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VOL MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FhBRUARY 5, %1919. N.6
SCENE OE DOUIBLE
J. Strickland Kills H. Strickland and
TWO MEN WERE BROTHERS
Both Well-to-do Farmers-It Is
Claimed Grudge of Long Stand
ing Between Them.
Lexington, Feb. 4.-Henry Strick
land, a well known farmer of Swan
sea section of this county, was shot
and instantly killed by his brother,
James Strickland, at about noon to
day, soon after which James Strick
land went to his own home a quarter
of a mile away, went into the house,
pulled off his shoes, went out on the
porch and blew out his own brains.
From information received here
over the long distance telephone, it
seems that there had been a grudge
of long standing between the two
brothers. James Strickand, it is said,
went to the home of Henry today,
called Henry out of the house and
offered to make terms of peace. Henry
.agreed and sat down on the front
steps to talk the matter over. No
sooner, however, according to the re
port, had he sat down than James
drew a pistol from his pocket and
fired. The first shot missed its mark,
and Henry arose to get out of the
way, it is claimed, when a second bul
let from'his brother's pistol killed him
Both of the men were mp in forty
and well-to-do farmers. Both leave
large families. The double killing
has naturally caused a gloom of sor
row to spread throughout the entire
An inquest was held over the two
bodies by Magistrate E. M. Martin
BUSY ON STRIKE PROBLEM
British Cabinet Endeavoring to Bring
London, Feb. 4.-The cabinet and
various government departments con
cerned in the labpr troubles have been
very active todty seeking a solution
of the difficulties. There have been
numerous interviews and conferences
with representatives of the strike
movements and trade unions. One im
portant result is the recognition by
the go.twrnment of -the railway clerks'
In a general way the government
ha's decided to maintain its policy of
non-intervention in strikes not authpr
ized by trade unions, but at the same
time directing its influence toward in
ducing the malcontent workers to see
the advisability of acting through
their official trade representatives
For instance, at a conference at the
ministry of labor between represen
tatives of the government and a depu
tation of the electric trades union,
the deputation was assured that if
reasonable demands were made thru
the official channels of the trades
union, they would receive sympathetic
consideration from the government,
but was warned that if the men con
tinued their present course thus
putting the whole community to seri
ous inconvenience, the government
would take drastic steps to protect
the civilian population and business
By the leaders of the present
strikes the government's attitude is
regarded as unsatisfactory and a
number of meetings are being held in
London tonight with the object of
securing greater uniformity of action.
There is no actual change in the
situation tonight, nor is a further ex
tension of the strikes reported, but
strong fears are expressed that the
tramway' service may close down
To Ratify the Federal Prohibition
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 4.-Connecti
cut, through the action of the Senate
todlay, is the first State to decline to
ratify the federal prohibition amend
ment. Forty-four States through
their Legislatures have voted for
It is believed that Senate action
definitely dletermines the attitude of
this State, although the House of Rep
resentatives is expected to vote to
ratify by a large margin.
Legislative leaders, however give no
expression of opinion which would
Jead to belief that the Senate would
do other than adhere to its action
should the matter come before it
The first twelve articles of amend
rpents to the Constitution were not
ratified by this State nor was the
sixteenth amendment which relates
to the income tax.
BILL TO BE WITHDRAWN
Charleston Board of Trustees Agree
to Negro Teachers.
Columbia, Feb. 4.--Last night it
was learned upon inquiry that it was
the intention of Mr. Meares to with
draw the bill introduced by himself
.to prohibit the teaching in free schools
of negro pupils by white teachers.
Mr. Meares, Fairfield, stated that
during the recess last week the board
of trustees for the city of Charles
ton, the sole remaining locality in the
State where the purpose of the bill
would have applied, reconsidered its
policy in the management of the negro
schools in their charge and agreed to
subsitute negro teachers for the pres
ent corps of white instructors on or
before September, 1920, the beginn
ing of a new school year.
The agreement will be made a mat
ter of record in the journal and thus
properly in this regard to the entire
satisfaction of all concerned. This
would end the proposed legislation, it
is understood. The Wharton bill in
the Senate which is identical, it is also
understood, is to be withdrawn.
SEIZED BY THE SPARTANS
Copenhagen, Feb. 4.-A majority of
the government buildings in Koenigs
burg, East Prussia, have been seized
by Spartans from Berlin. The Gov
ernor of East Prussia has declared a
state of seige in the Trhorn dlistrict
and instituted court martial.
FOR "MOVIE" CONCERN
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 4.-William
G.-McAdoo was retained today as
counsel by a recently organized mov
ing picture company. Mr. McAdoo is
spending the whiiter near here.
CLAIMS MADE BY GREECE
Referred by Peace Conference to Ex
Paris, Feb. 4.-The supreme council
at its mieeting today agreed that ques
tions in the statement of Premier Ven
izelos concerning Greek territorial in
terests in the peace settlement should
be referred to a commission of experts
whose duty it would be to make rec
ommendatiops for a just settlement.
This commission will be composed
of two representatives each from the
United States, the British Empire,
France and Italy.
At the session at which agreement
on Greek territorial claims was
reached, and which was held at the
foreign office a' usual, the commissioqI
about to start for Poland was receiv
ed for a final discussion of the situa
tion. Afterward Premier Venizelos
continued his presentation of the
Greek case, particularly concerning
the zone along Western Asia Minor.
The official statement on the pro
ceedings of the supreme council to
"The Ptcsident of the United States,
the prime ministers and ministers of
foreign affairs of the United States,
the British Empire, France Italy anl
Japan, met this morning at the Qual
d'Orsay from 11 to 1 o'clock. M. Ven
izelos made a statement regardling
Greek 'territorial interests in Asia
"The followving resolution was ap
"'It is agreed that the questions
raised in the statement by M. Veni
zelos to the Greek territorial inter
ests in the peace settlement shall be
referred for examination in the first
instance to an expert committee, com
posed of two representatives each of
the United States of America, the
British Empire, France and Italy. It
shall be the duty of this committee
to reduce the questions for dlecision
within the narrowest possible limit
and make recommendations for a just
settlement. The committee is auth
orized to consult with the represen
tatives of the peoples concerned.'
"The next meeting will take place
Wednesday, February 5, at 3 p. in.,
when the Czecho-Slovak delegates
will be heard."
D)ECL4INES THlE INVITATION
Paris, Feb. 3.-The government of
Georgia, in Trans-Caucasia, has de
clined the invitation sent oue by wire
less from the peace conference to the
Russian factions to attendl the pro
posedl Princes Islands conference. The
dleclimation was made on the ground
that Georgia, like Finland, already
had achieved her indlependlence and
was no longer a portion of Russia,
so that she was not interested in
IOTES OF MUCH
It has been many times said, that
where there is no agitating, there is
stagnation. Certainly no one wants
stagnation, so why should we not in
he name of the people of our town
mnd surrounding .community agitate
he building of a tobacco warehouse
n Summerton, better-streets and side
walks, more -residences, as a vacant
iouse cannot be found here now.
Vlore cooperation between the farm
.rs and merchants, landlords and their
enants, the production of more food
stuffs, more cows, hogs, sheep and
;oats, etc. Good roads; now who said
good roads, that's Jim Kelly's job,
vhile Representative Johnson seems
:o be willing to lend a helping hand
n the way of providing funds, and
t seems that Representative Sprott
s willing to help provide funds, or
:hat he is willing to help hold back
:he high salaries from the state of
icers. And if we ever see "Uncle
Pruitt", we expect to shake his hand
mad tell him we agree with him most
ieartily on the salary raising propo
sition. Not that we are opposed to
may man or set of men making lots
)f money, but here was a number of
'ellows who spent two months last
summer canvassing the State, and
isking the people to vote for them
mnd the salary was not any question
,vhatsoever, but they wanted to serve
;he people, so we are of the opinion
hat they should, as Mr. Sprott says,
Serve them at least two years and
grove their good faith, and then if
:hey cannot live on what their office
>ays them, certainly they would have
een men enough to say so, or either
step down and out, and very few pur
mue the stepping down and out course.
Although it appears that a large
niajority of the representatives were
in favor of higher salaries and this
neasure went through like a shuck
in a whirlwind. But sometimes we
wonder if some of those fellows whlo
voted to pay some of the boys three
thousand dollars the year of the tax
payers' money, could be willing to
'lire that three thousand dollar man
:o look after his personal business at
the same salary?
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Felder went to
Dillon last Friday to attend the fun
aral and burial of Mrs. Felder's
brother, Sergeant Thomas Rufus
Bethea, who died in a training camp
it Anniston, Alabama, with .influenza
followed by pneumonia. Young
Bethea was 26 years old and had
seen service on the Mexican border
and had worked at a number of dif
erent camps in America. Mrs. Felder
ins the sympathy of her many friends
liiss May Bethune, one of Summer
ton's highly esteemed trained nurses,
left here last Friday for Miama,
Florida, where she expects to spend
several weeks. On account of the
'flu" epidemic Miss Bethune, along
with the other nurses of this place,
ins been hard worked and her friends
R[CENT SOCIAL [VENTS
Mrs. T. M. Mouzon Hostess
The second of a series of rook
)qrties in honor of the membems of
the Civic League was given by Mrs.
1. M. Mouzon at her home on Wed
After severai exciting games of
rook it was found that Mrs. C. R.
[I: -in had made top score and was
+wa.:ded the prize, a two-pound box
Miss Edna Boger assisted Mrs.
MAouzon in serving an attrac~tive sal
~ourse with hot coffee at the conclu
sion of the gaimes.
Mrs. Mouzon's onests included Mrs.
Irnon Weinberg, Miss Helen Boger,
iliss .Janie Wilson, Mrs. H1. B. Ennis,
\lrs. H. J. Momar, Mrs. R. C. Broad
way, Mrs. J. H. Rigby, Mrs. A. S.
Briggs, Mrs. Thomas Nimmer, Mrs.
Take Iseman, Mrs. A. T. Helms, Mrs.
I'. E. Plowden, Mrs. Ehrich, Miss
[sabel Smith, and Miss Lucy Win
Unique Party Given .by Mrs. Joe
ltigby for Civic League Members.
Unique in every dletail was the
igressive rook party given at the
iomie of Mrs. Joe Rigby on Friday
After all the guests had arrivedl a
eries of interesting games were
)layed at the conclusion of which a
.wo course luncheon was served.
Those who enjoyed Mrs. Rigby's
iospitality 'were Mrs. Helms, Mrs.
Cnglish Plowden, Mrs. Charlie Rigby,
d1ra. Horton Rigby, Mrs. Frank Bun
ress, Mrs. Theodore Lqsesne, Mrs.
r'homas Nimmer, Mrs. T. M. Mouzon,
drs. Jamies A. Cole, Mrs. T. F. Coffey,
hdrs. Connor Wells, Mrs. Lucius Hiar
'in, Mrs. Scott Hlarvin, Mrs. C. B.
eiger, Mrs. I. I. Appeit, Mrs. Jake
Aeinberg, Mrs. Sue McLeod, Jifiss
lucy JTohnson, Mrs. Broadway, Mrs.
Ulien Harvin, Mrs. Maria Brown, Mrs.
Jovert Plowden, Miss Leona Rigby
nd Miss Swartz.
Younger Set Entertained.
Miss Grace Nimmer was hostess at
a informal party at her home and
ntertained a number of her school
riends. After a series of puzzle
~ames an hour was spent in dancing.
2ater ini the ovening dlainty refresh
nents were servedl.
Miss Nimmer's guests included Miss
Aida Sprott, Miss Virginia 'Geiger,
4iss Virginia Rideway. Miss .Janie
hope she will be greatly benefited
by these few weeks recreation.
Among the first white boys return
ing home, who saw oversea service,
was Corporal T. E. Walker, who re
turned home last week. Ernest tells
some very exciting stories about his
experience, especially about the
breaking of the Hindenburg line in
which he participated. He was also
badly gassed about four months ago
and has not been able to be in active
service since, spending most of his
time in a hospital in London.
Miss Vivian Eadon, who is attend
ing Coker College, is at home for a
Miss Ruby Kelly from -Limestone is
spending a few days' with her parents.
,Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Broadway are
on an extended visit to Florida sight
Mrs. Mahalia Lesesne, widow of the
late M. B. Lesesne and a bride of only
a few months, left here last Friday for
Callao, Virginia, where she will mpke
her home in the future.
Miss Alice Wilkey has returned
home. after spending some time with
her aunt, Mrs. G. I. Lesesne, at Cam
There will be a competitive exami
nation held at Sumter on February
19th for the purpose of electing a
postmaster for this office, to succeed
the 'la'te Dr. Ellison Capers. It is
understood that a good number will
take the examination. All anyone can
wish of the new postmaster, who ever
he be, is for the same efficiency and
untiring effort to serve and please
the patrons as was rendered by the
Mrs. Alberta Seymour spent several
days in Charlesto last week with her
husband, who has a position with the
A. C. L. Railroad Co., as enginec.
Messrs. E. B. and Marion Proctor
and Jim Hunsucker of Blenheim,
Marlboro county, were visitors here
last week. Elberta seems to be
Steele-ing over here right often and
when the schools close in the Panola
section we should not -be surprised
to hear of a marriage.
Mrs. J. J. and Miss Anna Wilkey
spent the week-end with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Brailsford and
Mrs. A. S. Briggs spent last week-end
with Mrs. J. S. Baskins in Bishopville.
Mr. A. P. Burgess, fertilizer in
-Spector, who has been wQrking .in
Georgia and Florida has returned
home and will farm on his plantation
near town this year.
Private John McLeod of Camp
.Jackson spent a few days this week
with relatives and friends here and
at Davis Station. -
Mr. Sidney Legrand,,who has been
with C. M. Davis & Son Co, as sales
man, is now with Troy's fancy groc
Mrs. A. M. Scarborough has return
ed after an extended visit to her rela
tives in Wilmington, N. C.
Thames, Miss Martha Burgess, Miss
Louise McElveen, Miss Catherine
Arant, Miss Edna Boger, Miss Marie
Wells, Miss Sarah Lesesne, Miss
Loula Rigby. Miss Francis Harvin,
Miss Alice Clark, Miss Mary Rigby,
Miss Janie Keels, Miss Wingard,
Miss Swartz and Miss Smith.
Mrs. R. C. Broadway Gives Party.
Progressive rook was the feature
of the afternoon party given by Mrs.
R. C. Broadway on Thursday. Pot
plants and ferns were used to add at
tractiveness to the rooms'open to the
guests. Selections on the Edison
were played (luring the afternoon.
After a number of games of rook
the (cards wvere put aside andl the card
tables spread wvith lace mats and
(Ininty refreshments were servedl byt
Miss Emily Broadway.
The invited guests includedl Mrs.
J1. F. Bradham, Mrs. Geo. Williams,
Mrs. J. L,. Dickson, Mrs. English
Plowden, Mrs. Horace Thomas, Mrs.
.J. J1. Martin, Mr's. Jake Iseman, Mrs.
.1. W. Rigby, Mrs. .Jake Weinberg,
Mrs. L,. F. Erich, Mrs. Allen Bradl
ham, Mrs. Crouch, Mrs. TI. M. Mou
zion. Mrs. J. C. Plowdlen, Mrs. Leon
Weinberg, Mrs. G. M. Smith. Mrs. ..
A. Cole, Mrs. B. B. Breedin, Mers.
W. M. McCullough, Mrs. Stalnaker,
Mrs. W. S. Plowden. Mrs. J. C. Brad
ham and Mrs. P. C. Wells.
NEW P'ARLIAMENT MEETS
None of Sinn Feiners Elected From
London, Feb. 4.--The new British
Parliament elected last December held
its first session todlay.
James Lowther was reelected
None of the Sinn Feiners elected
fromi Ireland appeare-d at the opening
Apparently the much discussedl
qluestion of whether the Indlependlent
Liberals or the Laborites were to be
the official opposition has been settled
by compromise as both 'William
Adamson, the labor leader, andl Don
ald McLean, the newly elected chair
man of theAsquithian Liberals, sat
on the front opposition bench with
their chief lieutenant.
Additional Local News Itcms
Mrs. S. Katzoff, Mrs: A. Abrams
and their guests motored over to Sum
ter Thursday 'and spent the day.
The Clarendon County Pension
Board will meet at the Court House
M onday, 10th inst., at eleven o'clock.
Mr. A. Abrams purchased the
Walker stores last Saturday, paying
$23,575 for the three buildings.
Miss Esther Berger has returned
to Manning and is employed in The
New Idea Co.'s store.
Mr. H. D. Clark has purchased the
home of Dr. Herman Huggins on
Church street for a consideration of
Mr. D. lirschmann wishes to state
that the rumor which has been cir
culated that he is going to leave Man
ning i untrue. Mr. lirschmann is
receivi.ig goods daily, and is here to
Mrs. C. Goldstein after spending
some time with her sisters, Mrs. S.
Katzoff and Mrs. A. Abrams, has re
turned to her home in Atlanta.
Dr. B. D. Stalnaker. who has had
charge of the prescription department
of Zeigler's Pharmacy for some time,
is now mnnager of the Clarendon
Drug Store, and took charge last Sat
Mrs. D. Silverman of Kingstree
spent a few (lays of last week with
her sister, Mrs. A. Katzoff.
Dr. R. Y. Deitz of Statesville, N. C.,
hs been engatred as pharmacist at
Zeigler's Drug Store. Dr. Deitz comes
to Manning highly recommended and
until he is able to secure a house he
and' his family are staying at the
Manager Carv Smith has secured
for next Monday night a company of
Hawaiians who will give a high-class
musical program, consisting of folk
lore songs and music, peculiar to that
islnnd. The skotoh is called "Night
in -onolulu." This company has been
playing in Sumter tis week and h^s
mad,' a big jiit. The play will take
pl.ce in the School Auditorium.
The good roads meeting called for
last Thursday was a failure as only
aibout half dozen people answeredl the
"'ill. If we continue :o be that indif
ferent about our roads, we will al
ways have what we deserve-bad
roads. Now, let's get together and
all pull in one direction. No Dlan
will suit everybody. but a start has
to be made somewhere, so let's (10
The ladies who are entertaining at
the teas for the Civic League, will
please send funds collected from them
to the Sec. and Treas., Mrs. J. A.
Weinberg, in order that a report on
same may be ready for the February
meeting of the league. This is also
the time for collecting yearly dues.
and by sending your dues for 1919
in to the Sec. and 'Treas., you will
simplify the collection of same great
Sergeant William J. Epps, Medical
Department United States Army, re
tired, was relieved from duty at Let
terman General Hospital, San Fran
cisco, Cal., January 27, 1919. On his
way from California he paid his aunt.
Mrs. S. M. Reardon, a short visit
which was enjoyed very much by the
enti'" family. lie is returning to his
home arter an absence of twventy-two
ye""" and the only thing that wvill
ret him aiway from home again wvill
he to get after the enemy of our
,Miss Annie Thames has an an
nouncemenit in another column .of
much interest to the ladies of Clar
endon County. Miss Thames has
noved her inillinery establishm'ent
into the store of Mr. 11. D. D~ubrowv
and she extends a cordiial invitation
to all her friends to visit her in her
new place. Miss Thames wvill leave
on Monday foir the Northiern markets
where she will purchase an up-to-date
line of Fancy Millinery.
Died at her home in Manning ye
torday afternoon Mrs. Frank May.
The deceasedl had been Ill with pneu
monia about two (lays. Mr. and Mrs.
May nmovedl to Manning several years
ago, andl have madle many friends in
onr town. Mir. May being superin
tendlent of the local telephone com..
iany. The deceasedl leaves hier huis
band and three little chiildren. The
entire community sympathize with
the bereaved family. The funeral
services wvill be held In the Manning
cemetery this afternoon.
Archangel,Feb. 3.--The Russian dle
tachment operating with the Ameri
cans on the Pinega front retreated
several versts yesterday after having
unsuccessfully attemptedl an attack in
which it encounteredl superior numbers
of the Bolshevik forces.
Artillery and patrol actions continue
on all sectors of the front.
An American airplane yesterday
hombeod Bol*'hevik posltions on the
THE CITY OF KIEV
Ukraine Government Has Been Moved
CZECHS ATTACK TYE POLES
Reported Czecho-Slovakia Plans to
Get Control of Oil Lands
Warsaw, Jan. 31.-Kiev has been
taken by the Bolshevist troops, Gen.
Petlura's troops partially going over
to the enemy.
The Ukraine government has been
moved from Kiev to Winnitsa, to the
The Czecho-Slovaks are bitterly
denounced here because of recent
events in the Duchy of Tc.hen.
Lieut. Reginald Foster, of the Amer
ican army, representing 'the peace
commission, is reported to have ask
ed Dr. T. G. Masaryk, president of
Czecho-Slovakia, if the Allies had
given permission for the Czechs to
attack the Poles. Dr. Masaryk is
said to have replied in the negative
but is reported to have added that
the territory is necessary for the de
velopment of Czecho-Slovakia.
After Oil Lands.
It is rumored that the Czecho
Slovaks planned to get control of
Polish oil lands in Central Galicia and
it is alleged that they already have
made a bargain with this object in
view with the Ruthenians.
Dr. Stanislaus Grabsky, a member
of the Paris council here, declared to
the Associated Press recently Lhat
Dr. Masaryk to.d him long ago there
never was a possibility of trouble be
tween the Czechs and Poles. Dr.
Grabsky stated that his sister, Mrs.
Sophia Kiedram, an author and a
member of the Teschen committee,
was arrested at her home at Don
browa and her young son was killed
by the Czechs. He said that six
other boys were shot by the Czechs
The cold wave here has resulted in
the deaths of hundreds, especially
babies, who were frozen to death
while being transported on railways.
(This probably refersto refugees fiee
ing to Warsaw to escape from the
Telegraph lines and railways in the
direction of Vienna were cut by the
Czecho-Slovaks last Thursday.
To Prevent Clash.
'aris, Feb. 3.-A commission of
control will be sent immediately to
Teschen, Austrian Silesia, to prevent
a conflict between the Czechs and the
Poles in the region of Teschen and
also to inquire into the basis for a
frontier decision at the peace confer
The local Woman's Temp3rancc
Union will meet next Tuesday after
noon, February 11th, at the graded
school building. All members are
urged to attend if possible.
Misses Alice and Emily Broadway
are at home their school being closed
down on account of t'ie influenza re
Mrs. C. 11. Broadway is at home
after being for two months at the
Tuomey hospital undergoing treat
Mr. J. W. Rhame has been quite
sick for several (lays.
Wiley Poole, a returnedl soldier
from France has been visiting his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Poole.
He left Friday for a camp at St.
CHIOWDER'S RECORD CLEAN
Washington, Feb. 4.-Discussion at
the Capitol of p)ublished reports that
Provost Marshal Gen. Crowder had
been reprimanded by Gen. March,
chief of staff, led to the War Depart
meat to authorize a statement today
that Gen. Crowder's entire military2
record wvas unmarred, andl to dlisclose
the origin of the reprimand story.
It was stated that when the secured
(raft was being planned Gen. March
and Gen. Crowdler dliffered over the
provision of medlical examinations and
exchanged letters on the subject. The
language of a brief abstract of Geni.
March's letter which wvent to dlivision
headquarters in the course of dlepart
meat routine was construedl by Gen.
Crowder as implying a reprimandl and
he took the matter up with Secre
t~ary Baker. The secretary wrote in
rep~ly that he found no rep~rimandl was
intended but that to make this clear
he had had the language to which
the general objected altered.
Made Citizens of U. S. A.
Columhia, Feb. 4.-Fifty foreign
born soldiers from Camp Jackson,
representing a (dozen countries, were
rnade citizens of the Unitedl States
bhrough naturalization proceedings in
~he South Carolina Circuit Court here