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"English Preffiier
Brings French and
* Russian Delegates
Together at His Res
Genoa. April -14.?The Bolsheviki
delegates and the representa'ives
of France to the economic confer
- ence broke bread together today
at the residence of Premier Lloyd
George, and there has been an ap
preciable rise as a consequence in
- the expectations that the confer
ence may have good results, ever
in the most pessimistic quarters
The occasion for the meeting of
the Soviet and French delegates at
table was a conference which be
gan at 10:30 o'cloek this morning
and lasted throughout the day, in
which French. Russian. Belgian.
* Italian and British representatives
participated and during which Mr.
Lloyd George invited all of them
to luncheon.
* The meeting was called by Mr.
Lloyd George for a. discussion of
the Russian problem with the pur
pose of clearing up uncertain points
in the London experts' report be
lore the Russians present their
1 final reply to it.
. Thfcj carrying of the most vital
part of the business of tho confer
ence into ^uch an informal gather
-ing, where personal contact may
possibly remove much of the ani
mosity that has been displayed in
the public sessions, has created a
general feeling in conference cir
cles that a compromise may be ar
ranged on the Russian problem
which will afford a i^atisfactory
working basis for the reconstruc
tion of Russia.
The keynote of the allied posi
tion at the conference today was
that Russia first must satisfy past
.pledges before obtaining any con
" co'ssions for the future. In other
words, Russia must recognize the
debts of the Czarist government
before Soviet claims against the
allies can be entertained.
Tomorrow morning the experts of
the four inviting powers, who were
present at today's meeting, again
will gather at * Mr. liiqyd Octrrge's
* villa, and in the- afternoon they
probably will he joined.by the prin
cipal delegates of the five coun
tries. Germany has not been ask
*ed to attend these private confer
ences, as she was not a party to
the making of the London experts'
report. The straightening out oi
the moot points in the report will
"be effected at informal-meetings
before Germany is called in. It
had been expressed that Russia
would make her reply to the re
. port of the experts tomorrow, but
thio reply now has.been postpon
ed indefinitely.
The Russians have caused a
statement to be circulated through
* M. Rakovsky, the , tlkranian pre
mier, and other delegates, to the
effect that Russia already has en
acted laws and made court reforms
and regulations affecting foreign
era residing in Russia which meet
. many of the criticisms of the Lon
don experts' report regarding the
Soviet government, and that they
also have expressed a willingness
to acknowledge pre-war debts and
~ signified their purpose to erase
their claims against the allies aris
ing from the operations of the
Wrangel, Denekin and pudenUch
armies against the Soviet regime
if the allied war claims against
. Russia are wiped out.
Russia Most Act.
London. .April 14.? (By the As
. sociat^d Press).?A Reuters dis
patch from Paris tonight says
a French semi-official statement,
ijr.-ucd at the close of today's meet
ing of the "big four" of the Genoa
conference, quoted Pritfie Minister
Lloyd George as having declared
that unless the Russian delegation
had given a favorable reply by 11
. o'clock tomorrow to tho proposals
presented this week the Genoa con
ference, so far as tho Russian
question was concerned, would be
Alexandropol. Armenia, April 15.
?After baffling expert mountain
climbers for years, the great Mount
Alagheuz. among the highest in the
* Caucasus has been ascended by
Roy Davis, of Monticclio. Ark., and
R. H. Anderson of Connecticut,
college athletes. Davis was the all
round athlete at Ersklnc Coll?g?.
Fardstown. Ky.. April ID?Si;\'en
hundred twenty barrels of whiskey
were destroyed by a fire believed
to be of incendiary origin which
destroyed the Mattirigly and Moore
Belfast. April 15.?-Two British
warships arrived at Lough Swil ?
ly. county Donegal. London re
ports it as a precautionary meas
ure in view of the Irish situation.
i Wished April, 1850,
Semenoff Cannot Be
Tried in American
Court Says Federal
New York. April 16.?Neither the
! federal courts, the state courts, nor
(the military courts of the United
{States army can now try Gen.
j semenoff for murder committed in
Siberia, Federal District Attorney
William llayward informed Senator
Borah by telegraph tonight.
"If the army of Semenoff was re
cognized by our authorities at the
j time, the murder was committed,"
j Mr. Hayward sadi. "the only appeal
would have been to his military su
periors there.
"If his army was not recognized
our military authorities had the
right to capture, try and punish
I him at that time, but not now."
Mr. Howard's telegram said in
"I have your telegram asking
whether Semenoff can be held re
sponsible, for the murder of Amer
ican soldiers in Siberia, lie is not
subject ,-t.o prosecution in federal
courts ort he Unitec States because
his acts do not come within the
well-defined limit of their territor
ial or admiralty jurisdiction. No
state court, could try him as they
all depend for jurisdiction on the
venue of the crime.
"The general jurisdiction of mil
j itarv tribunals extends beyond the
I army to several enumerated
j classes of persons, namely, camp
followers, spies and those giving
aid and comfort to the enemy.
Semenoff, of course, falls within
none of these classes. So far as 1
can learn he was part of an inde
pendent army acting with the con
tingent of the United States. If
that is a correct statement of his
position it would seem that he
would be punishable by his own
military superiors, but not by our
"If we recognize his army as an
independent unit worthy to fight
with our soldiers for whatever
cause tl-ey fought in Siberia, 1 as
sume that the proper and only
course was to protest to his su
periors at the time and demand his
punishment by them. If wo did
not so recognize his army he was
then and there subject to capture,
trial and punishment by our mili
tary forces as a guerrilla.
"Therefore, I conclude no Amer
ican court can now try Semenoff.
. _ .. Wc expressly denied Mexico's
right in 1880 to try an American
citizen for libel committed in Texas
and intervened and demanded his
release. See Cutting case and opin
ion of John Bassett Moore.
"In my opinion, Semenoff would
be subject to prosecution under
any government now or hereafter
maintaining sovereignty over ter
ritory where the acts were com*
1 mitted, and by no other."
j Effort to End it After Thirty
Years Existence
Detroit. Mich.. April 17.?!>??
j troit's special municipal election
j being held today will decide wheth
| er the street car war. waged almost
j continuously in one form or anoth
? er for nearly 30 years is to be
! brought to a close.
The voters today were deciding
whether the city should purchase
! at a cost of $-19.850.000 all th* line
{of the Detroit United Railway
!within the city for incorporation in
the municipal railway system. The
j citizens also were called upon to
vote $4.000.000 worth of street rail
way bonds as the first payment to
the Detroit United. The remainder
of the purchase price would be paid
at the rate of $1.000,000 a year,
under the agreement signed some
I time ago by company and city oh"i
The tight between the city and
street railway company bus come
j to be an institution in Detroit. It
j has colored virtually every munici
? pal election for nearly a generation.
; If the voters-adopt the sales plan
i at the polls today Detroit will have
I the largest municipal railway in the
? world. The system would com
! prise 17G miles of trackage.
! Tlte effort in behalf of a niunici
| pally owned street railway system
j bore fruit about two years a^o when
[the voters approved a plan for a
j concern intended to operate in com
j petition with D. U. R. A., series of
j suits were tiled by the I). U. It.
[contesting validity of the election.
Many of them were carried to high
courts of tie- state and nation but
the city won in eaeh case.
About 100 miles of city owned
track has been laid and the mu
nicipal system has its own cars
fand other equipment. At present
j city and company owned ears arc
J operated jointly on two important
(lines upon which the com pan}- fran
chise expired some time ago.
Saginaw. Mich.. is votinu for the
ninth time today on a proposition
to spend $2,800.000 for a n< w \\ ;i t--1
' works system.
i _ _
I These days all roads lead to
I roam.
Let's be omptimists and say that
tiie best race to be '>n i.> the hu
"Be Just aud Fear !
i _ _ j
j Amendment Would
Increase E n 1 i s t-|
ed Force to Eighty
Six Thousand
Washington. April IT.?The tak
ing of a record vote in tho house
this week on the amendment of
the navy bill increasing the en
I listed force during 1923 ro eighty
six thousand was assured today
when the leaders announced them
j selves in favor of a poll.
|Gov. Cooper Calls on People
to Support Cooperative
I -
Columbia. April i 7.?Governor
I Cooper today issued a proclama
j mation setting aside Tuesday, April
25 as "Cooperation Day*' in South
i Carolina and calling upon the busi
ness of the state to assist that day
! in tho campaign to secure signu
I tares to the cotton co-operative
! marketing contract,
i An effort will be made to have
! every merchant and business man
i in South Carolina (dose up his
! place of business on that day and
? go out with committees of farmers
j and canvass for contracts.
j The proclamation issued by the
i governor follows:
I Whereas, South Carolina is es
sentially an agricultural state, dc
| pending in large measure for her
! prosperity and material progress
j on the cultivation and selling of
j cotton and
j Whereas, The growers of cotton
? in our state have for many years
j followed a wasteful, hazardous and
Iunbusinesslike method of selling
I their product, which method has
[resulted in the lo:?s of thousands of
i dollars and the consequent impov
erishment of our people, the cs
t tablishment of low standards of
i living in hundreds of our homes,
j and in poorly equipped schools and
Whereas, Leading farmers and
j business men of our state have un
i der way a movement looking to
I the orderly and efficient marketing
of our chief money crop and the
j improvement of our financial con
] dit ions, and
I Whereas. The success of tbiff
j movement depends upon the Whole
j hearted co-operation of all of our
j people
; Therefore. 1. Robert A. Cooper,
j governor of the statt? of South Car
! olina do hereby call upon all the
? business men of our state to de
; vote one day. April 25, to assist
i ing in every way possible in se
i curing the signatures of c otton
; growers to the co-operative niar
j kcting contracts, believing that
: such a system of selling will be of
j sreat benefit to our producers and
? indirectly to all of our people.
Kcgistration Certificates Ob
tained l>efore Marriage
Are Valid
Columbia. April IT.? Marriage
'after registration will not dis
qualify any South Carolina woman
from voting, according to an opin
ion rendered by Assistant Attorney
General J. M. Daniel for the Lan
caster county board of registration.
The question arose in connection
with the registration of a woman
voter of Lancaster. W. K.
lOstrid^e. secretary of the registra
tion board, wrote the attorney gen
eral's office and state that a wo
man voter had registered before
her marriage. She later got mar
ried and her name was changed,
being then different from the name
of tie- registration certificate.
"Shall we change the name on tie
registration books, register her
again or what?" tin.- registration
boa i'd asked.
In passing on the question the
attorney general's office holds that
the right to vote though acquired
when a woman is single, is not lost
when she marries, any more than
her lights as to separate property
are lost when she marries. "To
hold otherwise would be to make
marriage an act disqualifying a
person as an elector." says the as
sistant attorney general's opinion.
The attorney's opinion also holds
thai there is no statute by which
woman can bc*rcquired to re-regis
ter after her marriage.
Experts Believe That at Least
Two More Will He
Genoa. Aprli 17.- Experts and
delegates alike are agreed that
probably it will he necessary t >
have two more conferences, at
hast, before peace is restored in
Europe and financial reconstruction
becomes possible. This question i
uppermost in the minds of dele
gates to the economic conference
t mler t he radio regime
t ra 1 "-jive luv et her."
Not?Let all the cuds Thou A ns t a
Sumter. S. C Wednes
Dofothy Clark
Dorothy Clark, 17. actress, 2$M
movie star, for $200.000 charging!
honeymoon in Boston with her hu
charges of her mother and declare
respectful friend.
Waller Subscription is
! Held Valid and
Terms Ordered To
Be Carried Out
fJreenwood. April 13.?A direct'
I verdict in favor of Furman Uhi
? versify was returned late yesterday
[in the ease of Furman University
! vs. the Estate of C. A. C. Waiter,
I in the court of common pleas here.
: Furir.an University had brought
suit for ?!t.!M)o against Hunter
? Gibbs. of Columbia, and 1 >r. C. B.
.Waller, of Spartanburg, as ad
I ministrators of the estate of ('. A.
jCj Waller, alleging that the late
.('. A. C. Waller had pledged $10.
j 000 to Furman in the Baptist >7."..
1000.000 campaign, only $100 of
I which had ever been paid.
I Tlie verdict returned read: "\\v
j find for the plaintiff that the sub-;
[ scription was valid and that then
is now past, due $U 4<?<i."
The terms of the subscription
I were that $100 should be )>aid in
j cash and $1.200 a year untli the
fifth year, when .> I.aim in cash
'should be paid. The plaintiff was;
j represented by Haynsworth &
j Haynsworth, of Greenville, and
Tillman. Mays & Featherstone. <>C
Greenwood. The defendants were
[represented by Grier & Park, of
; (; reenwood.
i -
Unites Stales Supreme Court
j Refuses to Order Rehear
ing of Case
i _
i Florence. April 14.?Word was
? received from Washington this af
ternoon that the United States su
preme COlirt had delljei] >,]\e ],,-.
J tition of Bdrnund ! >. Bigham for a
i rehearing of his ease, which means
j that the conviction and sentence of
death in the circuit court will
I stand. A. L. King, attorney for
I Bigham. stated that he would c;c
J haust every resource of law. iin?l it
; is likely that the ease will find its
I way eventually to the supreme
COUrt of the I 'llile'I States.
Bigham was convicted for the
murder of his brother. L. Smiley
, Bigham. Fie is also indicted for
; lie- murder of hi> mother, his sister
and tiie hitter's two ad on ted chil
jdren. The murder was comniii
i ted .ii ;i plantation near I'amplicO
in .Ia unary. J 1.
Says Great Strike Will Not
He Negotiated by Districts
Springfield, 111.. April !"?. ! >is
i claiming responsibility for the
miners for the Illinois eoal industry,
John ILewis, president of tlie
miners, declared in an address prin
ciples at issue in the great
jstrike will not be eoinpromised by
I the mine workers. lie said the
operators' dream that miners will
: engage in multiplicity conferences
j and negotiate independent district
I agreements, will ten. materialize.
[ flit
it be thy Country's, Thy God's and
day, April 19, 1922
? mother is suing Herbert Rswlir.son.
he attacked Dorothy, is spending her
sbar.d. Karl L. Elms. She denies the
s that Rawlinson has always been a
Farmers of All Coun
ties Are Signing
Contracts ?Senator
I Smith Joins
J Columbia, April 15*.?Tin- signed
I contract of United States Sonata*"
I Ellison I). Smith was received by
'the South Carolina Cotton Grow
lers' Co-operative Association today.
: In signing tin- contract he declar
j ed that without co-operative mar
I keting no effort to help the fann
ers can do much good, that in or
j der for th^ farmers to help them
selves timy must seize this oppor
tunity to help themselves. Senator
Smith will probably make some
speeches in the state next week in
behalf of the movement.
Announcement was made today
that Governor Cooper would mak;
several speeches next week, the.
places and dates to be announced
later. Several well known hank
ers are also booked for speech?s
next week.
Clarence J. Jackson, a well
known planter and business man
of Sumter. was in Columbia today
on his way home from Lexington
county where he had been speak
ing in behalf of the movement. Mr.
Jackson reported that the cam
paign was progressing splendidly in
thai county.
Over 1.50<J bales were signed ;it
a hie, barbecue in Greenville yes
terday, tendered to the farmers
of Greenville county by he
Ureenvilto Chamber of Commerce
Xexl week will be observed as
"Clean-up Week." it was announc
ed today and it is planned to put
on a special drive in every coun
ts to sitrn those fanners who have
not signed as yet.
I-'or; Worth. Texas. April I ">?
Three ni"ii were killed while sieep
inu' on the tracks of Ihe Texas and
Pachte railroad near Tribb-. a
freight train passing over their
< 'bicago. April 1 *. < Tifford
Thorne. has resigned as general
eounsel of the American Karrii F>u
????;ni Eederation. fie will run fjr
the Ueppblican nornmatioi for the
United States senate from low i.
1 .ondon. April 1.", - I >e\ elopmeim:
in Ireland over Easter is anxiously
awaited in view of Republican s?-i'/.
ute of Kuur Co.rts in Dublin and
Arthur i: rifliJ h'< determination to
hold pro-treaty meeting ;it Slico
tomorrow over a decri.l the local
Irish Republican army Command
er. Newspapers describe the sit
uation as serious.
Cairo. III.. April i". 'Hie levee
hi the grand tower was broken by
the swollen Mississippi flowing over
tiv? thousand acres of cultivated
laud. All residetits are beJicved
to have reached saCety.
Ti uth's."
I Soviet Delegation Pre
sents Bill For 50,
000,000,000 Gold Ru
bles to Allies
Genoa, April 15.?Tin- deadlock
between the Russian and Allied
j delegations? to the economic con
j Cerence relativ?? to the proposals
} for resumption of friendly relations
with Russia continued tonight. The
j afternoon conversations ended with
the delegates clinging to their re
spective positions.
Present Bill.
Paris, April 15 (By the Asso
ciated Press).?A Htivus agency
dispatch from Genoa tonight said
i tin- Russian Soviet delegation to
tin- Genoa economic conference pre
sented a bill of 50.000,000.000 gold
rubles to th?- allies late today.
Th.- bill was made up of 35.000,
???.G00 gold rubles, said tlie dis
patch for damages suffered in Rus
sia from the expeditions of Deni
kine. Kolehak. Vudenitch and
Wrangcl. and 15,000,000,000 foi
oilier damages, including the loss
| of Bessarabia to Rumania. The dis
j patch added that the Soviet dele
! gates claimed that while recogniz
J ing Russia's pre-war debt they
were creditors to the allies and
I not debtors.
I Prime Minister Lloyd George,
i tin.- i lavas dispatch asserted, in
formed the Russian:-: that theii
claim was unadmissible and was
contrary to all reason and justice,
It said he requested them to recon
sider and bring in a reply favorabh
to the allied demands, otherwise
there was no object in continuing
the Genoa conference, so far as
Russia was concerned.
Geilnau Satisfied.
Genoa, April 15 (By tlie Asso
ciated press)?Dr. Walter Bathe
j nue, the German delegate, express
j ed his satisfaction today with tic
good feeling displayed at the con
ference; it indicated that European
countries were again thinking ot
themselves as pans of Europe, as a
whole, rather than as friends oi
enemies of certain countries and
members of certain alliances.
Settlement of the Russian prob
lem in his opinion, would help the
rec ruction of Kurope. but he
called attention to the fact that
4.500.000 men were under arms in
Kurope now as against 3.500,000 be
j fore the war. pnd that Kurope wui
I entangled in a chain of debts,
j which l he conference could not im
i tangle while pledged not to touch
land disarmament and repara
Genoa, April 1 "> (By the Asso
ciated Press)?The discussion be
tween the Allied leaders and th?
{ Russian delegates today centered
j on tliree points.
First, debts: second, war debts,
and. third, restitution of private
i property.
With regard to the first, the
Russians explained they called the
"confused condition*' of their peo
ple, who believed they had made a
new world out of chaos and aftei
a terrible convulsion, if the pow
ers a.-ked them to pay their old
? debts, it would blight the hopes o(
the Russian people.
The allied h-ader.s explained that
the pre-war d?'bts were not du*
primarily to governments but in
dividuals, chiefly French. Thev in
sisted that no government had ilu
j rig lit to wipe out the claims oi
! foreign individuals.
j The opinion was expressed to
j night that n>> difficulty would bt
I encountered in set; ling toe prc-wai
debts. Generally speaking th<
j French seemed less optimistic that
[the British in telling of tic- prog
j ress of the allied meetings with. tie.
i Russians. The French were of t'c
opinion that the Bolsheviki were
I disposed to give battle at ever;.
> point raised and postpone definiu
a nsw fs.
In discussing the second point
war debts, the allies said this was
something where the government,
were in a position to negotiate
They did not want to be unreason
able, because they realized *'.!.? ap
palling state of Russin and did not
desire to press Russia unduly. But
: !;<? signature of th<- Russian gov
ernment must be respected.
Tin- Russians rejoined b> citing
damages caused by foreign mili
tary expeditions into Russia.
<Mi the third point, restitution oi
private property, the Allied leaders
admitted ibis would be accompa
nied by great difficulties; never
theless they must insist on tli
principle. Tlie Russians emphasi^cj
tlie difficulties growing out ?>: zu*
i.ot that everything in Russia i:
nationalized. They asked 'now ;*
was possible to restore v. mine now
under water.
Government Wins
Shoe Machine Case
Washington. April 17. -The gov
ernment wen il},- suit in the Su
preme ''"nit in case brought bj
tin- United Shoe Ma< hitiery Copora
lion and others to set aside a re
straining order prohibiting the us.
<>f certain le:ise clauses in contract:
for tie- rental of patented machin
The most important matter it
111 ?? w Orld is ^ ray*
Combination Said to
Control Railroads,
Mines, Banks and
Other Industries
Washington, April 17.?The ex
istence of an industrial, railway
; and banking combination, headed
; by J. P. Morgan & Company and
in control of railroads, coal mines,
? banks, and steel and other indus
trial enterprises, was charged be
j fore the senate interstate com
merce committee |>y \V". Jett Lauck,
'economist of the American feder
I at ion of labor.
Armed Men Seize Public
Building in Center of City
I Dublin. April 14 (By the Asso
ciated Press?.?Early this morn
ing the biggest coup yet effected by
! the anti-treaty party was carried
out. Some 300 armed men march
ing in two forces seized the Four
Court building, formerly the seat
of the national court of justice and
the Four Courts hotel nearby. Xo
opposition was encountered. Two
j or three constables on duty were
' arrested, but were liberated later.
Guests at the hotel were ejected
and the two buildings were forti
; fied. passersby being pressed intc
: service, filling sand bags and piling
I up stacks of books and documents.
The seizure was reminiscent of
? Easter week. 1J*16. when the same
j buildings were besieged and sim
ilarly fortified.
Great alarm was caused in Dub
lin when the events of the earlj
' morning became known, lasting
: until the explanations were vouch
safed by the anti-treaty men and
the building had been taken bo
! cause they were more fitted for
? their headquarters than the pres
j ent headquarters in Rutland
This explanation, however, failed
; io reassure many people who arc
apprehensive that the adjourn
; ment yesterday of the peace con
ference may prove significant es
pecially,- as it is alleged that the
i independents gave no guarantee
that acts of violence would be
! avoided.
! Commandant O'Connor reiterated
tonight his assurance that there
would be no revolution: that the
! only reason for the seizures was
that the Rutland square premises
' were too small for headquarters.
i Four hundred men occupied the
seized buildings tonight, many of
them having arrived in the course
of the day from the couutry dis
tricts in cars and lorries.
A van load of bread was seized
in the street for the use of the oc
cupants. Strong guards have been
posted outside the court.
The provisional and British mil
itary authorities in Dublin castle
were notilied of the seizure, but ur
to tonight no action had been
Ben Johnson is Dead. Young
Abe Peeples Under Arrest
Varnville. April 16.?I>n John
son is dead and Abe Peeples is ac
cused of killing; him. the shootin.c
having occurred in the Mount
Carmel section near here last
night about o'clock. Loth men
are white and are well known here.
Mr. Johnson was shot but once. th<
bullet from a pistol, entering neai
his heart. Death, it is said, was
almost instantaneous. Sheriff C
V. Thomas ami his deputy were no
tified :it>our l I o'clock last night
and ;roin.er to the scene of tlu
tragedy arrested Peeples. An in
quest was held today and the ver
dict was that Mr. Johnson came U
Iiis de.-uh by ;i gunshot wound *1
the hands of Abe < Young Abe)
Peeples. No statement has beer
made by Peeples. It is alleged thai
the men began joking ;?t a frolh
at the hone- of one of the Pceples
and ended in the shooting. Tht
deceased was married to a relativ?
of Pceples. it is said.
One Person Killed and Scores
Injured at Irvington
Centraha. April 1.7.?Seven wen
kilTed and about thirty-five'injured
by .i tornado in this section.
Nashville, 111.. April IT.?A tor
nado struck Irvington. a town o.
three hundred population, kille*
one. injured between fifty and sev
erry-tive and demolished fifteer
residences1 and business houses, ac
cording to meager reports receiv
ed here.
A bald-headed man with wir?
whiskers can't sec anything so ver>
wonderful about nature.
Skirts couldn't get
longer so the\ ma>
short ly.
short'-r anj
^??i longei
THRON, EstiWished June 1. 1866.
Back of the World's
Greatest Famine is
Broken by Ameri
can Relief Organi
London, April 1 r,?America ha?
broken the back of fh^ biggest fa
mine in the world's history ac
cording to the Easter message vent
to America by Walter Lyman
Brown, the European director of
the American relief administration
Two million children are being fed
while plans are being initiated t<">
feed five million adults. There is?
no parallel in history for the task
that America has undertaken in
the Volga valley, he said.
j Monthly Luncheon and Busi
; ness Meeting at Clareraont
The monthly luncheon of thfl
Young Men's Business League was
eaten at the Hotel Claremont
Thursday. After the lunch had
been disposed of various reports
were heard: Mr. J. A. McKuight
j told of the acreage l>eing planted
j in this county this year in truck,
and the number who had joined
the trucking association. Mr. F.
M. Moise told of the tobacco co
operative selling movement and
how it affected the warehousing
proposition in Sumter. Mr. Brice
Waters told of the lines followed
in the endeavor to found a box and
crate factory in Sumter. President
H. A. Moses gave a brief review
of the activities of the League dur
ing the past month.
Mr. Waters was urged to have
his group continue its work for a
box and crate factory, and also
to have it consult with any that
might be interested in starting a
furniture factory here; all League
members who are interested in this
latter project were" asked to con
fer with Mr. Waters and give him
the benefit of their knowledge
along this line.
The League endorsed the move
ment toward co-operative tobacco
marketing and expressed the belief
that the work should be pushed of
having tobacco growers join in this
movement. The president was au
thorized to appoint committees to
this end. The president brought
out the point- that it seemed that
nothing was being done toward the
building of potato . curing house*
i in this county; he askeo ait mem
j bers to encourage in every way
I this movement, especially r!;e de
1 velopment of community erring
j houses. The League endorsed the
} idea and by motion asked the ap
pointment of committees to furth
er this work.
Other matters were briefly dis
cussed: the lunch and meeting last
ed but a few minutes over the
j hour the League allows itself for
j each meeting.
Former Congressman Resigns
From Farm Loan Board
j Columbia: April IT.?Consider
!able interest throughout the state
attaches to the plans announced
for the formation of the new joint
stock land bank organized for Co
lumbia, of which A. F. Lever, for
mer member of Congress, is to be
. president. The bank will open
shortly in Columbia. Quarters ha%
in^r been secured in the Palmet
to bank building:
Tin bank is to be chartered by
the federal form loan board. It
will be formed with private capi
tal. t?> lend moneys on farm lands,
and to be a part of the federal sys
J. Pop** Matthews, of Columbia,
and Frank Houston, vice president
of th< Cbemieal National Bank, of
New Vork. are vice presidents; A.
W. McLean, of tlie war finance cor
poration in Washington: W. B.
Drake, of the Merchants National
Bank of Raleigh. N. C: A. M.
Lumpkin. of Columbia: and R. It.
Weber, of Watkins <v Co.. 7 WaU
Street, are additional directors
Thomas & Lumpkin. of Columbia,
are attorneys.
The initial capital of the bank is
?-5?).0(.?o. Aimouncement of Mr.
Lever's resignation from the feder
al farm loan board i* received in
Columbia today.
Thousands of Children Flock
to Grounds. Marine Band
Furnishes Concert
Washington. Apr:! 17??Threats
of rain did not deter thousands of
children from flocking to the White
House grounds for the East??r egg
lolling. President and Mrs. Hard
ing ordered the marine baud to
?rive a concert lat? r for the elders.

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