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Established 1844. $2.00 Year. Tri-Weekly Abbeville, S. C., Mo^TOctober 23, 1922 Single Copies, Five- Cents. 78th Ye&Sli BIGSTATE FAIR OPENED TODA1 ALL RECORDS TO BE SMASHEI BY SHOW?THE DEMAND FOI SPACE. EXCEEDS EXPECTA TIONS?EXHIBITS FROM AL1 OVER THE STATE. \ Columbia, Oct. 22.?The greate South Carolina state fair, the great est agricultural, live stock, mechani cal and amusement show ever hel< in the state according to those con nected with it, opens Monday a noon. The claims of the men who havi worked hard to make the fair an un qualified success are borne out b; the very varied line of exhibits al * ready collected, by the full amuse ment program and by the plea fo: space, which in a number of depart ments has already been exhauste< and for which waiting lists have beei compiled. . The fair pictures, in miniature, th< resources of the Palmetto Stat< and the numerous exhibits will a rouse in the breasts of visitors feel ings of pride by reason of their beau ty and attractiveness. An indication of the magnitude ol the show that is to be held next weefc is revealed in the statement by J. C Harrell, secretary of the poultry show, when he came to Manager Fleming yesterday afternoon anc asked if he could not get more space. Something like 1,500 birds will be shown in this department as against about 1,000 at the fine poultry show last fair week.-And yet exhibitors are still asking to be admitted and there is no place to put theii birds. The big steel building will be filled to overflowing. Space in this main exhibition hall was consumed earlj in the week. , The new cattle barn will not hold the exhibits in that department and part at least of the former poultrj show building will be used for the excess of cattle. It is expected that the swine show will go beyond the bounds prepared for it and that a portion of the old cattle barns will be used by the exhibitors of hogs. The busy scenes at the fair ground for the past few days are all the more enlarged now. From now until Monday noon hundreds of men, women and children will be busy getting everything in shape for the people who will come into Columbis I from every part of the state nexl week. _ LYCEUM COURSE. The first number of the Lyceun Course, held in the Community Building, on last Friday night was exceptionally fine iand was receivet by< an enthusstic audience. Very fev of the members got by without a! least one encore. It was an hou: of solid enjoyment. The second number of the Course will be held Friday Nov. 10th. whei the Laura Wemo Ladies Quartette will entertain. Miss Werno has beei on the Entertainment platform foi a number of years and has gathere< about her a group of real artists The evening entertainment will in elude a number of the choises melodies from American Song litei ture and an interpretation of th< dress, manners and songs of th< Colonial period, of the Civil wa times, the early seventies, and o: r\nol'ore TVic* Tvrriorr?am Viae VIOPT built with the idea of giving to' th? patrons a program of the best Amei ican songs. The reserved seats for the re maining five numbers may be secur |e<d from the Community Buildinj cflfice for $2.50. Wallace Reid Seriously Iill Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 21.?Wal bee Reid, motion picture actor, waJ eported by relatives to be seriouslj 11 today. FRENCH PROPOSE I RIGID CONTROL y OF ALL GERMAN FINANCES IN * FUTURE?PLAN SET FOR. WARD IN PARIS FOR SOLUL TION , OF DIFFICULTIES OF BERLIN GOVERNMENT. r Paris, Oct. . 21.?'Complete and rigid control of ail German finances, . power to veto expenditures and re j gulatie taxation and authority . to dictate the arrangement of the t various German states are among the chief proposals contained in the e plan of the Srench government for _ a solution of Germany's financial i y difficulties and for the placing that i rountrv in a position to meet her re . paration^ payments. r The plan was submitted to the re parations commission tonight by 1 Louise Barthon, the French repres1 entative on the commission of the project will begin tomorrow. Al- 1 i though not mentioned in the official ' i summary, M. Barthou's plan contem ' - plates a meeting of leading busi- : - ness men of the world to determine ' - Germany's capacity to pay and to consider the question of inter-allied ' ? debts. . J *" i : The plan, in effect, ia a reply to ( the British reparations project re- ' i ( 71 cently placed before the commission r by Sir John Bradbury. It differs ra- ! ' dically from the British point of ^ ! view, M. Barthou urges the calling 5 of the Brussels conference to deal ^ 5 with a board reparations commis' sion to the application of new ? ' guarantees and reforms for Gor' many, leaving the more comprehen- ^ sive issues to an international meet- ^ ing. ; ' ^ i The proposition would gradually , [ 1 put Germany on a gold basis, begining with an issue of gold treasury j ; | securities. M. Barthou would have j | Gormany pay her outstanding obli- j gations in paper currency and he , calculates that then Germany's pap- \ er circulation would be 510,000,r 000,000 marks, which at the present j rate of exchange are worth less than j the reichbank gold reserve. . The monent has come according to M. Barthou when the allies must I take energetic steps or else be faced , jby a Germany proclaimed before 1 [ the world a ruined nation, despite ^ . j tho fact that her actual capital is * intact. "We don't accept the contention c t that Germany is totally incapable j t of paying," says M. Barthou in his ^ plan "Despite Germany's enormous budget difficulties, she retains tremendous riches and has great strength to continue production and j maintain her national vitality." n TO PRISON FOR LIFE Mri. Vinson Pleads Guilty At New Trial Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 22.?Mrs. Cora Lou Vinson, will begin serving a term of life imprisonment at the state prison farm within the next few days, it was stated at the Fulton county jail yesterday. . The statement came after Mrs Vin- < son had entered a plea of guilty soon after Judge John D. Humphries had I signed an order granting her a new ' trial on the charge of murdering her i husband, Dr. W. D. Vinson, an At lanta physician, several, months ago. a I " | Mrs. Vinson was convicted of r i J first degree murder at her first trial and sentenced to death on the gal- 1 lows, execution of the sentence hav- < a ing been held up pending the appeal. < - DEATH OF LITTLE GIRL. 1 r Ruth May young daughter of Mr. and Mra. Joe Smith died at their *home on Mill street Friday Oct, 20, 1922 and was buried Saturday at j . Melrose cemetery. Funeral services 1 ; were conducted at the home by Rev. 11 r (Frith, assisted by Rev. J. W. Bus^-lt hardt. ' '< i FIFTEEN PERSONS BORNEO 10 DEATH I FIRE IS BELIEVED TO BE WORK < OF PYROMANIAC.?FLAMES SPREAD SO QUICKLY MANY VICTIMS ARE FOUND IN BEDS. SEVERAL CHILDREN DIE. New York, Oct. 22.?Fifteen persons, most of them children, lost ( their lives early today in a fire, be- < lieved by city officials to be the work 1 of a pyromaniac. The flames swept > with murderous suddenness from cen "I lar to attic of a five-story brick tene- i naent at Lexington avenue and 110th street, in the thickly populated East side. ( The blaze apparently started in j a baby carriage under the stairs in i the lower hall, under almost identi- 1 cal circumstances, as the recent incendiary fire in an upper West Side , Uaiioa TOiViinVi rnonH ifl UUVllb IIVUIJ^I AV0HAWU *? | ^ seven deaths. So quickly did the , flames spread through the building that a number of the dead were found in bed. without chance of es' < :ape. ' A Mr. Silver and four of his ehil- * iren were victims. Mr. and Mrs. * Abraham Matilsky and Sidney and ( Catherine Sugarman also perished. ( Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning a 3ity Marshal Joseph I-a^rus saw 1 smoke from the hallway of the build- 0 TT I. il.. i - J f ng. ne ran vo me next corner anu :urned in an alarm. When he re- * ;urned the whole building the ground * loor of which is occupied by stores, 5 vas a mass of flames and exit by the ^ stairways was cut off. Most of the c )ersons on the second floor succeed- t ?d in making their way down the t irst flight, but these had to battle ^ ;hrough smoke and flames pouring >ut of the windows. While the firemen were at work on s :he second and preparing to fight t ;heir way to the one above, the third T floor collapsed, but not before a earning roar had sent the firemen 1, )ack. }R. ABELL RECEIVES DEGREE Degree to Be Conferred on Dr. R. E. Abell' in Boston. Chester, Oct. 21.?Dr. Robert E. \bell of this city expects to leave 'or Boston within the next few days ;o receive his degree as a fellow of | ;he American College of Surgeons, rhis is the highest honor given a surgeon in the United States and :he Chester people feel proud that ^ L>r. ADeii is to receive inis nign non)r. Dr. Abell is surgeon in chief of Q :he Chester sanatorium. make biscuit at state fair. c Miss Lucia Vandiver and Eunice Fisher leave today for Columbia where they will demonstrate making aiscuit at the State Fair. The Abbe- ' ,'ille team has a high rating, and no ' ioubt will live up to their reputa- 1 ;ion as biscuit makers tomorrow. 1 I ?? ^ abbeville boys enlist u Floyd Travis Davenport and Carl 1 Samuel Bond of Abbeville were among those accepted for the United States Marine last week at Columbia and will go into training at Parris Island near Charleston. t HAS SLIGHT OPERATION. 3 Lewis Perrin had a slight opera- | ;ion on his arm Sunday at his home >n North Main street. Dr. R. E. Abell ^ lame over from Chester to perform he operation and Mr. Perrin is dong nicely today. MISS MARTIN TO TALK. t 1: Miss Lula Martin of Donalds will ] ;peak in the Methodist church here ? tVednesday evening at 7:30. All i; nembers of the Auxiliary are urged s ;o be present, and the public gener- p lly is invited to hear Miss Martin, t' CHINA'S INVITATION SENT TO UNDERWOOD )RIENT ASKS THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER IN SENATE TO VISIT EAST AND PREPARE AND PUT INTO OPERATION TARIFF SCHEDULE. Washington, Oct. 22.?The Chinese government has invited Senator Dscar W. Underwood of Alabama, Democratic leader in the senate, to risit China, prepare an acceptable tariff for that country, and put it nto operation. The invitation was delivered some lays ago, it is just learned, by Saoke Alfred Size, envoy extraordilary and minister plenipotentiary, China's chief representative in the United States. Senator Underwood leclined the invitation but it is unierstood that he has agreed . to aid he minister in securing the necessary assistance from tariff experts n this country. At the Washington conference Senator Underwood was chairman of :he international committee which >repared and reported a tariff judged applicable to conditions in the Jrient. .The tariff was not entirely tgreeable to China because certain estrictions against complete autonimy were imposed. The Chinese gov rnment since that time, however, las apparently concluded that the ariff was as satisfactory as possibly :ould have been devised in view of China's more or less dependence on >ther nations. It is understood that he Chinese government determined hat the tariff prepared for it in Vashington was so fair and equitable md expertly drawn that the1 author foould have the distinction of puting it, with certain amendments vhich lapsing time would make necissary, into effect. Senator Undervood is at present in Alabama. DIVIDENDS DECLARED )n Stock of Union Buffalo Mills At Union. Spartanburg, Oct. 21.?Dividends ipproximating $750,000 were declar;d yesterday on the first and second referred stock of the Union Mills Company, at Union. - In addition to the regular semiinnual dividend of 3 1-2 per cent ieclared on the first preferred stock if the company, the directors de:lared also on the second preferred itock a dividend of 35 per cent, the atter on account of accumulated or :umulative dividends. GREENSBORO VISITORS Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Boren Mrs. f. Van Lindley and Mr. apd Mrs. W. C. Boren, Jr. all of Greensbore, N. C. arrived in Abbeville Friday Tor i visit to Mr. and Mrs W. L. Peebles rhey made the trip through the :ountry, Mr. Boren, Jr. returned Monday while the others will remain over for a visit of a week or TWO. DEATH OF YOUNG SON. Jack Goings Woolbright died yeserday at 10:30 o'clock after an ill:ess of several weeks. Jack was one rear and four months old and was he son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wool>right. Funeral services were held his afternoon and interment was at neirose cemetery. ON THE SPORT PAGE. A picture of the Davidson foot-1 >all squad occupied the place of lonor on the sport page of the Charotte Observer yesterday. George >mith and Billy Long had promnent places in the picture and their miling countenances on the front 'age gave the home people quite a hrill. IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS OUTLOOK COTTON PRICES CONTINUE TO MOVE UPWARD?WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ACTIVITY SHOWS INCREASE OVER THE COUNTRY.?HELPS IN SOUTH New York, Oct. 22?Developments of the past week in industry and finance are encouraging in many respects. Wholesale and retail activity in particular increase perceptibly, partly stimulated by the cooler weath er. Continued strength in prices for farm products, however, overshadowed for the moment other important industrial factors. Although cotton growers have sold the staple heavily, excellen buying by the foreign and domestic trade has given the market the needed support. A tardy awakening of spinners to the fact that a real shortage may have to be faced later, it is pointed out, is responsible for much of the pres pnt active demand. Cotton futures at 23c a pound, or better, are selling at the highest levels since the beginning of drastic deflation in 1920. The effect in the South already is Apparent. Prevailing, grain prices also contrast sharply with the recent low levels and With prices of a year ago. Reports of shortages abroad have been an important factor in the market of late. This has offset heavy marketing, which has gone on apace in iVn a# a rQilrAa^ iU IUC VI U QUVA V4 cars. With wheat close to $1.15 a bushel at Chicago, the farmer is getting around $1 a bushel. While he ^ may not realize any great profit at this figure, the fact that he is receiving nearly twice as much for corn as a year ago and that other farm products have risen, shows the improvement of his position as compared wi+Vi o lroor actn * """ ? J Now that fuel supplies are plentij Jul, the transportation situation is no longer menacing, sales of finished steel are smaller and the demand for prompt delivery is less insistent. The industry has made up the ground lost in the late summer and the trend is toward quieter conditions with prices working lower. YOUNG MAN FOUND DEAD IN A SPARTANBURG HOTEL Spartanburg, Oct. 21.?A young man age 28, giving his name as Char ley Parker, 111., was found dead m bed at a local hotel today. He was treated by a physician during the night who left a prescription for the man to have filled. Parker told the physician that he was on his way to Columbia and that he ran some sort of game in the state* fair. A telegram has been sent to an address found on a postcard in his pocket. A message of inquiry will also be sent to the carnival company which he claimed to be connected. $115 was found on his person. DEATH OF MR. McCOLLUM. 1 Mr. Angus McCollum, a brother of Miss Hettie McCollum, died in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday night, Oct. 22, 1922, at 11 o'clock, and will be buried in Memphis tomorrow. , MRS. PEELE AT HOME. Mrs. C. E. Pecle was dismissed from the Hospital this afternoon and is at home. Her mother, Mrs. Hall, of Rock Hill has been here and looked after the home during her ab sence at tne nospitai. COTTON MARKET. Cotton brought 24 V2 cents on the local market today and futures dosed : J Oct. 23.50 Dec. 23.59 Jan. 23.37 March ___ 23.47 Hay 23.40 ; ' LIQUOR RULING j EFFECTIVE NOW ; MIDNIGHT BRINGS END TO TIME EXTENSION.?SEVERAL DAYS M WILL ELAPSE BEFORE AUTHORITY OF OFFICERS IS DEFINED. Washington, Oct. 22,?Pro vis- | Jj ions of the lifuor statutes held by "J Attorney General Daugherty to )l(ja prohibit trans]>ortation and sale of alcoholic beverages on American - J vessels anywhere and on foreign vessels -within three miles of the | United States coast, became effec- :^i tive tonight at midnight. The extension of time ordered by President Harding to permit ship- < lines to arrange their affairs to con i form to the ruling, expired at midnight and enforcement officials declared suggestions for a further extension had not been approved. It waa considered probable that several days would elapse before; y. customs and prohibition forces would have at hand specific instruc- \?j tions as to the scope of their author ity under the Daughterly opinion, | u..* n ?... u | UUW UilO| IV woo UCVltUCU, VYUU1U have no effect on the operation of '/ the law. A foreign vessel . sailing . -.|j with inhibited cargo today, it waa said would 'be liable) to the penalties _ :J fixed by the Volstead act if an<l when she entered American coastal waters bearing that cargo. American ships under the ruling :,'i of the attorney general, which received the formal approval of President Harding, are prohibited from ^ "crossing" wfth liquo^ . rtegardless of where they are in operation. The ban was made operative as to ship ping board tonnage as soon as the ruling -was published, though time was allowed for the disposal of any ' ' * illicit stocks on board vessels of the fleet than at sea. Enforcement offic cials are hopeful of a decision coming from the federal district court in New York, where the new interpretation for the law is under fire by both foreign and American lines before the arrival of a vessel in vio# lation of the ban nocassitates punilive action against the ship,. the agents and; her masters as required by law. / It is pointed out that only vessels which clear from foreign ports after midnight tonight come within the restrictions, thus giving a further "automatic stay" of from five to seven days in the cases of most ships on the regular Atlantic routes and of an even longer period with respect toj ships crossing the Pacific. 7 DEATH OF J. S. NORWOOD . >1 News was received in Abbeville yesterday of the death of Mr. John S. Norwood which occurred Sunday, October 22, 1922 at his home in Medford, Oregon. Mr. Norwood has been in failing health for the past year. , % Ua wbp o ncfiwA A KKnvill/i S*A11T1? xic vy ?o a iiavirg Ui. iiwuvuiv w???? ty being the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Norwood *who made their home on the Norwood plantation in the Flatwoods section of the county. Many years ago he moved to Abbeville and built the house now occupied by Dr. McMurray. At that time he was engaged in business with J. H. McDill. About fifteen years ago he moved to the west and has since a engaged in farming in Medford. Mr. Norwood married Miss Aimee Walker of Baltimore who with one daughter, Miss Sarah Norwood survives. Mr. Norwood was in his sixtyeighth year. He was familiarly known around town as "Pipe" Norwood, and his friends will hear with regret of his death. Attend Lecture in Greenwood. E. F. Arnold and 0. H. Cobb went to Greenwood Sunday to atend the lecture by Dr. Bridgers. They report Dr. Bridgers a splendid preacher and a large crowd out to hear him.