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The Watchman and Sosthron
v.. . . . '?
Entered at the Pos to nice at Sum
ter, S. C, as Second Class Matter.
Mr. and Mrs; W. B. Burns left
for Charleston Monday afternoon
on'a short visit.
* - Mr. C. W. McGrew, Jr., has re
turned from Orangeburg, where he
went last week as relief man for
the Western Union Telegraph Co.
v Prof. F. A. Girard is in Harts
vi^e for the day teaching .the vio
lin -students of Ooker College. He
will also remain for the faculty
concert, playing a violin in same.
-Mrs. J.\C. Robinson, of ' Rock
?ni!? and1 two sons, are. visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs: W. Hi Bry
an on. North Main St.
* ; Mrs. Harry Green and family are
spending a few days in Florence.
JMr. S. K. Rowland went to Flor
ence 'Thursday to attend the meet-.
. Jng" of - the Florence Rotary club.
.Rt. Rev. W. A. Guerry, Bishop
of the Diocese of South Carolina,
and Rt. Rev. K. G. Finlay, Bishop
of-the Diocese of Upper South
Carolina, are in the city to at
tend the annual ? meeting of the
Council of Colored Churchmen,
<which is being held at the Church
of the Good Shepherd. While here j
they are the guests of Rev. J. B.
^ -Mr. R. C. Richardson of Pine
f wood spent" Thursday in town.
Mrs. C. W. Cofield," who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. H. J.
iAwrence, lef? for Atlanta, Ga.,
Thursday morning*
? ? ?
Property Pays the Btil.
(Greensboro News).
Governor Trinkle, of Virginia,
declares that he is in favor of the
construction of a state system of
^Jiighways, but opposes a property
? tax to pay -the interest on the bonds,
needed for such construction. Gov
ernor Trinkle has obviously been
' infected by the vicious doctrine
that prevails in North Carolina?
the doctrine that the farmer must
foe .subsidized for political pur
poses. - . ... . ..
In the long run, property pays
the taxes in-Norath Carolina as else
whereT What else is there to pay?
You can lay a. heavy franchise tax,
^and claim that the money is com
ing-out .of the. pockets, of corpora
tions; but the; corporations simply
eharge that tax up, to , the cost of |
doing ?business, in this state, and
proceed, to collect it?and a good
di^al more?out bf their- custom
ers, - That, franchise ? tax is added
to- rents jn towns and to "the price
of:^verythmg_-the farmer buys in
tJJfe country. T You lay a tax on gas
^oiine^-but who. buys"the gasoKne?
Property * owners^?tens of thou
sands -of them/farmers..
'^.VAf?i you spend $50,(100,000 im
^bsoving: .property.: values in the
-state 6t North/ Carolina; property
4&s the hill, as. it. ought to. You
cj&*disguise the. method of collec- j
tloti^ but coilectiQn^s nevertheless;
made, and it isn't made. from ho
^boes, who don't own a dollars'
worth of property. It is made from
the people who, own road system.,
The only difference is that if you j
levy the tax^ directly on property, j
?yo? know that you are collecting;
from the people who benefit most I
and most directly, from the con
struction of the roads; whereas, if j
^you pursue the North Carolina |
plan, and' by devious schemes at- {
tempt to disguise the collection,!
you are likely^ to lay the heaviest'
burden on people who benefit least I
from the investment:
But to levy a direct tax re
quires political courage, as well as
economie wisdom, neither of which
attributes is characteristic of the i
politicians of North Carolina or of
% Virginia...
County Fair Publicity.
; JMr. John Buck of the commit
tee on floats and decorated cars for
the allegorical pageant of progress
?^parade, November 24th, reports
that the Young Men's Business
League of Sumter, the Kiwan is
club of Sumter, and the Evans
^Welding Company, also of Sumter,
have-entered their organizations
and business for floats. These
public spirited business and pro
fessional men of Sumter are de
termined that'Sumter county's big
day shall be the biggest and beat;
euer pulled off in South Carolina.
The premium lists for the 1922
?Sumter County Fair are out. AH
who are interested in putting ex
hibits in the fair can secure prem
ium lists by applying to E. I. Rear
* don. Secretary Chamber of Com- j
merce. Premium lists will be
mailed free, to those who write or
phone for same.
Open Hhrh Low Cloze Close
J*K .. _ . 24.06 24.30 24.00 24.20 24.04
March - .24.IS 24.39 24.07 24.28 24.09
May - - .24.07 24.22 23.93 24.10 23.98
Jahr - - -23.78 23.95 23.71 23.80 23.93
D*c. . ? 24.40 24.60 24.3? 24.52 24.35
Open- High Low do** eiuae
Jan_ 23.80 23.97 23.30 23.88
March .. ? 23.80 23.95 23.70 23.87
May - - -23.65 23.78 23.53 23.73
;?iy - ? . 23.55 23.62 23.40 23*3
Dee .23.78 23.95 23.65 23.86
Spots 38 up, 24.00.
Jaasary .- 13.72 :
March . . 13.51
May . - - - .-13.35
iJuly .- .- - - . 13.15
Ocfaber ..._ . 12.52
December..-. 13.83
Receipts. 4?,000 : Salts, 8.000; Middling. I
14.44: Good Middling 14.64.
"Loose Nut Wrecks Car"?head-j
line. Sounds as if he was driving.
-p ? ? .?
The hard thing about saving a
dollar is you must save it every day
you have it.
* - '-v ? ? ?
Many a man grows sage from
wild cats.
? Many a beau plays second fidc.le
Prosecutor Not Yet
Ready to Go to the
Grand Jury
New Brunswick, Nov. 2.?While
"declining te comment on the inter
view given out by the wife of the
?lain rector, the authorities con
ducting the investigation of the
-Hall-Mills murder sought to iden
tify the. man described by Mrs.
Gibson, as the murderer. It was
pointed out that little could be
gained by going to the grand jury
with the Gibson story because the
account stated that the woman she
saw on the murder scene did not
commit the murder.
James Mills, husband of the
slain singer, commenting on Mrs.
Hall's statement in her interview,
declared he . is not vindictive or
prejudiced either, but wants thet
murderer punished. He believes
the woman killed the couple and
cut his wife's throat in spite be
cause of her beautiful singing. '
Hearing to Be Held by the
State Railroad Commission
~ " -
Columbia, Oct. 31.?Several im
portant hearings are to be held by
the South Carolina railroad com-,
mission this week, including -what
will likely be the most important
of all, the gas and electric rate
in Columbia.
The Columbia case will be callea
Thursday. The Columbia Railway,
Gas & Electric Co., has filed pe
tition for an increase in its gas and
electric rates, the increase amount- j
ing to about seventeen per cent of
the present rates, it is estimated.
On "Wednesday ^ae' rail body
will have two hearings, one on a
petition from the town of Seneca
to require the Southern Railroad to
construct an underpass there for its <
traffic. The town of- Seneca is di
vided by the railroad and streets
cross the tracks dn grade cross
ings. It is expected that a num- |
ber of Seneca citizens w*H appear
before tHe commission in be half of
the-' petition. ^
' Another hearing to be held by
the commission Wednesday is on:
the question ' of. freight rates on
ice in South Carolina. ?
On Tuesday the commission will
have a hearing on a question of two
overhead* bridges oh the Seaboard
Air Line between Middendorf and
McBee. - The -road- is crooked and
crosses the rails 'twice in this short
distance: The -highway authori
ties contend that the road with
thec?rves i serves;. more people.!
The."railroad contends that the;
road should be straightened, there-!
by ehminating both crossings. j
The Columbia gas and electric
rate hearing will likely attract con- !
siderable attention. The commis- !
sion has received no more infbfc-l
mation as to the presentation to
be made, other than the petition j
of the company. Thisv is the first j
case of the kind to come before!
the railroad commission since that i
body took over the work of the \
former public service commission.
An audit of the company was made
for the former commission and this
will probably serve as the basis for
the commission's work on the pres
ent case.
The Columbia Railway, Gas &
Electric Co., contends that the
rates in effect in Columbia are low
er than^ih practically all other cit
ies of the south and that higher
rates are imperative in order for:
the company to make a proper re
turn from the business.
Government Receipts Shrink.
Washington, Oct. 31.?Classifica
tion of tax government receipts for
September showed a decrease of
more than $276,000,000 as com
pared with the same month last
year, according to the internal rev
enue bureau report today.
For the month of September the
total receipts from taxes were
$354,284,246 as against $630,
758,713 for the same month a year
For the three months ended with
September - tax receipts amounting
to $600,740,974, reflected a" de
crease of over $366,000,000 as com
pared with the same period of 1921.
Receipts from income and profit
taxes, declining by $241,0?0,00t?
showed the greatest decrease for
the month, the total for Septem
ber, which included the third in
stalment, amounting to $276.000,
000 as against $517:000,00O fot
September last year. Tobacco taxes,
however, showed an increase for
the month of nearly $3,000,000, the
total being nearly $28,000,000
against $25,000,000 in September a
year ago.
Receipts from estate taxes for
September amounting to $5,000,
000 showed a decrease of $7,000.
000 compared w:i.h the same^
month of 1921; tax collections on
distilled spirits amounting to $2,
500,000 fell off by nearly $2,000,
000, while miscellaneous collec
tions such as transportation and
amusements amounting to over
$41.000.000 decreased by $28,000,
000. Taxes collected from corpor
ations on the value of capital stock,
however, amounting to $13,000,000
in September, reflected an in
crease of over $2,000,0:00 over a
year ago.
Health hint: Very few sad look
ers are good cookers.
ePrisoners in one penitentiary
were brewing weeds. Just the same
it was bottled in bond.
Attorney * General De
mands $50,000 Dam
ages for Publication
of Articles by Cor
Anderson, Nov. 1.?Asking dam
ages in the sum of $50,000 of the
Advocate Publishing Company, Gr.
P. Browne, as editor and publish
er of the Anderson Daily Mali
Samuel M. Wolfe, attorney general
of South . Carolina, has instituted
proceedings, alleging that the de
fendant allowed to be published in
the columns of the Daily Mail
newspaper articles signed by John
?V. Stribling, in connection with the
recenet Georgia-South Carolina
boundary suit, which made '"vitu
perative and libelous attacks upon
the plaintiff:" ,
The summons; continues, in part:
"That under glaring large type
headlines, to wit: 'Stribling Scores
the S. C. Attorney General," and
with a leader, to wit 'Charges that
South Carolina was sacrificed by
hinr/ an article was printed from
and over the same signature of
same John V. Stribling, sponsored,
distributed, dissemin.ited to the
reading public and giving addition
al prominence and indorsement by
place on the editorial page of said
Anderson Daily Mail by defendants,
in which said article' the follow
ing language and statements bccur
"Editor Daily Mail: In order
that the people may know how
Sam Wolfe and the water power
exploiters and that line of profi
teers have conspired to the pur
pose of defrauding this state of
about 30,000 acres o^ its area as a
state in the union, I submit the fol
lowing," etc.
The remainder of the summons
embodies charges alleged to have
been made in Mr. Stribling's arti
cles concerning the boundary dis
pute, all of which the summons
alleges were "false, malicious, wil
ful, designed and calculated .and_ in
tended to defame plaintiff, impeach
his honesty, impugn his motives,
expose him to public discredit, ob
loquy .and. hatred, and' to j injure
him socially.", and otherwise. .
The attorney general was-.in the
cityjtoday and. ? copy of the sum
mons was served upon ?Mr. Browne
by Sheriff Marett this, afterno/^v
The;- summons deals at great
length, with the . boundary ?yvt,
which was. taken to the United
States supreme..court, -and. that a*
ter. settlement, there the said- de
fendants "persistently and relent
lessly-continued to 'publish r. saidj
defamatory articles-and said false
and maheious" charges of the, said |
John V. Stribling, giving editorial,
and tentative, indorsement , and
sanction to said defamatory arti
cles . and. charges, furnishing . the:
medium of disseminating said de-i
famat?ry articles, language and ?
charges, to the public, wilfully and;
maliciously designing and* intend
ing said publication to impeach
the-honesty of the plaintiff, expose
him to' contempt, ridicule or ob-'
loquy and to injure him socially,
officially, politically and profes
sionally, to his damage in the sum
o? $50,000."
The s?mm?ns further charges
that on June 18, 1920, issue of
The Daily Mail over the signature
of John V. Stribling, "an article j
discrediting to plaintiffs conduct!
of said case appeared and in which
occurs particularly the following
"Mr. Wolfe falls far short of his
duty to the -state and . people in
resting his defense plea upon a doc- ,
ument so* defective, inadequate,
questionable as to that of the so
called Beaufort treaty."
Part of Trestle Burns
Seaboard Trains Move by
Way^ of Florence ,
Camden, Oct. 31.?About sixty
feet of the Seaboard Air Line rail- j
way trestle., over the Wateree river |
near here, was destroyed by fire!
about 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Train No. 2, northbound from!
Jacksonville to New York, duel
here an hour later was detoured by'
way of Florence to^Cheraw. Train
No. 3, southbound, due here at
midnight, will be detoured also,
Cheraw to Florence, to Columbia,
and it is supposed this route will
be used until . necessary repairs
can be made.
Traffic will not be interrupted
more than twenty-four hours, is
the opinion of railway men here.
About forty laborers were gotten
together in Camden and went down
to fight the flames.
Trouble Between
Conservatives and
National Liberals
1 London. Oct. 31.?The so-called
co-operative pact of governmental
conservatives and Lloyd George and
the national Liberals seemed near
a smash up that may force Lloyd
George to carry out his threat to
wage a finish fight on the'-men who
brought about his downfall. The
trouble seems to have occurred
when conservative candidates bob
bed up to oppose the candidates of
Lloyd George carrying a banner in
places regarded as immune from
Tory attacks.
Honolulu's streak of bad luck has
changed; A lire down there de
stroyed 4.0(H) ukeles.
When she sees a new dance step
she wants to second the motion.
' New York. Oct. 31.?A search
for the bodies of several girls who
are believed to have lost their lives
in the. first last night which de
stroyed a manufacturing building
in Brooklyn, is underway. A man
who jumped from the fifth floor
was killed and eight others were
Paris, Oct. 31.?Count Sforza Jias
telegraphed his resignation as Ital
ian ambassador here to Premier
Mussolini, explaining that he is not
in accord with the new govern
? ? i V ?
New Orleans, Oct. 31.?A South-;
ern" Pacific passenger train, west
bound from New Orleans, crashed
into the rear end of the Wortham
Carnival Company train * early to
day near Adeline, La. Three are
reported killed and six injured. .... J
Rome, Oct. 31.?Twelve are rer.
ported dead' as a result of attacks
yesterday in which the Fascisti was
involved. Four of the Fascisti were.,
slain by snipers, firing from the
windows of- workmen's quarters,,
When the party passed eight were
killed in a clash with Commun
ists in the Siburtino quarters.
New Brunswick, Oct. 31.?The
past of Mrs. Jane Gibson, an eye
witness to the Hall-Mills killing is.
being investigated following reports'!
that she is the wife of William '
Easton of this city instead of the
widow of a clergyman. She denies
the reports. Easton said he has
nothing to say.
Chicago, Oct. 31.?Twenty horses
were burned to death and one^buh:
dred .persons are homeless as the
result of a fire which destroyed a
stable and a three story hotel.
-? *
Moscow, Nov. 1.?Premier Ley
nine spoke publicly yesterday for
the first time since his prolonged
illness, before the workmen's and'
peasant's parliament. The vigor of
his speech indicated that he has re
covered his health. '
London, Nov. 1.?The chieftains
of the Conservative party under
Bonar Law and the national Lib
erals under Lloyd George are'? still;
undecided whether they should
spread the war against one anoth
er's candidates in the coming elec-*
ti?n; or CO-bperate in some dls
triets. : * _ '
Geneva," Nov. I.?Informal ne
gotiations have been going* oh, fcor
sonje .time between the League of
Nations and the state department,
at Washington to make it possible
for Anieric'an participation'.in tth?,
? election' Of" judges for the> perma
nent court of international justice,
;it was announced, at .the league,
headquarters. .
Houston, Texas, _Nov. 1.?One
man. was killed, and another se
riously ..hurt this 'morning at.^Wil
mot station, 38 miles north," when
a locomotive on a Trinity and Bra-.,
zos Valley freight trairf exploded. .
Webb City, Mo.. Nov. 1.?Hun
dreds are searching the ruins for,
the bodies of persons, believed,to
have been killed by a tornado:
which swept the city .early today.
One woman is known to have been."
killed and fifteen injured. The
!storm' struck the city in two places.
[Thirty houses were demolished.
, Cleveland, Nov. 1.?"The busi
ness tide is rising and the receding
tide has carried out most of the
business wrecks," according to the
monthly business review of the
fourth federal reserve bank;
Havana, Nov. 2.?The Liberal
party seemed on top of Cuban pol
itics as results of the victories cf
I partial elections' over, the island;
yesterday. It is indicated in the
partial returns that Liberals ele^?
ed six of their provincial govern
ors and have won^the race for may
or of Havana and increased the
numbers in the lower house.of con
i gress.
! Buffalo, Nov. 2.?Several hun
dred men, women and children of
I Che.etowaga battled with Lehigh
j Valley railroad detectives who were
[defending three carloads of coal
i mysteriously dumped there. A boy,
j was shot in the leg when the de
i tectives opened fire.
London, Nov. 2.?Premier Bonar
Law, addressing a meeting for
women voters, declared that he
??was not going to talk to them as
women, but "as citizen of .coun
try, who have an equal interest in
all that has happened." He de^
! elared that women's tendency to
be cautious was praiseworthy, and
he would be cautious in what he
recommends for the government
j of England. He also declared * he
hoped America may yet take part
in the League of Nations.
j Columbia, Nov. 1.?The resources
I of the 3Cir State banks, 16 branches
and one private bank in South
Carolina on September 15, 1922,
were $147.176.359.52, according to
the statement of W. W. Bradley,
State bank examiner, released, to
day. Of the $53,631.632.80 on de
posit. $35,318,362.75 were in the
savings department.
Manilla. Nov. 2.?The 'Philip
pine senate has adopted uanimously
a resolution asking the United
States congress to authorize the
Philippine legislature to call a con
situtiona] convention to create an
independent republic.
Washington. Nov. 2.?A Greek
metropolitan and ten priests who
were captured by the Turks were
buried alive because they rcfus'.d
to embrace Jsalmism, according to
a telegram, from Athens to the
Greek legation. The message jaid
that wells were filled with bodies
of girls who drowned themselves
to escape the Turks.
London, Nov. 2.?Stunned by the
heavy downfall of their candidates
in the municipal elections held in
England yesterday, the Laborites
have intensified political campaign
with the hope of making a better
showing in the general election for
parliament on the fifteenth. Yes
terday the Laborites lost one hun
dred and forty-nine seats they had
in London and a hundred and
sixty in the boroughs outside the
Peking, Nov. 2.?An abrogation
treaty embodying Japan's famous
twenty-one demands is required of
the Chinese government in a bill
passed in the lower house of par
liament. The bill directs, a rejec
tion of the treaty on the grounds
that It was never approved by par
liament, and therefore, is invalid.
Rome, Nov. 2.?The authority,
energy and earnestness with which
Mussolini has taken hold of the
-Italian internal and external 'af
fairs has created -a deep impres
sion here. The postponement of
the opening.of the. chamber of dep
uties from November . 7th to 15th
caused some disappointment. The
populace is anxious to see what
.sort of a welcome parliameint gives
the: Fascisti.
vj ?
, Muskegon, Mich., Nov. 2.?
While Rosalie Shanty, ll-years*old
lay hear death in a farm house at
rDublin, Raymond Wilson, of Grand
Rapids, is being held in the coun
ty jail, under a heavy guard as
the man who kidnapped the child
Sunday, drove with her to the
swamps of Manistee county and
abandoned' her.
New Swindling Scheme Is
Worked on Preacher
Greenwood, . .Oct. 31.? What
^Greenwood ; police officers-declare
4snew scheme to .separate the
unwary from his money; has- been
Suncdvered here and two negro ar
tists.-in. high, finance rare, in- the
?.qounty .jail, after, swindling A: A,
pinckney, a.negro preacher, out of
[$500 Saturday afternoon, it is al
leged. ... The. story of, how.1 Pinckney
'was rpersuaded by three negroes,
clainiing to\ represents - fraternal
ordejr; to.accept the guardianship^
,of a- child and $1,W0 . for the
child's board, provided . he. would
put-'Up* a cash bond'ofr$500, came
to fight today:
- Two of* the- negroes^; who are
charged with phtaining the $500
J^bond" .were '.arrested and lodged
in jail. The third escaped. The two
in jail give . the names ot j J. P.
Johnson, Birmingham, Ala.,i and
Thomas Williams, New Orleans.
. Pinckney claims. that?.the three
.fraternal brethren met him in .a
patch of woods near town and
took the $500 by force after he be
|came' dubious* of their motives and
[ was about to back out of the trade
I Officers found $200 in the toe ol
Williams' shoe. ? "I saved that
I money from ? workin' and I been
I keepin' it in my shoe ever since,"
j Williams told officers, "my shoe's
[my bank." After the run on the
bank, the financiers were jailed.
Chief of Police M. B. Chandler
declares that the two negroes in
jailvanswer descriptions of negroes
who have been operating in An
Heavy Car, Loaded With
Concrete, Turns Over
Columbia, Nov. 1.?Luther E.
Smith, 25, of Chapin, was almost
.instantly killed this afternoon when
a truck he was driving turned over
on the Two-Notch road about 11
miles from Columbia. There were
no witnesses.
Smith was driving a truck load
ed with concrete for the Chatham
Paving Company. E. McCullough,
driving another truck for the same
concern and going in the opposite
direction, heard the crash of the
accident shortly after meeting
Smith. Returning to the scene of
the crash McCullough found Smith
breathing, but he died within five
minutes. The truck had apparent
ly turned completely over and
righted itself.
Washington, Nov. 1.?The fuel
I situation so far as assuring an
adequate supply is concerned, has
become . ."fairly satisfactory"
throughout the country with the
possible exception of the North
west, as a result of increased pro
duction and decreased prices dur
ing recent weeks, Federal Fuel
Distributor Spcns declared today
in a statement.
Although anthracite production
cannot possibly gsve an equal
amount of coal !'or consumption
this winter to the supply normally
consumed, the distributor of bitu
minous and other substitutes for
anthracite i.i sufficient to prevent
any serious deprivation.
In Cincinnati, a woman claims
thousands have died from kissing.
This is nothing compared to those
dying to be kissed.
Many a man has a lame" excuse
because he got his foot in it by
getting his kg pulled.
Favorable Weather Fails to 1
Check Deterioration?Close
Picking is Noted
Xev/ York, Oct. 31.?Regarding
the cotton crop the Journal of
Commerce will have the following
to say in its issue of tomorrow:
Notwithstanding the favorable
weather that has prevailed over
the greater part of the cotton belt.
during October, further slight de
terioration has taken place. Final
reports of -nearly 3.500 competent
correspondents of this journal, un
der an average date of October 24,
indicate a decline in percentage
conditions of 0.8 per cent from the
condition figure of 52.5 per cent es
timated a month ago.- Last yearl
there was a loss of 1.4 per cent
from a condition of 44.7 per cent,
while in 1920 a drop of no less than!
8.7 per cent was shown. It should
however, be noted that with the
exception of the unusually poor
showing made a year ago, and a
condition of 48.1 per cent in 191S,
the present estimate is the lowest
for any October since 1903. For
the past ten years the average, de
terioration has been 3.4 per cent.
South Carolina was the heaviest
loser, showing a decline of 3 per j
cent. Georgia is a close second,
with a drop of 2 per cent, while
North. Carolina, Louisiana and
Alabama lost each 2 per cent. In
Texas percentage condition was
maintained, while "Missouri gained
2.3 per cent and Tennessee 1.6 per
cent. Smaller increases have also
been made in Arkansas, Oklahoma
and Florida. This, when con
trasted with the report of October
last year", at which time -indi
vidual declines were numerous and
! heavy. ' '
?' Probably the most noteworthy
feature of the return is their sim
ilarity* with ihose of .a- year ago.
lit will be recalled that at that
' time a further long period of ex
cessive rain, followed by drouth,
fine weather set in, which greatly
aided farmers in their picking op
erations and served to some ex
tent to counteract the unfortunate
conditions prevailing earlier in the
season. This year a like state of
j affairs i3 revealed, and cotton, af
ter7 making, a favorable start, suf
fered a severe setback as a.result
of excessive rainfall." and later on
of prolonged drouths.
; The ' redeeming element in the
cotton situation has again been the
j almost ideal weather conditions
prevailing- during the. picking sea
j son. I" ' Although the improvement
[came too late to materially affect
! production; it has undoubtedly done
j much-. to. ^increase. the. yield :by ai
Ilowing, rapid and, close .picking.
^Farmers' everywhere, ! encouraged
i by the active demand and : high
I prices- obtainable for the-staple and
cheapness, and availability of labor,
are said to .haye taken, in even the
I poorest fields, .and the results in
numerous - Instancies ' are -- proving
better than expected. Furthermore,
the-hnt is of unusuaHy^?ne qual
ity^ insuring, a substantuil .propor
tion of cotton of the higher grades.
At the present writing very little
low-grade cotton has /been picked,
except on - the bottoms, where, the
''excessive moisture and weveil rav
{-ages were heaviest.
II For the whole belt, picking when |
[this survey was undertaken, was
?estimated at 92 per cent completed,
thus establishing another new high
record and comparing with. 91 per
Cent last year?at that time the
highest for any year since 1915?
and 69 per cent in 1920. As ? mat
ter of fact, picking is completed
in many parts of Alabama, Missis- !
sippi and Texas, and ginning is be
ing pushed at. an equally rapid
Farmers in nearly all parts of
the belt are rep?rtedas. marketing
cotton as fast as ginned. In the j
opinion of, most observers this is ;
due not only to the * favorable
weather and cheapness and reason
jableness of labor,: but td the add
ed- incentive of an urgent demand
helen- was TO meet
on this corner at ?
-o'clock sharp - i
knew she' wo?1d
2 '? be late -
Stomach Trouble
for the staple at profitable prices. In
some instances, chief among tenant
farmers, banks are said to be press
ing for repaying of cotton loans,
made earlier in the season. Ex
cept at points where the Coopera
tive Growers' Associations have
been active, very little cotton is
being held back.
In South Carolina. Georgia and
parts of Mississippi, from 10 to 25 j
per cent is held for higher prices.
At other points, however, with
very few exceptions, planters are:
disposing of their crop's freely, j
There is estimated that more than j
75 per cent of the crop gathered [
thus far has already been disposed j
JA careful study of the returns j
reveals marked divergence of opin- j
ion as to this season's production.
Correspondents seem in a happier!
frame of mind than was the case! _ 7" ;-?
a month, ago and from all parts of i Tobacco Growers Cooperative
the belt reports have been receiv-j Association IS Winner
ed to the effect that the yield would ??.? . . "Si*.
be "better than expected" or Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 30.?Tempor
?"larger than last year.'' |ary restraining orders issued Oc
Undoubtedly close picking and tober 21, ?t the instance of the
the fine quality of the staple -will tri-State Tobacco , Growers; Co
aid in offsetting losses from other ' operative Association prohibiting
causes. But on the other hand! six members of the association
there are many counties where the'
yield is said to be extremely short.
Statements, however; as to yield
under present abnormal conditions
seem to be highly conjectural and
it remains to be seen how far the
more favored sections will out
weigh the bad. Needless to say,
full ginning this year will be
awaited with even more than the
usual amount of interest. v
living in five counties of North
Carolina from selling their tobae-.
co outside the . association, . were
continued today until Monday, No
vember 27, by Judge C. C. Lycin'"
in Wake County superior court: AH
of, the defendants except Da-?<L..
Gurganus, of. Greene county, who
has offered to settle outside court
for the 5,000 pounds of tobacco he
is alleged to have sold on the mar
ket were represented -in court by
attorneys. The other defendants
are W. J. Ball, Warren county; j.
T. Daniel, Granville county; G^ E.
and M. E. Winstean, Parson couth .
ty; H. A. Mason and A. L. Walker,
of Wake County.
Tokio, Oct. 4.?Plans for a new
French Embassy building to re-,
place the present one are in the
hands of architects in Paris and will
be submitted to Paul Claudel, the
French ambassador, by the first of
the year, according to Antonin
Raymond, of the American Archi-j' "You maty eat chicken with
tectural Engineering Company, who! fingers," says etiquet hints. - You
will supervise the construction of [may, but you. may need a hatchet.,
the new building.and adapt plans
to meet local conditions. It will
~- w -~ a . i.
Half the. people looking fir shop
be built on the old site at Koji-j windows are really gazing at-thfffl*
machi, near the Imperial moats. J selves, in the glass.
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