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VOL. XL MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1920.
GEN. BLISS CLAIMS
SIMS. CHARGES UNTRUE
Never Recommended Brigading
American Troops With British
INDIVIDUAL UNITS ONLY
General Pershing's Original Orders as
Washington, March 23.-The con
troversy started by Rear Admiral
Sims' oriticisms of the Navy Depart
ment's conduct of its war activities
was broadened tonight by the entry
o fthe War Department to deny some
of the admiral's statements regarding
the land forces.
Gen. Tasker H1. Bliss, American rep
resentative in the Supreme War Coun
cil, not only denied categorically that
he had recommended the brigading of
United States troops with foreign
armies, as testified by Admiral Sims,
but declared "the truth is exactly the
Gen. Bliss made his denial in a let
ter to Secretary Baker, who trans
mittedit, together with a copy of the
original order assigning Gen. Pershing
to command the forces overseas, to
Secretary Daniels, and he in turn sent
both on to Chairman Hale, of the Sen
ate naval subcommittee, at the same
time making all the correspondence
Flatly Denies Charge.
"Not only at no time did I make
any recommendation for the brigading
of American troops with the British
army," Gen Bliss said, 'but the truth
is exactly the reverse. The only times
that I ever canie in contact with Ad
miral Sims in Europe were while I
was in London with the American mis
sion (the so-called House mission) be
tween the 8th and 22d of NovemtLer,
1917. During that entire time the idea
of brigading or amalgamating Ameri
can troops with foreign armies had
not, as far as I know, entered the head
of anyone, nor did I e'ver make such
a suggestion, much less a reconinien
Gen. Bliss said he told the Supreme
War Council that such a thing as per
manent aialgamation of American
units with the British or French
would be "intolerable to American
sentiment," which led the presiding of
fleer, Mr. Cleenicecau, to declare that
"this point was settled" and nothing
was heard thereafter on.the subject.
In Gen. Perslying's original orders as
commander-in-chief of the American
Expeditionary Forces, it was specifi
cally provided that American troops
were to operate, as individual units.
Rear-Admiral Sims' statement Mon
day emerning Gen. Blis' alleged rC
ommendation was made in discussion
by the admiral of the most effective
manner in which the United States
forces abroad. could have aided the
Allied causes. Senator Pittman Demo
crat, Nevada, read from an unsigned
letter found in Admiral Sims' file urg
ing that American troop~s passing
through Great Britain be brigaded
with the British forces. lHe called the
document "British propaganda" and
saidI it was part of an organized ef
fort to prevent the formation of a
separate American army. Admir al
Sicns replied that while he had not
written the letter, he objected to hav
ing it called propaganda and said it
was "pretty goodl military reasoning
and what Gen. Bliss recommended."
ARRESTED), TRIED AND)
HIANGED [FOR MURDER
IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS
Augustine, Texas, March 23.--Pre
vious Texas court records involving
the death penalty probably were brok
en here today when John H-ood Price,
a negro, was hanged for the murder
-of John Kennedy, a farmer, less than
twenty-four hours after his arrest.
The negro was captured at 4:30
p. m. lie was quickly indlicted by a
special grand jury and a trial jury i
medlately' sworn in. A night ses
sion was held In county court and the
negro sentencedi to death. At 11
o'clock today 200 persons visited thce
hanging of Price in the court house
Kennedy wacs killed at home here
March 18 by two charges from a shot
gun fired through a window. Price
and Kennedy-- had quarreled the clay
WHAT OUR COUNTY "
fARMERS AR[ DOING
Mr. H1. C. Cousar of Jordan has a
fine six acre Bermula pasture. By
having this permanent pasture Mr.
Cousar can raise a much larger num
ber of cattle and hogs, and he has
some fine hogs too, than he could if
he had to depend on a swamip or tem
porary pastures. Clarence Poe in the
Progressive Farmer says, Livestock 1
and pastures are inseparable. you
can't have one and not the othei if
you are in business to make money.
D.- Marion Evans over neal Work
man has a fine Hereford bull and that
this bull is making himself popular in
that section is easily seen for there
is a large number of white faces over
there since Marion bought him. Men
buy purebred sires and stand them for
the use of their neighbors are valu
able men for their neighborhood, coun
ty and state and people who live in the
neighborhood of such men are for
tunate for they can cone in daily con
tact with these builders of the live
stock industry and in time will un
conciously put into use better methods
of breeding and raising livestock.
$325.00 is offered in prizes by busi
ness men of Manning to the three
boys clubs which will be conducted in
Clarendon this year, most of which
has been offered by Mr. C. I. Sprott
of the Manning Oil Mill. Sixteen
prizes ranging from $35.00 to $5.00
are offered and Mr. L. L. Baker, State
Leader of Boys Clubs, says this is the
best set of prizes offered in any coun
ty in the State. Now we want to see
a large number of boys join these
clubs and show the people of the
State that Clarendons boys can do bet
ter farming than the boys in any,
other county. Iv another article in
this paper these clubs are described
and the prizes listed. Parents talk
it over with your boys and send in
the blank provided, properly filled in.
J. Elbert Davis near Davis 3tation,
who is putting iii a dairy herd this
s;ipring is also planting all his corn
with velvet beans. Ile is also having
his share croppers and renters do the
same and has bought the bunch velvet
bean for them. These not only fur
nish a great amount of feed for his
cows but help to keep up the fertility
of the soil. Mr. Davis accompanied
C. A. McFaddin, District Agent, to
Darlington last Saturday where they
attended a purebred Guernsey cattle
sale. Mr. Davis will soon have the
material on the ground for his barns,
Farmers near Manning should not
forget that there is a cooperative
canning factory in Manning which we
want to keep running at full capacity
this summer. We want string beans,
tomatoes, okra, and all kinds of fruit'
to can. We will can on shares, buy'
your fruit or vegetables outright, or
can all you have for yourself for a
certain percentage. Farmners within a
radius of eight imiles of Manning wvill
timid the canning factory a priofitable
mai'ket for their fruit and vegetables.
The factory can use almoest any
anmount so plant anm acre 01' half acr'e
more than you need for home use this
year' and bring thle renmaindei' to the
The Biradhanm Duroc Fam has pur
chased Ira .Jackson's herd boar for.
a vei'y large cons idtera.t n. Iria JFack
son is ranked as the leadling D~uroe
breedler of the United States and the
fact that Bradlham's have purchaseda
his herd boar' means much to the far-<
mler's and breeders of Clarendon coun
ty ,the State, and the South. It<
means that right here at our dloomr can
be found the best bred hogs in the
South. The LUradhiam Brothers say
since they are breeding~ Dar'oes they,
might as well breed the best and it
looks as if they are.
A. M. Musaer,
GF/TTING RtEAD)Y FOR WVAR <
Copenhagen, Marebh 23.-E-Fsthonia
and Livonia, two of the former Rus
sIan Baltic provinces, now irdependlent
nations, are preparing for wvar, says<
a dispatch to the Blerlingake Tidende:
Concentration of tkoo1ps ini large I
numbers on the frontier is reported.
Great Britain has tried unsuccessfullyt
to mlediate the dispute norm bundary.
26 YEARS AGO
larch 28, 1894.
Alr. E. P. McLeod returned home
rom Florida yesterday.
Col. Ht. L. Benbow is quite sick at
us home near 'Aummerton.
Mr. Clarendon Barron returned
iome this morning from the Charles
on Medical College.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Thomas and
!hild of Florence, visited the family
)f Mr. F. C. Thomas last week.
Miss Jessie McLean of Red Springs,
S. C., and Miss Boyle of Patterson,
9.. J., spent a few days last week
nisiting the family of Mr. Joseph
The cold wave struck Manning yes
;erday morning and played havoc with
Dr. L. W. Nettles of Foreston, has
ieen appointed a member of the State
Last Friday two large swarms of
>ees were taken at Mr. J. B. Iludnals
)lace just over Black river.
Last Monday night a certain man
n town was forced to pick up his bed
md walk in order to find warmer
We have on our table a head of oats
:aken from Mr. R. C. Gayle's field near
Pin'woorl. The head is seven inchw.'
*n length and well filled out. Mr.
[Dayle has ten acres just like it, but
le does not propose io show it up to
Lhe candidates when they come around
ioliciting votes this summer. lie
banters the county on an oat crop.
A Council Suggested.
Intendant-I. I. Bagnal.
WarId ens --l. 0. Rieh ard-Isonl, Louis
Levi, W. C. Chandler, .1. II. Rigby.
Following is the report of the Man
nling Dispensary for the month of
Gr'oss Sales .. . . -..$l,351.90
Cost at Invoiwe pricve! 1 03.1.52
Gross profit $317.38
Net profit to towin and county.$211.78
-A LLEN .\leFADDlN WVITI
110ME HANK AND TRUlST CO.
Mr. C. .\ . McFaddin who has been
miployed by the Agricul turI'al D)e part
ient for elevel years in its demon0
itration work, and who, for several
vears, has been in charge of all the
wvork in fifteen Counties as District
Director, has resigied his position ill
Wder to acept a similar position or
Fered hill by the Ilome Bank & Trust
ompany, to work among its custo
ners in this County.
This Bank realizes the ianger to the
msiness interests of the County that
S imillediitely ahead of us and de
ires to to everything possible to aid
ts customersA ill pre'pa ring for the
Mr. McFaddin's service,; will he
VATERi AND PONWER PLAN'T
Mlonroe, La., Mahirch 23.-Fire early
olay destroyed the municipal water
ndl power. plant, placedl the city with
>ut fire pr'otctionl and p~ut nlewspaper'
tndl othler indcustiries diependcenit onl (lee
rical pow~er' out of business. Wa'uter'
vill be pirovided .today, but it was
'st imlatedl it woultd be months before
lectrical power coul a( :ga in be mtanu..
TO) GUAR(ANTEB IN(RE~AsEs
Madrid, Mar'. 23.--The government
n orderl to teri'n ate thle tailrtoadl
tri ke, piroplosedI ton ighit tot gnuaran1
e' the inI~icrases ini wages demianded0(
yV the meni, iand it is conisid'eed hiigl
y probable that the railroads will
eturnu to wvork tomorriow. Tlhe gov'
rnm ent has 1)rom1isedl the comipaniiies
) (10 everything in its power toi se
ure't the piassage of the bill providinlg
01r inicreasedl rates.
SOME WILl) CIIARGES
Macon, G;a., Mari. 23.--"The league
f nations is a league of treason,' (e..
'laredi Seniator' James A. Reed of Mis
ouri in an addriess at the city hall
uditorium her'e tonight beforea
rowdl estimated at 1,500 perIsonis. The
etnator1 attacked the caiididlacy of Pal
ner', for upholding the bresent adin..lii
Itration, and he attac'kedl Presidenlt
V ilson , charging thiat "'he is try ing' to
iiver' this countiry to the house of
for'gan and1( the nations of Eur'opi."
Senatoir Reed wvas intlroduced by
"ormtuer Congr'essmlan Char'les .
lartlett, and he was aecompjaniedl toi
his city fr'om Atlainta by Former
benator' Thomna w Iloaide.
There will be three phases of Boy's
Agricultural Club Work conducted ini
Clarendon County this year, viz., Pea
nut Club, Cotton Club, and Pig Club.!
The Peanut club and Cotton clubs are
something new and have been added
to the list of Club activities mainly
DI account of the presence of the boll'
The Peanut is getting to be one of!
our most valuable crops and one that
is well adapted to most of the soil of
Clarendon county and if the boys en
tering the Club will carry out instruc
tions as to selection of plot, )rel)ara
tion and fertilization of the soil with
propcr cultural methods there is no
reason why they should not succeed
in making a good crop and getting
handsome returns for their labor, be
sides they will gain much infornia
tion that will be of great value to
them in their farming operations in
the years to conic, as there is no doubtI
that the peanut hereafter will enter
very largely into our farming opera
tions as one of the money crops.
The Cotton Club is also a new phase
of Club work and is introduced for the
purpose of teaching and training the
boys in the proper methods of grow
ing cotton under boll weevil condi
tions. The boll weevil is here to stay;
and if cotton is to be grown in the
future new methods must be worked
out and put into practice, such as
work in this club will do. This also
furnishes the boy a splendid oppor
tunity of making money for them
The Pig Club has been organized
in Clarendon county for several years
and has done fairly good work but we
want to see more boys avail them
selves of the opportunity of learning
how to raise purebredl hogs at ia pro
lit. In combating the holl weevil
livestock plays a very important part
and swine raisin!g is one of the best
and quickest ways of making money
from livestock as well as keeping up
the fertility of the soil.
In order to encourage the boys to
enter tihese Clubs and in doing their
best the following prizes have been
offered and will be awarded according
to the oflicial rules go(ve-rning each
phase of the work.
C. R. Sprott, President of the Man
ning Oil Mill Company offers as first
pr1ize $30.00, second $25.00, third
$20.00, fourth $15.00, fifth . s10.00,
C. R. Sprott, President of the Man
ning Oil Mill Company offers as first
prize $30.00, second $25.00, third
$20.00, fourth $15.00, fifth $10.00.
The Manning Board of iralle of
fers as first. prize $25.00, second
$20.00, third $15.00, fourth $10.00,
fifth $5.00. The Bradhai Duroe,
Farm offers an additional prize of
$10.00 to each of the al)ove prizes.
There will also be valuable State
prizes offered in each oif these Clubs
for wvhich the members will have the
opportuniity of cont esting for. All
white boys in Clarendon county be
twt en the ages of ten and e .ghteen
J amy 1 st.. 1920, are eligible for
mebrhp ini onei or all of thiese'
(ubs. lboys desi ring to .ioin any onie
:r mor~,e of thlese clubls should fimll in
aid e mlt out the blank helowv:mu and mit
to A. M . Mu osr, County Agent, Mn
ning, S(. C.
Mr. A. M-. Musser,
\fMnninig,. S. C.
I dlesire to enroll in the followiing
l'ennut . -. -. . . .
Pig------- -.- . Club.j
My name is - - . .
My address is . . . .
R. F. D). _.- --.
l'ather or Moth(er's nameW - .
Sometime (luring the Tatter part of.
A pril all those who hove .ioinedl or
sent in their names to onme or more of1
hese clubs wvill be invitedl to Mann
ng for instructions andl to attend ai
uncheon which wvill be given them by
he business men of Manning.
San i Francisco, March 23.--Mental
rresponsibility as a result of being
assedl in France was pot forwvard in
estimiony hy Mrs. E. V. McGinnis, o
st. L ouis, today, pleadiing for the ac
pital of her husband, a former army
aplltain, charged with bringing his
tenograp)her' to California in viola
,ion of the Mann Act.
KICKING UP lHEELS,
Aurora Borealis Goes on Spree.
BAD NIGHT FOlR WIRES
Pelegraph Companies Get Competi
tion From Skies and Finally
Succumb for Time.
New York, March 22.-Autora bore
alis was attacked tonight with spring
fever. lie kicked up his heels, danced
all over the sky and put telegraph
wires out o" commission from the At
lan ic Seaboard to the Far West.
The wire chief at Western Unioin
lica quartel.; tried' to take patents
pul " but reuported that company had
no ir3truments strong enough to
neasure the voltage in the eled"rical
'urren which ;we .t across thc heav
1ns. Nat.re's sky larking in th
northlni made telegraphy an imtpoa
sibility for 15 minutes-a record in
this vicinity---nd cause(d a flurry in
newspaper offi-es all over the country,
when ewis we.tward hound was held
There were interruptions in tele
garph service early in the evening,
but the complete tic up came at 9:45.
By 10 o'clocl: Western Union reported
it was beginning to recover some of
its circuits, but a realignment or hal
ancing was necessary.
The American Telephone and Tele
graph company which also reportedI
its telegraph service was completely
demoralized, said the northern lights
had not interrupted its local or long
distance telephone service. Cable ter
minals were hard hit, while wireless
apparatus waged an unequal fight
against nature for command of the air
There will be many a :.-tiff neck in
New York tomorrow. Men, women,
and chil(ren elevated their faces 45
degrees t. miss not a flash of the free
electrical dlisplay. The encyclopaesiin
lists various types of the phenimenon
-ares, ray bands, curtains and cor
onas---anl there were star gazers to
he found whlo solemnly swore they
hmd defectedl each type.
Night hMwks sat. like the stre'ts or
perched syserapers until well towarid
mi(lnight, staring at the heavens.
Riversile Drive and1 the parks were
crow(lel until a late hour '.while along
Broadways natures light defeatedI
electric sitglns for supremacy of inter
Washington, Alar. 22.--The aurora
hi-ao:'lis w.!s visible inl tle for South
tw , inl ome seitior the electr i
cal display hiaving been seen for tile
first time inl years. in Columbia and
(*hr'Son. S. C., the northern lights
were seen oistinetly andif lontgomery'
Aha., and cities inl Tennessee rporlti
a reomarka ble exhihition.
'IlIroughout Norti Cirona ml Vir
ginaiam great hands of 1liht flashed
across thle ski es andl ini Wash ingtoin
the dlispmlay had the applearalnce of
beanms from great searich lihts.
The elect rical d ischarege playedI i hvol
with wire coinmunicaition thrioughout
the South fromi eally in the even intg
until shortly hefore midnight, the onily
lines escaping with iminoir interrup
tions bieing those southb a long thle
ICESUl.TS IN D)AMAGEs
Spartanburg, Ma rch 23* Fire here
early today, originat inig it is believed,
from spontaneous combustion, dlid con
sidlerable dlamiage to the plaint of the
Spartni Grain and Mill company, sit
uatedl in the warehouse (if the Pied
mont & Northern railway on Spring
street, and for a time thireatenedl the
extensive structure. The principal
loss was in wvater damage to the stock
ii ffeed anid grain stored in the build
ing. Oflicials of the company said
their loss wasi covered by insurance, I
but they were unable to estimate its
extent. TIhe building was not greatly 1
MAY REMOVE L~lIUOl
Parkersburg, WV. Vam., Mair. 23.----i
riuor may be removed by the owner
from his home ini West Virginia to his
new permanent reCsidlence ini another
state, according to a ruling handed
lown here today by Charles Lively,
fedrlarl nPnihiitinn (lirneor.
COAL PRICE CONTROL
'resident Issues a Warning Agaiinst
FOlR A JOINT CONFElthNU
'artial Absorption of Increase to.
Aliners Expected Will Now
Washington, March 23.-With a
Vai-ning against proitcering, Presi
lent Wilson today ordered abandon
nent of government control over bitu
ninous coal prices an asked min era
umd opera to's to negotiate a new
ser-king agreement onl the basis of the
iajority report of the conA strike set
The President ordered termilina ion
:f price-conitrol oin April 1, yhen the
v.ooknig greuamnent btcomes etfteci ive,.
' wil perniit, at least, partial ab
tici in coat p-vs of 'ie iner--ase
S :ic "A' v:. ge, e- tablishec A
:wenty-seven per cent I . the corm lis
iion's majority report. The increase
n wages, the cor-.mission estimatecd,
Avill entail an Added annual cost of.
200.000 111,' and includes the four !een
,L cent increase awarded the mi: ers
i settlintr the recent strike.
No Unreasonable Prices.
The operators, however, were re
minded by the President that unrea
sonable prices must not result from
the relinquishment of price-cotlrol
and the addition of increased wages to
The date of the joint conference of
operators and miners to formulate a
niew wage agreement had not been set
tonight. John L. Lewis, president of
the United Mine Workers of America,
while awaiting a conference with ofi
c'('cs of his unioni on the matter, is-.
sued a statement saying that the mnn
CrS weTe teady anld willing to pa rtici
pate in a meeting with the op ra.
Iteports lade Public
The. majority and minority nsr.
01th coal colmi iss ion also were malde
lI die at the Vh ite lioce and borth
were included by the I're'sidetit inhi!
letter to the oper:tors and miers
Notwithstanding the lack of mom
ity inl the com mision's finding the
President sad it ws to he assumed
the two groutps voulil regni.1 i'I
nmjority award :s hinding-. -hu.
m1 inlority report wo dd bei laid befoc
them, he said, ft telie guidalme in
reachi .1g an agreer lt.
Thiii' 11Pr-ich-nt itn :est-icting comrl o).
-ver. pricus rester Ituhe tuel :tuation
so far hituin illous is ecncerned to
le status existing c prior to Novenmber
I. when the bituAinou Ms mi net's wem.
)ut ic a nation-wide s:trike.
The execut'ive lrder. however, w
icot affect tle Tide Water Coal lm
hliange wh ich was re-establ -hed
F ehruary -.7), and( which anrb x
port of coalc.
I1) A NSW El MIINE
WOfl(h llS TIONI(;iir
Newi'. York.i larchl 28. Thle anthrI, a
ite micng cpcractorcs ccotitih'i the mine.
worckercs latde tcodayV that they wouldi
reply t omiotrrown n ight at 8 o'clock to
he propolccI of thei coal dIiggers toc re'
cnain at wcock aftecr .A\pril , piendling
wcgctiatimns oif al new wage aiinne
nietnt, "prov~\id incg thecc oper'tatot's agree
o cimke at* ny wacge awacrd retroac't ive
cc that date.''
n lc'ss at necw wage augrceemetis
e'ached'c by A. pr-il 1 , wihien the present.
'cntracitt e'xpiries, thle' repl y (if the ani
hiracit e opcetatot's wiltl detetrmmeuc
she t her thetre will be a sospiensiocn of
vcork inc the hard'c coatl re~g icn after
hat da t e. Thli general scale ccmi t
c'i cof t he miin'et's, by viritual ly a on
mitmouts vote todcay, dec id ed t ha t they
voubttll not remtlainl in the mines at the
'xpirat ion of the pre'csenit agr'(eemeint
tmless the emloy(ers agr'eed to make
my wage a warid retrtoact ive.
Bill .1 01.ONG STlANDIN G
Richmcondl Va., March 23.---At the'
Ieaintg today of the West V irginia~
lebt 'ommniiss ion, Col. - Joseph Huttton
>resenutedl a claim for $50,00 whiich he
'onltendis is his salary ats clerk of the
'ommniission for 21; years.
The hearings wer'e hel before Roh
it E. Scot t, spec-ial commnissioner aml
lie entire day was devnotedl to~ hea ring
he te'stimlony of IH. TP. Wiekham, otne
f the commiissioncers. The latter
cld thcat in hcis best judlgment the
umn left aftetr all debts carie paid, he
lividled among the holders of cer-tifi
atoes alccord(ing to the interest they
unvy have in the case