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The Watchman and Sovthren
Entered at the Postoffice at Sum
ter, S. as Second Class Matter.
Mrs. W. M. Thompson and two
daughters and Mrs. Ella Hewson
of Florida are visiting Mrs. R. P.
Monaghan and family.
Mr. J. M. Kotb left Friday morn
ing for Asheville, X. C, to visit his
son. Mr. T. J. Kolb, who is spend
ing some time there for his health.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Rowland
have returned home from Califor
nia after a stay of several weeks.
Mrs. Willie J. Stuckey and
daughter, Myrtle, of Bishopville,
are spending the day in the city.
Chris Chokas and wife motored
through the country Thursday to
Augusta where they will spend a
Miss Clyde Martin, formerly of
Sumter, now living in Mullins, is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. F. P. Bryan
on Oakland Ave.
Miss Pearl Seale, of Wilmington,
X. C, is visiting friends and rela
tives in the city.
? Mr. J. C. Huger is at home -from
Hendersonville for a few days.
Mr. G. W. Glover of Blaney, S.
C, has returned home after
spending some time with his son,
Mr. G. .M. Glover.
Mr. E> C. Lee of Salem avenue
is spending a few days at his
farm in Stateburg.
Miss Essie Bush who has been
with the W. B. Upshur agency for
the past six months, has accepted
a position in Greensboro, X. C.
Miss Pauline Haynsworth re
turned Saturday morning from a
two months' visit to her brother,
iTobert Haynsworth, in Louisiana, j
-Mrs. A. L.' Culbeyhouse and lit- i
tie daughter, Mary, who have been]
visiting Mrs. Elma Ramsey, have j
returned to their home in Knox
Mr. John M. Allen has returned j
to Sumter where he will resume his j
work at the Boys' high school. j
; Miss Dorothy Hook left Saturday |
morning for Jacksonville where j
she will attend a business college.
Miss Elizabeth China left Tues
day afternoon for Portsmouth,
Va., where she has accepted a po- j
Vitien to teach in one of the high i
schools of that city.
- Mr. Stanley Weinberg, who is a!
member of the Citadel football
team, left Sunday for Charleston!
to begin ten days football training j
with the squad before the Citadel i
opens for the fall season.
Miss Mary King of Wilmington j
is "visiting her brother, Mr. J. Lern}
Bang of this city.
'4 Master Lemuel King, Jr., has re- I
turned to-the city after a pleasant I
visit with his aunts, Mrs. S. H. j
Fulford and Miss Mary King of
Wilmington, X. C. -1
Mis3 Effie Rose is spending a J
few days in the city on her way to i
Louisville to complete her <Jourse|
In the Bapti'st Training School- f
Mrs. W. C. Hatchell has return- |
ed to her home in Darlingtoni
after spending the week with her i
husband at Mrs. Stewardt's on [
,r Mr. Ansel Clowney and his broth- I
?r.l^ridclph, of Olanta are visiting j
their aunt, Mrs. Stewart on Harvin!
* Mr. Dayton Tobias spent the j
week-end with his mother on
i Hiss Allie Mae Clowney and herj
?ster, Lucile, are visiting their j
Hunt, Mrs. Stewart.
Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Turner
of Greenville, X. C, have moved
to our city.
Mrs. W. M, Block of Macon, Ga.,
has arrived to be with her husband
at Mrs. Stewart's on Harvin St j
- Miss May Lowder, Miss Hattie!
Boats eld. Miss Dawkins and Mr. i
? L. Mooneyham spent Sunday inj
Mr. I. A. Ryttenberg leaves to-j
morrow afternoon for Portland,
Maine, for a week or ten days' ,
+ + 0 . j
DRILLS IN PLAY ; .
TO EFFECT RESCUE
Work Goes on Frantically to,
Reach Imprisoned Miners - j
Jackson. Cal.. Sept. 10?Drills
were whirling in the slate rock at
the 3.900 foot level of the Kennedy;
mine tonight as rescue workers j
were trying frantically to break i
through to the 4,?00 foot level of j
the burning Argonaut mine, where |
47 miners have been entombed
nearly two weeks. Drills, capable !
of 1,100 revolutions per minute, *
were being used. Only 142 feet
of rock now separates the Kennedy
and Argonaut shafts at this point.
On the 3,G00 foot level of the j
Kennedy mine, 140 feet more of j
progress were needed at 4 o'clock
today to reach the 75 feet of hard j
rock 'separating the rescue crew I
there from the 4,200 foot level of I
the Argonaut. Fred L. Lowell, safe- \
ety engineer of the California in- |
dustrial accident commission an-1
nounced that a clear space had been j
reached and the rescue workers j
could see ahead for 25 feet. This
fortunate circumstances will pull
down the handicap of the Argo- j
naut miners, who are working on i
the 3.600 foot level in the race |
against the Kennedy crew on the f
3,900 foot level, to release their j
entombed comrades and incident- \
ally win the $5.000 bonus offered \
to the first crew breaking through t
into the Argonaut mine.
Denver family hats welcomed its
nineteenth child: but wait until
Choose your words well. Some
day you may have to ent them.
We have wireless phones and j
motoriess airplanes and what we j
need is noiseless noise. 1
1 A Model Modern
f Mffl Village
Pacolet, Spartanburg County,
Is a Unique Industrial Com
(Spartanburg Herald). .
During recent years the Faeolet
Manufacturing company has been
spending a great deal of money in
betterments, including what is
i known as welfare work. All the
j operatives' houses have been le
j built, the old type; of cotton mill
houses' having been replaced with
modern homes of the bungalow
type, and nearly all of varied de
signs- Each house is equipped with
electric light's, baths and sewerage
and running water, and the houses
are well built and comfortable. The
streets run in graceful-curves and
twists around the roiling hilb? of
the village, arid the whole effect is
one of picturesque beauty.
Surmounting the highest emi
nence in the village is a new $125.
000 school building, one of the
finest in the state, equipped -with
modern school- furniture and**'fix
tures, including ? domestic science
kitchen for "the girls, and facilities
for teaching the rudiments of car
pentry aqd other "trades to-the boys.
The school last session had an en^
?rolhuent of 530 and has a full staff
of efficient teachers. A uhuiq?e plan
in operation at Pacolet is that the
teachers are employed for the full
year instead of for the school term.
They are given -vacations, of course,
but their whole time belongs.to the
schools ami there is always work
for them to ?o. t - '??< ;
Down in the village there is an
[ unusually iarge -and- well ' equipped
[community building, including a
[large and well - fitted -auoitorrom,
; club rooms for men and boys, read
!ing rooms, etc. In the basement is
jthe largest department store in
; Spartanburg county, carrying a full
[ stock of every class of goods; Near
by is an immense meat market and
.cold -storage plant, while the mill
village has its own- ice plant,
laundry and other utilities and con
veniences. Pacolet is complete in
itself and does not have to draw on
other towns for anything.
In the village there is a well fur
nished club house for girls, a flour
ishing Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A.,
and the various denominations have
handsome and well furnished
The day nursery for the benefit of
mothers who work ih\ the mills is
an attractive and wonderfully in
teresting place. Competent nurses
are in charge and about 35 babies
and small children are cared for
every day while their mothers work
in the mill. The nursery is provid
ed free of charge by* the mill com
pany for the benefit of its em- .
ployes, and while the cost is con
siderable, the company officials say ,
they have found it to be a good in- .
vestment in that it means loyal .
and satisfied employes. The mill
officials do not look upon the day \
nursery as a charity but as an in
vestment. The company has spert
more than half a million dollars
during the past few years in bet
terment work which it could have ;
avoided if the officials had been ?
content to run along in the old way,
but the investment has proven to
be sound. "This mill belongs to the
employes quite as much as to the
stockholders," said one of the offi
cials. "The employes run the mi!l
and make it pay, and they are en
titled to a fair share of its earnings
in things that make life pleasanter'
for them. Money spent in beauti
fying homes and grounds and in
providing good schools and recre
ation and social centers is just as
well Invested as money spent for
improved machinery or for any
This explains why so much mon
ey has been spent on landscape
gardening in the village and in lay
ing out parks and playgrounds.
The mill village is a wonderfully
attractive place. A lady visitor re
marked yesterday that she believed
when she wanted another trip she
would go to Pacolet rather than to
the mountains. She was in love
with the day nursery and said she
intended .to visit it again and spend
hours in playing with the babies.
Pacolet Brass Band
The candidates last night were;
treated to a eoncert by the Pacolet J
brass band, a musical organization!
about a year old, composed of boys!
and young men who work in the j
mill. Wadge George is band leader;
and he has developed splendid mu- j
sical talent. The band is one of
the best to be found anywhere, j
Members of the band also com- J
pose an orchestra, which furnishes j
music at picture shows and other j
entertainments given twice a week j
in the town auditorium.
A Prosperous Bank
An insight into the kind of peo
pie who live at Pacolet is given in ;
the statement by the Employes j
Savings bank, which is owned and j
operated entirely by the employes i
of the mill. The bank began busi-?
ness in 1J>17 with a capital of $5,-!
000 and the capital has since been j
increased to $10.000 out of the;
earnings and at the statement made j
on May 22 of this year, there was
also a surplus of $10.000 and un-1
divided profits of $3,355.60. The!
bank hud on that date deposits of
$3 9,').516.05. and loans and dis
counts of $165,491.and cash in)
vault and in other banks amounting!
to $50,330.73. The bank has nev-|
er borrowed a dollar.
For every dollar of cm pita 1 stock
the bank had loans and discounts
of 915.55, cash to the amount of
$3.03. surplus and profits to the
amount of $1,34 and deposits to
the amount of $19.35
There are 400 families in the vil- i
l?ge and the average savings per,
family amount to $351.60. The!
white population of the village j
amounts to 1,850. and the p*>r cap-j
ita saving's amounts to $76.02. The]
bank has 757 savings accounts:, and
the average amount per account is
The average number of savings
accounts per family is 1-89, 01
nearly two to each family, while
41 per cent of the white people oi
the village, or nearly half, have
The stock of the bank is owned
entirely by employes of the Pacolet
mills, and the board of directors is
composed entirely of the employes
[of the'company. The state bank
i examiner, after a recent inspection,
j declared there was not another
j bank like this in the state, and
j perhaps not another cne like it in
I the country.
Coal Economy Needed in Home..
j Washington, Sept. 8.?While the
; average household heating plant is
reliable, so far as the- factor of
j safety is concerned, this is not al
! ways true in economy, says the
bureau of engineering of the de
partment of the interior, and in
vi^w of a possible coal shortage
this winter, the householder will
have to be very economical in its
? The engineering bureau has com
piled a few facts on coal and its
use, to aid the public until coal
returns to normal production. The
maur point of the bureau's papers
is the need for economy in burning
It has been stated by good au
thority, the paper * said, that 25
per cent, of the coal wasted irt
home heating can be saved. The
main point in economy is cleanli
ness of the plant as soot is an in
sulator against transference of
heat and must be kept out of the
furnace and pipes.
Soft coal demands greater care
in firing, in putting in fresh coal,
it should not cover all the burning
surface. If it does, the gases driv
en off are not ignited and escape.
If the shape of the firebox permits,
fresh coal should be placed over
the front of the fire near the door,
then as the gases are driven off,
they are ignited over the bright
rear surface and add to the heat.
Later, the coked coal is pushed to
the back of the surface and fresh
coal again applied to the front. In
the case of round heaters, it was
said, spread the coal on the lower
side only and the gases will be con
sumed by the heat on the other.
The grates should be left in a fiat
position, no part protruding into
the fire, the department said, the
ash pit-should be kept clean, as
ashes cut off the air supply, which
may cause the grates to warp or
burn out.? A bed of ashes should j
be kept on top of the grates to I
prevent burning out, reducing it in
size as the weather grows colder, i
a.nd should never be shaken until
five coals fall out. There should
be a- check draft-damper in the \
smoke pipe of the hot air, steam j
>r hot water heating plants orf
kitchen ranges, beside the turn j
iamper, -to control the ->rate at j
?rhich the fuel burns it to increase ?
iraft. All heat pipes in the cellar [
;hould be covered to conserve heat, \
and the use of weather strips, i
rtorm windows and storm doors!
about the house will be valuable, i
Place pans or open-top jars of)
ivater on radiators or in front of!
registers to keep air in home moist.'
Atlantic City, X. J., Sept. 10?j
Demands for a general strike of all j
Drganizationg.of the American Fed-!
station of Labor which are re- j
ported by its officers to have_ been 1
pouring in since Attorney-General!
Daugherty obtained his injunction j
against the striking rail shop crafts I
svill be first on the program for con- j
?ideration when the executive coun- i
:il of the federation resumes its j
annual conference here tomorrow, j
Veither Samuel Gompers nor the I
ten others on the executive council j
made any official 'statement eon- j
ierning the probable outcome of j
tomorrow's session. Expressing
their individual opinion, however, j
council members without exception
were strongly opposed to a general
strike although they were unani
mous in denouncing the injunction
as a "blow to the rail crafts and a
threat to all organized labor."
The labor chiefs are united, they
assert in the belief that too much
uncertainty has been aroused in the
nation's industrial life by a state- .
mcnt of Mr: Gompers issued at
Washington which was interpreted I
by some as a general strike threat, j
Since then scores of telegrams, j
it was said, have been received de- \
manding the general strike.
At the same time large employ- [
ers of labor throughout the coun
try have besieged the federation
oifieials with requests for* assur
ance that their contracts with in-j
dividual labor unions will not be<
cancelled through any nation-wide
"We believe the American public j
is entitled to know where it stands j
and I predict that a formal assur- j
ance that the American Federation j
of Labor contemplates no general j
strike will be one of the first rets
Of this council." said a member of
that body today.
Stranger who dropped dead on j
Wall Street may have been a farm
er learning the price of wheat.
COTTON MARKET j
NEW YORK COTTON
Oms Htjrb Lorm Close Clos?
lan 22.00 22.07 21.55 21.55 21.85;
March - 22.06 22.20 21.65 21.69 21.99
Kay 21.98 22.15 21.62 2!.62 21.95 j
July 21.42 21.75;
Qct 21.75 21.9?. 21.43 21.43 21.72 1
Dec 22.00 22.18 21.69 21.69 21.95 |
NEW ORLEANS COTTON
Odo? HI** Tow Close How '
Jan 21.51 21.66 21. ?0 21.13 21.43
March 21.65 21.74 21.25 21.25 25.23 '
Dec 21.48 21.64 21.10 21.12 21.40
Svusj off. 21.13.
January . 12.20 .
March 12.17 i
July .. . . .. ?1.9? I
December . 12-25
Receipt?. 9.oft*: Sulc*. 8.0?0; Middling.
13.08; Good Middling. 13.33. '
f world 11
Birmingham, Sept. 8.?Charlie
' J Studemeyer, a negro sentenced tc
j be hanged here today for killing
j James McDowell, a salesman, re
ceived a communtation of his sen
tence to life imprisonment from
[ GrOv. Kilby shortly before the hour
j set for execution:
I Washington, Sept. 8.?The long
; delayed administration bill, pro
: viding twenty-five additional feder
j al judges was finally completed to
! day by the * senate, and goes to
j the house.
Chicago, Sept. S.?Persistent ru
I mors of impending peace or a par
tial settlement of the railroad
strike continued here today, with
out tangible foundation in way or
definite statements by rail or union
! officials to substantiate the re
Washington, Sept. 8.?Despite
industrial difficulties the country's
economic progress is continuing
steadily toward normal conditions,
I the commerce department declared
j today in a survey of the general
Paris, Sept. 8.?Georges Salem,
an' Egyptian student, fired a shot
at an automobile in front of the
j palace of Elysee today, believing
j the car to. be that . of President
Millerands. The shot went wild.
! President Millerand was at his
j country home at Rambouillet- at
Dublin, Sept. 8.?A disagree
ment between the two irregular
leaders operating in County Ker
ry is reported to have caused a j
sanguinary fight .in which rifles
bombs and machine guns were
used by the opposing forces. Steady
progress by the nationals is report
ed throughout the country gener
Washington, Sept. 8.?A board
investigation into the methods and
practice employed in marketing,
cotton' was ordered by the senate
in the adoption of a reSolution by
Senator Smith, of South Carolina,
which seeks to determine whether,
there is any interference with the
law of supply and demand in the
Roanoke, Va., Sept. 8.?The body
of Col. Robert E. Lee, grandson
of the Confederate general, will- be
taken today to Lexington where*
the funeral services will be heldj
tomorrow morning, followed by in
terment In the Lee mausoleum, at
Washington-Lee University. s I
Chicago, Sept. 8. ? Adolph J
Kuntsler, said to be a New Tor-k^
jeweler, was assaulted by three]
men today in a restaurant on up-J
per Sheridan road, and robbed of;
gems valued at fifty thousand dol- j
lars. according to a report to the
police. The bandits escaped.
Rutland, Vermont. Sept. 8.?Thej
body of Lieut. Belvin Maynard, the j
"Flying Parson," who was killed j
with two companions in a plane
accident yesterday, is today home-!
ward bound for Kerr, X. C.
Chicago, Sept. 8.?A meeting of
several western railway executives'
with Daniel Willard. president of j
the Baltimore &' Ohio was held;
here this afternoon. B. M. Jewell,
the strike leader; W. H. Johnston,}
head of the machinists' union and j
Martin F. Ryan, president of the j
Carmen's Brotherhood, arrived to
day from the east. They were]
served with the notice of Attorn
ey General Daugherty's injunction.
Washington, Sept. 8.?Cotton j
ginned piior to September 1st
amounted to 817,171 running bales,
compared with 485,887 to the
same date a year ago, the cen- j
sus bureau announced today in thej
first ginning report.
Washington. Sept. S?A tempo- I
rary injunction restraining Unit--;
ed States Marshal Snyder, from in- j
terfering with the meeting of the |
Brotherhood of Electrical Work- j
ers, one of the striking shop crafts, j
or from doing anything to pre-1
vent strike activities, in the District
of Columbia restraining order, wasj
issued today by Justice Bailey, in j
the District of Columbia supreme
court. The court denied a peti
tion for a similar injunction against
District Attorney Gordon.
Columbia, Sept. 9.?Judge Maul
din has dismissed the appeal of
Theodore Aughtry, who was con
victed of manslaughter in Rich
land county, and county officers
will search for the defendant.
Aughtry gave bond in the sum of ?
$2.500 pending a decision in his j
appeal case and yesterday it was:
Said that officers must make efforts ?
to locate him and fail to produce I
him before the bond money can
Darlington, Sept. S.?Joseph W. i
Tolbert, Republican boss for South j
Carolina: was in Darlington last
night and today. While it was not ;
learned what Mr. Tolbert's mission i
here was. he was seen in company;
with George McKie'on several oc- \
casions. It was reported that Mr. \
Tolbert was asked why he was in j
Darlington and that his reply was,;
"Wait until after the election and I
vou will know.'!
"fork; S. C, Sept. 9.?Fred Tay-j
lor, aged 22, the fourth victim in;
the shooting affair at Clover Wed-,
nesday. when William C. Farrjs is
alleged to have shot six members
of the Taylor family, died in a!
Gastonin hospital this morning.
Washington, Sept. 9--A confer-'
ence will be held in New York to- |
YS IN BRIEF J
day between Judge Elbert Gary, of
the United States Steel Corpora
tion, John L. Lewis, head of the
United Mine Workers and the rep
resentative of department of labor,
looking to the ending of the coal
strike in Connellsville, Pa., coal
region, according to official infor
Asheville. X. C, Sept. 9.?E.
Koontz. E. R. Henderson and
Frank Briggs, striking Southern
Railway shopmen were 'each sen
tenced to seven years in the pen
itentiary at hard labor by Judge
Lane in the superior court, fol
lowing their conviction yesterday
on charges of assault and the kid
napping of Sam Harris, a young
Washington, Sept. 9.?The al
location of ten thousand tons of
bituminous coal to South Carolina
was ordefed by the federal fuel
distributor Spencer today, after he
received reports of serious diffi
culties in keeping the industries in
that state running.
Dublin, Sept. 9?William T. Ct >
grove., a minister of the local gov
erment was elected president of
Dail Eireann. by the new parlia
ment in its inaugural session today.
The only votes cast against him
were the labor members.
Chicago, Sept. i).?A motion to
vacate the Daugherty injunction
so far as it applies to B. M. Jewell
and John Scott, president and Sec
retary of the railway employees
department of the American Fed
eration of Labor was filed in thej
federal court here today.
Constantinople, Sept. 9.?A move
ment for the dethronement of
King Constantine of Greece and the
establishment of a republic was
reported by a Greek newspaper to
be under'way on the islands of the
Greensboro. N. C, Sept. 9?
Rocky Mount was chosen as the
1923 convention city by the Xorth
Carolina department of the Amer
ican Legion here this morning,
winning over Wilmingtno.
Chicago. Sept. 9?A heat wave
which in four days has been held !
responsible for ten deaths and nu
merous prostrations, ended today,
and after intermittent showers, the
temperature dropped to seventy
two. The maximum yesterday was!
Scranton, Sept. 11.?A contract
that sent one hundred and fifty
five thousand miners back to work
at old wages was formally signed
today by representatives of min-j
ers and operators.
Baltimore, Sept. 11.?Maryland j
voters went to the polls today to (
choose candidates for senator sv;d
congressmen. The only Republi
can contest is for the senate, Sen
ator France being opposed by John
W. Garrett, secretary of the Wash
ington armament conference. Dem
ocrats had a three cornered fight
for the senate nomination and)
contests in five congressional dis
TARIFF REPORT I
Expected to Be Laid Before!
the House Tuesday
Washington, Sept. 9?Republi
can conferees completed today their
task of rewriting the administra
tion tariff bill, and it was announc
ed that the measure and confer
ence report would be presented to
the House next Tuesday. Action
by the House is looked for Wednes
day and then the report will go to
the senate. Those in charge of the j
bill hope to have it in the Presi- |
dent's hands by the end of next j
American valuation as the basis
for assessing tariff duties was dis
carded, the House managers yield
ing on this and accepting the so
calied flexible tariff as a substitute
after that had been broadened so
as to give the Presdent authority j
to declare American valuation in
any cases where investigation j
showed that an American industry
could not be protected by assess
ing duties on the foreign valua
tion. Authority for the President
to increase or decrease rates also
There was a compromise on all
of the high spots in the bill. In
the case of sugar the conferees
agreed on a duty of 2.20 cents x
yound, of 1.76 a pound on Cuban
sugar, as against the senate rates
of 2.30 cents and 1.S4 cents, re
spectively, and the House rates of
2 cents and 1.6 cents, respective- j
ly. The present rates are 2 cents
and 1.6U, and those in the Under- j
wood law were 1.25 cents and 1 J
With the tariff bill out of the !
way. the conferees plan to get to
work next week on the soldiers'
bonus bill, with a view to having
that ready for final action by the
Senate and House before the end
of the week.
Democratic managers from the \
House and Senate will be called j
into conference on the bonus, as !
that is not a partisan measure.
They wer?- excluded from consid- !
eratior of tit** tariff, but will be j
invited in after the completed bill
has been printed, and will cast
their votes on the measure at that
Average Hfe of a coin is 25 years.
Do not keep orre fttry longer.
Tell the truth. Didn't yon brag
about this town on your vacation/
I Cheaper Freight Rates
jDr. W- W. Long Announces
Florence. Sept. 7.?Plans to pro
cure cheaper railroad rates on ag
ricultural products for the farm
ers of South Carolina were an
i nounced here today by Dr. W. W.
I Long of Clemson college, director
of the extension service of this
I state. In Charleston tomorrow he
will open a campaign, which will
be statewide in its scope and cul
minate in the formation of a
South Carolina shippers' league to
take the. case eventually to Wash
ington. All the civic and com
mercial organizations of South
' Carolina., including Kiawanis. Rot
| ary, and Chambers of Commerce,
are to be enlisted in the project.
?'I am not fighting the railroads'.'
Dr. Long emphasized, when outlin
ing his plans here today. "But we
hope, before finishing this work, to
show them where their rates in
! this state oh agricultural products
are too high. And we hope further!
to have their co-operation in ar- j
riving at fair and equitable rates,
which will put us on a parity with
other states in going to market]
with our produce."
Already Dr. Long has compiled
voluminous data, which he believes
reflects that the rates on South)
Carolina produce are too high. For
instance, Paul Sanders, of Ritter,
shipped 22 cars of cabbage. He got
$2,000 for this cabbage and paid!
the railroad $5,000 for its services
two and one-half times the pro
ceeds to the producer. The Mutual
Trading Company, of Blackville,
shipped a carload of cantaloupes
to Boston and had to pay $290
for freight. Another shipment, of
cucumbers by the same company,
soldf or $88.90 and netted the rail
road $194. He has large files of
such instances as these, where the
quality and pack of the product
were undisputed. He believes the
freight rates are absorbing too
much of the difference in the gross
price and the net price to the pro
Supporting 'the contentions of
Dr. Long that the freight rates
out of this state on agricultural
products are too high, he has let
ters from reliable concerns in Phil
adelphia, Baltimore, Greenville,
Boston. Washington, Buffalo, New
York, and other big market cen
ters, who say positively that they
cannot possibly sell South Carolina
produce with any fair percentage
of profit to the producer because
of the high freight rates.
Just as soon as the proper inter
ests of the state are aroused to the
situation, Dr. Long wants to get
the organization to carry out the
contest of the rates. Attorneys
will be employed and the matter
carried before the congressional
delegation in Washington and
thence to the Interstate Commerce
In the interim comparative rates ,f
on comodity agricultural products
are being procured from other
states, notably Georgia and Flor
ida which have done much,
among Southern States, in produc- !
ing equitable rates for their pro
NEGROES ATTACK i
Atlanta Attorney Seriously
Stabbed in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Sept. 11.?Kennon
Mott, of Atlanta, Ga., an attorney
who is here on legal business, was
stabbed over a dozen times last
night when four negroes attacked i
him, following an argument on a J
street car between Mott and a ne- j
Another burning question: "How
much per ton?"- 1
Fault is so easily found the hunt
ing isn't worth while.
DOINGS OF THE D?FFS
? I WONDER WHAT *
WERE TALKVNG ABC
TWEY STARTED I*
THEY HAD SOMET)
to TELL ME AND
WITH OUT TELLING
SAID ANYTHING TC
ABOUT IT VET- WOf
YES, 1 JUST HEARD Al
IT THIS MORNING- \S s
GOING TO GET A OIVO
I SHOULD THINK SHE WC
H? looks LIKE KIND OF
FLV BIRD ANYWAY - WH
OP BUSINESS IS HR. DUFF
HAS HE GOT ANYTHING ?
MRS. HARDING A
Encouraging Bulletins From
White House This
Washington, Sept. 11. ? Mrs".
Harding spent a "fairly restful
j night," but there was no marked
I change in her condition, Secretary I
! Wallace was informed at the^
j White House when he called short
f Iy after eight this morning. Sec- j
j retary Weeks, who also called;
j early at the White House, said the j
j slight improvement, which set in i
I yesterday, was continuing, with the
j patient's temperature getting near- I
! er normal.
Brig. Gen. Sawyer issued a bul- !
! letin shortly after ten saying "Night
less restless; elimination increased/
i complications subsiding; general
! appearances indicate improvement. ,
I Operation procedure deferred."
j Alleged to Have Aided
charged with having beaten
girl almost to death when one of
the men accused her of taking ^a
SERIOUS CHARGE ?,wh;ch J
leged to have been later found in
his own pocket. Clayborne Mctf
m Dowellis a son of Officer vMcDow^
ell. The trial of Officer McDoweH
and the negro transfer "driver ?vrBt.
probably come up at the Court ^ of
General Sessions which convened
liceman J. T. McDowell and Tom Monday, with Judge Hayne F. Ric*
Javers, a negro transfer driver, Piding, County Solicitor. San
were arrested today on Charges of
obstructing justice, spiriting away,
bribing and intimidating a witness. Kid McCoy takes his ninth wifev;
Both were released on bail. The Dempsey also wants a- fight. |
warrant was sworn out by County ? ? ? ?
Solicitor Marshall F. Sanders be- The man who .does his best ka*
fore Magistrate D. S. Jones.' It al- no reason, to expect -the worst. *
leges that on July 9 and "on di- ?'? ? ?
verse, other days" Officer McDow- Dancing teachers have thought
ell and Ja Vers intimidated, bribed, up a. model dance; but can't thinlt*
coerced and spirited away Ineaup anyone to -dance it ? >?
Fisher, a negro girl, to prevent her ? ? ? -
testifying against E. C. Johnson, Home is where the phonograph^
J. C. Deal and Clayborne McDowell.is.' * ' s v
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