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OL XL MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY JUNE 2 1920.
'IP 91 WAR CONDITIONS
PREVAIL IN IRELAND
Sev.eral More Persons Killed in Fights
Between Unionists and
NORMAL LIFE OF
Shops, Banks, Schools and Stores
Closed. Government Sends Troops
London, June 21.-Civil war condi
tions prevail in Londonerry and the
authorities are powerless, it is de
clated in an Exchange Telegraph dis
patch from Londonerry this after
noon. Several additional persons were
killed in this morning'i rioting
t I ere, according to this message.
The firing it being maintained with
.ntansity. Business is suspended and
the postmen are declining to deliver
mail. When the troops stop the fight
ing in one zone, the dispatch adds,
fighting breaks out in another.
Shot Dead in Streets.
Belfast, June 21.-Another man was
thot dead in Londonerry this eve
ning. Harold McKay was the victim.
lie was cycling from the railway sta
tion when struck. His pOkets were
rifled and his bicycle was stolen as he
He was the son of Marshal McKay,
govei-nor of "the Apprentice Boys," a
Protestant organization, with ramifi
cations in Canada and Australia, and
--formed in memory of the siegeof Lon
London, June 21.-Dispatches from
Ireland are evidently undergoing
heavy delays. Telegrams to the news
agencies filed at midday occupied five
hours in transmission. They confirm
that the normal life of the city has
been suspended in Londonderry; all
vehicles have ' been withdrawn from
the streets and banks are closed. The
quays being under fire, employes have
been obliged to cease work there and
seek their homes. Thousands of fac
tory girls likedies during the firing
were seen fleeing along the streets.
No mails were delivered today. Or
ganized groups of men were observed
kneeling and firing volleys at the word
Plans Transport System
London, June 21.--Plans for a inotor
lorry transport system covering the
whole of Ireland in case the trouble
over the hauling of troops and muni
tion trains results in a general strike
have been worked out by the govern
ment. It promises as efficient a sys
IAem of transport Its WIS inatuguratCdi
during the railway strike in England.
Firing Almost Continuous.
Londonderry, June 21.--Rioting was
o renewed in this city this morning and
resulted in one person being mortally
wounded and two seriously hurt. Rifle
and revolver firing was almost con
tinuous, and as the people feared to
venture out to work, business was at
a victual standstill.
Tfhe mob this morning openly fired
on troops. At 1 o'clock this afternoon
the rioting was still in progress.
John G~al lagher, onet of the men
wvoondled in yesterday's fighting ,be
*atoday, bringing the number' of dea('th
for the present outbreak of party
strife upl to six.
'shops and schools wvere closedl today
a nd mainy houses were ha rricadled be
eause of'Uthe rioting. The streets were
.(desertedl by all except those fighiting
or protecting vantage poinlts, Tlhe
dock worke~rs struefl, decla rin githey
wVouild no0t handitle freight until peace
haid been I restoredl.
Riots Cioa.an.e All D~ay.
The rioting, which started at 21
ri'clock this morninrg after the troop~s
had been withdrawn following yes
terday's ha~ittles, contianed allI day. Re
ports of addlitiomil casualties yere re
cived, but trave'l on the ~streets was
ino dangerous that it was impossible to)
obiain accuirate d't ails.
From 2 to 5 o'clock this ,mornir
there was intermittent firing in mu y
parts of the town. Between 5 ann 7
o'clock three Unionists were shot, one
of whom wia sthro~wn it o the river.
Thereu pon, a large body of Urgonists
.chr rged (iowa Carl isle street. firing
vollecy a fter volley t own rd the ( Sinni
.Fei n strea'ghldl~ in lriudge strft Thee
S inna Fe iners returined the Sne.
The twvo sides manet vored btwoon
Sthe streets keenping til a fusilade most.
CAMPAIGN NOW ON
According to an interview with
,apt. W. C. lavis on yesterday, a cam
paign for enlarging the membership
f the Clarendon County cotton asso
-iation is now going on. Miss Lois
Ervim, the field secretary of the State
association is to be in Clarendon
county for the next ten or twelve days
to help organize the townships which
have not been thoroughly organized.
- Saturday a canvass of Sammy
Swamp township was made, under the
direction of Chairman McDowell Mc
Fadden. A meeting was held at the
Home Branch school on Saturday
night, which was well attended in
spirit of the unfavorable weather con
ditions. Eighteen new members
were added to the list for Sammy
Swamp township, and the following
organization was effected: President
Mr. J. B. Eden; V-Pres., A. S. Cor
bett; Secretary and Treasurer, N. Z.
Andrews; Directors, David Beatson,
J. McDowell McFadden; S. L. Touch
Quite a substantial suni was sub
scribed to the support of the govern
ment cotton grader here in Manning
for another year. The farmers
throughout the county are beginning
to realize that the services of a grad
er in Manning are essential, and the
improved condition in the cotton mar.
ket here for the past year has demon
strated the value of this service.
The organization campaign -will be
carried into Calvary, Plowden Mill
Harmony, Brewington. Midway and
Fulton townships during the next
' A meeting in Calvary township at
the Paxville school on Monday night
vas well attended and much interest
in which the .association was express.
ed. The farmers are beginning tc
realize that forty cent cotton has con
tributed too materially to our recent
prosperity for us to be willing to take
a backward step in t'iis respect.
This is the day of organization and
the American cotton association i
deserving of the int(-rest and hearty
support of every farmer and business
man in the South.
A canvass is being made of th(
business and rOfessional men 01
Manning and we expect that Manning
will join 100 per -ent
Fifteen hundred miemtbers for ou
Clarendon association is our goal
ETvery farmer and business or pro
fessiona! man in rnarendon county b
asked to join with i to help attair
Miss Mary Eberhart left Tuesda3
for her home in Louisville, Ky., whert
she expects to spend some time.
car broke up the fght .g temporar.,
at 10 o'clock this morning. Mor<
troops are being sent to the scene ol
Seven Hundred Arrive.
Dublin, June 21.--Today's additioi
to the number of troops reaching Ire.
lmd was 700 men with material whicl
the railroad men and dock workers re.
fused to handle. The supplies were un.
loaded at Dublin by 'rps.
Scores of Persons Wounded.
London, June 2!.----A message fron
Londonderry to te. press association
timed 9:50 p. m. reports the city qulie
at that time. Th( nlitary is in charg(
of the streets.
In addhition) to the killing of a maru
nmed Mclay, . the cmessage says
scories of personsv wre w'ounded.
SoldJiers. on Guard.
L ondond~erry',.1 ,lue 21. *---In a sectior
of the water front. where the itotingi
has beent most severe, barricadles ol
sahi'' bags werie (ertedl by tr'oopi
there. The soldiers will r-ema in or
Mails were taken to the Great
Northern st ton umnler- an arminc
ptol ice escort. M' Ia sked iai ies at
Itucked a fre ight train arrciv inig at thr
same terinal!s, hat mad e no at tempt
to tamper(' with inails.
The intquest inte t-tuday's victi ms
was formally entIed to-day, but ad
.(iuronenit for a w~eek wvas taken.
Itaiilwa Wirik~e i>'.ect ed.
Dublin, ,lune( 21. - A railway strik(
is now regair led ais ines itale. Al ost
of the Iriishl Iti emnane htc ohero hav
t-rned a lh'indl' ye to the ref isals ot
the iment to hiade~ U eitio. trr ns
a ud thereby avoid1 a -Litril, but P re
m ir loydl Georm 'e a tt itt maker
it plain t he gove hmenc-t I.will pr~ess
thte O~ comaniet to nee 2-0t mtuni Lantt
trcolie, and as the myn 'I utts-ide U Istr
will no~t hantdh muntit ions and tr-oopl
ia ains a conftlict iS looke':i ior'.
llThe drve oy-.(f theti.I" nin whtichi w o'
In up at Cgh a4 j- :dan bea-ause th
'ailway men r'tuse~ to tatke it. fur
therc with armied( police atord. hiIas
hout som-ned to Deihl in, andltI . e- -
nectttion in that this acution w-il le:ud
io I roabie
WET PLANK TO
Postmaster General's Statement Look
ed Upon as Indication of
BRYAN FIGHT IS EXPECTED
Burleson Demands Repeal of "Drastic
and Absurd" Provisions of
San Francisco June 22.-Postmaster
General Burleson's statement today at
San Antonio regarding Democratic
platform issues drew particular atten
tion among party leaders here for the
national convention next week, be
cause of its frank declaration for
modification of the Volstead prohibi
tion enforcement act.
Mr. Burleson's demand for repeal of
"drastic and absurd" provisions of the
act, expressed in more direct fashion
views which some of the party leaders
now here previously had voiced pri
vately. Coming from a member of
President Wilson's cabinet, the state
ment was regarded as a possibl e in
tiiation of the administration's atti
tude on the prohibition issue before
Senator Glass, of Virginia, who is
due here tomorrow, is understood to
have been entrusted with a formal
expression of President Wilson's views
as to the platform. On other occasions,
however, the postiiaster general has
been the direct spokesman of the
president on important issues and
Democrats here were inclined to take
his expression as to the prohibition
plank as more than a statement of his
May Outrival League.
The preliminary convention discus
sion in progress here, while wholly
informal in character, has shown a
striking unaimity of opinion on two
ponts thus far. The first of these is
that the platform struggle will be
the real fight of the convention; the
secolld, that the prohibition plank
will he the chief issue in that fight,
out-rivaling the League of Nations
declaration in interest among the del
In the league issue, W. .1. Bryan al
ready is standing directly opposed to
President Wilson's views as to the
party attitude. That dates back to
the Jackson Day tdinner when Mir. Wil
son urged that the Democrats enter
the campaign on the issue of ratifica
tion of the league, covenant. without
nterial reservations. The former
secretary of state stood just as
strongly for acceptance of the Repub
lian i reservations as a basis of rati
I)EATII 01-' MR. It. A. .lOHNSON
I) led lat Wednesday in ight.. Mr. 11.
A. .fohnson, aged sixty Iwo vean-. The
deceased was one of Mann in g's most,
torominent citizens and bu;sinss men.
Ile had been in the mercantile busines
hiere practically' all of his life, an was
-1Ii(uccssfl mierchaint. THe had served
'0 eity~ coun il for a iilumber of yearvs.
Hle wvas am Iife-lonL- memiber of the
lhiptist church(1 and a mason 'i. The de
cansed had been in ill health nea rly a
year. and when he realized hisc-li
ion. he sold out his bisiness an! I e
tiredI firom active life ini ordler to tryv
andI regaiin his ho-alth. le spent sor
iral months in .lohn; liopk in hosinital,
iiillt imar' but they could do nothing
to' save hi m. Mr. JIohnson leaves a
widow. die son1 ned( sever-il da uiiht ers.
b'' is alarg'te faimi ly (onnectiona and
a hocst of f'iendls all over the counmty.
The fiuneral was hebd in the HapIti1st
church anud the buirial in the Manuning'
remaet erv onl Fri~lay.
RCO(XllEND) lIG DIVID)ENI)
G;reenville, Junne 22. -At. a sp~ecial
mlieeting oft the hoard oIf (Iirectors oIf
thme Dielton Mills held today at Ielton,
at resol1ut ion was adloptedl recommenndl
inmi.e f6 the i ston!kholers ainm in'irs in
the I ( ita stoc5A~k of the comiipany'. from
.1I,-t 00,0I00 to $2 ,900,t00. the increase S
to he ~in the rhape of nI prieferred st ock
d ivalenid, hearinir 7 per cent. 'Tho
stoechoh lers wilI moet to eons i-Ier the
rerolution on' .Ill 22.
TionIu idis a f:'w roinths neo'~ de
'h Immon stock5 f'l of' the nel'oni~ Mil
h< been((? purcha11sed by WoodwardI
l 'b:ir, and Coipauniy, of N- w Yom L
-a' nihm~ir, at a hivh1 figure. The'
mnineumni't o1f the propt) 'y. l.. ''-ir
w"ill r-enmin the unme ,it i-i und(ei:r1.l
andl the lo:a membervs I, I he he( --1
of (I le-oi mil im re., med.
fication and in order to keep the I
league covenant out of the campaign.
If Mr. Burleson's statement is to be
accepted as representing the Presi
dent's views on prohibition, delegates
said, it now was evident that Bryan
and the administration forces were to
clash over that plank in the party
platform. Mr. Bryan's views have been
known to be rigidly against any weak
ening of the prohibition laws. There
is also, it was said, a third point on
which the President and his former
secretary might lock horns at the con
vention. It was recalled that when
the President asked Congress for au
thority to accept a mandate over Ar
menia under the League of Nations,
Mr. Bryan promptly issued a state
ment in flat opposition to such a pro
ram. It has been regarded as pos
sible that the President might seek
to have the convention endorse his
course as to Armenia and, if so, it
was said, the Nebraska leader could
be expected to except his influence
against such action.
No Conferences Yet.
Pending arrival of Senator Glass,
Mr. Burleson and Mr. Bryan all of
whom will reach the convention city
during the week, the few party leaders
and delegates already o nthe ground
have been exchanging only gossipy
comment and expressions of personal
opinion on issues to come up. There
have been no conferences as yet, and
there is still little activity among
wor kers for various candidates for
the presidential nomination to distract
attention from the platform outlook.
Headquarters for John W. Davis, of
West Virginia, were opened today and
the first literature in behalf of the
claimis of candidates was put out by
his supporters. Somwe poster work for
Governor Edwards of New Jersey also
was done, supplementing that for At
torney GIenteral Palmer, but presi
dential row has nlot. as yvet, become
(1ven a 1mdow of what it will be or
what it was during the Republican
conivention at (hicago.
In alny event there is little possi
bility that candidates headquarters
will take as prominent n part. in the
Francisco convent.iol as was the
ca se in Chicago. The ( Chicago con
vention was unique in that. respect,
wit lSentator Johnson, Gen. Wood, Gov
Sl.owden and otlhers of the active con
ten-lers for the iomi nation in per
sontal calirge of their campi. while
Sen ator 1lar iding. the party nomiainve
Ilso was on the scene and shared in
confecrencees Which led to his selection.
WII. HE CANDIDATE'
FOl OFFICE IN 1922
Columbia, June 22.-- A nd rew .1.
i Hethea, former Lieltenan t Governor,
who made anit altive and aggressive
Caem1npaign for Governor two years ago,
andI who has been urged by his friends
to eniter the lace again this year, slat
nio wtot snceteed himt.
Air. lathene is will kntown ini polit -
lellift in Sotth I 'aroinma. hlav ing
strv(ed successively as ptriva te stire.'
taryI t overnor AnOse!. is codec com
isionert andl to terms1 as Lieten..
Spatanibutrg., Ju nle 2. A rrange -
micnts havce been compllletedl tvy the
SiouthI ( aro(1 lina Sunday School A sso
intion for a Suinday schtoiol exhibit at
the State Fair at Columbia this fall
a nw fori s petial exhibits at five cotunty
ris. TIhese exhibit s will include
w.oi k doint in each idepartmentt oif the
SunditIy school, idemonstractions of the
li t modern e(Iuipment antI methods
in liSt inl these depacrltmenits andi ai stir
voyV of the conditions in itligitois ehu
--aitiln in this St atec.
('.ll1. ISSL'ED I'Oll
"ONE HIlG I'NJON"
Wlhington. June1 21..\ rall for a
(inlvii!ntui o raiilroadq worlors at (Chi
- wo Junie 4.9 to) perfe t Itie otrgai-.a
* 'a of tine bi( union~ of railroad work
* It ht heen) sent Io lieadets of thi so
" 1 U:nrgen woVirke r , accringt to
inf rita t ion reeswai ab the nc
INVITED TO NEW lION
ibeeting To Be Held to Discuss, An
nexation to Sumter County
The Sumter Chamber of Commerce
ias received a request from Citizens of
4ew Zion School district to have rep
'esentatives o' the Chamber of Con
nerce, county board of commission
!rs, and Legislative delegation of
3umter county to meet with New
Uion voters next Saturday afternoon
;o discuss the question of New Zion
listrict annexing to Sumter county.
rhere will be three days of com-:
nunity welfare neetings and home
lemonstration club short course at
vew Zion on Thursday, Friday, and1(]
Saturday of this week. Mr. J. Smith h
md several other leading citizens of '
gew Zion guarantee . that they will *
lave a good crowd of New Zion dis
jrict voters to listen to the Sumter t
-ounty speakers. If the Chamber of (
-ommerce can secure speakers, and
f the county commissioners and leg
siators and Chamber members will'
Ittenlld, the invitation will be accepi
New Zion desires to hasten the pre- I
iminary work incidental to calling
In election in time to vote the ques
-ion at the same time that Turbeville
School district votes on the question;
)f annexation to Sumter county, but
he voters of New Zion desire the mat
Ler put intelligently to the voters ot
hat district. They have therefore ap
ealed to the Sumter Chamber of,
Commerce to assist them in every
possibli way tn get all the informa- ,
tion possible in the quickets possible,
Lime. -Sumter Item.
The Sumter Claniber of Com
nerve is the recognized public forum h
:f this county, and is so recognized
ilso by a large portion of Clarendon
-ounty. Whenever we want to "put
Lver" anything it is generally "put
it up to the Chamber of Commerce." f
N'ow if Sumter's business men want I
hlundreds of square miles of new
territory for Sumter county, hund
reds of miles of new trade territory,
Ind thousands of new customers for I
the Sumter tobacco market, Sunter's
stores, banks, professional men, and
other business, then the Chamber of
Commerce must have the umdivided
financial support .nd other necessary '
c'ooperation to enable that organiza
tion to continue to be the "Startinir
poit if Sumter ofount.
NEW ZION WANTS TO ANNEX I
There ought not to be an v doubt.
whatsoever about. th Chaimber of'
Com1erce Iing able to , get. a rep
resenta tive delegatiow (if Sumiter )us
iness mlen, and Imlemiberts of the Soum-t
ter county board of commis siners
:aid Sult er legislative delegatioll to
go to Ne% Ziont next SatuidaV after
noon to disluss the question of am i
nexation of New Zion schoo) di trit o
to Sumter county. Notwithstandiinti1g
Saturday is a husv day inl Sumter
neverthelss the Chamber of Com
mrez''0' mu111ist. be s11ppor-ted by sever'lI
romi' speakers and by represvitativIs.
of th- county commIlissionerns amid
legish: ive deh cation. if not by the
two boards entire membership.
llere is an insta nce of citizens of
ntN* colilty voluntarily inviting I
the Smter C'hambr (of Commerce to
assist these 'itizens .n arriviwi, at a
decision a s to whether. \wvin. an d1
how they wl l :1mex their sct ion to
ut-er countv. If the citizenis of New\\
Zion are wvillingr to gatIler ) listen to
C!.1 and figuIres. :1114 1)spetiallI Iy
whenl they have rec~puested thlis comm
ty to Cooperate with them, it does
'ot s'eim' to be a violation (if eithics
for Sumter counIty' to :w.ept the liv i -
Several litizn o/lS (f New Z.m toI (i
S'''ctm-v J'iteardon) hi:t weeki th11? I
they i'l try t inhe ( Simte tobacco1 .
ty, that mutch nore01 tobarrlo wVol be
haulted tol Sumiter.
der'1 to ge't aIt least paIssale ' roal .
they .'iy. for the pre'lsent, and the
surfate~ I roads andt gravel orI sandl
lay14 latteral r'ods hllingt to the
cano ho con((stru'iti'd. -Sumlter' Item.
The bousiness men'l oIf Somter should
in'' op stroly(~~ for the bil daly in<
Turbeville I4onsl .l' 7th. ': when Turh I
('hanh:1r( ot(L'(i Comerc ,of nty com
ener- hlsla fte de~i leationeind
othstdron umerai ronm gTub I
sd h het rinie~o flogwtrthe voters fe
Ilv! es '.'h!' <iia e ls t t obs'P~ ' l (' ote '
Co'n the n tat' I hey itte tcal n
omparatively Small Attend-inee iear
SENATOR ED SMITH ABSENT'
V. C. Irby, W. P. Pollock and George
Address Opening Day
Sumter, .June 22.-The Senatorial
nd congressional campaign opened
ere today, with a comparatively small
tendance consisting of about 200 peo
le. The meeting which wat held in
he courthouse, was called to order by
ounty Chairman John H. Clifton.
Senator E. D. Smith was unavoidably
bsent due to the fact that he is a
elegate at large to the )emocratic
lational Convention at San Francisco,
towever, lie sent a letter which was
ddressed to the voters of Sumter
'ounty, setting forth his achievements
hich was read by the chairman.
W. C. Irby, of Laurens, was then
itrioduced as the first speaker of the
William C. Irby.
Mr. Irby, of Laurens, prefaced his
peech by stating that lie is in the race
t his own behest and not at the sug
estion of anyone else. He entered
ito a somewhat exhaustive review of
is extended service in the South Caro
na House of Representatives, telling
f his work for the masses, particu
t ly his effort to protect the child
r >m arduous labor. le recited his
ght to prevent the sale of the State
lospital for the Insane property,
laiming that the State was saved
lusamIs (if dollars by the refusal
f the i Legislature to pass the me as
re for former Gov. Blease's zsigna
Ure, through Irby's efforts. Ile told
I the introduction and ldefeat of his
>1l. in the extra legislative sessiom
if 1914, to fhmt a $25,000,001) iW!ui by
lie State to biy up1) tdhe famlers cot
oin. Had the hill passed and the honlt
,N'l issued, he a imed, te sale of
he coniuodity on the presen high
mnirkets would have netted Soith Caro
irli ; pri-1t of$1000 ,0 0
Placing the high cost of living at
he door of the pawrf ' nr" ioolml\ and
he ass istU ICeO t i VII by the vern
nterest, Mr. Irby said:
Need Fnancial Assistance.
"I believe that the only remed. for
hese evils is fi the government to
nmnediately furnish financial assist.
ee to the States to prov'ide for the
rection of suflicient packirtr houses,
C frigerators and exchailges to enlable
iet farmers to, pack and store their
'rishable products until the colisumier
iteds them, s1 as to put to stolp to
hw e\tortionuate ind intolerable prof
ts of tlhe packers' trust on perishahle
"The packinog h "uss should Ie
>perated, -itperativt ly, by Lte farml
thO eNchlntg'1s by the CInmIrS
lid coil storag'e by produers and c'n
li' woul it'neoinlag' hgreter prodge.~t'
axn la fthe nelierIi'aried of tl red In
n cntsoniIeris an rende thecoh
furage a bhnint osl: manuhl inliend
iunt ietwas e ia. rI. e' il ane
bI Iactly ui tl i w i h I of t
oher .nn'i n .n li'i wnmi d e at a 1 e