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THE STJMTER WATCHMAN, Eat
CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2,3
Passfed by House as a >
Strict Party Meas-!
ure and Will Now Be
Washington, Nov. 29.?The ad
ministration shipping bill around
which was waged the most bitter
partisan fight of the present con
gress, was passed today by the
house with 24 votes to spare. The
final count was 208 to 184.
. Sixty-nine Republicans broke
away from their party organiza
tion and opposed the bill while
,four Democrats supported it.
The margin by which it went
through was much lower than es
timates pu* "icly given by most of
the leaders, but was about what
they figured on privately.
In the fact of therats to delay,
if not prevent its passage by the
senate, the measure will go Mon
day to the senate committee which
plans to accept it as passed by the
house and take the right to the
floor next week.
The usual motion to recommit,
for the* purpose of striking -cut the
provision relating to the tax ex
emptions and direct compensation
was made by Representative Hardy
? of Texas, ranking Democrat of the
merchant marine committee which
framed it and was defeated, 215
Chairman Greene, of the mer
chant marine committee, and Rep
resentative Edmgnds, Pennsylvania
ranking Republican, who shoul
dered the fight through the ;
house, declared tonight that despite ;
the amendments the measure would
pave the way for putting the
American flag at a high place oh
the seas. The general view on both j
sides was that had an attempt
been made to pass it as framed it
would have been swept to over
There was a shout of approval
on the Republican side when the
final vote was announced but it was
not half so hearty as that given
Representative Mondell, Wyominig?
Republican leader, who in a clos
his party to stand behind the pres
ident and give the bill a sweep
Mr. Mondell had the .last word
and every one of the 204 Repub- !
Means who voted for it got up and i
The house, in the last stage of
the battle, defeated an amendment
by Representative Lannam, Dem- :
ocrat, Texas, designed to give the
measure what he declared was its <
proper name. Mr. Lannam wanted :
to change the title of merchant
marine act to the ship subsidy act
of T922, asserting that he had put
forward the proposal in the "final
hope that a spade may be called
by its" proper name."
As passed by the house no line
was left in the bill relating to the
liquor selling on American ships.
When the question was reached
yesterday in committee of the
whole the Bankhead out-and-pro
hibition amendment was put aside
and a substitute offered by Mr.
Edmonds accepted. It stipulated
that if a ship, on any particular
voyage permitted the transporta
tion of liquor it could not share in >
a subsidy for that voyage.
The Edmonds amendment went
, out on a demand for a separate vote
in the house by Representative
Crampton, Republican, Michigan,
an advocate of prohibition enforce
ment, who contended that it was
not as strong as existing law, and
might be construed by some as
wiping out the present statute. Mr.
Edmonds himself voted for the
Crampton proposal, against which
there were only a few votes.
A voice from the shores of the
great mari&me state of Massachu
setts, was lifted today against the
bill Representative Andrew, Re
publican, of that state declaring it
offered a dangerous precedent
which if adopted "will hound us
for years to come."
Xow and then there was a brief
flurry of political activity but the
leaders holding their forces in line,
presented and put through motion
after motion to ?shut off debate.
Then after passing the bill the
house quit for Thanksgiving.
The four Democrats who voted
for the bill were:
Cullen, Du Pre, O'Connor and i
State Organization to Aid
Columbia, Dec. 4.?Isadore Sultz
bacher, Florence; Winston Ivey,
Florence; Roger Huntington, of
Greenville; Dr. C. Fred Williams,
Columbia; W. E. Atkinson, Or
angeburg; S. C. Hodges, Green
wood, and S. H. Edmunds, Sumter,
compose a committee named by
Carroll H. Jones. Columbia, district
governor of the organization of
Rotary clubs, to aid in whatever
way is possible the boys' reforma
tory at Florence. This is a new
work taken up by the Rotary
?bllfihed April, 1850.
Rev. W..V. Dibble Suc
ceeds Mr. Daniel at
Trinity and Rev. S.
D. Colyer Comes toj
Broad Street Church |
Marion, Dec. 3.?Sunday hasj
been a great day for the city of ?
Marion and surrounding country |
for the people were here for miles j
around to attend the final sessions
of the South Carolina Methodist
At, 10 o'clock the conference love
feast was held'and was conducted
by the Rev. James G. Stevenson.
For one hour songs and prayers
and testimonies to religious experi
ences made a joyous occasion.
At 11 o'clock Bishop Denny
preached a great sermon on "A
Plea for Divine Mercy." At the
close of the sermon the ordination
service took place. The Rev. Wil
liam L. Parker and the Rev. Hen
ry .D. Shuler were ordained dea
cons. The Rev. L>. D. B. Williams,
the Rev. Samuel E.. Ledbetter, the
Rev. Henry Williams Shealy and
the Rev/ Roberts and Pinckney
Hucks were ordained elders.
At 1 o'clock the afternoon me
morial services was held. By ap
pointment of the bishop, the Rev.
W. L. Wait of Florence presided.
Memoirs were read: Of the Rev.
J. L. Stokes, .D. D., read by Dr.
W. C. Kirkland; of the Rev. S. B.
Harper, bythe Rev. C. C. Derrick;
<? the Rev. D. H. Everett, read by
the Rev. W. I. Herbert; of the Rev.
W. A. Massebeau, read by the Rev.
J. H. Graves; of the Rev. D. D.
Dantzler, read by the Rev. G. P.
Watson; of the Rev. H. J. Cauth
en, by the Rev. J. H. Tanner; of
Bishop John C. Kiigo, by Dr. Wat
son B. Duncan.
Two interesting incidents were
brought out during this service.
One was that Bishop Kilgo was
converted on the spot where the
beautiful First Methodist church
stands. The second was that the
church was built during'the pas
torate of the Rev. S. B. Harper.
It was remarkable that memoirs of
both of these ministers were read
in the .church this afternoon.
At 7:30 o'clock this evening the
Rev. George T. Harmon of Florence
At the conclusion of the evening
service Bishop Denny took the
chair, and called the conference to
order for a short session.
Resolutions of thanks to the peo
ple of Marion were adopted by a
The Rev. R. H. Jones was placed
on the conference budget commis
Bishop Denny addressed the con
ference and then announced the
appointments. Following are the
Charleston district: F. H. Shuler,
presiding elder; Allendale, S. W.
Henry; -Appleton, W. R. Gones;
Beaufort, A. D. Betts; Bethel cir
cuit, G. T. Rhoad; Black Swamp,
L. T. Phillips; Bluffton, J. F.
Chaileston: Bethel. C. F. Wim
berly; H?mpstead Square, N. D.
Busbee; Hampton Park, E. G. Coe.
supply; Spring Street, J. H. Dan
ner; Trinity, F. A. Buddin.
Cottageville: H. W. Whittaker;
Dorchester, W. T. Patrick, supply;
Ehrhardt, Hamlin Etheredge; Es
till, H. E. Ledbetter; Hampton, R.
W. Humphries; Hendersonville, J.
G. Ferguson; Lodge, R. P. Turner;
Meggetts, G. C. Gardner; Ridge
land, R. P. Hucks; Ridgeville. J.
A. Graham; Summerville, L. D. B.
Williams; Walterboro, P. A. Mur
phy; Yemassee, M. M. Bird, sup
ply; Parris Island and marine pas
tor, C. B. Burns; student Emory
university, B. M. Bowen; Hampton
Park quarterly conference super
annuates, S. A. Webber, J. W.
W?lling, under suspension.
Florence district: L. L. Beden
baugh, presiding elder.
Bennettsville, W. I. Herbert;
Bennettsville circuit, M. W. Hook;
Brightsville, J. A. Campbell; Beth
lehem circuit, W. O. Henderson;
Blenheim, J. K. Inabinet; Cheraw,
W. B. Duncan; Chesterfield, L. E.
Darlington: Trinity, Peter Stokes;
Darlington circuit, C. P. Chewning;
East Chesterfield, H. D. Shuler;
Florence, Central, G. T. Harmon;
Hartsville, S. O. Cantey; Jefferson.
W. V. Jerman, supply; Lamar, C.
M. Peeler; Liberty. J. L. Mullinix;
Marlboro. J. B. Prosser; McColl,
W. J. Snyder; McColl mission, J.
O. Bunch, supply; McBee, R. R.
Tucker; Patrick, H. W. Shealy;
Pageland, G. L. Ingram; Timmons
ville and Pisgah, W. R. Phillips;
Timmortsville circuit, D. C. Spires.
Superannuates:: T. B. Owen. J. If.
Moore. J. X. Wright. O. N. Roun
tree, W. L. Wait. A. S. Lesley. W.
W. Williams and G. R. Whittaker.
Kingstree district. C. C. D^rricV,
presiding elder; Andrews, E. H.
Beckham; Black River, B. &.
Hughes; Cades. E. R. Johnson;
Cedar Swamp, J. W. Jones, Cordes
ville. W. A. Youngblood. supply.
Georgetown: Duncan Memoria'.!
W. A. Beckham; West End, J. W. j
Greeleyville and Lanes, M. F..
Dukes; Hemingway, J. E. Clark;
Honeyhill. A. C. Corbftt. supply;
Johnsonville. I. D. Bailey; Kings
tree, G. P. Inabinet; Lake City, J.
T. Peeler; McClellanville, J. C.
"Be Jost and Fear
i TREASURER OF
; HORRY COUNTY
to Collect Alleged
Columbia, Dec. 4. ? Attorney
: General Wolfe has instituted sui/
I against Former County Treasurer
W. L Bellamy, of Rorry county,
|and his bondsmen* the Hartford
Accident and Indemnity Co. for
$9,050.50, alleged to be the amount
due the county by the former
treasurer, as a result of alleged fail
ure to report all moneys handled
or required to be handled through
his office. The amount of his bond
NOT TO REVIEW
Washignton, Dec. 4.?The su
preme court today refused to re
view the case of Edward N. Mittle
against the state of South Carolina,
in which Mittle contested his con
viction in the state courts on the
ground that women are excluded
from the jury list. The court said
it lacked jurisdiction.
Inabinet; New Zion, T. E. Derrick;
Pamplico. E. P. Hutson; Pinopolis,
J. F. Way; Rome, G. K. Way;
Sampit, W. S. Myers; Scranton, F.
A. Lupton; Turbeville, A. V. Har
bin; Trio, W. S. Heath.
Superannuates, R. W. Spigner
and W. A. Betts.
Marion district, D. A. Phillips,
Aynor, E. K. Garrison; Browns
ville, T. G. Phillips; Bucksville, W.
L. Guy; Centenary, B. H. CoviRg
ton; Clio, B. G. Murphy; Con way,
J. C. Atkinson; Conway circuit, W.
J. Parker; Dillon, G. F. Kirby;
Dillon and Hamer mills, J. M.
Casque, supply; Floydale, P. K.
Crosby; Gurley circuit, T. W. Wil
liams, supply; Lake View, G. W
Davis; Latta, W. C. Kirk land; S. J.
Bethea. supernumerary; Little Riv
er, K. S. Carmichael; Little Rock,
E. Z. James; Lorrs, W. M. Mitch
um; H. L. Singleton, supernumer
Marion: D. M. McLeod; Marion
circuit, J. E. Cook; Mullins, G. P
Watson; Mullins circuit, T. J.
White; Nichols, C. W. Burgess;
Waccamaw, E. F. Scoggins.
Superintendent of department of
adult and home work and general
Sunday school board, W. C. Owen,
Dillon, quarterly conference.
Orlmgeburg district, J. H. Graves,
presiding elder. 4
Bamberg, J. W. Daniel; Bam
berg and Orangeburg mission, to be
supplied; Barnwell, F. L Glennan;
j Branchville, J. A. McGraw; Cam
eron, B. L. Knight; Denmark, W.
E. Wiggins; Edisto, C. T. Easte'r
ling, Jr.; Elloree and Jerusalem,
W. P, Way; Eutawville, W. G.
Ariail; Fort Motte, W. H. Perry;
Grover, Paul T. Wood; Harleyville,
W. E. Sanders; Holly Hill, K. P.
Atta way; Norway, R. R. Doyle;
North and Limestone, J. J. Steven
son; Olar, G. A. Teasley.
Orangeburg, St. Paul, f. G. Her
bert; W. S. Stokes, supernumerary;
Orangeburg circuit, G. W. Dukes;
Orangeburg circuit, J. W. Ariail;
Providence, A. M. Gardner; Rowes
ville, Gobe Smith: St. George, W.
D. Gleaton; St. Matthews, R. H.
Jones; Smoaks, F. E. Hodges;
Springfield, A. S. Assard; Spring
Hill, D. T. Smoak.
Student, Emory university. J. J.
Stevenson, Jr., North and Lime
stone, quarterly conference.
Conference secretary of mis
sions, A. J. Cauthen, St. Paul quar
terly conference. ?
Conference educational secre
tary-treasurer, G. E. Edwards, St.
Paul quarterly conference.
Conference superintendent of
Sunday school work, J. E. Ford,
St. Paul quarterly conference. .
Professor in Columbia college,
Mason Crum, St. Paul quarterly
Superannuates, R. W. Barber, J.
C. Counts and A. C. Walker.
Sumter district: E. L. McCoy,
presiding elder; Bethune. J. R. So
journer; Beulah, T. W. Law; Bish
opville. M. L. Banks; Camden, W.
H. Hodges; College Place, B. J.
Guess, Columbia circuit, J. B.
Weldon; Elliott and Wells, P. B.
Jngraham: Heath Springs, W. G.
Elwell; Jordan, W. T. Benden
baugh; Kershaw, Woodrow Ward;
Lynchburg, J. M. Rogers; Manning,
J. T. Fowler; Oswego, C. S. Felder;
Pinewood, S. C. Morris; Rembert,
M. G. Arant; St. Johns and Rem
bert. T. W.. Godbold.
Sumter: Trinity. W. V. Dibble;
Broad Street, S. D. Colyer.
! Summerton: T. E. .Morris; Wat
eree. L. W. Shealy; West Kershaw,
J. A. White; Wesley Chapel, He
bron, P. K. Rhoad.
Secretary federal council of
churches, E. O. Watson, College
Place, quarterly conference.
Professor Columbia college. D.
11. Munson, College Place, quarter
Business manager. Southern
Christian Advocate, .1. H. Xoland.
College Place, quarterly confer
Superannuates, A. R. Phillips,
G. H. Waddell, J. S. Beasley, J. C.
Chandler and C. B. Smith.
Not?Let all the ends Thou Aims't
Sumter, S. C, Wednes
Senate Refuses to Con
firm Associate Jus
tice Pierce Butler,
Marshal Joe Tolbert
and Walter Cohen 1
Washington, Dec. I?The senate
failed to confirm the nomination
of Pierce Butler, democrat, as as
sociate justice of the Supreme:
court, because Senators LaFollettei
and Norris objected to immediate |
Contests prevented the confir
imation of Joseph L. Tolbert, as
I marshall for the Western South
j Carolina district, and Walter L.
i Cohen, as comptroller of customs
jat New Orleans.
The Republicans and Democrats
made peace after the four day fili
buster when the Republicans an
nounced thta they will make no
further effort to bring up the Dyer j
anti-lynching bill at this session, j
I Senator Lodge annouced their de-j
cision. Senator Underwood said the j
Democrats had no apologies to!
make and reserved the right to re
I new maneuver should a future at-!
tempt to bring up the bill bej
About seventeen hundred ap
pointments were then confirmed,
including about fifteen hundred
army officers, among them seven
major and eleven brigadier gener
The special session expired" at
noon when the regular session is
due to start.
In Russian Camp
Allies Bar Soviet From Cer
los in Tangle
Lausanne, Nov. 30.?The allies,
at the request of the Russians,
have decided to postpone the first
j sitting of "the conference devoted
I to flhe Straits situation until Mon-.
j--. M.,. Tchitcherin, ~.-Ruasia4?-chief
j delegate, will, not arrive here be
j fore tomorrow night, and M. Ea
i vowsky requested appointment
j mainly because he wants the ao
! viet foreign minister present. He
j informed Lord Curzon, M. Barere
i and Marquis Di Garronia that Rus
| sia was not content with the al
I lies' decision to keep her from par
? ticipation in all the deliberations
of the conference.
The official reply to the Russian
petition contended that the invita
tion originally extended to Russia
clearly explained that Russia was
bidden to Lausanne only for the
j Straits negotiations and that there
j fore there was no possible basis
for a misunderstanding. ?n the
different aspects of this' question
I the Russian delegates would be
'given every opportunity to make
j known their views,
j The former Grecian premier,
Venizelos. who is continuing his of
j ficial conference activities without
his position being affected by the
Grecian executions at the meeting
of the subcommission on Otto
man, debts, this afternoon told the
delegates that Greece was ruined
j and could not pay a farthing of the
Turkish liabilities. The confer
ence had been planning to appor
tion the debt between Turkey and
her former possessions, and M.
Venizelos was endeavoring to make
it clear that Greece could not
shoulder any debt for Western
"We might have taken our share
of this debt after the treaty of
Sevres was signed," he said, "but
the Asia Minor campaign has made
The entire question of the Gre
cian executions, the withdrawal of
the British minister from Athens
and the resultant effect of this on
the relations between England and
Greece at the conference was gone
over tonight in the course of a
long consultation between M. Veni
zelos and Lord Curzon.
M. Venizelos declined to make
any comment, but the indications
are that he is feeling generally
embarrassed in his relations to
ward the conference. Nevertheless
all the delegations, including even
the English, are trying to prevent
the Grecian tragedy from endan
gering the conference, which is re
garded as too important to the
general peace of Europe to be ai
feeted by a Grecian internal ques
F. O. Lindley. the British minis
tor to Greece, who has withdrawn
from Athens, is due here tomorrow
to ronfer with Lord Curzon.
Klan Violates No Law
Attorney General Daugherty
Informs Senator Walsh He
Has No Case
Washington. Dec 4.?Attorney j
General Daugherty today told Sen
ator Walsh of Massachusetts that
the federal government was with
out jurisdiction in the alleged il
legal acts of the Ku Klux Klan. He
said he had been unable to find a
case of violation of the federal
at be thy Country's, Thy God's and
day, December 6, 1922
BIG FIRE !
i RAGING AT
I NEW BERN
jNegrtf Section Being
Swept by Flames.
Large Lumber Mill
New Bern, N. C, Dee. 1.?Fan
1 ned by a heavy wind, fire was rag
i ing in the negro section of West
New Bern this afternoon. a score
of houses have burned and others
are being dynamited. Flames had
Previously damaged the Roper
lijrnber mill to the extent of three
hlandred thousand dollars.
?a hundred and fifty houses, both
njegros and whltes^were destroyed
up to 3 o'clock today with no
signs of its being brought under
control. It gained great head
way while the fire department was
battling with the blaze in the saw
j . New Bern. Dec. 2.?One person
[ is dead, and two' millions dollars
j damage was done by the fire that
swept this town yesterday, the esti
I mates show today. Five hundred
persons are out of work, and the
homes of approximately eighteen
hundred persons were destroyed.
Many persons were burned or in
jured, but none seriously. A ne
gtess said to be 105 years old was
burned to death.
The firemen withdrew today, af
ter extinguishing the flames, but
a battalion of state troops is on
guard. Many persons today
sought the remains of valuables in
the ruins. Church societies, the
Red Cross, and the Salvation
Army are supplying food.
- Army cots and tents are being
brought from Fort Gregg, Fayette
ville. Mayor Clark called a mass
nkeeting today to take action to re
lieve the sufferers, mostly negroes.
1 The fire which started in the
kitchen of a*negro house while the
department was fighting a quarter
million do liar, blaze in the Roper
lumber mill; gained great head
way before the firemen could
reach it. The dynamiting of
houses and pulling them down with
a switch engine failed to check
, New Bern citizens donated .many
rrtr>usanT35-"oT dollafS T6?'a'ia "fire
? sufferers at a mass meeting held
Increase in Activity Noted in
Review of Business by
Washington, Nov. 30.?Virtually
jail basic industries in the United
j States are showing increased pro
?ductive activity, according to the
federal reserve board, which, in a
review of business and trade condi
tions made public today, reported
a generally improved situation in
the American business world.
The-improved conditions, accord
ing to the review, are reflected
first, in a greatly increased em
ployment of labor'- in industrial es
tablishments; and, second, in an
unprecedented demand for freight
cars. Reports showed that on
November 1, the greatest shortage
of freight cars ever developed was
I recorded, while immediately before
j and after that date the car load
ings were maintained almost at the
Mill consumption of textiles was
j heavy, the review stated, and add
ed that the mill requirements of;
cotton continued on increase,
which late in October and early in
November reached the highest in
the last two years. Silk and woolen
mills, the review disclosed, were
near capacity operation in the face
Jof a virtually unchanged wholesale
j market and seasonal declines in
I some lines of dry goods.
! "The increased production," the
j review summarized, "has been ac
j companied by a continued increase
I in the volume of employment in
industrial establishments. The av
erage pay per worker also was
larger but this was due in many
cases to increased hours of labor,
i Railroad repair shops and equip
ment factories made the largest ad
ditions to their forces and shortage
of skilled labor was reported in
steel mills and metal mills and by
Despite the increased business
[?activity the board noted no in
crease in loans and discounts by
banks in the leading cities which
are members of the federal reserve
system. In fact, according to the
review, loans and discounts by
banks reporting showed a small de
crease between October 18 and No
vember 15. There were, however,
small increases in loans recorded in
the Southern and Western districts
and in New England, but these in
creases were more than offset by
reductions in loans in the other
sections, particularly in New York
Washington, Dec. 4.?The house
judiciary committee today decided
to ask the house for the authority
to summon witnesses and obtain
papers, asked by Representative
Keller in his impeachment charges
against Attorney General l>^ugher
ulates Plan for Fi
nancial Aid to the
Farmers of the Na
Washington, Nov. 30 (By the
Associated Press).?The new ad
ministration program for immedi
ate financial relief to farmers was
formulated and practically perfect
ed today at a conference between
President Harding. Secretary Wal
lace and twelve Republican Sena
tors, headed by Senator Watson, of
Indiana. It will be put before con
gress at once and pressed with the
fall force of the administration.
! Broadly the plan brings togeth
er in one administration measure
! the approved portion of various re
lief measures already pending in,
congress and contains also provis
ions to make the intended relief
available to the small farmer as
well as the large cattle raiser and
The conference was arranged by
Senator Watson, who has been
making an active survey, of the
question of agricultural relief. It
was preceded by a series of confer
ences between Secretary Wallace
and Department of Agriculture ex
perts. Today President Harding
kept his Thanksgiving dinner wait- i
ing while he heard the - perfected
program outlined and gave his
The plan proposes to utilize the
federal farm loan board as the
agency through which relief is to
be given. The details of the fi
nancing have; been practically
worked put., The general purpose is
larger and more liberal credits and
cheaper interest rates. The opinion
of those participating in the con
ference was thai while the War Fi
nance Corporation had been of
great value in alleviating the dis
tressed conditions of agriculture,
its loans, because of certain limi
tations did not reach down to th,e
average small farmer who raises a
few. cattle or: has small quantities
of grain to market. By using the
federal farm loan board as the
age nc#_to .^axry -out,ih e plan of. fi
nancing, the hew^ administration
plan proposes to make the govern
ment rejief available directly to
the small farmers who need it.
The whole subject of farm relief
work was discussed exhaustively
but the marketing problem was
touched upon only in a general
The general opinion at the con
ference was that to extend the pro
gram now to . include so complex
and much controverted a subject as
cooperative i marketing would only
serve to !delay the immediate ob
ject of relief. The president was
told that the pressing need was
to provide at once financial aid to
thousands of farmers who faced
mortgage foreclosures because they
are unable to dispose of their cattle
and crops without tremendous
All the senators present gave
their approval to the program and
pledged their support for its im
mediate consideration in congress.
Columbia, Nov. 30.-yWilliam C.
Faroes, York county man condemn
ed to die in the electric chair on
December 29, for the murder of
Newton Taylor, 12-3rear-old Clover
boy, and charged also with the
murder of three other neighbors, is
expected to appeal his case. He
stated this to Deputy Sheriff Qu inn.
of York, who brought Faries to
Columbia yesterday afternoon, to,
be lodged in the state peniten
Faries was landed in the death
house of the penitentiary, to await
death the last of December, or
else to await disposition of his case
by the courts, pending appeal. He
expressed himself as not wanting
to enter the death house, saying
that he preferred rather to occu
py the cell which was his when he
was here prior to his trial.
Faries told Deputy Quinn that he
regretted wh?t he had done. He
didn\ talk much on the way to
I Columbia nor after being lodged
I in the state bastile. He now oc
I cupies a cell as neighor to Ira Har
j rison, F. M. Jeffords and Edmund
Bigham. all of whom face death in
? ? ?
Anderson, Nov. 30.?Fire, origi
nating from an overheated stove
in the grammar school building at
Pelzer this morning around 8
o'clock, completely destroyed the
building, slightly damaged an
other nearby and destroyed a mov
ing picture theater, the latter be
ing owned by the Pelzer company.
The damage done by the fire was
estimated at $15,000, it was stated
early this afternoon. The loss was
covered by insurance, according to
Horse racing was once the sport
of kings but in America there are
too many queens around the tracks.
THE TRUE SOI
Evidence of Carefully
Laid Plans to Or
ganize the Russian
Forces, and Re
sources For Another
London, Nov. 30.-r--That the Ger
mans are actively planning a war
of revenge, chiefly against France,
for which purpose they have con
cluded a secret military agreement
with Russia, is the main point of
"a memorandum by a person in
close touch with the best inform
ed German circles in Berlin and
Munich," communicated to The
Daily Mail, which displays it under
The paper claims to have made
exhaustive inquiries in . Germany,
London and Paris into the memor
andum's accuracy with the result
The Mail says that' it has been
very largely supported thereby.
Except for precise details The
Mail's story does not differ ma
terially from similar statements
orinted from time to time in anti
Thp .^morandum particularly
says with respect to alleged ar
rangements to enable Germany to
utilize Russia's resources, includ
ing complete internal reorganiza
tion, which will make Russia ca
pable of supporting both her
I self and Germany, so that Ger
many may ignore any sea block
i It* says that German armament
firms will establish factories ^izi
Russia, whose armies will be equip
ped thereby, and submarines and
mine layers will be built in Rus
sian dock yards under German
guidance and manned by Russian
crews under German officers.
Poland is to be .crushed and an
nexed by Russia, so as to give Rus
sia and Germany a common fron
tier. The Mail claims that its. in
quiries regarding the memorandum
have elicited the fact that 500
German officers are now In Moscow
carrying out the conditions of the
secret agreement; that many engi
neers from Krupp's have.begun th?!
reorganization of Russian muni
tions works, while German engi
neers are also reconditioning the
Russian railroads to the Polish
front. . ? ?
Proof, says The Mail, has been
obtained by the allies that the
Germans are delivering large num
bers of airplanes to the Russian
government, one firm despatching
commercial airplanes to Smonsk,
where they are converted into mili
Further statements deal with al
leged constant and surreptitious
military training of German
youths similar to war preparation.
Congressman Mann, of Illi
nois Succumbs to Pneu
Washington, Nov. 30.?Represen
tative James R. Mann of Illinois,
died at his home here tonight after
a brief illness.
Mr. Mann, who had served for a
quarter of a century as a member
of the house, was stricken a week
ago first with a chill. Pneumonia
developed and his condition be
came desperate and the end came
at 11:15 v o'clock.
PAID TO MANN
Washington, Dec. 1.?The funer
al arrangements for James R.
Mann, the veteran Illinois congress
man, have not been made today.
He died last night of pneumonia,
after a week's illness. Few knew
he was seriously sick. He had
served twenty-six consecutive years
in the house. He was recently re
elected for his fourteenth term.
Although he was minority leader
during the eight years of Demo
cratic control he declined the ma
jority leadership when the Repub
licans gained control. He had the
reputation of being the best inform
ed man on government in either
house. It is understood the funer
al will be held at his Chicago
Congressman Mann was born
near Bloomington, Illinois, Octob
er 20th, 1856. He devoted his
time almost exclusively to nation
al legislation during the last quar
ter of a century. He was educat
ed in Illinois University. He was
married in 1882. His only son died
four years ago. His widow sur
Columbia, Nov. 30.?Governor
Harvey announced today that he
had re-instated Horace L. John
son, of York, a former member of
the state constabulary, who was
recently suspended when reports
reached the governor that he had
been driving along the public
highways in an intoxicated state.
The reinstatement was on recom
mendation of the York grand jury
and members of the York bar.
THRON, Established Jone 1, i
V0L.LIII. NO. 33
MOB BATTLE "
IN THE CITY
Seventeen Killed by
Police When Labor
Union Mob At
tempted to Storm
Mexico City, Dec. 1.?Federal,
troops are today guarding the bat
tered municipal building in front
of which seventeen persons were
killed-and at least twenty-one in
jured last night in a pitched battle
between the police and a mob at
tempting to Storni the building.
The demonstration was organist
ed by: labor unions-as a peaceable?
protest against the water shortage
for which they brold the aldermen
responsible. Members of the mob
however, started to hurling stones
and rushed the building. The po
lice fired into the crowd when
shots over the beads failed to stop
them. Later the ? building was sei
cfire. t ? y
? ??-rm + ? ?
By George Harvey
Gives What He Thinks Would
Be Good Program?Ambas
sador Speaks of Relations
Between England and
Manchester, England; Nov. 30 ?
I (By the Associated Press).?George
[ Harvey, the American ambassador,
[ speaking as the guest of honor at
I a Thanksgiving dinner of the An
[ glo-American Society tonignt out
| lined in six points what he con
I sidered a good formula for the na
tional policy of the United States.
The points as given by. Mr. Harvey
First, to foster the strengths of
the republic by just legislation and
economy at home.
Second, to preserve to the nations
of the world the blessings, of
Third, to strive to cultivate and
maintain a concert of Europe.
Fourth,, to avoid needless at*5
; Fif?n t?^tonowledgfe tK&4&3s2. .
! rights of all nations.
I" Sixth, the foreign po?cy or* tiw
1 United States should always he in
spired by love of freedom.
Mr. Harvey who responded to the
toast ."cordial relations," said a
very few words would comprise a
comprehensively adequate response
"The relations between Great
Britain and the United States both
i.Set ween governments and peoples,
j ought to be cordial and they are,"
I said Mr. Harvey. "They should
continue to be cordial and they
shall. What more need be said ? The
toast has been proposed and the
response has been given. Argu
I men! is unnecessary. The assertion
I is accepted, and the incident S8\?
I But having tersely disposed of
j the; subject of the toast, Mr. Har
i vey proceeded to comment at some
length on Jhe present industrial
situation as compared with the pe
riod immediately following the Na
poleonic wars. The ambassador
emphasized that, although condi
tions now admittedly were bad
?they "are vastly better, both in fact
j #id promise/' than obtained "fif
teen long, dreadful years" follow
i ing the Napoleonic wars.
I Census Bureau Report For;
Columbia. Nov. 30.?The year
I 1921 was a remarkably healthful
I year in South Carolina as in other
j states, according to report of the
! census bureau, received in Colum
jbia. There was a marked de
!crea8e in the death rate as com
pared with the rate for the year
! The "lowest death rate in the na
! tion for 1921 was in Montana, 8.2
I per cent, and the highest was in
! Vermont, 14.2 per cent. South
Caro\jna'3 rate was 13.3. For 1920
! it wt* 15.6.
j South Carolina's death rate :_
, would be higher, if health condi
: tions among the colored popula
tion were better. The death rate
t last year among the negroes was
[ 15.9? as compared with 18.8 the
j year before. The white death rate
ffor_l?21 was 10.6, as against 12.3
I BANDITS RAID
t ? - ?
i Fortv Worth, Texas, Dec. 1.?
Bandits today set fire to the busi
ness district of Brown Field, Terry
county, and then robbed the post
! office, according to information re
ceived here today. While the fire
^spread, the bandits battered their
\riy into the postoffice, stole the
I money" and stamps and fled while
citizens fought the flames. Posses
later captured two bandits and re
covered most of the money. This
: is the second time recently that
[bandits have set fire to this town.
The safe side of every argument
is the middle.