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THE STJMTER WATCHMAN", Eeti
CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2,1
ABRIDGES
NORiGHlS
Daugherty Makes
Statement That It
Will Not Be Used
to Interfere With
Personal Liberty,
Speech .or Press
Washington, Sept. 5 (By the As
sociated Press).?The injunction
obtained in Chicago against strik
ing shopmen by the government
Attorney General Daugherty said
today, will not be used to abridge
personal liberty, nor will freedom
of speech or the press be interfer
ed with. But, he added, "Free
dom of speech and freedom of press
does not mean those mediums may
be used to incite riots or* mur
ders." The attorney ger^fi? also
declared that the injunction had
not been obtained to force men
to work, nor was it a move to
prevent strikes.
The statement of Mr. Daugh
erty, which was made to newspa
per correspondents, followed earl
ier declarations by a Whi:,* House
spokesman after today's cabinet
meeting that President Harding
felt the injunction would not in any
was' endanger constitutional rights
of the men on strike or of t?the~
citizens. But, it was added, the
Chicago injunction proceedings
would be followed up with the de
termination of preventing inter
ference with transportation.
Just how far the government
would be obliged to go with prose
cutions against individuals?, the
White House spokesman Said? could
only be determined by events. It
was indicated that no activities in
connection with the strike outride
of court matters were now in pro
gress.
Attorney General Daugherty in
his statement declared there would
be no objection by the department
of justice to meetings of. union
men to perform any of their func
tions, "that do-not interfere with
interstate commerce [ or otherwise
?violate the law."
"If anyone undertakes to abridge
personal liberty," he added. "I wtir
be as vigorous in upholding the
people's rights a? I am: vigorous in
opposing violence."
The attorney general expressed
the belief that the strike situation
would "quiet down" this week, and
added:
"2 do not want to go any fur
ther in these proceedings than is
necessary. I want to be reason
able about it, but not so reasonable
as to let the government and the
people be trampled upon."
The injunction, he said, "is sit
ting very ' comfortable," adding
that the department had received
many congratulatory messages on
it, including many from labor peo
ple.
The great majority of the press
?about 90 per cent?that portion
of the "respectable upstanding
press," Mr. Daugherty declared,
approved the government's course.
The press, he added, had perform
ed a ;*very generous helpful ser
vice to the American people."
Responding to a question, the at
torney general said he thought a
court would construe advocacy of
picketing as being' in violation of
Judge Wilkereon's temporary re
straining order.
Reports to the department of
justice today, he asserted, showed
the situation over the country to
be "quiet, very comfortable."
. As the attorney general discuss
ed the situation William H. John
son, president of the Association of
Machinists, one of the seven strik
ing railroad organizations, declar
ed in an. address here that no
change had been made in the
methods of conducting the strike,
so far as his union was concern
ed.
Mr. Johnson characterized the
Chicago action as "the big noise"
and said he would "defy Attorney
General Daugherty or any one else
to interfere with me and my fel
lows meeting to discuss matters
of mutual interest."
Chicago. Sept. 5.?Leaders of
the striking railway shopmen de
nied tonight printed reports that a
call had been sent out for a meet
ing of the union policy committee
of 90 men in Chicago on Thurs
day.
"Any such report is a'plot on the
part of the railroads to deceive our
membership." declared .1. F. Mc
Grath. vice president and spokes
man for the union, in the absence
from' headquarters of B. M. Jewell.
While refusing to reveal the
whereabouts of Mr. Jewell, who
dropped from sight last Thursday,
just before the government obtain
ed a temporary injunction against
the strikers. Mr. McGrath said, re
ferring to reports that Mr.
Jewell had been in Baltimore, that
"I do not believe he has been in
that vicinity even.
"There has been absolutely no
call for a meeting of the policy
committee sent out from our head
quarters he declared. "And such
a. meeting would be impossible on
Thursday as our members could
not be assembled on such short
notice." *
At the same time railway
executives said they knew of no ef
forts being made to settle the
strike. Hale Holden, president of
the Burlington, said he understood
that all discussions had ended af
ter the recent conferences in New
York and that his read was well
iblished April, 1 SSO.
.881._
iPL?NT NO
I COHON FOR
ONE YEAR
j -
j Senator Smith Renews!
His Proposal That!
I This Plan be Adopi -i
ed to Exterminate
Boll Weevil in the
United States
? Washington, Sept. 5.?The pro
i posal for a one year suspension of
i cotton planting in the United States
[ as a means of. eliminating the boll
j weevil was suggested in the sen
j ate today by Senator Smith (Dem-j
focrat) of South arolina. who pre-i
jdicted wholesale abandonment of]
i cotton farms throughout the I
I South unless governmental action
I were taken to aid in destruction
of the parasite.
* The South Carolina senator an- j
nounced he had written to the chief ?
entomologist of the department of!
agriculture, asking fhat a study be j
made to determine whether a year's j
layoff in cotton growing would j
eradicate the weevil. He said the i
entomologist had expressed in a I
telephone conversation today the j
belief that such action would re- '
suit in destroying the ? pest.
Senator Smith announced that as J
soon as he received the report of i
the entomologist he proposed to j
introduce a resolution calling for |
the cooperation as far as-'const!-1
tutionally possible of the federal j
government in the stopping of?
planting for one year "so that there]
may be a tomorrow for the cotton si
industry."
"Unless this heroic remedy is ap
plied," continued the speaker, "it
j will be only a question of a few
years before the supply of cotton j
j will be -inadequate to meet the do- j
mestic needs, much less the world j
demand." .
The present loss to* the country<
from tiie ravages of the weevil!
'amounts to $1.000.000,000 a year, j
I Senator Smith said. He suggested ;
that the federal and state govern- j
; ments should, join ?n paying the'
deficit occasioned by the growers in j
the one year's lay off. deciarngj
that it would be cheaper for the'
country in the end. even if it had j
to appropriate the_amount to de-'
fray the' expenses caused by the
suspension of cotton growing for
one year.
Senator Smith suggested that j
once the weevil was eliminated
the federal government could and ;
should resort to zoning the Rio1
Grande border for a distance of j
100 miles, in which no cotton could
be-planted, expressing belief that;
this practice would effectively stop:
the insects' migration.
Pointing out'that production last!
year was only a little more than1
half of normal and estimating th:?t j
! this year's crop would not_ ex- i
ceed 9,000.000 bales. Senator Smith1
asked how long the nation cou H j
I expect to maintain the balance of |
j trade in its favor if its export of j
; cotton fell away. The export de- j
mand, he continued. i& around 6.- j
000,00-0 bales^ with the domestic]
demand exceeding that slightly, j
On the basis of this year's crop, '
he added, the country, would he i
j 2,500,000 short of the export re- ]
quirements.
BOLSHEVIKS
SLAUGHTERING
OPPONENTS
Moscow. Sept. 6.?Fifty-five per- j
sons have been sentenced to death
upon conviction in county revolu-i
tionary activities, the newspaper;
! Pravda announces.
League of Nations
Elects Officers
j
Geneva, Sept. 6.?The League of
Nations assembled today and elect-1
ed six vice presidents. They rep
resented England, France. Portu-!
gal. Sweden, Spain and Jugo- j
j Slavia.
I satisfied with general conditions,
j "We quit talking at New York and
[ now we are busy moving the traf
! tic." he said./
! Mr. Jewell, who has been sought
ever since the injunction was
handed down last Friday to obtain
: service for a writ, and who has va
i riously been reported in Washing
ton. Baltimore and other Eastern
cities, was still absent today, al
. though some of his friend-; indieat
I ed he might return tomorrow.
, Baltimore. Sept. 5.?President
iAVillard of the Baltimore & Ohio
'railroad. tonight declared em
: phatically he had not had any con
ference with B. M. Jewell, head of
I the "striking shopmen, with a view
. 11> settling the strike nor had h-*
seen Mr. Jewell. Mr. Willard fur
ther said positively that no confer
ence had been arranged and that
the Baltimore & Ohio company is
now froing right ahead improving
its shop fore**- and increasing its
working facilities along that line.
Mr. Willard made the foregoi ig
statement when questioned con
cerning a report that he had ? on
ferned with Mr. Jewell, with a view
to a settlement of the strike.
Color was ?iv?-n to th<- report
when inquiry at the hotels disclos
ed that "Ii. M. Jewell of Chicago"
had registered at the Emerson last
Sunday and hud left only last
evening.
At the hotel ignorance of ^is
movements was expressed and his
comings and goings were unnoted.
"Be Jnst and Fear !
THE OFFICIAL !
COUNT OF THE
HRSTPRIMARY
Blease and McLeod inj
Second Race F o r j
Governor?0 t h e rl
Figures Given
Columbia. Sept. 5.?Cole L.
'Blease of Columbia and Thomas G. I
McLeod of Bishopville will have to J
enter a' second race for the govern- j
orship on September 12. and John j
E. Swearingen of Columbia and J. j
H. Hope of Florence will run over j
for state superintendent of educa- j
tion next Tuesday, according to the j
official announcement madf here j
this afternoon by the state Demo- i
cratic executive committee, meet- !
ing to tabulate the returns and de
clare the results of the first Demo- !
cratic primary election held last j
Tuesday.
The committee announced the {
nomination of B. F. Jackson of!
Wagener for lieutenant governor: j
W. B. Dove of Columbia for sec- j
retary of state,: M. S. Wolfe of An- j
derson for attorney general: R. j
E. Craig of Columbia for adjutant j
and inspector general: B. Harris of ?
Pendleton for commissioner of agri- |
culture: Walter E. Duncan of Ai- ;
ken for comptroller general, and
S. T. Carter for state treasurer.
In the Sixth district P. H. Stoll
of Kingstree and A. H. Casque of
Florence will have to run over for
congress. In all the other dis-:
tricts the incumbents, W. Turner I
Logan of Charleston, first: James i
F. Byrnes of Aiken, second: Fred'
H. Dominick of Xewberry, third: J
John M. Swain of (Greenville;
fourth: W.'F. Stevenson of Che-;
raw fifth, and H. P. Fulmer of;
North seventh, were renominated. j
Frank A. McLeod of Sumter, A. F.!
Spigner of Columbia and L. M>.
Gasque of Marion, respectively. I
were renominated.
The following is the official vote j
for state offices:
For governor. Cole L. Blease, \
77,798: J. J. Cantey, 1.2G0: William!
Coleman. 3.7:)7: J. T. Duncan. 1.
780: George K. Laney. 23,164:'
Thomas G. McLeod. 63,768.
Lieutenant Governor.
Lieutenant Governor, E. C. L.
Adams. 39.457: E. B. Jackson, 78,-{
603: Jennings K. Owens. 35,527. j
Secretary of State, W. Banks
Dove. 100,954: James C. Dozier,:
73.356.
Attornev General, Harold Eu-1
banks. 36*.228: D. M. Winter. 45,
454: S. M. Wolfe. 90.091.
State treasurer, S. T. Carter,
167.301. j
Comptroller General, Walter E.
Duncan. 109,300; T. Hagood Good
ing. 56.527. j
State Superintendent of Educa-:
tion. Mrs. Bessie Rogers Drake.
35.1S0: J. H. Hope. 37.669: (X D.1
Seay. S.663: Cecil H. Seigler. 9,
112: John E. Swearingen. 45 006;.'
Mrs. E. Barton Wallace. 22,126. i
Adjutant and Inspector General. |
R. E. Craig. 91,278; T. B. Mar-'
shall. 80.893.
Commissioner of Agriculture. B.;
Harris. 107.852; George W. Wight-'
man. 60.722.
Congress:
First district. W. Turner Logan, j
10.437: I. S. Hutto, 7.363; J. B |
Morrison, 1,291.
Second district, James F. Byrnes
14.S71. \
Third district, F. H. Dominick. |
14,407: E. P. McCravy, 3.682; S. j
H. Sherard. 4,762.
Fourth district. John J. Mc-;
Swain. 16.125. .
Fifth district, W. F. Stevenson, j
20.127. !
Sixth district. W. R. Barring??r,
4.504: A. H. Gasque, 7.365; J. F.'
Pate 4.261; P. H. Stoll 9.938.
Seventh District, A. J. Bethea, |
3.S76: H. P. Fulmer 12.572; John!
J. McMahan 3,674.
Solicitor, Third circuit, John G.
Dinkins. 3.204; Frank A. McLeod.
4.287.
Fifth circuit. A. F. Spigener, 13,
48!>.
Twelfth circuit. C. W. Muldrow.
4.130: L. M. Gasque 9,887. j
The returns were tabulated by a
subcommittee composed of R. P. I
Searson, of Allondale, Sam J. Xich
olls. of Spartanburg. and Dr. I. J.J
Campbell.
Irregular Scratching
The ruling of Edgar A. Brown. 1
chairman, that when the names on
the ballot for certain office is ir-l
regularly scratched and the bal
ance of the ballot is otherwise cor- j
reetly marked, only that office In
question, is invalidated. The vote
for the remaining offices is to he j
counted. It developed that in the
last primary when there was ir
regularity in one part of the ballot,
the whole ticket was thrown out
by some of the managers.
A resolution from the Xewberry j
<>x<-( utive committee was read in
which the state committee was me- :
morialized to do something to regu
late the placing of ballots in wrong
boX^'S.
Eugene B. Blease. committeemau
from Xewberry, said that fully 200
tickets had to be thrown out in his
countv in the first primary because i
of being placed in the w :-.<111* box. j
Reports from every part of the
state is to the s;iine effect, it has
been variously estimated that fully
5.000 to i 0,000 votes w ere lost jr.
the la t primary because <>f 11ii.-, i
It was suggested that the "State j
and county tickets be printed on
different colors and the ballot box
be painted to match these colors, j
This change will have to be made
?ot?Let all the ends Thou Aimtf't a
Sumter, S. C., Satnrd*
She Laughs
Just a month after she h?tfr seen
an auto rare in which she wasf'dYivi
Orleans, went back into the game a
Hammond, La.
GREEKS WILL !!
EVACUATE.,
ASIA MINOR
J
-? ? Utr.it'-J)
Successive V ictories!
by Turks Will Force;
Early Withdrawal!
of All Greek Force's5
London. Sept. 5.?Xews of the
successive reverses suffered by the
Creeks at the hands of the Turk
ish nationalists in Asia Minor is
believed to forecast the early
evacuation of the entire area by the
Creek army. The Daily. Mail says
that evacuation has already , be
gun, quoting Creek official circles
in London as declaring that the
army will be out of the country
within three weeks.
Athens. Sept. 5.?The Greek
communique reports that the Greek
army in Asia Minor has repulsed
and routed the Turkish national
ists east of Brusa.
by the State convention and the
State Legislature.
A subcommittee composed of
Ceorge Bell Timmermann, of Bat^s
burg. Eugene S. Blease of New
berry, and Senator H. H. Gross of
Harleyville. was appointed to make
a recommedation on this matter
and report to the next meeting is
be held on September 19.
Plea for Dillon
The plea of the Dillon county
executive committee that the ex
pense of the second primary If
that county be defrayed from the
treasury of the state committee,
was partially granted by the cen
tral body agreeing to print the
ticket for the Sixth District Con
gressional race in that county, and
paying for the newspaper adver
tising. The Dillon committee said
that all county offices were filled
in the first primary and the county
candidates refused to bear the ex
pense of the second race and the
treasury is depleted.
In conference with a recent act
of the General Assembly providing
for a subcommittee of seven mem
bers of the state committee rep
resenting each of the Congressional
districts being appointed to hear
appeals from all municipal elec
tions the following were elected,
by the main body. First district.
.J. 1. <"osgrove. Charleston: Second
T. Hagood Gooding. Hampton:
Third. M. L. B?nham. Anderson:
Fourth. .1. R. McKissick, Green
ville: Fifth. R. II. Caldwell. Ches
ter: Sixth. John P. Cooper. Marion,
and Seventh. Ceorge Bell Timrner
mann. Batesburg. *
After the regular meeting the
subcommittee organized with the
election of .1. I. Cosgrove as chair
man, and T. Hagood Hooding, as
seereta ry.
The protest of Dr. Ii. H. Killings
worth against the name of T. Ar.
iins^. as a nominee for the House
of Representatives from McCor
miek county was decided in favor
of Mr. JRoss. The contention was
that .V.t votes were irregularly cast
in the Willington l?ox because the
numbers were never detached from
the ballot, and tin- committee was
asked to throw ?>ut the entire box.
which would give Mr. Killings
worth a majority of the vote.
The protest of T. \V. Motley
against declaring W. D. Handers
magistrate at Pontiac. Richland
county, was decided in favor of
the latter. Irregular voting was
charged.
Before adjourning Chairman
Brown called attention to reports
it be thy Country's, Thy God's and
ly, September 9, 1922
! her brother and her fiance killed in
ng a car. Frances Cline, 23, of New
nd won a race on the dirt track at
ATTACK ON
[Unknown Persons
Shoot into Houses
i of Two Florence Me
r chanics ' ,
i Florenc?. Sept. 6.?Unidentified
persons last night shot into .the
j home of H. I. Broach, repeating an
'attack which was made Friday
night on his home and the home
of W. D. Stokes. Last night the
officers were prepared for the at
tackers at the Broach home and
j returned the fire. Whether any
I one was hit could not be ascertain
; ed today but some of the persons
present believe at least one man
was shot by the officers.
Both Mr. Broach and Mr. Stokes
are former employees of the Flor
ence shops of the Atlantic Coast
j Line, who went out with the union
ion strike the first of July. They
j recently returned to work. When
! the shooting occurred during last i
j night someone telephoned to Sher
| iff Burch. who immediately disr
j patched a deputy to the scene and
I a deputy L'nited States marshal
i went also.
SUDDEN DEATH
I AT MARION
Mr. E. T. Hughes, Member of
House of Representatives,
j Passes Away
! Marion, Sept. 5.?Eddings Thos.
[Hughes, chairman of the ways and
j means committee of the South
I Carolina house of representatives,
? was found dead in his home here
j tonight. A coroner's jury found
I that he -'came to his death from
j causes unknown to the jury but
! with no evidence of foul play." Mr.
j Hughes had been in ill health for
six months or more and several
months ago suffered a severe at
, tack while in Columbia.
I Members of Mr. Hughes' family
are at their summer home a:
Murrell's.'Inlet and he had spent
the week-end with them there.
, returning to Marion this morning
shortly before noon. He transact- j
ed some business at his office and]
then went to his home. In thej
absence id* his family he has been
taking his meals at the home of
Iiis mother-in-law, Mrs. Carmichael.
, who lives across the street from
.the Hughes home, and she it was
, who discovered the body, lyins;
j fully dressed across a bed. when
she went to the house tonight
about T o'clock. Death is believed
to have resulted from an attack of
: a poplexy.
Doctor Clarence .1. Owens of
South Carolina and the .Southern
Commercial Congress is in Paris
?with a delegation to help the
i French investigate their economic
situation. Xol>ody enjoys a good
? investigation of an economic Situa
tion more than Doc Owens.?
Charleston Post.
he had received from every part of
[the st:.t?- of the ?rossest kind of
j irregularities being allowed by the
: managers in the operation of flto
Australian ballot system, and he
requested that the committeemen
prevail oii the county committees
j to ^ee that the letter of the law
i was carried out if the '.system was
expected to survive.
Otttl
'_J
froth's."
MEETING OF I
BOARD COUNTY!
COMMISSIONERS
Bids Submitted Fori
Supplying the Roadj
Material by. Owners j
of Gravel Beds?I
Routine Business!
Transacted ;
- j
At a regular monthly meeting j
of the board held September 5th j
with all members present.
The minutes of'August 1st ^arsj
read and approved.
Mr. W. L. Saunders appeared rel- j
ative to selling the county gravel j
for the construction of the Wat -1
eree River bridge approaches. Ho j
made the board a price of 8
cents per cubic yard tor gravel j
needed. Mr. James G. Simmons al-i
so appeared relative to this mrrtcrj
and made the board a pric? cf 7
cents per cubic yard for the gravel'
needed^ He^stated that the haul;
from his gravel was a little ihej
nearesr.
Dr. Geo. W. Dick appeared rel-1
ative to the cleaning out of a ditch
which ran back of his place and.
which needed attention. The j
grounds of the two-teacher school i
in the neighborhood were flooded
every time it rained. Asked that1
the board cooperate with him in \
keeping this ditch open. The!
chairman and the county engineer;
were appointed to look into the j
matter and take action if war- j
ranted.
Mrs. M. E. Griffin of the Shady j
Side section appeared and made j
application for aid.
Mrs. Marie Galloway of Tindal j
appeared and made application for
aid.
Mr. E. W. Dabhs appeared ask
ing that remittance of a fine for
one Nat Fortune, a boy on his!
place, who had been convicted and j
fined $5.00 for stealing peaches, 1
stating that he thought the prose- j
eution was the result of a personal;
grudge. The board did not thir.k j
it had jurisdiction in the matter,
and directed the clerk to consult
with the county ? attorney, and as-j
certain If the hoard -had the right !
to remTt the fine."'" '
Dr. W. E. Thayer and Mr. D. W. j
Cuttino appeared asking the com- j
mittment of the children of A. R.
Draytom to the Rescue orphanage.
They stated that Mr. Drayton was;
able and willing *#o pay for the;
keep of the children. The board j
directed that recommendation be
made to the Rescue Orphanage to
receive these children, but declin
ed under the circumstances to be!
responsible for their keep.
Mr. P. E. McLeod again appear- j
ed before the board asking for the'
extension of the new Privateer road j
to Broadway Siding. He stated that!
this road was very badly needed!
to serve the people in his com- j
munity. Engineer Jeffords stated
this road would cost between $600 j
and $S00 per mile, the distance j
being between four and five mites, j
The board decided that they could j
not undertake this work .at thisj
itme, but would do so as soon as ?
possible.
Mr. ,M. W. Seabrook appeared]
relative to the title deed to the:
Santee River Cypress Lumber Co.. j
to Sumter county for rights of;
way over their lands in Watereo!
River swamp. He stated that he;
had conferred with the countyi
attorney relative to certain fea-!
tures which were objectionable in !
the first de^d. and that these had j
been eliminated. He further st?.t
ed that his company wanted righ
to cross the right of way if ne~es- |
s?ry, over or below grade. also,
right to cross if desired for other
purposes than hauling timber, j
The board thought there was no;
objection to theso. requests and j
asked him to get these adjusted |
with the county attorney. The
hoard also asked him to get 100
foot right of way if possible, and;
in all events at least 75 feet.
Supt. Xunnamaker of the alms
house appeared and stated that the:
cook stove at the alms house was'
burned out and either needed re- ?
pairs or a new stove. County en-;
gineer stated that Jailor Owens
had asked him to report that the:
stove at the jail was in bad re-;
pair. Commissioner Oliver and
the engineer were asked to look
into the matter and do what was
necessary.
Edward Vinson appeared and
asked aid. He stated that he had
been burned while at work at the
Williams Veneer Company, and
was unable to work. The clerk
was directed to write to the Wil-j
liams Yen?er Company informing"
them of this application, and ask
ing for full particulars In the case.!
It was brought to the attention
of the board that .lohn McLaugh
lin, who was on the payroll as a
pauper, did not need this as-!
sistance. and the appropriation j
was ordered discontinued.
The clerk reported that he had
not been able to get return of the
cotton warehouse contract relat
ing to platform space for weigh
ing cotton, and he was instructed
to notify the Sumter Cotton Ware
house company that unless the
contract wast returned within a
reasonable time that other ar
rangements would be made.
Mr. J. C. Rogers appeared and
eta ted that the branch near his
house and where it crossed the
road was in very bad condition,
and asked that attention be given
same. The matter was referred to
THE TRUE SOU1
WISCONSIN
STANDS BY
LAFOLLETTE
Radical Republi
can is Renominated
For Senator by Two
Thirds Majority
Milwaukee. Sept. C (By the As
sociated Press)?Senator Robert
M. LaFollette of Madison. Wis.. as
sumed a big lead over his opponent
TV. A. Ganfield of Waukesha for
the Republican senatorial nomi
nation, with one-fourth of the pre
cincts in the state tabulated here
early this morning. In 646 pre
cincts reporting out of 2,523 in the
state, the senior senator had a lead
of 38,379 votes.
The vote: La Follette 67.988;
Ganfield 29,609.
In a statement issued at Madi
son. Robert M. La Follette, Jr.,
campaign manager for Senator La
Follette, claimed a 3 to 1 victory
for the senior senator. Senator
La Follette retired early after re
ceiving returns, which showed
him leading by a substantial mar
gin. He expressed confidence that
he had been nominated.
Gov. John J. .Blaine, who was
running on the La Follette slate,
had a lead almost as large as that
of the senior senator with one
fourth of the state reported. His
vote was 63.335: Morgan 34.016:
McHenry 2.972.
With only a few scattered pre
cincts reporting on the Democratic
gubernatorial race. Mayor A. A.
Bent ley of La Crosse had assumed
a small lead.
Milwaukee. Sept. 6. ? Senator
Robert M. La Follette continued
to gain or his opponent, W. A.'
Ganfield, as returns came in early
today. With 854 precincts out of
2,52"3 in the state reporting La
Follette had a lead of 50,809. The
vote stood: La Follette 89,552:
Ganfield 38,743.
the county engineer for attention
and action.
Mr. R. J. Kolb and J M. Jack
son appeared calling attention *o
the bad condition of a part of the
old Georgetown road near, their
places, stating that same needed. j
drainage very badly, and asking
the county to join them in the ex
pense of certain ditching, which
they estimated would cost in the
neighborhood of $1.00. Commis
sioner Britton and the county en
gineer were directed to look into
the matter with power to act.
The clerk stated :hat Mrs. Cyn
thia Cutter, an inmc-.te of the alms
house, had asked that arrange
ments be made so that her adopt
ed daughter could stay with her
and go to school. She is now with
a daughter in Georgetown county.
The board refused to consider'put
ting her daughter in the alm3
house. Mrs. Cutter also asked
that she be allowed to have her
own eyes examined. This was re
ferred to Dr. Andrews, the coun
ty physician, for report.
The cl.rk was directed to noti
fy City Council that the county
could not afford to pay for con
victs turned overjto it for a shorter
time than 30 days, as the cost of
equipping these convicts was con
siderable. Also to request the city
to have the convicts examined pre
vious to turning over to the county
and to turn over only those who
were reasonably healthy and in
condition to work.
The clerk reported on the cash
funds on hand for county ordinary
expenses.
Application was received from
Mr. L. I. Parrott for a chair,
which he had had made for his
personal use when clerk of ci>urt. j
stating that it was a little large I
for the use of the average size
man. The board, while desiring
to accommodate Mr. Parrott. felt
that it would not be warranted
in disposing of public property, but
agreed to swap chairs with Mr.
Parrott for one of equal value.
The clerk was directed to adver
tise the election of cotton weigher
to represent the county at Sumter.
S. C at the October meeting of
the board.
The title from Powel House for
right of way over his lands in the
Wateree river swamp, was consid
ered and the clerk was directed to
confer with the county attorney
as to certain features of same, and
if these were sat isla ctory to have j
it recorded. Chairman Rowland
was designated to appoint a timber:
estimator to act with Mr. House's j
estimator to appraise the value of i
the timber. |
Chairman Rowland was appoint
ed to purchase gravel for use on
the Wateree river approaches.
Game Warden Brunson stated
that he had been instructed to
put a phone in and asked permis
sion to attach wires to the county
poles. The board was of the
opinion that the county itself was
using the DuBose line poles and
directed that he lie informed to
that effect.
On the application of Mrs. Ma- j
rie Galloway and Mrs. Griffin the i
board decided that they be com-!
mit ted to alms house.
Application was received from j
Supt. Xunnamaker for a supply J
of winter clothing for inmates of j
the alms house, which was allow- j
ed. with the exception of glasses |
for Mrs. Cutter, previously refer-'
red to Dr. Andrews for report.
commissioner Miins submitted a
request from the Turbeville peo- j
pie for repairs and extension of J
certain roads in that territory.1
rBR?N, Established .Tune 1, 1866.
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_VOL. LIIL NO. 8
LEAGUE OF
NATIONS MEET
Third Assembly For
mally Opened in the
Morning Outdoes
Predecessors Both
in Number of Dele
gates and Specta
tors Present
Geneva. Sept. 4.?The third.as
sembly of the league of nations
which was formally opened at I
o'clock this morning outdid its pre
lecessors both in the number o
leiegates and spectators pr?sent,
even though the session gave little
promise of producing dramatic in
terest.
These things are interpreted by
the leaders of the league as most'
favorable to the success of the ses
sion, indicating that interest -in
the league is growing notwithstand
ing the fact that the work of both
the assembly and the council is in
evitably becoming more and more
of a routine nature, devoid oi pic
turesque features and sensational
debate.
There was for a time "the prom
ise of a mild sensation in connec
tion ?with today's opening, tJi&nks
to a movement on the part of Pe
ru, which gave birth to a short
lived boom for Dr. Eduard Benes/
premier of Czeeho-Slovakia. for
the presidency of the assembly."
The South . American delegation,
however, gave this movement a
death blow at a meeting during
the recess at which they approved*
unanimously the candidacy of
Augustin Edwards of Chile. Thus
the election of Senor Edwards be
came virtually a foregone conclu
sion, and in the balloting this
nfterno?rr he ^received 42 votes out
of the 44 states which had pre
sented credentials to the assembly.
Two .other votes were cast, one
for, former President , Motta of
Switzerland and the other for.-Br;
Juan Carlos Blanco, Uruguayan
minister to France.
In planning the work of the ses
sion the assembly decided to^dis-.
tribute the labor among six* com
mittees, as it. did last year. These
coi?'mitteEs:;Jar.ej^ "'
Constitutional and tarlcRc' qu.cSFv:
tions. ?
Technical organization.
Reduction of armaments.
Finances.
Social and general questions.
A special committee of five mem
bers was appointed to consider
whether supplemental questions
could be put oh the agenda. Thes?
questions . include Lithuania's pro
test against- Vilna plebiscite. The ?
Polish delegates object to th^s .
question being considered.
Former Premier Paderewski ot
Poland, who was one of the most
active figures-at the first assembly
of the league, followed today's pro
ceedings, with Mrs. Paderewski,
from the public ga?ery.
? The report of the credential^
committee showed that the follow
ing nations were not represented
at the opening: Argentina, Bo
livia, Honduras. Nicaragua, Salva
dor, Peru and Luxemberg.
HUGHES
WELCOMED
AT RIO
American Mission to Brazilian
Centennial Received With
Salates by Warships "m
Harbor
Rio Janeiro. Sept 6.?Guns
boomed from warships of eight
nations when the United States
ship., Maryland entered the harbCT
yesterday, carrying the American
mission to the Brazilian centennia?,
headed by Secretary of State
Hughes. The Maryland anchored
in the midst of the internaticn il
fleet and exchanged salutes in
which the'harbor forts joined. Al
though the United States hasn't
recognized Mexico, a gunboat fly
ing the Mexican flag saluted and the
Nevada; which accompanied the
Maryland, returned the salute by
order of Secretary Hughes. The
Hughes party was driven to the
Guanabara palace, their official res
idence.
*> *_
This was referred to county en
gineer for attention and report.
County engineer reported the
gangs at work as usual during
the past month. Main gang still tit
work in the Stateburg section", jail
yard gang widening the roads in
the DuBose section and caring
for detours and bridge repairs.
Stated that the roads were slowly
recovering from the recent raias.
He stated he was trying a mule be
longing to the W. B. Boyle Com
pany. Commissioner Britton was
appointed to act with the engineer
to purchase a mule if necessary.
He stated that he needed twelve
thousand feet of flooring and ten
thousand feet of stringers for
bridge repairs. This was author
ized advertised for and purchased
at the lowest price possible.
The clerk was authorized to get
prices on creosoted lumber fo.'
bridge purposes.
Reports were received from ?lie
rural police and home demon
stration agents. No report in frbm
cotton weighers on scale tests. This
was ordered obtained.
After approving claims the board
adjourned.

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