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Rotary Club Meeting.
The Sumter Rotary Club held its;] regular weekly meeting and lunch eon at the Claremont hotel.Moh-'j day. This meeting was the 100 per cent meeting for October, and there was a full attendance of * members, with the exception of one who was illand two who were ab sent from the city, the latter two, attending Rotary meetings in other cities. In addition to the Sum-; ter Rotarians present there were seven members of the Florence . club, who came over to meet with the Sumter bunch. The guest of honor was Dr. W. J. McGlothlia, president of Fur ?' man University, iahd a 'member of the Greenville Rotary Club. At the conclusion of the luncheon and reg ular program, Dr. McGlothlia made a twenty minute address ihz was greatly enjoyed by the entire crowd. Civic League Reception. The reception given in honor of the teachers .of the city schools, by the Civic League, will be held "Wednesday afternoon, -November the first, at the residence of Mr. -Horace mrby, 113 West Calhoun Street. If any teachers or mem bers of the Civic League have hot received invitations, they will please take this notice as an in vitation and call at Mrs. Harby's . any time after four o'clock tomor row afternoon. Sunday School Conference. A conference of the officers ol the Sunday School Association Sumter county will be held Wed 'nesday at 11 o'clock in the Pres byterian church. All Sunday school workers who are interested ?fe invited to attend. State Su ^perihtehdent L; C: Palmer, Of Spar Manburg, will preside. Court of Common Pleas. ' I' The special term of the Court of <Common Pleas ran out of business] ^Tuesday shortly after reconvening] after dinner, and a recess was tak en until 9 o'clock Thursday morn ing. The roster is crowded with' cases and this special term wa? ^ordered at the request of the B?c ? Association for the express purpose "of clearing up a part of the dock et before the regular fail term o?< conrt convenes. Only five cases wrere disposed of last week, and this /week to date two cases have been heard. There are scores^ of cases on; the docket for trial, but for one ? reason or another, the lawyers en gaged in the cases were not pre-j pared to go "mto the trial of any j ? of them Tuesday. ' - In limiting the price of anything j 'the aky is usually the limit. Fire on Calh?un Street _?? - Home of Mrs. ?nn Strother Damaged by Blaze Started From Kitchen Flue ? The fire department was called out about noon Tuesday by an alarm from Box 26, corner of-Sa lem and West Calhoun. The fire wa^ at the home . of Mrs. Ann Strother- 217 West" Calhoun, the roof of the kitchen having been ignited by a spark from the kitch en flue. The roof of the kitchen was burned Off, and the other parts of the house and contents were damaged by water. It is under stood That there was no insur ance. The fire department did excellent work/ and the blaze was gotten under control shortly after the trucks arrived on the scene. " ;-? ? ? -' ' j / Chamber of Commerce. I Parties ha Ving tracts of land containing red or sweet gum for sale are requested to write or see E.. I. Reardon, ' secretary Sumter Chamber of Commerce, who seeks this information for parties desir ing to locate a mill to manufacture box material and lumber. Twelve million feet of gum logs annually are .^needed. Those, who desire to dispose of such gum timber and at the same time help to locate a' val uable enterprise ih'Sumter, or those citizens knowing of owners of such timber lands can do a lot of good by giving Secretary Reardon this information in the quickest ? pos sible' time, because another South Carolina city is after this plant and the only waty^Umter can possibly get it is by being able to supply gum timber in; large quantities in the vicinity of Sumter/ Do not wait until it is too late and then 'wonder what Secretary Reardon and the Sumter merchants are doing to furnish markets for farm or swamp land products, but get busy telling how many acres you have, where located, on what railway line, and. what you want per acre or thousand feet, and don't expect a cow and a pair of twin calves for every foot of the g?m. If Sumter' territory can supply the twelve million feet annually Sumter might^ get this plant, pro vided the other city trying does not: land" it in the meantime; go sleeping wiH not get this plant or sell any gum. timber for any ohe or for Sumter either. v Professor, says-we are 100 years behind. with our music. Still, we are playing fast, to catch up. ? * + China wants. a constitution like ours in spite of the fact .that ours ail run down. CHRISTIAN CHURCH CONVENTION Speakers and Delegates Ar riving For State Convention at Christian Church Trains Tuesday brought in a number of delegates and speakers for the State Convention of Dis ciples of Christ meeting in Chris tian church here. All signs indi cate prospects for a great conven tion with good attendance. Among, those arriving Tuesday morning were Mr. C. P. Burcn. of China^ Miss Daisy June Trout, of St. Lous; Mr. C. W. Dourney of At lanta and Rev. Primus Bennett; new pastor of the Charleston church. The convention opens to night at 8 o'clock with Mr. W. B. Turner, of Aiken as presiding offi cer. Rev. Stanley R. Grubb of Co lumbia gives convention address. Many tables of exhibits of books and periodicals, and pictures and other Sunday school supplies are at the church with representatives from publishing* house and from United Christian Missionary So ciety. The following is the program ar ranged for the convention: Tuesday Night. W. B., Turner, presiding; W. P. Jordan, leader of devotions. . 8:00?Service of Song.. 8:30?Reading of Committees. ? Announcements. 8:40?Introduction of State and Regional officers. 8:55?Convention Sermon?S. R." Grubb, Columbia. . . $ Benediction. . . Wednesday. (Morning) ' 9:00?Divisional Conferences for Bible School Workers. Directed by. E. B. Quick, Atlanta, Superin tendent of Religious Education, Southeast District. 10:00?Song Service. 10:10?Roll Call of Churches and Introduction, of. New Ministers. 11:00?Hymn.. . 11:10?The. Cause in South Car olina Woman's Missionary Society? Mrs. Nellie Miranda. Religious Education ? E. B. Quick. South Carolina Christian Mis sionary Co-operation?D. S. Mac Donald, Report of Treasurer?W. P. Rus sell. 12:30?Adjournment. . (Afternoon). -. . 0:00?Religious Education Sup per-r-Conference. Wednesday Afternoon. Program for.the. Women's Mis sionary Societies, .Circles, Juniors. Mrs. Alfred G.. Smith, State Presi dent, Presiding., . . . . Called to order. 3:00?Song?Stand up. for Jes??. Devotional.Xed by Mrs. B. ?*. Kirk land, Columbia. u ,>.r>;: . .' ; 3:15?Words of Welcome-?'Mrs. Di S. ?Macpon?ld, Suragter. . Response?Mrs. WiMiani Ansel Cox, Greenville. 3:25?President's Mess??.ge--Mrs. A. G. Smith, Columbia. ' 3:40?Roll Call and Response by Delegates. Special Music. 3:50?District Secretaries* Re ports Presented by Mrs. A. T. Heath, Sumter. 4:00?-Report of Junior Work? Mrs. F. E. Copeland-? Sup*., Ehr hardt. Report of Home.. Department. Hymn. 4:25?Report of ' State Secre tary?Mrs. N. M. Miranda. 4:35?Report of Regional Secre tary?Mrs. C. N. Downey, Atlanta. . J).:00-?Message from Mr. Burch, Missionary from China. 5:15?Junior Demonstration. ?;. 5:30?Report, of dominating Committee. . ' * '? Hymn. Benediction. ' ' - Wednesday Night. Devotional., National Convention Echoes? Led by Miss Trout. Lantern Slides?Pictures of the work near and far?Mrs. Downey. Address?Mr. Burch, Missionary from China. Th nrsday Morning. 9,:00?General - Conference oh Church Problems .?- Led by Mr. Quick. ? '. . 10:00?Devotional?Mrs. A. G. Smith.;. . % 10:15?Convention Business. Re ports of Committees. j Memorial. dominations. Resolutions. Future Work. Regional Reports. ?" 1 Carolina Enlargement. j *' 11:00?Our College Wjork Pres. H. S. Hilley. | 11:25?Florida Christian Home. ' Southern Christian Home. 11:4 5?Presentation j of, Litera ture?Mrs. C. N. Downey. 12:00?"The Evangelization of the Orient"?C. A. Burch, China. ? 12:30?Adjournment. Afternoon. 2:00?-Devotional. 2:15?Religious Education Ses sion?Bible School and Christian Endeavor?E. B. Quick, presiding. 4:15?Unfinished Business. 5:0 0?Adjournment. 6:00-^Supper ? Conference for Rural Church Workers and Rural Field ? Workers?Conductedxby E. B. Quick. Evening. 8:00?Special Music. 8:15?Address?"The Church and Prohibition Enforcement" ? Di*. Lightfdot, of Columbia. 8:45?Origin and Progress of the Restoration Movement. A Stereop tican Lecture?E. B. Quick. 9:30-^Adjournment. Benediction. - ? ? ? . The friends of Mr. J. O. Barwick will regret to learn of the death of his father, Mr. L. S. Barwick of Paxville. Funeral services will. be held at Paxville cemetery"^ at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. COMPLAINT FROM SHILOH Citizen of Shiloh Section De mands That Road Be Built at Once . ?? The letter from Mr. B. A. Smith, of Shiloh twonship, printed below, refers to a meeting held in Sumter Chamber of Commerce, May. 25th,, between the Permanent Road Com mission. Sumter County Legisla tive delegation, Chamber of Com merce directors, committees of citizens from Rafting. Creek and Shiloh townships and from Sumter; in which the questions of portions of Rafting Creek and Shiloh town ships, voting into Kershaw and Florence counties respectively were discussed and settled by a guaran tee of* the legislative- delegation and Permanent Road Commission that the road to Hudson's Bridge on Lynches river,, known as the Shiloh road, and the Camden road would be hard surfaced to Hud son's bridge, and tov the Kershaw county line. It was agreed by the legislative delegation that if the two and ? half million .dollar' hard sur face highway bond issue should not be sufficient to do /these two things that additional bonds would be authorized by the legislature. The delegations from Rafting Creek and.;Shilph,; according to the .record kept by me, then- agreed to stay in Sumter county. E. I.. REARDON. Mr. E. I. Reardon, Sumter, S. C. ; Dear Sir: It is'rnmored around here that the hardsurfaCed road commission does not intend to build concrete road to Shiloh:any fur ther than the river, at McBride Crossing. Now Mr. Reardon, if. I'm not-mistaken-you are the guy that went ail over this county sp^lch-making, promising to all sec tions of the county equal treatment. We claim we- are as much entitled to a;good road as any other sec tion. We pay an equal quota Of taxes. I live 30 miles'from Sumter, irt about 200 yards of Florence coun ty line, and I feel safe in saying there are .as many people on this road as any in the county. The longer the road , the more peopie you reach. The noted Turbevrlle section which Sumter is so interested in, is only about ? three ? miles from Shiloh. Now, Mr.; Reardon, where I are the minutes of the mass meet- i ing, where Shiloh and Rafting Creek were promised such big things ? We expect .to"-send a dele gation* to meet the -board'at the next regular meeting, and" we want you to have the minutes there of that mass meeting, so we can' know exactly what the board promised. If they promised us roads, we are determined to have them. I have had t'o'serve on the jury for'nine years out of ten In suc cession. I live twelve miles from the railroad, and' the public road! to Sumter is most always in a terrible condition. Now you see our condition exactly. Now Mr. Reardon it is to you and the board that we are appealing for justice in this matter. Just this past week I drove over this road six times while attend ing court as a juror, and the road most. of the way was in an awful condition. We still have our pe tition signed up to secede from the county if we do .not get our just rights. ' Hoping to see you when the board meets, 'I am, Very respectfully, B. A. SMITH, Coward, S. C, R. F. D. 2. ? ? ? ?? Governor Harvey's Paroles. Columbia^ Oct. 31.?The stand taken by Governor Harvey for en forcement of conditions on which paroles are issued, on which he has recently revoked several paroles, will.probably receive its final zest ing by the supreme court Wednes day, then the j case . of Groyer Crooks, white man. of Oconee, who has instituted habeas corpus pro ceedings will be heard. This will f be ;the second case of the kind in Governor Harvey's administration ! to get into the supreme court. Associate Justice Watts has issued a writ of habeas corpus, in behalf I of Crooks, who is in the peniten jtiary, directing the superintendent of the penitentiary to bring Crooks ^before the entire supreme court at 10 o'clock Wednesday. Crpojks was convicted in 1915 of assault and battery with, intent1 to kill, and sent to the penitentiary for six years. In September, 1921. he was paroled during good be hayior. He was recently arrested ,on, orders of Governor Harvey, who charged that he had violated the "good behavior" condition.. . Crooks contends, in his habeas corpus, move, that he was arrested the second time four days after the prison sentence ,would have ex pired,, had he served it out. He contends that the governor could* not, at that time, revoke the pa role. B. ,B. Evans, of Columbia, represents Crooks. * The case .%of Reed Shaw, of An derson, is very similar, the. same contention . having been ' made. Judge Prince sustained the conten tion of Shaw and "released him Re cently in . Anderson. Governor Harvey immediately instructed the solicitor to appeal the ease to the supreme court./ Checking up Fair Week Results. ?Columbia, Oct. 31.-^fficials^of the state, fair are today checking up the results of the show of last week/ While no totals, are, avail able, it. is roughly estimated that sixty thousand people paid their ways1 into the fair grounds during the weekY On Thursday, the <iay of ' the Carolina-Clemson game,, tn^re were, thirty thousand paid I admissions, and on.Friday,, the day [when the Ringling-JB?rnum and [Bailey circus - was an attraction, [there were X6r,000'paid admission. COUNTY FAIR PUBLICITY Bethel and Concord to Have Community Booths and Two, . Individual Farm Booths and Be in the Big, Parade Mr. J. M. Kolb reports- to Cham ber of Commerce the gratifying news that he called a meeting of the men and women of Bethel School community section yesterday to disc?ss .participation* by i:hat section in the Sumter County Fair. The results were that there will be a Bethel community booth in the 1922 county fair, and the entire Bethel school will be in-the spec tacular pageant of progress parade also. Bethel School communU^ "is a famous' prize winning neighor hood and has been one of the lead \ ing factors in the building up of the Sumter county annual fairs, and has been a'leader also in edu-' cational affairs. In fact all of Privateer township in which Bethel is located can have the same things said about that township. Then again Privateer township gives more good news. Mrs. Mary B. Mathews - reports that she will again repeat herself with another magnificent individual farm booth | for which she is noted and has -carried away prizes from the Sum ter county and other county fairs. Mrs. Mathews also rjeports that Mr. S. J. White, of Concord tbwnT ship will again put in one of his big and prize winning individual farm. I booths. Mr. and Mrs. White have for years given practical demon strations of what can be raised, grown, and preserved on a well managed farm, so has Mrs. Mst> j thews and in fact so have hundreds of men and women, boys and girls throughout Concord and Privateer (townships. Concord School will I have also anoither of .their prize ! winning booths in our 1922 fair. ? o ? . The most discouraging and dis heartening feature of cotton crop prospects for 1923 is the general disregard by faxmers^of the advice of government and Clsmson Col-1 lege boU weevil experts to cut and turn under cotton stalks. Only ? few farmers have destroyed their cotton stalks, and, in consequence, there will be millions more wee vils than there should be to go into hibernation. There will be a heavy [infestation early in the season un | less the cotton stalks-are destroyed, .and ditchbanks and hedge rows cleaned up. This year's experience should have taught . ajl cotton farmers that cotton cannot be pro duced, unless an unrelenting and incessant. fight is ?made on the, weevils., The .best way to fight the weevils is tp , destroy; the stalks as quickly as possible in th% falL The limit has ' been reached at last. An Arkansas." rp.an has tried PREACHER FOR LIFE Accused Wife and^M??ier? Extrardinary Sceije in Georgia Court room When Rey* Padrick - Takes' the Stand Statesboro, Ga, Oct. 31.?lifter. . leading the court room in prayer, ??;?? and taking the stand in his own V defense Rev. ElKbti Padrick, the " youthful Methodist preacher on trial for killing his wife and her 1 mother, preached a sermon from : the text, 'Thou Shalt Not/" Dur ing the sermon Padrick became ex- j cited and was ordered to sit down by his attorney. Padrick stopped in the middle of a sentence," walked to the cooler for a drink, rrturhed to his chair and went to sleep. *. In &s sermon Padrick. blamed women jfbV the downfall of' man. He out his father-in-law and a< ed him of forcing a. marriage hi3 dangh&er. . DRY SLEUTH Gaffney, Nov. L?J.: P. Scruggs* prohibition officer, and ms depo-, ties had ? strenuous time Saturday: night. They had received in&rma^ tion that much whiskey was *r evidence in the neighborhood of the Cowpensbattle ground; ??d after they reached the neighbor hood, in looking aruohd for t?e vi olators, arrested three wMte ttep, Jack Ellison, Junie 'Scruggs and TBL' E. Scruggs. The men had ^fcrhlsfcey^ on their, persons. -They ' brought to Gaffney, where? were required to * enter fetof in the sum of $500 each for: appearance before the next ,] of court. Another trip to "%;tfae ^me ?ee-: tion resulted in " the; capture\ t>f Claude Scruggs and Tonk^Jerd?bos? Both men, according to the of?-; cers, had wMskey upon~ tnelr per sons. Both these defendants gaife bond for' their appearance: before the court and' were discharged. Two of the defendants 'are .^?oselv related to J.' P.; Scruggs, pi tion officer, but . thk;fae? ?id>ot. keep him from do?ig hte dutyj as an officer. "Less thian two. months ' .until Christmas., it is time for fs?e^to begin discussing the .^*::.Cc.? -?r-:;.;7i?-?- .->,. ,-/> H. ? I MM I ' Mill SAMPLE BAR? $12.50 Dunlap Shoes for Men, Pair |pl------ $4.95 25c Dress Ginghams, Yard _??_l5c $4.00 Men's Genuine Felt Hats, Each ???-$1.45 All Wool Full Size Blankets, Worth $7.50. Each ?i_.?_$! 95 Shoe Polish, Box-?__??5c Silk Spool Thread, Spool_-__?5c Easy Walkers, Pair_?50c Ladies' Garbadine Skirts, Each ?65 c Combination Raincoats, made of Ruberized Wool Materials, Worth $10.00. Each L_??$4.95 Pearl Buttons, Card_?3c HAVE TO VACATE the building b^ the first of January, 1923, and must sell our entire stock by that time. The only way to accomplish this is to sell out everything. In order to sell everything it must be sacrif iced at any price. We are ready to give our old friends and customers the benefit of our loss, and will put our entire stock on SALE NOVEMBER FIRST. This will be a sale without reserve. We have a very large stock of staple and dependable merchandise, and enough bargains to go the rounds. First come, first served. Don't wait till the assortments are broken up. SAMPLE A GLANCE \ 1 WRITE, PHONE OR CALL FOR ONE OF OUR LARGE CIRCULARS AND * READ ABOUT THE MANY WONDERFUL BARGAINS 33 South Main Street Sumter, S. C. Men's All Leather Work Shoes, Pair-.-$1.75 U. S. Navy Coats, all wool, new, ~ - ' Navy Blue, without buttons, Worth $12.50. Each_$1.25 Ladies'Ribbed Shirts or Pant lets, worth $1.00. Each_^45c 3-4 Sea Islands, Yard_gc 36-inch Silk Poplins, Yard_48c Standard Light Blue Outing, Worth 25c. Yard_\2V2C Fleece Lined Union Suits, size 24. Suit_^._60c Giles' All Wool Serge Dresses;, all sizes, worth $8.50. Each__$2.25