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?Commander Owsley of American Legion Outlines, Legislative of Veter ans Washington, Dec 13.?A legis lative program which the Ameri - can Legion will seek to have en acted by congress before March-. 4, including passage of the bonus bill and the . shipping measure, was announced: tonight by Alvin M. Owsley, national commander, after a t\x& days' conference with past national -commanders and commit tee chairmen. , Legislation for relief -of disabl former service men. action "to pro tect the interests of veterans" in the civil service, suspension of . all 'immigration for a period of yearss and enactment of the Bursum bill I?rovjdng for retirement of more than 1.000 emergency army officers disabled in tbe World war, also will be sought. . ' Legislation for the disabled" given "first and supreme1 impoi ance" in the outline of purp( This includes, efforts to i>ri] about passage of. the. Sweet bil and to liberalize the war risk insur ance law in such a way as to ex tend the time for obtaining certifi cates of disability, extend the perk in. which tubercular and inente disabilities are automatically;, rate as being of service origin, provide ?4hat tuberculosis other than pul monary. be compensatory and ex tend the time for conversion, term insurance policies. ; - With ? reference to bonus, was determined "that the fivefold adjusted cx>mi>ensaiLonjcJill be push ed to enactment: 'thSs* to coftliin land u-eclamationj feature, prefer ably the Smith-SlcNary amenc * Suspension of. im^igiahon'^n. sought "for such * perwd^ef tim? as will enable the .formulation of ? definite and constructive plan foi the protection of our people an< our. nation from the dangerous ih .-flux." Enactment of Muscle Shoah? .-. legislation as recommended at the recent -"-national convention at New Orleans, also wiU be urged. . v.Mr. Owsley also announced that Wayne Davis of San Antonio hac ..been appointed chairman of the ..legion's national legislative com /mfttee for the coming year. Xtte.has a. rapid ten^minute men tality, test for students. Edison will ? tiink it nine minutes too long. ?-? ? + ? - Miss Mina Horne is a promising grand opera singer, and not a trom-. boaistcas. you would expect. What will you give your wife for Christmas? Let us suggest a box of the kind of cigars you smoke. ?v - "- ? ? ? * In London ? man and woman j were married. twice the same day.' The strange, part is they married each other both. tSihesrt k. A Buffi Kay Wirth. queen or eqoestrt ennes. had little trcuble conquer ;mg -King Jess Homestead De KoL the ?f75$ti(* bu? owned by JOhn M. KeHy of Harringte-rr Park. N. ~ King Jess was a gentleman first end last; He tot only coorented to ?vfiss Wirth riding him but made ht'te complaint whvu she wai&X ?11 over him. SAYS SOUTH IS STRONGHOLD OF AMERICANISM Former Vice President Marshall Says the Native Americans of the South Are the Hope of Democracy Washington. Dec. 13.?That the south is the hope of the survival of '.he American republic was declar ed by former Vice President Thom as R. Marshall in an informal ad dress to. the Mississippi society to night. ', . ? Hardly had the applause that greeted his first reference to the <outh subsided before he renewed :he demonstration with another' ?inging sentence: 'The. destiny of this nation is in ? he hands of the pure American S3i of the south and not with the >abei- of tongues that is confounds ng the cities: of the east. You people of the south ? once tried to iisseventhe union. But I say now hat the hope of the' survival of :he republic is the south." - Mr. Marshall then explained that .he purest English speaking, and English -thinking-strain nvhich for ^entwies has stood for .?the-, great est measure of-freedom aod liberty was preserved in the south: as in no jther section Of the United States and that the day was not far away, when these descendants of the .raditional preservers and defend-: ?rs of Democratic ideals and be ievers of conservatism in govern-, ment and social order would stand . is a st ose wall to turn- back the tide of '"wild- eyed" radicalism now: hr^tening 'in the "hideous" form >f Bolshevism. Mr. Marshall was given another ovation when he "spoke his heart aod mind" about Mississippi's se nior senator, John Sharpe./Wii liams. "I know something of the nen now. occupying seats in the Jnked- States-senate*" he said, ?and I know: something about the jien who have in days gone by jerved in that eminent body and; vhat.I am going to say is not in disparagement of any senator liv jig or dead. It Is my -deliberate; .-ndgment and - carefully formed; opinion that for comprehensive coowledge of the polkical history jf the world, of t&e-'origwi of races md nationalities and the science of. joverament, John Sharp Williams ras.-riever had-a superior-in the. ?enate. ^ I will say also that for. sustained elocuence, sustained log c and sustained strength in debate, he is without an equal in any leg slatiye body in the-world. And a ?emarkaWe faet in this connection is that he is. always ready." Another pleasing reference' by Mr. Masrhall was to Senator Har rison's speeches in Indiana - dur ;ng the recent campaign. He said lhat the junior Mississippi senator; 'struck blows in the -state which: staggered the enemy and con tributed eifectively to the victory won by. Governor Ralston in his race against Beveridge for the sen ate. Siam Has Disearded Worship of , White Eclepbant. S. . .. _?y* \ Bangkok, Siam; Oct; 22;?White I elephants, are losing, prestige in : Siam.- the country which made them famous. ? Although several of these animals are .kept in-captivity In Bangkok, the capital, they are no longer revered by the, people jts in former days. ? The possession of one: or more white elephants was considered as one of the necessities of. kinship by-the eaiiy rulers of Siam and the other countries of the Malay pen insula. Disputes over ownership j were the cause of frequent wars, j In the sixteenth century, for ? in-i itance, Bavin Naung. king of Bur ma, demanded a white elephant l "rom the King of Siam. Upon be-| ng refused, he invaded the coun try and captured the royal family | md three white elephants. Ac cording to one of the Siamese De-, j gends^ Gautama Buddha was once j a white elephant, and his mother, n a dream, met him in heaver:: in that shape. . Xo elephants are entirely white. The so-called white elephants are only a little lighter in color than ordinary elephants- Sometimes one has a few white hairs on the head or tail. In olden days, the discovery of a white elephant was a source of great joy to the people. After the -inimal had been tethered with silk en cords, news would be sent to the king. Then a body of nobies would visit the place and escort tt t j elephant, in stately procession, to the capital where a palace would be erected for it. After a period of taming the elephant would be given covers of velvet and silk, embroidered with gold and precious stones. A gold plate, bearing his name and titles. ; would be fastened on his head. I Slaves. priests, musicians and ! dancing girls were set apart for his ! amusement. The finest vegetables j and fruits were given him as fpod. But nowadays white elephants have gone out of style. At the present time they are brought to Bangkok by train. without any guard of honor. They are housed in ordinary stables, with no priest? or dancing-girls in attendance. H;jy. leaves and young bamboos: are given them to eat. The white elephant now lives the same j work-a-day life as his darker- j skinned fellows, though in the le gends of the Siamese amd in their national flag he will be honored for centuries to eonve. Tf Harding is given as many turkeys Christmas ;?s Thanksgiving there will be a turkey shortage. EFFOHTTO DEFEAT JUSTICE Attorneys For Jeffords and Harrison Still Working to I Save Confessed Murderers U-rrr. j i Columbia, Dec- 13.?Formal no I tice of Intention to appeal from the ! refusal of Judge T. J. Mauldin to grant a writ of inquiry in the Ira- Harrison case was . served yes terday m#rnmg on Solicitor A. F. Spigner, .-Clerk, of Court Hinnant iand the supreme court by B. B. Evans, counsel for Harrison. - An other important step m the cases of Harrison and Jeffords' during the day was the filing of a peti tion by Frank M. Jeffords with Governor Harvey asking that his sentence be commuted. H Attorney Evans claims the .no tice of intention to appeal from the refusal of Judge Mauldin to, have Harrison examined * auto matically stays the death sentence. I but Solicitor Spigner does not ad mit this in his acceptance of service ?of*, the ??notice.- Mr." Evans- intends to complete the appeal, he says, and says he-will argue the case at the next session of the supreme court., j - f Considerable discussion was heard yesterday as to whether or not the notice of- intention to appeal from the refusal automatically stays the death sentence of Harrison. So licitor Spigner accepted the notice "without prejudice to the state's rights to insist that .service of said notice does hot act as a stay of execution of the sentence." Plea for Jeffords. L. G. Southard, attorney, for Frank M. Jeffords, presented the petition for clemency in behalf-of his. client. The petition was sign ed by Jeffords himself. Jeffords asks that the sentence be. commut ed to another form of punishment. He alleges , he was rushed to trial, that the officers were .afraid he would be lynched and that he was not accorded a fair trial. Jeffords says he feels-that if he were permitted to .live he would be an example to "all young men who are drifting into wrong paths and: ways.".. , Jeffords had also written the gov ernor a personal letter , pleading for clemency. Governor- Harvey, feefe-very keenly the situation and would like to help Jeffords, but it is known that it is improbable that he will -interfere.- -He would not: ceanment for ^publication, j ? - w-e?? River Problem Not Sectional Mississippi FlwdsCbricern the Whole Country - Washington, Dec. 13.?A bread-! er view of the problems of the Mississippi river and its tributaries was urged on the house flood con trol committee today by citizens of j the lom^er Mississippi valley, who I declared that they were constant ly being subjected to the hazards^ of flood water, notwithstanding that j their districts had not contributed; "a drop of water to the swollen streams." ? ? One after another the witnesses i j before the committee ?: insisted j ! that the^problem was one for the I nation'as a whole.. James B. Ed-| moxtiSs cf New Orleans said: years ago the slogan'was '"After the Panama canal, the Mississippi riv er,'' -but that the dream had nev er been realized. The witness told the committee of huge acreage of ! rich top soil being carried away by j the river, .while at the same .time' the, eountry was draining marsh j land and irrigating arid . iands toi provide for the f<tst growing pop-! ulation. .. At the same time, they said, an enormous wastage of water ' resources and transportation pos- i sibilities was jsoing on. Great sums j were being spent for temporary; work which should go into a per- j manent program, they said, and I threats of floods were stifling1 in-I vestment and reducing the pur chasing powers of many.commuiu- j ties. The New Orleans delegation took the view that New Orleans was the j "keeper of the. mouth of. the Mis isaissippi" and Mr. Edmonds said j the problem was how to keep an! immense " tool of commerce from ; becoming a destructive force." J. H. Walsh, general manager of . the board of port terminal com- j missioners of New Orleans, de- | s'ribed how millions had been j spent raising the wharves there to 1 meet the whims of the river in seek- } ing new levels, and City Engineer | John Klorer said New Orleans ! wanted a floor lowering- device, j preferably a spillway, or a system j of 'spillways, capable of permitting a quicker outlet of waters. Mr. | Klorer went into a detailed and | technical discussion of water stages to pro^e that the Mississippi river ! in recent years had not been able i to empty the excessive waters so ' quickly as in former years. He I eviticised the Mississippi river j commission for its failure to in- j dorse the spillway system, declar- j ing that the '"commission was all ] for the levee." All witnesses agreed that a com- ! prehensive and continuous program j should be adopted, embracing the I river and its tributaries both as to j flood control and navigation, and T. Semmes Walmsley, chairman of the veterans' land settlement and welfare committee of the American Legion, appearing in be- I half of National Commander Ows rey; said the organization would stand behind the plan to develop '< the river and the territoiy adja cent to it as a national asset. Jn one year a Holstein cow gave; milk which weighed 33.368 pounds before the water was added to it. j The honeymoon was over when the ex-kaiser's bride fired his ser vants. Every now and then ? congress-j man remembers his ditty to thej people but the others won't listen. The type of EBgUab.;hea?t7;wb> has bee?'iotmd-&'tl?-^ta^;?f - "ft society woman, by- a committee q? national;''.. "co-op5' First '^0^0:^^^"^^^ keting Association C?unc? ? ?' ? - ; ? ??" // ': ; Jjfj Washington." V?fecV 14.?The ; first' national, council . of Farmers*- Co operative Marketing ' Associations conveh.ed "here | today.* If. repre sents ass<^iatk>ns ?v6jh /every part of the country,' ? It' will -last-three; days. ?' "V- ! ? ,;r \ j President Harding in a* letter read at the opening ot the cooper atives meeting said he knew of no single movement promising more help toward :a betterment of agri cultural conditions than coopera tive marketing organizations. ; . South* Carola Delegates to Marketing Association Meeting Columbia, Dec. 14.?The South, Carolina .Cotton Co-operative Marketing Association, delegates to the co-operative conference in Washington left Columbia yesterday They are: H. G. . Kammer, presi dent;. H. G. Booker. L, D. Jennings and -A. R. Johnston, directors. Mr. Booker is a Columbian. Mr. Jen nings lives -in^ Sumter,- and Mr. Johnston is a resident of St. George, plan for weevil control Recommendations for boll weevil control adopted unani mosly at the conference of agri cultural scientists and scientific farmers, held in Columbia No vember 18 on call of Governor Wilson G. Harvey, are as fol lows: Destroy the weevil's winter (ruarters. by. plowing under cot ton and com stalks and by clean ing terraces, ditch banks and. other trash on the farm. Prepare land early and thor oughly. Plant best seed of ap proved varieties. Among the best varieties are Lightning Ex press, Cleveland Big Boll, Delta Type and (on wilt-infested land)' Dixie Triumph. LTse fertilizer sufficient, such as would make a bale of cotton per acre in an average season with out the presence of the weevil.' This will vary on individual farms. Make side applications of soda'early, before the first blooms appear. Plant as soon as ground is warm. All cotton in a given community should be planted at about the same time (from the first to the middle of April). 'Practice frequent shallow cultivation to keep up fruiting. Practice thick spacing. Practice early square picking if cheap labor is available. This must be done very thoroughly every five days if possible in or der to be effective. Definite recommendations on poisoning are deferred for fu ture consideration by this con ference until after the propos ed conference at Washington has been held to determine upon the general policy to be recom mended for 1923. Develop a fertile soil as the best asset to farming under boll weevil conditions. It is found most college classes are led by girls.- So are the stu-, dents. An Irish lecturer says Erin is j the sun of Europe? It is pretty J warm. m m m i Oliver iviape of Los Angeles fell I off an S4-foot-riiff and walked ?.\\av but it is a very bad habit. i A wife advertises for her hubby! gone JL* years. Perhaps she sent! him to ?natch some ribbon for her.; This may be an awful country j but in Warsaw taxi drivers are al- ? lowed to charge what they please. ; Christmas story: "Mama, what did that man bring all wrapped up?" If you don't like some neighbor: give his- little boy a drum. Candlesticks mak? good Christ-! mas gifts. The big/heavy kind are better for chasing burglars. cii is .most characteristic of England Irs. C~S. Eaton,, prominent' Lon?oa artists. , ? - , ?_; . : : ? . ? ? - . _ __ 111 CAMP AiblCE I; As a ,Patie?t.Sees'. It. t . Asi '-..we /aU. * know. ] ?amp Alice iowe?-its inception' ahd:. existence to the -generosity ;of. Mr. Henry J. Harby:" ^We know - that a great many of orir jSumter .-'and, ? Sumter cpunty. people 'are*' lab?ring under ,a wrong: impression^With' reference \to j the * prevention, -'tr eat ment and j cure *? of f tut>?r_c?l?sfe:;s:W,e^ know ? too," that- there' are' many- wealthy ; people ih ^mter>'\e<r?ht.' ; who r'Cduld help 'imer?fty' in; a financial way, and that there are others who might visit the camp,: and give.their mite in trying to cheer the patients and keep their spirits up. But there seems to be a lack of interest somehow, and conse quently such work is heaped upon .the shoulders of a comparatively few. I have been a patient here for. nine months and have some knowledge of what is going on, and feel that I can do some good to others, who now think of and look- upon Camp Alice as I once did. For this reason I attempt to say something for those who-care to be benefited. I feel safe in say ! ing that I believe if patients would come to Camp Alice in time, sev enty-five per cent would effect a cure. As far as I can learn, the j majority of the patients who have come .to Camp Alice heretofore, were hopeless cases to begin with, an^ .but. for the big hearts of the nurses, officers and hoard of direc tors, they would have not been admitted. .. > ? ' 1 X came to Camp Alice in March I of this year, and 1 am on a fair i road to recovery. I consider my j rapid improvement, is marvelous jand I do not think I could have j done better elsewhere. During 'the. time I have been here, the fcanrp has cared for fourteen white J patients, from this and other counties. Of this number, eight are apparently well, three are conval j escehts, and three are dead. Bear Jin mind that the three that died ?were hopeless cases when they J were admitted. It seems to me that this alone . should. be a great inspiration to i those who are affected, and should (help to eliminate from our minds I the old and unpopular theory that I "tuberculosis is incurable." It ] should also teach us that Camp (Alice is not like some of us i imagine, a place to die. but in truth, tith* a glorious place to get well, land one that Sumter county has [heed to be proud of. ? I am told by patients who have j been to other up-to-date sanator ? iums, and know, that our camp ?compares most favorably in every I particular with the most up-to j date sanatorium of the south, and 'yet, our rates are about one | fourth as much. It is as I heard .a gentleman express it. He said, f "Those camps arc for money, Camp j Aiice is for humanity." , -Mrs. Dickinson and Miss Ho | naker, our nurses, are loved by all. 'They are ladies in every sense I that the word implies. They are i more than that. They are tender j hearted and sympathetic, a thing .that is lacking in so'many. Their j services ?seem more of a pleasure ;than a duty, they do not move j mechanically, their very hearts, I souls and minds, seem to be ab ! sorbed in this work. When I think j of how these ladies come from an j other state into our state and I county, and how they are nursing [and curing our people, and how i they get so much pleasure out of 'caring for others, it makes me I right sick when I hear some little I two by four whining man or wo man say. "I am afraid to visit Camp Alice, I might get a germ " I am really ashamed of them. The camp is under the medical direction of Dr. C. H. Andrews, whose untiring efforts are much appreciated by the patients. 1 am sun; that all the patients have t njoyed the visits of the min isters v. ho have been to see them, and they have all enjoyed the singing as well as all the other courtesies shown them by friends. May God bless them. We are all proud of Camp Alice, and we must all get togeth er and make it a greater Camp Alice. .Statistics show that seventy five per cent Of the people have tuberculosis some time during life. Let's bo rendy for it when it c tes. a path: xt. Music note: After "hearing a song hit too often we wish it had missed. Airplanes make it possible to buy a dress in Paris and wear it in Lon don before the style changes. DURANGO : Where* Ooffee Crews Wild and Iron Conies by The Mountain. Durauo state, scene of Mexico's most recent revolution, and Tepe huantes, where the rebel Reader, Murgia, was executed, form the subject of the following'- bulletin from the Washington. D. C-. head quarters of the National Geographic Society: -??"Attention. was fociised upon Du range .in 1916 by the march into that- state of ' General's Pershing's expeditionary force. Then, and to this day, the finding of worn and weather-beaten carretas, or clumsy carts, with their solid wooden wheels, and built without nails or spikes, recalls the very early communication between Du rango City and New York. In those days it took a year to transport freight between those points "The state of Durango has an area about equal to that of Vir ginia, and a population estimated at about that of New Hampshire. In normal mining times more than 4.000 mining properties were oper** ated in Durango, ' a numbervex ceeded only in Chihuahua, to the north, and in Sohora, to the 'north east across a strip of Chihuhua and Sinaloa. Most of the Du rango mines we're closed in T9i 5. When 600 Whites Beat 25.000 In diana?. "The name of the little settle ment, "Tepehuantes, recalls one of the earliest events in Durango's recorded itistory. It. was the tribe which gave the name to the village which,- with the Tarahumares, arose against the-Spanish settlers four years before Plymouth Colony was founded. In that* year some 25,* 0.00-Indians of'these two tribes j marched on Durango City. They killed missionaries and ? burned j down churches as they moved. Not ! more than 600 white- people with ! stood this siege and even allow* jing for an exaggeration in their estimate .of 1-5,000 of their enemy killed, the white man's victory was a terrible lesson to their assail ants. "Remnants of these two tribes now sprink le the ? edges of the Sierra Madre range which cuts across the northwest eorner of Durango. . "A recent theory that . chaper-: ones make for greater liberty' among the young, on the same principle that policemen give cit- ? izens the fi*eedom of city streets by night; finds' interesting exempli fication among .tuese tribes. They are monagamous and jealous of the virtue of their girls. ? . ; "Two Days" Penalty for Chat. "It is expressly forbidden for a woman to talk to any man,- other than members "of her family, out side ?her own home. At'the tribal dances a maid who speaks to a swain incurs a penalty of two days in prison, as does her admirer; "Infidelity is. punished publicly, by placing the offending couple in stocks, and having an 'executioner' administer a certain number ?: of lashes daily for two or three weeks; Each-of the victims had 'to watch the other's punishment, and short-, ly before the time for its admm fistering couriers were sent through j the village'to summon the inhabi tants that they might profit by the j object lesson. "Mescal, pulque and aguardiente ?are Mexican drinks of wide reputa tion but these tribes had a bever age, tesvino, peculiar" to them. Tesvino is a beer, of milk and waT ter hue. tastes like kumyss, marie from m?ish cora and grass seed. Tesviuo a Staff of liife. j - "These Indians retain symbols j introduced by early, missionaries I but little of Christianity. When j they worship pagan gods before a ? Christian cross .they pour out li I bations of tesvino. They feed it to infants along with their moth j er's milk to ward off sickness. They I use it as a liniment, and take it i internally, for every ill. They em- j j ploy it at orgies with* no thought : of debauchery, for such orgies: j are part of their worship. ? j "Three phenomena, make the state of Durango' distinctive. One i is the wild coffee which grows on the -hill slopes, producing a small berry with a delicious flavor. From I these uncultivated bushes the na tives gather their entire coffee sup ply. ? . ? ; "Near Durango City is an iron mountain?a mass of metal nearly 90 per cent pure?nearly a mile. long, about as tall as the Times building in -New York, and more than a thousand feet wide. Min ing operations here were checked by the revolution. ? City Be^ct by Scorpions. "Durango City, with its rein forced concrete buildings, still is beset by scorpions. This type of lizard is indigenous to the state and. in Durango City alone its deadly sting causes from thirty to forty deaths each year. "One of the oddest customs of Durango is the funeral ceremony for children. Through the streets moves a procession that suggests a fete day. Both men and women compose the gay crowd, some on j horseback, some on foot. There is the music of violin and the beating of drum?. You ask the ; reason. 'They are burying an an gel, a native tells you. You note at the head of the marchers a wo man holding aloft a bundle swath ed in white. That, your informant explains, is the child. "When a babe dies in these parts the parents must not weep. To do so would delay the child's entry into Paradise until it had gathered all the tears." Kid McCoy, who has married eight times, is bankrupt. Two may live as cheaply as one but nine can't. .lust when things are looking brighter Eddie Rickenbacher, threatens to make airplanes for $150. Chamber ?f" ii Commerce Notes t; ;., ? , ,, ,r . ? Secretary' Reardon Writes' About Wateree River Bridge Celebration Mr. Harry G. Bates of Eastover has?vviiuen to'1 the Sumter Cham ber of Commerce that his hospi table' little city is-anxious to co operate with Sumter and Colum bia in the proposed celebration of the opening of the Wateree River bridge and that Eastover will be glad to be the place for the cele bration. - Eastover is well able to be the host of such an important occa sion and being located about mid way between Sumter and Columbia, would be an ideal place to hold such a celebration. Doubtless the ladies of that tows and 'vicinity will be glad to furnish a picnic 'dinner - for the hundreds who take - part in this proposed jubilation over the open ing up of such an important inter county highway and bridge. Sumter's business establishments should lose no time in getting into the closest - possible touch with j Eastover and all of Richland coun-| ty within.- -reasonable - distance of | the Wateree River bridge. . If the Sumter business and pro- j fessional men and women will visit those sections on a booster trip? either in conjunction with Colum bia inv a: joint -celebration or Sum ter going alone -f- if Columbia Chamber - of ^Commerce does not join with- the Sumter organizations and let the good people of those sections "see that Sumter thinks enough of them and their business to go after them and their busi ness,^ why Sumter will benefit thereby. These people also have much- to offer to Sumter for mar keting in 'Sba_>e of farm; products. It is-said-, that the opening of this bridge wii! offer a fine opportunity to Richland- county eastern farm sections to sell tobacco te Sumter and that much tobacco is going to be planted in those sections next year. Sumter is their closest- to bacco market by many miles over this - - bridge. There are other farm products besides tobacco to be -spM from those sections in Sumter, such as cotton, grain, poultry, beef, cream, milk, pork, peanuts,- etc. - Sumter s two creameries'and new ice cream factory will need all the cream and milk they can get next year. Sumter s canning factory iB going to need-truck to can. Sum ter's business establishments need and- will continue to need all the additional business they can get. ? Why not go after the business., become acquainted with ? thousands of customers who heretofore could not visit- Sumter by automobile and who could not haul their tobacco and other farm products, to Sum ter and carry back loaded ve1 hicles with Sumter bought , com modities, but who will be able to haul their farm products to Sum ter and 40 carry back. loaded vei hides after January 1st. 19-23. This business is well worth going* after. Sumter should advertise itself in Richland county by di rect contact and -through the paper also. '???' - - - Home Coming Week. The Sumter County Chamber of -Commerce will start the move ment for the 'Home Coming Week? during the Greater Gamecock County Fair of 1923 just as soon as the directors of the Sumter County Fair'' Association meet and set the dates for this big fair. It is very- probable that Sumter County's 1023 fair will be held two or three weeks earlier than here tofore.. ' "It is' proposed that every Sum ter county citizen who has rela tives: who were formerly from Sumter1'or ? Sumter 'county will start writing to these former Sumterites and urging that the old or young men and women who are now living in other places will get started getting ready to come home during the 1923 Sumter County Fain It will be suggested that it might be a good idea for these' former boys and girls of Sumter to start a savings account fof railroad fare back to Sumter if they are short of cash now. Bet ter still it would be'a fine idea for them to send their savings de posits to Sumter banks if they want their savings to be saved and safe: Then just before "'Home Coming Week'.* the banks can send them all railroad tickets to Sumter, and when the aforesaid relatives come back to Sumter for "Home Com ing Week" if they decide to sta? here they will have a stake to start business within their old home city, the little city of big doings, Sumter, and in Sumter, the Game cock county." Orange Crush Plant. -The Sumter Chamber of Com merce has' positive assurances that the Orange Crush Bottling Conir pany. of Baltimore, Md,, will soon establish a plant in Sumter. This concern has written that they are about to place an order for their electric motors for the Sumter plant and ask if Sumter's electric power plant' supplies an "A. C" current, which means alternating current. Secretary. Reardon is happily able to write that Sumter has one of the largest, most up-to-date, and best equipped electric power plants in this country, owned, ruled and enjoyed by Sumter citizens and suburbanites. In contrast to what the Cham ber of Commerce had to write for months prior to the erection of our new plant, when the old power house for a long time was an "A. C." proposition all around?that is it alternated in starting and stop ping whenever it'felt like it?until the new plant started up then the old plant stopped alternating alty gether. Sumter can now invite all the factories in the country to come to Sumter so far as electric power is concerned, and otherwise also. i .: ; f. HOME DEMONSTRA*j DEPARTMENT MISS CABQ TKULl Connty Agent. Schedule for Week Dec. ?ft*^ Monday?Dalzell. Bi Tuesday?Pineweod. Wednesday?Wedgefieldj Thursday?Oswego, Jorpa Friday?Baker. - Saturday?Office; Meeting x& Woman's The ^Sunrfer County / Wojaia?'s Couneil will hold the* Quarterly meeting on Saturday, 1 D^em^er lt'-tfa at the Chamber of Commerce. All: interested arc* invited to at tend this meeting. At this-time there will be plans for another year formulated and ijb is desired that as many women I ?s possfWy can do so will be present. Iceing / Plain I 1 c sugar, . 1 T. Karo syrup, 1^2 e. water, 1-2 t. vanilla, White 1 egg, Pinch salt. Cook sugar, syrup and water an ! til syrupy. Pour 1-3 over stiffly beaten whites, beating constantly. Continue cooking syrup and beat ing mixture. When - yyru p - gets thick add another l-t to 'mrsture and continue as before. Add the last 1-3 when it spins' a good thread. Beat hard, add. vanilla and spread on cake. (Should the iceing be not quite done, place the down in a pan of boiling water and fold over until it cooks}. ? Decorative Cake Iceing 1 1-4 c. sugar, 1-2 c. water, 2 egg whites. 1-4 t. tartaric acid and baking I powder (2 parts powder to 1 part acid). - Dissolve water and 1 c- sugar and boil. Beat whites stiff and add 1-4 c dry sugar and . beat, while syrup .cooks. Add ryrup.m thircls as for plain iceing:. When all have been combined placevdown in a pan of boiling water-andlfold over while cooking. Remove and add 4 powder and acid. SHADOWS) 1 Attorney For Keller Charges at Impeachment Hearing ' WashingtOny Dec. 14.?-Charging that, congressmen .who, opposed Attorney General Daugherty ^had been shadowed, by justice "depart ment detectives, Jackson Z. Ralston, attorney for Representative Keffer in the impeachment- "bearing against Daugherty, asked the com mittee to obtain the names and re ports of department operatives. The defense denied the charge Thomas Stephenson counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen has -tes tified that he laid the facts about ^the failure of "the railroads to" re spect safety equipment" Lakes'4 be fore Attorney General Daugherty. -' m ???-'-~ ...V.V. ?'? ?? .,v ? Miss Marrie Murphy certainly earned this dip in the waters of Miami. From her home hi 'Pitts burg, Pa., she hiked all the way to the somhein .resort accompaniM by her sister, Pauline. The-, hike took them two months.