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' FATTY FAR AWAY
WHEN CASE CALLED
COUNSEL QUJTS COMEDIAN
WHEN HE FAILS TO APPEAR
AT COURT?WILL NOT PRESS
LIQUOR CHARGE AT PRESENT
San Francisco, Oct. 5.?Frank E.
Dcminguez, prominent Los Angeles
attorney, has withrawn as chief
counsel for Roscoe <C. Arbuckk
charged with manslaughter in connection
with the death of Virginia
Rappe, Milton T. Cohen of Los Angeles,
an associate counsel for Ar_
buckle, announced here today.
6an Francisco, Oct. 5.?The manslaughter
charge against Roscoe C.
Aiftmckle, in connection with the
death of Miss Virginia Rappe after
a drinking party in a hotel here a
month ago, was on the calendar of
x the superior court today, (but the defendant
was several hundred miles
away at his home in Los Angeles.
It was learned ilast night from
.Qiharles Brennan, one of the defense
attorneys that Arbuckle's .presence
. / is court today was not deemed j
necesary as the case will come up on\
ly for instruction and Arraignments.
District Attorney Matthew Brady intimated,,
however, that. he opposed
Avbuckle's absence and probably
would ask continuance x until next
Friday to enable the motion picture
comedian to come to San Francisco
anil appear. ^
Federal action against Arbuckle in
connection with-alleged Volstead act
violations are to- be held up for some
time/ it was announced by R. H. McCormack,
special assistant to the attorney
general of the United States.
MeCormack said he had cancelled
plans which called lor the immediate
arrest of the comedian on a
.charge of unlawful .possession of ;
liquor until after full investigation
of the alleged disappearance of $40,000
worth of assorted liquors from a
v restaurant, declared by McCormack
to have been the source of the in;
toxicating liquors consumed by
guests at Arbuckle's party. When
xeaerai oiaciajs nuucu we cjmunonment
its purported $40,000' stock '
was not found. MoGormack charged
that advance information of the raid
had been conveyed.
Late last <night McCormack made
public a telegram whicH he had received
from Wayne B. Wheeler,
chief counsel for the anti-saloon
league in Washington, which demanded
immediate and vigorous
prosecution of Arbuckle and others
who attended his party for alleged
violations of the prohibition laws.
McCormack replied, he said, that a
full investigation was being made
and that he would undoubtedly
prosecute the persons involved.
DJL JtOBT. J. TALBERT
DIES AT McCORMICK
McGarAick, Oct. 6.?Dr. Robert
J. TaJbert, a highly esteemed citizen
of this community, died at his home
here yesterday afternoon after a
very short illness. He was about 68
years of age and was born in Alabama
but moved to this county when
qwite young. Dr. Talbert practiced '
his profession here for about forty
years but retired several years ago
and devoted his later years N to his
plantations. He was twice married.
First to Mrs. Georgia Searles Freeman
who died a number of years ago
and by this marriage is survived by
Mrs. R. T. Jennings of Columbia and
Mrs. Frank C. Robinson of McCor riek.
His widow who was Miss Geor
gia Deason of McCormick and the
following children also survive:
Hisses Gladys, Carrie Sue, Roberta
a?d Elizabeth and one son, Robert
Jennings Talbert, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Will White and Mr.
and M&. W. Joel Smith went over
to LauTens this afternoon to take in
tie football game. I
OLD HICKORY MEN
GO 10 NASHVILLE
REUNION OF 30TH DIVISION
PERSONNEL TO BE HELD NOVEMBER
PERSHING TO BE THERE.
Nashville, Oct. 6.?Men of the
Old Hickory Association, veterans
of the Thirtieth Division which three
years ago was pounding away at tne
German strongholds in France, will
again march in review before General
Pershing at their third annual reunion,
to be held in Nashville, Tenn.,
an November 4 and 5. In fact, it is
probable that Marshal Foch, generalissimo
of all the allied armies, who
has been invited to accompany General
Pershing to NashVil^e, will also
be in the reviewing stand.
The parade of the veterans, however,
will form but a part of the full
reunion program. Men who billeted
in French villages or battlefield shelters
three years ago will find the
homes of Nashville opened to them.
Plans have been made to house and
care for ten thouand veterans and
more if they should come.
iConvention sessions will be held
in the Auditorium with a capacity of
sever, thousand. Dances and otheT social
features enough to give every
man who comes an opportunity to
enjoy himself are being arranged
for iby the hosts of the occasion, the
citizens of Nashville.
Separate headquarters for each
of the regiments of the. division will
be established in Nashville and in the
billeting arrangements it is planned,
? M_1 _ x_ L. ' -C
as i<tr pu^iuie, tu put men uut ui
the same outfits in the same section
of the city. '
There will be all sorts of opportunities
for oldtimers to geit together
and "fight the war" which
started on the Mexican border for.
some, at Camp Sevier, for othefs, and
ran all the way across the seas, over
the Hindenburg Line, through the
Argonne, into Belgium and Luxembourg
and home again.
In the course of its training and
traveling and fightig no. division in
the American army made a more
creditable showing than did the Caro.
Una and Tennessee troops. The
achievement of the division in the
first smashing through thesocalled
Hindenburg defense system at Bellicourt
across the St. Quentin Canal
Tunnel, is one of the outstanding
achievements of the entire war while
the artillery brigade, operating separated
in the St. Mihiel. Arsronne
and Woevre sectors, took rank as
one of the most effective artillery
outfits Qf the army. ,
-Railroads have granted a reduced
rate of one and a half fares for the
round trip to members of the division
association. Members planning
to attend may come to Nashville,
paying full fare, and there receive
their certificates of membership entitling
them to half fare on the re>
turn trip. Certificates may be secured
in-advance of the meeting, however,
from iPrank P. Bowen, Holston
National Bank building, Knoxville,
Tenn., or from the Reunion Headquarters,
(Chamber of Commerce,
building, Nashville, Tenn.
ATLANTA POLICE LOOKING
FOR CLINTON GIRLS
Atlanta, Oct. 6.?Three girls, seekers
of adventure, were being looked
? A 1.1 x _ rrL< 1 1 -
ior in Atlanta inursuay on auvicKs
from their parents in Clinton, S. C.,
where they disappeared Wednesday
after saying they wanted to see
"Atlanta and the world." They were
Claudia English, 16; Emma English,
15, and "Babe" Peave, 15.
MR. HOWARD ILL
The venerable Dan Howard, a
Confederate veteran about 80 years
old, is very sick at the home of his
daughetr, Mrs. Azalie Wilson. Mr.
Howard is known throughout the
county and his friends join in washing
him a quick recovery.
Mr. McKiaaick, in Speech at Marker
Exerciaea, Givea Proof of Laat
Meeting of Cabinet.
Unique and impressive were the
exerciser yesterday afternoon attendant
upon the unveiling of the
Confederate Marker, erceted, through
flip pffrtrt.fi A-f tlio P.Uri/1
memorate the last meeting of the
Confederate Cabinet, which was held
in the old Burt house at the intersection
of Greenville and Main
Streets and which is now occupied
by the Stark family. The stone stands
in the street less than a hundred
yaFd? from the house. It bears on one
side a transcript in bronze of the
Confederate Seal and on the other
a synopsis of the history of the
event it perpetuates.
J. Rion McKissick, editor of The
Greenville Piedmont, chief speaker
of the' occasion, related again the
preponderance of evidence which substantiates
Abbeville's claim to being
the scene of the event to which the
monument unveiled yesterday bears
silent testimony. He said; "It seems
to me that it is established that the
'last cabinet meeting jwhich could
be called such' was held at Abbeville
and that the last chapter in the government
of the Confederate States
was written there."
To initiate the ceremonies the Rev.
M. R. Plaxco, pastor of the A. R. P.
church, delivered the invocation.
Mayor J. Moore Mars, introduced
the Hon. Mr. McKissick, after whose
address the stone was unveiled by
Jane Harrison, the granddaughter of
Col. F. E. Harrison; Caroline McAllister,
a granddaughter of Col. G.
McDuffie Miller; Annie Rogers, a
granddaughter of Robert R. Hemphill,
a private of Co. G., Orr's regiment
of Rifles and Rebecca Smith,
a granddaughter of Mr. W. Joel
Smtith, a private in Company B.
Orr's Rifles,, McGowan's Brigade,
all soldiers of Abbeville, each adding
his share to her imperishable
glory in the great conflict.
Mrs. F. B. McLane, president Civic
Club, in a short and appropriate
speech, presented the marker to the
city. Her gift was accepted by Mayor
Mars oh behalf of the council and
the city. Hatch's band rendered excellent
music throughout the exercises.
Occupying seats of honor in front
of the decorated stand were the
Daughters of the Confederacy and
Confederate veterans, who attended
in a body.
The monument, which stands directly
in front of the Baptist church,
is of an excellent quality of granite.
It rests on a base of concrete, the
space intervening between the base
and circular outside curbing already
being sodded. On a bronze tablet on
one of the stone's four sides is a
replica of the Confederate seal. On
the opposite side, facing the old
Burt home, is another tablet bearing
the following inscription:
"This tablet was placed here to
commemorate the last meeting .of
the Confederate States Cabinet which
was held in the Burt house near by,
directly in front of this stone.
"The following cabinet members
were present: Jeffersan Davis, President;
Judah P. Benjamin, Sec. of
State; John C. Breckenridge, Sec. of
War; S. R. Mallory, Sec. of Navy;
John H. Reagin, Postmaster General.
"A council of war was held at the
same time with the cabinet and the
following generals in attendance:
W. C. Breckinridge, Basil W. Duke,
J. C. Vaughn, George C. Dibrell, S.
W. Ferguson, Braxton Bragg.
"It was decided after mature deliberation
and discussion that it was
useless to continue the war longer
and that the government should be
"M. H. Clarke, acting treasurer,
Confederate States of America, says:
'The last cabinet meeting which
icould be called such, was held at
Abbeville on the 2nd day of May,
(Continued on page eigkt.)
PROVES BIG OCCASIOI
Credit to Thoae Who Assisted?His
tory of Spot.?Mrs. McLane's
While in the city yesterday, Mi
t McKissick was the guest at iuncheoi
at the Eureka hotel of the Civic Club
[ as also were Mayor Mars, J. Allei
Smith, Geo. T. Barnes an
W. P. Greene. Mrs. Mary Taggarl
proprietor of the hotel, had preparei
a splendid turkey dinner which wa
i thoroughly enjoyed. Following lun
cheon, Mr. McKissick was taken for
ride over the city.
Misses Sarah and Gladys Barne
made the wreaths used in the decora
tion of the marker. Mrs. W. A. Hai
ris, Miss Maggie Brooks apd Mr!
Henry Norwood acted as ushers an<
found seats for the doicen old sol
diers who attended the exercise?
. Mrs. J. D. Kerr, Mrs. W. A. Harris
Miss Maggie Latimer, Mrs. Gary an
Mrs. Greene decorated the porticc
[ American flags, bunting, potte
i plants and cut flowers being used.
The ground on which the Marke
now stands was at one time a poin
jutting out from the grounds sui
. rounding the Burt house and wa
i planted in tree3. At first a pathwa;
was allowed by the Calhouns wh
occupied the house and finally a wid
roadway was made which was use
by every one. After Mr. Stark pui
chased the house ithe roadway wa
i inairiutineu anu me trianguia
shaped bed full of shade trees was
' popular resort for the children an
nurses around town. For a year o
two the Civic Club undertook t
beautify the triangle but the shad
trees made this impossible.
In 1914 Mr. Stark gave "The Tri
angle" to the City Council for "th
use and benefit of the Civic Club,
the gift being due directly to the ei
forts of Mrs. W. P. Greene as presi
dent of the Civic Club and Mn
Frank B. Gary, as chairman of th
Marker Committee. The council ac
cepted this gift during the admini
station of Dr. C. C. Gambrell a
mayor and the deed was recorded i:
the office of the Clerk of Court o
June 7th, 1914 and signed by Mayo
Gambrell, Mrs. Frank B. Gary an
Mrs. W. P. Greene.
1 The trees were cut down, a copin
was put around the triangle and
handsome flower bed was maintaine
for same years. In this work th
marker committee was helped an
encouraged by Mrs. W. D. Barkt
dale whose good taste and hard wor
did much to beautify that'street.
When the town took on the way
of a city and paved the streets "th
triangle" was torn up and a smalle
space, a fifteen foot circle, was se
aside for the iriarker.
At first Mrs. Frank B. Gary wa
chairman of the committee until il
health necessitated a prolonged sta;
in the hospital, since which time Mr*
Greene has been chairman, wit
Mrs. Frank B. Gary second an
Mrs. Foster MoLane, president o
the Civic Club, serving, ex-officio.
Mrs. Foster McLane, who presentei
the marker to the city, spoke as fol
"Mr. Mayor, Ladies and Gentlemen
"After many days of work an*
-planning the Civic Club sees in th
erection of this Marker to commemc
rate the last meeting of Presiden
Divis' Cabinet, the completion of
long deferred and hoped for task.
"We take today, In this publi
manner, pleasure in acknowledgin;
the unfailing courtesy and help o
the City Council and we thank th
people of our fair city for thei
friendship and encouragement ii
the work we have done.
"It gives us pleasure to presen
this marker to (the city, Mr. Mayoi
in the hope that it will ever Instill i:
the hearts of coming generations th
patriotism our fathers held so dear,1
Mayor Mars, in behalf of the city
accepted the marker and expreese<
his appreciation of the work of th
;\ BEFORE WE
* SHEPPARD OF TEXAS DELIVER
COURSE FOR NATION TO RATIFY
COVENANT OF VARSAILLES
AND JOIN LEAGUE
Washington, Oct. 6.?The peace
b, treaties with Germany, Austria and
>? Hungary were brought before the
n senate again today and displaced thf
d tax bill under the senate's agreement
to seek a vote about October 14.
^ Senator Sheppard (Democrat)
8 of Texas, opening debate in oppol"
sition to ratification of the treaties
a declared "the only honorable course
for this nation is to ratify the treatj
s of Versailles and join the league
" of nations." The Texas senator de
livered a prepared address which consumed
the entire day., Much of il
^ was devoted to the league, which, he
3aid, had already justified its exist5'
^ "I can not vote for an enactment,'
said said Senator Sheppard,."in whicl
^ once more asserting our isolatior
from the league, we emphasize oui
' desertion of humanity."
Washington, Oct. 6.?The peace
treaties, with Germany, Austria and
Hungary were before the senate all
of today, with a speech of six hours
by Senator Sheppard (Democrat) oi
j Texas, in opposition to ratificatio:
and an address by Senator Moses oi
' New Hampshire, a Republican "ir
rconcilable" in favor of the treaties
a Senator Sheppard discussed pro
j ceedings of the league of nation:
r which he declared the United State:
0 should join and Senator Moses in fa
voring ratification declared the
treaties were the "consummation oi
i_ the struggle . . to maintain the in
e dependence of the United States."
" ''It cuts us loose at once and l
hope forever," said Senator Moses
i- "from that body of death known aa
}. the league of nations."
e The New Hampshire senator op
posed American representation on th<
i- allied reparation commission, al
s though, he said, it was no secret thai
n Secretary Hughes favored such rep
n resentation. He added, however, tha
r he did not share the fears expressec
d by Senator Borah of Idaho, anothei
Republican "irreconcilable," that th<
g treaties would force the United Stat
a es into the league.
d "I can see no reason why an irre
e concilable should withhold his as
/I ?oni fr> its ratification." he said.
k ATTENDING THE GAME
?- Attending the gome in Laurens to
e day were, T. G. White, W. H. Long
r J. A. Long, Mr. and Mrs. Will White
* Mr. arid Mrs. W. Joel Smith, J. L
McMillan, W. P. Greene, Bil
s Greene, E* H. McMillan, Owei
U Speed, Dr. J. E. Preseiy, Sanforc
y Howie, Neil Swetenburg, W. D. Wil
? son, J. D.' Fulp, Mr. Hafner, Ar
h thur and Albert Rosenberg, Geo. T
d Barnes, iPrank Nickles, J. D. San
* ders, Russell Thomson, Dr. C. H
McMurray, Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Nick'
^ les, Miss Lillian Nelson and Marshal
* CAPT. ARMSTRONG RETURNS
e Capt. R. H. Armstrong of Dut
' West is a visitor in Abbeville today
The captain has recently returnee
a from, a visit to his old home in Tennessee.
In spite of his eighty-foui
c years he is still young. He destroys
S as much tobacco as ever and talks
f as interestingly. When we saw hiir
e he was in earnest conversation wit!
r Judge Hoi lings worth. The fact thai
n the Judge was listening instead oi
talking is evidence that the caiptair
t was telling something interesting.
n Civic Club and its special committee,
e He also spoke of the pride the city
" should feel in accepting the markei
which so fittingly perpetuates the
i last important act#of the Confederate
FUMES DESTROY 1
: MICHIGAN PRISON |
. STATE REFORMATORY PRACTICALLY
AND OFFICE BUILDING MASS
OF RUINS AFTER FIRE.'
TROOPS ON DUTY.
i Ionia, Mich., Oct 5.? Michigan
[ national guardsmen and members of
( tne state constaDuiary tms evening
? were patrolling the outer wall of the
\ (Michigan ^tate reformatory here,
where fire today destroyed all cell
blocks that administration offices the
i j y 4 3
chapel and warden's office. Daring .
the fire that caused a loss roughly , ^
[ estimated at $500,000, at least three
r prisoners escaped from the institution.
The fire still was burning tonight
among the twisted iron work
of the cell block and the heap of
t charred bricks that marked the site
, of the office and other (buildings.
Only the factory buildings of the
reformatory escaped the blaze, be,
ing saved by the position of the M
The fire started at 11 o'clock this J
1 morning from a soldering lamp in . ' |
the hands of an inmate, who was
repairing the roof of the administra- ?
tion building. It swept "through that >
' part of the reformatory practically
I unhindered due tb an inadequate s
: TEACHERS OF COUNTY
! STAND EXAMINATION * ^
Thirty-Six Persons Seek - State Rat- ;
; T_ T...L C -1 I TTI
lUg All A Cavil ^VUUVI A Ul>
Superintendent of Education P.
; H. Mann is busy today conducting
i the state examination for teachers,
- there being 22 young women and no
men in the list. Among the 14 colorped
applicants for certificates are 12 _ , j
women and two men.
? . -ft*
} The examinations will continue 3
Following are those who are tak- ^ ;$
; ing the examination:
Miss Bertha Patterson, Miss Hat;
tie Lou Haddon, Miss Elsa Crowther,
. Mrs. Hugih Fowen, M'iae Lucia Vant
diver, B^iss Zula Suber, Miss Annie
1 Bell, Miss Lora Temple, Mass Olive
f Gable, Miss Ina Gable, Miss Carrie
, Metts, Miss Pauline Wosmansky,
. Miss Margaret Swetenburg, Miss
Annie Kerr, Miss Allene Gable, Miss <'
. Lety Calvert, Miss Lavinia McCar.
ter, Miss Lyda Ferguson, Miss Mar- , y>
tha Edna iPrince, Mrs. NolanBowen,
Miss Eveleyn Botts, Mrs.
/Colored?T- P. "Cannon, Powv^Jl
Beck, Jas. Jenkins, Fannie Taylor, t
Josie W. Taylor, Ebenezer Eriwrigfct, ?
' Ruby Wilson, Carrie Cosfcy, Asalea
' Huggtins, Sallie Kelser,. Fannie G. .
j Thomas, Azalee White, Bertha Fair,
j ReJbecca Gray.
. BETS $600 RUTH GETS
FIVE HOMERS IN SERIES
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New York, Oct. 6.?A number of
freak bets have been recorded in
the world's series games. One fan
j bet $500 at even money that Babe
Ruth will make five home runs in the
A Giant rooter put up $200 a?ainst
$500 that Arthur Nehf, the
, Giant pitcher, wins his first game.
Fred Schumm of Brooklyn record- j
I ;d a wager of $1,300 against fl,~
300 on the Yankees, while another
. sportsman bet $200 against $1,000 ...
j that the Yankees will win four
, Among other freak bits were sevt
eral that George Kelly, the Giants'
. slugger, will' outhit Babe Ruth, and
f also that Ruth will not make a home
^ run in the series.
. CHARLIE CHAPLIN SAILS
FOR NEW YORK SATURDAY
London, Oct. 5.?Charlie Chaplin
i .vill sail for New York Saturday from
f Southampton on the Cunard liner