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E tabl'shed 1844. $2.00 the Year. Abbeville, S. C., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1919. Single Copies, Five Cents. 75th Year, 1
Greearille Greets World War Heroes 1
WWo Broke The Hindenburg Line. |
Welcome By Governor Cooper.
' Nerth Carolina Governor to
GfeenVille, Sept. 28.?With the arrival
?f hundreds of members from
all parts of Tennessee, North Carolina
and South Carolina to attend the
first reunion of the "Old Hickory"
(Thirtieth) division association,
which opens here tomorrow morning,
indications based on interviews with
men prominent in the organization
pointed to a spirited contest on the
floor of the convention for the next
reunion. Knoxville and Asheville are
vigorously claiming the honor, but if
there is a possibility of retaining the
convention in the Palmetto State another
year, Columbia and Charleston
men say they are prepared to wage
a determined fight. Surface indications
are that it will be the sense of
association to alternate between the
three states in the selection of reunion
cities. Reports reached headquarters
today that a large delegation
will come in automobiles Tuesday
morning from Asheville to pre
'sect the claims of that city.
Every incoming train unloaded
many visitors today and Secretary
Bowen of the chamber of commerce
tonight stated that 2,500 members
had registered, while the largest
crowd is expected to arrive tomorrow.
The, Forty-eighth infantry band
iron Camp Jackson arrived today
and with inspiring music welcomed
Maj. Gen. E. M. Lewis, commander
of the Thirtieth, who came / from
Camp Gordon this evening. Sixty officers
and enlisted men who were
wonnded and are now convalescing at
Ft MePherson hospital arrived from
Atlanta tonight in a special car.
Grenville, teeming with soldiers in
uniform, presents much the same appearance
tonight as when Camp Sevier
was fully populated with 30,000
Thirtieth division men.
Washington, Sep?. 27.?Refusal of!
the "big five" packers to buy from J
Kansas live stock men for fear of
prosecution for hoarding would be |
unjustified, Attorney General Palmer
Friday wrote former Governor
Stubbs of Kansas, who headed a delegation
of Kansas cattle raisers who
protested the alleged action of the
"Ton stated," the letter said, that
one of the reasons alleged by the
packers for refusal to buy was the
fear on their part of prosecution by
. the federal government for hoarding
if they placed in storage the usual
seasonal requirements of meats.
Nothing that the department of justice
has so far done, and no views
which have been announced here of*
fer any justice for such excuse on
the part of the packers."
A New Residence.
Messrs. John and Joe Evans are
building a commodious residence on
Church Street, which they hope soon
to have finished. There are to be
ten rooms in the house and all the
modern conveniences which go to
make life pleasant will be installed in
the house.
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Washington, Sept. 26.?The issue
in the nationwide steel strike was defined
today by Samuel Gompers, pres- q
ident of the American Federation of a
Labor, as recognition of the right of ?
employees "to be heard, fo organize e
and to have some voice in detennin- F
ing conditions under which they la- ?
bor." n
Appearing as labors second wit- v
ness in the senate iaoor committee's
investigation of the steel strike. Pres- a
ident Gompers drew from his c.cperi- ii
ence as chairman of the first com- h
mittee to organize the steel industry e
and traced "the history of organized (
labor's efforts to unionize the steel o
workers. When he finished the com- b
mittee adjourned until next Wednes- s
day at which time Judge Gary, chair- t
man of the United States Steel cor- \
poration, has promised to appear. s
Witness Makes Charge. v
President Gompers, in the course 8
of his remarks, condemned unsparing- a
ly civic authorities in the western
Pennsylvania steel centers and re- ^
peated many of the charges made befor
the committee yesterday by John
Fitzpatrick, chairman of the strikers'
"Whatever helps the corporations *
against the workers, that the authorities
of Pennsylvania will be found
doing," Gompers said at one point.
Full responsibility for the strike he
laid at the door of Judge Gary, who
could have stopped it, he said, by
granting a conference to the strike
Counter charges against the steel
workers, involving the revolutionary
radicalism of William Z. Foster,
strike committee secretary in particu- r
lar, was met by Gompers with the *
assertion that Foster no longer was a
syndicalist or a believer in violence.
/ ??
The Rev. Louis J. Bristow and|j
Messrs. W. A. Rowell, C. E. William-L
son, J. H. Cheatham, J. S. Stark, J. j
F. Edmonds, E. C., Horton, W. D. i
Barksdale, W. P. Wham, R. M. Burts
and Major R. B. Cheatham will represent
the Abbeville Baptist Church
in the Baptist Association whose annual
session will be held at Horeb,
near Bradley, Thursday and Friday
of this week. This association is *
composed of the Baptist churches in j
Abbeville, McCormick and Green- ^
wood counties, having a total membership
of about 4.000.
The chief feature of the associa- 1
tion this year will be the considera- 1
tion ol the Baptist 75 Million Cam- .
paign, which is quite similar to the 1
Methodist Centenary campaign which
was carried to a happy conclusion by
that denomination in the spring. The ^
churches of Abbeville Association ,
have been asked for $242,625 in the
Baptist drive, and the matter wili be
discussed at the Association by Dr.
W. J. McGlothlin, organizer for
South Carolina. Dr. McGlothlin will
speak in the Baptist church here on
Sunday morning, and the public is
invited to hear him.
A Flourishing School.
The Sunday school at the mill is
one of the most flourishing in town
and just now an effort is being made
to bring the attendance up to one
hundred. Two weeks ago the attendance
was seventy-nine and last Sunday
eighty-five were present. The exercises
are held in the school building
and a good work is being done.
Miss Helen Edwards has always taken
an interest in the school and has been
most helpful with the music. Miss .
Ruth McLane, Miss Tribble and Miss
Boyd are also earnest workers and
the school is growing in interest and
Attend Reunion. j
Prof. J. D. Fulp, W. D. Wilkinson, \
'Gottlob A. Neuffer and Leslie Mc- s
Millan left Monday for Greenville to (
attend the reunion of the Thirtieth J
Division. 8
Mrs. Jfcnie McKee Nickles, wife of
!apt. G. N. Nickles of Due West, {
nd mother of Hon. J. M. Nickles of *
ibbeville, died at 8 o'clock in the c
vening last Friday, at the Union
'rotestant Hospital in the City of
laltimore, whither she had gone for
ledical treatment. Mrs. Nickles
ras in her 70th year.
As Miss Janie McKee she was born
nd reared in Long Cane township
a this County. Her father was the
ate A. J. McKee, of that section. In
arly life she was happily married to
}apt. G. N. Nickles. For a number
f years they resided on the faim
etween Abbeville and Due West, L ut
eeking educational advantage* ( for
heir children, they moved (tu Due
Vest about 1890, where they have
ince made their home. Thers they
pere privileged to see their children
tow to manhood and womanhood,
,nd enter life's responsibilities.
The following children survive
rlrs. Nickles: Mrs. R. L. Parker,
* i? "?r? t cm !Lii n . I
seiton; Mrs. resile oiriDiing, oeneca;
. M. Nickles, Abbeville; W. J. Nick- 3
es, Spartanburg; G. Harold Nickles, 1
lome, Ga.; R. E. Nickles and Lieut. 1
ames P. Nickles, Washington, D. C.; \
diss Elizabeth Nickles, Flora Mc- 1
)onald College, N. C.; Miss Rosa '
tickles, Superintendent of Anderson
bounty Hospital; .and Miss Florence '
tickles, Missionary in Nanking,
3hina. The oldest child, Mr. L. H. 1
tickles, formerly of Abbeville, pre- ,
eded his mother to the grave, *his 1
leath being the first break in the
arge family.
Mrs.,.Nickles was a consecrated 1
nember of the old Greenville Presbyerian
Church of this County. She
lecame a member of this church in
ler early childhood and through her
ong life kept the faith .of her people, |
ind in Its precepts she reared her !
hildren. Her pastor, Rev, J. M. ,
)allas, inducted the funeral services
it the residence at Due West on '
donday afternoon, 29th inst., after
vhich her body was laid to rest in
jong Cane Cemetery.
Washington, Sept. 26.?Tentative
>lans now under consideration at the
lavy department call for a seaplane
light from San Diego, Cal., to the
Philippine Islands some time this
vinter or in the early spring. Steps
vill be made at Hawaii, Wake Island
ind Guam, under present plans.
The total distance to be covered
n the flight will be more than 7,000
niles or twice the distance covered
jy the NC-4 in flying across the Atantic.
The longest leg, from San \
Diego to Hawaii, will be more than!
2,000 miles.
Elberton Defeats Abbeville.
The Elberton High School fW.b'jil
-earn defeated the Abbeville eleven
Friday afternoon on the local
pounds by the score of 19 to 0. It
vas a good game despite the score,
;o be expected from the fact that the
jfeorgia boys outweighed the Abbeville
players by 30 or more pounds
;o the man.
It really looked like a battle be- I
rween Lilliputians and Brobdingnanans,
especially when one saw little
3ugh Bradley, playing end toe Abjeville
and weighing scarcely 80
)ounds, tackling a 150 pounJ Elber;on
player?and the little fellow
:ould tackle, too, possessing both
lerve and ability. I
The players who starred for Ab>evilte
were Bradley, Harris, Tate,
ind Smith. '1
Mr. Marion Link Sick.
News comes to us of the serious
llness of Mr. Marion Link, at his :
tome in the county. Mr. Link is ill '
vith typhoid fever and in addition is )
tated to have contracted pneumonia.
)n account of his advanced years i
lis relatives and friends are anxious 1
ibout him. i
William Wilson, 18 years old, son J
>f W. W. Wilson, Level Land, was ?
tilled Sunday morning about one 1
> clock, l& miles irom Anderson onjj
;he road from Anderson to Level i1
L?and, * when the Ford car in which *
ie and Seth Carwile were riding ran:s
>ff a bridge and turned over on top!
)f the two men with a barbed wire j ^
'ence underneath Young Wilson's |J
ieck/ was caught between a strand of j'
;he wire and the wind shield of the 1
:ar and he was strangled.
Carwile was driving the car and :
when it turned over he was caught 1
jetween the steering gear and strands |1
jf the wire. He was stunned by the
fall and when he recovered consciousness
it took him several moments to '
iisengage himself, being forced to 1
remove part of his clothing, which
had become enmeshed in the wire.
He obtained help from a Mr. Drake, :
who lived nearby and the machine <
was lifted from Young Wilson.
Carwile in speaking of the accident i
jaid that the two were returning
from a show in Anderson and traveling
at a good speed, when he noticed
the bridge. He turned off his switch,
depriving himself of lights, and the
inside wheels barely caught the 1
bridge, flipping the car over and
throwing the two with the car on top i '<
af them into the fence.
The funeral was held Sunday af- L
ternoon at 4 o'clock at Little River p
Church, the Rpv. Mr. Foster conduct- <
ing the services. <
William Wilson was a brother of i
Marcus Wilson, of the Abbeville Mo
tor Car Co., recently organized here.
Columbia, Sept. 26.?There are at
[east twelve textile communities in
South Carolina that are ready for Y.
M. C. A. organization, according to
W. V. Martin, industrial secretary
for North and South Carolina. There
is need in each of these communities
for the Y. M. C. A., he declares, and
the organization would be able to do
wonderful work in each.
The Y. M. C. A. now has organization^
in several mill communities of
the state and fills a very vital need
in each. The people of the mill communities
annreciate the work that it
has done and the manufacturers ar6
also appreciative of it and encourage
it in its efforts.
A portion of the maney that it is
to be raised in the $50,000 campaign
Oct. 10-20 will go towards the extension
of the industrial work of the organization
in this state. Mr. Martin
declares that the work to be done in
this branch of the Y. M. C. A. alone
will more than repay all who contribute
to the campaign. He has an
ambitious program which he cannot
put in effect unless the campaign for
funds next month is a success.
The industrial department of the
Y. M. C. A. is but one feature of its
state. The organization has many
other departments all working to the
same ena?tne conservation 01 tne
young manhood of the state. The
work which the organization has
planned to do during the next year
will have to be very seriously curtailed
if the campaign for funds is not
a success.
Dr. J. B. Wilson, who was taken
to the Anderson Hospital last week
for an operation for intestinal ad
nesions was reported Monaay to De
in a very serious condition, the physicians
in charge holding out no hope
for his recovery. His brother, W. D.
Wilson, hurried to his bedside Mon- i
day morning on receipt of a tele- 1
phone message stating that Dr. Wilson
was not expected to live through
the day.
Dr. Wilson recently moved his 1
family here from Iva, buying the ]
Herbert L. Allen property on Chest- :
nut street.
He was operated upon about two::
months ago for appendicitis and it is1
thought that his present trouble is'1
an outgrowth of that operation.
Washington, Sept. 26.?Senator
Fohnson, Republican, California,
speaking in\the senate today, sharply
resented a statement by Senator Wiliams,
Democrat, Mississippi, that he
V9Q rofnrririnp fn Ia /?n?. 1
;inue his attack on the president
and to mend his political fences.
"I understand the senator from
Mississippi is unable to comprehend
adequately my motives," Senator
Johnson declared. "But I am going
bo California and all the other states
[ can reach, not to mend political
fences, but because of the great optimism
I have in the common people
of this land and the certainty thut
when they hear the story of the
League of Nations they will respond
as Americans and demand that it
safeguard their interests.
"I returned from Minneapolis,"
Mr. Johnson said, "to endeavor to
present what is in my mind on this
amendment in the hope that I would
be able to get a vote on it. I've found
after consultation, not on one side
but on both, that it is impossible
that it is relegated to the end of the
debate. Now I am going to start
where I left off at Minneapolis."
There was a faint start of handclapping
when Senator Johnson concluded.
Senator Williams immediRf.plv
rpnlioil iJonwinff +l?of flmnt'
WV**J4U5 wunv vrxcab
Britain had six votes in the league
He declared she had but one and
bhat the British colonies had one
each and they were 'self-governing
. Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho,
asked if India was so governed.
When Senator Williams started to
reply spectators in the galleries
broke into laughter and drew a sharp
rebuke from Vice-President Marshall.
He ordered all persons ejected who
participated in the demonstration
and declared emphatically that the
senate rule must be enforced or abrogated.
Senator Williams replied that, as
usual, the galleries apparently were
"packed" and said if applause of the
debate continued it would not be
long before the galleries "will be
putting motions as they did fn the
French revolution."
Elberton, Ga., Sept. 26.?Elbert
county's road bond tangle took a
new turn when L. W. Hendricks, C.*
H. Allen, A. C. Adams, J. S. Wansley,
S. L. Smith, W. F. Mewbourn, ;H. U.
Wallace, T. W. Durham, C. P. Hairston,
J. Y. Swift and J. J. Balcbin,
as citizens of the county, filed mandamus
proceedings - in the superior
court and procured an order from
Waulter L. Hodges directing CommisWaulter
L. Hodges directing ?om nssioner
of Roads and Revenues E. L.
Aaams co snow cause uctooer t> wny
lie should not be required to sign
the $200,000 road bonds, levy a lax
to pay interest and sinking fund on
to pay interest and sinking fund on
the bonds, and pay necessary expenses
in advertising the bonds for
E. L. Adams was che soli- commissioner
of roads and revenues when
the bond election was held June 12,
1919, and the county by a vote of
1 R93 tn 90 i>9rrisd tVio alanfinn flniin.
missioner Adams requested Elbert'sj
representaives in the legislature loj
pass an act creating a bond commi.?-j
sion for the county to sell the bond
and handle the moneys derived therefrom.
Such a bill was introduced by
Representative Swift and was carried.
Mr. Swift then went to the
governor and had four men named
on this special bond commission.
Commissioner Adams claimed that
he was not treated right in the matter,
as he was left off of the bond
commission entirely and he took the
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reference to the bonds wer* placed
in the hands of th'.s special commission,
it was not incumbent upon
him to levy a tax for the payment of
the interest, and he stated he would I
dot 3i?n the bonds.
Then Attempt I* Made To Lynch
mayor? l bousands Lake fart in
Hanging of Negro, Charged
With Criminal Assault Court
House is Burned.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 28.?At a late
hour tonight it was discovered that'
an abortive attempt had been made
to lynch Mayor Ed P. Smith, when
he appeared to appeal to the mob to
desist from lynching the negro William
Brown, accused of criminal assault.
Although reports are conflicting,
it is known that a rope was
thrown around his neck. A policeman
cut it off before the mob could I
accomplish its purpose.
The mayor was carried out unconscious
by a squad of police officers
and friends and he was hurrie^
to the office of the surgeon nearby.
He was removed to hospital. At midnight
he was still unconscious.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 28.?A lynch- U
ing, which developed many character
istics of a race riot, held this city
terrorized for nine hoars today. .Mayor
Edward P. Smith was himself
saved from lynching by a policeman, / :
who is was reported cnt a rope from
about the mayor's neck while his
comrades clubbed off the mob. At .-.' B
midnight it was said that the mayor
was unconscious in a hospital.
The riot centered about the new
Douglas county court house, valued ?
at a million and a half dollars, which
was set fire in the efforts to reach
William Brown, a negro, charged /,
with attacking a young white girl a . vj
few days ago. Jj?
With the flames mounting steadily
from floor to floor, Sheriff Bfi&e Clark
and his deputies fought a grim battle
of hours to save Brown from those
who clamored for his life, but at 11
o'clock, with the cries of the 100 or
more prisoners on the top floor?the
jail floor?ringing in his ears, he was
compelled to surrender the prisoner,
who was hustled to an electric light ' 'A
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puie ana n&ngea.
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One of the events in the religious
life of the county will be the visit to
Abbeville of Dr. W. J. McGlothlin
next Surday. Doctor McGli^nn is
the organizer for South Carolina in
the 75 Million Campaign of Southern
Baptists. This will be the first visit
of this distinguished divine to 007
county, and he will probably be heard
by a large number of persons. Invitations
have been sent io all the
Baptist churches in the county to"
have representatives present, and it
is probable a large number of riaitors
will come.
Nearly 26,000 Baptist churches of
the South are engaged in this campaign,
representing more than three
million members. The outstanding
features of the gigantic effort are to
enlist all the members of the church- ?
es, to add a million and a half members,
to double the Sunday school
attendance, aiyl to raise 75 million
dollars for the work fostered by
Baptists at home and abroad. Doctor
uivuiviriuiu win speajc upon trie sqIh
ject of this campaign. s
Return From Washington.
The Rev. and Mrs. H. W. Pratt letumed
Saturday night from Washington,
D. C., after a vacation of 30
days spent in Virginia and the District
of Columbia. The trip both
ways was made by machine, the two
traveling more than 2,000 miles ? ince
their departure in August. The
members of the Presbyterian Church
had expected Mr. and Mrs. Pratt
home Friday and a reception was
planned and was awaitinc T?nofn?
and his wife, who were delayed because
of storms in Virginia, thus
missing the delightful event at the

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