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THE SOFTER WATCHMAN, Est
CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2,
REPUBLICANS
PLAN TO VOTE
ON BONUS BILL
Before Present Con
* gress Takes Any
Rest?Tariff Bill
Comes Up First
Washington, June-19.?The com
promise program of Republican
leaders to defer action on the sol
diers' bonus bill until after the
tariff measure has been disposed of
* was approved today at a confer
ence of majority senators. The vote
was 27 to 11. At the same time the
conference went on record as fa
voring final action on the bonus
? before any recess of adjournment
of congress.
Before adopting a resolution em
* bodying this program, the confer
ence rejected, 30 to 9, a motion by
senator. McCumber, Republican,
North Dakota, to lay aside the
? tariff for* action on the bonus. Mr.
McCumber who has charge of both
pieces of legislation, theji offered
the compromise resolution.
Despite the conference action,
there will be an open flight in the
senate to get the bonus bill up be
fore the senate returns to consid
f eration of the tariff measure, laid
aside last week for the naval ap
propriation bill. Several senators
on both the Republican and Dem
* ocratic sides were prepared to offer
a motion tomorrow that the bo
nus be taken up immediately, but
Republican leaders appeared con
fident that such a motion would be
defeated. . v ~
' Should the majority compromise
program be -put through, final Sen
ate action on the bonus probably
would not come before September.
Estimates today were, that the tar
iff bill could not be brought to a
vote before August li at the ear
nest, and more likely not before
August 15. With sentaors on both
sides prepared to make a deter
mined fight on the bonus, it is fig
ured that it will take from a month
to sxi weeks to put that measure
through.
Some senators favorable to the
; bonus, bear a filibuster if the bill
goes over until after action on the
tariff. This is understood to be
one of the elements in their deter
mination to put the senate *>n rec
ord now on the question of whether
there is to be further delay.
Under the resolution adopted by
the majority conference, the bonus
would be made the unfinished busi
ness of the senate immediately af
ter action on the tariff and it would
be kept continuously before the
body "except when temporarily laid
aside for matters of immediate
exigency." The resolution also de
clared that both the tariff and the
bonus should be pressed to their
final disposition "a<* espeditiously
as possible" and that there should
be **no final adjournment of this
congress or any recess over until
both t^ese proposed measures are
finally disposed, of."
There was a sharp '. controversy
in the conference o^er the lan
guage of the resolution, which a
number of senators construed as
binding them to vote for the bonus.
Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts
was said to have assured Senators
that this was not the case. Those
voting against the resolution are
counted as opponehts of the bo
nus. A number of opponents ab
sented themselves from the con
ference, as did several proponents,
who desire immediate action on the
bill.
WOUND IS FATAL
TO YOUNG WOMAN
Miss Hettie Cartee, of Spar
tanburg, Dies in Hospital
Spartanburg, June 19.?Miss Het
tie Cartee shot and killed herself
about noon today. The shooting
took place in her room at the home
of her mother, Mrs. Emma Cartee.
205 Elford Terrace. Members of
the family heard the pistol shot
and went to her room to find her
lying across her bed with a wound
through her body. The ball enter
ed just above the left breast and
went entirely through the body.
She was rushed to the General Hos
pital, where .??he died aboutr 4
o'clock this afternoon. Xo cause
for the act is known and it is not
known whether it was intentional
or an accident. The young woman
was apparently in good health and
spirits this morning.
NEW CROP OF
COLONELS
Got. Harvey Appoints Mem
bers of Staff
.Columbia. June 20.?Governor
Harvey has named several addi
tional members of his staff: A. C.
Lyttle. Fort Mill; H. W. C. Folk.
Brunson; A. G. Wise, Prosperity:
Chas. L. Cobb, Rock Hill; B. F.
Alston. Jr.. Union: John P. Coop
er. Mull ins: A. B. Langley. Co
lumbia: S. B. Owens, Ridgreland;
Mason C. Brunson. Florence: Rob
ert Stewart, Hartsville. Several
days ago he appointed P. H. Mc
Master. Columbia: Frank J. Fripp,
Pelzer: Daniel L. Sinkler. Charles
ton; C. D. Brown. Abbeville; J. H.
Craig. Anderson; Major J. C.
Hemphili, Spartanburg.
The world gets better. One new
movie doesn't end with & kiss.
ablished April, 1850.
18S1.
pI??L
LIST OF
i CANDIDATES
-
There Were Several
Entries and Several
Withdrawals at the
Eleventh Hour
Columbia, June 20.?Two can
didates for governor. "William
Coleman and J. J. Cantey had not
filed their party pledges with the
secretary of state when that office
closed late yesterday afternoon.
They had filed their pledges with
Gen. Wilie Jones. The rules re
quire that the pledge shall be filed
on the day before the beginning
i of the campaign.
It was said, howevar, that if the
: pledges were mailed in and the
letters postmarked before 12
o'clock last night, they would be
allowed. It is presumed that they
will be duly received in this morn
ing's mail.
The list of those qualified to
make the various races, as an
nounced by General Jones, is as
follows: v
For governor: C. L. Blease, J. J.
j Cantey, William Coleman, John T.
Duncan, George K. Laney and
Thomas G. McLeod.r
For lientenant governor: E. C.
L. Adams, E. B. Jackson and Jen
nings K.: Owens. :
For superintendent of education:
Mrs. Bessie Rogers Drake, J. H.
Hope. O. D. Seay. C. H. Seigler
and J. E. Swearingen.
For congress: I. S. Hutto, W.
Turner Logan and J. B. Morrison.
First district; James F. Byrnes,
Second district; Fred H. Dominick,
Sam H. Sherard and E. P. Mc
Cravy, Third district; J. J. Mc
Swaln, Fourth district; W. F. Stev
enson, Fifth district; W. R. Bar
ringer, A. H. Gasque, Jerome F.
Pate and Philip H. Stoll, Sixth
district; A. J. Bethea, H. P.
Fulmer and John J. McMafaan,
Seventh district.
For adjutant general: Robert E.
Craig and Thomas B. Marshall.
For state treasurer: Sam T. Car
1 ter. i
For attorney general: Harold Eu-;
banks, D. M. Winter and Samuel
M. Wolfe.
For commissioner of agriculture:
B. Harris and'George W. Wight-I
man.
For secretary of state: James!
C. Dozier and W. Banks Dove
For comptroller general: Walter
E. Duncan and T. Hagood Gooding. j
For solicitorships: Frank A. Mc
Leod and John G. Dinkins, Third
circuit: A. Fletcher Spigner; Fifth
circuit; L. M. Gasque and C. W.
Muldrow. Twelfth circuit.
Sam T. Carter, who has been!
flfeasurer for a number of years, is
the only state official to have no i
opposition.
Three congressmen have no op- j
position. James F. Byrnes from the
Second district, J. J. McSwain from I
the Fourth district and W. F. Stev- j
enson from the Fifth district.
Solicitor A.. F. Spigner of Co-1
lumbia has no opposition from the
Fifth judicial circuit.
Rufus W. Grant, the adjutant
general, is the only state officer not
offering for election. General
Grant was appointed by Governor
Cooper to fill out the unexpired
term of Gen. W. W. Moore. He
did not desire to make the race this
summer.
HIGHWAY BODY
MEETING TODAY
Number of Matters to Come!
Up for Action
Columbia, June 20.?The state
highway commission will meet here
today in monthly session with the
prospects of an all day meeting.
Many requests for aid in various
counties have been received and a
large number of delegations are
expected to appear. Among those
who have already notified the eomr
mission that they will appear are I
Senator Butler of Cherokee, repre- I
sentatives of the Richland Perma- I
nent Roads association. J. E. Ad- \
gerton of Cheraw, representatives i
of Sumter county, a number of
representatives from Darlington
and others.
The new federal aid allotment to |
South Carolina of approximately j
$707.000 will be alloted to the dif- |
ferent counties today.
j Tomorrow the commission goes
to Aiken, to inspect the San Bar
ferry bridge and to attend a gen
i eral good roads meeting.
' SUGGESTS
FOUR MEN
Harvey Wires Congressional:
Medal Wearers
Columbia. June 20.?Gov. Har
vey yesterday wired the mayors'!
citizens committee of San Fran
cisco that the greatest war heroes
of South Caroinia were the four
living wearers of the congression
al medals of honor?James C. j
Dozier, R. H. Hilton. Gary Evans
Foster and .lohn C. Vi'lipigue.
The message was sent to San
Francisco in response to a tele
gram asking South 'Carolina to
I name its greatest war hero for the i
living hall of fame at the second
annual convention of the disabled
veterans of the world war. Gov
ernor Harvey said he would not j
name the individual, but thought
the four men were the greatest
heroes.
"Be Just and Fear
FLORENCE
VISITED BY
CLOUDBURST
Seven and Half Inch
Rainfall Does Much
Damage 'to Roads
and Bridges
Florence, June 20.?Nearly sev
en and one-half inches of rain has
fallen on Florence and vicinity in
the 24-hour period, commencing
with the heavy shower of late Sun
day afternoon and concluding with
the torrent of last night. The se
riousness of the present precipita
tion is reflected more forcefully
when one recalls that this is near
ly one-half the rainfall which
brought on the terrible floods of
1$16 in this section and other parts
of the southern states.
H. K. Gilbert, official weather
reporter for the government in this
section, states that the rain of last
-night precipitated 4 1-16 inches of
water in barely two hours. The
shower of Sunday afternoon was 3
1-4 inches. The two rainfalls to
tal 7 5-16 inches of water.
S. R. Phillips, supervisor, today
issued a warning to all persons
using the Florence-Timmonsville
concrete road and many of the
bridges of the county. The floods
of water last night undermined the
fills under the roadway six to eight
feet in some places. The. concrete
is liable to give way under the
weight of an automobile, or other
heavy vehicle, with this much of
the support gone. Guard rails, in
the way of planks, haw- been laid
along the dangerous places. The
supervisor cautions drivers to pro-!
ceed slowly over all fills and bridge j
approaches oh all roads, observ-j
ing carefully all signs of danger;
or warning.
The torrent and lightning of last j
night brought troubles galore to j
the Southern Bell Telephone com-'
pany. At 10 o'clock this morning, I
the office had been able to count j
at least 200 telephones out of com
mission. This is between 14 and i
15 per cent, of the total number of j
telephones in service in Florence,,:
including offices which have two j
or more, sometimes eight or ten, j
telephones.
Early today, J. L. Duff ell, Jr., j
local manager,-made special re-1
Quest for an emergency crew of
"trouble shooters" rp be sent to ?
Florence "at onco, if not sooner." ]
He knew trouble was coming, and
took prompt steps to meet the!
complaints. He has not been dis- j
appointed in one slight detail of'
his expectations ? speaking j
of trouble. The special crew of re-J
pairmen is expected in the city j
during the afternoon and will be j
put immediately to work.
"Under the circumstances, we!
shall have to plead with the public
to be just as patient as possible."
Mr. Duff ell said today. "The of
fice is recording every complaint
as it is received and our 'trouble
men' will be kept at* the job day
and night till the situation is clear
ed up. We will spare no effort to
reach every complaint at the earl
iest possible moment.
"Probably three or four da:%\s
will be required to get every sta- j
tion back into service. The office'
will make a check of every tele- j
phone in the city us soon as the re
pairs are near enough finished for !
us to have to hunt for trouble?of
which there is no shortage just
now."
Farmers Driven Out I
By Flood Waters
Rio Grande Reaches Sapata
District, Forcing Goat
Herders to Seek Refuge
Brownsville, Texas, July 20. ? j
Flood waters of the Rio Grande J
which yesterday and today wrought
havoc at Eagle Pass and Laredo
late today, had reached the Sapa
ta, Texas, district, 150 miles west of
here, driving Mexican farmers and
goat herders into the hills on
both sides of the river. Rio Grande
City reported that the river had
risen to 20.9 feet above normal,
or seven feet under the high mark
of Sunday. A slight rise also was
reported at Mission. Three brake
men from a waterbound train at
Carmago reached Matamoros to
day, after having walked the right
of way for f.O miles in water from
a foot to five feet deep. The entire
country is inundated, they said.
The actual stage of the river here
is 19 feet and the Channel at this
point can hold no more water,
river men said. The city commis- j
sion today gave the city manager:
blanket authority to hire all the j
men and procure all the materials
necessary to protect th? city from j
flood damage.
Hidalgo, fart her down the river
bas been waterbound for three
days, and its population of 800 is;
being removed in boats.
-? ?
Labor Convention
Adopts Program
To Curb Courts j
Cincinnati. June 22.?The Araer- j
ican Federation of I^ibor conven
tion today adopted a program ceji-j
tering around the four proposed
constitutional amendments, a re
peal of the Sherman anti-trust
law, and other legislation as a
means of curbing the courts on ac
count of decisions adverse to la
bor.
Not?Let all the ends Thou Aims't
Sumter, S. C, Satin
[DRIVE
! AGAINST
I THE NAVY
i
i -
i
I Dial Objects to Hur
ried Action on Reso
lution Calling For
I Investigation
j Washington, June 19?Senator
McCormick, of Illinois, who is mak
iing a drive generally against naval
appropriations these days, today of
fered a concurrent resolution for
the appointment of a committee of
six to be named in equal numbers
from the House and Senote naval
committees by the respective chair
jmen to investigate and report on tht
j efficiency and economy of the ad
j ministration of the navy, including
jbas.es, yards and stations.
The Illinois senator asked for
immediate consideration and pas
I'sage of hie resolution, but Sen
jator Dial, of South Carolina, was
on \he job and objected to rail
roading the proposition through..
Senator Dial's objections forced
the resolution to take the usual
j course and go to the committee on
I naval affairs for consideration and
recommendation. The South Car
I olinian has no objection to the ?*e
j solution if the procedure is fair
: and deliberate, but he is on guard
j against any move indicating snap
I judgment.
j *?"^^-**^^^**?
I Argument With
Umpire Cost ,
Ruth
i Chicago. June 21.?Babe Rush's
argument with the umpire before
the New York-Cleveland game yes
terday will keep him out of the
game an additional two days. Pres
ident Ban Johnson announced ?o
day. The suspension is without
pay, Johnson said, thus costing
Babe $1,500.
BANQUET ENDS
CONVENTION
0F?IES
Big Time is Enjoyed
by Visitors During
Palmetto Fire In
surance's Annual
Convention
The sixth annual convention of
the Palmetto Fire Insurance com
| pany ended Wednesday nighty after
a perfect day with a banquet at
[ the Claremont hotel. The occasion
i was a brilliant success from all
f standpoints and the guests made
! merry with song and story until
I after midnight. Several states were
j represented among the visitors who
j gathered around the large U-shap
; ed table for the annual meeting of
I agency men at the Claremont, the
j object of which is more to bring
;the members of this big family to
jgether in the promotion of good
; fellowship and entertainment, a so
cial gathering rather than a busi
! ness meeting.
I Fully a hundred and fifty peo
ple were present when the supper
j started, during which delightful
music was furnished by an orches
tra, interspersed with singing be
tween each course in which the
entire gathering joined. The words
of the songs which were compiled
by Mrs. D. D. Moise to the tune of
several old favorites were most
appropriate for the occasion and
made a decided hit. several of them
being repeated. Mr. Davis Moise
acted as toastmaster. As soon as
supper wax finished Mr. Perry
Moses, president of the company,
arose and addressed a short talk
to the agems, followed by other
members who entertained with
humorous stories and witty re
marks which were greatly enjoy
j ed. One of the speakers, Mr.
Hennesy. who attended the conven
tion with two other members from
Mississippi, was especially enjoy
able, as were Sen. Koswell Butler
of Greenville, Mr. rase, national
president of the association, and
other speakers.
Mr. Albert L. Moise, a former
' resident of Sumter, now residing in
Philadelphia, made the trip to at
tend the convention and was an
other whose humorous jokes and
stories wer?* received with hearty
'applause. Among other out of
town guests were Hon. John .1.
j MeMahan. insurance commission
| er of South Carolin and W. C.
I Wright of Columbia.
The dining room was prettily
decorated with flowers and a nov
'elty souvenir in the shape of a fire
cracker which was loaded was
found at each place.
The agents left Thursday morn
ing for Polly I teach and Sullivan's
Island win-re they will remain to
day and tomorrow.
Washington. June 22.?-Senator
Glass was called a "liar" today in
the senate by Senator Heftin. after
the Virginia member had declar
ed that a statement made by th?
Alabamaian was false. Senators
were called to order by Senator
Watson of Georgia, and under, the
rules each was requried to take his
seat.
at be thy Country's, Thy God's and
?day, June 24, 1922
ENTIRE AUTO
! PARTY KILLED
Y TR?LN
j _.
I Six Tourists Meet
?j Death Near Macon
' When Passenger
Train Crashes into
I Auto
. * ?i
[j Macon, Ga., June 20.?Six tour
? j i?ts riding in an automobile from
;jFort Laudervillfr, Fla., to Nich
? j clasrrlle, Ky., were killed at 4
!, o'clock this afternoon when a
'j Central of Georgia passenger train
? crashed into the vehicle at' the
''{crossing at Loraine, 12 miles from
I this city. Mr&: Levonia Cox, the
:}.only one in the party who was not
i instantly killed, told officers just
j before she died that her husband
! is Howard Cox, whom she said was
j a prisoner in Moundsville. W. Va.
? I The others have not been identi
fied.
Letters in the possession of the
victims were addressed to Mrs.
jCox, Miss Levonia Taylor, L. A.
I Taylor and J. P. Taylor,
j X. A. Powers, Jr., who operates
ia little store at the scene of the
j accident and w ho was the first to
i reach the wrecked automobile, says
iMrs. Levonia Cox gave him the fol
lowing names of the victims, all
; being from Xicholasville. Ky.
j The dead: J. P. Taylor, Mrs. J.
P. Taylor, Mrs. Howard Cox. in
fant daughter of Mrs. Cox. a son
of J. P. Taylor and an unidentified
I body of a. man believed to be a
I member of the Taylor family. Mrs.
; Cox said before she died that she
, was the daughter of J. P. and Mrs.
Taylor. -
There were three men in the
party, two women and a little baby
?girl. They were driving northward
land the train, which was behind
j time, was running at high speed,
! southward from Atlanta.
SIR HENRY
I WILSON IS
MURDERED
j British Field Marshall
Shot by Assassin
Outside His London
House. Two Ar
i rested '
London. June 22.?Field Mar
inhal Sir Henry'Hughes Wilson was
j shot and killed outside his house,
at Eton Square, London, this after
noon.
The field marshal had delivered
ja speech at the Liverpool street
j station this morning in connection
.with the unveiling of the war me
? morial. and apparently had. just
j returned home. A few months ago
?he accepted the appointment as
military advisor to the Ulster gov
ernment. A Central News account
says that Wilson was stepping from
his automobile when two men sud
denly appeared and opened fire. He
was struck by three shots and died
almost instantly. The assailants
then turned their guns on police-;
! men. wounding two of them. Two
j of the assailants were arrested.
1 -?-? <
! SEIZURE OF
WHISKEY
-
j Cherokee Officers Also Make
i Arrest
Gaffney. June 20. ? Officers
Scruggs and Allison, acting on in
formation which they had receiv
, ed. visited the home of Z. V. Up
i church yesterday and seized one
'and one-half gallons of whiskey,
j near the house, and found a distill
' ing outfit hidden in a thicket about
I 100 yards from th^ house, und a
i furnace where whiskey had been
j made nearby. They also destroy
ed a quantity of beer which was
ready for distilling. .Upehurcb was
arre-ted and brought to Gaffney,
I where he was required to enter
linto a bond in the stun of *7."io for
! his appearance at the next term ofj
I the court of general sessions which ;
i will convene in Gaffney July 1*>. j
The officers also found in the
'same neighborhood two other dis-j
j tilleries which they destroyed, one1
j of them being near the house of
Alfred Davis. These captures were J
i made near the Ninety-nine islands
! in fcroad river, where it is said)
; that whiskey has been made for!
! some time. J
t
Bills of English
!Government Defeated:
I -
I London. June 22.?The govern
! ment was defeated on the financial
!amendment to the national health
I insurance bill in the grand commit
tee of the house of commons to
|day. The committee immediately
[adjourned in order that the gov
ernment, might consider its po
sition. Government was defeated in
Lords yesterday on the question of
the Palestine mandate. Thr defeat
is considered unlikely to lead to a
modification of the government's
policy. . _j
Truth's;
I VETERANS
IECT !
GEN. CARRi
._
To-day Ends Rich
mond Meeting, The
Next Reunion To Be
Held at New Or
leans
Richmond, June 21,?The re- j
election of Gen. Julian S. Carr, j
of Durham, N. C? as commander
in-chief and the selection of New
Orleans as the reunion city in
April. 1023, featured the closing
session here today of the 32nd an
nual reunion of the United Con
federate Veterans.
General Carr's election followed
a hot debate resulting from the
nomination of Gen. J. A. Thomas
of Georgia, by A. J. Twiggs of!
Augusta. As soon as General!
Thomas was nominated. Gen. W. \
M. Wroten of Mississippi announc- i
ed. that the entire Mississippi dele- j
gation supported General Thomas, j
A member of the Mississippi dele- j
gation jumped to his feet and ex- j
claimed that this was untrue, that I
the delegation favored General!
Carr. An argument between the!
I dissenter and General Wroten en-!
sued in which heated words were \
indulged in. .
When order from the confusion i
had been restored. General Thorn- !
as withdrew his name in the iu-j
terest of harmony and good feel
: ing, whereupon General Carr was
elected by acclamation.
Other officers named were:"Gen.
j J. A. Thomas, commander of the.
Army of Tennessee; Lieut. Gen. C.
D. Howry, Washington, D. C,
commander, of the Army of Xorth
1 ern Virginia; Lieut. Gen. E. W.
j Kirkpatrick of Texas, commander |
1 of the trans-Mississippi depart
ment.
Staff officers and other officials of
the veteran organization will be ap- j
pointed by the commanders at a I
later date, it was announced.
At the closing session of the Sons j
of Confederate Veterans late today,!
W. McDonald Lee of Irvington, j
I Vau; was elected commander-in- j
chief. He was named without op- j
position.
j At the veteran*' session late to-J
day a; resotntion \vas adopted call- i
ling upon the wealthy members of
the United Confederate Veterans j
to lend $30,000 without interest to!
the association which is erecting!
the statue of Jefferson Davis at!
Fairview, Ky. The resolution fol- I
S lowed a plea by Col. W. D. Halde- |
j man of Louisville, Ky., who earlier:
! in the day had been prominently
I mentioned as a candidate for com
' mander-in-chief. Colonel Halde
I man. however, in a caucus with
; friends, declined to enter the race,
declaring that he preferred giving
j his entire Time to the completion
of the Davis monument.
The adoption of a resolution
calling on congress to amend the
law creating the Arlington "Hall i
of Fame" so that Confederate gen-j
erals can be represented therein, i
and the unanimous indorsement of j
a report from the historical com- j
mittee, recommending that a his- ?
tor>\written by Col. Hugher W.|
Jackson of Curryville, Ga., in which j
according to the report, is stated}
that Abraham Lincoln "deliber- j
ately and personally conceived" the I
war between the states be used in |
the schools of the. south, featured !
the morning session. The report j
stated that Mississippi, Texas, the j
Carolinas and Louisiana are "now
using his'ories fair to the :-outh." |
"U is gratifying to know," the j
report stated, "that this sentiment
is sweeping over the south and the
various adopting boards seem de
termined to allow in their schools
only such histories which fairly,
teach the magnificent history ofj
the southern states."
The report which was submitted j
by C. M. Walker, chairman, con- j
eludes by saying that "the young J
ehiidrcn of the south will now be j
taught that the/south was right,:
eternally and everlastingly right, in j
lighting for principles upon which ;
our glorious country was found-j
ed."
At noon the veterans paused in;
their deliberations long enough to {
hold a memorial service in honor
of the young men who fell in bat
tle during the world war. j
At a meeting of the Confederate:
Southern Memorial association aj
resolution was adopted, declaring:
that "with the work of each so;
separate and distinct and clearly j
fixed, there will be no rivalry or j
antagonism between this organ- j
ization and the United Daughters j
of the Confederacy."
Tomorrow is the closing day Ofj
the reunion. The program will in-j
elude a great parade, in which \
veterans of three wars will par-!
ticipate, laying of the corner-;
:;tone of the Matthew Fontaine j
Maury monument on Monument j
avenue and boulevard here, and a:
-rand ball at night to conclude the,
reunion.
Flection by acclamation of Col. j
W. McDonald Lee of Irvington and j
Richmond. Va.. as eommander-':n-.
chief of the Sons of Confederate!
Veterans and reelection of depart
ment commandres and historian-in- |
chief closed the 29th annual re-j
union of the Sons here tonight. ?
Officers reeleeted were: Com-j
ma rider Army Northern Virginia j
department. Dr. W. C. Galloway
of Wilmington. X. C: commander j
Army Tennessee department, D. S.
Ethiidge of Chattanooga, Tenn.:
commander Army Trans-Mississip- j
pi department, J. Davenport of
Vinita, ?kla.: historian-in-chief, I
THE TRUE SOD
MINERS ARE
REPORTED AS
FIGHTING
Shots Heard at Camp
Today Where Over
Hundred Non-union
Miners Are Quar
tered
Herring, June 22.?A check-up
at noon today made by the Asso
ciated . Press showed twenty-six
known dead, and indications that
the total would be over thirty in
hostilities between the striking
unnion miners and employes of
strip min<=s, in the southern Illi
nois Coal Company near here. The
bodies are spread over an area of
fifteen miles square and some are
riddled with bullets, others beat
en to death. Three were hanging
by ropes from trees. The strip
mine has been fired and a freight
train is also burning, while the
miners looted several cars of food
supplies.
Herrin. 111., June 22.?Sounds of
occasional shots were heard early
today from the direction of a min
ing camp near here where strik
ing union miners surround the
camp in which approximately a
hundred non-union workers are
quartered. Sounds of explosions
said to be dynamite blasts were
also audible.
DARKNESS
ENDS BATTLE
AT MINE
Thousands of Shots Fired in
Illinois With at Least One
Death
Herrin, 111., June 21 (By the As
sociated Press).?Darkness tonight
compelled cessation of hostilities
between striking union miners and
employees of the Southern Illinois
Coal company's strip mine near
here after hours of fighting in
which thousands of shots were ex
changed. One union miner is
known to have been killed. Reports
were current that 12sto 15 em
ployees of the mine were killed but
these could not be verified because
of the confusion at the camp.
Two union miners were Wounded
seriously and about six others
were wounded slightly. Three
mine guards also were reported se
riously wounded. Thousands of
persons, many armed, were rush
ing to the camp tonight.
Shortly before the shooting be
gan here late today, three of the
ten men en route here to work in
the strip mines, are known to have
been shot down just outside of
Carbondale. One of the ten escap
ed injury and the other six swam
a creek and were fired upon. They
have not been accounted for.
The scene of the rioting resembl
ed a battlefield, the strip mine, be
ing a surface colliery, permitted
the employees to entrench them
selves behind the piles of coal on
the: ground, waiting to be loaded
into cars.
The striking miners. * said to j
number more than 1.000, sur
rounded the camp, shooting from
all sides, and open warfare was
conducted for several hours.
The trouble followed an indigna
tion meeting held just outside of
Herrin today following publication
of a telegram from John L. Lewis,
president of the United Mine
Workers of America, that the
workmen at the strip mine, who
are members of the Shovelmen's
union, were "common strike break
ers." Mr. Lewis' telegram added
that the Shovelmen's union had
been outlawed by the American
Federation of Labor.
After the firing had continued
more than an hour the strip mine
employees raised a flag of truce,
and when a "runner" from the
union forces was sent across- ihe
"lines" he was shot in the ankle.
Hostilities then were renewed with
great vigor, and later, when the
strip miners again raised a white
flag/the signal was ignored. Dark
ness brought the shooting to an
end.
Efforts to communicate with of
ficials of the mim-rs' union here
were unsuccessful "onight. The
country for miles around is in tur
moil and in West Frankfort min
ers are canvassing the residences
for arms and additions to their
forces.
? Persons are flocking to the strip j
mine in automobiles, wagons and
on horseback and roads leading to j
the camp virtually are impassable,
a m ?
After years of patient effort, a
first wife makes a man decent
enough to be good to a second wife.
Arthur H. Jennings of Lynohurg.
The executive council is to con
sist ?>f the comma nder-in-chief.
the three department commanders
and three members from the regu
lar membership, one from each de
partment. Ii. L. Hopkins, com
mander of Stonewall Jackson camp.
Richmond, was elected for the
Army of Northern Virginia depart
ment, defeating Johnson P?. Xeely
of Portsmouth. Nathan F?. Forrest
of Atlanta was unanimously elect
ed for the Army of Tennessee de
partment, and S. Y. Ferguson of
Wichita Falls. Texas. for the
Army Trans-Mississippi depart
ment.
An amendment to establish the
headquarters of the Sons of Con
federate veterans permanently in
Richmond was detested.
THRON, Established Jane 1,
VOL. LH. NO. 38
READY
TO START
OPERAHO
Tobacco Growers' Go
operative Assoei?r
tion With 72,000
Members Has 65
Warehouses Ready
in South Carolina ;
Raleigh, June 21.?With 65
warehouses in the South Carolina
helt including every marketing
point in this state and ail the bor
der markers, the Tobacco Grow
ers' Co-operative Association' is
ready to give its members un
paralleled service for the orderly
marketing of their tobacco, accord
ing to T. C. Watkins, Jr., director
of warehouses, and R. R. Patterson,
general manager leaf department,
who reached Raleigh today for the.
meeting of the full board of di
rectors of the giant cooperation:.
Surpassing ail expectations of the
equipment which could be secured
to accommodate its 72,000 men>
hers, it was announced today that;
the association will open 65 ware
houses in the South Carolina belt
95 warehouses in the North Caro
lina belt and 55 warehouses in the
bright, the dark and sun-cured
areas of Virginia.
Each grower-member of South
Carolina has been given" the 09-'
portunity ,to choose his marketing
point, by filling out a postal card
stating the market of his choice '
and other information to help in
selling his crop. Each cooperative
market will thus receive ? list of
its members who have signified
their intention of delivering-their
tobacco at that point so that prep
arations may be made to pay
them there. ? ? . -\
Appointment of managers
been made in approximately 90 ptfr
cent of the markets for .the three
states and men have been selected -
for the balance, according to Di
rector Watkins, who said '-'A
warehouse manager, a floor man
ager and. several clerks will be sta
tioned at each warehousing center
of the three states."
Manager R. R. Patterson, of the
leaf department, formerly In charge
of'the-leaf department of the
American Tobacco Company 'show
ed the great saving which the
association will gain by maintain
ing one force of graders in place
of the large corps of buyers whiek "
the auction markets must maintain
to represent from throe to six -
tobacco companies, in addition t*>
the pin-hooking speculators who
will be eliminated from the* ware
house floors *ft the cooperative as
sociation.
That merchants, bankers and
boards of traded and citizens from .
three stated have given their Sup
port to the organized tobacco
farmers, was impressively showa
today by the fact that e'xht ?yarc
J houses in the three states are De
1 ing built to accommodate the as
sociation, and will be turned over
[to the.organized growers at cost,
Florence. S^C., Nashville, N. C,
Reidsville. X.' C., Norlfna, Nl
Walnut Cove, X. C, Columbia, Va,,
Ashland, Va., and Drakes Branchy
Va.. are among the list of towns
whose citizens are backing the^:
farmers to the limit by arrange-:
ments to build the necessary warevfjg
houses for their organized growl
ers.
As the choice of the grower*
from South Carolina is indicated byj
the receipt of hundreds of postal
cards at headquarters of the.waosr .,
house department, it peemst certain
that those towns which have aid
ed the association will reap a rich ^
reward in the future patronage o&i
those growers who are seeking" . TO .
I ally themselves with friendly cen*
1 ters. -
' ? ? ?
State Sunday
School Convention ?
Eight Hundred Delegates Ex
pected in Columbia > ?
Columbia, June 20.?Between
six hundred and eight hundred del
egates are registering today for the
annual State Sunday School con?
vention which is in progress at. the
University, the first session having
I been heW during the morning!
Strong religious features are on the
program and convention promises
to be one of the best in the his
tory of the State Sunday ^School
association.
Dr. D. B. Johnson, of Winthrop
College, president of the- associa
tion, is in the chair. Marshall
Woodson is song leader, and
among the' speakers today are:
President W. S. Currell, oi the
University; Dr. Watson B. Duncan,
of Cheraw; Dr. J. W. McGiothlin.
of Furman University, Greenville;
Bishop K. G. Finlay, of Columbia;
Rev. J. M. Sullivan. Brunson; Tv
B. Lanham, Columbia; Rev. S. H.
Templeman. Laurens; and Dr* S,
J. Derrick, of Nowberry.
The delegates are living in tt?^
University dormitories. Fine en
thusiasm prevails among the con
vention members and it will prove
to be, it is believed, the best con
vention the Sunday school associa
tion has ever had.
? - ?? ? m ? ?
Tokio, June 22.?The Yap treaty
with the. United States was approv
ed by the privy council and Japa- -
nese prince regent today. Thft
treat j- fixes the rights of each na
tion in the island which are under
the Japanese mandate.

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