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THE MANNNG TIMES
Entered at the Postoffice at Manning as Second-Class Matter.
Appelt & Shope, Proprietors.
Published Every Wednesday
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MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1921
JAPAN IN A TIGHT HOLE
Japanese statesmen are in a quandary. They hardly
know which way to turn. Whatever course they take
they are due to have some of their fondest dreams shaken.
In calling the international conference at Washing
ton and including Japan in the list President Harding
specified the far eastern question as one of the subjects for
consideration and adjustment. That is very objectionable
to the Japanese, who prefer to have an exclusive hand in
the far east, where China and Korea are at their mercy.
If she declines to discuss far eastern questions with the
United States, England, France, Italy and Belgium, she
admits her ulterior motives, places herself on the defen
sive, and alienates the respect and forfeits the good will
of the other participants in the conference. If she enters
into a discussion of such questions she must abide by'the
decisions of the conference, which means that the other
far eastern countries will get a square deal and Japanese
ambitions of exploitation will be forever shattered.
Again, it is shrewdly suspected that Japan has de
signs upon the Philippines and other American posses
sions, including Hawaii. A conference agreement would
exclude the Japanese from the )ossibility of any future
control of these iands. To refuse to become a signatory
to such an agreement would be to tacitly admit the Jap
anese intention to wage war against the United States for
their possession. It is small wonder the Japanese are
squirming and looking for a loophole through which to
PRUNE THE SHIPPING BOARD
The pruning knife in the hand of General Charles G.
Dawes has been working to a purpose, with the result that
many millions of dollars will be saved the taxpayers
through a reorganization of the departments in Washing
ton and the elimination of unnecessary appropriations.
In the )ast one of the great ambitions of the bureau
crat has been to secure larger appropriations than were
really necessary. Legitimate needs were hardly consid
ered. It was a case of get all you can and spent more than
you get, trusting to congress to make up the deficit. All
of this has been changed by Dawes, as director of the
budget, and wisteful officials are warned to trim their
sails and head in close to the wind if they desire to remain
in close contact with their jobs. General Dawes has ac
colplished a wonderful piece of constructive work, but
what will it avail us if the government is going to continue
pourmg billions into that loose jointed makerick known
as the shi))ing board, which is on a par with our recent
aerola)e orgy of ot4icial waste and squandering?
W [y not turn Dawes loose on the shipping board,
with imstructions to prunc to the limit? Of course, the
general might get into one of his famous "Hell and Maria"
moods and blow the thing up with a few tons of dynamite;
or tow il out ito the Atlantic and sink it. But in either
case w au-e mclined to the belief that he would earn a col
lective and vociferous "amen" from a hundred million
Anwricans; I axes are high as it is, without feeding them
to an mamlanmate gourmand.
Wm ning~ has been sounded in the United States sen
ate t hm I ft coal barons are Ipull ing the wires preparatory
ftto nom holdupin m the p)rice of coal next winter. It is
not suirpr.ismgu. On the contrary, it is quite to be expect-.
ed. A)fh.-ildom has boasted loudlly and long of dire pun
shimeonts to be imfl ictedl upon0 gougers. In fact, there has
hoen I'so much of blowmg~ andl bunk there has been no~ room
CoJl barons know this. They have prlofiled from it
ini the past, and they' Cepet to (do so in the future. The
I he pu1lic has been mnilkedl so often and so successfully
hi u n(j can not conceive of? the l">ssibility of a kick that
w\oubll upse(t the buicket.
A 1.nited] States seniat or has given~ publIic andl timely
wanunl ofl'L t, he scheme. It is Iup to somfe 0one to thwart it.
We havw an ,tore general of the United States. We
have di Knct attorneyvs all over the Un ited States. We
limye a law that (deals with highway and wholesale rob
bery, wiether it he at the point of a gun or by the pullling
ofset : i .ies by un lawfCul comb i nat ions o'f plutocrats.
We have jaul s that will hol even a plutocratic gouger-if
-som( oneh doesn't turin the key. Why should1( we be robbed
agamr ne-t wmnter?'
as.The good (10 not always (lie you ng: o r tl i
'he pralical joker is not alvays as practical as his
Wh'n fools begin to argue wise mn keel) their
mout hs shut.
"W hen things don't go right i know how I feel,'' said
"Sao do we,"' chirped the employe.
No men wa snad
NEWS fROM SUMM.RTON
Miss Carolina Richardson of Sum
ter, is spending a few days with Miss
Lila BriVs.e Wells of Manning, is
spending a few days with Mrs. Knight
Miss Mart;ta Pitts has returned
home after spending several weeks at
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Hatfield spent
Sunday in Sumter.
Mr. Huron and Percy Woodruff
spent the week-end In Charleston.
Mr. G. A. Ridgill is spending a
while in Hendersonville, N. C.
Miss Bernice Ramsey is spending a
few days with her sister, Mrs. R. B.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilkie -spent
Sunday in Sumter.
Miss June McLeod of Jordan, spent
I.st week with friends here.
Mrs. Sidney spent last 'week in
Bennettsville with relatives and
Miss Gertrude Gee of Manning
spent last week here with relatives.
Miss Francis Harvin is spending
some time with her aunt, Mrs. Hugh
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere
thanks to each and every one who so
kindly assisted and sympa'hized with
us during the illness and subsequent
death of our beloved husband and bro
thor, A. Gordqn C'.awning.
Mrs. Lizzih Chewning,
Mrs. J. E. Rowe and Sisters.
OVER THOUSAND TO
Orders have been received at Camp
Jackson to discharge 1,200 enlisted
men by Saturday, August 27, on ac
count of further reduction of the
army and application will again be
accepted for discharge, the men be
ing sent home at once.
It will be remembered that or
ders were issued to discharge en
listed men upon written application
during the month of July, the idea
being to reduce the enlisted person
nel 30 per cent. However, by July 15
Camp Jackson had lost 38 per cent.
and orders came putting a stop to all
Another order arriving yesterday
reads all men who made application
for discharge up to yesterday, Au
nist 23 on account of dependents, will
alko be discharged.
There are still about 1,500 surplus
men in the camp at the present time
in all organizations and the order
to discharge 1,200 men may be the
result of a decision to reduce all
It is possible also that the order
is merely the result of the plan to fur
ther decrease the army.-The State.
(Ei NOrTH SEA
Pulham, England, Aug. 23 (By the
Associated Press).--Out over the
North sea, above the low clouds and
the banks of mist, the giant dirigi
ble ZR-2 tonight was Cruising ui1
ain( down off the coast of Norfolk
waiting for daylight. to guide her to
her moorings at Pullm.
The big aircraft, purchased by the
A merican navy from Great Britain,
is on a trial trip frum lowden to
Pulham. The voyage began at 7:10
o'clock this morning and was ex
peetedl to cnd before darkness fell
ov'er eastern EnglandI. During the
greatLer part of the day the wveather
was propitious andi the dIirigible,
with the A merican crew which is to
bring her across the Atlantic on
boa rdl, mnaneuvered for many miles
over land and sea.
As thle a fternoon advancedI the
weather conditions beca me had, and
as mist andl low clouds gathered and
jenetriated inland from the Norfolk
coast it wals dI~eie niot to aittemnpt
to berth the big a irsh ip. T1here fore,
the ZRA-2 wvill remain at sea until
dawvn at least.
D)EATlH NOTi EXPLA INEl)
IFlorence, A ug. 2.- Advices from
Savannah say that the name of the
special aigent of the Atlantic Coast
Line whose dead body' was found
on the ra ilroadl track near here Fri
da~y a fternoon wvas .J. L. Mock and
not .J. L. Motte as previously given.
There wvere no0 paipers on -the man's
body to establish identification.
HIis home was original ly in Sa
vannahi, where he had a wvide con
"'he mianner of M\ock's (death re
mains unexplained. The dletective
force or the Attn tic Coast Line is
coope(rating with the coroner of this
county in a thorough investigation.
It is staited that the officers are not
satisfiedt with the theory that the
splecil agent was thrown from the
train by some one he was suppiosedI
to be attempiting to arrest although
they do not state outright that foul
play of a mioie serious character has
been suspectedt. 'The investigation
wvill be' continuled.
GE()IIGIA SHEIIIIFF SLAIN
WV. Itobertson, sheriff of iPerce
coiunity, was killedi today while search
ing for an allegedl horse theief near
. . . ..
Tuesday, August 30th
On account of all the tobacco crop
of this section being marketed, the
tobacco warehousemen at a meeting
held last night decided to close their
Tuesday, (NEXT) Aug. 30.
The buyers will leave on Wednes
day, so the farmers should hurry
and get the balance of their crop on
Diamonds Below Cost
Having decided to discontinue handling Diamonds I am now offering my
big stock of Diamond Goods consisting of Solitiare Rings, Cluster Rings, Din
ner Rings, Bar Pins, Lavallieres, etc., at less than cost. If you anticipate buy
ing a diamond any time in the near future it will pay you to attend this sale.
Just a few prices quoted in order to show yon the sacrifice that is being made.
$1050.00 Solitaires, in Tiffany Mountings, now .._.-.--- __. $725.00
$900.00 Solitaires, in Tiffany Mountings, now --------------------.$600.00
$750.00 Solitaires, in Tiffany Mountings, now ..------------..-$550.00
$625.00 Solitaires, in Tiffany Mountings, now_-------.--------------$450.00
$450.00 Solitaires, in Tiff any Mounting s, now ------------------.....$225.00
$250.00 Solitaires, in Tiffany Mountings, novr------------------.-..--$150.00
$125.00 Solitaires, in Tiffany Mountings, now-_------------------.--..$75.00
$400.00 Cluster Rings, in Tiffany Mountings, now ---.-_---.-----..-...$225.00 -
$300.00 Cluster R ings, in Tiffany Moun tings, now --._--_---_- --.----$175.00
$250.00 Cluster Rings, in Triffan~y Moun tings, now--.---..-.-_-...--..$150.00
$175.00 Cluster Rings, in Triffany Mountings, now --------..----- ----$100.00
$650.00 Dinner Rings, now -------------- ------ --- --- --------.$400.00
$600.00 Dinner Rings, now ----____----_-- ---- --------------.$350.00
$300.00 Dinner Rings, now --.------------ ------_------$200.00
$300.00 Gents' Cluster Rings, now ---------- ---- ------ ---.-- --.$150.00
$275.00 Gents' Cluster Rings, now .--------------.-------- -- - $125.00
$585.00 Platinum and Diamond Bar Pins .---~--------- ---- -$325.00
$425.00 Platinum and Diamond Bar Pins ---- ------ --- --- ---- -$250.00
$265.00 Platinum and Diamond Bar Pins---- --.---_--------- .s..500
$125.00 Platinum and Diamond Bar Pins-.------ -------------..-$60.00
$375.00 Platinum and Diamond Bracelet Watch ----.---- ------$225.00
$60.00 Gents' Shrine Emblems --------------- ------ ----- -- ---..-$40.00
$40.00 Gents' Shrine Emblems --.------------.-- -- ---- ----- ---..-$25.00
$25.00 Gents' Shrine Emblems-_-_. - ---- - ---- ---- ---- ----.$15.00
LUUMT ER, South Carolina.