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VOL. S. |. -E N M 9,1921
OL._ L MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER9,12 C
FOUR MEMBERS Of
FAMILY ARE DEAD
Baby and Its Father Rushed to The
Hospital
POISONING IS SUSPECTED?
-Physicians Believe Acute Case of
Malaria Affects Humans
and Stock.
Allendale, Nov. 8.-One of the most
mysterious affairs ever occurring in
this county came to light this morn
ing when the fourth member of the
family of Joe ce, a constable of a
magistrate living at Beldoc, a town
about four miles from here, succumb.
ed to a mysteridus illness last night.
Previous to the death of the wife of
Mr. Lee last night three of the child
ren of the family had died, all within
less than a week. The only members
of the family now alive are a four
months old baby and Mr. Lee, himself.
Mr. Lee was taken to the University
Hospital in Augusta, Ga., this morn
ing upon advice of physicians who are
unable to diagnose the case to their
satisfaction.
An inquest was held over the body
of Mrs. Lee this morning and the
vital organs of the woman sent to the
State laboratory for analysis. The
peculiarity of the affair lies in the
fact that every member of the family
has been affected the same way. In
addition to this, it is reported that
all the livestock around the home of
Mr. Lee has been affected. Two boys
have died. All the poultry have died
and the cow, has been vomiting for
two days. The facts, together with
other circumstances, have brought out
the opinion in this section that- the
family has in some way been so pe
culiar that the poison theor yhas es
tablished some credence among them
and the stomach of one of the victims
was cut out and sent on Wednesday
to the laboratory of the State Board
of Health for examination.
The board further has been re
quested to send to the $cene an expert
to examine the source the probability
of the poisoning theory. This in all
probability will be done and a correct
diagnosis of the case be in hand in a
few days. One physician in attendance
on the fon1ily went so far as to ad
mit that the symptoms in all the cases
were alipost identical to those. evident
in arsenic. The theory of poisoning
is given further credence by the fact
that the victims themselves firmly be
lieve that such is the case and go
further and state that the poisoning
is the result of foul play. It seems
that Allr. Lee or some member of his
family had had a difficulty with a
nearby neighbor and there was bad
blood between them. Lee voluntarily
gave the name of the person he sup
poses to have conmi)itted the crime,
alleged.
So far no act ion has been taken of
ficially, (e to an utter lack of evi
dence. Lee seems to think and the
peculiar circumstances arising form
the death of the livestock about the
Place bears this out in a way, that the
well, from which the supply of water
was taken, had been poisoned. It is
for the purpose of examining the wa
ter i the (-vell and to look into other
pecuhar circumstances surrounding
the strange (eath of the victims, that
the presence Of an expert from the
State board has been requested. While
all three of the physicians so far
called imto the case cling to the
hypothesis that acute malaria is the
cause of the deaths, there is an ol
vious doubt in all their minds that
the poisonig theory is not, altogether
impossible. 1Every effort will, of
course, he made to clear the mystery
of the affair up. It was said to have
been a most (istressing sight to have
seen the dead b-dies of the three chil
dIren lying side by side and the mother
:fid father lying at the point of death.
PLAN TlO IlANDIR~
'TIlE 'TOBACCO CROP
Florence, Nov. 8.--D~arlin gton coun
ty reportedi to headlquartdls of the
.iouth Carolina Tobacco Associati n
tonight she has signed approximately
30 per cent of the reqluisfte quota of
her tobaeco crop uinder the Tri-State
Cooperative Mlarketing Association.
She went, past the million-poundl mark
todlay, when 250,000 pounds were sign..
ed tip, this total being the largest yet
repor'tedl from any county in the belt.
A. Ilyman, of Darlington, signedl up
100,000 lounds, which is the largest
amount yet r'eported for any one
grower. In signing up this huge lot
Mr. Ilyman madle the statement he
felt he had taken the greatest act
of his tobacco-growing experience to
improve the condIitions of this crop
and its planters.
Thursdaiy noon, under auspices of
the Kiwanma Club, the business and
professional men of Darlington, in
cluding the county, will have a spe
cial dinner and meeting to hear the
plan andl provisions of the tobacco
contract. T. B. Young wvill addi'ress
them andl other prominent men of the
State will be present. These citi
zens are expectedl to line up with the
bankers of the belt, and assist per
sonally .towards putting over the or
ganization.
Darlington's crop in 1920 was 7,200
000 poundls, of which 40 per cent
must be signedl. 11cr pledges to date
promises she will be first in South
Caroli to go over the top. F. E.
McGill is county chairman and Is vig
orously pushing th~e campaign.
"Black Beauty," read by millions
has been visualized. "Black Beauty"
in motion nlietires will be presented at
Pastime Theatre Friday, November
11th, afternoon and night, 3:80 -7:45
CONTRIBUTED
Edit'or The Manning Times:
Few people in 'Mahning realize the
aiount of work tlpat Mr.' Richards
has done in developing our first High
School 'Foot Ball Team, and how the
boys have responded to his Intelligent
and systematic coaching. There is
no cleaner or lianlier sport than foot
ball. It calls for quick thinking, quick
acting, plenty of grit, perservance
and physical endurance. The foot
ball stars both in high schools and col
leges deserve all the praise that is
bestowed on them.\
I- didn't start out to write a disser
tation on foot ball, however, but to oall
attention to tle foot that our boys
are going to play the Conway High
School team here next Friday after
noon, November 11th. This is a holi
day and we should all tufh out and
give the boys a boost. It costs
money to bring the Conway team here
and I imaginq the treasury of the
local team needs replenishing. Our
boys have won exactly half the games
they have played this season, which
is a fine record for a first year team.
They are determined to add another
game to their string of victories Fri
lay afternoon. Let's all turn out help
them win. If you don't understand
the game, come anyway. You can
find sonic one to explain the main
points, and you will never learn the
game except by seeing it played.
Let me add that I am not connected
with the school or the foot ball teani
and this is written without the know
ledge of the coach or any member of
the team. I have admired the earnest
and enthusiastic work of Coach Rich
ards and the boys and I am anxious
that we should give them the
encouragement and support they de
"Observer."
PARTY TO MAYESVILLE -
The following people left here about
noon today and motored to Mayesville,
where they will attend a reception at
the ionie of Mrs. J. M. Shaw: Mr.
and Mrs. S. I. Harvin, Mr. and Mrs.
V. C. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. C. N. Sprott, Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Plowden, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. T.
E. Plowdlen, Dr. and Mrs. Brockinton,
Dr. and Mrs. Dickson, Mr. and Mrs.
O'Bryan, -Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cantey,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rigby, Mr. and Mrs.
Horton Rigby, Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Helms, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Gerald and
Mrs. Warren Dickson. They will re
turn sometime tonight.
COTTON ASSOCIATION
TO MEET HERE NOV. 15
A nieting of the American Cotton
Association, Clarendon County branch
is called to convene at the Court House
at Manning, November 15th at 11
o'clock a. im. for the purpose of elect
ing officers for the coming year and
transacting such other business that
may conic before the Association. I
urge upon all mellcibers of the Asso
ciation to attend this meeting as the
Association is planning to organize
the state into a cooperative sales cor
por .tion and hie succeeded in or
gaizing a number of counties. We
believe that this will be a long step
towards solving the problem of cut
ting out the iiiddle man and giving
the producer the benet of his commis
sion.
The Agricultural Block in Washing
ton has succeeded in putting over leg
islation that has been of great bene
'it to farmers all over the United
States and they ieed your co-opera
tion in the work they are doing.
F. C. Thomais, Pres.
J. M. Windham, Sec. and Treas.
TOBACCO GROWERS MEETING
HERE 'TUESDAY, NOV. 15
The plan of organization for co
operative imrketing of tobacco will
b~e discussed by a member~ of the South
Carolina campaign committee, andh
ever'y grower is urged tQ .be priesent.
If you arc not satisfied with the pre
sent nmarketing 'system of tobacco,
conmc andh lenin how other growei's
have gained economic fieedom through
co-operation. Be surie you conic Tues
clay, No -ember 15th at eleven o'clock,
and bring your' neighbors.
HONOR ROLL FOR1 NEW
ZION GRIAD)ED SCHOOL
10th. grade-Nell Gibbons, Sadie
Lou Bluddlin, Annie Nelson, Sallic Nel
son, Hattie Wheeler, Vei'non Duflose,
Thompson Buddin.
9th. grade-Jannie Fleming, Eula
Lee Fleming, Mildred Hicks, E'~ugene
McIntosh.
5th. gracde-Linwoodh Bair'd, Eula
Frost, Janey Mae McIntosh.
0th. graide-Creighton Gibbons, S.
E. McItosh.
7th. gr'ade-Edna Buddcin, Lennie
Gibbons.
4ith. gracde--Annita Flemming, Alza
Bucddin, Sudie Wheeler, Katie Frost,
Gladys Gibbons, Carlisle Budcdin.
3rd grade-Laurins Gibbons, Trheo
Kennedy.
8th. grxade-Idlalene Johnson, Sam
mie Smith, Louel Gibbons.
lst. grade-Margaret Black, Wood
row Beard, Beasley Buddcin, Allen Bud
cdin, Lamar~ DerrIck, Virginia Gibbons,
Alton Gibbons, Helen Johnson, Mable
Wheeler, Myrtle Ard, Bessle Lee Ken
nedy, W. E. DuBose, Janie Wheeler.
Acdv. 1st. gracde-Pauline Beard,
Erline Beard, Curtis Gibbons, William
Kennedy, EloIse Lavender, Clidia
Player. Evelyn Plowchen.
2n. gradle-Ruby Budcdin, Dor'othy
Derrick, Edna Osborne, Earl Budldin,
Wilburn Kennedy.
Meosdames- W. S. Harvin, Jr., S. I.
Hlarvin and Bessie Lesesne were visi
tors In Columbia Saturday, to attend
Chu-Chin-Chow.
LOCAL HAPPENINGS Of
TWENTY YEARS AG
November 6, 1961
Mr. E. S. Ervin is'having erect<
a nice dwelling in triangle park.
Died last Saturday, Josie, the 1
months-old daughter of Mr. and Mr
Joseph Sprott.
Mr. Wilson Dickson, who has be<
at Boardman, N. C., for the past s
months is in Manning.
D. Hirschmann is selling out his ei
tire stock of clothing at very lo
prices.
It is being daily demonstrated thi
short crops, bad collections, big stock
fall notes and heavy insurance is
combimation liable to ignite and cam
a great conflagration almost ar
night. It is to be hoped debt will tal
on a torch craze in this town.
Mr. W. C. DuRant has bought
lot on Churoh street, upon which I
can raise cane or anything else 1
wants.
Court convenes in Manning Monda
November 18th, witk J ige Jami
Aldrich presiding. The following
the list of names drawn up to serv
as petit jurors from Manning: W. M
Brailsford, J. C. Ridgeway, J. y
Ridgill, I. M. Bagnal, J. E. Lowde
W. J. Rawlinson, Sr., and W. 1D
Lewis.
The Way of the World
First Man-"You used to thin
Benber was a great friend of yours.
notice he never offers to help ye
now that you need help.
Second Man-"No; but, then, yc
must not forget how free lie was I
offer me assistance when I didn't nec
it-(There are still a largo percentag
of these men still living.)
ADDITIONAL LOCAL
The many friends of Mrs. B. I
Breedin will be glad to learn that sh
is very much improved, although ur
able to return home yet.
The many friends of Mrs. J. 1
Orvin will he glad to learn that she :
doing nicely after an operation laI
Saturday at a hospital in Columbia.
Mesdames T. M. Davis and Cai
Smith have returned from a week
visit with friends and... relatives i
Richland.
Mrs. Chas. Geiger entertained tl
Neighborhood Bridge Club la.
Thursday afternoon; tho'e presei
were members of the clul
Mr. H1. I. Eller'be has returned froi
Kansas City, Mo., where he attende
the National Convention of the Ameri
can Legion.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Hirschmann. Pea
Hirschmann, Mrs. Benle Ness an
Shirley Ness motored to Sumter Sui
day for the day.
The many friends of Mr. J. A
Weinberg are glad to see that lie
able to be out again; Mr. Weinber
has beep quite ill at his home ft
about ten days.
On account of City Council and th
electric light company disagreeing o
the picer of current the street light
have bee:n discontinued. The tow
last night was in utter darkness.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 1H. Johnson and lii
the son have returned to tieir home i
Richmond Virginia, afteri a two week
stay at their father's home, near' Wi
son Mill, whei'e they were called e
account of the death of their brothe
Mi'. Elbert Johnson.
Last 'veek the pl)Oice force fattene
the city treasury with twvo hundre
and seventy-five (dollars of wvhiske
money taken fi'om Mr'. Hlainey wh
runs a little grocery shop aind
Frenchman who stays in the sani
shop. .Hamney was fined $100 an
Frenchie $75.00. The other victii
was Mitt Mcluflle, coloredl. Mitt pi.
up $100 foi' having a jug of white cor
in her restaur'ant.,
STIORtES TO CLOSE~ FRID)AY
We the uindei'signedl merchants, an
business concerns of Manning, agrec
to close oui' stores on Fridhay the 11th
Ai'mistice Day:
Plowden Hanrdwar'e Co.
Dickson Grocery & Feed Co.
Leon Weinberg.
The 5i-10-25c Stoi'e
S. L. Huggins. Mar.
Manning Furnitui'e Co.
R1. R. Jlenkinson.
D. Hlirschmann.
The Newv Idea Co.
HI. D. Dubrow.
Riff & Ness.
The Peoples Store.
J. HI. Rigby.
The Manning Hardware Co.
Iseman Mercantile Co.
Alderman's.
Clarence Iseman.
S. Katzoff.
Weinberg Co.
by B. A. Weinberg.
BONUS BILL PASSES
Jeffersbn City, Mo. Nov. 8.-TI
Missouri soldier bonus bill to mal
available $15,000,000 In bonds to co,
er cash paymentB to veterans wi
passedl by the Senate today by a vol
of 31 to 0.
BANKS STlILL HAVE
0 PLFNTY Of WHEAT SE(
The continued fine weather foi
planting small grain- has moved 1
d very considerable amount of wheni
from our stock in the past week, Th(
three Banks of Manning, however de.
?- sire to advise their friends and patrom
s. that they still have an ample suppl5
on hand for distribution.
The three Banks feel very muell
n gratified at the liberal response being
,x made to their appeal for more food
crops, and from present indications
wi th the advent of another harves
- we will -be in much better position tc
w take care of ourselves in the matter ol
food supply than for some t:me past
With plenty of provisions in our coi
it munity there can not be much priva,
s, iton.
a As our crops of cotton and tobacco
ie neither of which can be used for home
y consumption to any extent, seem to bc
:e precarious money-getters at this time
we are again urging our friends not
to depend on them, only in the most
a limited way.
e The three Banks desire to urgc
e their farmer friends to devote a?
much attention as it is possible, tc
raising stock for home use as well aE
7, food crops, particularly hogs. It iq
well known that we are among the
is largest consumers of pork and cured
,e meats per capita of any section in
r. our big country. We have in the past
. been one of the largest purchasers
, from the West of these commodities
1. yet we have an abundance of land ad
jacent to branches and water courses
if fenced on which to pasture and raise
hogs more than enough for our home
k needs. If it is possible to do so fence
I these lands and raise hogs, every home
u grown hog will aid us in conserving
our resources.
u We trust that our continued advice
o regarding the matter of providing
d provisions for home consumption may
e not prove offensive to our friends, but
from information at hand relative to
conditions in communities ravaged by
the boll weevil we wish to assure them
that it is a matter of vital importance
to our future welfare.
e MUtFFET-TH'IUMHl WEDDING
The marriage of Little Miss Muf'fet
and Mr. Tom Thumb 'was celebrated
- at the Pastime Theatre last Friday
s evening at eight o'clock. The stage
was beautifully decorated with ferns,
palms and cut flowers. While th
guests were being seated Miss Phylli.;
H' lagerdorn, sang "Peggy O'Neil and
8 Miss Jannie M. Horton sang "A Girl
n Like You." As the bridal party en
tered the wedding march "Blowing
C Bubbles, was played. The flowei
It girls, Eugenia O'Bryan and Olive Har
It vin entered first, followed by the ring
bearer, Seamon Richardson, Jr. The
bride, Leila O'Bryan, cntered with the
maid of honor, Ellen HIarvin, while
the groom, Hugh A. Plowden, enter
ed with the best man, Harry Hlarvin.
The bridal couple were met under a
huge wedding bell by the' preacher,
"Rev." Ceo. W. Williams Jr., who per
formed the ceremony. When the
preacher asked if there were any pre
sent who knew of any reason why this
couple should not be united in mar
riage an old maid Dorothy Ervin, said
S she objected to it, but the' parents
4 Ida Wideman and Louis A ppelt, said
" it was only an old maid's grudge
against men, the reason she objected,
.;o the ceremony was finished uniting
0 Little Miss Muffet and Mr. Tom
n Thumb.
DEATH OF MA;GIE DuRANT
Maggie DuRant, the nine year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Du
Rant, died at her home in DuRant's
a early Fr-iday morning. She had been
suffering for two wveeks wvith a severe
n~ attack of influenza which later' ran in
to pueno'mina. She was the fourth
dlaughter' and dearily loved by all wvho
knewv heri. The funeral services were
condluctedl by Rev. Grnier' from Mayes
dl ville; later she wvas laid to rest in the
Y DuRant cemetery. Many beautiful
0 floral offerings wvere seat by friends
a and relatives of the DuRant family.
d FUlNDS GO TO A GOOD) CAUSE
n
t The Char'ity Commtte (if the Civic
ni League have donated par( of the pro
ceed~s of the Rook Tournament to the
-helping of a. young country gir'l en
tering Roper' HIospital at Charleston to
take training foi' a professional nurse.
It wvould have been practically impos
il sible for this young lady to taken up
e her chosen profession without this do
nation fr'om the League. This aiction
of the League is causing much favor
able comment.
HIRID)GE PARTY *
Mr's. T. M. Mouzon entertaminedl last
Thursday afternoon at a bridge party
in honor of Miss Margaret Duncan oif
Bennettsville, who spent the week-.nd
with her. Those present to greet
Miss Duncan wei'e Mesdames W. E.
Reardon, J. A. Weinberg, Leon Wein
berg, Allan Bradham, George Wil
liams, Frank Burgess, J. W. Wide
man and Miss Coi'inne Barfield. A
lovely salad course with coffee was
served the guests later in -the after
noon.
Redi
Ci
Nov. 1i
Hear the Call
THE STORY OF THE DOLLAR
A dollar rolled into my office the
other day, sat down on- the edge of
the desk and dubbed his silver face.
"Well," he said wearily, "I've had
a busy year. Gosh, but I'm glad yo;!
didn't put me in the bank or pay me
cut. on your car."
"You'd better be glad you didn't go
to pay the income tax" I responded
coldly, "Where have you been all this
time? Sit down and give an account
of yourself."
"I've been spending most of my
time among the ex-service men," he
admitted, "Do you know that in this
country there are at present 26,000
ex-service men in hospitals served by
the Red Cross? I have been visiting
Often where there are 1,100 men suf
fering and (lying of tuberculosis con
tracted through the war, and Kenil
worth where men lie year after year
in plaster casts because of a bit of
shrapnel in their spines and the Psy
chiatric hospitals where the boys we
sent away in 1917 screan) and rave
and have to be behind b-rs till they
(lie. Ten million of my dollar friends
went to, help the ex-service man last
year and through the Federal Board
of Vocational Training we have help
ed 80,000 ex-soldiers thrown out of
work because of disability back into
normal life. And 80,000 men repre
sent at least 250,000 women and child
ren dependent on them. Ali, no, the
war isn't over by any means. In the
hospitals and sanitariums it is still
being fought."
He paused a moment and stroked
the E Pluribus Unum on his bro-w,
then continued pensively, "Ah, yes,
I've seen some strange things since
you sent me away last year. I've
been in seventy disasters in the Unit
ed States alone-calamities like the
San Antonio flood and the Oconee
cyclone. I have stood with the doctor
and the Red Cross nurse alone in
cities laid waste by wind or earth
quake and have heard the cries of the
dying mingle with those of the liv
ing for the dead. I have been with
the Public Health nurse in little moun
tain towns and in far remote places
where she did everything from bath
ing the new-born baby to burying the
(lead. And I've been in Europe too,
among Mr. Hoover's babies-and seen
3,500,000 little children saved to civill
zation through the European Relief
Council."
"You have certainly earned a va
cation," I assured him. "Do you want
to spend a quiet life time in the Safe
Deposit Vault or how about a few
months in the baby's bank ? Either
one is guarantee(l to be restful."
The Dollar hesitated so long that I
could see the eagle's feathers quiver.
"If it's all the same to you I would
rather keep on working,"l he explain
ed thouightfully. "I can't do a whole
lot of good as a gentleman o' leisure.
Helping soldiers and feeding lying
babies is much more in my line."
"I wish they all felt the same way
about it," I said as I pt him back on
the Red Cross Roll Call.
Red Cross Roll Call-November
11th to Thanksgiving. Hear the Call,
,Join the Roll.
W. C. T. U. NOTES
A pleasant meeting of the W. C. 1'.
U. was held at the home of Mrs. .1.
E. Davis last Monday afternoon. The
subject for discussion was "Peace an:
Arbitration," and great interest wov't
manifested in the approachiing )is
armament Conference to he held soo,
in Washington. A great wonien's pe
tition is to be presented by liss Anna
Gordan pleading for redluc(*tion of ar
lMment. The text of the petition is
as follows:
"To Ionorable Charles E. Hughes,
Chairman American )elegation to In
ternational Disaramament Conference:
We, the undersigned, commnd- the
President for (callinog into conf-ren
repiresentatives of great nations for
the purpose of entering into an under
stand~ing or agreement for i nterna
tional limitation of armament to se
cure the peace of the wvorld.
.We respectfully and earnestly peti
tion you to use your influence to hold
the conference to the primary pur'
pose of the considleration of the redluc
tien of armament, not allowing other
issues to dlisplace this fundamental
task."
This petition is being circulated in
every State in the Union and it is
expected that 1,000,000 women will
sign it. Women of all faiths, nation
alities, and classes are signing. Th'le
petition circulatedl in Manning was
signedl by one hundlred andl seventy
three women. The monthly lesson on
"Citizenship" is always enjoyed. Mrs.
John Hlerriot condlucted the iesson on
the "National Parties and Their- Plat
forms."
In obedience to the proclamation
sent out to local Unions from Nation
al W. C. T. UJ. Headquarters, an Hour
of Prayer "will be observed from 11
a. m. to 12 noon, F"riday, November
11th, Armistice Day, in the Methodist
Church. The public is earnesatly and
cordlially invited to attend this meet
ing.
Dr. and Mrs. Watson B. Duncan of
Dillion, Capt. and Mrs. W. C. Davis
and Miss Laura Keels spent a short
time last week in Florence, the guests
of Mr. andl Mrs. T. B. Haynesworth.
Cross Rof
ith to T hanka
SHOOT TO KILL SAYS
ORDER TO MAIL CLERKS
Marines Assigned to Duty of Protect
ing Trains, Trucks and Postoflices
in Fifteen Cities
OPEN WARFARE ON CROOKS
United States Mails Will Be Taken
Care of Regardless of Cost andl
Sacrifice, Says Hays.
Washington, Nov. 8.-With orders
to shoot to kill if necessary to prevent
mail robberies, 1,000 marines were or
dered to duty today as guards of mail
trais and trucks and at postofices
in fifteen cities. The in will be
armed with pistols, and sawed-off
shotguns, .Postmaster General Hays
announced after a conference . with
Major Gen. Lejeune, commandant of
the marine corps. The marines are to
be replaced eventually, he said, by a
special force recruited from the postal
service.
Arrangements for the serdices of
the marines, the Postmaster General
said, were made w ith the Secretary of
Navy. 'The matter was discussed at
today's cabinet meeting, and President
Harding is sai to have expressed ap
)roval of Mr. Hays' plan to checking
loot of the mails.
The Postmaster General also an
flounced that as a result of the recent
New York robbery, orders had been
issued suspending from the service
three New York post official
-Elijah M. Norris, superinten lent of
mails; Ienry Lippman, superintendent
of registry, and Walter S. Mayer, su
perintendlent of money orders.
Will Board Trains
Some of the marines. Gen. Lejeune
said, would board trains tonight, and
within twenty-four hours would be on
guard on practically all trains, in the
country carrying valuable mail. Men
for duty in the East, South and Cen
tral West, he said, would come from
the marine corps post at Quantico, Va.
while those for service in the West
would report from San Diego and
Mare Island, Cal.
Among the cities to which they will
be sent for duty are: Boston, New
York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Rich
mon, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Min
neapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, San
Francisco and Los Angeles. Tele
grams were dispatched tonight by the
Postoflice Department instructing
postmasters aid postal inspectors at
these points to cooperate with the
guards.
Declaring that it was proposel to
protect the United States mai!s "to
the last postal card regardless of cost
and sacrifice," Mr. Hayes said he
wanted it known that the Postoflice
Department had declared "open war
fare on the crooks and bandits of the
country."
During the twelve months ended
last A pril 9, according to Mr. Iays a
total of $6,300,000 was stolen from the
mails, but in the six months follow
ing the announcement that postal em
ployes would be armed the to.-I itolen
fell to $318,869.
The advisability of enacting legis
lation authorizing the government to
pay death benefits to the families of
postal employes slain by bandits is
understood to have beeni discussed to
day by the (abinet.
As a further deterrent to mai! ob
beries. Attorney General Daugherty
has suggested to the district attor
teys m the varions Stat.s th-: the
cou-ts be urged to imn hi-eavier
sentences whvere convictions ir., ob
tamed for mail robberies, Mr. 1I)augl
erty expressed the opinion that the
widespread unemployment was respon
sible for much of the Crime in the
(ouIntrv. Men being out of work are
more likely to break the laws than
those employed, hc said.
NEWVS FROM CLEMSON COLLEGE
Clemson College, S. C. Nov. 7.-The
Clemson cadets had the pleasure ofI
seeing"'The M irerobe oif Love" which
was given in chapel last Saturday
might.
It will be of great interest toi the
readlers of the Times to know that Mr.
A. M. Musser', who is wecll remember
ed as being Clarendon's county agent
a few years ago, has been appointedl
Associate horticulturist and will as
sist in the horticultural reseaarchi work
at Clemson College. lie will also con-.
dueit the co-operative experimental
work with truckers and fruit growvers
in the eastern par-t of the State.
On. next Friday, November 11th,
Armistice Day exercises will be held
here at which time a bronze tablet de
dlIcatedl to the 26 Clemson menCI who
died in .the service during the World
War, will be unveiledl. Tlhe e-xercises
will be held at ''Memorial Grove."
Among the many exhibits at the
State Fair, was an exhibit showing
"The Clemson Student in Action" in
tho process of getting an education.
The exhibit proved to be juite inter
esting to the large number of people
who stopped to look at it.
E. D. Plowden,
A mermbor 'of the Student's News
paper Correspondence Club of Clem
son College, Clemson College, S. C.
Home address, Jordlan, S. C.
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