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_MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28,1921
PLANS' UNDER WAY
Daugherty Seeks Cooperation of the
PROHIBITION ON LIST
United . $tatcs - Attorney General
Writes Officers in Various
Wihington, Dec. 27.-Cooperation
of State law enforcement officials
with th9se. qf the federal govern
ment .was asked by Attorney Gen
oral Daugherty in letters sent late
today to the Attorney Generals of
the various States. Stich coopera
tion, it was maintained, would re
sult'in better aiid more uniform en
forcement of all statutes.
' norcement of the prohibition
and the food and fuel supply, laws
were particularly referred. to, Mr.
Daughe'ty explaining in announce
ing the dispatch of the letters.
There was no disposition on the part
of the federal government to evade
responsibility, he. added, but there
was a feeling that the St- tes should
inke every effort to enforce their
laws which. might be a duplication of
The letters vere also accepted in
some quarters as a step in connec
tion with the move, recently announc
edj of investigating retail prices.
Mr. Daugherty suggested to the
State Attorney Generals that they
11 a conference between a com
iittep of prosecutors of their respec
ive States, and, if possible, bring
about "a coherent, working arrange
ment" between them and the federal
9fficials charged with the same en
forcement functions. Such a meeting
he pdded, ought to be held early in the
New Year that the basis of under
standing could be employed to effect
ecotiomies in expenditures as well as
serve the real purpose of accomplish
ing more thorough law enforcement.
The coordination sought, Mr.
Daugherty said, ought to be of real
help to municipal authorities, Cham
bers of Commerce and others inter
ested in reaching "violations for ex
tortion in the prices now maintained."
Iteferring further to the coopera
tion which he asked, Mr. Daugherty
"Tiis will make for a better un
derstanding among the people. It
will also afford an opportunity for
the several States, without duplica
ion -with the federal government,
).enforce laws which should be
enfor~ced by State authorities and
leave for the federal government
such duties as devolve upon it.
"The two Principal offenses which
now have in mind are those
against the liquor and the food
and fuel supply laws. There is no
disppsition on the part of the fed
o'al government, as represented by
the Department of Justice, to evade
any responsibility in respect to
Is duties, but the States. I believe,
should first enforce their laws in
iegard to the violations and the
federal government promptly co
operating with . the States enforce
by it. There are substantial dup
lications in many of these laws
* * * b nan( a better understanding
between State and federal authori
ties will prove most beneficial to
both in the enforcement of prohibi
tion and food and fuel laws ner
taining to prices."
The Attorney General added that
he was desirous of bringing about
"a complete and effective working
stem," among all law enforcement
thori ties, saying that only by
uch a arrangement co'uld a uni
'formity of proceedings he estab
tablishied an dIa similarity of fines and
sentences be worked out.
SWINDLING SCHEME SEEN
Memphis, Dec. 27.-Joseph Lynch,
twenty-eight, was under arrest here
tonight, another man, whose iden
;.tity was not dlisclosed, was being de
~tained in London andl twvo other ar~
tests are expected to be made short
-ly, accordling to a police announce
ment, in connection with an alleged
*swindlling scheme in wvhich Ed Carter,
aged Virginia farmer, is said to have
lost $28,000 here more than a year
.Carter, whose home is in Lynch
burg, is said to have idlentifiedl
ALynch as a former roomer In his
cottage in Hot Springs, Ark., where
Cafer adtaken an invalid sister
fo trameat. While walking about
the streets o fthis city, according
Carter's story, the finding of a
pposedly "lost" pocketbook led to
he acquaintance of two other men
hoe gratitude over the return oa
the wallet culminatedl in joint "stock
4 hange" deals, in which Carter
d ~oares he was mulcted out of his
0'ings, approximately $28,000. In
course of the "transaction" the
%.iVIivisited Little Rock, Ark.,' Car
er' said, before coming to Memphis
letDeceiber for the supposed di
'~son of profits.
GIVEN TO SOUTH CAROLiNA
O ewan ce, Tonn. Dec. 27.-The of
of Harvard 1Ulversity fer a
Iethell game wit INewanee No
etaiber 4 next, cani not be adeopted
*the d~ite has been se t aside for
~y~uth CarolIna , It was announced
.. ay. Included on Sewanee's 1922
..sboue arei Oglethorpe at Sewanee
Ocor 14; University of South Care
linR. a. .ClmiNovember 4.
HIGH PRICES FOR TOBACCO
IN NORTH CAROLINA
According to figures issued by the
Department of Agriculture the aver
age price aid for tobacco for Novem
ber was $27.02 per' hundred. The
price paid last year was $24.71. The
total amount sold on all markets was
83,873.41 and the total amount paid
out was $179,601,628.
$27.02 is a high average and accord
ing to The Southern Tobacco Journal
the farmers of North Carolina are
highly pleased with the price they
are receiving for their crop.
$100,000 FIRE AT CAMPOBELLO
Spartanburg, Dec. 27.-Fire start
ing about 8:30 tonight wiped out the
business section of the tow nof Cam
pobello, eilghteen miles northwest of
partanburg on the Southern Railway
line to Asheville, destroying the post
office, telephone exchange, Coggins &
Gosnell's store, W. E. Jackson's store,
H. J,. Deshield's store, Madry's
stables and smaller buildings.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
The burned district is some distance
from the station, but forms the cen
ter of the town's business.
The fire loss is estimated at more
than $100,000, with insurance cov
ering a large part of it. Among
the first building to go was the
telephone exchange, and as a result,
the town has been cut off fron com
munication except by railroad wires.
DENIES PLEA FOR BAIL
Greenville, Dec. 27.-Monroe Wil
lard and Luther Timmons, of Clinton,
charged with murder, following the
killing of Hosea Martin, Laurens
policeman, when he halted a car sus
pected of transporting .liquor, were
today denied bail, after a habeas cor
pus proceeding before Associate Jus
tice T. P. Cothran here. Solicitor
Blackwell opposed the request for bail
when Attorney C. C. Featherstone, of
Greenwood, anti Attorney Knight,
of Laurens, appeared for the de
SOUTH CAROLINA LOWEST
Washington, Dec. 27.-Deaths from
cancer in the death re'gistration area
of the United States in 1920 totalled
approximately 73,000. According to
a report today by the census bureau,
which on a basis of proportional po
pulation estimated the total of deaths
for the entire country at 89,000, or
an increase of 4,000 from the esti
mate for 1919.
The upward trend of the cancer
death rate, the report said, is ac
curately shown by the increase of
83.4 per 100,000 population in the
registration area in 1920 from a
rate of 80.5 per 100,000 in 1919.
Among States in the ratio area,
Massachusetts showed to the high
est on an 'adjusted rate "98 per
100,000, while the rate of 45.9 for
South Carolina was the lowest.
Race comparisons for various sec
tions under tile adjusted rates, the
report, said, show the white and ne
gro races to be equally susceptible
to the disease, with both apparently
less susceptible in the South than
in the North.
Mr. I. D. Plyler is visiting rela
tives and friends in Lancaster this
JURORS FOR SPECIAL
T[RM OF COURT
J. D. G'erald, Manning
D. N. Buddin, TIurbcville
G. HI. Collette, Silver
C. R. Sprott, Manning
J. WV. Evans, Alcolu
E. R. Richbourg, Summerton
WV. K. Hudson, New Zion
0. J. Abrams, Summerton
Leon Weinberg, Manning
J. D. Gibbons, Turbeville
J. H1. Geddings, Paxville
C. B. Aycock, Remini
C. K. Gibbons, Turbeville.
T1he following~ is the Jury drawn to
serve at the special term of court to
be held starting January 2:
C. W. Felder, Sumerton.
W. N. 11ill, Manning
11. RI. Boger, Manning
Wallace Mathis, Summerton
J. J. Windham, Manning
J. B. Pack, Paxville
M. L. Hlodge, Gable
E. S. Plowvden, Matnning
E. B. Tindal, Manning
J. S. Burgess, Sardlinia
P. H. Hiodge, Paxville
H. L. Johnson, Jr., Trrtlberville
Joseph Sprott, Jr. Jordan
B. B. Odom, Alcolu
J. E. Powell, Alcolu
P. E. Lowder, Bloomiville
J. L. Player, Turberv ille
J. E. Mill sap, Gable
H. IL. Hlolladay, Manning
J. S. Duflant, Alcolu
C. M. Player, Turberville
C. R. Breedin, Manning
W. A. Rlchbourg, Sumerton.
E. J. Buddin, Sardinia
L. A. Broadway, Paxville
R. L. Reardon, New Zion
W. J. Dennis, Turberville
S. J. Clark, Manning
J. C. Bagnal, Manning
A. H. Gowdy, Turbervillo
R. E. Davis, Silver
W. B. Jayroe, Manning
J. W. RIgby, Manning,
L. M. All brook, Wilson
J. E. James, Sumorton.
We'll never tell any one that the
valuable Times has notified us that on
account of the boll weevil conditions
they are no longer prepared to eni
ploy paid correspondants, and of
course our "dope" is too valuable to
go on the free list. And when people
ask us why we -have stopped writing
for the Times, we'll just say that we
were pressed so hard with our busi
ness that we did not have time. But
do not suppose we will have to make
the explanation many times. How
ever to let out a little secret we might
say that we are still the best of
friends, and when the saw mill busi
ness gets (lull, and the newspaper
business gets brisky we will endeavor
to kindle up the old coals again, and
let the folks know what things are do
ing over in this neck of the woods.
Christmas passed off very quietly
over here. While we think everybody
had a good time, and so far as we
know plenty to eat. So far as we
were concerned, and as far as we know
we were 'well, and happy to be living
even if we (lid not have anything to
cat only an old fat turkey, a nice pork
ham, lots of cakes, pies, etc. We re
joice to know that lots of our friends
had lots of good things to eat, and
may be our time will come on later,
we hope so at any rate.
A somewhat surprise marriage took
place here last Wednesday night,
when Miss Anna Wilkie and Mr.'Bis
mark Godwin, went quietly to the
Methodist parsonage and were mar
ried by Rev. T. E. Morris, the bride's
pastor. Miss Wilkie is the accom
plished daughter of Capt. J. J. Wilkie.
Mr. Godwin is head mechanic for the
Dingle Motor Co., here. This young
couple have the sincere congratula
tions of their many friends, who wish
for them many joys and few sorrows,
as they journey along lifes pathway.
Capt. and Mrs. Capers James of
Quantico, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Rose and
Miss Mary Speers of Charlotte, N.
C., spent the Christmas holidays with
Capt. and Mrs. J. A. James.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil of Greenville,
are spending some time with relatives
and friends here.
Rev. Shuford Felder and family of
Oswego, are spending this week with
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Chewning of
Asheville, N. C., spent Christmas with
relatives and friends here.
Mr. Ashby Richbourg of Asheville,
N. C., is spending some time with
Miss Martha Walker, who is teach
ing school at Pelzer, spent the holi
days with her parents here, Hon. and
Mrs. T. I. Walker.
On Christmas afternoon at 4 o'clock,
Miss Nettie Chewning and Mr. Leroy
Williams of Bishopville, were married
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chewning. Rev.
T. E. IM rris officiating. Only a few
membes of the immediate families
were present. Miss Chewning is a
popular young lady of Sum merton,
and the happy couple have the best
wishes of their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie McKay of Max
ton, N. C., spent several days here
this week with Mr. and Mrs. H[. H.
Misses May Bethune and Marie
Williams, trained nurses who have
been in Gafr'ney, are spending the
holidays with relatives and friends in
Mr. Pres Stucky has opened up a
fancy grocery store on Main streLt,
and seenis to be doing a rushing busi
ness. Press says if you want to pay
the cash come to his place and get
it for less, hut if you want it chatirged
go to the other fellow and pay more
Mr. Peter Chewning, Jr. proprietor
of The Summerton D)rug Co., left here
Monid .:night for Charleston wvhere
he wvill spend several (lays on busi
Mrs. Helen Kershawv, of Hcndlerson
ville, N. C., is spending some time
with her . ' er, Mrs. WV. HI. Ander
Miss Ganelle Hatfield of Florence,
.spending several (lays here wvith re
,atives andi~ friends.
.Dr. .Johnson of Washington, D. C.,
is spendling sonme time wvith Dr. A. F.
Jacobus. It is saidl that they are
keeping the birds in the branch, but
unless some one else save the "Does,"
shoot them they will (lie with 01(1 age.
Miss Myrtle Allen of Florence, is
spending some time with her parents,
lion, and Mrs. W. D. Allen."
Mr. and Mrs. Lucile Land of Char
leston, is spending the holiday season
with the later's mother, Mrs. S. A.
Mr. andl Mrs. Bonnie Landl of Bam
berg, are spending some time with
relatives and friends in this comnmun
Mr. Emery Rogers of the Washing
ton and Lee University of Virginia,
is spendling sonme time with his par
ents here, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Rog
Both the Methodist and Baptist
parsonages wvere substantially pound
ed on Christmas eve, as a token of ap
preciation of the faithfulness of these
two good and able ministers. They
are both "45 center meters."
Mr'. Quince MAthis is confined to
his bed of a mild case of typhoid
fever. His many friends hope for
him a spceedy recovery.
Dr. Leon Fisher of Charleston,
spent the Christmas holidays here.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Hlowle spent the
Christmas holidays with the latter's
parents, Rev. andl Mrs. M. W. Gordon
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 1, 1902
Rev. S. A. Nettles spent several
(ays of last week in Manning.
Miss Hattie Auld of Eastover, is in
Manning visiting Miss Lit Harvin.
County Supervisor Owen informs us
that he has already collected from
cotton seed licenses the sum of $1,200.
Mr. Robert J. Burgess, who has
been living in Manning for some time,
returned to his home at M.ouzons,
Married by Rev. J. 0. Gough at the
Baptist parsonage on Thursday, De
cember 26, Mr. George June and Miss
Married on Christmas Day, by Rev.
G. R. Whittaker at the home of the
bride's parents near Shiloh, Mr. W.
W. Green and Miss Meta Keels,
daughter of Mr. Win. Keels.
Mr. W. E. Jenkinson, Manning's
pushing and appreciative merchant,
presented us with a very useful New
Year's present in the shape of a hand
some diary. We tip our hat to him and
wish him many long years of useful
ness and prosperity.
Married by Rev. F. W. Gregg last
Wednesday evening, at the residence
of the bride's mother, Mr. W. Charlton
Duflant and Miss Liz.ie A. Nelson.
The couple took the evening train for
Charlston an(d spent several (lays vis
iting the expositio',.
Mr. W. A. Richbourg and Miss An
nie Cantey, daughter of Mr. J. S. Can
tey, were married at the home of the
bride's parents at Sumerton, on Thurs
day evening, December 26, Rev. Dent
CAMPAIGN NEARING END
Three more days are left to get our
quota for the organization of the Tri
State Tobacco Growers' Co-operative
Marketing Association. By Saturday
night we must have signed up at least
half the total production of bright to
bacco in North Carolina, South Caro
lina and Virginia, and not less than
40 per cent of the production of South
Carolina. Our sister States have
made a wonderful fight for this busi
ners, like system of selling the fruits
of their labors, and have gone well
beyond their minimum sign up.
Is South Carolina, our proud old
State, to lag behind in this great ef
fort? It depends upon you, Mr. Far
mier. If you have joined the Associa
tion, then get out and get others to
join. Remember that every one who
is not with us is in a measure against
us. If you have not joined, (o not
let the sun set upon you without hav
ing (lone so.
Are you satisfied with the present
system of getting rid of your tobac
co? Do you believe it likely that an
able body of men controlling the
bright tobacco crop and working en
tirely for your interest could possibly
(levolve a worse system than we now
have ? I leave these questions for
you to think over.
The tobacco growers, and they are
the Association have no fight against
an0, one, but they do have a fight
against a system. They believe that
they have the right to market thev
crop they grow in the way that they
think best. That way is not the old
Get every signed contract that is
possible this wveek and send them in
to me at once.
WV. R. Gray,
One of the loveliest aff'airs duriny
the holidays was that of a Turkey
supper and1( bridge party at the home
of Mrs. Leon Weinberg on last Mon
(lay evening. The rooms wecre beauti
fully diecoratedI in holly, mistletoe and
other symbols of Christmas. After
supper the guests assembled them
selves around five tables and played
bridge until a late hour. Those en
joying this affair included: Miss Cor
rine Barlield andl Mr. Charley Sprott,
Miss Irma Weinberg andl Mr. Harry
Gerald, Miss Addie Weinberg and Mr.
.John Blagnal, Miss Tora Bagnal and
Mr. .J. G. Dinkins, Miss Celeste Ervin
and Mr. Croswell D~avis, Miss Rose
Ervin andl Mr. .Jim Sprott, Miss Gussie
Appelt and Mr. Taylor Stukes, Mr.
andl Mirs. ,J. W. Widleman, Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Sprott, Mr. and Mrs. Leon
Mrs. Benny Broadway is spending
sometime with relatives andl friends
All the teachers of the graded
school here wvent to their respective
homes for the holiday season and all
the Summerton girls who are teach
ing away from home came home for
the holiday season. We trust each
and every one of thmem spent a very
ha ppy Christmas.
Messrs.J Joe and John Joseph of
Gastonla, N. C., are spending some
Mrs. S. R. and Miss Laura Col
elough spent Christmas with Mr. and
Mrs. G. T. Floyd in Manning.
Mr. Abe Ridgill of the U. S. Navy,
with headquarters in Illinois, is spend
ing some time with relatives andl
TAX MEETING HERE
ON JANUARY FIFTI
Realizing the gross inequality of
the tax burden that is paid by the
visable property of the State a group
of business men called a meeting in
Columbia on December 14th for the
purpose of organizing and l presentiig
a concrete suggestion to the Legisla
ture of such improvements in the tax
system as in their opinion would re
lieve real estate of its unjust propor
tion of the taxes now paid. A com
mittee was appointetd consisting of
one from each congressional district
to look into the various systems eml
ployed by other states and formulate
a plan to put before the Legislature
that convenes in January. Mr. B. F.
McLeod is the member of this com
mittee from this district and he has
this plan ready to submit to the tax
payers in our County on January the
Tth. Therefore I earnestly request
that every taxpayer that is interest
ed enough in this subject to take a
day off and come to Manning, and lie
will be compensated by the informa
tion he will get from Mr. McLeod. I
especially request that the represen
tatives ahd senator of this county be
Ipresent on this occasion. Don't for
get the (late, January 5th, at 11
o'clock in the Court House at Mann
ing. After Mr. McLeod has present
ed the plan submitted it can either
be endorsed or rejected.
Very truly yours,
F. C. Thomas.
LICENSE ISSUED IN SUMTER
- TO CLARENDON COUPLE
Marriage licenses have been issued
in the office of the clerk of 2ourt in
I Sumter to the following cou)les liv
ing in Clarendon County:
Mr. J. W. Powell of New Zion, aml
Miss Julia L. Gibbons of Turbeville.
Mr. S. H. Jones and Miss Bessie
iBarrow of Turbe ville.
CHIEF JUSTICE TAFT
Chicago, Dec. 27.-Expanding ac
tivities of the Federal Courts may
swamp them, "and delaying is al
denial, of justice,", Chirf Justice
William Howard Taft, of the United
States Supreme Court, said today
in an address before the Chicago
Bar Association, urging reforms to
expedite court procedure.
Chief Justice Taft urged three
reforms which he outlined as fol
"First, an increase in the judicial
force in the trial Federal Courts,
and an organization and effective
distribution of the force by the
council of judges.
"Second, simplicity of procedure
in the trial Federal Courts.
"'Thrid, a reduction in the obli
gatory jurisdiction of the Supreme
Court and an increase in- the field
of its discretionary jurisdiction by
"There is no field of governmen
tal action so important to the peo
ple as our courts," he said. "'There
is nothing in those courts so es
sential to the doing of justice as
the prompt dispatch of business antd
the elimination from procedure of
such requirements as will defeat
the ends of justice through tech
nicality and delay.
"While the bar an dthe bench are
really much less responsible for de
lays in legal procedui'e than the
public is likely to think, the ver'y
fact that they are popularly sup
posed to be respoisible shouild make
us act with energy to .iustify the
existence of our professioi and!
the maintenance of courts.
"'Exa ima tioni of the statistit's of
cases brought anld tried aniid personn!
conferences with judges leaves no
douht that an increase of thI
judges of first instanice in the fei-I
er'al system is absolutely nece'ssary."
HI U'NTING Fl"() PO(SITlION
C'olunibus, 0., D~ee. 27.-W. M. Al
lisoin, Columbus man found shot to
death neat' Jack'ionvill e, Fla., today,
heft his wife and two snmll da~ughi
ters here three months ag.o to
search for work as an automobtile
mclaniei. In comtpa ny with Elhnet
Blooni, also of Ctlumnbus, lh'e drov'e
to Riviera, F"la., in his automobile.
Mr's. All iso~n said lie was cotployed
thtere for sonme time. A week ago
she received a letter from Allison
advising lher that lie was driiving
back to Columbia antd wiould ar
rive shortly before Christ mas. Mr's.
Allison said shte di dnot knowv what
bath becomie of Bloom and had pre
sunied that he was returnintg with
PLEAD)S FOR SON
Los Angeles, Dec. 27.--Action of
Ar'thur' C. Burch, oti trial on the
clharge of murdering J. Belton Ken
niedy, both before and after' Ken
netdy was slain, were relatetd at
length today by the Rev. William
A. Bur'ch, of Evanston, Ills, father
of the tdefendant, in support of the
opinion~ he saitd lie hiad formed that
his son is insane.
The Rev. Mir. Burch said lie
r'eached that concelusiont August 14
last, wvhen he sawv Arthur in the
Los Angeles county jail for' the
first time after the young man had
been charged with the slaying.
The father's testimony took up
the greater part of the sessions to
CABINET MEMNBERS QUITS
Mexico City, Dec. 27.-(By the
Associated Press.)-Rafa'ol Zubaran,
secretary of Industry, commercean
labor has resignied. President Obre
gon Ans taken no action yet on the
ASK HIGH TARIFF
German Made l'ictures Competing, is
"BIG MONEY" HOOTED AT
Majority of Those in the Industry Re
ceive Onlyt"Living Wage,"
Washington, Dec. 27.---The Ameri
(anl PeoPle spend from $750,000,000
to $1,000,000,000 a year to see mo
t ion picture shows, the Senate finan
cC committee was told today in the
Course of arguments for and against
a high tariff on foreign-made pictures.
The investment in the industry totals
about $250,000,000 and empl oynient
is given to about 250,000 persons.
Paul M. Turner, of New York
speaking for the Actors' Equity As
sociation, testified that the idea
that everybody connected with the
industry made "big money" was
erroneous; that 96 per cent of those
engaged in making films received
only "a living wage."
Mr. Turner and John Emerson, an
independent producer of Nev York
speaking for himself and for D. W.
Griffith, urged a duty on imported
films of from 50 to 60 per cent ad
valorem in place of the 30 per cent
in the Fordney bill. They said the
industry was in bad shape with
many studios and a large number of
the 18,000 motion pi-ture theaters
over the country closed.
Declaring that oiry a high tariff
stood between the industry and ex
termimation, Mr. Turner declared
that at this time fifty-four Ger
man-made pictures were being ex
hibited in this country and that
four or five of these had yielded
the exhibitors $2,500,000. American
producers Cal not compete with
the Germans, he said, adding that
pictures which cost from $200,000
to $300,000 to prolduce in th is con a
try could be made in Germany for
from $10,000 to $12,000.
Saul E. Rogers, o.' New York,
speaking for the Nati 'nal Associa
tion Motion Picture Industry, op
posed the duty in the Fordlney bill
urging that the plresent rate of :i
cents a foot be retained. He de
clared that only a few foreign films
and those depiciting great spectacles
had been successful in this country.
An attack on the Eastman Kodak
Conimpany featured the hearings, Mr.
Rogers, William A. De Ford, of New
York ,counsel for the International
Film Service Company, Inc.; Fred
erie R. Coudert, of New 'ork, coun
sel for Pathe Exchange, Inlc.; and
other witnesses charged that this
company through a monopoly of
the "rav" filmin product wou h able
to Control the motion picture indus
try if imports were sh ut out. They
coisequently opposed the 20 per cenlt
ad valoremll duty on "raw" films pro
posed in the Fordney bill.
ARRESTED IY lH(.SIHEI 1
I.ondon, Dee. 27.-Lieut .Johi
Bligelow Dodge, stepson of Lionel
(George (1est, fou Ith I son of .ord
Wim ihone, was arrested hv I1 1.
!dievik author it ies as an allege'd secret
lBritish agent as he was aboutl to
(mItirk on an Italian steamslhip a1
ll 4t(ml on December G, )ccorin ih1! to
;I T'imes dispatchl from ('nt ti -
Lieu. Dodge, a r1mison of 1he
ht John ligelow, (ne tie .\meiri
can ambaiiassado. to France, wI
horn in the United States, but is
a nai ralize I hBritish si et. Ile
sevdin the rit ishi army during
lie WVoi b W;.r and was awa rde
t he diist inguishedl service (rder for
'allatr y in the ( hallipol i camil
.A'T'T'A('l(S l'lb\N( ''s ST.\ N D)
l.oon, 11ec. 27.- -France's claims
for! a hLrge fleet of submartines,
nle lbefore the Wash inton4 ((on
lerence are aga in 1 alanked bv 4 tihe
Iidoni newspaperIOs, wvhich resumed((
publicatio~n today after' the Ch'rist
"D~oublinlg any iss of naval ton-.
natgel( Iees o4n the face of it a strangite
priositLion at a 4(onf erene (a ssemb!
ed to) aeducte tlaraments,"' declares the'
IDaily Chronicle. "We c'annot p'retendi
to1 talthloi Lhe Fritech motive for suc-h
an agrsess ive attfitutde.'' Imopatience
withI the F reich deiimn is express55
ed by other liberal n!ewspaper's, the
WVestm inster Gazette characterizing
it as ex travagant.
Tfhie Gazatte adds:
"It emphasizes the al--implortant
dlifference betwveen the spirit and(
letter of the American proposal for
Arthur' J. Balfour, head of the
British de(legation in Wash intgton41, is
given warm praise b~y several ne'ws..
pn'pers, and the American offer for a
redluction in heri own and Brnitishi
submarine tonnage is extolletd as the
next best thing to albolitioni, which
Grieat Biritain decsiredl.
Washington, Dec. 27.-D-Ieparture
of General Enoch HI. Crowvder, spe
cial represelntive of the Amer'i
can government in Ihavana, for a
conference with State Department
officials here on Cuban economic
and financial matters, has been de..
layed a week, it was announced
today at the decpartmn!t. It was
sa.I that Gen., Crowderis work(
would not permit him to leave at
once as origrinally planned.
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