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a L, XXXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1917. N.4
.IANS ARE SAID
TO BE RETURNING
-, TO NATIVE LAND
,'en Thousand a Week, More Than
Half Children, Are Being
SUFFERING EVIDENT IN - ALL
Many Little Ones Saved and Restored
to Normal by the Work of
Washington, Nov. 6.-The desper
ate condition of the civilian popula
tion of. Belgium and Northern France
being repatriated and work of the
Red Cross in restoring them to nor
mal health, is praghically described
In a 'report to Red Cross headquar
ters today from Evain, the station
where repatriates are received. These
destitute people, are returning to their
land at the rate of 10,000 a week, 60
per cent of them children. Their hard
ships have beer? so acute that of the
adults who return 30 per cent die the
first month, from exhaustion.
"There arrived last week," says the
report, "a train loaded with Belgian
children, 680 of them, thin, sickly,
I alone, all between the ages of four
and twelve, children of men who re
fused ,to work for the Germans and
of mothers who let their children go
rather than let them starve. They
poured off the train, litle ones cling
ing to the' oldest ones, girls all cry
ing, boys trying to cheer.
Given Square Meal.
"They had come all the long way
alone. On the platform were the Red
Cross workers to meet them, doctors
and nurses with ambulances for the
little sick ones waiting outside the
station. The children, poured out of
the station, marched along the street
shouting, "meat, meat, we are going
to have, meat," to the Casino, where
they were given a square meal, the
- first in many months.
"Again and again, while they ate,
they broke out spontaneously into
songs in French against the Germans,
songs which they had evidently
.learned in secret. Their little claw
like hands were significant of their
under-nourished bodies, but the doc
tor said: 'We have them in time.
A few weeks of proper feeding and
they will pull up."
---o ----. -
A GREAT DAY WITH
Last Sunday was a great day with
the Methodists- of Manning. An im
portant action was taken by the con
gregation which ultimately means the
erection of,-a handsome new Church
on a more desirable place in town.
According to announcement, a con
gregational meeting was held at the
Qhurch on Sunday at 11:30. A. M.
'The Pastor, Dr. Duncan, spoke,. on
"Forward Movements." lion. Chari
ton Dullant briefly presentedl the plan
which hadi been agreed upon by the
Board of Stewanrds. Mr. Josep)h
Sprott spoke feelingly of his gieht
desire to have a handsome new
Church in a more (desirable place. In
a few mniutes the sum of six thou
sand dollars was givco wvith which to
pay for the commodious Burgess lot
opposite the Manning Hotel. The old1
Church wvill be rolled to the new place
and put on the lower part of thie lot
s to be usedl for woahip while the new
Church Is being built,- and it will then
be used for Sunday School and In
stitutional Church purposes. A hand
some Church building on the corner
opposite the Hotel will be quite an
addition to the architectural beauty
of the town and wvill be a monument
to the pluck andl loyalty of the
Methodist of the town. While the
,M'ethodist congregation in Manning
is not a large one as compared with
some in the St'ate, v'et It Is one of
the plucklest and most loyal, and It
is looked upon as one or the most de
lightful charges of the Methodisi
The names and the amounts of the
contributors will be ~published in a
,subsequent issue of our paper.
We congraitulate the Methodists
and~ wish them suiccess In their
W orthy enterprise.
OF LOCAL INTEREST
Dr. W. Scott Harvin formerly of
Manning, but who has been practic
ing medicine at White Hall, Berke
ley County, will move his family back
here this week. We welcome this
family back among us.
Mr. W. T. P. Sprott, president of
the ..Fair, is in Columbia. this week
attending the United States Court as
a juror. He will be here next week
for the Fair.
9hefiff E. B. Gamble, Deputy
Thames, Rural Policeman Peavy and
Magistrate Heriott are attending the
United States Court in Columbia, be
ing witnesses against Press Stewart,
colored, for running a whiskey still.
Mr. J. D. Gerald, Eui secretary of
the Fair, is in Columbia this week
as a juror in the United States
Court, but .he will be on the job next
week at the Fair.
A jolly party of hunters left Man
ning yesterday morning for Jackson
boro, near Charleston, on a deer
drive. The party consisted of Capt.
W. C. Davis, W. M. Plowden, H. C.
Plowden, A. G. Heriot, H. H. Brad
ham, Webb Sprott, Sam Barron and
Joe Graham. They will spend the
week on the hunt, returning home
Last Sunday afternoon Lizzie Har
vin, colored, who lives on Mr. R. T.
Harrington's ' place, about 8 miles
east of Manning was burned to death.
Evidently she lay down in front of
the fire place and-went to sleep, and a
spark set her afire.' When she awoke
and. .found her plight she jumped in
the bed. The bed alho caught, but
Mrs. Joseph Sprott was a delegate
to the Conference of the North and
South Carolina War Couneil of the
Y. W. C. A. and spent Thursday and
Friday of last week in attendance on
that meeting in Columbia. Mrs.
Josephus Daniels of Washington, and
Misses Mary MpElroy, Florence Sims
and Davis of New York of the Na
tional War Council were among the
Mr. C. R. Sprott received a card
last night from his son, Chove, an
nouncing the safe arrival of himself
and Mood Williams in France. The
government let the boys write cards
to their home fonKs before they left
New York, and when they reached
France orders were cabled back to
New Yo-k, then their cards were
mailed home. We are glad' the boys
are safe and hope for them all good
fortune, and that they may soon Jand
safely back in good old Manning.
On Thursday night, November 15th
the People qf Clareumdon wvill have the
opportunity of enjoying a splendid
entertainment. The Florentine Musi
cians wvill be at Alcolu in the Audi
torium. This is ratedi as one of the
best Lyceum companies on the road
and we believe that those who (1o not
attend wjll miss a rare treat. On nn
other page we are carrvinlg an adver
tisement for this -tion wvhich
will give you furthb particulavs.
Numbersq of ger,tlemcn wecnt out to
the place of Mr. James P. Hlolliday,
one mile from Manning, yesterday
morning to witness Mr. F. G. Wil
liamson give practical demonstra
tion i pulling stumps wvith the Kir
stin Stump Puller. The wvork is
(lone with two mules andl two or
three men to operate the machine,
make the hitches to the stumps and
do the whole whole thing. While the
mules are tightening the cable and
pulling one- stump the man wvith the
hitches are fastening to another
sturnp and no time is lost. It is
Indeed a wonderful method of pulling
stumps out by the roots, no cutting
off' - underground, but the whole~
stump, roots and all, extracted like
pulling a tooth, and twice the wood
salved as between this methodl and,
digging clown and cutting them off.
No chips are made, and the hole to
be filled is, less than half, the size.
and less labor required to fill -It.
Mr. Williamson will continue his
demonstrations from ten to twelve
S Stat Next
Our County Fair
Next week is Fair Week. This is an undertaking in
which every man, woman and child in the County should
be interested. In order that the Fair may accomplish
the purpose for which it is held, it should receive the
hearty cooperation of everyone. Those who have things
that are worth exhibiting should bring them to the Fair.
In Clarendon County an unlimited variety of crops can
be successfully raised and persons who have been suc
cessful in growing new crops should by all means exhibit
them so that other citizens 'can see for themselves what
can be raised in the County. It is the purpose of the Fair
to stimulate interest among the people of the County as
to what can be accomplished. If one person succeeds
with something new, there is no reason why others should
not also be successful, and consequently the Fair is pri
marily for the purpose of bringing the people together
for an exchange of ideas and experience wlhich may be
of mutual benefit to each other. A great many people
have things that they could exhibit which would be of
interest to others, but feel that what they have is not
worth exhibiting, and as a result do rot bring these
articles to the Fair and the exhibits as a rule are few.
Mr. W. T. P. Sprott, the president, has his whole heart
in the enterprise and for the past several years has been
working and talking the Fair. If every other citizen
would do his part for the Fair as Mr. Sprott has done,
ours would even surpass the State Fair.
Mr. John D. Gerald, the secretary, is known as a live
wire in all public matters and he will be on the job next
week; as he has been for the past several weeks.
Mr. C. A. McFaddin has been elected General Superin
tendent for another year. No Fair would be complete
without his advice, experience and enthusiasm. Mr. Mc
Faddin has always shown a lively interest in the Fair,
,being one of the original promoters, and has always
cheerfully done everything in his power to :nake it a
Mr. P. H. Senn, the County Demonstration Agent, has
been working in behalf of the Fair for sometime trying
to interest the farmers and other exhibitors, so that they
will bring their produce and livestock. The exhibits 'from
these departments should be unusually good this year.
Mrs. Frank P. Ervin, president of the Poultry Associa
tion, has always been active in behalf of her department.
Last year, under her supervision, the poultry exhibit was
considered one of the best in the State, not even being ex
celled by the State Fair. There is more and better poul
try in the County today than ever before, due to the un
tiring efforts of the Poultry Association.
It is needless to say that Miss Katherine Richardson,
the capable Home Demonstration Agent, has been an en
thusiastic worker, and her department will make a mag
nificent showing. It is generally conceded that Miss
Richardson is one of the best and most successful of the
numerous home demonstration agents in the State.
One of the features this year will be the school exhibits
and floats. Mr. E. J. Browne has the reputation for ac
complishing things and under his able leadership this de
partment will have many pleasant surprises.
Our people have worked hard the past year, and with
big crops and high prices, the County is enjoying an era
of prospenrity never before attained. Everybody should
take next wveek as a holiday and visit the Fair. The ofli
cials have made arrangements for various amusements
and in fact, have clone all in their power' to make it a
success in every p~an'icular.
each morning this week at the Holi- Gad.uyro t. 'ocFi
dlay place, and those who areo inter- atron t hc r.N .Gn
ested should wit ness this wonderful alS fClmian Mis ar
and practiced piece of machineryMcloofNwYr(wileprs
wvork. et isM~ryi ebro
Tfhe Tlimes has obtained the her- ae~n onil lhi rai
vices of Mr. WV. Ml. Howen, of Minot, toni(hnfrgrladwme
North D~akota, an expe'rt n1'Vlewsaper . .C.A.i dig o
nman, to solicit and collect. Mr.Bo e by n e. Teseilwr
comes to us highly recoined~.
The followving taken from the Minotisbldn otshuesaalte
Daily News is very compllimentary to
this gentleman:wfsse rswehatwnst
William M. Bowen, an 01(d time g osehrslir h ilhv
newspaper man of this city, wvho did cn'net ofraladpoe
considlerable field wvork for the Dailyllaet meth ,an sedawie
News (luring the past summer, left wt i.Eeyn neetdi
this afternoon for Manning, 'south te slir scrily ivtd t
carolina, where he has accepted a 1)0- atnlti etn n erMs
sition in the circulation andl collec-Go als nd M s Mc rytel f
tion department of a prominent newvs- teget~okbigdn o h
Mr. Howven is a man of sterling 11( oewos uhnelcr
character, unimpeachably honest and drn h bomlcnltoseit
faithful in the highest dlegree. Hisinbeasoftewr
word is as good as any man's bond
Find his fidelity as sacred as the vows I.D.Pyrhatkete
fa Hindu priest. -Ho ha a largeagnyfrteamu"wrEvr
field in hils newv work. Auiu aeI lrno ony
et. hiss adveriseto anmbero
MEN IN MISSING
U. S. Patrol Boat Sunk by German
Washington, Nov. 6.-The Ameri
can patiol boat Alcedo was torpedoed
and sunk by a German submarine in
the war zone early Monday morning
and one officer and twenty enlisted
men are missing. The Alcedo, a con
verted yacht, carried a crew of seven
officers and eighty-five men. The
Navy Department announced the dis
aster tonight in this statement:
"The Navy Department has been
advised by Vice Admiral Sims at
10:30 a. in., November 4, the Ameri
can patrol boat Alcedo, a converted
yacht, was torpedoed and sunk by a
German submarine in the war zone.
One officer and twenty men are miss
ing. The ship sank in four minutes
after being struck.
"Several vessels were searching for
possible survivors at the time the re
port was made. The Alcedo carried
a crew of seven officers and ei'rhty
The Navy Department announced
that the following members of the
Alcedo's crews are still unaccounted
Lieut. (junior grade) John T. Mel
vin, father, Bishop Stewart Melvin,
of Selma, Ala.
E. R. Gozzet, seaman, mother, Mrs.
A. G. Gozzet, Astoria, Long Island.
.James J. Cleary, seaman, mother
Mrs. Alberti;a Cleary, White Plains
R. Wesche, seaman, mother, Mrs. E
Wesche, Brooklyn, N. Y.
R. W. Riker, seaman, mother, Mrs.
Harry E. Riker, Brooklyn, N. Y.
R. W. Holler, seaman, mother, Mrs.
K. Holler, Richmond Hill, New York
J. W. Brunkhardt, seaman, mother,
Mrs. E. Brunkhardt, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Luther O. Weaver, seaman, father,
E. W. Weaver, Brooklyn, N. Y.
John Wynne, Jr., seaman, wife,
Mrs. John J. Wynne, Jr., New York
E. Harrison, mess attendant, uncle,
Henry Pool, Tyler, Ala.
E. W. Gingerlin, fireman, mother,
Mrs. C. Tenburlin, Jersey City, N. J.
Allen T. Edwprds, seaman, mother,
Mrs. Lydia M. Edwards, Jackson,
C. P. Gaus, seaman, mother, Mrs.
Mary Gaus, .Jamaica, L. I.
V. E. Harrington, seaman, mother,
Mrs. Maud Harrington, Ashland
W. U. Surratt, seaman, mother
Mrs. W. ). Witt, North Fork, W. Va,
W. W. Smock, seaman, father, I)
R. Smock, Des Moines, Ia.
S. .J. Towle, seaman, mother, Mrs
Mary Vonderwall, Jamaica, L. 1.
.J. R. Daniel, seaman, father, J1. A.
Daniel, D~arl ington, S. C.
HI. A. P'acciano, boilermaker, moth
er, Mrs. TIeresa Pacciano, End icottI
Frank WV. 11iggins, yeoman, nava:
reserve, mother, M rs. Hertha E. Ilig
ginis, Staten Ishmd, N. Y.
Robert Mc( ray, negro, seammani
father, Capus Mc( ray, (Char'leston0
Burn Wood and Save (CoalI.
Little Rock, Ark., Nov a.- Aer
nor Birough has issued a p roclaumatijon
urging the peop)le of the State to
burn wooud whenever practicable, thus
c'onserving coal for the use of indlus
tries whliich vitally affect the out come
of the war.
STlA U'TEDl TO( MOR ROW
Columbia, Nov. 6.- --The trial of
Albert Orth, of Charleston, publisher
of TIhe D~eutsche Zeitung, will p~rob)
ably be0 called Thursday morning in
the federal court here, wvhich con
vened this morning at 10(0 o'clock,
wvith Judlge Henry A. M. Smith pre
siding, stated I". H. Weston, district
attorney, this afternoon. However,
no definite time has been set. There
are five cases against the Charleston
publisher, all of which, think the dis
trict attorney, will be triedl consecu
E. W. Dabbs, of Mayesville, was
appointed foreman of the grand jury,
which cnsists of sivten member.
TO NAVE TRIED
TO [ND LIFE
Private Kenneth Ramsey, of 109th
Infantry, Under 'T'reatment in
CAME FROM CAMP HANCOCK
Collapsed in Hotel Lobby and Was
Given Prompt Medical Aid
Florence, Nov. G.-Kenneth Ram
say, of Bethel, Pa., aged twenty, a
private in the United States army,
is in thme Florence Infirmary suffering
from an alleged attempt to take his
own life by swallowing one or more
bichloride tablets. Ramscy came to
Florence from Camp Hancock, at Au
gusta, Ga., on Saturday night and
registered at the Hotel Florence,
where he had supper. Late yester
(lay afternoon he collapsed in the lob
by of the hotel and was hurried to
the infirmary. A bottle of bichloride
tablets, it seems, was found in his
pocket and it is said the young sol
dier stated that he had taken the
mercury by mistake. lie belongs to
Company II, 109th regiment, United
States Infantry, and an effort is be
ing made to communicate his condi
tion to his family. It is not known
what the result will be as yet.
KAISER'S SISTER MARPLOT
SOPHIE OF GREECE URGED GER
Telegrams From . Athens to Berlin
Made Public-Last Went From
Athens, Greece, Nov. 4.--Lengthy
telegrams which passed between For
mer Queen Sophie and Emperor Wil
liam during December, 191(1, and the
early part of this year, similar in tone
to others that have been deciphered
are now made public and show that
the then queen again and again urged
that the Germans take the offensive
on the Macedonian front. Queen So
phie assured the emperor, her broth
er, of Greek cooperation.
Field Marshal von IHindenburg and
Foreign Secretary Zimmerman. it a p
pears. could not agree, howev'r, on
the time the attack should be made.
While the blockade of the allies, calus
ing a shortage of food anil munitions
in Greece, prevented Greek action.
On January 10 te queen telegraph
ed the emperor telling him of this
food and ant nmunition shortage anI
concluded: "lay the infamous pigs
receiv e ph'niiishlent they deserve.''
In anttuthr I elegramti the quteen
promiisedl lhat the Greek artillery
wonbli Ihe dist r'oyed if there wa':s dan
ger oif its I'alling into the hanids of the
entett. Shte alsio kept her brotther
in fiirno-d ut' I he ntet ins antI intent ions
otf ener'tal Sairrai!, cuomnandetilr oft the
dantel I) iu''mber't2, reifering~ to the
"'I conusidfer the game lost. If an
it tauk is not made soon it will lie
On ut her ocion~i~~ s shte said:
''In deuspati r. H ope your counsel will
oit'nce oret help us imtproive the situa
"'Whe'n the crownt couii~tl di~i'imu
agatinst an attac'k ini Macedi'ia lhe
'"It is too stuplid t hat miiistakes
have been made''a nd ex pressed the
Ibelief that the' aillieid cot rol would
noitt iter'fet'e withI ' this~Io elg rapI> c
In a te'legramH s igne'd "'Titno an
Soph it,"'. the G;erman --mnperor was
mania and toild:
"The ('ntetet's not i; imipert in -nit.
They wvant to drive us to death."
Anil in her' last dispatch the form
er qu'een conlludes:
"Your e'xiled sister, who hiopes for
better times. Sophie."
Thomias and Julian .Johnison visitedi
Greenville last week to see their
brother, Columbus, in Canip, andl
othe home baos