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Expression of Resentment at
Unauthorized: *Jse^ of Her
Name as - Candidate For
Member of School Board
- To .The Editor of The Item:
To my amazement and indig
nation, I learned from last night's
Item that, without my knowledge
or consent. I had been put up to be
t-tio.'''.-defeated candidate in the re
cent election of a school trustee.
Who was responsible for the bril
liant and chivalrous scheme to so
use a woman's name, I do not
J 'ikn?w, but I wish to say this:
A member of the school board
' -suggested, to a member of the Wo
men's. League that it was desired
to have a woman on the school'
? board. Not .suspecting the. real
motive behind the. suggestion, this
lady and several others urged me
to .allow my name to be used,
- which I emphatically refused to
dqC Later I saw in the Item that
women would not be allowed to
participate .in the. election and I
realized that the suggestion had
probably not been made in good
However, had I been a candidate
for the honor I feel sure that my
friends could have jnjustered. more
than :twenty-six ballots in my be
.1 hope that I have been able to
inject into this letter some of the
anger and resentment that I feel
k in being placed in this position by
some of the twenty-six gentlemen
who took part in this very demo
cratic election! Had I wished my
name to appear in print,. I could
? have accomplished the purpose. Jh
another way than by having it in
the list, of the "also rans."
I hope that you will do me the
courtesy of publishing this state
ment, and I shall not trespass fur
ther., upon your columns.
Edith M: DeLorme.
. ..... r>? ?. &4 & .'i i
For "Creel and Unwarranted"
Treatment of Classmate
? ' i ~t-'- -
>f Washington^ June lo.-?Acting
Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt,
today officially reprimanded. En
- sign J. L.. Oimsted, editor of the
"Lucky Bag" the year book of this
~* year's graduating class at Annap
6lis, for "oruel and unwarranted"
; treatment of Leonard Kaplan, a
fellow member of the class.
s 'XlL Secretary Roosevelt told Ensign
Olmslead, whose home is in . Des
?? Meines^ Iowa, that he had been
guilty of "aji action which casts
a .grave doubt as to your posses-'
sion^of those qualifications essen
tial to any.officer in the Unite
States navy" and added jthat "th<
department will- require from you
in. the future evidence of a funda
mental change in your Attitude to
ward your comrades in the ser
vice." '
Others, especially the associate
^ editors, the Naval Secretary as
" eerted, undoubtedly were guilty. In
jsome measure for the affront to
Kaplan, which consisted in per
forating the page in the year bool
containing, his photograph and bio
graphy so, that it might be re
moved. But, added Mr. Roosevelt
the primary responsibility rests 01
Ensign Oimsted.
When asked for a oopy of the
reprimand,. Acting.Secretary Roose
velt made public at the same tim<
a statement in which, he express*
the belief that no racial antipathy
was behind the treatment of Kap
lan. -:
. *'A most serious note in this in
stance at the u Academy," Col.
Roosevelt said, in his statement to
newspapermen, "was struck, by the
query in certain people's mind
to whether, the action had* . beei
taken because. of racial reasons,
reasons! .Feeling as strongly as>-J
do how un-American any such dis
tinction as this. should be, I hav*
gone most carefully into this
phase. I am happy to say that. I
am" convinced, that, bad though his
incident was, no such motive was
behind it.
"The records of the Naval Acad
emy show that in the . class of
?2922, nine men entered their , faith
as Jewish. Certain of these , men
were among the most popular .in
the class. Furthermore, a num
ber of our prominent, officers, in
the. past, and at this . time, are
either Jewish or. of Jewish extrac
"The traditions of our country
have always been exemplified by
our navy. We pride ourselves that
in the service there are no distinc
tions of race or creed."
Hart in Automobile Collison.
While en route to Brewington
Friday night with her brother, Mr.
J. T. Brogdon. Jr.. Miss Theola
Brogdon was painfu'ly injured when
a Ford roadster, in which two
white men were riding, crashed
into , their car.
Something had gone wrong with
Mr. Brogdon's car and be stopped
in the road to ascertain the trouble.
While he was examining the car.
Miss Brogdon remaining in it, a
Ford roadster going at high speed
ran into it. both cars being over
turned and badly wrecked. Miss
Brogdon was seriously cut on the
face and arm by broken glass from
!the windshield and lost a great
deal of blood before medical at
tention could be obtained. Mr.
Brogdon, who was standing by the
eide of his car when the collision
occurred escaped injury by a mir
acdie. There were two white men
in the Ford roadster and one had
an :arm broken and sustained other
injuries. The other man escaped
with little injury. The man with
the. broken arm was taken to Man
ning for treatment.. In the ex
citement and confusion Mr. Brog
don did not ascertain the names
pJL the two men w'ho were in the
Ford roadster.
After paying a garage bill, one
wonders why pedestrains are for
ever complaining about being held
_?. .. j
j Second Candidate Files Pledge i
j For Office of S?periiiteftd-j
ent of Education
I m ? . I
? Columbia, June 3.?The most ra
I teresting political situation ever I
(known in the history of .the state
! arises- with the filing of the carar
j paign pledge today of the second
j woman to offer, for.an important
I state office. Mrs. .Martha .Wallace, j
iwife of E. B.-Wallace, a school j
: principal of Columbia,, herself an j
educator of note, entered the race i
for state superintendent of educa- j
tion. in which there are several.
candidates, one: of the others be- |
ing Mrs. Bessie Rogers Drake, of j
Mrs. .Wallace "at one time taught
in Chicora College here. She has
also taught in public schools, and
during the camp days following the \
war she made a fine record in the
Camp Jackson schools here. Dur
ing the war proper she went to
France as a Y. M. C A, entertainer,;
andffor ten - months she. did re- j
markable service for the men in j
the; camps abroad. ? She served as
teacher in several camps in this
country. She has been prominent]
in club and social service activi
ties in Columbia
There are lots of hats in the ring
and the campaign will open with a
vim next Tuesday, ? the first meet
ing being in Columbia.
Train Service and Rates to Be
Considered ?
Columbia, June 16.?The South
j Carolina Railroad Commission to-'
? day announces series of bearings,
l dealing largely with the petition of
I the Atlantic Coast Line to be al
j lowed - to- discontinue trains. ^
J One of the trains under discus
sion operates between. Columbia
l and Sumter, Nos. 6S and 69.. The
railroad had posted notices that it
would-discontinue these trains, the
commission, authoring such ac
tion, with the. understanding that
?if there was any protest, the notices
j must be taken down and a hear
ting held. The Columbia business
I interests, through, the Chamber of
jGommerce, have protested vigor
ously, and a hearing is to 'be held
at an early date, the date yet to be
Xext Thursday several hearings
i are to be held-in Florence, on mat
ters pertaining.to the Coast Line,,
and the next day the commission
is..to inspect the Isle of, Palms
railroad, at Charlest?n.
At Florence on next Thursday j
the commission wilt .consider a. pe
tition of the Atlantic- Coast Line to
make certain changes in the service
on the Wadesboro-Cheraw-Florence
?line, changes that are usually made
in summer, but against . which
there is a protest jthis year. These
?changes are proposed in the sched
ule of train Nos. 60 and 63..
Another matter to, come before
i the commission ; at Florence /will
i-be the proposal to take off trains
!-Xos. ,.2S and 29 on the Glio and
jLatta.branch.. The road contends
j that it is losing money heavily on
: this tine.
Several important matters are to
j come before the Immission at a
j hearing in Columbia on .July 6.
,wAj-no:ag these- is the question of
certain adjustments in the freight j
j rates on brick .and also, the rate
on ice. . ? .... ... , t
Fo?owing the hearings in Flor
ence next week, the commission
i will go to: Charleston, for. the. Isle
? of Palms railway inspection on Fri
jday. En route to Charleston the
i commission will stop at St... Ste
i phens to have -a. hearing in regard
| t0 a proposal to .^establish another
j railroad crossing in the little town.
Senator Says Some Members
I Abused This Tribunal
Washington^ June 15.?Declar
ing that some members of con
jgress. had *;so far. forgotten them
j selves as to abuse the supreme
j.court," Senator Dial, Democrat,
]5outh Carolina, denounced in the
senate today recent, attacks which
j he said had been I made on thei
1 south and its .industries for em
j ploying children in mills. The sen
jatpr asserted that the criticism
jthus far had come .from persons
j "who want to disrupt the govern-]
; ment" and he made a plea for the
retention of .."an equilibrium" in
j dealing with the question."
Mr. Dial declared that if there
j was one thing the country needed
: more than any other it was that
i its conititution be upheld. This
| was being done , fairly and justly
j by the supreme court. he said.
I adding that there never was a time !
; in history that America's courts j
j have not had the highest regard j
and respect of the public.
The South Carolina senator de-j
plored the "tendency to criticize" I
! what he said .was prevalent'
I throughout the cottntry. but assertl j
led that it.was no more evident I
?elsewhere than in congress. Unwar- j
| ranted atacks, he declared, should j
j cease because of the general, effect;
' they had and the other criticisms i
they inspired. He said he expected j
! to discuss the ciiticisms, directed [
[at th?- south, more fully at a later '
! time.
The children's ? vacation has
srarted and mother's vacation is
[ over.
-? 4P ?
Amundsen isn't .going to the j
North Pole, for five years to avoid !
the results of the coal strike.
A fish usually stays in water over j
I his head. The human variety is no j
; exception.
^ m ^
And another , civilizing, influence
i China appears to need is a little
j target practice.
Secretary Hoover Announces
That Prices Are to Remain
Washington. June 15.?Agree
ment with representatives of the
National Coal association and the
National Retail Coal Merchants'
association upon a plan for pre
venting advance of bituminous coal
prices during the strike was .an
nounced tonight by Se.-;reJ.ary
Hoover after a conference it che
commission commerce department.
Anthracite coal operator?, Mr.
Hoover stated, have agreed not to
advance prices of stock now held
above ground above the. levels of
the past week, which he add?d,
were lover than at the beginning
of the strike. . ?
Bituminous operators in fields
where a price, basis has not yet
been established. Mr. Hoover said,
will be "earnestly requested" t?
reduce selling expenses for spot
coal to" the Garfieid price including
the standard selling. expense, plus
"such additions ;for increased costs
as were justified, m each individ
ual case."
/'The complexity of local condi
tions," he said,, "due to the strike
and the entrance of many, 'snow
bird' mines make the estimate of
maximum prices very . difficult in
many districts. This plan, if ad
hered to", should result : .in a re
duction of ^prices in several dis
tricts of, Pennsylvania and west
Kentucky. I have some assurances
that this basis will be accepted for
Pennsylvania, and J hope west
Kentucky, will also fall into line."
Persistent misstatement or; mis
understanding, of elements inside
and, outside the coal-industry, Mr.
Hoover, asserted, has given rise to
the impression in some quarters
that the maximum .of $3.50 a ton
for spot coal,, established with op
erators, of..80 per.cent of the pro
ducing fields, constituted minimum
prices and offered opportunity for
occasional advantage being taken.
. There have been few violations
of the .spirit of-this agreement in
Virginia* eastern Kentucky and
Tennessee, Mr..Hoover said, where
prices for spot coal, averaged ^about
$3 a ton. varying from $2.50 to
$3.25 with an occasional sale at
the maximum. More than half the
tonnage, >he added, is moving as
contract coal at: averages below
$2.25 while Alabama^ coal is be
ing, offered at from .$1.82 to $2.10.
At present, he declared, there is a
surplus of unsold coal at Virginia
tidewater: and.in Alabama, which
it would be of advantage of larger
consumers, to obtain as public de
mands will enlarge later in the sea
< Permanent settlement of the coal
strike, Mr. Hoover said, discussing
the. mine, controversy, will rest up
on some solution of the problem
of intermittency of employment in
the ooal industry.
Part of those employed in coal
mining, .he explained, receive less
than an annual living wage while
on the other extreme there are the
high annual wages where there is
permanent employment.
There have been from 10 to 15
different proposals for solving the
problem of intermittency of em
ployment .in the coal industry, Mr.
Hoover said, some of which would
not require legislation. He declin
ed to discuss, these suggestions fur
ther at this time, however.
Terra ^Haute, Inld., June 15?
Withdrawal of their acceptance of
an invitation to meet the United
Mine Workers in a joint wage con
ference was announced tonight .by
the. policy committee of the In
dianapolis Bituminous Operators'
association. The Indiana operators
in .the future will deal only with'
the miners of this state, the com
mittee announced. This action fol
lows similar action taken- by the
Illinois operators, a statement by
the committee said.
Myrtle Beach Selected as Con
vention Place for 1923
Georgetown, - June 15. ? The
State Dental Association met this
morning and elected officers for the
ensuing year as follows: Presi
dent, Dr. J..P. Glenn, Spartanburg;
first vice president, Dr. David
Aiken, of Winnsbroo; second vice
president, Dr. Herbert M.. Hucks,
Of Georgetown; recording secretary,
Dr. E., C. Dye of Greenville; di
recting secretary,. Dr. J. S. 3vrd of
Edgefield; member of Board of
Dental Examiners, Dr. W. Ji. Sim
mons, of Piedmont; editor-in-chief
of association journal, Dr. J. P.
Carlisle, of: Greenville.
All the visiting dentir.ts agree
that this has been one of the best
and most enjoyable, gatherings of
the association yet held and are
loud in. praise of the hospitality
shown them by the people of
Georgetown. The trip to North Is
land and the jetties was delight
ful.. Pushing and a fish, fry on a
scale seldom participated in by the
visitors was a feature which will
not soon be forgotten. Myrtle
Beach was selected as the next
meeting place. The local commit
tee in charge of arrangements so
successfully ?vm-ied out consisted of
D. H. M. Hucks. Dr. P. H. Mc
Donald. Dr .E. VY. Durant, R. Z.
Robinett, J. H. Carraway and M.
S. Smith.
"Organized labor suiters from its
own mistakes." Sure. The idea
of trying to attract attention with
a strike when the country is inter
est! d in hits.
If skirts are longer, they are in
them too far.
Woman ascking divorce says her
husband whips her every day. This
is entirely to often.
Scientist says the world will be
crazy in 2122. Ohters. however,
look for a change before then.
If you can't spell "sophisticated,"
just use the word "fresh."
To Bring a 1
j Charles L. Cobb is Elected
! President of State Body
I i . .. - r- ?
j Asheville, X. a, June 15.? j
; Charles L. Cobb, of Rock Hill, was |
i elected president of , the South ]
i Carolina . Bankers* Association at j
j the business session held here to-1
j day. Other officers chosen were: i
j Robert .I. Woodside, of Green-j
jvilie. vice president; James H.
I Craig, of Anderson, secretary
! treasurer; Judge B. Hart Moss, of
j Orangeburg, attorney.
! Tonight's banquet concluded -the
j 1922 convention, which was at
t tended by 281 members and visitors
i Governor Morrison, of North Car
I olina. and a number of men
{prominent in banking circles in
many. states attended. The con
vention endorsed cooperative mar
keting and went on record as urg
I ing the government fully to take
i care of its wounded and disabled
(soldiers before granting a bonus
j to former service men, and adopt
ed a resolution asking xha.t the
j United States government return a
[sum estimated to be between $60,
j 000,000 and $80,000,000, alleged
! to have been taken illegally from
I the Southern States following the
;civil war through taxation on cot-!
j ton.
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j Hundreds of Buildings Swept
Away in Summer Colony
i New York, June 15.?Fire swept
I through the seashore bungalow
i colony at Arverne, between Rocka
? way and Far Rockaway, tonight
: and destroyed between 600 and 700
I buildings. More than a score of
! colonists, overcome by smoke while |
j fighting to save their effects, were
] rescued by firemen and policemen.
I ."? Arverne lies in a narrow part of
the Rockaway peninsula . and
j stretches across froni Jamaica bay
'to the sea. The.blaze,, believed to
i have started in the Hotel Nantiluo,
} spread; to the light wooden bunga
i lows on the bay side and destroy-'
j ed several boarding houses. Fire
! boats, sent from New York, fought
j the fire from the bay.
t. Every structure in a five block j
area was destroyed. '
In Beach 59, 60 and 61 streets,
i the. private residential section, 80
! residences, valued at from $15,000
ito $25,000 each; 75 bungalows,;
i valued at $5,000 each, and, 15 ho
j tels and boarding houses, valued
at $40,600 to $50,000 each, were
j destroyed.
i Seven engine companies, sent!
ifrom New York, aided the volunteer j
{fire fighting companies from j
j beach resorts and five lines w.ere j
i stretched around the fire area. Af- i
ter three hours the blaze was re- j
j ported under control. .
I The blaze presented a spectacle
j that attracted thousands and many
j of these assisted the firemen and
j the residents in removing house
! hold goods. An entire section of
j small bungalows was dynamited in:
j an attempt to arrest the . flames, j
; and several firemen were hurt in
j this operation. ;
? Tents and improvised shelter* i
I were pitched on the beach and cc
| cupied for the night by the, hun-|
j dreds whose homes were burned |
j One hundred and fifty children
[in the Israel Orphan asylum were j
! marched from the building as!
j flames licked its walls. They ware j
j housed in a hotel outside the fire
(area. The orphanage was de
j * ? ? -
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! If the property owners <vant'
j East Liberty street paved from the j
railroad to the city limits to con-!
j nect with rhe county hard surface!
j highway and Main street from Live \
! Oak .street to the city limits, they;
; have the opportunity to say so by I
! signing the. petition;for a bond is-j
sue that is to be circulated. At-j
i tention is directed to the statement
issued today by Mayor Jennings by
direction of City Council. The;
paying should 1>* done now. as the!
highway system of the county will j
be Incomplete until these unpaved I
gaps are filled. City Council can
not order this paving done without
the sanction of the property owners
and a majority vote of the quaii- !
tied electors. It is up to the people j
to say what they want dons. '
To put you in a cheerful mood
n the morning, have negligee of a
cheerful color. Rose-colored rilftg.
JwiS3 and sheer batiste, rase-dctted
affeta and rose-sprigged chains
ire reoommended.
Grand Jury Will Make Search
ing Investigation i
Atlanta, Ga.. June 15.?-Investi
gation of complaints that federal
employes and; office seekers, in
Georgia had been required -to pay
for appointments was continued
here today by Clint W. Hager, dis
trict attorney, but? the federal grand
jury, still busy with its inquiry into
alleged drug smuggling at the At
lanta federal penitentiary, did not
take up the patronage charges. .
Many persons were at the federal
building ready to testify in the
allegations that funds had been
collected, and among them was
Clarke Greer of Augusta, known
as a leader of the Republican fac
tion in Georgia opposing J. Louis
Phillips, state chairman. He is
sued a statement charging that
Phillips had had him "fired" as a
special agent of the department of
Justice because of the patronage
charges, while Phillips, who was
expected to reach here from Phil
adelphia early next week, tele
graphed a statement denying the
charges in full and attributed them
to "Democratic partisans," "dis
appointed office seekers" and "an
enemy faction in our own party led
by Greer and others."
Charges that an effort was afoot
to obtain a $5 contribution from
each mail carrier in the state. Dem
ocratic as well as Republican, were
among the matters to be investi
gated, Greer's statement said,
"many Democrats were fleeced
worse than Republicans."
Final action was expected to
morrow on a number of cases in
connection with alleged smuggling
of narcotics to federal .prisoners in
which H. C. Carrick, assistant pris
on physician, and three, guards
have been arrested. District At
torney Hager said Dr. H. H. Von
tav, superintendent of federal pris
ons, is expected to reach Atlan
ta, probably early tomorrow. He
was understood to be coming ? in
connection with this inquiry.
The investigation, ordered by the
department of justice as Wash
ington, will be taken by the grand
jury, District Attorney Clint W.
Hager stated, so soon as the probe
into an alleged "dope ring" at the
Atlanta federal penitentiary was
cleared up. He indicated that this
would be taken today or tomorrow.
Mr. .Phillips, who was in Penn
sylvania today, telegraphed . the
following statement in connection
with the affair: .
"I desire to'say that not $1 has
been paid to me or our committee
for making, or ?recommending any
federal, .appointment in Georgia,
and the false Charges being circu
lated are made by Democratic par
tisans, as well as ;by disappointed
office holders, and particularly by
an enemy faction in our own party,
led by Clark Greer and Charles Ad
amson and H. G. Hastings, who
ever since the reorganization of
our party on a respectable basis
last year, have fought to destroy
me as chairman in order that they
might obtain control of the party
machinery and appointments and
the control of the liquor traffic for
their own selfish ends. I have
complete confidence thar our peo
ple who believe in honor and jus
tice and law enforcement will not
permit themselves to be used for
such base purposes."
Mr. Greer issued the following:
"I started this investigation when
I was a special agent for the de
partment of justice. I turned up
a number of cases, some of them
worse than th?s. When I turned
up this one, involving Phillips, the
state chairman, lie had me fired.
"This is absolutely not a franii
up. The collection of money was
not confined to Republican office
seekers, who might possibly be ex
pected to support the party, but
was extended to Democrats, many
of whom were intimidated and
fleeced worse than the Republi
When he turns to snarl back at
the knockers, you know that he is
beginning to feel himself slipping.
? ? ?
An ancient belief is that a dia
mond wards off insanity; but a
modern belief i3 that a diamond
brings insanity.
rect Styles in Woman's Wear. Our entire stock including
below New York invoice cost.
Fnrther Evidence on Calcium Ar
. . senate-Molasses Mixture.
During the past few days many
farmers in this section have made
tests with various mixtures, of cal
cium arsenate and molasses and in
every instance with which I am fa
miliar they are delighted with the
results. On our own plantations
we have experimened with several
mixtures and are now using .a mix
ture of one-half gallon warm wa
ter, in which is thoroughly mixed
one. pound of calcium arsenate an.1
added, to one-half gallon of black
molasses. We. have-found a con
venient way. to apply is. to use , a
quart bottle which is filled three
fourth full.of the mixture. Cut a
trench out of one side of the cork,
reserve the bottle and apply to the
bud of the cotton by shaking or
plunging motion, dropping two or
three drops in the bud ' of the
plant.. This method requires less
of the mixture per. acre and keeps
it thoroughly agitated all the time.
We find that none of the" mixture
should be carried over night as it
is.hard to mix the next morning.
No more.should be mixed than can
be used during the day and it
should be thoroughly stirred before
pou ring into the bottles, (or buckets
if the mop' is used)..
Mr. Randolph Gillespie applied
the molasses mixture to three dif
ferent .fields on the 12th, 13th and
J 14th. This morning (16th) he
I spent more than .an hour in these
j fields searching for weevils. ? He
I found no live weevils and no re
jcently .punctured squares. There
I were many weevils in the fields be
l fore the poison was applied.
J Mr. J. L. Jordan was. picking
j about fifty weevils per acre, from
his fields before ppisoning. .He
.poisoned on the. 8th and 9th and on
the 12th and 13th. He sent hands,
into the fields '.to. pick weevils^ and
the hands could find no weevils.
Mr. Jordan and Mr. Middleton
went into, the fields themselves and
{looked.for some time and could find
On Monday the 12th instant we
poisoned the field near the Pedi
greed Seed. Company's gin and
warehouses in which numerous,
weevils,had rbeen fobserved. On
Wednesday we .sent .about twenty
hands into this field, offering them
two cents each for. live weevils. . A
few quit pretty promptly, on .not
.finding any weevils. . About fifteen
however, kept looking ? for some
time, but none found a weevil after
going, over, about seven acres. Mr.
j Sharpe, who was . in charge of the
j gang,.raised the price to five cents
i per weevil, but. still failed to find
any.. Later the price was advanc
ed to ten cents per weevil, and not
a single, hand found a weevil after
searching for two hours.
.. Mr.. Getfrge . J. Wilds, plant
breeder of.the Pedigreed Seed Co.,
carried out the following experi
ments during the past week:
Test No. 1.
At 1 p. m., on.the 10th instant,
nine hills of cotton were treated;
with the molasses mixture. There
are two plants in each hill, and;
only one of the plants in each hill
was treated. Twenty-one weevils
were placed on these nine hills
about one-halt-being placed on the
poisoned plants and the rest on.
ihe unpoi.-oned plants. At 6 p. m.,
the nine hills were examined with
the result that. six living1 and six I
dead weevils were found on the |
treated plants. At 2 p. m.. on the i
12th the same plants were exam-j
ined and two live and eight dead
weevils .were found. At 9 a. m., on !
the 14th the plants were again ex- i
amined and on live weevils and ten {
dead ones were found. As weevils '
i move about considerably at th'S j
season it. is assumed that all that 1
remained on,the.treated hills were
destroyed within the test period. I
The mixture used in this test was !
one-half gallon water, one gallon I
molasses and two pounds calcium!
'arsenate. I
Test No. 2.
At I i). m. on the 10th instant,
ten hills were treated with the fol
lowing mixture: Eight gallons of
water, three gallons molasses and!
ten pounds calcium arsenate. And
on the ten hills twenty weevils
were placed. At 6 p. m.. on the
same day, four living and five dead j
weevils were found. At 2 p. m..
ion the 12th, two living and seven!
dead weevils were found. At 9 a.
m. on the 14th, one live weevil and
eight dead ones wore found. Mix*
ture used above is very light and.
4rjes up. quickly. .
Test Xo. S:
Same mixture was used on test
Xo. 3. under about the same condi
tions, and 75 per cent of..the .wee
vils succumbed. .
. Test No. 4.
In test No....,4 a .mixture of five
'gallons of molasses, five gallons, of
water, and seven and one-half
pounds of calcium arsenate was
used..on five hills. Twenty weevils
were placed on the, five hills. At
6 aP m. .on the 13th no living and
fpnr dead weevils were found. On
the. 14th, a shower having fallen
during, the night of the 13th, an
other .search for weevils was made
and. three additional dead and no
live ones were found.
. The results of these experiments
seem to show, that where a liquid
containing at least . half molasses
and at ..leasr. three-fourths of a
pound, of calcium arsenate per
ga?lOn is used, 100 per cent mor
tality occurs within four days.
The. fact that a good many of
the weevils placed on . the plants
were, unaccounted for does not
modify, the . value of the experi
tnenti as our experimenters observ
[ed some weevils to.fly away imme
diately on being placed on a plant.
The.cotton surrounding these ex
periments had not been treated
with poison of any kind.
I have.had.two letters from'BCr.
G., 3dL; Xorris of Vaace, Orange
burg county, S. C, who last year
applied on or about June 10 a
mixture of one and one-half pounds
^calcium arsenate and one quart of
hot water mixed with. one gallon
of . molasses. He stirred the water
and arsenate for 30 .minutes before
mixing with the molasses and ap
plied with. a mop. He says one
.man or. boy . can apply to four
acres per day. . He gathered nine
hundred pounds of seed cotton ]>er
acre.^ and only made _two hundred
to four . hundred pounds per acre
on the balance of the farm. He does
not - consider this test. positively
conclusive, owing to .the fact that
he had no untreated cotton in the
field with treated cotton. He is
confident that the poison was re
sponsible for. his comparative suc
.cess, in a section which, was al
most wiped out .by the weevils last
year. The cost of the mixture,. Mr.
Norris say.-, was twenty to twesty
five cents per acre.
. All. the farmers who have report
ed., on the use of the mixture in
this section agree that the cost is
between fifteen and twenty-five
cents for materials. Mr. Xorris
reports that most of the farmers in
his section are using the molasses
.calqium arsenate mixture this year,
and so far as he has heard they
;are pleased with the results.
I cannot be certain that by the
use of calcium arsenate molasses
treatment any farmer .will make a
.crop of cotton. and I can only be
.sure that under the weather con
ditions we. have . had here since
May 30 that the vast majority of
the weevils have been killed and
that few weevils are left in the
treated fields and few punctured
squaro:< are appearing. The cost
of the application is so slight and
the results appear so manifest
that i feel that every farmer can
ill afford not to invest twenty
cents per acre per application for
this treatment, and apply it sev
eral times, at intervals of a week
or ten days. There is . not the
slightest question that millions of
weevils have already been killed
by this treatment during the past
ten days, and it stands for reason
that this has done some good.
Hartsviile, S. C., June 16.
Denmark May Follow U. S. in Boy
, and Girl Club Work
Although agricultural extension
methods are older in Denmark
than in the United States, work
with boys and girls as conducted by
the United States Department of
Agriculture in cooperation with
State agricultural colleges has not
been organized there. A plan, how
ever, is being considered for form
ing similar clubs, says S. Sorensen.
agricultural advisor attached to the
Danish Legation at Washington. ?t j
present the work in Denmark is lor;
people from 18 to 7 0 years.
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A bachelor.., .who gets through
June is a- lucky bachelor.
Monthly Report of
The report of the police depart
ment for the month of May is as
follows: * -
To?al: arrests _- -?' -- -- ?*
dismissed cases -------- ^
Suspended cases -- *
G?usesi .of Arrests:
Gambling -- ? ? -- -- -- -- 15
Disorderly conduct --*--- --- ^
Speeding a?tos _- -- -- ---- P
Dog ordinance- S
Vagrancy ^T -.? *
Dmnkr-_-- -- -- -- -- ?
Concealed weapons -2
Pick pocket .- ------ *
Prohibition law -- -- -- -- ?*
Traffic^ ordinance 16
Petty larceny - - - _ ^- *
Street taxes -- -- ------ 4
Cash finest collected --
30 days xm: gang - - ----- fi.OO
Total -1-1 ._$588.00
The* above' report ?hWfr tfeo.-pab
lic that the members of the police
force are on the job; and should
be commended for their good
Why Jom TUc .-AaierfccaJi Legion
-. ??- Auxiliary.
"i .? ? "? ? ?
Surety it is a.matter offirfde to
the mothers, wives, sisters-, and
daughters of the soldiers 5h the
I late*'war that their men "?sdr-their
i bit" in that great struggle and"
I measured up when the call of -duty
came for the service of-'brave and
I unselfish " pen. The Woments
I Auxiliary gives us - a chaasee to
[ perpetuate this fact,
j' And it gives us a chance to stand
behind them now as we did-daring
thVperiod of strife and bloodshed.
; There are many needs amdhg these
|ex-feoldiers which ah organised
! band -of interested, sympathetic,
jandv'determined women can hflp'
j to supply. Our disabled -soldiers
i.need assistance. Many. of them are
j without funds and _ with; Health
? wrecked are unable \o work. The
i government has been .-deHnti^ent
j and inadequate in. its care of our
'invalided soldiers. Perhaps we
i.havenot brought enough pressure
! to bear.. Among the well, there are
I down and outers to whom we cnit
j give* encouragement and ? ..fresh
! starts . '?* .
j The purpose of the Women's
Auxiliary is beautfiuliy expressed in
the preamble of the constitution of
j the American Legion whose ideals
j it .shares :
{ "For God and country!
j We- associate ourselves together
j for the following purposes:. ....
To? uphold and defend the Gon
j stitujtkm * of "the United States of
!. America;
J Tot. maintain law and order,
j' To foster and perpetuate a one
j hundred per cent. Americanism;
To preserve the memories and in
! cidents of our. association in- the
great, war; .
To inculcate a sense of individual
obligation to the community, state
land: nation:
|. To combat the autocracy of both
the classes and. the .masses;
To make right the master of
] might;- -
i To. promote peace and good will
j On earth;
To. safeguard and transmit to.
j posterity the principles of justice,
J freedom ?and democracy; to par-.
ticipate in and fo contribute to the
accomplishment of the aims and
; purposes of the American Legion;
I to consecrate and sanctify our asso
j ciation by devotion to mutual
: hlepfulnessl" i ' '.
I We shall be glad to have you
j attend- -our meeting on Monday af
| ternoon to hear of the work being
j done among the ex-seryice>; men in
! Sumter county and, if you are e?
| gible, to join with us in our aims
I and plans for the future.
A, man in loye_.will do anything;
r but . he usually does nothing..
- 'm m- .
. The hardest .thing about being a
j movie actor is getting married
j every time your pay is .raised.
?'' * ? " . '"
The coal strike is going on, but
will;not hit us until fall. . .,
Kiss rhymes with bliss and miss
and they usually go. together.
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Man's herb, worship is usu-Uiy
heroine Worship.

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