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CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2,3 THE SHIP SUBSIDY MEASURE Passfed by House as a > Strict Party Meas-! ure and Will Now Be Jammed Through the Senate Washington, Nov. 29.?The ad ministration shipping bill around which was waged the most bitter partisan fight of the present con gress, was passed today by the house with 24 votes to spare. The final count was 208 to 184. . Sixty-nine Republicans broke away from their party organiza tion and opposed the bill while ,four Democrats supported it. The margin by which it went through was much lower than es timates pu* "icly given by most of the leaders, but was about what they figured on privately. In the fact of therats to delay, if not prevent its passage by the senate, the measure will go Mon day to the senate committee which plans to accept it as passed by the house and take the right to the floor next week. The usual motion to recommit, for the* purpose of striking -cut the provision relating to the tax ex emptions and direct compensation was made by Representative Hardy ? of Texas, ranking Democrat of the merchant marine committee which framed it and was defeated, 215 to 172. Chairman Greene, of the mer chant marine committee, and Rep resentative Edmgnds, Pennsylvania ranking Republican, who shoul dered the fight through the ; house, declared tonight that despite ; the amendments the measure would pave the way for putting the American flag at a high place oh the seas. The general view on both j sides was that had an attempt been made to pass it as framed it would have been swept to over whelming defeat. There was a shout of approval on the Republican side when the final vote was announced but it was not half so hearty as that given Representative Mondell, Wyominig? Republican leader, who in a clos iiigvadttress; pleaded^earaestly-with his party to stand behind the pres ident and give the bill a sweep ing majority. Mr. Mondell had the .last word and every one of the 204 Repub- ! Means who voted for it got up and i cheered. < The house, in the last stage of the battle, defeated an amendment by Representative Lannam, Dem- : ocrat, Texas, designed to give the measure what he declared was its < proper name. Mr. Lannam wanted : to change the title of merchant marine act to the ship subsidy act of T922, asserting that he had put forward the proposal in the "final hope that a spade may be called by its" proper name." As passed by the house no line was left in the bill relating to the liquor selling on American ships. When the question was reached yesterday in committee of the whole the Bankhead out-and-pro hibition amendment was put aside and a substitute offered by Mr. Edmonds accepted. It stipulated that if a ship, on any particular voyage permitted the transporta tion of liquor it could not share in > a subsidy for that voyage. The Edmonds amendment went , out on a demand for a separate vote in the house by Representative Crampton, Republican, Michigan, an advocate of prohibition enforce ment, who contended that it was not as strong as existing law, and might be construed by some as wiping out the present statute. Mr. Edmonds himself voted for the Crampton proposal, against which there were only a few votes. A voice from the shores of the great mari&me state of Massachu setts, was lifted today against the bill Representative Andrew, Re publican, of that state declaring it offered a dangerous precedent which if adopted "will hound us for years to come." Xow and then there was a brief flurry of political activity but the leaders holding their forces in line, presented and put through motion after motion to ?shut off debate. Then after passing the bill the house quit for Thanksgiving. The four Democrats who voted for the bill were: Cullen, Du Pre, O'Connor and i Riordan. Rotary Committee Are Named State Organization to Aid Florence Reformatory Columbia, Dec. 4.?Isadore Sultz bacher, Florence; Winston Ivey, Florence; Roger Huntington, of Greenville; Dr. C. Fred Williams, Columbia; W. E. Atkinson, Or angeburg; S. C. Hodges, Green wood, and S. H. Edmunds, Sumter, compose a committee named by Carroll H. Jones. Columbia, district governor of the organization of Rotary clubs, to aid in whatever way is possible the boys' reforma tory at Florence. This is a new work taken up by the Rotary xclubs, \ ?bllfihed April, 1850. mi._ METHODIST CONFERENCE APWMNTMENTS Rev. W..V. Dibble Suc ceeds Mr. Daniel at Trinity and Rev. S. D. Colyer Comes toj Broad Street Church | Marion, Dec. 3.?Sunday hasj been a great day for the city of ? Marion and surrounding country | for the people were here for miles j around to attend the final sessions of the South Carolina Methodist conference. - At, 10 o'clock the conference love feast was held'and was conducted by the Rev. James G. Stevenson. For one hour songs and prayers and testimonies to religious experi ences made a joyous occasion. At 11 o'clock Bishop Denny preached a great sermon on "A Plea for Divine Mercy." At the close of the sermon the ordination service took place. The Rev. Wil liam L. Parker and the Rev. Hen ry .D. Shuler were ordained dea cons. The Rev. L>. D. B. Williams, the Rev. Samuel E.. Ledbetter, the Rev. Henry Williams Shealy and the Rev/ Roberts and Pinckney Hucks were ordained elders. At 1 o'clock the afternoon me morial services was held. By ap pointment of the bishop, the Rev. W. L. Wait of Florence presided. Memoirs were read: Of the Rev. J. L. Stokes, .D. D., read by Dr. W. C. Kirkland; of the Rev. S. B. Harper, bythe Rev. C. C. Derrick; <? the Rev. D. H. Everett, read by the Rev. W. I. Herbert; of the Rev. W. A. Massebeau, read by the Rev. J. H. Graves; of the Rev. D. D. Dantzler, read by the Rev. G. P. Watson; of the Rev. H. J. Cauth en, by the Rev. J. H. Tanner; of Bishop John C. Kiigo, by Dr. Wat son B. Duncan. Two interesting incidents were brought out during this service. One was that Bishop Kilgo was converted on the spot where the beautiful First Methodist church stands. The second was that the church was built during'the pas torate of the Rev. S. B. Harper. It was remarkable that memoirs of both of these ministers were read in the .church this afternoon. At 7:30 o'clock this evening the Rev. George T. Harmon of Florence preached. At the conclusion of the evening service Bishop Denny took the chair, and called the conference to order for a short session. Resolutions of thanks to the peo ple of Marion were adopted by a rising vote. The Rev. R. H. Jones was placed on the conference budget commis sion. Bishop Denny addressed the con ference and then announced the appointments. Following are the appointments: Charleston district: F. H. Shuler, presiding elder; Allendale, S. W. Henry; -Appleton, W. R. Gones; Beaufort, A. D. Betts; Bethel cir cuit, G. T. Rhoad; Black Swamp, L. T. Phillips; Bluffton, J. F. Campbell. Chaileston: Bethel. C. F. Wim berly; H?mpstead Square, N. D. Busbee; Hampton Park, E. G. Coe. supply; Spring Street, J. H. Dan ner; Trinity, F. A. Buddin. Cottageville: H. W. Whittaker; Dorchester, W. T. Patrick, supply; Ehrhardt, Hamlin Etheredge; Es till, H. E. Ledbetter; Hampton, R. W. Humphries; Hendersonville, J. G. Ferguson; Lodge, R. P. Turner; Meggetts, G. C. Gardner; Ridge land, R. P. Hucks; Ridgeville. J. A. Graham; Summerville, L. D. B. Williams; Walterboro, P. A. Mur phy; Yemassee, M. M. Bird, sup ply; Parris Island and marine pas tor, C. B. Burns; student Emory university, B. M. Bowen; Hampton Park quarterly conference super annuates, S. A. Webber, J. W. W?lling, under suspension. Florence district: L. L. Beden baugh, presiding elder. Bennettsville, W. I. Herbert; Bennettsville circuit, M. W. Hook; Brightsville, J. A. Campbell; Beth lehem circuit, W. O. Henderson; Blenheim, J. K. Inabinet; Cheraw, W. B. Duncan; Chesterfield, L. E. Peeler. Darlington: Trinity, Peter Stokes; Darlington circuit, C. P. Chewning; East Chesterfield, H. D. Shuler; Florence, Central, G. T. Harmon; Hartsville, S. O. Cantey; Jefferson. W. V. Jerman, supply; Lamar, C. M. Peeler; Liberty. J. L. Mullinix; Marlboro. J. B. Prosser; McColl, W. J. Snyder; McColl mission, J. O. Bunch, supply; McBee, R. R. Tucker; Patrick, H. W. Shealy; Pageland, G. L. Ingram; Timmons ville and Pisgah, W. R. Phillips; Timmortsville circuit, D. C. Spires. Superannuates:: T. B. Owen. J. If. Moore. J. X. Wright. O. N. Roun tree, W. L. Wait. A. S. Lesley. W. W. Williams and G. R. Whittaker. Kingstree district. C. C. D^rricV, presiding elder; Andrews, E. H. Beckham; Black River, B. &. Hughes; Cades. E. R. Johnson; Cedar Swamp, J. W. Jones, Cordes ville. W. A. Youngblood. supply. Georgetown: Duncan Memoria'.! W. A. Beckham; West End, J. W. j Elkins. Greeleyville and Lanes, M. F.. Dukes; Hemingway, J. E. Clark; Honeyhill. A. C. Corbftt. supply; Johnsonville. I. D. Bailey; Kings tree, G. P. Inabinet; Lake City, J. T. Peeler; McClellanville, J. C. "Be Jost and Fear SUIT AGAINST i TREASURER OF ; HORRY COUNTY Attorney General Wolfe Proceeds Against Bondsman to Collect Alleged Shortage Columbia, Dec. 4. ? Attorney : General Wolfe has instituted sui/ I against Former County Treasurer W. L Bellamy, of Rorry county, |and his bondsmen* the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. for $9,050.50, alleged to be the amount due the county by the former treasurer, as a result of alleged fail ure to report all moneys handled or required to be handled through his office. The amount of his bond was $30,000. SUPREME COURT NOT TO REVIEW MITTLE CASE Washignton, Dec. 4.?The su preme court today refused to re view the case of Edward N. Mittle against the state of South Carolina, in which Mittle contested his con viction in the state courts on the ground that women are excluded from the jury list. The court said it lacked jurisdiction. Inabinet; New Zion, T. E. Derrick; Pamplico. E. P. Hutson; Pinopolis, J. F. Way; Rome, G. K. Way; Sampit, W. S. Myers; Scranton, F. A. Lupton; Turbeville, A. V. Har bin; Trio, W. S. Heath. Superannuates, R. W. Spigner and W. A. Betts. Marion district, D. A. Phillips, presiding elder. Aynor, E. K. Garrison; Browns ville, T. G. Phillips; Bucksville, W. L. Guy; Centenary, B. H. CoviRg ton; Clio, B. G. Murphy; Con way, J. C. Atkinson; Conway circuit, W. J. Parker; Dillon, G. F. Kirby; Dillon and Hamer mills, J. M. Casque, supply; Floydale, P. K. Crosby; Gurley circuit, T. W. Wil liams, supply; Lake View, G. W Davis; Latta, W. C. Kirk land; S. J. Bethea. supernumerary; Little Riv er, K. S. Carmichael; Little Rock, E. Z. James; Lorrs, W. M. Mitch um; H. L. Singleton, supernumer ary. Marion: D. M. McLeod; Marion circuit, J. E. Cook; Mullins, G. P Watson; Mullins circuit, T. J. White; Nichols, C. W. Burgess; Waccamaw, E. F. Scoggins. Superintendent of department of adult and home work and general Sunday school board, W. C. Owen, Dillon, quarterly conference. Orlmgeburg district, J. H. Graves, presiding elder. 4 Bamberg, J. W. Daniel; Bam berg and Orangeburg mission, to be supplied; Barnwell, F. L Glennan; j Branchville, J. A. McGraw; Cam eron, B. L. Knight; Denmark, W. E. Wiggins; Edisto, C. T. Easte'r ling, Jr.; Elloree and Jerusalem, W. P, Way; Eutawville, W. G. Ariail; Fort Motte, W. H. Perry; Grover, Paul T. Wood; Harleyville, W. E. Sanders; Holly Hill, K. P. Atta way; Norway, R. R. Doyle; North and Limestone, J. J. Steven son; Olar, G. A. Teasley. Orangeburg, St. Paul, f. G. Her bert; W. S. Stokes, supernumerary; Orangeburg circuit, G. W. Dukes; Orangeburg circuit, J. W. Ariail; Providence, A. M. Gardner; Rowes ville, Gobe Smith: St. George, W. D. Gleaton; St. Matthews, R. H. Jones; Smoaks, F. E. Hodges; Springfield, A. S. Assard; Spring Hill, D. T. Smoak. Student, Emory university. J. J. Stevenson, Jr., North and Lime stone, quarterly conference. Conference secretary of mis sions, A. J. Cauthen, St. Paul quar terly conference. ? Conference educational secre tary-treasurer, G. E. Edwards, St. Paul quarterly conference. Conference superintendent of Sunday school work, J. E. Ford, St. Paul quarterly conference. . Professor in Columbia college, Mason Crum, St. Paul quarterly [conference. Superannuates, R. W. Barber, J. C. Counts and A. C. Walker. Sumter district: E. L. McCoy, presiding elder; Bethune. J. R. So journer; Beulah, T. W. Law; Bish opville. M. L. Banks; Camden, W. H. Hodges; College Place, B. J. Guess, Columbia circuit, J. B. Weldon; Elliott and Wells, P. B. Jngraham: Heath Springs, W. G. Elwell; Jordan, W. T. Benden baugh; Kershaw, Woodrow Ward; Lynchburg, J. M. Rogers; Manning, J. T. Fowler; Oswego, C. S. Felder; Pinewood, S. C. Morris; Rembert, M. G. Arant; St. Johns and Rem bert. T. W.. Godbold. Sumter: Trinity. W. V. Dibble; Broad Street, S. D. Colyer. ! Summerton: T. E. .Morris; Wat eree. L. W. Shealy; West Kershaw, J. A. White; Wesley Chapel, He bron, P. K. Rhoad. Secretary federal council of churches, E. O. Watson, College Place, quarterly conference. Professor Columbia college. D. 11. Munson, College Place, quarter ly conference. Business manager. Southern Christian Advocate, .1. H. Xoland. College Place, quarterly confer ence. Superannuates, A. R. Phillips, G. H. Waddell, J. S. Beasley, J. C. Chandler and C. B. Smith. mm Not?Let all the ends Thou Aims't Sumter, S. C, Wednes PRESIDENTS NOMINATIONS HELD UP ! - Senate Refuses to Con firm Associate Jus tice Pierce Butler, Marshal Joe Tolbert and Walter Cohen 1 - i Washington, Dec. I?The senate failed to confirm the nomination of Pierce Butler, democrat, as as sociate justice of the Supreme: court, because Senators LaFollettei and Norris objected to immediate | action. Contests prevented the confir imation of Joseph L. Tolbert, as I marshall for the Western South j Carolina district, and Walter L. i Cohen, as comptroller of customs jat New Orleans. The Republicans and Democrats made peace after the four day fili buster when the Republicans an nounced thta they will make no further effort to bring up the Dyer j anti-lynching bill at this session, j I Senator Lodge annouced their de-j cision. Senator Underwood said the j Democrats had no apologies to! make and reserved the right to re I new maneuver should a future at-! tempt to bring up the bill bej made. About seventeen hundred ap pointments were then confirmed, including about fifteen hundred army officers, among them seven major and eleven brigadier gener als. . The special session expired" at noon when the regular session is due to start. Dissatisfaction In Russian Camp Allies Bar Soviet From Cer tain Deliberations?Venize los in Tangle Lausanne, Nov. 30.?The allies, at the request of the Russians, have decided to postpone the first j sitting of "the conference devoted I to flhe Straits situation until Mon-. ! day. j--. M.,. Tchitcherin, ~.-Ruasia4?-chief j delegate, will, not arrive here be j fore tomorrow night, and M. Ea i vowsky requested appointment j mainly because he wants the ao ! viet foreign minister present. He j informed Lord Curzon, M. Barere i and Marquis Di Garronia that Rus | sia was not content with the al I lies' decision to keep her from par ? ticipation in all the deliberations of the conference. The official reply to the Russian petition contended that the invita tion originally extended to Russia clearly explained that Russia was bidden to Lausanne only for the j Straits negotiations and that there j fore there was no possible basis for a misunderstanding. ?n the different aspects of this' question I the Russian delegates would be 'given every opportunity to make j known their views, j The former Grecian premier, Venizelos. who is continuing his of j ficial conference activities without his position being affected by the Grecian executions at the meeting of the subcommission on Otto man, debts, this afternoon told the delegates that Greece was ruined j and could not pay a farthing of the Turkish liabilities. The confer ence had been planning to appor tion the debt between Turkey and her former possessions, and M. Venizelos was endeavoring to make it clear that Greece could not shoulder any debt for Western Thrace. "We might have taken our share of this debt after the treaty of Sevres was signed," he said, "but the Asia Minor campaign has made us bankrupt." The entire question of the Gre cian executions, the withdrawal of the British minister from Athens and the resultant effect of this on the relations between England and Greece at the conference was gone over tonight in the course of a long consultation between M. Veni zelos and Lord Curzon. M. Venizelos declined to make any comment, but the indications are that he is feeling generally embarrassed in his relations to ward the conference. Nevertheless all the delegations, including even the English, are trying to prevent the Grecian tragedy from endan gering the conference, which is re garded as too important to the general peace of Europe to be ai feeted by a Grecian internal ques tion. F. O. Lindley. the British minis tor to Greece, who has withdrawn from Athens, is due here tomorrow to ronfer with Lord Curzon. Klan Violates No Law Attorney General Daugherty Informs Senator Walsh He Has No Case Washington. Dec 4.?Attorney j General Daugherty today told Sen ator Walsh of Massachusetts that the federal government was with out jurisdiction in the alleged il legal acts of the Ku Klux Klan. He said he had been unable to find a case of violation of the federal laws. I jpg at be thy Country's, Thy God's and day, December 6, 1922 BIG FIRE ! i RAGING AT I NEW BERN jNegrtf Section Being Swept by Flames. Large Lumber Mill Destroyed New Bern, N. C, Dee. 1.?Fan 1 ned by a heavy wind, fire was rag i ing in the negro section of West New Bern this afternoon. a score of houses have burned and others are being dynamited. Flames had Previously damaged the Roper lijrnber mill to the extent of three hlandred thousand dollars. ?a hundred and fifty houses, both njegros and whltes^were destroyed up to 3 o'clock today with no signs of its being brought under control. It gained great head way while the fire department was battling with the blaze in the saw mill. j . New Bern. Dec. 2.?One person [ is dead, and two' millions dollars j damage was done by the fire that swept this town yesterday, the esti I mates show today. Five hundred persons are out of work, and the homes of approximately eighteen hundred persons were destroyed. Many persons were burned or in jured, but none seriously. A ne gtess said to be 105 years old was burned to death. The firemen withdrew today, af ter extinguishing the flames, but a battalion of state troops is on guard. Many persons today sought the remains of valuables in the ruins. Church societies, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army are supplying food. - Army cots and tents are being brought from Fort Gregg, Fayette ville. Mayor Clark called a mass nkeeting today to take action to re lieve the sufferers, mostly negroes. 1 The fire which started in the kitchen of a*negro house while the department was fighting a quarter million do liar, blaze in the Roper lumber mill; gained great head way before the firemen could reach it. The dynamiting of houses and pulling them down with a switch engine failed to check .the blaze. , New Bern citizens donated .many rrtr>usanT35-"oT dollafS T6?'a'ia "fire ? sufferers at a mass meeting held here today. BUSINESS IS IMPROVING Increase in Activity Noted in Review of Business by Federal Reserve Board Washington, Nov. 30.?Virtually jail basic industries in the United j States are showing increased pro ?ductive activity, according to the federal reserve board, which, in a review of business and trade condi tions made public today, reported a generally improved situation in the American business world. The-improved conditions, accord ing to the review, are reflected first, in a greatly increased em ployment of labor'- in industrial es tablishments; and, second, in an unprecedented demand for freight cars. Reports showed that on November 1, the greatest shortage of freight cars ever developed was I recorded, while immediately before j and after that date the car load ings were maintained almost at the (.maximum. Mill consumption of textiles was j heavy, the review stated, and add ed that the mill requirements of; cotton continued on increase, which late in October and early in November reached the highest in the last two years. Silk and woolen mills, the review disclosed, were near capacity operation in the face Jof a virtually unchanged wholesale j market and seasonal declines in I some lines of dry goods. ! "The increased production," the j review summarized, "has been ac j companied by a continued increase I in the volume of employment in industrial establishments. The av erage pay per worker also was larger but this was due in many cases to increased hours of labor, i Railroad repair shops and equip ment factories made the largest ad ditions to their forces and shortage of skilled labor was reported in steel mills and metal mills and by building contractors." Despite the increased business [?activity the board noted no in crease in loans and discounts by banks in the leading cities which are members of the federal reserve system. In fact, according to the review, loans and discounts by banks reporting showed a small de crease between October 18 and No vember 15. There were, however, small increases in loans recorded in the Southern and Western districts and in New England, but these in creases were more than offset by reductions in loans in the other sections, particularly in New York and Chicago. Washington, Dec. 4.?The house judiciary committee today decided to ask the house for the authority to summon witnesses and obtain papers, asked by Representative Keller in his impeachment charges against Attorney General l>^ugher Troth's." PROGRAM FOR FARM JFINANCE Administration Form ulates Plan for Fi nancial Aid to the Farmers of the Na tion Washington, Nov. 30 (By the Associated Press).?The new ad ministration program for immedi ate financial relief to farmers was formulated and practically perfect ed today at a conference between President Harding. Secretary Wal lace and twelve Republican Sena tors, headed by Senator Watson, of Indiana. It will be put before con gress at once and pressed with the fall force of the administration. ! Broadly the plan brings togeth er in one administration measure ! the approved portion of various re lief measures already pending in, congress and contains also provis ions to make the intended relief available to the small farmer as well as the large cattle raiser and grain growers. The conference was arranged by Senator Watson, who has been making an active survey, of the question of agricultural relief. It was preceded by a series of confer ences between Secretary Wallace and Department of Agriculture ex perts. Today President Harding kept his Thanksgiving dinner wait- i ing while he heard the - perfected program outlined and gave his general approval. The plan proposes to utilize the federal farm loan board as the agency through which relief is to be given. The details of the fi nancing have; been practically worked put., The general purpose is larger and more liberal credits and cheaper interest rates. The opinion of those participating in the con ference was thai while the War Fi nance Corporation had been of great value in alleviating the dis tressed conditions of agriculture, its loans, because of certain limi tations did not reach down to th,e average small farmer who raises a few. cattle or: has small quantities of grain to market. By using the federal farm loan board as the age nc#_to .^axry -out,ih e plan of. fi nancing, the hew^ administration plan proposes to make the govern ment rejief available directly to the small farmers who need it. The whole subject of farm relief work was discussed exhaustively but the marketing problem was touched upon only in a general way. The general opinion at the con ference was that to extend the pro gram now to . include so complex and much controverted a subject as cooperative i marketing would only serve to !delay the immediate ob ject of relief. The president was told that the pressing need was to provide at once financial aid to thousands of farmers who faced mortgage foreclosures because they are unable to dispose of their cattle and crops without tremendous losses. All the senators present gave their approval to the program and pledged their support for its im mediate consideration in congress. FARIES IN DEATH CELL Columbia, Nov. 30.-yWilliam C. Faroes, York county man condemn ed to die in the electric chair on December 29, for the murder of Newton Taylor, 12-3rear-old Clover boy, and charged also with the murder of three other neighbors, is expected to appeal his case. He stated this to Deputy Sheriff Qu inn. of York, who brought Faries to Columbia yesterday afternoon, to, be lodged in the state peniten tiary. Faries was landed in the death house of the penitentiary, to await death the last of December, or else to await disposition of his case by the courts, pending appeal. He expressed himself as not wanting to enter the death house, saying that he preferred rather to occu py the cell which was his when he was here prior to his trial. Faries told Deputy Quinn that he regretted wh?t he had done. He didn\ talk much on the way to I Columbia nor after being lodged I in the state bastile. He now oc I cupies a cell as neighor to Ira Har j rison, F. M. Jeffords and Edmund Bigham. all of whom face death in the chair. ? ? ? SCHOOL BURNED AT PELZER Anderson, Nov. 30.?Fire, origi nating from an overheated stove in the grammar school building at Pelzer this morning around 8 o'clock, completely destroyed the building, slightly damaged an other nearby and destroyed a mov ing picture theater, the latter be ing owned by the Pelzer company. The damage done by the fire was estimated at $15,000, it was stated early this afternoon. The loss was covered by insurance, according to reports. Horse racing was once the sport of kings but in America there are too many queens around the tracks. THE TRUE SOI FEAR OF GERMANY i REVIVED Evidence of Carefully Laid Plans to Or ganize the Russian Forces, and Re sources For Another War London, Nov. 30.-r--That the Ger mans are actively planning a war of revenge, chiefly against France, for which purpose they have con cluded a secret military agreement with Russia, is the main point of "a memorandum by a person in close touch with the best inform ed German circles in Berlin and Munich," communicated to The Daily Mail, which displays it under big headlines. The paper claims to have made exhaustive inquiries in . Germany, London and Paris into the memor andum's accuracy with the result The Mail says that' it has been very largely supported thereby. Except for precise details The Mail's story does not differ ma terially from similar statements orinted from time to time in anti German papers. Thp .^morandum particularly says with respect to alleged ar rangements to enable Germany to utilize Russia's resources, includ ing complete internal reorganiza tion, which will make Russia ca pable of supporting both her I self and Germany, so that Ger many may ignore any sea block ade, j i It* says that German armament firms will establish factories ^izi Russia, whose armies will be equip ped thereby, and submarines and mine layers will be built in Rus sian dock yards under German guidance and manned by Russian crews under German officers. Poland is to be .crushed and an nexed by Russia, so as to give Rus sia and Germany a common fron tier. The Mail claims that its. in quiries regarding the memorandum have elicited the fact that 500 German officers are now In Moscow carrying out the conditions of the secret agreement; that many engi neers from Krupp's have.begun th?! reorganization of Russian muni tions works, while German engi neers are also reconditioning the Russian railroads to the Polish front. . ? ? Proof, says The Mail, has been obtained by the allies that the Germans are delivering large num bers of airplanes to the Russian government, one firm despatching commercial airplanes to Smonsk, where they are converted into mili tary machines. Further statements deal with al leged constant and surreptitious military training of German youths similar to war preparation. REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAD Congressman Mann, of Illi nois Succumbs to Pneu monia Washington, Nov. 30.?Represen tative James R. Mann of Illinois, died at his home here tonight after a brief illness. Mr. Mann, who had served for a quarter of a century as a member of the house, was stricken a week ago first with a chill. Pneumonia developed and his condition be came desperate and the end came at 11:15 v o'clock. LAST RESPECTS PAID TO MANN Washington, Dec. 1.?The funer al arrangements for James R. Mann, the veteran Illinois congress man, have not been made today. He died last night of pneumonia, after a week's illness. Few knew he was seriously sick. He had served twenty-six consecutive years in the house. He was recently re elected for his fourteenth term. Although he was minority leader during the eight years of Demo cratic control he declined the ma jority leadership when the Repub licans gained control. He had the reputation of being the best inform ed man on government in either house. It is understood the funer al will be held at his Chicago home. Congressman Mann was born near Bloomington, Illinois, Octob er 20th, 1856. He devoted his time almost exclusively to nation al legislation during the last quar ter of a century. He was educat ed in Illinois University. He was married in 1882. His only son died four years ago. His widow sur vives. State Constable Had Pull Columbia, Nov. 30.?Governor Harvey announced today that he had re-instated Horace L. John son, of York, a former member of the state constabulary, who was recently suspended when reports reached the governor that he had been driving along the public highways in an intoxicated state. The reinstatement was on recom mendation of the York grand jury and members of the York bar. THRON, Established Jone 1, i V0L.LIII. NO. 33 MOB BATTLE " IN THE CITY OFMEXICO Seventeen Killed by Police When Labor Union Mob At tempted to Storm Municipal Building Mexico City, Dec. 1.?Federal, troops are today guarding the bat tered municipal building in front of which seventeen persons were killed-and at least twenty-one in jured last night in a pitched battle between the police and a mob at tempting to Storni the building. The demonstration was organist ed by: labor unions-as a peaceable? protest against the water shortage for which they brold the aldermen responsible. Members of the mob however, started to hurling stones and rushed the building. The po lice fired into the crowd when shots over the beads failed to stop them. Later the ? building was sei cfire. t ? y ? ??-rm + ? ? Policy Outlined By George Harvey Gives What He Thinks Would Be Good Program?Ambas sador Speaks of Relations Between England and America Manchester, England; Nov. 30 ? I (By the Associated Press).?George [ Harvey, the American ambassador, [ speaking as the guest of honor at I a Thanksgiving dinner of the An [ glo-American Society tonignt out | lined in six points what he con I sidered a good formula for the na tional policy of the United States. The points as given by. Mr. Harvey were: ^ First, to foster the strengths of the republic by just legislation and economy at home. Second, to preserve to the nations of the world the blessings, of peace." Third, to strive to cultivate and maintain a concert of Europe. Fourth,, to avoid needless at*5 entangling engagements* ; Fif?n t?^tonowledgfe tK&4&3s2. . ! rights of all nations. I" Sixth, the foreign po?cy or* tiw 1 United States should always he in spired by love of freedom. Mr. Harvey who responded to the toast ."cordial relations," said a very few words would comprise a comprehensively adequate response "The relations between Great Britain and the United States both i.Set ween governments and peoples, j ought to be cordial and they are," I said Mr. Harvey. "They should continue to be cordial and they shall. What more need be said ? The toast has been proposed and the response has been given. Argu I men! is unnecessary. The assertion I is accepted, and the incident S8\? j closed." I But having tersely disposed of j the; subject of the toast, Mr. Har i vey proceeded to comment at some length on Jhe present industrial situation as compared with the pe riod immediately following the Na poleonic wars. The ambassador emphasized that, although condi tions now admittedly were bad ?they "are vastly better, both in fact j #id promise/' than obtained "fif teen long, dreadful years" follow i ing the Napoleonic wars. STATE HEALTH STATISTICS ? ? I Census Bureau Report For; Year 1921 Columbia. Nov. 30.?The year I 1921 was a remarkably healthful I year in South Carolina as in other j states, according to report of the ! census bureau, received in Colum jbia. There was a marked de !crea8e in the death rate as com pared with the rate for the year before. ! The "lowest death rate in the na ! tion for 1921 was in Montana, 8.2 I per cent, and the highest was in ! Vermont, 14.2 per cent. South Caro\jna'3 rate was 13.3. For 1920 ! it wt* 15.6. j South Carolina's death rate :_ , would be higher, if health condi : tions among the colored popula tion were better. The death rate t last year among the negroes was [ 15.9? as compared with 18.8 the j year before. The white death rate ffor_l?21 was 10.6, as against 12.3 jfor 1920. I BANDITS RAID TEXAS TOWN t ? - ? i Fortv Worth, Texas, Dec. 1.? Bandits today set fire to the busi ness district of Brown Field, Terry county, and then robbed the post ! office, according to information re ceived here today. While the fire ^spread, the bandits battered their \riy into the postoffice, stole the I money" and stamps and fled while citizens fought the flames. Posses later captured two bandits and re covered most of the money. This : is the second time recently that [bandits have set fire to this town. The safe side of every argument is the middle.