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Established 1644 ^ ?u. In-Weekly Abbeville. S. t. Wednesday, November 29, 1922 Single Copies, Five Cents. 78th Ye*r. Jfl WHISKEY TRAFFIC causi scorn ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE WORKING AT FULL SPEED LARGE PROFITS CHARGED WITH BEING RESPINSiBLE FOR "BOOTLEGGING." Wa hington, Nov. 28.?The law enforcement arms of the govern menc. were said by h gh t.easur\ officials today to toe without any plans or proposals looking to a more thorough enforcement ox th< Volsteod Act. although the subjecl was gone over in detail at the cabinet meeting with President Harding Friday Secretary Melton was represented as being unable to offer any solution to the problem while the returns from the illicit traffic in liquor continued so large. Prohibition officiate Jbave madJe and are making the best use of the toob they have in checking the liquor traffic, according to the pdew said to have been taken by the treasury head. He was said to hape declined to exprrss an | opinion as to whether a liberalization of the Volstead law w uld reduce the amount of "bootleg" whiskey brought into the country. The treasury secretary was understood to believe that "complete" enforcement could not be expected ander present conditions. The im-j preasion was given that he believed I it would take much more money and a far greater staff of enforcement officers than n~w were available in order to throttle the importations and fraduleait wi ihdrawals from bonded vrareho'ise awell as to defeat the sale of liquo~ once it was in the hands of deal-j ers. Large profits seemed to be one of the most direct caus?g of navy 1>mfFie in liquor is cne secretary I iew. But how to break up the big profita proved another mat er wnxn Mr. Mellon was said to have declar ?d presented, for the present, an insoluble problem. White House statements of last Friday, accords? to Treasury officials, re-presented only the g'st of discussions at the cabinet mee^'nar Wo methods for reaching the liquor traffic by expanded fac:l;ties were *id to have been broached then *or since and it was assumed that ike Treasure would not aek Congress for a greater sum for enforcement than was accorded in the urrent year. Treasury officials! declined to say today whe'her the J reported amount approximately ?ine million dollars?would provide looey with wh^'ch they conld expand enforcement operations. DEATH RATE SHOWS DECREASE FOR 1921 Washington, Nov, 28*.?Figures for practically all states within the -1 iA. 4-1. ? onaot+Mr uvaw to vi wiu vvwiiwj, as announced today }>y the census bureau, reflect the decreased death rate for the total area to 19.11 as compared with the proced'ng year, of the adjusted rates, figured on the differences in the sex and age distribution of the population in the various states. Montana showed the 4eweet 8.8 per 100,000 population and Massachusetts the highest 13.4. Four cities of 100,000 or more poptation the lowest adjusted rate 9,2. tms reported for Akron, Ohio, while a rate of 19 for Memphis was the Mphest. SEASON FOR BIRDS TO OPEN TOMORROW | I The season for hunting partridge? and wild turkeys opens tomorrow Morning, Thanksgiving day, end the indications are that the usual number of hunters will go forth in search j of the birds daring the day. Thel ssason closes after March 1. ? 312 TEXTILE MEN COMBINE INTEREST 'new mills under control j of american woolen co. large number of cotton manufacturing establishments affected. j New York. Nov. 18.?Officials of the American Woolen Company, I and several of the leading cotton * ?\o h manufacturers ox New Eng1- ? and loJav became identified with - he C nsolidabed Textile Corpora- s tion, when at a meeting of the or ganication Williaira Wood, head of the American Woolen, waa elected director general and chairman of the board of the consolidated textile. The election of Mr. Wood and "ther officials of the American Woolem Company to the consoliddated Textile Board brings togath- ' er the big factors In the textile industry of the country. The American Woolen interests w:ll assume the operating management of the consolidated's plants, :t was announced while F. F. Rupprerut, who "retires as president, will act as chairman of the execute ooinnvttee and in addition direct the distribution and sales end of -the consolidated/a business through Converse & Co distributor^ ! of textiles of wh:ch he :s president. Ohe~ new members elected to the board of directors of the con-J s~rdatei today were Henry L. Tif-I fany, coton merchant, William M. BuM^r. c-tton manufacturers and . Charleg T. Main, industrial engi neer. i c } The consolidated owns the conc i *r~is "o'tOTi itt'IOs at Burl;ngton and Shelby, N. C. Lynchburg, Va., Kv., Bmham, Texas. North Adams, ' c Mass; and B. B. & R. Knight, Inc., 5 with spv?n*e+n mill?? in Rhode Island and Massachustts. ^ Thn C^ns?oi:dated owns aU the ^ common stick of the B. B. &. R.I Kn:trht. Tnc., wh-'ch in turn own"! f all of the stock of Converse?Co., ( wh^ch 'will distribute the .Console dated's go^ds. i ANDERSON SCHOOL f DAMAGED BY FIRE ^ ( South Wing of High School Suffer* | To the Extent of About 920,- c 000 Tuesday Night. I Anderso-n Nov. 28?Fire originating last night around 11 o'clock in a dre s n~ room near the stage prac r J ' tically destroyed the South wing of | the Anderson High school with a J? damage estimated at approrimately ^ $20,000 and with a slight damage c to the main portion of the build'ng c wh:oh suffered little, however due to a fire wall togather with the! < bringing into play of the auxiliary j apparotus of the high school. n A portion of the wall of the south ^ j wing of the build'ng toppled shortly ^ after the fire department arrived c on the scene. The large metal beams ( exteivding the wid th of the building warped with the intense heat and pulled the walla of the building ! together, Fortunately the walls fell :nto the auditorium of the building wh;ch is housed by the south vring, ^ otherwise firemen Who were fight- ^ ;ng the fire from tihe outside would 8 have been instantly killed. COTTON GINNED IN COUNTY 11 z Mr. S. S. Boles of Lowndesville was m Abbeville Tuesday morning. Mr. Boles is government cotton statistician for Abbeville County and v states that the amount of cotton gin- S ned in this county up to the 13th was h 7,882 bales. s t Stock Dividend of 900 Per Cent ( Philadelphia, Niov. 28.?The Atlantic Refining company today de clared a stock dividend represent- g ing 200 per cent n WEAL TO NATION TO KEEP PREPARED 'ERSHING SAYS TO FACE COLD FACTS AND NOT FORGET OUR OBLIGATIONS IN BLIND HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE ARMED CONFLICTS. Minneapolis; Nov. zo.?An ap>eal to the nation to "look cold iard facts in the face and not forget our obligations in blind hope hat we may not again engage in irmed conflict," marked an address lelivered here today by General Periling under the auspices of the Amsrican Defense Society. "At present, we do not see demite indications, but none of us can ell whether we shall have war in ive, ten or twenty years," General 5ershing said. "If we knew now to a certainty hat armed conflict would come in wenty years there would be an imnediate demand for preparations, fet that is the approximate internal that we have had in the past >etween major wars. There is no eason to think that the immediate uture will bring about a cessation >f war, even though it was said that ve entered the world war to bring ibout the end of war." General Pershing devoted most of r's address to discussing the value of nilitary training as a school of good iruzensmp, maKing reierence to tmsi :onnect;on to the findings of the re-i :ent educational conference in Washngton. The conclusions of that con-1, erence, he said were that the train-j n?r given in the reserve elements of( he army and at civilian training, amps, "constitute an effective mah:nery through which much can be j lone not only to benefit the ind;vid-j -al from the standpoint of his phy8i-; jue and self-discipline, but from the j standpoint of his relations to the! joverrment that protects him and vhich ne is under obligations to de-l 'end." The chief of staff stressed again j Iraft stat:stics that show fifty per :ent of the young men called out| lur'ng the war to have been physi-j . _ l- i i i * I :auy suo-normai, largely aue to ae-; ?ects curable by proper training; that) >ne-fourth of the persona examined j vere "unable to read and write ourj :ommon language and that morej ;han ten per cent cannot even suc-j essfully speak English." )EATH OF MR. EDWARD SMITH Mr. Edward Smith died at the Ab:eville County Memorial Hospital IT J 1 ' "VT An ? rv nnesaay evening, x>iov. zz, alter ir. illness of five weeks, and was juried at Smyrna cemetery in Lownlesville at 11 o'clock Fr:day. Mr. :mith was in his seventy-second year md is survived by one sister, Mrs. )'Bryant of Iva, two daughters, tfrs. Edna Baskin of Lowndesville, ind Mrs. Tom Baskin of Iva, and our sons, J. S. Smith of Detroit, T. N. Smith of New Bern, N. C., C. S. Jmith of Jacksonville, Fla., and R. \ Smith of Lowndesville. ' I HOME FROM SPARTANBURG. Misse** Maria Neuffer and Elizabeth Thomson are at home from 1 Converse College for the Thanksgiving season. They came down from , ipartanburg with Mr. and Mrs. A. !. Thomas and children who will vist Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hill on Magaine street. Breaking In The Seuon. Thanksgiving day 13 the beginn- 1 ng of the open season for quail in South Carolina and the following 1 lunters will be out early to get a hnt. John Lomax, Lowrie Wilson, Arthur LinkyFrank McNeill and ; >nrtis Wilson. 1 South Africa, one of the world's ' reatest gold producing regions, has ; ever had a mist. ( BIG COOPERATIVE S CONFERENCE SOON SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION ;] TO BE REPRESENTED?COOPERATIVE COMMODITY ASSOCIATIONS PLAN NATIDNAI. ORGANIZATION. Columbia, Nov. 28.?L. D. Jennings of Sumter, A. R. Johnston of 31 St. George and E. Wallace Evans of ' Bennettsville, will represent the a South Carolina Cotton Growers' Co- "' operative association at the national conference of commodity cooperative w association to be held in Washington, 0 December 14, 16 and 16. All three ^ \ o, are members of the board of directors of the South Carolina associa- ^ tion. s The conference at Washington has v been called for the purpose of form- ^ ing a national organization of the ^ commodity marketing associations. Judge Robert W. Bingham of Louis- ^ ville, Ky., representing the tobacco e associations, will be chairman of the a meeting and Carl Williams of Okla e homa, representing the cotton asso- 0 ciations, will be the vice chairman. Representatives of the 160,000 v ' i Cotton PTOWPra Knlfttimn D iaj cooperative marketing associations will at- a tend the conference. Delegates from n five big tobacco growers' organiia- ^ tions that handle the sale of some ^ two-thirds of the entire crop will speak for the 200,000 members of ^ those organizations. Representatives *' from something like 15 state wheat ^ growers' organizations will be in at- r tendance. Dairy producers' organiza- 0 tions from the Atlantic to the Pacific, 11 orange growers from the West to the w East, vegetable and melon growers' ^ organizations from every district in a the country, the producers of Cali- ^ fornia dried fruits, the cooperative ^ poultrymen and members of numerous other cooperative associations will be represented. v More than $1,000,000,000 worth * of farm products, it is estimated, will J71 be marketed by cooperative associa-1 ^ tion3 this vear. Amnn? n _ .'fc, wucoc JJX UU" | ucts are cotton, tobacco, wheat, al ^ falfa, peanuts, milk, eggs, fruits maple sugar, raisins, prunes, rice, to- 1( matoes, live stock and many others. The South Carolina delegates w'lli* be able to report tremendous growth of the cooperative marketing idea in ^ this state. t e GOOSE, FLY HIGH! r o A lot of wild geese gather in the a forks of Little River and Savannah s near Lowndsvllle and the boys of that Tsection get a great deal of snort! ? hunting them. Calvin C. Boles, son t of S. S. Boles, of Lowndesville, was n out hunting last Saturday morning early, hiding himself in what is called a "blind" by hunters, he waited a short' while when a flock of geese V came near, circling around. Young Boies waited until he could get a good shot, and fired one barrel of his r( shot gun. When the smoke cleared ^ away he found he had killed five C( geese weighing from seven to nine ^ pounds. He says he would have killed three or four more if he had not jj become excited and forgotten to fire ^ the other barrel of his gun. His 2 ?un contained a good load of number ^ one shot. C1 ? - Qp, PRICE OF RADIUM HAS ^ DROPPED NEARLY ONE-HALF Denver, Nov. 28.?Radium has r}-rv>TYr\ort Afifl a oram i" "w"1 1 u.v^vu yi/w,vvv m *? p *vv and the Standard , Chemical company hab been forced to close its ^ camotite properties m Paradox Val ^ 'ey in Western Montro?e country Colorado throwing 250 men out of S? work, according to an announce- w ment 'by company officials toiay. 50 Discovery of vast de-posits of p'tch- M blende in the Belgian Congo is sa'd bo be responsible for the decrense. ^ Radium, is said bo sell for $70,000 i gram now, compared with $ 120,)00 a gram formerly. IENATE HEPLESS i BEFORE DEMOCRATS HARP FILIBUSTER THWARTS REPUBLICANS?NO LET UP IF MAJORITY PARTY PERSISTS IN ADVOCACY OF THE DYER BILL. Washington, Nov. 28?Never ince the day of the "force 'bill' ave Southern Democrats in, the s:n ; te been 90 firmly banded toeather r 3 prevent the passage of legislation The Dyer anti-lynching bill whch *ould in effect deprive state courts f jurisdiction in all rases of unan- 1 horized execution, will not pass the ; ?nate If Republicans pers;st in 1 heir attempts. Democrats will per- 1 rst in their filibuster, and March 4 rill dawn after the completion of he most fruitless session of con- j ress in the history of the republic. 1 There has been no caucus on the art of Southern Democrat, but 1 very man understands the desper- f te nature of the undertaking, and ! very man will do hig part. The ( pinion prevails that Republican ?aders tomorrow w^ll declare to the * rorld their inability to enact the iw. They will do sa eventually, or ( 11 pend'ng legislation, including j ecessary appropriation bills, will e permitted to die for lack of at- 1 jntion. As a result of the first day's fill- \ uster, the senate was unable even ^ i approve the journal of yes'eray's pnceed:ngs. Aa a rule the eading of the journal, by unanmius consent, is dispen ed with. This 1 C% J T T 1 ^ lornmg, nowever, senator ura^rrood, Democratic leader, demanded hat the journal be read Tben Se tor Harrison of M:ssiss!p^i offered h first resolution amending the Durnal. A roll call was necessarv: At the nd of the roll call, Se-a'or Unde~- , /"od moved the acjournm^nt of i he senate. Another roll call ^*as , eceesary. During the day, Senator larrison offered a total of eight aleidmonts t-> the j mrna1, some of rhich were adopted At the e^d of nrh vo'.i call the leader moved aloiirnment. Add:npr to the fight, oAhor sena-rs contributed ad*re?ses on sub pc ? o* ^o bear^? >r the. s*tuat:^n lenator Heflin of Alabama warded he progre sive Republicans agrainsl ven temporary al:gnment w'th th" . eact:onaries." Seia^OT McKe'lar , f Te^n'sses spo>e at l~ngth of th"1 , idvisaibility of redeeming tjhe ^ wamp land- rf tbe South. S-,na'o')'^il "f S-vith Ca^olini, Senator larrs of Georg:a. and others ra:ced be:r vo:res in beha^ -f th's or that , latter of general importance. ROCK HILL GETS GAME fill Play Gaffney in Elimination Contest Tomorrow. Rock Hill, Nov. 28.?A message jceived from R. C. Burts tonight com Gastonia, where he went to jnfer with Gaffney representatives :ated that the football game beveen the Rock Hill and Gaffney igh schools would be played in ock Hill Thursday afternoon at .30 o'clock. The winner of this ame will play for the upper State lampionship. Gaffney wajited the s ame in Gastonia, but Rock Hill on out. THANKSGIVING SERVICE. Thanksgiving uH'on f^rvice will b held in the Presbyterian church I hursday morning at 11 o'clock. 11 of the churches will join in this i-rvice, and the collection received ill go to the orphanages of the As ciate Reformed, Baptist Ep'seopaJ ethodwt and Presbyterian churchi Rev. H L Weeks will preach thejc hankseivirar sermon. |ii 0 W. W. Westfield was a buemeflB c sitor in th? city today. t< :EDERAL BOARD I BACKS SEN. UlAL j iNDS THAT LAW ON COTTON TENDERABLE UNDER CONTRACTS WORKS TO DISADVANTAGE OF PRODUCER?TO ^ PRESS BILL Washington, Nov. 28.?An import.nt point has been gained by Senator Dial in his campaign for ai^endnent of the cotton futures law. The South Carolina senator suc:eeded last March in having direc.ions given to the federal trade comnission to make expert investigation )f his contention, that the present :ontract law operates to the diaad vantage of mills and growers. The commis&ion has been at work in the inquiry nearly seven months and haa now prepared a report, holding, it is understood, that the act 'gives the exchanges an unfair advantage over purchasers, allows the ocehanges to manipulate the market and thus deleteriously affects the :otton grower himself. Senator Dial will press his bill vig- '> jrously. , In his effort to restrict the range )f grades which may be tendered in settlement of future contracts at heir maturity, Senator Dial first in:ends to press for adoption of his lmendment, on which the committee ^ m forestry and agriculture has re- t; urned an unfavorable report, with lopes of getting favorable consideration on the floor of the senate. j* This amendment would create ;hree classes of the present ten ten- ^ lerable grades, the four highest in ^ne class and three grades in each \ ^ A AlllAV ftTTA finlAfl I* VtA ?M A /]/\ A.M ' /i bite UbUCl l?TTU| oaico IAJ u c uiauc VII v he bas:s of one grade in a specific 'lass, and settlements to be made by delivery within that class; one-tnird if the grade specified being compulsory and the other two-th;rds from Lhe contingent grades. This would mean that quotations would have to re made on three basic grades instead of on middling, the basic grade an which all prices now are founded. If he should fail in t'lrs effort, Senator Dial says that he will ask hat Section 5 of the present law, ^ernrtting the seller to make delivery :n any one of the tenderable Trades, be eliminated entirely and .vithout a substitute, which would nave tne enect 01 iorcmg an saies "Ti the basis of Section 10, which provides that a specific grade be mentioned in the contract, and that ioijvery must be in that identical ?rado. S'nce enactment of the present otton contract law in 1914, Senator ~>ial states ihat not a single sale has ,%een made on the New York Cotton ^change under Section 10, but that " 11 sales have been under Section 5. Coca-Cola Dividend Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 28.?Direcors of the Coca-Cola Company at heir quarterly meeting here today eclared a dividend of $1.50 on oromon stock, payable January 2 o stockholders of record December !5. This is at the rate of $6.0- a /ear, the highest yet declared by he corporation. The directors also 'Oted the regular semi-annual divdend of $3.30 a share on preferred ftock. J. R. Campbell, of Atlanta, wad lected to the board of directors. COTTON MARKET. Cotton brought 26 cents on the ocal market today. Futures closed Dec. 25.26 Jan. 25.229 March 25.34 May 25.23 July 24.95 There were 7,872 bales of cotton, ounting round as half balec, ginned i Abbeville County from the crop f 1922 prior to Nov. 14, 1922 as ompared with 15,115 bales ginned i November 12, 1921.