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" C?SMCKS IS
: Pt?T IN JAIL
^.Gen. Sen??pli* Former ?nti
"WlEl 13.?Gen. Greg:
man of the Cos
fo^iv^?. up in Ludlow
street jail tonight after a day of
frantic efforts by several lawyers to
get a bondsman who would give
425,000 ;-bsSl to^feriff Nagle. Sem
enoff, wai>viiTe\tea last week on a
civil warraiy^and freed on bail but
his originar^o^dsmen refused to
continue as security.
" The generar>8&ve- himself un to
Sheriff Na^le-. im.the latter's office
at'2:30 o^clock'"in the afternoon
and from *a?h ^jfntil 4 o'clock sat
watching* with ^gager eyes every
person who enijered the door. But
"as each newvper^on turned out to
be any bw^sa^-rfujospective bonds
man the Cossack's countenance fell.
"Even '"tfiec Tnm'tary moustaches
which adornL&is: face seemed to
droop as the time drew near for
him to entert .sheriff's automobile
^for his trip. tQJ^he jail.
Mme. Semehoff, his young wife.,
was cou>ra-geo*afc'3d uring the after
noon. She hedged the sheriff to
take her jewelsTitor the bond. But
ho couldn't, ^e ?cplained, although
sh-a could offer them* to a bonding
-sompany as collateral.
This motgr?g the general went to
.Jt^^ IavWye^K^ag^ and found there
-^ar-t?pr^s^^?!M?. the surety com
pany whi??5&?fc?2rhished his bail.
He Vas JohL^ttnt because of the
-notoriety SfifnfejW l*ad brought and
"Ueeause c&mlSW officials thought
it Tihpatribnc "tcr act as bc.tdsman
for a man charged with atrocities
? against ? A?nr^mmo. "soidiers,. they
were_ going to surrender him at
? Just befoa^ovon Col. George
Kroupsky,?who was SemenofTs
chief aid in,,Russia, and is now
helping him here, was stopped by a
policeman on Broadway and search
ed. Kroupsik>^Jrja-d a revolver and
narrowly, escaped,going to jail, un
til he finally showed a permit.
Just after .o'clock General
Semenoff and two. or three friends,
lawyers and in,t^prefers started for
Sheriff Nagle's office. M. M, Bech
er, counsel, for the surety company,
was there and a^te-r Mme. Semenoff
- had counted he??hain of pearls and
_ her diamonds, ^which had been
held as collateral, he turned the
general over to l'the sheriff
Meanwhile. ihef. proceedings
Drought against^ Semenoff by <:he
trustee for^the v> Yoroviet,a Home
and Foreign, company, a New York
.^concern, wefe*called before Peter
*B. diney, "'referee in bankruptcy,
and David"WTGlaze, a Semenoft! at
" torney, was' cbmpeiled to ask an
adjournment':?ecause Semenoff was,
held by the-sheriff.
The hearmg^Ii go on tomorrow
? afternoon. .,. no
S? The general- was worried about
' Madame Semenoff, he said, because \
- she has been ilLr.
^When Colonel Kroupsky, who j
? had been .busy-all afternoon show- I
,ing the permit-to carry a revolver
to every deputy* .sheriff in the office,
promised to. carl* for his, wife, the
general smiled^again and said he!
was ready .and .sorted for his cell, j
Russians Starving to Death,
Genoa, ApriL.4^-?From six mil
lion to seven .minion Russians will
have died ;of-, faitnine before the
next crops are. harvested, accord
ing to a report received from Capt.
Quisling, repjqejse^ting the Internat
ional Relief Organization, headed
by Dr. Fidtjoff.. Nansen. Capt.
Quisling estimates the number of
. sufferers on 3JLa^ 1. at 300.000, in
the region ok Odessa and at 1,000,
000 in each of- the foreign-affected
regions: , Xichoiaieff, Ekaterino
adav,.DonfO.it? ?J?arkof, Krement
choug and ?Boft&xo..
Jerusalem,'April 14?Open ad
vice to the Arabs is being given by
Palestine, the leading Arabic daily,
to copy the Egyptian example and;
organize real attacks so as to com
pel the British government to abol
ish the Balfour dec-aration making
Palestine a national homeland for
This, coupled' 'with Lord North- j
Cliffe's assertion made while he was
in this country tha* there was
bound to be an upheaval in Pales
tine soon.' is causing great dis
quietude in Jewish circles.
Easter time always has been an
anxious period in Palestine. Even
in Turkish days special troops had
to be concentrated in th<j large
cities to guard against disorders
among the Christians and Moslems.
Sow that the Christians and fol
lowers of'Mohammed are politically
united against tile Jews, however,
the latter find themselves in grave
danger. They , still remember that
the Jerusalem .disturbance and the
troubles at Jaffa, took place during J
Easter week. T.he proposed reduc- j
tion of British "officials serving in j
the Palestine ^administration and!
their substitution by Jewish ofli- j
cials also is helping to aggravate;
"Every British official removed
from Palestine,". asserts tne Belt
Li Makdes, a .Jerusalem Arabic I
daily, "means the tightening of the,'
siK' igle hold oSilionists among our
government. W-e must resist such
a move with force. Even with the
last drop of.Arab blood.
f ? ?
Theatre goers, who grow weary
of ?evstuff>should think what t.he
recording angel has to put up with.
Philadelphia man has just learn
ed Wilson isn't president. Won
der if he has fcftdrd about the war?
FARM BLOCK FOR
Senator Capper Makes An
nouncement That May Have
Washington, April 13.?The sen
ate farm bloc was recorded today
by Senator Capper of Kansas, its
chairman, as favoring the develop
ment of the Muscle Shoals project.
In a brief reference to the power
and nitrate projects on the Ten
nessee river, made in a speech on
the floor, the senator declared his
belief that the nation's fertilizer bill
coul? be reduced "by one-half if
we carry out the Muscle Shoals
"Another measure favored by
the farm bloc which will contribute
to. a permanent and prosperous
system of agriculture," Senator
Capper said, "is the development of
the Muscle * Shoals project. We
should resume work immediately on
the Tennessee river. The nation's
fertilizer bill is now about $25,-,
000,000 annually. I believe it is!
possible to reduce this one-half if]
we carry out the Muscle Shoals
The Kansas senator's declaration j
was made several hours after the/
senate agriculture committee, of i
which he is a member, had closed
for the day its hearings on the I
Muscle Shoals properties. Maj.
W. H. Burns of the war depart
ment's ordnance bureau had testi
fied on various phases of the pow
er and nitrate developments at the
Major Burn3 reiterated his be
lief that the government was mor
ally bound to execute in- good faith
the contracts between the war de
partment, the Alabama Power
company and the American Cyan
imid company, giving the latter
companies exclusive purchase
rights on the Gorgas steam plant
md nitrate plant No. 2, at Mus
cle Shoals, in the event those units
were ever disposed of to private
enterprise. He declared that as
long as Henry Ford included the
two .projects in his proposal con
gress could not very well accept it
in view of the arrangement made
t>y the department with the two
The witness made it clear, how
ever, that the acting judge advo
cate reneral of the army had given
in opinion holding the contracts
bo.be non-enforceable, null and
void. Despite the ruling of the
chief law officer of the war depart
ment, the major testified, it was
[he .conviction of the ordnance bu
reau officials that the government,
should redeem its written promises
made to the two concerns when
they constructed the plants involv- j
Chairman Kahn announced to- j
?ay that the,house military com
mittee would evolve probably with
in two days a rough draft from I
which it was hoped a report could
[>e fashioned soon for presentation
to the, house .
The intercomrnittee discussions
which have been progressing every,
lay thie week, he said, were, ap
proaching a basis on which it
might be possible to begin drafting
the committee's recommendation j
for the house, covering the four
private offers for development of,
the- shoals properties.
? d> oil <b
Valuable in Manufacture of
Paper, Says Speaker
^Cew York. April 13.?The value:
>f cotton linter pulp in the manu-j
Jacture of paper was emphasized j
:oday by S. E. Seaman, of Hope-1
wreli, Va., in an address before]
:he technical association of the I
pulp and paper industry which ifi i
n convention here with various!
>ther papermaking organizations, j
He i explained that the linter i
from, which the pulp is made is the j
residue of lint that clings to eot
:on seed after the usual gjnning
process, and that 250,000 tons of
t are now available from the 11.
)00 cottonseed oil mills in the
country. Tests made with this
pulp, he said, have been found to
compare favorably with the pulp
made from rags and that when
used in the proportion of 25 per
:ent with new rags would save
:he manufacturer from 5 to 10
ients a pot:^d on tine paper.
George E. Williamson, of Mit- j
tineague, Mass.. president of the!
^sociation, and other officers were!
? ? m
Columbia. April 14. ? W.- K.
Sease, who for a number of years
has been prominent in Columbia
insurance circles, as agenc lor the
Peninsular Fire nsuranee company,
of Grand Rapids: the Liberty Fire
Insurance Co.. of St. Louis, and the
Guardian Fire Insurance Co.. of
Salt Lake City, has disappeared,
according to a statement issued
yesterday by State Insurance Com
missioner McMahan. He has fjone
west, and a letter to one of the
clerks in his. office, written on
Chicago hotel stationery but mailed
on a west-bound train, stated that
as he was so heavily involved, he
would not return to Columbia. Of
ficers of the insurance companies
and re presentatives of the bonding
company that had him bonded, arc
in Columbia checking up his office.
It is stated by the insurance com
missioner that numerous policies
have been found in Mr. Sease's
office which had not been forward
ed to the home offices of the com
panies he represented. However,
it is stated that the companies will
protect all losses under policies
which Mr. Sense had not sent to
The whereabouts of Mr. Sease
aro unknown. What final action
will be taken by the insurance
companies with regard to him will
depend <>n the report of the * * 111 ?
eials who are at work checking his
BE IN RACE
Friends Said to Have Launch
ed Campaign as Guberna
Greenwood. April 13.?What is
believed by those in close touch
with the political situation in this
state to be an authentic report
reached Greenwood today that
former Governor John Gary Evans
of Spartanburg will be a candi
date for governor in the approach
ing campaign. It is reported that
friends of Mr. Evans definitely
launched his campaign at a private
meeting in Columbia last night and
that Joe Sparks, a veteran newspa
per man, would have charge of his
FIRE AT NORFOLK
More Than Hundred Houses
Norfolk, April 13.?Berkley, a
suburb of Norfolk, was swept by
fire this afternoon which destroyed
more; than 100 houses covering an
area one mile in le^crth and aver
aged from two to four blocks in
width. Five* hundred families are
estimated to have been made home
less and the damage will run to
nearly $1,000,000.. .
The blaze originated in the Tunni
lumber mills, on the southern
branch of the Elizabeth river, late
this.-afternoon. A woman, whose
husband is a watchman at the Tu
nis, docks, discovered the-fire from
a house. boat -in which they live.
Within 40 yards of the docks where
the fire started are the' St. Helena
Oil company docks. Three steam
ers in the river were burned,
catching fire from sparks,
i The fire quickly spread to the
j north, the sparks being carried 100
yards or more. Most of the houses
in the path were negro homes and
were dry as tinder and a few
sparks only were required to set
them afire. At one time there
were nine fires blazing in different
Although the fire departments,
both civilian and navy, from all
the cities and towns in the vicinity
of Berkeley were called into ser
vice they were helpless against the
spreading flames which
soon reached Liberty street, one
of the oldest business streets in the
town. One block on Liberty street
was completely wiped out. A ne
gro church was destroyed. For a
time it appeared that a large gas
tank owned by the municipal gas
plant was doomed but the gas was
' turned off by means of safety
/ valves. After four hours the fire
appeared to have reached its cli
max, although it was stlil blazing
stubbornly in parts of the town.
Included.among the .-buildings de
stroyed were several stores, two
negro churches, two river steamers
of the Buxton line, a schooner, a
houseboat and a small factory.
Hundreds of negroes, men, wo
men and children, are sleeping to
night in the open air upon beds,
mattresses and pieces of bed
clothing salvaged from their burn
ing, homes. Many of them, how
ever, have been housed by the city j
j in a negro school building. Prep
i arations have been made to register
! all refugees thoughout the night so
j that the city may provide housing
j and food for them until they can
The Political Pot
Columbia, April 14.?The state
Democratic convention will be held
i in Columbia this year. May 17.
General Wylie Jones, of Columbia,
acting chairman, since the eleva
tion of Hon. Thos. P. Cothran to
j the supreme bench, and Harry X.
i Edmunds, secretary of the state
Democratic executive committee,
-have sent out calls fur the setting
up of the Democratic organization
machinery of the state.
The local Democratic clubs arc
to meet on April 22. These are to
elect delegates to the county con
ventions, which meet on May 1.
The county conventions will elect
delegates to the state convention,
which will be held in the Capitol
here on May 17.
The matter of uppermost im
portance for the state convention
will be the election of officers of
the Democratic party in the state.
Hon. Thomas Cothran's successor
as chairman of the state commit
tee is to be chosen.
It is likely that women will sit
in the state convention for the first
time this year. Some of the local
clubs and also some of the coun
ty conventions will likely elect wo
The state convention next
month will be called to order by
j Genei'al Jones, and immediately
j will so into the election of a tern
j porary president and then a per
: manent president.
SUMTER WINS |
j FROM FLORENCE
iSumter Now Has Record of
Six Victories and Only One
A record crowd was well pleased
i with a fast exhibition of baseball
in Florence Friday afternoon.
i Sumter scored in the first inning
by a walk, a bum and a hit. Flor
(ence scored twice in tiiis inning)
due to loose pitching and playing.
From the second inning through
: th<- ninth, Sumter played air tight:
baseball, keeping Florence seore-l
less and ai the same nine tallving
seven runs. Ldwards pitching and
Wheeler's three base and two base
hits were tlx- outstanding features
j of t li<- game.
This spring fever some people (
are kicking about is the sanifl ?.<??:
they have hud all winter 1
Even fashions for little tots' nig
more frilly "Bffiie Burkes" are nov
girlies, with .sprig-ged. dimity and
HIGH WATER AT
Levees Threatened by Record
Breaking- Flood in .
Xew Orleans, April 14.?With
the crest of the Mississippi within
a few inches of the top of the
levees here and a forecast by the
weather bureau indicating an ad
ditonal rise, every flood protective
agency in the city was on the al
ert today to cope with any emer
However, government engineers
in charge of the levees, officials of
the dock board and experienced
river men were unanimous in de
claring that there is no danger
whatever threatening in the lower,
reaches of the river. ..
. Today's forecast that a stage of I
22.6 feet, six tenths of a foot high-1
er than the previous high record j
established in 1916, will be reached
here, caused no apprehension or
alarm among the levee officials who
insisted strain but preparations
were made to meet any emer
Reports today from Placruemine.
La., where a newly constructed
section of levee had shown signs
of weakening, stated that the en
gineers had won their fight and no
further trouble was anticipated. j
. Gov. John M. Parker today sent!
telegrams to the police officials in
the river parishes asking them to
give every assistance possible in
helping to strengthen the levees
during the emergency. The govern
or also ordered that all live stock
be kept off the embankments.
The lower sections of Arkansas |
City, Ark., were reported flooded I
today to a depth of several feet.?
The business section of the city is j
above the backwater, however.
Burdensome and Foolish Laws, i
The Florence Daily Times says!
several hundred Florence county!
corporations are doing business il-:
legally because they have failed
to make the proper returns to the;
clerk of the court. The same may
be said of Dillon county and of the
4tf other counties in the state.
The law requires that business as
sociations, such as partnerships and i
corporations, shall record their j
charters and make annual returns I
to the clerk of the court. Not one
concern out ol* a thousand pays any !
attention to the law because it is
a foolish law. It is like scores of i
other foolish laws on the statute
books. The demagogue singles out j
the corporations as his special tar- j
get. The federal statutes are full
of foolish laws designed to regu
late corporations. Scarcely a!
month passes that a corporation
does not have to make some kind j
of report to the government.;
Usually it must be accompanied by |
a fee. There are so many laws'
governing or misgoverning corpor-1
ations that it is impossible to keep'
up with them. Many large cor-j
porations employ a force of lawyers!
whose duty it is to keep them out i
of jail, but there are times when:
even the corporation's legal de
partment overlooks some law and'
the corporation gets into trouble!
What then can be expected of the
smaller corporations that arc not '<
able to employ expert counsel to;
always be on the lookout? Fes.
there are corporations and part- :
nerships in Dillon county?plenty!
of them?that have not made u
return to the clerk of court. They
are everywhere. U is not because
they want to violate the alw. It is I
because many of them do not knowj
there is such a law. If they tried;
to keep up with all the laws design- |
ed to regulate partnerships and;
corporations they would be poreingj
ov'er law books all the time.
A man who growls at everything
leads a dog's life.
?-? ? ??
Thes< winds that have been com
ing from the north all winter feelj
better on their way back.
? ? ?
The itch for office is usually a. ?
seven year's itch.
Jn Paris they wear garters with
bells. The men look to see where'
the noise comes from.
Earthquake shocks reported in
Tennessee may lia\<- been the boll
-? ?? ?
You can't call our war veterans]
soldiers of fortune. i
htgowns change. Pajamas.and the
r competing for the favor of little
crepe proving , the most popular
Vegetables Sent to New York
Sell For Freight Charges
New York, April 14.?Carloads of
radishes, lettuce, spinach and other
vegetables sent here for the pre
Easter trade have arrived in such
poor condition that the jobbers re
fused to accept them and the rail
roads have been forced to sell the
shipments for less than freight
charges in an effort to reduce the
losses, according to a statement by
the state department of farms and I
The warm weather e'arly ia tkz
week was blamed. Radishes from
Virginia sold for from 25 to 75
cents per five-peck hampers con
taining from three to five dozen
bunches, more than half going at
prices below freight charges, which
averaged about 45 cents a hamper.
Lettuce, of which the south
sent about twenty-three carloads
and California eight, had more
than 50 per cent of the shipments
rejected. Freight charges averaged
50 cents, while prices ranged from
40 to 50 cents a hamper contain
ing three to live dozen heads.
Spinach and peas also from the
south suffered in price declines.
About 60 per cent of the receipts;
were damaged by the rise in tern- ;
perature. The produce dealers are
greatly disappointed at the lack of
activity ir the wholesale market,
the depaitment stated.
Washington. April 14.?President!
Harding was declared today at the
White House to be of the opinion
that tariff legislation should be giv
en precedence in the senate over
the soldier bonus.
Although it was made clear that
the president had received no re
nnest from Republican leaders in
tin; senate for advice as to which
measure should be taken up first, it
is understood that the views of both
the chief executive and the sena
torial leaders coinc.de in this re- ;
Under present plans the tariff!
will l>e taken up in the senate,
next Thursday while the finance
committee takes up the bonus bill;
with the possibility that it may)
make radical changes in it as it was
passed by the house. When the
hon us measure has been reported
to the senate it will be taken up
for consideration during lulls in the
tariff debate. The bonus bill is ex
pected to be ready for senate con
sideration in about a fortnight.
Benjamin C. Marsh, managing
director of the Farmers' National
council, declared in a statement
tonighl that the tariff bill report
ed by the senate finance commit
tee was "the worst of the many
sold bricks handed farmers by tho
"The whole scheme of the tariff!
bill as reported to the senate." he !
added, "is evidently to permit high- |
ly protected manufacturers to eon- j
tinue the same profiteering which j
they carried on during the war.
Whatever the text of the tariff bill
it is clear that the duties levied on!
manufactured products are on the!
American 'oasis cost of production!
whip' those levied on agricultural j
products are on the basis of for-1
eign cost of production."
From Chicago to Washington!
in Few Hours
Washington. April 14.? E. Ham-j
ilton Leo piloted one of the big all j
mail machines tho 7 1."? miles from
Chicago to Washington yesterday
in six hours and two minutes, an
iverage spe?*d of 119 miles an hour. .
to have it equipped with radio:
?ii tiding and receiving telephones, it
ivas made known today. Lee's
fdane is the first of the transcon
tinental airships to he equipped ]
k\irh the wireless telephone outfit.!
which i! is planned to install on
ill the mail machines. The ap
paratus will have a radius of 2<?0
miles to give the pilot constant!
contact with the station just left
diu the one just ahead of him.,
Range finders also will be pro
vided to enable the pilots in foggy.)
ind stormy weather find the sin
lions toward which they are fly-I
?S- ._ . - ^iurAatt !
Foreman of Salvage Company
Blown to Atoms When
Eight Hundred Kegs
Charleston, April 13.?O. L. Hill,
white, foreman for tlie Columbia
Salvage corporation, was blown
into bits about 11:30 o'clock this
morning when an explosion of 20,
000 pounds of black powder oc
curred in an ammunition salvage
magazine near the ordnance depot,
north Charleston. More than 30
box cars were damaged and track
age wrecked. It will never be
known what caused the terrific
Fragments of Hill's body were
collected over a considerable area
and placed in a coffin for inter
ment. His cap was found about
two hundred yards from the mag
azine, the walls of which were
made with boxes filled with sand
with a canvas roof. Hill and three
negro laborers were seen about the
magazine just before the explosion.
It is said that the negroes were
practically unhurt. For many
miles around the explosion was
felt. Glass was shattered in plants
in the suburbs of Charleston.
For sometime the salvage com
pany has been taking black powder
out of defective or out of date !
shells, this powder being placed in
metal kegd. The magazine was not j
connected with the magazines of j
the ordnance department, but was !
considerable distance from the j
nearest. Where the salvage mag- j
azine stood is a crater 20 feet:
deep and more than 00 feet across.
Nothing remains of the metal kegs
It is believed that one or two
kegs of pov d^r were first detonat- j
ed and that almost immediately all j
the rest of the S00 kegs went off
with terrible force. A burning brand I
fell a short distance away among j
a pile of TXT shells and among j
those who appreciated the peri! j
there was consternation. At the
imminent risk of their lives, Chief
Thompson of the government port
terminals tire department and
Lieut. A. L. Viloancey of the |
quartermaster corps extinguished j
the fire with chemicals.
"While it is not known how the |
explosion occurred, it is reported
that Foreman Hill had borrowed a j
steel cold chisel and it is believed
that he was working with this on i
the steel powder kegs, sparks caus- j
ing the explosion. The regulations !
require that a brass implement be
used, thus preventing sparks.
On the Screen Again.
The statement of the jury that
acquitted Arbuckle of manslaugh- i
ter is too closely linked in time j
with the dispatch that the Arbuckle ;
films in 30 days will be,.exhibited, j
Already it has been said that the !
sum of $2,000.000 is invested in!
these films. One may accept the
verdict of the jury as just without
conceding that Arbuckle is the
manly and straightforward person
that the jury describes him. The
fact remains that however guilt
less of manslaughter he be, he was
mixed in a loathsome and infa
mous affair in a hotel at San Fran
cisco that openly set at defiance
ail decency. Another fact remains
that two juries refused to acquit
him of manslaughter. Two mis
trials were had in this case and it
remains to be proved that the
third jury was superior in wisdom
and virtue to the others. Never
theless, Arbuckle has never been
convicted of manslaughter and has
received a tardy and clumsy vin
The vindication had nothing to
do with his general disbehavior. It
clears him of the charge of man
slaughter and leaves his record
spotted with one of the dirtiest
stories that has appeared in the
Many a wretch has been a great
artist, poet, novelist, sculptor or
painter. What other art comes so
close to the masses of the people j
as that of the motion picture actor? I
One may read "Childe Harold" and
the personality of its writer may
stay so far in the background as
scarcely to be though of. May a
little boy or girl see the face and
antics of Arbuckle on the screen
without associating him with the
orgy that was followed by the
death of a woman?
The Arbuckle pictures will bo
flaunted again. Would the screen
industry be poorer were they ban
ished from all theatrers to which
the self-respecting public is invit
ed? Much has been said about the
influence that an ex-postmaster j
general and national chairman of j
the Republican party is to exert on :
the form of amusement now most I
popular in the United States. Let
us hope that Will Hays at least will
BUREAU TO !
Government Engraving and
Printing Plant Starts Today |
Washington. April 14.?The bu- J
reau of engraving and priming willi
resume operations tomorrow, it was!
announced tonight at the treasury.
The plant was closed Sunday by;
Secretary Mellon for an inventory,
of its stock valued at millions of
dollars following the removal of
James L. Wilmeth :is director and |
other hi.^li officials by executive!
order of President Harding.
Mechanical work of the inven-1
tory, sach as counting the stock <>f,
paper and plates, has been com
pleted bj the inventory" committee,
officials said, but it will probably'
be a w?>?-k before the checking up j
of the count is finished and a re-j
Clothes may net te... ih< men, ]
but lack ?>! them make !.. men]
Former President Denies Au
thorship of Message Deliv
ered by His Former
Now York. April 13.?The New
York Times tonight made public a
letter from Woodrow Wilson deny
ing that he had sent or authorized
anyone to convey a message to the
Jefferson day dinner here last Sat
urday night. A message read at
the dinner by Mrs. Montgomery
Hare, chairman of the woman's
dinner committee, and attributed
to the former president said:
"Say to the Democrats of New
York that 1 am ready to support
any man who stands for the salva
tion of America and the salvation
of America is justice to all classes." '
Thomas E. Hush, chairman of]
the dinner committee, said that'
when he learned last Thursday'
that Joseph P. Tumulty, former;
secretary to the president, was to
attend the dinner he called him on j
the telephone and asked him to
bring a message from former Pres
ident Wilson if possible. The mes
sage rea l at the dinner was given
to him by Mr. Tumulty upon his
arrival. Mr. Rush said.
When doubt as to the authen
ticity of the message first arose Mr.
Tumulty made an explanation in
Washington in which he said:
"The message read at the ban
quet came merely in a casual con
versation with mo at Mr. Wilson's I
home Friday lost, when he remark-1
ed that he would support any can- I
didate who stood for justice for all.
There was nothing unusual in this,
and it was not significant in any
way from a political standpoint.
He sent no telegram. He simply
gave a casual message to me in a
casual manner. It had nothing to |
do with any individual or any par- j
ticular political situation."
This statement h\ Mr. Tumulty
appears in The Times, under the
"Doubt is cast on Wilson's mes- j
sage to the Cox dinner."
In his letter to The Times Mr. j
Wilson said: |
"I write to say that there need
be no doubt about the matter. I ?
did not sen dany message whatever j
to that dinner nor authorize any j
one to convey a inessage."
V?'hen informed of Mr. Wilson's |
letter by a Times representative in
Washington tonight. Mr. Tumulty j
gave out the following statement: j
"If Mr. Wilson says the message
was unauthorized then I can only
say I deeply regret the misunder
standing which has arisen between
us. I certainly would not have
given the message if I had not be
lieved it to be authorized."
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A Better Feeling.
(News and Courier.)
A day or so ago the News and I
Courier reprinted from the Allen
dale County Citizen a very cheerful
article reviewing courageously and j
optimistically the recovery of A1-!
lendale county from the blow which!
it received when the cotton indus- j
try there was desiroyed by the
boll weevil. The Bamberg Her
ald in its current issue sounds the
same note with respect to condi
tions in Bamberg.
"The most striking thing at tho
present time." says The Herald,
"is that the farmers have taken
new heart. Other people will take
new courage in the same degree j
that the farmer does. This is an j
agricultural county and the atti
tude of the planter is very near the!
attitude of all other people. Cot-1
ton is gone, apparently, for some j
years anyway. Our farmers are
not laying down on the job, but!
are up and doinjc, finding new i
methods of making tin- farm profit
table. The old feeling of fear when \
mention was made of going into
new fields of endeavor is fast being
dissipated. The spirit of venture
is.taking a grip on folks; they are |
not afraid of trying out new crops, j
Some of them wiil prove highly j
profitable, others will probably be a
failure. It is a joy to note the j
products that are being shipped j
daily from Hamberg and doubtless
from othc r railroad s t a t i o n s j
throughout the county. Inciden- j
tally some good money is being |
made from these ventures'. While
our old standby, cotton, has gone j
to the 'discard for the time, good j
prices arc being had for oilier i
farm products, and in This the!
planter is fortunate. Market con-,
ditions are favorable and folks are}
getting cheerful again."
The Bamberg Herald is not given!
to whistling simply to keep its}
courage up. <>ne of the most in-}
teliigently edited county newspa-1
pers in the country, ii is given toi
facing facts and dealing with the!
situation as its exists. The bitter j
feeling which it reports in Bam- j
berg itas been noticeable, we be- j
lieve, throughout the low country.]
It is in evidence also in South ;
Georgia. They have received a i
blow in that bull weevil infested I
section also and their view is that
conditions there "have been worse!
than in any other place in the
south.*' but according to the Amcri- h
cus Times-Recorder, "recovery hew
has set in on scale that is remark
able." and people are. in the Ian-,,
guage a headline writer on .e >
Columbus Enquirer-Sun. "en. ng j
out of the storm ( "liar." ae j
Americus newspaper puts the c <s j
well when it says: "Prosperity ..tv j
not be here on a great seal- but I
good times are arriving f u the]
hustlers." There wiil be m ood ;
times soon for anybody eis bu&j
after nil. are th.e other ?< onle >
really entitled to good tinv i
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The whole world shoul? e on j
the square even if Nature d ci sake
ras^iiiir up the Real .b
A nation u?at cannot convurt its.
murderers nutkes a tine show legis- j
latins the lenjrrh of a bathinc skirt.
Relief Committees Provide
Shelter For Fifteen Hun
dred Fire Victims
'?f ' * i ?
Norfolk. April 14.?With the
break of day. this city is preparing
to pat 0?tc. effect relief measures
for fifteen hundred negroes who
were reVidered homeless by the fire
in Berkeley 'suburbs, last night,
which : wiped out approximately
thifee hundred hoir.es. Officials es
timate'^he damage at three quar
ters of ? million dollars. Tents
from the navy yard have been set
up on the St. Helena reservation to
sheTtcTfilh$* victims. Boys playing
ball 'are Relieved to have started
the fire smoking cigarettes.
Com rolling College Sports.
(News and Courier.)
Eleven r>f the smaller colleges of
New V?>rk and New England have
just held a meeting at Springfield,
Muss., and adopted resolutions
Which, it is believed, will "help
change completely the present sys
tem of football coaching." The
heads of the colleges represented
at this meeting have organized an
Association of College President?
ro consider the best interests oi
athletics in their respective insti
tutions, and they have determined
to urge the faculties that, begin
ning with the fall of 1923, all
r oaches be appointed in the same
way as the members of the fac
ulty and other officers of the insti
tution, that these coaches be "paid
by the college and only by the
college," that they shall be "in
residence throughout the year,"
shall 'have other duties in the
phsical training department in ad
dition to their coaching," shall be
"paid at the same rates as the Etil
er members of the faculty," shall
have "the same permanence of ap
pointment" and be "selected in the
same way as other members of the
The institutions represented, at
Lhe Springfield gathering included
the presidents of Amherst, Bow
3oin. Colby. Hamilton, Middlebury,
Trinity. Tufts. Union. Vermont,
Wesleyan and Williams colleges
and President Gray, of Bates Col
lege, who was unable to be present,
sent word that his institution
would join the association. The
Springfield Republican says that it
is confidently expected that the
faculties and trustees of the col
leges named will support their
presidents in making the changes
recommended. The . Republican
speaks of the action taken on Mon
day as "a broad and significant
challenge to Harvard, Yale and
Princeton." and says that "while
the three larger institutions were
discussing probable football
changes through their daily publi
cations, but doing Ititle or nothing
otherwise." these smaller colleges
have taken steps to meet the situa
. There was need that the situa
tion should be met and not only in
New England, but in other parts
of the country also, including South
Carolina and the south. The Green
wood Index-Juornal in this state
quoted a citizen of the Piedmont
as saying last fall that what we
needed in this country was a con
ference for the limitation of col
lege athletics, and there can be no
question that this is the way a largo
part of the public has come to feel.
The trustees and alumni of tha'dif
ferent colleges have been even
more to blame than the student
bodies for the absurd lengths to
which football competition ? has
been carried. Intercollegiate ri
valry in football as in all other
matters ought to be put back on
a genuinely amateur basis and con
ducted in that spirit of generosity
and fair dealing which ought to
govern always among amafeurs
and college men. The resolutions
adopted by the New England col
lege presidents strike us as being
eminently sensible and we hop*
that the movement that has been
started will prosper and that its
b snefits" may be widely extended, so
widely that we shall share them i?
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Richmond Orders Change For
Washington, April 14.?Reduc
tion of the rediscount rate by the
federal reserve bank at Richmond
makes the 4 1-2 per cent, rate ef
fective in nine of the federal re
serve districts. The 5 per cent,
rate r< mains in effect in the Dallasr
Minneapolis and Kansas City dis
tricts: Whether further rediscount
rate adjusl nents in these three
districts was to be expected was
not indicated by officials here but
the impression was gained that
there probably will be no further
:?? dis< ount rate readjustments un
less conditions in some of the east
em districts should warrant a 4
per cent r.-ue.
Marriage Ceremony Performed by
Chester Minister While
Chester. April 15. ? A rather
unique marriage was solemnized
here* this wek ?-:n that the cere
meny was performed by the Rev.
:>. VV. Garvin, the popular minis
ter of the Baldwin Baptist church,
\\ ho is ill abed with Spanish in
fluenza; The couple were $Iiss
i.uia .May Thompson of Rock Hill
and Arthur G. Austin of Chester.
Mr. Austin is a veteran of the
world war and was wounded white
fighting. They have gone to Sum
te v to make their home tempor
arily, as Mr. Austin is engaged at
present in the electrical business
t lu re.
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Genoa i> letting George do it.
A woman can get more into a
suit case than a man can into a