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Abbeville Press and Banner (Newspaper) - November 24, 1920, Abbeville, South Carolina , i s % Abbeville press and Banner 911 ls14. $2.00 the year. Tri wkly. Abbeville s. Wednesday nov. 24, 1920 single copies five Cento. 77th year. Cable Conti far for 0 Newcomb Carlton makes wide claim for Western his company is authorized by Law to Lay cables in All navigable Waters in United stat department has interfered. New York nov. 23.Newcomb Carlton president of the Western Union Telegraph company declared tonight that his company has Gener a authority under an act of Congress to Lay cables in All navigable Waters " in the United states and a specify permit from the Secretary of War. Or. Carlton made this assertion in i a formal statement which he issued in connection with the company s application in the courts of the District of Columbia for an injunction to restrain the Secretary of the Navy from interfering with its plan to extend its Telegraph lines from Miami fla., to Miami Beach. Last april he said the Western l Mon Telegraph company com i fenced the construction of wires along the causeway Over Biscayne Bay which separate Miami from Miami Beach. There Are two drawbridge in the causeway and following usual procedure and in order to avoid interruption to navigation a Cable is Laid on the Bottom of the Bay at each of these drawbridge. The Western Union has general authority under an act of Congress to Lay cables in All navigable Waters in the United states. In addition to this authority it holds a specific per Mit for this work from the Secretary of War. The purpose of the construction was to improve the connection from Miami to key West the present connection being an unsatisfactory temporary affair to meet the requirements of government dredging operations. Notwithstanding the unquestioned right of the Telegraph company to approve its system further endorsed by the approval of the War department the Navy department has for months arbitrarily interpreted with the Progress of the work by Force of arms and stated that if the Cable was Laid they the Navy department would immediately Cut it. We Are inform Edtl at this action was taken at the request of the state department although the state department has no jurisdiction whatever Over the extensions of the Telegraph syst tem. We have made diligent inquiry during the last eight months in an Endeavor to ascertain what objection there was to our proceeding with this work and although we have been met Only with the repeated j or miso r f to inf Hepfl rement that Thev would at once straighten out the matter we Are As completely in the dark today As we were eight months ago except that we now know that the Power of the armed forces of the United states has been used to prevent the lawful carrying out of to k which was authorized by an act of j Congress. It is because of this action that we Are now seeking the Protection of the courts in an Effort to ascertain whether autocratic methods can be used to prevent the needed Extension of Telegraph service to meet the demand of the new York nov. 23.when informed that Secretary Baker had revoke permission for laying cables at Biscayne Bay Miami fla., granted the Telegraph company Newcomb Carlton president refused to comment on the action. Asked if his company would make any move in the matter or. Carlton replied i have nothing to say tonight going to Greenville. Or. And mrs. T. G. White and misses Mary and Jensie will go to Greenvil Metomorrow to spend the Day with or. And mrs. A. W. Smith. Overly i of settled Many marines sick of detail in Haiti would like to co Home or some other by Generel Barnett port a Prince nov. 23.there is no doubt that Many of the 1,300 marines on occupation duty in Haiti Are sick of the Job. They want to go Home or somewhere else it is a Fard life for youngsters who Are sent into Mountain regions in the North along peaks As High As Denver. Often they Are away from Post Forve eks and they declare they undergo Many hardships not the least of which is Lack of ice in a climate there i is absolutely essential. Since the first session of the naval Board of inquiry at Washington the marines have been hearing from Home Folk anxious to know if they Are taking part in this charge first made by major general Barnett former commandant of the Marine corps and then corrected by him has gone everywhere marines assert declaring that the first statement has never been overtaken by the week s Steamer brought hundreds of letters All seeking the truth about conditions. The marines contend that they Are on rough duty and then Are held up at Home As rough men with the gun. Major general Neville a member of the naval Board of inquiry incr i Ito Novoro Nort of a o Fier if exr Vav Vuu it Plant Here and found Many things to commend but declared it was not properly equipped. This he found was particularly True As to Hospital facilitie3. There is not an a Ray machine on the Island and naval doctor sin charge assert they cannot provide adequate service for the sick. Appeals for help Are said to have brought the answer that there were Nof funds. Haiti is not a health resort and there is much disease. Mrs. Loftis Dies the friends of mrs. Courtney b. Wilson will regret to learn of the death of her Mother mrs. Loftis which occurred at the family Home at Brevard n. C., yesterday. Mrs. Lofti shas been a sufferer from cancer for Many months. Mrs. Wilson has been with her Mother for sometime and was there at the end. Cotton today the Cotton futures Market advanced about 50 Points yesterday Over the Day before and the close today was about the same As yesterday closing. December futures in new York were 16.80.the spot Market in Abbeville re Maine Ai 10 cents for Good a takes with not & very Large amount being offered. Credit conditions in the country at Large were reported better and while the conditions Are not what they might be things look More hopeful. Not the whole family or. And mrs. J. M. Gambrell or. And mrs. Gambrell or. And mrs. George Penney will go Over to Greenwood tomorrow and have thanksgiving dinner with or. And mrs. Otis Mcmillan. Moving in when judge Frank b. Gary went up to lunch today he discovered that his neighbor and Friend corp. Kerr was moving in. Just As the judge drove by the corp. Was crossing the fashionable Speedway sometimes called Greenville Street with an armful of Movables consisting of his Petra shirt two new pairs of socks Kis Pink night shirt and the Panama lid he wore last summer. Tomorrow morning if you desire to Call on him you will find him with his right foot hanging Over the big Post at the right hand Corner of the dutch Kolone. Wreck on Seaboard 7 freight train wrested at Coronaca last night Twenty seven cars going the Volltin \ charge train an extra freight train was wreck i i it 1 i. Liea at Coronaca Creek last mini Twenty seven freight cars going thru the High Bridge at that Point and Landing in the Bottom below. The train was in charge of Engineer Bill Payne and conductor Wilton Carroll. The engine cab and three cars went across safely and nine cars with the cab were left on this Side of the trestle the train being North bound. No one was Hurt so far As this is the second time that conductor Carroll Strain has gone thru this trestle. Some eight or nine years ago the engine of his train went Down with the trestle his Engineer or. Hinnant being injured and the Young fireman or. Camp being sued the Seaboard at the time securing a Large verdict for damages at the Greenwood court and he has since been out of the employ of the Road. Or. Carroll was uninjured then As he was last night. Boy scouts to Rescue. The boy scouts Are Active this thanksgiving. At the meeting tuesday evening it was decided to provide eight dinners for those people who need assistance at this season. Accordingly each patrol was asked to provide a Basket to be sent out to such family As May be designated. In order that the people most needy May have a Good dinner on this Day each of the churches of the City was asked to name a family to which a Basket should be sent and the management of the Cotton toll was asked to name three families in that baskets will go to those designated. Judge Benet goes West judge w. Benet of Grimshaw n. C., is leaving this week for Tacoma Washington where he goes to spend the Winter with his son or. Sam Mcgowan Benet. The judge is a the Best of health and is looking Forward to his trip with great has the press and Banner to follow him in order that he May keep up with his old friends at Abbeville. He also Send us a Fine sketch of chief i r _ r a Jair Iii Vii Vic Nuoc in cipro Ducat an Early Date. Seeing the preacher. Or. J. Allen Smith and or. S. G. Thomson have gone to Quitman a. .0 see or. Campbell and to extend to l m the Call of the presbyterian Church at this place. It is hoped that hey May persuade this distinguished preacher to come to Abbeville. 1 Cuba wants a loan to relieve sugar i Washington nov. 23.the cuban government notified the state department today that it was sending a represent Tive to Washington to Confer with officials Here regarding the appointment of an american financial adviser to discuss the matter of a loan a relieve the cuban sugar situation. Such a loan was proposed at a conference Here some weeks ago but the negotiations for putting it into effect have thus Yar brought no results. It is believed that the cuban representative now Nen route to Washington a another proposal for submission to american officials and Bankers. Giving thanks. We have Many things for which we must be thankful notwithstanding the grand old hard times through which we Are passing and one of the things for which we Are thankful is or Good subscribers and one of the Best of them is our old Friend col. H. Edmunds the potato wizard. He brought us a Peck of the finest we have seen this year. % thanksgiving at City school Given at the graded school building tuesday afternoon was a spleen aia i axe holidy until monday morning. The thanksgiving carnival Given in the graded school building yesterday was excellent for those thai could see and hear and took so Well with the crowd present that the teacher shave consented to repeat the carnival with some additions in the opera House at 4 o clock tuesday afternoon november 30. The admission Price will be 25c for grown ups and 10c for school children. The amount realized at the performance yesterday afternoon was Over $8c which has been turned Over to the Parent teacher association to apply on the Purchase fund for new window shades for the school buildings. The sum of 44.40 was cleared from the Winthrop ollege picture monday evening which amount likewise is donate to the Shade fund. The pupils went Home rejoicing this afternoon with two whole holi Days staring them in the face and the teachers were not Grouchy either with their november checks folded in their Vio Nolc and the non Knopf r f hit the Milfs giving dinners awaiting them Tomor Row. Some of the teachers have elected to spend thanksgiving in Abbeville some Are going Home and some Are going to Spartanburg to attend the state teachers association. Amon those going to Spartanburg to Are supt. J. D. Fulp principals j. M Daniels and May la Robertson Misse Wilhelmina Riley Rebecca Jones Niza Kilgore Esther Todd and Ruby Anderson. Supt. Fulp is to make two addresses at the stat teachers association one before the school improvement organization and the other before the department of principals. Or. Daniel is also to make a address before the principals meet ing. The last game of football of the season will be played in Abbeville Al 3 30 p. M. Friday when the abbe Vilu team meets the Strong team Froid Belton. A Good game is promised Al those who attend. Big Supply narcotics. For hospitals Soop new York nov. 23.More than million dollars Worth of narcotics soon will be available for use in hospitals throughout the country As the result of seizures by government agents Here within the past to months a was announced today by Frank l. Bod supervisor of the prohibition enforcement department. The drugs principally morphine and cocaine were sent to Washington where they were examined and standardized for medical use. Wholesale prices reduced in shoe St. Louis nov. 23.further reduction in the wholesale prices of cer Tain styles of shoes was announced by two shoe manufacturers today. A general reduction of 10 per cent Wai made by the Mcelroy Sloan shoe coir Pany officials of that firm said to dry the Brown shoe company announced that men s Calfskin were reduce from $7.50 to $5.60, enabling a retail reduction from $11 to $8. Women s 2. Cali Sims the announcement a Aeu were Cut from $6 to $4, enabling the retail Price to decline from $8 to $ to $6.50. Workmen s shoes were cu1 to $2 from $3.85, which it was said should allow the retail Price to fal from $6 to $4. A distinguished Man Captain Phillips of the Erskin College football team accompanied by his fellow warriors passed through Abbeville today on his Way to macor ga., where they will play Mercer to Morrow. Captain Phillips and his Mer were looking fit to fight and the will give a Good Sample of the was seeders go at the Job when they Mee their opponents tomorrow. \ would indic who Aid t q peace conference Al Riua or soviet accuses Poland of not be renewed soon. 1 i. Warsaw nov. 23.negotiations looking to a permanent peace be1tween soviet Russia and Poland have. Been broken off by the former at Riga where the delegations have been in conference. R great soviet armies Are being gathered to crush general a Lakovitch commander of irregular forces which have been operating East of the armistice zone Between Poland and Russia proper and other bolshevik legions Are pursuing r scattered ukrainian armies which Are fleeing from the Region West and Northwest of Kiev. 1 All along the Southeastern Frontier r of Poland there is pouring in a perfect rabble of refugees civilian and military who Are seeking safety be fore the advancing wave of bolshevik armies. This condition of affairs has cause grave concern in this City notwithstanding the official optimism Over the break in the Riga peace conference. It is stated the soviet government t refused to go on with the peace negotiations because some polish troops have not withdrawn to the line fixed in the preliminary treaty Between Mie bolshevik i and the Warsaw government. It is stated the demands of the soviet delegation will be met and that the Pou Parlers will be resumed � at once. Commissioners sent into Lithuania i by the Council of the league of nations have been held up by Damag de Bridges and apparently have been Able to do Little toward reaching an adjustment Between the lithuanian government at Kovno and the Cen trial lithuanian Republic established s at Vilna by general Zel Loguski. I 1 work on Community building to begin soon the first Carload of lumber and i materials for the Community build ingot the Abbeville Cotton Mill has t arrived. The Fiske Carter company 3 has been engaged to do the work. Other materials have been bought and Sis soon As a site is finally Loca a j. Ted work will begin on the building i 1 help for Farmers a when Laws come i Ujj Washington nov. 23.Early pas1sage of saws legalizing cooperative -1 marketing will be of considerable help to Farmers it was declared Byi the National Board of Farmer organizations at a meeting today to discuss plan9 for a Farmers con a Ference to be held at St. Louis 16. Reestablishment of the. War finance corporation would also 1 furnish some Relief in the opinion of k the Board. 5 members of the Board discussed among themselves the Type of Man who in their opinion should Bej named As Secretary of agriculture i it was asserted however that no in a Divi duals were mentioned in this connection. Greer woman is dead i at Afie of 107 years. Greer nov. 23.at the age of 107 1 years mrs. Margaret Mason died at her Home two Miles from Greer Early sunday morning. She was one of the oldest women in the entire South i mrs. Mason had been confined to 1 her room for the past five or six i years. She leaves a Large Host of relatives including children grandchild Idren great grandchildren and great i j great grandchildren. R funeral services were held this r morning at 11 o clock from the Home t the Rev. 0. M. Abney pastor of the Greer methodist Church officiating j i or those he Farmers Barrett claims Federal agents Are after info f Rymers to hold their products off the Market even if Thler have to go to jail for it Washington nov. 23.declaring that he understood Federal agents Are already going Over Kansas Iowa and other states trying to get evidence necessary to the indictment of men who Are asking Farmers to hold their crops Charles s. Barrett president of the National Farmers Union through a statement issued today appealed to members of his organization to stand together and not sell their products at present ruinous by Low prices.". Show that you have the moral v courage to go to jail if necessary or. Barrett advised members of the Farmers Union. The word seems to have bean passed around that Farmers were to be taught a getting the Farmers answer to claims of Over production or. Barrett said should be v we will simply Lessen this was no Idle threat he said adding from every part of the country comes the Promise that this policy should be adhered to until the country wakes up to the fact that i must either go on Short rations or pay you wages High enough to live efforts of the banners toward cooperation or. Barrett said has me with Strong opposition fr6m the first he charged that deliberate efforts had been made to prevent them from buying collectively. For seven Long weary years the Farmers Union president added the Farmers of this country had placed Over them a Secretary of agriculture not in real sympathy with and with Little understanding of the needs of agriculture and who now As Secretary of another department is being used apparently As a willing and eager tool to enforce deflation of farm or. Barrett s Appeal further stated that the Only course to the Farmers was to help one another and by raising sufficient Money to finance More adequately our business undertakings so that we can hold and Market farm products ourselves in a business he orderly millions lost in Loose practices cancellations by merchants of the country Are heavy. Lack of moral Fibre 1 new York nov. 23.loose business practices throughout the country in recent months have led to the loss of $250,000,000 through the cancellation of orders for Merchan Dise it was declared Here today in a statement by h. F. Parker an official of the National association of credit men. Barker who is chairman of the cooperation and credit methods executive committee of the associate declared that a surprising Lack of moral Fibre has been revealed in a Survey of the cancellation practice and that of indefinite v holding up orders for later instructions. Visiting in Atlanta. Or. And mrs. We. P. Greene and son Bill went Over to Atlanta this afternoon to spend thanksgiving with misses Mary Greene and Victoria Howie. Son Bill expects to take in the tech Auburn football game to Morrow so As to Able to Tell Hoodie Bradley and the other boys at monday recess How the trick was turned. R Ful rift

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