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PRESS NEWS OF THE WORLD FORTY-SECOND YEAR.—NO. 194. TENNESSEE RATIFIES TRANS-SEAFEAT TO BRING DARING AIR PILOT HERE < 1 Flight From Panama To Washington Via Ja? maica, Planned Americus is on the route laid out for one of the greatest airplane flights ever attempted—a flight of a single pilot from the Panama Canal zone to Washington via Jamaica, which will take the flyer across the Carribean sea and other i large stretches of water, a total distance of 2,439 miles. It is intended that the flight shall be attempted in Septem ber. Lieut. Chas. B. Austin has been selected to pilot the airship. Souther Field is one of the scheduled stops, the route taking flyer from Havana to Carlstrom Field, Fla., thence here, and on northeastward. The official Air Service News Letter tells of the plans for the feat as follows: “The Chief of Air Service announc es that authority has been granted by the War Department to attempt a flight from France Field, Canal Zone, Panama, to the United States via Ja maica, during the latter part of Sep tember of this year. Lieut. Charles B. Austin, A. S. A., one of the noted American pilots has been selected to make this flight. He will fly a D. H. 4 B airplane and will make the flight alone. This flight has been contem plated for over a year and a careful study has been made of the condition attending such a filght and it is con fidently felt by all that Lieut. Aus tin will be able to carry it out' suc cessfully. “Plans have been drawn up for re modeling the plane which will; be used by Lieut. Austin so as to install special gasoline and oii tanks for this trip. The plane when remodeled will have a capacity of two hundred gal lons which is considered sufficient to reach Jamaica which is the first leg of the journey. The distance between France Field, Panama, to Jamaica, is 650 miles and it will be necessary for Lieut. Austin to fly directly over the Carribean Sea with no possible land ing place except the water, from the time he takes off until he reaches Ja maica. From there he will fly over the islands and then over a hundred mile stretch of ocean again to Cuba, landing at Havana. From there he will fly to Florida and thence up the coast to Washington, D. C., his final destination. “The distance between stops is as follows: . “France Field to Jamaica, 650 miles; Jamaica to Havana, Cuba, 450 miles; Havana, Cuba, to Carlstrom Field, Arcadia, Fla., 250 miles; Carl strom Field to Souther Field, Amer icus. Ga.. 380 miles; Souther Field "to Favetteville, North Carolina, 350 ’ miles; Fayetteville to Langley Field, Hampton.' Va., 200 miles; Langley Field to Washington. D. C., 159 miles. Total, 2.439 miles. “It is hoped to have all plane and test flights completed in time to start the flight not later than the first part of September. If it is found impos sible becau e of’ ungovernable condi tions to start by this, time it will be necessary to wait until after the hur ricane season is over which will be about the latter part of November. However, if the weathei in Novem her is unfavorable the flight will not be made until the next rainy season as it is impracticable to attempt a flight of this character in the. dry season because of adverse winos. Dawson Gets Readv To Ask Bids On New Hotel DAWSON. Aug. 18—At a meeting of the stockholders of the Dawson Hotel Co., the following boaid of di rectors was elected: Guv Chap pell, W. H. Locke J t A. Shields. A. Baldwin. A. S. Lowery, T_ B Raines, R. L. Saville and E.W_ Hol lingsworth, of Dawson; J. W -Tilley, of Parrott. J. S Farnum. of Charles ton, S C , and E. B. Young, of Al bany. At a subsequent meeting of the'board. J. A. Shields was elected president; E. B. Young, vice presi dent and W. H. Locke, secretary and treasurer. „ . The architect. P. E. Dennis, of Macon, was present and submitted plans and specifications of the build ing, which were accepted. Bids for the erection of the hotel will be ad vertised for, and will be opened. Sep tember 15. • The new hotel which will be erect ed by a stock company, will be lo cated at the comer of Seventh avenue and Main street. It will be three sto ries with all modern conveniences and will cost approximately SIOO 000. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wilson of Les lie, together with their daughter, Mrs. Sara Wilson Ba°’lev. left today for White Springs, Fla . where they will spend a week or ten days. PACE DECLINES TO OFFER AGAIN FOR ASSEMBLY Young Legislator Re tires With Good Rec ord In House Representative Stephen Pace, one of Sumter county’s two members of the Georgia house, today announced definitely that he would not Pt a candidate for re-election. He gave as his reason that he did not feel he could longer afford the time spent each year in Atlanta and the person al expense necessarily incurred. The annual sessions consume about two months or one-sixth of a man's total time. In announcing his decision not to offer for re-election, Mr. Pace gave out the following statement: “I will not be a candidate for re election to the General Asesmb'.y. , “I sincerly trust that my succes sor, whoever he may be, will be in terested in the two matters I so ear nestly hoped to see enacted into law before the conclusion of my service; first, the handling of the state’s fi nances under a budget system, by which expenditures would be con fined to and could not exceed the state’s revenue; and, second, state regulation of the development of our great hydro-electric power. This as I see it, could best be done by the state taking over the principal jjow er streams, generating the electric power at six or eight selected points in the state, and then let the munic ipalities become the distributing agents. Current on Every Farm “Under such a plan not only every city home, but every farm house in the state could be furnished electric current and power at a very small cost, many times less than present rates, and industrial plants would spring up in Georgia at every avail able Location. Just as Georgia con structed the W. & A. railroad to pro mote the state, in the same way should it now develop its enormous water power, and prevent it from being monopolized by a few Eastern iinanciers for their private gain. “Os course 1 know any man elected from Sumter county will tight tor good roads and better roads, good schools and beter schools.” lhe announcement! of Mr. Pace will come/ as a distinct disappoint ment to many persons who have re garded him as a valuable man in the assembly and-an able.representative of Sumter county’s interests. Having served through four sessions, while still under 3U years of age, he re tires with an excellent record of measures fathered and supported by him. Among the acts of local legisla tion put through by him may be men tioned the following: Local Legislation Introduced and secured the pas sage of a bill placing the office of so licitor general on a salary and re quiring all fees formerly paid to that office to be turned into the county treasury, which fees have been more than sufficient to pay the salary of both the solicitor general and judge of the Superior court. Introduced and secured the pas-1 sage of a bill placing the office of the; solicitor of tne City Court of Am ericus on a salary and requiring all fees formerly paid to that office to i be turned into the county treasury ■ which fees have been sufficient to | pay the salary of both the solicitor and judge of the City Court. Introduced and secured the pas-| sage of a bill placing the office o*., county treasurer on a salary of sl2oo| abolishing the old fee system under which the treasurer received about S3OOO a year. Introduced and secured the P as * sage of a bill abolishing the office of clerk of the board of county com missioners, which had called for a county expense of SIOO a month. Introduced and secured the P as "| sage of a bill requiring the handling of the finances of the City of Am ericus on a budget system, by which the expenditures will he limited to the revenue, and making impossible the creation of another floating debt' of over a hundred thousand dollars, | when the constitution of the state limits Such a debt, without a vote of | the people, to about ten thousand, dollars. Introduced and’secured the pas sage of bills appropriating additional funds to the district agricultural col lege for the purpose of completing; and equipping the large academic | building. State Legislation In state legislation he was one of the principal advocates of the pres ent State Highway Department plan under which Georgia is taking the lead in the building of good roads; of the present state banking law which protects the depositor as well as the banker, and which is recognized as the be banking law of any state in the United States; of the law author-j THE TIMESH RECORDER PUBLISHED IN THE. OF DIXIE “EQUAL PARTNERS, NOW, MA.” VCt* ll 'x Hr ~\ / I ® l l - SArr&Rf SUFFRAGE II ; 'i I These states have ratified the suf frage constitutional amendment: 1— -Wisconsin June_lo, 1919 2 Michigan June' 10, 1919 3 Kansas June 16, 1919 4 Ohio June 16, 1919 5 New York June 16, 1919 6 Illinois June 17, 1919 ! 7 Pennsylvania .... June 24, 1919 8 — Masachusetts .... June 25, 1919 9 Texas June 28, 1919 10— lowa July 2, 1919 11— Missouri July 3, 1919 12— Arkansas July 28, 1919 13— Montana July 30, 1919 14— Nebraska Aug. 2, 1919; 15— Minnesota Sept. 8, 1919 s 16— N. Hampshire ....Sept. 10, 1919 ! 17— Utah Sept. 30, 1919 18— California Nov. 1, 1999 19— Maine .. Nov. 5, 1919 20— North Dakota Dec. 1, 1919 21— South Dakota Dec. 4, 1919 22 Colorado Dec. 12, 1919 I 23 Rhode Island Jan. 6, 1920 24 Kentucky Jan. 6, 1920 25 Oregon Jan. 13, 1920 26 Indiana Jan. 16, 1920 . 27 Wyoming Jan. 27, 1920 28— Nevada Feb. 7, 1920 29 New’ Jersey Feb. 10, 1920 30— Idaho Feb. 11, 1920 31— Arizona Feb. 12, 1920 32 — New Mexico Feb. 19, 1920 33 Oklahoma Feb. 28, 1920 34 W. Virginia .... March 10, 1920 35 Washington, .. . March 24, 1920 36 Tenessee, Aug. 18, 1920 ■ izing the consolidation of the county schools, and providing for financial aid by the stat® to such consolidated schools. He prepared, introduced and secured the passage of the present I Georgia “Blue Sky” law, which pro-j tects the people of the state from the many fraudulent schemes in oil and; other wild cat stock and leases. During the 1919-1920 sessions hei was a member of the rules committee, which is the steering committee of the lower house; was chairman of the. general judiciary committee, and a member of the committees on ap propriations, highways, banks and banking, amendments to the consti tution and education. Some Stores To Be Open, Others Closed, Thursday Owing to some misunderstanding about town as to the date to which the Thursday afternoon holidays should extend, several of the larger merchants conferred informally today I and, referring to the original agree-1 ment w’hich they all signed, found that the date was the “middle of Au gust,” instead of the “end of Au gust,” as has been believed by some. Consequently it was announced that most of these stores would remain open tomorrow afternoon, the middle' AMERICUS, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST IS, 1920. ::::: < X ::: ■ '■:: ::::: A Wl " ''■ w < ■ & • a® ::::„ J :::: rSavi v 5 / JT ' " CA/IRIE f CA7T President of The National American Woman Suffrage Association. The struggle of 60 years is ended and the women of the great republic are now endowed with political freedom. It was a long time to work for an inevitable grant of justice. Women will assume their new duties with high expectations of serving their country, and with an intelligence and experience which cannot fail to be of value to the nation. of August having passed. Ansley’s ’ store, which has displayed a window i card announcing Thursday closings ■ throughout the month, will be open ■ I with the others, it was stated. Pink ■lston’s store, however, which had ar ranged to close, will do so at 1 p. m. J|ile Felton, solicitor general of the Superior Court, was here from i his home at Montezuma last even ing on legal business. Charleston Is Given 67,957 By Census WASHINGTON, Aug. 18—The I census bureau announced the popu lation of Charleston, S. C., as 67,-. ; 957, increase of 15.5 per cent. Other |south.ir: towns announced included, ; Bay Minnette, Ala., 1,992; Conyers, • Ga., 1817; Glennville, Ga. 1069 and Sonora, Ga., 1684. Measure Is Carried In House by 50-47 Vote; Ask Reconsideration Speaker Changes Negative Vote To Affirmative And Now Has Privilege of Bringing Up Action Within Two Days NASHVILLE, Aug. 18.—Tennes see, the thirty-sixth state, today rati fied the federal suffrage amendment when the house adopted the resolu tion by a vote of 50 to 47. The sen ate ratified last Friday. The vote in the house was 49 for suffrage but Speaker Walker chang ed his vote to aye, and moved that the action of the house be reconsidered. ALL OVER NOW, BUT WOMEN CANNOT STOP, SAYS MRS. CATT, OF VICTORY NEW YORK, August 18—Leaders of the women’s suffrage movement are rejoicing over the adoption of the suffrage amendment. The senti ments of many of them were ex pressed by Mrs. Carrie • Chapman Catt, president of the National Am erican Woman Suffrage Association, who said in a prepared statement: “Our mothers began it. So it came on to us as, in away, a sacred trust. And a great part of our re joicing today in the hour of victory is compounded of our feeling of loy alty to the past and our satisfaction that we have stood faithful to its trust. “It was fifty-one years ago that the women of the National Suffrage Association began what was to be a fifty-year long campaign to get the Congress of the United States to pass a federal suffrage amendment. Con gress had been importuned for the amendment by the women even' be fore that, but 1869 marked the or ganization of the “National” with the avowed purpose of securing suf frage by national legislation. “From that day until June 4, 1919, the maintenance of a congressional | lobby in Washington to work for fed eral suffrage was part of the pro gram of the National Suffrage Asso ciation. It meant keeping up an un broken chain of lobby work at Wash ington over half a century. “It was in 1878 that the amend ment was presented to the 45th con gress by the National in the form in which it was finally passed. Twenty Congresses were to have a chance at it in that identical form. Before twenty-two congresses the women of the National were to stand and Mayor Sheppard Heads Club To Boost Senator Smith Here A number of enthusiastic support-! ers of Senator Hoke Smith in his| race for re-election in the primary of| Sept. 8, met in the court house Wed-j i nesday night and organized a Sumter ! Cbunty Hoke Smith club to conduct I uie campaign locally. i Mayor J. E. Sheppard was unan ' tniously elected president of the club \ With L. G. Council and R. L. Me-, Math, as vice presidents; W. P. Wal-i lis, secretary, and P. B. Williford as I treasurer. An executive committee was ,'i named to act with the president and I vice presidents in an advisory ca pacity. They were W. T. Lane, C. S. Hogg, H. O. Jones, T. C. Hudson, R. iC. Moran. In accepting the presidency of the i club Mayor Sheppard expressed him :jself as satisfied that Sumter epunty j would be carried by Senator Smith. IHe reviewed the record in Congress ' I of the Senator, declaring that he was ! one of the strongest men Georgia had ever sent to the United States : senate. He gave the senator a large measure of credit for Sumter having secured Souther Field and said that ‘but for the senator’s banking knowl-' ledge and foresight in having the Fed eral Reserve banking act amended so as to allow the issuance of six hun-l dred million dollars in emergency! ‘notes, the country would have ex- I perienced the greatest panic in its ‘history. He said the senator was re- ■ sponsible to a large degree for the Smith-Lever act. ir “Today Georgia needs a strong ■ man in the United States senate,” ! ,the speaker declared, “and needs him •as never before. Senator Smith has .■proven his strength.” . The speaker declared that Watson |is a destroyer, not a builder; that 1 ' Governor Dopey has made a reasona • i bly good governor, but that he can- Ihiot point to a single large acaieve ment that he may claim as his own. you \ \OARt- BE LATfr PRICE FIVE CENTS. Walker now is privileged to call up the resolution for reconsideration at any time within the next two days. Adjournment was taken to 10 o’clock tomorrow. Possible moves of the opposition to delay the action of ratification of the suffrage amendment was the principal topic of discussion when the house met today to resume debate on the measure. plead for justice. Os these twenty two congresses the Republicans dom inated both branches in eleven and the Democrats in four, while in seven the House was Democratic and the Senate was Republican. In this reve lation of well-divided, long-continued opposition lies, perhaps, the explan ation of why women smile somewhat cynically today at all party claims to a monopoly of merit in forwarding the suffrage program. Never was a measure so systematically opposed, never one whose progress was so ve hemently disputed inch by inch. “As with its passage, so with the ratification. Delay and obstacles have been the constant portion of the National Suffrage Association in se curing the needed 36 states. Be cause of the failure of the 65th Con gress to pass the amendment, the measure had to go to the state legis latures in an “off” year. Only ten states could ratify in regular session. Twenty-six special sessions have had to be called to secure the full com plement of ratification. To get these special sessions called has been in it self a monumental work for the Na tional Suffrage Association, necessi tating an interminal chain of let ters, telegrams and special personal emissaries. “Now that it is all over, the feel ing of “ceaselessness” is probably the sensation uppermost with us all. And perhaps it is just as well that it should be. For women cannot stop. The National cannot "stop. With a new purpose, the purpose of making the vote register for an improved citi zenship, the women of the National are already lined up under a new name, the League of Women Vot ers.” Dan Chapell was nominated for the secretaryship but declined, stating that since he was commander of the local post of the American Legion, and since the post was opposing the election of Watson and Hardwick, he felt it best for the cause of Senator Smith, and the Legion as well, that he decline to take an official part in the campaign. After this statement Mr. Wallis agreed to undertake the work of secretary. Mr. Sheppard stated that commit tees would be appointed in each mi litia district in the county and that the club would hold meetings in each of these districts, making a vigorous campaign. The club decided to hold a public meet next Monday night at 8 o’clock in the court house at which members would be enrolled. into the club. Last night the roll was started with the names of all those present and a number of others had sent word to enroll their names. C. G- Griffin Markets Sumter’s Third Bale Suipter county’s third bale of cot ton of the 1920 season was brought to the city shortly after noon today by- Clyde C. Griffin, well known farm er of the 28th district. It weighed 495 pounds, was ginned by Griffin Brothers, and went to the Commer cial City warehouse. WecMer 1 " Forecast for, Georgia—Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, with probably docal thundershowers. No change intemperature.