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VOL. XXXIX MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1919
HELD IN MANNING
Rook Party Given by Miss Isabel
Miss Isabel Smith entertained in
formally at a progressive rook party
on Saturday afternoon for the benefit
of the French Orphan Fund of the
Civic League. A pleasant afternoon
was spent playing and at the conclu
sion of the games Mrs. Higgin Latham
assisted Miss Smith in serving cream
Those playing were Mrs. W. G.
King, Mrs. Legg, Mrs. Geo. Dickson,
Mrs. Allen McFaddin, Mrs. Sauls,
Miss Fannie Lou Sauls, Mrs. Furman
Bradham, Mrs. R. C. Broadway, Mrs.
Thomas Nimmer, Mrs. T. M. Mouzon,
Mrs. Jos. Sprott, Mrs. C. R. Sprott,
Mrs. Swartz, Miss Helen Boger, Miss
Eul.T Johnson, Miss Janie Wilson, Mrs.
Carlisle Bradham, Mrs. Malcolm
Smiths Mrs. Shelby Davis, Mrs. Joe
Davis, Mrs. Stalnaker, Mrs. Joe
Plowden, Mrs. R. I. Jenkinson, Mrs.
J. D. G7""1 1, Mrs. A. T. Helms, Miss
Marie .Tohrson, Mrs. Hattie Johnson,
Mrs. 1ir' ik Geiger, Miss Emily
Gei-:er, M'us M.ary Harvin, Mrs.
Informal Luncheon Given by Miss
Compliment.ary to a few friends
Mies Janie Wilson entertained at an
informal luncheon at her home on
Saturday morning. Dainty little cup
ids and big red hearts were used
effectively to carry out the Valentine
After a number of games of rook
mixed with merry conversation the
guests were invited in the dining
room where a hot luncheon was
Miss Wilson's guests included Miss
Helen Boger, Miss Fannie Lou Sauls,
Miss Emily Geiger, Miss Rounette
-Iirschmann, Miss Wingard, Miss
Swartz, Mrs. Horace Thomas and
Miss Isabel Smith.
Miss Helen Boger Entertains at
One of the most enjoyed affairs of
the week was the unique mystery
party given by Miss Helen Boger Sat
urday afternoon at her home.
Fortune telling was the chief
.nusement of the afternoon-this al
/ays proving a fascinating amuse
Miss Edna Boger assisted Miss
Boger it serving a delicious sweet
The guests were Miss Wingard,
Miss Swartz, Miss Janie Wilson, Miss
Isabel Smith, Mrs. H1. J. Bomar and
Miss Emily Geiger.
Old Fashioned Sewing Party Given by
Mrs. J. D. Gerald for Civic League
Mrs. J. D. Gerald entertained at a
sewing party on Tuesday afternoon
in compliment to a number of the
members of the Civic League. A de
lightful time was spent in conversa
tion, the guests "progressing" in con
versation being an added feature to
the pleasure of the afternoon.
A delicious salad course with hot
coffee was served late in the after
Mrs. Gerald's guests included Mrs.
W. T. Lesesne, Mrs. I. I. Appelt, Mrs.
R. C. Broadway, Mrs. C. R. Sprott,
Mrs. J. F. Geiger, Mrs. W. P. Legg,
Mrs. J. A. Weinberg, Mrs. Leon Wein
berg, Mrs. David Levi, Mrs. E. C.
Horton, Mrs. H1. H. Bradham, Mrs.
Ingram Bradham, Mrs. Carey Smith,
Miss Hliggin Latham, Mrs. J. A. Cole,
Mrs. B. B. Blreedlin, Mrs. G. L. Dick
son, Mrs. W. S. Plowden, Mrs. Jos.
Sprott, Mrs. A. T Helms
Mrs. Thomas Ninmmer Delightfully
On Thursday afternoon Mrs.
Thomas Nimmer entertainedl a score
of the members of the Civic League
itt. n old1 fashioned knitting party.
Miss Grace Nimmer and Mrs. Swastz
futrnis!-led music on the piano (luring
the afternoon. After a social hour
the guests were invited into the din
ing room. Quantities of yellow jon
quils and japonicas being usedl on the
table carrying out the rose and gold
Mrs. Nimnmer was assisted by Miss
Grace Nimme'r in serving a salad
course with .Japanese ten.
The invited guests included Mrs.
B. A. Johryson, Miss Lucy Johnson,
Mrs. A. TP. Hrelms, Mrs. Hi. B. Ennis,
Mrs. Scott Hiarvin, Mrs. T. F. Coffey,
Mrs. Swartz, Mrs. Joe Sprott, Mrs.
CharlyvlHarvin, Mrs. T. M. Mouzon,
Mrs. Joe Rigby, Mrs. J. D. Gerald,
Miss Wingard, Mrs. Jake Weinberg,
Mrs., horton Rigby, Mrs. Charley
Righy, Mrs. Leon Weinberg, Mrs.
Erich, Mrs. T. TI. Lesesne, Mr's. Frank
Geiger. Mrs. .Jake Iseman, Mrs. Wil
kins, Mrs. J. K. Blreedlin, Mrs. A. HI.
Breedin, Mrs. Eddlie Horton andl Mrs.
C. B. Geiger.
Mrs Leon Weinberg Charming Hostess
One of the most dlelitvhtful of the
Civic League teas was given by Mr.
Leon Weinberg at her home Tluesdtav
afternoon. Pot plants and tall vases
of sning flowers were used to add
an air of springtime to the occasion.
After a series of gaimes of rook
Mrs. Weinberg servedl a dainty salad
co'-"- with hot tea.
9Those present were Mrs. Jake Wein
bory and her house guests Mrs. Moses
of California and Mrs. Graham Moses
MCCABE & CO. FAVOR
CUTTING COTTON ACREAGE
February 7th, 1919.
Mr. S. J. Smith,
Manning, S. C.
We see from the various dispatches
and telegrams that we receive that
there will be every effort made to
persuade the cotton planters to great
ly decrease their acreage. Some sug
gest 50 per cent but no less than 30
We feel ourselves that the reduction
of cotton acreage is absolutely essen
tial, in order that the cotton produc
ers may not go bankrupt, as a large
crop of cotton with the present slack
demand and very limited outlet would
mean very low prices without a doubt.
On the other hand, if the planters will
simply curtail their acreage it not
only means stabilizing the price of
cotton bat will give him a good price
"or his present holdings as well as
the next crop. In other words, the
situation is entirely with the planters
and is dependent upon the holding of
his present crop for higher prices an-l
the curtailment of acreage.
As to Long Staple Cotton, it ap
nears to is that thu acreage shouli
certainly be cut in half.
Yours very truly.
W. Gordon McCabe &. Co.
Lieut. Philip I. Stoll Ref urns lonie.
Kin'*stre, Feb. 10.-Lieut. Philip
H-. Stoll, former solicitor of the 'hird
Circuit, recently stationed at Camp
Devins, Boston, Mass., in the ofice
of the judge advocate general, has
been released from duty und return
ed here Saturday where he will take
up the practice of law, as the 'iior
member of the firm of Stoll &
O'Bryan. About a year ago Mr. Stoll
was appointed a major in the army
and has been on duty at Camp Iev
ins ever since. A little later he en
tered the service and was recently dis
charged as a lieutenant. Before these
gentlemen entered the military ser
vice of Uncle Sam the law offices of
Stoll, Stoll & O'Bryan were enjoying
a wide practice. In the reorganiza
tion of the firm, Mr. C. W. Stoll, sen
ior member of the old firm, has re
tired to his big plantation known as
"Flat Branch," where he is devoting
much time and attention to the rais
ing of . live stock, cotton and grain
Miss Charlotte McLowland is visit
ing at the home of Mrs. C. M. Davis.
of Sumter, Mrs. R. C. Broadway and
her visitor Miss Emily Broadway of
Pinewood, Mrs. Chas. Geiger, Mrs.
J. D. Gerald, Mrs. English Plowden,
Mrs. A. T. Helms, Mrs. Herman
Bradham, Mrs. Eddie Horton, Mrs.
Ehrich of Georgetown, Miss Irma
Weinberg, Mrs. T. M. Mouzon, Miss
McKelveay, Mrs. I. 1. Appelt, Mrs.
Covert Plowden, Miss Gussie Appelt
and Miss Julia Sistrunk.
Mrs. B. B. Breedin Entertains at
Mrs. B. B. Breedin proved herself
a charming hostess on Tuesday after
noon. She entertained at several
tables of progressive rook in honor
of a number of her friends, who are
members of the Civic League.
Yellow jonquils were used in quan
tities in the apartment about which
the card tables were placed.
Late in the afternoon the guests
discontined the exciting games of
rook to be served a tempting fruit
salad course with hot chocolate.
Among those who enjoyed Mrs.
Breedin's hospitality were, Mrs. S. M.
Patrick, Mrs. Horace T1hom.s. Mrs.
Marion Williams, Mrs. J1. A. Surles,
Miss Moore, Mrs. Frank Burgess, Mrs.
Cole, Mrs. J. E'. Arant, Mrs. Carey
Smith, Mrs. Couch, Mrs. R. C. Broad
way, Mrs. R. V. Edwards, Mrs. A. H.
Breedin andl Mrs. J. K. Breedin.
Louis and Eliza Appelt Give P'arty.
Little Miss Eliza and Master Louis
Appelt gave a party to their little
friends on Wednesday of last week
those enjoying the afternoon were:
Masters Stewart H arvin, H arrie
Hiarvin, Lucius Hlarvin, William
Breedin, Waren Horton, George Wil
liams, George Smith, Morgan Du
Browv and Miss Rosa Lee Weinberg,
Gulie Belser, Virginia Williams, H~ar
riette Plowden, Christine Patrick,
Julia Bradhanm, Thlelma Miller, Sara
Coffey, Ida Wideman, Mairion Wil
liams, Margaret Rigby, Hlarriette Mil
ler. After many games were played
the little folks were invited into the
(lining room where they enjoyed ice
cream and cake, fruits and~ nuts.
Mrs. Jake Weinberg Entertains.
Mrs. Jake Weinberg entertained
Monday afternoon with a rook party,
and it was one of the most enjoyable
affairs of the season. The rooms were
beautiful with lovely ferns. The cards
were tide wnth "maiden hair ferns."
After the gaimes a salad course with
fruit cake and coffee was servedl.
Thoqn enjoying Mrs. Weinberg's
hospitality were: Mesdames. Jako
Iseman, Graham Moses, A. C. Brad
ham, TV. MT. Mouzon, Joe Rigby, I. I.
A ppelt, Covert Plowden, IHerman
Bradham, J1. 1). Gerald, E. C. Horton,
Tn-,,' TLvi. C R. Geiger, E~nrolish
Plowdon, R. E. Broadway, Iron Wein
bery, Mviss Irma Weinoerg and Mrs.
Mosen of Csilifornist.
NEWSY NOTES I
It appears that the farmers, at this
particular time, seem to be confronted
with a peculiar situation, and are
rather perplexed as to what they shall
undertake in the way of making prep
arations for this year's crop, for sev
eral reasons. During last fall when
cotton was selling as high as 35
cents a pound there arose a great cry
from such men as Ex-Governor
Manning, Ex-United States Senator
John L. McLaurin, Mr. Dabbs, all of
whom are extensive farmers and who
no doubt are interested in the devel
opment of agricultural movement,
thait the above price mentioned, was
below the actual cost of production,
and that cotton should not be placed
on the market at this price. Then a
holding movement or a price fixed by
Contgress or President Wilson was
strongly advocated and at one time it
looked very much like a price would
be fixed but a great storm of protest
arose and the price fixing became a
thimg of the past. From that date
almost there has been a continued de
cline in the price of cotton and very
little cot ton has been placed on the
market, while all along some cotton,
no doubt, has been sold on all mar
kets all over the cotton belts, perhaps
riving the mills a sufliciency to keep
them going, and our opinion is that
a holdiig movement being agitated
plays right into the hands of the
mills as they no loubt realize that
cotton will be sold all along and they
will not have to invest large sums of
money, and yet the mills keep going.
We believe in holdimg cotton or any
other commodity until a fair price is
realized by the producer, but our opin
ion is that the holding should be ab
solutely unanimous, and until this
becomes true, in our way of seeing,
we ao not see much relief for the
hard worked farmers.
It appears that there is now a large
amount of cotton in the hands of the
exporters that is being held through
the instruction of the merchants hop.
inte for a better nrice, but on account
of the great decline in price thousands
and thousands of dollars have been
returned to these exporters as mar
gins. Sometimes we wonder if thi':
will not. be detrimental to the small
farmers who have soid their cotton
and will need some money to finance
their crop this year, with these large
sums borrowed to finance this holding
movement is might be that the loan
funds of the average banks or espe^
ially the small country banks would
become exhausted. We may not have
the true conception of the situation,
and the country may be amply able to
finance the whole thing through until
a fair and just price is realized. This
we hope will be the final outcome.
A n occasion of much local interest
and pleasure to those present was the
celebration last Sunday of the golden
anniversary of the wedding by Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Davis of our town
Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married on
Febriary 9, 1869, and their entire
married life has been spent in Clar
endon County. Ten children have been
born to them and of these nine ore
still living. Two daughters are the
-wives of missionaries in China and
Korea and all of the other children
with their families are living in Mann
ing and Summerton. These with the
e-randchildren and a few near rela
tives, were the guests present.
At twe o'clock all the guests gatlh
erel in the parlor. As the wedliimtg
march was rendered by three of the
yrandlchildren, one at the piano an]l
two violinists all marched into te
dining room, the bride and groom
leading the way. As the guests stood
at their places, around the table, Dr.
M[[INC AT PAXVIll[
The Woman's Missionary Society of
the Met hodlist church met on Wednes
day a fternoon, 5th, in the primary
room of the graded school building.
The meeCting was presidled over by the
preside'nt, M iss Jessie Curtis. The
subject for the afternoon was "Africa
Far, arnd Near." Opening song 348,
"Tlake My Life. and Let It lie." The
devotional exercises were: Bible Les-.
soun, the life of Prayer a Life 'of Dis
covery, 'onltinued fromn last month,
the Discovery of the Plan of God for
the World." This was followed by
prayer for A frica, and for the eight
million negroes who are our next
d~oor neighbors. 'The t reasurer's re
port was unusually good. She re
ported most of the pledge cardls in
an'd that the ladies most of them,
had doubled the amount they gave
last year, andI were also paying in
creased dlues. The president then
asked for all general business and re
Ports from other officers wvhich were
all encouraging. After the singing of
hymn 6153, "The Morning Light is
Breaking," Miss Ethel Corbett told
in a very sweet, interesting manner
of the centenary program for Africa.
A brief summary is as follows
A frica Far.
1. So few workers and so many
who have never heard of Christ. The
Southerni Presbyterian Church began
work there twenty years ago. At
that time not a soul in all the Ango
regions had ever heard of Jesus
Christ. An interesting fact that now
29,000 arise every morning early
enough to attendl a six-o'clock prayer
2. The task a diffleult one. The
language must he learned. There is
lack of equipment, fow primary
Thos. J. Davis, the eldest son of the
couple, presented with beautiful and
fitting words, a gold headed cale to
the father and a lovely brooch to
mother, from the children.
All were seated then to a sumptueus
dinner of everything nice. In the
afternoon all joined in singing of
hymns. Just before leaving for their
homes Mr. Davis made a little talc,
saying how much pleasure the occas
ion had given them and said he had
a little poem that best expressed his
sentiment, which was read by his
youngest daughter, Mrs. Felix Dingle.
A happy (lay was at an end, but one
that will always he remembered by
all who were there.
Miss Esther Vick of Merles ina.',
has accepted the position as chief
operator here, succeeding Miss Min
nie Johnson, who has faithfully served
the telephone patrons for the past few
years. Miss Johnson in telling your
"Uncle Nub" good-bye, expressed her
love and friendship for the good peo
ple of Sulmmerton and the surround
ing community, for their generosity
and cordiality to her during her resi
Professor Z. V. Moss was called to
his home in North Carolina last week
on account of the illness of one of his
children. During his absence, his
place as principal, is being ably filled
by :l iss Frances I.ofton, teuacher of
the high school.
Mrs. George Kennedy who has been
ungler treatment in a hospital in Char
leston has returned home much im
The Howard White Lumber Co., of
Raleigh, N. ('., which has been ope
rating several ground saw mills on
the Santee for the last two years, is
putting in several additional mills and
building a large plaining mill at St.
Paul. This lumber company's busi
ness here is under the eflicient man
agement of Mr. T. HI. hlutchins.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chewning of Jor
dan spent Sunday with the latter's
Mr. Whiter, superintendent of the
chain gang camping near here, was
shot at last Saturday night about
eight o'clock, by some one who had
concealed himself in the woods near
the camp. Fortunately for Mr. White
the bullet missed him just a few
inches. No one so far has been ap
prehended for the attemitd' murder.
Dr. Aswell, proprietor of Summer
ton Drug Co., spent several days last
week with relatives .:t his old home
Mrs. D. M. Rogers is spendin
some time with relatives and friends
)r. 11. 11. Kerrison of Charleston
has accepted a position as pharmacist
at the popular drug store of D. 0.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Legrande who
moved to North Carolina the first of
the year have moved back to Sm -
merton, much to the delight of the
When the Willys--Six drives up the
little Chevrolet stands a slim chance
--How about it "Gobbler"?
Mrs. llattie P. Mood, mother of the
late Captain .Julius A. Mood, has re
ceived a distinguished Service War
Cross, for his bravery. It will be re
membered that Capt. Mood was kill
ed in action last .July. A letter from
the Var Department to Mrs. Mood
sta tes that "During the fighting of
.July 19-21, 1918, near Soissons,
France, he voluntarily exposed him
self to fire repeatedly in order to get
information and direct operations,
and was killed while leading a bat
talion to the attack."
iooks. Bible used as 3rd reader.
Small pay for evangelists, $2.00 per
month. T1he A frican miust be civilized.
3. The womlen who have been
slaves or subjects do not care for en-.
light-enmilent. So hard i or them to re
*iembler lessons taugnt (oot one a
One mait aloiie or I urniture upon
winch they sieep. Ver'y superstitious
Our church priopos5es to send within
the next liye years, 10 men, two of
wn ich should (e (ioetor's. r~ igli wo
men1 ttwo nurlses), 10t0 tea~icrs, 50t
evangenlsis, 14I houses 101' mussion
artes, 41 school houses, 53 churches, 3
work shops, 3 hospitals, one smah11
prmltong press, 0one sman11 steamler' for
tranisportiog missioniariies aiid sup
p'ies. 10 o00 atl of inis wil retiuire
.'.8,750. will We (10 it?
A frica Near--What we have. Paine
Conzege iniustrial College, at Au
gusta Ga. T1wo Bethlehem I louses,
one at A ugusta and1( Nashville, 'Tenn.
we( miust in toe next live years erect
two more dormiitor'ies at P'aine Col
lege, ai an Industrial lHuilhiing and1(
otnier buildings there.
Rtemlodel and1( equip thle Augusta
Bethlehem hlouse at Augusta, Ga.
Also at N ash villeI, and1( to multi ply tile
linmber of Bethlehem I louses wher
ever the need( appearais. All addi
tiona Ihalf hour was spenlt ill tile
study of '"Thle WVomenl of the Orient."
Mrs. F. S. G;eddings dlisiised us with
Mrs. Tr. W. Gunlter,
Paxville, S. C., Feb. 10, 1919.
The Mannir~g Oil MIll hals inistalledl
a printing press in tiheir fertilizer
factory. This press is used to print
theo diff'er'ent formulas on thle bur!ap
HARRY AND ROY CURTIS
WRITE FROM FRANCE
Wednesday, .January 15, 1919.
My Dear Mother:
Yesterday's mail brought re a very
nice letter fr om Jessie and I was so
glad to get it, not having had one
from you all in sometime.
I spent yesterday in bed taking
medicine and reading. Several days
ago, I contracted a very severe cold
and I thought it best for me to get
after it in time. I am feeling so
much better today and am up for
duty. Our company is on guard to
day and only a few remain for duty;
so I've been by the fire nearly all
We are still sitting tight here in
the little village of Grocey Cote'd'Our,
waiting for something to happen to
us. Ilave been here seven weeks al
ready and it is so unusual for us to
remainc in one place for so long a
period. It is generally believed
though that we clear out of here right
soon, but no one knows the direction
of nwrch--Germany, Russia, or Amer
ica. We have about resigned our
selves to our fate and know that any
thing is possible for us right now.
The climate here is eery bad and
condusive to pneumonia. Two days
only of our stay here has been bless
ed with God's beautiful sunshine. The
rest were rain. The ground is sloppy
all the time, and it is necessary for
us to k:'ep a goodly stock of shoes
and wool socks on h:nid for daily
changes. ''he' Frenchmen all wear
wooden sr11h:).-s; so th.'y fare somewhat
better than we. At the door of all
the homes ('o he found a pair of
these monster shoes for each member
of the fanily even down to baby. They
are very skilled in walking with them,
and it takes skill. I know that I
coul not navigate freely in such
clumnsy things. A very dear friend
sent me a copy of "'t'he Manning
Timtles," an1d "The IIerald," this morn
ing. I read each line inl them incluc
ing the advertisements and enjoyed
them so much. I note the publication
in bold headlines in ''The ''imes," let
ters from Roy and myself to you. 1
appreiate this courtesy from the
editor. Well, after thinking, it is per
fectly plain to ire, that all of the
people back home are really proud of
their soldier boys, and want them to
know it. I can't help but say that
we, "re proud to represent so loyal
,t people on foreign soil, and on thc
blood stained battle fields of France.
Our task has been a hard one, and
when our first small band of i 'ro's
embarked for this shell torn lamd, few
of you all realized the horrors of
their existence over here and the dan
gerous incident to their reaching here.
I sa 'yOu did not, for I was there
then rnd I don't think that I did,
Well those guns which greeted us
ui1)oin our arrival here, with their peals
of thunder and death dealing shrapnel,
have been silent now these two months
and burdens have been lifted from
our shoulders. You sent us here to
do what we could and it is pleasing
to us all to look back and sec the
wonderful way inl which we did it.
We gave you all for Christmas, "A
Peace or Ecarth and Good Will To
wards Alen." The real American
"Push" was brought to bear upon the
Roche by the hands of boys who pos
sess nerves of steel, and a heart ai
soul full of bravery, courage, acnd de
termination, unequaled by any soldier
of the Allied armies, and unparalelled
even in our own glorious history made
years ago in our tight for freeiom.
The insignia of our division is the
"Wild Cat." It is far from a mis
iomer, for our boys at the eleventh
hour, on the eleventh day were demon
stra to the Ifun what. "Wild Cats'
do, and the Ilun realizing the quality
of tC stuff which the "Wild Cats'
'v'.re giv'inig themr wvoul verny soonc
c rmih over andc resistance, di d the
MIcthr' dearci, soon'c I acr 'comin''
bac'k tor you andm to the lo~ved onies at
homei(. It will be a gi'eat clay fcor us
cali. Vcn miiight orbse'rve'Sii( some chmw's
icrnr'e; hut rememeriioc rio one cuild
Ilivce undr( these condcliticons here wvith
cut iundcei'goincg a chnrge. Donir't wori'v
about miy hraving col, for' I'mi ge'tting
My lovec aird veryv best wishes
all of you, acid nill of my fr'iends ic
:rhc P'ax vil le. D~evotecdly,
Tn'iesday Nighrt, Janr. I .1, 1919,
Mv D'ar' Mcothr:
'Thiere is veryv lit t~c' for' me to wrc':G,
but as c'iy ever'y thoughrt is "bcr'i<
hionme"' ton ight, I will tc'v an console1150
mry.seolf by wvritinrg youi ai few lini"e
I amn ge'tticrg alonrg jus 11ine, fec'!i.it
r'ed~ wvell, so y'ou s--e myv :ruti('s are'(
confinedc'c to fih' irost v'it al cone, ''1 want
to) get hrome."' We are st ill he''.ire
thie village cof iaignec. IHaven'''t fth'
least idec.a as to whceni mcic whe -
will gco. Some seem to' thi:u! wec a'r
tco mrove 5(oon1, wllrile th-ra I:Luk fo
fire (crntrary. So, you ('a fplainly .cc',
we are kept icr susp~ense. A cr se
scorriy to hear of tire mranry deathflr fror:.
iniflucenza. Amr so glad y'u ''scaped
it. Ihone tire wVorst is o'ver
So Miss iladige hras bc':mc down fuor
he(r visit? Wishr I could hrav' becir
I had plannr ied fto run over'i to rye
Ilnarry last Saturcday, but for' Smel'
reason I failed to rdo so. Will try
anrd get over' next Saturday, if miy
plans wvork out. We rare abuit fi fteen
mrciles a pairt, arnd ou r ocrlIy meanc is oIf
tr'anspor'tationr is wva kinig, aithro, I be
lieve we 'cn get a bicycle here'(. G;uess
I'll have to resort to tihe laitteri
We hacve our danily routinre (If dr'ills,
rind oc'casiocnlly nmor'ncng cictuires or
lo,-.l talenrt at night, so we have sonme
thing to helln nas tire time away.
ADDIIONAL LOCAL NEWS
OF MUCH INTEREST
Married last Wednesday afternoon
by Rev. C. B. Smith, Mr. Marion Kelly
and Miss .anie Ridgill.
Mr. Bertram Weinberg received his
final discharge from the navy last
Mr. R. ). Clark left this morning on
a business trip to North Carolina and
ludley Plyler of Camp Jackson
has been spending a few (lays in Man.
ning this week.
Air. S. L. II uggi ns returned home
Friday fron a business trip to the
Al iss Ann ' Thames left Tuesday'
for Baltimore where she will pur
chase a complete line of Millinerv for
the l)ubrow iDry Goods Co.
is. I). liirschmanm returned home
Saturchty from New York, where she
had heen for several weeks, purchas
ing Spring and Summer goods for
A number of the younger set who
motored over from Sumter to attend
the Hlawaiian Musicale Monday night
were given a <htnce by the young men
of the city at the Central Warehouse.
Married last Wednesday afternoon
by Rev. C. 13. Snout, .%ir. l'"ran Ward
and Miss l'attie Gamble. The bride
is a daughter of ,terifl' E. B. Gamble
and the groom a salesman in the
Manning IHardware Co.
Miss Augusta A ppelt who has been
taking a course at Battle Creek, Mich..
in reconstruction work returned home
last Friday. Miss Appelt passed all
examinations and has been enlisted in
the government service. She will re
main in Manning until Uncle Sam
The annual union meeting of the
W. C. T. U. and the churches of Mann
ing to celebrate the Frances Willard
Memorial will be held in the Metho
(list church next Sundav nui-ht, Feb
rary 1. Rev. C. B. Smith, pastor
of the Methodist church will preach
the annual sermon. An interesting
program of special music wvi be
The February mweet ng of the W. C.
T. U. was held at the home of Mrs.
Joseph Sorott Wednesday. the 5th,
instead of on Monday the 3rd. An
interesting article telling of the
"Ilosnital Mother" which the National
W. C. T. U. is supporting at Fort
Sehridan was read hv Miss Wingard,
and Airs. Sprott gave an interesting
report of the conference in Columbia
and of Miss Gordan's add r< ss. Jubilee
n)lans were discussed and the Mann
ing Union feel enthusiastically sure
of raising its riuota of the $3,000.
Allotted to South Carolina, of the
$1,000.000 Jubilee Fund. Light re
freshm nts were served,
The pur'chase by Mr. A. A brams of
the three stores of the Walker estate
on February 1st was the largest real
estate deal conlsonii'ted in Manninrr,
the nurchase price being $2:t,575. It
is the intention of AlMr. Abrams a
little later to remodel these store
rooms, putting in handsome fronts
in fact making all modern improve
ments. The two separate rooms
now occupied by him will be thrown
iito one laree room, and will be
fitted out with the very latest in
f tures. In the near future Mr.
Abrams will go on the Northern mar-.
ket s and purichase a comp llete' stock
of Ready- to- Wear* for men, ladies and
children-in fact it is hiis intenition
to dlepairtiment ize h is storiie, havinug
many delpart men ts new to ('hiarendlon
The Al issionaryv Siciety nut at the
home of Alrs. .ls Siro:l on Alonday
a ft ernooni and lolling from the criowdV~
we hadl arol the reports ma N. we ar'e
ixpiectine- this to lie t he lust year' of
ourli worik. There werei' t wint V-sN
mlemblers priesent. The neiting in.
('d with reripituor readin~ig and the
usual devit ionail ('Nris ies werte Ilar
and thr were5 (i' sevien new names(' ldi
''I to our roll. Al re. -1. W. lirb
liaiitis otn Afr'iia anid th'euucodition iif
the pleil' anl clleuIl attn( i~ to the
niten((t need of niussonari i ork tiiI~here.
Noine c'onhll hear hi.se pa per- riea I
anil thlenr say, "I idoni't beli i-i in for
tign) missins." A h anu t il doi w'V
stio lby AIrs. G:. I.. l)ieksun andl AIrs.
ieint and we are hiote thlat ieachl
(ciommnitt ee will he biusy in th1w woirk
appor~it ioneid to it. We- want this to
lie our hest year aol with our i:00-I
set of officers and the cooperation of
all the iimmbers, we cni mtake it the
Tell l.eila that I think (if her r'eal
ofte n, and that shie miust not get too
m'uch in love unt il I can giet home.
Well there is nothing more for me to
write. No need of wor'ry, for I am
safe and soundi, anid getting a long
real we'.ll, and will be 'omlinig home
With much lovi- ami best wishes to
every membller of t he faminilyv, and
evervone who shouid caire enough to
Your "'illustrious'" son,