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WEALTH TO FRU;N0)
Unusual Progress In Development* of
Commerce. Now Next to .British.
Nw, York, Sept. 13.-Unusual prog
ress in the develoipment of commerceo
and natural resources in the French
-colonial possessions and dependencies
has 'brought them wealth r'anklng next
to that of the British colonial em-pire,
according to a survey made public
here by the 'French commission. The
French colonies, with an estimated
population of 50,500,000, have an area
of 4,000,000 square miles.
Total exports from the colonies In
1917, With the exception of Algeria and
Tunis, were .valued at apiroximately
1,108,000,000 francs. Since 1914 ex
ports In the various possessions in
ctreased from 25 to 100 :)r cent. Tihe
increases rte attributed to the tirift
of natives followinlg the war's en(ing.
Total Algerian exports in I111 were
ittore than 1,33-1.000.000 franes, an in
crease of about m58 millions over 1918.
The port of Algiers alone handled ex
ports approxitmately -175,158.000 francs,
an increase of 200,822,000 franes, ac
cording to estimates. Cluief imports
were cotton, clothing anid linen, skins,
coal, sugar and coffee. Lhlef exports
weve:wines, fruit, tobacco, wheat, oats,
abrley and wool. Amoutnus of imports
and exports were greatest in thlte or
National roads In Algeria have a
lengt h of :1,:0 miles. while 2,2031 miles
of railway were open for tralic in Jan
Tinis, essentialy an agricultural
country had bumper grain crops in
1919, as follows: Wheat 6,500,553
bushels; barley, 5.128,223 bushels; oats
3,4-1.722 bushels. The cork industr.
is im:portant. cork trees covering more
than 600,000 acres. The annual min
eral Irodiction averages in value more
than 30,000.000 franes.
The spring estimate of 1920 harvest
on the French zone of .lorrocco valued
the crops at 1,000,000 francs, aml it
was expected there would be a largo
surplits for export, the survey states.
Elxports to France in 1918 .were valied
at 82,06t2,880 franes, tile imports at
The French possession in India con
sists of (ive sep'ar-ate cololles wit h al
aggregate area of 1.900 square miles.
iceu. sugat. co ton, cocoa, coffee an
ground Ints are grown. ''le principal
ex-ort fro: l'ondieierry. -t chiel
possession. Is oil seeds.
Frenchli indo-Chint a has R poplt Iat iot
of abouit 17,000.oo. Tle terit-or.y
tribuitary Is Sigon is almost entircl.
agricultural, being one of the great
rice reg ions of the w orld. Tbe minera1
ure coal. lignite. wolfram. tin and zinc
In the other lpossessions5 intuinit;
\l adaa.car. 'rench ''luatorial Afrien
Frt"een Somalilandv anld Frenich WesI
Africa. whiIh is tH, lar. ist o" tii
colies. t cornmenr; has almnost dou
bled since Il 1. 1 Ie survey says
Fren:-hI Wet .i ca,. c omp1 Ir Ised( ol
Sentni'a. I Iaut-Fn.l-Niger, FNrPnel
I thI Ivory enast. 1 ).ih: ney, thI
military territory of the Niger aIl
N 11 IO s:Uaret miles. The general lud
get mmnts to ab'ou t 25.000.00 de
franes~ an nur~il. Th'Ie ag ricrittira! c
ditet 1on1of ((otton i )rwiW. .:
lute. agava and sisal are cultivated ex
Itensively. Huitbber is the m'uost imr'.or:
ant produtct in thle forest iresoute
Ca ttle raising has ineceased. The ::n
eralI weal th is grteat. The eo:naeT
this p)ossessionl increased .a :c
cent. sincet the -Frtench ad mina~i
wvas created in 1895S.
T1he French. colonies In Amer"'a
consisting of GItuiana. M\arti:
(luadelouipe and St. Pierre and .\-iuu'
.on are principally noted fort',:
1lumnber' .produtsi, suigar. r-um. c Mco;
atnd codfish. Afgricuitltur'e takes 'an
important role In the sma.r : re
es, especiailly in New (a~leoi a. saiU
to lie one of the rnihet cour*..ti ir
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.JInn. 1. 1920
1101 i Five llendred Dollars to Cam- a
, 1algi Futi. "Honor of Nation".
'New ToI-k, Scipt. -18.-A $500 contri
bution to The Democratic national cam- 1
paign fund was received here today
froim President'Wilson, who wrote that
ho was offering the money as a "pri- I
vate In the ranks."
The text of 'the .presidont's note, as I
given out by W. W. .\arrsh, Demo
cratic national treasurer, was as fol
lay I not, as aI private in the ranks, 11
give myself the pleasure of contribitt
ing the inclosed to the expenses of the
Democratic campaign. I feel very I
deeply that lie very honor and destiny
of the nation are involved in this cain
paign and that I and all citizens who
love its honor and oevet for it a high
influence in the hvorldl hsould contrib
lite to the success of the cani((late who
stands for the reestablishment of our 2
position aiong tile nations."
The contribution was accepted.
In commenting on the president's
letter, National Chairman George t
"Throughout the land there are ":ri
vate citizens in the ranks' whose
thought and aspiration the president
has expressed in Ills letter.
"'The h1oinor aild destiiy' of the na
tioni are truly involved inl tile olitcoille
of tile campaign, for u pon the accept
ance by Aimericais of tile ieals for
whili tile Democratic can(lidates are
fighting (pen(s Ithe place thi niiar
tion is to hol(d in, tihe worl(. To such
a cause we are comlllitted.
"The contributon of 'Woodrow Wil
soil is welcoie andi n10c(le(I fromt a
financial stand point."
11Y CIICAGO MOl1
Three Resieged ii Chureb for Hour.
Dleath Alf White Manl.
Chlicago, Sept. 't0.-Three negroes
wvere besiegzed for more1. thanl anl hour
in St. G'abriel's chlureh on tho South
Side by a m)1o bof 1.000 persons after
the n egroes had killed a wh11ite m11an,
Carles liarrett, who i; saild t have
ole to tile r'cue of a wIlite !,1l i In
4u Ii ed by the negroes. They were res
cued an11 placed in Jail whell rq ,nads
of policeien11 were sIent. to avert a pos
Ible ?-ace riot.
C'hief of Police Garrity- orde(red th1
iltil pohice force m1iobilized 1an
.aced se.e'ral houndrl'e(i e:,:ra polite
mien aronil te clie o fthbe trouble.
which Was at the southeast cornier of I
t Stock yards, w here seve ral thous
in ds iegroes; are emloyed.
Shortly atter larrett hadl been kill
ied, tilree nlegros weie (ragged from
a s el car two hocek. awxay and se
Thle negroes v: killed IHiar'-tt, cIII
n his thlio::t with a iazor. were
haeid ..uvcral hic6 h" Is. a (ontinulal
I. increasing t'rowd and finay dah
(A inio the hu h T .1 o hid in lit
''ft'im a. 01I' !bWk o thI e altar.
thle church-el aind freqt'iiet yells of
ynel'. thIem"Oi' <ame fronti the c rowd'(.
Ia hir l'rk'. liastor' of t echurich,
alp')rt're ait thel tr ance aind for sev
hen ~Olicemen' 11rmed1 withi rifles ap
di i ie i~ b break upi.
The Se''~Cuth1 'idle "back hlt,"' thle
-' of distrous irace riots a year
Sw.s placed u ndt-i heav'y gta rd, as
>-: ' stecIk yards <ila rter'.
lTO ll01Ut0W P'lLOSP'Elit'TV,
Gernmg illMike Lonii to South
a:0'ow;r..\ Ai :. 2 '.---Propert y of
Germnans fcor debt1s or for property ini
)und3 is to bev retainled bty the tSouth
Africa'n ::o'.ara: as a 2oan repay
*a.clt n 3t yeals Thi mntion of
::eEvrr~~tn:'::as aninunced todlay
in th %'outh .African iEcuse of asseim
bly by the ;'remier. Genrlal Smuts.
lie explained that enlemy atssets held
by-(a theistodlian of tn'<-y v'o:i r-ty in
of whic:~h ?.0,i0,e pounds had a!: cady
kee'n ttaid out to Germ' - do.'i>1ckd in
South Afr;i. Of te '~ l r inig 1 (,..
0* .00 poun 10 lds, I .'o'11" 1 :-ounds(1
*would be teimpioraril1y apptliied in sat
G rmas for' debt 5 0or for piroperty; ini
man sein~: str'ate'l by that govern
ic r0ot Zr'imoit of y'ot ith Afrie'n ha'.
d1.ned t 10 :it'iest att I p61 ct
raing ili th1;e total to Ir.o(00,0 pr,iands,
whliichi will thecn to' held by Souh
.\frica. as a loan from the Ge'rman
o'-ner-s fra terim of 30 years, the
gu onet aigowe1.pe rt
Prem"ie r Smuts1 1addhed that the gov'
Ernmenl(l't di nOt. lpropose to pythis
money to thbe reparationl commission,
wihichi old tiractirally mean conifls
entli'in. As there was no guarantee
that if the money was sent to Ger
many it would ever* reachl the proper
ownieris, lhe saidl, it hadl been dlecidedl
to taik' it over as stated, nii'mely, as
a loan. '
, , EKOM NEWS. *
-Ikom, Sept. 21.-Everybody in this
ection Is now busy picking cotton.
On last Saturday, 18th, quito a little
rowd gatherod at the home of Mrs.
,u Culbertson in honor of her 72nd
irthday. All present s)Cnt a very
deasant day. A bounteous dinner
a vpread out in the yard under -the
lade of the Mynosa t'ee. Tlhoso
'esent were: Mr. L. 1. Culbertson
nid family, Mrs. Culbertson being the
nly sister living of Mrs. Lou Culbert
it; Dr. J. 01. Cooper and wife, he be
ng the only brother living; Mr. C"arl
,ulbertson and family; Mr. Douglns
:ooper and family, Mr. IEdgar Durts
id family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ciulbert
on, Mr. T. J. 'Cooper and family, Miss
s Edna and Kittur aCooper, Mr. and
Irs. Gray Cooper, Master Lee Cooper,
Ir. an(d Mrs. Bart Cooper, Mrs. lidle
'hillips and children, M.s Naoma
lennington, Mrs. Ophelia 'lloyd, of
liit<n, Mrs. Maude Phillips and sis
-r. Miss Mattle Cooper, of Charlotte,
ame dowin for the occasion but (lid
the state; it is
Roads, within e
located on prop
erty being bette
Florence, S. C.
,-not arrive In time for dinner.- All left
wishing Mrs. COlIbertson many more
birthdays just like -this one.
Miss Myrtle Culbertson spent -the
week-end with her -friend, Miss Martin
near Ware Shenis.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Cooper. of 'Aber
deen, Miss., who have been on a few
wceks' visit to relatives in 'this coun
ty, left for theIr home last Friday.
Misses Elsie -Burton and Evelyn
Culbertson are attendin'g school at
Miss Bertha Cooper has gone back
to Greenwood -to attend school this
Mr. 'Willie Bu'nsi(e, of Troy, made a
business visit to our community last
ABHA NDONS FiI~Il''
Jack oJhnson Propis Appeal and WVilI
BeginI to Serve Prison Sentence.
Chicago, Sept. 18.--John Arthur
(Jack) Johnson, former world's heavy
weIght champion pugilist, today deed-.
ed to drop his fight for release from
conviction of violation of the Mann
act 'und prepare(I to leave tonight for
Vliles of Laurens, 1 1A
At 10.30 A. M
175 under cultivatio
ideally located on N
asy reach of Lauremt
ni within 1 mile of
erty; in sight of chur
~vements on this pi
three tenant ho~ises;
e Crea~a ?
Ueavenwor.th -prison to begin 'bin sen
'ence of one year. He failed to filo an
Johnson's counsel previously had an
nounced intention to file a writ of er
ror and appeal the case. Tho negro and
his attorney 'appeared before. Digtriot
Judge George Car'penter this Wiorning
prepared to pursue that course, but
when assured by 'the court tiat pti
liberty on bond would .be denied, John
son decided to drop -his fight.
Johnson, in the custody of a dept'Ity
marshal, iwas to leave at. once for
p)rison. In addition to the sentence of
a year and i day, the negro was fined
$1,000. After his conviction seven
years ago, Johnson fled abroad, for
felting his $30,000 bond, and only a
few weeks ago voluntarily ended his
self-imposed ,exill, surrendering on
the Lower California border.
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