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VOL. XL MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1920. N.~
CONGRESS IS ASKED
O MAKE CHOICE
Harding Declares Foreign Relations
Committee Will Oppose
"A VERY CRITICAL CHOICE"
Armenian Resolution Recently Adopt
ed by Senate Is Cited by Presi
Washington, May 24.-Authority to
accept for the United States a mandate
over Armenia was asked of Congress
today by President Wilson. The Exec
utive said he was conscious that he
was urging "a very critical choice,"
but that he did so "in the- earnest be
lief that it will be the wish of the
people of the United States that this
should be done."
The President's message was read in
both the House and Senate, but was
discussed in neither. Each house re
. ferred it to its committee on foreign
relations and there was no indication
when either committee would take it
- up. Some Republican leaders in the
Senate predicted privately that the
message would lie in the Senate com
Senator Lodge Silent.
Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts,
the Republican leader and chairman of
te Senate committee, ad no comment
to make on te Executive's recommen
dations. In the past, however, he has
declared emphatically his opposition
to a mandate.
Senator Harding, Republican, Ohio,
chairman of the committee which in
vestigated Armenia affairs, said he
would never consent to taking a man
date over Armenia and added that he
did not think the Senato would con
"The forcign relations committA.P,"
he said, "was almost unanimous
against a mandate, Democrats as well
as Republicans opposing such a step."
Senator Harding is the author of the
resolution recently adopted by the
Senate congratulating the Armenian
people on the recognition -of their in
depende'ice and asking the President
to sendi a warship and American mar
ines to Baku. President Wilson referr
ed to this resolution in his message to
day, but Senators pointed out that this
measure was adopted as a substitute
for one by tenator Williams, Demo
crat, Mississippi, proposing that the
United States become the mandatory
The President, in his message in
forme dthe Senate that he had accept
ed the invitation of the Allied supreme
council that he undertake "to arbi
trate the very difficult questions of
the boundary between Turkey and Ar
menia," saying he had thought it his
duty "to accept this difficult and deli
Would Waiver Provisions
Provisions for mandates over form
er subject peoples is made in treaty
of Versailles and it is set forth that
such mandates shall be executed under
the league of nations, but since the
United States is not a member of the
*league, administration officials saidi
that if Congress decidedl that the
United States should act for Armenia
the treaty provisions would be wvaived
in this case.
The question of n mandate over Ar
*menia was dliscussedl at length in the
report of the'American mission to Ar
menia, headed by Maj. Genecra1liHar
bord, wvhich recently was presented to
the Senate. Gen. Hlarbord estimated
-that acceptance of the mandiate would
necessitate the presence of 50,000
American troops there. Other esti
mates, however, have placed it at less
once the Turkish army had been de
mobilized in accordlance with the terms
of the Turkish treaty.
Protection of Liberties.
A fter citing the Harding resolution
expressing "the hope that stable gov
ernment, proper protection of indhividI
ual liberties and the full realization
of nationalistic , spiration may soon
be atained by the Armenian people,"
the Prer lent's commiuniention con
* "I received and rea this document
'with gmeet interert rnet with genuine
gratification, nov. enly beenuse it em
bodies my owvn cott iet i( ns and (dealing
with regard to A rn 'nia andi its peole,
but also, and ,ore particularly, he
cause it seemedl to me the voice' of the
American ncople expressing their gen
uine convictions and doen Christian
ympathies andI intimating the line of
~jAuty which seemed to them to lie
eoarly before us."
NO AEPORT MADE
Hampton, May 25.-Officers have
just discovered that a negro man,
said to have been named Julius C
Woods, was lynched, it is alleged, on
the public road near Gillisonville on
May 8. It appears that the matter C(
has been kept unusually quiet by the
officers in Jasper County in an effort
to apprehend the guilty parties. The
matter was recently reported to the ti
Governor, who in turn directed Solici- "
tor George Warren of Hampton to con A
duct an investigation into the alleged p
Solicitor Warren stated that the st
first information he had of any al- P
leged lynching was the report made ye
to the Governor by a substantial white ac
citizens living in Jasper County. So- ti
licitor Warren has reported to ,the bI
Governor that immediately upon com- th
mission of the crime the sheriff of H
Jasper county began an investigation. p
The latest report from the sheriff to ai
the solicitor is that he has been un- fit
able to get any data whatsoever. The 01
sheriff further states that the body 4
of the negro who had some alterca
tion with a white boy as was report- th
ed, was found with many gunshot P1
wounds in it on the public road near f
Gillisonville on May 8. The report hi
o fthe sheriff further reads: "In fact, ft
his own people (negroes) seem to take ti
no interest in this killing, and so far "1
can get no starting point, Am, le
though, still working on this matter, ta
and if anything of interest should be
discovered will at once notify you.
You may be assured ithat I am doing (
all I can to run this killing down and C
get the guilty parties."
BANK HELD UP in
Pittsburgh, May 24.-The First Na
tional Bank at Finleyville, Pa., near
here, was held up and robbed shortly
after non by six men who escaped ac
cording to word received here- by the
The bandits are said to have escaped
with $100,060 in bonds and securities si
and $15,00 Oin cash. The cashier, who 1
was the only man in the bank at the C
time, is reported to have been knocked
unconscious and locked in the valuet k(
while the institution was rifled. A f
sheriff's posse has gone in pursuit.
The President said that he could it
not "but regard it as providential, and IN
that as a mere casual coincidence," o1
that almost at the same time that he p
received the Senate resolution the "
conference of statesmen at San Remo ,
had "resolved to address a definite $1
appeal to this government to accept h1,
a mandate for Armenia." '
Wish of the People.
"I response to the invitation of the e
council at San Remo, I urgently ad
vise and request that the Congress "
grant the executive power to accept
for the United States a mandate over
Armenia. I make this suggestion in
the earnest beilef that it will be the
wish of ttne people of this country that
this should be dlone.
"I know from unmistakable evi- t
dlences given by responsible represen- h
tatives of many peoples str iggling
towards independence and peaceful life Vi
wain that the gov'ernment of the ?'
UiteuiL~ Stau 2 3 lsked to with "xtra
ordinary trust and confidence, and I'
believe that It would (10 nothing less n
than arrest the hopeful processes of 3
(ivilization if wve wvere to refuse the ~
request to become the helpful friends
and advisers' of such of these people
as wve may be authoritatively and
formally requested to guide and assist.
Wishes of Christians. I
"I am conscious that I an) urging ea
upon the Congress a very ''critical
choice, but I make the suggestion in
the confidence that I am speaking in
the spirit and in accordance with the
wishes of the greatest oIf the Chris
tian peolesC. i
"it is therefore with the most ear
niest honefulniess and wvith the feeling .\
that I am givi'i advice from which '
the Conigsess will not willingly turni
away that I urg the ac~ceptance of
the invita :ion now formally and' sol-1
emn'ly ex,;ended to us by the council
at, nn em, into whose hands has
passed the dliflicuilt task of composing
the mlany complexities and dilicuilties
(of governmentiin the one-time Otto-~ hi
mann empire and the maintenanc' of
ordler and tolerable condlitions ofi li'e at
in those portions of that emrpire ywhich ,g
it is no longer possible in the interest M
o'f civil iza.tion to leav~e under the gov
ernment of the Turkish authorities '
EV. ANSLEY COMING G,
[lURCH SORRY ANSLEY LEAVES
ingregation of First Baptist Church
Adopts Resolutions on Departure
of Pastor. gr
The congregation of the First Bap- an
;t church has adopterI resolutions
pressing their regret at the con- at
mplated departure of Rev. ,J. A. DI
nsley, who .leaves soon to take a cl
storate in South Carolina. The ta
solutions are: an
Whereas the Rev. J. A. Ansley, after fu
rving the First Baptist church of th
nsaccla, 4s pastor for nearly four in
ars, has tendered his resignation to ou
cept work in South Carolina, and in
s resignation has been accepted by se
e church, therefore be it resolved PE
,the church in conference assembled, ti<
at, under the blessings of our
navenly Father, Brother Ansley has th
,oven himself an earnest Christian of
inister of the Gospel of our Lord cO
kd Savior, an able, efficient and faith- Pi
,I pastor; that under his leadership
r church and the organizations con- c
cted with it haye very considerably
creased in membership and develop- 0
in effectiveness and usefulness' sC
at in the seventy-five million cam: th
Lign our church made a most grati
ing contribution, more than meeting
e quota assigned us; that our pastor re
is taken an active, prominent and ef- lii
ctive part in all public activities for
.e improvement and betterment of A
ir city; that we part with him with
gret and commend him to the breth- Lq
n and people to whom lie goes to
ke up his work.
Resolved, further, that copies of
ese resolutions be furnished to our
tstor and to the city press, the Flor
a Baptist Witness and the Baptist
urier of South Carolina.
The above article was taken from
e Pensacola, Fla., Journal. Rev.
nsley will have charge of the Sum
erton and Calvary Baptist churches.
e was -,Adr of the Manning Baptist
urch oral years and is well re
embered in our town.
We have learned that a gerat many P
unties are arranging for a Cotton
rader for next season and the De
kitment says they will not be able to 0
ipply the demand. For the season of ju
19-1920 the Home Bank & Trust te
mpany assumed the entire burden se
r this County. There can be no
estion'about the benefit to the mar- y<
t, as the cotton market at Manning in
r this season was as good as any 1),
the State, and good middling cotton
is not unusual, while heretofore none
as ever seen here. In addition to im
is the records show a number of b<
ses in which cotton brought a great- in
increased price after grading. On tl
ie occasion $17.50; on another $27.50 ri
r bale; on another $32.50 per bale, il
d on another $35.00 per hale. w
We suppose the amount to be raised Sr
ill he about the a e as l1ast year- w
700.00. But the Bank feels that it fr
is dlone its part in the matter, es- in
eially as they have for this season
il)loyed Mr. C. A. McFaddin as Agri- 1I1
Itural Agent and are paying for his j.
rvces and expenses. ('I
This miatter' is subi ittesl to those <h
terested in, the cotton market, in the ;
>pe that if will not be allowed to fall p1
L . from the position it now holds. w
PA XVILLP lXf's in
Mr. Eiigene Brown who is takine
business c'ourise in Columbia spent
e wveek-qnd with his parents.
Mr'. J. WV. Rhame is having one of
s old stores coninectedl into a modern I
rage which will be occupied by Mr'.
'illie Rawlinson, who expects to be
mi fpeti withI all modeorn conven
nees foi' the motorist.
achiig in thle high 'schfool depart
ent of f th e' lt Sprin 's gra'e-tel
hool is at home~. for the ~vat ion
Mr1. K irkland ol rhi'ett. from ('haile.. II
'i is stieindine' awhile at ft' home of'
r. and Mr's. M. 1. Corbe tt.
Mrs. Maggie Garvin wih ohas been a'
lending the wvinteor with heri niece,
rs. JT. WV. Mims, Jr., has recturned hi
her home at Sharon. She wa.s aey- w
moanied by little J1. M. Mims.m
Mr. and Mi's. John WV. Touchberry
e back from Columbia where theyv to
?)re ealled to the beidside of ftheir '
andl-1on, .Johin WV. Touchberrv.
Miss Leila Cor'bett and Mr. Wiltoni e
A damis of Sumter, werie inariried in !'i
avh ington, JD. C , on Siun bia fler
on, May 23. Tlhey~, will maki' their 1)
ture' bomne in Halftimore, M I. Mr i.
lamis is a native of Stumitei', while "
s bride is a daughter or M''. "nt il
rs. M. 11. Corhet~t of this plaer-(. Sh'e
is the postmatster' here fori 'ime''
n e. leav'ing here htt faill to 'e e'
' osi tion o~f paricel Post '-r'k I
i .Sumfcter flit'e, both positionas die
WX'llie' ('annon wiho bas be"'' spend.. '
g the winter with' his nnt. Mr..
W~einber left l-ist wiee k to inakte c
home in ( har'lestont. K
Mi ['-es Jessia Cur'tis. Ethel Corhet f
dI Amelia Curtis spent thie Past wi"t'eVn
'I in Kecrshiaw, a ttein 'n t he ser aif'
;ftrict con ferenece of the Woi 'anii
insionary Societ y.
Mi's. Walter Dennis, ' mI c'h i!,1re i"'
Ad Miss Sudie Cuitte oif K in'strvie w
cnt last week wiith "'cir ;vir.'ts. <;p
r. and Mr's. TO. W. CuL . '.
RAD[D SCHOOL HOLDS
Dst Successful Year in History of
The commencement exercises of the
aded school were held in the school
ditorium beginning Sunday morning
d continuing through Tuesday night.
On Sunday morning the baccalaure
'sermon was preached by the Rev.
-. Quick pastor of the First Baptist
urch of Greenville. His text was
ken from the 15th chapter of Luke,
I 17th verse. Dr. Quick in his force
1 manner presented the subject of
e "Better Moments in Life," show
g that on the decisions we make for
rselves depend entirely on our mak
z good in life. le stressed the
nse of duty, reverence illuminated
rsonal experience and self abnega
In closing he made the statement
at if we obeyed the better moments
our lives we would have a good
nacience which would mean hap
ness and success.
Special music was furnished by the
mbined choirs of the local churches.
On Monday evening the Annual
atorical Contest was held in the
hool auditorium. The following wias
Prayer-Rev. L. B. McCord.
Debate-Query. "Resolved that le
dity has more influence on human
e than environment."
Affirmative Leland Smith, Miss
lice Clark, Miss Estelle Wilson.
Negative Chas. Wilson, Miss Sarah
sesne, Miss Aline Rigby.
Song-By Seventh Grade.
Contest for Boys.
Jno. D. Gerald, Jr.-"Popping the
William Richardson- "To The
Larcelle Sprott--"A Matrimonial
Robert DuRant-"The Return of
Miss Francis Brown--"Mr. John
Miss Janie Keels.-"The Colonel's
liss Mildred Smith---"Sweet Girl
Estelle Wilson-"The Story of
Song-By Eighth Grade.
Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Barnett, Mr. Oliver
Bryan and W. C. Wavis acted as
dges. The prize in the boys con
st was won by Jack Gerald and pre
oted to him by Mr. Oliver O'Bryan.
The judges unanimously decided in
ung Miss Francis Brown as winner
the girl's contest and Mr. W. C.
vis presented her the prize.
The debate was won by the negative.
Mr. Helms made a few brief re
irks in outlining the work that had
en done by these high school pupils
the past year. Iis announcement
at the Manning graced school has
ien from a third class school into
st class within the last two years
is received with much lplause. The
hool carries seventeen noits of work
hieh it can well boast of as there are
w, if any schools in the State carry
g seventeen units.
The graduating exercises were held
iesday evening at 8:30 o'clock. Dr.
W. Daniel paistor of the Methodist
urch of Kingstree delivered the ad
ess to the graduating class. IIis
bject was "The Benediction of Dis
acement." lie stressed especially
>meti's capabilities and also tone! ed
)on the subject of Americanism, pay
hi igh tribute to the man Woodrow
The prograi follows:
Welcomie Add(1ress- -Louiise Mc~Elveen
Piano Duiet-Alice (Clark, ILynne
( 'lass II istor'y--lartha Buorgiss.
Sta tist ics-Ca therini' Ariant.
( 'lass Prophesy-- -Broiie( lHagnal.
T'oast~s to Senilors ---Grace Nimmeon r.
lHaelaiureaite, A ddr ess-,-. W.
Presenti atLion of medls.
Prsenlt at ion of Diploma10s .*. A.
('horus- Ilich School G irls.
Tlh pre(senOtaftioni of pizes a nd
va:rids was then made.
I ~oren memorial nmedal for the
~hest yearly av'erag~e on all st ud ies
is won by Al len Craven B railham n
I pr'se'nted by Rev. .J. A. Eaisley.
Tihe ILev i scholarship was award eid
Miss Est elle A lsbrook ando priesentI
hv', S. Oliver O'Biryan.
Tlhe Civic League prize for thle hb'st
:-ay on the "Advantage of Civic 1Im
iomentI,'' wias won by Miss KathIn
in'' A rant and( presented biy Jno0. G.
Mru. IDiek in's alIso inresente pI to \ir.
noa levelyV gold for ntai i pen.
er"uomn the gr~'ct'nting cla'm -:m' a
ena of love a nd (es ((''m for thei-" ini
eo'. Mr. Hielm 01:i ac''ep t ing the
ry s ::pprei'te!o ' hie . Ivi
lt :and in t h year s to comc e<
ee nreant success to "omeO to the
-hebo" of the claiss ' 1 10-ti
The miembi'rn of 'h gr': for:tim-'
.;s are as fellows : To'e Mc ,h 'i'enii
" .- 'irnice Alc;i 'vol. Gr
-'m r, A\llei' C:'ave'n .lradlhm
naker'i at thle first icomen'iOem'i'i
ciseirs of the Manninw :crad.:'1
Mexico City, May 24.-(By the
Ahociated Press.) -President Carnan
ba committed suicide rather than be
taken prisoner, according to a tele
gram given out this afternoon at the
headquarters of Gen. Gonzalez. It
purports to have been sent from Cerro
Azul, State of Puebla, the morning
'of Thursday, May 20, by Col. Rodol
fo ierrero, who, previous reports have
stated, was responsible for aCrranza's
The home of Mrs. W. T. Lesesne
was the scene of a lovely al fresco
party last Friday evening given by the
members of the ninth and tenth grades
in honor of the graduating class of
tl - high school. Quantities of Dorothy
Perkins roses and smilaN were used in
the artistic decorations throughout
the apartments open to the guests.
Carried out the class colors of pink
and green. About the lawn were
hung numbers of Japanese lanterns.
Delicious grappe was served from a
huge punch bowl set in a bank of pink
roses and was presided over by Miss
Delicious frappe was served from a
class. A unique guessing contest was
followed by progressive conversation.
A dainty ice course with sweets fur
ther carrying out the color scheme
was served. Music was furnished by
the glee club.
CHEVROLET IS HURT
Indianapolis, Ind., May 24.-Arthur
Chevrolet auto race driver was slight
ly injured when a car he was trying
out, crashed into another racer driven
by Rene Thomas at the motor speed
way here today. The drivers who
were turning up their cars for the 500
mile race to be held here next Mon
fay, were driving about ninety miles
an hour. Thomas, who was directly
in front of Chevrolet, blew a tirei
and Chevrolet crashed into his rear,
head on. Chevrolet was taken to a
hospital, suffering from cnts about the
face and an injured chest. Thomas
READS OF IIEll DEATII
Wilmington, N. C., May 25.-Mrs.
Arthur C. Collacott, of Fayetteville,
who with her daughter is visiting rel
atives in the city, received the surprise
of her life this afternoon when she
read a newspaper story sent out from
Salisbury announcing that both she
and her daughter had been killed here!
in an automobile accident.
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I BONUS IS OPPOSED
Bristol, Va. Tenn. May 25.-Senatorl
Carter Glass, of Virginia, announced
his opposition to n11, indi:'.riminate
bonus to ex-soldiers" in a letter re
ceived by W. 0. Came, vice president
Of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce,
in answer to a message in whihhe
urged that the Senator oppose the bill.
.\1)ITIONA I. LOCAIS
Mrs. 11. 1). Ba:rrinea u has r'eturned
from1 a twvo weatks visit to I enmark.
TIhe friends of Al r. .10oe N innner will
b~e glad to learni t hat his condiilit ion is
repo~tedt( some(1 better as we go to
Atarion lBradhl:nn gave a birthday
pa'rty at. h('r hloni' in honor of her
Little Aliss I larriott l'Iowden en
a dehght~ltfuil oaudor par ty FrlidayV
aift ernoon inl eeb'rat (ion of her 8th
Amonbg the norses gr'auaige fromi
the ('olmba hospital last. night in
C olu mbi a were Mli sses Da isy 1.orin eI
Tlhomipson of .1ordan and I.evinlia~
Mahlel Har lrow ot' 'lllTubvilhe.
HEl'l~lt Hil., SIGNEl)
Albao~ny., N. Y., 34y 2.i. The Walk
er lit! legalizing the nw:nuftatutre and,1
sa!. of beer conntainiieg not (mor' than
'?.75i per' ('tit otf !leohl.~ was signed
bly oter or Sithi to-Inlay.
';h to t'v isty- 've' --r u ' n ulsol
il l s.~' l ;eth ired i t h < li
ThIin a o' t n 0 p 'e r o' s
g' el .-~n're. a'd ilt ah'e nitht
3OflH ATLANTIC PORI S
NOW IN FRONT R)
shipping Buard Gives Assura Iu.
Full Service Can fe D,
IRAZIL IS SEEKING
OPENING IN SOUTH
,ommercial Attache At Brazilian Kim,.
bassy Says Value of Ports
Cincinnati, May 25.-The Chamber
)f Commerce here today received &.
etter from W. F. Taylor, assia.1
lirector of operations of the Urhed6
States Shipping Board, advising Uxe
ocal organization that there weild
)ositively be nto curtailment in serw:r
)r the allocation of vessels of the
shipping board to be oporated fni~Ert
south Atlantic ports.
The letter answered the definit-e aen
rorceful demands of the larger #nT3.
Xal States cities' shippers setrang
7orth their intention to prefer SotJh'
Atlantic and Gulf ports instead Mr.
York and Baltimore and Philamfefrin
n foreign trade and insisting on pr.mp.
r consideration and adequate service
0rom the ports mentioned. Defimite
issignment of ships anh like naming
>f foreign trase routes was inclkEd
nr the demands answered by Assis.ta"
Director Taylor. These .were assure'd
Brazil Seeks Opening.
St. Louis, May 25.--The S&;WL
aiterners were given an elegant c'
:eption here. G. Cramer, chairmae.a'
the foreign trade board of the, Chari
lJer of Commerce stated that Nortfern
ports thrive at the expcase of Sawth
Atlantic and Gulf ports. This J'alr
throttled business to a great erl:amt
mausing an1 enormous osiiofi '.. o A
nid money to business. The Cham;
Lif Commerce can be counted on. %
stupport the project and he woult e_
ommend the use of South A t.t
ports to St. Louis exporters and a
Ainother prominent mallufactotL7
tated that (1lie Uxporter had sii e
through the port of Now York e4Zi/-1
'arloads of machinery ami f W
through delay lie was forced to. yi
1,000 for storage alone, not r .ent.
ing the loss of time and iitirecst.
The Mississippi Valley Associmacc
will cooperate with the South ALtlfrX
powt; in securing proper recognii. ..
Sebatian Samples, commercial ut
[ache at the Brazilian embassy, Wa;f
migton , stated that a Braziliai nemt.
time company controlling moe thex
68,000 tons of' ships was seekinj xvy
resentation -at all of the South A-.sii -
Lie ports. This company reali,'s O
value of the ports to South Amery..
.Most of the party saw til (G!r.
defeat in Cardinals today.
Ask Square Deal OIly
St. 1.ouis, May 25.- -Matthew fai
presideit of the Sou th Atlanitic S t-..
Association, spoke pointedly t.o'ht
rehtitive to the missioni wh'li proi
the ma k ing of the Mid -\Wes o ug
A tlanitic tip at an~ in formal lb iuey
tendlered, by flhe St. l.ouiis (hamb..: ut
islansi: the fact thatt the Son i A th- v.
pots alt' in to way ait, mptint (1 .l
in the counftry hut ar'e str['iin' .Tu
have' all ports math' available ft.'
porit shtipmen('its firom the MidgI V.
itess men' in SL. louis hav nch t'
iitalv ly aare of thle mtuaithmo
brng t th linitel Stata.. Rail.Is
Auminiist rat ion a ptar;~y of r'ates hi
')iten efl'etive ft:>r ft Souitherun v ..
Newt Yortik sintce l)eeemberi'i last
rt wa'~s t'vidth at. the mee't ini'> h.'
iort'today.tat he bsinat. inteto.
>ftt Sth ati wlit' oh. Iai in t w
['e petitfi any 'r e imeel~o a-f ae
onith tab l xo t frehi-'tt' h t .'.e
-iinas thnersaion aC~t. the AU:.,.
iroughta otl teft t~ ati: mot o