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\ ... j Abbeville Press and Banner _ / Established 1844. $2.00 the Year. Abbeville, S. C., Friday, Oct. 24, 1919. Single Copies, Five Cents. 75th Year. SUNDAY SELLING BEFORE COUNCIL <*le Tobaccos and Soft Drinks Allowed By Amendment?-Commission of Public Works Scored? City Council Has Interesting and Busy Session. At the meeting of the City Council i Tuesday night the discussion ranged f-o.n t) i question of keeping hofjs in the city "limits to asking the Abbeville County delegation in tho State Legislature to repeal tha act which gives control of the City's water and light plant to a commission and return control to the city council. 0n( motion of Aiderman Henry, seconded' by Alderman Wilson, a motion to I the latter effect was passet*. ine mo-. iaon read: It is moved that City Cleric Perrin write to the Abbeville! delegation in the State Legislature re- j questing it to pass an act repealing! an act which places the control of J the water and light plant in the hands of the Commission of Public Works and place the control back in the hands of the City Council. 4 j The present Commission of Public Works consists of W. M. Barnwell, chairman; W. H. White and J. L. McMillan. This action was taken because it was said in council that requests made to the commission were either ignored or refused. The question of closing up thej restaurants and soft drink stands onj Sunday was brought up by Alderman Syfan, who moved that the present j city ordinance, allowing only the salp | of food, ice, milk, and medicines, be j enforced. A substitute motion by Alderman Henry amending the present ordinance so that it allows in addition, in restaurants and hotels the sale of soft drinks and tobaccos was passed by a vote of 5 to 3 and the motion of Alderman Syfan was lost by the same count. Alderman Wilson brought up the matter of keeping hogs in town and reported that he had investigated reports that the present hog ordinance J was being violated, but had found no j violations. He added that some of the hogpens gave forth a very noticeable smell, but that such was in the nature of things attendant upon the keeping of hogs and could not be remedied under the present ordi-i I nance. HOUSE PASSES BILL FOR BUDGET BUREAU Washington. Oct. 22?A bill creat Ing a budget having jurisdiction over lepartment estimates was passed tolay by the house and sent to the enate. The vote on the bill was 284 to 2. Representative Moon, Tennessee, and ilackman, Alabama, Democrats, votng in the negative. The important ihanges in the present method of esimating department appropriations is embodied in the bill, are: All departments must submit estinates to the budget bureau for apjroval before being sent to congress; In independent audit 01 an departlent accounts is provided with a omptroller and assistant comptroller ppointed by the president to conluct the audit, and abolishment of he present auditors and consolidaion of their work und?r the compjroller. I Mrs. Fannie Milford has returned I rum a two weeKS visit to relatives in itlanta. t COTTON MARKET.' V I October 23. V | Spot Cotton 35.90 V I New York Cotton Market V January 34.83 V March 34.53 \ May 34.33 \ October 35.25 V December 35.37 \ v VVVVVVVVVVVVVW / k RICH-WERNO PLAYERS / WILL APPEAR HEIiE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 On October 31 the Rich-Werno entertainers will appear in Abbeville. / [This will be the second attraction of i< j tne i,yLUUUl CUUldC WHICH ia appeal- t iing here this fall in the interest of p }the Abbeville County Memorial Hos- c pital. The first attraction, the Col- h leens, was a splendid entertainment, t ! worthy of much better support than v it received, both because of its own v merit but also because of the cause jt for which it was used to raise funds. !1 funds. Here is what was said of the Rich- j Werno entertainers in Enfield, N. C., q where they recently appeared: iv Enfield, N. C., ct. 9, 1919. Redpath Lyceum Bureau, !<; Birmingham, Ala. | j Gentlemen: t The general impression as the Rich- t Werno Entertainers, who appeared h here last night seems to be most sat- C isfactory. We did not have & very ^ loMM Vinilcd An accftlint of A TaIiTIOHS lb ??w*?wv W.. ? ?- ? ? o"' meeting in progress here, but the au- C dience was fairly large. I have never $ seen entertainers receive more rapt 8 attention, nor a more appreciative | E audience. All whom I have heard ex- F press themselves seem delighted. If $ every attraction is as good as the E Rich-Werno Entertainers, I don't be-jj lieve that we shall have any trouble JI in booking a course for next year. :I Very truly yours, 'd (Signed) R. H. Johnson, Manager. '$ l*i COTTON ESTIMATE TO BE | ? MADE ON LAST OF MONTH !$ ir Washington, Oct. 22.?The nsv/jl cotton crop report will be issued Ot-jE oKer 31 by the Department of Agri- E culture, Assitant Secretary Harrison J S today informed Representative j $ Byrnes, South Carolina, author of the | $ recent legislation enacted by Con-jT gress calling for another crop esti- S mate for the current year. s< Under the legislation the Depart- G ment was directed to issue the report A not later than Sunday, November 1. E Because November 1 is a holiday on'$ I the New Orleans exchange several southern members had asked the de- ^ partment not to issue the report on that date. Instructions for compiling the new crop report were sent crop reporters in the south today, Mr. Byrnes was informed. , b CANDY KITCHEN AND I THE ROYAL RESTAURANT HAVE CHANGED HANDS g - | - The Columbia Candy Kitchen and tfce Royal Restaurant recently Q changed hands, one of the partners, y Mike Kostos, retiring. The two places are now owned by Nick Kape- ^ tanakos, Charles A. Kapetanakos, J ^ Charles C. Kapetanakos and George j Vendos. Mike Kostos will operate a| pool room and soft drink stand on | Trinity street. |r DR. J. P. WHYTE TO SPEAK IN ABBEVILLE!* Dr. Jas. P. Whyte, dean of Ander- ^ son College, will speak in the Baptist j . Church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, i Doctor Whyte is one of the leading j educators among Southern Baptists,, v and his coming to Abbeville is hailed jc with delight by the local congrega-j^ tion. He is a Scotchman, and was | graduated from the University of i Edinburgh. He has taken front rank j among educators on both sides of the ^ Atlantic. Doctor Whyte's subject; will be the present 75 milllion campaign of the Baptists. The pubile is invited to be present. - - 1 Accidental Shooting. c l Lewis Watt, negro, was accidental-11 ly shot and killed by his wife in a < ! cotton field near Means Chapel Tues- i day afternoon. Watt and his wife and c another negro, Will Johnson, were^t | picking cotton in a field when Wfttfl 1 pistol fell from his pocket. His wife; , picked it up and in handing it to him i it was discharged, the load penetrat-; ing his temple. He died instantly.! A coroner's jury pronounced the t snooting accidental. i I i k. LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS T TO ABBEVLILE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPTIAL A list of the subscribers to the j Abbeville County Memorial Hospital j 3 appended. A canvassingCommit- ! ee will in the near future again apiroach the citizens of this city and ounty for subscriptions. Those who | iave already subscribed will be asked ^ o increase their subscriptions. Those S? i ?* i? ?..i?j viiu noavc nut aucaujf ouuomucu trill be given an opportunity to add! , heir name to the subscription list. ! r< 'he list follows: V !m J. M. Anderson, $150.00; I.ouis J. sj Jristow, $100.00; Otto Bristow, $50.-!^ 0; R. M. Burts, $50.00; Wm. Barn- |te fell, $100.00; H. A. Benton, $100.00; 0] D. Barksdale, $500.; J. S. Bowie Jo. $300; J. F. Barnwell,",$200.; G. !. Calvert, $100.; B. T. Cochran, V< ai 50; Clinkscales, $100.; Daughters of he Confederacy, $100.; P. A. Cheatam, $100.; J. S. Cochran, $50.; Geo. i !. Douglass, $100.; M. L. Evans, $50;! i. J. Ferguson, $150.; Geo, C. Gara- i^ rell, $50.; Mary M. Gambrell, $50.;' J. C. Gambrell, $300.; J, C. Hill J?] 300.; E. C. Horton, $50.; fcearl Ha- ^ en, $50.; Mrs. W. E. Hix* $50.; D. . [. Hill, $150.; James A. Hill, $50.; S. Hill, $50.; Harris & Calvert, aJ 300.; Hadtton-Wilson Co. $250.; J. ' *7 !. Jones, $50.; M. H. Kustps, $50.; . D. Kerr, $100.; Civic (League, j 1,000.; S. J. Link, $300.; Mrs. Paul! ^ ink, $100.; W. A. Lee, $10j>.; Mea- ^ ows Langley, $50.00; A. ?. Morse, j 300.: J. Moore Mars. O A feuffer, $300.; J. R. Nicklesf $250.; ^ V. F. Nickles, $100.; W. L. Peebles, N 50.; Parker & Reese, $100.; Steve | arthemos, $100.; D. Poliakoff, $50. ;| >r. J. E. Pressly, $300.; Philson and! [enry, $300.; Dr. J. R. Power, $300.;'^ lesonberg Mercantile Co. $300.; J. I . Stark, $300.; W. A. Sttfpeason, 100.; R. Sondley, $50.; A. 1 ^ 200.; Dr. J. V. Tate, $100.; D. W.jjhomas, $50.; E. R. Thomson, $300.;. . G. Thomson, $300.; C. E. an, $100.; W. W. Westfield, ^100.; 'in r. A. Harrison, $100.; J. Howard loore, $100.; McMurray, $300.; ^ [elen Edwards, $50.; A. L. GiBiara, 50.; F. S. Hays, $50.. " #| tl ENATE PASSES jot DEFICIENCY BILL Sc in Washington , Oct. 22.?Laying es side the peace treaty the Senate toay took a deficiency appropriation 0] ill carrying approximately $42,000,- c< 00, an increase of $28,000,000 over he House bill. The measure now si oes to conference. Among the most important proisions in the bill are appropriations f $15,000,000 for the army air serice, $17,000,000 for the completion ^ >f the Alaskan railroad, $5,000,000 ej or ine ieaerai Doara ior vocaxnonai; ducation to be used in the rehabili-1 e< ation of soldiers, $200,000 withlp vhich to pay the expenses of the Am- J rican peace commission and $108,-I q !12 to b? used in defraying the ex-je< tense of the present industrial con-jw erence and the international labor je( onfsrence. ? h ATTEND FIRST MEETING h HEJAZ TEMPLE SHRINE aj The following Abbeville Shriners nil attend the installation and first ?: ? 1 .r n.i m i- _ I ciciiiumai ui xiejaz lexnpie in Jreenville today: L Harry B. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, W. a: Bryson, W. W. Payne, T. V. t< lowie, Albert Rosenberg and C. E. B foder. a: New Post Offices. ^ L Congressman Fred H. Dominick J ms introduced a bill for the erection >f postoffice buildings at Anderson j md Greenwood, the amount to be! ippropriated being $250,000 for each J >f the sites. The present buildings i?' i a ire inadequate for the needs of the 1 . . ' C( :ities and are too sold, according to \ ;he provisons of the bill.?Honea a Path Chronicle. 1 ^ H Buy* Home On Greenville Street. ^ Mrs. Herman Benton has bought ;he home of Mr. Jim Martin on w Greenville street. ^ HE PARENT-TEACHER < ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIRST REGULAR MEETING The first regular meeting since the ganization of the Parent-Teacher isociation, was held Tuesday afterinn at. tVip TTicrVi srhnnl huildinc. here was a large crowd present, tesfying to the interest of the mothers I Abbeville in the welfare of the :hool. Mrs. Morse presided and Miss Anie Hill discharged the duties of Secitary. Mrs. C. C. Gambrell, as reasurer, reported a paid memberlip of sixty-five and Mrs. Frank ickles for the membership commitie, reported eleven new members in le ward and nine in another. The children went through with a jry interesting program of songs id recitations, while Miss Gantt and iss Burton read instructive articles, rs. Fulp sang a beautiful solo which as greatly enjoyed. At this meeting it was decided iat the association should bend its ieririf?s towards the establishment f a play ground for the children, s early as possible volley ball, vaultig poles, basket ball, tennis .courts, skating rink and other forms of nusement will be established on the rounds. The peopl^ of Abbeville lil be asked to contribute to these iterprises and it is hoped they will ,ke them under favorable consideraon. The children need healthy ay and patrons of the school should ovide it. # EW ORLEANS COTTON SMASHES A RECORD New Orleans, Oct. 22.?Contract ices were put to the highest levels er quoted in the New Orleans cotn market today when October went i 36 cents a pound folowing-an earsession of excited buying, for hich damaging rains in the western It were responsible. The upturns values carried the most . active I ontns 46 to 4U points oyer yesterly's close in the trading before noon. The ring was active and excitied id a large business was done from te opening and it was evident that itside traders in all parts of the uth were taking part in the buying ovement. October was the strongit month and rose $4.50 a bale. Previous high records were made 1 July 23 of this year when March >ntracts sold at 35.97. HERIFF BURTS WILL NOT BE CANDIDATE TO SUCCEED HIMSELF Sheriff Burts has announced that 2 will not be a candidate for reaction. This leaves two candidates >r the office of sheriff, Deputy Uniti States Marshal C. J. Bruce and oliceman Foster McLane. Sheriff Burts was appointed by overnor Manning to fill out the unxpired term of Sheriff C. J. Lyon, ho resigned to become himself Uniti States Marshal. He was elected b the general election to succeed imself, after serving one and onealf years as Governor Manning's ppointee. oack at dome. Mrs. Ella Latimer and Miss Maggie atimer have returned to Abbeville fter a long absence and are at home ? their friends at Miss Maggie rooks' apartments. Their friends re glad to have them back. Mrs. Emma Moore Latimer is here rom Lowndesville and will spend le winter with Mrs. Latimer. Land Sale. P. A. Cheatham has sold his Speer lace near Mnnforov f<-> rmo nf V>ia [>lored tenants for $2800. The place jntains eighty-two and one-half cres. Mr. Cheatham bought the lace nineteen years ago for $360. [e is getting ready to pay income ixes. Marshal C. J. Lyon, Greenville, ras a visitor in Abbeville Wednesay. CANVASS FOR MEMORIAL FUND TO BE MADE; COMMITTEES APPOINTED i I The only money raised in this county for the Memorial fund was raised in the city schools and amounted to more than $100.00. The campaign for funds is over November 11. County Chairman W. M. Barnwell, has appointed two teams to canvass the business section of town. Team No. 1 consists of Albert Morse, Gottlob Neuffer, Victor Lomax, Robert Cheatham and Cliff King, and will canvass the west side of the Square and Main Street. Team No. 2 is composed of Carroll Swetenburg, W. D. Wilkinson, W. Joel Smith, Francis Mabry and John Calvert, and will canvass east side of Square' and Main Street. The residential section of !the city will be canvassed by the school children under the direction of Supt. J. D. Fulp. County Chairman Barnwell has appointed a chairman in every school district and these chairmen are urged to make a canvass that will be completed by October 31. The allotment of Abbeville County is $3,000. All subscriptions should be sent to W. D. Wilkinson, treas! urer. NAVY DEPARTMENT MAY SELL SUGAR Washington, Oct. 22.?Advised that the navy department has in reserve 9,000,000 pounds of sugar, Secretary Daniels today intimated that he would release one-third of the stock, or 3,000,000 pounds, for public use to, raliqye the situation resulting from q' wj^onwide shortage of the commodity. The present supply of the navy, Secretary Daniels said, wa?? -suffice ent for six months. As only a three months surplus usually is kept on hand, Mr. Daniels indicated it would i be unjust to retain more than that amount now when the entire country is experiencing a shortage. j The war department, however, unj like the navy, found today that its I supply was running low, the supply I ?1 - 1 * * , coumuiea at Darely sufficient to last until December 15, Quartermaster General Rogers, accord :.ngiy wired all zone supply officers that sales of sug^r to any one person in the service must be limited to not more than six pounds per month and not more than 24 pounds per month for each family. Secretary Daniels also said he has J sent a message to all ships and station of the navy calling for strict economy in the use of sugar as \irocfo'fnl*'?\aet Vk-wr ******** nuotvxuuitao vy uic iiayj even ui ito abundant supply would "not only be unpardonable but would reflect discredit upon the navy itself." Paving Aaseasraents. Mayor Mars stated at the meeting of council Monday night that many people were uninformed with regard to the time of the paying of street paving assessments and also as to the manner in which same must be paid. He said that he city must be informA J A/ 4-U A A# rM?Anfii4t7 I cu ui tiic iiitciitiuu vx cata owner against whom there were assessments before November 6. The property owner must also before that date declare the manner in which he ; preferred to pay the assessments, | whether in one installment or in ten I equal payments. Once the method of i payment is chosen it cannot be j changed as the paving certificates will | have been sold. Visits Abbeville. B. C. DuPre and son, Moffatt Du|Pre, Columbia, spent Tuesday night J at the home of F. C. DuPre, stopping jhere on their way to Greenville to ! attend the installation of Hejaz Tem jple. The former is a?v, old resident of Abbeville and was at one time connected with the Press and Banner. Joe B. Wilson was in the city Wednesday sporting a Ford arm. He | undertook to crank a John Henry Uvhon it wanted to stand still, I MR DELEGATES ! QUIT CONFERENCE I I Capital and Public Reznain in Session. Collective Bargaining Resolution Proves Final Stumbling Block? x . Lane Will Make Personal Report to Wilson. Washington, Oct. 22.?Labor withdrew from the national industrial conference tonight after its final effort to obtain adoption of a collective bargaining resolution had been defeated by the vote of a majority of the capital group. Although the representatives of both the public and capital announced their intention of remaining in the conference the next move in the effort to restore industrial peace to the country evidently rested with Presi dent Wilson. Mr. Lane will make a personal report of the situation to the president, bat neither leaders in the conference nor officials generally would venture a predictions as te what course Mr. Wilson would take. Meantime the conference will be called together tomorrow as usual. Withdrawal of the labor group was announced by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of i Labor, after a dramatic speech. It came only a few hours after Secre tary Lane, in an effort to prevent [what many from almost the first had regarded as the inevitable, had read a letter in which President Wilson, dictating from his sick bed, appealed for harmony in the conference and for the final working out of a program^pf industrial peace. Representatives of labor did not join in the applause which greeted the letter and Mr. Gompers characterized as "most unfortunate" a motion by John Spargo of the public group that each group pledge the president it would make every effort to accomplish the work for which he conference was called. The motion was withdrawn and the conference recessed so the labor group could meet to determine its future course. When the conference convened in the afternoon the labor group proposed a resolution recognizing the right of collective bargaining.. SENATE COMMITTEE FOR RESERVATIONS Washington. Oct. 22.?Reonenincr its consideration of the peace treaty, the senate foreign relations committee today adopted ten revised reservations, including a provision that the senate qualifications must be accept^ ed by three of the other great powers before the treaty ratification becomes effective. Among them was a new proposal T which administration senators deAIAWA/] rrrmtlrl knAalr fliA AMAHA v>iaivu ttvuiu uicon uvtth tuc cwuv mic boycott feature ,of the league of nations covenant, and a reservation on Article 10 differing only in the transposition of one phrase from that which President Wilson has announced, he would treat as a rejection of the treaty. The ten reservations were part of a list presented by Chairman Lodge and declared by the Republican leaders to represent a compromise behind which a majority of the senate i 10 ainmil tl - - j?i?i-a I? wv ouiuui x IIC auuyiiistration members of the committee, head! ed by Democratic Leader Hitchcock, tried in vain to secure modification of the majority proposals and then voted solidly against all of them. Moving la, ; i Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Johnson have moved into their handsome home on Greenville street and are comfortably settled for life. They are a welcome addition to the best street in town. Visiting Mr*. Gary. Mrs. C. B. Week is in the city for a vist to her sister, Mrs. Frank Gary. Mrs. Week has been in the North for I some time and stnns at Ahhovillo nn I her way home.