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VOL. XL MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, NO. 20
MEXICO LAYING PLANS
TO AVOID CIVIL WAR
General Gonzalez' Withdrawal From
Contest for Presidency Regard
ed as Indication of Peace
ful Policy. '
CARRANZA FLEES TO HILLS
Obregon Allows Diplomatic Corps
Fifteen Days to Declare Alleg
iance to New Regime.
Washington, May 17.--Pablo Gon
zalez' withdrawal from the contest for
the Presidency of Mexico, reported to
the State Department, today, was re
garded here as the best indication that
leaders of the defacto government de
sired to eliminate the danger arising
from political rivalry. Further evi
dence of coordinate action was seen in
the announcement that Manuel Palaez
to whom oil producers have paid trib
ute for several years, had been ap
pointed chief of military operations in
the State of Tamaulipas.
Restoration of wire communication
with the Mexican capital brought from
the American embassy long reports on
the development. There was no word,
however, as to the fate of Carranza
who has fled to the hills near Jalapa,
with revolutionary troops on his trail,
The official advices were summar
ized by the State Department as fol
Trains Are Returned.
"The Mexico City press yesterday an
nounced that trains captured from
Carranza were being brought to Max
ico City and that civilians who re
mained with the trains are being
given every protection. The press
stated that those who accompanied
Carranza in his departure from the
Mexican capital are being pursued by
the revolutionary cavalry.
"A circular signed by Gen. Obre
gon has been published ordering a
military parade to embrace 30,00 men
as participants, at Mexico City May
24, as a demonstration ok allegiance
to the provisional President to be se
lected by the Mexican Congress on
that date. The press stated that
members of the Mexican diplomatic
corps have been given fifteen days to
declare their allegiance to the new
Monterey, in the State of Nuevo
Leon, having been turned over with
out resistance to the forces of Gens.
Obregon and Gonzalez and al burned
bridges between Nuevo Laredo and
Mexico City having been restored, it
was announced at Laredo Saturday
that through passenger railroad ser
vice would be immediately resumed
from the United States border to
Carranza in Flight.
El Paso, May 17.-Confirmation of
the reported capture of twenty-four
trains and other government munition 4
and the flight of President Carranza
by automobile with a great quantity
of coins, was received today in a mesa.
sage from Gen. Obregon revolutionists
Gen. Obregon's message dated May
14, corroborated previously reported
dletails of Carranza's (lash to the pioun
tains saying that before leaving the
main body of his troops, Carranza or
dleredl that the trains which carried the
national archives should be burned,
but that the revolutionary forces pre
vented the entire e-xecution of the or
Gens. Joaqjuin Amaro and Francisco
Serrano ,chief of staff, today left Ira
puato, Guanjuato,-with a cavalry di
vision of 6,000 men for Mexico City,
according to announcement made In
Juarez by Col. HT. I. Almada, chief
of staff of Gen. Eugenio Martinez,
comlmandler of operatonms In Chihua
The movement of 6,000 troops from
Ca'sas Grande to JIuarez has already
begun and 500 already have arrivea
in the latter town. Col. Almiada said.
May Enter UnitedI States4.
Mexiec (97. 'May 17.-(via Laredo
Junction, L'ny 17.)--(B3y the Associat..
e-l l'ress.)--Occupation of' Monterey,
Vi( 'ria and Zacateca:; by the liberal
revolutionary forces was reported at
headquarters of Gen. Gonzalez last
night (Tfhursday), ' ;en. Hlumberto Bart
ros entered Monterey, Gen. .Juan(
Guerra todk Victoria and Gen. Martin
Triana (a ptured Zacatecas, accordling
WHAT OUR COUNTY
FARMERS ARE DOING
Mr. 11. K. Beatson has cut his cot
ton acreage about seventy acres and
has planted corn and velvet beans in
stead. As Mr. Beatson has a silo and
about seventy-five acres of Bermuda
pasture he is very well fixed to raise
stock. Mr. Beatson expects to fill
his silo this fall and to feed beef cat
tle all winter. More livestock must
be raised in Clarendon if we are go
ing to fight the boll weevil successful
Quite a number of farmers are go
ing to' plant vetch next fall to use for
pasture and also as a hay crop. Vetch
will gather more nitrogen on its roots
in cool weather than any other legume
and makes just as good hay as alfalfa
when cured properly. If anyone want
ing to plant vetch next fall will notify
me I will obtain the seed for them by
Over twenty men signed up for the
Bull Association at Davis Cross Roads
and two of those men already had
their own bulls. These men, when
they found the Bull Association puts
in the very best bulls obtainable im
mediately decided to discard the bulls
they now have and to boost the bull
association for twenty men can do
more than one. These two men are
J. M. Rowe and L. D. Sports. There
are a number of ien who are not
joining the Bull Association because
they have bulls of their own, but they
don't have anything like the bulls
that will be bought by the Associa
tion. Men don't let a bull that was
sold to you unregistered but "entitled
to registration" keep you out of a good
movement like the Bull Association.
Nine chances out of ten if they were
entitled to registration they wo'ld be
To those persons in Clarendon who
purchased Excelsior Hog Powder
several months ago for a cholera cure
I want to say that the company has
backed down on that claim. I have
had some correspondence twith the
Excelsior Hog Powder Company who
wrote me that they were very par
ticular to instruct their salesmen not
to represent it as a cholera cure. The
salesmen who came through here, how
ever, seemed to have forgotton about
such instructions. I have sent a
sample to Clemson College to have
tested to find out whether it is a good
hog powder and will publish in this
column the results of the test as soon
as I hear from the College. In the
meantime do not let the Excelsior Hog
Powder Company scare you into tak
ing your shipment out of the depot,
for they miurepresented their goods
to you and until you find whether the
hog powder is any good at all leave
it where it is.
From July 13th to 23rd the Boy's
Agricultural Short Course will be held
at Clemson College and I want to urge
all Club boys who possibly can to at
tend this short course. The short
course will offer some special induce
monts this year in the matter of live
stock judging and sports and pleasures
as well as a splendid course of instrue
tion in other lines. The course in live
stock judging should especially in
terest boys in Clarendon for livestock
will play a very important part in
fighting the boll weevil and you can't
begin to learn how to judge an(d raise
livestock too young. The fee will
probably not exceed $12.00 for the en
tire course andt a trip to this Clemson
short course will be very pleasant and
profitable. For further information
write or see your county agent.
Mr. Herman F. Lion, representative
of -'The South Carolina rDevelopmient
Board spent Monday in Manning and
Summerton, explaining the objects and
the workings of the Development
Bloardl, to a number of business men
and farmers. 'This is something th at
all prtogre~ssive South Caraol in ians
should take an interest in for' thi
Development IBoardl is working for
the good of the farmer especially, a[so
the b~usiness5 men and the State as.
wvhole. Tlheir slogan is ''Do It' IFor
SouthI Carolina.'' South Carolin nn
become the most progressive and be st
(developed state in the Un iona, but.
everybody in S'out~h Carolina mu ist
he!lp. Don't leavye it all to your neigh
bor to do but get busy your'sel f and
make things hum here in Clarendoni.
A. M. Musser',
.Ma nn ing has one, if not the pret
tiest Court H ouse lawns in the St ate.
butt some of our c itiz~'ens don't seem to
it tprec iate' it, or' else unthought fuIlly
they wtill carry newspapers andI mail
out on the lawn to sit dlown andl reatd
therefore some of them throw what
ever they are readling down and allow
the windt to mingle antd blow it all
over the lawn. People shouldl have
mre consideration for the beauity oP
ouri Court H ouse lawn th-mn to thrii''w
trash oni it.
We learn now that 'Turhe'.vIt i lik'
Piintwoodl has the' mving fevir--Sunm
ter' has made the peole of that sr"-|
tion a propositiona which they art't
sertiouly 'oinider'ing. antd it woul not|
sitrpt'io us at a!! if they doi not catl
ta elec' ion for the un'pose of vot;e.I
themse'lves into Sumiter 'ounat v. Tlh
road from Tlurbeville. to Mamtil .
so terr'tibly had that they can sear"'iv
travel it; andh it's on account of the
tur'n-like Sumnter'a has prom isedt t I c i
thait they may leave us
HIDES SELLING LOWER
THAN EVER, SHOES SELL -
HIGHER, WHAT'S -ANSWER
San Francisco, May 18.-HiMesare
stored in California warehouses "by
thousands," and are selling at decided
ly lower prices than in 1919, accord
ing to an' announcement made public
by Mrs. Edward F. Scanlon,, president
of the local branch of the State House
wifes' League, which organization has
been investigating the leather indus
try in an effort to discover why shoe
prices are high. .
"Members of the league delegated
to make this investigation have made
a personal canvass of the leather of
the (SanFrancisco) bay district and
the findings are startling," Mrs. Scan
lon said. "The finest grades of hides
that brought 70 cents a pound in 1919
are selling today for 40 cents. We
have made a careful study of the dif
ferent elements that make up the re
tail price of shoes. We find that the
labor cost of a pair of shoes never ex
ceeds a dollar and eighty centp."
OMAHA STORES CUT PRICE
20-30 CENTS ON DOLLAR
Omaha, Neb., May 18.-Eight other
smaller stores today joined the five
large establishments which have an
nounced reductions of from 20 to 30
Large automobile dealers made re
ductions of $250 on open and $400 on
closed car modelo.
A store which made a 30 per cent
reduction announced the cut would ex
tend to its restaurants also. One of
the concerns, which started with a 20
per cent cut, announced an additional
reduction of 10 per cent.
Stores which are excepting from re
duction articles like men's collars and
others upon which the manufacturer
fixes the price, have protested to the
factories that two large concerns are
cutting these 30 per cent alog with
PLANTS SCARCE IN
LaGrange, N. C., May 14, 1920.
Mr. R. D. Clark,
Manning, S. C.
Kindly advise me as to the outlook
for a crop of tobacco in your section.
Dur crops in this section will be about
fifty per cent off last year owing to
scarcity of plants and if any plants
!an be had in your section, I will send
i man or two after them at once.
Please let me hear from you at once
J. E. Jones.
District meeting of Woman's Mis
ionary Society of Sumter District,
Way 21-22-23, 1920 at Kershaw.
Friday Evening 8:30
Devotional Service, Rev. R. M. Du
Greetings from M. E. Adult Society,
Mrs. C. N. Houser.
Greetings from Presbyterian So
iety, Mrs. I R. Hayes.
Greetings from Baptrst, Mrs. D. R.
Groetinigs from Junior M. E. Society,
W4iss Nancy Demipster.
Response-Miss Manmre .Johnston.
Saturday Morning 9:30
lutessage and report of District So
.Our Literature, Publicity and Mis
Report from Council Meeting.--Mrs,
1. L. Kirkwvood.
Echoes from State Meeting-3y
)el ega tcs.
Playlet--"AllI in a Day's Work"
Scarrat t Training School.
Saturday Afternoon 4:30
D)ovot ional--Mr~s. K irkwvord.
Minutes of previous sesseno Juniors
lour-- Mrs. N. L. Anodrews.
Playlet,~--"Gardlen of Children,"..
Young Peoples Hour.
Sunday Morning 11 O'Clock.
Address--Mr's. .Jno. A. Rice.
Sunday Afternoon 4 :30
Rally of Young Peoples and Child.
Sunday Evening 8:30
Address--Mrs. Jno. A. Rice.
The 2nd. Quar-terly Conference of
he Jordan Circuit will be held at Oak
rove Methodist church May 28, all
lay servic'es condlucted by Dr. W. A.
4fassebean of Kinigstree. It is dlesired
hait all oflicials be present and thc
al f years m'epno-t lbe in full.
A BIG SUCCESS
.The Redpath Chautauqua gave Man
nng a program last week that seemed
to please everybody that attended,
and that was by the majority of the
people of Manning and the surround
ing country. The big tent was pretty
well filled every afternoon and night,
especially so the last three nights,
when extra seats had to be added in
order to accommodate the crowd. The
Chautauqua was a success in every
respect, financially and otherwise.
Mr. W. S. Wright, better known as
"Chautauqua Bill' deserves a great
deal of credit for putting the Chau
tauqua on the booming road. Messrs
Joe Davis, John Bagnal, Ed Reardon
and others worked hard and faithfully
before and after Mr. Wright came, but
it seem sthat he put new life, hope
and energy in the whole situation.
Mr. Wright was only in town a short
time until he had met practically
everybody and was making friends as
he went. No stranger ever made any
more friends in such a short time as
(lid Mr. Wright during his stay here.
He paid a very high tribute to the
town of Manning and the hospitality
giving them while here. Mr. Wright
stated on the stage the last night, that
they had never been in a town or city
where they were treated as generous
and friendly as they were in Mann
On the last night of the Chautau
qua, the following committeemen were
elected for next year's Chautauqua:
Mr. Joe Davis, president, Mr. John
Bagnal, Secretary and Treasurer and
Mr. Ed Reardon, Publicity Manager.
Chester Milton Stanford who gave
the splendid lecture on "Vocational t
Guidance" gave me the following list
of books, saying some one had re
quested him to hand to the librarian
of Manning Library, hoping they
might be purchased, placed in the
library for public use. and send the
listto The Times, hoping some of our
good citizens will present them to
Mrs. J. F. Bradham,
Books on Vocational Guidance:
Readings on Vocational Guidance,
for parents and H. S. students-by
Choosing a Profession, by Puffee, <
for boys and girls.
Choosing a Career by Marden, for
H. S. boys and girls.
Vocational and Moray Guidance, for
teachers and parents, by Davis.
Training for the Professions, for
parents and H. S. students, by Brews- r
All the above may be secured from
A. C. McClury & Co., Wabash Ave.,
Chicago. Also write U. S. Commiss
ioners of Education, Washington, D. r
C., for free Vocational Pamphlets.
The meeting of the Civic League V
held Monday afternoon, May 17th i
heralded great results. All energy of 1
the League has been focused on two
great achievements, and the material
zation of its efforts is in sight. With
the gencious cooperation of Weinberg 9
Co., and the Manning Chautauqua as- I
sociation, the paving of the driveway"
on the school grounds is an assured
fact. The League decided to select a
committee of men to make the con- t!
tract to handle this question.
The elimination of garbage is still
being punhed wvith all vim and detor
mination. The League is endeavoring I
to obtain a destructor to destroy this y
refuse. The inclination of the town t!
to aid in this necessary work is en- e
couraging indleed. The accomp1lish- u
ment of these two ohfet ts is essential y
to make Manning a '"City Heautiful." o
'The Rook Tfournament spoken of at
the last meeting will be hel in .June. ,
A bout the last of th is monmth the
League has planined to have a baseball
game between the buIsiness men of
he town', and the 11iigh School boys.
M esda mes (. T. F'loyd and F. 11.
Sauls wvere unan imously elected nm-m t
bers of the League. t
Although the next meeting wvill not
he held until the th irid Monday in Sept
temb er, the work of the I .eague dur
ig this period will not cease.
Riespectfully51)) sbi ttedl,
Sec. andl Tlreasurenr.
(;R EATl I'tCTURE FESTlI V Al.
COMING TO'( MANNING;
Whlat proi'Oi Mss to be0 the grea t est
nt erta in meat. ever otfered to the
"'opti' of Clatrenon enutn'y and vicin
it ., will be st -gted att the l'atst imte
teatreP, Mannaing , the second week
I'f. aun. F ir, Rose, owner af'e r c' i
mtilii' the n'tirt ho. e. -n] patd
'in ' booetif'4l front, riv tiling a'ny
':i e. anyi.wher,. for a towni thi' Ie
la fusture the btet.rtrmoion pticturI
prt'd fr or an ca iow'.
\ tater to las n x plicy!(, Mr.
wh'l'u' to bie .41hown duarn F estival
Trme:'.:tre Islnd heI' t in mior'tal '
'In m''\t'ittn to ithN pwgramn ir. w
R~ose wvill presenet I. '"1 inew novelties,,g
iicludinig an < r'eh . ;. ,,
TJhis prograim ist otne that you ..an
nott. ntford t in ss. t
"WE ARE LOST," FINAL
WORDS OF CARRANZA
Believed That Deposed Chief Plans
Escape by Sea.
Mexico City, May 18.-(By the As
sociated Press.)-"We are lost. Good.
bye, gentlemen!" These were Car
ranza's final words before his flight
from the besieged train in the early
afternoon of May 14, while pausing
momentarily before a crowd of terri
fied civilian refugees a few miles east
f San M.arcos, accompanied by a few
intimates and guarded by what the
3pecial dispatches term "a very small
The fugitive President crossed the
iarrow valley through which the Mexi
:an railway passe, stopped for a few
rmonments to watch the Liberal revolu
bionary forces occupy the stalled
,rains, then disappeared among the
It is believed that Carranza is head
ng northeast towa,rd the coast by way
>f Cofre de Perote with the intention
>f boarding a steamer at some small
port and escaping from the country.
Judging from the list of captured of
!ials and generals received Sunday at
:he headquarters in Mexico City of
;he Liberal revolutionary government,
i few are accompanying Carranza.
Aniong them are believed to be Luis
labrera, secretary of the treasury;
len. Juan Barragan,. chief of staff;
3en. Francisco Murguia commander of
he train guards. Gen. Francisco Ur
,uizo, sub-secretary of war and Ygna
!io Bonillas, former ambassador to
he United States.
A motor truck load of gold coin,
vhich the Carranza party attempted
o carry off, broke down, tho soldiers
>btaining the major part of it.
Labor Lender Arrives
Washington, May 18.-Luis Marones
abor leader of Mexico and known
here as 'the Gompers of Mexico,"
ame here today as special commis
ioner of the defacto government.
Recent reports of the State Depart
nent, announcing plans for his visit,
uggested the possibility of his ap
'ointment later as the chief diplo
natic representative to the United
itates, Marones and his associates
leelined, however, to dItscuss this.
Dressed as a railway brakeman, Ma
ones accompanied Alvaro Obregon
rom Mexico City when the latter was
breatened with imprisonment.
Further indication that the defacto
overnment was settling more firmly
ito Power was Contained in a sum
mnry of news in the Mexico City press
ent by the American embassy to the
tate Department today. The State
overnment of Yukatan and Campache
ave announced their support of the
ew government, and Villf., it was an
ounced, was proceeding to the capi
11 "without military escort."
Supervisor .1. E. Kelly has been ap
"tmted by the Clarendon County
iighway Commission as road en
meer. This is an oflice created b
he last. legislature, and it carries an
xnenditure of S400.000. Nr. Kelly
'ill receive a salary of $3,f00f per
ear, but he has to pay an assistant
ut of this amount.
OF ('LA RENl)ON (COUNTY:
Owning to the a pportion411menit of t he
1e funds aulloted to this County ant
1e valgenles of the law, it will he imi
ossible to pay any pens ions lbefore.
fter Monda y the 2.It h day of May.
J1. TP. Stukesu.
A .J. ltichhou,1
Memb ers I t.n.sion B~oardi.
h 111L ED IN P'lSTOl. 1)11EL
Silma, Fla., May 18.-Andrew~ Mul
nos, wholesale g roc-ery mierchan t, shot
vat kille t-(art \Vard, Ii is birother-in
w, preidlent of the Ward- Mlotor
omrmI~iy today,'~ inl the dooriway oif t hi
all.4. co'unty co'irthouse. 'The. shout -
E 'llowved insmed('iiatelv a dcciion~ lhv
Car1 Wardt,. r., to ihs. Alice \lc,
n, its maliternal '.ran umoth ler'.
IN NO VllDtIT, CAS\f~
SIT IT IN IlE (CO i It' I
Greinville 8. C .May 17..- A fter a
'liberan >f .fteen hours a general
's ons .n jut .i ya fitld t ioiay to
e! 1 o' a verdiot in she case of the
Ltr 0 finterin:l 'M< )iC, (elmrlged
ichl the" omuriter ,' Sheril I tlendrix
.J. \Ia~utd~n, at I0:30l ordered,' a mbi
TO CONVENE TODAY
Executive Committe Adopts :veral
SUFFRAGE QUESTION UP
Want Austrian System to Apply Only
to Incorporated Munici
Columbia, May 18.-Milledge Bon
ham, of Anderson, as temporary chair
man and former Governor John C.
Sheppard, as permanent chairman of
the State Democratic State Convention
here tomorrow, were selected tonight
by party leaders.
Columbia, May 18.--Adoption of
resolutions requesting the State
Democratic convention, which con
venes here at noon tomorrow, to me
morialize the General Assembly to
amend the law so as to provide that
the Australian ballot system shall ap
ply enly to incorporated municipali
ties and rewrite the rules disallowing
the executive committee to hear pro
tests from recall elections in towns
and cities operating under the coin
mission form of government were the
principal things done by the new State
Democratic executive committee,
which met here tonight at the call
of the retiring chairman, ex-Gover
nor John Gary Evans.
The iuffrage matter was referred
to by the chairman, who said that a
committee of South Carolina suffra
gists, headed by Mrs. Julian SaUey
of Aiken, president of the South Car
olina Equal Suffrage League, had de
cided not to appear before the commit
tee, but will present their cause to
the whole convention tomorrow. There
a.e a large number of suffrage lead
ers in town tonight and they intend
to storm the convention in an effort
to have a rule adopted providing
that they will be allowed to parLic
ipate in the Democratic primary elec
tions, should the necessary number of
States ratify the Susan B. Anthony
amendment before the elections.
Suffrage Question Up
While there was no open discussion
of the suffrage question in the com
mittee, there was much talk in the
lobbies of the hotels among the dele
gates, and the majority opinion pre
vails that any effort to have the suf
frage question decided favorably to
the sponsors of the movement will fail.
There was much skirmishing among
the suffragists to have one of their
number, as a compliment to the wom
en, (designated as at delegate to the
national convention at San Francisco
Mrs. W. C. Catheart, of Columbia, one
of the leaders of the movement, was
mentioned as a Candidate for this cov
There was a miovement on foot to
night to have baunes F. Byrnes, of Ai
ken, Congressman from the Second
district, elected temporary chairman of
the convention aind dliver the key
note 'speech, an Tl'homias P'. Cothrian,
oif G reenecilli'. Spea ker of the H~ouse
of RlepriesentLatives as permanent
c'ha irman . Tlhere was mouch sentiet
in favori of Mr'. By rnes pariticularlyv as
Speakeir Gillette', of the national
1 fouse, refusedl to a ll w then South Car
(4lina Congressman a few .lays ago to
''otiu w~''4ith his opehi which was
repor(4tt'4d to4 be :i, ex'S riat ion 40 f t he
As~ (x-Governr lans, of Spartan
burg, has aninouncedl that he will not
offer for reelect0io for eba irmani of
the State e.-:eet r '4' 4nunIitit'', then
('anidneyha of1 A shly (' Tob1ias. ,1inof
a 4 1 f w l l d e.' ''lin e i m p eif tu s t ti p e a k e11 -
Cat a's44 name4 hast beni enio e
f'r thVis p'ao ition and1 h4 probably wi
he4 n(ai40ted4. lie stated hast night
hat, whliile he is not a cam12ii':(e. if
eleeled c he w-l a1cLcept it.
Th~mree of "Iig I:one.'
It appeoars c'erta(in ti'tBht to o
at or Sm it hi, Governor t4'operi a 0
Go;ernr.Manin(gIiii w4il l)be thre,' if the
It' ted tot the nattion2 '41d cometi
There' is an un0 4-rta: as1 to 14 oth
mn lgs. maori4 of ume 1tir; - eate
Rhett , of 1 h14!4'lton; 1.4'iio\ 'sIiings,
oif l.Ii'enster and( ex-f, 444-n 0-4Nyg
arIe boeing Vr'nt ioned'.
ex -G('vernii r t'san4.( a4 na, maa -14 ''11.
mllit t44'iman fromn South Ii (. iben has
heet l4 nulifeUst el sin'' Semuor D )i ial
w ithorew \ from thie ra(' .wiverial days