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VOLUMB XXXIV. LAUIENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1918. UflsER 20
Disposition of Railroads
Tribute Paid by President to Soldiers
and Sailors and Loyal Workers at
Home Who Have Fought and La
bomd to the End that World-Wide
Democraey Might be Achieved.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 2.--Congress.1
in joint session today heard President1
Wilson announce formally Lis pur
Pose to attend the peace conference,
and give his views on the pjart the gov
rnueit should play in dealing With
Democrats of the llouse received ihe
ann1ountemtiiient . NNI I cheers In which
someiv Scinators joined; the Reimblicanus
wvele sileint almost throughout the ad
dr PC5ex(ept wiel the I'reIdent re
ferred to the valor anld vile ielincy of
Aimria's soloiers-4 and mtention'd ite
nam,11e11s of Persiniig and Simso. Threat
elld iny errp111(1 iorn11b- e ' who
d11i i r o:, l IC) rip '1nd0 of thll, l r
;ident''s t . Ce to inclu it a nator
d(I ICI sC : 1 /.
ht . I .h h i
aie d h-r :;tl in 1 n 11 (Me.Pi
ai. . Che li:' ]
under prl'imt nunaemn w'rhou
cmiint o an a d rs
0Cd the Mrtjct.
Rommendat cl1ons inciludedl a2 re
new'edy appeal or~ wan suffragev in
,f recogitio of- wom'or nh
wr;vt a rtiln to ear.lyad favorable
act0ion nthe 11r11 Watile CC'1Tn b
or;itly sheudb ie h a rd
btoad ne or so s othebod to continu
cntr for al fime wover exportgei.
announcemeoll of holias oroIng trhp
oveses. 4'aidsice. the aso.
wa;n reardt tothe'rlb'ond theres
ichtion wh(1 11C t ille Caue me then
greaet~l1'v; i'cCriV i)CIC the 1 iofth
fac y to betadopted itowas ~heC rao
proads, a frlet iturgI to ie or coun
st lc upnit. I havei neo onfident jut
men1 ~('t ot myon. aICdo n:ot g'se tow
an iiy tho~ uhtlmnan av wh
kow ctnythin of othell' compleity thf
Warhe prblem.t o l apobe f whrabeb
ut bei i stIed itudtIted immedatly
tetand e wuthoutbion ora prejudic
ohng canl be giene byr becamdn
poardian or ny pahrbdtico lnnu
TIt warsine concr itat1 i the na
otrtonteiel of iras oud heo gI takt
eover s long tadsithe thr lasted.at
wod avet een a impossibl ptherwi
a 40 sin'ldirctio n the saypiori
tir eaof hipent rea dit ous have bita
)itossile. ohewis tocmin a
mum regroduton .oao the tres
ien andk fars withl he mximu
posie carsupplywh t cakes the the
detst tonthe pirs tnd makests; ofth
possiby to beaoted trowasthe rai
fradsh Imrankly urthto o r un-t
SSES CONGRESS I
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APT. RICHEY PRAISES
OONDUCT OF LIEUT. TODD
ualties RevealeA Themselves Glori.
ouly to Ris Higher Commanders.
Mr. J. W. Todd has received the let
Dr below from Capt. W. R. Rchey,
r., highly ocmmending the conduct
f Lieut. James C. Todd in the attack
n the Argonne Forest when Capt.
lichey was gassed and temporarily in
apacitated for serviec and the comn
tiand of the comipany devolved upon
Aint. Todd. Licut. Todd was gassed
kiiself but stuck with his company
1roughout the attack an1d a counter
tIlack the folhnwing day. "Ioth imei,
mappily, hav recovered III large part
mI(d have retirned to their l ommans.
Fhe letter of Capt. Ilicely is as fol
Co. , 371st Inf..
F1rance, Nov. 9, 19!
. 1 . Todd( '
1m r-ens. 14. C.
Dient, .\r. Todd:
.Im in I) rc~...e it.k w'.. h...
di~sev~en no 800. 1 il Iu It Nv
o~~~~~~ covnec ntep~c m% 11 t~
o I I.
o :l :1 I 1 1 :eV 11 . I
iipo0ibha to give IIhI na.hy inoi
ril s p ot to the rOad(I fronill
ubl i easImry. Iut all th 1 se neces
sities have now been served a Id Ihe
question is What is bst for tlie rail
ro:aIs ndfor 1 he 1111blic in the futUre.
Except )11inal circusitances and ec
ceptionial methiods of administrattionl
Were not ne(eded to colvilco us that
the railroads were iiot equal to the 1(n
mene tiask? of transportatIon imposed
Upon01 theml by the rapid and couutinu
Ouls deveolimenft of th~e indlustriesM of
thle counItry. We knew that already,
And we knew that they were4 unequlal
to it partly because their full co-op~era
tion was rendlered impossible by law
and1( their competition made obligatory
so that it has beeni impossible to sigr
to them severally the traffi whicl
could best be carried by their respec.
tive lines in thie interest of expeditiot
and national economy.
Wo may hope, I believ(, for the
formal concluision of the war by treat:
by the time spring has come. Thb
twenty one months to which the pros
cnt control of the railroads Is limnite<
after formnal proclamation of peac<
shall have been made will run at thi
fartbest, I take It for granted, only t<
th'e January of 1921. The full equi
ment of the railways which the feder
al adlministration has planned coll
not be1 compileted withinf any suel
period. 'rie piresent law does not per
mit the use of the revenues of th
several roadls for tihe execution of 81ue
plans except bly formal contract wit
their directors, some of whom wi
consent while 801me will not,, ani
therefore (loes not afford suffcient all
thority to undertake improvements uli
0on the scale uponl wvhich It would 1i
necessary to undertake them. Ever
-appiroachl to this diffcult subject ma
ter of deccision brings us face to far
therefore, w ithi th is ulnansweredl queo
-tion;: What Is the right that we shoul
-do with the lailroadls, in the intere:
3(Continued 'on 1Elitorial Page),
3enator-Elect N. B. Dial
Benet Both Present-Esc
tor Hoke Smith.
Waahingtona, Dec. 2.-W. P. Pollock,
)f Cheraw, took the oath of office as
he Junior senator from South Caro
ina, today. Arriving in Washington
3unday with Mrs. Pollock, lie went to
he Raleigh Hotel where Mr. Pollock's
Sister who lives in Rhode Island, was
twaiting them, and where they also
ounld Senator-elect. ial of Lallrels.
\Mr. Pollock Went to his commit.
[ee rooms d11(uring tihe mllornl ing and
there fouid a unber of Soutlh Caro
li na friends who had gathered to
weicolle him11 to Washingion. From
iluit place he vnt to the offlie of
V. '.i 'l i t-:LL AM S
8eav I I , ' I' 1hie' ltf 1 111.4'i , ''.i
al'ih/ v il n i Iis f
.I: I)14'w i, to i1h td~i 1) 11%: 1c W1
vvek bLfore ensc, wa ade I'. I 0 oider
e(lily So miday 1l11)Iir n b ilOll I I 0'ci(-I
Y.it Ca 1er l b if 1 1m10sa 1ub t iall ul
-n'I' of 4I I.:n O::t c:' l a ccter n of ''
nf l':irly, ltEfi l~na 4 * ~lIIc (? aught s ir
h'I~ r,.o ki.dm ie har the en in
hiwA vr he city anegr. th
Th exet tdwiairo the~1h(itu W twol0 'rPh
I 5r1(1et hih adfailnded t e~
weekrt geoing in the made nnexlof C
Sere un mrning a( butn 11s o'io'
Qitew nmaer oe peoplewh fr1
thioeneraryieehurbody ina -hob
n~'onz hearn teing ?)engh exg
haen to bhimn thotofe hurl
Ithe ars ine the cmtynang gaveV the
a Nar ehog Adistant (welomr.Th
appere ,t. bakfly aot ra whoui
an ~ee wih h an aofw Ihunred foe
- a ar,on han aitedrcto lofiti
-i ssi'tan fromirenvite Theanin
t wernalmakn akuzing n~Cof al
.Thi .1dews reany me 'pelhfr
e Mhirs homes, nearmlyl wvrody inm to
i tile reprte for aThe Advntis, ha
- happned 10 he ione t. pork-onlebur
i tof ther ealith moissna newspap
- aheenl~ with the ikoore fo11re
- ill her, has5I acceted psiio
. Mt. daml recentle y md Wensh
e Coi uty Fmith, who hi~tat benw
h the d bakifor aotianh ha s 1
hdrne to her hoe tat York ponatoec,
dIl- asi wt, must books swld hre
..Inhr prteen pod.ton. h ad
lies statd ystoeda tat the ath
atfodamnitaio a ise
IN AS SENATORj
and Ex-Senator Christie
orted to the Chair by Sena
James M. Baker, Secretary of the Sen
ate, also a South Carolinian and in a
fQw minutes went on the floor of the
senate with Senator Hoke Smith and
was sworn in.
Mrs. Pollock and other friends were
present and heard the President's ad
dress to the joint asseibly.
Although Senator Pollock will only
be a member of the Senate utitil -March
-1, he has al ready outlined a busy pro
gram which iwill occupy his timue un
Seniattor llenet wa: plrst'ent also to
welcomhits :meI- s.'or.
INiIA -NZA ON W.\NlE.
0iw 'Nei ;ws .IIc orted Ninv I .I
Week. nm l I ox Still .\1on: No
it! on- .,w:v a -in u
ihd -:.- ;' h-Il n n
V711 1 1
1 1pie t he hI in - wI e
I 'd q I t I I t ar i t b l w '
the Past year.
D .A .Glnn, a wll kn.owIIn farmI\
was elected pre'shtln of thle com-apan1:
aI tile oraliza ti meeting huI t W'e(l
and .r. Cl(ounts w'as elected treasur'
aind manager. The follow%'inig (ompOl .'
the dilectorate: G. ii. iolt, 1).
C lenn, I. M. Smith, .T. F. Workmtan, J1
l. loyd, G. F. L ittlei. and D. II. Counts
D ) ischnlarges lit mtArmty Tssuedt lUnila
~ WashIngton, Dec. 2. -Demtobillizatio
et plans of the wvar departmenit 'were oul'
lined today by Brigadier Genieral Lor'
of the quartermaster corps at a heal
iing of the house approprIations sul
mcommittee, which is seeking to di
m termine what part of war appropr'i
lions may bte ret urned to the t reasu 1
nas a result of the end of the watr.
dlDischarges are already being Issue
rGeneral Lord saId, and in Decernh
it is expected to release about 150,0(
men. This numbetr will be increast
50,00or 100,000 monthly until In .Jun
the lasct month of the cutrrent ise.
year', when it will reach 550,000. i1
th ShieriN tllturn with Prlson..
-'-- Shetriff unld ret urnedi Frtiday fro
nt M~adilson, (a., 'w'here he -went to) seent
e, L tnmuns Oild(er', alleged to have kill
in llee StillIvan. on Mt. Ii. 11. Workmar
ilace In 1913.
I)- Cotton ginings for' the counity
m- to Novetmber I14th were 3l0,0.13 hales
ar-t c:ompafredl to 28,0 I8 to the same dn
th last year.
P- Farris Martin, who is attendil
ir- Cile mson, has been spending sevel
(lnasa niounmn with hIs onrnts.
NOT BE AMONG
REY. A. E. HOLLElR SUCCEEDS
REV. J. N. STEADMAN HERE
Rev. Steadman I Named as Presiding
Elder for this District at HeUng
of Conference in Chester.
Rev. J. M. Steadman, who has serv
ed as pastor of the First Methodist
church hore during the past year, was
appointed Presiding Ellder of the
Greenville district at the meeting of
the tIpper South Carolina Conference
held at Chester last week. IRev. U0. A.
Iloiler, at present wnstor of St. Pauls
chlrclh at (reenvill-, wa niamedi as
nlastor of the Vit:; .\lit odit ( church
here. i-ceedlin: g ev. S;- idman.
Thef a1ppointmentslt for the Gr1-enviile
Jhr i whlich 1a urens0 li loa ted.
wore as follo-..,;:
l'r* hling 1. . . stemiman:
.J, ec I!: Cy. '. W. Watson: n
.ler ~t:F~i-y. C. W. Wat0-om.: Fo'wx
:inl n W . T. "I.:! a 'onrt.
- I v \
S : r u iyi war ':*i hni as*
'1 'I the tiii'i tol Ii oIvery.
I Tomeor I lCidersoi, son of Il
Hende-rson., of D)ials townipiIl . wvn
among tho:1' lo0t oil a transpurt soii
time avo, according to informa11tiol
rec bevi by the youg manl's it 1 pa rent i
Wh\Uile it is not known dletinitely, it i:
thongit by the younig man's friiend:
t hat lie was1 on1 board thIle TI'icond~erog.
wich(1 wen t diown in idu-ncean se'vern
weeks aigo. No let t er had been receiv
ed tell ing of his safe arri v al ove rseas
a However, the family regards the las
.. .newsq as be ig authentic, andl conside
d hinm to be (lead.
A telegamn was rec''ived here toda
telling of the death at Camp Jackso
of Istrry S.hockley, a local boy wht
l.id been in the service but a sho;
y time. Although lhe was known to 1
ili, his condlition twas not known to 1
lj serious utntil a short time before th
r telegramf came annoutncing his deatl
0~ Several members of the family wer
dI to Voltimbia, but did( not arrive befor
e, the young sollier breathed his last.
IC "I'ncle Jack" Uldn't. Believe it.
"lincle Jack" Glenn, who looked a
ter the welfare of the prisoners at it
eonnt .vlail seoveral year ag;n-o anad wi
mn hias more recently beeni living~ at Clh
.e ton., was tin 1imyn yetforday sthir
'd 1'anads wvitIh his.~ frlig; 0 andl tell ine <
's I h's exportenem~ 1h wit t he inifh
''nza. 1 I-' has hi lbot h the bifluemn
and pineonina anid had a hard ti n
of it. In fact, lhe was report11ed (101
ip around 1 ,anriens. and mnany of h
ts friends had~ giveon him utp as gone. Y c
to Icerday he was greeted heartily hy ron
of these friends when they saw hi
sitting around in the she 'iff's oflic
'g'Yes,"' he said in annsweir 'o 11ne
Not included In Pershing's
Twventy-Seventh and Thirtieth Divl
sions, Which Have Been Irigaded
Wiith British, have Retnrned to Per
sintg's Ainerlean Army and Date of
Return Is Still Unknown.
Washington, 'Nov. 30.-The 39th di
Vision is the first one on the list of
liVision1s Ips igna te(l to r etirtn hoIjc
in its entI irety. This does not ieces
:,arily lilan however, it will hlle the
irst it) sall. 'lhe 7th and 87th are
a lo deiIgnated to ret rn I in hei r
1n1i! ety. These divisions will be mOV
ed wlcen ti anosportalion is availablA.
n1;;,! .l arch, (Ahi ., I o t he 1h v ,
cI u l thIc fa'tl v I day adding I Iw
79.6: me dia ".1 otli *li r ovem .
.of u1 nlit con
. .I 1 f p ; ')
Th whws thw fi,-st wh IIo I (I i 1onl
on .\ -rh' I lIist book ed for I n bu .II It
m(2it p reced iI.
i "o i) I I 21
Ary trasIl.;orts, na vy h) oats. and
-. a-1o a rier1s, reon ve t ed mm- 1a:
SI fenger*1 hi ps will he usedI to bring thei
n00 rate shionld be maintained.
As for dlemol'il izallon in the Staes,
.\iarch pointed ont the work is being
speeded upt and the war depti oont1.
is dloing its ntmost to attain the t,000
rate in each camp so as to get men
Y hack to indnhlStry Anickly.
" Otilcers a nd men dlischarged to date
o In the stat es numbher ahont -16,76.
-t -Mrc annonnceed awards of dis
e iZtiihed ser-vice medals~ to (Generals
'C illiss, ickman, Bntliard, Hnarhoard,
C and .\eAndrow. lie also annmmeced
i- the apploinltmen~t. of Cols, Churchll
it Ayer~s and Martin, andi Majors Hlolms,
T' F'urlong, Anchlncloss, Flinn, Charlos
to the military section of the peae,
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* WVAlR F('Nl Pil)i-: NOWY 1Ul:
* i-:ditor '1'hte Advertiser: *
P'lense entlI141 o the at tent ion of
* t he puli c thle inelt that at. heast
* hatlf of all p'ledlues to thle inited *
*1 Wa W~u.Iork Fund were due andi *
* 1 paabe on1 fir b~efore DeembiIer*
is d. Quite' a nuber hnvte nuot. paid *
* anyth ig, andit I resipect fully nurge *
* fundls sub scrlied. *
(f* Ati Patlmetto Batnk. *
e 4*a. *$*d * ** a