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? S3 and ^ Established 1844. $2.00 Year. Tri-Weekly Abbeville, S. C., Monday, September 25, 1922 Single Copies, Five Cents. 78th Year. "1 ? ? - - =p =^-- M I KRESS CLOSES FOR FALL FIGH1 SENATORS LEAVE FOR CAM. PAlGiN GROUNDS WITH SELEC TiON OF MARSHAL UNSET. TILEJO.?DYER ANTI-LYNCHINC BILL CARRIED OVER. Ifasfeingrton, Sept. 23.?Congress ?dionrned sine die yesterday with (leaders generally expecting a cal from President Harding for a special Mosion November 15, preceding the regular December session. jflke president was in attendant today for a few minutes before th< fiiuti gavels dropped to sign the us ual sheaf of eleventh hour bills. Th< only important measure to get thri on Ihe last day was the deficiencj appropriation bill, the administratior Liberian loan bill and the Dyer anti lyncking measure going over unti the next session. Tfe?? mnof imnni+anf nomination tC fail of confirmation today when con' greaa adjourned was that of Joseph W. Tolbert, Republican national committeeman for South Carolina, to b( United States marshal for the West ern (South Carolina) district. Confirmation had been opposed by Senator Dial. Lacking in the adjournment today were many of the popular features oftea attending the death of a congressional session. The gallerj crowds were small and undemonstrative and there were few floor wrangler. After disposing of the deficiency appropriation bill the senate passec a unmber of minor measures and listened to a few set speeches, while house members made one minute addresses, mostly for publicatior during the next few days in The Congressional Kecora, ana neaa Representative Blanton (Democrat) of Texas defend Attorney Genera Darvgherty and criticise Republican: for alleged neglect in that respect. Speaker Gillett, after a brie.< speech wishing' all members godspeec and good luclc, banged the adjourn meet gavel promptly at 2 o'clock The senate adjourned two or thre< minmtes later, having to stop th( cloak briefly while necessary bill: vwe tiigned for submission to Presi do?* Harding, waiting in his roon off tiie .senate chambei*. A few political speeches market th& closing hours of the session?th< i-exoad of the Sixty-seventh con Si-eea. Representative Mondell, Re publican leader in the house, an< Senator Smoot, in the senate, prais ed tke dominant party's record, which was attacked in brief speeche ~ Wan'UnM of 1VT1 55,531 nil UJ -- X-Xa?d McKellar of Tennessee, Demo crate. Leaders and rank and file no\ go to the country" on the recorci entering the fall campaign. Train and automobiles leaving Washing to? tonight carried scores of con greaamen released for the campaign DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY 04 Home Producers Association Wa Splendid Success. Mrs. Alma C. Gibbons, assisted b Mias Julia Stebbins, State Marketin, Agent, gave a demonstration Satui day in the lobby of the Planter Bank. The exhibit consisted of prod ucts of the South Carolina Horn Producers Association. Things th country women over the State ar I putting up and placing on the mai kct. Several hundred interested pec pie were served and expressed sui piifi? at the work being done by th A(?ociation. The exhibit resembled California Advertising Car show. Cl>i!d Killed by Automobile. Greenwood, Sept. 2-3.?While fo: lowing an apple wagon down a res dentin! street here this afterr.oor Walker McDowell, 3-year-old so of W. T. McDowell, was run over b Automobile driven by Byrd Dorr a farmer, and instantly killed. Th child is said to have run from behin the wasron in the pith of the car. NOT 10 PROTEST ' FORM OF ORDERj . ATTORNEY FOR SHOPMEN SO ADVISES. ?REINSTATEMENT PROGRAM BEGINS THIS MORN ; ING ON CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO. j Chicago, Sept. 24.?There will he t no protest by the railway shop craft 1 against the form of the order in the . injunction case against the strikers r Donald R. Richberg, attorney for the unions, announced tonight. 4 As a result, it was expected Fed4 eral Judge Wilkerson will accept the proposed order drawn up and , presented to the court last week by . the government. This would mean r there would be no modification of j the present temporary restraining order. 1 Mr. Richberg stated he would raise no objections to the form of , the restraining order but would . withhold all action until he appeals j Judge Wilkerson's decision to the . circuit court of appeals next month ; on the grounds that the district . | court did not have the power to . issue such an injunction. The case will come up in district court tomorrow simultaneously r withhearing before the railroad lab-, ; or board of a petition by the signal- j . men for an income in wages. The| r wages of the signalmen were out at . the same time as those of the shop-J . men, but the former decided not to r strike when -hey were promised a I rehearing on the decreases. > Richmond, Va. Sept. 24.?The t ranks of the striking shopmen of l the Chesapeake & Ohio lines will be ! broken at 7 o'clock tomorrow mornI ing when the first contingent re-, turns to work under the settlement 1 made last week. ? The reinstatement program is expected to extend over a period of f 15 days, and by that time both com1 pany and union officials hope to - have the 8,000 craftsmen who walk ed out in the nationwide movement 2 July 1 back at work. s MAY HAVE TO FINISH LIFE SENTENCE l Jesse Valentine Whose Parole ExJ pired September 1st May Have g to Serve Life Sentence. Governor Harvey has asked the j Supervisor of Abbeville County for . a report on Jesse Valentine, whose * i-i is?a. _ j? [parole expired me nrst ox oi-pa-msji.er 1922. i J Jesse Valentine and Henry Lind*1 uy were sent up for life from Abv jbeville county in February 1913 by [,; Prince on a charge of murder, s Henry Lindsay had his sentence commuted and has served his time. - Jesse escaped and went west where i. he remained for a number of years, finally returning to this county where he was arrested at Calhoun Falls. He claimed to have been shot s in a row out west and suffering from a bullet imbedded near his heart, y He was then paroled in order to get p: medical attention. His parole ex - pired Sept. 1, and as he had not res oorted to Governor Harvey an inI vestigation was ordered, e Dr. Neuffer and Dr. J. R. Power, e of Abbeville, were asked to examine e the prisoner. They found on X-Ray > examination no bullet imbedded near i- the heart as claimed. And Jesse Val? r\i~r\ V* n IT CrtTlf Vm t.A e the penitentiary to serve the reft mainder of his sentence, which is life. Ilenry Lindsay did the shooting, and Jesse was present and implicated. Jesse escaped. Former Gov. [- Blcase commuted Henry's sentence, i- If Jesse has to serve out his lif" i, sentence this will bring out some of n the queer twists of justice, y 1,J Condition Critical. t-j The condition of Mr. Foster d | Cromer is announced as critical this morning. ' ' ... . CHILDREN BURIED BY FALLEN FLOOR ONE KILLED AND MANY INJUR. ED IN ACCIDENT.?LITTLE GUESTS AT THEATER HURT WHEN CEMENT SUDDENLY 'GIVES WAY. Pittsburg, Sept. 23.?Fifty chattering school children, most of them less than 12 years old, were mashed in the lobby of the Strand, a new motion picture theater in the east Liberty district late today, awaiting admission to a free show, when the concrete floor cracked from end to end and dropped the little ones into the basement. The body of eight year old Madalyn Kunkle dressed in holiday garb was removed from the debris. The injured 38 children and the theater proprietor were placed on cots in a "earby hospital at approximately the minute the performance should have started. Sol Selzenick, theater owner who fell with his guests, and four of the children Were in a serious condition tonight. A dozen boys and girls were unconscious when they were dug from the powdery mass of stone and cement,Some were bleeding profusely, Others vaguely realizing what had happened whimpered and cried for their parents. Physicians at the Pittsburg hospital rendered first aid to the injured before the institution was reached by a score of hysterical moth rs Victims who escaped grave injuries | were permitted to go home. The crash and cries of the fright- I ened youngsters were heard two I blocks away. Policemen and civI j ilians who made the first rescues said some of the childrens were buried "three deep." Three jagged chunks of concrete i were lifted from the unconscious j ! form of a girl about 8 years old. ' Underneath was a bleeding, crying J boy. FVremen lowered ladders through clouds of -dust. The district j chief was first to go down, at the j bottom he noticed a frame, under which several children were pinned. He called for a rope and the frame containing a poster was dragged to | the surface. It advertised "The Trap." the film the kiddies were invited to witness. WELCOMING SERVICE Held by the Churches Sunday Evening for Rev. McMurray. A welcoming service for Rev. John A. McMurray by the churches of Abbeville was held at the Presbyterian 'hurch Sunday evening. A large congregation was present and joined in the service. Music was furnished by members from each of the different choii-s and Mrs. Margaret Hardin sang a beautiful solo. Rev. M. R. Plaxco of the A. R. P. hurch, as chairman of the Ministerial Union, introduced the different speakers who made addresses in the following order: Rev. H. L. Weeks, tc Baptist church, Rev. C. E. Peele of the Methodist, Rev. G. M. Telford of the Long Cane Presbyterian church and Rev. M. R. Plaxco. Mr. McMurray replied to the welcome in a splendid talk expressing himself as being pleased to take up !he work in Abbeville. GOING TO EMORY. Jack Bradley leaves this afternoon for Emory University in Atlanta where he expects to take a Ph D. course. He was accompanied from here by Mr. James Dom brownsky senior at fcmory. BUILDING PROGRESSING I I R. E. Cox is building a liome on, 1 North Main street on tho vacant i I corner lot next to the home of hi? 1 ' mother Mrs. Jennie Cox. It is a mod-j era brick bungalow and will addj greatly to that end of town. ' MILLION DOLLARS PAID 10 MEMBERS THE SOUTH CAROLINA COTTON GROWERS' ASSOCIATION PUT OUT APPROXIMATELY $100,OOO A DAY LAST WEEK IN ADVANCE. Columbia, Sept. 24.?The South Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative association has paid over $1.000,000 to its members in advance officials of the association said last night. An average of approximately .$100,000 a day was paid out last week and the volume of cotton coming is expected to materially increase this week. One railroad brought 50 carloads of cotton to Columbia Saturday for the association. This cotton came from points in the state in which the association has no subsidiary warehouses. Columbia is one of the three concentration points, the other two being Greenville and Spartan burg. The association has subsidiary warehouses over the state in which much other cotton is being stored. Heavy incoming shipments were reported from the association's concentration warehouses at Spartanburg and Greenville Saturday also. The greater bulk of the deliveries up to this time of course has been from the lower part of the state, but deliveries are expected to pour in from the upper part of the state during the coming week. The distribution of over $1,000,000 in the lower part of the state should have a decidedly stimulating effect on business, officers of the association think. This money reprecontc tVio firct Iw +Vln o<!cr?. eiation to members who have delivered their cotton. This payment was made on the basis of 12 cents a pound on short staple r.nd 18 cents a pound on long staple. Additional payments will be made as the cotton is sold out of the various pools into which it is classed according to grade and staple. Up to this time the association has had no complaints of violations of the contract or attempted violations. Loyal members of the association are on guard in every county, officials said, and prompt action will be taken in the case any member attempts to violate it. ABBEVILLE WINS 2ND PLACE In State Canning Contest Held in Columbia Last Week. Mrs. Alma C. Gibbons received a wire Saturday afternoon stating that Abbeville County had won second place in the State Canning Contest held in Columbia that clay. Richland county won first prize. Misses Lucia Vandiver and Eunice Fisher of Antreville were the contestants from this county, and went to Columbia Friday. If Columbia delegates are unable for any reason to attend the Southeastern Fair in Atlanta in October then the Abbeville girls will have that honor. HELD FOR STORING LIQUOR Josh. M. Ashley from near Honea Path, who lives at the old Branyan place in the Keowee section, was in Abbeville this morning to make bond for his appearance later on the charge of storing liquor. Deputies TT* 1 T). * \ Uknuilla rtMgusuii uuu rnii';e ui Auucnut and revenue officer Wright, stationed at Spartanburg, raided his placs Saturday and found three quarts of whiskey stored in his smoke house George Cnnn Will Fire. George Cann expects to fire on the Seaboard Air Line And will begin his work tomorrow. He is bound to make good and any one who has over seen liim tackle a line in football can rest asured he will put them over the grades from here to Atlanta. STATES MUST FIX I PRICES FOR COAL FEDERAL. GOVERNMENT HAS E NO JURISDICTION?LOCAL AUTHOR1TIES CONTROL SALE OF FUEL TO CONSUMERS, SAYS SPENS. Washington, Sept. 24.?The major responsibility for the price at 0 which coal is sold to consumers by i; ihe wholesalers or retailers within b the states must rest with the state 0 authorities, 'Federal Fuel Distri'bu- t tor Spens declared tonight in a tele- f gram to the governors of the vari- t ous states. r The federal government, he informed the governors, can exert its c 'influence on distribution and res- i train extortion only so far as con- f cerns coal that may be transported t from one state to another. z "It has," he said, "no jurisdiction as to coal produced and sold within ^ the state of its production retail or c wholesale margins or handling coal a within the states. Responsibility as a to these features must rest with the c state authorities and if profiteering in coal is to be prevented except as <3 to coal that may be moved across ^ the state lines at extortionate prices * the proper remedy must be applied e by the state authorities." ^ Upon the federal authorities, he F explained, falls the duty of deter- 2 mining in which part of the country ? I I there is a shortage of coal, where coal production is to be distributed ^ the pri ces usually charged for such coal and whether current prices 11 considering the costs of production . and distribution, are just and reas0 onable and what consumers should . . . . <5 receive priority in transportation, j It appears necessary, he said that f state organizations be created: t where they do not exist which will j ^ invite cooperation in* meet'ng the j( emergency and will fix reasonable a margins for retailers and whole ocucj. o. d SYNODICAL MEETS IN I GREENWOOD TUESDAY h | Ninth Annual Convention to Be I Held Beginning Tuesday, Contin- ] uing for Three Days. i 1' The program of the ninth annual I meeting of the Woman's auxiliary s synodical of the synod of South Car- s olina, Southern Presbyterian Church, 3 has just been announced. This meet- f ing will convene in the First Pres- \ t 1-?i riKonrtwrtArl f A- I 1 oycenan cuuxcu ux uictimwu v? j w morrow evening at 7.30 o'clock and Is a large attendance of representa-lt tives from all sections of the state is expected. The synodical is composed of j I eight presbyterials, 187 auxiliaries s and 7,000 members, with the following efficient officers: Mrs. F. L. Mayes t president, Greenwood; Mrs. A. Bram- , lett, vice president, Rock Hill; Mrs. f Leslie Stribling, secretary, Seneca, and Mrs. A. B. Morse, treasurer, Abbeville. The following delegates will attend.the meeting from Abbeville: ?liss Bessie Lee Cheatham, Miss Louise Brown, Mrs. A. B. Morse and Mrs. P. A. Cheatham. e ^ s FIRE DE5TKUY5 HUivir.. 7 Fire destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Williams near ''endleton last night about 2.30 o'! clock A. M. Mr. and Mrs.Williams i and there small children barely es- j1 raping with their lives. The house-|' hold goods were a complete loss, no ] ^ insurance being carried. Mrs. Willi-! ams is a daughter of Mr. A. M. Er-J win of Antreville. BUYS LOT I j J. C. King bought the lot in front of the R. L Mabry home on Chestnut street and expects to erect a bungalow home in the near future. 'Li CONFERENCE FOR NEAR FUTURE J 4 (RITISH AND AMERICANS TO HOLD PARLEY.?QUESTIONS j OF PROHIBITION NAVY'S > ,'J ACTS AND NEAR EAST TO BE DISCUSSED. Washington, Sept. 24.?A number f important international problems, ncluding the activities of the prohibition navy and perhaps the question >f the Near East disturbances, are o be discussed here in the very near uture between representatives of he American and British governnents. Coincidently with the adjournment >f congress, leaving President Hardng to devote greater attention to oreign relations, and with the re? urn of Secretary Huerhes from Bra V VIM ;il, Sir Auckland Geddes, the Brit- .> sh ambassador has come back to Washington from his summer emlassy quarters at Bar Harbor, Me., ,nd is understood to be prepared for series of conferences with Amerian officials early next week. t The intimation is given in official [uarters that the situation in the Jear East is of such widespread conevn that*it scarcely can be mentiond in these discussions. So far as is il A. J. * -l_t - 'C ' ;nown, mere is no intention on tne art of the British government to ppeal to America to participate in ihysical measures in Asia Minor and European Turkey, but at the same _ :ime the British are said to feel that hey have a right to expect at least he moral support of this government in so much of the British polcy as involves keeping the Dardanlles open to the world. In British [uarters it is declared that in the 'aris peace negotiations America ully supported the decision to inernationalize the staits and other eclarations of purely American poises touching China, Mesopotamia nd other sections of the world, all eclaratory of the "open door," are oe-arded in British circles as layinsr !own principles in accord with the British Dardanelles policy. The activities of the American pro libition agents involving seizure of Jritish ships outside the three mile imit have reached a stage where it ia ndicated they will no longer fail to eceive treatment diplomatically. The Jritish government is expected to eelv at once to come ta some andertanding with the state department <n that subject. Canadian pressure or a change of policy is becoming c*ry urgent, nearly a dozen vessel# inder dominion charter having been eized or searched outside of terriorial waters. There also are a number of featires of the new tariff law which are ooked upon abroad with apprehenion, and representations in connecion with them are expected to come o the state department from severtl foreign governments in the near uture. 4. i* MR. GAMBRELL TO SERVE At a meeting ot" the Uoniederate /eterans held in the office of Pro>ate Judge Miller Saturday afterloon. Mr. J.M. Gambrell was elected to fill the vacancy on the pen;ion board caused by the death of Ur. J. H. Barksdale. Miss Wright Resigns. Miss Ila Wright has resigned her >osition as a teacher in the gramner school on account of ill health uul has returned to her home in Slberton Ga. f COTTON MAKKET. Cotton sold on the local market odny for 21 3-4 cents n pound. Fu:ires closed: Oct. 20.01 Dec. 21.19 Jan. 20.96 March ? _ 21.07 * sV'