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THE STJMTER WATCHMAN. Est?
CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2, 3
'WlM
? PREACHER
KILLED
Sensational Murder,
& and Suicide Startles!
Northwest
Havre. Mont., Oct. 27.?Mystery
surrounding the ownership of the
revolver with which the Rev. Leon
ard Jacob Christler, widely known
in the west as "the bishop of all
outdoors," and Mrs. Marguerite
Carleton, wife of a former Montana,
^ district judge, are believed to have
* been killed in the Christler home
early today, was engaging the at
tention of the police tonight.
^ ' Mrs. Carleton is known to have
owned a revolver of smaller cali
ber.
The double killing occurred, ac
cording to Mrs. Christler, as Dr.
Christler was accompanying Mrs.
Carleton to the entrance of his
home, after a visit made there late ;
last night by Mrs.^ Carleton.
* Mrs. Christler ^said Dr. Christ-]
^ ler closed the door between the,
room in which the minister. Mrs. j
Carleton and Mrs. Christler had*
been sitting and a small hall. AI
moment later, she said, two shots!
were heard and she opened thet
door, finding the two bodies. Mrs.
Carleton's body had. fallen across
that of the clergyman. Mrs.
Christler expressed the opinion
that Mrs. Carleton had killed the
minister and then committed sui
S - cide.
The Rev. Mr. Christler, who was
rector of St. Mark's Church of the
Incarnation here, gained .his title
^ of "bishop of all outdoors" by his
travels over the -state in his ca
pacity as clergyman.
Mrs. Christler is the daughter of
the late David Wadsworth, wealthy
manufacturer of Auburn, X. Y-. and
is a niece of United States Senator
J. W. Wadsworth, Jr., of New York
The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Christler
were, married in 1914. The minis
ter was one of " the picturesque ?
y figures of Montana churchdom. He
stood six feet one inch in his stock'
ing-feet, was built in proportion
and Tiad a mass of 'brown curry
hair.^ His oratory carried beyond
,the. pulpit^ahd^ as a member of the
g Montana legislature his frequent
" rhetorical fligr?t3 brought him the
title' in western newspapers of the
"orator magnificent.'*
Covering -a church area of sev
eral hundred square miles, from
the Canadian border south to the
Missouri river, which in Montana
flows from west to east, he fre
I quently traveled over a part of the
* ? country which has retained much!
of its jugged frontier aspects. I
Speaking often in the open and
hiking across country in leggins
and khaki in pursuit of vfunds for
the construction of a church . edi
fice he came to be known as the
"bishop of all outdoors," for , he
claimed when on such financial
errands that his parish territory
was limited only by his ability to
obtain transportation.
Much local notoriety resulted
from an extensive argument which
he conducted with the head of one
of the large railroad companies of
the west over freight rate charges
on material used in the construc
tion of his imposing church struc
ture at Havre. It appeared that he
had much of the material shipped
under the name of another com
modity which had a cheaper rate,
and in his argument with the rail
road officials he quoted the Bible
freely to show that building stone,
electrical equipment and other
building materials, when used in
the construction of a church, were
not such as are commonly classi
fied as building materials on which
interstate commerce regulations
fixed a higher rate. Finally, win
ning the railroad president over to
his views and getting the lower
rate established he prevailed on the
railroad man to make a personal
contribution of a sum, which com
pletely offset the freight charges.
Mrs. Carleton, wife of a former
district judge of Montana, was re
garded as one of the prettiest wo
men in Montana. She was of min
iature size, being scarcely more
than five feet in height. She was
a-member of Mr. Christler's congre
gation and herself a public speaker.
For a number of years she had
been engaged in chautauqua work.
Woman Was Insane.
Havre. Mont.. Oct. 28.?Tempor
ary insanity on the part of Mrs.
Marguerite Carleton is blamed for
the death of Mrs. Carleton and Rev.
Leonard J. Christler. Dr. D. S.
Mackenzie, who was called by the
rector's wife said he found the
pistol in Mrs. Carleton's hand. No
inquest will be held unless one is
demanded.
FIRE DESTROYS
STATE BARNS i
Columbia. Oct. 28.?Three barns
on the state penitentiary farm in
Sumter county and the DeSaus
sure farm were burned during Fri
day night, according to information j
reaching the penitentiary office j
here today. A large part of the
crop of corn from the farm and
174 bales of cotton were burned.
The barns and the farm products
in them were insured for a good
size share of the loss. No stock
was lost*
Wished April, 1850.
881. _
ENGLAND
FILLED WITH
POLITICS
Newspaper Unable to
Check Up Campaign
Speeches ? Asquith
is Heard From
London, Oct. 27.?The election
campaign has now reached a stage
where there is such a number of
political speeches and pronounce
ments that it is becoming almost
a physical impossibility for the
newspapers to follow, them.
Herbert H. Asquith. former pre
mier, who has been rather slow in
getting into action, delivered his
first important campaign speech
at Peterborough, where he criti
cized the coalition government's
shortcomings and the new Bonar
Law ministry.
The speaker described the two
wings of the coalition, hitherto in
the same stable, is now separated
but still neighirtg wistfully over
the temporary paling separating
them. He alluded to Reginald Mc
Kenna, former chancellor of the
exchequer and now director of the
London city and Midland bank, as
the sixth party in the election and
declared he was surprised to find
him on a tory platform. Mr. Bonar
Law's policy was characterized as
"when not negative, gelatinous."
-Referring to the laborite mani
festo, Mr Asquith said labor on
many questions spoke almost with
the same voice as the liberals, but
their ultimate purpose was gradual
accomplishment of organized con
trol of enterprise by the state over
a greater part, if not the whole of
the industrial field.
Winston Spencer Churchill, con
fined to bed in consequence of an
operation for appendicitis, issued a
manifesto, considered in political
circles the most breezy that has
yet appeared, containing biting
phrases at the expense of the con
servatives who smashed the Coali
tion. Notable in the manifesto is
Mr. Churchill's declaration that a
center party such as his chief.
David Lloyd George, is credited
with aspiring to create, is, in his
opinion, needless.
Mr. Churchill declares himself a
liberal and free ^trader, but says
he -is willing ,to cooperate with
progressive Unionist elements if
this should be neessary to coun
teract what he terms the preda
tory and confiscatory policy of
the socialist labor party.
Mr. Lloyd George today delivered
addresses while on his way to
Glasgow where tomorrow he will
deliver a speech. Austen Chamber
lain, chancellor of the exchequer in
the Lloyd George cabinet spoke to
his constituents in Birmingham
tonight. ^He defended his course in
the coalition government. He said
there was virtually, no difference
in the Bonar Law program and
that of the coalition and that he
was still prepared to cooperate
with Bonar Law.
The possibility of the election
bringing forth another coalition
government under, a conservative
premier is seen. Although there is
still ' no open or official arrange
ment .there is evident a clear dis
position on both sides for coopera
tion.
Lord Balfour has promised to
speak Monday on behalf of the
coalition liberal candidates at Ber
wick and two days later to ad
dress a meeting at Edinburg under
the auspices of the conservative
association.
The Scottish Unionist council of
Edinburgh today resolved that
nothing should be done to inpair
cooperation with the national lib
erals
Confusion in party boundaries is
still characteristic of. the cam
paign, the laborites and the As
quithian liberals being the only
parties standing on independent
platforms. ?
vLord Robert Cecil has finally an
nounced his intention to remain an
independent conservative.
? ? ??
FEDERAL AID
HIGHWAYS
Ten Thousand Miles of New
Roads Built Last Year
Washington. Oct. 29.?Ten thou
sand miles of completed federal
aid highways were aded to the mile
age of the nation's good roads the
last fiscal year, it is announced
today by the bureau of public
roads.
At the beginning of the last fis
cal year the total mileage was
7.5O0. There was under construc
tion at that time 18,000 miles. At
the close of the year the completed
mileage totaled 17.700 miles. Un
der construction at the close of the
year were 14.500. Expenditures the
ensuing fiscal year will approxi
mate $742,000,000.
Texas led all states with com
pleted mileage last year with 933
miles. States which completed 500
miles were Arkansas. Georgia
Iowa, Minnesota and North Caro
lina.
Belle Fonte. Pa., Oct. 30.?
Thomas Rhyle. convicted of <% the
murder of Clara Lennox, aged 1 4.
was electrocuted in the Rockview
penitentiary thrs morning. Curtis
Sipple was also electrocuted for
the murde* in 1U19 of a rail work
"Be Just and Fear
FASCIST!
ARRIVES
jr ROME
'New Ministry Expect
ed to Be Announced
Today
* ; _
Bv the ?ftsoaiaterf Preti
Rome, Oct. 30.?Benito Mus
solini, leader of. the Fascist!, who
was called by King Victor Emanuel
to form a cabinet, arrived .this
morning. Throngs cheered him
upon his arrival. Mussolini left
immediately for an audience with
the king. It is believed that the
new, ministry will be constituted
late in the day.
FASCIST! SQUAD
NOT TO CARRY
OUT REPRISALS
London. Oct. i30.?The Rome
commander of the Fascisti, accord
ing to an Exchange telegraphic dis
patch has issued a manifesto order
ing the Fascisti squad in the city
not to carry out reprisal. The man
ifesto declares a conflict would be
useless and harmful to the cause.
Italy Surrenders
To fascisti
Leader of Labor Party Asked
to Form New Ministry
London, Oct. 30.?rThe trium
phant forces of the Fascisti are
ready to take over the Italian gov
ernment, according to dispatcher.
The leader. Dr. Benito Mussolini,
is- scheduled to confer with the
king in answer to his request to
form a new ministry. Thousands j
of ^Fascisti troops are waiting out
side the gates of - Rome. .
-?~*~?-?
STATE OFFICES
TO BE FELLED
The Legislature Will Have
Choice of Many Candidates
' Columbia. Oct. 30.?Governor
Harvey has appointed a commit
tee of fifteen prominent South
Carolinians to set up 'the organi-J
zation of the forestry association
formed at a recent meeting in Co- \
lumbia, called by the governor. ?
This committee will meet Friday of
this week at the'capitol, and will inj
addition to setting up the state for
estry organization, map out a legis- I
tive program, looking to new laws
to protect the state's forests, these
laws being in line with federal
statutes, so that federal aid can be j
secured for the preservation of the !
state's trees.
The organization committee nam- j
ed by the governor is composed of!
the following persons, one from)
each Congressional district, three;
at large and five women: First dis-j
trict, R. L. Montague, Charleston,
lumber business: Second district.
Col. E. T. H. Shaffer, of Walter
boro. farmer and real estate man;
third district, Dr. W. M. Riggs.
president of Clemson College;
fourth district, George Wrigley, |
Greenville, hydro-electric engineer: j
fifth district. R. W. Mebane. Great
Falls, mill president: sixth district. |
W. H. Andrews, Andrews, lumber
man and merchant; seventh dis
trict. R. B. Belser, Sumter, lawyer:
!at large: Dr. A. C. Moore, Colum
bia. University faculty; J. L.
Coker, Hartsville, and A. F. Lever,;
Columbia; and Mrs. J. E. Walms-1
ley. Rock Hill: Mrs. John Gary]
Evans, Spartanburg; Mrs. Samuel
G. Stoney, Charleston; Mrs. Adam
Moss. Orangeburg; and Mrs. Le
Roy Springs, of Lancaster. Wil
liam Banks, of Columbia, will be
secretary of the committee.
Governor Harvey announces that
Mrs. Daisy Smith Edgerton, of
Washington, a field worker of the
forestry division of the department
of agriculture, has been assigned to
this state for six weeks, to work
among the schools of the state in
the interest of the for-^'try conser
vation work of her department.
This is a result of the recent for
estry conference in Columbia.* Mrs.
Edgerton was at one time a school
teacher in Chariest'*!! and she is
considered an excellent person for
this work. The announcement
that Mrs. Edgerton had been as
signed to South Carolina came from
Hon. Herbert A. Sm'th, assistant
forester at Washington, and Mrs.
Edgerton will besrii her work
about the middle of November.
COURT MAY
BE TOO LATE
Austin. Texas. Oct. 29.?The in
junction granted at Fairfield Sat
urday restraining Secretary of
State S. L Staples from certifying
the name of Earle B. Mayfielc".,
Democratic nominee for United
States Senator for the general elec
tion ballot and restrahiing county
election precincts from using offi
cial ballots with tho name ?>f the
nominee may find the nam** came
too late for action. Mr. Staples de
clared today.
Mr. Staples stated that he ac
cepted certifi: ttion of Mayfield's
name to all county clerks Satur
day morning and that matter was
out of his hands before he learned
of the new restraining order. He
said he would be guided by advice
of the Attorney General's depart
ment.
Not?Let all the ends Thou ?ims't s
Sumter, S. C, Wednesd
MRMLAW~i
PROCLAIMED
IN ITALY;
_ i
Fascist! C a p t u r ej
a Number of Im
portant Centers ?
King Working pn
New Cabinet
London. Oct. 28.?'Martial lawj
has been proclaimed in Italy it is i
reported. The^Fascisti have begun j
a concerted movement in several i
towns. Flovence, Pi*sa. Cremona
and other chief centers have been
captured by the Facisti. The king}
will confer today with leaders on
the formation of a new cabinet.
Martial Law Proclamation Res
cinded. *
London. Oct. 28.?The martial
law proclamation at Rome has
been rescinded, due to improvement
in the situation.
ITALY NOW
WITHOUT A j
JABIil!
King Victor Emanyel
Returns to Rome tp
Confer With Lead
ers
Rome. Oct. 27?King Victor Em
manuel is to return today to con- j
fer with political leaders with fc-1
spect to the new ministry, following
the offer of the resignation qf/he
cabinet. The Fascisti seem victor
ious in their effort to oust th^' Cab
inet. Premier Facta, has telegraph
ed Benito. Mussolini, the leader of
the Fascisti to come to Rome to
discues the possibility of an agree
ment "between the government and
the Fascisti.
Italian Premier Qj$
-
Facta ami His Entire Minis
' try Resigns
Rome. Oct. 26 <By the Associat
ed Press).?Premier Facta and
his entire ministry resigne*. this
evening following the hostile at- {
titude of the Fascisti and the or
dering by the Fascisti of a gen
eral* mobilization of its ' fdrees
throughout the country if the cab
inet declined to give up power.
The expectation in . Rome to
night was that King Victor Em
anuel would return to the capital
tomorrow for conferences with the
political leaders prior to the for
mation of the new government, j
The situation was regarded hope
fully in Rome. The belief prevail
ed in some quarters that either
Vittorio Orlando, or Giovanni Gioli?.
ti would be requested to organize a
new cabinet.
The impression was advanced in
political circles that the Facta
ministry decided to retire chiefly ,
to bring about the formation of a j
strong administration which at the j
approaching reopening of th j }
chamber of deputies would be ca- ?
pable of facing the Fascisti.
COMPROMISE IN I
BIG MILL SUIT;
-
Courtnay Manufacturing Com-!
pany Deal Closed by Sur
render of Notes
Greenville. Oct. 27.?A settlement
was effected here today in the suits j
involving the purchase of the i
Courtenay Manufacturing company!
at Newry by W. L. Gassaway and j
stockholders of the Issaqeena mills:
and a consent order signed by J
Judge Thomas S. Sease. which j
ends the entire legal controversy..'
was filed with the'clerk of court J
here.
j The suits have been in court
here foY several months. The
j Gassaway interests bought th*
j Courtenay mill in 1918 for a price
I of $1.800.000. giving $1.200.000 in
(rash and $600,000 in notes. When
j $300.000 of the notes came due. the
Courtenay interests brought suit
for collection. The Gassaway inter
ests fought the proceeding by bring
ing a counter suit, asking for a
[revision of the purchase contract. I
j alleging fraud through irregulari-j
;ties on the pail: of the Courtenay!
interests. While the terms of the!
settlement were not included in the
i order til??d here today, it was learn- }
led after interviews with repre- !
[serftatives of both sides that Camp- {
I bell Courtenay had surrendered'
! the notes of $500,000 upon pay
i ment of $150.000 in cash, thus
(bringing the cos* of the mill down
to $1,350,000, the Gassaway infer-'
ests agreeing to pay the taxes on !
the property accrued since 1918.
This settlement do*is not involve
the action brought by federal au
thorities in the federal court against
Campbell Gourtenay et al.. alleging
evasion of income tax.
There is little reason to hope
that conditions in Europe will be
settled until the debts are.
it be thy Country's, Thy God's and
ay, November 1, 1922
JAPANESE
EVACUATE
SJANTUNG
Terms of Treaty With
China Go Into Effect
Early in November
Tokio. Oct. 28.?Red flags are
flying everywhere in Vladivostok
A new government has been formed
by Chairman Nitzsechen of the
peoples' revolutionary party. The
Chita army is guarding the im
mense stores and arms the allies
left. The people met the vanguard
of the Far Eastern Republican red
army with showers of flowers and
waving red flags.
-'
Tokio, Oct. 28.?Orders have
been sent to the Japanese garri
son at Tsing-Tao ' Shantung, to
evacuate that region by early No
vember, under the treaty with Chi
na."
NO TIM
FOR PARTY
BICKERINGS
Lloyd George
Preaches Gospel of
Patriotism and Uni
ty3 For Good of
Country
Glasgow. Oct. 28. ? Lloyd
George, addressing five thousand
people, declared, referring to the
breaking up of the. coalition party,
that the "world is in such trouble
that you cannot afford to indulge
in party bickerings until the nation
is on firm rock again."
Lloyd George attacked the man
ifesto issued by Bonar Law as of
fering no remedy for the labor sit
uation -He .declared jnenace_faces
the nation and now is' no time to
permit a new party to gain con
trol and try out governmental
changes. He urges , the same co
operation that won the late war.
LETTUCE
VARIETIES!
New Experiment Station Bul
letin Shows Results of Tests
at Clemson College
Clemson College. Oct. 26.?Let
tuce growing on a commercial scale
is well established in Beaufort and
Charleston and, to' some extent,
Georgetown counties, the Big Bos
ton variety having been rather defi
nitely determined upon. But in the
Pielmont and other sections of the j
state the question of varieties has j
not been very well settled, and to
give results of experiments conduct
ed with this end in view, the South
Carolina Experiment Station has
published Station Bulletin 215.
"Lettuce Varieties." which con
tains information on 51 varieties
tested in 1920-21.
The soil in which these varieties
were planted is a clay loam, a type
which predominates in upper
South Carolina. An 8-4-4 fertiliz
er was applied at the rate of 1.500
pounds per acre. The plants were
set in the field cn March 12. and
four weeks later they were given a
top dressing of nitrate of soda at
the rate of 150 pounds per acre.
The usual cultural methods were
practiced throughout the growing
period of the plants, and all were
treated in exactly the same man
ner.
The following recommended va
rieties were selected after observ
ing their behavior under South
Carolina conditions. As far as can
be ascertained, these are the best
of the varieties tested at this sta
tion. The varieties of each typ??
are listed according to preference
Commercial Varieties
Cos?White Paris.
Butter-Head?Big Boston.
Crisp-Head?Improved Hanson'
Home awl Market Garden.
Cos?White Faris.
Butter-Head?Big Boston, Mig
nonette, The Deacon. Improved
Salamander.
Loose-Head ? Grand Rapids
Forcing. Early Curled Simpson.
Crisp-Head?Improved Hanson.
Iceberg.
Growing in Frames.
Butter-Head?Big Boston. Cali
fornia Cream Butter. Mignonette.
I/Oose-Head ? Grand Rapids
Forcing.
Gricp-Hea.d?Improved Hanson.
POISONED *
WITH CAKE
Philadelphia Police Have Mur
der Mystery to Solve
Philadelphia. Pa.. Oct. 30.?The
police authorities are seeking a
clue to the sender of the poisoned
cake that killed W. W. Sterrett, of
Devon, and resulted in the serious
illness of his wife. The indications
are that a woman sent the cake to
the two persons, the poison being
mixed in the icing.
froth's."
MOUNTAIN
MOONSHINERS
IN HOTBATTLE
Sheriff Conducts San
guinary Raid in the
Wilds at Foot of
Mount Mithell
Asheville, N. C, Oct. 29.?Two]
men are dead, two others are seri
ously wounded, and four men are
being sought on charges ranging
from simple assault to murder at
large in tne wilds along the upper
reaches of Big Rock creek, beyond I
Bakerville, Mitchell county, a sec-|
tion in the wilder part of the Blue I
Ridge mountains completely iso-1
lated from the outside world!
through lack of telephone, tele-j
graph or railroad connection, ac-1
cording to reports from that vil-!
l?ge received here tonight, as de
tailed by Sheriff Xllyde Pritchard to!
the Mitchell County Banner.
The killings, according to the re-,
port, came as / the climax of a
mountain feud, long smouldering,
which occurred when county offi- j
cers, headed by Sheriff Clyde j
Pritchard, attempted to invade the;
stronghold of one family in search
ior an alleged blockade still at;
the instigation and under the di-1
rection of a member of the rival;
clan.
Sheriff Pritchard with a deputy,!
Lewis Blevins, left Bakerville Fri-!
day morning to search ^the Big,
Rock Creek section for several
blockade stills. Arriving at the'
home of the Hughes, two brothers,!
Garfield and Arthur, told Sheriff!
Pritchard they could bring him'
three stills within an hour. Thei
sheriff agreed to wait. A few min- j
utes later he heard shots from the'
direction Deputy Blevins had been;
waiting. Hurrying to the scene he;
found Blevins dead, and the.'
Hughes, with Henry Troutman. in j
an automobile. Garfield Hughes.;
the sheriff said, surrendered his!
pistol and said he had kliled Blev
ins. /
As the sheriff was disarming the'
two other men Deputy Sheriff
Wheeler Melton, a relative of Blev
ins, with Will Byrd rode up.Arthur:
Hughes turned his gun on Melton \
and" shot .-him. -three.. times before.A
the sheriff could interfere. Pritch-J
ard said. Melton and Byrd fled.j
and Troutman escaped. The Hughes
brothers were taken and placed
under guard. The sheriff then went
in search of Troutman. In his
absence Flein Bievins's uncle, of.
the slain deputy, with the former's'
son. Herbert, and Sam Barnett ar-j
rived at the Hughes homes, over
powered the guards and then as
the Hughes brothers fought to pro-v
tect themselves, the elder Blevins
and Barnett opened fire, according
to the information given the sher
iff, r
Arthur Hughes was mortally
wounded and Garfield was wound
ed through the chest and left arm.
The three men escaped but Barnett j
was apprehended. Barnett. after,
a hearing before a magistrate was
held under $1,000 bond as a mate- I
rial witness. Garfield Hughes, j
wounded and under guard, later,
escaped and i3 at large with Trout
man and the two Blevins. j
? ? <*?
SOVIETS CLAIM
PRIOR RIGHTS
Russia Addresses Letter to
Angora Government Rela- I
tive to Concessions
Constantinople, Oct. 29 (By the
Associated Press)).?The Russian j
Soviet government recently ad- '
dressed a note to the Angora gc v- j
ernment with reference to nego- j
tiations between an American
group of financiers and the Kmi
alist authorities concerning the
construction by the Kemattsts c-f
railways in eastern Anatolia. The j
Moscow note points out that Rus- j
sia is particularly interested in |
matters of public utility in eastern j
Anatolia and hopes that, before ;
granting such a concession, the j
Angora government will consult its .
ally, which enjoys prior rights.
The nationalist foreign minister j
has replied to Russia that the ne- :
gotiations have not yet resulted in j
any agreement. Besides, the min-:
ister added, the policy of the An- j
gora government with regard to j
concessions is that none whatsoev- j
er will be accorded foreign capi- j
talists until the conclusion of peace. ?
? ^ i
_ i
Carolina Freshmen
Defeat Davidson!
!
Columbia. Oct. 27.? The Ghiver- J
sity of South Carolina freshmen
this afternoon defeated Davidson j
freshmen by a score of 21 to 3. j
The closing game of the Fair "Week I
for athletic men. ? j
Strong* Protest Made
Vienna. Oct. 29.?An assem- !
blage estimated *t 200,000 per-j
sons, gathered about the Rathaus j
today to protest against the j
League of Nations pla ns for ne-:
gotiations a,t Geneva for the aid of
Austria. Denunciation was level- ?
ed particularly at - the proposed j
business turnover tax, the consump- J
tion tax and increased prices for J
salt and tobacco, as placing an in
supportable burden on the people. I
TBE TEXTE SOU
COMMISSION
PLAN MEETS
OBJECTION
Would Sell Rail Secur
ities to Highest Bid
der
j Washington. Oct. 26.?The In
terstate Commerce Commission to
i day threw its method of supervis
ing issue of railroad securities
!open for discussion before represen
tative railroad officials and invest
1 ment bankers whom it summoned
j to Washington, seeking advice
i particularly as to whether it should
hereafter require sale of such is
sues to the highest bidder after
open competitive bidding. The
j latter proposal was met with em
jphatic objection by both railroad"
men and bankers whiie Judge Kob
[bert S. Lovett, chairman of a spe
cial committee of railroad execu
tives, appeared to formulate views,
challenged the legal power of the
commission to institute such a
practice.
Otto Kahn, of Kuhn, Loeb & Co..
expressed the opinion that such a
system might prove ruinous to rail
roads while Jackson B.. Reynolds
president of the First Nationa'
Bank of New York, appearing a*
the end of a long day of discus
sion, said that the commission in
the matter "could do its worst, and
not hurt us (the bankers) but ra*
hurt the railroads." Dwight W.
Morrow, of J. P. Morgan & Co.,. A.
H. Harris, vice president of th
New York Central, and Forney
Johnston, counsel for the Associa
tion of Railway Security Holders,
were among the speakers called.
Mr. Kahn, first spokesman for
the bankers, said thai the relation
ship of great banking houses to
the railroad corporations had
brought .into existence the practice
of private underwriting of large
loans.
It had assisted the carriers, he
contended, in getting loans sucoosr
fully floated in making up .securi
ties of a form and type to fit mar
kets, and above all, had maintained
a stable broad investment market
on which railroad securities could
always, be bought and sotd.
-Judyft I^vctfrr^spok-e~-^a4^ -the,
"genius" which bankers have for
protecting the securities market."
as an important necessity in the
flotation of large securities -issues.
Mr. Morrow supplemented Mr.
Kahn's argument as to the neces
sity of keeping the banking ma
chinery up to the task of distribut
ing road securities.
BIG VICTORY
FOR MAYFIELD
Court Sustains His Right to
Place Name on Ballott ?
Austin, Tex., Oct. 27.?The state
supreme court tonight granted a
motion to stay the action of the
Navarro county district court in
the injunction suit seeking to pre
vent the certification of the name
of Barle B. Mayfield a3 Democratic
senatorial candidate.
The court also in its answers to
the certified questions from the
Daddas court of civil appeals held
that the appeals were without au
thority to institute and maintain
the injunction and therefore the
district court is without jurisdic
tion.
The effect of the court's decision
is to prevent the injunction grant
ed by Judge Scarborough in the
Navarro district court from becom
ing effective.
The court's decision is a sweep
ing victory for Earle B. Mayfield.
Democratic nominee for United
States senator and sustains in ef
fect Mayfieid's right to place his
name on the general election bal
lot.
Mayfield is Victor.
Greenville. Texas. Oct. 27.?An
attempt tonight to secure an in
junction restraining Secretary of
State S. L. Staples from placing
Earle B. Mayfieid's name on the
ballot as Democratic candidate for
senator failed when Judge B. Hail.
of the Eighth Judicial District re
fused to grant the injunction.
Coiirtenay Company
Pays Income Taxes
Columbia. Oct. 28.?The Courte
nay Manufacturing company of
Newry yesterday paid to the fed
eral government $128.505..^3 in in
come and excess profits taxes and
penalties to cover the liens taken
out by the internal revenue depart
ment early in the month, accord
ing to information reaching here
from Greenville, headquarters of
the Western district, Unifett States
court.
Certificates of discharges will
likely he filed in both the Western
and Eastern district courts today,
releasing the liens, it was indicated.
Of the total $81,049.12 was in taxes
for 101?, 1917 and 191S and $47,
456.41 in penalties.
Poughkeepsie, N". Y., Oct. 28.?
Supreme Justcie Seeger has denied
the motion of counsel fo** James
Stillman, the banker, to show
cause why the recent decision con
firming the referee's report in fa
vor of Mrs. Stillman and Guy
should not be reviewed,
THRON, EstiiMMwv* Jnw t. IHM.
VGL.LHI. NO. 23
OF
RICH UNDER
Name of OfficerWho
Directed the "Bom
bardment" is Sup
pressed by Geih
Moseley
Chicago. Oct. 26.?Brig. Gen.
Vanhorn Moseley, commandant "at
Fort Sheridan, today'summoned a
court of inquiry to investigate
whether a second lieutenant by ac
cident or intent direeted the-bar
rage fiom a ohe'-pounder that
missed its target?Lake Michigan
?and shelled estates - owned - by
.Mrs. Edith- Rockefeller McCormick.
Cyrus H. McCormick and Frtmds
W. Farwell late yesterday.
"I have suppressed the name -
of the second lieutenant who direct
ed the "bombardment" as I do not
want anybody. to know^ that such
I a blunderbuss is on the muster
roll. of the army," asserted "Gen.
[Moseley, in an explosive tone. :
. "Gen. Moseley explained that
the one-pounder was fired by a
[ 'rookie' squad under command of
second-lieutenant. The trenches
;fr:>m which if was fired ordin?r-'
lily run south and north paralleling
I the lake shore. The target is a
! wide expanse of Lake Michigan,
[from which shipping is barred, he
said.
ptfc*'But for some reason I can't
even .guess, a goofy second looie .
trained the gun directly on the
north, -shore estate and started fir
!&g?'''.;Gen. Moseley said.. "But
promise "that; he y/iil get his as soon
'as the board ofMnquiry reports."
"Four bf Jhe shells hit the
! Francis ,W. Farwell mansion- Oth
[ers wre^ed "^flower beds and .'scar-.'
jred lawns on the "estates of Mrs.*
! Rockefeller' McCormick and CyruV
jH.;' Mt Cormick The Farwell man-"
? sion was unoccupied, except for two
servants* whose screams vied in
Joudiiess with the whistling whine
of. the shells. A few seconds la
ter" the Farwell gardener neariy.
fainted . whem. he saw a fountain
[^Of loam-spurt upward in front of .
him.. "Mrs. J. V Farwell whope
hom^???B*?!^ Far
well mansion, was walking in her./
garden when shell buried: ifi c: *
in th? lawn.w
DAMAGE
Raleighi K C.. Oct. 27?The To
bacco Growers' Cooperative Asso- %
ciation has filed suits against five .
alleged contract breakers in Vir
ginia, according to Major V7. T>
Joymer^'assistant counsel for the
association,, who stated today that
injunction suits against growers, of
Halifax. Mecklenburg and Lures - ,
burg Counties are returnable" be-r.
fore Judge Barksdale on December
S when the defendants will be re^
quired to show cause why a "per
manent injunction restraining them
Sfrom further deliveries of tobacco
outside of .the association should
not be granted.
Following the recent legal vie-"
j tory. of tobacco cooperative / in
j North Carolina,' one of the two
suits against South Carolina grov
ers has been, settled out of court
following the payment of five "
cents" a .pound. hquidated damages
for all tobacco delivered outside of
the association in addition to at
torneys" fees and written^ agree- ;
ment to Jjerform the tecmt of the ;
[contract Similar settlement bY^'qne -
I of the six tobacco growers sehed
I uled to appear October 30 before
J Judge C. C. Lyon in the* * Wak?
County Court at Raleigh has re
duced the defendants in "next
I week's case to five:
With suits filed against nine
teen contract breakers in three
states the Toba-jco Growers' Coop
erative Association is calling up
on its nine hundred local coopera.-. \
tive units and warehousemen 'v|
throughout the tobacco belt of the
Carolinas end Virginia to aid with
information which will protect the
i contract of Its loyal members.
GAS f AX RECEIPTS
Figures to Date Given by Tax
Commission
* Columbia. Oct. 2S.?The two cent
a gallon tax on gasoline in South
Carolina has brought in a total, of
$524.160.90 so far. including^ ^S-fmt
ures through September 30. the tax:^
commission announced yesterday. 1
The amount collected in September ^
was $77,695.52. The tax for Sep^ '
tember was payable by October .
20 and the figure given out for f&
the month's collection was prac- *y>
tically complete, only one or t wo
delioqen.?.* botiig out.
The collection to date has been
distributed by months as follbvs:,
March $67.838.50: AprH. $74.^ ;:
764.71; May, $73.575.35; June.
$72.388.20;,.July. $76.360.24; Aug
ust. $81,54.4.40; September. $7-7.- >
695.52.
In connection with the figures
the commission announced that
the Consumers' O? company of
Pamplico had for five months
been the first to report each month
to the commission.
??? m m
Fashions may come and fashions
may go, but* the price goes on for
ever. - v

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