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MNN S. C., ito 4M 27e1922
Fo !ner Mayor pf Mer Rouge Arrest.
ted in Baltimore
Louisiana Executive Is Defender of
Bootleggers, Is Claitn.
lBaltimore,.Dec. 26.-Dr. B. M. Mc
loin; former mayor of Mer Rouge,
La., who in wanted' there in con
nectiont with the Morehouse Parish
kidnappings and the finding of two
- Autilhted -bodies in Lake L& -Iourche,
wag arrested here today at the Johns
Holkins University-Brady Institute
-where he is taking a post- raduate
course. The arrest folloWed receipt
of a telegram from Governor John M.
Parker of Louisiana requesting the
local' police to arrest McKoin on a
- charge of murder.
After questioning by police of
ficigl- Dr. McKoin was locked up to
await further. action by Louisiana
Other than requesting the locl
authorities to arrest McKoin there
was nothing contained in Governor
Parker's telegram. It read:
"Important. Arrest Dr. McKoin
for murder. Hol'd him for Louisiana
Dr. MeIgoin denied knowledge of
the, killing of the two men. "All
I know," he declared, "is that both
me nkilled were on the bad side
the side of bootleggers, gunmen and
men who associated with negro wo
- edPurely by Surprise
t The discovery of Dr. McKoin here
and his subsequent arrest came
about purely by accident. Word
was received here several daya ago
thaDt'1r. McKoin was a ,student at
Johns Hopkins and Dgpartment of.
Justice agents sought to question
him. However, university officials
denied McKoin was registered as a
post-graduate, and. stated several
letters had been received ther, but
unable to locate him, the letters
were turned over to the postof ice
department as "unknown."
.Early today af policeman was found
on the water front unconscious. He
was removed to a hospital. When the
hospital report reached police head
quarters it was signed by Dr. Mc
'Koin. It was then that local news
papersmen rushed to the hospital and
interviewed him. Up to that time the
telegram from Governor Parker ask
ing for his arrest had not been receiv
ed. Dr. McKoin spoke freely and in
sisted he was not a fugitive from jus
tice, and that he had made no at
tempt to conceal his identity.
lie stated he has been in Balti
more since October'1, and had left
Mer Rouge after an attempt had
- been made to assassinate him.
Not Member of Klan
Dr. McKoin insisted he was not
a. member of the Ku Klux Klan: He
praised the organizatk.a, however,
saving the members "did much to
hold down b'.otlegging and im
morality, while I was mayor of Mer
Rouge.' He also stated that law
lessness is a common occurrence
at. Mer Rouge and that he was
among those who started to clean
up the place. The result lie said,
t was a hard battle with bootleg
'gers, moonshiners and men of bad
'Just before I left Mer Rouge a
boy of a good family was shot in
the back. What (lid the sheriff and
Governor do? The case was dis
missed after a jury filled with boot
leggers and the vicious element de
cldared the alleged murderer inno
"Now, howvever, when a bootleg
gei' and some one else is killed, the
Governor joins in the investi gation
This affair, in my opinion, wi ll do
cide whether the dtecent andl good
element of the town will control."
Dr. McKoin stated he had re
ceived threatening letters a long
time before he left Mer Rouge and
esked the sheriff to invcstigate
without success. "Just as I loft
the mayorship and the successful
candidate went into office," he con
thiued, "ghAigs that paraded the
sti'cets fired shots around my house.
I asked the sheriff to take mat
ters in hand, but nothing wvas done."
Honolulu, Dec. 26.-Musical se
lections, broadcast by station WSB,
df Atlanta, Ga., December 15 and
16, were heard distinctly at Wal
~uku, Island of Maun, according to
dvces just received Xere. A. F.
sta, postmaster at Wailukuop
orated the amateur set that picked
up the signals.
Darlington, Dec. 26.--One negro
man was shot to death, anotiter negro
had his finger chopped oft by an axe,
a small negor girl wap accidentally
ahot, when a shot guy~ fell fromt a
wagon and another negor man was ac
cidentally shot in, the leg by one -of
his friiends durinig the holidaya just
passed. __________
Chicago, Dec. 26.--The automobile
caused a higher nyimber of sudden and
violent deaths ini Chicago and Cook
e tydurig te t earthan~ any
Gable, S. C., Dec. 6th, 1922.
Mr. Harvie Jordan, Secty.
Cotton Growers Associadon,
-St. Matthews, S. C.
Dear Sir:
I noticed a report of' your speech
in. Charlotte N. C. about two weeks
ago, in which you said:- "It is only a
question of time' when the boll weevil
will eventually destroy the cottpn
crop, unless systematic, concerted ac
tion is taken by the farmers to pre
vent it, even, N they have to be forced
into it by law."
I 'also noticed an article in last
Sunday's'State, from which it appears
that the Agriculture Department in
Bulletin No. 1111 advised 'community
organization in gin units.
In today's paper a .repoi't of the
Memphis meeting in which Mr. Hun
ter said: "An individual' farmer who
Joes not follow proper ipethods may
breed enough weevils to nullify the
efforts of his neighbors. It therefore'
appears that some system of enforc
ing community action; by law is de
I thought about a year ago that I
saw the same thing Mr. Hunter says,
as quoted above, and ran a page ad
vertisement in the Manning Times,
calling for a meeting of the farmers
in our community May 13th. We are
enclosing circular distributed at that
time, also copy of a' report of the
As we were rather late in getting
started last year, we did not accom
plish as much as we hoped to.
If after reading thlt , circular you
are enough interestedtto attend a re
vival meeting of this organization and
will advise about when it would suit
you to come, we will arrange for a
meeting. The farmers at Suminerton
were called together last week for
the purpose of forming a similar or
ganization, and those present at the
first meeting appointed a committee
to arrange for the second meeting, at
which time the Association will prob
ably be formed.
I have talked with quite. a number
of farmers in the neighborhood of
Bishopville, and they are 'ready for
a similar organization. One of the
Lee County farmers. remarked to me
a few days ago, that he did not dlracl
the wintered over weevil any iore,
he could take care of him, but the mi
gratory weevil is what he dreads.
An organization of this kind would
go a long ways toward solving the
problem of community planting one
kind of seed, planting at a given time
all picking at the same time, and ali
destroying the stalks at the same
Will you help us?
Very truly yours,
C. C. Christal.
Mr. C. C. Christal,
Gable, S. C.
Dear Mr. Christal:
After an absence in New York and
New England covering a- period of
some two weeks, I find upon my re
turn your valued communication of
the 6th instant, which I have read
with much interest.
It will afford me great pleasure to
comply with' your very cordial invita
tion to meet with a gathering of your
farmers at sometime during the
months of Janwary and February, and
discuss with them the latest and most
approved methods of boll weevil con
The American Association is pre
paring to inaugurate a system of
county d monstration farms in 400
counties east of the Mississippi river
next year. It will be a great aid_ to
the farmers of your county to have
such a demonstration farm in your
county, to be planted, cultivated, -fer
tilized andl poisoned undler specific
directions for getting the best possible
If you' will write to me about the
first of January, stating what time
during that month or February you
would prefer to have your county
meeting in regardlato these matters,
I wvlll make my arrangements to com
ply with your invitation and be wvith
you on that occasion. It is our pur
pose to do everything possible during
the coming season to render every
valuable aid to the farmers in the
South Atlantic and Middle Gulf States
to enable them to overcome the wee
vil and prevent the migratory flight
of the insect which (destroys the crop
each season in -heavily infested sec
With best wishes for a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year, I
Veytruly yours
(signed)Harvie dordan,
American Cotton Association.
Gable, S. C., Dec. 23, 1922.
Mr. Shope,
Dear Sir:
I am enclosing copy of letter just
It appears probable that we can
get one of these 400 Demonstration
farms for Clarendon County, If we
Will you'-assist in forming a Counity
organization for the paroe of com
bating the weevil and-f~n to bring
Clarendon back to pro-bol weovil
conditions-48.000 bales ?
W6uld you' lke to- have Mr. Harvie
Jordlan, Secretary of the American
Cotton Adsociation with us at the or
ganization meeting 7
Where should the meeting be held
and when? IWfavo meeting at the
Ct Iowe Saudy...anniam 18th
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'r 20th, and would be pleased to hear A D)ISASTrROUS FIRE MERT SINJ
'madreceive suggestions from
0- Last Sunday night at 10:20 o'clockV
Very truly yours, the fire alarm was sent in as it was
C. C. Christal. discovered thc large brick stables of OtPbi mrvmn od
Thomas Live Stock Co., burning
For four hours four streams of water' Bigs ieleatnn n
The above three letters have been wvere pouredl into the mass of flames. Eeti ln eev
received from Mr. C. C. Christal of It wvas one of the most disastrous firesBnet
Gable. Mr..Christal is traveling along that Manning has experienced in
the right lines and we believe it is years. At ne time looked as if the S~tr e.2.Smcrcut
the duty of every business man and Western ion, the Bank of Mann
farmer in Ciarendon County to get ing, T1he Manning Times, P~ostoflice,thcorefspdig$,7850i
busy and form some concrete organi- and Mr. To Nimmer's residence
z Mationat to fight the boll weevil. would fall victims to the fire, butm a go a
Mr. Christal suggests that a meeting by hard work the damage was confin-medplihretdyb L1Ra'
be hel in Mannmng on January 13th ed to the Thomas building. In thedomngrscery fti Su
or 20th to formulate some blans to building vere about sixty-ive toi
get one of the 400 experimental farms seventy horses and mules, several'1leipomntrag fom 2
that Mr. Jordan says is going to be cows and a bunch of hogs. Besides mlso oceeadapathg
placed in the cotton belt of the South. several car loads of new wvagons, bug-wasndam ernuiijl eci
It is time for Clarendon County to gies,' automobiles, farm machinerylihanicpattohecnrci(
get together and try to get on our and ton upon ton of hay, corn, peas, O
feet. We can do it if wve will only etc. tectxn ftect a ony
make the eff'ort. There is no one go- 'The squeals from the burning hogs, Beisth pblcmny hm
ig to ~lump in and help us unless we the bellows of the cowvs and the moans set tnytosnso lla
show t ie proper spirit and start the and groans of dying horses were aebigseto rvt ue
work ourselves. heart-rendering, but it was impossible e A
We beheve it is the duty of soe to save them. Major the big blacki
of our leading men to take hold of horse who was the first horse the .
this movement at once and get out town bought for the fire agon, ands
andh interview the people and see just who for years and years erform E ND
what date they want the meeting the duties as a fire horse, was burned
held. Mr. Christal will gladly fur- to death. In fact, both of the town of t p p ov t - on
mih all the help that he can. Let's horses ore lost in the fire. We for $00 v t b e coun
hear from some one tomorrow, haven't as yet been able to ascertainleiatv (eegin. t.ses
from Mr. Thomas how many of his t ta to thi of fstui
horses and mules were bur:.ed, but it hat be ade $500,000 r S
WORKING ON HIGHWAYS is supposed there vere about twenty- an feera D. Beides ti
flee, besides the cows and hogs. sum, the coty $ 5 as it
Colmia ec. 26.-Higa iThe Manning irug Store, whichof the couo e of,(78,500iit
toumbiat Dec. 2ar igays i vas in this buildng was destroyed . the ar idg $ 0 a
hro bhout suth C ai aret apid There was $2,000 isurance on thepaes to h E a . Rear
by bel in putin ce o r frn clas contents. Mr. Thomas had $4,000 onf machierycad equipe fu
eral rains last Frida it was announ- ing eo asohns e is s thine te Cty uiSmter ha Cod-er
ced at the ofice of ie State High- $5000 hons s ris som$ein f hl e irae of t
way Commission here todlay. Mainten ' ' 11piaeyoweleeti g
ance gangs and patrolmen are busy h BUEe BOSS Wf Qan c rpti and th b igh
and it is expected that every mile aof dr planL BOS W L Q Tnd iec
State roa under maintenance will wa othe onstemc
have been gone over by Wednesday. Washngton, Dec. 26.-Conrad E., f treet and i eat wo
The comission av out this Spns prepare hi resignation to
statemnent,Co headed"Highways Now day as federal fuel dlistrib~utor ,forcizesfrstbshn te M
in Better ondition."transmission tomorrow to President mdlPr o Wrd W. e
"The State. Highway Department tIarding to become effective Jan--eas 2,0 o oeiig a
announcedl this morning that since uary 1. Along with It will go a mtrzn h ie dprmn
the cessation of rains F1rday the brief report on the wvork of the$1,0 fodoton trelgh
State highways are belif' rapidly .emergency oficee,. which wos estab-In;$500fretsin ade
whipped back into shape. T e main- liled September 22, after the con- lrigo h ae anet~
tenance gangs and patrolmen over elusion of the coal strikes. Mr. lsmeto abg eoa y
the State are nlow busy and it is Spens will return to his former posttnapulcnrig evce n
ofete that ~ract cally overy as vice president of the Chica o, mtrzn ftevros srie
ml e of.tate roa< under mahite- Burlington and Quincy ~ilroad1, w~t anl$000freetohfam
nance will b)avo been machined fr headquarters at Chicogo. e abtor
dragged by tomorrow. It is considered probable that the Tecutacrigt r e
"Through traffic should experi- fuel distribution offices will be dn a ~ot~ h lgn"e
ence no especial difficulty on the closed soon after January 1 al- sy(i-o--.-ihtebl evl
'State roads after toda except tbt though an organization wil be a~ spann t oks twl
on the Washin ton-Xtlanta high- held together to care for leftover idpe~eto otnI h uue
way through Cifestorfield County, details. Uhider the law creating it,
'traffic should detour by Hartavile President Hlarding may terminate P'nyfoihprnsadt tl
ian~d Bish. villo. Throug- traffib its activities at any time by with-budnotmrow efethya
lit~~reeille and GreenrWovd drawing a proclamation declaring cle pnt eri.W a
wl1 idr better roads bygigvia an emergency, under which- It has ices u ore;i sa ip
~Piedmnt, Beton ad Do~ls." fnctiSUMTER~ suel PettrNoDesnhm
Fourteen Vessels- Enter New York
Badly Scarred(
Skippers Report Viciotfs Never-End.
ing Battles With bashing
New YorK, ]ec. 26.4-Battered and
scarred by heavy weather, fourteen
ships plowed slowly into quaran
time from "arty morning until late
afternoon today, the skippers of
them all reporting a vicious never
ending battle with1i a series of lash
ing hurricanes which seemed to
shake the Atlantic to the bottom.
One ship--- the gigantic new liner
Caronia--put in at Ilalifax because
she was steadily losing her fight
with the storm. Another liner re
ported to her owners that she would
be two days late. A third flashed in
with a report that she couldn't reach.
New York until tomorrow, although.
she has apparently gone safely
through most f the storm.
The center o the storms which have
been ruling the waves for the last
three weeks, aplieared to be about
1,000 miles off the European coast.
Skippers of the liners said they crash
ed int othem at this port and fought
steadily through terrific gales until
within 500 miles of, the United States.
All Are iattered
All of the ships which came into
quarantine today were freighters.
Some of the mhad parts of the
bridges gone. Small boats on their
(leeks were crushed and torn. In
one or two instancesi oatches were
pounded in, and all of them reported
their crews had been in oil skins
almost steadily for from five to
fourteen days.
Even with fourteen ships report
ing in, quarantine did not have as
many as were expected. Five ships,
including La Savoie, were overdue.
I La Savoie reported she would be
in Thursday but -the owners heard
nothing from the Lord Byi n, the
Eastern City and the York Castle,
all of which were expected at their
docks today. The President lon
roe will arrive tomorrow. Cable
and wireless messages told of the
ravages on the European side. Fal
mouth, England, reported three
ships had put. in there with broken
machinery and another went to St..
Vincent, Cape Verde Islands, her
engines also damaged.
The Belgian steamsh ip 1Mndoner,
going to Norfolk, Va., had to stop
in Queenstown for repairs. Ilali
fax reported that, the Norwegian
freighter Lorentz W. Hanson, which
sailed from Swansea, Wales, De
cember 14, with a load of coal, had
been forced to put back to Liverpool,
leaking and with her bridge swept
New York, Dec. 26.-Eight: deaths
wer attributed today to drinking
poisonous liiquor over Christmas. A
r score or more of victims were een
1 fined to hospitals.
I Of the eight persons who died,
- two were women. A Brooklyn wo
man was arrested as the seller of
- whiskey which caused the death of
- one of the women.
Many in Hospital
- Boston, Dec. 2t -.More than fif
ty persons were in hospitals here
t today suffering from alcohol poi
r son as a result of drink ing liquors
obtained Cdurinig the holidays. Two
y deaths dIue to this cauitse C)oTcce.
s Eighteen of the patie-nt4 were list -
- d as in a critical conilt ion.
One lleath
D et roit , Dec. 20...Po 1'Cisonouts liquor
- obta inedo over the Clhristma: s holidays
r. was dechired by the police todaiy to
e have bieen responsi bloe for one odeat h
e and Itlhe ill ness of moire than ii a( score
v of persons here. l rom Sa tu rday
.. nightI until this muoning, t weunty-lbhrt+
I pe-rsonis dleclaredI to have par taiken of
e poisonous whiskey wVere admit ted to
a hos pit als.
0 Washington, D~ec. 26.---A cofr
r enee of repre-sentatives of st eam-.
ship lines in the Gulf, Sotuthi At.
t lantic anrd NorthI Atlanrtie districts
e wvill he heldl January 1li t(lisoluss
ti traffic miatters with a vioew of re
f vising any discriepancie.s andt con
f tinning their harmonious rel a I ons,
Stone Shipping Board an,.C~ouce t.o
y R~epr'esenitatives of foreign lla'
- lines as wel las of A mericaon opera -
tors have been invited to at tenud the
I i tcfrCence, which, it wvas- sil, proi'
;ably will be helCd at Atlantic City.
- Memphis, Dec. 26.--M iss Char!
dl Williams, of Memphis, on January
, 1 All resign as vice ehairmian of
- the Democra tic national coinmuitteo
andi as tihe woman representaltivel
-from Tenniesseo on that committee,
r she announced tonight.
" Miss Williams has been a mom..
c bor of the committee since 1918 aond
vice chairman since 1920. She said
she had found it impossible to give
e the necessary work to political af
e fairs, anCd she had, therefore de
ll cided to notify Cordell Hull, cinir
q man of the committee, of her desire
to reni.

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