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SOXLIMANNING, S. 0G, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1922 -_
" lARDING TO ASK CONGRESS
TO ACT INR. R. STRIKE
Similar Steps to End Coal Walkout
Likely If Dispute Ia Not Settled
ION LEADERS
BEGIN TO GATHER
President Asks House to Continue in
Session With Senate After It
Reconvenes
Washington, Aug. 8.-(By the As
sociated Press.)--President Harding
has asked Congressional leaders, in
view of the menacing industrjal situa
tid'n arising from coal and rail strikes
to hold the House, no win recess, con
Ktinuously in sesison along with the
Senate, after the House reconvenes
next Tuesday.
The prospect was that, failing
early settlement of the labor contro
-versies, the administration might
call for legislative action to enable
'the government to cope with condi
tions which thus far have failed to
react favorably to efforts on the
part o fthe executive,
Meanwhile, ' the leaders of all
union organizations in the trans
portation field began to gather in
Washington for a conference to de
termine the, response which shall
be made to President Harding's
latest offer of a settlement basis for
the seven railroad unions now on
strike, and to determine as well, ac
cording to statements of those who
will participate, what joint or co
operative , action the labor forces
shall take * in case the President's
offer is rejected.
Men Against Proposal
B. M. Jewell, chairman of the
group of officers of the striking
unions, declared that he had re
ceived hundreds of telegrams today
!from locals of the shop crafts
"telling us to reject the President's
offer; and not a single one asking
its acceptance."
Separate conferences between the
Southern Railway oficials and
representatives of the striking shop
men on its lines broke up finally
today, when the men declared that
only a- national settlement of the
strike could be accepted by them,
even though the railroad conceded
seniority rights to returning strik
ers, Fairfax Harrison, president of
the railroad, late issued a general
notice to all of its employes that
the company considered it had
"more than fulfilled its obligation
to its striking employes," and that
its duty was now to provide unim
paired transportation service. "This
we will perform," Mr. Harrison de
clared.
Suggestions were advanced that
Congress might be asked to au
thorize resumption of federal con
trol over the railroad systems
should President Harding find it im
possible to terminate the strike sat
isfactorily, with the further possi
bility that direct legislation amend
ing the Transportation Act might
be sought to make the railroad labor
board decisions In wage matters
Riiding upon mnanagements and em
ployes.
There was also a proopsal in
some quarters that the jurisdiction
might be given the beard by law
over differences which might arise
- during a strike, as did the present
seniority issue.
Congress May Have to Act
Some cabinet members considered
it -lik'ely that the whole situation
mig ht be put up to Congress in a
c~ial presidential message should
prevailing dificulties continue or
multiply, but at the White House
an administration spokesman said
the President would not anticipate
his course.
Mr. Jewell and W. H. Johnston,
president of the machinists' associa
tion, in public statements todaiy in
dicated that all the railroad uiion
heads called to meet Friday would
pass upon the answer the striking
unions will make to the President's
final proposal.- Giving out figures
on the condition of the railroad
equipment, Mr. Johnston asserted it
"would take the railroads a year to
get their equipment back into shape
If the strike should stop right now."
They further charged that strike
breakers were being'"hired in Eu
rope, particularly England," by
some of the roads, naming the Ches
apeake and Ohio as one such road.
"We found at Huntington, W. Va.,
men who had been brought over for
the purpose," Mr. Johnston assert
ed. "and we have caedn..its Ia
A Big
bor organizations, asking them to
spread the knowledge of these
American advertisements, and in
tend also to cite the cases to the
immigration authorities as viola
tion of the contract labor laws."
E. F. Grable, head of the main
tenance of-vay employes' organi
zations; E. H. Fitzgerald, of the
railroad and steamship clerks, and
D. H. Helt, of the signal men, were
the first chief officials of other road
unions to arrive in Washington.
During the day they conferred with
Mr. Jewell and his associates -of the
shop crafts division.
Brotherhood to Meet
It was understood that Mr. Fitz
gerald, in a letter, had complained
to President Harding that defestive
railroad equipment and railroad
guards, hired because of the shop
men's strike, had created difficul
ties for the employes under the ju
risdiction of his union which might
require it to take action.
Arrangements were made for thq
heads of the seven striking unions
-machinists, boilermakers, black
smiths, carmen, sheet metal work
ers, electricians and stationary fire
men and oilers-to meet with Mr.
Jewell tomorrow. Though the
President's final proposal-for strike
settlement was addressed directly
to them, it was uhderstood they
would withhold their final response
to it until Friday, when offfcialg
of the four brotherhoods of train
service employes, the switchmen
and telegraphers will, hold joint
conferences with the shop crafts.
Warren S. Stone, chief of the en
gineers has called the brotherhood
spokesmen In. Mr. Jedell was as
sured and the entire gathering will
consider the policy to be adopted.
BISHOP KILGO BETTER
Charlotte, N. 6., Aug. 8.-Bishop
John C. Kilgo's condition tonight
was bett'er tan at any time during
the last forty-eight ours. His heart
action and ,respii tion espeelally
showing improvement.
Is Brooklyn Brid~
~that largest suspcnsion span
Brooklyn Bridge Mt New York, ha
mering of traff ic and authorities I
Itrians, Arrow points to slipping c
Load For The O
INTEREST CENTERS
IN OHIO PRIMARY
WifState Follow Trial Blazed by
Progressives?
WET AND DRY ISSUE UP
Administration Forces Pin Faith in
Thompson, Former U. S.
Treasurer
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 7.-Whether
Ohio's Republican voters in tomor
row's State-wide primary will fol
low the trail blaezd by Indiana,
Pennsylvania and Iowa and nomi
nate a progressive candidate over
the organization's choice ,ror Gov
ernor; whether they will repudiate
the States' stand on prohibition and
nominate a light wine and beer
candidate and whether laboi's
choice of candidates will prove to
be popular ones, were the dominant
subjects on the eve of the.balloting.
With Congressman Charles L.
Knight, of Akron, as their standard
bearer; the progressive hope to
swing Ohio into the list of pro
gressive States.
Administration forces have pinned
their faith in the ability of Carmi
A. Thompson, of Oveland, a for
mer United States treasurer; to lead
them to victory. With Thompson
also, the drys, under the leadership
o fthe Anti-Saloon League, hope to
hold Ohio in the ranks of absolute
prohibition.
,Wets for Durand
The extreme wet, are expected to
throw their support' to C. Homer
Durand, Coshocton attorney, and a
leader in former wet and dry fights,
who is an out-and-out light wine
and beer advocate. The conserva
tive wvets, are expected to throw
their support to Secretary of State
Harvey C. Smith, of Zanesville, who
has been classed as a wet by the
Anti-Saloon League. Smith has con
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an the famous old structure, -the
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tended prohibition is not an issue
and has advocated law enforcement
On the eve of the balloting, there
was filed with the Secretary of
State, a petition calling for the
submission of a light wine and beer
amendment 'to the State Constitu
tion to be voted upon at the No
vember election. A statement given
out by Major F. W. Marcolin, sec
retary of the Ohio Division Asso
ciation Against the Prohibition
Amendment, said the petition con.
tains 238,002 names. The statemeni
said a particular feature of the pe.
tition was the large number of vo.
men signers.
One feature of the campaign, en
dorsement of Thompson, Hamiltor
county (Cincinnati organization, has
served as an anomoly. Hamilton
county has been the bulwark of th(
wet forces in previous campaigns and
its endorsement of Thompson hat
served to bring out caustic remarks
from other avowedly dry candidates
(luring the campaign. .
The Senatorial contest in whici
Senator Atlee Pomerene and Con.
gressman S. D. Fess, former chair.
man of the Republican Nationa
Congressional committee, generally
are admitted by political leaders
to be the candidates, has been com.
plicated by the endorsement o1
their opponents, particularly by the
"big Four."
While most of the incumbeht Con.
gressmen have opposition, most po
litical leaders expect them to b
nominated. Only two districts, thi
Seventh and Fourteenth, wher<
Knight and Fess now are serving
are to nominate new men. All thi
candidates for renomination hav4
upheld the record of the administra.
tion and few of their opponent
have criticized it soverely.
All Democratic Congressional can
didates are newv mon, or 01(1 one:
seeking a comosack. The presen
Ohio dlelegation is solid Republicans
All Democrat candidates have gon<
dowvn in the Harding lanralide tw<
years ago.
The State ballots are the longes'
in the State's history sixty-nini
candidlates on both tickets making
up) the entries. Besides these, h<
Congressional andl county candli
dates add to tho list. On acrount oi
the large ballot, it is expected thai
returns will be slow in coming in
The polls close at 6:30 Contra
standard time.
AID AMERICAN MINERS
Frankfort-on-Main, Aug. 8.--Tei
thousand pounds sterling to ait
American miners in the present coa
strike, to be subscribed by the va
rious national minors' unions, wat
recommendled today in a resolutioi
adoptedl by the congress of the in
ternational minors' organization
meeting hero. The resolution ox
pressed sympathy for the aims 'o
the American strfkers.
The congress decided against re
striction of thb coal shipments t<
America, which was proyosed to ak
the American minors iit their fight
PROGRAM OF W. M. SOCIETY
The Woman's Missionary Society
will meet at the Methodist Church,
Monday, August 14th, 5 p. m.
Program
Topic-The Coal Mines.
Hymn.
Bible Lesson-Favor and Disfavor,
Mark VI, 1-6.
Leader-Mrs. R. R. Jenkinson.
Business.
Missionary News-Bulletin.
Hymn.
Four four-minute women tell who,
Why and What in the Coal Fields of
Oklahoma and West Virginia:
Mrs. A. T. Helms, Mrs. Dolph Brad
ham, Mrs. W. P. Legg, Mrs. G. L.
Dickson.
Period of Intercession.
Leader-Mrs. W. R. Gray.
Hymn.
CUBA REQUESTS ARREST
Key West, Fla., Aug. 8.-Two
men who gave their names as Fred
Smith and James R. Burns, were
arrested at Cape Rebecca light near
here late today by Deputy United
States Marshal Lopez, acting at
the request of the Cuban authori
ties through the American lega
tion in Havana. The Havana po
lice requested the detention of the
men in connection with their in
vestigation o fthe murder near that
city recently of the captain and
engineer o the Cuban motor boat
Mugardos.
According to information from
Rebecca light the men were picked
up at sea from a drifting boat on
August 3, by a Spanish fishing
smack commanded by Capt. Miguel
Estebez. Estebez landed them at
the light and they remained there
until ther arrest.
The Cuban authorities since the
murder aboard, and thetf of the
Mugardos have been searching for
two men known in Havana as
Duke Stevenson and John Rosen
baum. Capt. Estebez, whose return
to Havana several days ago with
his report o the rescue of Smith
and Burns resulted in the formal
request for their detention, said
the boat occupied by the men was
painted in various colors in a hap
hazard fashion, and that it bore
no name. Certain characteristics
in his description, however, have led
the Havana police to believe the
launch was the Mugardos. Smith and
Burns were brought here to.night by
Lopez aboard the coast guard cutter
Cossack and lodged in the Monroe
county jail.
BENEFIT OF CIVILIANS
Washington, Aug. 8.-The bill
amending the civil service retirement
act so as to provide annuities for
civilian employes of the government
who have become separated from the
service through no fault of their own,
before reaching the regular retire
ment age, was reported favorably to
the Senate today by Senator Sterling,
of South Dakota, chairman of the
civil service committee.
As reported by the Senate com
mittee the bill i samended so as
to apply benelts to employes who
have reached the age of fifty-five,
instead o faixty, which was the
minimum fixed in the bill as it re
cently passed the House.
Perhaps the largest class of em
ployes affected by the bill are those
discharged from navy yards, as a
result o fthe reduction of the naval
program.
Senator Sterling hopes to get ac
tion on the bill by the Senate at
an early date.
SOFT COAL STRIKE PLAN
Cleveland, Aug. 8.--(By the Asso
ciatedl Press.)-Exceptations of a
settlement of the soft 'coal strike
on a national scale vanished tonight
among the union officials and op
erators here for a point confer
ence on p~eace plans with the re
ceipt of reports of the failure of
Indiana and Illinois operators' as
sociations to agree to point the con
ference. The hope, however, was
held out that settlement effecting
scatteredl mines in Illinois, Indliana,
Ohio, andl Pensylvania andl possi
bly West Virginia may result from
Ithe conference, which reconvenes here
I tomorrow afternoon.
President John L. Lewis, of the
miners, announced that the joint
conferences wouldl reassemble to
open negotiations. The question,
however, o whether the miners
would be willing to make a wage
agreement whith the operators now
hero was undlecidled, and indications
were that a decision would be de
ferred until after the meeting to
lI morrow with the operators, most of
whom own mines in Ohio.
TWO MEN ARE KILLED
AND IWO WOUNDED
Shooting Affair in Shadow of Glassy
Mountain
EXACT CAUSE UNKNOWN
One o Survivors in Critical Condition
-Little Boy Hit in
Shoulder
Greenville, Aug. 8.-Two men are
(lead, another probably fatally injured
and -a young son of one of the de
ceased suffering from a flesh wound
as the result of a shooting affray in
the shadow' of Glassy Mountain in the
center of the "dark corner" section
of the county this afternoon.
The dead are Tom D. Scruggs,
forty, and Will A. Howard, thirty
five, both residents of Fingerville,
while Alexander Suddeth, of the
same be-lity, is in the generil hos
pital al, Spartanburg suffering from
four bullet wounds. Dallas Scruggs,
ten-year-old sin of Tom Scruggs,
sustained a bullet wound in the
right shoulder. He is also at the
hospital but his condition is ser
ious. He is said to have been stand
ing behind his father and one of the
bullets which penetrated Tom Scruggs
wounded Dallas Scruggs.
The cause of the trouble has not
been ascertained. Sheriff Rector was
not notified until after 6 o'clock to
night, although the shooting occurred
about 1:30 o'clock. He and several
deputies rushed to the slene and
Sheriff Rector is obtaining a dying
statement from Suddeth.
Earlie Harrison, said to have been
the only surviving eye-witness in
addition to Suddeth and Dallas Scrugs
is being sought by officers.
The only story of the affair as
learned tonight is that the two
Scruggs, and Suddeth were riding
towards Glassy mountain in a Ford
car and came upon Howard and
Harrison sitting by the roadside.
The car stopped, it is said, and
Harrison began looking in a crocus
sack. Then, it is aid, Howard
opeed fire wit a 30-30 rifle and
Suddeth with a 25-caliber automa
tic. Harrison is said to have fled
to the woods immediately after the
first shot. The sack is said to have
contained four hot water bottles
filled with corn liquor, but tonight
no trace of the alleged liquor, sack
or Suddeths' revolver could be found.
Spartanburg, Aug. 8.-Shortly
before midnight Sheriff Rector, of
Greenville, and Coroner Vaughn came
to Spartanburg and obtained from
Alexander Sudduth a statement re
garded as his death bed account of
the affair in which the sheriff quotes
Sudduth as saying:
"Sudduth 'and Scruggs were sit
ting by the side of the road, Scruggs
had a sack containing several hot
water bottles and several glass bottles
full of liquor, all in the sack. Will
1Toward and Early Harrison came up.
Early H-arrison dlemandedl thenm to
halt, and Will Howard fired a rifle,
shooting Sudd~uth in the boweis, and
shot him several times. Sudduth,
while falling returned the tire and
killed Will Howvard. Other shots were
fired after Will Howard was shot
dIown and he thought that Early Hiar
rison fired.'.'
Trhis statement wvas 'given Slher
iff Rector while Sudlduth was under
going a blood transfusion. It is un
dlerstoodl the boy has madle a state
ment in which he involved Early Hiar
rison. Sheriff Rector saidl here to
night deputy officers had been sent to
arrest Harrtson.
CIVIC LEAGUE NEWS
At the recent meeting of the Civic
League a consideration of immediate
aid t~o a number of families in the
suburban sections that are eage rIy
ap~pealing for food and clothing. One
of these families, a father, mother and
six children especially are making an
app~eal. Th'le father is ill with con
sumption and the family is without
necessary food andl clothing. This
invalid father should have at sepiarate
room furnished. Probably in the at
tic, or stored in an outhouse a bedl
steadl andl mattress could be found and
placed in the home of this family, or
a fund may be raised to huy theo room
furnishings.
The members of the Civie IA'ague,
any fanmdy who, can contribuite a mite,
food, or even discarded clothing is
ulrgedl to help these needy families.
Mrs. S. 0. O'Blryan and Mrs. Archie
Barron will give any information or
receive any contribution for this
charity fundl.
A valuable contribution might be
obtainedl from an entertainment from
the talent of the young folk of the
town.

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