbia Worm and Beaten by ( the Denmark Items 'tW< anc Denmark, July 15.?The Barnwell abc ay Scouts are enjoying a camping Lp on the banks of thfe Edisto river the is week. ja^( Joe and Frank Wyman are visiting tle latives in Hendersonville. nig blisses Willie Dell Hutto and Vir- ^ nia Hutto are spending several bea jeks in Hendersonville. t0 ] Francis Zeigler left for a military n aining camp in Alabama Wednes- bu^ no ; Mr. and Mrs. David Hutto, if Hil- pa-? ihran "M PI " WArP thf> STliests of ? -- tnr r. and Mrs. J. S. Walker. >j0] Mrs. Elmore Steadman has been siting relatives in Charleston. ^ Mrs. James Guess and baby are enG ck from a visit to relatives at Holly ^er ters Mrs. Robert Cox left last week for r home in North Carolina. ^ Mrs. Otis Sandifer has returned ghe 3m a visit to Allendale. kea Mrs. John M. Major, of Greenwood, to i the guest of her sister, Mrs. Wade ^ LUSt- , rea Members of the Young Married cea Oman's Rook club were entertained tlir lursday afiernoon by Mrs. W. D. ^wc lyfield at her country home in Lees, tow d after several games of rook were me] lyed, refreshments were served. and >out 20 club members were <pres- sai( her Mrs. Wade H. Faust entertained ^ th a lovely party Wednesday afteron from 5 o'clock until 7, in honor her guest, Mrs. John M. Major, of eenwood. Several games of cards CQn ?re played, and then a salad course enc is served with iced tea. About 20 me, ests were present. jje, >Mrs. Winchester Graham enter- tQ ined a number of guests Friday afrnoon in honor of her guest, Mrs. ma annies, of Chester. The guests were wj. esented with clothes pins and crepe per, and a contest determining the the Dst efficient dressmaker was begun'. ; the conclusion of this it was de- h01 led that Mrs. Malcolm Crum had ma 3n the first prize. She was present- gjs 1 with a box of tinted stationery. ^ )llowing this contest the guests ^ *re busily engaged fn another, ^ hich was the sketching of his "right ^ ind neighbor." Much laughter was ^ used when the art exhibition took me ace, displaying the talent of each , lest. tfrs. Algie Guess was award[ the prize for the most comical caron of her neighbor and a box of exj: ndy was given her. Twenty guests . sembled for refreshments and reet course afterwards. i Mrs. W. D. Mayfield entertained e Thursday Afternoon club at her otl] >me in Lees. After a series of fou imes of progressive rook, an ice for urse was served. jet1 \Tra n n f!nx is at home after "A*V* * ICX ending several days in Rock Hill. thr Miss Anna Goolsby is visiting rela- g0E fes near Beaufort. Mrs. Phelix Goudelock, of Union, is ^ ending several weeks with her . other, Mrs. R. L. Zeigler. wo Misses Virginia and Willie Delle ^ utto have gone to Junaluska for a yea w weeks. era ^ '"1 p" hat Unforeseen Sequel. to " to Willie had been instructed by his chl ther to clean up the yard, and he tlie id promised to do so to the best of s ability. < That yvening, however, when his ther returned from the office and 1 ok a look at the yard, he became Ma ry angry. wei "Willie," he called, "I thought I or Id you to clean up that yard!" the "Well, dad, I did," said Willie, vir- On ously. "I fired everything over wei e fence as soon as I could; but the me: d next door threw everything back 19' aen I went downtown for m)ther." in -Harper's Magazine. on m i?i m wit Forced Sprouts. a n the May?"I thought Jack was averse "] wearing a mustache." por Belle?"He is, but he can't help Ma? mself." wit May?"How is that?" ' the Belle?"He's been evading, prohi- ] tion by drinking hair tonic."?The this rge. 34! Believing it is the surest road to atrimony, many young women in ] liladelphia have entered the nurs- doi g profession. , an ' \ ^ .J _ in Bound J Masked Men Columbia, July- 18.?Attracted to i rear of her home, 2121 College eet, by a rap on the back door, s. Alethia Norman was caught by } unknown men, gagged, bound 1 beaten. The attack was made )ut 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon en she was alone at the home and ! alarm was given about an hour 3r when she was found by her lit daughter, semi-conscious. Last ht it was said at the Norman resilce that, while she was severely .ten, the injuries are not thought be serious. ["he police are working on the case, ; at an early hour this morning arrests had been made. The princiclue is four anonymous letters, ee of which were received by Mrs. rman during last week and one of ich was left by the two men yester- , afternoon. These letters threatid Mrs. Norman's life and cursed vilely. The police haye the let? Rap on Rear Door. rtrs. Norman said last night that was in a front room when she .rd a knock. She went to the rear mswer the rap and two men jumpfrom behind a door, having aldy entered the house and conled themselves. One of the men ew a towel over her face and the > men bound her, after tieing the rel securely about her head. The a twisted her dress about her body I 1 1 ~ X 1. "\ \TA.W. A ' l Degaji Deauiig ner, -virs. l^uxiuau. : 1. Severe bruises were made on i limbs and about her body. I Lfter beating Mrs. Norman the a threw a handful of red pepper in mouth, -Mrs. Norman said, and ; with the warning that "we are ling back and kill you," this sente being punctuated by one of the a with a vile epithet. She has no a who the men are, being unable say p<f!sitively whether they were ck or white. However, Mrs. Norn said she believed they were ite men. tfrs. Norman was-'unable to give , alarm for nearly an hour, and en , her little daughter returned ne she told her to call Mr. Nor- ' ; n, who works for the National cuit company. Mr. Norman was ! first to arrive after his little lghter. He found a switch about size of a thumb in the bath room, ; was unable to say whether or not * s was the instrument used by the n. rhe Switch gave the appearance of ring been worn out on something. . Norman said he was at a loss to (lain the attack and has no idea as who the men were. Four Letters Received. Vlr. Norman said one of the letters / st received-last Tuesday and an-' .er Friday while the third was nd Saturday morning as he went the morning paper. The fourth ter was left -by the two men yesday afternoon. They were all eatening. One night last week tie one threw a handful of sand / ough their bedroom window, he d. Mrs. Norman is rather a delicate man and said she had undergone operations within the past few - /. irs. She underwent her last op- \ tion in February of this year and 1 not left her home except to walk v \ -- Valley parK on one occaszuu auu go to Green Street Methodist irch to services one time since n. shortage in Cotton in Storage. during the ten months ending y 31, 4,945,497 bales of nottoa re consumed by American mills, an increase of 924,884 bales over corresponding period of last year. / May 31, 1,419,836 bales of cotton re held in consuming establishnte offoinct 1 980 793 nT? MflV 31. ' J1; but there were reported held public storage and at compresses May 31, 2,561,007 bales compared h 4,738,267 bales May 31, 1921, et decrease of 2,038,147 bales in reserve supply. rj rhe total quantity of cotton ex ted for the ten months ending 31 was 5,451,800 bales compared h 4,701,671 bales exported during eomo nprind of 1921. .'mports of foreign cotton during 5 period have been from 212,784 to 2,216 bales ending May 31.?Man.cturer's Record June 29. _ ? Miss Charlotte Sharmon, of Lona, now at the age of 90 years, is expert typist. J -.rJ * - - - ' \x '? i.