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CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2, COL HARVEY CALLED FOR CONSULTATION Ambassador to Eng land Will Visit Unitv ed States London, Dec. 15*?Ambassador Harvey has been called home for consultation, according to a state ment at the American embassy to day. He will sai* December 23rd. The nature of the consultation is unknown at the embassy, but it is presumed the discussion will cover the whole range of European af fairs, including the allied war; debts, reparations and . kindred i subjects. Ambassador Harvey has! been ill with a cold for several days. His visit will coincide with that of. the British debt commis sion. Refuse td Discuss j Harvey's Visit Washington, Dec. 15.?State de partment officials toyday confirm ed the London announcement that Ambassador Harvey had been called home "for, consultation," but declined to explain the specific questions Secretary Hughes wants to discuss with him. In the ab sence of an official explanation the impression gained currency that he is being called here in connection with the German reparations sit uation which are now threatening a break between England and France. The committee adjourned short ly after the session opened when Mr. Keller failed to appear, in an swer to the summons served on him. Attorney John H. Ralston, ?representing Keller* sent a letter to i committee by-John A. Vahey, the Boston lawyer, asking a post ponement until tomorrow. Chair man Volstead said* the letter failed to give any excuse forN Mr. Keller's non-appearance. Representative Graham, Republican, of Pennsyl vania, suggested that the commit tee report to the house a recom mendation for contempt action against Keller. Other members suggested that the postponement be granted. Mr. Vahey told the committee that Keller's appearance, tomorrow would depend upon ad vice given by Counsel; GREEK PONTIFF CAUSE OF FIGHT Turks Insist That He Must Not Remain in Constanti nople Lausanne. Dec. 14.?(By the As sociated Press,)?Although Turkey was conciliatory today on the great' ques^on of accepting some formj of supervision from without on thei general treatment of the Christian populations inhabiting Turkey, she proved adamant in insisting upon the deportation from Constanti nople of the supreme patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church. This is one of the most impor tant issues of the Lausanne con ference. Around it surge all the historical and religious differences' between Christianity and Moham medanism, since the Turks consid-j ered Constantinople their( city, and 1 they resent that its soil should serve as the permanent seat of the pontiff of the Greek Christian Church. At the meeting of the subcom mission of the exchange of popula tions this afternoon, the Ottoman representative insisted that the pa triarch must go, because he had been mixing in politics, to the detri ment of the Ottoman State. A debate of considerable asperity ensued. The Greek delegate warned the subcommission that Greece would never agree to the deporta tion of the patriarch, and would probably refuse to sign any treaty which authorized such a step. The meeting was somewhat has tily adjourned, but another attempt to reach an agreement will be made in a day or two. By announcing today her inten tion of joining the League of Na tions as soon as peace is signed at Lausanne, Turkey virtually admit ted she would accept the League of Nations supervision over the Chris tian population in Turkey. ? ? m Fair For Greenville Association Will Not Liqui-j date as Suggested. Greenville, S. C. Dec. 14.?The! Greenville County Fair Association I will not. liquidate as proposed at aj recent meeting of its stockholders, i but will proceed to raise* $10.000, additional capital stock and begin arrangements for a 1923 fair, it was decided at a called meeting of stockholders here today. The association's books showed a net profit of approximately $5.000 on two fairs held since its organi zation, but owing to scarcity of immediate funds it was recently proposed to liquidate the group. A committee of forty citizens will be appointed by the association offi cials within a few days to raise the additional stock. Giilo read so many dress hints and than just hint at dressing. abfished April, 1850. 1881,_ ENGLAND WORKING TO CANCEL DEBT - j ?With Europe and Al lies United to Dodge Payment of War Loans United States Has Slim Chance to Collect - , London, Dec. 14 (By the Asso- j ciated Press).?Premier Bonar Law in an important statement ill the house of commons today de clared frankly for the policy of the Balfour note, which advocat ed an adjustment of interallied debts by an all round cancellation, England.on her part surrendering her share of reparations to be paid by Germany. Thus the prime min ister indicates the new government, despite "first declaration that the [Balfour note no longer existed so far as the present British gov ernment was concerned and that it would not consider itself bound by it. feels impelled to the same pol- . icy as the previous government. The remainder of Bonar Law's speech was clearly addressed to. both France and the United States ?to France, a plea of modera tion in dealing with Germany on the ground that that country is al ready on the verge of collapse; to America*, a call for help and co-[: operation in settling the difficult problems of reparations and in terallied debts. Another important phase of his speech was the dark picture drawn of England's economic and industrial future should the much = hoped for improvement in trade not materialize. The prime minister showed the utmost anxiety that there should be no misunderstanding of British feelings towards both France' and the United States and said it was only England's difficult position he was making clear. England was burdened with very heavy tax ation, which was a clog on indus trial enterprise resulting in ter-j rible unemployment?a problem that made it necessary first* that ; there should be no military ocT cupation of German territory, which would still further handi-}1 cap European trade without pro-}' ducing results in cash, and, sec-j ond," compelled him frankly, tot' face the fact that England "was|. unable to pay the American debt if; she received ""nothing from Europe. : Strong points in the speech were 1 the unfairness of-the view that be- ? cause England had made sacrifices to pay her way she should be ex- 1 pected to pay her debts, while 1 others who had made no such sac- ( rifice escaped, and the warning that too sudden' deflation in Ger- 3 many might produce there all the : evils of unemployment from which ' other countries are already suffer- ] ing. ' . 3 In the subsequent discussion the : most noteworthy contribution was ' by James Ramsay Macdonald, the 3 Labor leader. Lloyd George also 1 spoke but confined himself to a brief' expression of a complete j* approval of Bonar Law's speech. 1 Mr. Macdonald, on the contrary, 1 gave a complete elucidation of the ' policy of the Labor party. He 1 maintained that the United States : held the key and was the only ( country able to give Great Britain ] any help. He differed from the 1 prime minister, however, in believ- 1 ing that it was inadvisable to mix 1 together too much the questions of ' reparations and interallied debts. 1 He admitted Germany possessed enormous industrial possibilities 1 'yet she must be carefully handled, or she would follow Austria into bankruptcy. He feared "both France and England ivould need to* lower their expectations from Ger many very substantially. Declaring, that reparations were a curse to both those who paid and those who received, the Labor leader said the real question was not what Germany was able to pay. but what the allies could af ford to receive, and even if Ger many could pay the full amount demanded it would not be to the advantage of the allies to receive it. France must remember that England had her own trade to consider and while threats of mili tary penalties were mixed up with economic aims peace would be im possible. BANDITS IN PHILADELPHIA i Bank Messenger Held Up a;?d $20,000 Taken ! Philadelphia. Dec. Jo.?Six ban | dits robbed a bank messenger, tak | ing the payrolls to manufacturing j establishments of twenty thousand dollars at Darby, a Philadelphia suburb, today. I 14 was learned that tin- robber I got ten thousand eight hundred ; dollars. ! Child Will Protest I i _ i i Lausanne. \)cr. 16 ? Richard] IWashburn Child, head of the Amer- j fican delegation to the Near East i conference, plans to protest against) [the Turkish proposal to <-\)>el the [Greek patriarch from Constanti nople, at the afternoon meeting of the sub-commission on minorities. t "Be Just and Fear PRO-GERMANS TO THE FRONT ONCE AGAIN ?_ I Missouri Congressman1 Proposes Appropri ation of $70,000,000 to Furnish Food to Germans and Aus trians Washington, v Dec. 14.?Appro piration of $70,000,000 for reliev ing famine conditions in Germany and Austria was proposed in a res olution introduced today by Repre sentative Newton (Republican) of Missouri. The resolution, which declared the people were in despair, pro vides that the fund he expended for purchase of food supplies in the United States, to be distributed by the American Red Cross with the assistance of Red 1 Cross organiza :ions in Germany and Austria. Introduced in behalf of 21 mem-* bers of congress, the resolution re nted that "widespread starvation even now prevails among the 70, 000,000 people Of Austria and Ger many," and that unless relief Is immediately extended "hundreds i )f thousands if not millions will j die of hunger and cold during thej ?om\ing winter." Bread riots^ already have occur red in a number of .German cities, j the resolution, continued. "Sixty per cent of the children of the two countries are undernourished, md the death rate from tubercu osis, Nstomach troubles and other liseases have increased to an Uarming extent." The resolution declared that the illied eparations commission had estimated 2,000,000 tons of grain vould be necessary to prevent starvation in Germany, and that vith the low value of the mark , wice the present circulation of mper money in the nation would j be required to pay for it. In a statement accompanying! :he resolution Representative New- [ :on said that under the terms of j :he peace treaty Germany had been j ?equired to relinquish milch cows, ? heifers, goats and sheep essential :o her food supply, and that in ad- 1 iition the great bulk of her coal.; A-as being taken to France and j Belgium, with' a consequent shut j lown of factories.. "We are a .Christfan nation." Vir. Newton said, "and our relig on teaches charity, even unto an ?nemy, and while Germany and j Austria were our enemies, they are j tow our fallen foe, and I am sure j hat America is not willing to see j heir helpless women and children lie of cold and starvation. "The people - who are now suf ering in Germany and Austria ire not the people who started the var, and they had no control over ts conduct." Quoting President Wilson as hav ng said that the United States | lad no quarrel "with the Ger nan people," the statement con inued: "Our government continued, luring the war, to pledge its sym pathy for the people of" Germany md to denounce- the militarism md ambition of the Hohenzollern nonarchy. The morale of the Ger man army broke down; they drove >itf the kaiser and set up a re >ublic resembling our own. Sure y now we should not abandon ! hem in their distress and drive hem to Bolshevism. If we force lerman people, who were of in lustry, organization, chemistry, niiitary discipline and skill into he resources and manpower of Russia the result to the rest of he world may prove disastrous." Mr. Newton cited relief measures! by the United States in behalf of' "hina, Armenia, Belgium, France, Russia and the Balkan states, de ?laring the country should not now "permit women and children in Germany and Austria to die of ?old and hunger." The following representatives, ?11 Republicans, sponsored the bill: Newton, Sweet, Stephens, Rhodes, Rodenber, Roach, Fairfield, Hull, Hukriede. Patterson (Missouri), Atkeson, Knutson, Hayes, Britten, j Voigt, Sincaiir, Beck, Lampert, J. M. Nelson, Thompson, Wurzbach. -*>?<- ? Threat of Arson For Andersonianj Retired Farmer Says Woman Tried to Cash Forged Check For $7,000.00 Anderson, Dec. 15.?Announc ing that he had received a threat ening letter signed "KKK" and also another communication de nying that the Ku Klux Klan had anything to do with the first com munication, H. G. Anderson, retlr-! ed farmer and business man, said I today that an effort had been made to pass a forged check on his bank account for $7,000. Mr. Anderson intimated that a woman of this city with whom he has had considerable busin e.^ dealings was under suspicion. The woman is alleged to have present-I ed the chock at the Manic. Tb?- first letter contained, he j said, a demand tbat he forward this woman $0.000 or "all your be longings will go up in smoke and' you, too." I Not?Let all the ends Thou Alms't Sumter, S. C, Wednes 'ATTEMPT TO WHITE-WASH I DAUGHERTY' I _ \ Minnesot?n Charac terizes It is "Comic 0 p e r,a Perfor mance" and Refuses to Assist Washington, Dec. 14.?Repre sentative Keller, of Minnesota, re fused late today to participate fur ther in the hearings before the house judiciary committee on the impeachment charges brought by him against Attorney General Daugheny. Characterizing the hearing as a "comic opera" per formance," he declared he would be untrue to his responsibility as a member of the house if he as sisted further in "bare-faced at tempt to whitewash Harry M. Daugherty." Immediately after he announced his withdrawal, the committee in open session and without leaving its place voted to go on with the hiearings; to subpoena Mr. Keller as a witness, put him under oath and question him as to the basis for his charge of high crimes and misdemeanors against the Attorney General. Later he was summoned j formally by the house surgeant at-arms to appear before the com mittee at 10:30 a. m. tomorrow.. This turn in the proceedings came with dramatic suddenness! and was attended by a tumult and uproar, seldom witnessed in a con gressional committee room. After absenting himself much of the day, Mr. Keller appeared with a type written statement in his hand and. announced he desired to read it to the committee. He was refused the opportunity, but later made public the statement* which dealt in detail with his reasons for re fusing to go on and embodies . a demand that the . committee fa vorably reported his resolution to the house so that he might pre sent his evidence ?"to an unbiased committee in the proper way/' "I reiterate now," the statement said, "that I am in possession of evidence ample to prove Harry M. Daugherty guilty "of all the high, crimes and misdemeanors with which I have charged him." GAMBLING ON RAIN Very Annoying to Greenwbdtf Weather Observer Greenwood. Dec' 14.?Gambling with Jupiter Pluvius has reached such proportions in Greenwood that M. M. Calhoun, government weather reporter, is driven to des peration each rainy day by an in cessantly ringing telephone and by countless inquiries as to the amount of rainfall. Hundreds of persons are insuring their own businesses or professions and that many more are "borrowing" businesses sim ply for the sake of insuring them selves against rainfall. A strong j curb brokerage business has' grown up in rain insurance poli cies. Persons who insure against rain for a certain day and become discouraged over continued fair weather find a ready market for their advance policies on the curb market. So busy do the rain insurers keep Mr. Calhoun on rainy days! that he has little time to do any thing but make trips to his rain J gauge. "Hello, will you please tell | me whether it rained one-tenth of j an inch between the hours o? 10 j and 12 o'clock?" is the stock query. 1 The hours selected frequently vary ?but otherwise, the rain insurers all choose one-tenth of an inch as the minimum named in their polices. One group of young "sports" a few days ago "borrowed" a local gar- j age, insured it against rain, each, i paying his share of the premium, i When they won in the gamble with Jupiter Pluvius, they prorated I their profits among the members of the club. - f i Keller Defies House Committee Representative Refuses to Have Anything to Do With Daugherty White-Wash ing Party Washington, Dec. 1C?Represen tative Keller, republican, failed again today to appear before the house judiciary committee to give evidence, under oath, about infor mation on which he based im peachment charges against Attor jney-General Daugherty. His at troney, Jackson Ralston, announced that he had advised his client that the committee had exceeded its au thority and his appearance in re sponse to the summons was unnec essary. Chairman Volstead - said thai Speaker Gillette had signed the subpoena and the committee was thus acting for the house. He j said the committee could not re port Keller for contempt. I The committee deferred action I on Representative Keller's refusal I until Monday. - Princeton has a water shortage. $She won so many football games it ' may have been used as chasers. at be tliy Con airy's. Thy God'8 and iay, December 20, 1922 REPUBLICAN ISPOILSSYSTEM EXPOSED I_ Federal Offices in Vir ginia Sold for Money by Patronage Dis penser Washington, Dec. 15.?Represen tative Thomas W. Harrison (Dem ocrat) of the Seventh Virginia dis trict was ousted today from the house on the ground of irregular ities in the 1920 election in his dis trict. ? After ousting Harrison by a vote of 202 to 100, the house seated John Paul. Republican contestant, who will serve until March 4. In a parting shot at his Repub lican foes just before they ousted him late today from the house of representatives on the ground of election irregularities. Represen tative Thomas W. Harrison. Dem ocrat of the Seventh Virginia dis trict, charged that the life of the Republican p^irty in his state was based on patronage, and then pro ceeded to read letters which he de clared "proved incontrovertibly" that patronage had been sold there. Amid the utmost confusion in the chamber, Mr. Harrison declar ed that Representative C. Bas com Slemp of the Ninth Virginia district, and Republicn national committeeman, was the dispenser of all patronage. Then, holding aloft a handful of letters and cancelled checks, Mr. Harrison ex claimed: - "The people of the country do not altogether understand Virgin ia Republican politics. It is a pure matter of patronage, and a question tiop of how they can feed at the public trough. Why, I have beer, hearing all over the district of meters about the sale of. patron age. I have been hearing that ^ffiees were -sold.for what, money (there was in it, and. I have right here the .incontrovertible proof that that is the condition-we have been, facing in Virginia." Mr. Harrison asserted that "the head of this whole business is the distinguished - member from the Ninth Virginia district." "He * is ,the disburser of air patronage,"., he added. "He is the man who has jto give his indorsement to'?nybody jthat apdlies, not only in my own state but also as I understand in o^ther states. "I picked up a few checks? checks, gentlemen, by the bushel. They are indorsed, some of them by Mr. Slemp and some of them by Mr. Howard, as his secretary. Mr. Slemp, interrupting, de manded the date and Mr. Harrison replied that they seemed to run over a year, from December, 1920, to January, 1922. The checks were hot read into the record. Mr. Harrison said most of them were drawn to .Mr. Slemp and Mr. , Howard and signed by B. R. Pow ell, whom he laier described, in answer to-questions from the floor, as a patronage referee. Most of the amounts were Under $100, he said, and several went to the Re publication national committee. While he made no reply in the house, Mr. Slemp, in a statement tonight, said that neither Powell nor anybody else had been author ized to connect collection of money for the party organization with the promise of office, and if this had been done it was without his knowledge or approval. The first of the letters read by Mr. Harrison purported to have been written h% Mr. Slemp to Powell in answer to letters "in re gard to the collection of money for postoffices." "One must be very careful about this,'-' the letter said. "It will bring the party into d'*<repute, which would be bad foi everyone. We must preserve our stand with the people and the administration.'* It was on the heefa of Mr. Har rison's speech, which Republicans described as an effort to attack Mr. Slemp, that the house shut off de bate and voted, 202 tc 100 to de clare his seat vacant. With this done, it voted, 201 to 99 to seat John Paul. Republican contestant, who was immediately sworn in to serve until March 4. Mr. Harri son was elected in November and will return to his old seat in the new congress. By a vote of 170 to 84 Repub lican leaders shut off debate in the election contest at 4 o'clock. Dem ocrats demanded and obtained a roll call on the motion. Both Mr. Harrison and Mr. Paul addressed the house before the former was ousted. The vote was strictly along party lines. The principal speech for adoption of the majority report recommend* ing the unseating of Harrison was made by Chairman Dallinger of the elections committee, which in vestigated the contest. Represen tative Hudspeth of Texas, a Dem. ooratic member of the committee, declared that if Harrison was to be disqualified for irregularities* the same disqualification would apply to Paul. He challenged Re publicans of the committee to show that anybody in the district had j been denied the right to vote. w m m Washington, Dec. 16. ? The house has adopted a resolution making a provision in the naval bill requesting the president to negotiate further limitation of ar maments a proper part of the 'measure. The vote was 251 to 9. tm\\ _j Truth's."* I PARKER DENOUNCES KU KLUX Joined in Attack by Oregon's Chief Ex ecutive, Also Hits Prohibition White Sulphur Springs, W. Va... Dec. 14.?Prohibition and the Ku Klux Klan were considered, prom inently at the fourteenth annual conference of Governors at ses sions today and tonight. Governor 'John M. Parker, of Louisiana, declared prohibition was a flat failure, and denounced the Ku Klux Klan. He was joined in his attack on the secret organiza tion by Governor B. W. Olcott, of Oregon, who referred to the klan as "a national menace." The Louisiana Governor said he referred to the subject of prohibit tion because of the intention of President Harding to call the Gov ernors in conference next month regarding the matter of prohibition enforcement. Declaring that pro hibition "was almost a farce, he said it was infinitely better to abolish the salooon, permit 'light wines and beer to be sold, and have the government regulate the man ufacture and distribution bf liquor with penitentiary sentences for those who defied clear and explicit liquor laws. Both the prohibition question and the Ku Klux Klan, Mr. Parker said, were black clouds threatening law and order. Klan Spreading Rapidly. The . klan,. |je continued, was spreading over the . United States In working under mask- and cowl was rising supreme to law and or der. He asked that .the Governors put themselves on record at the conference as, advocating, that America should be ruled by her judiciary and not by an 'invisible klan; that np masked men should be. allowed to parade the streets; and that federal. legislation be en acted to require secret organiza tions to file semi-annually with the Department of Justice sworn lists of their membership. Governor Olcot "challenged the klansmen to unmask. . "In Oregon." he said, "we have had an example of what became a national crisis^ We have seen the injunctions OH oiir forefathers dis obeyed; we have seen class arrayed against class; neighbor against neighbor: we have- seen families divided, communities split; we have seen cities where for year."; noth ing but pence and amity had exist ed torn into contending factions, where men went armed with guns, where deeds of violence were per petrated under the guise of law enforcement and where all that once had been peace, harmony and trustfulness was turned into sus picion and hatred. "When I refer to what I consider one of the greatest menaces ever confronting our national or civic life, I refer to the Ku Klux Klan." Governor E. Lee Trinkle, of Vir ginia, spoke tonight. Bank Wreckers Are Indicted* Forty-three Prominent Ne braska Bankers and Busi ness Men in Trouble Om#,ha, Nebraska. Dec. 16.? Three persons have been indict ed here by the federal grand jury charged with misusing the mails as the result of the inquiry into the wrecking of the Lion Bonding and Surety company. The indict ment includes twenty-six well known Nebraska bankers and Chicago and Omaha business men. Joseph Troggett, head of a New. York auditing firm and Edwin Gumey, of Fremont, Nebraska, president of the defunct company, are among those indicted. ? ? ? Seize Ford Machine Occupants Escape But Whis key is Confiscated Manning, Dec. 15?A Ford ma chine, containing two quarts of w h i s k ey and occupied by three people, was captured Sunday by an officer near Manning. The occupants made their escape, but the Ford and whiskey are held by the officers. Tuesday morning, a barn of feed stuffs and an automobile which was under an adjoining shed, was com pletely destroyed by fire on" the farm of J. E. Tennant, a few miles from Manning. There was no in surance on the property. Clarendon county is considering an appeal to the coming legisla ture to put a bridge across Santee river, at Pinckney's Landing. This construction would be a valuable acquisition for Clarendon county. It is alleged. ?? ? COTTON SEED STATISTICS Washington, Dec. 16?Cojton seed crushed duiing the four months ending November 30th, totaled 1, 581,011 tons, the census bureau an nounced today. 30,857.834 tons Of seed are on hand at the mills. When in Rome some of the Fas cisti are doing as the Roman candles do. THE TRCIE SOU HARDING INVITES GOVERNORS Summoned to Confer ence at White House Luncheon White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.. Deo. 13.?Governors of states now in annual conference here received a personal invitation from Presi dent Harding by long distance telephone tonight to be his guests at luncheon at the White House Monday with the view, it is under stood, of discussing among oi:her subjects prohibition. The message was received by Governor Sproul of Pennsylvania, who proceeded to communeiate the invitation to the other governors and they at onca j took the matter under consider ation. Recently it was announced the j president intended to call a con- j ference of the governors of the states some time next month to discuss with them and adminis tration officials the prohibition question and the invitation to night was understood to be with the view of advancing the date of the meeting as most of the state executives were so clotse at hand. It is doubtful, however, if all the governors here can accept the in vitation because of previous en gagements. ; GoVi John M. Par ker of Louisiana, who discussed the prohibition question in a con ference* address , yesterday and urged that the White House con ference be held some time this month, said he had to leave for Louisiana at once. He expressed pleasure, however, that the presi dent had seen fit to extend the invitation, reiterating that if the conference were to Jbffe held in Jan uary many of the governors would, find it difficult to attend because of the sessions of their legislatures. Late tonight it was understood that the following governors ex pected to attend the Monday con ference: ?? ' ' Kilby of Alabama, Campbell of Arizona, Denny of Delaware. Bar vis of Idaho, McCray oJ Indiana, Allen of Kansas, Ritchie of Mary land. Preuse of Minnesota, Hyde [of Missouri, McKelvie of Nebras ka, Sproul of Pennsylvania and Trinkle of Virginia. In addition to Governor Parker, it was said, Governor Morgan of West Virginia could not attend. Those whose attendance was considered doubtful were: Hardee of Florida, Cox of Masschusetts. Morrison of North .Carolina and Olcott of Oregon." Governor Preuse is expected to have luncheon with President Harding at the White House to morrow and it was said he would convey, to the chief executive a definite list of acceptances to his invitation. UNCLE SAM PAYS DEBTS - More Than One Billion Dollars Paid Out in One Day's Work ? . i Washington, Dec- 15. ? The treasury completed tonight one of its greatest post war financial op erations, which included payment in one day of $1,000,000,000 to holders of Victory notes called for i redemption and . maturing certifi- j cates of indebtedness and in inter- j est on the public, debt. The day's transaction also in cluded the floatat?>n of $300,000, 000 in two and one-half year treas ury notes and $400,000,000 in cer tificates of indebtedness, part of which mature in three months and the remainder in one year and the collection of $275,000*000 in in-1 come and profit taxes. Preliminary figures received by! the treasury tonight indicated that | subscriptions to the offerings of notes and certificates would reach I ;bout $800,000,000. This was the basis for statements by officials j that the two and one-half year | notes had proved attractive as in- ? vestments. It was said also that the oversubscription indicated a healthy condition in business and finance. The tax payment proved about equal to expectations, it was said. If that amount were added to the receipts from the two issues of government securities the treas ury's ledger theoretically would carry a larger balance tonight than l"<t night. The outgo for the day, which included $700,000,000 to the holders of Victory notes, called for redemption. $200*000.000 to payoff maturing certificates of indebted"" ness and $100,000.000 in interest on the public debt is set against receipts of approximately $1,075, OOO.ooo. The treasury, however, in announcing the offerings of: notes and certificates reserved the right to reject oversubscriptions or j to refund additional Victory notes! in the amount of the oversubscrip- j tion. i Farmer Legislation Washington. Dec. 16.?The na tional council of Farmers' Cooper ative Marketing Associations today urged legislation making it possible for farmers to borrow from farm loan banks fur nine months periods sums up to twenty-five thousand dollars. THRON, Established June I. i: VOL. LIIL NO. 37 MASONIC NSTALLED , Splendid Address by Hon. George T. Bry an, o f 'Greenville. Annual Banquet I Claremont Lodge, No. 64 A. P. ! M. held a public installation of the' i newly elected officers at the Banner ? Tobacco Warehouse last night at 8:30 o'clock. The large building fitted up with the regular parapher nalia of the lodge could haruiy ac commodate the six hundred mem bers and their ladies who were I present tor the exercises. I The meeting was called to order by Past Master E. P. DuRant. who installed the Master-elect. H. W. I Sholar. who in turn installed the j other officers of the Lodge. At the I conclusion of the installation, at the request of the Master, Past Master j George D.. Levy presented on- be I half of Beulah Chapter R. A. M., i a beautiful umbrella "to Mr. Abe ? Rettenberg, the retiring treasurer, |an?d then presented to Dr. E. P. ; DuRant a gold watch, suitably en-; graved, as an" expression of the ap~ , precration of Claremont Lodge for I the faithful and efficient services . of Dr. DuRant as Master during the j previous Masonic year. Dr. DuRant I accepted the gift with expressions iof gratitude to the Lodge for evir \ \ dencing so beautifully its approval ! of his work while Master, j . The address of the evening was : then made by the Rt. Hon. George T. Bryan, of Greenville, Past Grand j Master of the Grand Lodge A. F: jM.\ of South Carolina. Mr. Bryan, johe. of the most prominent Masons , 'of the South, delivered a most I charming lecture, replete 'with Ibeautiful and apt quotations, and , having an especial appeal to the j ladies of the fraternity. He made a. most profound impression upon his hearers, and won a place in the hearts of the. Masons c* .Sumter from, which he will never be dis" ; ! placed. The annual banquet, which "was prepared and served by the ladies of the First Methodist Church was. thoroughly enjoyed. They handled a difficult undertaking most suc cessfully, and everyone .present was j thoroughly- delighted with the most excellent repast. The following are the officers in stalled for the next ensuing Ma sonic year: - H. W. Sholar, W. M.: W. Y. Yeadon. S. W.: W. O.. Stacy, W.; Abe Ryttenberg, Treas.; J. C. Pate, Sec; R. W. Piowden, S. D.; S.-Y. Dinkins, J. D.: B. D. Hodges. Stew ard: M, L. Parier, Steward; John S. Kennedy, Tiler. j Detective Holds Charles Fowler f i Charges White * Man With j Forging Checks I \-? (Columbia State). [ Charles J. -Fowler., former cm Iployee of the Powell Contracting i company, was arrested yesterday (by Detective Shorter on two^ 'Charges of forgery. Detective [Shorter worked a clever ruse to capture Fowler after he had been ! reported as presenting two checks j bearing the name of "Walker Powell" and both had been de clared as not genuine. Detective Shorter said Fowler " bought a suit of clothes, overcoat and other wearing apparel'from a Main street merchant and present ed a check for $94 and another for $65. He said the checks were signed "Walker Powell" and were made payable to "Clifton Morri son." The detective said Fowler left the store while some alter ation was to be made on a pair of trousers and the merchant had orders to send the goods to a hotel. The merchant was asked to place the change ip a pocket. As soon as the merchant learned the checks had not been honored he took steps to apprehend Fowler. Detective Shorter worked on the case and he suggested that the goods be sent to the hotel as di rected and he would be on hand to make the arrest. The merchant sent the goods to the hotel and in a short time some one inquired over the telephone if a package had been delivered for Morrison. Detective Shorter said Fowler ap peared at the hotel and called for the goods and he sent him to the police station where two charges of forgery were docketed againn him. Fowler told the officers that he has been around Columbia several months and that he came from Tennessee. It is said that" Fowler was recently employed by i r.he Powell company on a contract J near Sumtor. KANSAS FIGHTS t THE KL. White Sulphur Springs, W. $jj Dec. 16.?Kansas will expel Ku Klux Klan by refusing right to do business within state. Governor Henry J. told the conference of govei here today. This action is nof fore the state supreme courtj Allen denounced the klan asi stroyer of goodwill and a of bigotry. He denounce! use of the mask.