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Established 1844. $2.00 Year. Tri-Weekly Abbeville, S. C., Friday, September 1, 1922 Single Copies, Five Cents. 78th Year. BONUS BILL P GOES TO ( o PROVJDES FOR THREE OPTION- 1 AL PLANS?SERVICE CERTIFICATES, VOCATIONAL TRAIN- J ING OR AID IN PURCHASING HOMES ARE PLANS. Washington, Aug. 31.?By a vote of 47 to 22 the $4,000,000,000 sol- f diers' bonus bill was passed today by ^ the senate. It now goes to conference where prompt action was expected by both senate and house leaders. j Party lines disappeared on the roll j call, which followed four hours of -y debate. Announcement of the result was greeted with applause from the galleries which went unchecked despite the violation of senate rules. ! * Three opponents of the bonus j were present, but unable to vote on account of pairs. Bight other opponents were absent, making the total g number against the measure 33, or,1^ one more than enough to prevent passage over a presidential veto projp vided all 96 senators were present and veting s e Washington, Aug. 31.?As amend- a ed by the senate the soldiers bonus s bill would become effective January 1, 1923, and would provide three r optional plans for veterans of the jg > I fV.on tVlACP whose I J wonu wax, ULJlCi. uian adjusted service pay would not ex-j ceed $50. These would be paid in cash. The options are: ^ Adjusted service certificates, payable in 20 years or sooner at death and containing loan provisions. Vocational training aid at the rate F - - - - - ' 1 Aft ot $i.yo a day up to a iumi w j.-*w per cent. of the adjusted service credit. s Aid in purchasing a farm or home t; the total amount to range from 100 a per cent, of the adjusted service ere- o dit if the money were advanced in 1923 to 140 per cent of the adjusted a service credit if the payment was t made in 1928 thereafter. 0 Adjusted service pay, or adjusted 1 service credit, would be figured on 3 the basis of $1 a day for domestic s service and $1.25 a day for foreign t service, less the $60 paid at dis- c ~ 1J 4.1*** V charge. tsut in no event coura uiciu amount of the credit of the veteran g who performed no overseas service ;c cxceed $500 and the amount of the t credit of the veteran who performed a any overseas service exceed $625. Adjusted service certificates would have a face value equal to the sum of the adjusted service credit of the veteran increases by 25 per cent. . plus interest thereof for 20 years at! c the rate of 4 1-2 per cent, a year, jc i J ii? comptunueu annuaiiy. |( Until January 1, 1926 any national j bank, or any bank or trust company f incorporated under the laws, of any c 3;ate, territory, possession or the 1 District of Columbia, would be au- j thorized to loan to any veteran upon ^ his promissory note secured by his t adjusted service certificate any amount not in express of 50 per cent < of the total of the adjusted service t credit plus interest thereon from 1 the dale of the certificate to the date ~ " a i-- i 1 O ot tne loan, at me rate 01 * x-t. per \ cent a year. j Should the veteran fail to pay the 1 principal and interest of the loan < ' within six months after its maturity, f the government would pay to the i bank the amount of such principal and interest and take over the certificate. This would be restored to the veteran at any time prior to its maturity upon receipt from him of the amount paid by the government to the bank plus interest on that amount at the rate of 4 1-2 per centj a year, compounded annually. I Th" rate of interest charged the i veterans by the bank could not ex-j] ceed by more than two per cent a j year. After January 1. 192G, veterans holding certificates could make direct application through postmasters for government loans. j; 1ASSED, ZONFERENCE RAILROAD GUARD SHOT AND KILLED Vmbu&hed While Guarding Lonely Road at Hamburg?Body Mutilated With Knife. Augusta, Ga.f Aug. 31.?Attacked rom ambush by unknown assailants j ust before dawn today, E. M. Feaser, 34, was instantly killed and 1 ieedy Booth, 22, fatally wounded, ^hile they were guarding Southern 1 ailway property at Hamburg, S. C., ' ust across the river from here. 1 Sooth died at 10 o'clock this morn- ( ng at a local hospital. Bodies of the two men were found ^ bout 5 o'clock on a lonely road eading from the Aiken-Augusta tighway to the railroad shops. Feaster was shot and stabbed. He t'as felled by a load from a shotgun .red from the bushes by the roadide. His assailants then went to the >ody and mutilated it with a knife. According to guards at the shops 'caster about midnight observed wo men in the rear of the railroad hops and ordered them away. Sevral hours later he asked Booth to ccompany him on a round of inpection to see if the trespassers had 0 ?ft the premises. At 5 o'clock a seiao of cVinfc aroro ViparH and other uards investigating found Feaster V ead and Booth fatally hurt. Feaster resided here with his wife nd .child, while Booth lived at Ai- ? c en with his father. r MR. JEFFORDS TO SPEAK * # r or a go Crop Specialist Will be in c County Sept. 7th and 8th. Mr. S. L. Jeffords, forage crop 5 pecialist, will be in Abbeville Couny Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7th ^ nd 8th to speak to the farmers up- ^ n che subject of Forage Crops. r County Agent C. Lee Gowan has j. rranged to have him speak at An- ^ reville, Thursday afternoon at 3:00 j 'clock and in Abbeville Friday at ( 1 o'clock and Due West, Friday at s 1 if. ?i? 1? > u ciuuiv. 'iur. ucnuiuo ivuutto IIIO utyject and all farmers in these sec- , ions should take advantage of the occasion to hear him and if they lave any problems relative to the mowing of alfalfa, clovers, vetch >r rye he and the county agent will ?e glad to talk to them personally ibout them. < ] TAX PAYMENTS POSTPONED 1 < I1 Columbia, Sept. 1.?Postponement^ ?f taxes until September 15 was I >rdered yesterday by Walter Dun-1, an, comptroller general of South ( Carolina, according to advices reachng Governor Harvey. Mr. Duncan isked Governor Harvey if he would :oncur in the order and the governor eplied that he would. It was anlounced that to make the order lefal the governor had to concur in he order of the comptroller general. This order will stay' all tax exertions and will give taxpayers un- 1 ;il September 15 to settle their taxes jefore penalties will be incurred. Governor Harvey, in speaking of ;he order last evening, said the postponement had been ordered un;il September 15 because on that late the state has a number of obligations to meet, and money will be equired to meet them. Rock Hill Herald Sold. Rock H.'11, Aug. 31.?Announcement made today by J. T. Fain, editor of the Evening Herald, that the Herald Publishing company has been sold to A. W. Huckle, of Lexington, Ky., the new owner to assume charge on September 1. The Evening Herald was established by Mr. Fain in 1911. The old Rock Hill Herald be.rnpr merged with the daily paper, Mr. Huckle comes to Rock Hill highly recommended as an able business man and a.?, a citizen of the highest type. He is an experienced ::r. I successful newspaper man. 1 COAL NOT USED IN MM MILLS PLANTS IN PIEDMONT SECTION DRIVEN BY ELECTRICITY. POSSIBILITY OF ENFORCED SHUTDOWN FOR THOSE DEPENDING ON COAL. Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 31.?While the possibility of an enforced shutdown of many textile mills in the Oarolinas within the next two or three weeks looms larger daily, most jf the mills in the Piedmont sections )f the two states operate exclusively )n hydro-electric power arid therefore are not menaced by the growing scarcity of fuel, according to men familiar with the situation. Many of the mills operated by lydro-electric power use some coal, >ut comparatively little, it is pointed )Ut. Of this class is the ChadwickSoskins company's large . chain of nills. E. C. Dwelle, secretary of this :ompany, said tonight that their plants have enough coal on hand to ast only two or three weeks. Ac- t ording to Winstone D. Adams, secre- . ary of the American Cotton Manuacturers' association, this condition s typical of that of the electrically Iriven mills of this section generally. It was said by the officials that rery nearly no coal is being receiv:d by any mills in this section, and inless the situation is relieved somevhat in a week or two curtailment ' >f operation on the part of many nills will be necessary. Only one nill, the Lancaster Cotton mills of ; Lancaster, S. C., thus far has been eported closed on account of the < oal shortage. This company employs iround 1,500 workers. It closed last ' Saturday. : It was pointed out that of the 1,100 or more textile plants of all rinds in the two Carolinas, 343, nostly in the Piedmont sections, use 1 lydro-electric power exclusively, vhile 295 use steam power only and J62 use both electric and steam pow;r, according to the latest available statistics. No general shutdown of electric- 1 illy driven plants is expected, ac:ording to local textile workers. DR. HILL AT HIS POST Dr. L. T. Hill, who recently underwent a serious nneration at Johns Kopkins in Baltimore, is at home :en years younger than when he ivent away. He was at his office this morning busy fitting glasses and making examinations of those whose jyes need attention. For sometime at least he tells us he is going to confine himself to office practice, so that he may be found at his office every day during office hours. His friends are rejoicing at his rapid and complete recovery from his recent illness. Laurens Visitors. Mrs. George Wright and children are over from Laurens today for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. George White. FRAwnrWi PAYS DEA FOR DEATH OF PINKERTON DE LANTA TODAY A7 Frank B. DuPre was hanged in Atlanta today at 2 o'clock for the death of Irby C. Walker, a Pinkerton detective. The killing was last year. DuPre went into an Atlanta jewelry store pretending to desire to purchase a diamond ring. When the ring was handed him for in-! spection he sought to make a jret-a-1 way with it. Walker who was em-1 ployed to guard the store stopped iiim and in the struggle which followed Walker was wounded and soon died. DuPre shot City Comptroller West twice when West undertook toj i PLOT DISCLOSED TO WRECK TRAINS POLICE PREPARE ROUND UP OF RADICALS.?THE PLAN TO WRECK THE WESTERN EXPRESS DISCOVERED BY DETECTIVES. Chicago, Aug. 31.?Aroused by the disclosure of evidence of plots to wreck trains and the arrest of three men in connection with an alleged plan to dynamite the Western Express on the New York Central line, the police today prepared for a roundup of radicals. Reports that raids in radical centers through the country were plan ned were denied at the bureau of investigation of the department of justice here. Detectives today were attemping to link the plot attributed to the trio to wreck the Western Express with the wrecking of a Michigan Central express near Gary, Ind., on which four men are charged with murder as result of the Wiling of the engineer and fireman. The police suspect that a quantity of dynamite has been obtained by plotters and they are hunting fnr f-hnf. Railroad detectives who represented themselves as strikers were said by the police to have obtained the first information concerning the alleged dynamite plots. The men now held here in connection with the plot alleged to have been hatched against the Western Express are . A. Lagham, J. J. Boyle, and Frank R. Hartman, A.11 live in Chicago and are declared by the police not only to be striking shopmen but communists as well. The plan to dynamite the express train was declared by investigators to have 'been postponed from Tuesday. GOES TO ASYLUM. Sheriff McLane sent Lucinda Robinson from the Rock Spring section to the asylum this morning. Harriet Perrin, an old slavery time woman is held in jail waiting for the approval of her papers. TAXES EXTENDED TO SEPT. 15 County Treasurer Cheatham received a telegram this morning from the Comptroller General saying that the time for paying taxes had been extended to Sept. 15 with no additional penalty. This means two weeks of grace for those who are in arrears with their taxes, for which no additional charge will be made. On Sept. 15th they will be turned over to the Sheriff for collection. ON A VACATION. Mr. Doyle Hendricks, farm manager for the Rosenberg Mercantile Co., left today for his home in Gaffney where he will spend his vacation. iPRE TH PENALTY TECTIVE?EXECUTION IN AT" 2 O'CLOCK. stop him, West narrowly escaping death. The story of his capture and subsequent conviction is fresh in inirwlc nf tVin nilhlifV Frank B. DuPre has many relatives about Abbeville. His mother was a Miss Schroeder of this city, and his father married and lived here for a number of years. His body will be brought here tonight or tomorrow and the burial will be here, the funeral hcincr in Atlanta. The deceased is 19 years of age. Before his death he joined the Episcopal church. THIRTEEN BO STIL XI !.>C UNION OFFICIALS ACCEPT IPROPOSAL Only Remain for Operators to Accept and All Coal Strikes Will Be Over. Washington, Aug. 31.?Mine union officiAls negotiating with the operators' representatives in Philadelphia have accepted the anthracite strike settlement proposal advanced as a result of Tuesday night's conference here, according to advices received today in official circles in the capitol. The reports reaching here strengthened hope that the operators also would consent to the settlement plan before the day was over. Details of the Philadelphia discussions were not revealed, however, and no official would go further than to express conhdence m the outcome. TROOPS TO LEAVE SPENCER No Longer Needed?Says Local Authorities Can Control Situation Salisbury, N. C. Aug, 31.?At the conclusion of a conference tonight with representative? of the Southern railway strikers shopmen and civil authorities, Col. Don Scott announced that 500 troops brought here ten days ago, would 'be moved tomorrow. Colonel Scott said he had assurance from the strikers' officials and! the men inside the shops that they could control the situation. Colonel Scott this afternoon with drew the detachment of troops on duty in Salisbury for more than a week, moving them to the camp at the fair grounds. Raleigh, N. C. Aug. 31?National guardsmen, who for two weeks have been stationed in Salisbury and vicinity for emergency use during the^ strike of 1,700 Southern shopmen, at Spencer, will be withdrawn by noon Thursday, Adjt. Gen. J.Van B. Meets announced today following instructions from the governor. Gov. Morrison's direction for the removal of the troop^ is in line with his order for the removal of companies stationed for similar reasons in Rocky Mount, Rockingham, Raleigh and Aberdeen, Absolute quiet prevails in the strike area and no further good, it is stated, will be accomplished by holding the force of 500 guardsmen at Salisbury. The removal will be accomplished at noon Thursday, according to Adjutant General Meets. I DEATH OF MRS. MEADOWS Mrs. George C. Gambrell received news last night of the death of her i mother, Mrs. Meadows at Cusseta, [Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. Gambrell and Mrs. E. J. Adair of Clinton left immediately over the Seaboard for Cus I seta to attend tne iunerai wnicn win ! be held there tomorrow. The friends jof Mrs. Gambrell in Abbeville sympathize with her in the loss of her mother. MANAGER COLEMAN James Coleman left Tuesday for Clemson where he will be a senior this year. He is manager of the football team for this season and goes early to get things in readiness for the Tigers COTTON MARKET Cotton brought 23 cents on the' local market today. Futures closed: j Oct. zi.yo | Dec 22.22 I Jan. 22.10 I March 22.17 I ! Monday September the 4th is Labor day and a national Holiday.! Postoffices over the country usually ' close, and the local office will have ' special holiday hours. >XES L TO REPORT I RESULTS OF PRIMARY NEARLY COMPLETE--BLEASE LEADING McLEOD BY 10.000 VOTES. WOLFE GETS RENOMINATION . FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL. Columbia, Sept. 1.?Near complete tabulation of votes in Tuesday's primary for governor yesterday brought the total up to 171,724. With a few small boxes yet to be reported and with more than half the figures given as official, the total for the different gubernatorial candidates last night was: Blease 76,298; McLeod, 65,490; Laney, 23,048; Coleman, 3,745; Duncan, 1,795 and Cantey, 1,348. Only 13 small boxes were missing last night, which would indicate that fewer than 1,000 votes were yet to be reported. The combined vote against Mr. Blease was 95.426. the mnioritv nf all others over him being 19,128. His lead over McLeod was 10,808. An error in yesterday's tabulation gave Harold Eubanks 6,100 more votes than he had received. His total yesterday morning should have been 34,256 instead of 40,356. By the elimination of this error, Mr. Wolfe has a safe majority over his two opponents. No tabulation was made last night of the vote in the race for state superintendent of education, but the ' outstanding vote Wednesday night was not sufficient to make any appreciable change, and John E. Swearingen, incumbent, will doubtless matte a second race with J. H. Hope. The outstanding boxes are: Five in Aiken, four in Cherokee, two in Dorchester, one in Fairfield, and one in Orangeburg. Columbia, Aug. -31?Approximately 60,000 of the enrolled voters of the state failed to vote in the primary of Tuesday and the entire state is now on the excitement bench awaiting the second primary of September 12 when Thomas G McLeod and former Governor Cole L. Blease will be the contestants for the gov ernor's chair, when the state superintendent of education, J. E Swearingen and J. H. Hope of Union, his closest opponent, out of a field of six will run again for the education office. Never before has the state known such a large number of its enrolled voters to fail to cast ballots, especially where was such keen interest in the outcome. McLeod's total this morning was 63,685. Blease's was 75,483. George K. Laney's vote was 20,961. Duncan, Cantey and Coleman had received together 60,891. Eighty-nine boxes are missing out of a total of 1,310. There is also keen interest in the race for attorney ' general. Sam Wolfe appeared on Wednesday's returns to have won out in the first primary over two opponents, D. M. Winter and Harold Eubanks, both Pnliimkio aftnmovo TVijo mnminff Wolfe's total however, give him such a small lead as to make this race a matter yet of doubt. In the race for superintendent of education, Hope is only a few thousand behind Swearingen. The interest in this second race will hinge around the vote of the four defeated candidates, Mrs. E. B. Wallace, Mrs Bessie Rogers Drake, 0. D. Seay and Cecil H. Seigler. The state democratic executive committee will meet next Tuesday to canvass the results of the first primary. KIRBY SMITH HAS OPERATION. T. Kirby Smith, mail clerk between Abbeville and Atlanta, was operated on for appendicitis in an Atlanta Hospital Monday. Mr. Smith comes from Mt. Carmel, his mother being- a Miss Brock, from near Donalds, and is well known through Abbeville County. His friends will be glad to hear that he is improving after the operation.