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CONSOLIDATED AUG- 2; 3 ABRUPT HALT"! IN MUDANIA CONFERENCE _ j France Favors Grant ing All the Demands! of Kemal?England | And Italy Object \ Constantinople, Oct. 5 (By the Associated Press).?The.question of the evacuation of Thrace was the cause of the rupture in the Muda nia conference, it was announced at a late hour tonight. The attitude of the Turks and the Greeks was very bellieose threatening the success of " the conference. !sme~ Psaha. in a fiery mood, up set the conference today. He de clared that the Turkish army must enter Thrace immediately and his tone was determined and defiant. General Harington attempted to reason with him after the fashion which had proved so effective in dealing with minor preliminaries but Ismet was adamant. ? Constantinople, Get. "> (By the Associated Press). ? Abruptly, though not unexpectedly, the Mu dania.' conference came to a halt this afternoon. When it will be re sumed is a matter of eonjecture. Brigadier General Harington. com mander of the allied forces and h*ad of the allied delegation, re turned this evening on the battle ship Iron Duke, and the Italian delegation also came to Constanti nople. It i? understood the allied generals will go/Into conference with the high commissioners on certain difficulties which have aris en at Mudania. Various explanations for the sep aration of the delegates are given in the rumore which quickly de veloped here. The one most gen erally credited relates to the evac uation of Constantinople. Accord ing to unofficial information, Ismet Pasha, the Nationalist representa tive, suddenly raised the question at the afternoon conference of the evacuation of Constantinople. Gen eral Harington replied that that would come after the conclusion of the peace treaty, as set forth in the joint allied note. Ismet in sleted repeatedly on anearlier evac uation, and it was found impossible to reach an agreement for tl e pres ent on this important point: General Mom belli, of Italy sup ported General Harington, but the French delegate. General Charpy, was non-committal. At this juncture, M. Franklin Bouillon, the special French envoy. Intervened, declaring, that he had been instructed by- the French gov ernment to support the Turkish demand. The discussion grew very warm and the allied generals ad journed to confer with the commis sioners at Constantinople. Both General Harington and Gen eral MombeTIi have asked for fur ther instructions from their gov ernment. If these are received in time it is possible that the confer ence may he iesumcd at Mudania tomorrow. Another ?eoort was torrent, hut accepted as on! ' a f>ai:ial explana tion that the stoppage of the con ference sessions was <:,ie, to the ne cessity of the Greek delegates re ferring all matter for derision to their governi ng* f t Athens. Allied Generals Return to Mudania Constantinople, Oct. ti.?After conferring for mo:=t of the night with the high commissioners and military experts here, the allied generals this morning returned to Mudania for a resumption of the armistice conference. The result of the deliberations was not announced. It was eon ceded that ff??* situation was se rious, hut it is still hoped that a basis for common agreement among the French, British and Ital ian delegations could be reached. NOTICE SERVED ON GREECE Paris. Get C?The Freneh gov ernment has instructed its minister at Athens to protest against the Greek government having sent re inforcements to the Greek army in Thrare. PROHIBITION TO BE ENFORCED Executive Department Will Act Promptly on Legal Ruling Washington, Oct. 7.?The execu tive5 branch of the government is proceeding to the -immediate en forcement of the interpretation of the prohibition amendments, arid enforcement act by the kvr'il branch as prohibiting the trans- 1 portation and sale of liquor On ' American vessels, wherever oper- ? ated, and 'he presence of liquor on1 foreign ships anywhere w:thin American territorial waters. The suggestion has ?>eeu .made thai congress might be asked to1 take up the bill introduced over a ye&r ago, which wo?:!n permit American passenger ships engaged*! in foreign commerce ?o svll li quor beyond the three mile limit. The anti-Saloon League is vfgor- \ ously opposed to the measure. tbltshed April, 1850. 881. _ "OVERTHROW i LLOYDGEORGE I ATTEMPTED i -? Near East Policy of Premier Unpopular With British Public, London, Oct. S (By the Associat- j ed Press).?The latter phases of ? the Xear Eastern crisis have been ^accompanied by the growth of a political and newspaper campaign; j against David Lloyd George, the ? British prime minister, which reached its climax when the four heading weekly reviews and one of ?the premier's staunchest support-' I ers among the Sunday newspapers! \ joined in a demand for his resigna- j ! tion. 1 "The campaign has far surpassed in its widespread extent and seem iing influence any of the similar 'campaigns which the premier dur-j ing the troubled post-war period' has had to" meet and which hither to he always has successufully cir- j cumvented. What has distinguish- j ed the present campaign from all j 1 previous ones is that it is not con i fined to the premier's natural po-I . litical enemies but embraces solid j organs of public opinion of all J ; political .shades." j The basis of the charges against Mr. Lloyd George is that his strong] pro-Greek policy brought the nation' to the brink of war, which was! only averted in the first place] through the statesmanship and di plomacy of Lord Curzon, the for- j eign secretary, who emerged from; the alleged prolonged eclipse from! which the foreign office has suf-1 fered through the premier, regain- j . ing in his own hands all the threads \ of British foreign policy, and se-'j cured an agreement with France! i'on a Xear Eastern policy, and in! I the second place through the mod-! deration and tact displayed byj :-Brigadier General Harington in btsj I dealings with the Kemalists. The gravest of the charges 'against, or rather against, the o.l- \ j leged war party led by Winston I [Spencer Churchill, secretary for the i colonies, is that it has involved the' 'country at- a moment of great financial difficulty in the useless ex- ] penditure of between 20,000.000 j and 30,000,000 pounds for war! : preparations in the Dardanelles, j I In the words of The Outlook | j "it has assured the triumph of j ! France over Great . Britain and j I caused the humiliation of Great; Britain before the Moslem world, j I while France poses as the protee-j I tor of the faithful who bullied and | 'chivied Great Britain into ac cepting humiliations that no great power within the past century has j peacefully endured." Amid the chorus of protests; against Mr. Lloyd George's cabinet secretariat usurping the duties of the foreign office, moderate organs; jlike The Spectator and The Ob j server are heard urging the pre ! mier's friends to tell Mr. Lloyd ? George he can best serve his coun- | I try by resigning. This campaign is considered in [some political'circles to have great-' ily strengthened the conservative! [revolt against Mr. Lloyd George's; ! leadership which has never been. ? stilled since last February when ? Sir George Younger, the Coriser- ? jvative party organizer, success- i j fully thwarted Mr. Lloyd George's j plans for spring elections. Xot only"has the Labor party ! been -solidly agaisnt the premier jwith their recent "stop the war"1 j slogan, but political observers sett some of the strongest elements j of both wingjs in the coalition are i equally determined to bring tl.e 'Lloyd George regime to an end. In 'some quarters Andrew Bonar Law's ? recent letter to The Times on Great" Britain's operations in the Xear East is associated with the anti Lloyd George manifestations, though in other circles *he in j terpretation is that the letter may 'have been intended to assist Lord Curzon in his efforts in Paris to bring the British and French poli cies into agreement. All kinds of speculation are cur rent regarding how the premier will meet the attack against him. Even possible new political align ments are being spoken of in the event of the attack proving .suc cessful. m m m Demand Suspension of Daugherty New York Committee of For ty-eight Sends Letter to President Xew York. Oct. f?.?A committee of 4S has made public a letter sent a> President Harding asking the suspension of Attorney General Daugherty pending the outcome of iropeachmeht prcoeedings on charges made by Representative Keller of Minnesota in the house. September 11. Warning: to Coal Profiteers Fuel Distributor Spens Sends Message to Operators Washington. Oct. 0.?A request that the coal industry increase the efficiency of handling coal is coupled by Fuel Distributor Spencer with a warning that unless volun tary matrers were effected the gov- j ernment might re-establish a con-; trol of the transportation. 'Be Jost and Fear iCONSERVATIVES I WILL DEFEND CONSTITUTION i _ I Fight to Be Made on Proposed Amend j ment Gives Con gress Power Over Supreme Court Xew York, Oct. 8.?The Nation al Security league will wage a na 'tion-wide campaign against the ! movement to amend the constitu ' tion of the United States so as to ! permit congress to pass upon de i cisions of the supreme court, the executive committee of the league jannounced today. ?The most dangerously destruc | tive doctrine that has been voiced ' in America since the birth of hol I shevism." said a statement from I the executive committee, speaking : of the movement, and outlining ; the plan to circularize candidates I for congress and wage an active ! fight against all who declare them ! selves in favor of submitting the j proposed amendment to the state j legislatures. "The most powerful minority in j the country today, which has a ; way of getting what it wants, even I at the risk of the general interest : of the citizens as a whole, and j whose whispers ring as shouts in the ears of the average'legislator." said the statement, "announce their ! determination to obtain amend ? ment of the constitution to permit I congress to override and nullify I decisions of the supreme court. I This is the most dangerously de structive doctrine that has been j voiced in America since the birth j of bolshevism. Such an amend | ment would convert our govern | ment over night into a mobocracy I under the leadership of the dema j gogues and destroy by one blow j the inherent rights of all minorities 1 against the possible tyranny of a 'temporary political majority, j "The National Security league i intends to exert every effort in its [power to controvert this movement and to prevent such an a mend I ment from pas/age. The fact that i the attack is by an organized body 'of hundreds of thousands of citi zens makes it essential that a broad I national campaign of opposition le started at once." ? ?? mm Lord Curzon I is Optimistic i - Believes Allies Have Overcome Serious Situation -? j London. Oct. 8 (By the Asso ! ciated Press).?Lord Curzon. re ; turning from his conference with. ! Premier Poincare in Paris on the j Near East situation tonight, said he j had every hope that a settlement would be made, and declared it j might he said that the allies had I overcome a situation fraught with . considerable risk, j The government's view here is that because of the agreement j reached at Paris, whic h is under stood to have been modified in form i as a result of last night's cabine?: j session the freshineursion of the ! fsmid region is not likely to ca?:.e I Turks in neutral territory in hie ? Turks in' neutral territory in the ; serious difficulty. j The Turks mus twithdraw. it is understood sufficiently to dem< n strate their sincerity but no arbi ;trary line has been set ''or them j to retire behind. j With the Creeks apparently re j signed to the giving up of Thrace, j the general situation was r<-ga?i<d 'easier here, although Lord Curzon , in referring to the newest advances j of the Turks said "You ??iin sre 'there is still a great de.*! of ir. i Da mahle material lying about. * i Despatches from Constantinople [and Mudania are not unsatisfactory, although the Turks are reported i irritated at the continued delays j in the conference due to the iail I ure of allied instructions to arrive ? promptly. j DISTRICT MAGISTRATE JACKED UP ! Gov. Harvey Sends Pre-emp tory Warning to Union Magistrate j Columbia, Oct. 9. ? Governor (Harvey this morning gave Mag listrate Leslie B. Godshall of tril lion, until October 1 ."> to make a ; showing or have his commission i revoked, because of failure io r-< i operate with officers in the enforce i ment of law. Various complaints jhave reached the governor ?f the failure of the magistrate t?> uphold j the enforcement :?rm of the law. [and apparent neglect of duty 'along other lines. Warship Ordered to Near East ' Dreadnaught Utah Will Pro ceed From Gilbratar ? London. Oct. 9?A central news j dispatch from Gibraltar says th:ir ;the admiral, and other officers of the L'nited Slates dreadnaughi Utah [ who are now touring Spanish Cities have been recalled to the warship. which has been ordered to proceed immediately to the Near East. Not?Let ?II the ends Thou Airns't ; Sumter. S. C, Wednesday U. S. Ships on ] * One of the 12 destroyers the Unite jto protect our interests there. AH H I Charles M. Tozer* ccgpjnaQger.Qg.13 FRANCE AND ENGLAND Gil TOGETHER ? Curzon and Poincare Agree That Turkish I Troops Shall Not Oc cupy Thrace Until Peace is Signed Paris. Oct. 7.? Oreat Britain and i France, as represented by Foreign Secretary Curzon. and Premier , Poineure. have agreed in principle I that the troops of the Turkish [Nationalists shall he allowed to oc cupy eastern Thrace only after the conclusion of a peace treaty. ABDICATION OF SULTAN REPORTED j - _ j News Comes by Wireless From Moscow i * London. Oct. 7.?The report that [Sultan Mohammed. cf . Turkey. ! abdicated this morning was receu* j ed by the Russian delegation h^re 'by wireless dispatch from Mos ; cow. MEAGER REPORTS FROM MUDANIA CONFERENCE ! London. Oct. 7.?Advices reach ing here regarding the Mudania [conference are meager and con [flicting. It is known that tin .Turks have demanded from the al ! lies a categorical statement of con sent tu the Turkish occupation of j Thrace.. Mudania. Oct. 7.-?The conference ? opened amid a feeling of optimism, iA statement by Ismet Pasha, the ? Turkish Nationalist representative j sounded a coiu-Uiatory note.on his (attitude which had softened mark ! edly. j State Gasoline Tax ! Treasurer Carter Issues Re | port on Summer Receipts j Columbia. Oct. 9.- The state igaf-oline tax brought in during the [summer iuonth?. which are good j automobile months. June. July and August, :i 1??i r?1 of 1 S,075.0$. ac icording to :i statement issued by ? State Treasurer S. T. Carter today. I Of this amount haff goes t<> the [counties, and checks to '.he county : treasurers are being mailed from the S':!te Treasurer's office in Co ? lumbia today. The counties will ! receive :i total of $10!>.S37..54. The same amount ^--es to the state. The county which contributed the .most to the gasoline |>jj] dur [ing the summer was Charleston, j whose, payments for the ouarter on rhi.s account totaled $<?.420.1i?. Spartanburg i?:ti?I the >,.-<-(?ud larg lest amount. $S.0oX.5X. Next came jRichJand, with $7.1.r?4.Sl. Green ville was fourth, paying $7.001.33. Xext came Anderson. $5 151.2t?; [Aikeh $3.501.41: Orangeb?rg. $3. 420.36; Florence. $3,31*2.22: York, i $3.353.7 l : Darlington. .< 2.s4 o.7o; [Sumter. $2.S1S.45: Greenwood. $2.?73.20: Lajurens. $2.572.28. and [with amounts to it*-- counties ranging on down to tin- smallest [check, sent to McCormick county. I $766.05. it be thy Country's, Thy God's and , October It, 1922 Way to Levant i A States is sending to Constantinople ie 12 are of this type. _ Inset, Captsia *e sbipa. i _ NEAR EAST DISCUSSED IN PARIS - Lord Curzon and Pre j mier Poincare Hold f Important Confer | ence on Turkish Problem London. Oct. C.? (.By the Asso ciated Preis);?The visit of Lord Curzon. the British foreign secre tary, to Paris was described in of ficial quarters this afternoon as be i ing for the purpose of satisfying himself and the British govern j Blent on a poynt they already were [firmly convinced of. namely, that :the French government has no in tention of going hack on the stand fit took in the allied note to M?S jtapha Kemal Pasha of September ; Surprise was expressed today a: !;he stand that M. Franklin-Bouil lon, the French envoy, took at his [conference with Musiapha Kemal Pasha in Mudania. The British ?government is r.ot willing to believe I that he went beyond the instruc tions of his government, l if was definitely stated today 'hat M. Poincare. the French premier. '.gave assurance:; to laud Curxon, [daring CurzohTs previous visit to i Paris, that M. Franklin-Bouillon had been definitely instructed not ! to go beyond the terms expressed in ihe allied note. Lord Curzon is going to Paris. Imainly to dear Up this apparent discrepancy; it was said today." It ab>o was stated that the question [-of v Russia's participation" in the peace conference demanded on Kern?? Ts reply might incidentally be discussed by M. Poincare and Lord ('urzon. Paris, Oct. 7.? The conference between Premier Poincare and Lord Curzo.it, British foreign min is-..-r. which began last night upon the arrival of Lord Curzon from London to discuss the Turkish sit uation, was ended shortly after '1 o'clock this morning. In reply to questions the British foreign minister declared: "I am exhausted, but we have done good : work. We will continue af O'clock this morning:" hTaVon Hardinge, British ambas sador, also was optimistic over the results of the night "a deliberations, expressing confidence that all would be well. Signor Calli. the Italian charge! in rhe absence of Ambassador Sforza, was present at the con ference. Williams Guilty, Verdict of Jury Recommended to Mercy. Kill ed Near Kinsman Aiken. Oct. (Jeorge Tillman W illiams was found guilty of mur der with recommendation to the mercy of the court tonight in the Court of General Sessions here, he, being charged with killing Wil Rawls, a distant kinsman, at: Wagener August !?. The jury was out ?; hours returning ]<>::!?' o'clock tonight, it is understood that six ballots were necessary before an agreement was reached. .\ hick town i> a place where the] police are forever annoying law violators. Truth's." HALF BILLION BOND ISSUE United States Needs! Money to Refund Short Term Treas-i ury Notes Washington, Oct. 8.?The first: government bond issue since the war was announced tonight by the treasury. Secretary Mellon offered for sub scription an issue of about $500. 000,000 of 4 1-4 per cent., 30 year treasury bonds as part of the pro gram for refunding the short dated debt. The new issue will be dated Oc tober ItJ, li>22. bearing interest at 4 1-4 per cent, annually, payable April 15 and October 15. on a semi-, annual basis. The bonds will ma ture October 15, i?j52. but may he redeemed at the option of the.Unit ed States after October 15, ]'j47. The ijast previous bond issue of fered by the treasury was the fourth Liberty loan in October, IMiS. It carried interest at 4 1-4 per vent., to mature in 20 years, pnd amounted to nearly $7,000,000. Bearer bonds of the new issue with interest coupons attached will be issued in denominations of $100. $500, SI.000, $5,000 and $10,000. while bonds registered as to prin cipal and interest will be issued in denominations of $100. ?500, $1,000, $5,000. $10.oo0, $50,000 and $100, ooo. AH will carry the usual tax exemption provisions. Secretary Mellon reserved the right to allot additional bonds above the $500,- j 000.000 amount fixed for stibscrip- j lions to the extent that 4 1-4 per; cent Victory notes or treasury cer- j titivate* of the series maturing De cember 15. i!>22, are tendered in payment. Applications for new bonds not exceeding $10.000 from any one subscriber will be allotted in full but applications for an amount in excess of $lo,000 will be received subject to allotment. In a letter to hanking institu tions Mr. Mellon asked continued cooperation for the distribution of the new bonds among investors, declaring the time had-come for a longer term operation in the re funding-of the short dated debt i which heretofore has been aeeom-! plsihed "without disturbance to the market for outstanding securi ties" on a relatively short term ba- [ sis. Discussing what had already been ?accomplished in the refunding of the short dated debt. Mr. Mellon recalled that on April 30. 1021.' (when the refunding program was j announced, the gross public debt amounted to $24,000,000.000, of which over $7.500,000 was matur-' ing within two years, while on. September 30. 1^22. the total debt was $22.800.000.000 and 'about $4.000.000.000" of the early matur-i ing debt had been retired or re-! funded. This fiscal year, he stated, there! will fall due about $1,800.000.000! of Victory notes, $625,000.000 of war savings certificates and about $1.000.000,000 of treasury certifi cates, of which $4S.oOo.Ooo repre-; sent Pittman act certificates which' will be retired this year through i the reeoinage of silver bullion, ! while about ?!00.000,oo0 of loan ; certificates maturing October 16, j 11*22. will be paid out of funds al-! ready in hand. j Retirement of these latter certi ficates, he added, will leave only ? ?ax certificates outstanding and with ? tax payments as large as they are it is considered desirable for the! treasury to have outstanding at ; [least $1.0.00.000,000 tax certificates, i which correspondingly reduces the amount of necessary refunding into; other securities. After October lf>. 102* Mr. Mel-j Ion said, the next maturities fail j on December 15. and include about $870.000.000 of 4 1-4 per cent.; I Victory notes called for redemption and about $420,000,000 of matur-: imr tax cretiticates against which ! the treasury will receive in Decem- j her about $25a.ooo.moo on income; and profits taxes. j On January 1. 1923. he said, j $625,000.000 of war savings certifi cates became payable but speo;a! facilities for their exchange for the new treasury savings certificates ?ire to !??? announced shortly, while the) only treasury certificates maturing in the second half of the fiscal year. l!>23. n r.? about $2G6.000.0O0 j ?in March 15. 192.3, and about $273.-: 000.000 on June 15, i!i2:5. l>oth of which are covered by the income and profits tax payments estimated! for these dates- <>n May 20. f923; j he added the remaining $$30.000,- j 000 ol 4 1-3 Victory notes mature ! "The maturities which will re-| main and have to i>e refunded.*"! Mr. Mellon said, "the treasury will meet through issues of refunding securities properly adjusted to mar ket conditions, and 1 believe it will be able to meet them, as it has in. tiie past, without disturbsnoe to the markets ami without strain to the financial machinery." The treasury secretary wrote the bankers that it had been r~?ou?\| years since the treasury had offer ed to the people of the ITniled I States an issue <?:' h-ng time gov ernment bonds." adding that dur ing that period it had been nnanc-j ins itself on a short time basis. The . Victory notes issue after the war, were not classed by the government ? :is a regulation bond issue. We would hate to be a kins i There i3 no future in it. THK TliCE SOt/ Cooperative Cotton Marketing Associa tion Gaining- in Strength Columbia, Oct. 7.?B. S. Josey. of Lydia, one or the largest farm ers of the Pee Dee section of South Carolina, signed the conon co-oper ative marketing contract last night, according to announcement made by officials of the South Carolina ,Cotton Growers' Cooperative As sociation today. Mr. Josey de termined to join the association ! only after he had come to .Colum bia and visited the headquarters of the association and saw for him self how the business of the organ ! ization is being conducted. Com pletely satisfied with the manner in which the business is being handled, he signed the contract which binds him to sell all of his 'cotton through ihe association for five years. He also indicated his in tention of turning over several hun dred bales of cotton now on hand to the association. The signed contract of R. P. Morgan, presd'tnt of the Citizens' Bank, of Union, and one of the largest planters in Union county, was among the large numbers of new contracts, reaching association hend? in arte::; today. Mr. Morgan, like Mr. Josey, de clined to sign until after he could see how the association was func tioning. An injunction restraining John R. Pope, of Marlboro county from disposing of any of his cotton out side of the association, was served on Mr. Pope yesterday, having been issued by Judge Mauldin in Co lumbia Thursday. Out of the ap proximately 11,000 members which the association has it has been found necessary to invoke legal proceedings in only one case 'thus far. Officials of the association say that there is practically a unanimous sentiment among the members that all members be com pelled to live up to the ?terms of the conti act and this will be done. The morale of the membership is declared to be splendid. Columbia. Oct. 7.?All of . the state co-operative marketing asso ciations are functioning in a man ner highly satisfactory to their members, according to Harold C. Booker, secretary of the South Carolina Cotton Growers* Coopera tive Association, who has returned from Atlanta, where he attended a meeting of the secretaries of th?? various associations. All of the associations reported that ] heavy deliveries of cotton were being made and that the morale of their membership was splendid. One very significant fact. Mr. Booker; said, which was brought out at | the meeting was that new members, were being received by all the ad- j social ions every day. In this respect. South Carolina shows up well, he said, large numbers of new contracts being received daily. During the past ten days approximately 150 new contracts have been received, some of them from some of the largest farmers of the state. The North Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia. Arkansas. Alabama, Texas and Oklahoma and Mississippi long staple and Arizona Pirna cotton organizations are functioning now. The Mississippi short staple and Tennessee xrowers are organizing for next year's business. Practical ly no violations of contract were reported at the meeting. Oklahoma has tiled suits against ten members. One of the ten members has al ready settled the case against him by paying the accumulative dam- j ages and promising to live up to the contract in the future. The Arkansas association was forced to get an injunction against one of its members and the Texas associa tion had ?o get injunctions against two or three of its members. Cot ton continues to pour into the South Carolina association from every section of the state, Mr. Booker said. AGAINST THE RAILROADS Labor IJoard Hands Down De- j cision on Outside Work Chicago. Oct. "..?The United i Sintes Railroad Labor Board to- j day handed down three decisions j holding as in former cases that l; the contracting out of railroad work to outside agencies was ille gal because the practice attempted to evade the provisions of the Traimportation Act. In one ease of the maintenance of way union, against the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, the union charged that the road con tracted out the resurfacing of its trackage and in another that the earlier contracted out its positions ??f pumpers and coal passers. The road held that rhe "farming out of such work" was customary but the board rub-d against the prae- j tice. The third case involved the New York Central, the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks maintaining that the carrier con tracted its freight handling to the New York .Marine Company and to William, spencer A Sons at certain points in Xew York city. This case was also decided against the TB?ON, ftaitthlfeftrtt flutte I, 4???/ VOL. Lin. NO. 17 ?SF0R~ | GREATER ' STATE F?? I Executive Committee. i Holds Meeting i n Columbia?Grounds Rearranged I Co]uBibia. Oct. .=>.?The exectr j tivo committee of the State Fair j Society met here, today and t.-er i fected arrangements and approv ed plans for the State Fair, com mencing here October 23. The grounds are rapidly beingr gotten into shape and they pre sent euite a different appearance, from what they formerly did. R. MVCooper, president; and J. W. Fleming, manager, and members of the committee visited tht grounds this mm ing and were en thusiastic over- the progress- made. Predictions freely were made that the fall festival this year would surpass any in the history of the' society. The executive committee ap proved the program as formulate i by Manager Fleming, which, in boM outline, is as follows: \ Monday. **Ladtes' Day," tc .vh&.Vi all the women of the state will be. admitted free. The exereis.es, ehlet of which will be the official opoa : ing of the festival and the laying of the corner-stone of the women'i building, will be presided over bv Mrs. George W. Yanderbilt, of Aslu-' vilie, X. C, president, of the Nor:h Carolina State Fair. Tuesday. ?'School. Day/' The^ governor will be requested-to-de*/ clare an official holiday for all the schools of the state. The piece de. resistance will be the football game between the high school elevens' of Greenville and Columbia. Wednesday. "Agricultural and^ Confederate Veterans' Day." This, day will he featured by the judg-. ing of live stock and. old fiddlers' convention and contest. The ra?T roads-have offered free transport? tion to the Confederate veterans and arrangements have been com pleted to quarter and feed the ^-Id soldiers Thursday. "Clemson-Carblina^ j Day, which in addition to the an nual football classic between an cient rivals, will be featured by1 alt' the regular'attractions. Friday. "Navy Day.". Dedicated to the -Xavy 'Tard at Charlesron &rsj the importance of the coast ciJy as a naval station. Saturday professional automobile 'race. The fair grounds will be opened each night; the committee decided, at-one-half the price of admission, and,there will be cir cus acts, fireworks and possibly ? horse show for every night of the week. v T. Alex Heise, sheriff of Rich land county, will be in complete > charge of the grounds both day [and night. I In addition* tec the outlined pro^ i gram one of the -days witl be fea | tared, by an entertainment of the: press of the state, every newspaper worker in South Carolina to be per sonally invited to attend on this day. To facilitate the dissemina tion of news a press office with a battery of typewriters will be open continuously on the grounds. The committee elected between 6i?0 and *?W new life members to the soctety, and Manager Flesaing was instructed to send each im mediately his life card of admit tanc* to the grounds. GOOD CROP IN GREENWOOD Outlook * For Bigger YieM Than Last Year Greenwood, t>ct. 5. ? Cocton ginning in Greenwood county is much slower this year than last, according to ginners, and de^pfte the fact that a larger crop of cot ton will be made this year, only $62 bales have been ginned thus far. compared with 4,043 at the same lime last year. Cotton is opening rapidly no-^ and#the peak oi tlie ginning seaso:. is expected tn the next 30 days C.rowers believe that the -ccttoi. crop this year will be much in fen ces:; of last year's crop. Man is Given Flogging F. W. Brown RoughJy Treat ed Near Florence Florence, Oct. S.?While he was returning to Florence in an auto mobile last night. F. W. Brown W5i attacked by a dozen or more ma>;; ed men who dragged him from -hi$ car into a thicket and beat hire about the head, according to Iiis story of the affair* to the sheriff Brown also, stated that the men tried to force him to sign a paper promising that he would not open tip business in Florence, but be re fused. Two men who were with Brown were forced to leave tha scene by the mob. Brown's scalp bears the marks of the beatir-g. Sheriff Burch sent deputies -u> the place described by Brown. The.* found a mask and a hai. Brown declares he recognized some ot the m**n even with their ma.ks ami arrests are expected to follow. Brown was getting ready to opevt ' a rolling meat market here ac cording to his statement. -j Rome is a place where iovo is; a mansion may be no more than a house that jack built.