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PastorofCrrace Baptist Pleas
antly Surprised by Con
Monday evening: the members of
Dr. John A. Brunson's church g?.thr
ered in the Sunday school building
as a surprise party for Dr. Bran
son. A large number of his mem
ber's were "present and an 'enjoyable
program was carried out. making
an evening of pleasure to all w"ho
were present. Dr. Brunson was
presented with a purse of $25.and
a beautiful birthday cake. Miss
Pauline Haynsworth presented Drl
Branson with a "beautiful bouquet
of American Beauty roses. Dr.
Brunson expressed the opinion that
it was one - occasion in his life
where "he was unahJe to talk, but
that his appreciation of the honor
given him was in no way marred
by this lack of speech.
Ehr. Sophia Brunson gave a read
ing; of -a sermon delivered by an old
plantation exh otter which was very,
'Between the numbers of the pro
gram the audience joined in singing
some of the old Southern melodies
accompanied by Mrs. McKnight on
the piano. . ' -j
" The ladies served delicious re-!
freshments during the program and !
after general conversation and dis- j
cussion benediction was pronounced-!
by Dr. Thayer and' the party Vent!
to their homes feeling better for j
the. friendly meeting and enter
tainment of the evening.
The program was as follows:
Piano Solo?Miss Marguerite Mc
Vocal-Solo?Miss Thelma Turner.
Keadings-T-Miss" Sophia Brunson. j
Vocal Solo?Mr. McCarthy,
Reading?Mrs. Robert "Warren.
Vocal duet?-Mrs. J/A. McKnight,
and Miss Thelma Turner.
Reading?Negro Sermon?Dr.
Sophia Brunson:
Violin Solo?Master J. C. Cooper, j
The song composed and sung by j
Mr. McCarthy is published below 1
by request of the members of thej
We'saiher tonight as a tolien of!
' love', '." i
To honor ? servant of Jesus above.'
Example of godliness .his life has j
- -"been;' " : j
To point unto heaven the pathway J
of men.
. j
Altho many years have passed by i
his way,
His"heart is as tender as tho 'twere j
a. day.
32*0' girt of God's love keeps stead
fast to the end.
This teacher, this leader ajid friend.
May the years that the coming to
morrow may bring,
Keep the joy in his heart and his
' "tengue ever sing
1 The glories' of . heaven and crea
tion's Godi
A shepherd to lead where the an
gels have trod.
John A. Brunson, we honor the
good you have done,
The pattern you've set as a child of ]
God's Son,
And the prayer of your ftock is that j
you may long be,
Spared years more to lead men to j
Aac Small Fire and Two False
The members of the fire depart
ment have answered during Monday
and Tuesday, two false alarms ana
'm one alarm catling the department
" to aid in putting out a' tiny shingle
fire. This latter alarm was sent m j
at 11^45 Tuesday morning. The j
very dimunitive blaze on the roef
* of the house at the corner of Lib
erty street and Salem avenue, Was
put out in short order after the j
arrival of the trucks. The dam- j
age done to this house, which was |
being occupied by a negro named
? George Robinson, was practically
nothing. The fire seems to have
caught from a spark upon the roof. I
Phone calls to the fire station,!
^onc at 6:45 Monday evening and!
the other coming in at 8:15 Tues-j
day morning, sent the trucks with j
all speed on one occasion to i
Broad street and out to the gas i
plant on the next trip. The report I
that the home of Mr. E. L. Ducom ?
on Broad street was on fire, prbv- j
cd after the answering of the j
r alarm and upon investigation, to j
be false and the billy foundation
for the fire fright was based on the
burning of a bird's n?st in the
5 neighborhood by a little boy. Th??
noticing by a lady unfamiliar with j
this event, of the periodical com-j
bustion' of excess air and gas from j
one of the stacks of the gas plant j
gave the trucks their run to the gas I
plant end of town on Tuesday;
morning. The gas plant was found
to be in perfect order, functioning j
very properly and nothing being!
found in the slightest degree amiss.
The Gamecock Strutters, a dance j
organization whose membership is j
composed strictly of the younger:
dancing set of the city, gave a
very splendid dance last evening in ;
Bryan's hall. The music was fur- ;
nishei by Miss Kate Williams, at j
piano, and Messrs. Marion Fox-!
worth, violin; Zack Darr, drums'
and Robert Buitman. saxophone.
The dance was strictly chaperoned :
and the best of order maintained.
?The young folks reported a most:
highly enjoyable evening.
The new solid tires for Seagrave
Truck No. 1 have arrived and will
today be put on. This truck, while
? answering .a fire call several weeks
ago. ran off one of its rear ties,
dis'-aparitating temporarily the.
truck. ft wiM immediately after
the replacement of this tire be
<tgain in line for duty.
??NTt ?S
Justice Goihraji4 Readers Opin
ion Tkat Women May Par- j
ticipate in Club Meetings |
Columbia,. April 1$?The women:
Of South Carolina may participate j
in the Democratic club meetings j
and elections this month, accord- j
ing to an opinion rendered for the .
League of Women Voters today by j
Associate Justice Cothran of the j
supreme court. The opinion war
prepared for Mrs. C. Y. Fcamer, j
chairman of the legislative commit- j
tee of the league.
.The opinion of Justice Cothran i
holds that the women must sit in j
the DL;:iocratic club meetings, that j
f-they can participate in "the elec- j
tion of delegates to the county j
conventisn, and that they can be j
elected as delegates, lie also holds !
that the women must enroll on the <
club books if they are to vole in j
the primaries.
?-'???'*?' .
Declamat ion Contest.
Monday afternoon the . annual i
contest was held to determine the !
selection of the speaker to repre
sent the Sumter High school at |
Columbia and at Clinton. In ad- j
dition to this, four speakers were j
elected for commencement. The j
judges unanimously declared this!
to be one of the most interesting!
I and hardest fought contests that j
j had been held at the high school.)
i After a long * process of elimina-J
; tion the following speakers were j
! chosen to represent the-school: at}
I the Tfniversity and at Clinton: Wil- \
I liam Brody; to speak at commence- j
ment, Marion Foxworth, Louh;!
Lyons, Sandy Owens, and Harry
I Shaw.
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Winthrop Daughters Elect Officers
Plan Story Hour.
Last Friday afternoon at the
Girl's High school, the Winthrop
Daughters met for the annual elec
tion of officers. Mrs. Frank Mc
Leod was unanimously chosen pres
ident. Mrs. Hal Harby, vice-presi
dent; Mrs. Harry Parker, secretary
and treasurer; Miss Anna Bryan, j
gleaner.' Plans' were also com- j
pleted for a story hour for the chil- |
dren next Friday afternoon at five
o'clock at'the Washington sVrect
school. For the children fortunate j
enough to secure tickets a real
treat is in store, as the most charm
ing and original entertainers will
be" on the program. There will
also be a committee to receive the
children and maintain crder before
the program begins. Tickets are j
being sold by the school children
at ten cents each, the proceeds to j
go to the Winthrop alumnae asso- j
ciatibn. Since only a'limit*j rmmV]
ber of children can be cared for at}
one time be sure, to get your tick-1
ets early in the week before the j
supply is exhausted. ..j
Cburcn of ttply Cwtf?rter Holds i
Easter Election?Delegates
Nametl for Diocesan
The Easter election was held at
the Church of the Holy ComforUr: ?
on last evening. . Monday, April |
and the following mep elected toj
office: Mark Reynolds, Senior];
Warden and Ernest Field, junior i
Warden. ?.Iessrs. W- Percy Smith, j
H. L. Tisdale. Baynard Yeadon. J. j'
H. Myers. William M. Reynolds, j
George Bultman and Marion W. j
Seabrook were elected as vestry- .
men. i
The following men were named j
as delegates to attend the Dio-!
cesan Council which meets in Char- |
Ieston in May next: Messrs. Mark I
Reynold:-*. Ernest Field, W. W.1
Rees and W. Percy Smith; alter-j
nates are Messrs. George D. Shore, j
Sr., J. II. Myers, H. L. Tisdale, and i
C. S. Anderson.
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Report for March. j
On March 1st there were 140 :
cases on file in the Red Cross of- j1
fice, S3 being ex-service men, 1 be
ing the family of a man still in the j
service, and 56 civilian families, j
During the month 9 more ex-ser-j
vice men applied for assistance in j
Cling ch-ums for compensation, j
insurance, etc., with the govern- i
ment, and 9 more civilian families I
asked for help of various kinds.!
malring a total of 130 families
dealt with in March.
Two hundred fifty seven visits j
were made throughout town and I
county, and 101 interviews were!
held in the Red Cross office during !
the month, exclusive of visits made j
by volunteers.
The financial report of the Home I
Service Section for March i:s as fol
Office expenses.$2.00 j
Car expenses. 7.10 ;
Direct relief to needv families 71.88
Total . _.$81."4
One dollar was refunded on a
previous loan.
Secretary, Red Cross Home Ser
The Red Cross Home Service
class will meet Wednesday after
noon at the library, at 4::P?. Dr.
Sojphia Branson will be the lectur
er of the afternoon.
The executive committee of the
Red Cross will meet at :?" Wed
nesday .afternoon in the office of
Mr. L. D. Jennings.
Reports are coming in that the
boll weevils are out and stirring
about to get busy on the growing
cot'on as soon as it gets above
The road contractors are making
gpod progress on hard surfaced
highways that are being con
structed on the roads leading out
<>f Sumter.
Veteran Surgeon of War and
Big Hospitals- Comes to
(Florence Times).
Major Walter J. Bristow lias
accepted the position of chief of
s'taTf of the Florence Infirmary and
has assunmd his duties. He re
signed his position in the army to
come to Florence with the infirm
ary. During his years of medical
experience. Major Bristow has oc
cupied some of the biggest po
sitions in the medical world, lie
was in surgical work during the
entire World War: and, after re
turning to this country from the
European battle front, he was sur
geon in chief at Camp Jackson, at
Columbia. More recently, he has
been with the Walter Reed general
hospital in Washington, D. C, from
which he comes to Florence.
Darlington is Major Bristow's
home. His wife was Miss Melton,
daughter of the president-elect of
the University of South Carolina.
She is with him. They will make
their home at 19 West Cheyes.
Medical men of Florence con
sider their city fortunate in having
brought here such an asset to the
profession. Major Bristow ranks
among the first in medicine and
surgery. The many friends of Ma
jor and Mrs. Bristow, both in Flor
ence and Darlington, are glad to
sec him back here.
Major Bristow has many friends
in Sumter as he located here for
the practice of his profession im
mediately after he had completed
his medical course and remained
until he entered the army during
the world war. ** ?
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Shower for Brkle-Elcet.
The lirst of a series of prenttptial
affairs to be given; for Miss Eliza
beth Osteen, bride-elect, was a
shower given by Miss Vermeile
Pitts on Tuesday afternoon. Heart
dice was the game of the afternoon
and at the end of the game Mrs.
Hugh Brown received a prize for
highest score,, a dainty powder
puff. The, bride-to-be was pre
sented with a huge basket and each
lovely gift was contained in a
mammoth, Easter egg. Miss Pitts
presented Miss Osteen with an ex
quisite piece of lingerie for her
trousseau and Mrs. Jack Skinner,
a recent bride, also received a du
plicate piece of lingerie.
Delicious refreshments were serv
ed. . " ?
Those present were: Misses
Elizabeth Osteen, Grace Reynolds,
Emmie and Esther Osteen, Modi*
Bowman, Nancy Booth. Ellen Vir
ginia Stuckey. Caroline Richard
son. Mildred Brunson and Mary
Belle Eurgess: Mesdames Edwin
Broad well. Jack Skinne-, Fred
Xigels, Hugh Brown, and Ormsby;
Blanding. ...
Program For Story Hour.
The telling of stories in such a |
way as tp appeal .to the child's j
imagination is ah art of which few!
ire master. The Winthrop Daugh
:ers consider themselves most for
:unate in being ahl'c to announce j
m their program for next Friday a j
lumber of those who are real mas? j
.ers of their art of entertainment.
Stories will be told by Mesdames j
Herbert Moses, L. J. Marsh. Billie I
Bynum, Robert Plowden and Misses \
Marie Duke and Abbie Bryan. Reel- j
;atiom> will be given by Misses So- :
Miia Brunson and Anna Bryan, j
some one will be-on the grounds!
before time for the stories, to play ?
jamcs with the children who come \
;arly. The program will begin at i
five o'clock Friday afternoon at j
:he Washington street school. The I
jhildrcn who come are assured of ;
i delightfully .-"happy afternoon.
ilagocd's News and Views.
Remberi. April 10.?The finest j
>ats we have .seen are those of S. I
W. Allen fertilized by direction of i
Mr. Booth with soda and potash, '
.he bulk potash. We had been
:old potash was of no good to small j
We hear of destitution. What is
neant by the word? That the
vife can sit down seven days in the i
kV.eek or loll around the fish pond
.vhen she might wash, scour or do j
)ther lighter work, while the hus- i
jand gets to work at the early (?) !
lour of vS a. m. A lot of it is just
:hat kind of stuff which is a mis- |
The county at last hit the road |
"rom Dinkins* Milt to Sumter a]
ick and a promise and made it j
passable. A ditch needs to be cut j
ind piped across it just above Jim ?
McCaa's and unless this is done
:he lirst big rain will render the :
road impassable again, we fear.
"All signs fail in dry weather."
[ have noticed that even when the i
:mv "fairly humps" in coughing j
ts Pinkney Dinkins used to say it ;
does not rain.
Every bootlegger, every maker of]
illicit booze, every one in anywise
guilty of breaking that good law
ought, upon conviction to serve on
the gang or in the penitentiary.
A price ought to be pin on the head
with the making ol" booze. Their
aim seems to be to make prohibi
tion a. farce, and there is some ap
pearance of success in it.
Why are not creamery routes
established in the country? We
milk two cows, the Spencers two or
three. G. H. Lenoir could milk
four. Others could do as well or
better than the best of de above
in our community and . ? a route
could be established here if some
one would interest themselves.
Some one asks "why do you n<>t
get out "ilagood?" Because 1 have
u.) conveyance. 1 may go around
anyway and see what can be done.
"J lagood."
Renibert. April 1".
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Trying to keep up with the
neighbors j- a fine w get b*
$1,162.75 Raised For the
Carrying On of Work of
the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Drive for a
! maintenance fund was carried
"over the top" on Wednesday with
I a total of $1,162.75.
Tue following is an itemized
Statement of the amount received:
Ward 1. Mrs. L. W. Jenkins,
chairman. $4S.S0; Ward 2. .Mrs. Al
ston SUtbhs, .chairman. $244.60:
. Ward Mrs. 1). 1?. Kelly, ehair
' man, .$$0.45; Ward 4. Mrs. E. II.
Moses, chairman. $41.35: Tag Day.
Miss Hanna Kristianson in charge.
! $03.00: Woman's Auxiliary Presby
; terian church. $10: Ladies' Aid So
ciety First Baptist church, $10;
Business Woman's Team. Mis-*
: Hanna Kristianson,. $68.50 and
; Mrsl E. J. Kcrrick. $22.30: Phila
? thea Class First Baptist church,
! S?: committee for railroad em
j ployees, C. M. Brand. F. H.
: Thorne. S. W. Walker. W. M. Bar
j field, E. P. Pitts, George Bultman.
; $8.35: Law Range and Court
I House, B. C. Wallace, $19^00: Mills
' and manufacturers committee, R.
j L. McLeod and Edgar Skinner,
; $17.30: W. 1. White! cad and F. W.
! Chandler. $55.50; S. L. Roddey and
j S. Y. Dinkins. Palmetto Fire Insur
| ance company, $38.75; G. W.
! Hutchinson. City National Bank
j Building. $39.00: E. T. White.
|.$3S;$?; It. C. Belser, $23.50; L. E.
i Wood. $10.50: J, C, Pate, $24^25;
'A. M. Currie. $1$.50; Men's Organ
1 ized Bible class Presbyterian church
!$36.?O: Sumter Shrine Club. $15;
j Knights of Pythias. $1<?; American
j Legion. $10: Claremont Lodge No.
j 64, A. F. M. $10: Knights of Co
i lumbus, $5; Fidelis Class First Bap
| tist church, $5: Beginners' Endeav
or Societies No. 1 and No. 2, $4;
; Rotary club, $10: miscellaneous
! donations $47.00; J. M. Kolb, Sum
| tor. R. F. D. No. 2, $5; E. T.
jMims. Shiloh. $10: W. W. Green,
1 Shiloh, $3: Mrs. R. L\ Dunlap,
I York. S. C, $5.
The woman's committee under
': the chairmanship of Mrs. S. C. Ba
! ker brought in $589.00 of the
t amount subscribed.
John B. Duffle, general chair
j man says: "It is very gratifying
i that Sumter with its usual gener
j osity in sustaining all meritorious
i philanthropies has oversubscribed
j the $1.000.00 asked for by the Sal
i vat ion Army. I wish to take this
j opportunity to thank every cou
! tributor and all of the workers
j who made the success of this drive
j possible. It was only through their
i splendid co-operation that the goal
[ was reached and such excellent j
. results obtained."
j Headquarters Office in Columbia
Heard From.
; Editor Daily Item:
: It seems from the eon.munica- '?
tioms I have had from Mr. John j
B. Duffie, general chairman of the >
Salvation Army maintenance drive,
that Sumter county will contribute !
its quota of One Thousand Dol- j
lars. This is indeed a very great i
success and the money collected :
will be of very great help to the
Salvation Army. The people of the j
county are a very kind and chart- j
table people. I am sure had it not I
been for your efforts and the kind- j
ness of your staff to the campaign !
it would not have met with such j
great success. Miss Roman informs J
me that each article which she I
has requested you to publish has j
been published in full. The suc
cess in campaigns depends largely I
upon the co-operation ai d the .
assistance of the newspaper and
we hope that you will give your- j
self a great share of the credit of j
success of the campaign.
I will appreciate it it very much j
if you will, through the columns :
of your valuable paper, express to I
the people of Sumter county the j
sincere thanks of the Salvation
As soon as 1 can I hope to come |
to Sumter on a short visit and I
shall be glad to call in to see you. i
Thanking you for the very kind ;
and unselfish services which you
have rendered, I am,
Yours very truly.
Adjutant J. V. Breazeale,
Officer in Charge of Columbia
Zone. '
An additional subscription to the ,
Salvation Army Fund for the
amount of $13.75 increases the to
tal amount raised in Sumter county*
for this worthy cause to the tidy |
sum of $1.176.50. This latter sub-;
scription, which reached the Rem
office too late to be recorded in |
the article elsewhere found in this !
issue, came from Mr. W. D. Mc- J
Leod. chairman of Oswego.
Improvement Fund For Cemetery >.
Editor Daily Item:
It is a very great pleasure that I :
ask you to inform those who are
interested in our cemetery that ex
tensive improvements are being:
made, claying the driveways and!
putting in water.
At :i meeting of lot owners some j
weeks ago. the following ladies
were requested to form soliciting'
Committees in each ward of tin
city to solicit subscriptions to pay j
for these Improvements.
Ward !. Mrs. J. M? Baker.
Ward 2. Mrs. K. D. Graham.
\Vard ::. .Mrs. L. N. Ligon.
Ward I. Mrs. C. C Brown.
These ladies request me to s;<>
that they will start out Monday on
this work, and we hope everyone
wiii contribute liberally. They uan: ;
to raise $6.000, and iL can be dorn
if everyone will do his and her part,
If you will ;.'<? ?'iit there .'md s?-r
what is being done, yon will bo
prompted to help to the extent ofj
your :i bility.
BespocJ fully,
Bnrtow Walsh. Pres; Assn.
Competitive Campaign Stag
ed Last Week Nets a Large
Amount of Tin Cans
As a result of the clean-up cam
: paign put on among I'm- Boy
j Scouts last week two large Indiana
[trucks were required to haul the
i tin cans which the hoys had col
lected to the dumping ground's,
j Two full truck leads of cans were
?collected ami some idea of the
j number may be gained if you will
stop and think how many one of
these large trucks will hold. In
awarding the prizes the cans of
. each boy were measured in gar
bage cans. One boy had twenty
| two garbage cans full, another
I seventeen and the next in line
[ had fifteen.
j The first prize., a three months'
i free pass to the Ilex theatre went to
?1. C. Cooper, .Jr., the second, a
j two months' pass, to Finlay Wil
| liams, third, a one month's pass,
: to Klwin Turner, fourth a fielder's
? glove, to Ycrnon Yates: fifth, base
I ball and rule book, to Sam Harby;
i sixth, Sluggel bat, to Sammy Har
| ris, seventh, a two weeks' pass to
j the theatre, to Wm. Bryan: eighth,
j a knife, to Horace Harby, ninth,
j a; knife, to David Reeves.
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! Meeting of The Executive Commit
tee of The American Legion.
The executive committee of the
i American Legion Auxiliary held a
{meeting in the American Legion
j hall on Monday afternoon at -t
I o'clock. At this meeting, it was
! decided to hold Auxiliary meeting's
i every third Monday in the month,
providing this day is convenient to
the majority of the members. In
I harmony with this decision, there
j will be a meeting of the entire
i membership of the American Le
gion Auxiliary on the third Mon
day in May.
Miss Irene Bryan was appointed
publicity chairman and has since
I consented to serve.
A committee, consisting of Mrs.
IM. B. Warren, Miss Cora Dutlie,
'and Miss Eleanor Richardson, was
appointed to cooperate with the
?American Legion and other organ
izations in arranging an appropri
ate celebration of Memorial Day,
May 10.
i The report of the Membership
! Committee Chairman showed that
j there were stiil many mothers and
j sisters eligible for membership
I whose names do not appdar on the
[ roll of the American Legion Auxil
i iary. It is hoped that all these
I will avail themselves of the privi
j lege of membership and will join
, now while the Auxiliary is in its
[formative period so that they may
I have full voice in saying what
Sumter's post shall stand for. If
! the only reason a person is inel
| ligible is because her son or broth
I er is not a member of the Ameri
can Legion Post here or elsewhere,
? this matter can very easily be ar
ranged. The members of Post l?
right here in Sumter will gladly
welcome any ex-soldier to mem- J
bership in the American Legion |
or see that his membership is j
transferred to any post he desires. |
The American Legion is our boys |
at home annd we who "kept the;
Home Fires Burning" when they I
were far away should not let any
1 suffer because they are home again.
We backed them up when they !
were "over there," can we do less
when they are "over here?"
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Summary of Work Disposed of bj j
Common Plea* Court.
- I
During the recent session of thej
Court of Common Pleas which con- J
vened here on Monday. March L'7, j
for its spring term, fa period of j
three weeks) a review of the ros-j
ter of cases, on which appeared a ?
total of 108 cases, shows that there j
were IL' actual jury cases tried. Of:
that number of cases tried o of the]
cases were mistrials, verdicts were j
found in favor of the plaintiff in
seven, ef the cases and - verdicts |
found for the defendant. Of thej
\t rdicts for the plaintiffs, U>uv were i
damage' suits. Five of the oases on ?
calendar were stricken off as end-,
cd. settled out .>f the court or as
discontinued. 151 is the cumber of
eases t<> be carried over until the
next term of court. This court:
?"?as scheduled to run in Sumter
"or a full three weeks term but,
owing to the en bam- session of the:
Supreme Court in_ Columbia on j
April 10th and 11th. at which all!
circuit judges were required to at- j
tend, the court was suspended dur- j
ing these two days in order that i
Judge S. W. <b Shipp. Presiding"
Judge, might attend ibis session. |
Upon calendar _ for the term!
there were 1 3S cases, many of these
being cases that had been conclud
ed except for the final order con-;
firming the master's report on sale, j
.*54 of these cases were concluded I
and marked ended. Orders werej
taken in Itj other cases. The num
ber of cases carried over on this
calendar is now i"l cases. There
were found upon calendar :!. !'T
cases ;?!! of which were disposed of j
with the exception of 1 4.
The Sumie.- fTh;h school base-'
hall team were auain victors in a j
game of baseball, having returned:
Tuesday night from Bishopville j
with the laurels. Sumter scored!
ten runs against the Bishopville
High school tean. and held this
lean: scoreless. With the one ex
ception of tlo- defeat chalked!
against Sumter by the strong
Lake City team, the High school
club of this year has made n truly!
enviable record for the season's
work. Sumter is to play I.amar
on Friday afternoon of this week.!
.Vow thai the < reamery is assur
ed the next thing is to establish y
sufijoit-ni number of dairy herds to
supply the cream to keep tin
plan i run nil,;; a: full capacity.
Sumter county needs .?t least a
thousand more dairj cows just a~
>bon .is i in- farmers are prepared
... eaiv !???? tlieii. properly ami pro
iln, . :.! honn all i he !'?-.. <I required.
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President S. H. Edmunds to \
Be Sent to Annual Conven
tion at Los Angeles in
June as Representative
The weekly meet ing and luncheon I
of the Sumter Rotary Club at the i
j Claremont Hotel Tuesday was at-1
: tended by all the members save a
i few who were unavoidably absent
; from the city, or prevented from !
j being, present by illness or oilier'
j causes. The meeting was as usual,
;a successful and enjoyable affair,
? and the routine business was quick- I
\ ly disposed of. Talks were made '
\ on timely subjects by several mem- j
bers. _ j
The annual convention of-Rotary!
Clubs will be held this year at Los,
Angeles, California, and several!
j letters from Los Angeles Rotar
i ians. relative to the convention
! were read. A number of Sumter!
I Rotarians are planning to attend*
the convention and there is great j
I interest in the meeting to be held |
j in Los Angeles. On motion of Perry j
j Moses President S. H. Edmunds
I was unanimously selected as the
representative of the Sumter club ?
j and he will be sent to Los Ange- 1
; les as iJumtcr's official representa-!
i tive. ,
j H. N. Edmunds, Esq., of Co-:
lumbia and Cadet Albert Phelp:*, i
I of the Citadel were guests at the:
j luncheon. I
j Mrs. Dorn and Mrs. Huger Give
Among the affairs of the week j
j was the beautiful party on Tuesday
morning given by Mrs. L?he Dorn I
! and Mrs. c. Huger at the home of j
j the latter on Washington St. The j
! roonrs were adorned with a wealth ;
j of roses and old fashioned garden J
' flowers and tables were set for the \
\ following players: Mesdames Prin- j
gle Brunson, Raymond P"owler, I
Horace Harby. Leon Scott, Sam j
Fleming, Riley Bradham. H. D. j
Barnett, Ray Schwartz. Andi'ew j
.lackson. C. J. Dwyer. Henry With-!
erspoon, Newton Brunson. Jas.!
Guthrie, Dillard. A. T. Heath.
Warren Burgess. Abe Rettenberg, j
Ferd Levi, Isaac Strauss, Ben!
Hodges, Ansley Harby. Frank Me- j
Leod. Ashleigh Mood and Miss
Theo Gregg.
Mrs. C. J. Dwyer scored highest \
and won the prize, an exquisite
handpainted card table cover, ?
while Mrs. Raymond Fowler drew
the consolation, a dainty handker
After the games a frozen salad
course was served.
Amount Raised in Sumter For Sal- j
vation Arcuy Now Totals $1,
With an additional subscription j
of $6.00 from the Primary Chris-.1
tian Endeavor Society of the Pres- j
byterian Church, the sum total of!
the money raised in Sumter county \
for the home and maintenance'
fund of th<? Salvation Army has
now reached $1.1S3.7.">. This very
creditable showing made by this
county came as a result of the
most carefully outlined and exe
cuted campaign extending over!
several week's and which was aid
ed by the hearty co-operation of!
numerous public spirited citizens j
throughout the entire county, !
whose aid in this work was indis- j
pensible. The executive commit- [
tee of the Sumter county organi- j
zation was composed of: John B.!
Duffic. general chairman; S. L. <
Roddey, vice-chairman; W. Y. i
Yeadon, treasurer: Mrs. S. C. Ba
kcr, chairman Woman's Committee ;
and Mis:- Marguerite Roman, of Co
lumbia, acting most capably as I
campaign secretary. The itemized j
statement of the various amounts |
received was published in previous i
editions of this paper. With
the following corrections the list!
should stand completed: Commit- \
tee for Railroad Employees, C. M. 1
Brand. F. H. Thome. S. W. Walk
er. W. M Barfield. E. P. Pitts and I
George Bultraan, $84.33; Mills and!
Manufacturers Committee. R. L.;
McLeod and Edgar Skinner, $27.30
and the Woman's Auxiliary of the |
Presbyterian rfiurph, $13.
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Tasmania And
Australia at Out
Sydney. N. S. W.. March 7.? j
(By Mail)?The possibility of a re-j
quest by Tasmania for secession
from the Australian commonwealth j
was indicated today at a gathering
which assembled to bid farewell to j
the retiring governor. Sir William j
Allardyce. following continued ;
complaints by Tasmania of the un
fair treatment she is receiving j
from the commonwealth.
T. Murdock. M. L. C. declared
that unless there were radical alter- j
ations in Tasmania's financial rela- j
tions with the Commonwealth. His
Excellency would probably find a
deputation requesting the imper
ial authorities at London for re- ;
lief. He said that the common-;
wealth is drawing about 3,000,000 j
pounds yearly from Tasmania, j <
which was compelled to share the '
cost of all federal public works on j
the mainland, which did not bene
fit her. and that she received,.
? hardly anything worth mention-j
ing" in return.
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The time for payment of state
and county taxes, with penalty
expires May 3lst. Since the lo^i^
lature extended the time compara-j
lively little money has been re-j
ceived by Treasurer Wallace, and,
:ts ;i result the schools are suffer- <
in:; for lack of funds. fp to this
date only about sixty-five per
cent of the taxes due for l?21
have been paid.
The oiJie.ts of Dick Anderson j
Chapter, L~. I). C. are working on
their plans for the annual Me
morial Day exercises on May 10th.
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The old-fashioned woman who
:s< it l" wish she could drown her ,
i . h e : daughter who shoot? ,
The plant machinery of the
Sumter Canning company is func-1
tioning splendidly and the 10'-.
employees of the plant are being
kept busy with the handling of the
fairly large crop of spinach fur- j
nished by the farmers of the conn- .
ty. Everyone connected with the
Sumter Canning company have be
come very enthusiastic indeed with
the excellent beginning made in .
the actual handling of the first \
crop of supplied produce. The full >
capacity of the present machinery j
and equipment of the plant is ap- '
proxiniateiy 20,000 cans per day. !
The plant is not as yet being work- |
ed to this capacity but it is rapidly i
approachina capacity output. It
is expected that 1<>,000 cans of j
spinach will be turned out during
the working hours of today.
Sixteenth International Con-'
vent ion to Re Held in
Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo., April 17.-?
Amalgamation of the International
Sunday School Association and the
Sunday School Council of Religious
Education will be celebrated at the
Sixteenth International Sunday
School Convention here June 21
27. The convention will be attend- :
ed by Sunday school officer.;,
teachers and. pupils from all parts
of the United States and Canada.
The general theme of the gath- j
ering will be "Building Together"
through the home, the church, the i
community, North America, the
world field, reorganization, relig
ious education and evangelism. The
golden anniversary of the introduc
tion of uniform Sunday school les
sons will be observed, and a special
night will be devoted to the work
of the World's Sunday School As
The convention prayer is being
written by Bishop Charlie H. Brer..*
of Buffalo, Protestant Episcopal
bishop for western New York, and
the convention hymn by Dr. Ralph
Welles Keller of Chicago. Presi
dent W. O. Thompson of Ohio State
University, Columbus, O., is chair
man of the convention committee.
Among numerous speakers will be
Miss Margaret Slattery, Sunday
school writer ard lecturer, Boston;
Hugh S. Magill of the National Ed- j
ucation Association, Washington, j
D. C: Wayne B. Wheeler of thej
National Anti-Saloon League, j
Washington. D. C: Dr. Marion j
Lawrence, consulting general sec
retary of the International Sunday
School Association. Chicago: Dr.
W. W. Charters, professor of edu
cational research at Carnegie In
stitute of Technology, Pittsburgh: ;
and Governor Arthur M. Hyde, of';
Missouri. A convention exhibit i=
being prepared.
Methodist to
Divide Missions
Hot Springs. Ark.. April 18.?A j
plan for dividing the Board of Mis
sions into a Eoard of Home Mis- !
sions and a Board of Foreign Mis
sions will be before the general
conference of the Methodist Epis- j
copal Church South which meets
here May 2 and according to j
Bishop John M. Moore, of Nash- :
ville, the Bishops have expressed
themselves as favorable to the ;
Bishop Moore said the plan was j
agreed on by a commission which
was authorized by the last general
conference. The . commission, he
said, was of the opinion that home j
missions could not receive in the j
Board of Missions as now con- j
istituted the consideration and em
phasis which the needs of the home
field warranted.
"The fact tha*. bur work in the
nine foreign fields of China, Japan, \
Korea. Manchuria, Africa. Europe, I
Brazil, Cuba and Mexico has
grown to such proportions that it
demands the full time and atten- t
tion of a great board and the fact
that the work of home missions 1
has become tremendously urgent '
have brought the commission to |
declare for two boards." Bishop
Moore 'said.
Bishop Moore said the commis
sion was of the opinion that home !
missions should stand alone "until I
it comes to itself in politics, move- j
meats and methods of administra
tion, and then at the end of one
or tvvu quadrienniums the two
boards could come together on an
equal basis and constitute one i
board with two distinct but allied :
The Woman's Missionary Coun
cil, would not be affected by the
proposed change. Bishop Moore
said, because the council had al
ways had a department Of home
missions and a department of for
eign missions.
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New York. April IS.?Henry M.
Peers. 41, member of the bank- .
rupt cotton brokerage firm of.
Henry M. Peers & Co.. today was
held in $5.000 bail to await action
by the grand jury on a charge of
larceny of $10.000 from the firm
of Oliver & Houghtan. cotton brok
.John I-'. Oliver. one <>f the com
plainants, testified before Magis
trate Simpson that, when he ask-j
ed Peers what had become of the
Me nmi he had giver, him for the
purchase of stock, the broker re
?*1 speculated and lost it."
Counsel for Peers told the Court .
his client, had only followed eus
Lom in the use of Oliver s money,
1 rawing the reply that "custom
Joes not make law."
'Bid: Navy" Supporter is
Charged With Backing
Dotfn Whole Question is
How Many Officer: Says
Chairman Kelley
Washington. Aprl IS.?Decision
of 'ibig navy" men, on the heels ol
their victory for a bigger enlisted
force, not *p offer amendments to
the i:?23 naval bill providing money
increase's for. shore station activi
ties, provoked a bitter row in the
house today, in ;he course of which
Chairman Kelley charged "they
had backed down, expecting the
senate to complete the job."
! Starting unexpectedly, it raged
for an hour or more and drew
? many into the fray. The "good
j faith" of those who had changed
I their plan at the eleventh hour was
, o.uestioned by Chairman Kelley and
j Representative Mondell, the ' Re
; publican leader, and quickly resent
j ed by those who had put through ?
j the amendment increasing the per
sonnel from 67,000 to S6,00th'
; Ready with proposals, one call
ing for $6,000,000 additional for
(?the bureau of construction and rc
j pair, and another for $2,000,000 for
! the bureau of engineers, the forces
opposed to the eommittee measure
agreed to let the bill sail along as
Then all at once the storm
broke. It came while the house
j was considering the item, provid
I ing commissions in the navy for
[only 200 of the 541 members of the j
j first year class at Annapolis. Pcnd
! ing was a proposal to commission
j all. .. .. '
I "This discussion," said Chair
( man Kelley, "simply illustrates that
! everybody wants disarmament in
j the abstract, but not in the con
j Declaring the "cat was out of the
bag," he shouted to the house that
f the whole question at issue cir
l clod around the number of officers
J and then charged that the navy
j department, in insisting or an m
j creased personnel wanted to put
200 additional destroyers in com
"They hoped, to get these destroy
ers at the other end of the capi
: tol," he exclaimed. "The carcass
is in plain view now. More de
stroyers mean more repair work.
The men who wanted more money
for the navy^yards- have marched
right up to th^ place where they
could fake it but/ Then backed
away, sayingf *ddn't lets go any fur
ther; lets let the senate do it?
Navy Oa?ses
Earthquake Scores
Los Angeles, Calif., April IS.?
Weather conditions are responsible
for target practice, of tht Pacific
Fleet off the' Southern California
coast -being occasionally mistaken
for earthquake shocks, according
to a report made to the Chamber
of Commerce of this city by Dr.
Ford A. Carpenter, head of the
meteorological bureauof the
Dr. Carpenter cited cases of Jan
uary 17 and March 23 last when
vibrations caused by big gun fire
rartled houses many miles inland
and resulted in reports of "earth
quakes" from widely scattered lo
calities. ? ? , .
"It is a well known fact." the re
port continued, "that sound coming
from some ''point may be heard
is also va-ri^bfe/* The wind- direc
tion plays a *ih,ost important part in
this. If the*sdund-emitting body is
in the direction from which the
wind is coming, .the sound may be
heard more distinctly. It cap be
seen readily ' that sound waves
travelling in the opposite direction
from which the wind is blowing or
against the wind, will be broken up"
and deflected.
"The weather conditions dur
ing the evenings of January 17 and
Marcii 23 were practically the
same. At both times an area of
low pressure was central over Ne
vada and Utah, with an area of
high pressure off the -California
coast. Under these conditions
Southern California would experi
ence southerly winds shifting to
westerly by way of southwesterly.
?The liting took place near
Catalina Island, which would give
the ships a position practically due
south of Los .Angeles. The greift
atmospheric, waves traveling with
the wind would be carried great
distances. Had there been a north
erly wind the shoe': would prob
ably have been unnoticed.
"With . gun firing at sea. the
waves are in the air. but with an
earthquake the waves are sent out
from some disturbance under 'the
surface of the earth and a vibra
tion oi the ground i-esults. The
gun firing shocks rattle windows
and doors but there is no vibra- >
tion. The effect is more like a
high wind.
"As tiie navy seems to have
chosen Southern California waters
ior battle practice and uirget iirmg
of the ships, we are likely to have
recurrences of t'.ese shocks from
time to time."
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Farmers report that the oat ??end
wheat crops are looking fine and
that the weather conditions have
been favorable for small grain. The
:nan who has a good wheat crop
this year is lucky.
Why not a law making boot
leggers print the antidote on the
In making a movie, they take,
one drawn-out kiss and hunt for
a plot ?0 precede it.
This bandit who robbed three
landlords knew where to find the
U is better to bo bored than lone
ly. .
When you see "Statute of Lib
erty" it's probably a misprint. An
ex-toper would tell you it*s bound,
to he.

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