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VOL. XXXIX MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1919. N
IU HAND BACK
CABLE LINES FRIDAY;
PHONE LINES LATER
Burleson .Issues Order by Direction of
BACK. TO FORMER OWERS
Postmaster General Reiteratees State
ment Concerning Return of the
Washington, April 29.-Control and
operation of all American cable sys
tems, taken over by the government
last November, will revert to their
private owners at midnight Friday.
Postmaster General Burleson, to
whom President Wilson in his procla
mation of last November 2 delegated
the control of the marine cable lines,
today issued an order providing for
the return of the properties in accord
ance with his statement of yesterday
announcing that he had made such a
recommendation to the President. The
order, which' was issued by direction
of President Wilson, follows:
"The marine cable systems of the
"United States, and every part thereof,
including all equipment and appurte
nances thereto whatsoevei-, and all
material and supplies, the possession,
control, supervision and operation of
which was assumed by the President
by his proclamation of the 2d day of
November, 1918, to be exercised by
and through the Postmaster General,
Albert-S. Burleson, are hereby return
ed to their respective owners, man
ageres, boards of directors or receiev
ers to take effect on midnight, May
"Representatives of the Postmastef
General now operating said properties
will take immediate steps to carry
this order into effect."
Whones and T'elegraphs.
The Postmaster General, in making
public the - formal order, issued a
statement reiterating his announce
ment of yesterday that the telephone
and telegraph lines, oaken over last
July, would be returned as soon as
legislation could be obtained from
Congress safeguarding the interests
of the owners of the lines. Mr. Bur
leson emphasized that his views as
to the wisdom of government owner
ship of the land communication lines
had undergone no change, but as it
was apparent these views were not
shared by the new Congress, the only
stey left was to return the systems.
In Midst of Controversies.
Government control of the cable
lines has been exercised in the midst
of controversies, legal action to re
strain the Postmaster General from
seizing their lines having been filed
in a New York federal court by the
Commercial Cable and the Commer
cial Pacific Cable companies, who as
serted that while the presidential
proclamation taking over the lines
was signed November 2, the rctual
seizure was made November i , five
lays after the signing of the armis
tice, when the companies contended nc
need for such action existed. The New
York courts refused to issue the re.
straining order and appeal was taker
to the United States Supreme Court.
Arguments have been heard by the
Supreme Court on the sippeal and a
decision is pending. Court officials
intimated tonight that attorneys for
the plaintiffs' companies might seelk
an agreement with the government te
have the case dismissed.
Approval by the President of Post
master General Burleson's recommen
dlations that the telegraph and tele
phone lines be returned as soon as
necessary legislation be enacted was
announced during the course of the
clay at the White House. In the pend
ing legal controversy before the Su
premie Court to restrain the Post
master General from increasing in
trastate telephone and telegraph rates
permission was given by the court to
(lay to hear arguments on appeals
from Kansas and Illinois next Mon
cay, when arguments will be heeard
also on cases from South Dakota and
Enjoyable Fishing Party at Brewing
Brewington lake was the scene of
an all-clay fishing party Friday when
a congenial crowd motorecd out to the
*lake and spent the day fishing, the
Icatch being unusually fine.
These in the party were: Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Thomas, Mr. and Mru.
Brooks Bultr.a a of Slumter, Mr. and
Mrs. B. A. Johnson, Miss Lucy John
son-. Mr..*Easlev and Mr.. J. W. Watt.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS
Mrs. E. D. Dorhman and Miss
Lucille Timmons, of Columbia, spent
the week-end with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. 11. Timmons.
The highest salaried actress in the
world-Mary Pickford-will be at The
Pastime tomorrow night. Mi'ss Pick
ford receives three-quarters of a mil
lion dollars a year for making one
picture a month.
Please let every member of the
Library Association be present at the
annual meeting Saturday afternoon,
May 3, at 5:30 o'clock, at the
Library. This is a very important
Mr. E. W. Harris, of Wendell. N.
C., is spending several (lays here this
we-. Mr. Harris camec down to look
ai :r his warehouse interests as h.
will run the same house (The Mann
ing Warehouse) the coming season.
He has been through the county sev
eral times interviewing the farmers
and he predicts a big season for the
The May meeting of the W. C. T. U.
will bo held at the home of Mrs.
George Dickson Monday afternoon.
the 5th, at 5:30 o'clock. Mrs. Oliver
O'Bryan and Mrs McElveen will serve
with Mrs. Dickson as hostesses. A
full attendance is desired as plans for
the membership- drive will be dis
cussed. A delightful meeting was
held the first Monday in March with
Mrs. Horton Rigby. The Jubilee
Committee reports $250.00 alreeady
collected and sent on.
Rufus Richardson, colored, who was
wounded in France last fall while
fighting for his country, contracted
pneumonia just as he reached New
York and died in that city last Sat
urday. The remains were brought to
Manning for interment. Rufus, was
a son of Mack Rich, one of the best
liked colored' men of our community.
He volunteered to join the colors as
soon as America declared war on Ger
many, not wating to he drafted. He
was in active service until wounded.
"The Price of Peace," the big offi
cial governinent pict':re which was
shown at The Pastime Theatre Mon
day was witnessed by over 2,000 pe:
pie. Every section of the county was
represented by hundreds and many a
person got a new conception from
these pictures of what our boys had to
undergo. The first show started at 11
o'clock a. m. and ran continuously
until 11:30 p. m. Much credit is due
Mr. C. R. Sprott 'for his tireless en
ergy in getting the people out to see
this wonderful picture.
Editor Manning Times:
Two thousand people saw The
Price of Peace in Mannng last Mon
day aneJ as Chairman of the Victory
Loan Committee I wish to extend the
thanks and appreciation of the com
mittee to the management of the
Pastime Theatre who gave us the
free use of their house and operators
and to Mr. L. H1. Harvin who supplied
the electric current. All of these
gentlemen put themselves to consider
able trouble and expense in order
that the people of the town and coun
ty could have the opportunity or
seeing this picture.
C. R. Sprott,
Chairman, Victory Loan.
- - o- -
Wofford Glee (ub Plays to Packed
One of the best performances of
its kind ever given in this city was
presented by the Wofford Glee Club
at the Graded School Auditorium
Thursday evening under the auspices
of the Civic League.
Special mention shotild be given Mr.
Maury Pearson for the clever inter
pretations of his songs.
Rather a unique sketch was given
by Mr. Stokes King entitled "Bill's in
The program (offered varied sek(o
tions andl as a whole was entertain
inig from the first e-ntrance of the
boys until the final exit. This wa
proven by the menmber of encore to
wvhich they pleasingly responded.
Every seat in the audlitorium was
sold and the neat sum- of $150.45 was
clear-ed which goes to the C:ivic Lea
yue for local use.
Trhe entire program is as f ollows:
Eldorado, Ciro Punsuti, Glee (lubi.
The A mericans Come- Baritome
Sol, Fay Foster, Manry C. Pearson.
Reading-"When Liberty Weicomred
Them Hlome"--A. Stokes King.
Pale in the Amber West, J. A.
Parks, Glee Club.
String Quintette, Selected, Mmsrs.
Reading-" Engaged "- A Stoker
Quirtette, "Angeline", Hleyser,
Messrs, Nisbet, Simmons, Pearson,
La nh am.
The Dancing Doll-Flute Solo, Pold1
ini, John C. Lanham.
Bendemneer Stream, T. Moore, Glee
Sketch, Duke of Mixture-Mr. Car
roll, Zebedee Siropkins--Mr. Lanhamn
Medley-Songs of the Southland
Reading-"Bill's in TProuble"-A.
Na Old Pal of Mie-Bar~one
Solo-Gitz Rice-Maury C. Pearson.
Alma I~aterL-Words by Mr. K. C.
855.000 FEDERAL AID ROAD
F-'UND FOR CLARENDON IN 1919
For two years we have worked hard,
and been very patient with the chronic
grumblers, and fault finders. Our
hard work has mostly tbeen an effort
to get the County on a cash basis.
In the face of fearful odds this has
been done. When I say we, I mean
E. L. Langston, I. V. Plowden, and
Our Legislative Delegation, at the
last session did all that could be ex
pected of them. As I see it, it is now
up to all of us to do our part. We
can do this in two ways:
First. We can be selfish and do
nothing, but find fault with others,
anl thereby obstruct them in what
they are trying to do, and of course
reap the reward that in the long run
is our due.
Second. We can boost what the
other fellow is trying to accomplish,
and if he is wrong we will be in a
position to help him see his error,
an'i correct it.
Clrendon County can get $55,000
Federal Aid Road Fund in 1919, pro
vided we put up $55,000. This $110,
000 will be used on the roads in Clar
endon. Do yon want to help in this
prostressive movement. If you (10 we
want you to fall in and help. If you
have a grouch that will obstruct oth
ers, we want you in justice to others
to smother it, ant get out of the way.
Posribly there are some comments
or criticisms as to the way I am
taking up the different projects. Fed
eral Aid Road Funds will be used
strictly in compliance with the Fed
eral law as defined by the State
Highway Commission. So far as
Clarendon is concerned we have a
County law that will also be complied
with. 'T'his means that no funds will
be diverted from one road to an
other, only in proportion to the travel
over the roads in each district. This
is my reason for handling the pro
jects with the Commissioners through
whose district the proposed project
runs. If everybody will boost th<
projects will take in all sections be
fore we get through. We are now
trying to get each section to put
through its own project.
At Alcolu on the 24th the Commis.
sioners were unanimous in acceptint
the proposition, which means that we
will have a 30-ft. sand clay road
from the Sumter County line to Al
colu, a concrete road through Alcolu
sand clay to the R. R. crossing at the
swamo, and concrete to the incorpor
ate limits of Manning. We secure
a subscription of $1 ,250.00 on this an<
will get others.
We have called a meeting of the
Commissioners of Districts No. 12
20, 21, 27, and 28 to meet at Sardinia
on April the 29th at 8 p. m. Th<
project that they will have to consider
runs from Manning via Trinity, Sar
dinia, New Zion, Turbeville, to t19
PAXYILL NEWS ITEMS
Mrs. Nonie-A. McLeod, wife of .Mr
Moultrie McLeod, died on Thursda:
afternoon, after a short illness. Th<
funeral services and interment were
held Friday afternoon at the Pax
ville cemetery. She was the daughte:
of Mr. R. C. Broadway and was 3:
years of age. She is survived by sev
eral children, the youngest tvins o
nine months. The sincere sympath:
of the town and community is witl
the bereaved husband and family.
Rev. Bunyan Mahoney and wif<
from Newv Je.rsey are visiting at th
home ofr his sister, Mrs. Elizabetl
IKeels. lHe hiled the pulpit of the
Baptist church on last Sunday morn
Next Monday, May 5th to the 10th
has been set aside as "Clean U1
Week" for Paxville. It is desire(
that every household will take specia
interest in gathering up all trash an<
waste matter and have it carrid off
It will add to the looks alnd reputa
tion of the entire town. Let every on<
(1o their own little p)art in beautify
ing andl benefiting our own home an<
town. Owners of vacant lots wvii
please observe this week also.
Misses Jessie Curtis, Leila Corbet
andl little Vivian Geddings returne<
Molnday from St. Matthews, wher,
they attended the Woman's Mission
ary conference of Sumter District.
Mrs. Ruby Crawford and brother
Ernest Cannon, from Savannah, Ga.
spent the Easter holidays at th(
ihomef of Mr. L. Weinberg.
M is s Eva Broad way, of H illsboro
N. C., came last week to visit rela.
Mr. Pou Hlerlong spent Easter witl
his sister, Miss Hatie Hlerlong, wh<
is teaching near Elloree.
Mr. Pat I-lodge was taken to the
Tuomecy Hospital Friday night where
he underwvent an operation, lie is
repoirted as getting along well.
On last Wednesday night the Pax
ville Red Cross gave a reception al
the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Ged
dlings in honor of the returned soldiers
of the town and community. Th<
large recep~tion hall and parlor werc
fittingly d1ecorate~d with flags. Th<
guests were met at the door by Mrs
P C. Geddings and Miss L~eila Cor.
bett, who pinned on each one a sou.
venir-a little bow of red, white andl
A fter a "hort ad'$ .ss of welcom<
gotten up m comnplimentary rhymet
to the Boldiers by Miss Ethel Corbett
IF FEDERAL AID
Florence County line. Our next pro
jeet runs from Pinewood to the Wil
liamsburg line via Paxviiie and Mann
ing. We will vant the Commissioners
from Districts No. 1, 2, 9, 11, 19, 2.1'
and 31 to meet in Manning on Wod
nesday, May the 7th, at 12 o'clock, in
the Supervisor's oflice. Mr. Langston
and Plowden will be with us, and you
can get from them some good infor
mation. Come prelared to boost.
Yours for service,
.1. E. KELLY.
Columbia, April 28.---There is avail
able for aid in erecting bridges in
South Carolina about $750,000.00 in
Federal funds. This Federal money
for building bridges can be secured
by tie counties of the State in exact
ly the same way as the Federal money
for building roads.
The <;rection of the icesszary
bridges is an important matter in
south Carolina on account of the
fact that the State is crossed by
many large rivers, which with their
swamps are formidable barriers to
intercourse by, road between various
seetions of the Shit. -
The bridge itself will afford a splen
did outlet to Augusta for the Beach
Island section of Aiken County and
the territory traversed by the Char
leston and Western Carolina Railroad
in A iken and Barnwell Counties. It
is now necessary in order to get to
Augusta by road from the Beach Is
land section of Aiken county to go
by way of Bath. The new bridge
nieross the Savannah River at Sand
Bar Ferry will shorten the distance
by many miles.
The question of building necessary
bridges is one which affects South
('arolina very vitally, as the State
is cut up by several large rivers,
some of which are bordered in the
low country by swamps of formidable
'T'his is especially true of the Santee
River, which is one of the largest
streams in the Southeastern section of
the United States. This river is not
spanned by a highway bridge any
where, although it is crossed by four
railroad bridges. After making ex
haustive examinations and surveys,
the State Highway Commission found
that from the stand point of cost the
best point on the Santee River at
which to build a highway bridge was
ai Lanneau''s Ferry on the 'border be
tween Georgetown and Williamsburg
Counties and Berkeley County. Pinek
ney's Landing, a point on the Santee
- River between Clarerndon and Orange
I burg Counties, closely seconds Lan
I nean's Ferry in the matter of being
the best available gite from the stand
-'oint of cost. The Santee River in
its present unbridged condition con
t poses. with its wide swamp, a barrier
to intercoursee by road between the
nrosperous Pee Dee section of the
State and Charleston and the South
western half of the State generally.
progressive conversation was then en
ioyed. Misses ,Jssie and Vivian. Cur
tiss gave several beautiful -Jeetions
on the piano and violin. Portions of
. patriotic cards were then given out
by the entertainment committee and
the guest matched these pieces for
partners. Then followed a very at
tractive and pleasing musical contest,
introducing many popular songs.
These airs were to he recognized when
played unannounced where pauses
were made in the story which was
being read. Miss Daisy Corbett and
Waldo E. Reynolds scoring highest
won the prize. Refreshments consist
ing of block cream in patriotic colors
and cake were then served. Aft:-r
the refresh merits "P'erambhle" wvas the:
eame', in wvhich each soldier related(
his most wondlertul war. experience.
Of the fifty guetsts entertainedl, eachl
,one atteste'd that they rtpent a very
pleasant eve'nint. X.
Paxville, S. C., A pril o'A. 1919.
THlE TIOHACO MAR'EFT
If any of the adjoining tobacco
markets expect to get any (Clarendon
tobacco this year, they certainly will
have to get up and dutst.
.Manning is going to be very much
in the lime- light of to'aeco eireles;
this year. F'our big warehouses; live
wite warehousemenm anrd we believe
this year our merchants are going to
co-operate more than ever. Can :,ou
be at a comibinmation like that ?
L.ook at this list:
R. D). Clark--Clark's War-ehoumse.
R. D). Cothrpn-Central Warehouse.
E. W. Harris & .non-Mannainy
R. IH. Trr-!i and F. G. Satt 'rfield
Everyone of the above g'entle men
are pastnmasters in the art of person
sion----the kind of persuasion that is
going to make the other markets loo0k
sick wvhen the end of --me season comes.
And farmers--you always know
that selling your tobacco in M anning
manajs that you get the high dollar.
.\otice Count- P'ension Board
Owing to the fact that some of the
soldiers andi widlows pension claims
could not be passed upon at the meet
ing of the Pension Board today, they
adljournedl to meet at tneir final meet
ing -on next Wednesday, May '7th.
By ordler of County Pension Board.
J. M. Wixndham,
Manning. S. C.. Apnril 28, 1919.
TANKS TO BE HER[
ON MONDAY AFT[RNOON
On next Monday, M1ay 5th, one of
the famous battle tanks that was used
in the battle in the Argonne Forest
will be in Manning for several hours
during the middle of the day. The
tank will arrive on the vocal freight
from Sumter about 11 o'clock a. m.
and will leave about 3 o'clock p. m.
It is manned by a crew who were in
the actual fighting in this branch of
the service and it w;l be driven
I.et everybody who can, come to
Alanniing that day, as it is the only
chance you will probably ever have
to see this unique and terrible e(na'i ne
of war in action.
Il E.A LTII CAMPAIGN
On the evening of Friday, the 9th
of May, Dr. Berry, a speaker sent out
under the auspices of the National
Society for the prevention of Blind
ness, will speak in the school audi
torium on Child Welfare. Dr. Berry
is a magnetic speaker, who knows iis
s .bject thoroughly, and presents his
ideas in a practical form. During the I
war Mr. Berry saw active service with
the Y. M. C. A. for many months.
In connection with the lecture, lantern
slides will be shown.
* On Thursday, the eigth, meetings
will be held at. 'i'uroeville and Sar
dinia. At these meetings liss Mary
Ann Abel, Director of the Bureat of
After Care, Southern Division, A. R.
C. and Mrs. Tupman, field represen
tat ive of the Nursing Service, South
ern Division, A. R. C. will speak. Miss
A bel is not unknown to the people of
the county, having made a most inter
esting talk in Manning in January.
Mrs. Tupman is also a speaker of
ability, who has a message to give the
people of the county.
On Friday, the ninth, Mrs. Tupman
will speak at Paxville and Pinewood.
On Monday, the twelfth, meetings
will be held at Davis Station, Alcolu
and Jordan, and on Tuesdy the thir
teen th a tNew Zion and Gable.
Speakers for these meetings will
be announced next week. At New
Zion a basket picnic will he held after
the meet ing, and the workers there
expect an unusually large crowd to
SIIOTS DISPERSE CROWD
Troops Break Up Demonstration by
I inton, Ind., A pril 29.-A bout
fifty shots were fired by the State
militin troops this afternoon in break
ing up a demonstration by sympa
thizers of the girl operators of the
New IHone Telephone Company, here,
who have been on strike for several
days. No one was reported injured,
although it is reported that Frank
.Jones, nineteen years old, a miner,
had his hat knocked off his head by
a bullet. The demonstration followed
a gat hern g about the teleplhone bu ild
ing, dIuring: wvhich a boy threwv a rock.
Tihe State troops wvere' ordered to fire
a nd, wvith their ri fhs pointed in the
air, they fired a volley. The crowd
was'i1 dispe rsed .
F'~I iEI IES ACT IS SIGN ED
Hill Was Held Up ifeeause of Con
C~oluminbia , A pil 29.-The act pa~5ed
at the last session of the Gener'al As
se mbly prov id ing penalty clauses for
the violat ion of the lawv ereating the
State 1Boa rd of JFisheries in 191 7, and
regaJlating the appointment of four
inspect ors, has been signedl by Gov..
(rnori Cooper. The act becomes ef
feet ive at once.
Governor C'ooper held up the act for
a considerable time beecause of the
conflict in section 2, regardling the ap
pointment of the four inspectors of
the board. The paragraph amending
the original law provides for their ap)
pointment on the recomnmendation of
the Senators from the counties from
which they are appointed, and the sec
tion as a *endled provides for a recon
mendlation of a major:iLy of the dele
gation. The confl ict is irreconeilable
andl the State Supreme Court proba
bly will have to give it judicial in
terpretationi. It is probable that the
board of fisheries will appoint its four
inspectors 'without a recommendation,
in view of the conflict, and this pos
sibly will take It into the court.
ITALY WILL NOT
SIGN TRATY TUMS
Premier Tells Ambassador Page It is
Preferable to Have Trouble With
out Italy Than Trouble Within
)EMIONS'I'RATIONS (T''' OUT
American Ambassador Succeeds in
Having Rome Eliminate Mlani
festation Against President
Paris, April 29..--(By the Associat
ed Press.)-Ambassador Page tele
graphed from Rome today that he
had gathered from Premier Orlando
in a long conference .Monday that the
preemier did not intend to return to
Paris for the signing of the peace
treaty. The premicr expressed regret
that the time was so short before the
arrival of the German..
The Italian preemier, the telegram
from Ambassador Page added, felt
that his action tieher way would have
serious consequences, but it was pre
ferable to have trouble from without
Italy rather than from within Italy,
because the present state of public
feeling in Italy would not justify the
signing of a treaty which did not in-.
elude Italian aspirations.
Ambassador Page said he had taken
steps to have the Italian authorities
suppress manifestations directed
against' President Wilson. As a re
sult one of the principal demonstra
tions in Rome was given up.
Should Premier Orlando, not return
for the signing of the treaty, it would
give the situation a more serious as
pect than the departure of the Italian
delegation, as the Allies would be re
quired to take final action without
the participation of Italy. While there
is every desire to. avoid this result,
the indications are that the Allies viii
proceed with the signing if Italy de
cides to withhold participation. 4
Treaty About Ready.
The final treaty is virtually com
pleted. The men in charge of the
work say they have no further doubt.
that they will be able te finish their
work by Thursday or by such time as
delivery is made. The latest. count
shows a total of 80,000 words in the
An official summary of 10,000 words
has been made. It is in such shape
that it could be made public at once,
but the idea is to hold it for pub
lication throughout the world at
about the same time that the treaty
is delivered to the Germans. The
various governments are cabling this
summary everywhere for simultane
ous release when authorization by the
conference is given.
NO ACTION BY TILE COUNCIl,
Japanese and Belgian Questions
Paris, A pril1 29.--(By the Assoc(iat -
edl Press .)-T'Ihe session of the council
of three ended late this afternoon
without and~ decision onI cit her the
Japanese or Belgium questions.
A compromise was proposedl to .la
pan by the council with resphect to
the Kino C'hau problem, blut no con
clusion was reached andi it is under
standl that further consideration wtill
be given to the matter at an early
The finamncial cx perts of the Unit ed
S tat es and France were called in
while the Belgian dlele'gates were b~e
ing heard regardling the necessity of
earlier pay: ment t~o them of their
share of the reparations. The d1iscus -
sion was left unfinished.
The Reuter correspondient says he
learns from Belgian de'lega tion c ir
eles that the situation in Belgium is
so serious that unless financial aid is
receivedi from Allies it. may be im
possible for the Belgian dlelegates to
sign the peace treaty.
MUCHI DISORD)ER IN Fl'.I'1E
American Officers Are Heckled in the
Copenhagen, April 29.-(By the As
soc iatedl Press. )--There have been
noiev anti-American dlemonstrations
in Fiumie. American officers were
booted in the streets, accordling to a
report received by way of Germany,
British and French troops, the report
said, maintained order wit dmf.u.