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CONSOLIDATED AUG- 2; 3
France Favors Grant
ing All the Demands!
of Kemal?England |
And Italy Object \
Constantinople, Oct. 5 (By the
Associated Press).?The.question of
the evacuation of Thrace was the
cause of the rupture in the Muda
nia conference, it was announced at
a late hour tonight. The attitude of
the Turks and the Greeks was very
bellieose threatening the success
of " the conference.
!sme~ Psaha. in a fiery mood, up
set the conference today. He de
clared that the Turkish army must
enter Thrace immediately and his
tone was determined and defiant.
General Harington attempted to
reason with him after the fashion
which had proved so effective in
dealing with minor preliminaries
but Ismet was adamant.
? Constantinople, Get. "> (By the
Associated Press). ? Abruptly,
though not unexpectedly, the Mu
dania.' conference came to a halt
this afternoon. When it will be re
sumed is a matter of eonjecture.
Brigadier General Harington. com
mander of the allied forces and
h*ad of the allied delegation, re
turned this evening on the battle
ship Iron Duke, and the Italian
delegation also came to Constanti
nople. It i? understood the allied
generals will go/Into conference
with the high commissioners on
certain difficulties which have aris
en at Mudania.
Various explanations for the sep
aration of the delegates are given
in the rumore which quickly de
veloped here. The one most gen
erally credited relates to the evac
uation of Constantinople. Accord
ing to unofficial information, Ismet
Pasha, the Nationalist representa
tive, suddenly raised the question at
the afternoon conference of the
evacuation of Constantinople. Gen
eral Harington replied that that
would come after the conclusion of
the peace treaty, as set forth in
the joint allied note. Ismet in
sleted repeatedly on anearlier evac
uation, and it was found impossible
to reach an agreement for tl e pres
ent on this important point:
General Mom belli, of Italy sup
ported General Harington, but the
French delegate. General Charpy,
At this juncture, M. Franklin
Bouillon, the special French envoy.
Intervened, declaring, that he had
been instructed by- the French gov
ernment to support the Turkish
demand. The discussion grew very
warm and the allied generals ad
journed to confer with the commis
sioners at Constantinople.
Both General Harington and Gen
eral MombeTIi have asked for fur
ther instructions from their gov
ernment. If these are received in
time it is possible that the confer
ence may he iesumcd at Mudania
Another ?eoort was torrent, hut
accepted as on! ' a f>ai:ial explana
tion that the stoppage of the con
ference sessions was <:,ie, to the ne
cessity of the Greek delegates re
ferring all matter for derision to
their governi ng* f t Athens.
Return to Mudania
Constantinople, Oct. ti.?After
conferring for mo:=t of the night
with the high commissioners and
military experts here, the allied
generals this morning returned to
Mudania for a resumption of the
The result of the deliberations
was not announced. It was eon
ceded that ff??* situation was se
rious, hut it is still hoped that a
basis for common agreement
among the French, British and Ital
ian delegations could be reached.
Paris. Get C?The Freneh gov
ernment has instructed its minister
at Athens to protest against the
Greek government having sent re
inforcements to the Greek army
Executive Department Will
Act Promptly on Legal
Washington, Oct. 7.?The execu
tive5 branch of the government is
proceeding to the -immediate en
forcement of the interpretation of
the prohibition amendments, arid
enforcement act by the kvr'il
branch as prohibiting the trans- 1
portation and sale of liquor On '
American vessels, wherever oper- ?
ated, and 'he presence of liquor on1
foreign ships anywhere w:thin
American territorial waters.
The suggestion has ?>eeu .made
thai congress might be asked to1
take up the bill introduced over a
ye&r ago, which wo?:!n permit
American passenger ships engaged*!
in foreign commerce ?o svll li
quor beyond the three mile limit.
The anti-Saloon League is vfgor- \
ously opposed to the measure.
tbltshed April, 1850.
Near East Policy of
With British Public,
London, Oct. S (By the Associat- j
ed Press).?The latter phases of
? the Xear Eastern crisis have been
^accompanied by the growth of a
political and newspaper campaign;
j against David Lloyd George, the
? British prime minister, which
reached its climax when the four
heading weekly reviews and one of
?the premier's staunchest support-'
I ers among the Sunday newspapers!
\ joined in a demand for his resigna- j
1 "The campaign has far surpassed
in its widespread extent and seem
iing influence any of the similar
'campaigns which the premier dur-j
ing the troubled post-war period'
has had to" meet and which hither
to he always has successufully cir- j
cumvented. What has distinguish- j
ed the present campaign from all j
1 previous ones is that it is not con
i fined to the premier's natural po-I
. litical enemies but embraces solid j
organs of public opinion of all J
; political .shades."
j The basis of the charges against
Mr. Lloyd George is that his strong]
pro-Greek policy brought the nation'
to the brink of war, which was!
only averted in the first place]
through the statesmanship and di
plomacy of Lord Curzon, the for- j
eign secretary, who emerged from;
the alleged prolonged eclipse from!
which the foreign office has suf-1
fered through the premier, regain- j
. ing in his own hands all the threads \
of British foreign policy, and se-'j
cured an agreement with France!
i'on a Xear Eastern policy, and in!
I the second place through the mod-!
deration and tact displayed byj
:-Brigadier General Harington in btsj
I dealings with the Kemalists.
The gravest of the charges
'against, or rather against, the o.l- \
j leged war party led by Winston I
[Spencer Churchill, secretary for the i
colonies, is that it has involved the'
'country at- a moment of great
financial difficulty in the useless ex- ]
penditure of between 20,000.000 j
and 30,000,000 pounds for war!
: preparations in the Dardanelles, j
I In the words of The Outlook |
j "it has assured the triumph of j
! France over Great . Britain and j
I caused the humiliation of Great;
Britain before the Moslem world, j
I while France poses as the protee-j
I tor of the faithful who bullied and |
'chivied Great Britain into ac
cepting humiliations that no great
power within the past century has j
Amid the chorus of protests;
against Mr. Lloyd George's cabinet
secretariat usurping the duties of
the foreign office, moderate organs;
jlike The Spectator and The Ob
j server are heard urging the pre
! mier's friends to tell Mr. Lloyd
? George he can best serve his coun- |
I try by resigning.
This campaign is considered in
[some political'circles to have great-'
ily strengthened the conservative!
[revolt against Mr. Lloyd George's;
! leadership which has never been.
? stilled since last February when
? Sir George Younger, the Coriser- ?
jvative party organizer, success- i
j fully thwarted Mr. Lloyd George's
j plans for spring elections.
Xot only"has the Labor party
! been -solidly agaisnt the premier
jwith their recent "stop the war"1
j slogan, but political observers
sett some of the strongest elements
j of both wingjs in the coalition are
i equally determined to bring tl.e
'Lloyd George regime to an end. In
'some quarters Andrew Bonar Law's
? recent letter to The Times on Great"
Britain's operations in the Xear
East is associated with the anti
Lloyd George manifestations,
though in other circles *he in
j terpretation is that the letter may
'have been intended to assist Lord
Curzon in his efforts in Paris to
bring the British and French poli
cies into agreement.
All kinds of speculation are cur
rent regarding how the premier
will meet the attack against him.
Even possible new political align
ments are being spoken of in the
event of the attack proving .suc
m m m
New York Committee of For
ty-eight Sends Letter to
Xew York. Oct. f?.?A committee
of 4S has made public a letter sent
a> President Harding asking the
suspension of Attorney General
Daugherty pending the outcome of
iropeachmeht prcoeedings on
charges made by Representative
Keller of Minnesota in the house.
Fuel Distributor Spens Sends
Message to Operators
Washington. Oct. 0.?A request
that the coal industry increase the
efficiency of handling coal is
coupled by Fuel Distributor Spencer
with a warning that unless volun
tary matrers were effected the gov- j
ernment might re-establish a con-;
trol of the transportation.
'Be Jost and Fear
I WILL DEFEND
I Fight to Be Made on
j ment Gives Con
gress Power Over
Xew York, Oct. 8.?The Nation
al Security league will wage a na
'tion-wide campaign against the
! movement to amend the constitu
' tion of the United States so as to
! permit congress to pass upon de
i cisions of the supreme court, the
executive committee of the league
?The most dangerously destruc
| tive doctrine that has been voiced
' in America since the birth of hol
I shevism." said a statement from
I the executive committee, speaking
: of the movement, and outlining
; the plan to circularize candidates
I for congress and wage an active
! fight against all who declare them
! selves in favor of submitting the
j proposed amendment to the state
"The most powerful minority in
j the country today, which has a
; way of getting what it wants, even
I at the risk of the general interest
: of the citizens as a whole, and
j whose whispers ring as shouts in
the ears of the average'legislator."
said the statement, "announce their
! determination to obtain amend
? ment of the constitution to permit
I congress to override and nullify
I decisions of the supreme court.
I This is the most dangerously de
structive doctrine that has been
j voiced in America since the birth
j of bolshevism. Such an amend
| ment would convert our govern
| ment over night into a mobocracy
I under the leadership of the dema
j gogues and destroy by one blow
j the inherent rights of all minorities
1 against the possible tyranny of a
'temporary political majority,
j "The National Security league
i intends to exert every effort in its
[power to controvert this movement
and to prevent such an a mend
I ment from pas/age. The fact that
i the attack is by an organized body
'of hundreds of thousands of citi
zens makes it essential that a broad
I national campaign of opposition le
started at once."
? ?? mm
I is Optimistic
Believes Allies Have Overcome
j London. Oct. 8 (By the Asso
! ciated Press).?Lord Curzon. re
; turning from his conference with.
! Premier Poincare in Paris on the
j Near East situation tonight, said he
j had every hope that a settlement
would be made, and declared it
j might he said that the allies had
I overcome a situation fraught with
. considerable risk,
j The government's view here is
that because of the agreement
j reached at Paris, whic h is under
stood to have been modified in form
i as a result of last night's cabine?:
j session the freshineursion of the
! fsmid region is not likely to ca?:.e
I Turks in neutral territory in hie
? Turks in' neutral territory in the
; serious difficulty.
j The Turks mus twithdraw. it is
understood sufficiently to dem< n
strate their sincerity but no arbi
;trary line has been set ''or them
j to retire behind.
j With the Creeks apparently re
j signed to the giving up of Thrace,
j the general situation was r<-ga?i<d
'easier here, although Lord Curzon
, in referring to the newest advances
j of the Turks said "You ??iin sre
'there is still a great de.*! of ir.
i Da mahle material lying about. *
i Despatches from Constantinople
[and Mudania are not unsatisfactory,
although the Turks are reported
i irritated at the continued delays
j in the conference due to the iail
I ure of allied instructions to arrive
! Gov. Harvey Sends Pre-emp
tory Warning to Union
j Columbia, Oct. 9. ? Governor
(Harvey this morning gave Mag
listrate Leslie B. Godshall of tril
lion, until October 1 ."> to make a
; showing or have his commission
i revoked, because of failure io r-<
i operate with officers in the enforce
i ment of law. Various complaints
jhave reached the governor ?f the
failure of the magistrate t?> uphold
j the enforcement :?rm of the law.
[and apparent neglect of duty
'along other lines.
to Near East
' Dreadnaught Utah Will Pro
ceed From Gilbratar
? London. Oct. 9?A central news
j dispatch from Gibraltar says th:ir
;the admiral, and other officers of
the L'nited Slates dreadnaughi Utah
[ who are now touring Spanish Cities
have been recalled to the warship.
which has been ordered to proceed
immediately to the Near East.
Not?Let ?II the ends Thou Airns't ;
Sumter. S. C, Wednesday
U. S. Ships on
] * One of the 12 destroyers the Unite
jto protect our interests there. AH H
I Charles M. Tozer* ccgpjnaQger.Qg.13
Curzon and Poincare
Agree That Turkish
I Troops Shall Not Oc
cupy Thrace Until
Peace is Signed
Paris. Oct. 7.? Oreat Britain and
i France, as represented by Foreign
Secretary Curzon. and Premier
, Poineure. have agreed in principle
I that the troops of the Turkish
[Nationalists shall he allowed to oc
cupy eastern Thrace only after the
conclusion of a peace treaty.
j - _
News Comes by Wireless From
London. Oct. 7.?The report that
[Sultan Mohammed. cf . Turkey.
! abdicated this morning was receu*
j ed by the Russian delegation h^re
'by wireless dispatch from Mos
! London. Oct. 7.?Advices reach
ing here regarding the Mudania
[conference are meager and con
[flicting. It is known that tin
.Turks have demanded from the al
! lies a categorical statement of con
sent tu the Turkish occupation of
Mudania. Oct. 7.-?The conference
? opened amid a feeling of optimism,
iA statement by Ismet Pasha, the
? Turkish Nationalist representative
j sounded a coiu-Uiatory note.on his
(attitude which had softened mark
j State Gasoline Tax
! Treasurer Carter Issues Re
| port on Summer Receipts
j Columbia. Oct. 9.- The state
igaf-oline tax brought in during the
[summer iuonth?. which are good
j automobile months. June. July and
August, :i 1??i r?1 of 1 S,075.0$. ac
icording to :i statement issued by
? State Treasurer S. T. Carter today.
I Of this amount haff goes t<> the
[counties, and checks to '.he county
: treasurers are being mailed from
the S':!te Treasurer's office in Co
? lumbia today. The counties will
! receive :i total of $10!>.S37..54. The
same amount ^--es to the state.
The county which contributed the
.most to the gasoline |>jj] dur
[ing the summer was Charleston,
j whose, payments for the ouarter on
rhi.s account totaled $<?.420.1i?.
Spartanburg i?:ti?I the >,.-<-(?ud larg
lest amount. $S.0oX.5X. Next came
jRichJand, with $7.1.r?4.Sl. Green
ville was fourth, paying $7.001.33.
Xext came Anderson. $5 151.2t?;
[Aikeh $3.501.41: Orangeb?rg. $3.
420.36; Florence. $3,31*2.22: York,
i $3.353.7 l : Darlington. .< 2.s4 o.7o;
[Sumter. $2.S1S.45: Greenwood.
$2.?73.20: Lajurens. $2.572.28. and
[with amounts to it*-- counties
ranging on down to tin- smallest
[check, sent to McCormick county.
it be thy Country's, Thy God's and
, October It, 1922
Way to Levant
A States is sending to Constantinople
ie 12 are of this type. _ Inset, Captsia
*e sbipa. i _
Lord Curzon and Pre
j mier Poincare Hold
f Important Confer
| ence on Turkish
London. Oct. C.? (.By the Asso
ciated Preis);?The visit of Lord
Curzon. the British foreign secre
tary, to Paris was described in of
ficial quarters this afternoon as be
i ing for the purpose of satisfying
himself and the British govern
j Blent on a poynt they already were
[firmly convinced of. namely, that
:the French government has no in
tention of going hack on the stand
fit took in the allied note to M?S
jtapha Kemal Pasha of September
; Surprise was expressed today a:
!;he stand that M. Franklin-Bouil
lon, the French envoy, took at his
[conference with Musiapha Kemal
Pasha in Mudania. The British
?government is r.ot willing to believe
I that he went beyond the instruc
tions of his government,
l if was definitely stated today 'hat
M. Poincare. the French premier.
'.gave assurance:; to laud Curxon,
[daring CurzohTs previous visit to
i Paris, that M. Franklin-Bouillon
had been definitely instructed not
! to go beyond the terms expressed
in ihe allied note.
Lord Curzon is going to Paris.
Imainly to dear Up this apparent
discrepancy; it was said today." It
ab>o was stated that the question
[-of v Russia's participation" in the
peace conference demanded on
Kern?? Ts reply might incidentally be
discussed by M. Poincare and Lord
Paris, Oct. 7.? The conference
between Premier Poincare and
Lord Curzo.it, British foreign min
is-..-r. which began last night upon
the arrival of Lord Curzon from
London to discuss the Turkish sit
uation, was ended shortly after '1
o'clock this morning.
In reply to questions the British
foreign minister declared: "I am
exhausted, but we have done good
: work. We will continue af
O'clock this morning:"
hTaVon Hardinge, British ambas
sador, also was optimistic over the
results of the night "a deliberations,
expressing confidence that all would
Signor Calli. the Italian charge!
in rhe absence of Ambassador
Sforza, was present at the con
Verdict of Jury
Recommended to Mercy. Kill
ed Near Kinsman
Aiken. Oct. (Jeorge Tillman
W illiams was found guilty of mur
der with recommendation to the
mercy of the court tonight in the
Court of General Sessions here, he,
being charged with killing Wil
Rawls, a distant kinsman, at:
Wagener August !?. The jury was
out ?; hours returning ]<>::!?' o'clock
tonight, it is understood that six
ballots were necessary before an
agreement was reached.
.\ hick town i> a place where the]
police are forever annoying law
United States Needs!
Money to Refund
Short Term Treas-i
Washington, Oct. 8.?The first:
government bond issue since the
war was announced tonight by the
Secretary Mellon offered for sub
scription an issue of about $500.
000,000 of 4 1-4 per cent., 30 year
treasury bonds as part of the pro
gram for refunding the short dated
The new issue will be dated Oc
tober ItJ, li>22. bearing interest at
4 1-4 per cent, annually, payable
April 15 and October 15. on a semi-,
annual basis. The bonds will ma
ture October 15, i?j52. but may he
redeemed at the option of the.Unit
ed States after October 15, ]'j47.
The ijast previous bond issue of
fered by the treasury was the
fourth Liberty loan in October,
IMiS. It carried interest at 4 1-4
per vent., to mature in 20 years,
pnd amounted to nearly $7,000,000.
Bearer bonds of the new issue with
interest coupons attached will be
issued in denominations of $100.
$500, SI.000, $5,000 and $10,000.
while bonds registered as to prin
cipal and interest will be issued in
denominations of $100. ?500, $1,000,
$5,000. $10.oo0, $50,000 and $100,
ooo. AH will carry the usual tax
exemption provisions. Secretary
Mellon reserved the right to allot
additional bonds above the $500,- j
000.000 amount fixed for stibscrip- j
lions to the extent that 4 1-4 per;
cent Victory notes or treasury cer- j
titivate* of the series maturing De
cember 15. i!>22, are tendered in
payment. Applications for new
bonds not exceeding $10.000 from
any one subscriber will be allotted
in full but applications for an
amount in excess of $lo,000 will be
received subject to allotment.
In a letter to hanking institu
tions Mr. Mellon asked continued
cooperation for the distribution of
the new bonds among investors,
declaring the time had-come for a
longer term operation in the re
funding-of the short dated debt i
which heretofore has been aeeom-!
plsihed "without disturbance to
the market for outstanding securi
ties" on a relatively short term ba- [
Discussing what had already been
?accomplished in the refunding of
the short dated debt. Mr. Mellon
recalled that on April 30. 1021.'
(when the refunding program was
j announced, the gross public debt
amounted to $24,000,000.000, of
which over $7.500,000 was matur-'
ing within two years, while on.
September 30. 1^22. the total debt
was $22.800.000.000 and 'about
$4.000.000.000" of the early matur-i
ing debt had been retired or re-!
This fiscal year, he stated, there!
will fall due about $1,800.000.000!
of Victory notes, $625,000.000 of
war savings certificates and about
$1.000.000,000 of treasury certifi
cates, of which $4S.oOo.Ooo repre-;
sent Pittman act certificates which'
will be retired this year through i
the reeoinage of silver bullion, !
while about ?!00.000,oo0 of loan ;
certificates maturing October 16, j
11*22. will be paid out of funds al-!
ready in hand. j
Retirement of these latter certi
ficates, he added, will leave only ?
?ax certificates outstanding and with ?
tax payments as large as they are
it is considered desirable for the!
treasury to have outstanding at ;
[least $1.0.00.000,000 tax certificates, i
which correspondingly reduces the
amount of necessary refunding into;
After October lf>. 102* Mr. Mel-j
Ion said, the next maturities fail j
on December 15. and include about
$870.000.000 of 4 1-4 per cent.;
I Victory notes called for redemption
and about $420,000,000 of matur-:
imr tax cretiticates against which !
the treasury will receive in Decem- j
her about $25a.ooo.moo on income;
and profits taxes. j
On January 1. 1923. he said, j
$625,000.000 of war savings certifi
cates became payable but speo;a!
facilities for their exchange for the
new treasury savings certificates ?ire
to !??? announced shortly, while the)
only treasury certificates maturing
in the second half of the fiscal
year. l!>23. n r.? about $2G6.000.0O0 j
?in March 15. 192.3, and about $273.-:
000.000 on June 15, i!i2:5. l>oth of
which are covered by the income
and profits tax payments estimated!
for these dates- <>n May 20. f923; j
he added the remaining $$30.000,- j
000 ol 4 1-3 Victory notes mature !
"The maturities which will re-|
main and have to i>e refunded.*"!
Mr. Mellon said, "the treasury will
meet through issues of refunding
securities properly adjusted to mar
ket conditions, and 1 believe it will
be able to meet them, as it has in.
tiie past, without disturbsnoe to
the markets ami without strain to
the financial machinery."
The treasury secretary wrote the
bankers that it had been r~?ou?\|
years since the treasury had offer
ed to the people of the ITniled I
States an issue <?:' h-ng time gov
ernment bonds." adding that dur
ing that period it had been nnanc-j
ins itself on a short time basis. The .
Victory notes issue after the war,
were not classed by the government ?
:is a regulation bond issue.
We would hate to be a kins i
There i3 no future in it.
THK TliCE SOt/
tion Gaining- in
Columbia, Oct. 7.?B. S. Josey.
of Lydia, one or the largest farm
ers of the Pee Dee section of South
Carolina, signed the conon co-oper
ative marketing contract last night,
according to announcement made
by officials of the South Carolina
,Cotton Growers' Cooperative As
sociation today. Mr. Josey de
termined to join the association
! only after he had come to .Colum
bia and visited the headquarters of
the association and saw for him
self how the business of the organ
! ization is being conducted. Com
pletely satisfied with the manner in
which the business is being handled,
he signed the contract which binds
him to sell all of his 'cotton
through ihe association for five
years. He also indicated his in
tention of turning over several hun
dred bales of cotton now on hand
to the association.
The signed contract of R. P.
Morgan, presd'tnt of the Citizens'
Bank, of Union, and one of the
largest planters in Union county,
was among the large numbers of
new contracts, reaching association
hend? in arte::; today.
Mr. Morgan, like Mr. Josey, de
clined to sign until after he could
see how the association was func
An injunction restraining John
R. Pope, of Marlboro county from
disposing of any of his cotton out
side of the association, was served
on Mr. Pope yesterday, having been
issued by Judge Mauldin in Co
lumbia Thursday. Out of the ap
proximately 11,000 members which
the association has it has been
found necessary to invoke legal
proceedings in only one case 'thus
far. Officials of the association
say that there is practically a
unanimous sentiment among the
members that all members be com
pelled to live up to the ?terms of
the conti act and this will be done.
The morale of the membership is
declared to be splendid.
Columbia. Oct. 7.?All of . the
state co-operative marketing asso
ciations are functioning in a man
ner highly satisfactory to their
members, according to Harold C.
Booker, secretary of the South
Carolina Cotton Growers* Coopera
tive Association, who has returned
from Atlanta, where he attended
a meeting of the secretaries of th??
various associations. All of the
associations reported that ] heavy
deliveries of cotton were being
made and that the morale of their
membership was splendid. One
very significant fact. Mr. Booker;
said, which was brought out at |
the meeting was that new members,
were being received by all the ad- j
social ions every day.
In this respect. South Carolina
shows up well, he said, large
numbers of new contracts being
received daily. During the past
ten days approximately 150 new
contracts have been received, some
of them from some of the largest
farmers of the state. The North
Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia.
Arkansas. Alabama, Texas and
Oklahoma and Mississippi long
staple and Arizona Pirna cotton
organizations are functioning now.
The Mississippi short staple and
Tennessee xrowers are organizing
for next year's business. Practical
ly no violations of contract were
reported at the meeting. Oklahoma
has tiled suits against ten members.
One of the ten members has al
ready settled the case against him
by paying the accumulative dam- j
ages and promising to live up to
the contract in the future. The
Arkansas association was forced to
get an injunction against one of
its members and the Texas associa
tion had ?o get injunctions against
two or three of its members. Cot
ton continues to pour into the
South Carolina association from
every section of the state, Mr.
Labor IJoard Hands Down De- j
cision on Outside Work
Chicago. Oct. "..?The United i
Sintes Railroad Labor Board to- j
day handed down three decisions j
holding as in former cases that l;
the contracting out of railroad
work to outside agencies was ille
gal because the practice attempted
to evade the provisions of the
In one ease of the maintenance
of way union, against the St. Louis
and San Francisco Railroad, the
union charged that the road con
tracted out the resurfacing of its
trackage and in another that the
earlier contracted out its positions
??f pumpers and coal passers. The
road held that rhe "farming out
of such work" was customary but
the board rub-d against the prae- j
The third case involved the New
York Central, the Brotherhood of
Railway and Steamship Clerks
maintaining that the carrier con
tracted its freight handling to the
New York .Marine Company and to
William, spencer A Sons at certain
points in Xew York city. This
case was also decided against the
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VOL. Lin. NO. 17
| GREATER '
I Executive Committee.
i Holds Meeting i n
I Co]uBibia. Oct. .=>.?The exectr
j tivo committee of the State Fair
j Society met here, today and t.-er
i fected arrangements and approv
ed plans for the State Fair, com
mencing here October 23.
The grounds are rapidly beingr
gotten into shape and they pre
sent euite a different appearance,
from what they formerly did. R.
MVCooper, president; and J. W.
Fleming, manager, and members
of the committee visited tht
grounds this mm ing and were en
thusiastic over- the progress- made.
Predictions freely were made that
the fall festival this year would
surpass any in the history of the'
The executive committee ap
proved the program as formulate i
by Manager Fleming, which, in boM
outline, is as follows: \
Monday. **Ladtes' Day," tc .vh&.Vi
all the women of the state will be.
admitted free. The exereis.es, ehlet
of which will be the official opoa
: ing of the festival and the laying
of the corner-stone of the women'i
building, will be presided over bv
Mrs. George W. Yanderbilt, of Aslu-'
vilie, X. C, president, of the Nor:h
Carolina State Fair.
Tuesday. ?'School. Day/' The^
governor will be requested-to-de*/
clare an official holiday for all the
schools of the state. The piece de.
resistance will be the football game
between the high school elevens' of
Greenville and Columbia.
Wednesday. "Agricultural and^
Confederate Veterans' Day." This,
day will he featured by the judg-.
ing of live stock and. old fiddlers'
convention and contest. The ra?T
roads-have offered free transport?
tion to the Confederate veterans
and arrangements have been com
pleted to quarter and feed the ^-Id
j Day, which in addition to the an
nual football classic between an
cient rivals, will be featured by1 alt'
Friday. "Navy Day.". Dedicated
to the -Xavy 'Tard at Charlesron &rsj
the importance of the coast ciJy
as a naval station.
Saturday professional automobile
'race. The fair grounds will be
opened each night; the committee
decided, at-one-half the price of
admission, and,there will be cir
cus acts, fireworks and possibly ?
horse show for every night of the
T. Alex Heise, sheriff of Rich
land county, will be in complete >
charge of the grounds both day
I In addition* tec the outlined pro^
i gram one of the -days witl be fea
| tared, by an entertainment of the:
press of the state, every newspaper
worker in South Carolina to be per
sonally invited to attend on this
day. To facilitate the dissemina
tion of news a press office with a
battery of typewriters will be open
continuously on the grounds.
The committee elected between
6i?0 and *?W new life members to
the soctety, and Manager Flesaing
was instructed to send each im
mediately his life card of admit
tanc* to the grounds.
GOOD CROP IN
Outlook * For Bigger YieM
Than Last Year
Greenwood, t>ct. 5. ? Cocton
ginning in Greenwood county is
much slower this year than last,
according to ginners, and de^pfte
the fact that a larger crop of cot
ton will be made this year, only
$62 bales have been ginned thus
far. compared with 4,043 at the
same lime last year.
Cotton is opening rapidly no-^
and#the peak oi tlie ginning seaso:.
is expected tn the next 30 days
C.rowers believe that the -ccttoi.
crop this year will be much in fen
ces:; of last year's crop.
Man is Given Flogging
F. W. Brown RoughJy Treat
ed Near Florence
Florence, Oct. S.?While he was
returning to Florence in an auto
mobile last night. F. W. Brown W5i
attacked by a dozen or more ma>;;
ed men who dragged him from -hi$
car into a thicket and beat hire
about the head, according to Iiis
story of the affair* to the sheriff
Brown also, stated that the men
tried to force him to sign a paper
promising that he would not open
tip business in Florence, but be re
fused. Two men who were with
Brown were forced to leave tha
scene by the mob. Brown's scalp
bears the marks of the beatir-g.
Sheriff Burch sent deputies -u>
the place described by Brown. The.*
found a mask and a hai. Brown
declares he recognized some ot the
m**n even with their ma.ks ami
arrests are expected to follow.
Brown was getting ready to opevt '
a rolling meat market here ac
cording to his statement. -j
Rome is a place where iovo is; a
mansion may be no more than a
house that jack built.