Abbeville Press And Banner Newspaper Archives Jun 23 1920, Page 1

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Abbeville Press and Banner (Newspaper) - June 23, 1920, Abbeville, South Carolina J t a Abbeville press and Banner established 1844. $2.00 the year. Tri weekly. Abbeville s. C., wednesday june 23,1920 single copies five cents. 76th and Senate. Campaign opens yesterday at Columbia j and Sumter less than 200 listeners at Sumter 1 and not Over 50 in co j . Cooper and i senator Smith absent 1 from meetings 1 Columbia june 22-the Campaign for state offices opened Here today under rather unfavourable auspices the audience being com Al posed of approximately fifty men m 1 ref Flo a mostly onic p5 Auu Azov no a �. State government and local office i seekers. The speeches due to the meagre attendance were not above i the Ordinary Campaign dissertation 1 except in a few instances. I one Ripple which broke the Placid 1 Ity of the audience was when theft chair on which was seated William is Banks Dove Secretary of state slip j c Ped on the waxed floor of Craven j Hall where the meeting was held j 1 and tossed him on the floor. Wilson s g. Harvey of Charleston Candi i Date for lieutenant governor was i speaking and or. Dove remarked c that or. Harvey generally brought i Down the As he left this morning for c Francisco to attend the National 11 7-1 i inn Vanlinn be Ovi airman 11 a. Of the South Carolina delegation. Governor Cooper was unable to be i present. Unopposed candidates who c spoke were Walter e. Duncan of � Aiken. For comptroller general s John e. Swearingen of Columbia i state superintendent of education 1 and b. Harris of Pendleton com pc missioner of agriculture Commerce a and industries. I c Sumter june 22.-Toandidates for the United states Senate made 1 their initial appearance in the state 1 wide Campaign Here today before i an average sized crowd. Only three of the entrants were Here but a these made the hop off in easy a swing and tonight each is pleased s with the gait sustained to the end a of the first of the 46 laps to be run. Those who spoke Here were w. T Irby of Laurens w. P. Pollock of a Ami fora a w Warren of Hampton. Senator Smith was absent he now being in route to fran Cisco in the capacity of Delegate at i Large from South Carolina to the. National democratic convention,1. Which opens next monday. He will c be out of the running for two weeks this determined by the duration of the convention deliberations. How-1 j Ever senator Smith sent a full y View of his acts in the upper House j of Congress which statement was � read at the opening of the meeting j by state senator j. Clifton county chairman. If return from Greenville i j messes. W. D. Barksdale s. A. Graves and j. S Stark returned last,11 evening from Greenville where yesterday they attended a meeting of the South Atlantic states associations representatives of the Cham Ber of to Commerce. These gentlemen report a very pleasant meeting and that a committee of 25 men from i cities and towns of the Northern District of this state was appointed t to form a traffic organization to i look after the equalization of local freight rates with the newly Esta klic Horl t Yoni Raton hot soon v10 Western cities and the South at Blantic ports. The representatives irom this City recommended that or. T. G. White be named As a member of this committee which was done. Mrs. F. Graves misses Sydelle i Graves Annie Belle Little and t Janie Belle Pennal spent tuesday t in Greenwood. 1 \ v Abercrombie jumps ditch and pays ten dollars Breaks All records for fast driving and ditch jumping with his automobile monday night near the City. The famous Jim Bledso driving the Overland express had nothing on j. Frank Abercrombie of Laurens county who broke All records for fast driving and ditch jumping in is Chalmers automobile monday Light on the Road leading into the he City by Way of Blue Hill. Aber Rombi had been to Washington sa., and either there or on the Way Here tried to mix Pride of the swamp and gasoline with the usual results. Taking an abandoned Road some free Miles from the City which led ver a worn out Bridge spanning six foot Gully Abercrombie at empty to make a Curtiss pm n it of his Chalmers and succeeded or six or seven feet. He cleared he Gully without hitting the Bridge which had sunken some two feet be-1 of the Road level and ran his car of the Verv Edee of another Gully iome Twenty feet deep. The car hoped Here which was All that Javed the Corner or the new Hospi Ala Job. The people who later assist Din removing the car from 1 its position that the slightest orce applied to either Side of the a would have have overturned it nto the deep Gully. Some parties passing in another a met the Chalmers Driver and he Friend who had accompanied him near the scene of the escapade my brought them to the City. Apparently the juice which Aber Rombi had let gently flow into his system worked in shifts for he was is a Mere Man until the rescuers reached the a. R. P. Church on Vienna Street. At this place Abercrombi became As a Mere mad Man ind began Yelling at the top of his Raice and tearing off his clothes trying for help that he was being robbed and murdered at the same Ime. One of the party practising a ittle Jujitsu which he had Learned n his youth let the wild Man Mea ure his length on the ground land alled for chief Johnson. The chief provided Abercrombie with a cot ind Blanket in the municipal inn ind yesterday morning having overed his equilibrium to some sex ent the Laurens guest paid proprietor Mars ten dollars for his Light s lodging. I 5etitions for paving streets approved i i petitions from two thirds of the inner a new prs in following streets in the City were heard by City Council this afternoon and ordinances ordering the work to be done were adopted Church Cambridge West 3inckney, Poplar Branch Chestnut n. Pickens e. Pickens ferry to turn Reading to county Home Ellis South main Between Brook and 31ue Hill Branch. I returns from Tate Springs miss Grace Smith and messes. Allen Long and j. Allen Smith r., returned yesterday from Tate Springs tenn., where they have been for two weeks. They were met to Belton by Maxwell Smith who Rought them Home in his car. Miss Wood a visitor miss Leila Wood of Spartanburg s Here for a visit to her Friend mrs in. P. Wham. Miss Wood taught in he High school for two years and Nifa Moor Fronde Wanlo v top goes to Ford school j. 0. Duffey of Arnold s garage eaves today for Charlotte n. C., there he will take a course in the mechanism of the Ford self starter it the Ford factory there. Off for Western trip mrs. E. Lucas leaves today for i month s visit to relatives at Poca Ello Idaho after which she will go of California to visit friends before Ler return Home. J v n resignation of City fire chief handed to City clerk Perrin yester Day before finding of investigation committee of City coun cil were made meeting of City Council this afternoon before the findings of the commit tee appointed by City Council to investigate the alleged inefficiency exhibited in fighting the fire which Early sunday morning destroyed i. Brown s store Ana Tjie race Meru dist Church a South main Street were made Public or officially reported to the City fathers fire chief j e. Haralson tuesday afternoon handed in his resignation to cite clerk t. G. Perrin. The resignation is to take effect immediately. The investigation committee con sisting of councilmen Otto Bristow h b. Wilson t. M. Miller and m. B Syfan ordered a hearing for monday evening at which time a number o1 witnesses were examined As to the prevailing conditions at the scene of the fire. Practically All of the wit Nesses testified under oath that then Wop of via Firo Riuo a uau1wavvu us we v which the consensus of the various witnesses opinions tends to show Wai due to shortcomings on the part of both the fire department and the pub lie works commission. Some of the witnesses stated thai they knew several weeks ago thai the Stem of the hydrant from which water was secured for fighting the fire sunday morning was so work that the Ordinary hydrant wrench would not turn it. Others testified that after the Stem was turned Witt the Stilson wrench the flow of water was insufficient to fill the two feel pipes attached to the hydrant from the fire engine and that one of the pipes was pulsating with the action of the fire pump due to a Lack of water. One witness testified that there was sufficient water and Force to have saved the Church had the Stream Knon Utah Fuoto focfi1 us gov i us in Xiv a a Lii fied that the Church could not hav been saved with the water available some said that if the Stream had been directed upon the Church that or Brown s House would have of the waterworks commission stated that Only two hydrants had been reported to him As being defective and that the one used sunday morning was not Ere of the two reported. He produced record Chart of the water pressure on the Square As recorded saturday night and Sund a hey had been held up in route. H All passenger trains nearing Lon Onder rare searched by British Oldie cars and constables to prevent imn Reiners trom approaching the Ity from South Ireland to mobilize against the unionists. Dublin reported that rioting was y resumed at Londonderry during the \ ight and that further casualties / and occurred in Street fighting Buto figures were Given. It is reported in Dublin that the a Irish government contemplates suspension of railway traffic in Lentral and Northern Ireland to recent the concentration of sinn liners. Leaders of the Irish rail by Ray unions declared they were it Eady to extend the strike which i ready is in effect if the government attempts to carry out such a decision. V. Senator Moore withdraws from solicitor s race senator j. Howard Moore who until yesterday was considered the strongest Man in the three cornered Ace for solicitor of the eighth judicial District withdrew from the v Ace leaving the Battle Between h. Plo/�l/nra11 a a t on inc flin in unbent and t. Frank Mccord an Tutor Rte of Greenwood. Senator Moore s friends will Reret that he seen fit to withdraw rom the race for solicitor but Are lad that he will represent his county again in the state Senate. Stockholders meet k the stockholders of the Lowndes Delight and Power company held Leir annual meeting at the com. ,

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