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VOL. XL MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1920 N.4
IN' BRIXION PRISON
Death of Lord Mayor of Cork Ends
Long Hunger Strike.
HAD REFUSED FOOD
FOR SEVENTY DAYS
Death Not Unexpected as Prisoner
Had Suffered Relapse Several
Days Before and since That
- Time Had Been Un
Cork, Oct. 2.-(By the Associated
Press.)-Joseph Murphy, one of the
hunger strikers in Cork jail, died to
- The death of Murphy occurred at
8:35 p. in. - He was 25 years of age
Murphy was a member of the Irish
Volunteers and was well known as an
London, Oct. 25 (By the Associated
Press.)-Terence, MacSwiney, lord
mayor of Cork, the most prominent
of the Irish hunger strikers and said
to have been the brains of the re
publican army in Ireland, died early
today in Brixton prison.
The end was not unexpected, foi
the lord mayor had been unconscious
for several days. He was entering
upon the 74th day of his hunger
strike as a protest against a sen
tence of two years' imprisonment or
several charges, including one of
having seditious documents in his
"Only his brother, John Mac.
Swiney, and his private chaplain
Father Dominic, were with him wher
he died. Mrs. MacSwiney and the
prisoner's two sisters, Annie anc
Mpris, were at a nearby hotel.
The lord mayor, who was terribly
emaciated as a result of long absti
nence from food, had been delirious
for many hours and was unconseious
when death came.
It was several hours after the lord
mayor died before his brother was
permitted to tell Mrs. MacSwiney th<
sad news. She immediately went to
the prison, accompanied by her pa.
rents and the Misses MacSwiney- an
the family group, stoical and dry
eyed, prayed over the body .as it lay
on the cot.
There were no untoward demon
strations outside the prison after th<
news of MacSwiney's death becamt
generally known. A large force of
police had been concentrated to put
down any disorders that might oc.
cur. It was said at the prison thai
the reasons for withholding permis
sion to John MacSwiney to inform the
dying man's relatives of his condition
was that it was in the prisoner's in
Just before MacSwiney died Fathei
Dominic and John MacSwiney knell
at the beside and offered up prayers
The priest administered the rites o1
It is well within the possibilitie
that the body will be taken to Corl4
secretly in order to avoidl unpleas.
ant results -from whatever demon
'Arations might be arranged in Eng
land and -Irelandl along the routt
traversed by the train bearing th<
body. There is no intimation that
any offcial advocates refusal to send
i't to Cork.
The home offce in charge of pris
ons5, which would control the move
ment of the body in England, s-aid
that no plan for the removal of thc
Ildy had been of11cially considlered
Atthe Irish offce it was dIeclar-e
that no plan had been formulated foi
the transfer of the body to Ireland,
and that final decision on this point
would rest solely wvith Dublin Castle.
It is within the power of the homc
ollce to give up the body of a pris
onier in whatever way is dleemed~ most
expedlient. It is pointed out th'at il
could legally transfer the body irn
secret to sonme out of the way plort
and Inter to a government vessel and
deliver it at Cork.
~ew York, Oct. 25.-Irish sympa
thizers, numbering more than 10,000
attended mass meetings here to
night, protesting against what they
termed the "murder by the imperial
is-tic government of Great Britain'
*,f Lord- Mayor 'rerence MacSwviney
%dloy Field Malone farmer labot
ndidate for governor of New
and several Irish womer
noto a great crownl In Colum.
"HITS AND MISSES"
WAS A FAVORITE
"Hits and Misses," the playlet which
was given for the benefit of the Civic
League on last Thursday night, was
quite a success. While the thread of
the plot was so slender as at times to
be quite lost, there were a number of
choruses and dances which were very
well done. The opening numbers,
"Moon Song" and "Boogie Boo" were
particularly well received by the au
dience. The former was sung by forty
five little tots daintly clad in party
dresses while the -latter was rendered
by older girls in Yama-yama costume.
Between the first and second acts Mrs.
S. I. Harvin sang sweetly, "The Heart
of a Rose" and a college chorus was
well rendered by a number of high
school girls. The Butterfly Dance,
which was (lanced by six young girls
was perhaps the best number of the
evening. They were so light and
garceful that one felt as if they might
be real butterflies. The principal
parts in the play were taken by Miss
Mahafey and Mr. Leon Burgess, both
of whom were in good voice. Par
ticularly attractive were the "At Your
Service" chorus, sung oy Mr. Burgess
and chorus and "An Ol Fashioned
Wife" by Miss Mahafey and chorus.
Miss Grace Nimmer was an attractive
Esther and sang "Little Ships" very
sweetly. The young ladies in the
chorus were attractively gowned and
were a charming feature of the play.
The Civic League realized a nice
sum, which will be put to good use,
as the funds of this progressive club
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PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES
Last week Miss Moore examined
one hundred and forty children of the
Turbeville School and in addition gave
several Health Talks to the children
and a similar talk to mothers and
fathers on Friday afternoon.
Most of the children were in splen
(lid physical condition, most of their
troubles, where there were any, com
ing from defective teeth.
Miss Moore says that she- received
good cooperation from teachers, child
ren and parents. So anxious wias one
little tot of five from the infant class
to follow directions, that when he was
told to say "Ah!" a long time, he
opened his little mouth and said "Ali,
a long time."
At each of the schools she visits,
Miss Moore will give a health talk to
the fathers and mothers of the child
ren. Parents are urged to attend these
meetings, as they will find the talks
of interest and besides it will afford
them an opportunity to meet and talk
with the nurse, who is anixous to
know all of them.
TO THE DEMOCRATS
OF CLARENDON COUNTY
All Democrats of the County, both
men and women, are urged to go to
the polls and vote next Tuesday. It
is very important that Clarendon poll
its full strength. The Republicans are
putting out a ticket this year all over
the State I have just been informed
that a negro from Charleston is in
the race for Congress from this )is
I, therefore, appeal to the Demo
crats to turn out and vote. The patrio
tie men and women won a priceless
victory in 1870, and it behooves us in
1920 to see that the fruits of that
victory is not lost. Fellow Demo
crats, it is up to you. Let every one
do his or her duty on Tuesday.
S. Oliver O'Bryan,
Manning, S. C., Oct. 27, 1920.
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'The Mission Study Class of the
Methodist Church held an all-day
meeting at the Library on Inst fTues
day and there were eighteen ladies
present. Quite an interesting and in
structive studly was presentedl, on the
"'Crusade of Compassion," by the fol
lowing ladies: Mesdames T1. 11. Helms,
C. N. Sprott, I". ,J. Bradlham, A. L.
L~uce, .J. D. Gerald and J. A. Cole.
Aside from the helpful information
we gainedl from the boo0k, the social
hour at midday, when a (del icious fing
er lunch was served, was much enjoy
ed by every lady.
bus Circle, criticised the government
at Washington and the Republican
and D~emocratic national candidates
for refusal to intervene in the cause
1lags of the Irish republic and of
America andl buttons bearing the pho)
tograp~h of Mayor MacSwiney were
dIistribut ed in the crowdl which booed
anud hissed every mention of the Brit
ish govern me' andl Premier Lloyd
George wvhih references to MacSwin
ey as "one of the greatest martyrs
in history" and to the "Irish repub
lic" were greeted wvith prolongedl ap
A young man in the crowd, wvho
said he wvas an English man, belittled
remarks made by one of the speakers
and was severely baeten before being
rescuedl by pol icem en.
Resolutions adopted by the F~riendls
of Irish Freedom in anopher meeting
protested against "the murder in
Brixton prison of Terence MacSwi
ney," and~ declared : "We charge Lloyd
George with the commission of this
mbst hnninn crime,"
A fairly representative meeting of
of the members of the Cotton Asso
ciation was held last Friday in the
interest of the Export Corporation.
The speakers for the occasion failed
to turn up, but, after an explanation
of the matter by the President, about
100 bales of cotton, $500.00 in cash
and $250.00 in Liberty Bonds was sub.
scribed. The meeting determined that
it was the business of the presidents
and directors of the township organi
zations to canvass their respective
townships and secure subscriptions to
this Export Corporation.
Haste is essential, and these ofL. rs,
a list of them being hereinafter set
forth, should without a day's delay
go at this work. If they divide up
their townships, the entire township,
I am satisfied, can be visited in one
day. I think it important that each
one of the officers should call to his
assistance one other man to go with.
him in approaching a subscriber.
These subscriptions are to be daily
sent ini to mie for I am required to
make daily report to headquarters
in Columbia. Subscription blanks
have been sent to each president of
the Township Association and it is
expected that he at once take up this
Clarendon County's quota of the
capital stock of this Corporation is
1951 bales or its equivalent in cash.
The following resolutions were
WHEREAS, some misguided peo
ple, with a view of improving the cot
ton situation, have notified some of
our ginners to cease ginning cotton,
thereby taking the very course that
will put out of the power of the far
mer to get help in financing the crop,
and resulting in their ruin should tho
ginners yield to such demand, to say
nothing of the lawlessness involved:
NOW, BE IT RESOLVED, That
this Association stands for law and
order and condemns in no uncertain
terms all such lawless methods and
implied threats; that we urge the
ginners of this County to pay no at
tention to such notices, and advise
them that under the law they are en
titled to protect their property to the
limit; that all oflicers of the law are
hereby pledged our unqualified support
in running down and prosecuting to
the limit any one detected in any such
WHEREAS, there has been not only
a great decline in t'ie price of cotton
but the cost of living has been greatly
And, WHEREAS, the payment of
different prices for picking cotton in
a community by one farmer has the
effect of injuring his neighbor;
NOW, 1BE IT RESOLVED, That, in
the judgment of this Association, One'
Dollar per hundred is a fair and just
price to both the farmer and the labor
er, and we recommend that the price
be adhered to in gathering the re
mainder of the crop.
On motion of J. M. Windham:
It was the sense of this meeting
that in view of the decline in the price
of cotton, that the ginning charges
should be reduced to $4.00 per bale.
The following delegates were elect
VIEW Of LEAGUE
Europe Not Excited Over Article
SIlRIllSED) ATl F"EAlt
P'resient of' Couniicil Saya~ Other See
tions of' Covenanit Cover Same
Briussels, Oct. 25 (By the Associat
edl Pi'ess. )-Leon Blourgeois, presi
dlent of the council of the league of
nations, gave his views to American
newspaper cor'resp~ondlents last night
on Ariticle Tfen of the covenant of
thec league of nations. Today the
f'ollowing auithor'izedl statement i'e
garinig the interview was issued
through M. Comert, the pr1inip~1al
pr'ess official of the league of na
tions, who had oi'iginally airranged
"'Mri. Bourgeois to the American
correi'spond~enits last night saidl he
had been astoniishedl to see the po0
l itical dliscussioni in A merica concen
tr'atedl ar'ound~ Article If) of the
"Aritic'le 10 is not mn fact anything
more thani the moral foundation of
the coveniant. All that is effl('acious
in the covenant is set forth in other
articles indlicating penalties and
Mr i. Bo~urgeois, in the course of his
statement to the coi'iespondents Sun
day night, sai dthat Article 10 could
he eliminated without in any wvay
modifying the effectiveness of the
league of nations, and declared also
that it wvas not considered so impor
tant by Europeans as Americana.
:d to the American Cotton Associatior
Day at the State Fair on this day.
F. C. Thomas, W. C. Davis, R. E
McFaddin, J. McDowell McFaddin, 11
K. Beatson, E. A. Stone, L. M. Galq
loway, M. J. Davis, H. C. Cousar and
J. T. Touchberry.
Names of Presidents and Directors
of each township.
J. C. Dennis, President; J. L. Green
K. A. Coker and F. N. Thomas, Direc
Sandy Grove Township
R. E. Smith, President; E. L. Lang
ston, T. M. Coker and W. D. McFad.
New Zion Township
G. M. Hicks, President; D. R. Du
Bose, J. 11. DuBose and Willard Flem.
F. C., Thomas, President; J. M.
Windham, R. L. Ridgill and S. L
Mt. Zion Township
L. M. Galloway, President; I. V
Plowden, S. A. Strange an(d C. IH
St. James Township
W. J. Brunson, President; J. M
Davis, L. A. Brunson and J. H. Hor
St. Paul Township
J. H1. King, President; J. M. King
R. M. Felder and R. L. Gayle, Direc.
C. M. Davis, President; E. M. Watt
T. H. Gentry and George Joseph
M. J. Davis, President; J. L. Napier
R. C. Plowden and H. C. Cousar
St. Marks Township
11. W. White, President; P. T
White, J. E. Tobias and Clinto
R. H. Belser, President; E. L
Fairey, M. W. Rickenbaker and J. Q
Sammy Swamp Township
J. R. Eadon, President; David Beat
son, J. McD. McFaddin and S. L
Hugh McFaddin, President; J. K
Harrington, J. J. Epps and R. H
Calvary and Fulton Townships
D. Leslie Tindal, President; A. B
Briggs, N. L. Broughton and S. B
H. E. Thompson, President; L. E
Eliore, L. R. Odom and J. H. Hodge
Plowden Mill Township
R. E. Thompson, President; R. J
Alderman, J.' M. Montgomery and J
B. Brogdon, Directors.
W. T. P. Sprott, President; D. M
Wilson, E. M. Fulton and .1. E. Gra
There being no further business the
W. C. Davis,
J. M. Windham,
At the close of the interview anm
:ifter Mr. Bourgeois had withdrawn
the question was rai sed among the
Aier-an correspondents as to the
LTect of hiis utterances on the presi
lential election inl the United States
It was thereupon agreed to with
hold the statement until Mr. Bour.
..eois could review it in this lighi
tad give his authority for its publi.
M. Comert informed the corre
sp~ondtents this morning that he lhat
explainedl to Mr. Bourgeois the im.
poirtance of the remarks and rec
juestedi M. Bourgeois to say wheth.
er he intended them to be publishe<
in the United States, M. Blourgeoh~
replied, said M. Comnert, that he un.
lerstood the importance of what ht
was saying and was quite willing
the interviewv should be printedl.
FOR CL4ARENDON COUJNT1
liniversity or South Carolina One.
Bolder When Appoint.
J. C. Brown 1920 At iarg<
The Citadel One
L. T1. Bragdon 1919 Regula,
Bleulah .Johnson 1917 Regulat
G~arland McCutchen 1917 Regulat
rhelma Hlarvin 1918 Regulat
J. L.. Hlarvin 1918, Agri. Reg,
W. M. Mahoney 1917 Agri. Rteg.
One year agricultural cours<
The first meeting of the Clarendoni
?County teachers association will bc
teld at the Court Hlouse on Saturday,
November 6th, at eleven o'clock. A
rull attentdance of the white teachers
sn very much dlesiredl. Reorganizatioii
for 1920-1921 will then take place,
md such other dliscussions as will pro.
note the general welfare.
E. J. Browne,
LARGE LUMBER PLANT
DESTROYED BY FIRE
The enormous lumber plant be
longing to D. W. Alderman and
Sons caught fire Monday at exactly
twelve o'clock, noon. The fire start
ed in the planing mill apd spread very
rapidly before assistance could be ob
tained. There were a number of per
ons who saw the seemingly very small
flame as it first appeared burst out of
the roof. In a very few seconds the
whole of the planing mill was on fire,
then the engine room to the plant and
over a dozen box cars on a side track
immediately behind the depot.
All hands turned to help fight the
fire but several accidents happened to
impede their work. The head of
steam only proved too great, so that
when the big whistle was blown the t
pressure of the steam blew the whistle
clear off its steam pipe connection,
thus allowing all the steam of the
boiler to escape. The water pumps
could not then be operated. The con
duit which carried the shavings from 1
the planning mill to feed them to the
furnace was severed in order that the
flames might not be carried through
it to the main part of the mill. The
most fortunate thing that could poB- t
sibly have happened was the change
of the direction of the wind just at a
moment when it seemed that the whole
of the mill would inevitably catch on
fire. If the wind had kept up in the
direction in which it was blowing, it
is very probable that the greater por
tion of Alcolu would have soon been
An estimate of the exact damage t
has not been made, but they were
very considerable, as probably two
thirds of the plant has been damaged.
The plant is fully covered by insur
Jessie Logan, a young white boy
suffered a very severe burn when a
steam pipe burst and scalded him. He
was assisting in fighting the fire at
the time of the accident. This was the 1
only person, hurt.
The burned box cars contained lum
ber, cotton seed, cotton, and other
WATER FOR WHISKEY
Paris, Texas, Oct. 26.-F. H. Good
man, pleaded guilty in the district
court of Lamar county today to a
charge of swindling and was given
a sentence of nine years imprison
ment. Ile sold ten gallons of water
to whiskey peddlers, fooling them by
nailing a tin cu pof whiskey under
the bung hole of the Reg containing
the water and letting them sample t
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS
ie sure andi vote Tuesday.
Owing to a break-down of our large I
paper press we are compelled to run
the paper this week in small sections.
Mrs. Minnie Barnett and Miss An
nie Loryea who have spent the sum
mer in the mountains of North Caro
lina, have returned home.
Elsewhere will be found a notice of
the County Superintendent of Educa
tion calling a meeting of the white
teachers of the County. lie is anxious
to have a good attendance.
Mr. J. R. Walker, who has been far
ming near Manning several years, has 1
decided to move to liigh Point, N. C.,
to enter the tobacco business, and left
today for his new home.
Attention is called to card of S.
Oliver O'Bryan, Cha irman of the Clar
endon County Democratic Executive
Committee, which appears in aniother
column of The Times.
hiegiinning November 1st. The New'~
Idea Coinpan y wvill do0 a strictly ('ash
buLsintess. No charge accounts will be
opened and it is t ir iIntent ion to give
the people of Manning andl vicinity
everyv benefit of the decl ine wvhich is
now taking plice in mtost mterchani
disc. They havye an interesting adlver
tisement on aniother page in this is
The following subhscipt ion to the
Hari ry Benbow Mecmor'ial fund have
been receivedl. We hope that other
pe'rsonis in the several coimmnun ities of'
Clairendon county wvill take steps t~o
raise some funtds for this worthy
cause. All subscriptions will be pub
Ilished in the colum nins of' The MIanning
ID. W. McLaurin $50.00O; HI. L. Mc
Laurin 50.00; IR. S. D~esChiamps 25.00,
J1. T1. Stukes 10.00; .J. M. Windham
10.00; lered Le~sesne 10.00; W. C. 1
D~avis 10.00; D~avid Levi 10.00; R. C. I
Wells 5.0; Charlton D~ulant 5.00; K:
S. Ervin 10.00; JT. F. Geiger 5.00;
Chas B. G;eiger 5.00; A. C. Bradhanm
5.00; JIoseph Sprott 5.00.
The Haptist Woman's Missionary
Union will hold its annual Convention
in Citadel Square Church, Chiarleston,
November 10-12. The railroad has
issued the certificate plant for this
meeting, that is one fare going and
one-thirdl returning, pirovidled 250 cer
tificates can be had in time. Cert ifi
cates wvill not he issued for tickets
costing less than 75 eents. Declegates <
andI visit ors arie ur-gently r'equete'ttd to
secure such certinecates upon0 putrchas'e
of ticket from local agent. If this t
cannot be had, then agent's receip~t I
must be substituted. Certificates a
should he given to the Corresponding ,
Secretary at the first session of the
meeting. If reduced rates are secur- t
edl, tickets will be good from Novem- 0
!'xtent of Socalled Strike Not Deter
TWO OPINIONS GIVEN
)ne Kansas Man Says Only Minority
Join Movement While
Kansas City, Oct. 26.-Whether
'arniers of the Sotuhwest are obey
ng a "strike" call issued recently by
he wheat growers' association in
he form of a proclamation calling
pon its members in several states
o withhold their wheat from the
narket until a basic price of the $3
iushel was reached, could not be
scertained here tonight.
Reports from some grain market
enters today attributed decreases in
he wheat supply received and in
rease in price to the proclamation.
4o widespread curtailment of wheat
iferings was reflected today in the
Train markets of the Southwest grain
J. S. Mohler, secretary of the Kan
ias board of agriculture, declared
here was no farmers "strike" in that
tate and said that probably only a
ninority of the grain growers in Kan
as are back of the movement.
"The only thing that might be con
trued as a strike," said Mr. Mohler,
'is the undertaking of the wheat
,rowers' association to get its mem
ters to hold wheat for $3 a bushel.
"That program was decided upon
it a meeting of wheat growers at
salina in September. I don't know
low many farmers are backing that
rogram, but I think that the mem
iership of all the farmers' organiza
ion probably would be a minority
if all the farmers in the state."
On the other hand W. H1. McGreevy
>f Wichita, Kan., secretary of the
Nheat Growers' association, declared
he "strike" was in effect anld that
he farmers are in the light to stay.
Wheat will go to $3 per bushel
vithin 90 (lays due to the refusal of
he association members to sell, the
ecretary predicted, prior to receipt
f news that the market in Chicago
ias stiffened today due to the report
sd falling off of deliveries. Mr. Me
reevy statedl he expected no increase
Ior 30 days, by which time the farm
rs will have made their strike felt.
sixty days more will see the goal of
;3 wheat attained, he said. Ile claim
d the organization had a member
hip of about 30,000.
Wheat receipts at Kansas City to
lay showed a slight falling off with
total of 41 cars, compared with 138
ars a week ago, and 197 a year ago,
Jut grain men pointed out that it
vas impossible to determine whether
his was the result of unsettled
veather and thresher shortage, or
he attitude of the wheat growers.
Bl'SINESS MEN MAKE
DEAL IN SIBIERlA
l-ond'on, Oct. 25.--Washington I).
Vand~erl ip (of CaIi forniai, who recent
y visited( Russia, has sent a tele -
tr'ami from Copenhagen, saying lhe
ims conchuidedi an ext ensiv'e arrange -
nent withi the Rluss ian Soviet au -
horities by which ani organ iz7at ion
f Weste rn A meickani finaniciers a'.
iu ires a 60 yeari lease of a vast tract
iu noirtheasterni Siberta with exclu
ive rights to dlevelop coalI, oil and
~sher'ies. Ile states that his asso
'intes are the heads of leading in.
lustri's wvest of the Rockies.
I ous Anugeles, Oct. 25.-l Iairy Chan
Iletr, pulbl ishe'r (of thet Los Anageles
l'imnas and i nter'estedl in numerous
inancial anmd inidustrial ente rptrises.
idre anid elsewhere, said toda y that
Ie was (onet of the porsons associated
vith Washington D). Vanuderl ip, oil
ud mining engindeer, in thei latter's
xploratlions of a sec(tion oif Siberia.
Mr'. C~huandler said that aibout 25
11usiness' men had becomeni~ associated
HIG LOSS5 IN FIRE
Wilson, N. C., Oct. 26. S.1.. Bartho!
mewv & Co., general supply mer.
haunts, siuffered ai los. (If $60,000 in
fir-e that destroyedl the business see.
ion of Castalla, a' Nash coutity v'il
ige, early this mori'intg. 'The det
t ruction oif a bank nuild ing, dIrug
tor'e atnd othier buildings will run
le dlaflage to over $100,000, it is
stimatent. 'The origin of the blaze
as not been determined