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1^11^184471^00 Year. Tri-Weekiy Abbeville, S. C., Friday, Decembe729Tl922 Single Copies, Five Cents. 78foW; >|| DR. 1.1 HILL DIES ( AT POST OF DUTY BELOVED AND RESPECTED PHY. ^ SICIAN, LIVED IN ABBEVILLE FORTY YEARS?LIFE GIVEN TO HIS PROFESSION.?RESTS AT LONG CANE. ,Dr. L. T. Hill, of this city, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon, Decern- c ber 26th, of apoplexy. Death came t to him in his office just after he had i f Korn f nr f nffprTlftnn \ duties, and while he rested for a few t moments in an easy chair. His son, \ Dr. J. C. Hill, was in the room ad- ( joining when his father was stricken, t Going into the room where his fath- 2 er, sat, he found the latter expiring. I Death came almost immediately. Dr. Hill was in his seventy-first year. j Dr. L. T. Hill was a native of ? "Edgefield County. He resided for a ii number of years at Ninety-Six, I I where he conducted a drug store, t I Disposing of that business, he went i to Baltimore where he entered the J University of Maryland from which c ' he received his degree in medicine, j I In 1882 he removed to Abbeville for t the practice of his profession, con- t ducting a drug store for two years, s first at the location now occupied by } F. E. Harrison, Jr., and later at the i store now occupied by the Water and -L.ig.nT; riant, m uecemoer ioca ne ^ sold the drug business to P. B. r Speed, and from then until the day e of his death he gave his life to the j practice of his profession. A quiet, t unassuming gentleman, he led a busy ^ life as a country doctor. He held in ^ large measure the 'confidence and ^ esteem of the people of this commu- j nity and his practice was correspondingly extensive. He met with . success as a physician and was interested in the progress of the profession until the day of his death. Last August after suffering for awhile from an attack of gall stones , If he went to Baltimore wnere ne underwent a serious operation. But he T rallied quickly and returned to his t home in a little while much improved c in health and appearance. His friends c looked forward for many years of usefulness for him. He again gave r himself to his practice and was con- ^ stant at his office, where he special- * iaed in treatment of the eye, and 2 in giving electrical treatment. It was r only in the last few days that he did I not feel so well, and death came to t liim almost as it would come to the c plowman at his plow. t , In early life Dr. Hill was happily married to Miss Fannie Johnson of t Ninety Six, a daughter of Col. R. P. 5 Johnson, or tftat place, sne survives him as do his son, Dr. J. C. Hill, of this city, and his daughter, Mrs. Car- * ter Arnold, of Elberton, Ga. A son, 1 Walter, died when a child, and an- i other son, William, a boy of great 1 promise, died in his early manhood while a student at the Citadel. Dr. Hill is survived by two brothers, Mr. Tabor H. Hill, of Greenwood, and Mr. George Hill of Newberry, and * by one sister, Mrs. Henry Turner of J Ninety-Six. 1 Funeral services were conducted ( iai tiie Presbyterian unurcn, 01 wnicn Dr. Hill was a member, Wednesday ( afternoon by the pastor, Rev. John 1 A. MeMurray, after which interment ( was at Long Cane. The active pallbearers were: W. E 1 Johnson, Lewis Perrin, M. B. Reese, 1 H. R. McAllister, George Penney, W J P. Nickles, E. R. Thomson, J. Allen I S*ith, Jr. s fhe following friends of the denei9ed were honorary pallbearers: i Kef Justice Eugene B. Gary, Dr. ( |L\.. Neuffer, I>r. J. R. Power, Dr. i Pressly, Dr. C. C. Gambrell, Dr. J P^JIarrison, Dr. R. B. Epting, Dr. i>. G. Thomson, Dr. C. H. MeMurray, J ? ? ? n J T"V?. T TT A - LIT* f. J3. EjpGfKlj JL/r. u. u. nu9btii)Bi Messrs. J. Allen Smith, and Wyatt r Aiken. ( Among those from a distance who 1 attended the funeral were his twojl brothers and his sister named above, ll his nephews, Rk>n and Frank Hill, of la j I MAN FORESTS MAY BE SEIZED VOULD BE TAKEN BY FRENCH AS GUARANTEE? POINCARE WILL PRESENT HIS SCHEME AT CONFERENCE HELD NEXT WEEK. X 41 ID} JJCV.. i*\J* U. A. w??* are plans to follow up the reparaions commission's decision declarng Germany in default of her eood deliveries by presenting: to he allied premier's meeting next veek a scheme of taking over the Jerman state forests as a guaranee. If the other premiers will not igree to this step it is understood France is prepared to act alone. It now is feared that the British ind French attitudes will 'be as far ipart when the premiers recon'ene as they were when the recent jondon conference adjourned and he latest reparations deveQopment b taken to support this view. Sir fohn Bradbury went to London tolay to confer with Prime Minister Jonar Law and other members of he government on the effect of he reparations commission's action md on the question of the general Jritish policy toward the preoiers' meeting. Sir John's reasons tor reiusing o support the default vote which easons, it is thought, may he taktn as a reflection of the position of Jonar Law, were that certain exenuating circumstances entitled, 3-enmany to more lenient consideraion and that furthesmore the allies ^ iad previously agreed on a course ess radical in the event of Geraany's failure to make the deliveres. Franco's victory in the reparaion6 commission vote is ascribed 0 the personal efforts of Premier 5omcare, who is said to have careully planned the coup. The action pas so quietly and swiftly executed hat none of the American unoffi:ial ohsrvers had the opportunity if being present. Although the United States has 10 vote in the commission the iews of its observers have always iad much weight, especially when 1 votal issue was before the comnission, as was the case yesterday, t is declared in reparations circles hat the position of the American nbservers has approximated that of he British. itie commission's sudden decision ook not only the Americans but "rench political circles by surprise, ?ince it was generally understood 1 ;hat the commissioners would make 10 decision until after the preniers' meeting. GET CAR AND LIQUOR Deputies from the office of Sheriff McLane Wednesday night seized a Ford car on one of the oads m the upper section of the rcunty which was laden with 23 fruit jars of corn liquor. The driver of the car took leg hail and de>arted "from about here" when the yfficers put in their appearance. The liquor had been transferred ? the Ford car from a larger car ind the lartter was seized by Special rederal Officer Milling. Both cars lave been confiscated and will be told. The liquor seized was destroyed it the jail. Not even any of the naests at the jail this Christmas vbs given the privilege of doing ncrre than taking a smell. dewberry, and his niece, Mrs. Fanlie WiDlama of Ninety Six. His sonn-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. barter Arnold of Elberton, Mrs. V. W. Copeland, Mrs. H. S. Jaudon, Jessrs. J. C. Rice and J. A. Hall, of Jlberton, Dr. R. B. Eptlng and Mr. nd Mrt. Frank Sligh of Greenwood. SIX ELECTROCUTED IN PRESENT YEAR WHITES OUTNUMBER NEGROES T1 FOR FIRST TIME?FOUR PAY EXTREME PENALTY DURING 1922?ONLY TWO BLACKS. TOTAL SIXTY-ONE TO DATE. Columbia, Dec. 28.?Four white men and two negroes have been B, electrocuted during the present year, kr this number of whites establishing a in new record for South Carolina death hi penalty figures. It is the first time ht oinco f)io oc+oKlichmpnf nf t.hp a1<>C- Cl trie chair in 1912 that more white W men have been electrocuted in* any ;tr one year than negroes. Jc Although the year is not yet out, in no further electrocutions will take m place as the only one scheduled be- M tween now and 1923 has been stayed re by an appeal to the supreme court. H William C. Faries, the convicted York county murderer, was originally sen- as tenced to die December 29, but he ar has appealed to the supreme court w and this automatically stays the sen- je tence. pX Of the six men electrocuted, four m were convicted of murder. These tQ were all white. The four were S. J. pC Kirby, Jesse Gappins, C. 0. Fox and jj Frank M. Jeffords. ar The list of six and their crimes is js as follows: Curtis Franklin, negro, criminal assault, convicted in Aiken ^ and electrocuted February 3; Will ar Hood, negro, convicted in Greenville gr of murder, electrocuted April 7; C. 0. Fox, S. J. Kirby and Jesse Gappins, all convicted in Lexington of ^ murder, electrocuted June 16; Frank re M. Jeffords, convicted of murder in pr n* j i._ xvicmaiia county, eiectriM;utt:u jl/cc- \ jj ember 22. jQ. Frank M. Jeffords was the 61st man to pay the death penalty by electrocution. The electric chair was re established in 1912 and since then 61 re men, 54 negroes and seven whites, 30 have been electrocuted. st William Reed, negro, convicted in Anderson in 1912 of criminal assault, at was the first man to pay the penalty P1 of death by electrocution. He was ^ electrocuted August 6, 1912. Samuel 01 N. Hyde, also of Anderson, was the ?c first white man to be put to death in JU the chair. He was electrocuted October 1, 1912. w Following Hyde the next white oc man was C. P. Rushing of Chester- bi field August 18, 1913, and the next a was M. L. Garrett of Lee county n, July 14, 1913. No other white men sy. paid the death penalty after July 14, . 1913, until Fox, Gappins and Kirby were electrocuted June 16 of this year. Jeffords was the last to date. cc MUCH GASOLINE IS N USED IN THE STATE Tax Commission Gives Interesting ^ Facts.?$6,923,000 Spent for Gas in Eight Months Columbia, Dec. 28.?During eight months of the present year, from n< March 1 to November 1, South Caro- ^ lina motor vehicle owners spent $6,- P( 923,000 for gasoline alone, not in- ^ eluding the two cents a gallon tax ^ commission. Figures through Nov- P* ember were not compiled, but will be in a few days. ' According to the compilation of w the commission, 30,100,000 gallons of ^ gasoline were consumed between ^ .March 1 and November 1 and this 91J gives an approximate average of $81.42 for each car owner in the ^ state. The tax has cost approximate- ^ ly $7.08 for each machine owner for in the eight months. The revenue raised from the two sa cenfee tax has amounted to $002,000, this fierure not including the Novem-i ber amount. Anouier item brought th out in the statement of the eommis- ar sion ia that approximately 354 gal- to Ions of gasoline were used by each w; motor vehicle. This gives an approx- CI imate average of .0468 cents a month fo per person or .375 cents for eight th months. nc i. B. HAMLIN SHOOTS 0 WIFE AND ICE flAGEDY OCCURS AT ANDER- O SON THIS MORNING AT NINE O'CLOCK?MRS. HAMLIN IN DESPERATE CONDITION?MRS WARREN ALSO BADLY HURT. A. B. Hamlin, son of the late A. Hamlin of Abbeville, commonly tl town as "Bee" Hamlin, this morn- G g shot and desperately wounded tr s wife, 48 years of age, who before th sr marriage was Miss Lucia Mc- tc arry of this county, and Mrs. Joel ir arren, a niece of his wife. The R agedy occurred at the home of el Warren, on Piedmont Avenue, sr the city of Anderson. Telephone 01 essages brought the news to Mr. e] cCurry, the father of Mrs. War- ?( n and a brother of Mrs. Hamlin. ^ e left immediately for Anderson. w The Press and Banner at 2 o'clock di iked the Anderson Daily Mail for 1 account of the tragedy, and from ghat that paper had been able to a] am it appears that Hamlin had U] oposed to Mrs. Warren that she ake a trip to Abbeville with him jj day. Mrs. Warren resented the pro- ^ sal, and it is reported that Mrs. C( amlin also knew of the proposal id took exception to it. Hamlin it stated, had also threatened the ?e of Joel Warren, husband of Mrs. ^ arren, and Wednesday had made t attempt to run over him with-an j.( igine in the yards of the Blue idge Railroad, where both were emP< oyed as machinists. Mrs. Hamlin id gone to the home of Mrs. Warn in consequence of the alleged oposefl trip to Abbeville and there amlin found her, the shooting fol- ' cl wing. sc The Daily ^lail at the time of the t ceipt of the news by us had just ceived a message from the Andern Hospital where the two injured rsons were taken in which it was w ated that Mrs. Hamlin was desper- ^ ely wounded in the abdomen and o: rtVioKlir urnn'M rwnvpr. Mrs. "" "" c< arren was stated to be also senisly wounded but hope was expressI that she would survive the in- w tries. ai O' Some eighteen years ago Hamlin tl as shot in the head. The shooting ti :curred at Augusta, Ga., and the ?, illet was never removed. There is feeling that Hamlin was perhaps C1 >t responsible mentally when the lots were fired this morning. He jj id not been drinking so far as had r< ien ascertained when we were in S >mmunication with Anderson. 3 CI EGRO'S BODY WAS h RECOERED MONDAY d rowned at Martin's Mill the 21nt. ^ Iaqae?t Held By Judge R. S. P McComb. 0: fi The body of William Rogers, the &< igro construction hand with the arter Construction Company, sup)sed to have been drowned at the me of our last issue, was recovered onday. Judge McComb had the mill >nd drained, and when this had been is >ne the body was found in about vi re feet of water near the point C here his clothing had been located. G eputy Sheriff Prince assisted Judge S cComb in locating the body, and tl immoned the jury for an inquest, si The body was examined by Dr. cl nox, of Antreville, who found gi ;ath to have resulted from drown- B g, as had been supposed, and a o< irdict according was rendered. B The negro was half witted, it is c< - * ? J a - ? ,T> id, ana was accuowmeu w gu * e creek in the winter time for the st lrpose of bathing. It is supposed ei at he got into water over his depth id for some reason was not able ! swim to shore. Suspicion that he as drowned arose Thursday before iristmas when his clothing was si und on the bank of the river at si e mill pond. He disappeared Wed- Si ;sday, twenty-first. tc NLY SMALL UNIT KEPT IN GERMANY NE THOUSAND ENLISTEE MEN ON RHINE?OCCUPA TiAii rvnr%r^r<? rn.tr* i r IIV11 LATLDOU nuw XltAT THREE HUNDRED MJLLIOIS DOLLARS _ Washington, (Ikfc. 28.?Although 10 United States is at peace wit! ermany as result of a forma eaty submitted to the senate bj le president and ratified, the Uni id States still maintains a stand ig army on the banks of th< hine. The army of occupation is ver] nail as result of "heroic" effort; n the part of the United States t< iminate it entirely without of snding the "army" itself, whicl ssires to stay abroad, or 'France hich sees the United States with ray only with'"great reluctance. On October 31, 1922, the Unite< tates in Germany had 113 officer! nd 1,046 enlisted men. These fig res are official and emanate fron le office of the adjutant general mnediately after the armistice th< nited States forces in German] >mprised an exceedingly strong 3dy. July 19, 1919, this 'body wa! fficially termed, "the America! >rces in Germany," and on thai ate consisted of three division* ith 1,686 officers, and 38,142 en sted men. It is pointed out thai nee July 19, 1919, the separat< *ace pact was ratified, and that bj ithdrawals the force has all bu1 .'aporated. The war department, however as been criticised for having de ined to march out of Germany a; >on as the separate peace went in > effect. By certain senators anc ipresentatives it was said to b< nomalous that the (Jnited State; lould maintain in a country witl hich it was at pro/ound peace ai rmy of occupation, the expense! ? which were to be borne by tin juntry occupied. There are no exact figures in th< ar department showing th< mount of money that German; wes the United States as result o: lat section of the Versaille eaty which required Germany t< ay the expenses of the armies o le allied powers which would oc apy German territory. On July 1, however it is official r made known today to this bu 2au. Germany owed the Unitei r? ?OK/t 011; tates lur maintenance ^i,u-x,wiwi 92.52. The portion of the tota Dst of the occupation German; as liquidated is not made public. There is no question made of tin ifficulty that the United State ill experience in receiving tota ayment fnxm Germany. In vie'v f the value of the mark, doubt i requently expressed that the Uni >d States will recover the cost o: ccupation. ?* * t/ICVTAD An A 1 IHAVilYIi T l>7i i wai .Miss Polly Stone of Atlanta, Ga. i spending the holidays in Abbe ille with her friend, Miss Mary H reene. Miss Stone and Mia reene are classmates at Agne; cott College. While the former hai le misfortune to be from G-eorgii le has the advantage of having < aim on South Carolina, being i reat-great grand-daughter o] ishop William Capers of the Meth 3ist Church and a grand niece oi ' *?" n, isnop Hanson wi wit; uyid >pal Chureh. Her grand-father rof. George W. Stone, was an in xuctor at the Cokeabury Confer ice School in the fifties. MISS MAGGIE BROOKS SICK Miss Maggie Brooks has beer ck with flu at the home of hei ster, Mrs. P. A. Cheatham, sinc< nday. She is better and hopei > be out soon. BRITISH MISSION ' TO DISCUSS DEBT ? UNDER .PRESENT - ARRANGEMENTS GREAT BRITAIN'S I PAYMENT ARE OVER 60,000,[ 000 POUNDS? OBJECT OF MISSION s London, Dec. 28.?The British i financial mission to the United 1 States, headed (by Stanley Baldwin, r chancellor of the exchequer, sailed - for New York this morning on the - liner 'Majestic. Besides the chancels lor, the party nluded Mrs. Baldwin and daughter; Mantagu C. Morgan, f governor of the Bank of England; 3 Rowe Dutton, financial daviser, and j J. P. J. Grigg of the treasury. It is expected that the mission 1 will return about the end of Janu- 4 'aryIn a statement to the Evening Standard today Mr. Baldwin point1 ed out that under the present ar5 rangements Great .Britain's pay"St " ments to the United States would 1 amount to between 40,000,000 and * 70,000,000 pounds sterling annual8 !y. f "We hope to fund this debt," he ' sadi, "and get the iburden of ina _ _ _ terest eased. If it is successful I hope America will be kind to a much more important mission which Mr. Bonar Law is shortly to undertake." } The Evening Standard says this r lattefr refers to a reparations setl_ tlement. The chancellor added that it is of supreme importance to Europe that America ehould have her way as regards Europe's financial problem. < ^ Mr. Baldwin's statement follows: 1 "My mission concerns our IOU's ? held by the United States, and is a 3 delicate one. We are in the posi1 tion of debtors. We must tread x warily. Nevertheless, I hope to per3 suade the United States govern; ment to come to a permanent settle ment on the terms of oar debt to a America of something like 856,000 2 000 pounds sterling. f At present a law of congress f provides that this mast 'be repaid 3 within 25 years with 4 1-2 per cent 5 interest. This would mean an anf nual payment by Great Britain of . between 60,000,000 *nd 70,000,000 pounds, a very hea~vy item in our . budget. We hope to fund this debt . and get the burden of interest j eased, but of course, the last word - is with America. 1 "If we can effect a settlement 7 on such a matter w? shall set an example to Europ?, an example e which might well be an augury for s the settlement of even greater 1 problems than this one?internals tional problems. S - i T 1 A "12 l am successiui, i nupe aukrica having seen th* result of one mission, will 'be kind enough to the much more, important mission which Mr. Bonar Law is shortly to undertake (the word "reparations" was here parenthetically inserted ' by the newspaper) and which is more difficult than mine. 5 "It is of supreme importance to 3 Europe that America should have a 3 say in the many perrptexmg matters i now engaging the attention oi: i statesmen." i ?? r THE COTTON MARKET r The cotton market today was ? about like yesterday's market. " Everything seems to await the com" ing of the new year. The following are the closing figures: January 26.42 March 26.69 May 26.69 ! July 26.38 i No cotton was sold on this mari ket today. Good cotton should sell for about 26 3-4 cents.