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STORY A FAKE
Marion, 0., Jan. 29.?Treasurer
Harry C. Forry, of Marion county,
who reported Wednesday morning1
that he had been robbed of $14,303,1
by two bandits who knocked him un-!
conscious in his office in the court
house, was placed under arrest ear
ly today and confessed to the theft
of them oney, police announced to
Not satisfied with his story of the I
robbery, police became suspicious I
of Forry and late last night obtain-!
ed a written confesion from him.'
" ' * 1- ? I
tney say, ienmg now ne atuie mc
money from the court house safe
Tuesday night, taking It to his home
where he hid it in a chest.
Forry was placed under arrest
early this morning, almost immedi
ately following the arrival of a new
baby at his home. He is the father
of three other children and is the
son-in-law of Representative Horace
W. Cookston, representing Marion
county in the legislature. Forry is
35 years of age. He was defeated
for re-electino last November.
Forry's confession was made to
G. Farr Larie, justice of the peace
in the form of an affidaivt. ,
Hit Himself iWth Hammer
Wednesday morning Harley Bene
dict, entering the county treasurer's
office to pay his taxes, found Forry
lying on the floor, apparently un
conscious. He rendered first aid and
called a physician and the police.
"ni/l Wa wAii+l?fn1 KonHito KqH
I' Vily oam wttu jvruviuLut wh<*u*vw
hit him over the head with a revol
ver and had walked off with the
money later found to be about $14,
,In his signed confession, Forry said
hef ramed the robbery story to cov
er his theft. He admitted having
scratched his face and hit himself
over the head with a hammer in or
der to make his robbery story more
Worried Over Debts
Forry, in his signed confession,
said he went deeply into debt last
fall during his campaign for re-elec
tion and had heavily mortgaged two
nwned. His friends be
lieve that his mind became deranged
with worry over 'his financial obliga
tions, and his defeat for re-election.
Mrs. Forry knew nothing about
the rolbbery, she told police, until
this morning after the birth of her
baby. Her husband's confession was
her first intimation of the trouble.
Police first became suspicious
when a private detective from
Cleveland told them yeterday that
the finances of the treasurer's office
did not appear right. A thorough in
vestigation of the cash was made,
and later Forry was quizzed. Late
last night he completely broke down
Forry is beingx held without bail
and probably will be arraigned late 1
today or tomorrow.
Frozen remains of a mammoth, :
now extinct, have been found in Si
beria. The animal was preserved so 1
well that dogs really ate the flesh. 1
As a protest against the display
of luxury in times of stress and mis
ery an old gentleman, well-dressed
and of distinguished appearance,
smashed the window of one of the
most fashionable jewelry stores in
PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN
The Volunteer Proof Reader, alias
the Printshop Pest, Loafs 'Round the
Office, Entertains the Printers, Pies
Type and Soaks Up all the News In
advance by Reading Proofs and the
Copy on the Hook. He's as Welcome
around this office as a Bolshevist at an
American Legion convention and any
body who Gets Peeved at this Recog
nizes the Description.
BUILDING IN SOUTH
IS AGAIN RESUMED
Baltimore, Jan. 29.?Indicative
of the upward trend in industrial,
municipal and housing developments
in various sections of the South are
the many reports from railroads,
municipalities, industrial corpora
tions, building and loan associations
good roads commissions and similar
bodies, outlining the expansions
planned for 1921 as published in the
columns of the Manufacturers Re
cord this week. Prominent among
these announcements is the expen
diture of $18,000,000 in extensions
and improvements of the Norfolk
ahd Western railroad; the develop
ment of a 1100-mile system of good
roads in Georgia, some of which isj
complete and the remainder in
course of construction at a total
cost of 'more than $17,500,000;
construction of 390 miles of high
ways in Mississippi, partly complete
entailing a cost of $4,000,000; the
launching of big programs for muni
cipal improvements in many cities '
in the south, together with increas
ed acitivities in industrial and build
ing developments , as indicated by ^
the increased volume of permits is
sued during the first few weeks of
the new yera; the bringing in of oil
wells in new fields in Texas and Ar- 1
kansas, and the optimistic spirit re
vived in textile mill centers as a re- J
suit of the placing of new orders of ]
substantial size permitting the oper- 1
ation of quite a number of mills at i
full time. J
Cotton spinning mills in the vicini- !
ty of Greenville, S. C., have just re- 1
ceived large orders for print cloths, 1
pajama checks and similar goods, (
permitting resumption of operation 1
on a 48-hour basis, following a read- <
justment in wage scale of from 25 1
to 40 per cent reduction. Several 1
Gastonia, N. C., mills similarly have 1
resumed full-time operations, indi- ?
cative of the upward trend, and J
some mills are running day and ?
night, witn orders now in nana in- <
suring operations at this capacity ]
until April. Orders for yarns and all
kinds of textiles are increasing in
volume and prices are improving, soj
that a general feeling of hopeful
ness and confidence is being esta
Oil developments of considerable
magnitude are now transpiring.
Last week a unique well was
brought in near Fort Stockton Tex.,
with an initial flow of 600 barrels
an hour at 96 feet, and finally set
tled down to 400 barrels daily.
Union county, Arkansas' dream of
oil has become a reality with the
Krincrino- in of 10.000 barrel daily s
oil gusher near Eldorado. c
Building activities continue to in- *
crease, as indicated by the number s
of permits issued during the first *
bwo weeks of the new year, and ar- J
chitects and contractors in the va- 1
rious States report that early spring k
will see the inauguration of a big t
industrial and housing program, g
More than $1,250,000 will be ex- t
pended in Norfolk this year upon s
streets, sidewalks, sewers and simi- t
lar improvements following the t
completion of a $1,000,000 program b
in 1920. Work is progressing upon a
the constructoin of a $600,000 of- r
fice building for the York-Bousch a
Corporation. B. H. Gruver of Wash- t
III^LUII, piHllO A va. vv..
struction of dwellings to cost $250,- s
000. At Palm Beach a $200,000 t
building and loan association was t
organized last week. If half of the i
projected construction projects are \
started this year in Mo<bile, Ala., it t
is said that the city will experience t
one of the most active building year J
in its history. Winston-Salem has c
employed a Pittsburgh firm to draft |
a city plan to relieve congestion on t
the downtown streets and suggest ?
needed city improvements of all t
kinds. A sanatorium at El Paso, (
Tex., is being erected at a cost of j
$400,000. Reports from Wheeling, r
W. Va., show that a number of the j
steel mills and similar plant in the i
territory are operating at or near l
capacity, with work in hand for ]
many months. , j
One of the most modern acid phos- i
phate and complete fertilizer manu- 1
facturing plants has been placed in 1
operation at Savannah by the Sou- i
thern Fertilizer and Chemical com- i
Good roads improvement continue; i
to be pushed vigorously in the va- >
rious States, and efforts are b; in? :
made to make available bond V- tes !
voted some time ago but held up be- :
cause of high prices for materials <
and labor and the low prices offer- 1
ed for the bonds.
tobacco makes 50
dnnH ridarpff-ec fnr
HAVE NEW HEARING
IN GOSSETT CASE
Death of Judge Hydrick Compels
Supreme Court to Review
The following is from The Green
The death of Associae Justice D.
E. Hydrick of the South Carolina Su
preme Court makes it necessary for
that tribunal to have a second hear
ing on the appeal of Kenneth Gossett
poung ADDevnie wnite man, unaer
sentence of forty years imprisonment
for criminal assault upon a young
white woman of Abbeville a number
jf months ago and if Solicitor Black
well, representng the State, gives his
:onsent the case will be submitted
this time to the court of last resort
without verbal argument, to enable
Shief Justice Gary and Associate
Justice Gage, who were not present
it the first hearing last fall and who
ire still indisposed at their homes, to
;o pass upon the appeal. Bonham and
Price, Greenville attorneys represent
ng Gossett, yesterday agreed to sub
nit their contention in the form of
i written brief, without a verbal
learing, but consent to such a pro
cure must be given by the solici
;or before it can be carried through.
At last fall's sitting of the Supreme
2ourt only Associate Justices ,Hy
Irick, Watts and Frazer were present
Dhief Justice Gary and Associate Jus- 1
;ice Gage being ill at their homes in
Vbbeville and Chester, respectively,
rhe Gossett appeal, along with a
arge number of others) was argued 1
>efore the three first named who con
tituted a auorum of the court. No
lecisicn had been rendered at the :
ime Associate Justice Hydrick died '
uddenly in Washington, so that now
it least three of the Supreme court
udges must review the case again. <
rhe two who were ill when the first ]
learing was held are still confined
o their homes and the only way to
;et the appeal before a majority of <
he members of the court any time i
oon is to submit the printed briefs 1
o them. The clerk of the Supreme i
ribunal is sending out from Colum- 1
ai inquiries to interested lawyers <
sking if they are willing to have '*
e-hearings by thie method in cases
rgued before the three associate jus- <
ices last fall, explaining that such
eviews can ue neiu uniy upuxi cuii- '
ent of both sides. James H Price of
he firm of Bonham and Price, yes
erday received one of these inquir
es in the Gossett case and he for
warded it to his partner, State Sena
or Proctor A. Bonham, who is at
ending the sessions of the General
Assembly in Columbia, with the rec
>mmendation that Senator Bonham
jive the firm's consent and suggest
;o Solicitor Blackwell that he do the
same in order to get the rehearing at
he earliest possible time. With
Dhief Justice. Gary and Associate
rustice Gage still absent and w:th
rhomas P. Cothran of Greenville,
lewly elected associate justice re
naming a member of the House of
Representatives for some days before
eaving it to take his place on the Su
ireme Court bench, Mr. Price ex
jlai'ned that it will be a good while
?efore the second hearing can be
leld unless both sides agree to have
it conducted without verbal argu
The Gossett case, which originated
many months ago, was one of the
nost sensational ever tried in th:s
section. A mot:?on for a new tr a1 in
Sessions Court, which motion con
sumed much time before being fully
denied, delayed the appeal to the tri
bunal of last resorts until the fall of
NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT
Stute of South Carolina,
County of Abbeville.
Notice of Settlement and Applica
tion for Final Discharge.
Take Notice, That on the 31st day
of January 1921, I will render a fin
al account of my actings and doings
as administrator of the estate of E.
E. Williams, deceased, in the office
of Judge of Probate for Abbeville
County, and on the same day will
apply for a final discharge from my
trust, as such.
All persons having demands a
gainut said estate will .present them
for payment on or before that day,
proven and authenticated or be for
E. A. WILLIAMS,
1, 14?3t Administrator.
CITATION FOR LETTERS OF AD
The State of South Carolina.
County of Abbeville.
By ,3. F. MILLER, Esq., Judge of
Whereas, Jame3 S. Cothran hath
made suit to me, to grant him Letters
of Administration of the estate and
effects of Wade S. Cothran, late of
Ybbeville County, deceased.
These Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Wade S.
Cothran, deceased that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Abbeville
Court House, on the 2nd day of Feb.
1921, after publication hereof, atll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause
if a.ny they have, why the said Ad-i
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal of
Court this 19th day of January in
the year of our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and twenty one and in
the 145th year of American Inde
Published on the 20th day of Jan.
192l in the Press and Banner and
on the Court House door for the time
required by law.
J. F. MILLER,
3t. Judge of Probate.
MASTE R'S SALE
The State of South Carolina.
County of Abbeville.
Court of Common Pleas.
CARRY GARY, Plaintiff
GEORGE WILLIAMS, MARSHALL
WILLIAMS and others,
By authority of a Decree of Sale
by the Court of Common Pleas for
Abbeville Gounty, in said State, made
n the above stated case, I will offer
for sale, at Public Outcry, at Abbe
ville C. H., S. C., on Salesday in
February, A. D. 1921, within the le
:al hours of sale the following des
cribed land, to wit: All that tract or
parcel of land situate, lying and bein?
11 Abbeville County, near the City
>i Abbeville, in the State aforesaid,
:ontaining Fourteen (14) Acres,
nore or less, and bounded on all sides
ay land now belonging to T. A. Put
lam, and being known as the Charity
Pressly place and being the same land
:onveyed to her by Thos. C. Perrin
TERM OF SALE?CASH. Pur
:haser to pay for stamps and papers.
THOS. P. THOMSON,
St. Master A. C., S. C. :
TO REGAIN SILESIA
London, Jan. 29.?Germany and
Poland are battling bitterly to win
the plebescite in Upper Silesia
By this plebiscite the people will
determine whether they will come
under German or Polish rule.
Both countries want this territory
because of its great coal resources.
Germany, which has had to sur
render the Saar Basin coal regions
to France, for 15 years, says it will
mean total ruin if it loses the Sile
sian coal fields.
Poland claims she must have them
x_ J* 1 1 ?? -1 a?
to iuei ner industries.
Both sides charge unair campaign
methods, intimidation and violence.
Though most of the people speak
Polish, the territory has been under
German rule for 700 years.
Political leaders in Germany talk
of violence if the allies avrard the
territory to Poland, Vice versa with
The Polish legation announces
that the Polish general staff is reor
ganizing a regular army according
to military standards. But It denies
That the army is being mobilized
in full strength:
That the Poles are concentrating
troops on the Esthonian, Latvian
and Rumanian frontiers;
That there are prospects of re
newal of warfare between Poland
and Bolshevik Russia.
The legation blames the Germans
for the baseless mobilization report,
which is to depress Polish currency
and credit, to otherwise weaken the
country, and to influence the plebis
It reports that five classes of the
army have been demobilize and that
it now numbers only 300,000 pien.
The legation says the Polish high
command expects a peace treaty to
be signed with r,he Rolsheviki in
In China all the land belongs to
the state, and a trifling sum per
acre, scarcely altered through long
centuries, is paid as rent.
FOR every crop you plan to
especially designed to in
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INTEREST PAID O
The Home of Over II
COLLECTED BY BAPTISTS
IN $75,000,000 DRIVE
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 27.?Col
lections, of $16,509,877.64 in cash
on subscriptions to the Baptist $75,
000,000 campaign were reported
here today by the Conservation
Commission as it assembled to lay
plans for a spring cash round up
during March and April.
The money collected has been ap
portioned among the causes of for
eign, home and state missions.
Christian education, hospitals, or
phanages and ministerial relief in
accordance with the original cam
Flowers growing in the Polar re
gions seldom have any perfume.
COMPLAINT TO SELL LANDS TO
The State of South Carolina,
County of Abbeville
In Probate Court.
CATO RAPLEY, Individually and as
Administrator of the Estate of
; Nellie Greene, deceased, Plaintiff,
I Fleming Rapley, Ben Rapley, Mary
Rapley, Eulus Rapley, George Rap
ley and Florence Rapley,
Pursuant to an order of the Pro
bate court, I will sell at public outcry
at Abbeville, C. H., South Carolina,,
on salesday in February, 1921 next*
for the payments of debts, the fol
lowing described real estate, belong
ing to the estate of Nellie Greene,
1 deceased, situate in the County of
Abbeville, in the State aforesaid, to
wit: All that tract or parcel of land
known as the Nellie Green place con
taininff Tuiolvo Acres ntnrp r?r Ipsk
and being bounded by lands of Jim
Klugh, Robert Jay place, Miller lands
and public road.
This land will be sold at the risk
of the former purchaser.
i TERMS CASH?Purchasers to pay
for stamps and papers.
J. F. MILLER,
1, 21, 3t. Judge of Probate
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