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CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2, 181 ASKS PRESIDENT ABOUT WAR FUND Itemized Account Showing Dis? bursements and Allotments of 1160,000,000 Now Desired by House HEATED DEBATE ON PARTY LINES Attempt to Defame Mr. Wilson in Closing Days of His Ad? ministration Washington, Feb. 1ft.?After heated debate the heue? late today adopted a resolution calling ifpon Preetdent Wilson for an itemised statement showing disbursements and allot? ments of tbe $ 160.0U0.0U? W?r fund voted by congress. The resolution, which was adopt? ed. JI 1 to ?!?. was attacked by l>cm i ? i ?ts, who chanced that it van put forward at this time to defame and malign l?r??Mhient Wilson in the clos? ing dn^s of his administration. Hof? en-nee to expenditures by the Amer? ican pea. # commission at Pai is fan? ned the names on ihe Democratic side and turned the debate into strictly paAl?nn channels. Chairman (iood. of tbe appropria tlons committee, who reported the res? olution, introduced by Representative Could. IteiuiMican. of New York, de c hi red that If any injustice had been #MM the president the Democrats were responsible, by attempting to create the impression that "there was something crooked In the money S|?endlng." when the resolution itself did not intimate that there ha.l been anything improper. Mr. Good declined to offer an amendment calling upon the various government departments (pr an accounting, which was the method adopted. Democrats stated, in asking for an accounting of Spanish war funds in President MeKlnley's day After the chairman had made a pre? liminary statement as to what had been shown by partial reports of ex Vendit tires. Representative llyrna. Democrat, of Tennessee, declared that, while he had no objection to adoption of the resolution. hf thought tho In? formation should be sought front de? partments tO Whlah the mwnev had been allotted. The president, he said, had nothing to do with the actual spending, that more than fOur-flfthl of the funds had been accounted for. und that It was merely an attempt to make It appear ho was unwilling to present the record. "Th" American people will never forget the great achievements of Wood row Wl son." said Mr. llyrns. "and his name will fill the brightBSJ pages of history after his detractors are dead and forgotten." Reaewuentatrve Rogers Repub?ean? nf Massachusetts, attackcil reported expenditures of the penes commission uf Ihe Hotel Crillon. In Paris, calling attention speciflcalh 0 an Indlotmont of $l?.'?.i?00 for dan Iff to the hotel Ofoperty. He said he did not know If ? h imbdleis were in the damaged list or at what hour of the morning th? \ might ihave been broken. p.epres? -mat Ives I'.yrnes. of South Carolina, and Dowall, of Tennessee. Democrat*, bitterly assailed the reso? lution. Mr. Byrnes Insisting that con? gress after the Spanish war "did not attempt to InOttH MeKlnh v." Mr. Ilyrnes saiil to- did not believe then was a man small enough to question tie heOKWtJ of ihr president, "or no peanut polltlelan small enough to ?piesMon the amount paid for his teed Washington, Fob. 16.?The White I ijom*' annoumed today that Prcsi dwui Wilson befoi e his rotlrona at on , M ?n h 4th would make a final item ii o. 11 Mmwiiu,' the disbursements gad allotments made b\ him out of , gga % J II I.?. a at fund voted htm i.\ - ongress. SANTEE BRIDGE BONDS SOLD Sale of Bonds to the Extent of $200,000 Through Lawrence M. Pinckney rharVston. Feb. 16- It was nn .'i riai th.it ihe bonds of Mm Sunt., river hettge district Charleston. Borheloy and Wilhams nursj counties had bees sold Ihrough i..iu ps> i \i Plncaney for |lei and gsorued Intoreot. The issue totals ' 406 ami will he used In tie con? struction or the hrldejr aeyoeg Ihe Han |OI river, about slvty wllei from Charleston This la considered an eaeellenl price fi, 11,. i?..nds \ M.i t he i ommtsntonei s ?. psport <i to be well plena* >\ with the peeerd Home tlmi age bhti lor these bonds wer.- opened, bul they p/ore n l< i led b< i suse the commission' ers felt thai n higher price was to he lud Their lodgment in the matter a been \ imln a ted, DI AN*A~V HEIGHT RATES ADV AM'KT on. leb. 1 Passen gef ht rai In I ndra ns were or [yr by n?? Interstate ? i m Isslon t" !>? i i ised 10 the Ate lilies, effective lied April, ih;>(>. "Ito Just a 81. SENATE SAVES TAX COMMISSION By Vote of 30 to 14 Wightman Bill to Abolish Comission Was Killed j Columbia, Feb. 16.?The Niltl to- j day Indefinitely postponed by a vote j <of 30 to 14 Senator Wlghtm.in's bill | to abolish the stute tax commission, j The vote, which saved the tax com- j mission, followed a lengthy debate. The icastl late today adopted the | resolution adopted by the house fix? ing noon Thursday as the time for electing an associate justice of tho Isuprunic court. This followed an ut Ittipl to postpone the election until in Ki week. WHISKEY BLOCKADE RUNNER KILLED Automobile Turns Over While Being Driven at High Speed, Pursued by Officers Liiuolnton. N. (*,, Feb. 1 n a desperate effort to outrun and escape ?Sheriff J. U Abernethy and deputies of Lincoln county in hot pursuit T. A. Yarborough of Columbia, S. C, was I almost insta nt ly killed when an au? tomobile in which he and a compan? ion named Alley, also of Columbia, were speeding turned a somersault near here this morning. Alley is in Jail here charged with transporting liquor while Sheriff Abernethy has in his possession 50 gallons of liquor found in the auto 1 mobile and what remains of the ma jchine Itself. Yarborough and Alley hud passed thiough Lincolnton. A farmer coming Into town behind them reported to the sheriff that they had liquor in the machine, as ho had seen and studied it oozing from the car ahead of him. Sheriff Abernethy and deputies start? ed in pursuit in the direction of Charlotte. The ottleers by a circuit? ous route got .ahead of the Columbia men and parked their car across the 11-ad. When the travelers approach? ed they turned into a held, speeded up and passed around Uta officers. Iku k in the road, they struck a speed of 60 miles an hour, according to the sheriff Who followed, l>ut they hud proceeded but u short distunce when, in view of th I pursuing officers, the car ahead turned a complete somer? sault. Tho othe rs approached and found Yarborough dying. Alley was extricated and taken to jail. The 't>ody of Yarborough will be taken to Columbia. Alley claims, according to IhCf officers, that he was picked up earlier in the day by Yarborough and that he did not know the liquor was in the car HOUSTON SUBMITS TO CONGRESS Pledges Himself to Make Nc More Foreign Loans Without Permission ? ' Washington, Pet), If, Secretary Houston agreed With the senate in dietary committee today not to make any additional burns to foreign gov? ernments, no matter how pressing the demand until he had consulted the COmmlttes and given it full time for deliberation. IDENTIFYING THE UNKNOWN American Grave RegLstratioi Service in France Solving Many Mysteries PgrlS, Feb. 16.?The American grsvei registration service has <\ Ipressed opposition t<> the setsctlon at present of the body ot an unidentified soldu r from the American dead in Kranes for removal and burial wltn honors In the United states. There is a constant reduction in tlie num bsr of unidentified Amerlcani and it ii hoped that eventual Identification ot almost al! w II be obtained through tooth charta that art in-ing sent t-> Washington ami compared with the records A hundred have itlrcad) been Identified through this method NEW STATE PROJECTED Ten Northern Counties of Idaht Seek Independence Bolae, Feb. If.* A bill was Intro <lne, ii in the Idaho Senat* t??da\ \?hich, in effect, asks permission for ?he u n nort ii Idaho counties to form a new state. Polumbla'e financial standing wai reflected when representative* fron ix.nd buying linns madS attractive ??ft*era foi elty bonds t*ounell reeei* ,,i bhta from If prospective buyeri1 and eight lirms had agents at tin meeting. The Ooaranty Trust com? pany of \ m York offered to take the $;ioo.0iin issue tot- $:)|1,1SI and gC? ?rued Interest, Tins was the highest hid and council let the linn have tin 'eon! I act. fid Fear Not?Let all the ends Thou A SUMTER, S. C, SATURDAY TEN SEEKING THE JUSTICESHIP Legislature Begins Bal? loting For Successor of Justice Gage i _ i Columbia. Feb. 17.?Ten nomina? tions are before the general assembly tor the associate Justiceship, which is being filled now, In a series of ballots thai Will likely run far into next week. Senator J, II. Marion, of Chester, WaS nominated by Representative (Jlenn, Of Chester; Circuit Judge S. W. (J. Bhipp was nominated by E. T. Hughes, of Marion; Jesse P. Carter, of Dumberg, was nominated by Sen? ator Black .of Bamberg; Gen. M. B. Bonhant, of Anderson was nomlnaled by Senator Watktnson of Anderson; Circuit Judge W. H. T<?wnsend of Columbia was nominated by Repre? sentative Claude N. Sapp of Columbia. Prof, JO. Marion H?cker of University law school, Columbia was nominat? ed by Representative. Curtis of Man? ning. Circuit Judge Thomas B. Seane of Bpartantmrsj wnh nominated by Representative Lancaster of Spartan burg; Circuit Judge Kid ward Mclver, of Choi aw, was nominated by Senator Iianey, of Chesterfield;; Circuit Judge Brneet Moore of Ijam?aster was nom inated by Representative Robinson, of Lancaster; Circuit Judge Hayne F. Rice, of Alken, wias nominated by Senator Williams of'Aiken. The drat ballot resulted as follows: Marion 18, Shipp IS, Carter 32, Bon ham 27, Townuend g, Ruck er 22, Sease 17, Mclver 11, Moore 7. Itice 8. Total vote cast 161. Necessary to choice 81. The second ballot resulted as fol? lows: Marion 19, Shipp 14, Carter II, Bonham II, Townsend 4, Ruck? er II, Sease 18, Mclver 12, Moore 7, Rice 7. Total vote 164. Necessary to elect 83. The third Irallot resulted as follows; Marion 18. Bhipp 11, Carter 34, Bon? ham 32, Townsend D, H?cker 2d, Sease 16, Mclver 11, Moore 7, Rice <J. Total vote 163. Necessary to a choice 82. PUBLIC SER? VICE BILL Columb.a, Feb. 17.?The house to lay sent-to third reading, without op* ?osition. the public utilities bill giv irr to the public service commission authority to approve service as well as rates of all gas, electric, power and water companies of the state. The bill differs from the present law only in that it gives the commission power to regulate service, as well as rates, the limit of its present authority. DEMOCRATIC COM? MITTEE MEETING Washington. Feb. 17.?The reor? ganisation of the democratic party ua< hlnery preparatory to the con rresstonal campaign of 1922 and the ? residential campaign of 11)24 was Oplc set for diOCUSSion at the rnect ng hers today of Chairman George White, of the national committee, and urmbers of the executive commit* ee, recently appointed. A. C. L. WORKMEN BACK TO JOBS Florence, Feb. 16.?Orders were re? ceived from the general offices of the ttlantlc Coast Line at Wilmington ''OStcrdsy reinstating 30 of the men vho were laid off January II The irder Is taken to indicate that condi lons arc Improving In ths business if the railroad company and the no? ire was one of the most eticour tglng signs of returning "normalcy" iecn In some time. Around ths Coast Line shops hero the hope is freely igpreoed that the reinstatement of heae 10 men Is only the beginning of tn early resumption of ths usual Ol'Ce, It Is said that there is plenty it work to be done ami that with he force cut to the bone, as it was on lanuary unite a good deal more has accumulated, it is not known to lay whether other shops on the line ir? effected by the order. Florence ias the central shops of the Atlantic Coast Line, and the fact that the men were put back at work at this Impor ant point is taken 10 indicate that it her shops will fare just as well, rhe news that 30 men had gone buck m the sop payroll, effective with to? day, was received by the business men of Florence With keen .satisfac? tion. CONVICTS TO TESTIFY Columbia, Feb. 17. A bill which would remove the stamp of shams from the ex-convict and which would give the man who h;is been convict? ed of a crime a chance to get his name back on u level of honor, is that ? >n the calendar of tne house of rep? resentatives, by Representative Bry? ant, of Greenville. It would allow the testimony of a man who has been convicted of crime to be accepted by a Jury, on condition that the jury |S made clearly cognisant of the fact that the man was convicted of crime .it a previous date, The bin was re? torted back to the house by the ju? diciary commutes without recom? mendation, it went on the calendar lOdnj. dms't at be thy Country's, Tliy UmVa a r, FEBRUARY 19, 1921 BIG SHIPS WON THE WAR - J Admiral Von Tupitz Says Importance of Submarines Was Magnified Saint Blasln, Baden, Feb. 17.?Bat? tleships won the world wmr and will win future wars In the opinion of Ad? miral Von Tirpiz. He re-affirmed his faith in above water craft during an interview and declared that the sub marine, owing to peculiarities of the war were given greater importance than warranted by fai*h. . PROTECTION FOR EVERYTHING Mr. Fordney Seeks Harding's Approval of Comprehensive Tariff Bill Trieft, Feb. 17.?Immigration from Central Kurope to the United States is being suspended and the eastern fron? tiers of Italy have been closed pend? ing the cleaning up of sanitary con? ditions here. CHARGES BY DE VALERA i Forwards Letter to British Par? liament Dublin, Feb. 16.?Bamonn De Vnlera has forwarded a letter to all members of the, British parliament, in behalf of the '"elected representa? tives of Ireland," in which bo Charge! the British troops with wagin'. \?ai on the Irish people. "contrary Jo the rules of civilized warfare." The communication, it is explained, ras sent "lest under plea of ignor? ance you should disclaim responsi? bility for what is being done here in your name." The troops, he declared were guilty of "torturing prisoners, assassinating men and boys in the streets and prisons, murdorintf women, children and clergymen and outraging Irish women and girls, flogging and the maltreatment of groups of civilians taken from villages and the coun irysi4e; issuing and enforcing 'crawl? ing' and such like humiliating and logradirvg orders; taking men from th-eir work and forcing them to do military duty or work at military lakor as slave-gongs; burning and looting factories, creameries, Shops ind dwelling houses; the destruction <>f farms and farm produce and the killing and maiming of live stock. "Although you have put your troops on active service in Ireland," *aya Mr. De Valeria "although you l have sought to justify many vile lecds com mitt e?l as 'acts of war' md althodgh you arc armed with he deadliest modern machinery of war and protected by every means known to technical skill, you now leek to purchase immunity from de? fensive ration by our purty by hik? ing possession of all firearms, an ?ffense for which an Irishman may he arrested und shot and for which, me has been shot, and by carrying Irish citizens in your military ex? peditions against our people. "The orders to your troops are to ihoot these hostages should the unit with which they aro traveling be attacked. Ail ready under the ape dous pretenae that they were trying to escape, Irish prisoners have been brutally murdered by your troops. Now Irish Citizen? are to be mur? dered similar > on the ground pro tended or true that the party with which they are moving Is attacked. 'These things are done because it iM your will that tiny should be done; if you willed otherwise they would cease. It is you. not your troops, who are primarily respon? sible. DOORS TO AMERICA SHUT Emigration to United States Suspended and Eastern Fron? tiers Closed Washington. Feb. 17.?Chairman , Fordney of the house ways and means committee left today for St. Augus? tine to seek Harding's approval to put thl'OUgha tt he ??Mia session of the new congress this spring, secured I emergency tariff to prov ide protection , for all producta of American Indus try. RAILWAY MEN ASK RECESS Time Needed by Employees to Prepare Testimony 1 Chicago, Feb. 17 A recess of one month in the hearing before the rail? road labor board on the application of thi railroads for abrogation of the national wage Agreement? was ask?<l [today by the employe! who said they seeded until Man h I Ith to prepare i rebutta1 ?? s'Imons, THE TRUE SO CABINET ALMOST COMPLETED; Harding in Conference' To-Day With Harvy Daugherty St. Augustine, Feb. 17.?Probleme of various kind! that remain to In solved before the inauguration were talked over today by Harding and Harry Daugherty, of Ohio, who man? aged his campaign for the presidency last spring and who is expected to be attorney general In the near cabinet, j The final make up of the cabinet It? self occupied the lirst place In their consultations The only cabinet posts j not yet virtually assigned .are those of the navy and commerce and labor. NEGRO LYNCHED BY GEORGIA MOB _ ! Blow Torch Used to Melt Lock. Seven Thousand Men in Mob Athens, Ga., Feb. 10.?Seven thou? sand men composing a mob from ? Marke, Oconee and adjoining counties tonight stormed the ClarKe county jail and secured John Lee Kberhardt, a negro, held for the murder of Mrs. Walter K. Lee, aged 24 years, of Oco hee county. The negro was taken lroiu the jail to the scene of the crime, seven miles east of here and burned, according to reports received here at midnight. Eberhardt paid the penalty for one of th<- most startling and foul mur? ders in the history of this section, when at 8 o'clock this morning he is alleged to have killed Mrs. Lee, the wife of Walter R. Lee, who is em? ployed at the Mallison Braided Cord company In Clarke county, near the Oconee county line. A double barrel? ed shotgun was used, both loads en? tering the load and the back of the woman. The method employed by the mob in. securing tne negro from jail, which is said to be the most modern In the sttae. established a precedent unheard of in this sectiod and prob? ably the fust In the history of the country- A huge modern blow torch, was employed by the mob to allow its members to gain entrance after Sheriff Jackson resisted the mob to the last. It is said that members of the mob climbed up the elevator shaft of the Clarke county courthouse to the top floor where the jail is located. There j thev put the torch in play on a lock, which secured one of the rear en? trances to the prison. While other members of the mob kept the county officials busy In front, the torch melted the big brass padlock and an entrance was effected. The same men entered the prison, went to the negro's cell and over? powered him. They lowered him down the elevator shaft and made their escape into the seething mass o(* angry men awaiting outside, With a mighty shout the mob yell ed, "Lynch him here! Lynch him '"?re"' put the ringleaders placed the negro in an automobile and start? ed off In the direction of the Oconee county line. Ilundrcda of automo? biles fell in line in the rear Ol the car containing the negro. Men by the score ran along at the sid?? of the machines. One hour later the mob arrived at the scene of the crime. They formed a circle around the ringleaders' automobile. They wait? ed a few minutes tinttl preliminary arrangements could bo made and then the negro was taken from the machine and led to a spot In a Held directly across the road from where Mrs. Lee was she! down. A stake was Immediately driven into the ground. Small twi^s and pine wood were thrown around it and Kberhardt was placed in the cen? ter. He was ti?d to the stake and the torch applied. Twenty minutes later the tire died out. The negro's charred body fell into its ashes. SIX THOUSAND BALES BURNED j By Incendiary Fire at Ennis, Texas Ennis, Texas, Feb. 17.?Six thou? sand bales of cotton wert" burned her ? today. The loss is pettmated at four hundred thousand dollars. The po? lice believe the lire was of Incendiary origin. Three warehouses were de? stroyed. INVESTIGATION OF GEORGIA LYNCHING Athens, Feb. 17.?State and county authorities today liegen an Investiga? tion of the lynching last night of John Kberhardt. a negro suspected of the murder of Mrs Walter L? e. a white woman. The negro was taken from the Clarke county j-*d here and burned at the stake near the scene of the ciime in Oconee county, seven miles a was. Washington, Feb. It. The war? time expenditures end ths profound modification of t he country's eco? nomic system make it Inoperative, Governor Harding of the federal re* serve l>oard informed congress today, in the animal report of the federal reserve board, that the utmost tare must he taken t<? conserve credit and to preserve the basis of |H*osperity ami to hvoid the extreme conditions pre? vailing in other countries, nd Truth's." L Til RON, Fstablished June 1, 18?<L VOL. LH. NO. 1 HOUSE NULLS PINEWOOD VOTE Result of Election Disregarded and Lines Changed in Viola? tion of Constitution CURTIS BILL PASSED BY HOUSE Thirty Square Miles To Be Re Annexed to Clarendon County by the Change of Lines With? out Vote of People ('olumbia, Feb. 17.?By a strong vote the h_use of representatives on Wed need ay night reversed the result of an election whereby the Pinewood section of Clarendon county last fall voted to join Sumter county. The house adopted a bill which provides a new boundary line, through the middle of the area in question, allow? ing tho majority who voted for the annexation to stay in their new coun? ty of Sumter, but also allowing tho minority, who wer?? said to have voted against annexation, to slay in 'larendon, their native county. The ana in question is comprised of !?3 square miles. The vote gag an? nexation to Sumter county, it was stated in the house, was 107 for and 12 against annexation. A delegation ?f twenty-eight men came to Colum? bia recently and a.sked the judiciary committee of the house to report an amended bill that would change the boundary line from that voted last fall. The committee reported this and th< bouse voted it to third read? ing Wednesday night. A debate between Representative Moise, of Sumter. and Representa? tive Curtis, of Manning, featured the night session of the house. Repre? sentative Reiser also took the Sumter side. Mr. Curtis appealed to the leg? islature to allow the minority, who lost in last fall's election, to remain in Caenon countyrd shrdluhoualls mm in Clurendon county, the county of their birth. He angued that the con? stitution was not mandatory In re? quiring the legislature to ratify the result of an annexation election. He argued that the legislature had the right to order a line between the counties, other than that voted by the people of the territory In ques? tion. It was stated during the debate that the annexation was brought about by a desire on tho part of the people of the Pinewood section to get 'the hem fit of Sumter's proposed two land a half million dollar bond issue for roads. Mr Curtis presented a petition, signed by t trenty-eight persons of the 'minority portion" of the territory proposed for annexation, asking that they be allowed to remain in Clar? endon county. Of these. he said, when questioned by the Sumter rep? resentatives, ten were negroes. T)u? territory which, by the vote of tlm house, will be allowed, out of the pro l posed annexation, to remain in Clar? endon county, is composed of thirty ..quare miles. DEATH OF LANGDON BRINGS PROBLEMS With American Government Pressing for Reply Japanese Position is Not Yet Clear TOy ISO, Feb. IS,?The American government recently urged the Jap? anese government to expedite its re? ply to the American note concerning the killing by a Japanese sentry of Lieut. VTarren II. Lengden of the cruiser Alban) in Vladivostok re? cently, pointing out that it is await? ing a full explanation of the inci d. nt. The YOmlUli Shibun commented today that the army authorities and the foreign office entertain dissent? ing views on the subject. Discussing the government*S position the news? paper says that it would be difllcult for the court martial to punish the sentry because his action calls for tu? punishment. Moreover, it says, his punishment would result in an outburst of na? tional feeling. On the other hand, if the sentry is not condemned it win place the government in the position of ignoring the demand <>f the I'nited Ptates, the Yomiuri adds. The reply win be sceompanied by an apology for the incident. the newspaper thinks, bill Japan may refuse to pun iah the sentry. STATE RIGHTS ISSUE RAISED Twenty States to Challenge Au? thority of Interstate Com? merce Washington, Feb. 17?Twenty states will join Wisconsin in ?hal? lenging before the supreme court on February 2*th right of the interstate commerce commission to regulato railroad rates Under the transporta? tion act. it was announced here to dav. after a two days* conference of the atlorney generals of twelve slates.