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The News Os The Day A Cordele pastor announced Fri day that he would preach Sunday night on “Who Is Going To Hell From Cordele?” This topic sounds like he ought to fill his pews this evening—that is, if he has a reputation for liv ing up to the titles of his ser mons. And then, again, it may keep a lot of men and women awav who .might not care to hear their names' called on such an occasion. ♦ ♦ ♦ General Pershing is coming home in September, and he is gcing to be feted and petted and made a great hero of by the American people wherever he is. But there is one celebration planned for him, that will touch his heart more than any other, be cause he is just a man, after all. That celebration will take place at LaClede, Mo., his old home town. A big home-coming is be ing planned, a cablegram having been received from “John,” as he used to be known there when he was a boy, stating that he will visit LaClede shortly after reach ing this country. So all the folks for miles around are laying their plans for the big event. They’ll all fie there, old and young; the older ones will slap the general on the back and shake hands and call him by his front name, and they’ll ask him how he is and how things are com ing on with him; how he left the crops in Europe, etc.; how the weather suits him end whether he thinks we will have a hard winter. They’ll all be home folks to the general—the only real home folks he has, for he has been a son of the army since reaching his maj ity, and has never been setttled in anyone place fox any great length of time. F es, there will be many fetes and "celebrations for General Per shing, but you can wager that if he has to miss any of them it will not be the home coming at La- Clede. • • • Mrs. Elizabeth McCarthy, At lanta club woman who assisted Mrs. Frances Whiteside at the Ar- i agon hotel on Confederate Flag day last week, relates the follow ing incident which occurred dur ing the sale of the flags: ‘I happened to see an old ne gro man approaching and asked him if he would like to have a flag. ‘Yes, mistess,’ he replied, ‘I she would. An’ let me kiss de hem of dat uag, for I followed it clear through de war with my young marscer, and I love dat flag jest lak it was my own.’ The old time negro, of which tast disappearing class this old man was an example, has long held a place in the hearts of the white people of the South that is dear to them and that will never be effaced. What a pity that this type is becoming much rarer as the years go by. ♦ * Politicians of the two old par ties—Democratic • and Republican —haven’t such a hard time of it after all. They may be having strenuous days trying to decide which of sev eral hundred are best issues of the coming campaign, but they have issues. Besides, they have presidential timber—lots of it—enough to keep them sawing away all this winter and right up to convention time. But picture the plight of the leader whose party issue, the on ly one it ever had, has been pick ed up and carried completely away and with no ehance for an other issue. That’s the position of the direct ing chiefs of the Prohibition party find themselves in. So tommorw members of the National Committee will meet in Chicago to decide whether it is worth while to keep the old organi zation alive or not. And all in dications are there will be a live ly discussion about it. ♦ * * “A Georgia juror drank the evi dence in a case in which a negro wac on trial for violating the pro hibition law,” notes Jack Harrison in the Beloit, Kans., Gazette. “That must have been almost as embar rassing s an incident connected with a home talent play at Manhattan in which we took part. At the climax of the play it was impossible to pro duce the flashlight on which the success of the play depended, for the reason that the scene shifter had drunk all the alcohol.” AUSTRIA TO BE HANDED TREATY TEXT TUESDAY PARIS. Aug. 30. (By Associated Press.)—The supreme council this morning decided to hand the treaty text to the Austrian delegation next Tuesday. Five days’ delay will be granted the Austrians before signa ture. FORTY-FIRST YEAR.—NO. 199. PERSHING REFUSES TO ANSWER PROBERS OLD Y. M. C. A. CONTRIBUTORS ACT TO GUARD THEIRINTEREST Meeting Called For Mon day to Hear Commit tee’s Plan PROPERTY GOES AT SALE TUESDAY Efforts To Save Struc ture For Civic Pur poses Fail The Y. M. C. A. building is to go on the block at sheriff’s sale at the court house Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, all efforts to save the proper ty for some civic or community pur pose having failed and been aban doned, according to announcement Saturday. At that hour the proper ty will be sold to the highest bidder for the purpose of satisfying bond holders and other claimants against the property, the total indebtedness representing some $22,000. The sale is being made on the petition of Mrs. S. C. Clegg, holder oi $-*, 000 in bonds. Among those having an interest in the property are nearly lfoo citi zens who contributed in 101.4 a fund j of about $9,000 to the Y. M. C. A. j on condition that all of the debt be ■ liquidated. This was not done, but $7,000 in bonds were taken up with the money and transferred to T. O. Marshall, to be held in trust for the j contributors, and they will now be | entitled to share in the proceeds re- j ceived from the sale of the proper- > ty. For the protection of their inter ests a quickly called caucus of con tributors of about three-fourth of the total amount was held Saturday morning at the Chamber of Com merce, with C. C. Hawkins in the chair. ’ The meeting took no action other than appoint a committee, consisting of W. W. Dykes, Frank , Sheffield and H. O. Jones, to work j out a plan to be pursued, and issue a call for- a meeting of all contrib utors at the same place Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Letters an nouncing the meeting were wailed to all such contribuutors at noon Sat urday. All chance of keeping the property from going to public sale was end ed Saturday, but it is said still to be the hope of persons interested in the ultimate disposition of the property that someone may be found who will buy it in for some purpose they ap prove at the sale Tuesday. The total indebtedness against the propertv is divided in the following approximate amount: Bonded in debtedness, interest and costs, $19,- 000- fas, $2,000; unpaid accounts, less than $2,000. The structure was erected about 15 pears ago at a cost of approximately $40,000, and is considered today to be worth be tween $55,000 and $60,000. HFRE’S HOPE; WHOLESALE prices take drop here “It-looks like the agitation against the high cost of living had begun have its effect here,’ said Edgai Shipp. Jr. wholesale provision mer chant and grocer, Saturday. The quotation on a number of articles broke Friday. Dry salt meat was off 2 cents, being quoted wholesale to dealers at 24 cents for Georgia stuff and 26 cents for western. Com pound lard was off a cent to 29 cents wholesale and cheese dropped from 37 cents to 35 cents. I’m glad to see it begin to come down a bit, myself.” The Cotton Market j Markets closed Saturday. - ■ The Weather Forecast I l, For Georgia—Showers and thun • derstorms probably Supday. Not much change in temperature. THE TIMESBRECORDIR [fefl PUBLISHED IN HEART OF NEARLY 2,000 BALES OF NEW CROP ALREADY IN WAREHOUSE Saturday Heaviest Day In Receipts Since Pick ing Began GUESSERS ADHERE TO CROP ESTIMATES Looks Like Half Last Year’s Yield, Savs Hudson With fair weather for more than a week, cotton has been nouring into the gins and warehouses during the last few days, Saturday being the largest day of all in the county. Saturday's receipts, and total re ceipts in bales of new crop cotton were reported Saturday afternoon as follows: Saturday Total Americus 382 1,309 Leslie - 90 252 Hains 40 110 Smithville - 3 45 DeSoto 5 6u Cobb 25 115 Andersonville 0 v. Total 545 1,891 ’One Americus warehouse unre ported. As the new crop pours in cotton men generally adhere to their pre- j vious estimates shade just before the picking began in earnest. The most | general estimate was that the crop in Sumter county would total about half of last year’s yield, or between 13,000 and 14,000 bales. It is confidently expected that a price of 30 cents can be obtained for prac tically all of it—or a price based on 30 cents for good middling. The of fer at this time, however, is consid erably below that figure for new cot ton. Opinion is general that the exces sive rains through almost the entire planting and growing season darnag ed cotton more than the weevils, and that considerably more cotton would have been made had there been a normal growing season. It is gen erally believed, also, that practical ly every bale grown this year .will have been ginned and in the ware home by October 15 this year. It is said practically the entire crop is is opening now and will all be picked within a shot time. “I look for a crop of somewhere, around 13,000 or 14,000 bales,” said T. G. Hudson, former commissioner of agricuuture, who is weighing at L. G. Council’s warehouse. “I think the acreage, which was to have been reduced a third has been increased about 10 per cent in this county. This will give us a little more cot ton than otherwise. It is the mart who has fertilized his crop Well who is hardest hit this year, for the small stalks are the ones which have made the bulk of our cotton.” While the last statement of Mr. Hudson concurs with the opinion of mans planters, there are some ex ceptions. The cotton on the farm of Charles L. Ansley, south of Ameri cus, is probably as rank in growth as any in Sumter county, and Mr. Ansley says he will haVe a fairly good crop of cotton. “I believe my cotton will make as well as the best in the county,” said he. The general crop, despite the wet weather, is said by cotton men to be of goqd quality, and to have dried out so that no trouble is now being experienced in ginning as was re ported ten days ago. M. B. ARGO BACK FROM THREE YEARS IN NAVY M. B. Argo, who has been in the United States navy for the last three years, has just received his discharge and returned to his home in Ameri cus, where he is being greeted by his large circle of boyhood friends. During the war he was aboard the dreadnaught Florida, and had manjjj interesting experiences, among th<i® being the witnessing of the surrend er of the German fleet. AMERICUS, GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1919. One Good Turn Deserves Another F —— ; - [ FREE ( FARMS > ■ '■' -fwHsL I A’7/W' t /Sy .♦ \ \ V \ 2 NEW DISTRICTS I TOBEADDEDTO LESLIE SCHOOL « That the consolidated Union High school district, embracing 4 districts, of which Leslie is now a center, is to be increased, by the addition of two other districts, was the indica tion Saturday when reports were re- i ceived from the Huntington district, where a consolidation petition is now ; being circulated, stating that the pat- i rons were favoring the movement, j The Cobb district has already Signed j up for consolidating with the other , the approval of the county board. | If the addition of the two new dis- j tricts g6es through without a hitch as | now appears probable, the enlarged I district wil embrace al of Sumter 1 county from a point of short dis- I tance northwest of Gatewood cross- j ing on the Seaboard between line | directly east to the river and direct ly South, at right angle, tot the coun- j ty line. This will make one of the J largest consolidated district in the ■: South. Transportation will have to | be provided from several parts of the ! enlarged district, but none of the . routes will be for a greater distance | than five miles. The six districts ■ combining will be Leslie, DeSoto, Cobb, New Hope, Howell and Hunt- 1 ; ington. While plans were going ahead Sat i urday in the office of the Sounty ’ Superintendent McMath fo< the new 1 school year, which opens in some of the districts of the county tomor- | row, and in most of them the follow ing Monday, the consolidation of bonds for the new Union district and the new Thalean district, the form- | er for $65,000 and the latter for $6,- ' 000, for the erection of new school | buildings, were being validated by i Judge Littlejohn of the Sumter Su- ' perior court. Following the valida tion Shipp & Sheppard, attorneys ■ announced that sealed bids for the ’ sale of these schoo) bonds would be ; received at their offices up to Sep- , tember 10. The larger issue will ! bear 5 per cent interest and the j smaller 5 1-2 per cent. Mr. Shipp, | ' of the law firm, is a member of the ' i county’ board of education. The Union High school, which will ■ Ab located midway between Leslie I Kind De Soto,' will be one i ;of the most modern high schools | lin Georgia, with 13 teachers in | [ academic branches, besides an in- Loyal Service in War Doesn’t Blot Out Soldier,s Past WASHINGTON, August 30. ■ " (By Associated Press.) — \ (Loyal service in the army during the recent war cannot be consid- ) ered as wiping out a soldier’s < j past, the judge advocate general <’ j has ruled. An hdver.se opinion ? j was rendered on the question of ) i (whether a man possessing a J | criminal record before entering j the army could be reenlisted at ■, this time. < JUDGE HARPER RETURNS | FROM MOUNTAIN TRIP Judge W’. M. Harper, of the ! Americus City Cou/t, who had been ■ taking a vacation with members of ’ his family for the benefit of his health among the mountains at Ban ner Elk, N. C., returned home Friday j night. His children returned with j him, but his sister ana niece, Mrs. L. D. Lockhart and little Fannie Alexander, will remain for a time ; longer. Judge Harper reports he en- [ joyed the trip and slept under double blankets while away. The September term of the City ■ court will convene September 15. structor each in manual training and ; domestic science. Twelve grades s will be installed, In the meantime, ! until the new building is completed, which will be some time this fall or winter, school sessions will be held in the old school houses of the qrig inal districts, with exception of I Howell, the pupils from which will attend the Leslie town school. Another consolidation movement was reported to have been almost completed Saturday, the Oak Grove I patrons having petitioned the county board to be allowed to unite with the Pleasant Grove district. The pe- ! tition will probably be approved by the county board Tuesday of this i week. The following schools in Sumter county will begin their sessions to morrow: Plains, Williams, Sumter and Penington. Nearly all the oth ers will open September 8. The Americus city schools will : open September 15, according to the past custom which for a number of years has been to begin sessions on I the third Monday in September. I COOPER SLAYER, OF CARMACK, IS HIMSELF SLAIN NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 30. The body of Robin J. Cooper, promi nent lawyer of Nashville, who in 1908 killed former Senator Edward W. Carmack, was found this morn ing about 10:30 o’clock in Richland creek in Belle Mead Park, about 100 yards below a bridge on which his deserted blood-spattered car ha 4 been found. Mr. Cooper’s showed bullet wounds and other marks of violence. His empty pocketbook was found in the car. The Carmack tragedy the most no table in the history of Tennessee, grew out of the Carmack-Patterson race for governor in 1908, in which Colonel D. B. Coper, father of Robin J. Cooper, was one of Patterson’s closest advisers. In the fatal en counter which occured on an uptown street of Nashville November 9, 1908, the son fired the shot which ended Carmack’s life, and in the shooting was himself wounded. Father and son were convicted of murder in the second degree in the lower court, but on the appeal of the case to the Su preme court, the verdict was reversr ed as to the son, the judges stand ing three to two. The verdict as to Colonel Cooper was sustained three to two, but before leaving the capi tol the father was pardoned by Gov ernor Patterson. The case against Robin J. Cooper, when it came up again in the Davidson county crim inal court, was dropped. The last seen of Cooper was on Thursday night, when an automobile stopped at his home in Belle Meade Park, a fashionable suburb west of Nashville. The occpant of the car wanted gasoline, and, to assist him, Mr. Coper got into his own car with out a hat and drove off with the other car. Mrs. Cooper is a daughter of Mil ton H. Smith, president of the L. & N. railroad. WESTERN STRIKE ENDS. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30.—(8y Associated Press.) —Practically all striking steam roa I engineers, con ductors, brakemen and switchmen reported back to work this morning, - following the vote to discontinue the I stiikes here, which was completed last night. i HOME EDITION 1 By Morris SUB-COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS IN FRANCE ANGERED BY COMMANDER Two Statements Issued By Three Members In Inquiry EXAMPLE OF ARMY CONTEMPT, CHARGE Regret at Conflict Ex pressed By Two O£ Committee PARIS, August 30. (By As»<- ciated Press.) —General Pershing: has refused to testify before the sub committee of three of the congues sional committee on expenditures b®. the War Department, which has been conducting an investigation, ixi’ France. The general’s refusalled to tires is suance of a joint statement this «ef— ternoon by Representatives Royal C. Johnson and Oscar” E. Bland, of the sub-committee, in which regret was expressed that there should be a can fl ict between the military and cwil ! authorities of the government. In a separate statement, in which i Representative Johnson did not join,. Mr. BJand declared that the general’s ! action was an example of the “in difference and contempt” shown dur | ing the entire war fiy the War De partment toward th? wishes of th< I people and their representatives. j AMERICAN LEGION TO MEET MONDAY EVENING Another organiation meeting of [John D. Mathis Post, American. Le gion, will be held Monday evening®: 8 o’clock in the Y. M. C. A. budd ing, it was announced last evening by Major James Fort, post cammun.- der. All ex-soldiers, sailors' and,' ma rines,. are invited to attend. “T.he entertainment committee is? prepairing something in the way of refreshments,” said Major .Fqrti “and 1 we expect to have a good time! Be sides it will be Labor Day, and that will give the occasion a bit of a holi day touch. We want all the boys tet come out and meet with us. About. 450 to 500 in Sumter county are eli gible to join, and this is for all' the white ex-service men in the county. 3 " 540 SOLDIERS LEAVE SIBERIA FOR STATES' VLADIVOSTOK, (Tuesday, Aug ust 19.) (By Associated Presß-> — The American transport Thomas with six hundred replacement troapsi, has arrived here and will sail Aug ust 22 with 540 American soldiers aboard for Manila via Nagasaki, ar riving at San Francisco in about 45 days. This is the first large detachment of American forces in Siberia to sail I for home. COAST OF BRITTANY IS STREWN WITH WRECKAGE L’ORIENT, France, Aug. >lO. —(By Associated Press.) —The coast of Brittany for miles north and south [ here was strewn with wreck gigs-* during the great storm yesterday. At Locquelt-as a life boat and wreckage apparently from an American met chant ship was washed ashore. Tht? name on the boat could not be de ciphered. The storm is abating tc- / day. SEARCH FOR MISSING AVIATORS IS RENEWED SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 30—(Bv Associated Press.) —Anxiety over the fate of Lieutenants Waterhouse and Connelly, United States army avia ; tors misisng somewhere in lower I California since August 20, was at a high pitch today. Ever since re ' ports came early this week that ttw • | men had been found authorities hart 1 felt reassured, but denial of the re ports apparently from an autdrntM. source, has set machinery in mut«cr» j for further search. PRICE FIVE CENTS.