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T1IK M MTI Il WATCHMAN, fcetebltal
CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2, 181
ABOUT WAR FUND
Itemized Account Showing Dis?
bursements and Allotments of
1160,000,000 Now Desired
ON PARTY LINES
Attempt to Defame Mr. Wilson
in Closing Days of His Ad?
Washington, Feb. 1ft.?After heated
debate the heue? late today adopted
a resolution calling ifpon Preetdent
Wilson for an itemised statement
showing disbursements and allot?
ments of tbe $ 160.0U0.0U? W?r fund
voted by congress.
The resolution, which was adopt?
ed. JI 1 to ?!?. was attacked by l>cm
i ? i ?ts, who chanced that it van put
forward at this time to defame and
malign l?r??Mhient Wilson in the clos?
ing dn^s of his administration. Hof?
en-nee to expenditures by the Amer?
ican pea. # commission at Pai is fan?
ned the names on ihe Democratic side
and turned the debate into strictly
Chairman (iood. of tbe appropria
tlons committee, who reported the res?
olution, introduced by Representative
Could. IteiuiMican. of New York, de
c hi red that If any injustice had been
#MM the president the Democrats
were responsible, by attempting to
create the impression that "there was
something crooked In the money
S|?endlng." when the resolution itself
did not intimate that there ha.l been
anything improper. Mr. Good declined
to offer an amendment calling upon
the various government departments
(pr an accounting, which was the
method adopted. Democrats stated, in
asking for an accounting of Spanish
war funds in President MeKlnley's
After the chairman had made a pre?
liminary statement as to what had
been shown by partial reports of ex
Vendit tires. Representative llyrna.
Democrat, of Tennessee, declared that,
while he had no objection to adoption
of the resolution. hf thought tho In?
formation should be sought front de?
partments tO Whlah the mwnev had
been allotted. The president, he said,
had nothing to do with the actual
spending, that more than fOur-flfthl
of the funds had been accounted for.
und that It was merely an attempt to
make It appear ho was unwilling to
present the record.
"Th" American people will never
forget the great achievements of
Wood row Wl son." said Mr. llyrns.
"and his name will fill the brightBSJ
pages of history after his detractors
are dead and forgotten."
Reaewuentatrve Rogers Repub?ean?
nf Massachusetts, attackcil reported
expenditures of the penes commission
uf Ihe Hotel Crillon. In Paris, calling
attention speciflcalh 0 an Indlotmont
of $l?.'?.i?00 for dan Iff to the hotel
Ofoperty. He said he did not know
If ? h imbdleis were in the damaged
list or at what hour of the morning
th? \ might ihave been broken.
p.epres? -mat Ives I'.yrnes. of South
Carolina, and Dowall, of Tennessee.
Democrat*, bitterly assailed the reso?
lution. Mr. Byrnes Insisting that con?
gress after the Spanish war "did not
attempt to InOttH MeKlnh v." Mr.
Ilyrnes saiil to- did not believe then
was a man small enough to question
tie heOKWtJ of ihr president, "or no
peanut polltlelan small enough to
?piesMon the amount paid for his
Washington, Fob. 16.?The White I
ijom*' annoumed today that Prcsi
dwui Wilson befoi e his rotlrona at on ,
M ?n h 4th would make a final item
ii o. 11 Mmwiiu,' the disbursements
gad allotments made b\ him out of ,
gga % J II I.?. a at fund voted htm
i.\ - ongress.
Sale of Bonds to the Extent of
$200,000 Through Lawrence
rharVston. Feb. 16- It was nn
.'i riai th.it ihe bonds of
Mm Sunt., river hettge district
Charleston. Borheloy and Wilhams
nursj counties had bees sold Ihrough
i..iu ps> i \i Plncaney for |lei and
gsorued Intoreot. The issue totals
' 406 ami will he used In tie con?
struction or the hrldejr aeyoeg Ihe Han
|OI river, about slvty wllei from
This la considered an eaeellenl price
fi, 11,. i?..nds \ M.i t he i ommtsntonei s
?. psport <i to be well plena* >\ with
the peeerd Home tlmi age bhti lor
these bonds wer.- opened, bul they
p/ore n l< i led b< i suse the commission'
ers felt thai n higher price was to he
lud Their lodgment in the matter
a been \ imln a ted,
DI AN*A~V HEIGHT
RATES ADV AM'KT
on. leb. 1 Passen gef
ht rai In I ndra ns were or
[yr by n?? Interstate ? i m
Isslon t" !>? i i ised 10 the
Ate lilies, effective
lied April, ih;>(>. "Ito Just a
By Vote of 30 to 14
Wightman Bill to
j Columbia, Feb. 16.?The Niltl to- j
day Indefinitely postponed by a vote j
<of 30 to 14 Senator Wlghtm.in's bill |
to abolish the stute tax commission, j
The vote, which saved the tax com- j
mission, followed a lengthy debate.
The icastl late today adopted the |
resolution adopted by the house fix?
ing noon Thursday as the time for
electing an associate justice of tho
Isuprunic court. This followed an ut
Ittipl to postpone the election until
in Ki week.
Automobile Turns Over While
Being Driven at High Speed,
Pursued by Officers
Liiuolnton. N. (*,, Feb. 1 n a
desperate effort to outrun and escape
?Sheriff J. U Abernethy and deputies
of Lincoln county in hot pursuit T. A.
Yarborough of Columbia, S. C, was
I almost insta nt ly killed when an au?
tomobile in which he and a compan?
ion named Alley, also of Columbia,
were speeding turned a somersault
near here this morning.
Alley is in Jail here charged with
transporting liquor while Sheriff
Abernethy has in his possession 50
gallons of liquor found in the auto
1 mobile and what remains of the ma
Yarborough and Alley hud passed
thiough Lincolnton. A farmer coming
Into town behind them reported to
the sheriff that they had liquor in the
machine, as ho had seen and studied
it oozing from the car ahead of him.
Sheriff Abernethy and deputies start?
ed in pursuit in the direction of
Charlotte. The ottleers by a circuit?
ous route got .ahead of the Columbia
men and parked their car across the
11-ad. When the travelers approach?
ed they turned into a held, speeded
up and passed around Uta officers.
Iku k in the road, they struck a speed
of 60 miles an hour, according to the
sheriff Who followed, l>ut they hud
proceeded but u short distunce when,
in view of th I pursuing officers, the
car ahead turned a complete somer?
sault. Tho othe rs approached and
found Yarborough dying. Alley was
extricated and taken to jail. The
't>ody of Yarborough will be taken to
Columbia. Alley claims, according to
IhCf officers, that he was picked up
earlier in the day by Yarborough and
that he did not know the liquor was
in the car
Pledges Himself to Make Nc
More Foreign Loans Without
Washington, Pet), If, Secretary
Houston agreed With the senate in
dietary committee today not to make
any additional burns to foreign gov?
ernments, no matter how pressing the
demand until he had consulted the
COmmlttes and given it full time for
American Grave RegLstratioi
Service in France Solving
PgrlS, Feb. 16.?The American
grsvei registration service has <\
Ipressed opposition t<> the setsctlon at
present of the body ot an unidentified
soldu r from the American dead in
Kranes for removal and burial wltn
honors In the United states. There
is a constant reduction in tlie num
bsr of unidentified Amerlcani and it
ii hoped that eventual Identification ot
almost al! w II be obtained through
tooth charta that art in-ing sent t->
Washington ami compared with the
records A hundred have itlrcad)
been Identified through this method
Ten Northern Counties of Idaht
Bolae, Feb. If.* A bill was Intro
<lne, ii in the Idaho Senat* t??da\
\?hich, in effect, asks permission for
?he u n nort ii Idaho counties to form
a new state.
Polumbla'e financial standing wai
reflected when representative* fron
ix.nd buying linns madS attractive
??ft*era foi elty bonds t*ounell reeei*
,,i bhta from If prospective buyeri1
and eight lirms had agents at tin
meeting. The Ooaranty Trust com?
pany of \ m York offered to take the
$;ioo.0iin issue tot- $:)|1,1SI and gC?
?rued Interest, Tins was the highest
hid and council let the linn have tin
'eon! I act.
fid Fear Not?Let all the ends Thou A
SUMTER, S. C, SATURDAY
Legislature Begins Bal?
loting For Successor
of Justice Gage i
Columbia. Feb. 17.?Ten nomina?
tions are before the general assembly
tor the associate Justiceship, which is
being filled now, In a series of ballots
thai Will likely run far into next
Senator J, II. Marion, of Chester,
WaS nominated by Representative
(Jlenn, Of Chester; Circuit Judge S.
W. (J. Bhipp was nominated by E. T.
Hughes, of Marion; Jesse P. Carter,
of Dumberg, was nominated by Sen?
ator Black .of Bamberg; Gen. M. B.
Bonhant, of Anderson was nomlnaled
by Senator Watktnson of Anderson;
Circuit Judge W. H. T<?wnsend of
Columbia was nominated by Repre?
sentative Claude N. Sapp of Columbia.
Prof, JO. Marion H?cker of University
law school, Columbia was nominat?
ed by Representative. Curtis of Man?
ning. Circuit Judge Thomas B. Seane
of Bpartantmrsj wnh nominated by
Representative Lancaster of Spartan
burg; Circuit Judge Kid ward Mclver,
of Choi aw, was nominated by Senator
Iianey, of Chesterfield;; Circuit Judge
Brneet Moore of Ijam?aster was nom
inated by Representative Robinson, of
Lancaster; Circuit Judge Hayne F.
Rice, of Alken, wias nominated by
Senator Williams of'Aiken.
The drat ballot resulted as follows:
Marion 18, Shipp IS, Carter 32, Bon
ham 27, Townuend g, Ruck er 22,
Sease 17, Mclver 11, Moore 7. Itice 8.
Total vote cast 161. Necessary to
The second ballot resulted as fol?
lows: Marion 19, Shipp 14, Carter
II, Bonham II, Townsend 4, Ruck?
er II, Sease 18, Mclver 12, Moore 7,
Rice 7. Total vote 164. Necessary
to elect 83.
The third Irallot resulted as follows;
Marion 18. Bhipp 11, Carter 34, Bon?
ham 32, Townsend D, H?cker 2d,
Sease 16, Mclver 11, Moore 7, Rice
<J. Total vote 163. Necessary to a
Columb.a, Feb. 17.?The house to
lay sent-to third reading, without op*
?osition. the public utilities bill giv
irr to the public service commission
authority to approve service as well
as rates of all gas, electric, power and
water companies of the state. The bill
differs from the present law only in
that it gives the commission power
to regulate service, as well as rates,
the limit of its present authority.
Washington. Feb. 17.?The reor?
ganisation of the democratic party
ua< hlnery preparatory to the con
rresstonal campaign of 1922 and the
? residential campaign of 11)24 was
Oplc set for diOCUSSion at the rnect
ng hers today of Chairman George
White, of the national committee, and
urmbers of the executive commit*
ee, recently appointed.
A. C. L. WORKMEN
BACK TO JOBS
Florence, Feb. 16.?Orders were re?
ceived from the general offices of the
ttlantlc Coast Line at Wilmington
''OStcrdsy reinstating 30 of the men
vho were laid off January II The
irder Is taken to indicate that condi
lons arc Improving In ths business
if the railroad company and the no?
ire was one of the most eticour
tglng signs of returning "normalcy"
iecn In some time. Around ths Coast
Line shops hero the hope is freely
igpreoed that the reinstatement of
heae 10 men Is only the beginning of
tn early resumption of ths usual
Ol'Ce, It Is said that there is plenty
it work to be done ami that with
he force cut to the bone, as it was on
lanuary unite a good deal more
has accumulated, it is not known to
lay whether other shops on the line
ir? effected by the order. Florence
ias the central shops of the Atlantic
Coast Line, and the fact that the men
were put back at work at this Impor
ant point is taken 10 indicate that
it her shops will fare just as well,
rhe news that 30 men had gone buck
m the sop payroll, effective with to?
day, was received by the business
men of Florence With keen .satisfac?
Columbia, Feb. 17. A bill which
would remove the stamp of shams
from the ex-convict and which would
give the man who h;is been convict?
ed of a crime a chance to get his
name back on u level of honor, is that
? >n the calendar of tne house of rep?
resentatives, by Representative Bry?
ant, of Greenville. It would allow the
testimony of a man who has been
convicted of crime to be accepted by
a Jury, on condition that the jury |S
made clearly cognisant of the fact
that the man was convicted of crime
.it a previous date, The bin was re?
torted back to the house by the ju?
diciary commutes without recom?
mendation, it went on the calendar
dms't at be thy Country's, Tliy UmVa a
r, FEBRUARY 19, 1921
WON THE WAR
J Admiral Von Tupitz
Says Importance of
Saint Blasln, Baden, Feb. 17.?Bat?
tleships won the world wmr and will
win future wars In the opinion of Ad?
miral Von Tirpiz. He re-affirmed his
faith in above water craft during an
interview and declared that the sub
marine, owing to peculiarities of the
war were given greater importance
than warranted by fai*h. .
Mr. Fordney Seeks Harding's
Approval of Comprehensive
Trieft, Feb. 17.?Immigration from
Central Kurope to the United States is
being suspended and the eastern fron?
tiers of Italy have been closed pend?
ing the cleaning up of sanitary con?
i Forwards Letter to British Par?
Dublin, Feb. 16.?Bamonn De
Vnlera has forwarded a letter to all
members of the, British parliament,
in behalf of the '"elected representa?
tives of Ireland," in which bo Charge!
the British troops with wagin'. \?ai
on the Irish people. "contrary Jo
the rules of civilized warfare."
The communication, it is explained,
ras sent "lest under plea of ignor?
ance you should disclaim responsi?
bility for what is being done here in
The troops, he declared were guilty
of "torturing prisoners, assassinating
men and boys in the streets and
prisons, murdorintf women, children
and clergymen and outraging Irish
women and girls, flogging and the
maltreatment of groups of civilians
taken from villages and the coun
irysi4e; issuing and enforcing 'crawl?
ing' and such like humiliating and
logradirvg orders; taking men from
th-eir work and forcing them to do
military duty or work at military
lakor as slave-gongs; burning and
looting factories, creameries, Shops
ind dwelling houses; the destruction
<>f farms and farm produce and the
killing and maiming of live stock.
"Although you have put your
troops on active service in Ireland,"
*aya Mr. De Valeria "although you
l have sought to justify many vile
lecds com mitt e?l as 'acts of war'
md althodgh you arc armed with
he deadliest modern machinery of
war and protected by every means
known to technical skill, you now
leek to purchase immunity from de?
fensive ration by our purty by hik?
ing possession of all firearms, an
?ffense for which an Irishman may
he arrested und shot and for which,
me has been shot, and by carrying
Irish citizens in your military ex?
peditions against our people.
"The orders to your troops are to
ihoot these hostages should the unit
with which they aro traveling be
attacked. Ail ready under the ape
dous pretenae that they were trying
to escape, Irish prisoners have been
brutally murdered by your troops.
Now Irish Citizen? are to be mur?
dered similar > on the ground pro
tended or true that the party with
which they are moving Is attacked.
'These things are done because it
iM your will that tiny should be
done; if you willed otherwise they
would cease. It is you. not your
troops, who are primarily respon?
Emigration to United States
Suspended and Eastern Fron?
Washington. Feb. 17.?Chairman
, Fordney of the house ways and means
committee left today for St. Augus?
tine to seek Harding's approval to put
thl'OUgha tt he ??Mia session of the
new congress this spring, secured
I emergency tariff to prov ide protection
, for all producta of American Indus
Time Needed by Employees to
1 Chicago, Feb. 17 A recess of one
month in the hearing before the rail?
road labor board on the application of
thi railroads for abrogation of the
national wage Agreement? was ask?<l
[today by the employe! who said they
seeded until Man h I Ith to prepare
i rebutta1 ?? s'Imons,
THE TRUE SO
Harding in Conference'
To-Day With Harvy
St. Augustine, Feb. 17.?Probleme
of various kind! that remain to In
solved before the inauguration were
talked over today by Harding and
Harry Daugherty, of Ohio, who man?
aged his campaign for the presidency
last spring and who is expected to be
attorney general In the near cabinet,
j The final make up of the cabinet It?
self occupied the lirst place In their
consultations The only cabinet posts
j not yet virtually assigned .are those of
the navy and commerce and labor.
BY GEORGIA MOB
! Blow Torch Used to Melt Lock.
Seven Thousand Men in Mob
Athens, Ga., Feb. 10.?Seven thou?
sand men composing a mob from
? Marke, Oconee and adjoining counties
tonight stormed the ClarKe county
jail and secured John Lee Kberhardt,
a negro, held for the murder of Mrs.
Walter K. Lee, aged 24 years, of Oco
hee county. The negro was taken
lroiu the jail to the scene of the
crime, seven miles east of here and
burned, according to reports received
here at midnight.
Eberhardt paid the penalty for one
of th<- most startling and foul mur?
ders in the history of this section,
when at 8 o'clock this morning he is
alleged to have killed Mrs. Lee, the
wife of Walter R. Lee, who is em?
ployed at the Mallison Braided Cord
company In Clarke county, near the
Oconee county line. A double barrel?
ed shotgun was used, both loads en?
tering the load and the back of the
The method employed by the mob
in. securing tne negro from jail,
which is said to be the most modern
In the sttae. established a precedent
unheard of in this sectiod and prob?
ably the fust In the history of the
country- A huge modern blow torch,
was employed by the mob to allow
its members to gain entrance after
Sheriff Jackson resisted the mob to
It is said that members of the mob
climbed up the elevator shaft of the
Clarke county courthouse to the top
floor where the jail is located. There
j thev put the torch in play on a lock,
which secured one of the rear en?
trances to the prison. While other
members of the mob kept the county
officials busy In front, the torch
melted the big brass padlock and an
entrance was effected.
The same men entered the prison,
went to the negro's cell and over?
powered him. They lowered him down
the elevator shaft and made their
escape into the seething mass o(*
angry men awaiting outside,
With a mighty shout the mob yell
ed, "Lynch him here! Lynch him
'"?re"' put the ringleaders placed
the negro in an automobile and start?
ed off In the direction of the Oconee
county line. Ilundrcda of automo?
biles fell in line in the rear Ol the
car containing the negro. Men by
the score ran along at the sid?? of the
machines. One hour later the mob
arrived at the scene of the crime.
They formed a circle around the
ringleaders' automobile. They wait?
ed a few minutes tinttl preliminary
arrangements could bo made and
then the negro was taken from the
machine and led to a spot In a Held
directly across the road from where
Mrs. Lee was she! down.
A stake was Immediately driven
into the ground. Small twi^s and
pine wood were thrown around it
and Kberhardt was placed in the cen?
ter. He was ti?d to the stake and the
torch applied. Twenty minutes later
the tire died out. The negro's charred
body fell into its ashes.
j By Incendiary Fire at Ennis,
Ennis, Texas, Feb. 17.?Six thou?
sand bales of cotton wert" burned her ?
today. The loss is pettmated at four
hundred thousand dollars. The po?
lice believe the lire was of Incendiary
origin. Three warehouses were de?
Athens, Feb. 17.?State and county
authorities today liegen an Investiga?
tion of the lynching last night of
John Kberhardt. a negro suspected
of the murder of Mrs Walter L? e. a
white woman. The negro was taken
from the Clarke county j-*d here and
burned at the stake near the scene of
the ciime in Oconee county, seven
miles a was.
Washington, Feb. It. The war?
time expenditures end ths profound
modification of t he country's eco?
nomic system make it Inoperative,
Governor Harding of the federal re*
serve l>oard informed congress today,
in the animal report of the federal
reserve board, that the utmost tare
must he taken t<? conserve credit and
to preserve the basis of |H*osperity ami
to hvoid the extreme conditions pre?
vailing in other countries,
L Til RON, Fstablished June 1, 18?<L
VOL. LH. NO. 1
Result of Election Disregarded
and Lines Changed in Viola?
tion of Constitution
PASSED BY HOUSE
Thirty Square Miles To Be Re
Annexed to Clarendon County
by the Change of Lines With?
out Vote of People
('olumbia, Feb. 17.?By a strong
vote the h_use of representatives on
Wed need ay night reversed the result
of an election whereby the Pinewood
section of Clarendon county last fall
voted to join Sumter county. The
house adopted a bill which provides
a new boundary line, through the
middle of the area in question, allow?
ing tho majority who voted for the
annexation to stay in their new coun?
ty of Sumter, but also allowing tho
minority, who wer?? said to have
voted against annexation, to slay in
'larendon, their native county.
The ana in question is comprised
of !?3 square miles. The vote gag an?
nexation to Sumter county, it was
stated in the house, was 107 for and
12 against annexation. A delegation
?f twenty-eight men came to Colum?
bia recently and a.sked the judiciary
committee of the house to report an
amended bill that would change the
boundary line from that voted last
fall. The committee reported this
and th< bouse voted it to third read?
ing Wednesday night.
A debate between Representative
Moise, of Sumter. and Representa?
tive Curtis, of Manning, featured the
night session of the house. Repre?
sentative Reiser also took the Sumter
side. Mr. Curtis appealed to the leg?
islature to allow the minority, who
lost in last fall's election, to remain
in Caenon countyrd shrdluhoualls mm
in Clurendon county, the county of
their birth. He angued that the con?
stitution was not mandatory In re?
quiring the legislature to ratify the
result of an annexation election. He
argued that the legislature had the
right to order a line between the
counties, other than that voted by
the people of the territory In ques?
It was stated during the debate
that the annexation was brought
about by a desire on tho part of the
people of the Pinewood section to get
'the hem fit of Sumter's proposed two
land a half million dollar bond issue
Mr Curtis presented a petition,
signed by t trenty-eight persons of the
'minority portion" of the territory
proposed for annexation, asking that
they be allowed to remain in Clar?
endon county. Of these. he said,
when questioned by the Sumter rep?
resentatives, ten were negroes. T)u?
territory which, by the vote of tlm
house, will be allowed, out of the pro
l posed annexation, to remain in Clar?
endon county, is composed of thirty
DEATH OF LANGDON
With American Government
Pressing for Reply Japanese
Position is Not Yet Clear
TOy ISO, Feb. IS,?The American
government recently urged the Jap?
anese government to expedite its re?
ply to the American note concerning
the killing by a Japanese sentry of
Lieut. VTarren II. Lengden of the
cruiser Alban) in Vladivostok re?
cently, pointing out that it is await?
ing a full explanation of the inci
The YOmlUli Shibun commented
today that the army authorities and
the foreign office entertain dissent?
ing views on the subject. Discussing
the government*S position the news?
paper says that it would be difllcult
for the court martial to punish the
sentry because his action calls for
Moreover, it says, his punishment
would result in an outburst of na?
tional feeling. On the other hand, if
the sentry is not condemned it win
place the government in the position
of ignoring the demand <>f the I'nited
Ptates, the Yomiuri adds. The reply
win be sceompanied by an apology
for the incident. the newspaper
thinks, bill Japan may refuse to pun
iah the sentry.
Twenty States to Challenge Au?
thority of Interstate Com?
Washington, Feb. 17?Twenty
states will join Wisconsin in ?hal?
lenging before the supreme court on
February 2*th right of the interstate
commerce commission to regulato
railroad rates Under the transporta?
tion act. it was announced here to
dav. after a two days* conference of
the atlorney generals of twelve