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L?J .. I DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY EmMhM to *..7 DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY | J ???? ,J Vol. LXXII No. 14B8 ' .. S. C, |? MM ? m 3c pf Cop7 PRESIDENT TO INFOI FACTS * Washington, Aug. 16 (By the Asso ciatej Press).?Arrangements vor< completed today for President H?r ding's appearance at a joint session o: the senate un^l house tomorrow, when lie will presout to tho federal legis lators and country the government's position respecting the existing Indus trial troubles, particularly the rail load strike. Chicago, Aug. 16 (By the Associated Press).?Transportation tie up: in the Far West began to unravel today as the rail head and union leaders looked to-./ard direct ncgotiatior for ending the strike of rail Bhoj crafts men. Railway executives hert are pessimistic over the success oi v... ? 1 1 1 me psuie i?anujia piaceu in meir case, Although conditions on the roads in the far West revealed by breaks in the strike of train crews, the general situation remained in a critical stage reached many days ago, and the Pres ident's next expected move was to lay the whole industrial crisis before congress. Embargoes are lifted and trains moved again over the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific loads chiefly affected by walkouts of the Big Four brotherhoods. Washington, Aug. 15 (By the Associated Press).?Congress an)d the country will be informed within 36 hours by President Harding of every fact in the railroad strike situation us he views it,-and also, administration advisers said today, will be given -aa,expression of his determination to gftre the full aid and protection of the federal erovernment to main ' tenance of railway operations. There is no room for further presidential efforts to bring about compromise settlements of the shopmen's strike, a high official at the White House V said, by negotiating between managements and the unions although the president does not wish to hinder attempts of officials of railroad unions mv'" not on strike to mediate for their as Meanwhile there emerged today mfepm the almost continuous. meeting jJPfe^e ^a^sportation labor ^organizaHeads an invitation to th6 Asy sociation of Railway Executives to / reopen negotiations for a compromise settlement of the shopmen's strike, the five train service brotherhoods of engineers, conductors, trainmen, firemen and switchmen acting for the striking crafts." Warren S. Stone, chief of engineers, expressed the belief that the executives would confer again, meeting the brotherhoods' spokesmen by Thursday, and press dispatches later confirmed his conclusion. President Harding also moved tonight to support the interstate commerce commission in enforcing safety laws which will shortly require withdrawals of locomotives from service on important carriers. With the matter placed before him by Chairman McChord of the commission, President Harding replied that he knew of "nothing to be done except to insist upon enforcement of the law," and said he trusted that "inspection forces would exert themselves to the utmost in order to be able to pass upon safe equipment." Leaders of the striking railroad unions now in Washington indicated their disposition to await the rew peace efforts of their associates, but made public their letter rejecting President Harding's final proposals for a compromise settlement of the strike. Through B. M. Jewell, their chairman, he a'no issued a statement contending that the railroad responses to the proposal had been a declination. The letter, in addition to declaring the president's proposals "impracticable," asserted that the strikers would not return to work unless assured of unimpaired seniority status. A protracted session of the cabinet and visits to the White House by senators preceded the announcement that the president intended to take the country and congress into his confidence through a message. The issuance of the correspondence on safety of equipment also followed a conference at the executive offices, where Chairman McChord and Commissioner Atchison, and Chairman Hooper of the railroad labor board met with the president. It was the president's intention, a high official said, to incorporate in his message the facts as he had learned them in the industrial situation during weeks of conferences and cousiuciations with the men most intimately concerned. Attorney General Daugherty de clared today that reports to the justice department indicated a serious situation in Kentucky, due to the tying up of many coal cars, but that ir Illinois coal was being moved in spile of sporadic efforts of mipje strike sympathizers to "cut out" coal cars from trains. In the West, he said reports indicating that the "Industrial Workers of the World are quite i Ml CONGRESS OF ! OF STRIKE SITUATION . ' COAL PROFITEERS : I TO BE CURBED: WashJLq^Um, Aug. 15v?Cxyigrqss c * will be called upon for legal weapons t to arm the government for war % against coal profiteers, it was an-t c nounced today by high administra-. i , tion officials. Legislation will be re- 1 | quired, it was declared to assure price , . | control and equitable distribution of 1 ( fuel even in the event of a settle- 1 ( ment of the whole national coal con- t , troversy. e Coal operators, Secretary Hoover a stated, were breaking away from the , fair price agreements except in some s districts in Virginia and West V r- t I ginia, and congress, he declared, must a , act to check advancing charges - and c , at the same time authorize the con- f tinuance of the federal distribution 9 . machinery now functioning by volun- 0 teer services which could not con- n tinue indefinitely. Mr. Hoover indicated that about a > week's study of the situation, and n the effect of the Cleveland agreement p on production, would be required be- t fore the necessary legislation could fc be framed. Attorney General Daugh- p erty declared that several plans were v already under consideration to combat coal profiteers and that careful Btudy would be given to the proposal d legislation. Continuance of the fed e 1 eral distribution machinery would be 1 ' necessary, Mr. Hoover asserted, and g I especially to meet the anthracite sit- p j uation and provide for the require- > , ir.ents of the northwest section before ^ winter sets in. As soon as anthra- n cite was available, he declared, dlstri- n bution of hard coal would be super 8 vised by the federal organization e along the lines now in practice for p the movement of bituminous. ^ Price control by means of preferential allocation of coal cars was only " possible, according to Federal Fuel i Distributor Spencer, in (ftstri^s ' where there was less than 100 per cent car supply. Where there^were plenty of cars, he assertedT operatorcould obtain transportation at whatever prices they might cliarge for . coal, despite the federal emergency organization. 1 Great use of No. 1 priority classi- * ficntion of the interstate commerce commission's service order No. 23, it c was declared, would be made by the central coal distribution committee to c fight fuel charges in excess of the Hoover prices. This classification 1 gives the first priority to shipments J specially designated by the commis- * sion and would enable, in districts where a shortage of cars existed, th^ f giving or withholding of transportation facilities to operators as they t adhere or break away from the Hoov- \ er price agreements. c Competitive bidding by railroads 1 and public utilities for fuel, accord- j ing to reports to the central commit- f tee, has disturbed the agreed pyico i levels and the carriers were asked ? today by Mr. Spencer to make no of- t fers for coal at prices above the < Hoover levels. m Production and Consumption | Of Cotton Crop | ? V 1 Washington, Aug. 16.?A worms production of commercial cotton, exclusive of linters grown in 1921 was i approximately 15,197,000 bales of 478 ' pounds lint, while consumption, exclusive of linters, in United States was approximately 16,914,000, the census J bureau announced. Consumed during July 304,936 bales compared with i 336,387 in June, 244,843 in July of last i year. r Georgia Woman Sues Candler for $100,000 Atlanta, Aug. 16.?Damage of $100,000 is asked of Walter Candler, local v banker, by Mrs. Sarah Gillespie Byi field in a suit filed today in the DeKalb superior court. She alleges that > as a result of the attack upon her by Candler in her state room aboard the steamship Berengaria on the night of July 16th. She has been forced to remain abed much of tfie time since. Her condition finally necessitating an nnorfltinn. which wan nerformed Mon , -J ? ? M ( k day. ( , Guardsmen Sent to Ohio Coal Fields , i Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 16.?National i Guardsmen who were sent to various Ohio coal fields for strike order have 1 ; been demobilized by Governor Davis. < | active in connection with railway i i strikes," and "very willing to take i over some of the responsibilities of-: the government itself." What action < i would be taken with reference to the > Kentucky walkouts, and those in the < i bordering territory south of the Ohio, i , the attori^ey general said the de partment did not care to disclose at i > this time. i SEEK MEN TO FILL STRIKERS' PLACES Atlanta,-Ga,, Aug. IB.?The ^outl* >rn railway today hpgan employinf iow men to take the places of its striking shopmen, it was announcec it the local offices* ip a statement :oming from, Vipp Prpp.ldent Miller The Southern hpd hithprfeo refrain d frpm efforts to fill the plates oi he shoptqen who went out in the general strike early in July, but tolay's action was forecast yesterday in i statement from President Fairfax iarrison, saying, "if it means war ta an the Southern railway, then let us iave.it now?not later." The striken iad refused to return, even though heir seniority would not have been effected, on the grounds that the trike was a national one. The statement made public tonight aid that in addition to hiring men oday the road would begin tomorrow idvertiBing for experienced men who an qualify for the various technical ositions left vacant by tho striking hopmen, and named various points n the system at which such men night apply. Asheville. N. C.. Aug. 15.?All an lual passes, trip transportation and iroperty of the Southern railroad, in he hands of striking shopmen, has ecn "called in" by H. W. Miller, vice resident in charge of operation, it /as learned here tonight. Washington, Aug. 15.?Vice Presilent W. H. Miller, in charge of opration of the Southeim Railway sy4em, states the Southern today be;an employing npw men to fill the laces of its striking thbp employees :id that beginning Wednesday mornsg it will advertise for experienced nen who can qualify for positions at iiachinists, boilermakers, blacksmiths, hcot metal workers, electric worfcrs and car repairers (freight anil assenger). Applicants are advised 0 report in person or apply to J. It. ^OPERATIVE MARKI STAKTEDVm The campaign for cooperative mar. eting of cotton was started off with a nsh yesterday with meetings of the tusiness men of Jonesville and another meeting at Kelton at the tent where he revival services are being contacted. The campaign is being conducted inder the personal supervision of W, }. Wood, L. J. Browning and W. B, day. D. J. MacMillan representing the issociation said today: "Union county has not signed any,hing like the amount of cotton wc vant. Only about 12 per cent of the :rop based on the 1920 production has ieen signed. In my opinion it is simily because the growers do not under itand the contract. How any san< nan who understands the operation oi 1 cooperative tales system can refuse ;o sign the contract is more than 1 ion iinrlorcfnnrl (Ill Ultuv? OIHIiUi ''There are only two question:? r farmer asks when he comes to towi .o buy or sell. If he wants to buj le asks, "How much is it?", and il le wants to sell it's "How much wil you give?" He has absolutely noth ng to say about the price of his owr products, and certainly nothing abou ivhat he buys. "If he goes into a store to buy t pair of shoes and the merchant quote: him a price of $5.00, when he pay: that he knows that he has paid th< manufacturer's cost, and a profit. h< has paid the freight and the mer chant's cost price, together with i profit to the retailer. That is mer chandising. But when he goCs to sel his own products he must sell at what pver price the other fellow or thi market pays him. Cost of productioi to him is not-taken into consideration such a thing as selling costs or : profit to him is never thought of. Hi must take what in offered. "The South Carolina Cotton Grow era Cooperative association has now i membership of 10,000 growers. The; have perfected an organization an< are ready to handle this year's cottoi crop. The men at the head of it wer elected by the growers. Not one o them but what is a q^tton grower an< has pledged his cotton to the associ ation; not a single word can be sai< against them. More money has beei pledged to the association than wil be necessary to handle the crop. Co operative marketing of tobacco ha proven profitable and practical to th growers of South Carolina. Coopera tive marketing has proven a* succes to the growers of cotton of Oklahoma Texas and Mississippi. "The great objection we have t overcome now is 'Wait and see.' Wh; and what are they waiting for Haven't they seen enough? Whs else can you see ? The opponents sai the farmers could not be organize< GRUESOME mm ; NEAR EUTJWYltLE Eut^wville, Aug. akele : ton of an unkggwar th$ flesh 5 stripped from the b<mfi|i>y vultures, 1 was discovered in ait WdCcopied ten? ant house on the plaatjjjition of Sim mons Brothers, $ few Utiles from Eu tawville. The gi^Mta 'fl^d was ' made by a nug&er of'guys wh^> Uap' ? pened to bo passing ip' tJbja bpu*?. A poroner's juvft Mitnmon^d by I L Magistrate J. P. Wetl^tford, vig^rpd the remains and it wa$ 'found tljat a > white man wearing blips overalls and 1 blue shirt wasjieen abqftt three weeks 1 ago. He obtained food from two of I the negroes and told tbeqi he did not > want to see arjy whitf people. One ' negro woman said hafhad ? roll of bills, one of which wtiAJ|20.. A pair ; of overalls, a shirt ^pd a pair of shoes were found in thb tenent house | yard and house, the :v shoes being II placed side by side. Tips clothing was in the yard. A toft of brown hair and a few blank cheekjfoft a bank at ' Peachland, N. C., are the only clues as to the man's identity. The jury rendered a verdict that the man came to his death from cauaAe unknown to the jury- * ^ jW", Little Miss Mary Sflhms Oliphsnt of Greenvile is visitinar at the home of hor grandp&rents,vJtr. and Mrs. Stanfield, general oMflper at Cincinnati, Ohio; I?. E. Simsop, general manager, Charlotte, N.?., or -to master mechanics or geneflH^ foremen at any of the following ttjnta; Alexandria, Va., Richmond^gVa., Lawrence ville, Va., SpuiLUlMfc C., ArfheVille, M. C., Greensborraff. C., Greenville, S. C., .Columbia, Charleston, S. C., Atlanta, Ga^Hacon, Ga., , Bristol, Va., Knoxvillej&Tenn., Chattanooga, Tenn., SheffieUL\Ala., Selma, Ala., Meridian, Miss., wWW Orleans, i La., Somerset, Ky., and Princeton, Ind. 1 mNCCAMfsk We have 10,000 memlierr in South l . Carolina. They said could' not > finance the association The War > Finance Board has pledged us $10,i 000,000, and' the banks put* id e of the state alone have said they "Would furnish all the money we need. They i said we would have to hold our-cotton , for years. Did Oklahoma? Did Texas , and Mississippi? "Of course they want you to 'wait , and see' and give the speculators one . more crop to steal the profit from the farmer. Wait one more year, work | yourself and family 16 hours a day [ fighting boll weevil, rains, fertilizer recounts, sickness, death?and then 1 dump your crops on a merciless market where the speculators can come in and holp themselves. "Of course they don't want you to , organize. They don:t want you to sell I your crop in e businesslike manner. Thc v want one more year to compel you to sell your crop on a glutted mar' ket., and destroy in a minute a whole * year's hope. ^ "There is not one singles banker or ^ business n.an in Union county who understands the fundamental principles of cooperative marketing who opposes the movement. If there is then I unhesitatingly say he opposes it for selfish reasons. He opposes it because 1 it is to his interest, in his opinion - to Keep me larmer unaev me crop * lien. There is not one man in the 8 county who dares stand up in open 8 meeting and oppose it. "You can't tell me that the farmers * of this county are more lacking in intelligence than.the men of the other counties in the state. We are going to comb this county with a Ane tooth 8 comb and every man will have an ^ opportunity to sign. If he won't then ' the responsibility is on him. a "The president of the United States, 8 congress, the state legislature, every agricultural paper, the newspapers, ' bankers' associations have endorsed 8 the movement. Not one single in. y stance can be pointed out where the ^ method has proven a failure. 11 "If the cotton growers of Union e county don't sign they will And them' selves in the same position of the to a bacco for less money, in a great many - the state who'did not sign the cond tract and were forced to sell their*ton hecco for les smoney, in a great many " instances, than the amount advanced " to members of the association." R Meetings will be held at We^t e Springs this afternoon; Cedar Hill to~ night, Santuck tomorrow afternoon at 8 3 o'clock, and at Coleraine tomorrow k> (Thursday) night at 8 o'clock. On Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock o a meeting will be held a? Jonesville, y Other meetings will be announced ? later. t Contracts or any information will d he furnished at the offlce of the county I. agent. N * f HOPE REPLIES TO SWEAMNGEN Greenwood, Aug.. X5??Rucqa fqr other officer than that for governor were the focal points of sharp interest in the state campaign meeting here today. In one of these the rift in amicable relations between candidates perceptibly widened and there were flashes of personalities frpm the candidates for the office of state superintendent of education, which surpassed any previous utterances of the campaign. J. H, Hope of Union said that a man who would indulge in "such dirty, contemptible mudslinging" as John E. Swearingen did yesterday at Newberry was "not fit to be state superintendent of education in a state where the people try to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." His reference was to Mr. Swearingen's statement in which the state superintendent said he would not be surprised if Mr. Hope had not been put in the race by a book publishing house and that the house was paying Mr. Hope's expenses. Mr. Hope said some people could say anything to him, while others .ould not. lie had a little boll weevil cotton he could have sold to pay his campaign expenses, but instead he had gone to the bank and borrowed the money to defray the expense this summer. lie was not in the position of Mr. Swearingen, who had a home and farm in Edgefield and also a home in Columbia. - Mr. Swearingen reiterated his words here today that he would not be surprised to learn that Mr. Hope had been brought into the race by the publishers he had represented. He could not prove it, but he could not help but have his ideas about it and he stood back of his words. Mr. Swearingen said he would like for Mr. Hope to tell the people what be was doing out of the state one year. Mr. Swearingen said the office belonged to the people, but he hoped the people would not allow themselves to,be bamboozled. C. B. Siegler of Aiken also entered book adoption wan camouflage." Ho heard a candidate say that "His back was sore from buying textbooks. That man was not living with his family and I doubt if he has bought a text book for his child in ten years." He was a candidate for the office also and- it was his right to keep the issues straight. County superintendents could pursue the same policy he had as county superintendent in directing the trustees in Aiken where a county adoption was taken froifi the extended list of books adopted by th> state, and thereby avoid the possibility of duplication where a family might move to another district.?The State. Gypsy Smith in Seneca Re/. Gipsy Smith, Jr., who conduct ed a tent meeting: here, is to corn! n t .* meeting: in Seneca beginning in Sep-1 tember. He is expected to draw aj large crowd from the surrounding j country.?Greenwood Index-Journal ?? Monument Dealers Association To Meet August Twenty-Third The Piedmont District of the Mon-' ument Dealers association is to meet; in Union on August 23 in the rooms \ of the Young PJ?n's Business League. Every dealer in the district is welcome and according to letters received there1 will be a good attendance. While here the dealers will enjoy u' big "feed" furnished by the Union' Marble and Granite company and they1 will also be shown the city by cars ] furnished by the Young Men's Busi-j ness League and other interested parties. * Ireland's Distinguished Son Is Laid to Restj Dublin, Aug. 16 <By the Associated j Press).?Ireland buried another of her distinguished sons today. Arthur Griffith was laid to rest in the historic Glasnevin cemetery, where so many) famous patriots lie. After services oi i impressive solemnity in the beautiful cathedral of immaculate conception, homage to the memory of this truly great figure in Ireland in *thc dramatic struggle for emancipation was paid by huge crowds of representatives in all the walks of life. Birth Announcement On August 7 there was bom to Mr. and Mrs. William Petty u fine boy who is to be called William, Jr. Both mother and child nre getting along nicely; Notice The Rev. E. A. Fuller, D. D., will apeak at the court house next Sunday afternoon at 8:80 o'clock. The public is invitod. 1458-4t ( ' r COAL PRODUCTION Tl AS RESULT OF MUST OBEY LAWS OF MOTIVE POWER Washington, Aug. 15.?Motive pow. tr upon "certain of the important carriers of the country," because of the present strike, is progressively deteriorating, Chairman McChord of the interstate commerce commission informed President Harding tonight and in a letter of reply was told by the president "to insist upon the full enforcement of the law." Inspection forces of the government should exert themselves to the ut most, the president snid: because it is better to have service diminished rather than attempt any movement of trains on which safety is rot assured. The commissioner informed the president that in enforcing the safety provisions of federal law "we are taking steps and will he compelled to' continue to proceed in a manner which must bring about serious withdrawals of motive power from service." The president responded that "the growing menace to maintained transportation" had been called to his attention and that nothing could be done except "to insist upon the full enforcement of the law." The correspondence as given out by Chairman McChord follows: "Dear Mr. President: "In the administration and enforcement of the locomotive inspection and related safety appliance acts of congress, the commission has observed with concern the progressive deterioration of motive power upon certain of th ? impo! tant carriers of. the country since July 1, 1922,-and during the present strike. The effect of deferred repairs is cumulative and becomes increasingly felt as time gees on. The acts which we are called upon to administrate leave little discretion with the commission as to enforcement when Violations cpme to light. In be compelled to continue to proceed in a manner which must bring about serious withdrawals of motive power from service. Certain violations of the acts we report to the attorney general for appropriate legal action. With a continuance of existing conditions they will be increasingly frequent. iynowiUK your 111 tn? iiuuter, we felt you should be advised of the facts. "Faithfuly yours, "C. C. McChord, "Chairman." "Mv Hear Chairman McChord: "I have yours of even date in which ,rou call to ivr* attention to the progressive deto>' .ration of motive power upon some - f the important railroad lines of the country as the outgrowth of the prevailing strike. This growing menace io maintained transportation 1 as hen called to my attention unofficially in various ways Under all the circumstances I know of nothing to he done except to insist upon the full enforcement of the law. It is a very natural thing under circumstances which exist at the present moment, to waive the exactions in behalf of the safety in seeking to maintain transportation. In my jodgmont it is better to have the service diminished rather than attempt the movement of trains on which safety is not assured so far as compliance with the law may provide it. I trust thaf **~m inspection forces will exert them, selves to the utmost in order to be able to pass upon safe equipment, be cause the official sanction of the government will remove nil questions oi dispute "Very truly yours, "Warren G. Harding." Chicago, Aug. lf? (By the Associated Press).?Hale Holden, president ol the Chicago, Burlington & Quincj railroad, asserted tonight that he wa< irfrt nourOK ATI 1V1 AO f f Vll n u I c ilivvivc purr v& uu muov vrx vi>? important roads of the country hac shown distinct and substantial im provement for the past several weeks He made the statement when informed that Chairman McChord of th< interstate commerce commission hac informed President Harding that mo tive power on many roads was de leriorating and asserted the comnvs sion based its assertion on July re ports when conditions were at theii worst. Baseball Thursday There will be a baseball game ai the city park Thursday, August 17th ! The city baseball club will go uj j against the Union Mill team. Thii i promises to br a good game as th< < ity dub claims they have a team thai will make Union Mill work hard t< net the winning run. Game called a 8p.nL Miss Estelle Com of Greenville i; I vistiing reativea In the city. 0 CO FORWARD CLEVELAND MEETING Cleveland, Aug. 16 (By the Associated Press).?For the first time in 20 # weeks striking soft coal miners at scattered points in seven states today under orders to begin coal production. ' This result of part settlement strike, however, affected only a snjall minority of the 450,000 bituroinqup diggers, who struck March 31st but union officials en route home to seek peace 1 with other cmplpycs. President Lewis of the miners predicted that bituminous minors geni erally would accept the agreement made here and held out hope for an I early quantity production. Cleveland. Aug. 15 (By the Associated Press),.?Immediate resumption of eoal production in bituminous mines scattered over seven states wa? ordered tonight, and in some places the cutting of coal will be started tomorrow. Orders for miners to return to work were sent by district union officials after operators had signed an agreement renewing the wage contracts that were in force when the men quit the mines last March 31. Tho formal break in the strike came at 3:10 p. m. when the ucale agreement was adopted by the unanimous vote of miners and operators at theiv joint conference. The general agreement then was signed by T. K. i\I ?.h w of Cleveland, an operator, as chairman of the conference, and William Grout, a miner, as its secretary. Supplenv ntal agreements between operators end state union officials were then executed, with the union chiefs wiring local unions that work might be renewed. President John L. Lewis of the miaers said that operators controlling nr. annual output ot approximate!:. Gf >00,001) tons had signed the agreement. Their mines, he said, worn in W st Virginia, Pennsylvania. Ohio Ind ana, Michigan, Oklahoma and Washington. James Paisley, one ot tho big operators signing the agree m-mt, announced that his mines in Chavlestown, Fairmont, Elm Grov ar.d Morgnntown, West Virginia, Valley Camp and Monongaltela City. Ponn., and LaflFerty and Stuartavillc, ^ Ohio, would be 1 tpcirfd totrtorro w. ?1 Plans for extending the break of tho strike also were laid by the union ' men. Frank Farrington, the Illinois ; minors' president, announced that he would ask the Illinois operators to meet the union's district scale committee at Chicago Friday. - John Hessler, I head of the Indiana miners, also ask' ed the Indiana operators to join in a j scale conference at Torre Haute on j the same day. Van A. Bitther, statia! tician for the international union, an1 nounccd that. operators from Kansas. Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and ArJ kr.nsas would be asked to meet with th union at Kansas City next Tuesdn v. Under the policy laid down today by the union, opeiators will be re! quired to accept^ye inter?'.ate agreement, made at the general onference ' hei*e, as the basis for then* contracts i with the union. This agreement, pro j vides for the reestablishno-nt of the wage contracts which in- hides the "checl'.-off" of union dues, that were in force last March 31, with the new contrr-ft to run until March 31, 1923. Furi.li the agreement provides for creation of an advisory f;et finding commission, a meeting being called tf all soft cor I operators for next October to effect the selection of the commission. Both the miners and the operators held separate meetings to ratify the : agreement, before joining in the after, imon conference where unanimous approval was voted, to be followed by the signing of the document. j? . Mesdames A. L. Layton and P. K. ! ftWltzer speni yesterday in Eiiiuret:. Mis. B. E. Chandler and son, Rob ! ort, have returned to Manning after Ha three week's visit to relatives here. f Miss Ada Hancock returned to Co> lumbia yesterday, after visiting at i the hopie of Mrs. F. B. Culp. 1 Miss Frontis Winn is spending her - vacation in Saluda, S. C. Mr. George Adair is visiting rela tives in Clinton. 1 Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bolton and An. nie have returned from a delightful visit in the mountains. . j Miss Fannie Cohen has returned to - Spartanburg after a visit to Miss Sa rah Rasor. Mr. and Mrs. Elias Prioleau and i Mrs. James Monro leave tonight for a visit to the home of Mrs. W. 14. Sinkler, at Eutawville.M iss Osceola Whi&enant of Columt bia is spending her month's vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. , Whisenant. Today's Cotton Market t Open Close > October . .... 20.63 20.70 t December 20.66 20.74 January 20.63 20.60 March 20.52 20.62 i May 20.38 20.66 Local market 21c . ?