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% Abbeville Press and Banner I I - Established 1844. $21)0 the Year. Tri-Weekly Abbeville, S. C., Monday, June 20, 1921 Single Copies, Five Cents. 77th Year. 4UMER OUTLINES MARKETING PLAN PRESIDENT OF SOUTH CARO- I LINA COTTON -ASSOCIATION SUGGESTS NINE WAYS TO AID IN SELLING COTTON AT PROFIT. Columbia, June 20.?The cooperative marketing' association which is < being formed by the South Carolina , division of the American Cotton Association proposes to effect many abolutely necessary reforms in the I i present system of cotton sewing, ac- cording to R. C. Hamer, president of i the association. f "Specifically," said Mr. Hamer, "I j expect the association to do the following definite things for its members: "First, it will grade, staple and ' % weigh each bale of cotton delivered to it by its members. i "Second, it will warehouse all 4 cotton delivered to it by - its mem- i bers. This will at once reduce the i tremendous loss from 'country damage estimated s.t from $6 the f bale upward. t "Third, it will sell all of its cotton 1 in even running lots, each grade and * staple within its own pool. This will i assure a higher price than can be * obtained in any other way and save * to the producers the cost and profits * 4 of middlemen and speculators who < buy mixed lots from growers and, 1 after concentration and classification < seH in even lots to mills, at higher c prices. 5 "Fourth, it will sell its own sample jc and warehouse certificates. This will again reduce another heavy loss, i known as the 'city crop* and pre- t vent undergrading. t "Fifth, it will sell collectively ^ and only When the market demands 71 it. This will reduce specialization * and tend to stabilize prices. v i+ Tirill call it? rcifct/vn as t A V n??? W*i ?????.. ? | directly as possible. This will elimi- * nate many present wasteful meth- * ods, shorten the route between the d producer and spinner and secure for a the producer a larger share of the price paid by the spinner. v "Seventh, it will determine the J cost of production of cotton. This 0 will assist in asking a price which c will yield a profit to the producer. 1 "Eighth, it will encourage and de: 1 velop the production of uniform and s standard varieties. This will assist r still further in pool settling and in r securing a better price. "Ninth, it will advise with growers on production methods and prob- ' lems. This will be essentially helpful and profitable. ."This program can be oarried out only in one way and that is under * "w - * * ? i V L' tfte plan ot organization ouiimea m the marketing agreement of the co- 1 operative association. This associa tion will begin to function when a * membership representing at least 3 400,000 bales of cotton is secured. ^ Each member, regardless of the * > number of bales he produces, signs c a legally 'binding marketing con- 1 tract with the association, represent- * ing himself and every other mem- ^ ber, in which all members agree to I ! sell all ois their cotton through the * association for a period of five ^ years. This guarantees that the association will stick and that it will be * able to deliver the goods." BIG PACKARD TRUCK RUNS IN EMBANKMENT * 1 Last Saturday morning one of the ^ big Packard trucks owned by the * county, and being driven by a trusty < on the county chaingang, got out of i control of its driver and crashed in- i to an embankment beside the road, t The accident occurred about two and * a half miles from Abbeville on the 1 Due West road. * No one was hurt and little I damage done, as the truck will be repaired at the camp of the gang r -The truck embedded itself so deeply c that it had to be dug out. s ORDERS MISTRIAL IN WORD CASE ILLNESS OF MEMBER OF JURY CAUSES SPARTANBURG CASE TO HANG OVER?SEASE RELEASES THE DEFENDANT ON $20,000 BOND. Spartanburg, June 19.?By the >udden illness of G. G. McAibee, one )f the jurors trying T. E. Lanford, sharged with the murder of Glenn Foster, a misitrial was ordered in the :ase. All of the testimony was not n, and as counsel for the defense *ave notice that an application for jail would be made, court of general sessions recessed, and the remainder if the testimony was heard at chambers. The -court stated that i; would be nore satisfactory to hear all of the testimony rather than have what renained submitted in the shape of iffidavits. The defendant testified having fiven his record for the day of the ;ragedy, denying in toto that he tnew anything aboutf? the crime or my part in it. After the testimony vas completed the court fixed bail it $20,000, Judge Thomas .S Sease A* At_!L \ 1 _ 1 J.L. I rcaung mat wnen ne n&ara wie argunent of the state, he felt that the :ase was not a bailable offense, hut ifter hearing the argument of the lefense he felt that it was a bailable >ffense and the fact that there was i doubt in his own mind was suffi:ient to make it a bailable offense. Judge Sease stated that it was not vithin his sphere to pass upon the ruilt or innocence of the defendant, hat it is the duty of 12 men, but for ' lim to deny bail at this time might nake the impression that he believed ' he defendant should be convioted, rhich would amount to his trying he case. In fixing bail, he said, that ' te would make the amount sufficient ' o deter any from thinking that the ' tefendant should not be convicted md named $20,000 as the amount. The question was raised when it 1 ras announced that one of the urors was ill that th'e case might go ?n by consent, but the defendant's ounsel stated that they were wiling to go on with the trial, but did tofr believe they had any right to do io, as the constitution calls for _2 nen ,to try the case, and they did lot believe that right could be vaived. HISS BEST SAILS SOON TO RF.CIN JAPAN WAD^I' Miss Louise Best, daughter of the lev. J. H. Best of Cokesbury, who las recently completed her course of j raining us prescribed by the Metholist conference, will speak in the Gil:al church next Sunday of the work 1 he expects to take up soon in Japan. >he is to sail from New York July 5th, and upon her arrival in that :ountry will assume the duties of a nissionary under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, rhe Rev. Mr. Best., her father, is )astor of the Cokesbury district, and Hiss Best will occupy his pulpit next Junday. GOVERNOR PAROLES ABBEVILLE NEGROES The clerk of court has received lotification of the parole of Bush iVilliams and Jim DuBose. Williams vas convicted at the February term I vas convicted at February term of :ourt of murder and sentenced to life mprisonment. The parole is effective intil August 15, during which time :he pardon board will determine vhether a full pardon is justified. Williams has tuberculosis of the )one, it is said, which makes it imjracticable to work him on the pang. DuBose was convicted in 1912 of nurder and sentenced to life imprisonment. His parole is to last during :ood behavior. * , ' r ..Vo*., A. . .. M'COKK NEGRO LYNCHED BY MOE HERBERT QUARLES CAPTURED SUNDAY NEAR MT. VERNOr< CHURCH AND HUNG AFTEF CONFESSING TO CRIMINAL ASSAULT ON WHITE WOMAN McCormick, June 19.?The posst which yesterday morning began th< hunt for Herbert Quarles, a negro charged with criminally assaulting t white woman, one mile west of Pluir Branch, caught the negro at 3 o'clock this afternoon and put him to death There were probably two thousanc men in the search. The negro wa? found hiding under some brush, about fifteen miles from the plact where he committed the crime anc about one mile irom where ne wa< raised. When those finding hin wre in about ten feet of him. he jumped up out of"the brush, holding his hands up in an effort to keej from being shot. Hundreds of shotf were fired in the air as an alarm bj those near the spot. The newj spread rapidly and the posse soor gathered on the scene. Men from Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield, Aiker Abbeville, Newberry and Lincoln county, Georgia joined in the hunt, He begged not to be burned and was made to climb a tree, where he was chained. When some limbs obstructed the view of his face he obligingly broke away the foliage so that the marksmen could take better aim. It is said about 5,000 shots were fired into his body. Every effort was made iby officers to evade the infuriated mob and rush the negro away for safe keeping but the members of the party had held themselves at high tension too long to allow their victim to escape, and their determination and numbers were too strong for the officers. The victim of the brutal assault lives in a sparsely settled community between the town of Plum Branch and the Savannah" riveT, about 300 yards from heT mail box, and it is stated that she went to the mail box Saturday morning about 8 o'clock and the negro, Herbert Quarles, who also lives nearby and who was at the time working in a field nearby, left his plow standing in the field and waited for her at the mail box. When she came up he choked her almost to insensibility and dragged her to a nearby wood, where he is said to have accomplished the crime. The victim is - a married woman, about 30 years of age. Her husband was not at home at the time and she was choked, strangled or frightened into unconsciousness by the brute, who, it is alleged, after committing the crime, went to his own home, obtained his best clothes and immerlintftlu lD"f+ (iirirti nr?AX *vx w f(4VU VliV4*i UilVl^i Uto aLllly wearing the overalls in whirh he had been working. He was said to be an ex-service man, about 30 years of age, six feet tall, weighing" about 160 or 170 pounds and bore anything but a good reputation. He is said to have been accused of a similar crime upon a negro girl in the Callison section of McCormick county about ten years ago but escaped punishment on account of lack of evidence. He is also said to be the first negro sent to the chaingang in this county. He was convicted of stealing several hundred dollars and served his time out. As soon a3 the alarm was given Saturday morning a posse was quickly organized and went to the scene, but it was found impossible to get along through the woodland on his trail, and Sheriff Cannon Blease of Newberry was wired for bloodhounds, which arrived about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and immediately took up the trail for several miles. People in the community reported having seen the negro pass going in the direction of Edgefield. At one time it was thought the negro war sucessfully surrounded, but if so he NEWSPAPER PUN! I - BUMS MOUND OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY, F I PUBLISHERS OF THE SUMTER I DAILY ITEM AND WATCHMAN AND SOUTHRON DESTROYED IN EARLY MORNING BLAZE. i Sumter, June 19?The plant of the 5 Osteen publishing company, publish- o ' ers of the Sumter Daily Item and t The Watchman and Southron, was v 1 . completely destroyed by fire of un- f zwiuvru uiigui caujr tiua iiivmiiig, u the loss being estimated as over e $100,000, covered in part by insur- ii ance. Nearby buildings were also I * slightly damaged. The fire broke out at 11.30 o'clock t last night, apparently originating in b the advertising room at the rear of the second floor, and was almost be- C yond control when discovered. The s plant was not in use last night and a the owners are at a loss to explain 11 the origin of the blaze since no one had been in the advertising room since the publication of Saturday!e arternoon s edition oi me Daily 1/1 1 Item. A compositor who had re- $ ' mained to do some extra work on ^ ' the linotype during the afternoon was 1 the last man to leave the building, 51 ' going home at 6 o'clock. w ! For two hours the Sumter fire de- ?' 1 partmnt continued its effort, finally r< gaining control of the blaze early ^ ! this morning with the building and its costly machinery only a mass of t( i smoldering ruins. The building was r< the property of C. P. Osteen and H. w G. Osteen, the second floor being devoted to the plant of the Osteen pub- 31 lishing company. The first floor was occupied by three stores, .George Has. kin, groceries; the Lyon Brokerage ^ company, fertilizers, and the Jones- a Ross company, office supplies. Dr. C. P. Osteen has his offices on the p second floor, adjoining the publishing company's plant while the entire third story was occupied by the armory nan. nere in prewar days the Sumter light infantry had its ^ armory while the hall has also serv- ^ ed as the scene of all larger dances ?' held in in Sumter in recent years. ?1' The building and the publishing plant equipment, H. G. Osteen, editor of The Daily Item estimates, was val c' ued at approximately $100,000 and ^ with the contents of the three stores ^ on the first floor is a total loss. This loss, Mr. Osteen says, is only about 50 per cent, covered by the insurance carried. No estimates as to the ex- ** act losses sustained by Mr. Haskin, 0 It the Lyman company and the JonesRoss company were available this morning. Wfch the fire practically extin- _ T guished the building this morning is only a skeleton with only the two side walls and the front waill stand- ? $ ing. The second story, where the fire originated, was soon burned through, the linotypes and other ma.i chinery falling to the second floor to be piled up upon the press, which was located in the basement. ^ The adjoining building, owned by ^ V. T. Andrews was damaged some- ^ what by the fire and smoke, a fall- ' ing parapet also crushing the roof. The old Masonic temple, adjoining . the building on the other side scaped with only slight damage from smoke ^ and blaze. ti 01 BACK AT HOME I I m Mr. and Mr\ R. L. Darean, of Spartanburg are in Abbeville visit- ^ ing among their many friends. They are guests at present of Mr. I and Mrs. S. J. Link. successfully made a getaway from tl the woods in which he was supposed ni to have been at the time. m Among those aiding in the search of the negro were sheriffs from Mc- C Corniick, Greenwood and Edgefield r< counties and Sheriff Harrison of w Lincoln county, Georgia. st ?i ! ? IAS NEW SCHEME TO ENFORCE LAWS \ PROHIBITION UNITS IN EACH STATE WILL DIRECT THE FIGHT IN VIOLATIONS OF LIQUOR STATUTES. OLD PLAN TO BE ABANDONED. Washington, Junev 18.?Creation 'f a separate and distinct prohibiion enforcement unit in each state, rith a state director at its head, orms the 'basis of the reorganization f the prohibition organzation workd out by Commisioner Blair of the nternal revenue bureau and Frohi ition Commissioner Haynes. The present administrative dis-v ricts comnrisini? several states will e abolished. # The plan was laid today before ;hairman Penrose and Senator Waton, Republican, Indiana of. the.sente finance committee, who approved ; and it will be put into force soon. Co-ordination of the administraive work is the aim, it was explain- ] d. Accordig to estimates submitted j d Senators Penrose and Watson, 150,000 would be saved immediate- j j by the re-organization plan. ( Scnfltrtrs tn whivrri the nlan moo irbimtted said the reorganization . -ould tighten up enforcement by < entralizing authority and abolishing j sd tape. An innovation would be le establishment of "a mofoile >rce of specially qualified agents" > operate under the immediate diaction of Director Haynes, but the hole plan, it was explained, is con- * ngent upon retention by the trealry of jurisdiction-over prohibition. 1 Mr. Haynes report- said it had 1 een "clearly demonstrated after a ^ lorough trial that the present plan c B OJ _ 0 It. . ' M _!_? . _! T c orgaoisaroon 01 ine promotion r eld force should be abandoned." c ECOVERS FORD CAR r ' STOLEN THURSDAY NIGHT 0 4 Last Friday morning Mr. J. M. c ickles was up (bright and early to * lake a trip out to his farm where he c icpeoted to direct the opeing ma- J euvers of a big tractor. He hurried * round to the front of the Eureka c [otel, where he has been parking his ar for the past several years. Not r nee in all the years had his trusty ;ord's form been invisible, but Fri- 4 ay morning, when Mr. Nickles had I ot needed it so badly in six months, i e said, it "turned up missing." He ? ersuaded a neighbor to haul him * ut to the farm, and later he had to 1 Lake several other trips in borrowed c r hired cars. Late in the afternoon three negro f oys, Luther I>avis, Jew Linwright, ] urner Brown arid Allen Boykin, ? ere arrested in connection with the ? ar's disappearance. Davis was fined 100, the others establishing inno- v ?nce of intent of wrong-doing. The I utomobile was found stranded on t hurch Street. It developed that the 1 oys craved a spin, and merely "bor- c ywed" the car, possibly expecting > return it later in the night, but le gas gave out too soon. They may ave thought the car had been a'banoned by its owner, as old timers in t le neighborhood of the chosen park- r ig place say that Me. Nickles fre- t uently leaves the car standing in its \ ivored spot for varying periods of \ me. They say he went to New York ( nee and remained there for two L eeks, leaving the car to the tender t lercies of weather and thieves. t o /IT I I FT rniMTRArT I, r *-**-* ? */W4' * v 1J FOR ROAD PAVING s r Bids will be opened on July 7 by le Abbeville County Hiphway Conjlission for the construction of 16.5 v liles of the Antreville road, be- ? veen Abbeville and the Anderson ? aunty line. This is a much used c >ad and the people along the i*oute ^ Ml be much benefitted by this con- ' ;ruction. j DECLINE NOTICED I IN FOOD PRICES I 3 COMPARISON OF FIGURES FOR MAY AND JUNE SHOW SLOW DROP WITH INCREASES IN ONIONS, CA3BAGES, AND ORANGES. m ~ 1 Washington, June 18.?Retail food prices to the average family declined 4.8 per cent, in May as compared with April, while wholesale food prices dropped 5 3-4 per cent, in the same period, according to statistics made public today by the department of labor. General wholesale prices, including farm products, food, building materials, metals, " ' house furnishings and miscellaneous commodities, declined approximately n ? j ? .1.1? ? xt. ? per ceuu uunug uie tuuntn. The decline from the peak prices af May, 1919, amounted to 83 per cent, in retail food prices and 44 1-2 per cent, in general wholesale prices. The drop in wholesale prices includes a 53 1-2 per cent, decline in man- ' ifactured food products and a 52 per cent, reduction in the prices of farm products, the statement said. From April 15 to May 15 the retail arice of butter declined 24 per cent. :heese, 16 per cent; sugar, 13 per :ent.; lard, 9 per cent.; pork chops ind olemargarine, 5 per cent. Smaller reduction were noted for nany other commodities. Retail prices of three articles vhich increased in price during the nonth were onions. 44.per cent; cab>ages, 10 per cent, and oranges, 5 >er cent. Wholesale prices of farm products eacted from the low level reached n April, the statement said, with a rain of 1 3-4 per cent. With the exeption of metal and metal products, irices. of which have remained the ame for two months, there was a lecline in all wholesale prices, food iroducts leading. Wholesale prices if house furnishings dropped nearly '* i 1-2 per cent, during the month; loths and clothing, 2 3.4 per cent; uel and lighting materials, 2 1-2 per ent, and chemicals and drugs, 1 1-4 >er cent. Wholesale building maerial prices declined about one-half if 1 per cent, during the month. Changes from wholesale peak,, >rices of May, 1919, include declines n cloths and clothing amounting to 18 per cent;~ building materials, 41 >er cent; metals and metal prodicts, 28 1-2 per cent; chemicals and Irugs, 22 3-4 per cent, and house 'urnishinga, 22 per cent. Fuel annd ighting materials dropped 17 1-2 per :ent. during the year. The average family expenditure 'or food decreased from April 15, i921 to May 15, 1921 in all of the i il cities from which monthly prices ire secured, the report said. Thfe greatest decrease 8 per' cent, vas shown in Milwaukee and St. 'aul. In Jacksonville and Savannah he decrease was 5. per cent. In At anta, Charleston, S. C., it was 4 per :ent and at Richmond 3 per cent. TWO HOUSES BURN Fire Sunday morning destroyed wo small frame dwelling houses iear the railroad shops, belonging o the Wade Cothran estate. They vere occupied by negro families, vho lost all their household effects. )ne of the houses was a complete oss when the firemen arrived and he fire had made good headway on he other. The firemen say the second house might have been saved iad it not been for low water presure, due probably to distance from lumping station or small main. The United States government has t'on a diplomatic victory with regard to the settling of the Yap and Iesopotamian questions, the council if the League of Nations havine: deided that this country's wi?hes must >e regarded before final agreement hall he reached.