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^pgrA-pT.TRTTRn 1844 $1.50 Per Year in Advance ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27,1916. Single Copies, Five Cents. 76th Yeab
t Charge BernstorfiPs Propada
in United States as the
Main Cause.
don, Dec. 23.?The general
had their first news of Presi7ilson's
hot from the morning
and the matter was the one
}piC OX cunvcrsauuu vu
nburban trains and throughout the
ountry. * The people, like the press,
rere rather taken aback, as they
ad about arrived at the conclusion
lat Premier Lloyd George's speech
ad put an end .to all peace talk un&s
the central powers in thoir reply
> the premier were prepared to done
their terms. That the president
f any other neutral ruler would
tke any action was farthest from
leir mind.
The evening papers, which did not
rint editorials, came out with big
eodlines which expressed their views
he Evening News , which is . the afirnoon
edition of the Daily Mail,
eads a reprint with the one word
No" in large black type and under
: "Our answer to President Wilson,"
sd again "No,No, No," that is tho
oswer Great Britain gives today
ithout a moment's hesitation to the
lrarisinflr not from President Wil
Headlines in other papers such as
President Wilson's Strange Peace
Bsay," "President Wilson's Peace
freler," I "Amazing Note," indicate
i slight measure the astonishment.
iusea by the communication.
Huch speculation ii indulged in as
K the motives or causes -which iniired
the president to send such a
after his assumption of the atIde
that he would not mediate unto
invited by both groups of bellig ents.
One section of the press, utterly
sjecting any idea of the possibility
- peace negotiations as the outcome
! the recent German note, flatly atibutes
the president's taction to the
eeem of propaganda conducted by
rant Ton Bernstorff in America and
hat they describe as the masterly
Ipctfaityjof the late British gov eras'
that the"'agitatiS^in^ASmca'for*
q emborga on food exports had
wli to do -with Mr. Wilson's action,
b is also suggested that the president
may have received special in ormation
from the German government
and is aware of the extent to
inch Germany is prepared to go toBftrd
"reparation, restitution and
noranfofls " This ill +Ji? vipw a*
reased by the Daily Chronicle. Some
Hiscussion is also devoted to the
Hiances of congress passing food exBo
rt measures and possibly an emHargo
on cotton and war materials.
The Daily News* which is the nearHvt
to pacificist among London newB
apera, says toaay regarding rjesi ent
Wilson's note:
"No one can fail to appreciate the
pirit in which the proposal is made
Hr approve the cautious terms in
which it is co,ached. The history of
Hhe great struggle in his own country
B too recent and too memorable for
president Wilson to be, unaware of
Bhie perils of too hasty intervention.
Ktzropean intervention that haunted
Hincoln especially in these days when
m cause of the north was passing
Mrough its darkest phase.
"Mr. Wilson is far too wise to add
Hiat trouble to the enormous burdens
Hf the nations engaged in the strugBle
for liberty not less vital and far
Bmo?? ?
The newspaper says there is no
offering in America comparable
tfth that in Lascaahire during the
Hotbon famine brought about by Lincoln's
; blockade and says it does not
Belieye the American people will put
dtllfthilihr thpv stc mffonnv 'n
be scale against victory of human
berty over despotism.
The Daily 'Chronicle recounts a
st of alleged German outrages in
ielgram and elsewhere on which it
ays President Wilson remained silnt.
It adds that he protested against
he Lusitania, Ancona and Sussex
massacres," not because they were
ohumane, but because they were
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KiiioriuuiB (jeruueu uy weir lnnu lanity.
"With thiiT line?that humanity
Bid not warrant intervention but
American interests did?we have neBer
quarreled, "but since he omitted
o intervene to stop crime, is it con
latent he should intervene now to
inder others from punishing the1
riminals?" I
The newspaper considers President
Wilson's statement that the objects
if botii belligerents are virtually the
Rme is mose painful for European
CAvrnrtoo l m nlin vnli
text Sabbath morning and evening
it the usual hours. ;
At the morning hour the pastor
rill preach an appropriate New Year
ermon. At the evening hour he
fill begin a series of sermons on
The Christian in the World" and
'The World in the Christian." '
Every one is invited to attend
ihese services. A cordial welcome
iwaits all.
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Totall,oss By
Fire Saturday
The friends of Mr. Pat H. McCaslan
will regret to know that
he had the misfortune to lose his
home on last Saturday morning,
when it was totally destroyed by fire.
One end of the building was in
flames when a tenant on the place
discovered the fire. He hurried to
the house and found the room of Mr
McCaslan full of smoke and its occupant
sound asleep. With a good
deal of difficulty he succeeded in getting:
Mr. McCaslan out before the
building fell in.
The entire house and its contents
are a complete loss. Mr. McCaslan
did not have time to save even a
suit of clothes. He borrowed a suit
from his friend, Jno. Boggs Kennedy
and came to town in the morning
and bought a full wardrobe. ,He lost
in addition all his Christmas money,
which was in his purse in his pants'
pockets. It is not known just how
the fire originated. v
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lvegrues nuu
Systematic Plan
' for Big Stealing
The Dargan-King Company has
been doing a big business as a retail
dealer in hardware, cutlery, silverware,
aluminum ware and Christmas
goods, but the money did not
come in in this way fast enough for
Horace McKnight, the colored gentleman
who has been (leaning up thd*
store, he preferring a wholesale business
and in that capacity supplied
such eminent gentlemen a? Ed
Guilliard, Robert ?. Wilson, the
blindtiggr, whom we told the authorities
some weeks ago should be
put on the rock pile, George Pressley,"^Wheeler
Th?m?nr ^ho^ iqBMjfar
an address before the colored Methodist
Conference on the subjcct,
"The Carpenter -May Die But' Hjs
Work Goes On," Mary Watt and
Jim Belcher. Horace was able to
sell much cheaper than Mr. Dargan
because Mr: Dargan not only paid
for what he sold himself but for
what Horace was selling also.
The result is that Horace is facing
a 'good many charges of larceny,
while the other culprits have been
convicted in the Mayor's court of receiving
stolen goods. As stated in
another column, Gilliard contributed
[ $75.00 to the city treasury. This
morning the mayor assessed Robert
E. Wilson $75.00 and George Pressjley
$50.00, they having demanded a
jury trial and having been convicted.
Wheeler Thomson, of carpenter
fame, took his straight from the
Mayor and received a. permit co
make a contribution of $25.00, which
was also -satisfactory to Mazy Watt
r.nd Jiirf Belcher, all of which goes
to show that "the way of the traiiDgressor
is hard."
Annual Trustees
Election tHeld in
the Court House
- The annual election of Trustees
for the Abbeville School District, was
held in the court house last night
at eight o'clock, pursur.nt to advertioino>
nntiPA tmhliahed in the city
papers. T)he terms of Dr. C. C.
Gambrell, Joel S. Morse and William
P. Greene having expired, the election
was for the purpose of filling
the vacancies. The old trustees were
nominated for re-election. The following
other gentlemen were nominated:
Messrs. M. T. Coleman,
Meadows Langley, Wm. Blnnchett,
Earle Harrelson, and W. P. Wh#an.
Mr. Langley declined the nomine
tion stating that he did not wish his
name to go before the meetn?. - '
About forty-five citizens of tne
town participated in the election and
the vote for the several candidates
r/as ao iviiuwo*
W. P. Wham, 17; M. T. Coleman,
13; W. M. Blanchett, 8; Earle Harrelson,
10; J. S. Morse, 33; C. C.
Gambrell, 24;'William P. Greene, 31.
The old trustees having received a
majority of the votes cast were declared
re-elected for a term of three
v After the election, Mr. A. B.
Morse made a motion that the delegation
in the General Assembly be requested
to have the time for the
election of the trustees changed
from the Christmas Holidays to the
last Tuesday in June. Mr. Morse
thought that a better attendance of
the citizens would be secured at
such time, ana after discussion the
motion was carried and the Secretary
was instructed to lay the matter
before the delegation.
Mr. Robert S. Link presided as
Chairman of the meeting and Mr.
R. VL. Dargan as Secretary.'
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Washington Watches for News as
to How Wilson's Note , is Received
Washington, Dec. 23.?With the
purposes of President Wilson's note
to* belligerents clarified by official
statements on the subject, the attention
of the United States as turned
to the reception of the notp, in
the foreign capitals.
Diplomats here are eagerly watching
for indications of whether ' the
European neutrals will follow the
lead of the United States and make
a similar appeal the warring powers.
There is jjrowing feeling that the
United States hopes to become the
clearing house for views and possibly
for terms of the belligerents.
Several of the diplomats have advised
their governments to that ef
feet in order to guide them in their
No Mer^ Feclef.
Surprise at the fast growing significance
of the president's move was
expressed on all sides, where it was
pointed outthat at first the opinion
prevailed that the note itself was
merely a /'feeler" and that the most
immediately in issuing it was tin
receipt of some sort of definition
from the warning nations.
That the president shold let it be
knowin indirectly to the diplomats,
for their guidance, that he went even
farther than that and counted on an
absolutely frank reply from the belligerents,
which would lead to an
actual opportunity for negotiations,
proved only less surprising than the
note itself.
Gradual clarification among the
entente diplomats were of the president's
purpose and indications that
they would advise their governments
to reply in a friendly spirit proved a
source of deep gratification today as
it was pointed out both in. the note
itself and by -Secretary Lansing that
one 6f the dangers was that the allies
would consider the step as a
pro-German move.
the^iurte ai^fcH)eca^e it ss$
the objects or the belligerents were
practically the same was not unexpected
here,'where attention already
has been drawn to the fact that Pre*
ident Wilson specifically declared
that the published views of the opnnoincp
nfnfoamen l?f+. that imnrflR.
It is stated ^officially that the presiident
would not presume to say that
two groups were fighting for the same
object, but merely that their official
spokesman had outlined much the
same general program without going
into the actual details which he now
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Will Erect Mom
Cane to Ft
Dr. G. A. Neuffsr and ' Dr. C. C.
Gambrell are members of* committee
recenfly appointed .by the South
I Oavnlina Ma/tinil QUVMiiftnon to fiTfir.t
a monument in Long Cane cemetery
to the nienjory of W. C. Norwood,
M. D., who died in Abbeville count;
July 16, 1884.' <
Dr. Norwood, world-famed for hii
discovery of Veratrum Veride, was
very wealthy at the time of hie
death, having derived large royalties
from the sale of his discovery. AcJ.
E. Lomax Su,
Injuries ir
TP T li?rAa n4
I mr. ll* JLi. UVUiOA) TTUV i&TV? ?*i
Kinards, S. C., was injured last
Thursday morning by falling from a
high tree. A negro man had attempted
several days before to trim
up this tpee and fell to the ground,
breaking his leg. Then Mr. Loma>
attempted to finish up the work and
climbed up and the limb broke and
Whiskey Trade
Hundreds of patrons of the gallona-month
system were disappointed,
when their gallon failed to arrive in
time to make the usual Christmas
nogg. Many of the orders had been
placed as long as two weeks,. ago,
while most all of them were placed
in "plenty of time."
Guillard Found
Ed. Guillard, a negro tailor of the
city, was convicted in the Mayor's
court on Tuesday morning of re
, Colored Minister of PitUburg Write
Richard Carroll of the
Sad Plight.
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tion to the North, a well known col
ored Baptist minister of Pittsburg
has written to the Rev. Richard Car
roll, one of the leaders of the rac
in South Carolina, giving,a distress
ing account of the plight of its mem
bers who have left the South.
Richard Carroll, who is well know?
in Greenville and well thought o
here had addressed a communicatioi
to the News in which he says tha
since most of his race in South Caro
lina have an "emancipation celebra
tion" on January 1, he suggests tha
the time be taken to discuss the mi
, gration of ths negroes to the North
He goes on to say, "The unres
' among our people throughout th
South, especially in Alabama and i
Georgia, is terrible and South Caro
lina is now catching the fever. I d
' not blame the colored people froi
1 moving from sections where life an
i property are not safe, but they coul
I move to other places in the Sout
; where they could get justice an
i protection and remain in the./wutl
[ The colored preachers who are th
proper leaders of the race, shoul
i take this matter up and face it an
> advise our people to remain in tb
r Sbuthland."
Tlift 1o44ow KaIawt i n vmn^AM 4>V
i v?ivtt ao niivwii vj ui
pastor of one of the largest colore
churches in Pittsburgh..
Cor. Wylie and Devillers Sts.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 16, 1916.
Rev. J. C. Austin, B. D., D. D.
2316 Wylie Ave.,
Rev. Richard Carroll, '
Columbians. C.,
My dear Co-worker:?Your
letter to hand this very hou
| and ag to the great exodus of on
people, I am ready to answer you i
definite words relative to its benefits
. I am positive that ifs not the bes
thing for our people to do, especisll
1 thisTteason of the year; We have her
now hundreds who are suffering ii
, tensely, many of whom ,have. monej
but cannot get accommodations. Th
good ones from the South are mad
to suffer with the bad, because o
! many unreasonable things committe
. by the thoughtless. I know this wi
eventually work against all of us i
, the North, thus I am sparing no tim
, in trying to meet this issue. I appr<
, ciate your Voice being lifted openl
against thisj exodus, unless the pec
pie know where they are going befor
the leave there.
Yours for every good work,
(Signed) J. C. AUSTIN.
merit in Long
various Physiciat
cording to a news item appearing i
The Press and Banner of July 1(
1884, it appears that the famou
> doctor spent most of his profession!
'' life in Abbeville county, dying a
! his home near Hodges in his 78t
r year. He was a graduate of Casth
ton University, Castleton, Vt
i The matter of erecting a mont
^ ment upon the grave of this usefi
i man was brought to the attention c
i the South Carolina Medical assoeii
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stains Severe
i Fail From Tret
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; he fell to the ground, breaking a ri
; and receiving several other sevei
i bruises and for several days aft?
. wards has been dangerously ill.
John and Victor Lomax of 013
city, were called home immediate!
> and at the present time he is som<
: what better. A speedy recovery :
i being entertained for him by man
1 friends in and around the county.
Orders Delayec
The concentration of orders whic
formerly went to points in Georgia
Virginia, and other states to Jacl
sonville, Chattanooga and Baltimoi
1 is given as the cause of delay in ship
ment. However more than tw
, thousand gallons were delivered b
I the local express office Saturday an
Guilty by Mayoi
s | ceiving stolen goods. The propert
, i alleged to have been stolen was
' j lot of chinaware taken from th
I store of the Dargan-King Co.
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' Patent Device to
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Double Capacity
- of the Cotton Gin
Mr. S. J. Wakefield is progressing
e with the patent he expects to obtain '
~ ,:>r. his new cotton gin. device/by
which the capacity of .all cotton.gins
will be doubled. iHi has been mak^
ing extensive investigations and experiments
with the patent and each
a day he become more convinced of
the great value of his patent. He
believes that he will be able to further
develop the idea which he has
t so as to further develop the capacity
[. of cotton gins.
L. One Of the principal advantages of
t the device is that it can be made to
e be attached to any cotton gin now in
Q use so that it will not be necessary
K to buy new outfits. He will put the
p device on the market just as soon as
n the patent is obtained, and he can
make the necessary models.
I Congressman
I Aiken:Home
' fo r Holidays
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Hon. Wyat?\ Aiken returned from
' Washington on Friday and is spend1
ing the holidays with Mrs. Aiken
and the children at home. He had
quite an interview with Santa Claus
Sabbath night when his old friend
was caught delivering presents before
midnight. Being a strict observer
of the Sabbath himself he ser
verely rebuked Santa for his nonx
observance of the day. The matter
^ was finally settled; however, when
j* Santa agreed to take good care' of
rt the boys in this district, and to give
y them a little more than..he. ligd ,.'J&
v first intended, and" wKexTftS' ^feiide*
1- XL _ _1 iL.i. V. 1J
uuc pic<i buat nv cuuiu- iivw
7> around unless be commenced early
6 in the night. Mr. Aiken warned
% him not to go to. Due West until
* early in the morning, however, as
fj the people up there think a good
u deal as he does on the subject.
n -Mr. Aiken advises ua that he heard
6 in Washington that his friend, Col.
C. J. Lyon, United States Marshal
y fo^ this district, had made a recent
visit to the Pre&dent in the intere
est of our old and valued' citizen, Col
Patrick Roche, whom the Marshal is
urging as a suitable man for Postmaster
General or Secretary of War.
1 Benjamin F. Bailey Passes Away
After Short Illness.
j Benjamin' F. Bailey, well laHwn
ia educator, died early yesterday at
a Horrell Hill, in Rictyand County.
it He was 63 years old.
h Prof. Baileys life ha? been one of
i- activity in the schools of the State,
especially so in Richland county,
i- where he had been affiliated with
il Prof. G. V. Neuffer in the University
if School for Boys of Columbia. After
ir the closing of that institution he accepted
the principalship of the Hor_
rel Hill school, in which capacity he
was serving at the time of nis death'
He was at one time superintendent
of the Abbeville city schools, but resigned
that position to accept the
presidency of the Abbeville cotton
9 mills, and after leaving there came
" to Columbia.
Prof. Bailey is survived by his wife
dow, a son, G. Wallace Bailey, a
e daughter, Mrs. H. V. Knight, wife of
!r Prof. H. V.- Knight, of Chester; a
stepson, R. F. Gilliam, and a sister,
Mrs. J. D. Davis, of St. Liouis.?rne
? State.
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William P. Greene, of the local
~ bar, who hps represented the Seaboard
Air Line Railway Company at
Abbeville as Local Counsel for a
number of years, has severed his rej
lations with the company and will
1 no longer represent it. Some other
4 lawyer of the Abbeville bar will likely
be appointed to the position withh
in the next few days.
o The city schools closed -Vr the
y holidays last Thursday and the terchd
ers went to their different homes
the afternoon or on Friday. Most
of the grades had some Christmas
exercise for the entertainment of the
children and there were sevsral
K Christmas trees. Miss Bess Allen,
one of the first grade teachers, entertained
the parents of her pupils and
y served tea and cake to her guests,
a At .the High School special exere
cises were held in the two societies
and Christmas carols were sung..
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Negroes Who Migrated to Within
. Shadow Chicago Tribuack 'Build
ing Can't Find Work.
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Columbia, Dec. 20.?-"Take * me
bdpk to de land corn and cotton," is
the cry of one South Carolina negro
who was lured to the inhospitable
clime of Chicago/where Republicans
rule and where those who are al- (
ways talking about the "poor negro ,t M
not being given .. a chance", hold
sway. A Columbia negro migrated
to Illinois, whether'to help Well the' ' ;M
vote for Hughes and the other G. O.
P. nominees or whether .to be accorded
those privileges which "they
say" he: is not allowed in the Palmetto
State is not known. Just how
alluring the 'offer which got him to
leave Dixie for the land of the Nortfy
was he did not 'say but suffice it to
state that he lifted up his voice In
the State of "Uncle Joe" Cannon
and Lawrence Y. Sherman, not to
IUCUI4VU WiO /VUIWO^V A?U/UUO| <UIU *' *' *V^5?33
wrote, yeg actually wrote, for monwr >
to get a ticket to iome back jto Col- r
umbia, South Carolina, on.. And to
make it worse this negro is stationed
right under the nose of the Chicago
Tribune, and can't get work!
Thinjt of it! The State of Abraham
Lincoln, the home of the Chicago
Tribune, is letting a brother in black
nearly starve and wont even give
him work. So he sits dtfwn and pens
a request to Coventor Manning to - ,
arrange to get him beck to Columbia
Shades of tne Abolitionists! William
Lloyd4 Garrison, Seward, and the oth- - <
er spirits of the late sixties f bend
yoUr ears while the governor of '&m
South Carolina, the State which first
seceded in 1860, the State which was
looted by the carpetbaggers, and the
State which does not believe / in negroes
voting, reads this letter which
cam/from a State which' professes
great love for the colored race and
believes in giving him the vote:
"Oak Forest,
"Near Chicago, HL
"Ward L. 8, Dec. 15,1916
"To the Hon. G&vernor Manning,
"South Carolina,
"Hon. Sir: .
"My name is Sam Moravin, I am a
xorortd^ loafi'imd native "JtJiir" *
State. T am here at prafent. but cannot
work on account of the cold and'
would be very grateful to you if you
could arrange to get me back to Columbia.
"Yours with great respect
(Signed) /'SAM MOR&VIN.w
men at the*Stafc*^ou?^tto morning
that Sam's letter should be referred
to the Republican National Executive
committee or.at least toUnited :!&
States Senator Boise Penrose of
Pennsylvania, who is at presentmueh ' r . ^
exercised because the negroes Ad not
get to vote in the Sftuth to any great
extent in the recent election. *3
Sad Death of
LMeRose Ellen
Hughes Sunday
Bose Ellen, the little, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Hughes, died
Sunday iporning, December the ^4th,
1916, a lew minutes, of twelve
o'clock. The little ^girl was tiken
sick on Friday . with membranous , '
croup and " despite the loving and
watchful care of her family and of
their friends the little soul went
back to the Father who gave it The
little girl would have been twenty
months old on Christmas day and
all this time was the idol of her parents'
hearts and thfe bright and
sweet pet of the neighborhood.
Funeral services were conducted \
Christmas morning at 12 O'clock, by
Rev.' H. Waddell/Pratt, and the in
terment was at Long Cane cemetery,
services being held at the grave on
account of the illness of Mrs. Hughes . .
The hearts of our people go out
in loving sympathy to the grief
stricken -mother and father. May
they tajke. comfort in the knowledge
that it is well with the child.
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A. W. Bowden
Leaves Soon for
Place on Road
Mr. A. W. Bowden, who has been >,
in Abbeville for the past several
months, left this week, having accepted
a position as traveling representative
of a Northern firm. Mr. Bow/1am
V? i *VI o />onoKla Kn tn_
ucu piuvcu uiiuocii a vopauit uuuiness
man, while here. The young * . ^
people of the city give him up with
. iy
Rev. E. B. Kennedy came down v
from Due West Wednesday rnd is
visiting in the city for a day or two.
He .has many friends here who are
always glad to see him.
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