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VOL. XLI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1921.N ~
May Escape Prison by Paying Fine
NOTICE OF APPEAL
Philadelphia Woman and Co-Defen
dants Released on Ten Thousand
Philadelp'lia, May 17.-Mrs. Emma
C. Bergdoll was today sentenced to
pay a fine of $7,000 for the part she'
was convicted of having takep in, the
evasion of the draft laws by her so-s,
Grover and Edwin Bergdoll. If ,he
refuses or fails to pay the fine, Judge
Dickinson of the United States dis
trict court imposed the alternate sen
tence of one year and one day in the
federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga.
Her fine must be paid by June 13.
A like fine, with the same alterna
tive, was ifnposed upon two of her co
defendants in the conspiracy case.
One was her son, Charles F. Braun,
who changed his name because of the
notoriety achieved by his brothers,
and the other her lifelong friend and
couhsellor, James.E. Romig. The two
other defendants, Albert Mitchell and
Harry Schuh, were fined $1,000 each,
with the alternative of spending six
months in the Mercer county jail at
Trenton, N. J.
Counsel for the defendants imme
diately filed a formal apepal from the
sentence. This action, the clerk of
.the court explained, was for the pur
pose of staying execution of the sen
tence, as otherwise the defendants
would have been sent to jail imme
Judge Dickinson, in sentencing Mrs.
Bergdoll, declared there was no way
of ascertaining how much of her guilt
was the act "of a fond and foolish
mother," and while her motive (lid
not affect her guilt, it might mitigate
the unishment. Her heaviest pun
ishment, he said, would be the thought
that her sons had brought disgrace
"No one would wish to see a mother
sent to jail for merely helping her
sons, guilty as they were," he said.
In sentencing Romig, who is 70
years old, Judge Dickinson said his
only claim to leniency was his age.
He censured the former city magis
trate in blunt terms. Braun's mo
tives, Judge Dickinson said, had per
haps-been the -best -of any- of the de
fendants and he did not consider it
just to punish him more severely than
the others. He pointed that the jury
had recommended mercy in the case
of Mitchell and Schuh.
As she walked out of the court
room Mrs. Bergdoll turned to news
papermen and said. "Never will I
pay a fine. Perhaps I shall go to
jail. Maybe I'd be better off so."
The five defendants were released in
$10,000 bail each pending an appeal.
Washington, May 17.-The house
committee investigating the escape
of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, the
draft dodger, got down to the loose
ends today without another glimpse
of the rainbow which was supposed
to point the way to the pot of gold.
Only a few more witnesses are to be
examined and the committee expects
to close public hearings tomorrow.
It was established to the satisfac
tion of the committee today that ).
Clarence Gibboney, counsel for Berg
doll, and the man who arranged the
expedition to the mountains of
Maryland to find the buried treas
ure, was drowned in Mexican waters
last winter. Because of persistent
reports that Gibboney was alive on
foreign soil, the committee called
Dr. William II. T. Collins, a Phila
elphia lent ist, who declared posi
tively that Gibboney was deadi~. The
dentist said he had e'xaminedl the
body sent to Philadelphia from Mex
ico andl that idlentification was es
tablishied by the teeth.
P Gibboney's young son, a lawv stu
(lent, and~ administrator of the estate,
wvas calledl as a witness, but saidl he
knewv absolutely nothing about the
Bergdoll case. lie presentedl a check
for $5i50 signed by his father short
-ly after the prisoner's escape and
maude out. in the name of F'rancis D.
Weaver, an ar'ociate of .Judge .John
W. Weacott of New .Jersey, but he
wvas unable to say for what purpose0
the money wvas paid.
Maj. Bruce C a mpbellI, who defend
ed Bergdoll at hiis trial by co(urtmiar
trial for evadling thne draft, and who
accord(ing to previous Testimony, had
sutggestedl toi the Ber'gdolls that
.Judge Wescott be kept in the barck
groundl, deehired jie never heard the
judge's name ifientioned and knew
nothing of any report that he wvas
counsel for the defense. From the
beginning Judge Wescott has denied
all party to the case.
GERtMANY MUST P'AY
Paris, May 17 (By the Associated
Press.) -Th'e repai-ations commission,
in its rep~ly to the German govern
ment accepting the payment of 150,
000,000 gold marks, makes it. clear
that this amount wvill be received only
oni account of' the 1,000,000,0000 marks
dule May 31, wvhich must be forthcom
ig before that date in gold or im
priovedl foreign currency, bills, or
drafts on the German treasury, in.
dorsed by app~lorvedl German Lanks
alnd payable in pounds storling at lAmI
(don, francs at Paris or dollars at Newv
The commissiorf will meet tomor
row morning to dlecidle wvhat city s4hall
be designated to receive the 150,000,
000 marks, probably Cologne, Coblenz
MRS. MARTHA THOMPSON
PASSES AWAY AT HOME
Mrs. Martha Janet Thompson, wife
of Mr. R. D. Thompson died last Fri
(lay afternoon at her home in the
"Fork." Mrs. Thompson had been in
poor health for more than a year. For
the last few months she had failed
very rapidly and all that skilled phy
sicians and loving hands could do was
of no avail. The end was not unex
pected. God thought best to call her
The funeral and interment were at
the family burying ground Saturday
afterndon. 'She had expressed a wish
during her life that "Molly," the dear
old horse that had carried her on
many a trip of pleasure and mercy for
the last twenty-five years be used to
carry her to the grave. Her sons and
sons-in-law acted as pall-bearers.
She is survived by her aged hus
band and five children, Mrs. M. J.
Conyers, Mrs. H1. J. -Broadway, and
-1. E. Thompson of Manning Route 2.
R. E. Thompson of Alcolu 'and S. L.
Thompson of Lynchburg, S. C., and
more than a score of grandchildren all
of whom were with her when the end
Thus has gone a devoted wife a lov
ing mother, a kind sympathetic friend.
"The Lord gave and the Lord has
taken away. Blessed be the name of
NEWS FROM NEW ZION
On Sunday afternoon, may 22nd at
4:00 o'clock the baccalaurate sermon
of New Zion graded school will be
preached at the school auditorium by
Rev. W. A. Beckham, pastor of Metho
dist church, Lake City. Probably all
the people of this community have
heard. Mr. Beckham before, and are
delighted to have him for this occa
On Monday night following at 8:30
o'clock, the graduation exercises will
be held. Misses Clarice Gibbons and
Rosa Hardy having completed their
course will receive diplomas. Mr.
A. C. Hinds of Kingstree is the com
mencement speaker. le is a good
speaker and is certain to be both in
teresting an(d instructive.
. This year has been a successful one
for our school. All work being com
pleted ard everything in readiness for
even a better year this coming ses
Win. E. Smith, Principal.
CIVIC LEAGUE MNETS;
The Civic League met Monday af
ternoon, May 16th, with a splendid at
tendance. The meeting was called to
order and the minutes of the last
meeting were read and approved. The
chairman of school grounds commit
tee reported the most notable work
accomplished since the last meeting,
the finishing of the coping, and the
excellent condition of the play ground.
The employment of a play ground
instructor was discussed, and it was
decided to leave the investigation and]
decision of this m.tter to a commit
tee of six including the president and
The chairman of the railroad com
mittee gave an excellent report. Ac
cording to corresponlence 'eceived
fron the suporintendent of the rail
road, the chairman informed us of the
willingness of the railroad to make
improvenients on their property.
Mr. Geo. Hanks, manager and pro
prietor of the Pastime Theatre made
the League a very liberal offer. If
the League will sell three hundred
tickets at. four doll:rs each for the
month of June h' will give us two
hundred dollars of the profits. These
tickets will be goodl for every perfor
ma nce, (incluiding mantinee) duiring
the month and wvill be transferable.
The pres'5idlent nappointe'd the following
c'apta inis to handle this ca mpa ign.
M'rs. J1. A. Cole, Mr's. TI. M. Mouzon,
Mis. J1. I. Cantey, Mrs. A. TI. I lelms.
The League authorized the Hlealth
Conmmnitte(' to purc'hase some i nexpe(n -
sive fly novelty with "Compliments otf
Civ ie League" printed on them toi a id
in the ''war'" on flies.
Mt's. HI. Ri. Gray was unanimously
elected at membner of the League.
The fol lov.'intg 'omit tees weret a p
poited for the ye'ar 1921:
M'trs. TI. M. Mouzon, Chairman; Mr's.
H1. J1. Bomari, Mr's. TI. M. Wells, Mrs.
Street. Santi at ion
Mrs. J1. IB. Canley, Chairman; Mr's.
Geo. Die'kr on, Mr's. Lecon Weinberg.
Mr's. S. 0. O'lBryan, Chairman:
Miss Mattie A ppelt. Mrs. If. D). Clark.
School anod P'lay Griounds
Mt's. E. S. Er~ivin, Chairman; Mrs.
W. T. Lesesne, Mi's. S. 1 -Tar'vitn, Mrs.
A. TI. Helms.
Mr's. L. 11. H arvin, Chait'man ; Mr's.
Seaman Richardson, Miss JTan ie Wil
Mr's. J1. D). Gerald, Chairman; Mr's.
E. L. Wilkins, Mrs. T. F. Coffey.
Mr's. A. I. Barron, Chairman; Mrs.
I. T. Appelt, Mr's. J. A. Easley, Mrs.
Ji. W. Her'iot.
Mr's. JT. A. Cole, Chairman; Mrs. B.
TI. Btreedin, Mt's. Horace Tfhomas, Mr's.
Mr's. ,Joseph Sprott, Chairman; Mrs.
C. R. Sprott, Mrs. Gertrude Sistr'unk.
As there was no further business,
the meeting adjourned.
Irma HI. Weinberg,
SOCIETY [Y[NTS OF
THE PAST WEK
MRS. W. C. DAVIS ENTERTAINS
Mrs. W. C. Davis entertained a
number of guests at her home last
Thursday evening with progressive
rook. The color scheme of pink, green
and white was carried out in the de
corations and in the serving of re
freshments. The candelabras in the
dining room, reception hall and par
lors held green tapers. The porch
was beautifully decorated with ferris
and palms and placed in the recep
tion hall were thirteen tables where
the guests played during the even
ing. After dinner mints and punch
were while the games were inl pro
gress. At the close of the evening
ice cream and cake, in which the col
or scheme was also carried out, were
The guests (vho had the honor of
being present at this lovely event
were: Mr. and Mrs. S. Oliver
O'Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cantey,
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bradham, Mr. and
Mrs. H. II. Bradham, Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. Scott Harvin, Mr. Lucius lHarvin,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rigby, Mr. and
Mrs. 3 Iorton Rigby, Mr. and Mrs. H.
J. Bomar, Mr. and Mrs. Seaman Rich
ardson, Mr. Frank H uggi'ns, Mr. and
Mrs. S. L. Iluggins, Dr. and Mrs. G.
L. Dickson, Dr. and Mrs. W. M.
Brockinton, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wide
man, Mrs. G. 11. Huggins, Misses Lou
al Rita Huggins, Miss Laura Keels,
M s. T. B. Iaynesworth and Miss
Louise Haynesworth of Florence,' Mr.
and Mrs. Stewart Harvin, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Davis, Mr. Clarence Sprott,
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Sprott, Sr., Miss
Tora Bagnal, Judge and Mrs. John
S. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Shaw,
Rev. L. B. McCord, Mr. Sam Barron,
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Plowden, Mr. and
Mrs. T. F. Coffey, Miss Lucy Johnson
and the host and hostess, Mr. and
'Mrs. W. C. Davis.
At the lovely borne of Prof. and
Mrs. A. T. Helms on last Friday
evening the Juniors entertained the
Seniors at a reception. The color
scheme, green and gotd was carried
out in the decorations with Califor
nia poppies, yellow dasies, nasttur
tiums and ferns, also green and goil
candles were placed in candelabras in
the parlrs, and 4ining room ,the
lights on the lorch being shaded with
green and gold shades. The recep
tion hall was turned into a forest, the
trees were covered inl gre-y moss and
lighted with the electric lights.
Punch was served during the evening i
by Misses Lulu Rigby and Cecil
Clark. Numerous games were played
and a contest was held, the prizes be
ing awarded to the Misses Annie
Cochran ind Laurens Wilson. A fter
this the Juniors wrote and sent
telegrams to the Seniors.
Refreshnents of blocked ice cream
and cake, also carrying out the color
scheme of green and gold, were serv
ed. At the close of the evening the
Juniors invited the Seniors into the
"Forest" and presented theni with
their fortunes, these being put in the
shells of peanuts and tied with green
and gold ribbon, these fortunes were
hanging froi the boughs of tire
Those participrat ilig in this lovely
.1uniiors: Nisses I sabelle Plowden.
Sara Lesene, ('ecil Chark, Mary Ham
lir, Luda Rigby, Ruby Bi'adham,
EIvely'n and Annie Cochran, Rosa and
Edna Howden, Estelle Wilson,
Messrs. J.,oes lurgess, Frederick
Nimri, Willie hBrad ley. Charlie Wil
Son, Edward O 'Bryan . .Jamores Coskr-ey,
.Jake Wil'o! and William Richardson.
Senijors: .\li55ses G race Thiamres,
Mar Rury. Mry~ Sue Wilson,
I ynne liullantr, I'lizabeth Sprott,
'I lizabieth Cr'eecy, lnu- [ lol laday,
Ruby' i Jayroe. Hessic MIahion('y, Madal~i
line Shope, Lucile and Eldna Rawlin
son, Rober'ita Herry, .\lessrs. Charnl ie
D~av is, Austin IDav is. Robert DunRan t,
Larur'enice Wilsoun, Ikey Bagnal arid
Prof. ando .\ls. A. TI. Iliehns.
E'NT'ltTA'.INMNI G!V .' EN
lDY PRIIMAIIY GRIAD)ES
On ln Thrisday' eveninig at. thre
schiool ho uise thle Pr'imarnny grades gav~e
a loveily e nterta inmre nt. As near' as
(couh1 ibe obtainedl by this papler' thle
f'dllow ingi' prioiramii w.as given:
(Choruns----SecIond an T('h ird grandes.
Play--'' "lol ly Shia w", Rec itat ions,
Character Song, Fi rst. Grde.
Play-"T''lhe D~eafC( iGrandiuma"- Aid
vancr(e IFirst (rade.
PlIay- -- "'''eH Old Womian Wiho tLived
ini a Shoe"---Second G 'raden.
Play-"-'Mother G;one Visiting"'
D)ut ch Song Thirb d Gradel(.
Umibi'ellai Song- - Second and Thh-d
T1he paper is sorry the names of the
ch ildirn who t ook parit ini thle ('lteri-.
tainment. ('ould riot bre obtinedl. Eu t
we aire sure that all those present en
joyedl it v'ery mnuch.
MRS. HlANKS IHONORIEE
01" ROOK PART'lY
Mrs. P. i' Wells en teita ined ini
honor of Mr s. G. K. IHanks, Friday
aifteiroori with a rook pairty. Thel col..
oir scherme of pink andl green were'
caiedl'C~ out in the dlecorantionis and r e
freshments. At thie close of the af
terinoion Mrs. Well's gue(sts wer'e ser'v
ed a lovely ice couirse.
Those participiating in this affair
were Mesdamnes T. Bl. Haryneswvorth oif
Filorence, J1. A. Cole, A. !. Barron, Ed
wvard( Ervin, J1. HI. Or'viin, T. F. CofMey,
J. II. Hlamne'r, .Joh0 Herlot. Ria
M. E. SUMTER DISTRICT.
/ CONFERENCE HELD HERE
On Tuesday and Wednesday, May
17-18, the Methodist Sumter District
Conference held a meeting here. The
delegates for this conference number
ed about eighty, they being eritertain
ed in the homes of the Methodist peo
ple of this city. The following pro
gram was rendered during the tw<
Tuesday Morning Session
10:30-Song service and devotions
-G. W. Dukes.
11:00-The Task of the 'Modern
Sunday School-Mrs. A. M. Brough
11:20-The Work Tools of the Sun
day School-J. Q. Vance.
11:40--Special Days in the Sunday
School-C. T. Easterling.
12:00-Open Conference - .J. E.
12.30--Enrollment of Delegates and
A ppointment of Committees.
1:00-Addournment for dinner.
Tuesday Afternoon Session
2:30-Devotions-J. W. Elkins.
2:45-Give More Thought to Chil
drel-Miss Pauline Suddath.
3:05-Elementary Recognition Ser
(1)--Elementary Conference, Dis
trict Elementary Superintenda nt pre
(2)-Program Building - Miss
Katie Beaumont, Influence of Environ
The Cradle Roll Superintendent at
Open Conference-Miss Suddath.
(2)-Pastors', Superintendents' and
The Pastor and Educational Evan
gelism-J. M. Rogers.
The Place and Program of the Sup
Wesley Bible Class Organization
and work-Charlton DuRant.
Training our Leaders-Rev. J. Q.
Open Conference--J. E. Ford.
Tuesday Evening Session
7:30--Song Service and Devotional
-.J. G. Ferguson.
7:50--ur Conference Sunday
School Program-J. E. Ford.
8:10-Christian Education and th
Sunday School-Dr. .1. W. Daniel.
Wednesday Morning Session
9:45-Devotions--R. M. DuBose.
10.00--Winning the Whole Churel
to the Sunday School--W. V. Dibble.
10:1.5--Sunday School Worship
10:30--Training in Christian Stew
ardship----W. II. Perry.
10:45-- Succe:;sful Sub-District
11:00--Question Ilour-.. E. Ford.
11:30--Our District in Line.
I 1:45-- -Committee Reports.
12:0-- Life Service-B. L. Kniglt.
12:30--A djournment .
CHIlLD GOES TO ROME
Washington, May 17.--Richard
Washburn Clhild was nominated by
President Harding today to be am
bassadot to Italy.
At the same time the president sent
to the senate the nomination of Dr.
.Jacob Gould Shutrmatn of New York,
fornmer president of Cornell univer
sity, to be ninist-er to Chiha.
Mr. Child formerly of New York,
now I'.e.s inl Washington. He has
been connected with the Republicanl
national committee, and during last
summer's campmign spent. months in
l'resident. Har tding's headriauarters at
Rotme, May 16. (by the Associa
Press.) Rob rt Undlerwood .ohnson,
retiring Unite: States abaissador to
Italy, planls to leave Rome Friday on
the way to the United States. lie will
makhe a toour of Ital1y andi~ Fran cy be
lor 3e sa1ilIing for Ne1w Yotk.
DR. E)W ARD I RO SS DEA I
WashiigtonI, .\la y 1 7.-- TDr. Edlward
llenmnett Ross, chiief physi-ist antd
hiead (If the (letrin d0a Iivision1 of t he
bureaui of standardls, died today of
heart diseatse, while seatedl at his
Hie -was in his ;nth year- and had
been ti1ssocia ted withI the hbureau0
sinice 19111. lbe is marrived by a
ville yesterdlay. Alr. 1Taskell Broadl
way. The d eceased wask at good c iti
zeni and1 a4 watchmaI~ker by tradeI.
('01M1EN(CEM31ENT EN ElI(CISES
TO0 BEGIN SI'NDlAY MORNING
Sunday' miorning, withIi baltcablIute(
sertmon at the Prter:byter-ian churtehi
followved by orat Iorical coniitest atnd de
ba te M1ondaly n it, he gradt~ua tiing
exeicise; will lie Tu'esdaly night. Rev.
Phil lips (If C hest er, S. C. wilt 1)reach
the haccab1iua1rate1 sermon on Sunld ay.
Brown, Ilessie Lesesne, .1. E. DXavis
Stewarnt 11ar vin, Seamnoni Richar-dson
G. M. StmithI, .1. -R ioby, John~ Br-eed
in, WV. S. I;ariv in, and1( M1isses Lou II ug.
gins,. Mihdi-ed Er-vin, W illiamas and
the hostess, Mrs. RI. C . Wells.
MIISS LOW)XERS ENTERT'IA INS
On T1huirsday e-venting of last weeh<
M1iss 1)a4isv Flowers entei taIinedl at
hi rthday part y in hiotnor o her- sister
Miss May Flowvers. The guOests num.11
ber-ed ab1outt fifteen and1 during the
(venting sever-al games were enjoyed
At. the (-lose of the evening MIiss
Flowvers served her guests a lovely, ic<
\MAN IN RECIlTAI,
valy persons throughout South
Carolina will be interested in the fot
lowing account, from "Musical A mer
ica," of a recital in New York city in
which Mr. Iaurens Bradham took a
leading part. Mr. Bradlham is the son
of the late Mr. and MIrs. ). hl. Brad
ham of Marming anmid has been study
ing piano in New York bor the past
"A recital demanding serious artis
tic consideration was given by pupils
of the Ellinor Comstock Music School
at the Cosmopolitan Club, New York,
assisted by Gladys North, violinist,
mid Lillian Littlehales, 'cellist..
"Four pianists were presented by
the school, the first of these, Lauren'
Bradham, appearing in two ensemlble
numbers and a group of modern works
In all of these Mr. Bradham's playing
revealed considerable artistic dignity,
coupled with unusual technical force.
His solo offerings were culled from
MacDowell, Paderewski, Hinton, Les
cheitzky, Stojowski and Rachmani
noff. In the Mendelssohn Trio ir, 1)
Minor he had the dependable support
of the two assisting artists and in a
Romance for two pianos by Thern he
was seconded by Clara Weiss, a musi
cian who made such use of her single
appearance as to warrant praise for
poisev and sensitiveness.
Yvette Klein, a somewhat younger
musician, presented a group by Scar
latti, Rubinstein, Palmgren, Poldini
aid Arensky and essayed the piano
part in Rubinstein's Trio in B Flat. If
lhicking in maturity her playing has
a compensating sprightliness and
grace. IHer Japanese study by Poldini
was done with especial charm. Doro
thea Quincy upheld her part in the
trio in B FIlat of Beethoven admira
bly.-News and Courier.
\IUST GIVE UP ARMS
Berlin, May 17 (By the Associated
Press.)-The time limit for disarm
ament by Germany is fixed absolutely
as June 30 in an allied note pre
sented to the German govern ment
today. The note, which concerns ex
ecution of the recent ultimatum, de
mands that the organization of the
German arnmy of 100,000 be brought
into conformity with the peace treaty
by June superfluous munition and
unauthorized fortress equipment sur
rendered by May 31, and all arms in
possession of civilization by ,June 10.
Germany is re quired to endlorse by
May 30 the lIist of munition factories
ruthorized by the allies avnd stop the
output of unaiuthorized factories. The
note further deals with the question
of police anl demaids a reduction in
all classes of police to a total (f 130.
000 by ,July 15.
[OCAL HAPPENINGS Of
IWNTY YARS AGO
.\ay 22, 1901
Re .S. A . Ne-ttl 1es I.; on , k iit t
his sister, Mrs. 1". C. Alsbrook.
Simti' er is soot hi attached to
the long distaicce etlephone. Alan im -
ing will follow suit.
In the suit of ,. ,1. Clark againsi
the Mi1a nning Publishiig Comtpany
tried on last T hursda, it resulted in
favor of, the deferolant.
Miss Nett ie Winberg, who has been
visiting her brothier in Cailen. re
turned last h'llusdby accompani- by
her sister-in-law, Mirs. Dr. Abhe \Weini
ThW ('entna lntel is to be' renovat
el1and ernilargedi' and lut in un rntiii
shape'. Mr . Rigby tel|., us that lie
Ipropos's to adld about fourtieen ni.ore
roioms, hanige' the' fr-ot arol piut in
moditern improv'iteet s, much afr
the pilats of the rt-w hotel in Suter C.
lritih also intends eretintg sev
'lcTh v town oil is montempilaingi
hot-ing sev.erali artisian wvells ini var'
ius pails otf the townt. They could
not don a biitter thtinig for the heath
A feairtful wind anti init sltrm pats
edi thronughi this cioutty last Surnday
afteriioon. catry ing before it tre
fences, barnms, houses, clhuirchies, schol
houses mad doinig much oithter hidaae.
The Method is) chnrches, white mol
ciolored, it Paxvi lle were razed toth
gronds besids eight seed hiouses and
th avlle Academy buibtinug.A
shiet belonging toi Mr'. A. I'. lrri hluun
was destroyed and undter it was i-rush
el a new hutggy. Ilig i<hiiagr' was
doneti all ovir the county nt several
colored pecopi-le ht narrow i-scapers.
Rev. I.. D). ltass, at one tino- pastor
of thle Manning lbaptist hutrch, was
initedti ini the courts ini Washingtni
fotr ingti the' minlis for fra;uiduilent.
fuorposes, antI wa convi'ct andr sein
te'ncid tio three y'earts iiin aWe'st \'ir
lH.\fY ('ONI "CR10N'I.
in thei past ten days I have or'ganiiz
crd a iiinibe ofC hahy cofnirns fir
lie hildi in diffeirient sec'tions of the
counity . If is very gratifying tnonme
ton tint thfat so many of the peopile
arec deepily in teriested in these conlfer
e'is, whiich will bei hetil in 1tie nea r
futurei-. Thela dateis andl places will be
anniounced lateri and we will he glad
to have you auttend. Remenmbet', bet
Itr hb~tti(s mea n heter'I citi-zens.
Miss Ruth Moore,
Attempted Assauilt in Orangeburg
SCREAMS SAVED GIRL
Acensed Negro Brought to Peiuten
tiary for Safe Keeping, Avoiding
Orangeburg, May 17. -Abraoami
Williams, sometimes known as Abra
hail Mays, a negro, is being held at
tihe state p'litentiary onl a ch-egl! of
atte!mpted assatil upon a well ki.own
white gtir! of near tranchville, the
at wmpt. being made this iorning
eti tt I0 'clock. Th ', news reach
i'tv OIn.llIlgebrtIg is to the effect that
the 1 6 ar old <hughter of a lead
irg faIra. r of ntar Beranchville was
attacked by Abraham Williams, but
his atte:pt was unsuccessful. The
girl was taking a letter to the wife
of Abraham Vihliams, upon her fath
er's place as the Williams negroes
receive their mitI I at the mail box of
the girl's fat1eir eiid when she called
for Williams' wife, the front <oor
was closed. A voice from the inside
called "Come in." The wife of Wil
liams was not there, but the girl
did not know it. As she opened the
door, according to the story reach
ing here, Abraham Williams, who
had not gone out to work, appeared
with only his shirt on and 1rabbed
the girl. When she screamed, Wil
liams was frightened, al turneti her
loose, it is said.
The examination made by a white
physician, of Branchville determined
that there was only an attempted
ammault, only minor bruises appear
ing upon tCe body. As the attempt
ed assault happened so near the
town, the local magistrate dispatch
ed the rural policeman, who wa in
attendance at his court, with the
town chief of olice to the scene so
quickly that Abrahams Williams did
not have time to dress aml get. away.
They caught Williams near his house,
making the arrest. Williams denied
By alert work of the local officers,
the gatl ering mob was avoided and
the prisoner brought to Orangeburg,
where Sheriff Dukes was in waitig,
he having been notified of the crime.
The sheriff took Williams by a cir
4;ggg4 s route to the state peniten
iry for saife keeping. A1rtham Wit
iams has Ailways lived in the Branch
ville section fod is about 50 year- of
MINEtS To JOIN
IN %01.11 FRONT
New York. May 17.- --The anthra
cite mine workers will join forces
With thle bitumninous" miners in) for
mu111lating olicies whic-h will govern
the negotiation of wage agre'emeTlts
with tI coal operators, ti take the
plate of the present contracts wiich
expire Aarch 3t1, 1922.
This action Which 01 will conlslate
tle ranks of 500,000 o rganized minl
is ol'f the country so that they will
present ak si d front. to tile coal
opeators w.Ia decided upon today at.
a cin ferelce betweell inten-latiaila
oili'ers of the Un ite \ine Wtorkers
iof America and th tsidents and
interlationil board i,- nfhers of the
three lveio . districts com prb-.ing the
anthrll-te coal ree.ionl. The conifer
enetl decided tha it k. an0thlracite tri
district coivltiont which is usItally
held in August too draw up the neow
wage demanlds. should he postpolled
11mtil after tin. inlternlat ional convenl
tio i I 'of the 1'iti-d Mine Workers
whAich1 "o wn; It I fill napol is, septem.
her I t. \ t thItis intert atiin a Ith
in tg th at it inlou. worksat: framei
John . I~e is, itern itInal pr'i
d n of w thel l'it I tl .afinet Work rs,
exltt ai ttt nit r thage na-t
tttti It il iiiana h co vet~t io w uld
ne tiit itt 1 t t. t ' liai ld ittt ex it~t lS id
triitt It! iolt-i it ir thei sli
ilistIt n iet ing ai t which I Iim rthe
mads lics ofl~xl theanhrait
new(.v phi wich itiriginatd w tvih the
Sint ea itinl olicers of the' iltrami
itrs. wtit t th ~ e "in t e w
( egtitin ~ s in a oful the ha tho:.i
threr altis.i h atwe hi