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Established 1844. $2.00 the Year. Abbeville, S. C., Friday, October 3,1919. Single Copies, Five Cents. 75th Year.
VOTE THURSDAY ON f
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Deaocrati Are Confident Every One
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WLB Be Defeated?Action In senAte
Will Clear the Way For
Consideration of Pact and
Hasten Final Disposition.
Washington, Oct. 1.?The first,'
ote on amendments to the German J
peace treaty will be taken in the Sen- j
ate tomorrow afternoon.
Formal agrement was reached late,
^oday by Republican and Democratic)
leaders to call up at 2 o'clock the |
thirty-six amendments proposed by i,
Senator Fall, Republican, New Mexico,
adoption of which would elimiA1-~
Qfatoc from reDre
Bate tut; um?u wwv. (
sentation on numerous foreign com-J
missions created by the treaty. The |
agreement provides for the five-min-;
ute rule and a vote before adjournment
Democratic leaders declared to >
night that all of the amendments
would be beaten. Some Republicans
admitted privately that the vote
would not be an accurate test of the
line-up of the forces on the question
of ratifying the treaty with its league
of nations covenant. Indeed,
some Democratic spokesmen have
stated that they would inform President
Wilson that as matters stand
now the treaty cannot be ratified
Action of the Senate on the Fall
amendments will clear the way for
consideration of the past ana nasten
its final disposition. The opinion waa
expressed today by a Senator high
in the councils of the majority party
that treaty discussion might end
in two weeks with a vote immediately. thereafter.
Columbia, Sept. 30.?T. H. Wannamaker,
of Columbia, state chairman
of the Roosevelt Memorial Commission,
announced today that Joe L.
Nettles, of Columbia, had accepted
the position of state secretary of
the commission and that G. M. Berry,
of Columbia, had accepted the position
of state treasurer. Former Governor
R. I. Manning, and D. C. Heyward
are honorary state chairmen
and Mr. Wannamaker is the active
A chairman is being named for
each county and the full list will be
announced within the next few days.
There will be no quotas in this
campaign, it was announced by Mr.
Wannamaker today and all contributions
will be voluntary. That ther4
wlil be a liberal contribution from
the people of the State to the memorial
fund is the" opinion expressed
by many representative men of the
state, who say that South Carolina
will join the other states of the Union
in honoring the memory of the
former President, who was famed for
The Place to Trade.
Rosenberg's is a good place to
trade. In addition to having a first
class line of groceries, they have an
intelligent person to answer the
telephone ahd two of the best looking
delivery boys in the world. Arthur
Rosenberg and Frank Roche
drive up in a fancy Ford with a big
flourish and deliver anything from a
dozen eggs to a sack of flour.
V COTTON MARKET. V
V October 2. V
V Spot Cotton 32.85 V
New York Cotton Market V
V January 32.23 V;
V March 32.30 V1
V May 32.85 V|
V October ? 31.13 V
- V December 32.07 V
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SUGGESTS CURE FOR . <
St. Louis, Sept. 30.?Increased
production as a means of settling the
present industrial unrest and the ]
declaration of an industrial truce for ]
six months as a mjtLod of reducing-1
the cost of living were suggestions by 1
W. P. G. Harding, governor of the ]
federal reserve board, in an address \ (
before the convention of the Ameri- 1
can Bankers Association here today. (
(Jauses of the labor trouble, Mr. (
Harding asserted, are directly trace- 1
able to the great war, to its waste ;
and destruction, to its heavy drain
upon available supplies that consti- ]
tuted so large a part of the world's <
wealth and to financial expedients i
which, he said, were necessary to ob- j
tain these supplies. The governor <
expressed the view that credit tx- !
pansion, rather than currency infla- i
tion is responsible for prevalent eco- ]
nomic troubles. ]
Paying Off Indebtedness. J
As the government is paying off ]
its indebtedness at the rate of $750,- ]
000,000 annually, the speaker pre- !
dieted that within the next few J
months it will be possible for the <
government to do away with the is- ]
suance of treasury certificates and ;
operate on incoming taxes. 1
"We need more production," the 1
governor said. "We need to develop
our export trade. We should not J
send luxuries to impoverished coun- J
tries, but should send them necessi
ties. Luxuries should be sent to 1
Latin-America for the South is just 1
entering on its most prosperous per- <
CLOSING OF ENGLISH
MARKETS MAY HALT
HIGH PRICES HERE
Washington, Oct. 1.?American
business men are today facing losses
that may t<&&l $10,000,000 from the
strike of British railway men and the
threat of transport workers to tie up
all operations in ports of the United
This is the value of merchandise
now being manufactured and shipped
daily from United States ports, part
of which shipments already have
been cut off by the order of the
United States shipping board, in
cancelling all sailings to ports in
England, Ireland and Scotland.
Complete stoppage of all but a
small portion of American exports is
expected to come before the end of
the week if British transport workers
strike in sympathy with the railway
American commodities now are being
sold and shipped to the United
Kingdom ports at a rate of nearly
$300,000,000 a month or more than
ever before, according to commerce
May Reduce Costs.
American manufacturers, farmers,
cotton raisers, shippers and exporters
will be hard hit by the halting
of the stream of gold and dollars
that have been pouring into American
pockets since January 1 when
war export came to an end, officials
On the other hand, the closing of
the British markets may have a tendency,
officials Relieve, to reduce
costs here of food and meats, since
much of the merchandise ordinarily
exported may have to be thrown into
the domestic markets in case the
British port tie-up continues long.
Farm products and meat form the
great bulk of American sales to the
United Kingdom. America's farmers
are selling for export to the
United Kingdom in these quantities:
What, $13,000,000; wheat flour,
$20,000,000; corn, $500,000, and
eggs, $70,000 monthly.
Farmers, it is pointed out, also
produce live stock which packers are
turning into dressed meats and other;
products to ship in these quantities:
Hog products, $37,000,000 month-'
ly; canned beef nearly $600,000;'
hams and shoulders, $25,000,000;;
condensed milk nearly $9,000,000;
and lard and lard compounds, nearly
G. O. P. FEARS PEACE
LEAGUE AS ISSUE IN
Washington, Oct. 1.?Presidential
primaries are six months away?they |
have the first vote in Oregon?and1
today there is neither a crystallization
of strength behind any particu1i
lar candidate in either party nor *nv
certainty that the two old partie3 ?
the Democratic and Republican?will
draw their support from the stune
elements which have contributed to
their alternative successes in the
past. \ '
President Wilsot disclaimed any
political ambition on fiis tour and
denounced any man who would look
at the peace treaty and League of
[Nations witn an eye to tne elections
of 1920. That made it possible for
Republicans everywhere who favojV.
gd the league to gather around the
president without giving M;he local
Democrats the opportunity to garner
advantage to their party out of the
presence or activity of Mr. Wilson,
but much as Mr. Wilson tried to destroy
it, the notion persisted in
many places that just as the president
made a non-partisan toijjr for
preparedness just before he r^h for
a second term, so might the league
tour be a feeling-out process looking
toward a third term.
So everywhere I made inquiries of
Democrats as well as ^Republicans
as to whether they would support
Mr. Wilson if he ran for a third
term and the universal answer was
that htey would not. ^at is why
every time Mr. Wilson himself gave
the impression in his speeches that
he had nothing political or personal j
in view with respect to the passage |
of the treaty and league, he got a |
his own desire I know positively is
most enthusiastic response. HJs best
friends do not want him to run. And
in accord with that advice.
Hard Mailer to Decide. ^
But if this is so, why hasn't m??a
announcement been made?
It is true that many political persons
among the Democrats thought
it wiser to withhold any statementon
that poiftt, believing that nothing
would be calculated to make the Republican
leaders watch their steps
more than the creation of a aet of
circumstances compelling Mr. Wilson
to take the league to the country
as an issue ii^a presidential campaign
as between the precedent of a
third term and the rejection of the
League of Nations. J
Many voters would find it haxd to
decide, but admittedly Mr. WSson
a mnnor vnffi tVtHTY Iw
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would if he had only the issue of
personal capacity and not the broad
question of international affairs to
Mr. Jamea Botta.
James Botts, 40 years old, died
Tuesday afternoon in Columbia. His
body was brought to Abbeville Wednesday
morning and the funeral was
held Wednesday afternoon at Gilgal
Church, the Rev. J. L. Daniel conducting
the services. Mr. Botts was
the son of Mr. C. A. Botts. He has
three brothers, T. H. Botts, Arthur
Botts and Charles Botts, and two
sisters, Mrs. W. A. Calvert, Abbeville,
and Mrs. B. G. Carroll, McCormick.
New* From Mrs. Stone.
Friends in Abbeville have heard
from Mrs. A. M. Stone recently, and
every one will be glad to know that
she has recovered her health and is
"mothering" some of the little folks
in the Methodist Orphanage in
Store* To Cloae.
The Rosenberg Mercantile Com-|
Danv and D. Poliakoff will be closed 1
Saturday until 7 p. m., on account of
Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday, which
begins Friday at sundown.
TJie Abbeville High School football
team will play the eleven of the
Due West High School Friday afternoon
at 6 o'clock on ths Ballground.
IN ABBEVILLE PLANNED;
Realizing the need and possibilities
for a Parent-Teacher Association in:
Abbeville, a meeting of the parents
and teachers of the City Schools has ;
been called by Supt. Fulp for this!
(Friday) afternoon at five o'clock in;
the High School building.
It is not tiie function of the asso- j
ciation to supplant the coara 01
Trustees in their duties and privil-1
eges, but the main purpose is to j
Accomplish needed things for the
schools through education of public
option and to bring parents and i
teachers into closer contact, thereby,
enabling the parent to see the teach-1
ers' problems and enabling the teach-j
ers to see the parents problems andj
N> know the home life of. her pupi1*
which she must as in order to properly
A parent-teacher meeting affords
the best possible forum for the discussion
of school and home problems
and needs.'Matters difficult of friendly
adjustment' when taken up as
specific or personal instances, may
be dealt with as general problems
in the parent-teacher meeting with
offense to none and benefit to all. A
Parent-Teacher Association makes it
possible for the parents and teachers
to co-operate effectively in making
the work of the school efficient
in the highest degree and leads to
united effort, not only for school betterment,
but also for community betterment.
The meeting this afternoon will be!
one of organization and a setting]
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the body and officers will be. elected. I
The president will be a parent, the j
vice-president a teacher, the treasurer,
a parent, and the secretary a
teacher. Any citizen , of Abbeville,
whether a patron of the schools or
ajmply an interested friend of education
and of the town is eligible for
membership. .The gentlemen men-1
bers, however, will be only honorary,
entitled to attend all meetings but
not eligible to hold office or vote in
Supt. Fulp has invited the ministers
of the town and Chief Justice
Gary to be present at the organization
meeting this afternoon. It is
hoped that a large number of the interested
patrons of the schools will
be present and'that the association
will be given a worthy send-off. ?.ft
the subsequent meetings it is the
plan to have prominent educators cf
this and other states deliver addresses.
Among the first needs to be taken
up by the association after organization
will be improvement of school
ground? and installation of some
suitable playground apparatus. It
J is not certain yet whether the association
will remain pureiy local or
be affiliated with the National Parent
Teacher Associa'.'.m which hts
hevdouarters in Washington, D. C.
Still Captured. >.
A still with 50 gallons of mash
and three gallons of the "finished
goods," was found Wednesday and
destroyed near Gregg Shoals by De-|
puty Marshal C- J. Bruce, Sheriff^
Burts and Deputy Sheriff Cann.
On Tuesday Deputy Bruce found
the still on a lone scouting expedition
and at that time there was 100
gallons of mash. A run had been
made before the second visit of the
officers and only half of the mash reI
Deputy Marshal Bruce and Deputy!
Collector Martin left Tuesday on an-!
other raid for moonshine stills.
Mr. Claud Commander came up
from Columbia and spent Saturday I
night in the city with his friend, Mr.
Francis Mabry. Sunday they went up 1
to Greenville and took in the pleasures
of the reunion of the Thirtieth 1
Division, meeting their old friends
After the reunion Mr. Ayer, of Dillon,
came by and spent Tuesday night
with Mr. Mabry.
DR. J. D. WILSON DIES
AT ANDERSON HOSPITAL .
Dr. J. D. Wilson, 55 years old,
died Tuesday night at 11:10 o'clock
at the Anderson Hospital, where he
went for an operation for ulcer of
flia atnmocli TVio fnnprnl was held
Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at
the residence on Chestnut street,
conducted by the Rev. J. E. McRee,
Dr. Wilson's old pastor at Iva, assisted
by the Rev. S. J. Hood, pastor
of the A. R. P. Church, Iva. Interment
was made in Long Cane cemetery
Dr. Wilson was a son of the late (
Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson, and ]
was born in this county at the old ,
honeplace about 11 miles west of :
A' ille. He was educated at the j
Ai asta Medical College and in New ]
Yo k. He practiced medicine in :
Lo. -desville and at Iv^/ having a 3
large practice in Abbeville and An- i
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ago he moved to Abbeville on account
of the educational advantages
here for his children. He is well
known all over the county and has
many friends who will mourn his
He is survived by his wife, one
son, William, and three daughters,
Margaret, Annie and Virginia. He is
also survived by seven brothers, W.
D. Wilson, of Haddon-Wilson; John
A. Wilson, S. L. Wilson, F. W. Wilson,
Thomas E. Wilson, George W.
Wilson and Edwin Wilson, and three
sisters, Miss Emma H. Wilson, Miss
Virginia Wilson and Miss Sarah Wilson.
The pallbearers at the funeral
were five brothers of Dr. Wilson and
one brother of Mrs. Wilson and were
as follows: W. D. Wilson, John A.
Wilson, F. W. Wilson, Thomas E.
Wilson, George *W. Wilson and F. M.
Among the relatives and friends |
who attended the funeral were: !
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cunningham,
Lowndesville; Mr. and Mrs. Thompson,
Mr. and Mrs. Huckabee, Lowndesville;
Mr. and Mrs. Harper Hall,
Iva; Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Brownlee,
Due West; T. J. Baskin, W. W.
Beatty, Mrs. Mally Beatty, Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. Sherard, Miss Fannie Lou
Sherard, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. A. Sherard,
Mr. Hart Baskin and Mr. Sanders
Brown, Iva; B. B. Hutchison,
Lowndesville; W. M. Sherard, Whitmire,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sherard,
Anderson and Mrs. T. C. Jackson, of
ctno uroc r?w taiid
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A number of officials of the Seaboard
Railroad, stopped in Abbeville
Tuesday and were motored about
town by Messrs. Joseph Wilson and
W. W. Payne. The railroad men are
making their annual tour of the S.
A. L. and are stopping at all the
division points and the larger towns
on the system.
Improvements and changes at the
Seaboard station are contemplated
and will probably be recommended
as a result of this visit. The men in
the party were: W. J. Harriman,
federal manager of five big systems; 1
Wl M. SliHHpn forJoinl
A. L.; Peter Walton, general superintendent
northern system S. A. L.; 1
G. R. Carlton, division superintendent;
Fred Geissler- assistant general
passenger agent; J. W. Stringfellow, *
general freight agent; J. J. Hanlin, 1
master mechanic and D. E. Purcell, 1
road foreman for engineers. |(
1,854,170 BALES ARE
GINNED ACCORDING TO
REPORT ISSUED TODAY
The Ginners Report issued today 1
shows that 1,854,170 bales have been '
ginned up to September 25. The cot> ^
ton crop condition is 54.4 as compar- 1
ed with 61.4 at the last report.
Cotton buyers here say that crop ]
conditions in this country are about
90 percent, of normal or in other 1
words if 30,000 bales is the average
yearly crop of this county for the
past ten years that 27,000 bales will 1
be raised this yeaT 1
ARKANSAS IS NOW ,
SCENE OF RIOTS
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rwo White Men and Seven Negroes
Killed?Many Other* Hart?Situation
is Tense?Another Clash
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Expected at Any Momeit.
Troops On Way to Scene.
Helena, Ark., Oct. 1.?Two white
men, Clinton Lee, and J. A. Tappan,
jf Helena, and seven negroes are *
known to be dead as a result of clashjs
today at Elaine near here between ,
legroes and posses searching for the
persons who last night from ambush
5red upon and killed W. L. Adkins,
railroad special agent, according to
reports reaching here tonight. A third
white man, Ira Proctor, and a number
of negroes are known to have \ . !,
seen wounded. Troops from Camp
Pike, armed with machine guns, are y
jaid to be en route to Elaine.
The situation at Hi lame is critical
ind growing more so, according to
messages received here tonight from
Foseph Meyers, who is headings the
posse. Meyers is quoted as saying he ,
expected another clash at any moment
and requested that additional
reinforcements be sent. Five honored
United States, soldiers from
Camp Pike, Ark., are due to reach
Blaine at midnight.
Tappan, who was a prominent business
man here, succumbed in a local
hospital late today to the wounds he
received in this morning's fighting in
the streets of Elaine. Proctor, who '
also was brought here, is not expect- J
ed to live, according to physicians.
The body of Lee, who died from his
wounds at Elaine, also was brought
to his home here.
Lee is said to have been shot accidentally
while Tappan - and Proctor
were wounded during the fighting.
Charles Pratt, deputy sheriff who was > <|j
with Adkins when the latter was kill
ea last nignt, was wounaea in tne
knee. Lee, Tappan and Proctor are
members of the local post of the
American Legion and were deputized
by Sheriff Kitchena with a'number
of other civilians whv he received
word the situation at Elaine was get."'1
ting out of control.
STEEL HEAD SAYS
CLOSED SHOP WILL
Washington, Oct. 1.?Flat refusal
to deal with union labor was made to
the senate labor committee today by
Judge Gary, chief of the United
States Steel corporation.
In face of the repeated questioning
the industrial leader stood without
budging on his contention that to
deal with union leaders would result
in the closed shop, a thing which
he declared would be "inimical" to
the country and prevent industrial
Judge Gary refused to give ground ,
under the barrage of questions which
senators fired at him.
"You are on the defensive," Senator
Walsh, Massachusetts, toldv
Judge Gary, but the steel magnate
refused to weaken in his refusal to
meet labor leaders.
He will not object to meeting Mr.
Gompers at the coming industrial
inference, believing that there Mr.
Gompers will not be the official representative
of any particular group
if employes, he said.
Mill at Clover Bring* $750,000.
York, Sept. 30.?Announcement
if the sale of the Clover Cotton Mar?- '
jfacturing Company, of Clover, to a
syndicate of Charlotte. N_ C,.. nnH
Mew York capitalists, through the
agency of C. W. Tillet, Jr., of Charlotte,
N. C., was made today, the
purchase price being $750,000 of
?375 per share, the mill being capitalized
John Reid has arrived in Abbeville
laving been discharged this week x .
from the army.