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IN WAKE OF WILSON
Democrats Lined Up Behind President,
While Republicans At Their
OH Tricks of Trying To Dis
credit Him?President Keit*
ing Before Befinning
Washington, Aug. 31.?Political
pandemonium is expected this week
in the senate if Republicans of the
foreign relations committee carry out
their plan for reporting on the peace
treaty before Wednesday night when
the president leaves on his stumping
tour of the country.
Following conferences with the
president, Senator Hitchcock, administration
le&der, is planning to
line up Democrats for the hardest
fight they have yet put up in congress.
Democrats will open the battle
the minute the treaty is reported.
"It must be ratified without^ amendment,"
said Senator Hitchcock,
following his White House conferences.
Meanwhile, Republicans while preparing
to meet the Democratic
charge, also are planning to go to
the country in opposition to the
Repubicans may send out a special
orators' train to trail the president
and attempt to refute his arguments
for adoption of the treaty as
The "calm that precedes the
storm" is looked for Monday and
Tuesday, both at the capital and the
White Mouse. ,
/ President Resting.
Acting on thfr-advio* of Rear Admiral
Cary T. Grayson, the presi-j
dent will take it easy before leaving
oa his tour. The president began
talcing it easy today when he did little
work and went for an automobile'
ride in the afternoon. j
Golf tomorrow and Tuesday will
be the president's prograjn with a
tittle routine work on Tuesday.
Only the critical labor situation
precipitated by the demands of the
steel workers seems likely to mar
th? presidential plans for a rest for
the next two days. The president
may accede to requests of union
officials that he take a hand in this
by writing or telegraphing Judge
Gary, chairman 01 xne umvea ouu?
Steel corporation. Mr. Gary* has
twice refused to meet the steel -work"
en' onion officials.
VWhat action President Wilson
will take, if he gets into the fight,
will depend on whether the workers
today pat into effect their threat
to strike. The committee which
failed to obtain an audience with Mr.
Gary were placed under orders, they
said, to call a strike unless Mr. Gary
acceded to their demand for a meeting
by last midnight. Committeemen
left here late last night declaring
they had received no communication
from Gary indicating he has changed
> . rns poncy.
^ Union officials say that in demanding
that the United States
Steel corporation recognize their
tinion, they are merely asking for
one of the principles on which the
national war labor board acted during
President May Act.
Officials here today expressed the
belief the president tomorrow will
?ct in the matter. No intimation as
to whether their belief was well
founded came from the White House
f* Bot whether or not he takes a
Stand in the steel situation the
! president is believed certain to issue
a final treaty statement just before
he steps aboard the train. That
Ahia parting shot will be a hot one
the prediction of those who have
"studied past performances of the
Mr. Hutchison of Lowndesville,
ti business visitor in Abbeville1
Monday. " j
j DRUG STORE SOLD
HERE ON SATURDAY
Lewis Perrin and Dr. James H.
I Austin bought the Bowden-Simpson
! Drug Store from Dr. W. D. Simpson
I Saturday, taking possession Monday,
j This deal has been pending for some
| time and is the outcome of efforts of
j Dr. Austin to return to Abbeville,
. where he lived for a number of
! years. He is now living in Bennetts|
ville. He recently married Miss
j Eliza Mabry of this citv and the
j friends of Dr. and Mrs. Austin will
j be delighted to hear of their return,
i which will be about the first of Octoj
i In the meantime the store will be!
j in charge of Dr. George Penney.
Dr. Simpson also sold his home onj
j North Main street Saturday^ Dr. J.
i R. Power being the purchaser, the
j consideration being $6,000. Dr.
Simpson has not definitely decided
on his future plans but will move in
the near future to either Charlotte
j or Monroe.
Dr. Simpson and his family have,
! made many friends in Abbeville dtir!
ing their sojourn here who will reI
gret to learn that" they are soon to
ACTUAL WORK ON
HOSPITAL COMMENCES I
Actual work of the remodeling ofi
the Abbeville County Memorial Hos-|
jpital began today when eight work-,
[men and a foreman began to tear|
I down the porch and other parts of,
| the building that will have to be re-J
I moved before the plans of the archi-j
tect can be carried out.
In the near future another cam'nign
to raise additional funds for
the hospital will be begun. The
board of managers have estimated
that it will take at least $12,000 to
complete and equip the building.
This is absolutely necessary before
a hospital which will fill the needs of
this county can be built and furnish*
REPLY TO WILSON
Washington, Aug. 29.?As the final
itinerary for President Wilson's
' ' A. Xl
| speaking tour in support 01 ine peace
| treaty was announced today, Republican
senators began conferences to
decide on plans for sending opposition
speakers along behind him.
The president's plans call for
speeches in 80 cities throughout
the West between the time he leaves
here next Wednesday and his return
to Washington, September 30. While
resolutions were being offered in the
j house calling upon'the president to
abandon his our and engage himself
in Washington with domestic affairs
of the nation, Republican senators
who oppose the treaty met with Senator
McCormick of Illinois. Nothing|
was finally decided and another con-J
J ference will be held tomorrow when)
it is expected a definite program will j
1 he announced.
j Leaving Washington on a special |
J train, the president will swing^
j through the Middle West, thence
i across the Plain States to the Pacific
j coast at Washington and down the
! coast as far as San Diego. On the re-'
j turn trip he will speak in Nevada,!
Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and I
Kentucky, his last address being at'
Louisville on September 29.
Whether the president will make
j speeches from the rear platform of
j his train has not yet been decided.!
| He has set for himself the task of I
| making 30 addresses in 26 days and'
j to carry out this program, it will bej
i necessary for him to deliver two
j speeches a day for eight days of the
trin. as his itinerary does not call fori
any addresses on Sundays.
The president will leave Washingi
ton before General Pershing returns
Mr. and Mrs. Otis McMillan came
down from Anderson and spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. G-ambrell.
SEPTEMBER TERM OF 1
COURT BEGINS HERE
MONDAY; MANY CASES
The September term of Court
convened ^ere Monday, Judge R. W. 1
Memminger, Charleston, presiding, t
The docket is a heavy one and the j \
court will be kept busy all week. 11
In his charge to the Grand Jurylr
Judge Memminger stated the duties is
of that body, calling attention to itsj j
general supervision over the affairs1]
of the county with power to make j
any recommendations as to finances, a
impovements and law enforcement in c
addition to its usual duty of investi- h
gating indictments and bringing in p
true or no bills. v
The following cases were disposed b
State vs. 0. E. Devlin, charged (
with enticing labor and appealed
from magistrate's court, fine reduced
from $50 to $25. 5
State vs. Rouse Ricord, plead guilty
to larceny and was sentenced to
State vs. Ernest Cosby, larceny, ^
plead guilty, sentence not passed. ^
True BilU Presented.
The following true bills were returned
by the grand jury: For mur- ^
Her?Robert Alexander, Dave Alex
" " ~ ' ?
ander, charged with murder of Alford
Childs, August 4; Oliu Jones,
charged with murder of Nathaniel S
Williams, Jufy 2; Harvey Robinson,
charged with murder of Harden Ful-1
ler, June 25.
J. N. Cooley, assault and battery
jn C. G. McAllister; Leiwis Childs
and Winston Childs, burglary and Q
larceny; Otto Linsay,' assault and
battery on Mary Little.
C. N. Thornton, charged with nonsupport
of wife. *
Solicitor H. S. Blackwell states
that he hopes to complete the criminal
docket this week if possible, c
though it is unusually large because ''
so many cases were continued from r
last term of court. h
GOSNELL CASE REMOVED.
Greenville, S. C., Aug. 27.?The
case of Jack Gosnell, charged with s
the murder of Sheriff Hendrix Rector f
on July 4, was today removed from
the Court of General Sessions to the
United States Court for the Eastern I ^
District of South Carolina, upon the ^
filing by the defendant a petition un- ^
der the provisions of Section 33 of
the Federal judicial code.
The filing of the petition automati- ^
cally removed the case from the t
State court and a writ of habeas corgi
pus cum causa was issued by J. B.
Knight, clerk of court, directing the
State authorities to deliver the body
of Jake Gosnell into the custody of | ^
United States Marshal Lyon.
~ ? J--? 1 j.?:_U4.I
Solicitor martin ueciareu wuigut:
that he would inaugurate a fight to! a
have the case remain removed fromj8
the Federal to the State court andi^
expeqts to appear before Judge iH. H. [ d
Watkins in the near future wittt a aj n
motioixto that effect. | v
. ! n
Mrs. Mary Ann Douglass.
Mrs. Mary Ann Douglass, 71 yearsj 1
old, died Thursday morning at 1 0
o'clock at the home of her son, Chas. n
H. Douglass on the W. R. Ellis place.
Ms. Douglass was here on a visit to n
her son, her home being in Orange- *
burg. The body was sent to Orangeburg
Friday for burial.
Frank Gary Home.
Frank Gary arrived in Abbeville
last Friday and will spend a short ^
furlough with his parents, Judge and ^
Mrs. Frank B. Gary. The young man ^
has finished his first year at Annapolis
and is home after his first
cruise, which took him through the B
Panol frt Sqti
Frank looks well and is receiving
a warm welcome from his friends.
Ltbo Dayvwas not marked by any s<
unusual program. The postoffice la
was closed, but all the stores remain- al
ed open to accommodate the large tl
rowd drawn by the opening of court, li
ilesday, etc. pi
rwo MORE NEGROES
ARE XILLED BY GUARD
TROOPS IN KNOXVILL1
Knoxviile, Tenn., August 31.?
Two more negroes were killed her
his morning by national guadsmei
vhen they refused to stop and de
iver their arms. The city is unde
nartial law. The total dead now i
even and a score are wounded. Th<
ail and shevi&s residence were part
y wrecklt$^iSbd many dangerou
>risoners escaped. Race riots no-*
ire reported from Memphis and twi
ompanies of Memphis troops her<
lave been ordered to leave for Mem
?his in two hours. Many store heri
vere looted and further serious trou
>le is expected.
Chattanooga Jail Guard la Reinforc
Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 31.?
Sheriff Basfe reinforced jail guard
arly today, anticipating an attacl
iy armed linen from Knoxville, whi
ie reported, to have left here short
y after midnight vowing to lyncl
laurice Mayes, a negro, accused o
Mayes,< when placed in a cell hen
ate yesterday, denied any knowl
dge of the crime.
ELECTED LIFE MEMBER
GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
Supervisor W. A. Stevenson is ii
eceipt of a letter from the Unite<
Itates Good Roads Association ap
rizing him ?f the fact that he ha<
een elected a life member of th<
ssociation for the State of Soutl
This is quite an honor and is ac
orded Mr. Stevenson for his excel
?nt showing madej in behalf of gooc
oads in Abbeville County. In 191i
e stood first in the State as grade<
y the State highway authorities.
CLEMSON REOPENS SEPT. 10.
Clemson College, Aug. 27.?Th<
ession of 1919-20 opens for thi
egular work on the morning of Wed
esday, eptember 10, according U
n announcement made by Mr. J. C
.ittlejohn, registrar. All old mei
rho have conditions to remove axi
ue to report during "make-up week
rhich is September 4 to 9 inclusive
o that they may begin work on th<
Oth. All other old students are du<
o come in on the 9th in order to be
in work on the 10th.
New students will report Tuesday
September 16, to be ready for regu
ir work beginning: Wednesday, Sep
Roughly speaking, there will b<
mong the new men 300 freshmen
bout fifty one-year agricultural stu
ents and about fifty disabled sol
iers, making a total of about 40(
ew students, out of about 826
rhich will be the capacity enroll
A noticeable feature of the appli
ations for the coming session is th<
act that a very large number oi
Id students who have been in th<
lilitary service are seeK.m& iu xemn
a complete their courses. Quite1 t
umber of these have been out sine*
917 or before.
All necessary arrangements foi
iking care of the 800 or more whc
rill enroll are now being made. A
apply of new beds, mattresses, etc.
1 now coming in, and a carload oi
anned goods purchased, from tht
overnment surplus has been ordered
t>r the mess hall. Everything pointf
> a successful opening of the flrsl
all session under peace conditions.
LANCHETT FARM SOLD
BY THE PROBATE JUDGE
Monday was salesday and the
irm of the late T. J./Blanchett was
>ld by Probate Judge Miller. This
md consists of 59 1-2 acres, lying
t>out 10 miles north of Abbeville on
le Martins Mill road. E. A. Wilams
bought the land at the auction,
$60 per acre.
POST OF AMERICAN
LEGION WILL BE
I ESTABLISHED HERE
A meeting of the ex-soldiers of the
e Great War will be held at the Court
a House, Wednesday^ September 10,
- to organize a post of the American
r Legion in this county. A large at- 1
s tendance is urged. # J;||?
e The progress of the AmfgEteair Le
-:gion is unprecedented: a nt tie" more
sjthan five months ago a few men of
v: he A. E. F., in France were puzzling
i) I over a "big idea." They were tryej
ing to launch the inevitable veterans'
-1 organization coincident with demob-jj
e: ilization and establish it on a worthy t
-| plane. It got under way in Paris ^
I March 15 to 17 and was called The t
-j There are today approximately
j 1,000 posts full^ organized. Double (
_ that number are in process of forma- j
J tion in every State of the Union and .
Ij in Alaska, Hawaii and the Philippine (
^ Islands. The demand for a unified
and organized patriatism ha3 taken ^
^ form in every section of America. j
? Embraced in. the posts already organized
is a membership of 100,000. j
B A similar number is included in the
posts in the process of formation, j
And it is just two months since the ^
St. Louis caucus where the Legion ^
was launched in America. Sixty .
. . t
days ago there was no American ^
j Legion in the United States. There (
.-.as nothing more than a small band
j of volunteer workers with faces set ^
1 to the task of vitalizing "the big
J idea." 1
With state roganizations rapidly
j! nearing perfection, with posts filled
, with former soldiers, sailors and ma* e
, rines in almost every community in a
j every state and territory that "Big ^
I Idea" is rapidly becoming a finished
[ product?The American Legion.
I WILSON LEAVES - .
1 ' NEXT WEDNESDAY *
Washington, Aug. 28.?'President
Wilson will leave Washington next r
Wednesday on a tour of the country ^
5 to give an account to the people of ^
5 the negotiation of the treaty of Ver- ^
. saillea.' : .
) Secretary Tumulty made this an- j
. nouncement today, finally putting at g
j rest rumors current during the past g
i few weeks that the proposed trip, ^
? which would take the president to the j
t Pacific coast, had been abandoned. ^
? The trip will occupy 25 days, and,
J speeches appealing for the immedl- f
. ate ratification of the peace treaty
without change, will be made in the
principal cities of the West.
' The opening address, Secretary
Tumulty said, will be at Columbus,
Ohio, next Thursday, probably in the
9 I (
i Eleventh hour changes by Presi'
dent Wilson prevented announce- r
ment today of the completed itiner- c
' ary as had been planned. White A
House officials worked far into last! *
' - - - . .. h
* night completing^tfte details of thej"
tour but today when it was sent tor
the president he made slight changes
" that necessitated reconstructing the
J entire route. Announcement will *
t i f
[ therefore, be made tomorrow Secre-i
tary Tumulty said tonight.
l! Some of the stops en route to the n
l! Pacific coast have become known and
5i according to the best information
| available the second speech will be *
?J made at Indianapolis, followed by w
>j speeches at St. Louis, Kansas City e
ki and Topeka, in the order named. "
From the latter city the presidential ~
'\ party will go to Omaha, thence to ^
>. Sioux Falls, S. D., St. Paul of Minne-j ^
Ijapolis, and Bismarck, N. D.
tl Then will follow speeches at Billings,
and Helena, Mont., Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho; Spokane; possibly Se- n
attle; Portland, Ore.; San Francisco,
j Los Angeles, and San Diego. Speech- t]
I es may be made from the train be- Zi
' ? , ti
tween these cities duc iv is smwu ^
the president is opposed to making
I open air addresses.
jv V VVV VWVV VU VVM ti
IV COTTON MARKET. V
'V No cotton market on ao- V
V count of Labor Day. V ir
LIEUTENANT PAYNE ]
IS KILLED IN IT
brother of W. W. Payne, of Abbe*
ville?Riot Not At End?Story of
Trouble Brought About By Effort
of Mob to Lynch Negro I ^
Accused of Murder of
White Woman. . y|
Lieutenant James W. Payne, killed
>y his own men in the r\ot Saturday
light at Knoxville, Tenn., was a broker
of W. W. Payne, engineer, of
his city. The account of the accilental
killing and the riot follows: }.
"Lieutenant Payne was killed accilentally
early today by machine gun
Juliets. He was 200 yards from the
machine gunners with several other
)fBcers when the party was fired up>n
by negroes from a second story
vindow. Payne and his companions
eplied with their automatics and
.ought cover. Just as Lieutenant.
Payne stepped behind a telephone
jole for protection from the negroes'
thp ctaw nf mflcJiinft cmn
'urther down the street opened fire
lpon a crowd of .blacks seen advancing
and shooting in the distance.
lieutenant Payne fell into the arms ' j
>f Capt. A. C. Parker of Memphis^
vith a dozen wounds in his legs and
)ody. He died in an ambulance. -I
lieutenant Payne was attached to
he Forty-sixth Infantry, regular ."S
irmy, and had been detailed to the
encampment of the Fourth Tennessee
ib an instructor. He volunteered for
luty when the riot call came Saturlay
Dead and WtuM .
The known dead are:
' First Lfeut. James W. "Payne, Madsonville,
Ky., regular anny; Joe
The injured in hospitals are:
Fred Johnson, shot through abodaen,
may die; E. V. Henderson, shot
hrough lung, may die; Grant Odell,
'owgton, Tenn., shot through anJe;
J. H. Lucas, gunshot wound;
'oticeman W. P. Morton, shot thru ^
eg; ~W. B. Clapp, shot through foreirm;
Deputy Sheriff J. H. Clowes,
hot through leg; Gib Thomas, scalp
round and nose broken; Carter Watans,
negro, may die; Claude Cham>ers,
negro, dining car cook, may
lie; Charles Morton, negro, shot in
nouth; Sol Jackson negro, gunshot
round; George Haden, negro, hotel
>orter, skull injured; Ben Glorer*
legro, shot in thigh by soldier while
Knoxville, Tenn., AugL31.?Minor
iisorders occurred in Knoxville te
light following the race riots Satarlay
night and early Sunday which
vere the sequel to the storming of
he coonty jail by a mob intent upon S'%
ynching Maurice Mayes, a negro ac:used
uf the murder of Mrs. Bertie
jindsey, a white woman.
The casualty list increased Sunday
?y four negroes who resisted atempts
to search them for arms. All
/ere wounded by National Guards
nen, two being shot and the other
wo stabbed with bayonets.
Eleven hundred guardsmen of the
'ourth Tennessee Infantry, under
ommafid of Adj. Gen. D. B. Sweeny,
of Nashville and Col. Ewing Carthers,
of Memphis, supplemented by
00 special policemen and 75 special
eputy sheriffs, patrilled the ^ city,
ispersing crowds and searching all
egroes. Hundreds of weapons were
iken from both whites and flacks.
The guardsmen, who were in camp
ear the city for annual target pracce,
searched all negroea arriving on
J L-Llf.L.J - 1 J
rams, ana esuiDiisnea a oarrea /
one in the heart of the negro dia ict
where the worst of rioting earl/
unday occurred. Four machine guns
ere mounted at a commanding
oint in this district and other outline
guns were mounted on motor
ucks ready for eventualities.
Francis Welsh, who has been visitig
for several weeks in Greenville,
as returned to Abbeville.