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VJOL. XLI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1921
RAILROADS ASKED TO
Will Determine If .Transportation Act
is Being Violated by Unions
CHICAGO HEARING TODAY
Carriers Declare That They Will Take
No Additional Action on Cut
Chicago, Oct. 25.-(By the Associ
ated Press.)-The United States Rail
road Labor Board today turned to
the railroads in its attempt to avert
the rail strike scheduled for October
30, suggesting that the roads tempo
rarily postpone seeking further wage
reductions because the board's docket
was so crowded that a wage decision
for all classes of employes could not
be rendered before July, 1922. The
carriers, however, informed the board
that they were "powerless to take
any other position" than their pres
In formal statement the board in
formed the carriers that it would not
consider any petitions for wage cuts
until the questions of rules and
working conditions, now before it,
were fully settled. The board then
unofficially let the carriers know, it
was learned that since a ruling on
wages for all classes could not be
handed down before July, 1922, it
would like the roads formally to an
nounce the postponement of their
plans to seek further pay cuts, tak
ing the attitude that such an an
nouncement might avert a walk-out.
The committee of the association of
railway executives which confered
with the board, announced, however,I
that the carriers would stand pat on
their plans to seek new pay cuts on
the ground that wageq must be re
duced before freight rates could be
lowered and that since the strike was
called technically in protest of wage
cuts already authorized by the board,
there was no necessity for the roads
to take other than an inactive part
in the strike controversy.
Tonight board members in discuss
ing the statement, said that the
board might take up a new procedure
in rendering decisions, handling down
individual rulings for individual
groups of employes instead of one
decision covering all of them.
It was )ointedI out by one member
that the statement left to the hoard
the right to render a wage decision
for any one class of employes so soon
as the rules and working conditions
for that class had been settled, but
that this procedure Would stretch
into months before , all classes could
In this connection, union leaders dle
elared that there were several organi
zations, noticeably the conductors,
which had no roles questions before
the board and that consequently a
petition for lower wages for them
might be taken up by the board imme
diately without. the board in any way
going back on its statement.
The statement was not to be looked
on in any way as an ultimatum to the
railroads, board members said, but was
presented in the hope that it ight
bring action from the roads vhich
would tendi toward averting the
In its conmunication to the roads
the board declared that if both sides
would consider the delay necessary
before wvages again could he reduced,
they would realize that there was It
cause for immeliate strife between
them over this point.
The Unions, not talking into consid
eration ..s delay, were crossing
bridges before coming to them when
they called a strike, the boar('s state
"'It poinitedl out. that the carriers had
beeni repieated ly 0urging a quick deci
sion of the rules and working condi
tion qutest ions now before the board(
andi that, it had (determ inedl several
weeks ago tot settle this matter before
taking up anything else.'"
Of the 200 cases submitted to the
board during its eighteen months ex
istence 1,300 still ate unsettled, the
statement said, adding that propetr co
opteratiotn bet weetn the untions and the
roadls would have prev'ete d notny of
themt cotminog to the boartd.
T1he board's statemet, nmembers
saidl, was issuedl totnight, the eve of the
strike heain g, to dletertmiinn if the
Tra)nsp~ortationt Act is be intg viola ted
oy the untiont in t heirm strike plan, in
he hope that it would( in representa
ives 01f one sidle ort the other volun.t
taily offering some platn to cleatri up
the crisis. The hoard itself has no def
inite pdan, it was said, and will try
in the heating metrely to bring out. all
the facts in the case.
A fortmaI state metnt i sstued b~y thie
exeulttives' (Ottmi)ttee dclar ed thmI.
he carriers Werte powerle (ss to take
anty ofther ptosi lion than that of seekiing
further wage tL.
C'levehmtnd, (Oct. 25..- -In a statemet
today, W. S. (arter, president of thte
lIrot herhood of l.ocwmot ive i rteet
atnd l'twinenon, dbelated t hat "if prtess
reoprts ar to be I taken att theitr face,
valh.the 1whoVjtle power,) of the ad
mtittistrtioni, is gointg to be ttsed to
defeat the st rike of the employees.'
Mr. Carte- wats dlirtorot of the dlivision
of bIor of the i ted Sta:tes railroad
'"Theirt seetms to be no disposition
on t he part of an yotne to brinog ibt))
an) equtitable adtjus~ttment andl here is
where the matter stands." President
Carter stated, adding "what is to he
done10 bet wveet now and October 30, to
B. Y. P. U. ASSOCIATION
FORMED AT MANNING
An Associational B. Y. P. U. of the
Santee Association was formed at
Manning, S. C., Sunday, October 23.
The' following churches were repre
sented; First Baptist Church, Sumter,
fou' delegates; Graham Church, four
delegates; Paxville Church, four dele
gates; Home Branch Church, two dele
gates; Manning, twenty delegates;
Mayesville, one delegate; Providence,
five delegates; Bethel, four delegates.
W. P. Richardson, president of the
Manning B. Y. P. U. was elected
temporary chairman of the first con
vention. The following were elected
as officers for the term of one year:
President, H. H. Willidims, Sumter,
S. C.; Secretary and Treasurer, Miss
Coline Campbell, Sumter, S. C.;
Junior Leader, Mrs. Harry Davis,
Graham Church; Vice President, first
district, W. P. Wilkerson, Sumter, S.
C.; Vice President, second district, W.
P. Richardson, Manning, S. C. An ad
dress of welcome was given by W. P.
Richardson, of Manning, and respond
ed to by H. H. Williams, of Sumter.
R. L. Baggett, State B. Y. P. U. See
retary, of Columbia, gave a very in
spirmg talk. Mr. E. C. Kolb of
Lynchburg gave a personal testimony
as to "How the B. Y. P. U. had helped
him." The presence of the young pco
ple from the other Churches of the
city was much appreciated. The
evening session was taken up by a
demonstration program given by the
Manning B. Y. P. U. Rev. .J. A.
Easley of Manning Baptist Church,
addressed the convention on "Training
of Young Christians." The convention
voted to hold their first Quarterly
Rally at Paxville on th last Sunday
in January. A very delightful supper
was served[ by the Manning B. Y. P. U.
FOOT BALL GAME
HERE LAST FRIDAY
A fine game of foot ball vas played
last Friday afternoon between Sum
merton and Manning which was wit
nessed by a large crowd from Sum
merton as well as from Manning. The
score at the end of the game stood 2'7
0 in favor of Manning; this is the
second game the Manning boys have
taken from Summerton and the- third
game to be won by them.
There will be a game at Bishopville
next Friday afternoon and all who ciIn
come (own and help our boys win this
game by giving them your support.
The games played so far are:
October 7th-Minning vs. Summer
October 14-Manning vs. Sumter
October 21st--Manning vs. Sum
CHICKEN SUPPER FRIDAY NIGHT
The young ladies of the Presbyter
ian Church will serve a chicken sup
pIer at the LeGrande Cafe from six to
ten o'clock Friday evening of this
week. A delicious meal will be given
for fifty cents per plate.
MISSES APPELT ENTERTAIN
The Misses Appelt entertained at
Bridge on Monday evening in honor of
Miss Helen Lummius of Miami, Fla.
After the ganie a salad course with
coffee was served the guests who
wVere: Misses Lummnius, Carolyn
Plowden, Corrine Barfield, Tora Bag
nal, Messrs. Taylor Stukes, Thomas
Bagnal, Sam liari'on and John Bagnal.
REQUEST FOR ASSISTlANC E
Columbia, Oct. 25.-S. Davies War
field, president of the Seaboard A ir
Line, in a letter has called on Gover
nior Cooper to give those attempting
to operate the trains of his road ini
case of' a strike the protec tion of the
"I respectfully request t hat, as t he
Chi('f Executive of South Carolina,
you .will put in moItion ('very process
with in your juirisdlict ion,"' wri1tes Pr~e
sident Warfiel'' to make it plain that
the ('fforts of the railroads to operate
theiri tramis with saifety and or'dem Iy
efheciency within an through the Comn
monwealIth you r'epresent will be sus
On October 1 7 G;overn'ior (Cooper
gave out a striog stateme.nt , in which
he sa id that there would he no cessa
tion <of operation (If tra ins in Sout h
Carohl na in Case of a strikhe, anad cal led
on all, the c itizenis of the State to' a
sist hi m in case oIf a crisis. The Sta te
Rail road (C(onun1ission issued a state -
ment (If similar' import. Both the. Ex.
(e('utivye andi thle com miss ion have ri.
((eIve'd ignany let ter's commleniCing them
on t heir' stand and hiundlreds (If citi
zenls have offeredl t heir serv ices in
('ase (If an em(erge'ncyP.
P'ICK(El) UPI BY Tt't'
New Orleans, Oct. 25.-A melssaIge
from t he tug A lleghenyv to thIe' gun
lpoa I Calve.'ston fiom P'ensacolaI to join
in the sear clh, inuter'ceplte(d by t he'ni
v':l radio station he(re. staites thbat.
f11r(e to land th(eir s(eaiphmfl's tirl.
mile~s soith oIf th(e iioth of thle \Tie
5iss ipu i iver last. Sundlays, w('re pickhedl
up1 safely when thle missing place was
fouimi byv thle A Ilegheny.
lOB LYNCI1ES NEGRO
Winnsboro, La:., Oct. 25. A mobi to
day lynched a negro, Sam G;ordon,
after he laud shot and killed .Jo'
Kimball, a white farmer, following a
quiarrel over a bag (If pecans. It was
ren~orted that the negro's father was
ake((n i ntoI the' woods and wvhi pped
while the son wnaa heinm lynch.,
LOCAL HAPPENINGS Of
IYENTY YEARS AGO
October 28th, 1901.
Dr. C. W. Barron of New Brooklyn,
is in Manning today.
Miss Jessie Curtis of Paxville visit
ed friends in Manning last week.
Mr. N. G. Gonzales, editor of The
State, Columbia, spent last Saturday
evening in Manning.
Died in Columbia yesterday, Mrs.
Olivia Wood, nee Michum, a (laughter
of MAr. J. J. Michum of Jordan.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomas of
Charleston, are in Manning visiting
their daughter, Mrs. W. S. Harvin,
who has been quite ill.
Married last Sunday afternoon by
Rex. W. P. Gibbons at the residence
of the bride's parents, Mr. Robert
Webster of Williamsburg county and
Miss Lula Morris of New Zion,
daughter of Mr. A. J. Morris.
The residence and smoke house of
Mr. W. D. Colclough, about six miles
north of Manning, in the Fork, was
destroyed by fire last Friday noon.
The fire caught in the stove rooimi..Mr.
Colclough lost everything but a few
articles of clothing and bedding. In
surance on house, $1,000; on smoke
Mrs. J. W. Rigby entertained the
Neighborhood Club last Friday after
noon when Progressive Rook was en
joyed by players at five tables The
rooms were beautifully decorated with
fall flowers and potted plants. Mrs.
Rigby had besides the members, sev
eral of the teachers as her guests.
During the afternoon a lovely salad
course was served to those present.
Those participating in this event
were: Mesdames Scott Iarvin, Sr.,
Scott Ifarvin, Jr., Ida Cole, Chas.
Geiger, W. C. Davis. I. .1. Bomar, T.
P. Coffey, Mich Wells, Joe Sprott, S.
S. Richardson, Connor Vells, J. B.
Cantey, Frank Richardson, J. H.
Rigby, C. S. Rigby, Misses Earl, Dun
lap, Rives, Lou Huggins and the hos
tess, Airs. J. W. Rigby.
DEATH OF STEVEN I)OWE
On Saturday, October 22nd, at
12:30, Mr. Steven Dowe, of Charles
ton, an( father of Mrs. Thomas Nim
mer died at the home of Irs. Nim
mer. His death was the result of a
stroke of apoplexy, and he was ill for
about twelve days. Mr. Dowe was a
well known resident of Charleston,
having resided there for the past
thirty-one years. le was Captain of
a vessel up to ten years ago when he
retired from business. lie is survived
by four daughters and one sister. The
daughters are Mesdames Thomas Nim
mer, Manning; Al. Fuller, South
Orange, N. J.; M. K Abdo, Greenville;
Texas and Willie Stevens, Albany,
Ga.; his sister was Mrs. Joseph Opam
of Seattle, Wash.
The funieral services were held from
the Catholic Church in Sumter by
Father Mahoney and later laid to rest
in the Catholic Cemetery at Sumter.
The out-of-town relatives and
friends were: Mrs. M. Fuller, South
Orange, N. J.; Misses Margaret and
HIlei Nimmer, Charleston ; Mir. and
Mrs. Shahid, A. Shahid, Joe Sawyer,
Miss Mary Petro of Charleston, A.
isae, m. it. Thomas of Georgetown,
M11rs. Fred Roukes, jrs. Marsha and
daughter, Mrs. Joseph Nickley and
(laughter of (Colunmbia, Mr. 'and' Mris.
Geor'ge .Josephm, Mr'. and Mr's. A. N im
me cr, MIr. amnd NIMrs. C. 0. Roukes, MIiss
Maggie amnd NIMr. George Dowe of Sumi
merton, Mr.' and Mt's. Jioseph Shaheen
Mi'. and Mrs. Nero of Camdlen.
' NO EMBER 11th T4
The Clarendon Coun
every citizen to "carry~
(Cro0s at the Annual Roll
We must continue H
each diSaled ex-service m
enent so that he may s<
('omplenSation or' vocation;
We nmust 'onltinue to
iNurse that she may guart
r'en in schools, instruct tF
babies, car~e for the mn
sprleadI of tuberculosis an
(as(es. When the South su
increases. We will need<
this winter. 11Helkeep h
HOW? JO[N Ti
J. A. EA
ADDITIONAL LOCAL ITEMS
GATHERED THIS WEEK'
The many friends of Miss Mamie
Johnson will. be glad to learn that
she is doing nicely after an operation
last week. She expects to be able to
return' td her .home hdre the latter
part of the week.
Mrs. Joseph Sprott is in Columbia,
today attending a meeting of the joint
Legislative Committee of the Wo
men's organizations of the Suite. The'
sessions are being held in Craven!
The regular monthly meeting of the
W. C. T. U. will be held Monday after
noon at 4 o'clock at the home of Mrs.
J. E. Davis. 'All members are urgent
ly requested to be present as business
of importance is to be transacted. .
The Chairman of the Charity Com
mittee of the Civic League, 'would
like for every member of the League
to keep in min the Rook Tourna
ment, to be given the first week iq)
November, all ~receilits going for
Our Red Cross Nurse is in Timmons
ville this week helping with a clinic
similar to the one held here this sum
mer. The Timmonsville Chapter
loaned us their nurse and Miss Moore
has been loaned by our Chapter in
recognition of their courtesy.
Miss Bessie Reardon, a student
nurse at Columbia Hospital, Columbia,
spent the first of the week with her
parents, Mr. and. Mrs. J. E. Reardon;
she left this morning and was accom
panied by Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bomar,
Mr. J. E. Reardon and Miss Esterlena
Reardon who will spend a few days
attending the Fair at Columbia.
Mr. Harvey Boney of Rose Hill, N.
C., was a visitor here yesterday. Mr.
Honey, who is a buyer of holly, is in
the market for 5,000 boxes of sprigs.
In his advertisement on another page,
you will find the details as to the size,
etc., that he wants. This is an op
portunity for some of our farmers to
get some ready cash.
Dr. Pike of Columbia, held services
at the Methodist Church Sunday iorn
ing and at the Presbyterian Church
Sunday evening. Dr. Pike has been
preaching for the past sixty one years
and at both services Sunday he
preached very fine sermons. We were
very glad to have Dr. Pike with us
Sunday and hope that an early (late,
lie will be able to pay us another visit.
About a month ago, little Louise,
the five year old daughter of Sheriff
and Mr-s. J. E. Gamble, complained of
her eye hurting her, but in a short
while the pain left her, though it
could be noticed that there was some
thing wrong with the eye. Sheriff
Gamble took the little girl to a special
ist in Sumter. The Doctor said the
eye w~as alright, but gave h'er a treat
ment. le also said that he was go
ing to New York for thirty days, and
to continue the treatnient uitil he re
turned. The eye did not improve, so
the child was taken to another special
ist yesterday, who as soon as lie made
an examiation, said the ch (ild was
blind in that eye andol it would have to
Last Sunday moiniig about one
o'clock Policeman Yasney discovered
a fitre burning up l1rooks street, he
immediately went to where the fire
was, and found the feice at the home
of Mr. .J. F. Bradhailm on fire. There
was an out-building inl a f'ew feet of
the fire, also the garage of Maj. W.
I. llesesne. Mirs. lradham tried to
get the telepho~ne ceintral to have the
alarim turned in, but couldl not wake
the operator. Th'le quick work oif
Poh eeimani Yasnecy andl some neighbors
exti ig'uished the firme with little dam i
age. If the fire had gotten a head
way, there may have been several
Ly Red Cross calls upon
on" by joining the Red
ome Service to help p)ut
an in touch With the gov
cure hospital treatment,
11 training when eligible.
keep.0tur PubIlic Health
I the health of owr child
e Imidl-wive's, prlotect the
>thers5 and~ prlevent the
dI otheri pr1eventable dis
Ters financially, sickness
mrl nlurlse more than (eer
[E RED CROSS.
(1 Cr'oss Chairman.
toll Call Chairmn.
GlET WiH EAT SEED
Refering to our circular letter to I
our friends and patrons relative to
planting food and forage crops, the
three banks of Manning cannot again
too strongly urge the planting of
these to take care of the situation an
other.year. These crops continue high
in price, and if we depend upon pur
chasing them with our cotton and to
bacco crops, it is most likely, from
the present outlook, there will be a
serious shortage of means with which
Ir addition to the alarming high
prices of food now, we are advised
that farmers in food-producing see
tions are holding their produce from
the market for still higher prices, con
fidently expecting to get more, and in
view of the world shortage in these
commodities with good reason.
Our information regarding the pre
sent and future prices of our cotton
alnd tobacco crops, is very conflicting.
At home there is an optomistic feel
ing, but from financial and consum
ing centers it is to the effent that by
reason of the great surplus in sight
there is not likely to be much change
.a the value of them unless another
failure in their production materially
reduces the stocks on hand; or a con
siderable drop in prices now prevail
ing stimulates a demand that might
react to higher prices.
From indications, owing to the pre
sence of the boll weevil, the planting
of cotton on an extensive scale ill our
comnhunity, regardless of the price it
may bring, is an extremely hazardous
business, and in view of its hazardous
nature, it is very doubtful if money
for financing this crop as heretofore
can be obtained; unless there is pre
sent in the country an ample food sup
ply, and im that case only on a limit
In view of the above, the three
banks of Manning again strongly ad
vise their patrons and friends, not to
fail in planting this fall a full crop of
wheat and oats for home consumption
-these crops can be planted and har
vested with a minimum of expense and
labor and will materially aid in what
might become a distressing situation.
We annually import into our county
twenty or more thousand barrels of
flour and many thousand bushels of
oats, the price of the flour alone will
substantially aid in reducing the out
go of wealth from among us, while a
good oat crop will reduce our plr
chases of hay and forage.
The banks still have an ample sup
ply of seed wheat with which to Stpl
ply our farmers at cost, and they will
be pleased to aid in any way they can
consistantly, towards making our
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RE) CROSS WORKER
IN MANNING TODAI
Miss Susie Dawson, Field Director
of the American Red Cross, is here
today perflecting plans for the Fifth
Red Cross Roll Call, which begins
Nov. 11. "This year finds The Red
Cross facing a problem bigger than
ever before in its history," said Miss
Dawson. "We have eight times as
many disabled men in government
hospitals as we did in 1919. There is
a ward in one tuberculosis hospital
that the boys call "St. Peter's Ward"
because they know they are there
till death releases them. These boys
look to the Red Cross for the only bits
of joy that comle their way. Can the
Red Cross stop! No, we've got to do
our- bit and stay with them.
"These boys have families at home,
sone of them live in Clarendon Coun- I
ty. We have to have a Home Service
for these families so that no boy has
to leave the hospital because Ie is
"needed at homeic." There are cases
still of disabled ilL'n 111110 do not know
low to file claims for treatment an d
c-ompe)nsa tion. Your Red Cross must
aid thlem get up) papers, allidlavits,
etc., often1 ai ver-y dIirnTiult piece of
TIhe second big job before us is to
protect community he(alth. You hlave
here in C'larendon County one of the
mlost eflicienlt nutrses in tihis State, who
hlas buiilt up) a slenidid or~gan iza tion
for improving thle health of your
county. In) thle present econoic crisis
we' needl to look to the healthl of our
people1. The Red Cross wvants t~o pie
ve'nt, disease, mlinlister to sickness, and
e'specially build up a healthier chibil
hiood in tiis county. It would 1)0 a
disaster to Clarendon County to give
up its one Public Hlealthl Nurse. Every
ci tizen of Cla rendon County shouhl(
joim the Red Cross to keell 1her here.
It is a C'om munity Service and an net.
of patriot'Iisim to join T1he Red Cross
rcsidlences hburned. We are tol by
otlice'r Yasney that 111e reaison the
opeira tor- was not awakened, wais lbe
If this is the way thle n1ighit. oplerator is
1loin g busm iess, we see no0 use of keep
ing one( inu the( otlie after bietimeo. In
fact , we have heardi of these coim
Um!nler the' ausicees of the' Junior
Schooil, the P'astimie Theaiter wi'll ex
hlibit. I'riday the 28thI, nmai 'ce at 3:30
o'clock and nightI at 8 :t0 andl 9:30
o'clock the celebiratIed liblIe st oiy
" rom Thell Manlger of 'Thle C ross.''
'The chlaracter of the pictulre is a
beautiful an a1110rtistic' reprodtuction oif
the life of the Savuiourii from his birth
to hiis C rif~i ix ion, with the il enti a
tion in Palestine and Egypt.
The mlany* friends of Mrs. B. B.
lBreedlin will he glad to learn that she
is very much improved after anl opera
tioni Sunday at a Sumtne unspial.
FLORIDA POINTS HARD
HIT BY BIG STORM
Tamlpa Without Lights, 'elegraph or
Telei)hones Service---Streets Flooded
GREAT DAMAGE TO CitOPS
Severe Winds Predicted for Coasts of
South Carolina and Georga
'Jacksonville, Fla. Oct. 25.-At mid
night tonight the tropical hurricane
which entered the State at. Tampa this
morning and spread northeastward
across the State, causing a loss to
property and crops estir.im-ted at ap
proximately $1,000,000 was apaprent ly
attaining its maximum ve!ocity in the
vicinity of Jacksonville.
The gale was blowing at the rate of
sixty miles an houm at midnight, ac
cording to Meteoro.o ist Mitchell. The
barometer registere-l 29.38 and was
still falling, he sai i. The gale in
creased in intensil.y from thirty-five
miles an hour at n on to the maximum
force at midnight. A heavy downpour
of rain has been in progress through
out the night. This city was also hav
ing its troubles with its lighting facil
ities, the residential section having
been thrown into darkness early in the
night, while in the business district
electric lights were intermittently on
and off. Beyond two small blazes in
the residential section and minor auto
mobile accidents the storm has had no
ill consequences here so far as known.
As the storm turned sharply across
the State from the west to the east
coast, trees were uprooted and small
buildings demolished, while crops
were reported as being seriously dam
age' Late tonight the storm was ap
pare ly nearing the east coast be
tween Titusville and Jacksonville, ac
cording to reports. At Sea Breeze, a
seashore resort of Daytona, about mid
Ile wiay between Jacksonville and
Titusville, a distance of some 225
miles, several cottages were blown
down. Division Superintendent iurley,
of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad,
with headquarters here, renorted he
had been in touch with the railroad
oflices at Tampa for a few minutes
early tonight and that several houses
at that place were reported blown
down while others were unroofed.
The railroad tracks, he said, for sev
eral miles this side of Tampa, were
hundated and the Seaboard trains
were entering the city over th'e At
lantic Coast Line tracks. The Lcains
of. both roads, however, were feeling
their way, he said as telegraphic com
munication was impossible.
Citrus Crop Injured
Fifty per cent of the citrus crop in
Polk County was estimated as having
been seriously damaged, accroding to
advices from Lakeland in that county.
Tampa is without lights, telegraph,
telephone or street 'r service, ac.(ord
ing to the advice: oceived here by
way of Plant City, about thirty :iles
northeast of Tampa.
leavy rains are reported f-Gling
over the entire State. Forty r.ies in
land from Tampa in the section around
Lakeland and Plant City the truck
crops have suffer . serious damage.
The highways -are virtually impassa
ble because of fallen trees, but so far
as known railroad service has not been
seriously inconvenienced. Offlicials of
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad with
division headquarters at Lakeland re
port interruption of service south of
Tampa with water three feet deep over
he tracks between Pu1nta G(orda and
The flooded area in Tampa was
described as extending from the Bay
Shore sea wall to the heart of the
business section, a distance of about
a mile. Fashionable residence along
the Hay Shore dlrive were repotrtedl
badlly damagedl from the high water.
A gale of 56 miles an houri was re
ported in that city.
At Plant City 'the rainfall for the
last forty-eight hou rs registered 4.26
imches with a wvind of 35 miles an
hour blowving. Railh-oad oflicials ire.
plorted they were unable to communi
cate wvith any in termiedia t st-itions
between Plant C'ity' and Tampa. A
nu mber of cattle are rep~ortedl
No information as to the pl1igh t oif
St. Petersbuirg, 2(0 miles alcross the
bay from Tampa, has beeni obta inable,
hot. if. is believed the city is fvnaring
very nmuch similar to Taminpa. Both
cities are protected by a sea wvall,
with St.. Petersburg enjoying a
slightly higher elevation.
The heav'y ra ins th rouighiout thle
State have fthrown many cities and
towns in darkiiess becauise of the
fiilure of piower plan t facilities. No
table among these are St . A\ugustiie
anad Orhilad. At. St. Auogust in pi( ..0
dlestrians and prloperty were endlan
gered by broken Iivye wires danigl in
a(etoss the streets. Thri ee smallI blazes
mi thle butsirtss section also resulIted
Orlando was in fofal idarkness anid
niewsp~aper planots ftherle suispeiiledI
a long wifth other bus iiness.
.The wvireless staition at St . Augus..
time reported it hail heard dittre's
(alss throurghout the day and that
commun111icatlion with Iwes fticoast s a -
tions hadl failed.'
MiSSl1 lIJMMIUS IhONORER
Mlr. Tlaylor Stokes eniteitained at,
hiis home~ last 'Ilhurisiday even inrg ini
honor of hiis ('ousi n, M iss TIelen ILumn
mins oif Miami, PIt. Duringt the (een
ing Briidge wvas played by Misses
Luminmitts, (Corrine I anrfieldI, Tora flag
toil, Mr s. 11. 1. Ellerbe, Messrs.
Thomas Bagnal, .J. (G. Dinkins. H. 1.
Ellerbe andI Taylor Stukes. A lovely
ice course was ser'vedl the guests at
the close of the evening.