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WORK OUT POLICY
PROGRAM OF AMERICAN DELEGATES
ING REDUCTION OF NAVAL
ARMAMENT PROPOSED AT
OUTSET OF MEETING.
Washington, Nov. 5.?The policies
and program of the American delegation
to the armament conference
are beginning to assume definite outline
and if the expectations of official
Washington are' relaized the
opening days of the conference will
see a sequence of developments
^UlliC Ullli? llfwc tlliO .
Presentation, at the outset, of a
concrete American plan for far reach
ing reduction of naval armament.
Consideration, along with this plan
of such troublesome problems of the
Far East as may naturally project
themselves into the picture. Meantime
an effort by the United States
to keep the negotiations in the open
that. nnhlir nnininn mav exert its
pressure toward practical accomplishment.
Salient features of the American
naval armaments prdposal already
have been established and, although
details remain to be fixed,
there is reason to believe the reductions
suggested will be sweeping
enough to convince the whole world
that the United States meant busi- j
ness when it called the powers into
It would cause no Surprise if the
leading naval powers found it necessary
to submit the plan of this gov- ,
ernment to long and careful study
before they determine on their course
of action. Should the reductions pro- ;
posed prove unacceptable, it ,is be- i
lieved likely that the American dele- 1
gates naving once taKen tne initiative
would invite the other powers ;
to presort in their turn soiv.e con- ;
crete counter proposal. j
All the evidences surrounding the <
conference of the American big four i
with their naval advisers have pointed
to inclusion of a set of maximum
reduction - figures in the plan to be
laid on the table by this government.
No official has^ been willing to reveal
any details of these figures, but
there has been apparent a desire to
lay bare at the very outset of the 1
negotiations the full extent to which
. the United States would be willing to
go in scaling down the world's naval J
The impression that such a method
may not lead to an immediate .
agreement has been given color by
the apparent intention of some of
the powers to pursue a directly opposite
course and enter the conference
setting a high figure as the
measure of the naval armanlent they
consider requisite to their national
safety. Japan already has indicated
that she would suggest the necessity
of maintaining a navy equal to any
which might enter her sphere in the
- Far East; a proportion which naval
experts say is well in excess of her
BACK ON JOB
Mrs. Bell Will Meet All Her Clubs
Mrs. Ruth Crowther Bell, home
demonstration agent, who has been
ill, has returned to her work and
announces that she expects to meet
all her clubs this week. This an
nouncement will be received with
pleasure by her friends throughout
the county, and especially by club
POSTMISTRESS WILL BE
TRIED FOR MURDER
Orlando, Fla., Nov. 5?The trial of
Lena Clark, former postmistress at
West Palm Beach, who shot and killed
Fred A Miltimore of this city, in
a local hotel, several months ago, is
expected to begin in criminal court
here next week. The court term will
begin Monday and the Clarke case
w:ll go to the grand jury immediate-1:
ly, it is said. 1
IN DM CITY
PERSHING AND FOCH VISIT ST.
LOUIS?REGIMENT ON WAY
FKUM LAMf JAl,N3UH IV jtr FERSON
SIXTH GIVES REVIEW.
St. Louis, Nov. 5.?Hailed as one
of our "old boys" officially honored
by two universities, welcomed and
feted by the citizens of St. Louis,
Ferdinand Foch, marshal of France,
now the nation"s guest, today was
shown American hospitality as exemplified
in the Middle West. Sharing
the honor was General Pershing, who
was introduced to his fellow "buddies"
of the American Legion simply
as "Black Jack."
From early morning until late tonight
the city poured forth its hospitality
to two warriors in magnificent
manner. Botl^ expressed keen delight
at the reception accorded them. The;
American warrior, deviating from his
usual serious Vein ,indulged in numerous
pleasantries as he addressed
members of the American Legion in
the city hall.
Marshal F^ch, called upon to adrtrpss
spveral thrones, exnressed de-1
light and appreciation of the honors j
bestowed upon him and the cordial)
welcome showed him. Visibly affected
with the bestowal of the honorary degree
of doctor of laws upon him by
the St. Louis university in an open
quadrangle before the student body
and members of other Roman Catholic
schools the marshal declared itj
difficult to express himself. A fewi
minutes previously from the same '
platform Archbishop John J. Glen-1
non had presented him with a com-j
memorative medallion on behalf of j
the fourth degree Knights of Colum-j
bus. Twelve year old Elizabeth Fuez j
received a kisso n both cheeks from!
Marshal Foch when she presented'
him with a large bouquet on behalf |
Df the International Federation of
TO SERVE ONE YEAR
Cross Hill Physician Pleads Guilty
Violating Narcotic Law.
Grenwood, Nov. 5.?Dr. J. M.
flurone PrAcc Will T.ftii"r<?ne
ty, pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon
in federal court to violation of
the Harrison narcotic law and was
sentenced to the federal prison in
Atlanta for one year and a day by
Judge H. H. Watkins. Assistant District
Attorney J. H. Marshall asked
permission of the court to speak in
the defendant's behalf when Dr.
Owens appeared withdut counsel. He
asked the court to be lenient with the
defendant as possible, declaring that
he was his own worst enemy rather
than the enemy of society.
Federal Reserve Board Action Ex- j
tended to Banks in All Twelve
Washington, Nov. 5.?Completion
of the general reduction of rediscount
rates in all 12 federal reserve
districts was announced today by the
federal reserve board with the approval
of reductions in the Cleveland
rate from 5 1-2 to 5 per cent, and
in the Minneapolis rate from 6 to
5 1-2 per cent. The rates in these
districts are effective on Monday
while reductions in the other districts
are ah*eady in effect. The new
schedule of rediscount rates, which
covers paper of all classses and maturities,
is as follows.
Four and a half per cent, Boston,
New York and Philadelphia; 5 per
cent., Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis,
Kansas City and San Francisco, 5 1-2
per cent., Richmond, Atlanta, Minneapolis
In the long run there is neither
satisfaction nor profit in making
play its last game on the home
grounds this year, at which time the
mighty "Dode" Phillips will make his
last appearance as an Erskine player.
So many of the Abbeville people, including
members of the Hi team,
wish to see this last appearance of
this great player that the game with
Greenvjille was moved to the morning
hour. This arrangement also
necessitated the postponing of the
memorial exercises to the afternoon
The detailed program is as fol-j
11 a. m.?Abbeville-Greenville football
12:30. p. m.?Barbecued dinner.
Music on square by Hatch Band.
3:30 p. m.?Armistice Day (Jelebration
in Opera .House.
Invocation by the Rev. H. L. j
Music by Kay's Orchestra and'
Song?"America" by audience, j
Address?Hon. George B. Cro-;
mer of Newberry.
Recitation?"In Flanders Filed"
Solo?"Star Spangled Banner,"
by Miss Fannie Stark.
All of the proceeds from the footMETHODIST
Upper Conference Designates Minis-!
ters for Church This Year
At its concluding session the Methodist
conference meeting in Lancaster
designated the following ministerial
appointments for Cokesbury
E. S. Jones, presiding .elder; Abbe-j
ville, C. E. Peele; Abbeville Circuit,
J. B. Kilgore; Butler, A. E. Smith;
Cokesbury, J. C. Cunningham; Greenwood,
Greenwood mills, W. H. Murray;
Main Street, A. N. Brunson;
Greenwood circuit, J. M. Meetze;
Kinards, L. W. Shealy; McCormick;
M. T. Wharton; McKendree, R. M.
Tucker; Newberry, Central, J. L.
Daniel; Mollohon and Oakland, Paul
Kennett, supply; O'Neall Street, W.
F. Gault; Newberry circuit, G. F.
Clarkson; Ninety Six, 0. A. Jeffcoat;
Phoenix, R. L. Doggett; Plum Branch,
R. L. Rountree; Pomaria, W. B. Justus:
Prosperity, J. D. Griffin; Saluda,
J. Li. Singleton; Waterloo, J. F.
Lupo; Whitmire, J. P. Simpson;
Whitmire circuit, D. C. Gregory, supply;
president of Lander College,
John 0. Willson, Main Street quarterly
conference; professor at Lander
college, R. C. Lawton, Main
Street quarterly conference; assistant
Sunday school editor, L. F. Beaty,
Main Street quarterly conference;
associate headmaster Carlisle school,
W. J. Snider, Main Street quarterly
Part of the Anderson district is
A. E. Holler, presiding elder; An-j
treville, W. A. Duckworth; Calhoun j
Falls, J. T. Lawrence; Honea Path,!
J. E. Mahaffey; Clemson College, A. j
E. Driggers; Lowndesville, N. G. Bal-!
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Brown went |
to Columbia Friday and went to see
"Chu Chin Chow" at the Columbia
theatre Friday night.
Hospital Auxiliary Prep
For Armistice Day F
Speak in Afternoon
Plans which have been in the making
for the past two weeks for the
celebration of Armistice Day have
finally been completed by the hospital
auxiliary. Events of the day will
be the Greenville-Abbeville . football
game at 11 o'clock, the barbecued
dinner from 12 to 3:00, and the address
of George B. Cromer of Newberry
at 3:30 oc'lock.
This schedule of events is entirely
different from that first planned,
due to the fact that Friday afternoon
the Erskine football team will
ares Huge Celebration
, Football in Morn.ed
ball game and from the barbecued
dinner will go to the benefit of the
Memorial hospital, which fact is peuliarly
appropriate when the fact is
considered that the day is set aside
as a holiday in honor of the boys ]
who died in the service of the nation
in the recent world war.
Most of the merchants of the city
have' signed a petition to close their :
stores fronp 11 o'clock for the remainder
of the day. Those who were not :
seen will probably join with the others
in the general celebration. This '
united action is certain to make the :
day a success. A number of important
committees have been appointed
to work on various features of the '
celebrat:on and these women are
making every preparation.
Those who agreed to close their j
places of business are as follows: / (
The Peoples Bank, Rosenberg Mer- ]
cantile Co., Philson & Henry, Mrs. ]
Jas. S. Cochran, L. C. Haskell, J. S. <
Bowie, County Savings Bank, G. A.
Harrison, W. A. Lee, Abbeville Mo- i
tor Co., A. M. Hill Co., R. M. Hill, J s
Wm. H. Cobb Co., Packer & Reese, ]
Abbeville Water & Light Plant, A. <
B. Morse Co., Arnold's Garage, Hall '
Investment Co., L. Feinstein, W E. j
Johnson, The Echo, J. W. Baker, De- (
Witt Hall, Kerr Furniture Co., Stark i
Veh:cle Co., Cash Bargain Store, The <
McMurray Drug Co., National Bank,
F. E. Harrison, Jr., Cason & McAll- (
ister, L. W. Keller, S. J. Link, Co-op- <
erative Mercantile Co.,-Planters Bank ;
Little & Thomson, D. Poliakoff, Mil- j
ler & Evans, Adair's Department j
Store, J. A. Smith, Jr., American j
Woolen Mills Co., Ramey & Gilliam,
B. T. Cochran, W. A. Calvert & Sons
W. D. Barksdale.
ERSKINE PLAYS NEWBERRY j'
Armistice Day to Witness Battle In
Armistice Day at Due West, New- j
berry College and Erskine College
meet at football.
Newberry is one of the strong college
teams of the state and the
engagement on Armistice Day promises
to be a battle royal. A special
effort is being made to induce a
large number of the friends of the
two colleges to be in Due West on
that date. This is the last game of
the season at Due West and Coach
McLean's backfield promises to be
a foe man worthy of the steel of
Coach Parrish's backfield machine.
It will be a struggle worth witnessing
to see Voit Brothers and McPhee pitted
against Phillips, Young and Kennedy
brothers of Erskine.
The records of these two teams
show that both have gone down before
Furman and Carolina and both
have been victorious over Charleston
PERSHING SCOUT IS
ARRAIGNED FOR MURDER
Greenville, Nov. 5.?C. Marlowe,
of Oklahoma, scout for General Pershing;
in the' punitive expedition into
Mexico in 1916, was arraigned here
today, charged with the murder of
Thomas F. McCarroll.
McCarroll, who for the past several
years livrtl in Flint, Mich., was she
by Marlowe at the Elks Club her October
13, last, in a difficulty that
fr.llrvwn/I nn oi'mimont nvnv 5) fflVfl I
Bandits Get $5,900 From Bank
Ph'ladelphia, Pa., Nov. 5.?Five
men in an automobile held up two
< /-i tti? vr,?
runners 01 me ?_/orn rjxciiaiiKc national
Bank today, robbed them of
$5,900 and escaped.
EFFORT TO AID TOBACCO GROWE?J
IN PEE DEE?COMMITTEE
yj^OINTED TO SEEK LOANS
FOR LIVE STOCK PURCHASES
AT FLORENCE MEETING
Florence, Nov. 5?Group six of the
ouutil v^aiuima xjdiiivcio aa&uuia wun
at a special meeting held here tonight
gave unanimous indorsement to the
tobacco growers cooperative marketing
plan. The meeting was attended
by 25 representative bankers from the
tobacco district and the plan was <
favored without a dissenting, vote.
At the meeting the general proposition
was outlined and before action i
was taken there was a full discussion
in response to the asking of
many questions on all phases of the
plan. The bankers in addition to
adopting a resolution indorsing the
marketing plan, pledged their efforts i
fco furthering the cooperative cam- ,
paign which is now being conducted. ]
The bankers also appointed a com- ,
mittee to seek to procure loans from i
the war finance corporation to finance
live stock purchases in the Pee Dee. ,
On this committee were appointed j
Bright Williamson, of Darlington, R. ^
K. Rutledge of Darlington, and Dun- j
;an McKenzie of Timmonsville. ,
The campaign for the state was
apened at a mass meeting yesterday
afternoon in Darlington where iapproximately
500,000 pounds was^
signed under the contract. Only about
70 persons were present at the meeting.
E. E. McGill, Darlington county
chairman, predicts 75 per cent, oi l
the crop will be's'gned up within ten '
Organization will begin in Florence
this week with rallies at Johnsonville
and Leo Friday; Lake C|ky, 1
Pamplico and Olanta Saturday. In 1
this campaign the organizers are go- '
ing into the country instead of call- 1
ing the farmers into the city.
ABBEVILLE HI LOSES i
FIRST GAME OF SEASON i
Greenwood Backs Best Seen Here !
% This Season?Beat Greenville
Is Now the Cry.
Starting from the very beginning i
of Friday's game Greenwood came
back from defeat at the hands of
Greenville, Laurens and Honea Path
and with the precision and superiority
nf a wpII nilprl mnrhine humbled
Abbeville high by a score of 23 to 7.
This is the first defeat the local
team has suffered this season and,
while man ywould have preferred being
bqaten by another team than [
Greenwood, none can say that it wasj
not a game of real football, full of
thrills, that was interesting from
start to finish. The locals showed j
spurts of superiority several times!
and once had an opportunity to score
when B. Long passed over Greenwood's
goal line to Bill Nickles, who
could only touch the flying sphere
with the tips of his fingers. Another
pass, a long one, was completed by
XJ nwic OK vorrle flo.ll f\\UO V
i^uiiaivi Jtiaiiio xui u yuiuo. uii.v ?t
several times gained well through
Greenwood's line and once a crisscross
netted a score of yards. Green- ,
wood's backfield was far superior, as
a whole, to any so far seen here, and ,
considerably faster. Crymes and
Hartzog, as well as Yeldell and Grier, j
played excellent ball.
There is only one thing possible
for the local team to do to keep in <
the championship running and that is
to beat Greenville here Friday. The ;
jrame will be called at 11 a. m.
promptly, in order to allow the *
crowd and players attend the barbecue
dinner which the Hospital auxiliary
is going to serve from 12:30 to
3:00 o'clock and to permit fans to see
the Erskino-Newberry game at Due
West Friday afternoon.
President R. C. Grier of Erskine
College has sent complimentary hcket.s
to the players, which generosity <
ar.d thouffhtfulness is very much appreciated
by the players aw! managers
MAY HALT STRIKE
PART OF JUDGE ANDERSON'S
ORDER SUSPENDED. THE CASE
WILL BE CARRIED TO HIGHER
TRIBUNAL IN EFFORT TO DE- '
Chicago, Nov. 3.?Action of the
United States court of appeals here
today in suspending that part of the
mu,. T.,j? A -r,
mj uiivstivsii IOSUCU uy u uuge /iiiucisvu
of Indianapolis applying to the check
off system until further order of the
court was acclaimed tonight by officials
of the United Mine Workers of
America as a decided victory. The
court's action allows the holding out
of union dues and assessments fromthe
coal miners' pay to fe continued
by the operators temporarily. An appeal
hearing was granted the union
for Wednesday, November 16.
Union leaders professed to see in
the action today a reopening of the
?ntire cas# and attorneys for the
mine workers said tonight they
would prove that the case had n?t.
seen handled thoroughly.
The action today, union leaders
;aid, would do much to clear up the
abor situation in the mines and
.vould help to hold in line men who
lad been quitting work without au:hority.
Operators on the other hand, said
:hey saw only a delay of. the final
jutcome. They said that it would be
Detter to nave tne status 01 tne cnecK
)ff system decided at once rather
;han delay a decision until cold
weather if a cessation of work may
The injunction issued by Judge
Anderson forbade the operators to
withhold from the miners' pay union
Jues and assessments as the operators
had agreed with the unions to
pliance by the operators with the deplance
by the operators with the decision
of the court would precipitate
a strike and in 'the states where the
operators; have decided to follow the
court's decree there have already
been walkouts and mines in* other
states have had sporadic strikes.
Only Two Tracts of Land Changed
Today was salesday, being the first
Monday in November. Only two
pieces of land were sold by the master.
In the case of the County Savings
Bank against Eliza Daugherty ,
et al. a tract of 100 acres of land
wassol d to Kyle Norwood, Jr., for
Miss Mamie Hill bought a lot beyond
the Seaboard Shops for $475,
in the case of W. F. Nickles against
A number of sheriff's execution
sales were settled before salesday.
MR. PEELE RETURNS
Methodist Minister Reassigned To
Abbeville Church By Conference
The announcement from Lancaster
>esterday that the Rev. C. E. Peele
had been reassigned by the Upper
South Carolina Conference to the Abbeville
Methodist church was received
with general gratification and
pleasure. This will make Mr. Peele"s
third year with the Abbeville church
:ind during his stay here he has
made friends of the people of all
Mr. Peele telephoned Mrs. Peele
yesterday of the reassignment and
said that he would return tomorrow
?oming back by way of Rock Hill.
WITH THE OLD BOYS.
D. Town send Smith attended the
reunion of the Thirtieth Division
held last week in Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Smith saw service in France and
it was a groat pleasure to meet his
aid comrades and talk over old times.
More pleasures had been planned for
the division than they could possibly