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'onmgressmjan bllarges the MIl Own
ers Iith Being Worst Kind of Pro
W-ashingiton, Feb. 27.-After chargesB
by Representative Tilson. lItepublicitl,
Connecticut. that cotton mill owners
are' profiteer"s of the worst sort, the
house iiterstate Comilerce Committee
today ordered a favorable report onl
his resolution direetitng the federal
trade commission to investigate the
ileco:4sity of the higher prices in the
llepreseitative Tilson told the coin
mitter prices had advaned 600 per
cent since 1914, although costs of raw
cotton) aid mill labor had not advane
ed more, than 10 per cent each during
ihoth New l'ngland and Southern
mills had reaped big 'lprofits, .\r. Til
son declared, hut the latter had Iladc
file greater net returns. 1 He cited
prospiecti uses of financial institutions
promiotilg sale of cotton mili stocks,
southern press comtim1en1t oni "the falun
lims worthii of cotton nill stock'' and
a suuiiary of iatie'I prices for the
last iseveral year, as proof for tle
necd of an investigation.
Althouih the cost of IIe Cotton
:1an1 hd in(cased severfal hundred
er- eeil. .\r. Tilsonl declar'd that raw
cotllln nd imill labor have not shown
anywlt noar such anl advaice. One
s;inni inill on1 mon0th mae a proit of
$5.500i on a capitalization of $2010,o0),
he said he was aut horitatively advised,
and a ichmond i(Va.) trust company
had issud a irospectus for sale of
stock in a North Ctarolina mill, stat
ing that the average anntial net earn
ings of the plant were $2S7,000 and
!;)romliusedI inl market conditions to be
more than $1.000,000 fr 1921.
"That North Carolina mill," de
elared Tilsoni, "wvas organized in 1901
with a capital of $25,00n and today
its Capital is $l,500,000."
ldiler the resolution the investiga
lion n\oild lie tmade of prices charged
from I 'I to 1919. with special at
Itlitioli to the advances during the last
six months. It also wolld requlire tle
comis:sionl to ascerltainl the. differclvve
hI l ( 1we 111 iicrease ill the pric e of
yan11 and that. of the co.i of raw ma
teriat and labor entering into the main
ufactiur of thw yatn.
ir. Tilsoti said he doubted that coil
4re: could enact legislatiol to meet
ith situxation. btt. that publintiton of
vhe iesilts if te coniuission's inves
ligatlion mnight have a wholesomne vf
DANIEL C. ROPER
TO QUIT OFEICE
('oi n missioneri of I nternaiIl Revenue to
End Long Public Career iI Fow t
Weeks. Was Born in 3arilboro
('ounty, South Carollimn.
lWashington, Feb. 27.-Daniel C. t
Roper, commissioner of internal reve- (
nue, has informed olficials of his in- f
tention to resign shortly. Although 3
his formal resignation had not been -(
received tonight at the White -ouse, V
the matter of his successor is under- I
stood to be under consideration. t
'lloyond tile fact that he plans to
return to private life, no information
as to the future plans of ir. Roper
was available here tonight as the com
missioner was absent from the city. I
The resignation, however, It was as- I
certained. will not. become effective N
for several weeks, Mr. Roper having t
coisente(i to remaini at fihe head of c
the revenue bureau until after all in
com tax returns for the past year haivc
bleen filed and the coection of such i
taxes, the IIr1st installment of which is c
due Marelh I.-, is well under way. a
In returning to private life, Mir. t
toper will wind ILI). a long public
career as the administrator of the V
greatest tax collection ag('ncy ever i
organizer, which last year gathered v
approxiimaely $.000.000,000 in gov- V
lermilelnt retlVn'IIlus. lit becatm, coml1- 1
t.isli r illtetnal reveie in Sep- c
eiberi. 917, just as the war' emerg-V
lney Calsed abniiormal iner'ases in all I
fedrlal taxes and iiecessitateI the ex- r
Van1sion of Ih buraui from a small 1
liea'e timue' affair concern ed chiefly i
With imposts on alcohol and tobacco, V
into a tremlendols IIImehine, reachling t
into the pockets of millions of citi
zens for increased incole taxes and,
into the records of corporatiols and
partnerships to take thelir excess pro
fits for the prosecution of the war.
In administering this task, Mr'.
Hoper followed ain original policy as
exemiplified by his statement that a I
man ought to be prold to pay laxes. I
Ie sought and obtalied co-operation -
of ilsiiess interests and expressed
the hope that lie had been able to
make tax paying more popular than C
it was. lvasions of the tax laws
were imllished ilexorably.
'Iir. iloperi's burieatu wa's giveni the
task of ('1nfor'ingl nati on-wid' prohi
hitiotn by the \olstead enforcement
act and he utilized the p('soniiel and I
machintery form'tnerly devoted to collee- I
tion of Excise taxes to establish a pro- I
hibition iiforcement s(ctioi., with
b'anllches inl very state. 'I lere again
le song lit public aid in his work, ask..
ening of Genuji
ng that law abiding citizens general
y assist in making the dry law effec
Mr. loper was born in Marlboro
ointy, South Carolina, in 1867, and
hroughout his lon-g service in 'Wash
ngton maintained his legal residence
At McCall, S. C. 'le took his A. 13.
legree at Trinity College, of North
*arolina, in the class of 1888 and the
ollow'ing year married liss Lou
ieKenzie, of Scotland county, North
'arolina. His first lpublic service was
s a member of the South kCarolina
egislature, 1892-91. Then he came
o the national capital as clerk to the
enate commerce commission.
In 1900 .\r. Roper began ten years
vork for the census bureau which
vas to be fruitful of results of great
imiportanee to the South. As an ex
lert special agent, he was engaged in
athering information about the cot
on business and developed a plan of
ollecting statistics by a count at fre
luent intervals during harvesting sea
on of bales turned otit at the gin
ieries. later he originated a series
if reports onl cotton supply and made
systematie study of textile indus
ries iI this country and Europe.
At the eonclusion of his census
vork, .\lr. Roper became clerk to the
oUse Ways an(d mIletins COmmI ittee
Ihich ite resigined three years later
lbein appoited first assistant post
mi'er gitelal. ie co 1tinued in that
alpacity tint1 il 1.116, whenl he took the
hairnuinship of the organlization hun
tau of -l'resideit Wilson's caimpaign
or re-election. That work finished,
e was made vice chai riman of the
lit ed States tarifT eomli ission. of
hieth he Was a imtember until lie vent
r) the bureaui of initerial revetnute.
,NES N EWIS. *
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-Jones, FIeb. 27.--l thank .\lr. W%'il
hims for his invitation to attend
'athers anti Sois )ay at vare Shoals
Id regretted Itty inability to attend.
Tile frienids of .\ts. G. 1. GrahatiI
ill he pleased to learn that she is
onvalescilig from influeiza.
.\r. .1olhn 1. Davis is haviig his
In1)flueiza is still prevaillng, but the
pideiic is gradually subsiding.
W'te were very sorry to heat of the
eeentt death of .\lr. Willie .\oore of
Thom and sympathize with tile be
Ilorn on l ebruary 25th, to .\r-. anid
irs. Newtoin Rogers. a son.
Ir. Allie Sharji of Princeton is saw
Ing lumber for the Ware Shoals Co.
We were very sorry to hear of th
death of Mrs. John M. Thomas,' o
Greenwood. She was born and rehre<
in this section and was .hold In th
highest esteem by all of her acquaint
ances. We sympathize with the sore
ly bereaved family.
Mr. Bud Willard, of -Lexington, re
cently visited his parents, 'Mr. an
Mrs. Young Willard.
We are indebted to Messrs, Eugen,
Ellitt, ilerbert Ilecks and Nowtol
Rogers for recent favors.
Mr. .1. C. Gambrell has moved inte
his elegant new residence.
'Messrs. Albert Rogers and C. C
Pressley have moved to Ware Shoal
Mr. Sid Madden, a member of th,
late Capt. Mat Jones' company of th,
'Civil War, passed away recently a
the Old Soldiers' Home.
Mr. Ernest Mattison, of Atlanta, re
cently visited his parents, Judge an
Mrs. B. F. Mattison, of Ware ShoalE
We recently met with the followin
friends: S. E. Rasor, of Mountville
.\r. anid Mrs. Thos. Odell, of Owings
ville; Eugene Martin, of Donalds
lHarney ilackwell, of I-kom, and Jo
Hladdon, of Due West.
The continued rains have greatl:
retarded farming operations.
MA en tho it AL
Formerly Tar Balsam
A dtliciou ('herry flavored syrup uh
inunediatieI breaks up the pilegm, cleai
lthe iead, ciet a::d nistrils and s Iis th
sore tiruiat. Take a teaspoonful. If
doesn't reieve youi say so and your druggi!
will refiau your mnu 'y. I':;ed for over 1
Se it your drumist's.
nt. You will 1,
, , father, the boys
and girt s. lt's
- the sweet for all
ages-at work or
nervous or tired.
see how It
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