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Former President Taft New
Washington, June 30.-Former
President William Howard Taft was
nominated late today by President
Harding to be chief justice of the
United States and his nomination was
confirmed by the senate in executive
The nomination was not confirmed
without opposition, however, and a
roll call was demanded. The opposi
tion was understood to have been
voicel by Senator Boah, Idaho, John
son, California and LaFollette, Wis
consin, all Republicans, who were
said to have criticised Mr. Taft's rec
' ord and his nomination.
On the roll call, however, only four
votes were cast against confirmation.
These were by Senators Borah, John
son and LaFollette, and Senator Wat
son, Democrat, Georgia.
The final vote was 60 to 4. An
agreement was reached not to make
a public roll call.
The senate's doors were closed for
discussion of the nomination after
suggestions that Mr. Taft be confirm
ed in open executive session, because
he is a former president had been re
jected by opponents. Senators Borah
and Johnson led the fight on the floor
in opposition to Mr. Taft, while he
was defended by about a dozen sen
ators, including Knox, Penn-sylvania;
Kellogg, Minnesota and Willis of
Ohio, Republicans and Underwood,
Alabama, Democratis minority lead
er; Smith of California, Overman of
North Carolina, and Broussard of
Legal Training Criticised.
Senators Borah and Johnson were
understood to have centered their
fight on Mr. Taftfs legal training, ex
" perience and qualifications. Accord
ing to reports filtering out from the
senate chamber Senator Johnson was
said to have declared that Mr. Taft's
appointement was "purely political."
A similar charge, it was reported
was made by Senator Bor?h.
Senator Johnson, it was stated, as
serted that Mr. Taft had not regard
ed himself as a lawyer but as a poli
tician and had "abandoned" his pro
fession after leaving the White
House. The California senator, it was
reported, said he had tried to disre
gard personal objections to the nom
inee and was voicing his opposition
solely because Mr. Taft had- lacked,
for nearly a generation or more, any
legal experience which would fit him
for the higehst judicial post of the
Reference was made, it was said,
by Senator Borah to the "drafting"
from the supreme bench by the Re
publican party of Secretary Hughes
to become the presidential candidate
of the Republican party. In this con
nection it was stated that Mr. Borah
made the statement that, "having
taken an able lawyer from the su
preme bench four years ago, and
made a politician of him, it was now
proposed to take a politician-a man
who has devoted practically his ma
ture life to politics-and put him on
the supreme bench in the interest of
Defense by Democrats.
The defense of Mr. Taft, it was
said, was led by Democrats. Senator)
Underwood said that Mr. Taft had
made himself "beloved by the South" I
adding that this sentiment was due j
largely to Mr. Taft's appointment
when president of a Southerner, the
late Chief Justice White, to the high
est judicial position of the counry. J
Similar statements, it was reported,
were made by Senator Broussard of
I Louisiana, the native state of the late
Mr. Taft's legal learning was
.praised, it was said, by Senators Knox
and Willis, the latter referring to his
experience on the bench in Ohio.
Senator Kellogg, it was said, re
ferred to the positions of honor held
by Mr. Taft in bar and similar as-,
Southern senators it was reported,
with the exception bf Mr. Watson of
Georgia, were solidly behind the ap
pointment. Senator Smith , South
Carolina, it was stated, discussed the
race question, commending Mr. Taft,
it was said, for refusing to appoint
any but white men to office in South
Montreal, June 3.-"It has been
the ambition of my life to be chief
justice," William H. Taft declared
tonight. "But now that it* is gratified,
I tremble to think whether I can
worthily fill the position and be use
ful to the country."
"I have received telegrams an
nouncing that the president has nom
inated me to be chief justice of the
United States and that the senate
has at once, confirmed the nomina
tion," said Mr. Taft in a signed
.statement commenting oh his ap
pointment as chief justice.
"I am profoundly grateful to the
president for the confidence he has
thus shown bat I can discharge the
duties of lie important office. I sin
cerely hope I may be able to show
that this confidence has not been mis
placed. I highly appreciate the imme
diate confirmation by the senate.
"It has been the ambition of my
life to be chief justice but now'that
it is gratified I tremble to think
whether I can worthily fill the posi
tion and1 be useful to the country.
"The argument in the Grand Trunk
arbitration in which I am one of the.
arbitrators will be concluded Wed
nesday, July 6, and I expect to be
in Washington on July 7 to take the
oath of office, to confer with the at-'
orney general and pay my respects
and thanks to the president.
"The supreme court adjourned on
July 5 until October 3, so that I shall
have no court duties until October.
After my visit to Washington when I
plan to look about for temporary
quarters for next year, I expect to
visit New Haven to make arrange
ments for closing up my connection
with Yale university. Then I shall re
turn to Canada at Murray Bay, Que
bec, to study-the record of the Grand
Trunk arbitration proceedings with a
view to joining in an award in Au
"I will have in the near future
to resign my professorship of fed
eral constitutional law at Yale; the
presidency bf the League to Enforce
Peace, and my position as occasional
editor on the staff of the Public
Ledger, of Philadelphia.
(Signed) "W. H. Taft."
Mr. Taft did not receive the offi
cial notification of his appointment
until he had returned to his hotel at
the conclusion of the first day of the
argument on the Grand Trunk ar
bitration. Immediately on receipt of
this notification, Mr. Taft was con
gratulated by his fellow commission
ers on the board and the chairman,
Sir Walter Cassels, gave a small din
ner to celebrate the occasion.
' Scores of congratulatory messages
from Washington and many other
points in the United States arrived
within a few hours after the news
of the appointment has been made
public. After dinner Mr. Taft began
reading the messages and was kept
busy until a late hour answering
some of the first he had received.
Methodist Women Meet in Mc
McCormick, July 3.-The Woman's
Missionary Society of Cokesbury dis
trict, Upper South Carolina confer
ence, held its annual meeting at Mc
Cormick Wednesday and . Thursday.
Mrs. J. W. White of Newberry pre
sided over the conference with dig
jnity and efficiency, bringing a mes
sage of encouragement and urging
the district to accomplish more. The
Wednesday evening devotional was
conducted by the pastor, the Rev. T.
W. Munnerlyn, and was followed by
a pageant, "The Call to Christian
America," beautifully presented by
the junior missionary society of Mc
Cormick Methodist church. The ad
dress of welcome was made by Mrs.
T. M. Ross and responded to by Mrs.
J. M. Mason. Echoes from the coun
cil were brought by Mrs. D. N.
Bourne, who added greatly to the
meeting by her presence and forceful
Among the other visitors who ad
dressed the conference at different
times were: Dr. J. W. Kilgore, Mrs.
R. L. Keaton, Mrs. J. M. Mason and
Mrs. Alonzo Kella. The conference
was fortunate to have present also
two missionaries to Brazil, Mrs. J.
M. Lander, who has spent 31 years
there, told in an interesting way of
her work. Miss Louise Best, who sails
I soon, thrilled her audience as she
told of her call to service to the fair
land of Brazil, and appealed not only
to the young people to heed a like
call, but to the parents not to with
hold their children from service
though the call was to foreign lands.
This appeal was followed by a beau
tiful consecration service led by Mrs.
The conference was well attended
and full of interest thoughout. Re
ports from the district show a decid
ed note of progress and increased in
terest. The next meeting will be with
Tranquil church, Greenwood circuit.
Farmers Can Borrow
The Federal Loan Act has been
declared constitutional. The Federal
Land" Bank at Columbia will begin
business soon. We have been author
ized by the secretary of the local as
sociation to take applications from
farmers for loans on real estate. All
farmers who wish to borrow money
can procure application blanks at our
office. Avail yourself at once of this
N. G. EVANS.
C. T. BURNETT.
Crop of Cotton Will be
Washington, July li-In forecast
ing this year's cotton crop at 8,433,;
OOO bales the department of agricul
ture today placed this year's acre
age at 26,519,000, a reduction of
28.4 per cent., or 10,524,000 acres
from that in cultivation a year ago,
and the smallest since 1900.
Production of cotton on this esti
mate will be less than in any year
for more than a quarter of a cen
tury, the previous smaller crop hav
ing been that of 1895 when the out
put was 7,161,000 bales. This year's
crop promises to be nearly 5,000,
000 bales less than last year's and
almost 8,000,000 -bales smaller than
the record crop grown in 1914.
The condition of the crop was
poorer June 25 than on that date in
any year during the last 20. That is
attributed to an adversely late, wet
spring, the presence of the boll wee
vil and the use of one-third less fer
tilizer generally than the average for
the last four years. The condition of
69.2 per cent of a normal was an im
provement of 3.2 per cent, over May
25, but it was almost ten points be
low the ten year average for that
There was a considerable aband
onment of planted acreage, especial
ly east of the Mississippi river, which
the crop reporting board considered
in the compilation of its acreage fig
ures. The exact extent of this aband
onment was not (announced.
The poor condition of the crop is
indicated in the forecast of produc
tion inasmuch as smaller acreages in
the years from 1896 to 1900, inclu
sive, produced larger crops than that
forecast for this year. The acreage
yield is foremost at 152.2 pounds per.
The preliminary estimate of acre
age and the condition on June 25 by
Virginia, Acreage 2,000, condition
North Carolina, 1,186,000 and 67.
South Carolina, 2,190,000 and 65.
Georgia, 3,600,000 and 64.
Florida, 82,000 and 70.
Alabama, 2,0294000 and 59.
Mississippi, 2,325,000 and 67.';
Louisiana, 1,011,000 and 64.
1 Texas, 9,199,000 and 72. ,
Arkansas, 2,138,000 and 78.
Tennessee, 609,000 and 74. >
Missouri, 93,000 and 80.
Oklahoma, 1,853,000 arid 75. ,
California, 131,000 and 77.
Arizona, 89,000 and 88. -
New Mexico, 15,000 and 87. 7 -
Lower California's area, about 59- '
000 acres, is included in the Cali
fornia figures but excluded from the '
United States total.
Why He Had Tractor Troubles.
He hammered near the magneto.
He never cleaned of the valve
He left his tractor out in the
He lost his instruction book the
He allowed dirt to get into the
He continued running when there
was a knock in the bearings.
He tried everything his friends sug
gested and experimented a good deal.
He did a hard job of field work
when there were several loose bolts
on the machine.
He filed the contact points in the
breaker box so much that they wore
He tried to start, his load before
the engine was warmed up and run
He always attempted to make one
more round when the oil became low
in the crank case.
He always let the clutch in quick
ly. He attempted short turns when
the plows Were pulling deep in hard
He rang in a little sooner
Than- the fellows in his shop;
And he stayed a little longer
When the whistle ordered "Stop."
He worked a little harder
And he talked a little less,
He seemed but little hurried
And he showed but little stress,
For every little movement
His efficiency expressed
Thus his envelope grew just
A little thicker than the rest.
He saved a little money
In a hundred little ways;
He banked a little extra
When he got a little raise.
A little "working model"
Took his little "leisure" time,
He wrought each little part of it
With patience most sublime.
Now it's very little wonder
That he murmurs with a smile,
As he clips his little coupons:
"Aren't the little things worth
SOUTH CAROLINA'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND AGRICULTURAL
W. M. RIGGS, President 1 '
1571 ACRES OF LAND. VALUE PLANT OVER $2,300,000.00. ENROLLMENT 1919-'20, 1014.
OPERATED UNDER STRICT MILITARY DISCIPLINE. -
.Agricultural (Seven Majors).
June 13-July 23
Removals of Entrance Conditions.
Agricultural Club Boys.
VALUE OF A TECHNICAL
A technical 'education is the best
insurance against hard times. In
earning capacity, it may equal an
estate of $50,000. For the untrain
ed are the positions of poverty and
. Times are hard in South Carolina,
but the cost of an education at
Clemson College is comparatively
low,-sufficiently low to be within
the reach of any ambitious young
man in South Carolina.
Scholarships, free tuition and the
payment by the United States Gov
ernment to R. O. T. C. students,
still further reduce the cost.
Do not allow the financial difficul
ties to keep you from entering col
lege this fall to prepare yourself for
the opportunities that lie ahead.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND EXAMINA
The college maintains one hun
dred and seventy four-year scholar
ships in the Agricultural and Tex-'
tile Courses. Each scholarship
means $400 to help pay expense3"
and $160 for tuition apportioned
equally over the four years.
Also fifty-two scholarships in the"
One-Year Agricultural Course, these
scholarships are worth $100 and tui
tion of $40. The scholarships must-'
be won by competitive examinations
which are held by each County Su
perintendent of Education on July
8th. It is worth your while to try
for one of these scholarships.
Credit for examinations passed at
the county seat will be given to
those who are not applying for
scholarship but for entrance.
R. O. T. C.-Clemson is a member of the senior division of the Reserve Officers Training Corps. All R. O. T.
C. students receive financial assistance from the F?d?ral Government, this reaching about $200 per year during
the junior and senior classes.
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APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED IN TEE ORDER RECEIVED
All creditors of the estate of N.
L. Brunson, late of said county and
state, deceased, will render.an ac
count of their demands, duly attest
ed and all debtors will pay amount
due by them, to the undersigned Ex
ecutor of estate at his home at Cle
ora, S. C.
D. D. BRUNSON,
Cleora, S. C.
June 21, 1921.
tual insurance Asso
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We insure your property against
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Our Association is now licensed
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tanburg, Aiken, Greenville, Pickens,
Barnwell, Bamberg, Sumter, Lee,
Clarendon, Elershaw, Chesterfield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and Treasurer, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C. i
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C. .
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAZE,
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June 1, 1921.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. 0. Herin has made ap
plication unto this court for Final
Discharge of Executor in re the Es
tate of M. E leanor Herin, late of said
county and state, deceased, on the
4th day of June, 1921.
There Are Therefore, to cite and
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court House,
South Carolina, on the 7th day of
July, 1921 at ll o'clock a. m., why
said order of .discharge should not
be granted. At same time and place
said executor will make a' full and
final settlement. '
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. S.)
J. P. C., E. C. S. C.
June 4th, 1921.
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