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Established 1844. $2.00 Year. Tri-Weekly Abbeville, S. C., Monday, September 4, 1922 Single Copies. Five Cents. 78th Year.
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The City schools of Abbeville, botl
white and colored will open at 9:0(
a. m. Friday, September 8.
Thp rvunnulsorv attendance law re
quires the regular attendance of all
children between the ages of 8 and
There is also a state law which requires
successful vaccination againsl
small pox of every child who is enrolled
in the public schools of the
state. This law was strictly enforcec
last fall, so with the exception ol
pupils who have moved to Abbeville
since that time, pupils entering the
first grade will be the only ones tc
be vaccinated. It is advised thai
these beginners be vaccinated al
once so that a probability of sore
arm3 will we removed before the lit
tie folk begin their first school work
AH girls entering the first grade
will report to bke room in Mrs. W
D. Barksdale's home used last ses'
sion. while the boys will come tc
the graded school. This arrangement
will be changed as soon as the nev
high school is completed, which cer
tainly will not be later than Janu
ary 1.
All last year's first grade that were
promoted will come to the gradec
school building as will all othei
grades through the fifth.
The third grade at the Abbevillt
M ill tfrill Ai?niimr f Va natt
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classroom recently fitted up in th?
old auditorium of the Mill school
building and the first grade will oc
cupy one of the down stairs rooms
in that building.
It is hoped that all of the text
books to be used will be in stock a
Speed's by opening date. A grea
many are already in stock and pa
trons are urged to purchase th<
books as soon as they are certain o
the grades in which their childrei
will be. All those pupils who noli
promotion cards know that they wil
be promoted. .Those who were con
ditioned have been notified of th<
results of their special examinations
Colored Schools.
The lines set two years ago to de
termine which children will atteni
each of the three colored school
remain as they were.
In the ease of the Poplar Grov
school the following arrangement i
necessary because of increased en
rollment: Grades 1 and 2 and th
teachers of these grades will not r?
port ta Poplar Grove until 12:30 j
m. and will begin school at 12:45 j
m. Grades 3 and 4 with their teacli
ers will be dismissed at 12:45 unt
4 p. m. The third and fourth grade
from 9 a. m. until 12:45 p. m. Thi
arrangement applies only to Popla
Grove -School. The hours and pre
gram at Grace Mission and Harris
burg remain as they have been.
Vaccination will be enforce
a. 1
SUltwj ill me CUIU1 eu stuuui aa nc
as in the white schools.
The following1 assignment c
teachers will be made: First grades
Misses Rosabel Brown, Kathlee
Boyl.ston and Iola Saye; secon
grades: Mrs. J. D. Wilson, Miss<
Mary Anderson and Rachel McMa:
ter; third grades: Misses May Rol
ertson, Ruth Howie and Mrs. Ros
Morse; fourth grades: Misses Jar
Hough and Mary Hill; fifth grad<
Misses Eunice Felkel, Annie Thoma
Julia Williams; sixth grades: Missi
Jimmie Crowley and Lucy Littl<
seventh grades: Misses Annie Hi
and Ila Wright. Supt. J. D. Ful
Principal A. R. Hafner, F. E. Han
son. Jr., Misses Edna Bradley ar
A!ph:t Bolt will teach in the hig
The board of trustees have d
(Continued on Page Four)
Body Reached Abbeville Frida;
i Night and Interment Wai At
Long Cane Cemetery
( The body of Frank B. DuPre wh<
was hanged in Atlanta at 2:0'
' o'clock Friday for the killing of Irb;
C. Walker, a Pinkerton detective
) arrived in Abbeville Friday nigh
over the Seaboard Air Line at 1.2'
o'clock and was met at the statioi
^ by a large number of friends of thi
I family and relatives of the deceased
The body was accompanied fron
Atlanta by his father, Frank DuPre
I a brother, Joe DuPre, Mr. and Mrs
I J. E. Peek, Mrs. C. T. Osborn am
Rev. C. J Tyler of Sandersville, Ga
The remains were carried to th<
home of his aunt, Mrs. J. C. Cox, 01
Lemon street. During the morninj
hours a constant stream of peopl
I called. The floral tributes from At
. lanta were many and beautiful. /
C ' 1--1J -4. 4.1..,
snore service was neiu ai, tuc h\jin
| Saturday at 1 o'clock by Rev. H. I
Weeks of the Baptist church, as
sisted by Rev. C. J. Tyler, an evange
I list of the North Georgia Confer
ence. The Baptist choir sang "Near
er My God to Thee," and "Jesu
Lover of My Soul." By special re
[ quest Miss Fanny Stark and Mia
Vic Howie sang a duet: "My Moth
ers' Prayers Have Followed Me."
The burial was at Long Cane cem
^ etery. His grave was by the side o:
his mother, who died three years ago
She was Miss Nannie Schroeder, an<
married Frank DuPre of Charleston
He and one son, Joe DuPre, survive
I Joe DuPre was stationed at Archan
> I
j gel, Russia, during the war, and wa:
released from the U. S. Navy to tr:
to help his brother Frank when hi
got into this trouble.
'r Frank B. DuPre was 19 years ol<
the 16th of August. His face wa:
I calm in death. After the simple ser
vice at the cemetery, the new madi
grave was covered with flowers an<
no sign of earth could be seen.
Attending the funeral from a dis
^ tance were the following: Mr. ani
j. Mrs. J. E. Peek, Frank DuPre, th
father, Joe DuPre, the brother, o
Atlanta; Mrs. W. R. Hatcher o
^ Townville; Mrs. G. E. Martin of A1
1 lanta; J. A. Schroeder of Spencei
^ N C., Mrs. Raymond Owen of Chai
j leston, Rev. C. J. Tyler and Mrs. C
T. Osborn of Atlanta
The Court of General Sessions cor
* vened this morning with Judge Hayn
s F. Rice, of Aiken, presiding. Solic:
tor handed up a number of ir
e dictments, which the Judge explaine
s to the grand jury, instructing thei
"{to proceed to the consideration c
ei these indictments, and indicating ths
he would charge them later with r<
gard to their general duties. Mo:
of the indictments handed up had t
l~ do with violation of the liquc
11 laws.
s Only one case was tried during tfc
s morning, that of The State vs D. I
r Barton, 'changed with assaitt an
battery with intent to kill. Barto
it is charged drove an automobi!
while intoxicated, striking Mr. W. 1
^ Boyd. Not being present he wi
^ tried in his absence and found euill
of simple assault and battery.
The grand jury returned a tri
' bill against Adams Carwford To
Craw-ford and Mariah Ware charge
^ with transporting liquor. Ada
Craw-ford is on trial as we go 1
The first bale of cotton was ginm
c and sold on the streets of Abbevil
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?s this morning for 24 cents. The co
a; ton was raised on the farm of Owe
1] Speed by Jim Sampbell and was so
pt to C. D. Jackson, local cotton buye
i- and graded as strict middling. Th
id is the first bale of this year's cott(
rft to be offered on the market, and tl
fact that it brought 24 cents is e
cuuraging. Owen Speed bought tl
e- McFall land near the city some yea
_ ago, and has a model up-to-da
1 Paris, Sept. 2.?The French cabi- <
0 net today simply "took cognizance" of
" of the decision of the reparations wic
1 on the German moratorium ques'
tion, -neither approving nor disap^
proving it. It specifically reserved P01
however, "entire liberty of action" S?^
in case later developments made les:
other action necessary *ra
i i
The cabinet held that inasmuch
* as no moratorium had been granted roa
Germany it could only "recognize" ,
r til 6
i the situation but it insisted that a
. conference should be called, attend?
ed by "all the allies without excep- ,
^ ten
tion" at which the questions of interafllied
<M>ts and reparations ,
_ should be fully considered. ^
Premier Poincare was won over
s to the settlement yesterday only af- nej
- ter the definite statement had been str
s circulated in allied circles that indo- ^r?
I 3 ? v.. H?i*AnAA oiMinct
- ]/eilUt3Hli dtliun uy i laavv
Germany at the present juncture tej.
- would be construed in London gtT
f and Rome as nullification of the j
. treaty as Versailles. , ^
1 The first effect of the decision is r0
to take the reparations question out pa|
of the hands of the commission for mjj
" the present and to make it a mat- the
5 ter for (negotiation direotly between Juc
P the Berlin and Brussells govern- we:
2 ments. ing
Belgium is left to determine what try
guarantees she deems necessary to nai
s acceptance of the short term notes. ellj
.OLamU 4-*rrrzx rf>Ann+TlM "fflll to I
agree on the necessary guarantees, in
Germany is then required to deposit ?f
an unfixed sum of gold with some des
^ foreign bank approved by Belgium.
It is said, however, that a speedy 63*
agreement will be reached as Herr sar
^ Schroeder, the German spokesman, ing
yesterday virtually promised M. De- un
[ lacroix, the Belgian representative. ^01
' that Gemmany would give any et^
, guarantees demanded.
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The decision also anticipates an >
I pa:
allied conference in the near future
at Which a reduction of the indemnity
to about fifty 'billion gold marks m?
and the settlement by cancellation
i- of the interallied debts will be under ar(
e taken. jg
l" The reparations commission prom op
l" ises to consider at a later date Ger^
rnany's request for a moratorium of th<
n several years duration. This will be he
taken up after a new scheme for inj
lt radical reform of Germany's finan- pr
ces, including the one presented to ge
the Berlin government. ha
o ,
The relief granted at the present
time is for the purpose of giving the m'
commission time in which to com- ca
plete the new scheme of reform and
^ r\-P /1QWV- st;
^ uermany uie ui
ing it out.
n wile
. 0. Owens had his hand badly sti
mashed in the elevator at the Cotton de
e Mill last Friday and lost one of his Ni
^ fingers, the others being badly
mashed. Mr. Owens has been at the sh
Abbeville Mill for a long time, and is pc
known and liked by everyone. He is U
a member of Hatch's Band, and d(
beats the base drum. la
le - pi
it- Col Pat Roche was one of the
.*n guests of honor at a dinner given n<
Id | yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. ol
r, Wilson, of Watts, to their son and his rj
lis associates, who have been engaged b<
>n during the summer in the office of ai
tie the county Highway engineer. Col gi
n- Roche was invited he advises, to add th
he j dignity and character to the assemb- or
rsllage. He says it was the "elegant- pi
te'est' dinner he has attended in a long b<
time. ish
icials of Government Collecting
Complaints of Alleged Disorders
o Be Used in Asking For Peruanent
Injunction. Men Coming
Sack, Says Executives.
Chicago, Sept. 3?The beginning
the tenth week of the countryle
strike of the railway shopmen
ind 5,500 United States marshals
bolized to uphold the drastic ternary
injunction obtained by the
rernment on Friday to prevent law>
violence and keep the nation's
nsportation machine running.
?rom Chicago, as a center of rail
d activities, was directed the work
enforcing the injunction, pending
hearing to make it permanent on
)tember 11. A mass of complaints
i allegations of conspiracy and atapts
to ruin property and jeoplize
life were being collected today
the use of Attorney General
ugherty in support of his applican
to make the injunction permait.
It will not be alleged that the
ikers are guilty in most of the outiaks
of violence reported, but the
rernment, it was said, will mainn
that actions of the strikers and
ike leaders caused the violence.
Sxtra forces of deputies have been
3rn in by United States Marshal
bert R. Levy and are being dis;ched
to railroad shops and terlals
to watch for acts forbidden by
! order handed down by Federal
A 4-V\ Anconrl ?n?l+Q
lge TT ilTVCI 3UI1. XX Uiiuuouuu fiiivu
re prepared in the federal -build
and sent to all parts of the counfor
service on the labor leaders j
ned in the injunction. B. M. Jew-1
, head of the shopmen, could notj
found and it was reported he was I
the East. John Scott, secretary
the shopmen, remained at his
sk ^t the union headquarters.
'I haven't violated any law," he I
d. "This organization never did J
iction violence. But we are go-j
: to carry on the work of the1
ion without fear or tremor, and I
n't believe the injunction is intend
to restrain us from so doing."
Meanwhile three different pictures
conditions in railroads were
inted by Western executives, govlment
officials and union leaders.
"We are moving the business; our
in are coming back to work in incasing
numbers, general conditions
2 steadily improving and the strike
broken," was the consensus of
inion of the executives.
Federal officials engaged compiling
e lists of acts of violence for the
aring on making permanent the
junction, pointed to the petition
esented in court by the attorney
neral, in which he declared that
If the locomotivves in the country
d been tampered with and that
jre than 1,000 mail trains had been
Union officials reiterated previous
itements that if the strike continu!
the railways would be paralyzed
thin 30 days.
In connection with the appointent
during the past two days of
arshals and deputies, the following
atute was cited by officials of the
apartment of justice, being Section
umber 788:
"The marshals and their deputies
all have in each state the same
>wer in executing the laws of the
nited States as sheriffs and their
;puties in such state may have by
w in executing the laws thereof."
Still further explaining the power
the chitf executive, federal of:ials
quoted a decision by the su eme
court, as follows:
"So if the president or the attor?y
General is advised that the mails
: the United States, possibly car'ing
treasure, are liable to be robid
and the mail carriers assaulted
id murdered in any particular reon
if the country, who can doubt
ic authority of the president or of
le of the executive departments to
ovide a sufficient guard whether it
> liv cnlfJiors nf the armv or bv mar
lals of the United States."
Friday Night After Long Illness.
Was Graduate of University
and Furman Professor.
Greenville, Sept. 2.?Prof Lueco <
Gunter, for the past two years head
of the department of education at
Furman and formerly professor of
pegagogy at the University of South
Carolina, died at his home here this
afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock after
having been unconscious since
Monday. With him at the time of j
his death were Dr. W. J. McGloth- <
lin, presiident of Furman, Prof. H.
T. Cox, dean of Furman, and 'two
sister, Mrs. Arthur Boyde, of
Wagener and Mrs. E. W. Able of
Saluda. j
Professor Gunter alias 43 years (
of age. He was a native of Wagener
having been born near that place
March, 11. 1879. He attended the
common school in Aiken county, attended
high school at JJlackville,
then was a student at the University
of South Carolina, beinggraduafoH
uif5t.li T* A /Iaotoa Wo A
member of the Baptist church at .
the age of 15. Following his graduation
he became superintendent of
Beaufort high school. Three years ,
later he became superintendent of
the schools at Rock Hill, After this
he was supervisor of rural schools
for the state of South Carolina, re- ,
maining in this position unt'l about
two years ago when he became head
of the department of education at
tFurman. During his stay in Columbia
he taugh pedagogy in the University
of South Carolna.
.Tnlfp Rrirlcrp. a necro fireman on I
the Seaboard Air Line was crushed
to death this morning about 10
o'clock in the round house .it the
shops. Bridges was wiping lis engine
from inside, and leaning out
of the window when caught between
the engine and one of the pillars
of the round house. He was instantly
killed. Bridges was an Abbeville
negro, and had been employed as a
fireman by the Seaboard for many
years. He was a regular fireman for 1
Engineer 0. L. Jackson, and was in
the wreck some months ago at Long
Cane trestle with Mr. Jackson, when
one freight ran into another at the
siding. He jumped into a bbriar patch
on the side of the road, and while
injured he was not beyond repair. He
made a cash settlement with the
road recently and had purchased a
new automobile.
Bridges was about 65 years old and
lived on the poor house road. An
inmioot woe hold at 1 ;30 this after
noon over the body, and the verdict
of the Jury was:
"We find that the said Jake
Bridges came to his death by having
his head (Crushed betweenj a, concrete
column and engine, while
same was being brought out of the
round house, caused by his own carelessness."
Miss Gann closed the local Western
Union telegraph office this
morning, bought a pint of ice cream,
and went home to take a much deserved
day of rest. The office was
opened again this afternoon at four
Clarence Allen is at the Abbeville
Hospital this afternoon and will bbe
operated on soon for appendicitis.
Mr. Allen is a brother of "Pitcher
Allen' so well known in Abbeville
among: the base ball fans.
Mr. C. C. Wallace was in Ab-1
hcville several days last week look
ing after the shipping of his household
goods to Kinards where he is
now making his home. Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace lived here for over a year
and had rooms at the house of Mr.
C. A. Haigler on North Main street.
IS 10,575,000 BALES J
ESTIMATED AT 687,000 BALES. , ||
Washington, Sept. 1*?A reduc;ion
of 874,000 bales of this year
since the forecast of a month ago
Was shown in the department of agriculture's
September cotton report
issued today forecasting the tota4
crop at 10,575,000 bales. The condition
of the crop declined 13.8 points ^
during August as compared with an
average decline of 7.7 points in |
the previous ten years, the condition
having been 57.0 per cent of
normal on Ausrust 25 compared
with 70.8 on July 25.
This year's cotton crop was fore- * ij
cast today at 10.-575,000 ibales by
the department of agriculture being ,i
its estimate on the condition of the J
crop on August 25 which was 57.0 1
per cent., 145.2 pounds per acre. j
There was a decline of 13.8 points
in the condition during August.
The condition of the crop on Aug 4
25 and the forecast of production
by states follow.
Virginia, condition 68, forecast, 23
000 bales.
North Carolina. 63 and 750.00(X.
South Carolina, 46 and 687,00.
Georgia. 44 and 968,000.
?i .% n i n 4 AAA
Monaa, ou ana Z4,uuu.
Alabama. 60 and 826.000.
Mississippi 60 and 1,003,000. ''j3
(Louisiana. 60 and 414.000.
Texas, 59 and 3,644,000. 'J
Arkanses 63 and 9 9i000.. ' Jj
Tennessee. 65 and 278.000.
Missouri. 70 and 76.000.
Oklahoma. 53 and 786.000.
'California. 91 andl30.000.
Arizona. 87 and 55.000.
New1 Mexico. 85 and 21.000.
California forecast includes 79,- /.
000 bales from Lower California
which are not included in United ;4
States total. . . ?
In a special report, in response to
a senate resolution the department
of agriculture announced the acreage
of cotton abandoned between
June 25 and August 25 amounted
to 367,000 acres or 1.1 per cent of -j
the area in cultivation June 25 leav34,4j5.000
aavs in cultivation on
August 25.
"As the condition figure of the
regular September 1 cotton report
is affected by the acreage abandonment,"
said the department's state
lIIClll) 1IVI auuiwvuai uwuuwivu ,o|
the abandonment here shown need
be made from the present forecast J
of 10.575,000. bales based upon the
August 25 condition figure an th?
acreage in cultivation on June 25,
The cotton acreage abandoned between
June, 25 and August, 25. and
the acreage remaining in cultivation
August 25 by states was announced
as follows.
Virginia 2.000 abandoned and
49,00 in cultivation.
North Carolina, 14.000 and 1.-. 587..000
South Carolina 33.000 and 2,197,
, 000. ' }
Georgia 124.000 and 4.005.000.
Florida, 4,000 and 118,000.
Alabama 12.000 and 2.983.000.
Mississippi 22.000 and 3.178.000.
Louisiana, 24,000 and 1,287,000.
Texas 62.000 and 2.833.000
Tennessee 5.000 and 814.000.
Missouri 0.3 per cent and 156.000.
Oklahoma 43.000 and 2.797.000.
Califirnia none and 210.000.
Arizona, none and 105.000.
I New Mexico 2.000 and 44.000. .
Today is labor day and a rational
holiday. There was no cotton market;
but Owen Speed was able to sell
a bale on the local market for 24

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