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k >. \ / $2.00 Per Year in Advance. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1922. Established in. 1891. ' = r. Eleven Now in Death House in Columbia Columbia, March 28.?Four men, two whites and two negroes, were v brought to the penitentiary yesterday - under death sentences imposed by the court of general sessions at Greenville. This was one of the few times when as many as four men were ?toto nrisnn at. anV 'Drougm tu iuc r-? - ?. ^ one time to be electrocuted, especially ?/ four men from one county. ? ' The men were: T. Jeff Chandler, white; Cliff Hawkins, white; Will Hood, negro; Otto Sullivan, negro. All lour men were convicted of murder and are now under death sent ence for their crimes. i Cliff Hawkins and Will Hood are under sentence for April 7, while * 'Chandler and Sullivan are sentenced to die on April 21. Abraham Wilh Hams, Branchville negro, is also unI / der death sentence for April 7, this (bringing the number to three for one Jj day. Hawkins has already been be' -; lore the supreme court and was de^ - nied a new trial, but further mo | tions are Said to be contemplated. Abraham Williams, was first sent^ enced to die last October, but he has r been reprieved three or four times h by the governor, and another stay may be granted before April 7 as the pardon board has not as yet anpA nounced a report on the case. 4^ An appeal is also to be taken in the | Chandler case, it is understood, and ^ . a year or two may elapse before final disposition is made of his sentence, k It is not known whether or not an F appeal will be taken by Sullivan's attorneys. | The penitentiary is becoming more -crowded every day and prisoners are coming in from different sections in .groups. Even the death house is - * j -- ^ crowded, in tact, 10 SUCH au c-a.com, j that it will not hold all the prison( ers under death sentence and some are kept in the main building. Among those now in the penitenS. tiary for electrocution may be listed the following: Cliff Hawkins, Otto ^ Sullivan, Will Hood, T. Jeff Chandler, Edmund O. Bigham, Jesse Gapins, C. O. Pox, S. J. Kirby, El Culbreath, f v Abraham Williams, and William I Thompson. In addition to these J. C. [ Wallace, of Sumter, a white man, is t under death sentence. He is in SumL ter. | B The four prisoners from Greenville , -were brought down yesterday morn-i p . ing, by Greenville officers, reaching jg the penitentiary shortly after the V noon hoar. I ' HEADQUARTERS AT RICHMOND. ? Orderly Marketing of Tobacco Planned by Growers. ? I Richmond, Va., March 25.?Richly mond will be the executive, financial R and selling headquarters for the Tobacco Growers' Cooperative AssociaI tion of Virginia, North Carolina and k v South Carolina, with Oliver J. Sands, I ? ! H B?' vsT*; % president of the American National I Bank, of Richmond, in charge as the y \ temporary executive manager. ! Official headquarters of the genL eral manager and other important W officials, who are yet to be named, f w will be in Raleigh, N. C. w More than 80,000 of the 100,000 \ tobacco growers in Virginia, North m Carolina and South Carolina, have entered into a five-year binding con| tract by which they agree to deliver 1 their entire crops to the association |C to be marketed by merchandising methods instead of just "dumped" as S has been the custom in past years. Jr The 130 wholesale tobacco wareL houses in the three States will be taken over by the association, the H contract already signed oj me luj bacco growers of the three states r mean that approximately 400,000,BeLt: 7 000 pounds of tobacco at an estimated i?v value of $100,000,000 will be marL heted througSh the cooperative plan. I At the request of the district diL rectors the Virginia branch of the fek f | Tobacco Growers' Cooperative Assom ciatioa of Virginia, North Carolina k- and South Carolina, Governor Trihkle Br appointed Oliver J. Sands as the state director to represent the people of B&. the commonwealth, in the associam tion. The governor of North CaroR . lina named Col. Grimes, of Raleigh, v as the director for that state, and the f governor of South Carolina named I E. I. Epps as the South Carolina state ill director. f * The fact that she lives thirty miles I from the nearest moving picture the ater does not deter Mrs. Nancy K. O'Brien, of Osceola, Wis., driving her kt car that distance in one night to see Qfl^. a show. Welcome to Gov. Cox Extended in Aiken Aiken, March 27.?Speaking to approximately 2,000 people here this afternoon former Gov. James M. Cox, of Ohio, appealed to his audience to be true and steadfast to the principles of Jeffersonian Democracy and await with confidence the final outcome of democratic principles. Henry S. Johnson, president of the Aiken chamber of commerce, presided over the meeting and introduced Mayor D. W. Gatson, Jr., who welcomed the visitors and in turn introduced Governor Cooper. Governor Cooper paid a tribute to Governor Oox and introduced him as one who was "as triumphant in defeat as he was in victory." Governor Cooper began his address with a tribute to the beauty of Aiken and if a nnssibilities. He referred to the work of William C. Whitney and to the "diversified efforts" of iMr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Hitchcock in laying the foundation of Aiken as a winter resort. He discussed the agricultural conditions as he had observed them and encouraged the farmers to grow more hogs and to practice diversification. He referred to the campaign now on in South Carolina for the cooperative * J * marketing of cotton on a business basis. Denmark was cited as an example of cooperative marketing. Roads and schools, he said, go hand in hand. South Carolina can build roads much cheaper than Ohio because of climatic conditions, he said. | Governor Cox sai'd that he had the annual reports of every state officer in South Carolina and he congratulated South Carolina on having its state government run with such efficiency and economy. Paying :his respects to the republican party and especially to one Henry Cabot Lodge, he refeifcd to the four pact treaty as a "bob tail league" and expressed the hope that the United States might some day under wiser leadership win a berth in the "inter-1 national league." Governor Cox closed with a tribute to Woodrow Wilson, "that silent soldier who will not dramatize his wounds." His prayef was that God would grant unto Woodrow Wilson the joy of living to see his policies vindicated. As the speaker closed his address the band broke into the stirring strains of "Dixie" and the vast audience sprang to its feet and gave prolonged cheers. As the audience stood silent, Mr. Johnson, chairman, tihanked Governor Cox for ? ?- ? VI- - J ,3 tne inspiration ui uis auuicsa auu asked that he take back with him the thought that here in South Carolina, men and women were standing with eager hearts and willing hands anxious to take their place and part in international affairs. Governor Cox is leaving Aiken Tuesday for Birmingham where he speaks at the launching of the million dollar drive for Alabama State College of Agriculture. From Birmingham he goes to Jackson, Miss., for an address before the general assembly. FORGOT HER MARRIAGE. Husband Fails in Effort to Live With Her. Winchester, Va., March 26.?Although she was married to Harrison L. Hillyard and lived with him for three days, Mrs. Sarah Ruth Hillyard testified in municipal court Saturday night that she did not remember anything about it, and the first thing she knew to bring it to her attention was when ghe awoke up in bed, found Hillyard there and asked him to explain his presence. Hillyard told her they had been married three days. She testified she left him at once and declared She would not live with him further. I Hillyard was before the court, charged with a felonious attack upon his wife as she left a moving picture theater with her father. He denied he intended to strike his wife or injure her, but merely desired to say a few words to her about living with him again, and took her by the arm to get her attention. He told the court the girl's father hit him in the face with a couple of cans of evaporated milk while he was asking her to "be reasonable." Hillyard was I required by the court to give a peace bond. More than half of the stockholders of the American Telephone and Telegraph company stock are women, of which more than 25,000 ate employes of the company. . ,..... ~. 1 Cvtton Production Drops 80 Per Cent. The final ginning fifures for the cotton crop of 1921 have just been issued by the census bureau, and shows a decrease in cotton production in Bamberg county of approximately 80 per cent, from the produc tion or iyzu, ana a decrease ui approximately 95 per cent, from the county's highest production in any single year. Not a single county in the state shows as great production as in the previous year, except Beaufort. All of the counties in the lower portion of the state show approximately the same decrease, while the production increased as one would travel north. Following are the figures of fhe counties of the state of the crops of 1921 and 1920, the state figures being, 1921, 786,029; 1920, 1,652,277: ? County 1921 1920 V Abbeville 17,233 34,070 Aiken 13,979 44,197 ! Allendale 4,580 13,615 Anderson 63,393 88,502 Bamberg 4,154 21,147 Barnwell 8,031 28,477 Beaufort 458 346 Berkeley 1,111 8,970 Calhoun 5,484 43,571 Charleston 361 1,561 Cherokee 15,196 20,898 Chester 26,599 37,583 Chesterfield 26,919 41,577 Clarendon 8,295 49,580 Colleton 2,071 6,869 Darlington 22,866 59,028 Dillon 34,699 45,544 Dorchester 1,690 10,028 Edgefield .... .... 7,674 25,708 Fairfield X10,379 30,677 Florence 21,815 49,382 Georgetown 543 4,476 Greenville 44,987 53,637 Greenwood 14,145 ,41,337 Hampton 3,053 ' 7,156 Horrv 3,983 12,586 Jasper 712 923 ' Kershaw ?12,933 42,215 Lancaster 16,505 26,707 T anranc 3 5.8 ?>9 64.9 <8 JLW.U1 ^ JLX ^7 - - --- * ? ' - ' Lee 19,806 55,866 j Lexington 9,529 35,945 McCormick 4,392 16,416 Marion 12,041 23,558 v Marlboro 50,762 79,793 \ Newberry 19,222 47,136% Oconee 22,105 25,897 Orangeburg 18,916 98,728 Pickens- - 22,790 23,072 Ridhland ? .... 8,485 37,504 Saluda 9,675 31,300 Spartanburg 72,738 89,675 Sumter 18,788 63?24o Union 17,518 25,251 t Williamsburg .... 7,612 35,153 York 42,143 48,398 bottle found on beach. May Be Key to the Cyclops Mystery of 1917. 1 ?7" Beaufort, N. C., 'March. 25.?A bottle containing a note purporting to be signed by an engineer aboard the navy collier Cyclops, which disappeared at sea in 1917, was picked up today northeast of Cape Lookout lighthouse. The note stated that a German ' submarine was close by, that all hands had been ordered on board the U-boat and that the ship was then to be torpedoed. The note was smirched with grease and the bottle was stopped with a rubber stopper and was covered with sea urau. The Cyclops was bound from a. Chilean port for the United States with a cargo of nitrates when she disappeared. An extensive search was conducted for her but no trace ever was found. It had been generally believed that she went down suddenly off the Atlantic coast in a iheavy squall or storm, although no nearby ports reported any disturbance at the time and no wireless message was received from the vessel indicating any trouble. ESCAPE FROM GANG. Convict Holds Guard at Point of Pistol. Florence, March 22.?Six members of the eity chain gang made their es I cape this afternoon when Hamby 1 Harris, a convict, held the guard at the point of a pistol. Harris ihad taken the guard by surprise and disarmed him. Tho of th"e convicts have been recaptured. One decided not to run and gave himself up. The gang was working on the outskirts of the city when the negroes made the -break for liberty. A Greenwood dispatch, referring to Bailey's base ball team this season, says: "In Radcliff and Cox, Coach Korman has two of the pitchers of last year's team, and they will be ably assisted by Whiteside, who gives promise of being one of the best preparatory school pitchers in the state." Radcliff pitched for tihe Bamberg team last year, while Whiteside is a Bamberg boy who is developing into a pitcher of great promise. Both are students at Bailey. Four Billion Dollar Bonus Passes House Washington, March 23.?The $4,000,000.000 soldiers' bonus bill was passed tonight by the house by an overwhelming majority. It now goes to the senate, where its fate is regarded as uncertain. The vote was 333 to 70, or 64 more than the two-thirds majority nppMsarv fr?r nassaze of the measure under the parliamentary procedure | selected by Republican leaders for the expressed purpose of preventing the Democrats 'from offering a motion to recommit. Party lines disappeared both in the general debate and on the final roll call, 243 Republicans, 90 Democrats and one Socialist supporting the bill and 42 Republicans and 28 Democrats voting against it. As passed by the house the bonus bill would provide for immediate cash payments to veterans whose adjusted service pay would not exceed $50, and would give the other veterans the option of these four plans: Adjustice service certificates, with provisions authorizing loans by banks in the first three years after next October X, and by the government thereafter; the certificates to run for on tTMM on/i trt liavo a fane value at v jcaio uuu bv um* v ???-? .? maturity of the amount of the aujusted service credit at th^rate of $1 a day for domestic service and $1.25 a day for foreign service, increased by 25 per cent., plus interest at the rate of 4 1-2 per cent., compounded annually. Vocational aid training after January 1, 1923, at the rate of $1.75 a day, the total payments not to exceed, however, 40 per cent, of the adjusted service credit. Farm and Home Aid. Farm and home aid under which verterans may purchase or improve farms or homes would be paid after July 1, 1923, a sum equal to their adjusted service credit increased by 25 per cent. [ Land settlement under which lands would be reclaimed under the supervision of a special board and farm units established for sale to the veterans at price fixed by the board, less the amount of the adjusted service credit due the purchasers. In only two important particulars does this measure differ from the one passed by the house two years ago and that was shelved in the senate last July. The original casih bonus * '? 1 - ? i-J am/] fKfl Honlr OptlOIl was eiimuiaueu axxu iuc uauu loan provision of the adjusted service certificate title substituted. Not since the war days had the i house galleries been jammed as they were today from the time 9peaker Gillett's gavel fell at 11 a. m. until the last vote had been cast as the shades of evening gathered. And not in many years had such scenes been enacted on the floor, where there frequently was an uproar with alternate applause, laughter and tears. FORD TURNS OYER KILLING MAN. Paul Drummond Has His Head Fractured and Neck Broken. Fountain Inn, March 26.?Paul Drummond, 25-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Drummond, of this town, was almost instantly killed about 11 o'clock this morning on the Laurens-Greenville highway about j two miles below here, when the Ford roadster in whidh he was riding with I Arthur Whitt, turned turtle and 1 pinned him against a bank. Hi3 companion, who was driving the car at the time of teh accident, escaped unhurt/ although the automobile was demolished. Mr. Drummond suffered I a fractured skull and a broken neck. WOUNDED IN SHOOTING FRAY; Attempt to Search for Whiskey is Alleged Cause. | ! Darlington, March 25.?R. J. Scar-| borough and Lewis Windham, both of Lamar, are seriously wounded in, a Florence hospital tonigiht, follow-) ing a snooting aiiair wawu ui^uncu. in Windahom's store in Lamar. Scarborough is a rural policeman and attempted to search Wfndham's place for whiskey, it is alleged, and was shot. I. D. Fields, a Lamar policeman, who was assisting Scarborough in the alleged search, immediately | firort nn Windham seriously wound-1 ing him. Windham is not expected to live. Mr. Scarborough's condition is very serious, but it is expected that he will recover. Washington, D. C., has a women's volunteer traffic corps. Greenville Man Sentenced to Die Greenville, March 24.?After seventeen minutes' deliberation the jury in the case of Jeff Chandler, oharged with killing of his wife and motherin-law here February 25, returned a verdict of first degree murder at 3:48 o'clock this afternoon, after which Judge Frank B. Gary sentenced Chandler to die in the electric chair April 21. ? "It is hoped that God will show you more mercy than you showed your victims,* said the Judge in pronouncing sentence on the man. "The evfdence shows Chat you took the lives of your victims in a most heartless manner. You yet have time to make peace with your Maker. May God have mercy on your soul." v Only Ghree witnesses were placed on the stand before the arguments in the case began today and no testimony of any great importance was developed. The case was started last Tuesday in criminal court here. When sentence was passed upon Chandler, wiho claimed insanity, a smile lighted his pale face for the first time since the trial began. The smile then was faint and of short duration. Beside ihim stood his brother, J. Arch Chandler, who has worked faithfully and stood by ihim since the trouble started. NICHOLAS CAL3?BEFORE DEATH, ??? Alexandra, However, was Never Reconciled. Ekaterinburg, Russia, Jan. 25.-? Alexandra, the late empress of Rus sia, never ceased to chafe under her imprisonment in this city where she was finally executed but the late Emperor Nicholas sihowed more calmness and indifference to his fate. A little booklet recently issued by P. Bykoff, former chairman of the Ekaterinburg Soviet, gives many intimate glimpses at the imperial family during the months they were prisoners of the Bolsheviki in this city just preceding their execution in July, 1918. Wlhen the czar and his wife and part of his family were transferred from Tobolsk to Ekaterinburg by the soviet government, a residence in the center of the city was assigned to them. It was in the basement of this building that they were shot. A half nrison reeime was established wihich did not interfere with the activities of the imperial family in their own quarters. Before the Romanoffs were permitted to enter their new quarters the guards searched them. Alexandra protested bitterly and offered physical resistance. The emperor submitted willingly, but was greatly perturbed. He paced tthe room while the searchinig was proceeding and exclaimed, "The devil knows what it means! Up to now we have met courteous people and have had decent treatment." According to Bykoff, the soviet offials made it clear to the Romanoffs that they were not at Tsarkoe Selo and threats to isolate the emperor from his family if he offered criticism silenced him. "Nicholas soon realized we were not joking," says the hook, "and submitted uncomplainingly to the demands of the commandant in charge of the house. He made few efforts to chat with the guards, but Alexandra never ceased breaking rules." The Romanoffs were permitted to select their own hours for walking in the garden where all sorts of tools were available if they cared to take more vigorous physical exereise. Two meals a day were supplied to them from "the best soviet kitchen in Ekaterinburg" and they were given a gasoline primus, or stove, upon whidh I thev could heat their food. Food packages were forbidden to tbe imperial family but Bykoff says, "the sisters in the local convent annoyed the guards greatly by sending parcels of biscuits and other delicacies which were distributed among iihe soldiers." On Easter the imperial family asked permission to attend church. Thi$ request wa3 denied, but a priest was admitted to their quarters to hold service and eggs and special cakes were sent to them by the Soviet officials. Farm women of the Middle West, 1 West and Northwest are organizing for activity in tie next eongressioal campaign to support the programme of the UnHted Farmers' National Bloc. I \ \ \ V * . - ' M?a Crime Increases in South Carolina ] Columbia, March 25.?A marked h increase in crime in South Carolina is nS indicated by the county jail commit- ra ment statistics just given out by the H state board of public welfare. For H the statistical year year ending June 20. 1921. the total number of com- M mitments to the county jails of the Bj state was 10,896, an increase of al- &8 most 48 per cent, over the year be- B fore when the commitments totaled B only 7,386. B The population of the county Bj chain gangs shows a corresponding |a growth of population. In 1920 on B the days on which the camps were B visited by the representative of the 9 board of public welfare the popu- A lation was 875 negro and 80 white 3 men. In 1921, however, the popu- B lation showed 1,240 negroes and 200 9 whites, a total growth of approxi- 9 mately 40 per cent. 9 The alarming increase in crime 9 that these figures show may be at- B tributed, in large part, to the- eco- fl nomic reverses suffered by the peo- 8 pie of the state. Money can with g difficulty be obtained by justifiable h methods so the unprincipled and ^ v] H needy have oftentime resorted to il- ; legal means of getting a livelihood. 9 Besides, tihe number of persons ar- 8 rested for violation of the prohibition 8 law has swelled the number of com- 1 This increase, however, does not 9 seem so serious when viewed .in com- 9 parison with the statistics for other .sK years. In 1916, for example, just 1 five years previous, the commitments 9 totaled approximately 11,743. The commitments for 1921 are actually 9 7 per cent, less than they were -for 9 1916, even though the 48 per cent. K increase over those for 1920 is qjiite I unprecedented. B ^ ^ fl ?-?-- B PRESBYTERIAN SUPPLY. | B Rev. R. S. Woodson Filling Local 3nl? 8 pit Temporarily I Rev. R. S. Woodson, student of the . Presbyterian Theological seminary; I Columbia, is filling the pulpit of the i local Presbyterian church for the . | present. The presbytery meets at 8 I Pati'lt In Anril on/I of fViof fima nav- " T-IMI iU A^AAAi UUU U> b buat blUig ? . ' K manent arrangements for the Bam- | berg church will probably be made. 1 Mr. Woodson's arrangements have | been made for the summer months, 1 but :he will probably continue to sup- , 1 ply this church until the seminary | closes. 1 Rev. Phillip A. Mickel, after a care- | ful consideration of the matter, has >1 asked the local church to release him i from returning here as previously J arranged in June, which leaves this raj church without a permanent pastor.^ u Mr. Woodson is a young preacher of w attractive personality and pulpit 8 ability, and he has many admirers in I the city. | Long on Dates. j A Montreal lawyer employs a guide 9 in the Province of Quebec during the [ deer hunting season. j "He's a half Indian," the lawyer j exclaimed, "and I guess the other half ] is Indian too." j Last summer a peddler visited the 1 neighborhood where the guide lives - S and sold him an adjustable dating v stamp, and in the fall the Montreal I lawyer received the following letter: j Quatre Rivieres Oct. 13, 1921. J Mr. George Hunter, Dear Sir: j Well, George, I received your letter j of Oct. 1, 1921, where you say you will be up as usual round Nov. 1, 1921, but I am sorry to say that I will not be able to go with you on Nov. 1, ] 1921, as my wife's mother has been sick ever since Jul. 1, 1921, and died on Sep. 15, 1921, and we buried her on Sep. 21, 1921, so I am going to take my wife to visit her folks in Saint Omer on Oct. 20, 1921, so I will j not be back until Nov. 20, 1921. My wife and I wish you a happy Dec. 25, | 1921. Your friend, j JOSEPH DELISLE. j Still Saving. It is extremely difficult to persuade the restaurant proprietor that the ne cessity for food conservation has passed. j Recently a customer called the waiter who had just finished serving him and pointed indignantly to the .1 dish in front of him. "I ordered a portion of duck and green peas," he said. "Where's the duck?" The waiter examined the dish critically. . . "Why, there it is, sir," he said, "right behind that other pea."