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' ' OL.. XLII *MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6,-1922 AA
Turks Fail to Allow Americans to Act
In Behalf of Christians
ALLIED LEADERS MEET
Effort Mage to Frame Program for
Dealing With the Dardanelles
Constantinople, Dec. 5.-Follow
[- ing the action of the Kemalist po
lice in. confiscating the passports
of 100 Armenians as they were
about to board ship, British troops
toda took possession of the cus
toms house, and, armed with ma
chine guns, protected the embark
ations of the refugees.
The Turkish police today pre
vented the embarkation of refugees
on a French steamship at Samsun,
on the .Black Sea coast of Asia
Minor, despite permission grapted
by the Italian authorities there.
Rafel Pasha, the military gov
ernqr, had a four hours' conference
with the Allied high commission
er' anid generals and a provisional
agreement was reached permitting
the embarkation 'of all presenting
themselves until thlis evening, but
the question of principle was not
settled, and further meetings have
Refuses to Recognize Allies
Rafel Pasha takes the attitude
that the Allies are not in occupa
tion of Constantinople, and refused
to recognize the right of the Allies
to interfere between him and na
The Turks' refusal to permit
S.ireek. vessels to embark additional
Cliristian refugees from Asia Minor
has created keen disapopintment in
American relief circles here. All
",preparations had been completed
for the use of American destroyers
in the transfer -of refugees.
Four large Greek vessels, under
the direction of A. K. Jennings, ar
rived yesterday from Piraeus ready
A to proceed to the Black sea. Mr.
Jennings is the Y. M. C. A. secre
tary, who earned the title "Admi
ral of the refugee Fleet" at the
time of the Smyrna disaster by mo
bilizing a fleet of fifty ships and
rescuing 100,000 persons.
He had six additional ships ready
in Greek ports for his present task,
these, together with the four ar- I
riving here, giving a total carrying
capacity of 60,000 persons.
Refusal of the Angora Govern
ment to permit further embarka
tions was received at Samsun by
Commander Halsey Powell of the,
American destroyer Edsall, who
forwarded the news to Constan
tinople by wireless. The Turks (e
clare that not only would they
prohibit further departures on
Greek ships, but would deport to
the interior all Christians who re
mained in the Black Sea coastal
towns after the next few days.
Officials at the American em
bassy declined to conmment upon,
this ruling, but madle no attempit
to hide their surprise at the Kem
ahists' attitude. They explained
they had asked nothing more of the
Nationalists than their sanction for
the use of American naval officers
as intermedliaries between the lo
cal officials in the Bhfck Sea ports
andl the officrs of the Greek ref
The Turks' failure to meet the
American proposals - raises dloubts
as to the safety of 50,000 persons,
who made their way to the sea
with the hope of leaving the coun
try. It is believed they will un
doubtedly be dleported to the in
terior unless the Allies or the United
States make representations to An
Lausanne, Dec. 5-(By the Asso
cisted Press).-The treaty-makers
at Lausanno devoted themselves to
day to an attempt to harmonize the
divergent views of the various dele
gations; everybody seemed to real
ize that a few more hectic sessions
like that of yesterday would break
'down the conference and postpone
Near Eastern peace indefinitely.
The Allied leaders held long con
sultations to frame a common
project for dealing with the Dar
danolles, and were reported to have
augceeded in drafting a proposal
permitting warships to use the
pstraits under International control.
JUDGE JOE NETTLES
Joseph L. Nettles a member of the
Columbia bar, is this week hodling
court in Beaufort, as a special judge.
Judge Nettles was born in Manning
thirty-two years ago. He is the son
of Rev, S. A. and Mrs. Sue Galluchat
Nettles. His mother died when he
was three years old. His aunt, Mrs.
'E. C. Alsbrook, had much to do with
his early education. When he was
only fourteen years of age he entered
Wofford College in class with his old
er brother, Stephen Nettles, both
graduating at the top of their class
four years later. Then they entered
the law school of Harvard University,
both graduating three years later, in
1911. Judge Nettles had the unique
distinction of being at that time the
youngest man to take- a law degree
from Harvard University. He at once
located in Columbia. In a short time
he and Ashley C. Tobias formed a
partnership under name of Nettles
and Tobias. This is recognized as
one of the most influential firms of
Columbia, and they have a large prac
tice not only in youth Carolina, but
in several other States.
Mr. Nettles is so sure of his law
that lie lost only one of the thirteen
cases taken on appeal to the supre.me
court during his eleven years' prac
BIRTH RATE DECLINES
Washington, Dec. 5.-(By the As
sociated Press.)-A declining birth
rate and an increasing death rate
for 1982 as compared with 1921
were forecast torlay by the census
bureau which based its calculation
on records for the first six months
of the year for the registration
area of the countryp comprising
about 82 per cent of the total pop=
ulation of the United States. *
The birth rate for the first six
months of this year was 22.7 per
1,000 persons, while for the same
period of 1921 the rate was 24.8
and for the whole of last year 24.3
North Carolina had the highest rate
for the half year, it being 30, while
Virginia was second with 27.5 Ver
mont had the lowest rate, 18.1.
The death rate for the six
months ending June 30, this ye:.r,
was 12.6 per 1,000 population, which
for the same period of 1921, the
rate was 1, and for the whole of
last year 11.6.
IRISH FRE ESTATE
London, Dec. 5.-T~he autonomous
government for Ireland today lacked
only the formal consent of King
George to the Irish constitution bill.
The Anglo-Irish treaty ends tomor
row and the Free state officially takes
charge. The lower house in the Irish
parliament meets tomorrow afternoon.
the straits discussion will be re
sumed tomorrow, when the EIntente
countries will fall in with the
Turkish suggestion and set forth
their wishes. The Allies seem de
termined to ignore the Russian at
tempt to speak for Turkey, and are
determined also to convince the
Russian representatives that Bol
shevik Russia is not dominating the
straits discussion. The fact that
Ismet Pasha conferred with the Al
lied leaders help~ed to strengthen
the impression that if the confer'
ence is nlot yet out of danger it at
least is not yet on thle rocks.
Another feature of the~ (lay wvas
thle Pope's intervetnion in behalf of
the Christians in Constantinople.
In impressive ceremonies Wnt,
Cannon, of Los Angeles, f., bas
l een awarded highest scou(
thec National medal of Honor. c
Pite! a terrific tide andI high wave ,
em~ plunged into the sea at Heotut
iast year, sdving two wo o~ frog
dirowning. Shown here, hela -ss
mne his mutai
BISHOP DNN PEAHE
Love F'east Hldk at Methodist Con
BISHOP' DENNY PREACHIES
Menora'l Service is Held-Many Peo
ple Visit Marion
Marion, Dec. 3.--Sunday was a
great day for the city of Marion and
surrounding country, for the people
were here for miles arourd.
The Methodist Conference love
feast was held this morning, and
was conducted by the Rev. Jesse J.
Stevonson. For one hour songs and
prayers and testimonies to religious
experiences made a joyous occasion.
At 11 o'clock Bishop Collins Denny
preached at sermon on "A Ilea For
Divine Mercy." At the close of the
sermon the ordination service took
place. The Rev. William L. Parker
and the Rev. henry ). Shuler were or
dafned deacons; the Rev. L. ). B. Wil
liams, the Rev. Samuel E. Ledbetter,
the Rev.. Henry William Shealy and
the Rev. Robert Pinckney Pucks were
This afternoon the memorial ser
vice was held. By appointment of
the bishop, the Rev. W. L. Wait, of
Florence, presided. Memories were
read as follows: The Rev. J. L
Stokes, D. D., read by Dr. W. C.
Kirkland; the Rev. S. B. Hlarpsw,
readl by the Rev. C. C. D~errick; the
Rev. D. HI. Everett, readl by the
Rev. WV. I. Hlerbet; the Rev. WV. A.
Massebeau, readl by the Rev. J. H.
Graves; the Rev. D. D). Dantzer,
readl by the Rev. G. P. Watson; the
Rev. Hf. J. Cauthen, read by the
Rev. .J. HI. Danner; Bishop H. C.
Rev. J. H1. Danner; .Bishop H. C.
M~orrison and Bishop .John C. Kilgo,
readl by Dr. Watson B. Duncan. Two
interesting incidlents were brought
out .during this service. One was
tIhat Bishop Kilgo was conlvertedl on
the spot where the beautiful First
Methodist Church of Marion standls.
The second was 'that the church
was built (luring the pastorate of
the Rev. S. B. Harper. It was re
markable that memories of both of
these ministers were readl in the
Marion People TIhanked
Tronight the Rev. George T. Har
mon, of Florence, preached. At the
conclusion of the evening service
BIshop Denny took the chair and
called the Conference to order for
a short session. Resolutions of
thanks to the people of Marion were
adopted by a rising vote. The Rev.
G. Hf. Jones wvas p~laced on the Con
ference budget commission.
Bishop Denny addressed the Con
ferenco and then announed the ap
pointments for the next year.
Following are thq appointments:
Charleston district, F. H. Shuler,
presiding elder: Allendpl~e, S. W.
Henry. Appleton, W.R nes;a. nle.,z
he Grand Finale
, 0 c I MA
9. // You MNrN
fort, A. D. Betts; Bethel circuit, G.
T. Rhoad; Black Swamp, L. T. Phil
lips; Bluffton, J. F. Campbell; (Char
leston) Bethel, C. E. Wimberly; [Hamp
stead Square, N. D. Busbee; Hampton
Park, E. G. Coe, sup~ply; Spring
Street, J. JI. Danner; Trinity, F. A.
Buddin; Cottageville, H. W. Whitta
ker; Dorchester, V. T. Patrick (sup
ply) ; Ehrhardt, Hamin Etheredge;
Estill, S. E. Ledlbetter; Hampton, R.
W. Rhumpries; Hend sonville, J. G.
Ferguson; Lodge, R. P. Turner; Meg
getts, . C. Gardner; Ridgeland, R.
P. Hlucks; Ridgeville, J. A. Graham;
Summerville, L. D. B. Williams;
Walterbor~o, P. A. Murray; Yemasce,
M. M. Bird (supply); Parris Island
and nmrine pastor, C. B. Burns;
student Emory University, B. M.
Bowen; superannuates, S. A. Webber;
. W. Wolling (under suspension).
Florence district, L. L. pedenbaugh,
presiding elder; Bennettsville, W. I.
Herbeort; Bennettsville circuit, . W.
Hook ; Brightsville, J. A. Campbell;
Bethlehem circuit, W. O. Wr.!erson;
Wleheim, J. K. urbiaty; Ceaw,
W. B. Buncan; Chestergeld, L. E
Peeler; (D~arlington) Trinity, Peter
Stokes; Darlington circuit, C. P.
Chewning; East Chestergeld, SA. )
Shuler; (Florence) Central, G. T.
Harmon; Hartsville, S. 0. Cantey;
Jelferson, XV. V. Jerma; (supply)
Lamar, C. M. Peeler; Libetry. J. L.
ullins; Marbolor, J. B. Prosser; Mc
Coll, WV. K. Snyder; McCo naission,
J. 0. Bunch (supply); McBee, R. A.
Tucker; Patrick, i. . Shea!y; Page
land, G. L. Ingram; Timmonsville and
Pisgah, V. R. Phillips; Timmon vile
aruit, D. C. Spires, Superannuates,
T. B. Owen, J. . Moore, J. N. Wright,
0. N. Rountree, W. I. Wait, A. S.
Lesley, W o. W. Williams and C. R.
Kingstree distriet, C. C. Derrick,
presidling elder: Andrews, E. HI.
Beckham;.Black River, B. S. Hughes;
Cades, .J. R. Johnson; Cedar Swvamp,
J. W. Jones; Cordesvillce, W. A.
You ngblood (supply); (Georgetowvn)
Duncan Memorial, W. A. Beckham;
West Tnd, J. W. Elkins; Greeleyville
and Lanes. M. F. D~ukes; Hleming
way, J. E. Clark; Honey Hill, A. C.
Corbett supply); Johnsonville, I. D.
Blailey; Kingstree, J. P. Inabinett;
Lake City, J. T. Peeler; McClellanvIlle,
J. C. Inabinett; New Zion, T. E. Der
rick; Pamplico, E. P. Hutsgn; Pino
polis, J. F. Way; Rome, G. K. Way;
Samnpit, WV. S. Myers; Scranton, F". A.
Lupton; Turbeville, A. V. Harbin;
Trio, WV. S. Heath, Superannuates,
R. WV. Spigner and1W. A. Betts.
Marion District, D. 'A. Phillips,
Prezsiding Elder, Aynor, G. K. Gar
rison; Brownsville, T. G. Phillips;
Bucksville, W. L. Guy; Centenary,
B. H. Covington; Clo, B. G. Murphy;
Conway, J. C. Atkinson; Conway
Circuit, W. L. Parker; Dillon, G. F.
Kirby; Dillon and Hamor Mills, J.
M. Gasquo (supply), Floydale, P.
K. Crosby; Gurley Circuit, T.., W.
Williams, (supply), Lakoview, G. W.
Davis; Latta, W. C. Kirkland; S. J.
Behea, supernumerary; Little River,
K. S. Carmichanl; Liaml Roc, E. Z
5 SHOPPER. WILL NOW
UAL' HOUPINI TWIST!
HE WILL NEVER
MELt. BUT JUST -
Jae;Lrs .M itcu;s .L
Cook;, Mulins ..'. Wasn Mullins
Jamcs; Loris, W. h. Mitchum; C. L.
Singleton, supernumerary; Marion,
1). M. McLeod; Marion Circuit, J. E.
Cook; Mullins, G. P. Watson; Mullins
Circuit, TV. J. White; Nichols, C. W.
Burgess; Waccamaw, E. F. Scoggins.
Superintendent - Department of
Adult and Home Work, general
Sunday School Board, W. C. Owen,
Dillon, Q. C.
Orangeburg District, J. II. Graves,
presiding elder, Bamberg, J. W.
Daniel; Bamebrg and Orangeburg
Misson to be supplied. Barnwell
F'. L. Glennan; Branchville, J. A. Mc
Graw; Cameron, B. L. Knight; Den
mark, W. E. Wiggins; Edisto, C. T.
Easterling, Jr.,; Elloree and Jerusal
em, W. P. Way; Eutawville, W. G.
Ariall; Fort Motte, W. 11. Perry;
Grover, Paul T. Wood; Ilarleyville,
W. E. Sanders; Holly Hill, J. P. At
taway; Norway, R. R. Doyle; North
and Limestone, J. J. Stevenson; Olar,
G. A. Teasley; (Orangeburg) St.
Paul, T. G. Herbert; W. S. Stokes,
supernumerary, Orangeburg Circuit,
G. W. Dukes; Orange Circuit, J. W.
Arial; Providence, A. M. Gardner,
Rowesville, Gobe Smith; St. George,
W. D. Gleaton; St. Matthews, I. H.
Jones; Smonks, F. E. Hodges; Spring
field, A. Sassard; Springhill, D. '2.
Smoak; student Emory University;
J. J. Stevenson, Jr.; North and Lime
stone, Q. C.
Secretary of Missions
Conference secretary of ais:ins,
A. J. Cauthen, Q. C. Conference .rdu
cational secretary-treasurer, G. E.
Edwvardls, St. Paul, Q. C. Conferen:ce
suIperintendIent Of Sundlay Scheool work
J1. E. Ford, St. Paul, Q. C. profe~sor
in Columbia College; Mason Crumi,
St. Paul, Q. C. Superanuates. R. WV.
Barber, J. C. Counts and A. C. Walk
Sumter distriet; E. L. McCoy, pre
sidling elder, Blethune; .1. R. So
journer; Beulah, TV. W. Law; Hishop
ville, M. L. Banks; Camden, WV. 11
Hodges; College Place, B. J. Gucs's;
Columbia, Captain J. B. Weldon;
Elliott and Wells, P. B. Ingrahmam;
Heath Spring, W. G. Elwvell; Jor
dIan, W. T. Bedenbaugh; Kershaw,
Woodrow Ward; Lynchburg, J. M.
Rogers; Manning, J. TV. Fowler; Os
wego, C. S. Felder; Pinewood, S. C.
Morris; Rembert, M. G. Arant; St.
Johns and Remnbert, T. W. God
bold; (Sumter) Trinity, W. V.
Dibble; Broad street, S. D. Colyer;
Summerton, TV. E. Morris; Wateree,
L. W. Shealey; West Kershaw, J.
A. White; Wesley Chapel and~ lHe
bron, P. K. Rhoad; Secretary Fed
eral Council of Churches, E. D.
Watson' College Place (Q. C.) Prof.
Columbia College, D. H. Munson, Col
lege Place (Q. C.) business manager
Southern Christian Advocate, J. H.
Noland, College Place (Q. C.) super
annuates, A. R. Phillips, G. H1. Wad
dloll, J. S. Beasley, J. C. Chandler and
C. B. Smith.
Greenville, Dec. 5.-After paying
in full for gooda sho was charged
with having stolen, Mrs. J. Jessic
Walsh, of this city, was released
by city authorities today when mier
chants, agreed not to prosecuite thc
Total in Last Few Months Passes
Unfavorable Tax Legislation Antici
pated, Is the Belief
New York7 Dec. 5.-Stuck divi
dends totalling $91,500,000 were an
nounced today by seven large in
dustrial corporatiofis and banks,
bringing the total stock dividends
declared in the lass rvew months to
more than .y1,500,0.0,000. These
sums in virtually all cases ha
been provided for o1t of un
tributed surplus, appafoiutly in an
ticipation of unfavorable tax leg
islation in the next Congress.
The. Studebaker Corporation in
creased its capitalization $15,000,
000 by declaring a 25 per cent stock
dividend. Directors expected the
customary annual 10 per cent div
idend would be continued.
The Vacuum Oil Company dis
tributed $45,000,000 or surplus in
the form of a 400 per cent stock
dividend. The William Wrigley Ju
nior Company declared a 10 per
cent stock dividend of $1,500,000 to
The Bank of Manhattan Com
pany, one of the oldest in the coun
try, increased its capital from
$5,000,000 to $10,000,000 by capital
izing surplus and declaring a 100
per cent stock dividend. The Equi
table Trust Company announced
plns to increase its capital from
$12,000,000 to $20,000,000, one-half
of which would be a 33 1-3 per
cent stock dividend and the re
mained a new issue of stock to
which holders of the bank stock
The E. I. Du Pont De Nemours
Company declared a 50 per cent
stock dividend amoupting to $20,
000,000.. The Whiteman Mills, of
New Bedford, called a stockholders'
meeting to consider a stock divi
dend of 50 per cent by increasing
the capitalization from $2,000,000
INVESTIGATION PRlM ISEID
Washington, Dec. 5.-The De
partment of Justice today advised
Senator llarri(, Democrat, Georgia,
that an agent would be appointed
to investigate charges that a com
bination of producers exists to con
trol the supply and price of cal
cium arsenate, used in fighting the
Special Assistant Fowler advised
Senator Harris that the depart
ment is anxiou sto aid the farmers
of the South all it possibly can
in this matter, and as quickly as
111 agent can be procured a thor..
ough investigation of the situation
will be made."
Senator Harrmis requliested the At
torniey G.enmeralI and the F'eeral
Trade Comision1(1 to makew an ini
vesitigation, but the latter saidl it
was wvithout funds.
REFUSES TO HEAlt.
Washingt on, D~ec. 5.-The Supreme
Court. announicedl todazy that it wvo&
niot review ai calse brought by Edward
N. Mittle against the State of South
Carolina in wvhich Mit tle contested
his conviction in the State courts on
the groundl that women were exclud
edl as a class from the jury list And
were not permiled o serve.
The action of the court, as stated
b~y Chief Justice 'raft, was b)ased
on the want of jurisdiction.
FEDERAL AID SYSTEM
Washington, Dec. 5.-South Caro
lina has 3,225 miles of roadls which
may be brought within the federal
aid system under the new Highway
Act, accordling to an official staitement
from the department o' agriculture
today, 1,371 miles of these being in
terstate andl the rest intercounty. J hie
totals for Georgia and1( Norita Carolina
are 5,062 and 4,194, respectiv ly.
STAND)ARD) OIL CO PANY
Neodessa, Kansas, Dec. 5.--The
(directors of the Standard Oil Com
pany, of Kansas, dleclared a stock
dividend of 300 per cent payable
Deocembeir 30, to stockholders of re
cord December 16. The State charter
board yestcrday authorized the com
pany to increase its capitalization
from $2,000,000 to $8,000,000.