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WLm. IS APPfiOVED
' ^iBFDnBTCn PAVORABLY TO THE
SENATE BY VOTE OF
EIGHT TO SIX.
BILL HAS PASSED THE HOUSE
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Measure Provides Penalties by the
. Federal Government For Violence
by Mobs. 1 ^
Washington. ? The Dyer antl-iynchllng
bill, providing penalties by the
federal government for mob action,
twas reported favorably with amendjments
by/the senate judiciary comTmlttee,
by a vote of 8 tp 6.
; Senators Ashurst, democrat, Ari?.
|^ona, and Norris, republican, Nebraska.
did not vote.
j The vote ended a long committee c
iflght over the bill, which was passed P
ilast January by the house and which t
has been urged by negro and other r
organizations. Opponents of the ii
measure have declared it an unconsti- j L
tutlonal interference with state rights, w
Comparatively few changes were 11
made in the original house bill and P
these were said to be designed to meet
the constitutional objections.
A sub-committee of the senate com- Cl
mittee recently recommended defeat
of the bill on the ground that it violated
the constitution. Some senators S)
voting for a favorable report were said s
to hold doubts regarding Its constitu*
tionallty but thought the bill should
be enacted and put up to the supreme P
The bill declares that if states fail, ?
neglect or refuse to maintain protec- j
tion of life, they shall be deemed to j1
have denied the constitutional guarantees
and the federal authorities will w
have power to act by indictment of
etate officers or members of a mob a:
and trial in the federal courts. Ir
The measure requires "reasonable" ^
effort by Btate officers to maintain order
and protect prisoners and their 3
failure would subject them to im- '
prlsonment for five years and a fine of p
$5,000. Members of mobs which a p
prisoner is put to death would be sub- 1
ject to conviction for conspiracy with n
imprisonment for five years to life n
Counties in which fatal mob disor- ir
ders occur would be liable to the :i
family of the victim under a forfeit of
$10,000. ' 51
Amendments adopted by the senate ^
committee require that failure to the 1 ^
state officers to protect mob victims ^
must be charged in the federal indictment
and proven to the satisfaction
of the federal trial court. , j 3
The bill has had an unusually bad ^
course in the senate committee after _
a stormy birth in the house. After lying
in the judiciary committee without j
action for several months, Senator
Lodge, of Massachusetts, republican
leader, and other republicans started
the movement for disposition by the |
committee which culminated in a fav- i A
orable vote. Republican leaders were ' "j
doubtful, however, whether senate '
consideration could be secured at this n
? Eight republicans. Chairman Nelson,
Minnesota; Dillingham, Vermont;
Brandegee. Connecticut; Cummings, a!
Iowa; Colt. Rhode Island; Sterling. p'
South Dakota; Ernest, Kentucky, and j;
Shortridge. California, voted in favor ;-)l
of the bill. One republican, Senator !
BoTah, Idaho, and five democrats, Cul- ^
berson. Texas; Overman. North Caro- S(
Una; Reed, Missouri; Shields. Ten__
nessee. and Walsh, Montana, were rec- ;8'
orded in opposition. I al
S. A ,L. Divided Into Two Districts.
Norfolk. Va.?The Seaboard Air Line I
railway will be divided into two gen- !
eral districts known as the northern
and southern general districts under h
orders issued by M. H. Cahill, vice- n
president and general manager. |%v
G. V. Peyton, former superintendent '
of the Virginia division, will be genoral
superintendent, northern district,
with headquarters at Norfolk.
The Virginia. North Carolina and "
Georgia divisions will constitute the lI
northern district, while South Caro- B
lina. East Carolina, Alabama and Flor- !
ida divisions will be the southern dis- j
Creation of the two general districts '
re-establishes the system of operation j1
formerly used by the Seaboard, but 1
abandoned in recent years when all *
divisions have been under one head, j p
To succeed Mr. Payton as superin- i n
tendent of the Virginia division. C. D. j "
Thornton was named. J. C. Wroton, A
now assistant superintendent of trans- a
portation. has also been named trans- j
portation assistant on the staff of the 1
vice president and general manager. j 11
Bielaski is Safe.
Washington-?An official report from
Charge Summerlin in Mexico City by : '
the state department, said A.Bruce ''
Bielaski had reached the Mexican v
capital "safe and well." having effected
his escape from bandits who 1
kindapped him, unaided and without i ?
payment of any ransom. Xo details of '
Mr. Bielaski's experience while a cap- I
tive or of his escape were contained'in
the message. The full statement made
by the former head of the Bureau of In- 1
Vestigation of the Department of Jus- ; 1
tlce, it was said, was being forwarded. a
Masked Men Active.
Valdosta. Ga.?X. G. Romev, horsewhipped
by a party of men garbed in ^
costumes of white robes and hoods, is
able to appear at his place of business. ^
He says that he was cautioned that he *must
"stop drinking whiskey, stop
selling liouor and never again to ad- 11
dress a white lady.'* v
OfTicers say that he recently com
pleted a year's sentence on the chain- u
\ gang for violating the prohibition law '*
L An alleged insult to a woman who entered
his store is said to have prompt- "
PLOT KNOWLEDGE I
Hoboken, N. J.?Max Petersen, a T
stowaway, said by officers of the f
Steamer President Taft to have admitted
membership of the Eher- i
hardt brigade and to have said I
he "knew all-about the plot," that b
led to the recent assassination of
Dr. Walter Rathenau, German \
minister of foreign affairs, was re- j
moved from the ship by Justice
Department agents when she decked
at Hoboken. ,ORTY
'SEIZED IN MEXISQ c
"AKEN AS SECURITY FOR RANSOM
OF 15.000 PESOS. SAYS
THE REPORT. L
ncldent at Tampico Follows Seizure li
of Bruce Bielaski Who Still ;
Washington. ? Seizure of 40 Ameri- ?
an employes of the Cortese Oil com- ~
any at Tampico, Mexico, reported to,c
he state department, as security for a 0
ansom of 15,000 pesos, created a stir ^
a official circles in Washington. 1
-acking further information as to P
hat has happened behind what is aparontly
a rigid censorship at Tarn- c
ico, however, there was little to in- 1
icate whether the incident would c
jad to any change of attitude here
award the Obregon government iu'c
In fact, at the White House, it was | *
aid that relations between the United
tates and Mexico were not likely
) be afTected in any way by the banit
outbreak and the recent kidnaping
for ransom near Cuernavaco,
ame 60 miles from Mexico City, of i
ruce Bielaski, formerly chief of the
ureau of investigation of the departlent
of justice and more recently
lentifled with American oil interests ^
ho have property in Mexico.
Until it is known that the incidents a)
re not a matter of domestic politics 9i
i Mexico, conceived by enemies of a]
te Obregon government to embar- Q]
ass its relations with the United i
tates, or until that government has
een proved unequal to accord such
rotection to Americans and their
roperty as the occasion demands, *
lere appears to be no disposition 81
ere to move in any other than a diplo- w
latic way. j
Beyond a brief report stating that |
1 addition to the two score Ameri- Q]
in employes, a quarter of a million
ollars' worth of destructible property le
t the Cortese Oil company was be- o)
ig held as security for the payment'
emar.ded, no other word has reached
te state department concerning the tl;
andit action in Tampico. !a(
The new situation in the oil region tc
vershadowed for the moment the a
eizure of Bruce Bielaski. No word hi
as come from the embassy to show hi
rogress of the efTorts of the Mexican d,
?deral authorities to obtain the resase
of the captive. The delay tc
lused little surprise here, however, g(
3 the region iB mountainous and it b
as recognized that the Mexican gov- J n,
rnment must move cautiously if 3(
ealing with reckless outlaws in or-; Bj
er that the life of the prisoner might ti
ot be Jeopardized. C(
Objects to Duty on Meat Products.
Washington.?Duties on fresh meats
nd meat products proposed in the ,e(
ending tariff bill, if effective, would
icrease the nation's meat bill $379,-!
1)0,000; Senator Walsh, democrat,'
[assachusetts, declared in the senate. e]
le was discussing the agricultural D
L-hedule and announced that from 01
me to time he would "submit figures di
daggering in tneir size, snowing wnai <*
n unbearable burden these duties on b;
gricultural products would be to the ^
Twenty-one Killed in Two Weeks. ^
Calexico. Calif. ? Twenty-one men
ave been killed in and around Mexiili.
Lo^er California, in the last two
eeks, according to official reports in
alexico, just across the international
ne. This compilation was made fol>wing
the discovery of eight dead ^
lexleans, two and a half miles east w
f Calexico, one of the bodies being
1 an irrigation ditch on the American
Ide of th eboundary.
Captain Hamilton Killed in Crash. e]
Gettysburg, Pa. ? Capt. George D. iv
[amilton, distinguished service cross c]
lan and known as one of the most (j
itrepid officers of the marine corps, (j
as instantly killed here when his air- \
lane crashed to earth in a nose dive y
ear the big mon ment. Sergt. G. A.
lartin of Buffalo his machanician, y
as fatally injund and died soon after j(
e was admitted to the local hospital. n
aptain Hamilton's plane was one of S(
number acting as the advance scoutlg
party. I r(
Capture Director of Irish Boycott.
Dublin. ? Commandant Henderson
irector of the boycott against Belfast tj
oods, has been arrested by the pro- 0
isional government authorities and fj
emoved to Mount Joy prison, says an 0
. i 1 i.? ,i,?
nnouncemem ismr-u u.? mc ??*.?>. (]
iiarters of the army dissents in the t|
Counter action has been taken by (.
he Four Corners irregulars. Recent- 0
f they kidnapped Lieut. General j,
)'Connor. assistant chief of staff of ,
he regulars at beggar's bush, and s
re holding him prisoner. !a
Brewery Nearly 4,000 Years Old.
Cairo. Egypt. ? A model of an
Egyptian brewery approximately r,
.700 years old. has been discovered
ere by Dr. Flinders Te^rie, of the.S(
Jniversity of Pennsylvania. |fi
The model, which is believed to date 9
ack to 1800 B. C., shows a dozen
mployes making beer from barley. ?
i handful of barley was also pre- e
erved, but little except the outside p
ulls was left. ; r|
Dr. Petrie sent the model to the j,
University of Pensylvania, where It
rill be placed in the museum. jC;
MON CONDITION j
BENEFITED MATERIALLY BY THE
WEATHER CONDITIONS IN
'ERCENTfiGE PLACED AT 72.4
Top of 11,224,000 Bales is Estimated
on Basis of Government
New York. ? A detailed analysis of
eporid received from approximately
,tiUO reliable correspondents of the
ournal of Commerce leads to the beef
that cotton has benefited materialv
by the improvement in weather conitions
noted throughout the greater
art of the cotton belt the past two
. eeks or more. These returns, gathred
under an average date of'June
4 place the estimate of percentage
ondition at 72.4 per cent, an increase;
f 6 per ceut over last month, and the i
ighest June condition figure since;
918, when it was estimated at 82.1
It is, however, not the largest inrease
in recent years, since in J*ne.
9.20 a gain of 3.5 per cent was.indi-;
ated and in 1918 of 1.9 per cent. Last
une there was a decline of 5 per;
ent and in 1919 no less than 7.1 per,
ent. Percentage condition a year;
go was only 68.3 per cent, but 71.5
i 1920 and 71.4 per cent the year be>re
Although considerable late cotton;
as been planted during^ June, corespondents
have not changed their
etimate of acreage increase for the
hole belt, and the total is placed by
le government at 34,339,000 acres.
rom tnis, witn a condition 01 ma per,
ant, according to the government ]
>rmula a crop of 11,224.000 bales J
light be raised, which compares with |!
i actual production last year of 7,-11
53,641 bales. 13.439,603 bales in 1920,j
iid 16,134,930 bales in the banner year
! 1916. I
Lynching Denounced at Atlanta.
Atlanta ,Ga. ? Denunciation of '
'nching. laxity in law enforcement '
ad of "maudlin sympathy" which it
as asserted encourages the lawless
as voiced here at a conference of i'
te league for enforcement of law j1
trough constituted authority, a newly 1
"ganized Georgia institution. j'
Jess Mercer, secretary of the,1
ague and former federal prohibition
Ticer in this state, declared that '
any sheriffs in this state cdre not ;
button for the law." He charged 1
lat the Hall county courthouse doors
; Gainesville are propped open with.'
imbstones broken from the "sod of
negro graveyard and the negroes 1
ive been told they have no right to (
ave stones over the graves of their '
Failure to punish a murderer in Bar?w
county, damage done around Fitz-,1
;rald since the strike on the Atlanta, '
irmingham and Atlantic railway, dy- 1
uniting of cattle dipping vats in
juthern Georgia, extensive bootleg-11
ng operations, attempted intimida-j
on of the chairman of the board of 1
)unty commissioners at Columbus 1
id other overt acts were charged by '
t. Mercer. r
W. Woods White, Atlanta, was elect- J
Government May Buy Canal.
Washington. ? Purchase by the fed*
al government of the Cape Cod and j
ismal Swamp canals, now privately
A-ned and operated, is authorized un- (
?r senate amendment to the rivers 1
ud harbors development bill adopted 1
y the senate commerce committee. 1
,'ith the acceptance by thd committee '
f the two important amendments, the 1
111 was -made complete and its favrohle
report to the senate was or?red.
Under the terms of the amendments ]
le government agrees to pay $5,000,* i
DO cash and to assume bonds aggro- (
ating $6,000,000 face value for tlie'i
ape Cod waterway. The Dismal' j
wamp canal, which runs from the ;
hesapeake bay to Beaufort, N. C., ]
ould be purchased for $500,000 under
Morrison Speaks at Meeting. <
Wilmington. ? An address by Gov-,
rnor Cameron Morrison and a reso- i
ition opposing a constitutional j
hange giving superior court judges
le right to express opinions to juries
uring trials, featured a session of the |
forth Carolina Bar association at
Governor Morrison urged the law- ,
ers of the state to join heart and ,
duI in the program for the develop .
lent and expansion of the natural reDurces
of the state. I
More than 100 new members were (
eceived into the association. j.
To Raise Ten Million More.
Nashville. ? Plans to raise an addiional
$10,000,000 in jash by the close
f the present calendar year was the
nancial goal ret at a meeting nera
f the $75,UO0,0U0 campaign conserva011
committee of the Southern Bap1st
It was decided to call on state and
hurch organizations to set up their
riginal campaign machinery for the
urpose of waging an intensive camaign
among those who have not yet ,
ubscribed to the fund, as well as
mong those who have made pledges.j,
Three Hurt in Train Wreck.
Savannah, Oa.?Atlantic Coast Line ;
ailway detectives are working on the
heory that through train No. 89,
outh, from Washington, was delibrately
derailed neir Ravencl, S. C.,'
hortly after midnight.
The train was run into a spur track ,
here three cars of lumber were plac-1
d. The switchlight had been remov-'1
d. J. C. Harsh, the engineer, was soiously
injured. He is at his homo
a Savannah. Walter Cleaphor, the: j
reman, who also was Injured, was
arried to hla hotps In Charleston, j;
FIVE SUFFOCATED IN
AN ABANDONED MINE
Hartford, Ark. ? At least five
members of a picnic party were
suffocated in an abandoned mine
here. Three others who attempted
to resuce the victims were overcome
and are reported to be in a
The mine, which had not been
in operation for six months, is located
six miles from Hartford. It
is believed the deaths were caused
by an accumulation of black damp.
A searching party is at tae scene
to determine if any more bodies
are in the mine.
The deaths resulted from a^small
boy's exploring expedition, it is
said. The boy entered the mine
and is supposed to have opened a
door leading into the abandoned
I shaft. When he failed to reapn'lior
rr? nm ItPTQ f)f th ft CUTtY
who wore picking blackberries went
after him and were either killed or
injured by the poisonous vapors.
10,000 PESOS DEMANDED
MEXICAN OFFICIAL PROMISES TO
DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE
FOR HIS RELEASE.
Bielaski and Wife on Way to View
Aztec Ruins When Held Up by
Mexico City.?Alberto J. Pani, secretary
of foreign affairs, has been officially
advised by the American embassy
of the kidnapping of A. Bruce
Bielaski in the state of Morelos and
the promise has been given that all
possible measures will be^taken to effect
The other person kidnapped was
Manuel Barcena, a Mexican attorney.
Mr. Bielaski was chief of the bureau
of investigation of the United
States department of Justice during
the war. It is generally believed that,
instead of pursuing the kidnappers to
the point of endangering the lives of
the captives, Mexican federal troops
who are searching for the captives
will enter into negotiations looking
towards their release by the payment
if all or part of the 10,000 pesos ransom
Both the American embassy and the
consulate told the Associated Press
no word has been received* concerning
Mr. Bielaski and that the facts
is published in Mexico City were substantially
The air of mystery which surrounded
the kidnapping was explained in
luthoritative sources as an attempt
iy Mr. Bielaski's friends to have the
least possible said about the incident
until he was safe.
Apparently there are no facts to
support the theory advanced in some
lu-irters that the kidnapping was instigated
by Mr. Bielaski's personal
Bielaski is being held for ransom
iy ijeven bandits, who held up his
lutomobile seven miles west of
Duernavaca, in the state of Morelos.
Mr. Bielaski, together with his wife
ind Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Barcena of
Mexicala, was on the way to view
some Aztec ruins near the town. The
nororists were nearing the hacienda
De San Gabriel, when the bandits sudJenly
appeared and stopped them
it the point of guns.# The women were
released, but, after robbing them, the
bandits took Mr. Bielaski and Mr. Barcena
When the news reached this city,
:he American charge d'affires, George
r. Summerlin, immediately communicated'
with the authorities at Citeraaavaca,
as well as getting in touch
,vith the federal government and Sec etary
of War Serrano ordered the federal
troops in the vicinity to start
ifter the bandits.
Fear Kaiser is Ready to Flee.
London. ? Apprehcsnion exists in
Holland lest former Kriser William attempt
to slip away from Dorn and reenter
Germany in the event of a
royalist rising following the assassination
of foreign Minister Rnthenau,
iceording to the correspondent of the
Daily Mail at The Hague.
"We have no evidence that the
Kaiser has any such intention." he
?aid. "and the surveillance maintained
around him. is so close that it
would be impossible for him to get
tway even if he wished.''
Would Tighten Immigration Laws.
Washington.?Under a bill designed
to tighten up the immigration law,
1 1 I... C.V., (nlincnn r>f
IIll rcuureu UV til Minau KUU1IJVU V??
the house immigration committee, admission
for permanent residence in
this country would he granted only to
aliens eligible for citizenship, thus,
it was pointed out. shutting the gates
to Japanese, Chinese. Mongolians and
others not granted the right of citizenship
who desire such residence.
Shot By Policeman.
Danville, Va. ? K. A. Ronton, a
prominent business man of Danville
was severely wounded by Police Officer
O. T. Cook when mistaken by
Ihe latt?r for a highwayman who has
been operating recently in this locality.
Cook reported be had been on
the watch for the man who had
been stopping late travelers and who
was sad to use a car of the same
make and model as Benton's. He
opened fire, he said, only after Ronton
ignored commands to halt. Renton
declared he did not hear the officer.
To Begin Hearing?.
Chattanooga. ? Hearings before the
federal trade commission of the
'Pittsburgh Plus" case will open here
before Special Examiner J. W. Bennett
and are expected to continue for
three weeks. All witnesses for the
southern territory, including about 30
leading manufacturers, will be heard.
The Southern Association of Rolled
Steel Consumers and the Birmlng1ham
Civic association are complainants
in the case.
The United States Steel corporation
lb the respondent.
FOUR COURTS SCENE
GREAT BUILDING STILL HELD BY
IRREGULARS DESPITE BY
IGBEAT BRITAIN IS NOT IN IT
; Small Artillery Trench Mortars and
Machine Guns Were Employed
By Attacking Forces.
Dublin. ? Michael Collins, head of
; the Irish Free State government, took ;
active measures against the republican
insurgents under Rory O'Connor in
I their stronghold In the center of Dublin
Four Courts. An ultimatum for ?
! th'i, surrender of the insurgents was j
'ignored and at the expiration of a
brief time limit Free State troops in
: armored cars and motor lorries began
a movement against the insurgents
which Was met with an immediate
fusilade from the building.
From dawn until night there were
heavy exchanges, although at intervals
the firing ceased. Small artillery
i trench motors and machine guns
were employed by the attacking
| forces, but the irregulars confined
' themselves largely to machine gun
| and rifle fire. No attempt was made
| to carry Four Courts by assault, but
one of the walls of the building was
breached at various places.
The casualties are few in propor|
tion to the nature of the fighting, and ;
they consist for the most part of civil- .
ians caught in the line of fire. So far
as is kpown seven were killed and a
i score more less seriously wounded.
This does not include any casualties
that may have been suffered by the Sr;
regulars, these being impossible to ascertain.
J Less than one thousand Free State :
troops are engaged in the present operations
and it is known that the Irregulars
number several hundred.
The Irish labor party is reported to
disapprove of the action of the provisional
government in attacking the
building, but the provisional government,
once it decided to suppress the (
revolt or the irregulars, aetea lmme- j
diately and took efficiently all the us- . }
ual war measures. It Is handling the 1
situation entirely alone, without any
assistance from British troops who
are still in garrison in Dublin.
| A feature of the operations was
that even within a short distance of
the scene of the fighting business pro
ceeded normally and though in the
afternoon there was some slackening '
of the traffic in the streets, a visitor
mieht have noticed nothing unusual i
beyond the sound of artillery and the '
rattle of rifle fire at intervals, often
i in unexpected places. 1
Cadets Killed in Accident.
San Antonio, Texas ? Three avia- (
tion cadets were killed and their bod- i
, ies burned when an airplane in which 1 ^
they had just taken off at Brooks
field, fell from a height of 200 feet.
The dead are:
Waldron R. Farrell, 24, Philadelphia, '
nilnt. killed instantly.
William C. McCoy, 22, Nashville, j .
George C. Thompson, West Phlladel- '
Farrell and McCoy are said to have 1
gone from their station in Kelly field
to Brooks field, where Thompson had 1
arrived from Carlstrom field, Florida, '
jon hi3 way to Kelly field.
Goal is 600 000 Converts,
Nashville, Tenn ? A goal of 600,- 1
000 converts during the present con- I
ventional year was fixed as the evange- i
listic program of Southern Baptists at t
a meeting here of the conservation i
commission of the Seventy-Million ]
I campaign and of other leaders of the i
church from all sections of the South, i
S!ato and church organizations also <
were calle rpon ?o set up again their i
original machinery for carrying the j
campaign to a successful conclusion, j
B.uce Cielacki Released, t
Maxieo City. ? A. Bruce Biclaski, t
the American who v as captured sev- ?
oral days ago by bandits in the state of ?
Morelos, was delivered by his captors l
to friends at Chietia. following pay- \
ment of a ransom of $10 000 in gold.
Mr. Bielaski with his party was re- t
j ported to be proceeding by train to <
Mexico City. According to the mea- j ;
gre information reaching the capital, j
the release of Mr. Bielaski was with- t
out untoward incident. ; r
Marconi Awarded Medal. r
New York.?The John Fritz medal, t
one of the highest distinctions bestow- j
ed by the engineering profession in g
this country, has been awarded for
1022 to Senator Guglielmo Marconi, i
for the invention of wireless teleg- t
Want to Build Highway.
Richmond, Va. ? Delegations from
the Norfolk and Newport News Cham- 1
her? of Commerce ami Rotary Clubs "
laid the subject of Richmond partici- 1
pating with the tidewater cities of a
Norfolk. Newport News. Hampton L
and Williamsburg in accumulating a : t
fund of $500,000 with which to com- t c
plete the "capital to Ocean Highway*' j
which is being sponsored by the Hamp- j c
ton Roads Gloucester-Richmond High- a
way association before Richmond bus- q
iness interests. 1
Disagrees With Lincoln Findings.
Richmond, Va.?Declaring that the ;
; South "lost one of its best friends in r
i the death of Lincoln," Re.. Frank T. j
McFadden, pastor of the First Pres- ,
byterian church here, In an address be- j Q
| fore the Richmond Rotary club, voiced f
the belief that the martyred president t.
did not conspire and instigate the war
between the states, as charged in a ,j
\ resolution adopted "in the confusion ,
j of the closing moments" of the thirty- ,
, second annual reunion of the United
I Confederate Veterans here recentlq. q
JOHNSON RE-ELECTED HEAD |
South Carolina Sunday School Association
Comes toi Close After the
Election of Niany New Officers.
Columbia. ? Dr. D. B. Johnson of
Rock Hill was reelected president
of the South Carolina Sunday School
association at its closing session.
Horace L. Bomar of Spartanburg and
W. E. Hillis of Cottageville were also
re-elected first and second vice president,
respectively. J. T. Fain of Rock
Hill was re-elected recording secretary,
and the Rev. W. H. K. Pendleton
of Spartanburg was re elected chairman
of the executive committee.
The other committee members elect- j
ed were as follows:
Educational Committee?Dr. Robert I
P. Pell, chairman: Dr. W. J. McGlothlin
and Dr. D. W. Daniel, vice-chairmen:
Dr. J. E. Walmsley, secretary.
Evangelism?Dr. Watson B. Duncan,
Rural Department Committee?Dr.
Wilson Gee, chairman; Dr. W.
Long and Miss Christine South, vicechairmen.
Member International Committee ?
Horace L. Bomar; alternate, R. T. CastOn.
v General Superintendent ? Leon C.
Palmer was re elected.
Addresses by several prominent Bible
scholars and Sunday school specialists
featured the sessions.
After receiving an invitation to hold
the next convention at Clemson college
and referring it to the executive
committee, the report of the committee
of resolutions, of which Dr. Watson
B. Duncan was chairman, was read
and adopted. Appreciation was expressed
for the hospitality and courtesies
extended, and then the following
resolution was passed:
"Resolved. That we express our appreciation
of the Christian spirit manifested
by the recent session of the
general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, in setting
forth officially the willingness of this
church to continue its policy of co-operation
with other churches and agencies
engaged in Sunday school work." j
To Northern Marts.
Bamberg. ? Thousands of crates of
cucumbers, beans and asparagus have
been shipped from Bamberg this year.
While the cucumber prices have been
disappointing, the association has received
th eassurance of the produce
merchants of northern receiving points
that the Bamberg product has been
well graded and well packed and the '
reputation will be of vast benefit to
this county in the future.
The glut of the cucumber market ;
just at the time when shipping was
heaviest from Bamberg resulted disastrously
to the cucumber growers 1
here and this is accounted for largely '
because of the great increase in acre- '
age this year in this particular section ]
where cucumbers are shipped at the 1
same time. The truck association has
iecided to enter into a larger field of
usefulness, and Col. W. A. Klauber, 1
the president, is preparing a list of '
fanners who are agreeing to grow a '
specified acreage In Bermuda onions, 1
peets, peas, lettuce and carrots during '
the coming winter. The acreage Is J
usually small, so that in the event the 1
prop does not turn out well the loss 1
will not fall heavily on anyone. These 1
rarlops crops are very promising and
lave proven very profitable in years '
past. With the exception of peas and 1
lettuce, the crops above named are 1
pot perishable ,and there is no reason 1
why excelent prices cannot be com- '
manded. These being winter crops,
practically no time will be taken from (
he usual farm work and sales will '
:ome in at a very convenient season.
Georgetown Grows Truck. <
Georgetown. ? Though this year's j
season has not been propitious Tor | (
:ruck, on account of the immoderate j
ains of April and May and the first ,
part of June, still this section is mak- 1 ,
ng steady progress in development
nto a considerable truck growing i j
country. M. M. McCord, county de- ,
nonstration agent, has been keeping j
in accurate record of the acreage (
)lanted to various crops. This year ,
!60 acres were devoted to Irish pota- f
:oefi, 400 acres to beans and about j
he same to lettuce, cauliflower spin- ,
tch. cabbage, cucumbers, onions etc., ' ,
or shipment. One day an entire train- ! <
oad of truck, consisting of 15 cars, - ?
*ont out from Georgetown. ! ^
The production of potatoes was mo- ! c
erially reduced by wet weather, but j
cme acres yielded as much as 60 bir els
and the quality was of the best, j
id vices have been received 'hat ceraln
shipments from Georgetown were t
nnong the finest seen in the nouiern j
narkets. The early and late ship- a
nents realized the best market prices. ?
here having been a falling off in },
irices at one stage of the shipping j
eason. , While
the production of lettuce, cau- t
iflower and "cukes" was excellent, >
he prices this year have been disap- <
Have Narrow Escape.
* ? Tu'divo workmen re
rtlliiciswu. ? ? ?v?.v
lairing a dam near Anderson Mill had a
narrow escape from death. The tres- (
le of the Piedmont and Northern rail- e
oad goes over a part of this dam, s
ind when the workmen were directly r
inderneath this part of the dam a p
rain passing over had one of the box f
ars to jump the track and fell on this r
>art of the dam. The holding of the j
ouplfng for a minute gave the men e
n opportunity to get out of the way. p
The car was buried in soft mud about r
4 feet below the track. f
Many Seek Office.
Chesterfield. ? The county political
lot fs beginning to boil in this county, p
ilready twenty candidates have an- p
lounced themselves for offices and c
.lore are expected daily. Only one c
x-servlce man tr.i as yet announced. r
t is expected that the race for the h
;Ouse of representatives will be a
larticularly warm one. Five candi- p
ates are announced now and the w
iames of about five more are ex- c
ected to be added to the list.# The h
ampaign opens at Grant's Mill on
afurdav. July 1. gj
FEDERAL LOAN BANK
TO BUIIOOI KOI
WILL ERECT HANDSOME STRUCTURE
AT CORENR OF MARION
AND HAMPTON STREETS.
BEGIN WORK IN NEAR FUTURE
New Building to Cost Approximately
une nunarea Inousana uonars;
Lot Already Bought.
Columbia.?The Federal Land Bank
has purchased a lot at the corner of
Hampton and Marion streets on whW?
it will in the near future erect a handBorne
building for its exclusive use.
Work on the building will begin in
the very near future though the exact
date when ground will be broken could
not be given by officials of the bank.
The office structure will cost approximately
$100,000 and will be a decided
addition to the banking houses of Columbia.
The lot, which was purchased
from Dr. Julius H. Taylor, is 72 feet
by 100 feet deep and Is admirably situated
for a building to be used by
an institution of the nature of the Federal
Harry Root, treasurer of the bank,
said that* the volume of business of
the bank had Increased steadily and
that a building exclusively for the use
of the Institution was needed. He said /
that work on the structure would start
soon, but could not give the exact date.
Mr. Root did not say how many stories
the new building will have.
The Federal Bank at present occupies
quarters in the Palmetto Bank
building. As is generally known, tt
receives application for loans from
farmers living in North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
and its importance and the value of
its service to planters in those four
states have increased steadily since
it was esUDiisnea. it employs a largw
force and In a building of its own wilt
be able to handle its large business
more comfortably. David H. Houston
Is president of the bank.
Weevlls^Attack Cotton in York.
York.?That the boll weevil has attacked
the York cotton crop in genuine
earnest was the information
brought here by John R. Blair of
Blairsville, county demonstration
agent. Mr. Blair said the pest is appearing
in every section of the county
and is beginning to puncture the
squares of the stalks that have reached
this stage of growth. He himself
counted 15 punctured squares on one
row within a space of 25 yards, he
Only the advance guard of the weeril
reached York last year and no material
damage resulted to the cotton
crop. Some of the more optimistic
t>f the fanners expressed the opinion
that no great barm would be done the
crop this year, but the presence of
the weevil this early and in considerable
numbers would seem to Indicate .?
that theis belief was not well founded.
Mr. Blair, who spends two days
here every month to give farmers thebeneflt
of his advice, discussed the
situation with quite a number of
planters and advocated energeticmeasures
to stem the weevil attack.
Though counseling them against becoming
panicy, he told them not tounder
rate the weevil menace and not
to wait until the pept had gained
tieadway before resorting to methode
uf attack. The most important step,
lust now, he thought, was the gathering
and destroying of the punctured
squares, as the number of squares
left in the field will determine the
size of the next generation of the ,
The extent of the damage wrought
jy the pest, aside from the effectiveness
of combative measures, Mn.
Blair said, would depend on weather
:onditions during July and August.
EVith an abundance of dry weather
ind sunshine during that period, the
jest's activities can be curbed,
vhereas a heavy precipitation will
spell crop disaster*. On his own
arm, Mr. Blair said, he is expectingi
yield of four bales to the plow unler
favorable weather conditions and
>f only one bale if conditions are unjropltious.
Health Nursing Association Formed.
Marion.?After Mrs. Ruth Dodd of
he bureau of child hygiene of Coumbia
had spokon before a large
ind enthusiastic audience of county .
vids representation in the court house*
lere, the Marion County Public Health
Cursing association was formed, the
lurpose of which organization will be
o support and co-operate with the
wo public health nurses, Misses
5mith and Blackburn, who are to
ake ur work in this county.
Assembly Largely Attended.
Greenwood. ? The annual summer
ssembly of the Epworth League of
he Upper South Carolina conferince,
which closed here a'ter a week's
ession at Lander college, was the
nost successful in the history of the
Jpper South Carolina conference, acord'ng
to the Rev. James E. Ellis, the
etiring president. Approximately uuo
lelegates attended the assembly from
very part of the Upper South Caroina
conference. More churches were
epresented this year that never beore.
Judge Mclver Dead.
Cheraw.?Cheraw was saddened by
he death of Judge Edward Mclver in
larlington, the news of his death
oming as a shock to the entire
ommunity. Judge Mclver left Cheaw
for Darlington, aparently in good
Judge Mclver was the son of the
ite Chief Justice Henry Mclver and
-*ould have heen 64 years old next
Ictober. He was born in Cheraw and
ad lived there practically his entire
!fe, his early education being received
a the Cheraw schools.