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Claim Made That Tri
umph o f Fascisti
Has Saved the Coun
try From the Bol
Rome, Oct. 31 (By the Associat
ed Press).-r-The triumphant entry
of Fascisti troops into Rome today
was the apotheosis of Italy's blood
less revolution. Old Roman who
witnessed the entry of the soldiers
of the king of Italy into the cap
ital of his newly welded kingdom!
on September 20, 1870, wept for j
joy and vpwed that October 31,
T922, will foreVer mark a great
epoch in Italy's national life. For
in 1870, they said, Italy was born.
Today she has been saved from
The younger generation, which
in'a few days accomplished this
tremendous change in Italy's po
litical aspect, will look back upon
their country's leader, as those vet
erans with dimmed eyes today re
plied Garibaldi.
The day broke clear and fine,
with one of Italy's brightest suns
lighting the way to Borghese park
as the Faseistr troops, abroad,
early, proceeded up Pincian hill,
from Tivoli, Santa Marinella, and
other places on the outskirts of the
city, where they had been camp
ing for the past three days.
"It is a Fascismo sun," said a
sturdy young black shirted peasant
from the plains of Piedmont, as
he led the Piedmont contingent
into Borghese park, where 15,0.00
Fascisti; representing all the prov
inces of the kingdom "from northr,
era Venetia and Lombardy to
southern Calabria and Sicily, as
sembled. - I
With military precision theyl
formed and automatically fell into
the. places assigned to them?dark
visaged youths with set, determin
ed faces, upon which shone the
light of victory, all wearing the
ubiquitous black shirt. But the
rest of their eo.uipment varies from
skull caps to soft felt hats and steel
helmets?some of them were with
out hats?and most nondescript
trousers, multicolored socks and
shoes that ranged from top boots
to dancing pumps. They were
armed only with riding crops and
bludgeons, one. man from Anacona
swinging a baseball bat.
Briskly they swung into line to
the tunes of innumerable bands,
the Roman contingent leading the
way along the Pifician Hill road
to the Piazza del Popolo to the
Porta del Popolo. The army of the
people entered the kingdom's cap
ital through the gate of the Peo
ple into the People's square, then
marched down the Corso Umberto,
Rome's main street,- lined with
flags. Every *window was filled
with Romans cheering, some show-<
ering flowers upon ' the passing
black shirts, while those in the
streets saluted straight armed from
the shoulder and hand extended
towards the west.
>% Straight through the heart of the
city the procession- continued, the
youths never looking to the right
or left, and acknowledging the ac
clamations and cheers only by
singing Fascisti marching songs.
Thus they reached the monument of
Victor Emmanuel and the tomb
iof the unknown soldier.
' After the ceremony was con
eluded at the tomb of the unknown
soldier the Fascisti proceeded to
the Via Nationale, Rome's national
highway, p.ust the ruins of the earl
iest wars and reached the Quirinal
square, where they were formed in;
front of the palace.
By this time the number of Fas
cist! taking part in the procession
was variously estimated at 50,000
to ?0,D00, late arrivals at the
gates of Rome hastening to fall
in. behind the units which had
formed in Gorghese park. Hom
age having been paid to their: king
the celebration was now over. The
Fascisti reformed and marched di
rectly to the station, where 50
trains capable of transporting
Xrom 500 to 1,000 soldiers each
had been held irK readiness since
-morning, in accordance with the
mobilization order that "every sol
dier must be on his way home be
fore nightfall."
Romantic Career of Benito Mus
solini. Fascisti Dictator of Itaiy. :
Geneva, Oct. 31 (By the Asso- j
ciated Preas).?Benit? Mussolini, j
whose spectacular rise to the Ital- j
ian premiership has excited world
wide interest, spent an exciting few
years in Switzerland during his
His entrance into this country
was dramatic. He was pursued
over the frontier at Chiasso by
Italian gendarmes who had a war
rant for his arrest, but won his
race for freedom by a scant hun- j
dred yards and the Swiss customs\
officers refused to surrender him.
Mussolini at that time was j
about 20 years old. Penniless, he
crossed the St. Gothard pass on |
foot ana upon his arrival in Lu- j
cerne was arrested as a vagabond
without visible means of support.
Political friends, however, came to
his aid.
Later he entered the University i
of Lusanne but as he was a rev
olutionary Socialist and wrote many
fiery articles for the Swiss f and
Italian Socialist press, he was fin
ally expelled from Switzerland af
ter several police warnings which 1
he refused to heed.
Then he went to Trent, in the
old Ausftian Tyrol, whence he was
also expelled in 1911. Upon the ;
declaration of a general amnestyi
I he left Trent for Milan, where
I he founded the newspaper Popolo
He aroused the hatred' of the
Socialists in the conduct of his pa
mper, however, by his campaign in
favor of Italy's entrance into the
j World war on the side of the en
tente and later fought with the
Italian forces at Monte Xero and
at Carso, where he was severely
He left a number of small
debts in this city and at Lusanne
which upon his departure he
laughingly promised to pay when
he should become a member of the
Italian government.
Mussolini Has Gathered Strongest
Men of Nationalist Party.
Rome, Oct. 31 (By the Asso
ciated Press) .-r-Whatever the out
come may be when the new Mus
solini cabinet goes before the
chamber of deputies, there is gen
eral agreement that the new pre
mier has gathered about' him a
cabinet exceptionally strong from
the Nationalist standpoint, com
prising a body of men who were
leaders of Italy in the great war
i and .the outstanding protagonists
for Italy's territorial claims in the
Mussolini brings with his min
istry a well defined foreign policy;
the cornerstone of which is expan
sion. Th?? Fascisti party, ever
[since its inception a year ago, has
always preached the extension of
Italy's territorial claims. When
former Premier Giolitti ordered the
[evacuaticpi of Albania by Italian
|.troops, the Fascisti sent , up a cry
of protest against the veteran
'statesman, burning him in effigy
and hurling stinging epithets
against him in hostile demonstra
Mussolini himself has declared
that the Mediterranean is an Ital
ian lake and" he advocates complete
control of the waterway by ItalyT
The claim of Greece for the Dode
canese islands was always bitter
ly contested in Fascisti councils.
Total repudiation of all Soviets
has been a constant cry aomng Fas
cisti. When the Russian commer
cial mission arrived in Rome in
1921 their rooms were broken into
and their baggage ransacked by
Fascisti, who contended for no ne
gotiations in any form with the
In their domestic policy the
aims of the Facisti have not been
clearly defined. Indeed, it has
been constantly maintained by their
opponents that they had no do
mestic policy. One thign, howevei
has stood preeminent in all their
domestic' actions, namely, their
hostility to the extreme Socialists
and Communists. ~
They have defianfly ''fought dhe
strike in any form! ~* Wherever and
whenever strikes have been de-'
clared they have strained every ef
fort to keep industry going.
Communism has been almost
made helpless in Italy by the on
slaught of Fascismo revolutionists.
* ? A Happy Idea; '
L. Baker has long been recogniz
ed as one of the leading spirits of
Gaffney. He has. without doubt,
built more storeroms-and houses in
Gaffney than any other man. This,
because he is a builder. He has al
ways been interested in the growth
and development of Gaffney. Hei
it was who conceived the idea of
the Gaffrtey Manufacturing Co.,
and it was he who was primarily
responsible for Capt. H; D. Wheat ''
coming to Gaffney. In every enter
prise that would tend to the de- ?
velopment and growth of Gaffney, '
L. Baker has been a staunch sup
porter. Mr. Baker realizes that j
the advent of the boll weevil to 1
this section means changed con- !
ditions. No longer can we depend
upon cotton for our principal crop.
Our farmers must learn the lesson
of diversification. In order for
them to diversify their crops they
must have a market for whatever \
they raise, so again, Mr. Baker
comes to the front with the idea,
of a cold storage plant to take care
of the produce of the farmer. His
idea to organize a company ?
large enough to take care of every-.
thing that could be raised in 1
Cherokee county and stored in a
cold storage plant. Of course, he
would start off in a modest way, '
but plan so the plant could be
added to as farmers could be edu
cated to the new order of things
and the necessity arose. He would :
make this plant capable of taking
care of vegetables of every de- \
scription and country produce of all
kinds, pay the farmers cash there
for, and store the product in the
cold storage plant until a suitable
market could be found. He would
distribute this stock in small
j blocks to all classes of people, but
more especially farmers. It jlooks
j to us as if Mr Baker has hit upon
!a happy idea?Gaffney Ledger
Mrs. Lula McKnight, of Haxton,
Col., died at the home of her fath
er, Mr. E. M. Doar, Georgetown,
S. C, Wednesday afternoon, after
a long illness. The funeral ser
vices were held in Georgetown
Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Mc
Knight is survived by her husband,
Dr. J. H. McKnight of Haxton,
Colorado and her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. M. Doar of Georgetown, S.
C. Mrs. McKnight was a Winthrop
graduate and has many friends in
Sumter. Dr. McKnight is a native
of South Carolina and a brother
of Messrs. John McKnight and
T. C. McKnight of Sumter.
? ? ? ?
Detroit wants an airplane plant.
Detroiters say Fords do not bounce I
high enough for them.
' Another woman has tried to
I drown her troubles by pushing him
into the river. mmttik *
Turkey, the sick ?man of Europe,
is really the slick man.
Easiest thing on earth is decid
ing what to do instead of work.
Cow Peas and Soy Beans Com
(N. L. Willet in Augusta Chron
North Carolina will make this
year three* million bushels of soy
beans which is three bushels to
every man, woman and child prac
tically in the state. Nine-tenths of
these are Mammoth Yellow. The
bean's are gathered by the Little
Giant horse which straddles the
row and picks and shells. The same
machine will negotiate Biloxi. and
Laredo, but cannot negotiate Otoo
t?n and Barshett. These last two
beans, are recumbents and largely
droop, when yellowing to one-half
their usual height and much of the
branches lie prone on the ground
which causes a great loss in seed
gathering and makes seed gather
ing . expensive. About the only
method that, can be employed in
o.uantity here is to use a mower and
then thresh but the wastage as left
on the ground is very heavy.
The Cow Pea's Successor.
Neither North Carolina today nor
Tennessee, once large cow pea
growers, grow this commodity any
longer. These states have gone
bodily over into soys and we are
going to follow suit here just as
quickly as the farmer can find out
and believe the facts as found in
this comment. I asked Mr. Ham
ilton of Clemson College a few days
ago if all of this country here would
not follow North Carolina and Ten
nessee and if the days of the cow
pea were not numbered and he
said. "Most assredly.,r This le
gume known as soy beans, unplant
ed here before, does not do well
without inoculation until the sec
ond year. With inoculation it does
well the first year. After growing
the first year the ground remains
? "*
Soy Nodules.
A most remarkable exhibit is the
tremendous root system of all soy
beans, a root system that carries
thousands of tiny long little root
lets on which are strung like beads
a large number of bacterial no
dules. Some of these nodules may
be as large as a cow pea. It makes
an amazing exhibit. The usual be
lief is that these nodules contain
the nitrogen. ] It is true that one
eighth of these n?dules are pure)
nitrogen but the real office of these j
nodules is not to store nitrogen but j
to manufacture 'nitrogen for the!
plant and because there are more
nodules on soy bean rootlets "we ?
find necessarily a tremendous plant!
and f?ll of foliage in all of our soy j
bean fields. Plant a field in Biloxi j
late in April, three feet between
rows and six or eight inches in the
row and later on' the whole field
will be one solid mkss of forage and
filled from' bottom to top with seed
and the whole field will be covered
and a solid mass of leguminous
forage, in many cases ma i Jrlgh. '
affording thus an immense rough ?
hay1 forage arid serving for turning
under and' land manuring in a
sensational mariner.
Pea and Bean Stfzts.
A bushel of co\v*peas?Unknown, i
Whips and Ramshorn, ?nd Clay, :
contains about one hundred ??jd i
fifty thousand peas while Iron, New I;
Era and Brabham average about]'
two hundered and thirty-five thou- i.
sand to the bushel. In the scy [?
beans the Biloxi is a little larger j
than the Clay peas and average !
ibout one hundred and twelve thou-:(
sarid to the Jaushel hut the very!.
small Laredo and Barchett soys
average about six hundred and j (
fifty thousand. It is interesting to 4
know what an acre planted, sry in. j
Laredo "soy bean and in cow peVs .
will produce in seeds arid how ,
many - acres can be planted le- '
spectively- the next year from one .
acre as seeded down to these two ,
products the year before. We do i (
not get more than ten to tweive .
bushels possibly of cow peas ?,
usually from an acre and broad- j
casted ! it takes close on to two j
bushels. Therefore one acre plant- (
ed in cow peas will not produce j
more than seeds sufficient another ,
year for eight or nine acres. In ,
other words cow peas are expensive j
matters where grown per acre for J'
seed. *Now one bushel of Laredo
soy beans will easily piant. ten ,
acres.- ? One bushel of Otootan will ]
plant about eight acres. The Geor- j
gia experiment station for five years '
has produced twenty-five bushels
of Laredo per acre and Doctor T. j
H. Tuten of Hampton county this j
year made more than thirty bush- j
els. Theoretically, therefore, onei;
acre planted to Laredo will pro-1
duce seed enough to replant the j1
following year two hundred and?'
fifty acres! This is almost in- (
credible, and as a seed matter and '
a money seed matter, we see how ;
one acre in Laredo far outshines
the acre in cow peas.
Soy Meal.
It is possible to produce says
here as China and Japan do for oil
and meal, that is, the larger types j,
of soys like Mammoth Yellow and
Biloxi. The Biloxi meal, though
is a little dark and some buyers
used to light meai might object to
It, yet as a meal it will be just as
good. Soy meal is not poisonous
like cotton seed meal. Hogs can
feed on It. Cows will never be
hurt -by it. It is higher in protein
as a feed than cotton meal and as
a guano mutter the meal is higher
in nitrogen than is cotton seed meal.
The wastage, too, as made into
oil and meal is very small in soys
while it is tremendous in cotton
seed. For example, soys make
to the ton?oil. 240 pounds and
meal 1,020 pounds which gives us
practically 1,000 pounds of oil and
meal with a wastage of only
about 100 pounds. On the con
trary, cotton seed turns out as fol
lows: oil, 320 pounds, meal 900
pounds, hull, which is of low value,
780 pounds to the ton. There is
Her Life a'Se
Taken on shipboard by her sea
- olcrr Helen Jean Lowell never knew ig
; father educated her in his cabin; gii
?an expert's knoAvledge of navigation
Los Angeles office.
another use as can be made for
the large type of soys as cracked
and that is it makes a fine pbul-j
try feed. The Japanese eat green *
large soys and a!so the dried ones,'
make oil and meal of them and:
also make sauces.
.Cow Peas and Soys.
Soy beans are. weevil proof. In ;
the southern sections of the south j
the weevil lays eggs in all the green
pods of all cow peas, thus render
ing seed gathering here almost im
possible. Cow peas are a very un-T
certain crop. Soy beans are always!
a sure crop. Many grocers will not?
sell cow pea hay. It very often
ferments. Soy bean hay cures al-J.
ways. safe!}*. Stock like, it .andj
thrive oh it because it is not a. le
guminous hay but this hay always]
carries a certain amount of beans;
in the. milk, thus making it a
double ration. The soy bean, as!
can be seen from the above,, has7}
every possible advantage over, cow
peas and the sooner our agricul
ture in Georgia and South Caiolhia
find this out the better.
Milk Ahead of Cotton.
Scarcely a day passes but what we
gather from papers from all . over
the south of the rapidly increasing
popularity of the cow over cotton
as the way out for southern, farm
ers. Local instances . have heen,
many times multiplied. Scores of
Gaston county farmers are turning j
to the dairy cow as the boll wee-j
vil ravages .continue to increase.
From Alabama by way of the. Wil
mington Star, we gather addition-]
a! evidence:
The remarkable thing that has]
come to pass in the once great cot
ton market of Montgomery, is that!
the value of Montgomery county's j
milk production now exceeds that!
of all the cotton grown in the coun
ty. That is the story we get in a!
leading editorial in the Montgom
ery Advertiser, which explains it by.
raying that "this means that cotton
growing as an industry has gone
back on account of5 the boll weevil
and other .conditions, while the
dairy industry has come forward
with amazing rapidity." Mean-,
while, Montgomery farmers and
city people are buying more auto
mobiles than ever. * "It" means,*
nays The Advertiser, "that our p^o-}
pie are properous despite cotton?
they are no longer dependent on
cotton." Nobody in Wilmington
has thought of a creamery yec but
farm . dairymen are shipping -.but
ter fat' to Raleigh, Florence: Dar
lington and Richmond. Farm
dairying seems to be developing in;
Eastern North Carolina .without,
any encouragement from this, neck1
of the woods.?Gastonia Gazette.
Too Much of a Good Thing.
(Dillon Herald).
A boy in a South' Carolina college
joined the football squad. His
weekly letters to his mother, spoke
of nothing but "punts," "end-]
runs," -"forward passes," "touch
downs." etc. 1 The monthly reports
did not show' up very well. The
mother soon wearied of such stuff.
Then she took her pen in hand and
wrote as follows: "If you are go-/
ing to college to study I'll pay the
bill: if you are going there to olay
football you'll pay the blil." The
boy decided to study.. Thousands
of other parents are facing the
same problem. Football was start
ed to build up the college spirit
and now it is killing it. It is the;
topic of the hour outside of class j
roams. The craze has reached the*
high schools and football has be
come an obsession with students ol J
all grades. Recently the football!
squad of a leading southern college {
went on a three weeks' tour of the!
north. A professor accompanied
the boys to hear* lessons, but one
can imagine how much studying
they did. Sports and fun are nec
essary in high schools and colleges,
but the football craze has reached j
proportions positively alarming.
"See that tree stump? It was
chewed off by a beaver. Did you
ever see a more smooth surface?
Even an axe couldn't have done it
as smooth. It is more like the sur
face left by a sharp auger."
"TJhrhuh. It's beaver-bored."?
Disston Crucible.
a Romance
captain father when three months .
, white woman t?l she was 16, . Her
Ing her an.ordinary schooling plus ,
. Today at 19 she's employed in a
Mr. Harding on Deflation.
(Springfield Republican).
The president, for* campaigning
purposes at least in the agricultural
west, has adopted the'view, of the
farm bloc- and Senator Tom Heflin
of Alabama that the federal
reserve board merits, condemna
tion for the "too rapid deflation"
of prices which set " in early in
1920'. ind continued for a year and
a half. In his campaign letter to i
Congressman Mohdell of Wyoming, j
Mr. Harding refers to "the mistak- I
en program of drastic deflation
adopted by those who were then in
control of government, policies."
If that - program' was' mistaken
the Harding '/-administration' has
riot hitherto gorio p4 record agaShstj
it through the utterances- of 'its f
chief financial adviser,-'" Secretary j
Mellon. This administration . has I
been in. power over av 'year. and1 a |
half. The :poHcy of the federal re
serve board for a ldng period at I
least after' President/HaTding's in'- ]
a?guratibn was ' not ' i eversed.!
There was not a" line.in Secretary i
Mellon's annuai.report Ja'sr>.Decem
ber - criticizing the board because
of . the "too rapid-1'or the; ^dras
tic" deflation that had already tak
en place. '
The hea d> of the board; CW;: P. O
Harding, has been generally prais
ed in -financial circfee "for; his sa
gacity and it is regarded by .riu-'
merous Republican papers as a
discredit tb the president that he
has failed to renomihate the gov^
ernor - of the board for another
term in recognitiori of his great
services in a peculiarly trying pe
What the critics of the board
desired was inflation until it reach
ed the sky. Rather than have the
upward trend of prices checked
they preferred easy money in un
limited measure through bank
iredits and currency, issues. But
:he consuming masses had revolt
ed against the high cost of living '
Defore the. banks began curtailing
iredits. The "overalls" movement,
n which people began curtailing
credits. . The "over-end of the
[Jnited States to the other, as a
protest against the ever Soaring
>rice level, precipitated a crisis.
The banks-recognized the storm
iignal and there came an end to
he wild deflation which had con
inued- in the, year following the
?nd of the.warf. .The deflation was
'drastic" because the ,previous in-'
lation .had- been drastic. Prices
lad gone up like ' a rocket; of
;ourse? if they came down under j
mch 'circumstances, the fall in j
j?me lines was bound to be; rapid
md someone was sure; to get. hur*. \
Vir. Harding's letter to Mr. Mohdell;
ndicates that he is cricumspectly j
playing for what in the greenback j
igitation after the civil war was j
called the soft money vote.
For Cooperative Units
Tobacco Growers of Belt Are
to Be Organized
Florence, Nov;;l.?Work will be-j
?n in a few days on the organiza- j
:ion throughout the tobacco belt!
yf ...-South Carolina of tobacco j
jrpwe'rs' association cooperative,
jjfits in the various ^counties and |
school districts,, according to the
statement of Field Agent W. E.;
Lea here today. C. C. Zimmerman,,
5f Raleigh, N. C, who has been ac- <
lively engaged in organization |
svork, has arrived to assist Mr. Lea
n the .organization of these units
md the two are now working -out'
;he details of the plan. The.com-!
munity local will consist of all the [
members of the association in that
fiarticular school district and the
?ounty units will be made up ofj
bite chairmen of the community;
locals. There will be regular
monthly meetings and in the sea
son of tobacco delivery m^otings
ivill be held oftener if desired.
New York crooks stole a patrol
wagon. There is talk of nailing
iown the Woolworth building.
The right of way maintained is
sometimes the way to the hospital.
A new show dog can tell how
much money a man has. She (it
must be 'she') is almost human.
_ I
Husband of Dead Woman
Blackens Reputation of
Rev. Christler
Havre, Mont., Oct. ZY (By the
Associated Pre?>s). ? Following
findings by two Havre doctors this
afternoon tha^the bullet which!
killed Mrs. Margaret Carleton in I
the double killing here last Fri
day morning ranged downward I
through her at a sharp angle, in
stead of directly in and slightly
upwards, as was testified at the
inquest by Dr. Carl^Foss, civil au
thorities were prepared tonight to
make further investigation of the
Prosecutor Max Khur stated that
the development warranted a new
investigation and said that further j
evidence was expected. He was
called to attend the post mortem j
examination of Mrs. . Carleton'sl
body as the discovery of the bul-|
let's course was made by Drs. W.
F. Hamilton and A. E. Williams.
The examination was made at the
request of Mrs. Carleton's mother, I
Mrs. Joseph Pyle of Butte, Mont, j
The bullet was found by the:
physicians in the muscles beside'
the spinal column. Neither Dr.
Hamilton nor Mr. K?hr would
comment. on the possibility of a
self-inflicted bullet following the
path of the one which killed Mrs.
Carleton. r ,
At the request of Mr. Pyle, the
home of the Rev. Leonard J.
Christler, who was killed at the
same time and place with ' Mrs.
Carleton, was opened by the own
er of the house. Local authorities
and a number of newspaper repre
sentatives, with Mr. Pyle. examin
ed contents of drawers, suitcases
and trunks in an unsuccessful e'f-?!
fort to- find evidence that the gun
which discharged the fatal shots
was the property of the Christlers.
Because of unexpected develop
ments in -the investigation today
into Mrs. Carleton"s death, Mr. and
Mrs. Pyle^did not present to Mr.
Khur theN list of questions they
formulated late last night, deal
ing with his ojfficiar attitude toward
the investigation and askir.g what
had became of the diamond rings
Mrs. Carleton had been wearing
the evening of the shooting.
? Los Angeles, Oct. 31.?Mrs. Mar
garet Carleton, '.who With the Rev:
Leonard J. Ghristi'erwas found
shot-to .death in the* Christie* home
at. Havre', Mo;nt.,. last ^Friday, had
confessed her: love, for the "Rev.
ijr. Christler to her husband,
Frank E.. Carleton, former judge
of the district court ?t Havre, Mr.
Carleton ; declared tonight"in' a'
signed', statement to.the Assocla
ated-Press., , % '
, "I can no longer. remain silent in
the face ? of the startling statement
of Bishop .Faber, given to the As
sociated. Press, that 'I believe that
as a result of the investigation'' I
have made of the tragedy which
occurred; in '9 the Christler home
early Friday mornings and after,
questioning those* who knew about
ti, that if this woman had been able
to .work her will oh'Mr. Ch'ristlerj
he would be alive today, unfaith- j
ful to' his wife, but still living/'j
the'statement said.
.?'?This attempt to make It^appear,
to "the world that Margaret threw j
herself upon this map and he tried
to remonstrate with her and lead I
her into a spiritual bath has goad-J
ed me into expression.
"I wonder did, the reverence
know when he made the stated)
ment above referred to this pas-j
tor, who, it is now ; claimed main
tained only a friendly and minis-1
teriai interest in the Carleton fam
ily, had written letters to Margaret
Davenport, my wife's "naaiden
name, and sent them 'care general
delivery?' f.
"Let it be well understood that
in making this statement, I intend
to cast not the slightest reflection
or condemnation upon my wife, for;
no, one knows as well as I.do.thei
influence which this man .held j
over her "and which could reason
ably be termed hypnotic.
*T have known of Margaret's love
for this man for several years and
it is only fair to her to say that
she confessed it to me. I will not
further violate her confidence, but:
1 do want to state unqualifiedly
and unreservedly that it is a fact
that this preacher had led her to!
believe that he returned that love."!
_ j
Lawyers Having Gala Time
in Supreme Court -
Columbia. Nov. 2.?C.VT: Gray-j
don. Columbia attorney, announces [
that he wijl bring, a case in the
supreme court similar to the Grov
er Crooks case, heard by the su
preme court Wednesday and tak
en under ~~ advisement by that
tribunal, though Mr. Graydon de
clines to announce the name of his'
client. He appeared as pne of the,
attorneys for the Crooks case, B.
B. Evans, counsel for Crooks, an
nouncing to the court that Mr.
Graydon would present arguments
in the case, because of the fact
that he was soon to appear in a
case of his own of similar nature.
He will ask the court, under ha
beas corpus proceedings, for thej
release of his client, who had a ;
paftrte revoked by Governor Har- j
vey, on the, ground that thej
governor did not' have authority \
to revoke the parole.
This will be the third such ease ,
brought by convicts whose paroles I
Governor Harvey has revoked, the \
first being Reed Shaw, of Ander-j
son. While Mr. Graydon stated;
that he. would not disclose the name j
of his client, he did state that the j
client lives in the Piedmont sec
iton and has recently had a parole
i revoked by Governor Harvey.
Social Workers' Conference in Char-'
lcston Nov^ 7, -8, 9.
Dr. Amos W. Butler," of the In
diana Board of Welfare, Dr. Sam-;
I uel\ Chiles Mitchell, of?Richmond
University," and Miss Emma Lund-I
berg of the Children's Bureau,!
Washington, will be. visiting j
speakers at the Social. Workers* !
j conference for South Carolina, to
be held in Charleston, November
7th, 8th and 9th.
James Adams Hayne, M. D.,
State Health Officer, will present
the Sheppard-Towner act in rela
tion to South Carolina. Wilson]
Gee, Ph.'[ D., of the University of j
South Carolina will discuss the '
general- hospital and medical "fa
cilities in the State from a. social
worker'* angrle. :i>r.' W. H. Mills.
head of the department of ruraL
sociology in Cleinson College, will
survey-for the conference the so
cial organizations in the state. The
problem > of the delinquent _ child
wilbhe dealt .with by B. L. Parkin
son of Columbia,> State High School
Inspector: C./F. Williams, M. D.,
[superintendent of the State Hospi
ta^for the Insahe,. will discuss hos
pitalization of the insane. Mrs. W.
C. Cathcartf; of Columbia, will
speak oni "health problems- with
special .reference, to children.^
? ?Fosiah. Morse, -Ph-. D., of the
University of South - Carolina, is
chaipman ofthe conference. "Dr. A. i
T. Jamison, of Connie Maxwell
Orphanage at Greenwood, is vice-j
president, and Mrs. D. MeL* Me- \
Donald; of Columbia, is secretary, j
An automobile . ride around Char-'
leston will be a feature of the open- !
ing.day. The closing event will'
be a boat trip as guests of Mr. and (
Mrs. Henry P. Williams.
The fact that every branch of
social work in South Carolina will !
be presented, that speakers of nat- j
ional prominence will be present,"!
will make this co-oprative meeting j
one 1 of the most important and
most interesting conventions of the
/: ? ? ?
"That young man stayed* very
late again, Edith." ?
"Yes* papa; I was showing him
my vacation sifctpshots."
"Well, the next time he wants j
to stay late, you show him some]
of my electric light bills."
A Mr. Smith (not the one you
know) will use $I0,OOO,GOO*rto help
poor singers. It is about a dollar
Secretary Reardon, Hot Air
Artist Extraordinary, ^
On the Job
Dr. Samuel H. Edmunds, super
intendent of Sumter city schools if
he were called #on to remark, iflu
substance at leas:, and briefly, of
course, would speciny that while
nothing is being released for pub
lication, the ladies of his battalion ,.
of city school teachers not being
inclined to talk much, nevertheless,
the good doctor would or could if J
he would, tell you that the Sumter
city schools are going to be in that
procession of propgress parade as '
never before and that will be going
some, believe me. It sure gets the
goat of a hot air artist to know
that big things are taking place;
being framed up, etc., and not be,
able to write all about it* But
when dealing with school teachers,
lady teachers in. particular, everf^
hot air artists have to do what
they are told to do, and perhaps .
after "all, better still, have to not
do what they are told net to do,
but.it comes hard just the same.
But we never really lose the in
fluence of skirt bossing we receive
from our school ^ays, and thia jje**
male domination isN naturally ahd>
automatically merged into our life's
system- of' management when we
become members of the happy di<
visions of "slaves to a skirt,**
happy married men.
Like the days of the divined
rights of kings?man's much talked
of but really never realized ruie^--.
has gone, never to be claimed
Dr. J.. A. Mood, "always on the
job" when he goes into anything
for Sumter and Sumter county, al
ways ready lor a fall festival, fair,
or foot race, who iL chairman of
the rural school committee on th#
?banner to be awarded .to the
school making the best appearance
in the spectacular, allegorical" page
ant of progress parade on County ~
School Day, Friday, November the
2.4th, has taken time by the fore-,
lock and purchased the banner so
that it can be presented in formal
style on November 24th to the
school carrying off this honor. Mr."
H. D. Tindal and Dr. J. H. Hayns
worth, -the other members of chip
committee are not letting any grass
grow under their tootsie wootsfes
either. , ^
. Word has come to Chamber of
Commerce, from Hagood, via Ho
ra?o; Mrs. C. J. Jackson telling the
glad, news, that Miss Aurelia -Ma^
er, principal of Hagood school is.
putting" in some good workr. to lnrs
duce that school's patrons to have
Hagood march in this parade. To?
can bet two to one with safety that
Miss Mayer is going to get what
she^goes after.
The Sister Superior of St. Jo
seph's Academy, of Sumter, has
phoned that this time .honored and
valuable institution of learning th?
made such ? beautiful showing in
the 1921 pageant of progress pa
rade is getting ready to repeat it
self on Friday, November 24tbr
Sumter County School Day.
Sheriff C. M. Hurst has just ^
phoned that the hot air artist has ,*"*
been drawn on a. special venire
whatever that is?for jury [duty
and must be at- the Court House
at 3 p. m. So we have to looses
up the safety valves on thei hct
air tank, decrease the pressure? .
shut down the windows, turn out
the cat and "let's go" until releas
ed from statu-quoas as John Duf
lie spells it. E. L R.
? ? ? ?
Washington, Nov. 2.?President
Harding $oday celebrated the fifty- -
seventh anniversary of his birth
almost as quietly and simply as the
average citizen.
??._? + ?? 4
Sasnett: "How's a fellow going1
to keep ahead of his bills these
Downie:. "That's easy." v
Sasnett: "How?"
Downie: "Carry them ?n your
hin pocket.*'
Where you can find everything in Men's
and Boys' Clothing, Shoes and F?rnish
v ? ? ?
And if you buy here you may rest as
sured that every article is the very new
est and most attractive that the mar
ket affords, and the prices are probably
lower than you would expect

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