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Established 1844. $2.00 Year. Tri-Weekly Abbeville, S. C., Monday, July 10, 1922. Single Copies, Five Cents. 78th Year.
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CLOTURE EFFORT
POLITICAL MOVE
REPUBLICANS ATTEMPT IN
VAIN TO ATTRIBUTE FAIL
UiRE TO DEMOCRATIC OB
STRUCTION ?RAISED ON
SUM HOPE
Washington, July 8.?The strate
gy involved in the Republican
movement today for a rule of clo
ture was based on hope that the
eountry might 'become impressed
with the idea that the Republican j
failure to enact tariff legislation
was due to Democratic obstruction, I
according to Senator Oscar W.
Underwiood, Democratic leader, in
an interview tonight. I
That the movement was initiated
in knowledge that it would fbe de
feated, and that It was made in a
kind of desperation purely for
political effect, Senator Underwood
declared to be true.
"It was a ridiculous plan," con
tinued the senator. "The country
understands that there was no jus
tice in an attempt to gag the sen
ate prior to discussion of the most
important schedules, those relating
to cotton, wool and dyes. The
country also understands that af
ter the Republicans had been per
mitted, some time by unanimous
consent, to make amendments to
their schedules it was foolish for
them to aftten^pt a rule under which
Democrats could make no amend
ments.
"It -was solely a political ruse,
conceived in desperation, doomed
to certain defeat, and destined on
ly to emphasize the indefensible
nature of the Republican -bill. The
country is with the Democrats in
their fight against the bill. I have
never seen the country, people and
press of all political persuasions
more united against a proposed
party measure. The Republicans
are sick of it, and yet they can not
do as they would like to do namely,
dron it."
The duplicity of the Republican
strategists was exposed further by
Senator Robinson of Arkansas,
who declared that even were the
bill to be enacted under cloture
within two weeks, it could not be
sent to the house until after Au
gust 15. The house adjourned -w#h
the permission of the Republican
majority of the senate.
Senator Underwood repeated to
night his former statement that the
Democrats would not unnecessarily
delay the passage of the bill. He|
expressed a determination, how
ever, adequately to discuss and dis
sect it. 'He declared tnat tne coun
try demanded this service of Dem
ocrats.
It -was his prediction that the
bill would pass the senate (by Au
gust 10.
Dr. 3. W. Page of Greenwood
came over last night and operated
on a patient at the Hospital.
BASEBALL NOTICE
Tbe management of the Abbe
Ivile Baseball team announces
that hereafter all games played
kiB
fin Abbeville will be duly adver_
.tised in the Press and Banner,
10 that the people from a dis
tance who desire to trade here
will know that the stores will
be closed at a certain hour on
the days games are played here.
Watch this space for notice of
the game*.
The charges for attending the
games will be 50 cents for men,
and 25 cents for ladies and chil
dren.
The stores will be closed, or
at least a petition is being cir
culated asking that this be done.
The Abbeville boys play the
Greeawood team in Greenwood
today and tomorrow, the games
starting at 4:30. All the "root. j
ers" axe expected to attend.
IIWTfUDANPt
LUUIV IUIIMI1UL
HELP MAY COME FROM A- I
CROSS THE RHINE?CAN BE
PREVENTED ONLY BY LOOS
ENING OF GRIP UPON REPA
RATIONS SITUATION
Washington, July 9.?Germany,
facing a political and economic sit- c
uation generally, admitted as most f
serious must, in the view of Ameri- c
can officials as expressed today, s
i?1? ~ 4-U/v driiwa fA UVon/?o -Pat J
4UUK UlC xvauiic vvr a. &muw *v- ?
necessary relief. h
France, it was stated today by
one official in close touch with de- c
velopments in Europe, must loosen n
her grip upon the reparations situ- a
ation to lighten Germany's financial t
burden, or utter collapse of the ii
former strong central power may c
result, and a radical regime arise
from the ruins. fi
Help from the United States, it
generally is maintained 'by officials b
here, only can be given Germany f
in the form of loans of private t
capital and Germany can obtain f
I loans only through the offer of suf
i fi/?i"anfiTr Tvrrvfp/?Hvo secirritv to at- ?
! tract investors. Under the present
[reparations scheme, it appears to
j officials here that all of Germany's
resources are bound to the wheel
of allied payments and held close
ftby the hand of (France so that un
less Germany can obtain conces
sions to permit of the pledging of
some of her potential wealth as se
curity, all hope of financial as
sistance from without must (be
abandoned.
The suggestion was made in an
informed German quarter today
that there must be recourse to the
Russian system of barter if Ger
many is to go on at all. Unable to
pay the American cotton grower
and the copper miner in any kind
of acceptable currency and with
out coin, the German manufacturer
must offer in return for the raw
material a certain proportion of
the finished product into which it is
made It is fuHy realized by the
Germans that any such plan would
encounter 'bitter opposition from
the labor interests of the coun
tries with which Germany seeks to
barter. But that in their opinion,
as obtainable here, is the only
course open to the maintenance of
German industries. And if they
close down through lack of market
for their products, it is declared
that the result will be a tremen
1 ?1 J: i~: 4-a nnomnlftupH
aous auuiuuu w bus twvM.t,..,?
classes in Germany, result in great ?
dissatisfaction and the probable
overturn of the present govern- *
ment and the substitution of a
more radical regime.
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NEW AUTOMOBILES T
ARE REGISTERED a
S'
Over 800 Licensed During: Month v
of June, Highway Depart- ?
ment Announce*. .
Columbia, June 8.?South Caro
linians bought 821 "ibrand" new p
automobiles during the month of Q
June, which would indicate that a
little money is still leit in tne
state. The figures were compiled
yesterday 'by th state highway de
partment. This number of new ma
chines were registered with the de- e
partment during the month.
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In this list of new registrations
Richland led with 135, while Green
ville was second with 82. Spartan- ^
i * , /it ? /7i ;+Vi
Durg naa 7<5 ana unarieswu n m?? ?
Florence registering 38. Jasper and f
McCormick tied for the booby
prize with 2 each.
C. P. TOWNSEND HOME
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Mr. C. P. Townsend was dismissed C
from the Abbeville Hospital this t
morning and will be at home on v
South Main street until able t* take o
up his work again.^ n
HE ACCEPTS
PERU PROPOSAL
ARBITRATION FOR TACNA-ARI.
CA CONTROVERSY?MANNER
IN WHICH UNITED STATES
SHALL PROCEED SET FORTH
IN AGREEMENT.
Washington, July 9.?Chile has ac
epted the latest Peruvian proposal
or arbitration of the Tacna.Arica
ontroversy, clearing the way to a
uccessful termination of the Chilean
'eruvian conference which began
ere eight weeks ago.
The Chilean reply was communi
ated to the Peruvian delegation to
ight by Chilean Ambassador Mathieu
fter the receipt of instructions from
he Santiago foreign office. It was
ndicated that a joint session of the
onference probably would be held
londay to put the agreement into
nal form.
As it now has been accepted by
oth sides, the agreement provides
or arbitration of the 40 year old con
roversy by the United States in the
olowing manner:
That the arbitrator decide whether
plebiscite shall be held in the dis
uted province of Tacna-Arica, as
riginally provided by the treaty of
incon.
That in case a plebiscite is decided
n, the arbitrator shall fix the con
itions under which it is to be held.
That if the decision is against a
lebiscite, Chile and Peru will enter
lto direct negotiations to decide to
rhom the province belongs; and
J? awam4> n a -
otiations do not result in an agree
lent within a specified time both
ides will request an exercise of
good offices" by the United States
} aid in a settlement.
Except for the final clause, this is
tie compromise formula suggested
y Secretary Hughes after the Wash
lgton conference had reached a
eadlock on June 7. The final pro
ision, providing for an exercise of
good offices," was added at the sug
rt ?1
estion 01 x'eru, wuusc xcpicacuw
ives regarded it a? necessary to
omplete the formula and make cer
ain that all possibilities of further
ontroversy on the subject were
liminated.
BIG STILL CAPTURED
)n the Abbeville-Greenwood County
Line Saturday.
Abbeville and Greenwood County
fficials accompanied by a revenue
fficer captured a mammoth still on
he Abbeville-Greenwood county line
t the old Bullock place Saturday,
.'he still was a 100 gallon capacity
team outfit complete. The officers
estroyed a 6500 gallon fermenter
CC ny TO 1*011/-VT* cfoOTT) TlAl'l PT*
.11U a \TU VI u gauvu WVWMMM MW?W.
rhich was bured in the ground
nd connected with a pipe to the
team plant. 2000 gallons of beer
,-as destroyed, sugared up and ready
or making, which would have turned
ut about 125 gallons of liquor.
No one was in charge, and no ar
ests were made by the officers. The
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>iant seemed to aave uee? an wu
ne and run for sometime.
EIGHTEEN STORY BUILDING
Mr. A. B. Morse says he is inter
isted in the erection of a hand
ome eighteen story building on the
:orner lot near the Episcopal
:hurch, the first story 'being under
:onstruction now, to be used as a
illing station by Mr. G. A. Harri
;on the other 17 stories to be add
id later. This eighteen story Dusi
tesB might ibe tafeten two ways.
Breaks Swimming Record.
New York, July 9.?Miss Sybil
Jauer, of the Illinois Athletic Club,
Jhicago, broke the world's record for
he 100 yard back stroke swim for
romen in a 75 foot pool today by
ne fifth second. She finished in one
linute, 15 4-5 seconds. 1
A5SASSUNATTION OF FOREIGN
(MINISTER HAS AGGRAVAT
ED PERIOD OF CURRENCY
. {DE/PRESSJON ?MANY HARD
iPRORT F.M5
Washington, July 8.?The fall
of the German government is
threatened and stringent measures
have been enacted for the protec
tion of the republican regime, the
commerce department was advised
today in a cablegram from Com
mercial Attache Herring at Berlin.
The political crisis resulting from
the assassination of Foreign Minis
ter Rathenau, Mr. Herring reported
has aggravated the period of cur
rency . djeptression inaugurated by
the failure of the foreign loan ne
gotiations and the feeling is now
general that 'Germany faces grave
complications with the fall in ex
change, which, dropped to the low
est level in history today.
'The consideration by the reich
stag of important legislation," he
said, "including the forced loan,
hill and grain subsidy measures,
was interrupted by the Rathenau
incident and , by the consequent
consideration and,1 exactment of
stringent measures for protecting
the republican regime. These meas
ures provide the death penalty or
life imprisonment for conspiracy
against the republic.
"Bavaria, where the anti-republi
can feeling is believed to ibe most
prevalent, (refuses enforcement of
these protective measures, alleging
that no necessity for them exists.
"Intense party feeling prevails
in Germany, being manifestd in nu
merous assemblages under police
supervision. All anti-republican agi
tation is being suppressed. A strike
among Berlin printers has resulted
in the suspension of nearly all
newspapers.
"The passage toy the reichstag of
a grain subsidy measure providing
for the assessment of large tfuan
tities of bread grain from farmers
at prices appreciably under mar
ket level has aroused ibitter opposi
tion from the agrarians and the
national party which threatens the
fall of the government."
STATE CANDIDATES RESTING
Have Visited 17 Uountie*?to vspen
In Sumter July 17.
Orangeburg, July 9.?About 700
voters heard candidates for state
offices in Orangeburg Saturday, a
large proportion of the audience be
ing women. Following the meeting
Saturday the campaign party dis
banded to meet in Sumter July 17,
this week being taken off. The party
so far has been through 17 counties
in the southwestern portion of the
state.
ROLAND TURNER ILL
Mr. Ralph Turner was tele
phoned for Saturday night to come
to Charlotte on account of the
illness of his son, Roland, who has
fever at the home of his grand
mother. Roland is criitcally ill but
Leon, the younger t>oy, is improv
ing.
A telegram was received by Mrs.
Sam Shiver at ' noon today saying
Roland wa3 "slightly better."
BIBLE SOCIETY DUES
Messrs. Fred Cason and A. B.
?_ j. - ? 4-Vio nrnalr
Morse are out canvassing wiu ttw.
for the usual membership dues of
50 cents for the Abbeville District
Bible Society. There is never any
trouble collecting membership dues
for the Bible Society.
GRAND COTTON SALE
Joe Link of the Bethia section
made a fine cotton sale Saturday,
selling twenty bales of cotton at
24 38 cents per pound.
FORD CANDIDATE I
FOR PRESIDENCY
MANUFACTURER WILL MAKE F
RACE AS INDEPENDENT ON
MUSCLE SHOALS ISSUE.
THE PARTY SYSTEM IS
"BUNK."
Washington, July* 9.?Political
Washington takes cognizance to- c
day of the fact that Henry Ford is r
a candidate for the presidency of r
the United States. Ford headquar- s
ters have 'been opened in Chicago i
For the first time the picture of s
the manufacturer appears in news- <1
paper advertisements throughout t
the United States. His issue will he t
"Muscle Shoals a specific instance t
of the Republican party's unwill
ingness or inability to legislate in ;
the interest of the people against u
the dictate of the masters of big r
business. t
Ford is running neither as a c
Democrat nor a Republican. He
entered /both the primaries in
Michigan when he aspired to a seat
in the senate. Party government
like history is 'Trunk" to (Ford, and
party rectitude is anathema to him
?like the Jew, it is said.
Both Democratic and Republican
headquarters in Washington have
heard that Ford will offer "as the
friend of the people, as one who
has always bucked the trusts, as
one who having grown rich, de
sires to divide bis money with
those who have none."
Under ordinary circumstances,
both Democratic and Republican
headquarters would scoff at Ford's
plan to "fliwerize" the govern- ja
ment just as they scoff at his finan
cial scheme of issuing currency
with natural resources such as
Muscle Shoals, rather than gold, as
a basis. But the circumstances are
not ordinary. Politically, they are
t jJ
revolutionary, anu ik ^ ai>vn..,
that IFord has acquired a hold on *
the imagination of the people. It is a
known that many of the people, I
farmers and laborers, believe that 1
he could do with government just *
as he 'has done with the automobile. *
So old strategists of both parties t
do not scoff. They are indulging a
passion for watchful waiting. The t
third party ibugaboo has not lost its I
terror for the Republicans, and the fl
Democrats are uncertain whether a i
candidacy for Ford would aid or r
hurt them. I
DEATH OF MRS JANIE T. BOWIE
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Mrs. Janie Thomson Bowie, widow
of the late James A. Bowie, died July
10, 1922.
Funeral services will be conducted
at her late residence Tuesday morn
ing at 10 o'clock and interment will
be at Upper Long Cane cemetery.
ELEVEN STRONG.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bradley and
family returned Sunday to their
hoome in Columbia, having eleven pas
sengers in the car in addition to
luggage. John McMurray and Otis
McMurray with nine Bradleys com
pleted the party.
CONTINUES VERY SICK
Mr. J. H. Barksdale continues very c
sick at his home on Haigler street.
Complications arising within the
last few days cause concern to his
family and friends.
MAYOR'S COURT
HTnu* .-asps of disorderly conduct
came up before Mayor Mars this
morning. Two were fined ten dol
lars each and two were fined five
dollars each.
L. C. Haskell, R. L. Mabry, Rob
ert Stalnaker and J. Allen Smith,
Jr., were among the baseball fans \
going to Greenwood this afternoon v
to see the iball game. C
PROTECTION TO BE GIVEN TO
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/NONUJtlON MEN?THE RAIL
ROADS PREPARE TO OPEN
SHOPS MONDAY WITH OTH
T?n nr/\ nva?n?f '.?3
uk wuiuu?u.n
Chcago, July ?.?-With soldiers
>n active duty in Illinois and troops
nobilized in five other states, the
linth day of the strike of railway
ihopmen passed quietly, while
nany railroads prepared to resume
ictive operations of their shops to
norrow, several carriers having
varned striking employees to re
urn by that date or forfeit seniori
y rights.
B. M. Jewell head of the rail
vay employees' department of the
American Federation of Labor, had
lotting to say at strike theadquar
ers here and no news was forth
VlUiU^ AAVftUA iuu van tuo ux vuo
Jnited States railroad latbor 'board.
While the Sunday holiday was
ineventful, the rest of the week
*as fraught with possibilities. To
ri orrow members of the board, who
iverted a strike of 400,000 main
enance of way men and 14,000
dgnalmeh through | negotiations
vith union officials last week, are
ixpected to confer 'with E. H. Fits:
rerald, head of the clerks' union,
n an effort to prevent the issu
ance of strike orders to this orga
lization. Confidence was expressed
lere tonight in quarters close to the
abor (board that the clerks would
ollow the example set by the
lutuiM3iu?iivc i/i ?rajr cuispiwjvto i?uv?
ngnalmen.
With the carriers urging striking
employees to return to work, prep
irations were complete on a score
f lines to attempt to resume ac
ive shop work tomorrow. Vacan
ies in the ranks, according to the
ailroads, will be filled 'by- the hir
ng of new men. Realizing the pos
ibilities for trouble with such a
urogram, some of the railroads
tave asked for 6oldiers to protect
heir shops, while others expected
o afford private protection to
hose who worked.
While the railroads predicted
hat many strikers would flock ,
>ack to work when assured that
protection would be afforded,
mion headquarters here* have
naintained that the strike is daily
>ecoming more effective.
With the federal courts already
ntervening in a number of places
;o prevent picketing by the strik
ers, the week was also expected to
'eveal to a large wrtent the atti
ude of the department of justice
awards the strike. Prom Washing
;on came the announcement that
ihe department was investigating
eports that strike disorders were
nterfering with the mails and
Charles Cline, United States dis
xict attorney, said yesterday he
md received instructions from At
;orney General Daugherty to use
force* if necessary, to keep the
nails and interstate commerce
noving.
COTTON MARKET
Cotton on the local market today
>rought around 23 cents. Futures
:losed
July 21.83
October , 21.83
December 21.71
January 21.3(7
March 21JJ8
(Futures closed Saturday
July 22.48
October 22.47
December - 21.27
January 21.97
March 21.78
MISS GRAVES RETURNS
Miss Caroline Graves returns to
Vashing-ton, D. C. today after a
ery pleasant visit to Mrs. Frank B.
Jary and other friends in Abbeville.

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