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NO TAX COLLECTED P
1KLU KLUX KLAN
^ MASSACHUSETTS MAN DE- <
; CLARES THIRTY MILLION
> DOLLARS HAS BEEN COLJLECTED
AND NO RETURNS
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Washington, Oct. 11.?Officials of
the Ku Klux Klan have collected an- <
- jwoximately $30,000,000 from their
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* -500,000 fellow memoers, upon ymiwi
the government has received no tax
return, Representative Tague, Massachusetts,
declared today to the 1
. house rules committee, which is to
decide -whether congress shall invesv*:-.
. tsgate the organization. Mr. Tague
. said he arrived at the^figures from
.'7 information furnished by the klan
/ Opening the preliminary inquiry
<* of the rules committee into the aft
fairs of the mystic order, Mr. Tague
asserted it was up to congress to
show whether the constitution is
' "j?erely a scrap of paper." He denounced
the members of the klan as
? 4^pack of cowards who go into the
^ night, behind masks and infringe on
* the rights of citizens."
* Mr. Tague charged the organization
was boasting that it controlled 1
public officials, including police and
Chairman Campbell, Kansas, said
; that the committee must first-decide
1?Whether the Ku Klux used the '
mails to defraud.
2?Whether it has committed
overt acts against, individuals and
MOTHER PUT ON TRIAL
' g FOR CHILDREN'S DEATH
Mri. Huston Answers Same Charge
On Which Her Husband Was
Albany, Ga., Oct. 11.?iMrs. i*ennie
Hudson -went on trial this morning
in Dougherty superior court for
* the murder of her two little children,
Robert and Isiah Temple, sons by a
former union, for the killing of
: whom her husband, Gletf Moore
- Hudson, was last week sentenced to
feang on November 18 next.
dlrs. Hudson was jointly indicted
' -writ her husband, but by consent of
. both sides their cases were separated
and Hudson was tried first.
The selection of a jury for the
j-g trial of Mtb. Hudson began at 11
."..?'dock this morning, after both
" tides had announced ready. Mrs.
: Hudson is represented by two prominent
local attorneys, W. H. Beckham,
representative in the state
legislature from Dougherty county,
aad Jay Weiss Kieve, who were appointed
by the court early last week,
and who have promfeed startling developments
during the trial.
The Abbeville Cotton Mills Company
began this morning the paving
Brook Street which traverses the
.' mill's property from Main street
across the railroad. Grading has been
In progress for several days, but the
- actual paving began this morning.
The contractor whQ has recently
been engaged in the reconstruction
of Grace Methodist church building
on South Main Street has about
completed his work. This church
"building was destroyed by fire some
months ago, but the walls did not
fall, and were used as before in remodeling
the church. The Rev. J. M.
Mason is pastor of the church.
In observance of Yom Kippur, the
day of atonement, the Jewish business
houses are closed today. This is an
annual holiday and is always observ,
cd with much ceremony.
[RUCK WITH SACKS
ONLY ROBBERY CLUE
OFFICERS ARE PUT ON HOT
TRAIL ONLY TO FIND THAT
MAN THEY WAITED FOR WAS
HILARIOUSLY DRUNK AND
PERFCTLY HAPPY. *
Detroit, Oct. 11.?While federal
agents were questioning a man giving
the name of "Bob" Cunningham,
detained in Toledo on suspicion of
connection with the mail robbery
here last Friday, police today instituted
a vigorous search of all foreign
'quarters of the city for the
four bandits. The first clue to their
identity was obtained yesterday
when a truck containing the mutillated
mail sacks and rifled envelopes
was found, in alley. Finger prints
taken from the envelopes and the
truck are expected to aid the officers.
Police were unable to Identify
Cummings by that name and said the
fact that a. coin bearing the name of
the National Bank of Commerce
here was found on his person, might
not connect him with the mail robbery.
They pointed out that none of
the registered packages stolen contained
money shipments to that bank.
Carl Grebe, arrested Saturday on
a technical charge of violating the
United States code, was still in custody
today, although William McCauley,
the mail wagon driver, failed
to identify him as one of the
The truck in which the mail bags
were found was turned over to federal
authorities today after it had 'been
carefully examined by police. There
was no mark of identification on it, j
but from the part of the city in I
which it was foand, officers said j
they were convinced the hold-up was
the work of foreigners.
All of the mail pouches had been
ripped open and all the letters and
packages carefully oipened, the band
overlooking nothing of its value.
Suspect Was Drunk
Toledo, 0., Oct. 11.?After receiving
a tip that a member of the
Detroit postal robber gang was passing
through Toledo, city detectives
and postal inspectors rushed to the
Union station to capture the supposed
bandit. When they arrived j
they found the suspect, luggage, and
all, perched peacefully on the bag-1
gage platform, the proud possessor
of a capacity jag. Giving his name
as "Bab" Cunningham, Detroit, he
began turning his pockets wrongside
out to prove his innocence to the
postal inspectors and the floor became
flooded with a rain of small
coins and crumpled one dollar bills.
At the police station where he was
taken he told the turnkey he was a
"moonshiner (by trade" and opened
his suitcase and produced evidence
to prove it in form of two quarts
of raisin jack and a half dozen
bottles of one per cent beer. The
charge against him was changed.
NEGRO MESSENGER ROBBED
Lose* $17,680 of Bank's Money and
Fifty Thousand in Paper.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 11.?Robert
Hardaman, negro, messenger for the
Grand Avenue Bank was held up today
by two men, who escaped with
a satchel containing $17,650 in cash
and $51?650 in non-negotiable
paper.. The robbery was committed
on a crowded street car, near the
down town quarter.
Hardaman was taking the money
to a down-town bank. After obtain
ing the satchel, the bandits compelled
the conductor to stop the \xtr,
and open the door. They escaped in
Decatur, 111., Oct. 11.?Forty-five
persons were injured, five seriously
when ten sections of the graadstand
seats erected for the American Legion
parade collapsed today, just
before the parade passed. There were
IN KABER MUKDEF
GIRL CLAIMS SHE DiO NOPLOT
DEATH OF STEPFATH
ER?WITNSSS ADMITS HEAR
ING MOTHER AND GRAND
MOTHER DISCUSSED PLAN.
Cleveland, Oct. 11.?Marian Mc
Ardle, testifying in her own behal
today, denied that she helped plo
the murder of Daniel Kaber, he
step-father, for which she is on tria
but declared she had often hear
her mother, Mrs. Eva Catherin
Kaber, and her grandmother, Mr
Mary Brickels, discuss the plan.
"I did not plot this murder," th
20 year old girl declared as sh
stamped her foot angrily and stare
through a film of tears at the pros(
Miss McArdle bared the story c
her life in an effort to save hersel
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state asks, on a first degree murde
charge for alleged complicity wit
her mother in the death of the Lak<
Miss McArdle testified her moth?
and Mr. Kaber had frequently quai
reled and threatened to kill eac
other, but she had never taken th
threats seriously, and said she ha
never had any trouble with Kaber.
A severe cross examination by As
sistant County Prosecutor Cassid
failed to confuse her. She held firrc
ly to the main points of her storj
that she had no part in the murde
Like Salvatore Gala, one of th
two hired assassins, who stabbe
Kaber to death, and who is servin
a life imprisonment term followin
his confession and conviction, an
who preceded her on the witnes
stand, Miss McArdle sought to shii
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shoulders of her 69 year old granc
mother. The defense practicall
concluded its case late today wit
testimony by Miss McArdle's schoc
teachers, called as character wi1
Opposeum Hunters Welcome Days o
The light fronts that have bee
noticed recently denote better daj
for 'possum hunters. The lowly pei
simmons, along with foliage in gei
eral, has taken on a coat of brow
and soon may ibe eaten withoi
danger of lockjaw.
The 'possum's propensity for pe:
simmons is well known and thoug
other food be plentiful they will vei
ture far for the old beer fruit, an
in making such excursions the
usually leeve a trail that is esaily fo
lowed by Bruno, the dog.
One tall 'possum chaser came ne?
having grounds for suit against th
county when he stepped off into
miniature grand canyon near towi
Although he is more than two yarc
tall he could no* see out of the gull
by albout 10 feet. The same ma
took the night off from setback Tue:
day and went on another hunt, no
withstanding his previous experienc
His wife begged him not to temj
fortune too far, but he* could not r<
strain himself. His dogs "treed" tw<
he said but their eyes were n<
shiny enough to be located.
GIANTS WIN SEVENTH.
The New York Giants won
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sctciuu game ui IUC wwuu
series this afternoon. The teams
now stand four and three with
the Nationals leading. The Giants
only need to win one more
game, while the Yankees need
The Giants got six hits today
while the American leaguers got
eight and made one error.
Spot: 20 cents.
The cotton exchanges were clos
. r n i
ed today on account or v,oinmbua
" DECISION AGAINST
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riCAN BE TRIED ON EACH OF
I- THREE CHARGES OF MURDER.
U REVERSAL OF TRIAL JUDGE
IN ONE OF MOST IMPORTANT
CASES ON RECORD.
!-' Columbia, Oct. 11.?Among the
f twenty-two opinions handed down
>t by the State Supreme Court today,
r chief among them was the reversal of
l> a lower court decision in the case of
d the State against Carlos A. Corbett,
e of Orangeburg County, in which the
J. court holds that Corbett can be tried
on three different counts for the mure
der of three menv alleged by the dee
fense to have been one and the same
d act. The court, sitting en banc, says
i- that the killings were three distinct
acts and Corbett can be tried fir :li2
f killing of the other two Hi
if been tried for the murder cf 1
ir Corbett, it is urged, kilieJ Drii:.
h Sailed, Hugh Fann'ng and Julian
' ^/uupcx uu me iiignw oi marcn ny
1920, in front of his home. He was
* tried and acquitted on the charge of
killing Bryan Salley, and when plach
ed on trial for the murder of Cooper,
e defense counsel pleaded former jeopd
ardy and acquittal, claiming the three
murders to be one act and offense.
3- The trial judge sustained this plea
y and dismissed the charges in the last
i- two cases. Subsequently the State
7, appealed and the decision today sends
the case back to Orangeburg County
for tr'al. Justice Cothran wrote the
g FALL TERM OF COURT
g CONVENED YESTERDAY
;s Few Cases of Importance?First
't Daj Spent on Automobile ,
0 Damage Suit.
y Court of general sessions convenh
ed yesterday morning with Judge
>1 Edward Mclver of Cheraw presid
ing. All of the court officers were on
hand at the opening. There were
about 35 cases on the calendar for
the session, none of them being of
,f Judge Mclver directed a verdict
in the case of John R. Mars against
n Bessie Pressly, which involved the
rs possession of a lot. The case had
p_ been tried before and the defendant
won a verdict, and it was held that
n the same ground was being covered
it in the present suit.
Yesterday afternoon the court was
r- engaged in trial of a damage suit
h brought by J. L. McCoy against,
i. Austin Hall. Mr. McCoy claims to
d have been injured when the buggy
in whi/rh he ridimr was frtruek hv
1_ Mr. Hall's automobile. Sixteen witnesses
had been examined at noon
ir today. Mr. McCoy is asking $100,ie
a. DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
Is TRUE TO CALIFORNIA
n Paris, Oct. 11.?Not even the
9- beauty of Paris can woo Douglas
t- Fairbanks away from his loyalty to
:e the climate of the scenic charm of
j. Following reports that he had sold
5, his Los Angeles house, rumors be)t
'ame current that the famous film
.tar would make his home elsewhere
?possibly in Europe.
Said "Doug" when he was questioned
"I^m selling my Los Angeles home
mly because I want to build another.
I w'll always have a home ir
California though. I intend to spend
six months of every year in Europe."
Escape With Cash
Spring City, Pa., Oct. 11.?Five
motor bandits today held up the
National bank, here and escaped
with a satchel containing approxk
mately $50,000 in cash. Only three
persons, an official, a. clerk and s
depositor were in the insitution at
the time. Pedestrians were held ai
bay at the point of pistols while the
bandits made their escape.
WILL OPEN TODAY
BRITISH LEADERS PLAN PROCEDURE
AND TUDOR TO BE
SUMMONED TO AID GOVERN.
London, Oct. 11.?The prime
minister and other representatives
of the British government and the
delegates to the Dail Eireann will
face'each other across the conference
table in the cabinet room at No.
10 Downing street, the premier's
official residence at 11 o'clock tomorrow
morning. Mr. Lloyd George,
members of the catoinet and several
officials of the Irish office discussed
for an hour and a half this afternoon
tomorrow's conference. It is understood
that the procedure favored is
a speech of welcome by the premiei
after which he will outline the methods
the government proposes foi
dealing with the various phasesxof
the question. Arthur Griffith, the
Sinn Fein leader, is expected to reply.
The program for the first day
takes the form of opening conversation
with a view of arriving at some
definite basis upon which negotiations
looking to an Irish settlement
Either side may, however, raise
some controversial subject There is
the question of the release of the
interned men which many people in
Ireland are urging on their delegates.
One of the delegates said today
that it was not the intention to
mention this subject for the present.
Nevertheless the government is
preparing a reply to such a request
wiat nas summonea uen. sir x\evui
MacReady and General Tudor of the
forces in Ireland, and the head oi
the police from Dublin to advise the
government should the proposal b?
The services of these generals also
would be useful when arrangements
are suggested for stricter observance
of the truce which botl
the government and the Sinn Feinen
desire. Both General MacReady anc
General Tudor have been charged bj
the Sinn Fein with provoking th(
people and their orders to come tc
London confirms the impression thai
the intention is to avoid all causes
The cabinet is said to have dis
cussed today the possibility of ex
tending the scope of the conference
and inviting Ulster to send dele
gates. This is a matter for the prim<
minister to decide as the Sinn Feir
delegates are held only as th<
spokesmen of those they represent.
WOULD HELP UNEMPLOYED
A?k CongreM to Appropriate $400,'
000 to Expand Service
Washington, Oct. 11.?Foreshadowing
what is expected to be one oJ
the recommendations of the Nation
al Unemployment Conference, formulation
of a request for a $400,00C
special congressional appropriation
to permit expansion of the federal
employment service was ordered today
by Secretary of Lalbor Davis.
The unemployment conierence lr
drafting its emergency program rec>mmended
establishment of local employment
agencies and the " recommendations
for permanent reliei
trom unemployment in the light oi
Secretary Davis' action, are expected
to include an extension of the
work of the employment service,
now operating on a skeleton basis.
"Stolen" Bag Found
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 11.?-A
handbag belonging to W. N. Estes
of Jackson, and containing certified
:hecks to the amount of $6,000
;hought to have been stolen from th<
iepot platform here Sunday nighl
following the arrival of the Memphis
rain, was found this morning in th<
:oach in which Mr. Estes had rid
Jen. The contents were intact.
ATLANIA LAWYER J
TO SUEKLU KLUX
FORMER COUNSEL FOR KLAN
ASKS FOR LARGE SUM?ORGANIZATION
MADE MILLIONS /;
BECAUSE OF SERVICES, AT- ^30
Athmta^Oct. 11.?Suit for $100,- T
, 000 was-filed against th? Kg Klux
Klan here today by W. H. Terrell, attorney
and member of the city board
of education, to recover compcns&r
tion for services rendered as general 'A
i counsel to the klan. Mr. Terrell re* >|
linquished the post on November 1, ^
, 1930, after serving from 1916 when ^
[ he requested that his name be drop- V|
ped from the rolls of the organiza- i
Attached to the forrrfal petition f
i was a notice that the klan would be
> called upon to produce in court* its . v
. constitution and amendments tb- *?
gether with all records showing fin'
ancial receipts and disbursements.
! "A man named Jonathan B. Frost
. attempted to organize an order sixnilar
to the Ku Klux Klan," Mr. Ter
rell said in connection with the filing I
. of his suit. "And I was named gen- $2
i eral couns^ to conduct the fighi '
. against it. I was successful in de- S?|
; feating th's organization and made
it possible for the- klan to reap mili
lions. I have filed suit in a small
i amount compared to the huge sums
? the klan has beeen able to gather in V's
t because of my services."
Officials of the klan refused to
, comment on Mr. Terrell's suit today. ' >
Washington, Oct. 11.?Evidence
i obtained by the department of justice
; bearing on the activities of the Ku
. Klux Klan was presented today by
i Attorney General Daugherty to Chair ;
: man Campbell of the house rules
> committee, which will begin hearings
> tomorrow on resolution^ calling for
an investigation of the organization.
William J. Simmons of Atlanta, im.
perial wizard of the Ku Klux, will
. appear before . the committee to- ^
t morrow. Proponents of five separate
j house resolutions, calling for an in[
quiry in one forai or another, also
r will be heard. One of the resolutions
> introduced today would authorize the
> appointment of a committee to find
t out whether any senators or repre3
sentatives are members of the klan.
Representative Upshaw (Demo.
crat) of Georgia issued a statement
. today denying reports that he wduld ; ">
? appear before the house rules com.
mittee tomorrow in defense of the
? Ku Klux.
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J ERSKINE PLAYS FRIDAY
Secedera Meet Charleston College in -a;
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The Erskine team is preparing for
its game Friday afternoon at Due
West with the College of Charleston.
The game will begin at 3:30 o'clock,
^ at which time it is predicted by Erskine
supporters, the scoring will commence,
with the mighty Phillips lead'
ing the procession. s .
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Erskine has made an excellent
' showing already this year, having
jut a permanent scare in the University
of South Carolina team.
'| Charleston College has not paid
jmuch attention to football in recent
j years but it is said that the student
[ body is now trying to put out a team
; that will redeem the previous lassitude.
Anderson High School football
team will furnish the opposition Friiay
afternoon for the Abbeville
. Hi's. It is expected that this game
j will have an important bearing on the
I state championship, as it may come
, lear determining what team from the
j Piedmont section will meet the team
t "rom the coastal district. Abbeville's
? record is auspicious so far and those
i vho know predict that it will remain
- so after the Electric City lads hare
come and gone.