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CONSOLIDATED AUG. 2, WHILE TURKS JJUTCHER Quarter of a Million Christians in Asia Appeal Vainly For Succor ?? Constantinople, Nov. 27 (By the Associated Press).?Another hu man tragedy that promises to rival the Smyrna fire is developing in v northern Asia Minor. The tide of a quarter of a million Christian in habitants is sweeping in full fiood to the fringes of the Black' sea and life Mediterranean. These refugees are clamoring to he saved. The American naval base at Constantinople is deluged with S. O. S. calls from the flo tilla of \ American destroyers pa trolling the Mediterranean and Black sea coasts of Asia Minor, ?which are crowded with Christians fleeing from the Turk. There is a piognant note of despair and tragedy in every message snatched from the air. ' Appeals from land to "save our souls" are received hourly and taxing the capacity of the American ia^o staff here. Appeals^come from every part of Anatolia, where whole Chris tian communities are migrating and where the American Near East relief is working heroically to over come almost insuperable obstacles, including the removal of orphans for great distances to the sea. Cryptic radiographs received to day indicated that ? critical sit uation was developing with* sur prising suddenness; the whole in ? terior is blanketed - with snow, adding immeasurably to the misery of the exiles. A wireless from the destroyer Barry said: -"Five hundred Christians are ar riving at Samsun daily from parts unknown." . x Another fromjfctfe Barry, relay ed from Sivas, in the interior of Anatolia, said:, "Ten thousand Christians and 2,000 orphans.trudg ing through the snow from Sivas are looking to the Americans to ?save them.". Another ^destroyer -relaryed a dramatic appeal to the Near East relief at Constantinople from Jas. H. Crutcher of Tuscalooea, Ala., at Samsun: "Can you take 1,000 mountain children? If not it means their end." One from the destroyer Law rence ^arae from Americans at Trebizond "declaring: "We can not hold up evacuation, of Trebizond orphans- much longer. We are overwhelmed by arrivals from the interior. Instruct immediately." From Mediterranean coastal towns come moving pleas for suc cor from tens of thousands of or phans. The destroyer Overton, sta tioned at Mersinia, received a radio graph from Christie Murphy of New York: "Not a ship in sight for 6,000 refugees. Where can they; Charles Thuiber of Manchester/ X. H., sent a message: "Must have f>-?0.0G0 Turkish pounds to buy bread for 10,000 destitute orphans and adults crowding Sivas. The sit uation is becoming worse hourly. Unless additional funds and trans portation are provided immediate ly thousands will perish." Another message more cheering, received a moment later from the Overton: ' Two thousand Near East relief orphans are leaving Mersinia on the 28th by the steamers. Ma lino and Sumatra: 1,000 orphans from Adania leave by the steam ship Sardinia on the 29th." The destroyer Fox relayed a wireless from Carl Compton of Boston at Harpoot, reporting: "All Malta and Harpoot orphans evac uated." Dr. William Dodd of Montclair, X. J., reported: "The evaucation of Konia orphans was completed November 20, but more are on the way." CHOKING OFF OPPOSITION Republican Representative Who Opposes Subsidy Bill Called to White House Washington, Xjov. 28.?Repre sentative Graham, Republican, of Illinois, leader in the fight for im portant amendments to the ship ping bill in the house yesterday, conferred with the president today before the opening of the session. He declined to discuss the conver sation. The government direct aid section was a target for amend ments when the s?ssion opened. ?The final vote on the bill is due to morrow. A number of important amendments were adopted yester day. ? ? ?: Services at High Hills Church. Dr. S. P. Poag, ^ pastor of the First Baptist church of "'Charles ton. will preach at the High Hills Baptist Church, Stateburg, on next Sunday afternoon beginning at 4 o'clock. It is proposed to engage his services in pastoral work for the next year. All interested in this matter are earnestly invited to at tend. Stateburg, Xov. 28. All the world is a stage. If you don't play you hay* ao show. ?b?sbed April, 1850, 1881._ GREEK LEADERS SENTENCED TODEATHj Court Martial Imposes j Extreme Penalty on| Cabinet Ministers] and Generals Charg ed with Responsibil ity For Defeat in Asia Minor Athens, Nov. 28.?All except two former cabinet and army officials accused of high treason for the Greek defeat in Asia" Minor have be?n given death sentences by the court martial Admiral Goudas and General Stratigos were sen tenced to life imprisonment. Form er King Constantine was declared j exempt, ?REAT BRITAIN DISAP- ! PROVES OF SENTENCES London, Nov. 28.?The British government may break off diplo matic relations with Greece if the former cabinet members are exe cuted, "it is stated in official cir cles today. The Central News Athens dispatch says that those sentenced to death were former Premiers Gounaris, Protopapadakis and Stratos, Former War Minister Theotkis, M. Baltazzis and Gener al Hadjariestis. The prisoners ^were also fined from two hundred thousand to one million drachmas. An Exchange Telegraph dispatch says the Greek ministers were exe cuted and the British minister will be withdrawn at once. ? ? ? Shutting Legal Loopholes Supr&me Court Hands Down! Decision to Tighten Up Practice and Prevents Defeat of Justice .Columbia. Nov. 28.?The state su preme court yesterday afternoon handed down a decision which tightens still further the loop-holes in -the criminal law and criminal legal procedure in South Carolina, when it announced the adoption of what will be known as 4Rule 31." which. prohibits the making of ap peals on tHe ground of after-dis covered evidence, without the su preme court first giving permis sion, for such a motion. Rule 31 reads as follows: "The following practice shall be observed in the matter of motions for new trials upon after-discover ed evidence. "First: in a case pvhich the cir cuit court has not been deprived of jurisdiction by appeal 'or other wise, the motion may be made in the circuit court. "Second: In a case which is pending upon appeal in the su preme court, the motion may not be ' made in the circuit court, until : after the supreme court by order upon motion therefor, shall have suspended the appeal and granted leave to the movanfc to make the motion in the circuit court. "Third: In a case in which the appeal has been disposed of. by ; the supreme court and the remit titur transmitted to the circuit court, the motion may not be made in the circuit court until af ter the supreme court by order up on motion therefor shall have ; granted leave to the movant :n the circuit court, and when the .defendant shall be under sentence of death, the motion in the su preme court must be made not la ter than the 10th day before the day assigned for the execution of the sentence (exclusive of said , day) and upon four days' notice to the solicitor, with copies of the moving papers." Chicago Live Stock Showi Southern Railway Will Sell1 Round Trip Tickets at Reduced Rates i Atlanta. Nov. 28.?For the pur 'pose of stimulating interest in the livestock industry in the south the Southern Railway system an nounces that it will offer reduced round trip rates to Chicago for the, International Livestock Exposition j to be held December 2nd to 9ih. Tickets will be sold at one fare and a half for the round trip and will i be on sale November 30th to De cember 3rd, good for the return journey until December 12th. The International is the greatest live stock show held in the world, and visitors will see cattle, hogs, sheep, and horse exhibits by the leading! breeders of this country and Can- j ada. Several representatives of! j the Southern Railway development service will attend the show and will be glad to assist visitors from the south in getting the greatest possible educational benefit out of! the show. ? ? ? Indiana inventor lias a folding! hip pocket chair. It is needed if there is something on the other hip. Money brings poise and avoirdu pois. "Be Just and Fear SHIP SUBSIDY NOT POPULAR IN CONGRESS ??i?^?? Strong Fight Being Made Against Ad-J ministration by the Democrats and In dependent Republi cans Washington, Nov. 27.?Thirty seven shots in the shape of amend ments were fired at the adminis tration shipping bill in the house today and six hit spots more or less vital. I> At adjournment tonight the bill had covered exactly one-third of its tempestuous voyage toward the senate. Representative Graham (Republican) of Illinois- went home with three of the half dozen amendments in his shooting bag, all of which were put through with the aid of Republican votes. Early In the fight Representative Ed monds (Republican) of Pennsyl vania, ranking Republican of the merchant marine committee, which framed the bill, formally announc ed on the floor, that the section under which the Standard Oil com pany, for example, would share in the government subsidy for; transporting 'its own goods in its: swn ships, would be stricken out! bodily. This, in the view of wes-1 tern Republicans, added to its \ chance of passage. i Rated as the" most important! imendment to stand up, was the \ Sraham proposal which cut out of j the bill the provision under which! shippers, sending their goods' abroad in American vessels, would receive a 5 per cent, income tax re bate, which in some instances, it was charged in the house, would have enabled some shippers to es cape all payments. It was adopt-! Bd by a vote of 56 to 47, after it lad been characterized by Mr. Graham as "vicious and extremely dangerous." ? Stepping in unexpectedly. Repre sentative Oliver (Democrat) of AJabama* presented on amendment, acceptance of which virtually fixed! an upset price for the sale of the steamship Leviathan, the biggest of the government fleet. This provid ?d that the Leviathan, now being reconditioned; should not be sold j it a price less than the cost of re- j conditioning. Precise figures ob- > :ained tonight from the appropria- J tions committee showed that this; cost was $8.166,000. First declar-| *d 'defeated, the Oliver proposal ' ivon, 81 to 78, by a man to man) ?ount as members marched down J the aisle. The fight to riddle thej bill was begun five minutes after the actual reading started. On his [eet first, Mr. Graham put forward in amendment to strike out a sec tion permitting the shipping board :o sell ships without advertise ment or competitive sale. Declar ing that the worst scandal in the government was reached in the] sale of vast surplus stocks "by ne-I jotiated sales," Mr. Graham called jpon Republicans to take section md throw it out. Representative Mondell, of Wyo ming, the Republican leader, as serted that while he saw no rea son why it should not remain he ivas not opposed to its elimina tion. Mr. Edmonds also took this ?iew. A dozen members were ?ager to discuss it but a vote was lemanded and the motion was idopted almost unanimously. The other Graham amendment ncreased the rate of interest on jnpaid balances for ships bought *rom the government from not less, than 4 per cent to not less than 4 1-4 per cent. Represen-. tative Frear (Republican) of Wis consin sought to make it 6 per cent, fiat, but failed. An' amendment by Representa tive Blanton (Democrat) of Texas, providing that no government em ployee should be interested finan cially in the purchase of govern ment ships, was passed with little opposition. Out of many offered, Represen tative Davis of Tennessee, Demo cratic member of the merchant marine committee,, got through an imendment providing that pros pective ship constructors, borrow ing from the shipping board re volving fund, should pay not less than 4 1-4 per cent, interest in stead of 2 per cent, as stipulated in the bill. Touching briefly on the plan to eliminate the section dealing with subsidy for industrial ships, Mr. j Edmonds said he was preparing: an amendment to protect industrial J ships. "It will take industrial ships, like those of the Standard Oil company." he said, "away from j being the recipients of any subsidy. | This matter was taken up with five! or six Republicans in the commit-j tee. which drew the bill, and we; fought two days over it. We con- j sidered it was absolutely vital for our war purposes that we should have -those ships. However, it seems to be the sentiment of thej house that we are not going to have! any more wars and that we do not* need the ships. So that section will come out." Representative Dickinson (Re publican) of Iowa; one of the farm bloc leaders, failed in his effort to: have farmers' exporting products j put on all lours with shippers re } 1) m an Not?Let all the ends Thon Aims't Sumter, S. C, Satur NAVY YARD WORKERS PROTEST - jThey Object to Meth ods Employed in! De termining Wage| Data Washington, Nov. 27.?Spokes men for boilermakers, brakemen j and buffers and polishers em-, ployed in navy yards today sharp-j ly criticized methods of gathering! data used by local wage boards and requested wage increases of 25 j per cent at the opening session of the hearing of the General Wage Board of Review at the Navy De partment. Representatives of na val station employes from all parts of the country attended the hear-? ing, it was said, because of the continued recommendations of !o-j cal boards of wage cuts and re ductions 'in working forces. George A. Wilberton, represent-! ing the buffers and polishers of the Washington Navy Yard, who! said he was speaking for this craft j in all of the yards, charged that; the local wage board had sought ( information from small shops al-! though instructed to seek datal from the "principal establishments j doing work similar in character i and comparable in volume to -the' local yard." J. W. Osman, testifying for the Washington yard's boilermakers, said a committee representing the men in seeking wage data. had been refused information by many 1 firms and had been forced to get affidavits from individual employes! as to the amounts they received. A J letter from the yard's commandant' authorizing the committee to' col lect data, h~e declared, stated that: the information k was gathering was due to be confused with that which the local wage board itself | Would seek through ^question-, naires. This, 'he charged, clearly | indicated that two classes of in-! formation were being given out, one to the men and the other to the board. James O'Connell, president of the metal trades department of the. American Federation of Labor, de clared data collected by the local boards by means of questionnaires did not represent a fair statement of wages paid for various classes! of work. John Francis Doyle, of . the Brooklyn yard, testified that boil ermakers there were informed that men similarly employed by civilian firms were paid as high as $1.T2 1-2 an hour but that the companies had informed the local wage board they paid 43c an hour. The lower figure, Mr. Doyle asserted, was the wage paid apprentices. 5 . - Charleston Represented. j Washington, Nov. 27.~Hearings opened today at the Navy Depart ment before the wage board headed by Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss at which representatives of the work ers at various navy yards, includ ing Charleston, submitted a gener al request for an increase of 25 per cent over the present scale and vigorously attacked the procedure by whierr the local navy yard wage boards had reached their recom mendations to the general wage board. i A. Flynn, speaking for the ship- i fitters at the Charleston yard, de- j clared that one important firm in the. community from which data was sought in finding out the standard wage in the neighborhood! had refused to give the informa-1 tion to the men, but had given it I to the local navy yard in confi dence. The filing of information in this way was attacked* by the wit- 1 ness, who made the point that all such information should be open to examination by the men. The hearings will consume sev eral days. VIGILANTS GET \ HOT RECEPTION! Masked Mob Failed to Clean j Out Oil Fields By the Associated Press Eldorada, Ark., Nov. 29.?De tails of the battle reported between over two hundred 'Vigilantes' from El Dorado and oil field workers in the Smackover field, twelve miles j north of here, were lacking today. The vigilantes left here last night | with avowed intention of cleaning j out the disorderly element in a i number of small settlements. ceiving an income tax relate. His | amendment was offered to the in c I le tax rebate section which was later voted out. The provision in the bill stipu- j lating that one-half of the total j num!>er of immigrants admitted to j the United States should be brought over in American ships was attacked, but it remained un changed. There was little of the five min ute debate, which usually attends the consideration of important house bills. The ship bill leaders j shut it off by motions. Meeting an hour ahead of time tomorrow, the house will plunge into the section relating to dig?et government aid to sh?ps. The bill will come up for a vote on final passage Wednesday afternoon, af i ter which the house will quit over Thanksgiving. _,_ at be thy Country's, Thy God's and day, December 2, 1922 FRANCE PLANS SEIZURE IN i I RHURDISTRICT Strong Measures For I Forcible Collection of Reparations from Germany Approved by Cabinet Paris, Nov. 28.?? plan for the seizure of part of the Ruhr district in Germany and absolute control of the French sector of Rhineland &as laid before the French cabi net today. Military and. civu* au thorities approved the plan yester day. The French have lost faith in any inter-allied solution of the reparations question and is prepar ing to pay herself in Germany. The plan will be effective only if Ger many fails to make the reparation payment due on January 13th. There's much doubt here whether the Brussels reparation conference will be held and whether it could settle the question satisfactorily. France believes complete control of the Rhineland would result in the expulsion of German officials, many of whom the French think are Prussians sent with the idea of strengthening resistance to allied occupation. Also to obtain from France jl full quota of reparation of coal and coke. JUSTICE WINS TARDY VICTORY Carlos Corbitt Who Slew Three Men .in Orangeburg County Goes to Prison . Orangeburg, Nov. 27.?Announce ment that Carlos Corbitt, convict ed last May of manslaughter for killing Hugh Fanning, would be taken to the state penitentiary to morrow to begin serving 18 years in prison apparently brings to an end one of the most notable legal fights in the history of this coun ty. For two years Corbitt has fought for his liberty, three times appearing before- the court Of gen eral sessions here and the supreme court once passing on his case.. Anonuncement was made today that Sheriff R. Fulton Dukes to morrow would take * Corbitt to prison. Corbitt in March, 1020, became involved in an alteration in front of his home near Salley with Bryan Salley, Julian Cooper, Hugh Fan ning and Jonas Salley. The. first three were killed and Jonas Salley blinded. Corbitt contended that the four men were intoxicated and that on a previous visit to his home that night had built a fire close to outbuildings and endangered them. Returning as he was ex tinguishing the fire, he claimed, the men advanced on him and he open ed fire. The state contended that Corbitt became enraged about the fire, which it contended, was caused by the exhaust of a stalled automobile, and killed the men without cause. Feeling ran high for a time in this section. Corbitt was first tried in September, 1920, for the killing of Bryan Salley and was acquitted. In January, 1921, he was arraigned fo rthe killing of Hugh Fanning but the defense in a demurrer con tended that the threel deaths re sulted from the same act and that Corbitt should not be tried again after being acquitted in one case. Judge Shipp upheld the demurrer but the supreme court held that the deaths were separate acts and remanded Corbitt for further trial. Last May he was put on trial for killing Fanning and convicted of manslaughter. Automobile Wreck Near Lancaster Six Persons Seriously Injured in Head-on Collision Lancaster, Nov. 27.?Dr. M. E. Humphries, prominent Lancaster druggist, was seriously injured; Miss Frances Anderson of Jonesville suf fered a broken leg and knee cap; iE. Mai ley Ferguson of Lancaster j was more or less seriously hurt, while J. W. McCaskill of Lancaster land two others were victims of cuts I and bruises in a headon motor ac cident on the Charlotte-Lancaster i road about one mile from Lancas ter, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Dr. Humphries was carried on the train to Rock Hill for surgical ! treatment in an unconscious con dition and was placed on the ope rating table immediately on arrival at the hospital. Miss Anderson was I rushed by automobile to a hos pital in Charlotte for teratment and Mr. Ferguson was taken by train to Rock Hill to the hospital. Both cars in the wreck, a coupe driven by.Dr. Humphries, in which Miss Anderson and Mr. Ferguson were passengers, and a roadster driven by Mr. McCaskill, were com pletely wrecked, the first car turn ing a complete somersault, falling in an opposite direction to the way it was headed. The accident was caused by a cloud of dust from a passing car, which obstructed the view of both drivers. Reports from the hospital are that Dr. Hump hries is suffering from a fractured skull and was still unconscious to day. Truth's." FIGHTON TOLBERT NOT OVER Senator Dial Wjll Not Consent to Appoint ment Washington, Nov. 27.?An old controversy between President Harding and members of the sen ate was renewed today with his re nomination of Joseph W. Tolbert, Republican . national committee man for South Carolina, to be United States marshal for the Wes tern South Carolina district. When nominated last summer, Mr. Tol bert was opposed by Senator Dial (Democrat) of South Carolina and also by some Republican senators who prevented action toward con firmation. A recess appointment was given by the president to Mr. Tolbert and today when the renom ination was made Senator Dial an nounced that'"a fresh start" in the fight against his confirmation would be made. Senator, Dial declared at that time that Mr. Tolbert was un fitted for the office and opposed by a great majority of the citizens of his state. He also published Charges that Mr. Tolbert had been involved in a criminal case before the state courts. JEFFORDS RESENTENCED One of Arnette's Murderers to Die in Electric Chair December 23rd ' ? - Columbia. Nov. 2S.?F. M. Jef fords, who was sentenced yester day to die in the electric chair on December 22, for the murder of J. C. Araette, filling station pro prietor, who was murdered here by three men last May, will most like ly appeal to the United States su preme court. It is stated here that ! S. G. Southard, of Snartanburg, his counsel, will appeal from the Btate courts, alleging certain con stitutional questions. ? Jeffords has arready^tiypeateds^nce to tbe. state supreme court, and his appeal was refused. He will go to the state supreme court the second time on some other point of law. Jeffords was originally sentenc- ; ed to die on June 15, along with I [ra Harrison, these two and Glenn Treece having been convicted of the Arnette murder, Treece being sen- | tenced to the penitentiary for life, j and being in the prison now, serv-i ing his sentence. Harrison and Jef fords both appealed, and their ap- j peals stayed the executions. The state supreme, court threw out their appeals, and Harrison appeal- ; ed to the United States supreme court. An appeal was expected from Jeffords, but one was filed j prior to his resentencing yesterday, j If Jeffords does appeal again to the state supreme court, it will au-1 tomatically stay the December 22 execution. ! -?? > ? ? ; Conference To j Meet at Marion Arrangements For Entertain-1 ing Delegates Completed Marion, Nov. 27.?The South Carolina Methodist- Conference will j convene here tomorrow. After many weeks of preparation, the ( people of Marion declare that th'eyj are ready and eagerly awaiting the i host of preachers and laymen that I will flood the town from November; 28 to December 3. - j Bishop Collins Denny and Bish-1 op U. V. W.f Darlington will at- j tend the conference. Bishop Den ny will preside. Dr. Will Brabham. J of Nashville, Tenn.,Js to make an! historical address tomorrow night.! On Wednesday morning. Prof. T. j C. Easterling, superintendent of the! Marion schools, is to make the ad- j dress of Welcome on the part of the Methodist^Church here, and! Capt. Douglas Mclntyre, of the town council, will deiver words of welcome on behalf of the town of j Marion. I The committee on entertain- j ment has gotten out a directory) which contains the names of the | guests and the hosts. One will be. placed in the hands of each dele-1 gate. This will greatly facilitate j the allocation of visiting church men. The some 400 visitors are j expected this afternoon, tonight I and tomorrow morning both by, train and b^' automobile. The post- i office will maintain a substation at! the church for the benefit of the j conference. * SENATOR JAMES COUZENS Mayor of Detroit Appointed to Succeed Newberry By the Associated Press Lansing, Mich., Nov. 29.?James Couzens, mayor of Detroit, has been appointed United States sen ator by Gov. Alex J. Groesbeck to day, to fill the unexpired term of Truman H. Newberry, who resign ed. Governor Groesbeck announc ed today that Couzens had accept THE TRUE ?OV SENATORS ! CRITICISE : CLEMENCEAU I. _ . Attacks on American Policy by War Pre mier Resented by American Rep resentatives ! \ - j Washington, Nov. 27.?The Ti ger of France again came under fire in the senate today when his utterance on his tour of the United States were the subject of a con flicting debate which was enlivened by an interruption from the galler ies by a negro soldier. j Senator Hitchcock (Democratic) of Nebraska, former chairman of the foreign relations committee, led off in the debate with an attack on M. Clemenceau and of the French policies and was joined in the criticism by other senators, while senator Mayers (Democrat) of Montana came to the defense of the aged French statesman. Senator Owen (Democrat) ?f Ok lahoma also expressed sympathy with M. Clemenceau's mission to America but criticised French pol icies. , ! It was during Mr. Hitchcock's ! attack upon the war time premier in connection with alleged atro cities with black French colonials I in -Germany that the negro soldier, who later gave his name as Lucius Jones, a patient at a government hospital 'near here, rose in the gal lery and sought to question the senator. Vice President Coolidge banged the gavel and..senate at ; tendants rushed forward and res trained the man, so that the ques ! tion was never asked, but excite ment prevailed in. the senate, j The negro soon ^eft the galleries, but returned for the rest o& the de: bate while Senator Heflin (Demo crat) of Alabama, incensed at I what he termed as an "insult" to the senate, demanded the man's expulsion. There had been discrim ination, the Alabaiha senator shout ed, declaring that..oil., ihe . past. ; white women had been ejected ? from the galleries of both the sen 'ate and house for interrupting de bate, while this time the disturb ; er was permitted to remain. I Senators Curtis (-Republican) of ! Kansas and Hitchock, however, ex pressed the belief that the negro had acted through ignorance, and no action was taken in the case. Senator Hitchock especially criti cized the statements of M. Clem enceau In reference, to the-quarter-' : ing of French "blapk troops" on 1 the Rhine, declaring that the form ; er premier's denials of the use of these troops had been disproved. He ateo attacked the French rep arations demands on Germany. Senator Myers in defending Mr. Clemenceau deplored Senator Hitchcock's criticism of the French statesman and commended French ? policies toward Germany. Senator I Owen, although criticizing French i policies, expressed sympathy with j M. Clemenceau's mission, saying I the visitor was "making a pathetic appeal to America." He declared, however, that I Clemenceau was largely responsible j through?the Versailles treaty for present European difficulties and ! predicted that the American peo i pie would not cooperate with j France while she continued her ; present policies. I Nevertheless, he added, he be j lieved the "visit of M. Clemenceau will be of great value in the dis loussion frankly, honestly, fear ; lessly" of matters under public dis jcussion as a result of the former I premier's utterances. At the same j time, he said, he keenly sympa thized with the French people and i their sufferings. Senator Hitchcock, replying par : ticularly to M. Clenemceau's state j ment that no black troops remain : ed in Germany, presented figures to j show that 23.000 black colonials jwere in Germany last month. The I Nebraska senator also said the rep aration demands upon Germany were "impossible." j Senator Myers declared he re I sented having M. Clemenceau "re j buked and assailed" and added : that America erred in not joining ! the league of nations, j The Mon tana senator also deplored what he 'said were "expressions of sympa thy for Germany" by Senator j Hitchcock. ;? "Every dollar laid on Germany in reparation should be collected and II have no sympathy with the whining of Germany against France," said Senator Myers, who pictured the former kaiser as ["feasting and making merry be cause the allies have been lenient" with Germany. I "There is no manner of doubt that Germany is preparing to wage another war on France," he as serted. Senator Owen expressed sorrow that Clemenceau, Lloyd George and others at the peace table had "wrung concessions" from former President Wilson and caused re sentment in this country with sen timent resulting in rejection of the Versailles treaty. "The French leadership is slowly isolating from the French govern ment the sympathy of the world." he declared "in spite of the fact that the American people have felt a great and sentimental --:_;_?? t> THRON, Established June U VOL. Lin. NO. 32 WILD DEBAUCH FOLLOWS Spree of Annapolis Ca dets in Philadelphia Calls Forth Sjphing Rebuke fror: Secre atry DenbyW - Washington, Nov. 27.?Midship men from the Naval academy wh* celebrated over-indulgently after the annual Army-Navy football game Saturday were held up to public scorn today by Secretary Denby in one of the most stinging rebukes ever administered by a secretary of the navy. Many members of the corps, Mr. Denby declared in a public state ment not only disgraced them selves and the uniform but their conduct at a ball which followed; the game in Philadelphia brought such shame upon the academy it self as it never had known before. The secretary said he did not^ know how many of the midship^'* men "drank heavily" and was con vinced that the great majority con ducted themselves with propriety/.; But he added that eriough of them had failed in their duty "to bring shame upon all." He announced that an invest*-, gation would be begun at once and that steps would be taken to in sure, that "such an occurrence will never be repeated. None of the guilty were name<I in the secretary's indictment norT~: did.it appear tonight that the de partment, would find it possible to single out any individual midship men for punishment. It was. indi cated that the inquiry probably would take the, direction of a gen eral effort to establish what the' conditions were that made, the i?r~ cident possible and- that any- dis ciplinary action pre-bably "would fall upon the entire Annapolis es tablishment'in such a way as to keep the .corps hereafter., within more stringent limitations. Both' Secretary Denby and. See? retary Weeks of the war depart ment together 'With many of the highesT- oflicerir-of the army and" r:avy,.. attended the game in Phil adelphia, but'it was said todayx that the war ? department had tw> information that any of the cav.ct? from West Point* conducted them selves improperly. The cad?ts aid not remain for the evening's fes tivities. Still another spectator at t&a / game was Acting Commissioner Joan es of the prohibition birr^r.^ t He likewise declared he had ob-. served no violation of the Volstead:\ law and had taken no steps "to in-| vestigate reports that the statute had been broken. He irklicatt however, that Director Davis o(j Philadelphia probably would nu an investigation. > * Secretary Denby said in response to inquiry that he would not bring up at the cabinet meeting tomor row the question of the relation ship between the midshipmen's conduct and" prohibition. He drevr a sharp Ihne of demarcation, and said that the investigation to be conducted would be based on a matter of military discipline entire ly. ' " ? ?? > . :~" " .; MissHacSwiney Freed Released From Prison During: Strike Dublin, Nov. 27.?Miss Mary MaeSwiney, who has been' hunger striking in Mount Joy prison was released today. Her release came on the 23rd day of her hunger strike. She had refused to take food since her ar rest on November 4, when she was captured by Nationalist troops who were seeking Eamon de Valera. Miss MaeSwiney was released at 7 p. m. and was* taken in an- au tomobile, to the Mater Hospital. Her sister, Annie, who ha3 been fasting before the gates of the prison in protest against Mary's incarceration made an attempt to see her, but collapsed, and is be ing removed to a nursing home. Corbitt In Penitentiary. Columbia, Nov. 28.?Carlos Cor bitt, convicted last May of man slaughter for killing Hugh Fan ning, of Salley. in Orangeburg county, was landed in the state penitentiary here shortly after noon today, having abandonei his Intended" appeal to the sup.^eme court. He was brought to Colum bia by Sheriff R. Fulton Dukes, of Orangeburg, and shortly before 1 o'clock began serving his eight seat year sentence. friendship for the people ~~of France." Senator Owen said M. Clemen ceau's visit might "open the door" fo a better understanding between European nations and the United States and he suggested inviting French, British and Italina leaders to this country for a conference. Declaring that M. Clemenceau. "extorted much" from Wood row Wilson in the- making of the Ver sailles treaty, Mr. Owen said Amer ica would not support "a policy of greed, brute force and injustice be tween nations" and that America could not cooperate with France in the present status of affairs.