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Mr. R. ;W. ?reene Passes
A^ay at,4s.e of 109 Years
(News and; Courier. April 18)
Mr. Rofcew #P Greene 'died yes-;
terday at his "residence. ID Amer
ica street, at the'age of 105 years.
Coming to ^Charleston from - New
Orleans, he hadvbeen living hercj
more than twenty years. He. was
unmarried, ?hd Ts ^aid to have had
no relatives residing here.
The i"uner?l'"Service and burial
will be held in;St. Paul's Episcopal
churchyard this ^afternoon, begin
ning at 4 o'clock. 1'he arrange
ments* -tcte 't?^gti&rgb of J. Heriry
Stuhr.- " ? i'i ".
Living eighty-eight years in the
- nineteenth\cent%ry and twenty-two'
year? in the t'weiltieth, Mr. Greene
attained a sp-Wn bf life which is
- reached by levr. -^He1 was boin dur
ing tfte-Hfetfnffc -of Napoleon and
in the "year whie? marked the be
ginning of the/ naval war with
Great - Britaif?.- ?? Only thirty-six
years had elapsed since the Decla
ration of Ij-r?-epftidence. When the
World War began'in 1914, and end
ed three years/"^ter, Mr. Greene
was still in fulP'possession of his
faculties. tn
The vehe1rab"fe- figure of- Mr.
Grefte was well-*"Renown to many
Charlestonians. and in" particular
to tVte congregation of St. Paul's
?' church-, whicB "he attended regu
larly as a member. He was pres
ent at the 'se*vi<?e last Sunday. In
fact. Mr." Greesfte^ippeared to be in
good heaitlv -uMff shortly before
'-"?* riiis desth.1 He^^s out walking: at
5: SO o'clock yesterday morning.
When some fr^tids noticed that lie
was- not ree"Knfg"wcll. he was tak
en -home -in' an7' automobile, and
died soon afterward.
Mr. Greene^ JTormer home was
in New Orleans,* where he has a
? sister residing 'He entered the
cotton brcd^e^'gfe business and
' amassed'?-l?rg?-fortune, but it was
greatly redtW6e&il after the civil
- war.. Mr.- Greeiie traveled exten
sively, haying-visited practically all
- "the twihtrie^of'tBe world. He was
widely informed and highly culti
vated; possessing* a fine intellect.
?> His penmanship*""-is also well re
TneMbered:''-^"r.p"Greene had excel
! lent health" alT^ithrough his long
life, and -hr^'mSatai faculties were
clear to. tfee^^'dlP ?
Super-Syton^ Company of
^ SimtterTp^ganized
' ColumbS,4l^ffi 18".?The Rod &
Reel Club; of ^Columbia, was char
tered by the ^secretary of state Mon
. day. The clufcibis capitalized at,
$5,000. Its purpose, as set out in
K>the chartsery?s tor "buy, sell, hold.j
..^jmanage and dealt in real estate and!
to- own or.contrei lands and ponds j
? /for the purposer;: of hunting andj
fishing thexeoni'j* M. C. Heath is 1
\ ';? president "of- .-. the "club. W. 3fc|
Burney is vice-president; Harry j
- Cantey is secretary and treasurer. \
Charter "wast granted to the Sum- j
' ter Superr-SpitLOnb Co., of Sumter, j
? -capitalized at -S^OOO, proposing td-j
manufacture .andir sell sewer ft***, <
devices. R.. B* Belser is pre . ?eut". J
a?? treasurer .o?, the corporation:
Irene A. Bryan is secretary and
. . Harmon D.<MQise;is mechanical en
. gi?eer.
That Counterfeit Bonds Are
in Circolatioh
Washington^ April 17.?Secretary
Mellon today called upon the Plate.
Printer, offiei&l.x>rgan of the Plate
Printers* Union, ^employes at the
Bureau of Engjrajving and Printing
to furnish himuimmedia-".ely with
any evidence upon which that pub
lication had based its statements
that the country tnvas flooded with j
millions of-'counterfeit bank notes, |
? bonds, war'-?arrogs and other j
stamps, war bonds and coupons.;
? Any such evidence; he added, would j
be investigated at once. j
The Plate Printer recently pub
lished an ?rticte? i connecting what
it declared w as racflood of counter
?-? feits with the'vpfcoent reorganiza
. tions of the btfreau by President
Harding involvmg the removal of
Director James Wilmeth and;
other officials. '?'>?
In a letter to i*rank J. Coieman, j
editor and business manager of the i
Plate Printer. Mr*- Mellon said that1
"statements erf this sort, reflecting!
as they do 'bpon the government
bonds in the-h'^rfds of investors are
calculated to cause widespread un
easiness upon'the part of such'
holders. and'"a't::rhe same time if
uncontradicted ; "might tend to in
jure the credit 'rrnd standing with
the public of the securities of the I
go\-ernment." \"\\
Would Send Out Circular.
Mr. Mellon added that it has
been the custom of the treasury to
send out circulars describing every
counterfeit iss?e__when discovered.
"No information has come to
the treasury."' he said, "of anv
overissue or counterfeiting of
.? United States b.ojrvd or coupons at
tached to the >a,rne.
? "?s regards.. ;wur savings and
other stamps,, bajak notes and other
forms of currem y. attempts are
made from time to time to counter
feit the issue or raise the denomi
nations of ^ejiuine issues. Tin
treasury is constantly on the alert
to, stop such attempts in substan
tially every case .-v]*here efforts have
been apprehended, and brought to
ttTa! and their activities ended.
"The Secretary of the Treasury
desires t< stare in the most em
phatic texyng* iimt The i?ubli<- need
have no apprehension as to tlie
genuineness of the government se
curities and^tay;rency outstanding."
"Berlin. AprU, 10?Otto Hue.
presideat ot the National Miner's
Cnion is dead.
Cooperative Cotton Marketing
Campaign is being Vigor
ously Pushed to Suecess
Columbia, April 1$.?Although
over 15,000 hales were signed up
last week, officials of the South
Carolina Cotton Growers* Coopera
tive Association said today that re
ports from over the state indicated
that there would he a much heavier
signup this week. More bales
were signed yesterday, according to
reports coming in today, than on
Monday of "victory week." This
week has been designated as "clean
up week" and a goal of not less
than 85,000 bales set for it.
All over the state preparations
are" going forward for the observ
ance of next Tuesday, April 25,
which has been set aside, by proc
fcimatioft of the governor, as "co
operation day" for the whole state.
Business men in matfy cities and
towns are-arranging to close their j
places-of business for the* day and<
join in the canvas's for contracts.
Officials of the association said to
day the hard and consistent work
on the part of all public spirited |
Citizens during the next two weeks'
would-make the success of the cam-'
paign> an - absolute certainty.
Conference of. Operators and
Miners on Wage Contract
New Tork, April 1$.?Efforts of
anthracite miners and operators to
settie the pending strike was re
sumed when members of the joint
sub-committee on wage contract
negotiations reopened its series of
conferences. The crux of situation is
expected to be reached latter part
cf the week when operators make
known the percentage of reduc
tion in wages they will ask the
strikers to accept.
6erm;an Sees Good Omen in
Signing Easter Sunday
Genoa, April 17.?George Chitch
jerin, head of the'Russian delega
tion, discussing tonight the Rus
so-German treaty, said negotia
tions for a full resumption of dip
lomatic relations between Germany
and Russia had been in progress)
several months. . j
"The place and the time of the
signature." M. Chitoherin added,
"must not be interpreted as indi
cating that the two governments
intended special significance in
concluding the treaty at the Genoa
conference rather than elsewhere,
i The treaty was contemplated long
"Tn this way Germany and Rus
sia have wiped out the past and,
replaced the Brest-Litovsk treaty!
t by new relations, granting both
! peoples the same rights and es
I tablishihg a secure hasis for peace
ful, common work. The two gov
ernments thus place themselves on
a firm basis."
The German foreign minister,
Dr. Rathenau, calmly discussed the
Rus^-Gertnan treaty which has I
created such excitement among the
I allies, particularly the French and
English delegations. He explained
that the negotiations between Rus
sia and Germany for the conclusion
of the present treaty were con
ducted for several months andl
happened to be finished Easter
Sunday, which he considered a good
omen, not only for the contracting
parties, but entire Europe, indeed,
the world at large.
The spokesman of the Italian
delegation, discussing the Russo
German treaty tonight, said he
I was convinced that it would not
bring about a happy result in the
j conference, but he considered it de
plorable from the Gorman point of
view because it strengthened the
thesis of those who maintain that
it* is impossible to treat with the
Germans. Nothing better could be
invited to support the French
viewpoint, in his opinion.
The French delegation, in an of- j
ficial statement, denounced the
treaty bitterly and declared that
France would not change her atti
tude and would exact from the So
viet recognition of debts and resti
tution of confiscated property.
"The action of the Germans is an
absolute breach of loyalty to the
general idea of the Genoa confer-1
ence, and in that sense is dishon- j
orable and a challenge to Europe,"
said the authorized British spokes
man tonight to the Associated
?Press in discussing the signing of
the Russo-German treaty.
"Nevertheless," the spokesman
continued, "the British delegation
does not think it will result in tho
j breaking up of the conference,
(even though Germany has broken
i loose from it."
Columbia. April 1 J).?The state's
public school books are to be
purchased anew by the state board
lot education at a meeting on May
{ 15, and already the state superin
tendent of education and Governor
i Cooper, who is chairman ex-oifficio
j of the state board of education, are
' being sought after by school book
; agents! The state has h five-year
i'contract for its school books, and
this expires this year. The state
: board will meet with Governor
t'oopep ihe middle of the coming
-? 9 ?
Mixing drinks doesn't cause as
much trouble as mixing drunks.
-o m ?
Climbing hills before we come to
'hem is what makes us tired.
State Railroad Commission
Has Control of Both Ser
vice and Rates
j Columbia. April IS.?The South
Carolina Railroad Commission is
at work on regulations to govern
public utilities throughout the
state, under, the act of the 1
legislature, which gives this com
mission the duty of regulating all
public utilities of the state. The
regulations will cover both service
and rates and will go into consid
erable detail in regard to operation.
Another task before the rail
road commission is the regulation
of bus iines, motor truck lines, and
taxi lines, over which the com
mission was this year given specific
power. The commission will at an
early date promulgate a set of
rules governing these, according to
a statement by Chairman Shealy,
of the commission.
j River Will Reach Twenty
Three Early in May
New Orleans. April IS.?Predict
ing that the Mississippi river
would exceed by one foot the high
est flood stage ever attained here.
Dr. L M. Cline, forecaster of the
New Orleans weather bureau, is
sued 'a revised forecast today call- j
ing for a maximum of 23 feet be
tween May and 10. The previous
record, which was (established in
1912. was 22 feet
The forecaster stated that recent
rains over the Mississippi valley
and unfavorable winds which have
retarded the flow of the excessive
volume of water into the Gulf of
j Mexico have intensified flood con
| rations and made the new predic
tion necessary.
Today's upward revision of flood
stages is the fourth that has been
issued since early in March when
20 feet was predicted.
The Southern Pacific railroad an- J
nounced that service on its branch
from Baton Roufce to I>a Fayette,
La., had been discontinued because
of high water in the Atchaflaya
river basin.
Vicksburg reported that back
water from the Mississippi and
Tazoo rivers had flooded approxi
mately 1,382 square miles of terri
tory in the lower Yazoo basin. No
reports of loss of life have been
received and all livestock have been
removed to places of safety. Heavy
rains during the past 48 hours
were said to have increased the
danger to the levees in *the third
Mississippi river district but head
quarters at Vicksburg reported that
nothing beyond minor troubles had
developed at any point.
I Memphis. April IS.?Through
j railroad traffic out of Memphis to-'
day began to feel for the first time
this year the effects of the flood
stages in the Mississippi north of
the city, when th-? St. Louis <fc San
Francisco railroad announced the
annulment of its through trains
betwen Memphis and St. Louis.
With the crest stage of the second
rise in the Mississippi passing
Osceola, Ark., and expected here to
morrow night, no change has been
j reported in the levee situation, all
i embankments between Cairo and
Greenville. Miss., holding safely.
Hundreds of tents secured by the
Red Cross from the army depot at
Jefferson Barracks, Mo., were erect
ed today on the Banquette of the
main levee south of Mellwood. Ark.,
and many families who have been
marooned for a week by the high
water from a break in the White,
river levee were brought from the
box cars in which they have been
living and given shelter on the le
vees, where no trouble is expected.
Tents have also been sent to the
flooded section in the Yazoo delta,
where backwater has driven out
hundreds of tenant farmers living
in the river bottoms.
More than 500 men are at work
strengthening the levee at Fulton
Lake, south of Arkansas City,
where caving has occurred during
the last three days. Enigneers de
clare themselves confident that
the levee can be held, although the
situation there is described as un
? ? ?
Plans of Muscle
Shoals Discussed
Detroit. April 1 8.? Henry Ford's
plans for development of the Mus
cle Shoals project should he ac
quire the property from the gov
ernment were outlined in detail to
day by E. ('.. Leibold. his private
j secretary, in an address.
Mr. Leibold dealt at length upon
the Ford proposal to make the
! shoals the basis for a currency is
sue amounting to $30,000,000, the
estimated cost of improving the
J property. Under the plan the gov
j ernment would authorize an issue
) of Muscle Shoals currency, persons
j performin.tr labor or furnisning ma
terial being paid in this manner,
j Such a stet) would eliminate tax
j in?: tin- public, Mr. Leibold ex
j plained.
I The currency would be retired.
.under the plan, from a redemption
fund provided from the ?1.20o.00U
annually Mr. Ford would pay the
government as rental. After twen
ty-five years, Mr. Leibold said, the
i entire project would have I.n paid
for without the pnblie being tax'-d.
? He declared the government's pro
tit under tin- plan would be ?tH>.
000.000 in 100 years.
Every man im^ his price: but
the man v. ho gives himself riwaj
isn't worth very much.
Sometimes :i man postpones ad
vertising to sell his goods until ho
has to dp i! to sell his store.
Not since Maude Adams appeared
women's fashions as much as "Kik
Lenore in the di'ess she wears in th
copied from it.
Chairman of Committee Out
lines Plans of League of
Women Voters
Columbia. April 19.?The legis
lative program for the League of
Women Voters of South Carolina,
for the coming year, was outfined
in a statement issued today by Mrs.
C. Y. Reamer, of Columbia, chair
man of the legislative committee
of the organization. The things
which the women will advocate
before the 1023 legislature, and for
which they will work in the mean
time are a prison farm bill, a bill
to provide for repression of pros
titution, a bill to reintroducc in the
next legislature the recently de
feated SimonhofT bill, to require
both men and women to stand
medical examinations before being
given marriage certificates; poll tax
,for women: enforcement of the
prohibition laws: opposition to
blanket legislation providing for
equal rights for men and women.
In explaining the opposition to
legislation giving women the same
rights and privileges with men, the
statement says that giving them
identical lights "such privileges as
dower rights, responsibility of the
[husband for the support of his
j family, ages of consent laws, tlu
j Mann act and similar laws might
be automatic-ally swept away, and
that the entire body of stale leg
islation for the protection of wage
earning women would he endanger
Music Sections
To Be Established
Peoria. 111., Apr:! is.?A music
section in every public library in
the t nited States is the Joint aim
Of the General Federation of Wo
men's Clubs and the National Fed
eration of Women's Clubs. Loth
federations have created a depart
ment of library extension, with
Mrs. James Hl Hirsch of Orlando,
Fla., as chairman. Mrs. Hirsch
said the proposed music sections
would prove valuable in making
available information oh music to
those desiring it.
The committee working with
Mrs. Hirsch include: Mrs* J. Lacey
Harper. Vuma. Arizona: Mrs.
Franklin W. Cochens, Salida. Colo.:
Mrs. J. C. Hancock. Stuart, Fla.:
.Mrs. IOla Bishop, Savannah. Ga.:
Mrs. Frank H. Cbwles; Crawfords
vilie, Ind.: Mrs. Jacob Van der
Zee. Iowa. City. Ia.; Mrs. Cordon
Kingsbury, St. Clair. Michigan;
.Mrs. Clara N. StefiTers, Brookhaven,
.Miss.: Mrs. Ceo. W. Lamke, Clay
ton, Mo.: .Mrs. Josephine J. Rolfe.
Concorl. N. IL: Mis Julia E. Wil
liams, .Merchantviilc. X. J.: Miss
Marguerite Heard. Fargo. N. !).:
Miss Leonora Lewis. Pierre. S. D.;
Mrs. Henry Si one, Christiansburg
Va.: Mrs. Anna V. Hassett. Ed
monds, Wash.: Miss Edith Rud
dock, Manitowoe, VVis.
Plans For the Entertainment of
Delegates to Stab- T. P. A. Con
vention Arc Being Made.
At a recent meeting <>:" the re
freshment committee of Host (;.,
T. P. A., appointed take care <?:"
that end of the arrangements
which are to be made in view <>f
the Sumtor Lost entertaining the
State T. P. A- Convention, the con
tract was awarded for the serving
<?;' the mid-day lnn< ii <? i May 4th
the opening day of 111? convention.
Plans were also practically com
pleted for the \ ? ! i<*I*en stew and
fish fry vvhii h is t-> I , served at
Hvcallu Springs i:: the evening.
The report of the financial com
mittee was als?? mido at thai time
and this report showed that a large
majority of, rbe members of Lost
<; had sulwribed and better still,
had paid their subscriptions to
wards the c.nteit:unm<*ni fund.
I'nsi <: ho,,.s tn haw- the distinc
tion of pulling ??;'(' a ert-ditablt! en
tertaiumeiv! ?.. ii!:<? 111 asking any as
sistaiu'c whatsoever fr??nj sources
11 a'side of its membership.
The ei>:(w*? i .'?>'. da\ ? ar? Max 1th
and r.th.
A wife on hand is worth two at
f ll<- UU/N ICS.
in "Peter Pan" has a play, influenced
:i," starring Lcnorc Ulrich. Here ii
e nlay and one of the new garment*
House Military Committee
Exchange Individual Opin
ions on Project
Washington, April 17.?Members
of the house military committee
concluded today their first exchange
of individual opinions on the four
private proposals for developing
the government's projects at Mus
cle Shoals. Ala., and adjourned
?until Wednesday. At that time, it
j was announced by Chairmna Kahn,
the committee will begin boiling
(down testimony heard during the
investigation of the offers to reach
a constructive program, the out
standing features of each proposal
to be considered as a part of the
report to be drafted for the
v Sentiment among the commit
teenieri, it was said, had not yet
reached the stage where any of the
existing proposals had received
preferential consideration.
While hopeful that the final eh
? deavor of the committee to reach a
I constructive program fur deveiop
? ment of Muscle Shoals would re
; ceive the full approval of the 21
, members on the committee. Chair
i man Kahn said he was unable to
'predict what the final decision
j would be or which of the existing
offers now under consideration
would be recommended in whole or
; in part.
j Members who attended the
executive committee sessions while
the exchange of the opinions- was
1 in progress said today th*> indica
tions were that important modf
i ficati?ns in the existing offers prob
ably would be insisted upon by the
committee before it submitted a
report to the house. Xone of the
proposals, it was explained, was en
: rtrely acceptable to the committee
?If the opinions already voiced by
j the members could be accepted as
j reflecting the attitude of the 21
I members. A strong insistence pre
j vailed among the committeemen
! that the proposal of Henry Ford
should be modified so as to elimi
nate the steam plant at Gorgas
from the properties he proposes to
j purchase and lease, it was said.
; Another point in that offer not al
together satisfactory, according to
ISome members, was the 100 year
: lease 'period. A reduction to 50
j 1
[years was preferred by several
; members.
After tiic "boiling down"' of evi
dence has been completed it is
! probable that Chairman Kahn will
request the creation of a sub'com
| mhtee with himself excluded for
j working out the details of the re
i port.
, The present plan involves the
. recalling of each of the bidders by
the committee after the subcom
mittee has completed the report.
Tin- senat'.' agriculture commit
tee held its first actual examination
I today of the offers pending before
it for investigation. Thomas \V.
: Martin, president of the Alabama
; Power company, was called and
presented the offer made by the
' power company for its develop
ment of tin- power project in the
.Muscle Shoals territory.
After a brief session the com
j mittee adjourned to continue its
study of the power company's pro
posal tomorrow. Mr. .Martin was
able to make little progress in the
time allowed today and it was es
timated that he would continue on
the stand several da.es to complete
his statement unless tin- commit
tee extended its session to the af
Getting u i* before hubby is a
fine waj i?> keep in pocket
t hange.
"Latlgll and grow fat" is fine: but
after you succeed it ceases to be
u laughing matter.
The fellow who sayjs he lias noth
ing to do until tomorrow usually
does it tomorrow.
For every man who w ould like to
!>,ti;ii the town red there's one who
would like to paint it blue.
ff Ford has too much money
why doesn't he try raising chick
Fascination of Flying Told by
Ross Smith Who Was Kill
ed Short While Ago
I Kipling, nor an engineer, wrote
j most feelingly of the love of the
I man in the cab for Iiis locomotive:
; in the field of aviation it was an avi
j ator. Sir Ross Smith, who has por
j trayed most vividly the fascination
I and romance of flying.
The aviator who met death upon
Sir Ross Smith, famous British
aviator, was killed just as he was j
about to start on a flight around I
the world when his plane crashed
at Brodklands, England.
the eve of a great flight around1
the world, wrote for the National
Geographic Magazine the story of
his epochal London-to-Australia j
air voyage?a story which already
has become the classic of aerial I
This story contained a wealth of
geographic detail and technical in
formation, but those portions which
described the sensation of air trav- j
el are. perhaps, the most unusual.
He wrote:
"A small machine is ideal for
' short flights, joy riding in the heav- j
j en. or sight-seeing among the :
clouds, but there is something more ?
j majestic about the big bombers <
which a pilot begins to love. An
exquistic community grows up be- ?
tween machine and pilot: each, as i
it were merges into the other. The
machine is rudimentary and the pi- ;
jlot the intellectual force. The lev
ers and controls are the nervous
system of the machine, through ;
which the will of the pilot may be j
expressed?and expressed to an inri- j
nitely fine decree. A flying-ma
chine is something entirely apart
[from and above all other contriv-j
j ance's of man's ingenuity.
Most Human-Like Machines
"The aeroplane is the " nearest!
i thing to animate life that man has
created. In the air a machine ceas
, es indeed to be a mere piece of me
j chanism: it becomes animate and is
j capable not only of primary guid
l ance and control, but actually of
: expressing a pilot's temperament, j
i "The lungs of the machine, its en-j
? gines, are again the crux of man's
j wisdom. Their marvelous reliabil-j
I ity and great intricacy are almost
j as awesome as the human anatomy.
? When both engines are going well
i and synchronised to the same speed
j the roar of the exhausts develops
; into one long?sustained rhythmical
! boom, boom, boom. It is a song
; of pleasant harmony to the pilot,
j a duet of contentment that sings
! of a perfect firing in both engines
; and says that all is well.
, "This melody of power boomed
I pleasantly in my ears, and my
! mind sought to probe the inscru
I table future, as we swept over the
i coast of England at 90 miles per
j hour."
Skimming Tops of the Clouds
Of another phase of the trip,
when it was determined to climb
above the clouds he wrote:
"So we climbed steadily in a wide
ascending spiral, until we reached
j an altitude of 9,000 feet, and were
then just above the clouds. Below
us the snowstorm raged, but we had
entered another world, a strange
world, all our own, with bright,
dazzling sunshine.
"It might have been a vision of
the polar regions: it undoubtedly
felt like it. The mighty cloud
ocean over which we were scudding)
resembled a polar landscape cov-1
ered with snow. The rounded cloud j
contours might have been the j
domes of snow-covered summits.
It was hard to conceive that tha?.J
amorphous expanse was not actual,'
solid. Her?. and there Aoccule.nt ?
lowers and ramps heaved up. piled j
like mighty snow dumps, toppling
and crushing into one another. Ev
erything was so tremendous, so
vast, that one's ease of proper- j
lions swayed uncontrolled.
Eyes Stung by Snow Blast
"The cold grew more intense, I
our hands and feet lost all feeling]
and our bodies became well-nigh]
frozen. Goggles were useless, ow- j
ing to the ice. and we suffered!
much agony through being compel!- )
ed to keep a lookout with unpro- !
tected eyes?straining into the 1*0
mile an hour snow-blast.
"The only really cheerful objects
of the whole outfit were our two
engines. They roared away and
sang deep-throated song, filled j
with contentment and gladness: it
did not worry them that their radi
ator blinds, which we kepi shut.,
were thickly coated with frozen j
"Ahead loomed tip beautiful j
dome-shaped ' loud, lined with >il
ver edges. It was symbolical:: and
when all seemed dark, this re
kindled in me the spark of hope.
B> the side of the cloud with th
silver lining there extended a gulf i
about two miles across. A : we-.j
burst out o\ er it I loo'; I down1
into its abysms 1 depths.
"At ihc bottom laj the world.]
As far as the eye < ould reach, in
every direction stretched the iiiim
Ltable cloud sea. and the only bi"-ak
now lay before us. It resembled a
tremendous crater, with sides clean
<-ui .??>? a shaft. Down this wonder
ful cloud avenue I headed the
Vimy. slowely descending in a wide
spiral. The escape through this
marvelous gateway, seven thousand
feet deep; that seemed to link the
realms of the infinite with the low
er world of mortals, was the most
soul-stirring episode of the whole
voyage. Snow w;is falling heavily
from the clouds that encircled us,
yet down, <b>\.vn We went'in an ai
Sir Keith. Smith, who was to fly
around the world with his brother,
Sir Ross, will probably curry on
alone, following the latter's death.
most snow-free atmosphere. The
omen was good: fair Fortune
rode with us. The landscape was
covered deep in snow, but we pick
ed out a fairly large town, which
my brother at once said was
Roanne. This indicated that we
were directly on our route: but it
seemed too good to be ..rue, for we
had been flying at over SO miles
per hour for three hours by 'blind
navigation.' and had been unable
to check our course."
2,100 of About 4.893 Regis
tered Voters for Primary
Are Women
Columbia, April 16.?More inter
est is being displayed in the mu
nicipal political campaign than
perhaps ever before in the city of
Columbia and a great deal of this
interest is being manifested by the
newly enfranchised women.
"When the registration books for
the municipal primary which is to
name a nominee for mayor and for
two commissioners, closed there
were 4.S93 names'on it. approxi
mately 2.100 of which were rhose
of women voters. In Ward ?J
(Shandon) there were three more
women registered than men. and
in Ward. 1. the banner ward of the
city. 483 out of the 'J'JO registered
were women.
The prevailing sentiment seems
to be that Columbia is too murky
a moral atmosphere for the self
respecting citizen to palliate and he
is demanding that it be cleared.
The complaint is that the "boot
leggers" are selling more liquor
than was sold by the old dispen
sary, that gambling is in its heyday
and tfiat there are too many im
moral women here.
William A. Cbleman, president
of the Bank of Columbia, and
candidate for mayor, is the center
of attack-, and the whole cam
paign seems to be revolving around
his personality. The women's
vote will decide the election and all
individual candidates and factions
are assiduously courting them.
Other than Mr. Coleman the
candidates for mayor are .lohn W.
Richardson, former chief of po
lice, who Mr. Coleman was instru
mental in ousting: Thomas E.
Hair, magistrate: A. W. Coleman.
lawyer, and Thornwell McMasteK
civil engineer, whose penchant is
water power and opposition to the
prevailing commission form of gov
ernment, which he claims was
foisted on this country through
German propaganda.
Those in the race for commis
sioner, other than Dr. Rice and
Mr. DuPre. are John W. Balleht?ie.
former employe of the Columbia
Railway, (his and Electric Com
pany: Andrew Crawford, broker:
Louis x. Drake, druggist: George
K. Ellison, locomotive engihemah;
W. 1). Hampton, mechanic: Rich
ard C. Keenan. former commis
sioner and councilman for sixteen
years: Sam Sweeney. Everyman and
livestock dealer: Richard J. Person,
chairman of the "citizens* commit
tee" which has been fighting the
present administration for years,
and Krank W. Seegars. business
man and former councilman.
There are two places for school
commissioner and Mrs. Mary S.
Fisher and Frank C. Withers have
announced to succeed themselves.
NO others than the foregoing can
enter tin* Democratic primaries and
the entries closed Friday night, .it
The :ir*-t municipal primary will
!??? held April l'.".. the polls opening
at s o'clock in the morning and
closing ai S o'clock at nicht.
Should a second primary election
be neecssarv. i; will be held May
There is little talk about the
prospective candidates for county
offices ami for members of the leg
islature. There will be a suffi
. ieney of candidates, no doubt, in
the race before the county cam
paign opens, but they are some
what slow hi getting starred.
Rear Admiral Sims wants to b,
;> full admiral but doesn't saj of
Supreme Court Decides That
j Tying Clause in Contract
in Invalid
j Washington. April 17.?The "ty
j ing" clauses in the leases of the
J United Shoe Machinery ? corpQjja
j tion and its associated companies,
j challenged by the government un
der the Clayton act were today de
1 (hired invalid by ihe supreme
i court, in an opinion deli*" * by
[Justice Bay. Justice McK ,..ua dls
: sen tod and Justice Brandeis did not .
I participate in the consideration or
i decision of the case,
j "This system of 'tying" restric
j tions is <iuite as effective a< express
: ed covenants could be." the court
declarded, "and practically com
pels i lie use of the machinery of the
lessor except upon risks which
manufacturers will not willingly in-.
i cur. The power to enforce them
j is omnipresent and their restram
| ing influence, constantly operates
; upon competitors and lessees. The
fact that the lessor in many in
stances forebore to enforce theifcj
provisions does not make them any
less agreements within the cbh
I demnation of the Clayton aH."
Thirty Days* Notice.
Referring to the contention tt
the corporation that the Tonn, et
lease it adopted after the Claytou
act became effective is free from
the restrictive and tying clauses,
and is. therefore unobjections?ble,
j the opinion pointed out that thos? '"M
? leases are terminable upon 30 days'
' notice and stated "they were evi*
I dently framed in view of the Clay
i ton act and litigation likely to arise
j over the former leases in view of
I that enactment."
: The district court expressed the
! opinion that should the shoe ma
jchinery company's contention ? b? ^
sustained "vases containing them
?would again I/o insisted upon. Jus
tice Bay said, declaring that the
? earnestness and zeal with which
j the right to use these clauses has
! been insisted upon throughout
I confirms conclusion of trial judge,
j The fate of these substituted forms
j of leases evidently depends on the
outcome of this suit,
j "While the clauses of the lease en
! joined by the district court do not
contain specific agreements hot-to
use the machinery of a competitor,
the suprem?- conn found that "the
\ practical effect of these drastic pro
i visions is to prevent such use. That
jsuvh restrictive and tying agree
j ments must necessarily lessen com
I petition and tend to monopolize, we
j believe, is equally apparent.
In Dominant Position,
j "When it is considered that.the
United company occupies a domi
! nant position in supplying shoe
; machinery of the classes involved."
{ir added, "these covenants signed
I by the lessee and binding upon
! him effectually prevent him from
i acquiring the machinery of a com
; petitor of the lessor except at the
i risk of forfeiting the right to.ufce
j the machines furnished by the
j United company which may be ab
j solutely essential to the prosecu
i tion and success of his business."
Considerable space In the opin*
lion is devoted to disposing of the
? claim by the company that the sc
! preme court's decision in the Sher
I man act. which was against the
j government, precluded the Clay
' ton act case on the ground that
the issues had been fully adjudi?|H
A patent grant dees not limit the
right of congress to enact legisla
tion not interfering with the Iegiti- .iv
mate rights secured by the patent,
I the court asserted, and it may pro
hibit in the public interest. Justice
Bay said, "the making' of agree*
ments which may lessen compete
tion and build up monopoly."
H0LLINS' ' '. I
mm At I
Sofia. April 10.?A divorce issued
! to former United States Senator
\ Henry F. Hollis, of New Hamp
shire, by the pastor of the Unitar
ian church of Dubnitza is not of
ficially recognized by the Bulgar
ian state, as it possesses no legal
I for. :?. the foreign office advises
I Washington officials.
-:- ? ?
.Rollins Satisfied
With Divorce
i Paris. April 19.?Former Senator
Hollis when informed of Bulgaria's
action declared himself confident
that the divorce would stand.
, New York. April 19.?Lady-As-?
! tor. a native of Virginia, who Is th?
j tirst woman elected a member o?
the British house of commons ar*
rived today, accompanied by her
! husband. Viscount William Waldorf
j Astor. ? ?- ? " > m
Lady Astor gave newspaper ?re
porters some flashing comments oh
many subjects, Lloyd George, flap
pers, prohibition, labor situation,
Genoa conference, servant problem
and her own children, six in num
ber. She will speak at the annual
luncheon of the Associated Press
oa Tuesday.
Little Bock. April 19?An urgent
appeal for government aid for
fighting the flood waters of the MiS
sissippi in Arkansas was telegraph
?d to Washington by Governor Mc
A school teacher boxed the ears
of a pupil a few days ago. The
Ik>\ told his mother and the next
day t!ie teacher received the foi
ing note: ?'Nature ha:> provided
a proper place for the punishment
??! a boy. and it is not his ear. I
will thank you to use it hereafter.''
There are lots of vacant places
jail thai should be lilled.
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