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VOL. XXXVIII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1918 No 12
AMERICA WILL AWAIT
ANSWER FROM HOLLAND
Reply from T'e Hague to Allies' De- I
mand for Itch Ships Expected
In Washington Today
NO DELAY BEYOND TUESDAY
If Holland Answers Unfavorably
Stars and Stripes Will Be -
Raised over 1,000,000
Tons of Shipping
Washington, March 17.-Holland's
reply to the American and British de- I
mand that a voluntary shipping agree
ment be put .into effect despite Ger- I
many's opposition, in default of which ]
the Dutch vessels in American and
British waters would be seized under
ancient law, will be awaited before
further action is taken by the United
Dispatches from The Hague tonight
indicated that the reply was en roite,
but probably would not reach Wash
ington before noon tomorrow, when
the time limit set expires. As it is
believed now, Holland will assent to
the Allied proposals, officials here de
sire to delay action so that transfer
by agreement may be substituted for
seizure, although in either case they
would be entirely, within their rights I
under international law.
Tuesday the Limit
At any rate the addition of 1,000,- <
000 tons of shipping to the resources
engaged in the fight for world free
dom will not be delayed beyond Tues
The American flag will be raised
over the 700,000 tons in American a
waters as soon as the transfer is made a
and the vessels will be put into the
food transport service.
It was stated officially tonight that f
there has been no change in the terms
of the American ultimatum, which of
fered Holland ample food supplies and
sufficient tonnage. Whether or not as
sent is given to the terms, the ships
will be acquired by the Allies tomor
row or Tuesday.
Concessions to be made by Holland
to Germany in the matter of barges
for internal commerce were not dis
cussed by officials.
Holland Cables Answer
The Hague. March '17.-After a '
cabinet council lasting into the night,
the government cabled to London a
message, which according to reliable
information, probably will lead to a
satisfactory conclusion of the shipping
An Amsterdam dispatch on Satur
day said it had learned on excellent I
authority that the Dutch Government a
had accepted the demands of the En
tente Allies relating to the use of
Dutch ships in the danger zone.
London, Friday, March 15.--In view
of the decision of the Entente Allies .1
to make use of Dutch shipping now in
Allied ports, Reuter's Limited pub
lishes a note comparing the generous
offer with the Allies, before deciding
to take over the ships, made to Ilol
land,. with the German practice of
either bottling up Duten ships or ,if
they came out, sinking them ,with no
replacement being promised or in
"In considering the decision of the
Allies," the note says, "some reference
is needed to the past course of the
British commercial negotiations with
Holland. Early in the war Holland
ceased to supply us with any of her
products except at exorbitant prices,
that it was only after prolonged nego
tiations that she agreed to sell us a
fair share on terms which could be
Locked Up Her Ships
"When the German unrestrictedi
'warfare wvas announcea: Holland ailone
of all the northern neutrals did nioth
ing to counteract these lawless Ger..
man methods, but locked up all her
own ships in her own ports or other
"As is kniown, chiefly owing to the
action of the 'Netherland Government,
negotiations for the use of Dutch
ships has been drawn out and delayed.
The British and Allied Governments
feel the time now has passed for such
"The Allies offered the Dutch as
liberal a measure of rationing as the
world shortage and the Allies' require
meats will permit, against a number
of concessions from HIolland, of which
the most valuable was the use of
"It shouldi be stated that the barge
tonnage to be replaced at the disposal
by the. Dutch is at any rate equal to
the ocean-going tonnage which the
Allies. would get under the proposed
shipping agreement. Germany has
'some barge tonnage, but not crews
enough to work it satIsfactorily and
so wants Dutch crews.
"In view of all these cIrcumstances,
the Allied Governments have no
course left to them but that indlicat
AVIATORS MAD)E. FIRE PROOF
Washington, March 15.-Flame
proof masks, shoes, helmets, gloves
and suits for aviators have been deC
visedl undler the dlirection of the avia-1
tion section of the United States sig
nal corps,I it was learnedf tonigh. This4
*protectiory against fire is to be com
bined also wifth a thermos suit, elece
trically heated, to keep American fly
ers warm at high naltns
Mrs. H. S. Boyd from Lamar came
ast week to the home of Mr. J. M.
3oswell, where she was summoned on
iccount of the serious illness of Mrs.
Mrs. Jeff Martin and baby, Hazel
me, from St. Paul, are spending a
'ew days at the home of her mother.
Mrs. M. S. Broadway.
Mr. Eugene Whisonant, a teacher
n the Sumter High School visited at
he home of his cousin, Mrs. J. W.
Mims, Jr., last Saturday.
Miss Leatha Edwards and Earle
3erritt, the popular teachers of the
traded school spent the week-end in
Manning, at the home of Mr. Vernon
Miss Catherine McLaurin, of
Vedgefield, was a visitor at the home
f Mrs. S. E. Curtis last week.
Mrs. B. W. Cutler has returned
rom a visit to her mother, Mrs. J. 11.
3oswell, at Foreston.
Miss Lizzie Hodge of Columbia
pent a few days of the past week at
he home of Mr. Pat Hodge.
Miss Mary Lee Cutles went to Sum
er on Monday where she has accept
(I a position.
Mrs. Shorter and family from Davis
tation spent Sunday with her sister,
Qrs. L. Weinberg.
Miss Aileen Richbourg from Sum
nerton is visiting relatives in the
Cards have been received here an
ouncing the marriage of Miss Mae
ing of Sumter and Mr. A. F. Jones,
f Mt. Airy, N. C. They were quietly
harried on last Thursday afternoon
t 4 o'clock at the Methodist parson
ge by Dr. Truedale, in the presence
f a few relatives and friends, Mr'. and
'irs. Jones left on the evening train
or a short visit to the groom's home,
fter which he will resume his dutien
s traveling salesman.
Paxville W. C. T. U. Meeting
The March meeting of the Woman's
hristian Temperance Union was held
n last Wednesday afternoon at th:'
ome of Miss Daisy Abrams. Miss Jes
ie Curtis, acting president, con'uct
d the meeting and led the devotional
xercises, commenting very beautiful
y upon the 121st Psalm. The tem
erance quiz fro mthe Union Signal
vas given by the different memebers.
srs. W. R. Keels read an appeal urg
ng more subscriptions to this W .C.
. U. paper. A letter was also read
rom Mrs. Robinson asking for a con
ribution to assist in purchasing a
ypewriter for the Hostess House, at
,amp Jackson. The treasurer re
sorted some dues sent in, and the
mount asked for the Willard Memor
al Fund. The holding of a medal con
est was discussed, and it was decided
o begin at once to arrange for same.
his committee to be appointed. The
uperintendent of the White Ribbon
tecruits reported the following names
dded to her roll: Frances Willard
3roadway, Susie May Stone and Hat
ie Geddings. Mrs. F. S. Geddings
ead a beautiful extract, "The Origin
f the White Ribbon." This was fol=
owed by the song "My Mother's
U ;on the conclusion of the pro -rami
he ':llowing resolutions were adopt
d ,s. suggestion from an Iowa W. C.
"Believing that gossip is one of the
vorst evils and the common cau:se of
nan's contention towards man, we are
Resolved: that slander against one'.
haracter, true or untrue, shall not be
aid at our door.
"That we will not listen to idle gos
"That we will not repeat detrimen
al reports unless necessary.
"That we will not be inquisitive as
o affairs to learn about wvhich aight
reate slander and gossip.
"Thaxt we will not cast reflections
apon any by either tone or gesture.
"That we wvill guard against uin
:ind insinuations that may hurt some
"T1hat we will teach our children to
xbhor gossip and exaggeration and
mot allow them to tell tales out of
. That we will suspend judgment un
il we knowv the truth."
A dliscussion by the mothers rela
ive to child-training wvill, we hope, be
mlpful along with the (different ex
ieriences given by them. The meet
ng adljournedl to meet next at the
iome of Mrs. John Ardis.
Delicious refreshments, consisting
f ambrosia, lemonade and assortedl
akes wvere served by the hostess, an<d
delightful social half hour was en
MRS. T. W. G;UNTrER,
ublicity Supt. of the Paxville 'W. C.
~axville, S. C.
Mar. 18. 1918.
[EDERAL, SURVEY SHOWS
MORE SUGAR CONSUMED
Returns from the first war emer
tecy food survey madle by the U. S.
)opartment of Agriculture indicate
hat the amount of sugar consumled in
917 was about 88.3 pounds per capita
rhereas the average annual consum
ion for the 5-year period -endling in
910 was 84.7 pounds per capita. The
'vident increase in consumption, says
he Department, is due in part to the
nereasedl manufacture for export of
omimodities like condensed nilk and
.0 an increase in population coupled
vith an increasedl consumption by in
lviduals and .to an increase In con..
Columbia, March 19.-In order t<
get a clear conception of the politica
situation in South Carolina today, an(
to understand fully how completely
the Reform faction has that situatior
in its hands, it is necessary that recen
developments in connection with the
Tillman-Lever fiasco and the result.
ing stampede in the anti-Reforn
ranks be viewed in the light of the
campaign of 1913, when *Tillman deliv.
ered his eleventh hour stab agains1
Blease, forsaking the party which ha<
placed him in power in 1890 and kep1
him in power for twenty-two yaers.
The anti-Reform press is hopelessli
at sea today without the slightest pos.
sibility of being able to right itsell
and to rally wholeheartedly to the
support of Senator Tilman, and with
out the possibility, now that Tilimar
has definitely announced his candida.
cy, of being able to get its forces sol.
idly behind any other man. The reasot
is not far to seek. The anti-Reforn
press has never had any love for Till.
man. The Columbia State was estab
lished in 1891 for the avowed purpose
of fighting him. There is not the sha.
(low of doubt that in 1912 a good por.
tion of the anti-Reform press woulk
have been delighted to see both Till
man and Blease defeated and the Co
lumbia State set a trap for Tillman in
to which the senior senator walket
and out of which he came very nearl:
not being able to extricate himself
The conspiracy failed, however, ant
Blease was re-elected governor. Till,
man was also re-elected senator, aftei
a hard struggle, but he forever alien.
ated from himself the faction in Souti
Carolina politics which he had former.
ly led, and which had made him gov
ernor and United States senator. Ii
the hour of their need he had faile<
them and gone over to the enemy, up.
on the invitation of Mr. William E
Gonzales, then editor of the Columbit
State, and now minister to Cuba.
The Columbia State has been writ
ing a series of editorials during th<
past several (lays in an effort to extri
cate itself and the anti-Reform fac
tion from the meshes in which it ha
become entangled. It has not ye
been able to muster up sufficien
courage to come out boldly and de
clare for Senator Tillman for reelee
tionfi but it is -holding its nose an
gritting its teeth and making grim
aces, which are pretty sure signs tha
it is making an earnest effort to swal
low the bitter pill.
"To avoid confusion in future," say;
the State, "to print and keep the rec
ord straight, it is well to say nov
that whatever opposition has develop
ed to the reelection of Senator B. R
Tillman had its origin in the group o
South Carolina politicians and voter,
who call themselves the Reform fac
tion or Reform party. It has been un
derstood and openly said for man,
months that the Reformers would se
out a candidate for senator in 1918."
The records show how utterly with
out foundation in fact the underlyinj
basis of this statement is. The rec
ordis show that the opposition by th
Reform faction to its former leader
Senator Tillman, had its origin in th
Tillman-Gonzales "frame-up" of 191
for the Columbia State has never de
nied that on August 23, 1912, any
August 24, 1912, its Washington cor
respondent, Mr. P. H. McGowan, re
ceived from its editor, Mr. William F
Gonzales, three telegrams, somewha
of the tenor as follows:
"Tillman, wrote private letter t
Ferguson in Spartanburg, which is se
vere arraignment. Blease knows con
tents of letter and is sure to strik
Tillman with full force of his organ
ization on Tuesday. If we could ge
whole letter published, Tiliman's gain
on Jones' sidle wvould counteraet losse
sure to be sustainedl in pre~sent statm~
Keelp T1illman from knowihg source o
information. Place facts before hir
and b)eg for wvhole letter."
"If corresponde~nt could get cop)y :
letter, the matter in it could be sen
out from Spartanburg."
"Tillman's letter must strengthe
Jones' lines andl cause Bllease losse'
Of Interest to Teachers, Trustees an
Teachers and~ truste's th-oughou
the county are urged to give the prc
per attention to the filing of the at
nual rep~orts as reqjuiredl by law. Th~es
reports sh~ould be correct, andl nc
mere make-shifts in order to get. th
last paywarrant cashed. T1he count
sup~erIitendlnt can r.3fus: to pay th:
claim unless the report reqiuired i
properly made out and rnent in wit
last claim. TPruat';es should see tht
the last claim is so marked thath
may know what is the last.
Field Day programs are being sen
out to each school this week. A
should r'ead the suggestions and ac
prompltly, in case the school (desirest
h ave any or all of its pupils carr
flags in the panrade. These flags ca
be bought very cheap).
Everyone who is competent to teac
school, and wvho (desire to teach th
commig year should take steps to qual
ify at the examination in May. Th
war has called many of our youn
men teachers into service, and will b
calling more. The positions filled b
thenm must of a necessity be filled b
ladles. This will call upon other de(
partments for its femna tea,.hers w,
3SLY AT SEA
Blease will fight Tillman, who will get
many Jones votes."
Governor Blease showed by affidav
its that he had never seen the Fergu
son letter, and declared that when the
editor of the State wired that "Blease
will fight Tillman," he wired what
was willfully untrue."
But these telegrams brought about
the eleventh-hour stab from Tillman.
That is the record as it was written,
and it cannot now be camouflaged.
The Reform party has not suffered
by Senator Tillman's deflection. The
sufferer is the senior senator himself,
who must by this time realize that one
cannot with impunity desert the peo
ple who have made him with the ex
pectation of finding as loyal support
n the ranks of those who have always
- fought him. The Lever attitude and
the "Lever questionnaire" must have
brought this truth home very forcibly
to Senator Tillman.
i With Senator Tillman's chances for
i re-election gone glimmering, as a re
sult of the opposition to him in the
ranks of the anti-Reform party, in
terest centers upon Mr. Lever's atti
tude and upon Mr. Lever's chances, if
he should decide to enter the race,
iwhich is not regarded as probable: Mr.
Lever's position at present was pretty
fully given away by his "question
naire." He is in a receptive mood, with
ia "strong desire not to antagonize the
'desires of Senator Tillman," but want
ing to succeed Senator Tillman if ho
i is advised from down here in South
Calorina that Senator Tillman cannot
be re-elected. This attitude has not
appealed to either faction, and has
weakened the support which Mr. Le
ver would have had, had he boldly
- made up his mind for himself as to
w hat his "duty" was in the. premises,
1 instead of flirting with the Tillman
vote as a self-contsituted apostle
- whose "duty" it may be to run for the
high office of United States Senator
in order to "save to the state." It is
- pointed out with considerable force
that Mr. Lever might do well to judge
- the temper of the voters of South Car
- olina, by their action in the past, and
to recall to his mind that it was only
t six years ago that a chief justice of
the supreme court resigned his office
- to make the race for governor in or
tier to "save the state." The former
I chief justice sacrificed himself with
- out avail, and when he was defeated
t the anti-Reform faction, forgetful of
- his sacrifice, showed him the same
lack of gratitude which has been
characteristic of it (luring the entire
political history of this state.
, The condition of Senator Tillman's
_ health will n< peimit of his making a
campaign, and he has stated that he
Swill not do so, except through the
a newspapers, assigning as a reason,
however, that his duties will not per
mit him the time. This situation will
, probably increase the activity of the
t anti-Reform faction this year to abol
ish the country-to-country campaign.
. They may succeed, but it will avai!
, them nothing, because Mr. Bilease
will be able to reach the people and to
state to them his position on every is
sue confronting them. Ile is opposed
to the abolition of the country-to coun
try system, but whatever action is
taken in regard to it he has stated
that he will endeavor to make a
speech within the hearing of every
man who desires to know the truth.
The present political situation in
t South Carolina has been shaping itself
for the past four years. It is the
natural result of the "ring rule" of the
Manning administration-of the bitter
partisanship and extravagance of a
bureaucracy which loutly proclaimed
. that it would know no factionalism.
t With a free bailot and a fair count,
the Reformer-s will sweep) the state
this summer all along the line, It is
pointed out by Mr. Blease and other
leaders, however, that their first dluty
is to attend the A pril club meetings,
in order that the machinery of the
party may be madle to represent fair
Ily the majority of the white voters
t of the state, and in ordler that the will
of that majority may not continue to
n be defeated, as was the case in 1914
. and~ 1916.
are best suited for the position of
principals. Then again many of the
d teachers have (qualified for govern
ment positions, andl are continuing to
look in tha tdirection. Also, the v'ari
t ous business dlepairtments are calling
.young ladies. All this will tend to
-create a shortage in the niumber of
e our teachers, and which must be large
*t ly recruited from among those wvho
e have not taught.
y Let all wvho are capable take the
e next examination.
Ih T1he increasedl cost of living as a re
t sult of the war is out of all proportion
e to the usual salaries paid our teach
ers. This is tendling to dlrive' many
from the profession. To meet the con
t dlition, trustees in most places will he
Il called upon to make very considerable
t raises in salaries. This they are not
o well able to (d0 for the lack of suffi
y cient funds. The funds must be in
n creased, or the terms cut dIown.
The latter is not best, for the reason
that our terms are not long e'nough
b at best. More money then will be
e needled, Taxation is and has been the
- Ipopular and proper way, hence unless
you disrits are already levying its
h lmit wvould be to take steps to in
e crease your finances. I know $that
y taxes are high, and many (do not like
y it, but the school tax is dlifferent from
the other kind, andl that is the money
0 paid by you is spent in your own com.
We have been blessed with a fine
rpm since last writing, which was
much appreciated, as everything and
everybody feels better after a long
Our town is wide awake now, and
everybody seems to be in a good hu
mor, while there are lots of us who
have sad hearts, over this war, and
the separation of our loved ones, but
we who are deprived of our loved ones
still live in hopes of their return some
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Collins, of Lake
City, are visitors at the latter's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Martin.
Mrs. W. J. Floyd spent a few hours
at Mrs. B. N. Stewart's Tuesday night
as she was returning to her home at
Mr. Charlie Chapman, of Cam:
.Jackson spent Saturday night and
Sunday with friends in Alcolu.
Miss uline Stukes of Manning,
spent Sunday at the home of M.rs. J.
Mr. Frank Martin of Camp Jack
son spent Saturday and Sunday with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Mr. David Hodges, better known as
"Gyp", from Camp Sevier, returned to
Camp Sunday morning, after spend
ing several days with home folks and
friends. Gyp surely has made good
and he surely looks well. Uncle Sam
should feel proud of young men that
have applied themselves as Gyp has
since being in his service.
Mrs. B. N. Stewart and he- daugh
ters, Aline and Marie, are suffering
with what is called the German
measles. We have had several cases
of the German measles in our town.
Mr. Blaney Brunson has resigned
his position at the dairy, and has gone
to Greenville to make his home.
Misses Lettic and Leda Dennis of
Turbeville returned to their home Sat
urday morning, after spending sev
eral days with their cousis, Mrs. len
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hines are the
happy parents of a pari of twins.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lide, are both
sick in the Florence hospital, hut we
hope for them a speedy recovery.
Miss Alice Harvin has been suffer
ing with a bad sore throat, but is
Mrs. Julia Hinson spent a few hours
with her sister, Miss Alice Harvin, at
the Stewart boarding house Sunday
This is a Friendly Contest.
Political rumors of all descriptions
are going the rounds nowadays. One
rumor is that if the present mayor is
re-elected he will turn off the fire
company, with one or two exceptions.
Another is Mayor Coffey was not born
in Manning. And still another the
Mayor had the seats that were used
by the "weary Willies" knocked down
Of course, all of this is politics, but
sensible people pay no attention t(
such rot. This has the appearance of
.a drowning man grasping at a st raw
We hope our people will vote as their
Judgment dictates, and not listen t<
political tricks that might be pulled
Everybody in Manning knows both
candidates that are offering for th<
mayorship. They also know they are
both gentlemen, and to resort to any
trickery would show had taste. Thi.
is no state election, but merely a con.
test between home folks. So let's say
nothing disparaging about any candi
date, and we will remain friends fm
munity, and for buildinii up your see
tion in good, intelligent citizenship.
The State SupeHrintendioetismkn
a dIireet aplpealI to school off icials t
do all they can to lesse'n t he amouuant
of illiteracy in our st at(. One neech~
only to consulIt the club rolls of on
county, 01r to sean the (questionia irer
recently fi led to see thew needI of mort
and better e'duication. What cani you
Mr. Reader, do to help alonig in thuis
Iine ? Well, some help a long by keep
ing their chb iIren out of school if they
happen not to Iikew the teacher. Som<
help along by sending their childrei
about one-half the time while the'y ar<
pretending to send, and lby senidinig on
Iy when they have nothing special foi
theiri (h ildiren to do at home. M any
othe'r reasons of this nature coould be
A re'cenit act of the legislature pro
v ides' for the cre(ation of an em ploy'
ment agency wvhereby teachers can~
s'ecuire Positions without the usual e''
pense of having to pay five per centi
to someW teachers' agency for notify ing
them wvhere they can get a posit ion.
Trustees can call on that. (epartment
at. any time for ai teacher. It is hound
to wvork for good to the state. It. will
cost the enrolling teacher ow'. dol1lar n~1
year, and the trustees nothing, for this
A canvass of the schvols of this
county wvas madle some (lays ago ini
the inte'rest of organizing them into
membership in the .Junior Red Cross
work. Several schools have raised the
necessary amount and have applied
for membership which will be coim
leted in a few (lays.
The other schools should take stops,
if they have not already done so, to
organize. When any school has raised
an amount eqlual to twenty-five cents
for each pupil on its regIster, sendl to
IMrs. J. K. Breedin, or E. J. Browne,
who will see to the further organiza
BERLIN HOPES TO
Italian Statesman Urges Allies t"
Keep Real Issues Before
GitEAT FAITHI IN AMERICA
London, March 19, (Tuesday) -RB-.
meo Gallanga Stuart, a member of the
Italian Chamber of Deputies, and repy
resenting the the Itafiaa cabinot, is An
address before the A merican Lunch
eon Club today, after ascribing the
Italian disaster last autumn to the
German pacifist propaganda, declares
that the Central Powers now were
launching a still more insiduous diplo
matic offensive against the Entente
Allies by which they hope to beeloud
the real issues of the war and thereby
weaken the allied purpose and effort.
"Let us keep the real issues steadi
ly before us," he said. "When I heur
people talking beautifully of a leagute
of nations and, the possibihti -of t
erendums aiming at self-dei :rinia
tion, I say all this is very fine, emz Mt&
'us win the war first. Then we cura
put all these ideals into effect. It is
certain that we cannot put them intg:
effect until we have won.
"Let us concentrate on the work ins
mediately before us I. t us unitedly
convince Germany that the Entente is
going on with its whole strength until
the aims and false ideals of the Cen
tral Powers are entirely defeate:l.
The alliance with the United Statet
is a great factor in the morale of it
today. The majority of Italians, par
ticularly the lower classes, know
America better even than they know
E .gland or France. In the old days
we used to say we admired Germany
but we loved France, and we some.
times added that we both admire&
and loved England. The feeling towarN
America was like the latter, only nt.
"When you ask an Italian what ht+
thinks of the situation since Russit.
dropped out, he invariably answers:
"But the United States has come in."
"If an Italian had ever been asked
which he would choose. as an all,
the United States under President
Wilson, or Russia, under either the
Czar or Lenine, he would have voted
unhesitatingly for the former.
The former French minister ot rn
sion abroad, Ilenry Franklin Bouillotx
spoke of the defection of Russia fronm
the alliance as "the greatest treason
the world has ever known."
The situation at the present time,
M. Franklin Boullon believed, is the
gravest since the war began, and he
declared-there was no doubt that the
1 Entente is face to face with a ver.
The Civic I.eague held its last meet
ign on ionday afternoon, and as us
ual, it was a real live meeting. Out
president always has something newt
to help forward the work undert:ken
by the Legaue. The ladies have just
about finished up I the "'Cha in Teas,.
and the proceeds of these was fif'Il
dollars, which amount the e:ague gaVt
to our lied Cross.
he flower sale, too. whieb took
place this month was a gre} mm ers;,,
every flower ordered hi ing been si1hV
T'lhe school grounds eancmnittee is
putting out grass and othertr ".te;a ea
tifying the school groundsb. The eimie
mittee and all of thc llres of the
ILeague wish to thank 1ir. .oe his
and ,11r. .ace Riigby for thi part they
have done to help formarad this work.
The school chiiIren. too, ha'ive been
nice to respond to .\sis Guossie's call.
Now, the I .eaguie is looking forwin'
to a weddling soon . A wihbre'~ t's~
will lie of initerest to moc-t averyhiunl
in towvn, sii luookl 'it for an invit :tetu
Tlhe other cnittii s a -re at w ork
Senatori I lho 1-. Ahl I .auru n ft
nettsville,. by ins iit~ jn : lhirssedc ib
citi.ens of this tii :ml cuonai~ty
F'ridayi evening:at t re schbool aul tori
um,. IIle iadue a torceful anud It Iling
arbilress in rttton mal theit war. Thei
pirogram ifotr thei e'vin ig was as; filb
IAmer ica. so ng by thit audIience , led~
by a spiecial c ho ir, dIireced e by .\his.c
l'rrnyer biy thle Itvr .\'lr. TI~ imle.
Addrress by lIon. .h..A. lk:lks, i-tato
senat or fromr(. Calouni tounity*,- initre
during Senator Me-lauuirn.
StarSpanledBanner, biy thli choir.
At. th lihouitir for t h( ciiinen'icement.
of the exuercises it was learned that.
Senator Banik-s hadl met withl an acci
dent, ani d crouldi not reach Sum merton
on time, anid Senator \Melaurin was
intriduoced lby I)r. EllIison C apers-, wvho
presided at the iiee(tinig. Seto
Bankst airrived, anrd at the' roonclusio*
of Mr. McI~aurtn's address was asked
to replly to the seiniment: ",John k
Mcauirini, a statesman of whom South
Carol ina is .iustly proud.'' Scenator
Banks' reply was fin a happiy manner.
The me~etinig was hirge'ly atte'nded by
ai imost appilreciative audtienrc' who fre
qulently chetered( thie speaker, dqnmon.
strating a hiearty approval anid appre
'iintioii of all that lie saidh. It. secemed
to be0 the unanimous opinion that Sen
aitor McLauirin had not only chairmedl
theaaudienice of this place, but that he
hdrendleredl a patriotic service ta